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Stories from Tuesday, July 23, 2002

Game makes bounty hunting fun (07/23/02)
So you think you might want to earn a little extra cash by rounding up criminals? It's not a common career choice, but if you want to get a feel for bounty hunting, give "Headhunter" a try. The game, from Acclaim, Sega and Amuze for the Playstation 2, is an entertaining and irritating action adventure with plenty of gunplay leavened with a lot of sneaking around...
People & things 7/23/02 (07/23/02)
Giles graduates magna cum laude Caroline La Croix Giles recently graduated magna cum laude from Southwest Missouri State University with a bachelor of science degree in biology. Giles is a 1998 graduate of Central High School and is the daughter of Tom and Mary Giles and the granddaughter of the late Jean and Wilda Rudert and Richard and Margaret Giles...
St. Francis Foundation awards scholarships (07/23/02)
The St. Francis Medical Center Foundation and the Auxiliary awarded 19 scholarships worth $1,000 each to students pursuing health-care careers. The scholarships are endowed by the foundation, auxiliary and individuals. The scholarships are awarded based on factors including financial need, scholastic standing and completion of one full year in an accredited health-care field...
summer camps (07/23/02)
Spending the summer at camp By Laura Johnston Southeast Missourian Kim Phelps wasn't ready to pack her bags for a summer camp far from home, and she wasn't really sure she'd have any fun even if she went. But when the 8-year-old girl arrived for day camp with the Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department, she was surprised...
Area residents graduate from Southeast with distinction (07/23/02)
Southeast Missouri State University conferred degrees to 734 students at the May 11, 2002, commencement exercises. Those graduating with distinctions were: From Advance: Juliet Jeri Bagwell, bachelor of music education, cum laude; Shannon Donald Garner, master of arts; Randy Levi Scheeter Jr., master of science, academic distinction in the School of Graduate Studies and Research...
Missing Mississippi woman calls home (07/23/02)
The family of a Mississippi woman who had been missing for 11 days feared the worst after her car was found abandoned on Interstate 55, five miles north of Cape Gir-ardeau, with a flat tire and the keys in the ignition. The worry may have been for nothing...
Transportation officials say Prop B would aid rural Missouri (07/23/02)
A statewide tax measure on the Aug. 6 ballot would help rural Southeast Missouri, state highway officials say. It would provide more than $400 million in funding for projects in Southeast over the next decade, Kevin Keith, chief engineer with the Missouri Department of Transportation in Jefferson City, Mo...
Transit director taking 'crash course' as he begins new job (07/23/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Jeff Brune can't rely on experience in his new job as executive director and planner for Cape County Transit. Brune has never supervised a transit service until now. Brune, 28, was campaign manager for Gerald Jones, Cape Girardeau County presiding commissioner, until late last week when he was hired as executive director and planner for the county's transit service...
Local investors are holding, diversifying (07/23/02)
By and large, Southeast Missouri investors are not a risk-taking bunch. But local financial experts say that has been to their benefit as they held their own while others lost big during Wall Street's volatile trading during the past few days. They have resisted the temptation to sell, instead choosing to buffer their losses by diversifying into more conservative portfolios or even -- gasp! -- buying additional stock while prices are low...
Home's state shocks even veteran landlord (07/23/02)
Landlord Dorris Huey's nightmare began in March when he decided to evict some new tenants. It ended when the tenants finally were forced to move out in June, leaving behind a scene that shocked even this veteran of the business. Glass was broken out of the front door and elsewhere in the house, a downspout was torn from the exterior, the front doorknob is missing. There are holes in the living room walls and interior sliding doors are busted up. The kitchen stove was burned, Huey says...
Family argument leads to shooting incident (07/23/02)
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- An argument over a ride to work ended with a man fatally shooting his sister before killing himself, police said. The mother of the two victims was wounded in the shooting Sunday night in southeast Independence, police said. The victims were identified Monday as Christina L. Shelton, 29, and her brother, Carlus M. Shelton, 22...
Eight flyers hurt due to turbulence (07/23/02)
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- An American Airlines flight from St. Louis to Fort Lauderdale struck severe turbulence Monday, injuring three flight attendants and five passengers, officials said. No one was seriously hurt aboard American Airlines Flight 3120, but the injured flight attendants and a passenger were taken to Broward General Hospital...
