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Stories from Thursday, July 18, 2002

Census - Cape region too sparse to be urban (07/18/02)
It is a mile that seems a lot longer now. That's how much the cities of Cape Girardeau, Jackson and Scott City missed qualifying as an urbanized area, a population-based designation those city leaders hoped would give them a stronger voice in local transportation decisions and planning...
Bollinger County's emergency switch (07/18/02)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. Pop quiz, Bollinger County residents: What is the sheriff department's phone number? The ambulance phone number? Fire department? While 98 percent of the U.S. population can answer those questions with three numbers, 911, residents in Bollinger County must remember 21 digits -- excluding the area code -- for those three emergency departments...
Watchdog group rates congressional delegation on waste (07/18/02)
A Washington watchdog group against government waste has given the Missouri congressional delegation rankings that fall along party lines -- the two Republicans got fairly high marks and the Democrat got a failing grade. But all three -- U.S. Sens. Kit Bond and Jean Carnahan and U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson -- are united on one front: The $44 million price tag of constructing a new federal courthouse in Cape Girardeau is not an example of governmental overspending...
School wish list remains mostly unfulfilled (07/18/02)
The Cape Girardeau Public Schools Foundation is inching toward meeting its $600,000 fund-raising goal, but it's about to lose its leader. So far the district has raised $90,000 for items on a wish list for the new Central High School, including wrestling mats and fencing for the ball fields...
Cancer death teaches boy lesson about life (07/18/02)
At only 11, Austin Hawkins of Advance, Mo., has learned that clouds really do have silver linings, that good deeds are rewarded, and that there are angels among us. When Austin was just a kindergartener, he had the sad experience of losing someone dear to him to cancer. He played T-ball, and the coaches for his team were his own mother, Nanie, and a friend of theirs, Darlene VanGennip. The two families were very close...
I. Ben Miller - making ice cream history in Southeast Missouri (07/18/02)
Dallas Niswonger has an old "I. Ben Miller" porcelain sign. Niswonger, a collector of Cape Girardeau memorabilia, also has a milk bottle and an ice cream carton from Miller's ice cream emporium. Gail Crites has a couple of I. Ben Miller milk bottles herself...
Cub scout pack supports widows and orphans (07/18/02)
Cub Scout Pack 16 of St. Vincent de Paul School in Cape Girardeau recently received a certificate of appreciation from the Widows and Orphans Fund of New York. The certificate resulted from a $112 contribution the pack made following the Sept. 11 attacks. The scouts raised the money by selling tickets to the Cape Girardeau Exchange Club's ham and bean dinner...
Baby elephant dies at Springfield zoo of herpesvirus (07/18/02)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Dickerson Park Zoo's nationally recognized breeding program was dealt a blow Wednesday when the first Asian elephant calf born by artificial insemination died of a mysterious herpesvirus. The nearly 3-year-old calf, named "Haji," was found about 3 a.m. ...
State officials report campaign funds (07/18/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Bob Holden, who faces re-election in two years, is already stockpiling campaign cash. The Democrat's money on hand grew more than six-fold in three months, from just under $20,000 in April to just over $132,000 in late June...
Missouri, EPA find no sign of dump (07/18/02)
HERCULANEUM, Mo. -- Excavations this week near the Doe Run Co.'s lead smelter have turned up no evidence of illegal toxic dumping, a Missouri Department of Natural Resources spokeswoman said. Searchers for the DNR and the federal Environmental Protection Agency uncovered trash and crushed barrels, but nothing dangerous like the chemicals including cancer-causing polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, alleged to have been buried, DNR spokeswoman Connie Patterson said...
Small plane crashes into building in KC suburb (07/18/02)
LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) -- A small plane crashed into a building in this Kansas City suburb Thursday morning, killing two people, according to broadcast reports. WDAF-TV reported the plane crashed near a small airport near Interstate 470 and Missouri 291, about 15 miles southeast of Kansas City...
Ex-nurse indicted in hospital deaths (07/18/02)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A Boone County grand jury on Wednesday indicted a former nurse in the deaths of 10 patients who died on his watch at a veterans hospital, a procedural move that replaces charges filed last month. The indictments against Richard Allen Williams, 36, removed the need for a preliminary hearing, scheduled for Thursday, on the original charges. Instead, Williams is to be arraigned Monday on the counts filed by the grand jury...
