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Stories from Wednesday, July 10, 2002

Semifinalists picked in annual Foto Fest (07/10/02)
Images of lightning flashes, flower petals against a cloud, a rainbow and the autumn colors on the trees were selected as semifinalists in the first week of the Foto Fest 2002 contest. Winners were Alvin Kamp and Glenda Myracle, both of Jackson, Mo., Jessica Hupp and Bob Myrick, both of Cape Girardeau. The winning photos are shown on page 12A in today's edition...
City to mull giving CVB control over to chamber (07/10/02)
The resurrection of a relationship between the city's Convention and Visitors Bureau and the chamber of commerce could save some administrative costs and consolidate two entities whose responsibilities and interests often overlap. Monday night, the Cape Girardeau City Council will discuss a contract submitted by the local chamber that would give the chamber jurisdiction over the CVB...
Washington jurors show up more than 3 hours early (07/10/02)
EVERETT, Wash. -- The recorded telephone message to 160 prospective Snohomish County Superior Court jurors was clear: Report for orientation at 5 a.m. sharp. The message also was wrong. It was corrected Sunday evening to give the correct time, 8:30 a.m., but by then many had quit checking the call-in phone message...
Tigers in our midst (07/10/02)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Vincent, Dee, Paul and Perry rough-housed in a pool while T.J. drank in the spray from a garden hose. They acted just like 1-year-olds on a hot Tuesday afternoon. These Bengal tiger toddlers weigh 400 pounds apiece. The five tigers moved to Perry County in November. ...
State's poorer counties getting richer (07/10/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Economic data from the 2000 Census suggest Missouri's long-standing record of below-average family incomes may be ending, with the latest statistics pointing to a growing number of counties with above-median incomes. These data, gleaned from the long Census form, show a different economic outcome that refutes the economic complaint of the 1990s that the bulk of financial gains went to those already at the top of the heap. ...
Factory to get new occupant (07/10/02)
The property swap of two Cape Girardeau businesses was finalized Tuesday, sending a fabrics company and a shoe manufacturer to new homes better suited to their future plans. The old Florsheim Shoe manufacturing plant -- most recently occupied by Cape Shoe Co. at 1600 West End Blvd. -- now belongs to RM Coco Fabrics 21, said commercial broker Tom Kelsey, who helped close the multimillion-dollar deal Tuesday afternoon...
Fireworks incident ruled an accident (07/10/02)
With his investigation completed, state fire marshal Butch Amann has concluded that the Jackson fireworks incident was an accident. The Jackson Jaycees were conducting their annual Fourth of July fireworks display at the Jackson City Park when the launch stand collapsed and three-inch shells launched into the crowd, injuring spectators...
Man nabbed on old warrant from 1979 (07/10/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- After evading arrest for nearly 23 years a man is back in the Cole County Jail. Ralph E. Crowder, 46, was arrested last week in Kansas City on a 1979 warrant for passing a bad check.
Measure to fight meth in Mark Twain forest clears House panel (07/10/02)
WASHINGTON -- A federal measure that includes $500,000 to fight methamphetamine production in Missouri's sprawling Mark Twain National Forest cleared a House committee Tuesday. "These funds will give law enforcement the tools they need to crack down and rid our forests of this dangerous and deadly drug and the criminals who are cooking this poison," said Rep. Jo Ann Emerson, whose 8th District includes much of the forest...
Man cops plea in investment scam (07/10/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The son of a former U.S. ambassador has pleaded guilty to charges of scamming investors in a natural gas business for nearly $60,000. William True Davis III, 53, who maintains residences in St. Joseph and Edmond, Okla., pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud, federal prosecutors said Tuesday...
Region briefs 7/10 (07/10/02)
Two from area plead guilty to drug charges Two Southeast Missouri men pleaded guilty to drug charges Monday in U.S. District Court in Cape Girardeau. Curtis Lynn McBride, 19, of Perryville, Mo., pleaded guilty to a felony count of manufacturing methamphetamine. McBride faces a maximum of 40 years in prison and up to a $2 million fine. McBride admitted to manufacturing 57 grams of a substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine last January...
