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Campaign cash continues to flow for 157th District (07/19/02)
Editor's note: These stories are the first of a series on money collected by candidates in Southeast Missouri running for the General Assembly. Look for more stories this weekend. By Marc Powers ~ Southeast Missourian...
Schultz future uncertain after decision (07/19/02)
When the state announced last week a contract for office space would be given to the Marquette Hotel in downtown Cape Girardeau, one aging building was saved and another was put in jeopardy. Today the future of the Louis J. Schultz School building remains uncertain, even though the Cape Girardeau School District still has a contract with Ray Bax of RMB Inc., in Jefferson City, Mo., who vowed in January to purchase the building for $2 million...
30-year-old industrial park getting city water (07/19/02)
Southeast Missourian Employees at the plants and warehouses in and near the industrial park anticipate the day they will be able to raise their water-filled cups in celebration. "The water is not drinkable, and it's not fit for our employees to shower after work," said Tim Simmers, the director of operations at Spartech Polycom, of the current water situation. "We bring in bottled water in coolers."...
Statehouse challenger fights incumbent's fat bank account (07/19/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Challenger Cecilia Fallert of Perryville continued to raise more money than incumbent state Rep. Tom Burcham of Farmington during the second quarter of 2002, according to the latest campaign finance disclosure reports. Burcham began the year with a sizable bank balance and as of June 30 still had better than five times more cash available than his opponent in the Aug. 6 primary for the 106th District seat...
Sikeston girl places in national FBLA (07/19/02)
Standard Democrat SIKESTON, Mo. -- Tara Shoemaker is going to have an exciting start to the school year. She returns to Sikeston Senior High Aug. 15 not only as a senior and vice president of Future Business Leaders of America, but as a national winner...
Advisers - Examining your 401(k) important in hard times (07/19/02)
An allocation strategy is a must for investors of all ages. By Tami Luhby ~ Newsday No matter how much it hurts, experts say you must open your most recent 401(k) statement and see where you stand. It may not make pretty reading with the value of some portfolios decimated as market indices touch five-year lows, but the time is right to make sure you stay on track to meet retirement goals...
Senate earmarks funding support for crime lab (07/19/02)
Southeast Missourian The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday earmarked $970,000 for added equipment and other improvements for the Southeast Missouri Regional Crime Lab. The lab is relocating to a former Southeast Missouri State University warehouse at the corner of South Ellis and Merriwether...
Chamber's volunteer fair aims to serve Cape area (07/19/02)
Eighteen area agencies who rely on volunteers were on hand Thursday for the first Leadership Cape Girardeau Volunteer Fair, sponsored by the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce and its Leadership Cape Committee. Jeff Glenn, director of membership development for the chamber, said the idea for the event actually came about as an outgrowth of the chamber's Leadership Cape program. The program is designed to develop leadership among Cape Girardeau's emerging business and civic leaders...
Cape Girardeau County archives center receives grants (07/19/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- The Cape Girardeau County Archive Center will use two state grants totaling $3,486 to create an index of old Common Pleas court records and further train staff. The secretary of state's office announced the grants on Thursday. Jane Jackson, director of the archive center, said $2,800 in grant money will be used to develop a paper and computerized index of court records dating from 1805 to 1808. A second grant of $686 will be spent on staff training...
Testing the waters (07/19/02)
Users of public and commercial pools in Cape Girardeau County could find themselves splashing in bacteria-filled water without any regulations to protect them. The county's health department annually tests water quality at 14 swimming pools and a local water slide even though, except for motel pools, it has no legal mandate to do so...
Missing mom disappears north of Cape (07/19/02)
A Mississippi mother of four disappeared from Interstate 55 north of Cape Girardeau, leaving little more than an abandoned car with a flat tire and the keys in the ignition, authorities say. Police have not ruled out foul play and are questioning a man who was traveling with her in another car...
Five charged in beating death of Springfield, Mo., man (07/19/02)
BOLIVAR, Mo. -- Five Bolivar residents have been charged in the kidnapping and beating death of a drifter whose body was found dumped along a southwest Missouri gravel road. The incident began when Rocky A. Davisson apparently got into a fight on July 11 with the five in Springfield, where he lived, Polk County Sheriff Mike Parson said...
Third toddler this year dies in Independence (07/19/02)
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- For the third time this year, police are investigating the suspicious death of a toddler in this Kansas City suburb. The two earlier deaths led to murder charges. The latest death came Wednesday night, when 21-month-old Breanna M. Leonard died at 6:30 p.m., three hours after paramedics brought her to Medical Center of Independence...