Boat explodes at Hannibal (07/18/02)
HANNIBAL, Mo. -- A small boat was destroyed after it blew up at the Hannibal riverfront, but several people nearby pitched in with fire extinguishers to help avert a disaster. Two other boats at the Mississippi River marina not far from the northeast Missouri town's historic area were damaged in the explosion Tuesday. No one was hurt...
False cannabis prompts investigation (07/18/02)
KENNETT -- Geraldine Rhodes was playing a game of cards with her husband, Robin, when she received a call of warning from her friend, Imogene Dennis. "Imogene asked me what the police were doing in my yard. At the time I didn't know what was going on. But when I looked outside I saw the police staked out in front of my house."...
Former nurse charged in deaths of four patients (07/18/02)
MONTAGUE, Texas -- A former nurse who came under suspicion after a sharp increase in hospital deaths was traced to the same shift has been charged with murdering four patients with drugs and is suspected in 16 other deaths. District Attorney Tim Cole said Wednesday he has not decided whether to seek the death penalty against 36-year-old Vickie Dawn Jackson...
People talk (07/18/02)
Crowe lights cigarette and legal battle SYDNEY, Australia -- A cigarette that Russell Crowe smoked on Australian television has sparked a legal battle. The Nine Network on Wednesday began a challenge in Sydney's Federal Court against a ruling by Australia's broadcasting watchdog that it had breached a law banning the advertising of cigarettes...
Mississippi executes convicted killer; state's first execution (07/18/02)
PARCHMAN, Miss. -- A 39-year-old man convicted of gunning down a state trooper in 1987 was put to death by injection Wednesday in Mississippi's first execution in 13 years. Tracy Alan Hansen was pronounced dead at 6:32 p.m. Hansen fatally shot Bruce Ladner after the trooper pulled him over for speeding. Ladner was shot once in the shoulder and once in the back as he lay face down on the roadside...
Investigator visited woman same day she drove children into bay (07/18/02)
MIAMI -- A woman who deliberately drove into Biscayne Bay with her two children had been visited twice in the days leading up to the incident by investigators looking into anonymous calls to a child-abuse hot line, authorities said Wednesday. Kisha Bethel, 22, and her 5-year-old daughter died Monday after the sport utility vehicle sank in 10 feet of water. Bethel's 3-month-old son survived but was in a deep coma on life support...
Officers in videotaped arrest plead innocent (07/18/02)
Associated Press Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The police officer who was videotaped punching a handcuffed teenager pleaded innocent to assault Thursday and his attorney said the incident was "reasonable" use of force under the circumstances...
Head of Transportation Security Administration resigns (07/18/02)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- John Magaw, the head of the Transportation Security Administration, resigned Thursday. No reason was given for his resignation. Magaw will be replaced by Adm. James Loy, who recently retired as commandant of the Coast Guard and then was named deputy undersecretary for transportation security and chief operating officer of the TSA...
Judge refuses to accept Moussaoui's guilty plea (07/18/02)
Associated Press Writer ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- Zacarias Moussaoui, the only person charged as a Sept. 11 conspirator, attempted to plead guilty Thursday to new federal charges that could bring him the death penalty. But the judge -- in a rare bench ruling -- insisted he take a week to think about it...
Texas woman mauled to death by pet pit bulls (07/18/02)
HOUSTON (AP) -- Four pit bull terriers fatally mauled a woman who had raised them from puppies, authorities said Wednesday. Dorothy Carter, 52, was found Tuesday night by her husband after he returned to their home in Splendora, 35 miles northeast of Houston. The dogs, which weighed between 45 pounds and 100 pounds, were standing over her body...
Teen drug, alcohol use at lowest levels in decade, survey says (07/18/02)
WASHINGTON -- Drug, alcohol and cigarette use among sixth- to 12th-graders is at the lowest level in years, partly because adults are doing more to keep their kids away from illicit substances, according to a survey released Wednesday. Parents and teachers are warning students about drug use and encouraging kids to nurture other interests by joining extracurricular school and religious activities, the 2001-02 Pride Survey said...
