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Stories from Tuesday, July 16, 2002

Accused murderer slated to appear in court today (07/16/02)
BENTON, Mo. -- A Scott City, Mo., man, accused in the stabbing death last Wednesday of his stepfather, is scheduled to appear in court today. Christopher Jones, 18, is scheduled to appear in court in Benton before Associate Circuit Judge David Mann at 11 a.m...
Computer system aids in search for missing children (07/16/02)
A frantic mother. A missing child. A bad guy on the loose. In times like these, the last thing a police department needs is a slow computer and outdated software, especially considering a Washington State Attorney General's Office study that says 74 percent of missing-child homicides occur within the first three hours of the abduction...
City to pursue $200,000 grant for senior center (07/16/02)
By Sam Blackwell ~ Southeast Missourian JACKSON, Mo. -- The Jackson Board of Aldermen voted Monday night to seek a $200,000 Community Development Block Grant on behalf of the Jackson Senior Citizens Center. The money would go toward a new $500,000 center the seniors organization hopes to build. The center would double the size of the current building, which the group says is too small for its needs...
World briefs 7/16 (07/16/02)
At least 50 reported dead in Nepal landslide KATMANDU, Nepal -- A landslide swept through two mountain villages, killing at least 50 people early Monday, independent Kantipur Radio reported. The landslide hit Dipsung and Sikundel villages in the Khotang district, about 120 miles east of the capital, Katmandu...
Inventor makes big splash (07/16/02)
The Super Soaker was born in a bathroom. In Lonnie Johnson's bathroom, to be exact. An aerospace engineer by day, Johnson tried to invent things after work. One evening in 1982, he was fiddling around with vinyl tubing and a homemade metal nozzle, to see if he could make a cooling device that used water instead of Freon, a gas that can damage the Earth's atmosphere...
Soaker tests (07/16/02)
Washington Post/Dudley M. Brooks Lateisha puts a water toy, and Brandon, to the test in a KidsPost evaluation of the coolest new products. Here, she has the Foam-a-Lator in foam mode. The Foam-a-Lator rated a C plus because it's "more for a little kid."...
Municipal band to play Wednesday (07/16/02)
The Cape Girardeau Municipal Band will perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Capaha Park Band Shell. Special entertainment will be provided by vocalist Trudy Lee. In case of rain, the concert will move to Academic Auditorium. Because of the band camp currently taking place at Southeast, the program will offer music that should be familiar to students of high school age...
Crayola gets into recycling business, lets young artists mix th (07/16/02)
EASTON, Penn. -- If you have a child who is old enough to draw, chances are you also have a minefield of broken crayons scattered throughout your home. The folks at Crayola, who estimate that a kid will wear down about 730 crayons before reaching age 10, have come up with a clever -- if somewhat pricey and complicated -- way to recycle that annoying waxy buildup...
Super Soaker rules (07/16/02)
Don't squirt near the face and don't fill these squirt gun toys with any fluid besides water (and tearless shampoo, when indicated). And don't squirt strangers. Read all the directions and warnings on the box.
Jackson Board of Aldermen actions (07/16/02)
7:30 p.m. Monday, July 15 City Hall Public Hearingn Held hearing to consider the request for the voluntary annexation of .67 acres of land owned by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Nitsch. Action Items Power and Light Committee Approved the semi-annual financial statement ending June 30...
No sharp line where sales taxes start hurting businesses (07/16/02)
An economist says that there is no sharp dividing line where the overall sales tax becomes so high it starts hurting businesses. Voters will decide Aug. 6 on Proposition B, which proposes an increase in the sales tax. Get all the details in Tuesday's Southeast Missourian...
Southeast Missouri State University making cutbacks (07/16/02)
Southeast Missouri State University is cutting back the hours at three higher education centers. Find out the details in Tuesday's Southeast Missourian.
Chamber plan on visitors bureau may save $60,000 (07/16/02)
The Cape Girardeau City Council is considering a switch back that could possibly save the city $60,000 per year. According to a budget proposal submitted at Monday night's meeting by Chamber of Commerce president John Mehner, the city could save $61,838 by having the chamber manage the city's Convention and Visitors Bureau. That amount could be high because it will take a year to determine the proper budget figure depending on the elimination of duplicated services between the chamber and CVB...
