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Stories from Friday, July 5, 2002

Fireworks hit Jackson crowd (07/05/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- A fireworks show planned to awe a crowd estimated at more than 20,000 went awry Thursday, shooting some shells in the direction of spectators, members of the Jackson Jaycees said. At 10:10 p.m., fireworks on an 8-foot-long wooden stand went in the wrong direction, across Rotary Lake in Jackson's city park, said Phil Johnston, a member of the Jaycees' fireworks team...
Earl Maevers (07/05/02)
Earl E. Maevers, 83, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, July 3, 2002, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Sept. 21, 1918, in Egypt Mills, Mo., son of Sherman Christian and Leona Laura Foeste Maevers. He and Verna Olida Roth were married Oct. 2, 1937 at Wittenburg, Mo. She preceded him in death on Nov. 24, 1983. He and Ethel Proffer were married June 9, 1984, in Cape Girardeau. She survives...
1938 Packard attention-grabber (07/05/02)
Omer Lindman was just a young man in 1939 when he bought his dream machine, a 1938 Packard from a car dealer on Michigan Avenue in Chicago. He says one of the reasons he bought it "was to impress the girls." "Back then not very many people even had cars," recalled the 94-year-old Lindman. "If you had a car, especially a car like the Packard, girls noticed you. They might not have given me the time of day before I had the car, but after ... they noticed."...
The Colonial - High-class recreation center (07/05/02)
When Dizzy Dean visited his brother, Paul, in Cape Girardeau in 1944, it wasn't the first time the two baseball-throwing brothers were in the area. Turning the clock back a dozen years from 1944, the Dean brothers were among celebrities attending the grand opening of the Colonial Tavern just outside the city limits, on the west side of Kingshighway at Broadway, on Oct. 1, 1932...
Community digest 07/05/02 (07/05/02)
Jackson Angus breeder heads to national contest Gregory Meier of Jackson will compete in the 2002 National Junior Angus Showmanship Contest in Milwaukee, Wis., July 7 through 13. Meier, a junior member of the American Angus Association, is one of 45 young Angus breeders from 27 states who have earned the right to represent their state at the national event. The contestants will compete for the coveted title of Top Showman...
Lockheed-Martin checks security at Cape airport (07/05/02)
They came, they saw, they will make a recommendation. That's about all Cape Girardeau Regional Airport manager Bruce Loy could say about a technology company's visit last week, the first step in making the airport meet standards set by the new federal Transportation Security Administration...
Illinois could be destination for the Goldenrod showboat (07/05/02)
ST. CHARLES, Mo. -- The 93-year-old Goldenrod Showboat, shipped off to this St. Louis suburb a decade ago, may be on the move again -- this time to Illinois. Upset by delays in repairing the vessel and getting Coast Guard approval to reopen it, local officials, among other things, are considering selling it or just giving it away in light of worries about the ongoing cost of maintaining the boat on the city's Missouri River waterfront...
Veterans medal program expanded by Holden (07/05/02)
Although he saw combat against communist partisans in northern Italy in 1946, Floyd Smith of Cape Girardeau wasn't eligible for medals Missouri awarded to World War II veterans last year. However, Gov. Bob Holden signed a bill into law Wednesday that in addition to re-opening the application period for the medals, which closed Jan. 1, will expand the program to include veterans like Smith who served when the war was technically over, although scattered pockets of fighting remained...
Moberly woman dies in accident (07/05/02)
MACON, Mo. -- A Moberly woman died when her vehicle ran off of Macon County Business 36 near Macon and overturned Thursday morning. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said Tiffany R. Tolson, 19, died at the scene. She became the patrol's first reported fatality die in the 30-hour Independence Day counting period...
Water Patrol, Coast Guard boats crash during pursuit near Arch (07/05/02)
ST. LOUIS -- U.S. Coast Guard and Missouri State Water Patrol boats crashed Thursday, tossing two Coast Guard crew members overboard, while chasing a Mississippi River pleasure boater who mistakenly entered a restricted zone near the Gateway Arch. The Coast Guard members were quickly pulled from the water with "just a few bumps and bruises," said Lt. Cmdr. David Haynes of the Coast Guard's Marine Safety Office here...