Census finds more schooling means higher lifetime earnings (07/18/02)
WASHINGTON -- What is the difference between a high school diploma and a medical degree? About $3.2 million, says the Census Bureau. Someone whose education does not go beyond high school and who works full time can expect to earn about $1.2 million between ages 25 and 64 -- a typical work-life period, according to demographers...
Grasshopper infestation in West called worst in nearly 60 years (07/18/02)
INSECT PLAGUE By Amy Lorentzen ~ The Associated Press VERDIGRE, Neb. -- Their numbers swelled by the drought, grasshoppers and Mormon crickets are ravaging crops and pastures across the West in what could be the biggest such infestation since World War II...
Abducted girl found dead (07/18/02)
STANTON, Calif. -- A kidnapped 5-year-old girl was sexually assaulted and suffocated before her nude body was dumped near a rural road in what investigators said Wednesday was a "calling card" from the killer warning that he intends to strike again...
Anti-terrorism chief says he believes bin Laden is dead (07/18/02)
WASHINGTON -- FBI counterterrorism chief Dale Watson said Wednesday he believes Osama bin Laden is dead -- the first time a senior U.S. law enforcement official has publicly given an opinion on the al-Qaida leader's status. Watson, speaking at a conference of law enforcement officials at a downtown hotel, quickly emphasized that he had no evidence that bin Laden was dead, but his comments suggest that the FBI has no intelligence that proves bin Laden is alive...
Sprint announces second-quarter losses of $68 million (07/18/02)
Associated Press WriterKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Sprint Corp. announced Thursday that it lost $68 million during the second quarter as heavy losses in its wireless division eclipsed gains in its local and long-distance sector. The Overland Park, Kan.-based company's overall losses off $68 million compared with earnings of $43 million during the same period last year...
Daughter of 'Dear Abby' creator takes over column (07/18/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The distributor of "Dear Abby" on Wednesday said the advice columnist's daughter is now the sole author of the newspaper column. Pauline Phillips, 84, also known as Abigail Van Buren, acknowledged in December 2000 that she had been sharing writing duties with her daughter, Jeanne Phillips, since 1987 for the column she created...
Embattled Traficant clings to his conspiracy defense (07/18/02)
WASHINGTON -- Confrontational to the end, Rep. James Traficant on Wednesday accused House ethics panel lawyers of lying, the federal government of a vendetta and the jury that convicted him of not liking him because of his attitude. "I've been railroaded once and I'll be damned if I'll be railroaded again," Traficant shouted over the pounding gavel of House Ethics Chairman Joel Hefley, who tried futilely to get the flamboyant Ohio Democrat to calm down...
Government charge cards misused by Army personnel (07/18/02)
WASHINGTON -- Some 200 Army personnel used government charge cards to get $38,000 in cash that they spent on "lap dancing and other forms of entertainment" at strip clubs near military bases, Sen. Charles Grassley said Wednesday, citing findings of a congressional investigation...
Pittman steps down as head of AOL Time Warner (07/18/02)
NEW YORK (AP) -- Bob Pittman is stepping down as the chief operating officer of AOL Time Warner as part of a management shake-up, the company announced Thursday. The company's stock has been under heavy pressure in recent months over concerns that the company's flagship AOL online service is faltering. Pittman is a veteran of the AOL side of the company...
Moroccans booted off disputed island (07/18/02)
JEBEL LEILA, Morocco -- Elite Spanish soldiers swooped in aboard helicopters Wednesday, capturing a disputed Mediterranean island occupied by Moroccan soldiers for more than a week. Neither side fired a shot. The Spanish soldiers quickly detained the troops in the surprise assault on the island claimed by both countries, supplanting the Moroccan flag with their own. Morocco said the operation was tantamount to "an act of war" and demanded that Spain withdraw...
Preservationists hope to protect China's Great Wall (07/18/02)
BEIJING -- Built 2,000 years ago to keep out Mongol marauders and Manchu militias, the Great Wall of China now faces a more modern threat. And this time, it's from the inside. City dwellers on holiday strew garbage over the wall's battlements and carve their initials into its bricks. Villagers cart away pieces to make sheep corrals and developers are leasing land at the wall's base to build tract homes...