Lawsuit accuses reform schools of abuse (07/10/02)
PATTERSON, Mo. -- A federal lawsuit on an Arkansas teen-ager's behalf asks a judge to mandate reforms at religious reform schools near this Wayne County community and in Florida, calling their disciplining practices abusive. Missouri's Mountain Park Boarding Academy, according to the lawsuit filed in U.S. ...
Farm Bureau to stay neutral on road tax plan (07/10/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Breaking with its nearly 80-year tradition of supporting and promoting major transportation tax proposals put before Missouri voters, Missouri Farm Bureau will sit out the campaign to pass Proposition B. In an analysis of the $483 million tax package that will be made public today, the group says Proposition B is woefully lacking in reforms for the Missouri Department of Transportation and need-based allocation of resources...
Holden signs bills targeting sex and computer crimes (07/10/02)
Associated Press WriterJEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The battle against computer and sex crimes got a boost Wednesday by a package of bills signed into law by Gov. Bob Holden. The new laws allow the Missouri State Highway Patrol to create the Missouri Regional Computer Forensics Lab, combining various government resources to fight Internet and computer crimes...
Senate approves sending nuclear waste to Nevada (07/10/02)
WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted Tuesday to entomb thousands of tons of radioactive waste inside Yucca Mountain in the Nevada desert, rejecting the state's fervent protests and ending years of political debate over nuclear waste disposal. The 60-39 vote to override Nevada's objections to the waste dump 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas cleared the way for President Bush to proceed with the project that has been studied for more than two decades...
Nation digest 07/10/02 (07/10/02)
'Son of Sam' killer denied parole on first try ALBANY, N.Y. -- David Berkowitz, the "Son of Sam" killer who terrorized New York City during the sweltering summer of 1977, was denied his first chance at parole on Tuesday after 25 years behind bars...
NAACP president says election reform failing, disappointing (07/10/02)
HOUSTON -- Several states have made little progress in fixing elections problems that left thousands of minority voters disenfranchised in the 2000 presidential election, the NAACP said. In an election report released Monday, six states received failing grades, though some officials immediately disputed the findings. ...
Stocks fall sharply, Dow closes below 9,000 (07/10/02)
AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Investors hit by yet another disappointment, this time brokerage downgrades of General Motors and Ford, bailed out of stocks again Wednesday, sending the Dow Jones industrials down more than 280 points to close below 9,000 for the first time since October...
Bush urges tougher penalties to deal with corporate scandals (07/10/02)
NEW YORK -- President Bush called for doubled prison terms and aggressive policing Tuesday to combat fraud and corruption in scandal-tarred corporate America, promising to do "everything in our power to end the days of cooking the books." Democrats faulted his proposals as inadequate, and Wall Street investors yawned...
Former sheriff found guilty of plotting successor's murder (07/10/02)
Associated Press WriterALBANY, Ga. (AP) -- Former DeKalb County Sheriff Sidney Dorsey was convicted Wednesday of plotting the murder of his successor, who was gunned down in his driveway just days before taking office. The jury deliberated for two and a half days before returning the verdict against Dorsey in the December 2000 slaying of Derwin Brown, who had beaten him in a bitter runoff election...
Boeing reorganizes by merging space, defense units (07/10/02)
AP Business WriterCHICAGO (AP) -- Boeing Co. is merging its space and military units into a single $23-billion-a-year business in an effort to make its wide-ranging operations more efficient and land more government defense contracts. Chairman and CEO Phil Condit said the realignment, announced Wednesday, is a strategic shift reflecting the trend toward more integrated defense systems. ...
House passes bill allowing pilots to carry guns (07/10/02)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- Airline pilots could carry guns in the cockpit to defend their planes against terrorists under a bill the House passed overwhelmingly Wednesday despite the opposition of the White House. The legislation, approved by a vote of 310-113, would allow guns for more than 70,000 pilots if they agreed to undergo training. Lawmakers stripped out provisions that would have limited the program to some 1,400 pilots, about 2 percent of those flying...