Volunteer fair taking place Thursday at Salvation Army (07/16/02)
A number of organizations that work with volunteers will be in attendance at a volunteer fair to be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday at the Salvation Army facility, 701 Good Hope, in Cape Girardeau. "We always need volunteers," said Kathy Denton, a representative of Area Wide United Way...
Create space for learning (07/16/02)
What is necessary to create a learning environment? Plastic chairs molded for a body shape that doesn't exist in the human species? Windows eight feet high with a single pane that opens only after repeated blows with a large dictionary? Or maybe a desk with a fixed top and storage space underneath, one where Mason has to grope for his pencil as all his stuff falls on the floor. Mason's fifth-grade classroom is a hard-backed, banging, groping place to learn...
SEMO cuts back on operation of higher education centers (07/16/02)
Southeast Missouri State University will cut back operations at its higher education centers in Sikeston, Malden and Kennett, Mo., starting Aug. 1, leaving students without access to computer labs, advising, class registration and other office services on Fridays...
Board will stop flagging SAT, other tests when disabled need mo (07/16/02)
NEW YORK -- The College Board said Monday that it will stop flagging the scores of SAT exams taken by disabled students who needed extra time, a practice advocates say violates federal law. The decision came as part of a settlement with Disability Rights Advocates, a nonprofit law firm in Oakland, Calif., averting a possible lawsuit...
Theme park accident injures 19 (07/16/02)
BRANSON, Mo. -- Part of a concrete walkway collapsed over a 4-foot-deep stream at the Silver Dollar City theme park Monday afternoon, sending 19 visitors to a hospital. Most of the injuries appeared to be minor scrapes and bruises, but one woman may have had more serious injuries to both legs, park spokeswoman Lisa Rau said...
Patrol, opponents question transportation tax advertising (07/16/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The TV ad promises voters that they can "help secure funding for the Missouri State Highway Patrol" by backing Proposition B. But voting for the sales and fuel tax increases on the Aug. 6 ballot won't automatically mean more funding for the patrol...
Bethany mayor unhappy officials get discounted Internet access (07/16/02)
BETHANY, Mo. -- Mayor Joe Johnson is livid, and all over what other in the city's government are calling a good deal. "To me this is blatantly wrong. It's unconscionable," Johnson said. The issue? As part of a 10-year contract to provide antenna space on a city water tower, computer company Mid-States Services will pay a fee and offer high-speed Internet access to three city offices and five officials for the discounted rate of $100 a year...
State official says money lacking to enforce tobacco law (07/16/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The state does not have enough money or staff to adequately enforce a new law banning the sale of certain imported cigarettes in Missouri, a state official said Monday. The law targets so-called gray-market cigarettes, which are manufactured overseas for sale abroad but are also sold at low prices in the United States...
Charges likely in bachelor party accident that killed two (07/16/02)
FARMINGTON, Mo. -- Missouri State Highway Patrol investigators expect to seek manslaughter charges against the driver of a Jeep that drove off a 30-foot cliff during a bachelor party, killing two people. The crash happened about 2 a.m. Saturday in a remote area near Farmington...
Death penalty opponents concerned over conference (07/16/02)
CHICAGO -- Attorney General Jim Ryan's office will pick up the tab when 42 state and county prosecutors travel to Las Vegas later this month to get tips on winning death penalty cases. Death penalty opponents complain Ryan is using state money to promote a political agenda in favor of capital punishment -- particularly troubling, they say, in a state that halted executions in 2000 after several men on death row were exonerated and freed...
Mortar shells found at St. Louis golf course (07/16/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Talk about your fairway hazard. One of the Forest Park golf courses in St. Louis is closed while it is being remade. During renovation work over the last six months, three unexploded World War One mortar shells have been found on the course, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Monday...