Official - Arafat may be naming prime minister (07/18/02)
JERUSALEM -- Yasser Arafat is considering the appointment of a prime minister to share the day-to-day running of government once a Palestinian state is declared, a senior Palestinian official said Wednesday. The idea of shifting at least some executive powers to a prime minister was seen as a compromise that could provide a way out of the impasse created by the refusal of Israel and the United States to deal with Arafat directly. ...
Oil facility takeovers spread in Nigeria (07/18/02)
ESCRAVOS, Nigeria -- Hundreds of unarmed women seized control of at least four more ChevronTexaco facilities in the Niger Delta Wednesday, even as the 10-day occupation of an oil terminal by other village women ended. The occupations were spurred at least in part by the crushing poverty in which villagers live amid the region's oil wealth. Nigeria is the world's sixth-largest exporter of oil and the fifth-largest supplier to the United States...
Three civilians killed in Tel Aviv suicide bombing attack (07/18/02)
TEL AVIV, Israel -- Two suicide bombers blew themselves up seconds apart in downtown Tel Aviv Wednesday night, killing three civilians and wounding more than 40, police and witnesses said. The attack took place between a cafe and a theater in a rundown neighborhood where many foreign workers live. Police said two of the dead were foreign laborers and many of the wounded were from Romania. Past Palestinian bombing attacks have targeted Israeli civilians...
Investigators interviewing U.S. troops in air raid that killed (07/18/02)
BAGRAM, Afghanistan -- Investigators looking into a U.S. air raid that killed Afghan civilians arrived in Uzbekistan on Wednesday to interview U.S. troops involved in the operation, a U.S. military official said. Spokesman Col. Roger King said the team had arrived at Khanabad air base but wouldn't give more information...
First national strike in Britain by public employees in decades (07/18/02)
LONDON -- Hundreds of thousands of municipal employees -- from street sweepers to architects -- staged a one-day strike Wednesday, closing, libraries and recreation centers in their first national walkout in more than two decades. The 24-hour strike over pay in England, Wales and Northern Ireland also affected social workers, garbage collectors, school cafeteria workers, librarians and government-employed architects of public housing and public works...
Defense lawyer appeals verdict in kidnap-slaying (07/18/02)
KARACHI, Pakistan -- A defense lawyer asked a Pakistani appeals court Wednesday to overturn the convictions of three Islamic militants in the kidnap-murder of Wall Street Journal correspondent Daniel Pearl. In a petition filed with the High Court of Sindh province, attorney Rai Bashir said the case against Salman Saqib, Fahad Naseem and Shaikh Adil was "false and baseless."...
One-day subway strike makes a mess of London travel (07/18/02)
Associated Press Writer LONDON (AP) -- Commuters elbowed their way onto overcrowded buses, wove through traffic on bicycles or simply walked to work Thursday as a 24-hour subway strike turned London into a transportation mess. Thousands of residents woke early to endure drawn-out trips across the capital, and many arrived at work late anyway. Some businesses posted signs saying they were closing early because of the walkout...
Spanish, French police detain leaders of terrorist group (07/18/02)
MADRID, Spain (AP) -- Spanish and French police arrested 14 suspected leftist radicals Thursday, including the Paris-based leadership of an underground group that has targeted Spain. Interior Minister Angel Acebes told reporters the arrests were a "very hard blow" for GRAPO, whose previous leaders were apprehended two years ago in the French capital...
Shanks ready to return after sprint crash (07/18/02)
Alex Shanks is still sore, and not all of it is physical. Shanks said Wednesday that he'll take a new approach into Saturday's sprint races at Auto Tire and Parts Racepark, a week after his car was destroyed in a crash triggered by contact with Robbie Standridge...
Q&A - Mike Wallace (07/18/02)
Mike Wallace, part of a racing family that includes brothers Rusty and Kenny, has won on the Busch, Craftsman Truck and ARCA levels, but cut his teeth on dirt tracks throughout Missouri in the 1980s and early '90s. Between racing Saturday in a Busch Series event and Sunday in a Winston Cup race, Mike stopped by SEMO Motor Speedway near Sikeston, Mo., to sign autographs and answer questions about his racing roots...