Missouri River fight heads toward hearing (07/10/02)
WASHINGTON -- The decision to return the Missouri River to a more seasonal flow is out of their hands, but senators are using a congressional hearing to prod the Army Corps of Engineers to act. Set for this morning, the hearing is the first opportunity lawmakers have had to publicly challenge the corps in the weeks since the agency postponed, indefinitely, a long-awaited plan for altering the river's flow to protect endangered fish and birds...
Ventura treated for blood clot in lung (07/10/02)
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Gov. Jesse Ventura was admitted Tuesday to a hospital for treatment of a blood clot in his lung, and was in stable condition, his spokesman said. Spokesman John Wodele said the 50-year-old governor was being treated with blood thinners and was in good spirits...
Air conditioning made its debut 100 years ago this summer (07/10/02)
MELVILLE, N.Y. -- The Newsday headline screamed, in block capital letters, "No Heat Relief in Sight for 48 Hrs." A front-page photo showed shirtless men sleeping on the beach. The story said thousands of people slept in cars and in dunes on the beach in search of cool in the 80 degree plus nighttime heat...
Inglewood mayor calls for firing of abusive police officer (07/10/02)
INGLEWOOD, Calif. -- A police officer who was videotaped as he slammed a handcuffed teen-ager onto a car and punched him should be fired, the mayor said Tuesday. "Based on the investigation he should be fired, no question about it, that's my opinion," Mayor Roosevelt Dorn said at a news conference. Outside, dozens of protesters shouted, "No justice, no peace."...
Rod Steiger, Oscar-winning actor, dead at 77 (07/10/02)
LOS ANGELES -- Rod Steiger, the stocky, intense actor who played Marlon Brando's hoodlum brother in "On the Waterfront" and won an Oscar as a redneck Southern police chief in "In the Heat of the Night," died Tuesday. He was 77. Steiger died at a hospital from pneumonia and kidney failure, which developed after his gallbladder was removed, said his publicist, Lori DeWaal...
People talk 7/10 (07/10/02)
'N Sync's Bass makes bid for space flight MOSCOW -- Lance Bass of the boy band 'N Sync is negotiating with the Russian Space Agency at its cosmonaut training center as part of his bid to become the next space tourist. Bass arrived at Russia's Star City, north of Moscow, last week to participate in some preliminary training, the space agency said Tuesday...
AIDS activists disrupt Thompson speech at conference (07/10/02)
BARCELONA, Spain -- In a scene reminiscent of the early days of the AIDS epidemic, activists stormed the stage Tuesday and prevented U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson from delivering a scheduled speech here at the 14th International AIDS Conference...
Activists accuse West of ignoring Russian human rights abuses (07/10/02)
MOSCOW -- A leading Russian human rights group said Tuesday that the West was partly to blame for a rising tide of abuse, especially against civilians in Chechnya, because governments in the United States and Europe were turning a blind-eye in return for Russian support for the U.S.-led war on terrorism...
Neighboring countries trade threats over salvaging of boat (07/10/02)
SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea and North Korea traded military threats Tuesday over a South Korean navy boat that sank in disputed waters during a recent skirmish. The communist North's Korean People's Army, or KPA, warned that new fighting could break out if South Korea doesn't tell it about efforts to retrieve the boat, which it claims went down in North Korean waters...
Iraqi official blames U.S. pressure for failure of U.N. talks (07/10/02)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraq's foreign minister on Tuesday blamed U.S. pressure on the United Nations for the collapse of last week's talks on the return of weapons inspectors to his country. Foreign Minister Naji Sabri said the United Nations "has imposed illegal and unjust resolutions on Iraq."...
High hopes and cynicism greet birth of African Union (07/10/02)
DURBAN, South Africa -- In a blur of streaking fighter jets, Zulu dancers and parachuting soldiers, African leaders on Tuesday launched the African Union, an ambitious new body that seeks to pull the beleaguered continent out of poverty and conflict...
Hundreds of American Jews begin new lives in Israel (07/10/02)
BEN GURION AIRPORT, Israel -- In the face of Mideast violence, nearly 400 Americans moved to Israel Tuesday to build new lives in the Jewish state -- the largest single group to arrive in years. "We could have lived a cushy life, but that's not important," said, Tamar Rudy, a 27-year-old mother of four who left a legal assistant's job in Baltimore. "Raising our kids here is important."...