Appointments boost pensions of former state lawmakers (07/16/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Two former state lawmakers stand to reap rich pensions by recent appointments to the Missouri Labor and Industrial Relations Commission. Sen. David Klarich and Rep. John Hickey, both of suburban St. Louis, resigned their legislative seats when appointed to the commission earlier this month by Gov. Bob Holden...
Prop B departs from tradition of user fees (07/16/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Ever since Missouri began getting out of the mud with modern, paved highways in the 1920s, the users of state roads have paid for the improvements. However, voter approval of Proposition B on Aug. 6 would break Missouri's tradition of relying primarily on user fees such as fuel taxes and license fees to fund transportation improvements...
Woman gets four years for dog-mauling death (07/16/02)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Marjorie Knoller was sentenced to the maximum of four years in prison Monday for the dog-mauling death of a neighbor in their apartment building last year. With time served and credit for good behavior, she could be out in about 14 months...
Police investigate possible sighting of missing Utah girl (07/16/02)
SALT LAKE CITY -- Police said Monday they were investigating a report that a distraught girl about the same age as Elizabeth Smart was spotted in a minivan in Nebraska, possibly being held against her will. Lincoln, Neb., police issued a nationwide alert of a possible abduction last week after witnesses at a gas station convenience store there reported seeing a crying girl, between 12 and 14, with light hair...
Nation digest 07/16/02 (07/16/02)
Soldier's shooting death an accident, military says FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- The shooting of a Special Forces soldier during a role-playing exercise was an accident resulting from mistaken identity, military officials said Monday. A report from the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School said all four people involved in the Feb. 23 shooting "were acting according to their training and their understanding of the situation."...
Some Dems fear Janet Reno may lead them to defeat (07/16/02)
MIAMI -- Janet Reno is the clear favorite among rank-and-file Democrats in her run for governor of Florida, but some party strategists fear she will only lead them to defeat in November. Some Democrats worry that her high negative ratings and her weak fund raising may foil their grand plan: ousting Republican Gov. Jeb Bush and getting revenge against his brother in the state where the 2000 race for the White House was decided...
Pentagon plan would weaken role of Congress (07/16/02)
WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is pushing a series of sweeping proposals that would weaken congressional oversight of the Pentagon and give the military more freedom to manage itself than ever before. The Pentagon has proposed eliminating requirements for filing hundreds of reports on its activities to Congress every year. ...
Maverick lawmaker expects expulsion (07/16/02)
WASHINGTON -- Shouting invectives, convicted Rep. James Traficant proclaimed himself the victim of a government vendetta Monday, declaring he is innocent of bribery, fraud and tax evasion charges but conceding he expects to be kicked out of Congress and sent to prison...
Orphan orca swims toward unknown future (07/16/02)
HANSON ISLAND, British Columbia -- An orphan killer whale was tagging along with members of her birth pod Monday, a day after she return to her native waters from a months-long stay in Puget Sound. The 2-year-old, 12-foot-long orca was not intermingling with the eight other whales but she stayed within calling distance, said John Ford, a whale expert with Canada's Department of Fisheries...
Spy museum may stir, not shake, interest in gadgets (07/16/02)
WASHINGTON -- Imagine a gun disguised as a silvery tube of lipstick, a camera hidden behind a coat button or a tree stump that's really an eavesdropping device. Props for the next James Bond movie? Maybe. They're also genuine tools of spycraft, used by real-life spooks around the world, and these devices and hundreds of other items go on display when the International Spy Museum opens Friday...
Plans offer offices, memorials for WTC site (07/16/02)
NEW YORK -- Sixty- to 70-story office buildings, stores, cultural centers and a memorial to the dead are included in six alternative proposals for the World Trade Center site that will be released today. Officials familiar with the proposals said that all six would replace the 11 million square feet of office and retail space lost in the Sept. 11 attack with a cluster of buildings much shorter than the 110-story twin towers...
Surprise plea spares Lindh life in prison (07/16/02)
From wire reports ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- John Walker Lindh, the young convert to Islam who left California to fight alongside the Taliban, pleaded guilty to two felonies Monday in a surprise deal that spares him life in prison and ensures his cooperation with terrorism investigators...