Legion rallies for tie, then tops Sikeston in 12 innings (07/18/02)
American Legion baseball games don't get much more unpredictable than Wednesday night's matchup between Cape Girardeau Ford & Sons and visiting Sikeston. Cape scored five runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to forge an 8-8 tie and force extra innings. Ford & Sons needed to score another two-out tally in the 10th -- on a home run by Josh Ford -- for a 9-9 tie, then won it 10-9 in the 12th on a leadoff homer by Dustin Tatum...
La Russa ejected from game (07/18/02)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Plate umpire Joe West ejected St. Louis manager Tony La Russa in the bottom of the second inning Thursday. With the Cardinals and San Francisco Giants tied at 1, West called out catcher Mike DiFelice on strikes. DiFelice spoke to West as he headed back into the dugout. Pitcher Matt Morris, the next batter, also talked with West, who took off his mask to address Morris...
Tiger on a grand mission at Muirfield (07/18/02)
GULLANE, Scotland -- Two larger-than-life posters of Tiger Woods stand guard at the entrance of this coastal town steeped in golf tradition, an ominous reminder that the 131st British Open is all about one man and one mission. No one has ever won the Grand Slam...
The week ahead in motorsports (07/18/02)
AREA EVENTS
  • Late model, modified, hobby stock, pure stock and cruiser classes at Malden (Mo.) Speedway, 7 p.m. Friday. Motorcycle and ATV divisions at SEMO Speedway, Blodgett, 7:30 p.m. Friday. Motorcycle and ATV divisions at Auto Tire and Parts Racepark, Benton, 8 p.m. Friday...
  • Maddux, Braves roll past Marlins 10-0 (07/18/02)
    ATLANTA -- Greg Maddux pitched seven shutout innings and Gary Sheffield had three hits, helping the Atlanta Braves beat the Florida Marlins 10-0 Wednesday night. The Braves (60-35), who have the best record in the major leagues, won their second straight after a three-game losing streak -- their first since mid-May. The Marlins have lost a season-high seven in a row...
    Michael Waltrip has the makings of a racing star (07/18/02)
    The biggest names in NASCAR -- Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Dale Jarrett, Bobby Labonte -- each drew a roar from the sellout crowd at Chicagoland Speedway, even if the ovations for Gordon and Stewart were mixed liberally with boos. Lesser drivers got polite applause and a sprinkle of cheers during last Sunday's prerace introductions...
    Giant rally overtakes Cardinals at home (07/18/02)
    ST. LOUIS -- Jeff Kent hit a tying home run in the eighth inning and Benito Santiago connected for a go-ahead homer in the ninth as the San Francisco Giants rallied for a 5-4 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday. Santiago hit a 3-0 pitch from reliever Dave Veres (3-5) into the left-field seats with one out, helping the Giants overcome a 4-1 deficit...
    The fans' clear message to the majors - Don't you dare (07/18/02)
    Barry Bonds, bionic? To puff the All-Star home run derby, baseball's marketers created an animated television commercial. Every cartoon/player came with exploding biceps, triceps, pecs, lats. This side of Brooke Shields, never have eyebrows looked more menacing. And we saw through the flesh and bone of Bonds' shoulder a framework of metal...
    FanFare (07/18/02)
    Briefly Baseball
  • Devil Rays placed pitcher Wilson Alvarez on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday because of left elbow tendinitis. The Rockies have begun negotiating a contract extension for manager Clint Hurdle that could be in place before August, a Denver newspaper reported. Team spokesman Jay Alves would not confirm the report published in the Denver Post saying all contract negotiations are confidential...
  • Area sports digest 7/18/02 (07/18/02)
    Jackson Legion loses a pair to Sikeston, Dunklin Co. JACKSON, Mo. -- Jackson's American Legion baseball team suffered a pair of losses in two make-up games Wednesday. Sikeston defeated Jackson (18-15) 14-4 in eight innings. Austin McDowell was 2-for-4 with two RBIs for Jackson. Jacob Priday was 3-for-4 with a triple and a home run for Sikeston. Josh Snell suffered the loss...
    Health calendar 7/18 (07/18/02)
    Today Fibromyalgia Support Group will meet from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in conference room B at St. Francis Education Center. Diabetes Support Group meets from 2 to 4:30 in conference room A at St. Francis Education Center. Stroke Club meets from 7 to 9 p.m. in conference room A at St. Francis Education Center...