Spokesman says al-Qaida thriving, planning attacks (07/10/02)
ALGIERS, Algeria -- In an interview published Tuesday, the spokesman for al-Qaida said the terrorist organization led by Osama bin Laden was thriving and planning new attacks on Americans. He called the U.S. campaign to dismantle the group a "Hollywood script."...
Beijing newspaper tackles summer problem - topless men (07/10/02)
BEIJING -- Every summer, day and night, it's the same story: young men, old men, skinny men, fat men, all walking the streets of the Chinese capital with bellies bared for the masses to see. In Beijing, they're known by their nickname -- "bare-chested masters."...
Attorney - Williams asked in his will to be cremated (07/10/02)
Ted Williams asked in his will to be cremated and have his ashes scattered over his old fishing grounds in the Florida Keys, the lawyer for a daughter of the baseball great said Tuesday. John Heer, attorney for Bobby-Jo Ferrell, said lawyers for Ted Williams' estate told him about the contents of the will. Heer hadn't seen the will himself...
It's a draw (07/10/02)
The Associated Press MILWAUKEE -- Bud Selig hoped Barry Bonds, Torii Hunter and the other All-Stars could help baseball forget its troubles for at least one day. Wrong. In Bud's backyard, even the sport's summer showcase ended with fans booing. Despite Bonds homering and Hunter making a spectacular catch, the All-Star game finished in a 7-7 tie after 11 innings Tuesday night when both teams ran out of pitchers...
Inkster shows 'em how it's done (07/10/02)
HUTCHINSON, Kan. -- Leave it to a woman to show the guys how to get it done. Juli Inkster was in the same predicament that Phil Mickelson, Sergio Garcia, Ernie Els and Vijay Singh have faced this year -- trying to catch the No. 1 player in the world in the final round of a major championship...
Selig paints a gloomy picture amid labor woes (07/10/02)
MILWAUKEE -- Painting a gloomy picture of baseball's immediate future, commissioner Bud Selig acknowledged the possibility of another work stoppage but hoped an agreement with players could still be reached. Speaking during an Internet chat and a news conference prior to Tuesday night's All-Star game, Selig repeated his calls for economic change in the sport that would redistribute money from the large-market clubs and the players, sending it to the small- and middle-market teams...
The week ahead in golf (07/10/02)
LOCAL EVENTS
  • Two-person scramble, Eminence, Mo., Saturday. Three-man scramble, Charleston (Mo.) Country Club, Saturday and Sunday. Three-man scramble, Perryville (Mo.) Country Club, Saturday and Sunday. Three-person scramble, Salem (Mo.) Golf and Country Club, Saturday and Sunday...
  • Aaron among 12 honored with the Medal of Freedom (07/10/02)
    WASHINGTON -- Hank Aaron, baseball's career home run king, was among 12 people honored Tuesday with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. President Bush presented the nation's highest civilian honor to leaders from the arts, sports, entertainment, politics and journalism in the East Room of the White House...
    Sanderson wrestles with lack of celebrity (07/10/02)
    LOS ANGELES -- Shaq. Tiger. Barry. Lance. And oh, yes. Cael. The nominees for male athlete of the year at the ESPY Awards show today at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood read like a who's who of sports. But one name on the list might leave people wondering, "Who's he?"...
    This scheme is an ugly addition to Williams' immortality (07/10/02)
    MILWAUKEE -- Claude Passeau, 93, was having dinner, but to talk on the phone about Ted Williams, he was glad to be interrupted. Whenever you see Williams dance around the bases at the '41 All-Star Game, celebrating his three-run, ninth-inning, game-winning home run, you can glimpse Passeau as he trudges off the mound in defeat...
    FanFare (07/10/02)
    Briefly Baseball
  • The Rockies and Pirates are negotiating a trade that would send left-hander Denny Neagle to the Pirates in exchange for catcher Jason Kendall. The Rockies, 42-46 at the All-Star break, also have been shopping their other high-profile pitcher, Mike Hampton. ...