Jerry Nachtigal earns footnote in Missouri history (07/05/02)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Jerry Nachtigal has earned a footnote in Missouri history: spokesman for three consecutive governors. But the former journalist finds it hard to celebrate. He earned the distinction through tragedy. Of all the words Nachtigal spoke on behalf of the governor's office, the toughest were uttered in October 2000...
University administrator ranks grow, but funds cut (07/05/02)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Tuition is up, state appropriations are down. But the last five years have been good to the top brass at the University of Missouri-Columbia, where the number of administrators has grown 42 percent, and 480 workers at the Columbia campus and hospital earn over $100,000...
Candidates for state House mark holiday with speeches (07/05/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- The five state representative candidates for the 157th District marked the Fourth of July atop a flatbed trailer in 90-degree heat, in front of a microphone. Each one tried his or her best to explain the state's issues, the plans required to solve them, and why he or she is the best person for the job...
FBI - Stadium security threat 'very vague' (07/05/02)
ST. LOUIS -- People with supposed links to terrorist groups have accessed a Web site about stadiums worldwide, downloading images of at least St. Louis' Edward Jones Dome and Indianapolis' RCA Dome, an FBI official said. "There's no specific threat," Bill Eubanks, head of St. Louis' FBI office, said Wednesday. "They just simply accessed the Web site."...
Sweltering Northeast prepares for another hot, muggy day (07/05/02)
The Associated PressAn oppressive heat wave refused to release its grip on the Northeast early Thursday as hot and sticky air ushered in another day of sweltering conditions outdoors and stressed electricity supplies indoors. Sightseers visiting New York's Times Square around midnight rolled up their sleeves and gulped bottled water as the temperature and humidity combined for a heat index, or perceived temperature, of 93 degrees...
Boomers battle a lifetime of clutter (07/05/02)
NEW YORK -- It happens to many baby boomers: The attic or the garage, or maybe the closets or the kitchen cabinets, turn from a repository of great bargains and acquisitions into a nightmare. A little like "The Blob" or the exploding marshmallow man in "Ghostbusters," clutter has taken over and turned a house or office into a mess. ...
Colin Powell accepts 2002 Liberty Medal in Philadelphia (07/05/02)
The Associated PressPHILADELPHIA -- Secretary of State Colin L. Powell was awarded the 2002 Philadelphia Liberty Medal on Thursday for his leadership in the war on terrorism, his efforts in the Middle East and his concern for human rights...
First woman CDC chief says agenda includes more than terrorism (07/05/02)
ATLANTA -- The newly appointed director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who gained prominence during the recent anthrax scare, said the agency must be concerned with more than just bioweapons. "Our agenda is not simply protection against terrorism," said Dr. Julie Gerberding, who was named the first female director of the CDC on Wednesday...
Small plane slams into crowd at suburban LA park; four dead (07/05/02)
SAN DIMAS, Calif. -- A small plane struggling after takeoff crashed into a Fourth of July crowd at a suburban Los Angeles park, killing four people and injuring 12, some of them children picnicking with their families, authorities said. The pilot and a 12-year-old girl were among the dead...
Security precautions bolstered for holiday (07/05/02)
WASHINGTON -- A deadly shooting attack at Los Angeles Airport breached the unprecedented security precautions imposed nationwide Thursday to protect American lives on the Fourth of July. The military temporarily reactivated post-Sept. 11 combat jet patrols over Washington and New York. Other cities also got the overflights, although the Pentagon would not name them. And security zones were imposed at public places such as New York's Empire State Building to the Gateway Arch in St. Louis...
FAA takes away pilots' licenses (07/05/02)
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Aviation Administration revoked the licenses of the two America West pilots accused of trying to fly a jetliner from Miami while drunk. The federal agency announced Thursday that emergency orders taking away the licenses are effective immediately...