    Computers take on a new role in health care (07/18/02)
    Trolling the Internet for health information, says Donald Kemper, chief executive of the health information firm Healthwise, is a lot like hunting through the woods for mushrooms. There are plenty of delicious morsels out there "and enough danger to give pause."...
    Fit to Print team updates 7/18/02 (07/18/02)
    SHAPE UP CAPE Point totals for the week of July 8 The Fit for Print team earned 859 points for a team average of 85.9 per person. Our competitors: * St. Andrew's Fit for Eternity: 884, Average per person: 88.4 * Cape Girardeau Public Library's Bookin' Team: 307, Average per person: 43.8...
    Health briefs (07/18/02)
    Hospital's program helps children who stay alone A program to help children and parents learn what skills are needed and safety points to be considered when children are home alone will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. July 31 at Southeast Missouri Hospital...
    West Nile virus found in Southeast Missouri (07/18/02)
    A dead blue jay found in southeast Missouri was infected with the West Nile virus -- the first confirmed case of the disease in Missouri this year, the state health department said Wednesday. The discovery of the dead blue jay in Stoddard County also marked the first time the disease has been confirmed outside the St. Louis area and in a bird other than a crow...
    Continuing fantasies of summer (07/18/02)
    July 18, 2002 Dear David, At the beginning of every summer it's natural to fantasize about all the wonderful experiences that await. As a boy, mine revolved around baseball. As a teen-ager, baseball was still the fantasy but the girls who came to the games became part of it. Nothing is quite as exquisite for an innocent teen-age boy as the ache the beauty of girls can cause...
    Geraldine Dormeyer (07/18/02)
    The funeral for Geraldine Marie Dormeyer of Cape Girardeau will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's Cathedral. Msgr. Richard Rolwing will officiate. Entombment will be in Cape County Park Mausoleum. Friends may call at Ford and Sons Sprigg Street Funeral Home from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Friday...
    Carol Crowden (07/18/02)
    DELTA, Mo. -- Carol Leon Crowden, 69, of Delta died Wednesday, July 17, 2002, at his home. He was born March 15, 1933, in Lamar, Ark., son of Mary Crowden Ferguson. He and Nadine King were married Dec. 3, 1955. Crowden was a retired self-employed farmer, and retired as an inseam trimmer at Florsheim Shoe Co. in Chaffee, Mo...
    Mary Schmidt (07/18/02)
    Mary C. Schmidt, 84, of Hannibal, Mo., died Tuesday, July 16, 2002, at Beth Haven Nursing Home in Hannibal. She was born April 12, 1918, in St. Louis, daughter of Joseph and Mary Catherine Bruner Severs. She and Ralph J. Schmidt were married Oct. 14, 1941. He died Nov. 5, 1961...
    Viola Dannenmueller (07/18/02)
    ORAN, Mo. -- Graveside service for Viola Regina Dannenmueller of St. Louis will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens in Morley, Mo. The Rev. John Harth will officiate. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Dannenmueller, 87, died Tuesday, July 16, 2002, at Green Park Nursing Home in St. Louis...
    Sally McAtee (07/18/02)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Sally Rose McAtee, 67, of Perryville died Wednesday, July 17, 2002, at the Perry County Nursing Home. She was born Oct. 16, 1934, in Perry County, the son of Thomas and Idelle Moore Cissell. She was employed by International Shoe Company. She was a member of Christ the Savior Catholic Church in Brewer, Mo...
    Maxine Ancell (07/18/02)
    W. Maxine Ancell, 77, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, July 17, 2002, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Feb. 18, 1925, in Chaffee, Mo., daughter of Edward Franklin and Audra Leota Patterson Alsobrook. Ancell retired as an insurance clerk at Cape Girardeau Surgical Clinic. She was a member of First Christian Church at Chaffee, Mo...
    William Grindstaff (07/18/02)
    PATTON, Mo. -- William Peter Grindstaff, 102, of Ann Arbor, Mich., died Sunday, July 14, 2002, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor. He was born Dec. 13, 1899, at Patton, son of John H. and Effie Nugent Grindstaff. He and Mary Inez Haynes were married Oct. 27, 1932. She died Feb. 14, 2000...
