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Stories from Wednesday, July 24, 2002

State ruling on Kinder Morgan plant pushed back (07/24/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A ruling in the dispute over a proposed power plant in Cape Girardeau County will be delayed by at least a month. Kinder Morgan Power Co. is appealing a decision by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to deny the Colorado-based company a permit to operate a 530-megawatt facility near Crump unless expensive pollution control equipment is installed...
Bridge-crossing chase ends with arrest (07/24/02)
29-year-old leads police on two-hour pursuit By Scott Moyers ~ Southeast Missourian A Cape Girardeau County man led police on a high-speed chase for two tense hours Tuesday afternoon, using a stolen luxury van to force cars off the road, dodge road spikes and hit several squad cars and one pedestrian vehicle before finally being stopped in southern Illinois more than 30 miles from where the pursuit began...
New malt beverages yet to tap a market (07/24/02)
You're hip to summer. Your white bikini is the must-have color of the season. Pumas carry you to the gym. You feed on Listerine strips. Certainly, then, you're quaffing the coolest drinks of our time: the light, citrus-flavored malt beverages such as Smirnoff Ice, Skyy Blue, Bacardi Silver, Stoli Citrona and Captain Morgan Gold...
Winners show interesting perspectives (07/24/02)
The professional quality and vibrant colors found in the images selected as semifinalist winners for the Foto Fest contest grabbed the contest judges' attention. Winning photographs showed good contrast, nice color and perspective and an interesting angle on a common object, judges said...
Dutchtown man acquitted of rape, incest (07/24/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- A Dutchtown, Mo., man accused of having sex with an underage female relative was acquitted of all charges Tuesday. Ronald E. Shumate, 41, had been charged with three counts of statutory rape and three counts of incest. A then-15-year-old relative told police Shumate sexually assaulted her three times between June and September 2001...
Police arrest Cape woman after incident at restaurant (07/24/02)
Police arrested the wife of Hamburger Express manager Ron Davis on Tuesday after she threatened an employee at the Cape Girardeau restaurant's drive-through window. Police didn't identify her other than to say she was the wife of the fast-food manager. She was being held in the Cape Girardeau city jail late Tuesday pending the filing of formal charges...
Long-awaited work on sewers to give relief from flooding (07/24/02)
Lee Kimmel stopped counting his damage at $6,000. Five feet of smelly water in his basement last spring proved more than an inconvenience. It was a pain in the pocketbook, too, as his insurance reimbursed him for just $5,000. The city's sewer system in the Arena Park and Ranchito area of Cape Girardeau -- a region between Cape Rock Drive and Hopper Road -- has eroded in spots and several leaks throughout the infrastructure provide means for sewer backwash to inundate many basements when sudden, heavy rains soak the soil.. ...
Participants become 'victims' during Red Cross annual meeting (07/24/02)
Those attending the annual meeting of the local American Red Cross chapter on Tuesday weren't themselves -- for an hour or so, they were disaster victims receiving aid from Red Cross volunteers. The 85th annual meeting's 200-plus attendees were tagged at the door of the A.C. Brase Arena Building as victims of fires, flooding, tornadoes and similar catastrophes to give them an idea of how sudden and devastating an emergency situation can be...
Report, paid for by contractors, says state needs better roads (07/24/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Just two weeks before voters consider raising taxes to fix Missouri's roads, a report paid for by highway contractors finds the state has the third-worst major roads in the nation. The report released Tuesday was written by The Road Information Program, an organization based in Washington, D.C., which prepared the Missouri specifics at the behest of the Associated General Contractors of Missouri. Highway contractors nationwide paid for the overall report...
Panel selects firm to buy tobacco notes (07/24/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri will receive just under $50 million to help shore up the current budget following a vote Tuesday to sell promissory notes that will be paid back later from the sale of bonds backed by the state's tobacco settlement money...
Supreme Court says judge must dismiss family-planning lawsuit (07/24/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Supreme Court has ruled that a circuit judge exceeded his authority by failing to allow the dismissal of a lawsuit over state funding for family planning programs. The state's highest court said in a three-page decision issued Tuesday that Cole County Circuit Court Judge Byron Kinder must abide by an earlier ruling allowing Attorney General Jay Nixon to dismiss the case...
Three drug makers not participating in SenioRx plan (07/24/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Top state officials and advocacy groups for the elderly say large generic drug manufacturers are not participating in the state's prescription drug program, which could lead to higher drug costs for seniors. At a news conference Tuesday, AARP claimed that some drug manufacturers have refused to participate in the Missouri SenioRx Program because it requires them to pay a 15 percent rebate...