Prosecutor to seek death penalty for accused nurse (07/23/02)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A prosecutor will ask for death by lethal injection if a former nurse is convicted of murdering 10 veterans hospital patients with doses of a paralyzing drug a decade ago. A defense attorney responded Monday that she has seen no proof that anyone was murdered and attacked the prosecution case against Richard Allen Williams as circumstantial...
Medicaid recipients sue state for lost dental benefits (07/23/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Three Medicaid recipients filed a lawsuit Monday against the state of Missouri, seeking dental benefits that ended for adult recipients last month. Their lawyer promised a class-action lawsuit unless those benefits are restored for all in need...
Man wounded by St. Louis police also faces criminal charges (07/23/02)
ST. LOUIS -- A man who was shot by a St. Louis police officer was in serious but stable condition and faced criminal charges Monday. The shooting happened around 1 a.m. in south St. Louis. Police responded to a call of gunfire. When they arrived, they approached Maurice Hoskins, 26, who reportedly had a gun in his belt. ...
Gov. Holden keeps low profile on Prop B as election nears (07/23/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Bob Holden has made clear his support for the Proposition B transportation tax package. Despite his endorsement of the measure, however, the governor has not taken to the stump to sell the plan to voters. Holden spokeswoman Chris Kelly said the governor is focused on his highest priority, elementary and secondary education, but "hasn't shied away" from the transportation issue...
Animal rights protesters challenge ag official's comments (07/23/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Scantily clad female protesters wearing sheer green outfits designed to look like lettuce protested criticism by the director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture of a billboard that uses the images of Jesus and Mary to promote a campaign against milk...
World briefs 7/23/02 (07/23/02)
Greeks stunned by suspects' ordinary lives ATHENS, Greece -- Since police began hauling in suspected members of the November 17 terror group, Greeks have been stunned by the suspects' seemingly ordinary lives and jobs. One was an electrician. One was a retired printer, another a beekeeper...
Some shift investments from stocks to real estate (07/23/02)
CHICAGO -- Adam Slone got burned by the stock market. But his home and rental property stayed rock solid. So now Slone is out of stocks and into real estate. "I think what everybody has learned is that none of us really understand the stock market right now. ...
Doctors study why elderly prone to commit suicide (07/23/02)
WASHINGTON -- Dr. Allan Anderson remembers with frustration how the retired professional who was losing his eyesight calmly explained he would kill himself once he became blind. He didn't wait that long. Senior citizens commit suicide at higher rates than any other age group, and with graying Baby Boomers -- already more prone to suicide than other generations -- entering the riskiest years, psychiatrists fear that could soon worsen...
Death row bill gains support from both parties (07/23/02)
WASHINGTON -- Legislation to provide death row inmates with better access to DNA evidence and qualified lawyers is gathering momentum in Congress, fueled by recent Supreme Court decisions and high-profile exonerations of prisoners who had been sentenced to die...
Women wired to remember emotional experiences more (07/23/02)
WASHINGTON -- Matrimonial lore says husbands never remember marital spats and wives never forget. A new study suggests a reason: Women's brains are wired both to feel and to recall emotions more keenly than the brains of men. A team of psychologists tested groups of women and men for their ability to recall or recognize highly evocative photographs three weeks after first seeing them and found that the women's recollections were 10 to 15 percentage points more accurate...
Nation digest 7/23/02 (07/23/02)
California governor signs bill to curb car exhaust LOS ANGELES -- Gov. Gray Davis signed a law Monday that would make California the first state to restrict automobile emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases believed to contribute to global warming...
Noncitizens must report changes in address to INS (07/23/02)
WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department said Monday it would require all noncitizens to report changes of address within 10 days of moving or risk financial penalties, jail and even deportation. The plan, which relies on a long-neglected 50-year-old law, would apply to 10 million people older than 14 who are living in the United States legally but not as American citizens. ...
Panda closes out successful U.S. run (07/23/02)
SAN DIEGO -- It is always an emotional affair when a superstar makes a farewell tour before departing the stage. Sinatra. Chevalier. Kareem. Hua Mei. The giant panda whose birth at the San Diego Zoo brought rejoicing to a panda-loving populace is going home to China...