Train derails in Wisconsin (07/16/02)
ALLENTON, Wis. -- A freight train derailed Monday and at least three cars carrying lumber, waxes and plastics caught fire, officials said. One of the 34 cars that derailed was carrying potash, a moderately hazardous chemical, said Allenton Assistant fire chief Ron Naab...
Deal for Lindh developed quickly over weekend (07/16/02)
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- With a smile and a secret, John Walker Lindh walked into the courtroom. Just after midnight, his lawyers had struck a deal with prosecutors to spare him life in prison after a week of negotiations that even reached the White House...
Stocks drop despite Greenspan's assessment of economy (07/16/02)
AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Wall Street wobbled again Tuesday, dropping sharply at the opening, stabilizing on soothing words from Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan and then falling sharply again in late afternoon amid investors' continuing anxiety about the market's own dynamics...
Stock market's swoon starting to weigh heavily on portfolios (07/16/02)
By LISA SINGHANIA Associated Press NEW YORK -- Wall Street had hoped for a rally this summer -- instead it got a full-scale retreat. Eight weeks of selling have sent the Nasdaq composite and Standard & Poor's 500 indexes to their lowest levels in five years. Even the venerable Dow Jones industrials have suffered, recording six triple-digit losses since the beginning of the month...
Saddam says attack against Iraq would target all Arab states (07/16/02)
Associated Press WriterDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Saddam Hussein sought to rally the Arab world against U.S. plans to topple him, saying in a rare interview published Tuesday that any American action against Iraq would be an attack on all Arabs...
Stocks mixed, markets trim losses following Greenspan's remarks (07/16/02)
AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Soothing words from Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan calmed Wall Street Tuesday, enabling the market to recover from a sharp early drop and at least temporarily stabilize after Monday's volatility...
Leaders split sharply with Bush on future of Arafat (07/16/02)
AP Diplomatic WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- U.N., European and Russian leaders split sharply with the Bush administration Tuesday over the future of Yasser Arafat, insisting that the Palestinian leader legitimately heads his people's statehood movement...
Euro's value tops dollar for first time in 2 1/2 years (07/16/02)
FRANKFURT, Germany -- The dollar was worth less than the euro Monday for the first time in 2 1/2 years, reflecting worries about the U.S. economy and stocks. The breakthrough lent a psychological boost to the euro's supporters, but economists said it was less a sign of new strength in Europe's economies than a milestone in the decline of the dollar...
Radical farmers win in Mexico's airport battle (07/16/02)
SAN SALVADOR ATENCO, Mexico -- Farmers supported by anarchists and anti-globalization activists released their last hostages Monday after winning the freedom of jailed comrades, a victory in their battle to halt construction of a new Mexico City airport...
Militant sentenced to hang for Pearl killing (07/16/02)
HYDERABAD, Pakistan -- Sentenced to hang for the kidnap-murder of a Wall Street Journal reporter, an Islamic militant threatened Pakistan's rulers Monday, saying "We shall see who will die first -- me or the authorities who have arranged the death sentence for me."...
Kuwait University separates the sexes (07/16/02)
KUWAIT -- In the 1970s, women at Kuwait University wore miniskirts, mixed easily with the male students, and joined them for picnics in the desert. No longer. These days, on the six campuses of Kuwait's only university, hundreds of young women are covered in black head-to-toe cloaks. Even those who wear Western dress tend to avoid speaking to men unless necessary...
Russians propose international project to put man on Mars (07/16/02)
MOSCOW -- Russian space officials have proposed an ambitious project to send a six-person team to Mars around the year 2015, a trip that would mark a milestone in space travel and international cooperation. Russia's space program hopes to work closely with NASA and the European Space Agency to build two spaceships capable of taking a crew to Mars, supporting them on the planet for up to two months and safely bringing them home, said Nikolai Anfimov, head of the Central Research Institute of Machine-Building.. ...