Man admits kidnapping daughter, taking her to West Bank (07/24/02)
ST. LOUIS -- A suburban St. Louis man pleaded guilty Tuesday to abducting his daughter and taking her to the Middle East during a custody dispute. Walid Yousef Badra, 44, of Florissant was indicted by a federal grand jury earlier this year. He pleaded guilty to international parental kidnapping...
Skipping the shows - Nature drawing new visitors to Branson (07/24/02)
BRANSON, Mo. -- Deb Bruggeman and Robin Mitra visited the self-proclaimed "live entertainment capital of the world" and didn't see a single show. The two friends spent their weekend away from Branson's traffic-clogged strip and the likes of indoor crooners Andy Williams and Bobby Vinton, instead enjoying the pristine lakes and lush Ozarks mountains that surround the southwest Missouri resort town...
Underground gas lake poses threat (07/24/02)
HARTFORD, Ill. -- An underground lake of gasoline poses health threats to some residents of this Metro East industrial town and should be further studied, according to a new state report. The Department of Public Health found high levels of benzene, toluene, xylene and other solvents in the basements of four houses during tests May 13-17, the report said...
Weather taking toll on state crops (07/24/02)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Heat and dry weather are taking a toll on row crops and pastures, with most of the state receiving little or no rain over the last week, the Missouri Agricultural Statistics Service reported this week. Temperatures across most of the state averaged slightly lower than normal over the last week. Rainfall for the week averaged 0.43 inches over the state, with virtually no measurable rainfall over the northwest and north-central districts...
Film vets want to bring Hollywood to Southern Illinois (07/24/02)
MAKANDA, Ill. -- David and Rebecca Floeter's big 150-year-old Victorian farmhouse in Makanda township would make a good location for a movie. And if the Floeters' dreams come true, their house may, in fact, one day be used in a film. The two Los Angeles film industry veterans, who stepped out of the fast lane two years ago when they moved back to Rebecca's home area, have some big plans for the region...
Region digest 7/24/02 (07/24/02)
Package leaking acid causes UPS to evacuate POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Poplar Bluff firefighters and the Department of Natural Resources responded around 5 a.m. Monday to acid leaking from a package being loaded from a conveyor belt to a waiting UPS delivery truck...
Rare lung illness hits popcorn workers in Midwest (07/24/02)
SIOUX CITY, Iowa -- An Iowa popcorn plant worker has been diagnosed with a rare lung disease linked to inhaling artificial butter flavoring used in microwave popcorn. Federal health officials are testing other workers at the Sioux City-based American Pop Corn Co., makers of Jolly Time popcorn...
ConAgra to lay off Milan employees (07/24/02)
MILAN, Mo. -- ConAgra Foods announced Tuesday that it will lay off 515 people at a north-central Missouri poultry plant. ConAgra wrote to plant employees on Tuesday that it would begin the layoffs Sept. 21 and finish by Nov. 5. The layoffs had been expected in this town of 1,958. ConAgra announced plans in January 2001 to lay off its employees, though it didn't set a date...
Companies repackage products as devices for anti-terrorism use (07/24/02)
WASHINGTON - A year ago, the Navy gave Anthony Mulligan's company a small grant to build a cheap aerial drone for whale-watching. The idea was to make sure marine mammals weren't around during sonar tests. Then came Sept. 11. And, with the help of an Arizona congressman, Mulligan transformed the drone into a potential weapon in the new war on terrorism...
San Francisco voters to decide pot-growing issue (07/24/02)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Frustrated by the government's determination to shut down medical marijuana clubs, San Francisco is thinking about growing its own. The Board of Supervisors voted late Monday to put a measure on the November ballot that would have city officials explore the possibility of growing marijuana on publicly owned lots and distributing it to ill patients...
Grad schools programs expand (07/24/02)
PHILADELPHIA -- Law school applications are up dramatically in the biggest rise in at least two decades, and business schools and other graduate programs are also seeing an increase as more young people decide the job market out there is just too rough...
Philadelphia girl found by police (07/24/02)
PHILADELPHIA -- A 7-year-old girl who authorities said had been abducted from in front of her home was found Tuesday, nearly 24 hours after her disappearance, and appeared to be unharmed, police said. Police said the girl, Erica Pratt, was able to get help after breaking a window at an abandoned building in where she was being held...