New Orleans mayor cracks down on graft (07/23/02)
NEW ORLEANS -- Police began arresting more than 80 people in a bribery investigation of the city's auto inspection and taxi-licensing agencies Monday as the new mayor opened a crackdown on graft in the Big Easy. The auto inspection agency, including its three inspection stations, was shut down by the roundup that began before dawn, and authorities said they expected all 20 employees to be implicated. Two city officials were fired and one of them was among the 84 people named in arrest warrants...
After the wildfires go out, many determined to rebuild (07/23/02)
DECKERS, Colo. -- Mark Flick and girlfriend Anita Langley are living in tents near the burned-out and blackened ruins of their separate cabins. They use baby wipes to keep themselves clean. Every third day, they heat bottled water in the sun or go to a service station to take showers...
Judge approves outside examiner in WorldCom case (07/23/02)
NEW YORK -- The federal judge overseeing the WorldCom bankruptcy case approved the appointment Monday of an independent examiner to ensure an honest accounting of the company's value and investigate for mismanagement, irregularities and fraud. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Arthur Gonzalez granted the Justice Department's request after approving $2 billion in financing to keep WorldCom operating as it reorganizes its finances...
Gephardt seeks to ease legalization for immigrants (07/23/02)
MIAMI BEACH -- Hoping to revive the stalled debate over immigration reform, the leading House Democrat said Monday that his party soon would introduce legislation that would allow millions of illegal immigrants to move toward U.S. citizenship. In a speech here to the National Council of La Raza, a leading Latino group, House Minority Leader Richard A. ...
President says economy strong but won't advise on stock market (07/23/02)
ARGONNE, Ill. -- President Bush had no advice for investors as the stock market gyrated wildly Monday -- "I'm not a stock broker or a stock picker" -- but he said the economy is strong and corporate profits are improving. "You're talking to the wrong guy about what stocks to buy," the president said in a brief exchange with reporters at a national lab involved in homeland defense...
People talk 7/23/02 (07/23/02)
Anniversary marked with wedding ceremony DECATUR, Ga. -- R&B singer Kelly Price celebrated her 10th wedding anniversary by renewing her vows in front of 300 guests -- a noticeable contrast to that first trip down the aisle. "I was seven months pregnant with my first child," Price said in Monday's editions of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "I was 19. It was hot. And I was ready for it to be over. Quick."...
Suspect in Runnion case is charged with murder (07/23/02)
SANTA ANA, Calif. -- The man arrested in the abduction and slaying of 5-year-old Samantha Runnion was charged Monday with murder and other counts that could bring the death penalty. The charges against Alejandro Avila came a week after Samantha was abducted kicking and screaming outside her apartment while playing with a friend. The girl's nude body was found a day later; investigators said she had been sexually assaulted and suffocated...
Administration withholds $34 million for U.N. family planning (07/23/02)
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration, in a victory for social conservatives who oppose abortion, will withhold $34 million that had been earmarked for U.N. family planning programs overseas. Instead, the money will go to international child survival and health programs of the U.S. Agency for International Development, officials said Monday...
Prosecutor - Pilots accused of trying to fly drunk in rehab (07/23/02)
Associated Press WriterMIAMI (AP) -- Two America West pilots accused of being drunk when they tried to fly a jetliner are in alcohol rehabilitation and are set for release a day after their next scheduled court date, prosecutors said Tuesday...
Senate rejects bills offering prescription drug coverage (07/23/02)
AP Special CorrespondentWASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate on Tuesday scuttled rival bills to provide Medicare prescription drug coverage -- one backed chiefly by Democrats, the other principally by Republicans -- in a standoff with implications for the fall campaign...
Chaim Potok, author of 'The Chosen,' dead at 73 (07/23/02)
Associated Press WriterPHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Chaim Potok, the rabbi-turned-author whose Orthodox Jewish upbringing inspired "The Chosen" and other novels that became best-sellers among readers of many faiths, died Tuesday. He was 73. Potok, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2000, died at his home in suburban Merion, said Sharon Stumacher, executive director of Potok's synagogue, Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El...