Lake project endangers rare birds in Marion (07/19/02)
MARION, Ill. -- A pair of northern harrier hawks -- an endangered species in Illinois -- has been found nesting where Marion officials want to build a lake. But the raptors' presence likely will not disrupt the project to build Sugar Creek Lake near Creal Springs, Marion Mayor Bob Butler said...
Missouri judicial candidates cleared to speak on issues (07/19/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri judicial candidates will be able to speak out on disputed legal issues this year under a decision Thursday by the state Supreme Court. The order follows a U.S. Supreme Court ruling a month ago that struck down a Minnesota law prohibiting judicial candidates from announcing views on "disputed legal or political issues."...
Second Missouri bird found dead from West Nile virus (07/19/02)
ST. LOUIS -- First, it was a blue jay in the Bootheel. And on Thursday, for the second time in two days and the second time this year, a bird was found to have the West Nile virus in Missouri. The latest finding involved a dead crow found June 28 in St. Louis city. Lab tests confirmed the illness, said Dr. Howard Pue, chief of communicable disease control and veterinary public health for the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services...
Virus makes way to populous areas within Illinois (07/19/02)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- West Nile virus has hit some of Illinois' more populous areas. A blue jay and six crows were found dead of the virus last week in seven more counties, this time including Madison and St. Clair counties near St. Louis; Rock Island County, which includes the Quad Cities; and Winnebago County, including Rockford...
Green Party plans for fall elections (07/19/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Green Party says it has gathered enough petition signatures to qualify its candidates for the November general election. Party officials turned in more than 15,000 signatures Thursday to the secretary of state's office. If at least 10,000 are verified to be from registered voters, then seven Green Party candidates would appear on various ballots...
Quarter supporters lobby Gov. Holden (07/19/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Supporters of a Columbia artist have hung a banner across from the Governor's Mansion in an attempt to lobby Missouri's first family to back a particular design for the state's commemorative quarter. The banner went up Thursday afternoon on the top of the 10-story Governor's Office Building -- tough to view from the sidewalk but in clear sight from the mansion just across the street...
Head of new Transportation Security Administration resigns (07/19/02)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush's choice to head the new agency dedicated to improving airline security was forced out Thursday amid criticism he failed to adequately consult with Congress and airport officials. John Magaw, 66, cited health reasons for resigning as head of the Transportation Security Administration. But an administration official with knowledge of the situation said Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta asked Magaw to leave...
House panel votes to expel convicted Ohio congressman (07/19/02)
WASHINGTON -- Ohio Rep. James Traficant should be expelled from the House for ethics violations stemming from his bribery, tax evasion and fraud conviction, a House committee decided unanimously Thursday. The full House now will have to vote on whether to accept the recommendation from the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct...
Army secretary defends history of work at Enron (07/19/02)
WASHINGTON -- Army Secretary Thomas White said Thursday he is "appalled and angered" by the scandals that drove Enron Corp. into bankruptcy but denied any role in or knowledge of wrongdoing while he was an Enron executive. In testy exchanges with skeptical senators, White repeatedly said he had played no part in manipulating California energy prices and knew nothing of other improprieties while he helped run an Enron subsidiary...
People talk 7/19/02 (07/19/02)
Pop singer discusses recent breakup SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Marc Anthony spoke for the first time about his breakup with former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres after two years of marriage, saying the two are still in love and are good friends. The Grammy-winning Puerto Rican singer said in an interview on NBC's "Access Hollywood" that he doesn't think he owes anyone an explanation, according to the program's Web site, which published a portion of the interview on Wednesday...
Pittman steps down from AOL Time Warner post (07/19/02)
NEW YORK -- Bob Pittman stepped down as chief operating officer of AOL Time Warner in a shake-up Thursday at the world's largest media company, which has seen its stock dragged down by its flagging America Online division. The announcement came after weeks of speculation that Pittman had been unhappy with pressures from senior management. Pittman had been dispatched in April to rescue the AOL division, which has had a steep drop in advertising revenue...
Dow falls 390 points (07/19/02)
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Dow Jones industrials crashed through their post-terror attack lows Friday in a dramatic 390-point selloff, after news of a government investigation at Johnson & Johnson gave already uneasy investors another reason to pull back...
Judge rejects Moussaoui's plea (07/19/02)
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- The sole person charged in the Sept. 11 terror attacks, Zacarias Moussaoui, tried to plead guilty Thursday and declared himself an al-Qaida warrior loyal to Osama bin Laden. The judge insisted that he take a week to consider the consequences in the death penalty case...