China dismisses Pentagon report (07/16/02)
BEIJING -- The Chinese government insists its defense policy is just that -- defensive. A Communist Party newspaper dismisses a Pentagon report raising alarms about the country's military spending as "a wild guess." Though the United States is worrying about a buildup of mainland China's armed forces and its predatory attitude toward Taiwan, experts say a militaristic China is unlikely: Beijing leaders are focused on economic progress...
Nigerian women agree to end weeklong standoff (07/16/02)
ESCRAVOS, Nigeria -- Women holding 700 ChevronTexaco workers in a southeast Nigeria oil terminal agreed Monday to end their siege after the company offered to hire at least 25 villagers and to build schools and electrical and water systems. Representatives said the women would wait until the verbal agreement was put in writing and signed before leaving the Escravos facility...
Enron's India plant now rusty ghost town (07/16/02)
BOMBAY, India -- On a craggy hill overlooking a cove once used by gold smugglers, Enron Corp. set up a $2.9 billion dream enterprise -- what was to be the world's largest natural gas-fired electricity plant. Nine years and a slew of court battles later, the 1,700-acre complex is a rusting ghost town with deserted roads and buildings. ...
Would-be assassin linked to supremacist groups (07/16/02)
PARIS -- Police investigating a suspected neo-Nazi who tried to kill President Jacques Chirac worked to determine if he acted alone. Prosecutors said Monday that the young student was target practicing less than a week before the attack. Maxime Brunerie, the 25-year-old who pulled a rifle from a guitar case and fired at Chirac during France's pomp-filled national day parade on Sunday, remained interned at a psychiatric facility...
Syria sending arms to Iraq (07/16/02)
JERUSALEM -- Syria is funneling weapons into Iraq in defiance of a U.N. arms embargo, an Israeli military analyst reported Monday. In a front-page article in Haaretz daily, Zeev Schiff wrote that weapons and military equipment, mainly from eastern Europe, were being shipped to Syrian ports and then sent on to Iraq by road and rail. The report gave no source for the information...
Arab Palestine plan seeks to resuscitate Mideast peace talks (07/16/02)
JERUSALEM -- In a bid to revive Mideast peacemaking, three leading Arab countries will propose establishing a Palestinian state within the next year, and then leaving two years to establish the final borders and other contentious issues, an Arab diplomatic source said Monday...
Peruvian pop saint inspires curious flock (07/16/02)
CALLAO, Peru -- Hundreds jam the sweltering courtyard outside Sarita Colonia's graveyard shrine to thank her for the miracles she has granted them. Cliques of drag queens strut through the crowd, clutching rose bouquets. Elderly women serve bean stew to anyone who is hungry. Fidgeting children wait in line with their parents to be rubbed with sacred flower petals...
Cape sweeps Perryville (07/16/02)
Dustin Tatum had a solid night at the plate, but it was his defense that stole the show Monday. The Cape Girardeau Ford & Sons center fielder turned in two highlight-reel catches to lead an American Legion doubleheader sweep of Perryville, 7-5 and 7-6 at Capaha Field...
Armstrong moves up to second, but displays signs of weakness (07/16/02)
LORIENT, France -- Lance Armstrong isn't the dominating force he used to be in Tour de France time trials. The three-time Tour winner recorded a rare second-place finish in Monday's ninth stage, taking 11 seconds more than Colombian Santiago Botero to complete a wind-swept course through Brittany...
Ankiel likely done for rest of season (07/16/02)
St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Rick Ankiel, who has thrown only 24 innings in the major leagues since his record wildness in the 2000 playoffs, will not throw again for at least eight more weeks. The left-hander has tendinitis in his left elbow, which has plagued him since spring training...
Phillips gets his first win for Tribe (07/16/02)
CLEVELAND -- Rookie Jason Phillips got his first major league victory, taking a shutout into the eighth inning Monday night to lead the Cleveland Indians to a 7-1 win over the Chicago White Sox. Making just his second big league start and first at Jacobs Field, Phillips (1-1) allowed seven hits in 7 2-3 innings. He walked three, struck out two and got 14 outs on grounders...