Lutheran congregation votes to keep limits on women (07/23/02)
NOKOMIS, Ill. (AP) -- The men of Trinity Lutheran Evangelical Church have decided to keep a policy that bars women from voting on church business, a decision that counters the trend within their denomination. Almost all other congregations in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod have given women a vote in church business...
Five Abu Sayyaf members charged in death of American missionary (07/23/02)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department announced indictments Tuesday against five alleged members of the terrorist group Abu Sayyaf in the death of a kidnapped American missionary from Kansas killed in the Philippines...
House debates O'Hare expansion measure (07/23/02)
Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) -- With House Speaker Dennis Hastert an active ally, supporters of expanding Chicago's O'Hare International Airport prepared Tuesday to push through the House a bill they say is crucial for their proposed $6 billion project...
Afghan president requests U.S. soldiers for protection (07/23/02)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- President Hamid Karzai has sidelined his Afghan bodyguards and called in U.S. troops to replace them in a sign of rising security fears following the murder of an Afghan vice president, his aide said Monday. Diplomats said the move followed "serious threats" against Karzai, some believed to have come from within his own Cabinet. The approximately 50 guards who were replaced were part of the 10,000-strong force of fighters loyal to Defense Minister Mohammed Fahim...
Music returns to Iran after hard-liner crackdown in 1980s (07/23/02)
TEHRAN, Iran -- In 1980s Iran, the music all but died. Clerics banned secular songs as un-Islamic. Police stopped cars to check tape decks, and smashed offending tapes. Women were barred from singing or dancing for male audiences. But music is making a comeback. Teenage girls and boys play music together, women's voices dominate the latest Iranian hits, and Western music booms from cars and shopping malls...
Prince Ahmed's cousin killed en route to funeral (07/23/02)
Associated Press WriterRIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- A Saudi prince was killed in a car accident Tuesday while driving to the funeral of his cousin, Ahmed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the owner of Kentucky Derby winner War Emblem. Prince Sultan bin Faisal bin Turki bin Abdullah, a 41-year-old businessman, was killed near Riyadh, according to security officials and a statement from the Saudi royal family...
Key witness against Milosevic refuses to testify (07/23/02)
THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- A former president of Yugoslavia who was forcibly brought to the U.N. war crimes tribunal as a witness refused to testify Monday against Slobodan Milosevic without guarantees he cannot be prosecuted for revealing state secrets...
CIA turncoat reportedly dies in Moscow accident (07/23/02)
WASHINGTON -- Former CIA agent Edward Lee Howard, who fled to the Soviet Union in the mid-1980s after he was accused of selling secrets to the KGB, has reportedly died after an accident at his residence outside Moscow. Howard vanished from Santa Fe, N.M., in September 1985 before the FBI charged him with espionage. He surfaced about a year later in Moscow, where he was granted political asylum...
Sept. 11 fallout proving boon for Lebanese tourism (07/23/02)
BROUMMANA, Lebanon -- It's evening and this mountain resort is filled with wealthy Persian Gulf Arabs, some strolling with their wives and children, others shopping and still others puffing away at water pipes in sidewalk cafes. While Lebanon has always been a prime draw for Arab tourists, industry officials say more Arabs are taking their holidays here and in other Mideastern spots because they fear hassles in the West following Sept. 11...
Pope arrives in Canada for week of World Youth Day festivities (07/23/02)
Associated Press WriterTORONTO (AP) -- With tens of thousands of young Catholic pilgrims waiting, Pope John Paul II arrived Tuesday for a week of World Youth Day festivities with those he calls the future of his church. The frail pope, making his 97th foreign trip as the most-traveled pontiff in history, began his 11-day journey that proceeds to Guatemala and Mexico with a show of determination -- he walked down the stairs from the Alitalia MD-11 jet instead of riding a lift as in recent trips.. ...
Musharraf meets with hardline Islamic leaders (07/23/02)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- President Gen. Pervez Musharraf met Monday with leaders of six conservative Islamic parties in an effort to improve ties with groups that have strongly opposed the U.S.-led war against terrorism. State-run television showed Musharraf greeting the leaders, who wore the long dark robes and white skullcaps. He sought to assure them he was committed to keeping Pakistan an Islamic, not secular, state, according to one of the leaders, Allama Shah Ahmad Noorani...