Convicted rapist faces murder charge after fatal stabbing (07/19/02)
BOSTON -- A convicted rapist working at a highway rest area stabbed a woman to death Thursday in the ladies room after she fought off his attempts to rob her, police said. An off-duty state police lieutenant heard a commotion in the restroom in the Route 24 rest area in Bridgewater, about 25 miles south of Boston, and then saw blood on the floor, police said...
U.S. attorney won't prosecute woman who set Arizona wildfire (07/19/02)
HEBER-OVERGAARD, Ariz. -- The woman who got lost in the wilderness and set a signal fire that exploded into a devastating wildfire will not face charges, Arizona's federal prosecutor said Thursday. Residents attending a news conference booed as U.S. ...
Milwaukee officials investigate excessive force incident (07/19/02)
MILWAUKEE -- Police are investigating one of their own after a precinct surveillance tape showed an officer grabbing a suspect by the neck and throwing him on a table, then flexing and patting his arm muscle. The tape shows a March 20 confrontation at the 5th District police station following Billy Miles' arrest on disorderly conduct. ...
Single moms are doing better financially, but still struggling (07/19/02)
WASHINGTON -- Evelyn Dortch left her husband more than a decade ago, got a college degree and now makes enough to support her four children and stay off welfare. The 2000 census showed poverty rates declined for families led by single mothers like Dortch during the 1990s. Welfare reform, a booming economy, greater acceptance of single mothers in the workplace and crackdowns on deadbeat dads contributed to the trend, experts say...
Recall of contaminated beef expanded to 19 million pounds (07/19/02)
Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- A recall of contaminated hamburger linked to possible E. coli bacteria illnesses among 22 people is being expanded to 19 million pounds of meat sold nationwide, the Agriculture Department said Friday...
Officers in videotaped arrest plead innocent (07/19/02)
LOS ANGELES -- The policeman who was videotaped punching a handcuffed teen-ager pleaded innocent to assault Thursday and his attorney said the incident amounted to a "reasonable use of force" under the circumstances. Officer Jeremy Morse entered the plea and his partner, Bijan Darvish, pleaded innocent to filing a false police report. Each faces up to three years in prison if convicted...
Pope prepares for trip to Canada, Guatemala, and Mexico (07/19/02)
The Associated Press VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Brushing aside talk of resignation, Pope John Paul II departs for Canada, Guatemala and Mexico next week on a strenuous 11-day trip that will severely test his frail health. The 82-year-old pope heads Tuesday to Toronto to preside over the Roman Catholic Church's World Youth Day, an event he began in Rome in 1985 that traditionally draws hundreds of thousands of young people from around the world...
Palestinians pilfer ancient sites for loot (07/19/02)
SHEKEF, Israel -- Against a moonlit sky, six dark figures cast silhouettes as they crept along a rocky hill and disappeared down a 2,000-year-old tunnel in search of coins, oil lamps, jewelry, pottery and other precious artifacts. Hiding in thick bramble and weeds, three agents from Israel's Antiquities Authority watched the Palestinians through night-vision goggles before tracking them down in three-hour search through tiny passageways, caves and cisterns deep below the Judean foothills...
More than 60 killed as passenger bus and fuel tanker collide (07/19/02)
KAMPALA, Uganda -- More than 60 people -- including 10 foreigners -- were killed Thursday when an out-of-control fuel truck slammed into a passenger bus and burst into flames in western Uganda, police said. All the passengers on the bus died in the accident, which occurred around 3 p.m. near Lutoto, about 180 miles west of Kampala, police spokesman Asuman Mugenyi said...
Greek police arrest leader of terrorist group (07/19/02)
ATHENS, Greece -- In a major breakthrough against the elusive November 17 terror group, Greek police announced Thursday they captured a leader of the radical leftist organization and had confessions from three other members to bombings and shootings, including the assassinations of American and a British military attaches...
Police officials press for trial of men accused in gang-rape (07/19/02)
MULTAN, Pakistan -- Police asked a magistrate on Thursday to order a trial for 15 men accused in the gang-rape of a woman whose assault was ordered by a tribal council to punish her family. Four of the men are accused of raping the woman last month and the others allegedly ordered it or failed to stop it. Authorities say they will seek the death penalty for the four rapists and prison terms of seven to 10 years for the others...