Woman files lawsuit after receiving Prozac in mail (07/05/02)
WASHINGTON -- Someone sent free boxes of once-a-week Prozac to south Florida depression patients -- people who don't take regular Prozac and hadn't even discussed trying the new version with their doctors. It's not clear how many patients got the unsolicited Prozac, which came to light when one furious recipient filed an invasion-of-privacy lawsuit this week against her doctors, her pharmacy and Prozac maker Eli Lilly & Co...
From sea to shining sea, America celebrates its 226th birthday (07/05/02)
The Associated PressFive hundred immigrants became Americans during a ceremony at Disney World by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, "especially under God." Thousands of parade-watchers in Michigan sang "America the Beautiful." A Yankee Doodle Pops concert-goer in Iowa showed up with dyed red and blue hair...
Julia Roberts weds at estate in New Mexico (07/05/02)
TAOS, N.M. -- She's a "Runaway Bride" no more. Academy Award-winning actress Julia Roberts married her cameraman boyfriend Daniel Moder early Thursday at her 40-acre estate outside Taos. The wedding marks Roberts' second trip down the aisle. The star of "Runaway Bride" and "My Best Friend's Wedding" was married for 21 months to country and western singer Lyle Lovett...
Reigning champion eats record 50 1/2 hot dogs (07/05/02)
The Associated Press NEW YORK -- He gorged, and gulped, and nearly gagged. And then, in a last-minute feeding frenzy, Takeru Kobayashi of Japan -- the Michael Jordan of hot dog eating -- defended his world title Thursday by gobbling a world record 50 1/2 franks in just 12 minutes...
Business travelers count costs, book own airline tickets (07/05/02)
NEW YORK -- Airlines understand that business travelers will spend less when the economy sours, but the industry also counts on this important group of higher-paying customers to resume their free-spending ways once financial conditions rebound. That's not a safe assumption to make anymore...
German inquiry says pilot had little time to react (07/05/02)
UEBERLINGEN, Germany -- Swiss prosecutors opened a criminal investigation Thursday into collision of two airliners as grieving families piled flowers around the wreckage that fell from nearly seven miles up with their children on board. Meanwhile, initial results of a German-led inquiry into the crash -- which killed 72 people, 45 of them Russian children headed for an end-of-school beach vacation -- found a Russian pilot had been given just 44 seconds warning before slamming into an oncoming cargo plane.. ...
U.N. officials urge Iraq to come around on key issue of weapons (07/05/02)
VIENNA, Austria -- Emerging from four hours of closed talks, U.N. officials and Saddam Hussein's representatives said Thursday that they had made some progress toward returning U.N. weapons inspectors to Iraq. U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan declared he was "satisfied" with the session. But he sidestepped the question of whether a deal was near that would let inspectors back in Iraq for the first time in 3 1/2 years...
Amid tight security, Americans around the world mark July 4 (07/05/02)
The Associated PressLONDON -- Wary but determined, Americans around the globe marked Independence Day with barbecues, sports and parties Thursday despite warnings that large gatherings could become a target for terrorists. Even Cuba announced an unprecedented Fourth of July observance in homage to the American people. ...
Experts say drastic action needed in AIDS war (07/05/02)
LONDON -- About 45 million more people worldwide will be infected with the AIDS virus in the next eight years, a huge increase that can be averted only with drastic action, experts say. In research released Friday ahead of next week's International AIDS Conference in Barcelona, scientists estimate 29 million of the cases, about two-thirds, could be prevented...
U.S. backs extending U.N. mission in Bosnia to July 15 (07/05/02)
UNITED NATIONS -- The United States backed down from its threat to end the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Bosnia and gave it a reprieve until July 15 after diplomats failed twice to get immunity for American peacekeepers from the new war crimes tribunal...
Soldiers spend Fourth on duty in Afghanistan (07/05/02)
BAGRAM, Afghanistan -- The order came from the top: "Uncle Sam Says Have Fun," read the posters plastered up around U.S. military headquarters in Afghanistan on the Fourth of July. The soldiers did their best, using a helicopter pad as a basketball court and trading ration packs for T-bone steaks flown in specially for celebrations...