  • Area sports digest (07/10/02)
    Ford & Sons rolls past Stoddard County Cape Girardeau's Ford & Sons American Legion team grabbed a 10-0 lead in the first three innings Tuesday and cruised to a 13-7 victory over Stoddard County at Capaha Field. Jeff Brosey, the first of four pitcher for Cape (15-13, 6-2 district), picked up the win. He allowed two hits in three innings...
    Water bath method makes for perfect cakes (07/10/02)
    HYDE PARK, N.Y. -- Baking with a water-bath technique may bring to mind a delicate egg custard, a souffle, cheesecake, pate or terrine. However, the technique is quite versatile: It can also be used to keep cooked foods warm without continuing to cook them, and for melting ingredients such as chocolate without burning...
    Volunteers undergo smallpox vaccine trials in case of attack (07/10/02)
    SAN FRANCISCO -- With the jab of a needle, volunteers are being injected with a smallpox vaccine as part of government-sponsored experiments that come amid heightened fear of biological terrorism. About 330 volunteers will be inoculated with diluted doses of the vaccine over the next two weeks at four sites across the nation. On Monday, the Oakland Medical Center began vaccinating 50 volunteers...
    Mandevilla blooms for super summer show (07/10/02)
    Here's a plant you're sure to love. Perhaps you've seen this vine clambering up a small trellis. A quick glance gives the impression of a red-flowered morning glory. But no, the morning glory's leaves have a touch of blue and the flowers tend toward pastel colors. This other plant's leaves, in contrast, are leathery and glossy, with the rich green of a tropical forest. And its flower color is full-bodied rose pink, white or red...
    Study finds hormone treatments in some do more harm than good (07/10/02)
    Keith Kinkade provided a cool shower for Tiger Jack at a temporary pen near Perryville, Mo., Tuesday afternoon. By Susan Okie ~ The Washington Post WASHINGTON -- A landmark scientific study has found that giving hormones to healthy menopausal women does more harm than good, a finding that overturns doctors' long-held beliefs about the treatment's benefits and creates new uncertainty for millions of women...
    Oprah says it's time to confess (07/10/02)
    I typically avoid buying O magazine because Oprah Winfrey has enough funding for her quest to take over the entire world of entertainment. But June's edition, the one where Oprah is wearing an up 'do and the most adorable little hat, offered a cover story I simply couldn't resist. "True Confessions," the magenta print screamed across the top of Oprah's blouse...
    Whiskers essential to cats' navigation (07/10/02)
    jkochBy Dr. John Koch Question: I have two mischievous little boys who used scissors to cut the whiskers off of our cat the other day. I have always been told that the whiskers of a cat are important and should not be cut. Our cat seems OK. How important are whiskers to a cat?...
    Growing gorgeous grass (07/10/02)
    Growing a mixture of varieties is the key to having a green lawn all year. Early this spring, Denny, a friend of mine, wanted me to help him keep his lawn looking beautiful all year long. The operative phrase is "all year long." He said he seeded his lawn early last fall with a turf-type tall fescue and fertilized it with a new lawn starter. ...
    Food is the center of a family reunion (07/10/02)
    smcclanahan Our family reunion weekend is over. After hundreds of hugs, thousands of laughs, several hundred meals served, a few tears shed, horseshoes and washers thrown, water balloons tossed and many tearful good-byes, the reunion was a huge success. But the highlight of the weekend, even over holding all of the new babies, was getting to celebrate my aunt and uncle's 70th wedding anniversary with them...
    Mary Karraker (07/10/02)
    ANNA, Ill. -- Mary Karraker, 83, of Anna died Monday, July 8, 2002, at Jonesboro Health Care Center in Jonesboro, Ill. She was born Aug. 27, 1918, in Jonesboro, daughter of I.O. and Elsie Rendleman Karraker. Karraker was a graduate of MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Ill. She was a retired legal secretary, and formerly of Jonesboro...
    Daisy Light (07/10/02)
    OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Daisy Fern Light, 88, of Olive Branch died Tuesday, July 9, 2002, at Ratliff Care Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 4, 1913, in Franklin County, Ill., daughter of Charles Monroe and Minnie B. Quillman Coursey. She married George Washington Light Jr., who died March 18, 1991...