Vandals desecrate dozens of tombstones (07/19/02)
ROME -- Dozens of Jewish graves were desecrated in a nighttime rampage through a Rome cemetery in Italy's latest display of anti-Semitism, prompting condemnation Thursday from politicians and Jewish leaders. The culprits smashed parts of headstones, ripped off marble Star of David decorations and tore off parts of gravestones bearing Hebrew writing in the Jewish section of the Verano cemetery. At least one coffin was partially ripped open...
Jewish settlers may have sold ammunition to Palestinians (07/19/02)
JERUSALEM -- Five Israelis have been arrested on suspicion of selling thousands of rounds of ammunition to Palestinian militants, Israeli police said Thursday. Two of those detained live in Adora, a Jewish settlement in the West Bank, and their arrests shocked the small community...
The Phillips factor - Capahas' ace leads team's title chase (07/19/02)
When Richie Phillips underwent surgery for a torn rotator cuff in 1997 and continued to experience shoulder problems the next several years, the thought crossed his mind that he might never pitch again. Instead, the Cape Girardeau Craftsman Union veteran right-hander has returned to his familiar role as one of the staff aces, with a 5-0 record and an earned-run average of well under 2.00 -- even if he doesn't have his old velocity...
Yankees, Athletics take different approaches into state events (07/19/02)
The Cape Girardeau Yankees take a 23-6 record and favorable chances into one state tournament, while the Athletics continue their search for the consistency that their counterparts have managed. Their quests for state titles begin today. The Senior Babe Ruth Yankees clinched the North League title to give them a berth in the Senior Babe Ruth state tournament. They will play at 8:30 p.m. today against Washington in Boonville, Mo...
Morris of old leads defeat of Giants (07/19/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Matt Morris is starting to feel like his old self on the mound for the first time since the death of good friend Darryl Kile. He allowed one run in eight innings as the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the San Francisco Giants 5-1 on Thursday...
Woods slips, competition slides ahead (07/19/02)
GULLANE, Scotland -- All week, players here have been saying they hoped to step forward if Tiger Woods stepped back. Woods stepped back Thursday in the first round of the 131st British Open at Muirfield, and 22 golfers sprinted ahead of him, eager for the opportunity to create some positive space between themselves and the world's No. 1 player...
Drew eases back playing with an ailing right knee (07/19/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Though hobbled with tendinitis in his right knee, J.D. Drew still plans to be the St. Louis Cardinals' regular right fielder down the stretch. But for now, he's on a rotation of play a day, rest a day. He likely will sit against most left-handed pitchers...
Back on top - Armstrong in Tour lead (07/19/02)
PARIS -- This time around, 13 must be Lance Armstrong's lucky number. Thursday he won a stage in the Tour de France race for the 13th time in his career, and the victory was enough to give him the overall lead in the race and the yellow leader's jersey for the first time since he won the prologue in Luxembourg on July 6...
LaRue slams Reds past Pirates (07/19/02)
PITTSBURGH -- Jason LaRue hit a grand slam with two outs in the eighth inning after an intentional walk, capping a five-run burst that carried Cincinnati past Pittsburgh. Even after LaRue homered, the Reds still needed left fielder Russell Branyan's run-saving catch in Pittsburgh's three-run eighth to wrap up their fourth victory in five games. They stayed 3 1/2 games behind St. Louis in the NL Central...
Outdoors digest (07/19/02)
Boone Cave bats get their own gated community ROCHEPORT, Mo. -- Missouri's newest gated community is also its most exclusive. Its subterranean home sites are reserved for bats. Boone Cave, on the Overton Bottoms Conservation Area near Rocheport, has traditionally provided critical habitat for endangered gray and Indiana bats, said Rick Clawson, wildlife research biologist for the Missouri Department of Conservation. ...
Area sports digest 7/19/02 (07/19/02)
Fowler, Myers repeat as Lassies Classic champs Diane Fowler and Harriette Myers of New Madrid won their fourth consecutive Lassies Classic -- and fifth overall -- winning the two-day scramble tournament Thursday at Cape Girardeau Country Club by five strokes...
Friday's FanFare (07/19/02)
Briefly Basketball
  • Reserve forward Devean George agreed to terms on a four-year contract to stay with the NBA champion Lakers. George's contract is worth slightly less than $18.5 million, according to a source...
  • The system - You give. I take. (07/19/02)
    Here's a sign of old age: I had to be reminded that it's tomato season -- time to do my annual whining for freebies. Holy schmoly! My brain's shrinking faster than I thought. Last week, my wife squeezed out a few minutes to go by the farmer's market to check on this year's crop. ...