Balloonist lands after first around-the-world solo flight (07/05/02)
SYDNEY, Australia -- U.S. adventurer Steve Fossett launched Independence Day celebrations early when his Spirit of Freedom balloon ended its record-breaking flight around the world Thursday. Fossett had a bloodied mouth but was jubilant after his cramped capsule made a bumpy landing on a remote cattle ranch in Australia's Outback...
Chinese cut off BBC channel (07/05/02)
BEIJING -- China has suspended a transmission of the BBC World TV channel that reaches thousands of foreigners across the country after it objected to a news item dealing with the banned Falun Gong spiritual movement, the broadcaster said Thursday. The satellite service remained suspended Thursday, four days after the item aired, the British Broadcasting Corp. said. Other satellites continued to bring the BBC into China, however...
Anne Frank case reopened to determine betrayer (07/05/02)
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands -- Based on new theories, government historians said Thursday they are reopening the case file on Anne Frank to determine who betrayed the hiding place of the Dutch Jewish teen-ager to the Nazis. The theories were raised by two biographers of Anne Frank, whose diary scrawled in notebooks during her 25 months locked in a secret warehouse annex made her a heroine of the Holocaust...
Palestinians blame Israel for deadly car blast in Gaza (07/05/02)
JERUSALEM -- A car explosion Palestinians blamed on Israel killed a senior militia leader in the Gaza Strip on Thursday night, hours after Israeli officials said nearly all of the most-wanted terror suspects in the West Bank had been arrested or killed...
Suspect says attack on Thatcher statue was political statement (07/05/02)
LONDON -- A London man said Thursday he knocked the head off a statue of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher to protest global capitalism, but pleaded innocent to the charge against him. Paul Kelleher, 37, admitted whacking the 8-foot-tall marble sculpture with a cricket bat, then knocking off its head with a heavy metal pole...
IRA's transition from violence to democracy must continue (07/05/02)
BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- The Irish Republican Army must deliver "a full transition from violence to democracy," British Prime Minister Tony Blair declared Thursday during a mission designed to rebuild Protestant support for Northern Ireland's peace accord...
Controversy grows over Swiss controllers' role in jet crash (07/05/02)
Associated Press WriterUEBERLINGEN, Germany (AP) -- Prosecutors in Switzerland have begun a criminal investigation into the collision of two airliners amid questions over whether air traffic controllers warned the aircraft that they were too close...
Conflicting reports coming out of village (07/05/02)
KAKARAK, Afghanistan -- Twenty-five mounds of small white stones laid out in orderly rows atop a barren, windblown hill mark what villagers said Thursday are the graves of civilians killed by a U.S. airstrike this week. U.S. military investigators, however, said they were not shown the graves, despite repeated requests when they visited this village Wednesday. That has led them to question claims that 44 people were killed in Kakarak and nearby villages by U.S. forces Monday...
Little E still searching for comfort at Daytona (07/05/02)
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. is the leader of NASCAR's new generation. He's also a confused twentysomething, still feeling his way after being thrust into such a demanding role. Preparing to defend his title at the Pepsi 400 on Saturday, Earnhardt, 27, sees himself as a star without star's credentials, a businessman without a businessman's experience, and a great driver without a great driver's record...
Smith handles a jam in series opener (07/05/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Pitching with runners on base doesn't faze St. Louis rookie Travis Smith. Jim Edmonds and Albert Pujols hit solo home runs, and Smith worked out of trouble to win for the first time since May 1 as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 Thursday...
Brewers rally in ninth to knock off Reds (07/05/02)
CINCINNATI -- Eric Young's two-out, two-run double in the ninth inning off Danny Graves rallied the Milwaukee Brewers to a 5-4 victory Thursday, their first in eight tries this season over the Cincinnati Reds. Trying to protect a 4-3 lead, Graves (3-3) gave up singles to Robert Machado and Alex Sanchez between outs. Young then doubled to the gap in left-center...
Inkster shares early Women's Open lead (07/05/02)
HUTCHINSON, Kan. -- Juli Inkster birdied four of the first six holes and finished with a 3-under 67 Thursday to share the first-round lead of the U.S. Women's Open with fellow American Laura Diaz and Shani Waugh of Australia. Inkster, 42, is trying to become the oldest champion of the Women's Open. Fay Crocker was 40 years, 11 months when she won in 1955...