Leslie leads Western Conference to victory (07/16/02)
Another win in the WNBA All-Star game for the Western Conference, another MVP trophy for Lisa Leslie. Leslie took over in the second half Monday night, scoring 13 of her 18 points to lead the West to an 81-76 victory over the East. The Western Conference has won all four all-star games and Leslie has left as MVP in all but one of those games...
Phillies utilize longball to rally past Expos 11-8 (07/16/02)
MONTREAL -- Ricky Ledee, Pat Burrell and Scott Rolen homered in an eight-run ninth inning and the Philadelphia Phillies rallied past the Montreal Expos 11-8 Monday night. Trailing 8-3, the Phillies began their big comeback on Ledee's three-run shot off Jim Brower with one out in the ninth...
Woods, Muirfield get acquainted (07/16/02)
GULLANE, Scotland -- Tiger Woods already met his match at the British Open. After finishing a practice round Monday morning before the wind began to whip off the Firth of Forth, Woods headed directly to the driving range. But he ran into a security guard who didn't recognize him and didn't see his credentials...
Tigers players cheer when checks arrive (07/16/02)
DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers are always happy to see Bill Brown on the 15th of the month because it's payday and he delivers their checks. But the Tigers were more excited than usual Monday when the club's traveling secretary arrived with their paychecks, after recent reports indicated the team was having financial problems...
Cardinals edge Dodgers, 4-2 (07/16/02)
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Travis Smith is making it easier for the St. Louis Cardinals. In his seventh major league start and third since replacing the late Darryl Kile on the injury-plagued roster, Smith toughed out 5 2-3 innings Monday night and beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2. He allowed two runs and nine hits...
Kile autopsy confirms he died of blocked coronary arteries (07/16/02)
CHICAGO (AP) -- St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Darryl Kile died from a blockage of the arteries supplying the heart, and there was no evidence any drug use contributed to his death, Cook County's coroner said Tuesday. Kile died of natural causes, according to Edmund Donoghue, the county's chief medical examiner...
Williams will asks for cremation and ashes scattered off Keys (07/16/02)
Associated Press WriterINVERNESS, Fla. (AP) -- Ted Williams, in his will filed and made public Tuesday, said that he wanted to be cremated and have his ashes scattered over the waters off the Florida Keys. But after Williams wrote his will, the baseball legend expressed his desire to have his body frozen, according to the executor of his estate...
The safe choice is no alternative for major-less Mickelson (07/16/02)
The watch is always there, on his wrist, because even on the golf course, in the midst of a tournament, Phil Mickelson likes to keep track of the time. The leaderboard doesn't provide quite enough information. He monitors action on adjacent fairways. He asks marshals and television cameramen for reports on players who came through earlier...
WNBA faces financial, labor woes in sixth season (07/16/02)
WASHINGTON -- The Women's National Basketball Association moved toward Monday night's All-Star Game with both hope and trepidation about its future. That the game was held at MCI Center brightens the mood, because Washington, its crowds large and supportive for the Mystics, understands. And the Mystics know most of those fans care as much about advancing women in every nook of society as basketball, and slant their marketing in that direction...
Area sports brief 7/16/02 (07/16/02)
JACKSON LEGION SLIPS PAST CHAFFEE 13-12 JACKSON, Mo. -- Trevor Thompson delivered a bases-loaded single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to break a 12-12 tie and lift Jackson's American Legion baseball team to a 13-12 win over Chaffee...
Fanfare 7/16/02 (07/16/02)
Briefly Baseball
  • Texas Rangers closer Hideki Irabu was hospitalized Monday with small blood clots in his lungs. Irabu was taken to St. Luke's Hospital by assistant trainer Ray Ramirez about 4 a.m. EDT Monday after complaining of chest pains and shortness of breath...
  • Tobacco aids in research to make vaccine for cancer (07/16/02)
    OWENSBORO, Ky. -- The plants stretching their leaves toward the hot Kentucky sun in a greenhouse near here look like any other ordinary tobacco plant. They are anything but. Deep inside their cells, they are furiously cranking out microscopic fragments of human tumor...