    Artifacts (07/19/02)
    Country music to promote voting The country band Little Big Town will perform at Westfield Shoppingtown West Park Thursday in an event called "Love Your Country. Vote." Little Big Town consists of Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Roads, Phillip Sweet and Jimi Westbrook, who made their first appearance as a group on the Grand Opry...
    Over my dead body (07/19/02)
    These are the 10 songs Jeff Rosanswank of Cape Girardeau wouldn't want to live without: 1. "Born To Run" -- Bruce Springsteen The all-time classic teen-age male anthem. It's got it all: Passionate young lovers, fast cars, the city streets and screaming guitars. In my opinion, this is the ultimate rock 'n' roll song of all time...
    Emmy nominations show enthusiasm for innovation (07/19/02)
    LOS ANGELES -- "Six Feet Under," "The Shield" and "24" rode a wave of Emmy enthusiasm for innovative and daring television dramas in nominations announced Thursday. Veteran contenders including "ER," "NYPD Blue" and "The Practice" were shut out of major categories as Emmy voters overcame their usual reluctance to recognize new programs and stars, with Michael Chiklis, Kiefer Sutherland and Jennifer Garner among first-time nominees...
    Everybody's a critic - 'The Crocodile Hunter' (07/19/02)
    No stars Have you ever passed through your kid's room while he is watching a movie and been stopped in your tracks wondering, "What is that?" Then you found yourself watching this fiasco and being pulled into it for a few minutes wondering how anyone could actually waste good money putting it together?...
    Country music to promote voting (07/19/02)
    The country band Little Big Town will perform at Westfield Shoppingtown West Park Thursday in an event called "Love Your Country. Vote." Little Big Town consists of Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Roads, Phillip Sweet and Jimi Westbrook, who made their first appearance as a group on the Grand Opry...
    Sighs and whispers behind the curtain (07/19/02)
    HURON, Ohio -- That huge sigh of relief you hear is the cast of "The Nerd" letting out their collective relief that the show is over. The five-day run flew by and went wonderfully, though not without a few hitches. We pulled in nearly 2,000 people and had them rolling in the seats every night...
    Spirit of Tom Runnels lives on at the Cat Ranch (07/19/02)
    MARBLE HILL, Mo. Artist/writer/sign painter/humorist/war veteran/philosopher/raconteur Tom Runnels died nearly two years ago at the cabin he built in the woods, a place he called the Cat Ranch. In life Runnels most artfully welded pieces of metal into outsized cowboys and Indians and longhorns. In death he is coaxing creativity from others, some of whom never knew him...
    John Jarrett (07/19/02)
    ADVANCE, Mo. -- John Jarrett, 66, died Thursday, July 18, 2002, at his home outside Advance. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
    Jerry G. Pulliam (07/19/02)
    JONESBORO, Ill. -- Jerry Gaylon Pulliam, 52, of Jonesboro died Thursday, July 18, 2002, at his home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Lutz & Rendleman Funeral Home in Anna, Ill.
    Audrey Dolle (07/19/02)
    Audrey Leora Dolle, 89, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, July 18, 2002, at the Fountainbleau Lodge. Arrangements are incomplete with McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
    Clarence Haertling (07/19/02)
    Clarence "C.R." Haertling, 88, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, July 18, 2002, at the Lutheran Home. He was born Jan. 13, 1914, son of Oswald H. and Augusta E. Pfeiffer Haertling. He and Elda Buck were married Oct. 10, 1937, at Altenburg, Mo. Elda died Aug. 11, 2000...
    Melvin Heise (07/19/02)
    Melvin A. Heise, 88, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, July 18, 2002, at the Lutheran Home. He was born Dec. 11, 1913, in Wayne County, Mo., son of Albert F. and Louise Baker Heise. He and Ruth Inglehart were married Dec. 22, 1934, at Egypt Mills, Mo. She died Feb. 25, 1999...
    Donna Hasty (07/19/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Donna Mae Hasty, 53, of Sikeston died Thursday, July 18, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. She was born Nov. 23, 1948, at Sikeston, daughter of Heartsill and Helen Mae Ziegenhorn Daniel. She and Noel Dean Hasty were married April 9, 1966, in Bel Aire, Md...