Motorsports at a glance (07/05/02)
local events
  • Late model, modified, hobby, pure stock, cruiser divisions, Malden (Mo.) Speedway, 7 p.m. Friday.
  • Motorcycle, ATV divisions, SEMO Motor Speedway, Sikeston, Mo., 7:30 p.m. Friday.
  • Trophy, super pro, pro and ET divisions, Sikeston Drag Strip, 5 p.m. Saturday...
  • Area fishing conditions 07/05/02 (07/05/02)
    Lakes Clearwater Lake: 72 degrees, high, murky; black bass fair on minnows; catfish fair on worms; crappie fair on tube baits & jigs; all other species slow. Council Bluff: 74 degrees, normal, clear; largemouth bass fair on soft plastic lures & spinnerbaits; channel catfish fair; redear sunfish fair on red wigglers; all other species slow...
    Outdoors digest 7/5/02 (07/05/02)
    Keep young wildlife in the wild, MDC advises Each year, more than 100 Missourians find fawns without their mothers nearby and decide the young deer have been abandoned. Believing they are performing a good deed, they bundle the adorable, spotted animals off to the nearest Missouri Department of Conservation office. It's a scene that's as tragic as it is common...
    Fishing event offers big top prize (07/05/02)
    BENTON, Ky. -- A top prize of $10,000 is being offered to the winner of a fishing tournament Aug. 12 through 25 at Kentucky Lake. The second annual Kentucky Vacationland Lodging Association Fishing Derby also will offer prizes between $50 and $500 to top finishers in five categories. The $10,000 prize will go to the person with the grand prize tagged fish...
    New director outlines goals for Conservation Dept. (07/05/02)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Comparing the challenge ahead of him to "climbing Mount Everest," John D. Hoskins took the oath of office Monday as the seventh director of the Missouri Department of Conservation. Hoskins, a graduate of SoutheastMissouri StateUniversity and a Van Buren, Mo., native, was sworn in during a ceremony watched by about 100 people. ...
    European hornet is an intimidating new neighbor (07/05/02)
    While recently barbecuing on my deck I saw an enormous hornet. It commanded attention because it seemed to be the size of a hummingbird. Everyone present stopped their conversation to watch this insect hover about, hoping that aggression was not on its mind. This was my first good look at a live European hornet...
    Gathering storm awaits All-Star Game (07/05/02)
    Baseball will be transformed, its whole future reshaped dramatically for better or worse, in the next 90 days. Unless, perhaps, the game's multiple crises come to a head in 40 days. This excruciating process -- of facing the game's looming labor war and confronting charges by ex-players that many in the game use steroids -- will begin next week at the most tense, bizarre all-star game in history...
    Area sports digest 7/5/02 (07/05/02)
    Sledge leads Capahas in tournament opener EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- The Capahas began their march toward repeating as tournament champions Thursday by defeating Louisville, Ky., 11-2 in the opener of a 12-team baseball event in Evansville. Chris Sledge went 4-for-5, including a three-run home run that helped the Capahas (17-5) go up 11-0 in the sixth inning. Sledge had four RBIs...
    FanFare 7/5/02 (07/05/02)
    Briefly Colleges
  • A big jump in football TV income helped the Southeastern Conference take in more than $100 million last year to maintain its position as the college sports league with the most revenue. The SEC's take from regular-season football games increased 38 percent to $49 million during the tax year that ended Aug. ...
  • Defending ATPR champion says he's finished after weekend DQ (07/05/02)
    Cline Myers Jr. is out of racing. For now. The defending pure stock points champion at Auto Tire and Parts Racepark said he sold his 1978 Camaro stock car this week and is content with being a spectator the rest of the season after his track-record winning streak ended Saturday at eight races...
    Teams get down and dirty in chase for title (07/05/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Fun in the sun turned into fun in the mud Thursday for more than 300 participants in the annual mud volleyball tournament at the Jackson City Park. "It's deep, it's dirty and it's hot," tournament co-chair Jamey Dockins of Jackson said...