Peres confirms plan to leave two West Bank towns (07/23/02)
JERUSALEM -- Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres said Monday that the army was prepared to withdraw from two West Bank towns, Bethlehem and Hebron, as long as they remained quiet and if the Palestinians assumed control of security. His comments added to other hints that a deal may be taking shape to end Israel's monthlong occupation of seven West Bank towns and cities. ...
Israeli airstrike kills at least 11 (07/23/02)
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- An Israeli air force F-16 blew up a house belonging to a Hamas leader in Gaza City early Tuesday, killing at least 11 people including his wife and three of their children, Palestinian officials said. The missile strike -- which doctors said also injured more than 100 people -- came at a delicate time in Palestinian-Israeli relations with the sides trading ideas to relieve tensions in the West Bank. ...
Iranian reformists accused of being 'pawns' in U.S. plans (07/23/02)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iranian reformers reacted angrily Monday to accusations by the country's elite military corps that the reformists are "pawns" in a possible U.S. plan to invade Iran. The accusations by the Revolutionary Guards came as the government has been drumming up public outrage against the United States. Reformers have joined in the anti-U.S. protests, wary of being seen as linked to the country considered Iran's greatest enemy...
Retired Salvadoran generals must pay torture victims (07/23/02)
Associated Press WriterWEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A jury Tuesday held two retired Salvadoran generals responsible for atrocities committed during El Salvador's civil war two decades ago and ordered the men to pay $54.6 million to three torture victims...
Some suffering wives look to husband killing (07/23/02)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Married at age 13 to a man 18 years her senior, Ferdows was the wife that Iranian society expected her to be: obedient, and silent, despite the beatings and humiliation. But after 30 years of marriage, she had had enough. She arranged to have her husband, Hedayat, killed, authorities say...
Former ND standout gets role at Mo. Southern (07/23/02)
After seven years of serving as head coach of the Rend Lake College women's basketball team, Ronnie Ressel will be re-uniting with his former college coach at Missouri Southern State College in Joplin, Mo. Ressel, an all-state point guard for Notre Dame High School's Class 2A state championship teams in 1986 and 1987, has accepted a men's basketball assistant position at his alma mater...
Cardinals defeat Giants 5-3 (07/23/02)
Isringhausen strikes out Bonds to give Cardinals a 5-3 win By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports WriterSAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- For Cardinals manager Tony La Russa, this was baseball at its best: Barry Bonds -- hobbled or not -- against Jason Isringhausen with the game on the line...
Cardinals make the most of opportunity against Giants (07/23/02)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Edgar Renteria hit a tiebreaking, two-run double in the ninth inning as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the injury-plagued San Francisco Giants 5-3 Monday night. The Cardinals survived a surprise pinch-hit appearance by Barry Bonds with two outs and a man on base in the ninth inning. Bonds, who has been out since injuring his right hamstring Friday, limped to the plate before striking out on a 3-2 pitch from Jason Isringhausen to end the game...
Putting a Dent in the sport (07/23/02)
He's 21, a professional athlete, lives with buddies in Huntington Beach, Calif., and has appeal among teenage girls. If this sounds like the description of someone who parties every night, well, Taylor Dent would very politely disagree. There are no fast times. He's no Jeff Spicoli. Actually, not even half a Spicoli...
Pirates turn early lead into win over Reds (07/23/02)
CINCINNATI -- Ken Griffey Jr. returned to the Cincinnati Reds' lineup with two singles and a sacrifice fly, but Brian Giles tripled and homered Monday night as the Pittsburgh Pirates took an early lead and held on for a 6-5 victory. Griffey, out with a pulled hamstring since June 24, only jogged after he hit the ball and went 2-for-3 with a walk and a seventh-inning sacrifice fly to the warning track...
Fehr insists strike date not set (07/23/02)
NEW YORK -- Baseball players are still at least 10 days away from considering possible strike dates. In a memorandum sent to players Monday, union head Donald Fehr said no decision on a date has been made, despite a report that one was tentatively set. A union official, speaking on condition he not be identified, said the executive board wouldn't consider setting a date until August at the earliest...