    Jerry Richardson (07/19/02)
    LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. -- Jerry Scott Richardson, 58, of Lake Elsinore died Sunday, July 14, 2002, in a car accident in Lake Elsinore. He was born in San Bernardino, Calif., and had lived in Lake Elsinore for three years. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees at San Jose State University and his doctorate at the University of Memphis. He was professor of music at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau for 20 years before he retired as a professor emeritus in 1999...
    Stephen White Jr. (07/19/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Stephen Bernard White Jr., 22, of Sikeston died Tuesday, July 16, 2002, at his home. He was born May 9, 1980, in Sikeston, the son of Ruby Jones of Clarksdale, Miss., and Stephen Bernard White Sr. of Sikeston. He attended Sikeston High School...
    Marshall Pobst (07/19/02)
    SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Marshall Pobst, 79, of Scott City died Wednesday, July 17, 2002, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Feb. 13, 1923, at Lusk Chapel, Mo., son of Lawrence and Effie Knight Pobst Sr. He and Alice Nadine Jones were married Oct. 27, 1951, in Jackson, Mo. She died March 4, 1977...
    Births 7/19/02 (07/19/02)
    Schamburg Son to Jason J. and Amy E. Schamburg of Perryville, Mo., Southeast Missouri Hospital, 1:11 a.m. Friday, July 12, 2002. Name, Dalton Jay. Weight, 7 pounds 11 ounces. First child. Mrs. Schamburg is the former Amy Schumer, daughter of Gary and Norma Schumer of Perryville. She is employed at Southwestern Bell Telephone. Schamburg is the son of Sandy and Lorin Eggemeyer of Chester, Ill., and David Schamburg of Perryville. He is employed by Robinson Construction Co...
    Cape police report 7/19/02 (07/19/02)
    Cape Girardeau Friday, July 19 ArrestsChristy Martha Itter, 22, 905 S. Ellis, was arrested Wednesday for stealing clothing at Famous Barr in Cape Girardeau. Christina Lynn Henderson, 17, 4 N. Pindwood, was arrested Wednesday for stealing jewelry at Famous Barr...
    Cape fire report 7/19/02 (07/19/02)
    Cape Girardeau Friday, July 19 Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:At 10:14 p.m., an emergency medical service request at 902 Jefferson. At 10:30 p.m., a power line down at 1500 Parkview. At 10:49 p.m., an emergency medical service request at 5 S. Kingshighway...
    Out of the past 7/19/02 (07/19/02)
    10 years ago: July 19, 1992 Friedheim - The Rev. Wayne Palmer is installed as new pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Friedheim during afternoon services; rite of installation is conducted by the Rev. Dell J. Crockett of Jackson, counselor of Jackson-Bootheel Circuit; preacher at service is the Rev. Robert J. Daniel of Cape Girardeau, who has been serving Trinity as interim pastor...
    Correction 7/19/02 (07/19/02)
    This is a historic photo of the drive-in restaurant Wimpy's in Cape Girardeau. The name of the business was incorrect on Thursday's Faces & Places page. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
    Vandalism is best curbed by watchful eyes (07/19/02)
    So many folks who call themselves Southeast Missourians have rural roots that include both working in the family garden while growing up and enjoying the bounty of garden produce. But there are some of our neighbors who, for a variety of reasons, either don't have space for a garden or the know-how to be successful gardeners. In some instances, these are individuals who could benefit from having not just fresh produce, but enough to can for future use...
    Forest fires present conundrum of balance (07/19/02)
    For weeks, wildfires have been raging across the country, mostly in the West where vast forests are being burned in drought-stricken states. Once again, the debate is raging between those who believe forests and wilderness should be protected from the forces of nature and those who believe natural disasters -- including fires -- have a way of producing needed benefits...
    Companies find ways to keep employee pay low (07/19/02)
    To the editor: I agree with Robert Polack's letter. Manufacturing jobs have been declining or have been cut back. Companies have been laying off workers making higher wages. Then they hire workers for peanuts. They no longer believe in keeping the hard worker or loyal worker...
    Urge senators to vote against CEDAW treaty (07/19/02)
    To the editor: In 1980, President Carter signed the U.N. Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, also known as CEDAW. President Clinton failed to get it ratified in 1996. In June, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing on CEDAW and was to hold another one this week. ...
    Speak Out (07/19/02)
    Thanks for wallet I JUST wanted to put in a positive note to the person who found my wallet at Wal-Mart. So often you hear the negative things, but this person turned my wallet in. There was $100 in it. I just want to thank the person who turned it in along with the money in it. I don't know who you are, but it made me have a sense of appreciation for living here in Cape Girardeau. I just want to say thank you...
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