    Knives are dandy -- for others (07/05/02)
    The pocketknife Paul Walker was holding in his hand one morning this week looked like it had been sculpted in a futuristic computer lab while no humans were around to muck up a machine's creative process. Paul, who also works here at the Southeast Missourian, was obviously proud of his new toy. I think he was a little put off that I -- also a full-fledged member of the big-boys-and-their-toys fraternity -- didn't get too excited...
    'Arli$$' takes seventh-inning stretch (07/05/02)
    LOS ANGELES -- Robert Wuhl insists "Arli$$" is no longer about the money, despite those dollar signs. The star, creator, executive producer, co-writer and occasional director of the HBO satire about wheeler-dealer sports agent Arliss Michaels says the $$ angle has become "insignificant."...
    Everybody's a critic - 'Mr. Deeds' (07/05/02)
    H 1/2 Let me start with how I really, really wanted to like this movie. My daughter loves Adam Sandler, and for that alone I was willing to give this a chance. No chance. Once again Adam Sandler has shown his true talent: Getting studios to fund his projects...
    Everybody's a critic - 'Mr. Deeds' (07/05/02)
    HHHH Adam Sandler is growing up. "Mr. Deeds" is a cute and clever movie with heart and substance without all of the gross and juvenile humor that he is sometimes known for. This is an extremely funny movie, and you have to be sharp and somewhat well read in order to "get" certain references...
    Everybody's a critic - 'Mr. Deeds' (07/05/02)
    HHHH Now this is a movie well worth going to see! Adam Sandler is his usual funny and lovable self. The plot, which takes in a variety of people we all could relate to in one way or another, was easy to follow and made for laughs and a few tears. The movie was steady in pace so you were not aware of the movement of time. The plot was interesting enough to keep you waiting for more and the music was good. (Not the ear-splitting music some features find it necessary to inflict on you)...
    Not all the drama occurs onstage (07/05/02)
    HURON, Ohio -- Finally! Opening night! It has been an insane past few days making sure "The Sound of Music" is ready to go on stage in front of sold-out audiences. My brain has been overloaded with information. Since I'm one of the monks who moves scenery in the show, I have to know where each piece of scenery goes and when to move it, which is quite a task when there are nearly 20 scene changes. ...
    Over my dead body 7/5 (07/05/02)
    These are the 10 songs Steve Mosley of Cape Girardeau wouldn't want to live without: 1. "Heartbreak Hotel" -- Elvis The King's performance of this song on TV changed me and the world. 2. "Great Balls of Fire" -- Jerry Lee Lewis...
    New on CD (07/05/02)
    'In Between' The way electronic music absorbs and transforms its influences into new hybrids parallels the history of jazz, a genre that has mutated into many different forms. The "nu-jazz" movement in electronica embodies this analogy perfectly...
    Artifacts 7/5 (07/05/02)
    Fifty years of rodeo in Sikeston exhibit SIKESTON, Mo. -- An exhibition telling the history of 50 years of rodeo in Sikeston opens today at The Sikeston Depot. Featured will be an exhibit from the Pro Rodeo Museum in Colorado Springs, Colo., titled "The Artist and the Bucking Horse."...
    Girardot exhibit exposes artists' innermost thoughts (07/05/02)
    Abstraction is a common interest in the 30 works juror Jan Estep chose for the Girardot National Juried Exhibition. In her juror's statement, the senior editor at New Art Examiner writes of artists "making a personal, private experience public ..." and being drawn in by "the quirky sensibility revealed through the aesthetic choices made ... ."...
    Movie, TV acting jobs decline 9.3 percent (07/05/02)
    LOS ANGELES -- The number of movie and television roles for Screen Actors Guild members dropped 9.3 percent last year, with supporting actors among the hardest hit, the guild said. So-called runaway production, in which projects are filmed outside the United States, was one reason for the decline, SAG said...