    Plan to improve stroke care tracks treatment of patients (07/16/02)
    WASHINGTON -- Only about two of every 100 stroke victims are treated with the clot-busting drug TPA that might not only save their lives but keep them from being disabled. Many simply don't get to the hospital fast enough, because TPA must be given within three hours of the first symptoms. Hospitals also bear some responsibility: One recent study found fewer than a quarter of eligible patients who had arrived in time got this crucial treatment...
    In review - Motorcross acing game is wild ride (07/16/02)
    There are two kinds of videogame racing fans. There's the purist, who loves realistic competition in such games as "Gran Turismo 3," which features dozens of real cars which react much as real cars do. Then there's the speed nut. He doesn't care if the game is realistic, he just wants to go really fast. Throw some tricks in and the speed nut is in heaven...
    Fireman knows the risks and rewards of chosen career (07/16/02)
    By Natalie Gentry Capt. Charles Brawley has respect for fire. As a Cape Girardeau fireman for 23 years, he know first-hand how dangerous fire can be. "The worst part of my job," the captain said, "is seeing someone get hurt or die."...
    A second try at college degree (07/16/02)
    College was just so much fun the first time around I've decided to go back. Actually I've decided to go back because I want to get another degree -- this time in education. When I started college in the fall of 1997 I didn't know what I wanted to do with my life, so I chose a field I thought I would enjoy and succeed in. I chose elementary education...
    Despite rebound, stocks fall again (07/16/02)
    Concerns about more corporate scandals and a weakening U.S. economy roiled the world's stock and bond markets Monday. In what was one of the biggest one-day swings on the U.S. stock market, the blue-chip Dow Jones industrial average was down more than 400 points in the mid-afternoon before staging a powerful rally that left the blue-chip average down only 45 points for the day...
    Pfizer buying rival in $60 billion deal (07/16/02)
    NEW YORK -- Pfizer Inc. announced Monday that it is buying Pharmacia Corp. for $60 billion in a deal that would give the world's biggest drug company a medicine chest full of treatments for baby-boomer ills like baldness, arthritis, impotence and high cholesterol...
    Frank Ellis (07/16/02)
    SEDGEWICKVILLE, Mo. -- Frank C. Ellis, 88, of Sedgewickville died Monday, July 15, 2002, at the family farm. He was born Dec. 11, 1913, at Lithium, Mo., the son of Walter and Cora Conrad Ellis. He and Jewel Bollinger were married Oct. 2, 1937, and she survives...
    Charles Pruitt (07/16/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Charles "Davy" Pruitt, 36, of Sikeston died Sunday, July 14, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. He was born Sept. 16, 1965, in St. Louis, son of David Levi and Nancy Ann Gilliland Pruitt. He and Kathy Fauss were married Aug. 25, 1989...
    Erin Rose (07/16/02)
    Erin Leigh Rose, 22, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, July 14, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center. She was born Dec. 6, 1979, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Stephen F. and Phyllis A. Garrott Rose. Rose was a member of East Cape Baptist Church in East Cape Girardeau, Ill...
    Hezzie Fisher (07/16/02)
    DONGOLA, Ill. -- Hezzie Fisher, 83, of Dongola died Monday, July 15, 2002, at his home. He was born July 30, 1918, in Dongola, son of Bona and Alice Earnhart Fisher. He and Marjorie Keller were married Jan. 18, 1941. She died Aug. 4, 1986. Fisher worked many years at Union County Wildlife Refuge, retiring in 1983. He was also a farmer. He was a member of First Baptist Church...
    Erma Tucker (07/16/02)
    MCCLURE, Ill. -- Erma J. Tucker, 72, of Addison, Ill., formerly of McClure, died Sunday, July 14, 2002, at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital in Addison. Ford and Sons Sprigg Street Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau is in charge of arrangements.
    Births 7/16/02 (07/16/02)
    Weatherby Son to Anthony Wayne and Jeanna Loren Weatherby of McClure, Ill., Southeast Missouri Hospital, 10:35 a.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2002. Name, Neil Anthony. Weight, 8 pounds 3 ounces. Third son. Mrs. Weatherby is the former Jeanna Ashworth, daughter of Ronnie and Marilyn Ashworth of McClure, Ill. Weatherby is the son of Wayne and Lisa Weatherby of Greenville, Fla. He is a locator for SM&P...