Kidnapping victim to write book about time spent as hostage (07/24/02)
WICHITA, Kan. -- A missionary held hostage in the Philippines for more than a year before a June rescue operation that killed her husband plans to write a book, her publicist said. Gracia Burnham's story of being held hostage with her husband, Martin, will be published next spring by Tyndale House Publishers, publicist Nancy Guthrie said Monday...
People talk 7/24/02 (07/24/02)
Gov. Ventura offers basic civics lesson MINNEAPOLIS -- Gov. Jesse Ventura gets down to the basics, from his career to general thoughts on politics, in a 64-page civics textbook for children. In the colorfully illustrated book, Ventura offers thoughts including: "Whenever I meet with kids, I always say, question the status quo, whether it be their teacher or whoever. ... Apathy is our biggest problem. I keep telling kids, you've gotta start voting."...
Government proposes importing ban on aggressive snakehead fish (07/24/02)
CROFTON, Md. -- Interior Secretary Gail Norton is proposing a ban on the importation of 28 species of the toothy, torpedo-shaped fish known as the snakehead. In as little as 60 days, the ban could effectively stop thousands of shipments of fish prized by the pet trade for their pugnacious nature, and favored by Asian fish markets for their delicate flesh and ability to live out of water for days...
Bush job approval takes ratings dip (07/24/02)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush's job approval ratings dipped into the 60s this week, dragged down by worries about the stock market and the economy after nearly a year of sky-high post-Sept. 11 ratings. A bit of a fade was inevitable, analysts said. "One way to put it is that the law of gravity wasn't repealed," said political scientist David Rohde of Michigan State University...
House approves anti-terror package (07/24/02)
WASHINGTON -- The House signed off Tuesday on a compromise $28.9 billion anti-terrorism package, capping a four-month fight that saw lawmakers heed President Bush's demands to limit the bill's cost. Half the measure's money was for the stepped-up battle against terrorism that the Pentagon and intelligence agencies have waged since the Sept. ...
California wildfire threatens 1,500-year-old sequoias (07/24/02)
PINE FLAT, Calif. -- A raging wildfire threatened some of America's giant sequoias Tuesday and the Forest Service called in more than 1,000 firefighters in an all-out effort to save the towering symbols of the West. The 38,000-acre blaze roared through the deep valleys of the Giant Sequoia National Monument and came within two miles of the Trail of 100 Giants, a grove of majestic sequoias that are among the largest and most ancient trees on Earth, with trunks up to 1,500 years old and 20 feet in diameter.. ...
Sharpton labels FBI tape as part of 'smear campaign' (07/24/02)
NEW YORK -- The Rev. Al Sharpton has criticized an old FBI surveillance tape of him discussing a drug deal, claiming the recording is part of a campaign to smear his name. "It will take more than a distorted, 19-year-old tape to stop my exploration to run for the president of the United States," Sharpton told a Tuesday news conference in Harlem...
Police - Four children found inside car trunk (07/24/02)
KEIZER, Ore. -- Two adults were charged with reckless endangerment after four children, ages 7 to 14, were left inside the trunk of an overcrowded car for 30 minutes, police said. Passengers said they ran out of room in the Ford Taurus sedan, which carried 12 people, Sgt. Jeff Kuhns said. The group was going to a barbecue Sunday...
Government charges Abu Sayyaf members in death of missionary (07/24/02)
WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department announced indictments Tuesday against five alleged leaders of the Muslim separatist group Abu Sayyaf for a kidnapping spree that led to the death of an American missionary and several others in the Philippines. None of the five men indicted were in custody, Department officials said. But the indictment details the command structure of a group that the United States considers a top target in its war against terrorism...
Taliban leader Omar hiding in Afghanistan, sources say (07/24/02)
WASHINGTON -- Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar is still believed hiding from U.S.-led forces inside Afghanistan, but most of the al-Qaida leaders he once harbored have left, Bush administration officials said Tuesday. Most of the important captures of al-Qaida figures announced in recent weeks have been on the Pakistan side of the border or elsewhere in the world...
FDA plans to review mercury threat (07/24/02)
BELTSVILLE, Md. -- Pregnant women are urged not to eat four types of fish that could contain enough mercury to hurt an unborn baby's developing brain. But should tuna or other species be on the do-not-eat list? The Food and Drug Administration says a few servings a week of most fish is safe. ...
Mineta - U.S. likely won't meet deadline for airport security (07/24/02)
Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON - The Bush administration all but conceded Tuesday that it will not be able to deliver by the end of the year on a federal aviation security system that combines the best in protection and passenger convenience. Either congressional deadlines for federal security screeners and bomb detection technology will go unmet, or the effort to meet them will result in long lines for travelers, Transportation Secretary Norman Y. ...