    Gae Anderson (07/18/02)
    Gae V. Hannah Joyce Anderson, 78, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, July 17, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Dec. 15, 1923, in Eminence, Mo., daughter of Carl D. and Sadie L. Conway. She and Lyle Hannah were married in 1944. He died in 1961. She and Charles L. Anderson were married Oct. 15, 1974, in Granite City, Ill...
    Ruth Fadler (07/18/02)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Ruth V. Fadler, 90, of Perryville died Tuesday, July 16, 2002, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. She was born Nov. 20, 1911, at Perryville, daughter of Leon and Emma Guyot Feltz. She and Albert Fadler were married July 29, 1929. He died June 17, 1990...
    Births 7/18/02 (07/18/02)
    Dacus Son to Mitchell Brian and Victoria Lynn Dacus of Cape Girardeau, St. Francis Medical Center, 3:34 a.m. Thursday, July 11, 2002. Name, Quinton Leslie. Weight, 7 pounds 15 ounces. Third child, second son. Mrs. Dacus is the former Victoria Linhart, daughter of Caroline Linhart of Cape Girardeau, and the late Jerry Linhart. ...
    Jackson fire report 7/18 (07/18/02)
    Cape Girardeau Thursday, July 18 Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:At 7:42 a.m., an emergency medical service at 212 S. Kingshighway. At 8:52 a.m., an emergency medical service at 1024 S. Benton. At 4:06 p.m., a box alarm at 2536 Boutin...
    Cape police report 7/18/02 (07/18/02)
    Cape Girardeau Wednesday, July 17 ArrestsMelissa Jones, 32, of 102 Ross, Sikeston, Mo., was arrested Tuesday for possession of ephedrine with the intent to manufacture. David Eaves, 35, of 102 Ross, Sikeston, was arrested Tuesday for possession of ephedrine with the intent to manufacture and for driving while revoked...
    Out of the past 7/18/02 (07/18/02)
    10 years ago: July 18, 1992 Claude "Nip" Kelly recently opened Sprigg Street Service Station/Convenience store at corner of Sprigg and Themis; Kelley remodeled building in August 1990; it was used as Greyhound bus station until mid-1991. Marble Hill - Construction of municipal pool will start in two weeks, without blessing of mayor; Adrian Shell, who was elected in April, insists money endowed to town for building pool is being misused because complex housing municipal offices will also be built with the money.. ...
    Correction 7/18/02 (07/18/02)
  • The Cape Girardeau Citizen Financial Task Force will hold its second meeting at 7 p.m. today at the Osage Community Centre. The information which was published Wednesday was incorrect. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
  • References to God abound (07/18/02)
    By Raymond H. Vogel A recent decision by a federal appeals court in California held that "under God" in our Pledge of Allegiance, when recited in a public school, violates our U.S. Constitution. While this decision will probably be overruled, perhaps we should examine what led the court, and other courts, to make this kind of decision...
    Southeast Missouri is lode of legal talent (07/18/02)
    Of all the trial courts in Missouri, none is in a position to make decisions that affect so many Missourians as the Cole County Circuit Court in Jefferson City, Mo. Because it's the circuit where the state capital is located, lawsuits challenging state laws and other matters of state government are routinely filed in the Cole County court. ...
    Farm Bureau still wants MoDOT reforms (07/18/02)
    For the first time since 1924, a major statewide funding plan for Missouri highways won't have the support of the Missouri Farm Bureau, whose members form one of the largest and best-organized grassroots organizations in the state. At the same time it announced it wouldn't support Proposition B on the Aug. ...
    Jackson Jaycees deserve support for fine fireworks (07/18/02)
    To the editor: There are many reasons I am a proud Jackson resident. Homecomers, Friday-night football and friendly people all contribute to the small-town atmosphere that other citizens and I love. The Fourth of July celebration in the city park is yet another highlight in our community...
    Speak Out 07/18/02 (07/18/02)
    CONCERNING THE proposed increase in taxes on tobacco products in Missouri: Tennessee has increased so-called sin taxes on tobacco and alcohol products and raised the state sales tax. Missouri would profit from surrounding states by leaving the sin taxes alone. ...
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