For Ernie Els, it was a phenomenal journey (07/23/02)
GULLANE, Scotland -- Great blunders on great stages often haunt the minds and debilitate the play of famous golfers the rest of their careers. Occasionally, someone escapes, by his grit and the game's grace. Those lucky and brave survivors are rare indeed...
FanFare 7/23/02 (07/23/02)
Briefly Baseball
  • Orioles pitcher Scott Erickson was charged Monday with assaulting his girlfriend after she confronted him about whether he was cheating on her, police said. Erickson and Lisa Ortiz had a "heated argument" that ended with Erickson throwing her to the floor of an elevator in the building where they live, according to a police report...
  • Area sports digest 7/23/02 (07/23/02)
    Wittenborn's no-hitter leads Cape in opener SIKESTON, Mo. -- Cape Girardeau's Ford & Sons American Legion baseball team got a no-hitter from Mark Wittenborn a to breeze past Stoddard County 17-0 in seven innings in a first-round game in the American Legion District 14 Tournament...
    Basketball camp teaches girls skills for game (07/23/02)
    Editor's note: Jenni Miinch attended a basketball camp at Southeast Missouri State University earlier this summer and filed this report about her experience. By Jenni Miinch Dr. James Naismith was a teacher at the YMCA Training School in Massachusetts in 1891. One day, while trying to find a way to interest his bored gym students, he made up the game basketball...
    CEOs, it's time to leave your celebrity at the door (07/23/02)
    It's time for chief executives to give up their celebrity status and get back to business. With a wave of scandals thrusting corporate titans into the hot seat, CEOs need to roll up their sleeves and return to the trenches with the charge of running their companies effectively and ethically...
    Mahala Helms (07/23/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Mahala Bea Buras Helms, 90, died Monday, July 22, 2002, at Clearview Nursing Center. She was born June 24, 1912, in Coleman County, Texas, daughter of Elijah John and Jane Needham Sanders. She married Leslie Earl Helms, who preceded her in death...
    Paul Hope (07/23/02)
    Paul Harold Hope, 91, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, July 21, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center. He was born June 10, 1911, at Pocahontas, Mo., son of James Robert and Bertha Thompson Hope. He and Dorothy Ruth Stewart were married July 25, 1938. She died March 28, 1995...
    Norma Dambach (07/23/02)
    Norma B. Dambach, 86, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, July 21, 2002, at the Lutheran Home. She was born April 14, 1916, at Tilsit, Mo., daughter of Albert and Caroline Loos Birk. She and Gilbert A.R. Dambach were married Nov. 1, 1952, in Cape Girardeau...
    Harold Stafford (07/23/02)
    MALDEN, Mo. -- The funeral for Harold Dean "Birdie" Stafford of Malden will be held at 2 p.m. today at Bradshaw Funeral Home. The Rev. Richard Blagg will officiate. Burial will be in Rosewood Cemetery, with military rites to be conducted. Stafford, 67, died Saturday, July 20, 2002, at Three Rivers Health Care North Campus in Poplar Bluff, Mo...
    Regina Schnurbusch (07/23/02)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Regina B. Schnurbusch, 95, of Perryville died Thursday, July 18, 2002, at Perry County Nursing Home. She was born Jan. 11, 1907, in Perry County, daughter of Gottfried Emil and Mary Theresa Buchheit Wibbenmeyer. She and Theodore B. Schnurbusch were married Sept. 21, 1926, at Apple Creek, Mo. He preceded her in death...
    Albertine Enderlin (07/23/02)
    CONWAY, Ark. -- Albertine Rose Enderlin, 84, of Conway died Friday, July 19, 2002. She was born Jan. 1, 1918, in Conway, the daughter of Frank and Ida Zimmerman Moll. She is survived by three daughters, Jan Lipsmeyer of Hot Springs Village, Ark., Beth Hambuchen of Conway and Ginny Wene of Cape Girardeau; four brothers, Frank Moll of Salem, Ore., Robert Moll of San Jacinto, Calif., Joe Moll of Morton Grove, Ill., and Jim Moll of Phoenix, Ariz.; three sisters, Louise Gillespie of Salem, Ore., Ida Moix of Conway and Dorothy Hess of Conway; 11 grandchildren and six-great-grandchildren.. ...