    Cleta Hickam (07/10/02)
    JONESBORO, Ill. -- Cleta E. Hickam, 92, died Sunday, July 7, 2002, at DePaul Health Center in Bridgeton, Mo. She was born Sept. 26, 1909, in Dongola, Ill., daughter of Charles and Mary Smoot Swink. She and George A. Hickam were married July 7, 1928, in Union County, Ill. He died Jan. 12, 1978...
    Velma Pygett (07/10/02)
    ANNA, Ill. -- Velma M. Pygett, 86, of Atlanta, Ga., formerly of Anna, died Monday, July 8, 2002, at Emery University Hospital in Atlanta. She was born May 12, 1916, in Dalhart, Texas, daughter of Homer and Alma Mattingly Baltzell. She and Avat L. Pygett were married Aug. 29, 1935, in Jackson County, Ill. He died Sept. 25, 1997...
    Doc Schuchart (07/10/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- R.P. "Doc" Schuchart Jr., 83, of Sikeston died Monday, July 8, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. He was born Jan. 17, 1919, at Union, Mo., son of Rudolph Peter and Minnie Catherine Hanneken Schuchart Sr. He and Alberta M. Kyle were married Dec. 30, 1961, in Sikeston...
    Marilyn Allebaugh (07/10/02)
    Marilyn Ruth Siemers Allebaugh died Tuesday, July 9, 2002, at her home in St. Louis. She was born Oct. 19, 1933, daughter of Martin F. and Olga Heartling Siemers, on the family farm near Gordonville, Mo. She was married to Robert L. Allebaugh July 5, 1974...
    John Friedel (07/10/02)
    John L. Friedel, 69, of Kampsville, Ill., died Monday, July 8, 2002, at his home. He was born July 2, 1933, in Golden Eagle, Ill., son of Paul H. and Eileen M. Arnold Friedel. He and Helen B. Brangenberg were married Aug. 25, 1956, in Kampsville. Mr. Friedel retired as a construction superintendent with Local 73 Carpenters Union in St. Louis...
    William Crawford (07/10/02)
    William Edward Crawford, 5 months, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, July 8, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Jan. 14, 2002, in Cape Girardeau, son of Chris E. and Debbie L. Haney Crawford. Survivors include his parents; a brother, Charles Copen III of Cape Girardeau; maternal grandparents, Kathy Fowler of Cape Girardeau, Steve Haney of Charleston, Mo.; paternal grandmother, Mildred Crawford of Sikeston, Mo.; maternal stepgrandfather, William Palmer of Cape Girardeau; and maternal great-grandparents, Pearline Linhart of Marble Hill, Mo., and Genevie Haney of Sikeston.. ...
    Virginia McCullough (07/10/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Virginia Dee McCullough, 77, died Tuesday, July 9, 2002, at St. John's Mercy Hospital in St. Louis. She was born Oct. 17, 1924, at Jackson, daughter of Bryan and Bessie Craft Johnson. She and W.B. McCullough were married April 20, 1946. He died Dec. 28, 1994...
    Zita Lintner (07/10/02)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Zita H. Lintner, 89, of Perryville died Tuesday, July 9, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born July 12, 1912, at Perryville, daughter of Charles and Matilda Fassold Bohnert. She and Oscar J. "Boots" Lintner were married June 25, 1929. He died Oct. 16, 1975...
    Michael Lawler Sr. (07/10/02)
    MOUNDS, Ill. -- Michael K. Lawler Sr., 76, of Mounds died Monday, July 8, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Dec. 17, 1925, in Villa Ridge, Ill., son of Patrick and Della Callis Lawler. Lawler was district manager with Commonwealth Insurance in Cairo, Ill., 35 years. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Mounds, Cairo Elks Lodge 651, American Legion in Villa Ridge, and Smiles Senior Citizen Center in Mounds...
    Bernice Bess (07/10/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Bernice Bess, 73, of Jackson died Monday, July 8, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 18, 1929, in Advance, Mo., daughter of Herman and Tessie Copman Ausman. She and Clifton Harold Bess were married Sept. 12, 1953. He died May 4, 1996...