    Mary Ann Brown (07/05/02)
    GLENALLEN, Mo. -- Mary Ann Brown, 57, of Glenallen died Wednesday, July 3, 2002, at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis. She was born March 5, 1945, in St. Louis County, the daughter of Joseph Henry and Meredith Winkler Mitchell. She married Taylor Anthony Brown on March 12, 1968, in St. Louis...
    Jean Koenig (07/05/02)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Jean P. Koenig, 68, of Perryville, died Wednesday, July 3, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 7, 1933, in Perryville, daughter of John and Anna Kaiser Bangert. She and Oliver Koenig were married Nov. 10, 1951, in Perryville...
    Carl Raines (07/05/02)
    SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Carl J. Raines, 60, died Wednesday, July 3, 2002 at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Crystal City, Mo. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City is in charge of funeral arrangements, which are incomplete.
    Lance Fahrenkrog (07/05/02)
    MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Lance Ashley Fahrenkrog, 19, of Marble Hill died Tuesday, July 2, 2002, in an automobile accident. He was born July 30, 1982, in Cape Girardeau, son of James and Rhonda Collier Fahrenkrog. Fahrenkrog was a service technician with Marion Pepsi-Cola Co. He was a member of Victory Baptist Temple in Piedmont, Mo...
    Mary Ford (07/05/02)
    MOUNDS, Ill. -- The funeral for Mary Lou Ford of Mounds will be held at noon Saturday at Massie Funeral Home in Cairo, Ill. The Rev. J.L. Posey will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens at Villa Ridge, Ill. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Saturday...
    Leola Hopgood (07/05/02)
    Leola Hopgood, 99, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, July 2, 2002, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Sept. 22, 1902, at East Prairie, Mo., daughter of William Cullen and Emma Bertha Raidt Bryant. She and Marshall Hopgood were married Aug. 15, 1951, in Arkansas...
    Ruth English (07/05/02)
    MOUNDS, Ill. -- Iris Ruth English, 73, of Mounds, died Thursday, July 4, 2002, at the Union County Hospital in Anna, Ill. Arrangements are incomplete at the Massie Funeral Home in Cairo, Ill.
    Grace Hoffer (07/05/02)
    Grace Lola Hoffer, 92, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, June 27, 2002, at her home. She was born Jan. 23, 1910, at Whitewater, Mo., daughter of Asa L. and Cordelia Craig Stevens. She and Van Hoffer were married March 26, 1931. He died March 5, 1975...
    Norman Botarf (07/05/02)
    VIENNA, Ill. -- Norman L. Botarf, 80, of Vienna died Tuesday, July 2, 2002, at his home. He was born Jan. 6, 1922, in Philadelphia, Pa., son of Elmer and Beatrice MacKenzie Botarf. He first married Margie Cooper Feb. 24, 1950, in Johnson County, Ill. She died Dec. 9, 1986. He later married Clara Thomas Greer in October 1989, in Vienna...
    Dollie Winters (07/05/02)
    ADVANCE, Mo. -- Dollie M. Winters, 94, of Advance, Mo. and formerly of Perryville, Mo., died Wednesday, July 3, 2002 at the Advance Nursing Home. She was born March 25, 1908, in Malden, Mo., daughter of David and Ruth Tanner Baker. She and Dempsy J. Grantham were married Sept. 21, 1925. He preceded her in death Feb. 17, 1977. She and Hubert Winters were married in July of 1978. He preceded her in death March 6, 1989...
    Shannon Mahnken (07/05/02)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Shannon Lee Mahnken, 23, of Perryville died Tuesday, July 2, 2002, at his home. He was born March 27, 1979, in Perry County, son of Nelson and Lisa Martens Mahnken. Mahnken worked at Tri-State Asphalt. Survivors include his mother, Lisa Leimbach of Perryville; his father of St. ...
    James Sanders (07/05/02)
    COMMERCE, Mo. - Family and friends are invited to gather Saturday morning at 11 at the Sanders Family Cemetery near Commerce, to honor the late James Richmond Sanders, formerly of Commerce and Scott City, Mo. The cemetery is located on the old Sanders/Bretzel farm off Route N, north of Commerce. The entrance to the farm will be marked...