    Drivers injured in local auto accidents (07/16/02)
    Two Cape Girardeau drivers sustained moderate injuries in single-vehicle accidents Sunday and Monday. Tara Smith, 18, was injured in a 3 p.m. accident Sunday on County Road 227, two miles south of Chaffee, Mo. She was taken to Southeast Missouri Hospital...
    Cape fire report 7/16 (07/16/02)
    Cape Girardeau Tuesday, July 16 Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:At 11:12 p.m., an emergency medical service at 901 Mill. At 11:50 p.m., an emergency medical service at 1460 Water. Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:At 2:38 a.m., an emergency medical service at 256 S. Benton...
    Police report 7/16/02 (07/16/02)
    Cape Girardeau Tuesday, July 16 ArrestsLetisha Rucker, 20, of 1409 Brookshire, Apt. 12, was arrested Sunday for domestic assault. Timothy Lamont, 22, of P.O. Box 172, Charleston, Mo., was arrested on two city of Cape Girardeau warrants for failure to appear...
    Out of the past 7/16/02 (07/16/02)
    10 years ago: July 16, 1992 Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Advisory Board voted unanimously yesterday to recommend to city council that sports theme project is its No. 1 priority for use of reserve tourism funds; that decision comes after almost six months of deliberations on eight proposals for funding...
    Correction (07/16/02)
    One of the Southeast Missourian's Sunday editorials, "Strict schools don't always win friends," incorrectly stated that a lawsuit had been brought against Mountain Park Boarding Academy near Patterson, Mo., by the parents of a boy who claims he was mistreated...
    Missouri's 100-days war (07/16/02)
    KENNETT, Mo. -- In about 100 days, Missourians will select what will basically become a new government to manage their affairs in both Jefferson City and Washington, D.C. This is especially true in our state capital, where the entire membership of the "people's representatives" in the House will be selected as will half of the members of the smaller state Senate...
    Don't fall for national no-call-list scam (07/16/02)
    As it becomes easier and easier to obtain information on just about anyone or anything, more and more Americans are looking for ways to keep their lives private. Thanks to the Internet, information is just a few clicks away on any topic imaginable. But the Internet works both ways. There's hardly a computer connected to the Internet that doesn't receive unsolicited e-mails pushing products or services that you may never want or use...
    Air conditioning marks first century (07/16/02)
    Air conditioning has been with us now for a full century. The first air-conditioning unit was installed in a Brooklyn printing plant in 1902. With temperatures and humidity hovering in the sweltering 90s, folks in Southeast Missouri are well-acquainted with sultry summers. Most of us, however, take air conditioning at our homes and where we work for granted...
    Old CHS building also deserves to be preserved (07/16/02)
    To the editor: My compliments to everyone involved in saving the old Marquette Hotel. It's nice to know that an effort to retain such landmarks as the old hotel are alive and kicking in Cape Girardeau. Saving such an important landmark should be applauded by every citizen of Cape and its surrounding communities...
    Many deserve praise for helping to save Marquette (07/16/02)
    To the editor: The word is now official: The Marquette Hotel has been saved. This monumental effort was due to the devotion and assistance of many who wanted to see the hotel preserved for future generations. To this end, I think the following people and organizations deserve recognition and praise: Robin Seiler for co-writing the National Register of Historic Places nomination with me. ...
    If taxpayers voted on TIF, it likely would not pass (07/16/02)
    To the editor: The article Sunday by Bob Miller on tax increment financing was very interesting. If the developer cannot do the whole project, then he should do it in increments without taxpayers' money. I have and always will object to using taxpayers' revenue to support a developer's dreams. ...
    Speak Out A 07/16/02 (07/16/02)
    Major shot in the arm CONGRATULATIONS TO everyone who worked so hard to save the Marquette Hotel. Anyone who doubts the viability of this project needs to head to downtown Paducah to take a look at the great turnaround that happened when that city decided to renovate its historic downtown buildings. ...
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