    Iva McDonald (07/10/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Graveside service for Iva Lucille "Lucy" McDonald of Lake Mills, Iowa, will be held at 11 a.m. today at Cape County Memorial Park. The Rev. Jimmie Corbin will officiate. Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. McDonald, 94, died Monday, June 24, 2002, at Lake Mills Care Center...
    Births 7/10/02 (07/10/02)
    Sutton Son to Dallas Clayton and Katrina Denise Sutton of Chaffee, Mo., Southeast Missouri Hospital, 3:25 a.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2002. Name, Bennett Clayton. Weight, 8 pounds 15 ounces. Third child, first son. Mrs. Sutton is the former Katrina Spears, daughter of James and Virginia Spears of Advance, Mo. She is employed at Noffel-Feuerhahn Center for Orthodontics. Sutton is the son of Jim and Betty Hawkins of Patterson, Mo., and the late Ronald Sutton. He is employed at Prairie Farms Dairy...
    Eagle Ridge honor roll (07/10/02)
    Eagle Ridge Christian School A Honor Roll
  • Kindergarten - Dylan Brazel, Dalton Buchanan, Abigail Charlier, Sarah Cleaver, Josh Cobb, Dillon Davis, Nathan Davis, Alexis Donthnier, Taylor Dumars, Natalee Edwards, Michaila Fleming, Trea Forbs, Joshua Friedrich, Kaitlyn Herbst, Andrew Hileman, Clint Jenkins, Laura Kranawetter, Aimee Lathum, Ciara McMullin, Sierra Roth, Kaitlyn Shell, Jasmine Wright, Brannon Yee...
  • Out of the past 7/10/02 (07/10/02)
    10 years ago: July 10, 1992 Jackson - City officials yesterday said concrete slab that was poured last month in eastbound lane of West Main Street doesn't meet engineering specifications; however, city has offered paving contractor, SIS Corp. of Creal Springs, Ill., way to correct paving defect without any additional delay in completing $225,000 West Main improvement by start of Jackson Homecomers on Aug. 11...
    New clinic offers convenience for veterans (07/10/02)
    It's easy to be critical of government and bureaucratic red tape. But when agencies work together, it's something to be congratulated. Such is the case with the Missouri Veterans Home and the federally funded Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center...
    Survey finds gains, needs in Cape Girardeau (07/10/02)
    Vision 2020, the successor to Cape Girardeau's Vision 2000 advisory group, recently completed a major step in determining what the city's future should be. For the third time, the group has surveyed city residents about what they think of their community, what changes they'd like to see and what projects they'd like to have completed. Vision 2000 did similar surveys in 1987 and 1994...
    Mark Scully wouldn't give up on his students (07/10/02)
    To the editor: When I read of Teacher Appreciation Week in May, I decided I should write about my best teacher, Mark Scully. In 1928, we moved to a Missouri farm when I was in the eighth grade. We went to a one-room school with a pot-bellied stove. I was the only one in the eighth grade. Scully wasn't long out of high school and would not let me quit school. He spent extra time to help me. When I graduated, he gave me a Bible...
    Isaiah tells us what's wrong with America (07/10/02)
    To the editor: Get a King James version of the Bible. Turn to the 59th chapter of Isaiah and read every bit of it. You will be able to see exactly what has gone wrong with America. We've fallen away from God. Our nation is going down the drain. RALPH BAKER...
    Policies widen gap between rich and poor (07/10/02)
    To the editor: For 25 years real wages, adjusted for inflation, dropped or remained stagnant for 70 percent of U.S. workers while CEO salaries rose from 41 times to more than 400 times that of the average wage earner. Median family income dropped while the top 1 percent of the richest families increased their holdings to 40 percent of the total wealth in the country. ...
    Speak Out A 07/10/02 (07/10/02)
    Fighting wildfires THE FIRES out West are uncontrollable. That means, that starting a backfire would be uncontrollable as well. I live out West, and in many of these areas, there is nothing but scrub oak and pine needles. Starting a fire on the side of the highway would only increase the acreage burned, not stop it. ...
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