    Betty Sexton (07/23/02)
    BLODGETT, Mo. -- Betty Lou Sexton, 52, of Blodgett died Friday, July 19, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 27, 1950, in Mattoon, Ill., daughter of Charles and Leola Spurling Bosley Sr. She and Ronald Sexton Sr. were married Nov. 10, 1992...
    Marie Haupt (07/23/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Melinda Marie Haupt, 70, of Jackson died Monday, July 22, 2002, at her home. She was born May 10, 1932, in Jackson, daughter of Charles S. and Malinda Lehmann Evans. She and John G. Haupt were married May 22, 1949. He died April 10, 1995...
    Donald Austin (07/23/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Donald Raymond Austin, 61, of Staunton, Ill., died Monday, July 22, 2002, at Community Memorial Hospital in Staunton. He was born March 14, 1941, at Vanduser, Mo., son of Freeman Walter and Wilma Delores Brown Austin. He and Brenda White were married Nov. 14, 1985, in St. Louis...
    Births 7/23/02 (07/23/02)
    Haskamp Twin sons to Kevin and Elizabeth Haskamp of Columbia, Mo., Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, Wednesday, July 3, 2002. Names, Noah Henry and Ira Gregory. Both weighed 5 pounds 11 ounces. The couple has another son. Mrs. Haskamp is the former Elizabeth Mueller, daughter of the Rev. Adam and Margarete Mueller of Cape Girardeau. Haskamp is the son of Leon and Mary Jo Haskamp of Windsor, Mo. He is a sales representative with Odle and Associates of Columbia...
    Cape police report 7/23 (07/23/02)
    Cape Girardeau Tuesday, July 23 DWITimothy Joe Taylor, 39, of East Prairie, Mo., was arrested Sunday in the 800 block of Broadway for driving while intoxicated, driving with no proof of insurance, driving while revoked and no seat belt. ArrestKarla Helen Stroehlein, 31, of 330 Morgan Oak was arrested Monday on a Cape Girardeau warrant for failure to appear in court...
    Cape fire report 7/23 (07/23/02)
    Cape Girardeau Tuesday, July 23 Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:At 7:47 p.m., a request for emergency medical service at 19 N. Water. At 8:03 p.m., a still alarm at 373 N. Henderson. At 8:47 p.m., a request for emergency medical service at 25 S. Sprigg...
    Out of the past 7/23/02 (07/23/02)
    10 years ago: July 23, 1992 Pilot and passenger in twin-engine airplane are killed when plane crashes in south-central Pennsylvania; plane belonged to Motorcycle Stuff Inc., Jackson motorcycle wholesaler; company is owned by Jim Dodd of Cape Girardeau; authorities haven't identified two victims...
    Accounting woes abound in government too (07/23/02)
    With the bankruptcy filing over the weekend of the globe's second-largest long-distance telephone company, WorldCom, Americans received another signal that all is not well in corporate management. WorldCom already had disclosed that it inflated its profit by $3.8 billion through deceptive accounting. Result? The largest bankruptcy in U.S. history...
    Not a good time to redesign license plates (07/23/02)
    Gov. Bob Holden recently vetoed a handful of bills from this year's legislative session, including a House bill that would have established a license-plate advisory committee to redesign Missouri's auto tags. Thanks to the veto, Missouri taxpayers have been spared the estimated $15 million cost of the redesign effort...
    Police, EMTs and firefighters deserve thanks (07/23/02)
    To the editor: To the individual who thought police officers and firefighters get unfair coverage: I respect your opinion. However, I hold these people in the highest regard. These individuals are underpaid and underappreciated. Every day they are called out to risk their lives to save someone else's without a second thought. I respect anyone who is willing to risk his life for mine or one of my loved ones...
    Speak Out (07/23/02)
    Mooing-cow pollution I WOULDN'T move to Jackson to get away from dogs barking. I live next to a herd of cows. Their constant mooing all hours of the night keeps me and my family awake. Isn't there some kind of city ordinance against loud cows? Computer alternatives...
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