    Births 07/05/02 (07/05/02)
    Wiseman Twin sons to J.J. Earl and Shawna Marie Wiseman of Jackson, Mo., St. Francis Medical Center, Wednesday, June 26, 2002. Rhett Earl was born at 2:50 p.m. and weighed 5 pounds 10 ounces. Riley James was born at 2:51 p.m. and weighed 5 pounds 4 ounces. ...
    Cape police report 07/05/02 (07/05/02)
    Cape Girardeau Friday, July 5 ArrestsMonique Jene Willis, 20, Sikeston, Mo., was arrested Tuesday for stealing. Sydney Marie Bennett-Dewitt, 18, New Madrid, Mo., was arrested Tuesday for stealing. SummonsMarkale Tyshawn Boyce, 18, 1927 Briarwood, was issued a summons Tuesday for a fireworks violation...
    Cape fire report 07/05/02 (07/05/02)
    Cape GirardeauFirefighters responded to the following calls on Tuesday: At 2:53 p.m., a medical assist at 401 Independence At 4:33 p.m., an extrication at 1446 State Hwy OO At 7:59 p.m., a medical assist at 823 Clark At 8:13 p.m., a medical assist at 1401 N. Main...
    Out of the past 7/5/02 (07/05/02)
    10 years ago: July 5, 1992 Jackson - Area residents greeted Fourth of July with lawn chairs and mud at annual Independence Day celebration at Jackson City Park; 32 teams competed in mud volleyball tournament during day; celebration, sponsored by Jackson Jaycees, featured everything from Little Miss and Mr. Firecracker contest to watermelon-eating contest...
    Immigrants still find the American dream (07/05/02)
    In its ongoing series of stories on "Globalization: Our place in the world," Southeast Missourian news staff has dramatically shown that Southeast Missouri is as much a part of the global economy as anywhere else. When it comes to issues of illegal immigration, it is easy to assume that the real problem is along the U.S. ...
    Amtrak vital to some, but not everywhere (07/05/02)
    For many of us who live in the Midwest, Amtrak conjures up images of high-cost passenger trains that rely on federal and state subsidies to survive. And many of us question the wisdom of pouring millions of dollars into a service that is under-utilized, serves so few people and piles up enormous costs to keep passenger trains moving across woods, fields and plains from one urban area to another...
    Group promotes cooperation in the community (07/05/02)
    To the editor: The recent program of the Area Wide United Way and the Retired Senior Volunteer Program was met with praise. It gives the community much to be grateful for. The support and effort is certainly to be admired. The Volunteer Inter-generational Center has thus far created an interest and sparked a great deal of enthusiasm among various age groups, which shows promise of a continued interest and expansion...
    97 percent don't need to submit to 3 percent (07/05/02)
    To the editor: I would like to reply to recent comments that "under God" excludes other religious groups and that the court's ruling on the Pledge of Allegiance "was absolutely right." I would like to ask those who voice these objections whether they have thought of the fact that God is mentioned in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, in the prayers at the inauguration of a president and in the prayers before each daily session of Congress...
    Police officers work long hours in exteme heat (07/05/02)
    To the editor: What do we think of our police officers? They are called from their regular beats to go places over and above the call of duty. Do we remember them? No. Two weeks ago, several officers were called to the scene of an accident on I-55. A pedestrian suspected of being intoxicated had tried to run across the interstate and was hit by a truck. It was not the fault of the truck driver...
    Paper should report real crime, not petty items (07/05/02)
    To the editor: I read your paper every day. No, you're not the St. Louis paper or any other large publication, but I find it hard to understand that reporters write about stolen sunglasses, scratched mailboxes, stolen electricity and other non-headlines that appear in your police report section. ...
    Speak Out 07/05/02 (07/05/02)
    Troubling paradox I WANT to thank the Southeast Missourian and Scott Moyers for the series of stories you've been doing about immigration and the global economy. For a while, I thought you were only going to focus on the positive side. But your article about how many people come into this area illegally underlined that there is a troubling paradox about some immigrants. ...
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