Treasury boss O'Neill takes heat for silence (07/24/02)
WASHINGTON -- As the stock market wallows in its biggest funk in four years, the Bush administration's chief economic spokesman, Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill, is strangely silent. O'Neill's lack of reassuring words to the public at a time of economic uncertainty, as millions of horrified Americans watch their nest eggs shrivel, underscores the perception that he is disconnected, analysts said...
Senate rejects bills on prescriptions (07/24/02)
WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Tuesday scuttled rival bills to provide prescription drug coverage for 34 million Medicare recipients, leaving the politically charged issue in limbo little more than 100 days before midterm elections. Democrats and Republicans alike spoke optimistically of a hurry-up stab at compromise -- at the same time they maneuvered for election-year advantage...
Pakistan arrests extremist group members suspected in attack (07/24/02)
MULTAN, Pakistan -- Pakistani police arrested three members of an outlawed Islamic extremist group suspected of involvement in scores of religiously motivated killings in Pakistan, a police official said Tuesday. Three activists of the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi militant group were taken into custody Tuesday in the village of Mailse in southern Punjab Province, Chodhry Iftikhar, deputy inspector general of the Multan police, told The Associated Press...
Pontiff arrives in Canada to join young pilgrims (07/24/02)
TORONTO -- With the world watching, a frail but determined Pope John Paul II walked down the steps of his plane Tuesday instead of using a lift after arriving in Canada to join thousands of young Catholic pilgrims for World Youth Day. Clutching a rail and helped by an aide, the 82-year-old pope inched his way down the 27 steps to the tarmac, drawing cheers from onlookers, after a stiff wind blew off his skull cap...
Military plans next deployment to Philippines (07/24/02)
MANILA, Philippines -- The U.S. will start a series of training exercises in October for Philippine troops that will mean an American military presence in the country for at least eight months running, officials said Tuesday. The exercises will follow a six-month counterterrorism training maneuver designed to help the Philippine military wipe out the al-Qaida-linked Muslim extremist Abu Sayyaf group...
Kuwaiti delegation to visit Guantanamo Bay prisoners (07/24/02)
KUWAIT -- A Kuwaiti security delegation will visit the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, next month to interrogate 12 Kuwaitis being held there on suspicion of ties to Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida terror network, a senior Kuwaiti official said Tuesday...
Alleged plan to distribute banned neo-Nazi music halted (07/24/02)
BERLIN -- Authorities have arrested three men in connection with a plan to produce and distribute compact discs of banned neo-Nazi music that calls for the murder of politicians, entertainers and police officers, the Berlin prosecutor's office said Tuesday...
Slain Palestinian militant lived with constant threat of Israel (07/24/02)
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Described by Israel as the Gaza Strip's "most brilliant and brutal terrorist," Salah Shehadeh spent more than a decade in Israeli and Palestinian jails, and for the last three years was often in hiding as he oversaw Hamas' frequent attacks...
Forensic experts uncover mass grave in northern Bosnia (07/24/02)
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina -- Forensic experts discovered a mass grave in northeastern Bosnia that may contain up to 100 bodies of Muslims killed at the end of the country's 1992-95 war, officials said Tuesday. Murat Hurtic, a member of the Muslim Commission for Missing Persons, said the mass grave was found Monday near the Serb-held village of Kamenica, 45 miles northeast of Sarajevo...
U.S.-trained Afghan soldiers graduate (07/24/02)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- More than 350 Afghan soldiers trained by the U.S. military marched briskly past President Hamid Karzai and Defense Minister Mohammed Fahim on Tuesday in a graduation ceremony, raising hopes that the country will eventually have a full-fledged army that can ensure stability...
Next leader of Anglicans described as politically outspoken (07/24/02)
LONDON -- Rowan Williams, named Tuesday to lead the world's 70 million Anglicans as the next archbishop of Canterbury, was among those caught in the dust and debris of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York City. Despite witnessing the terrible destruction and loss of life, he went on to oppose the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan and the sanctions and threats of war against Iraq...
Competitive tournament could lead to others (07/24/02)
There's never been a lack of golf tournaments in Cape Girardeau County. The calendar has been full of two-person, three-person and four-person scrambles. There's even been an occasional glowball tournament. But for years, something had been sorely lacking from the golf landscape. It seems competitive, individual stroke play tournaments are rarer than double-eagles...
Reds hand 7-2 loss to Pirates (07/24/02)
CINCINNATI -- Austin Kearns drove in four runs and Reggie Taylor had his first career pinch-hit homer as the Cincinnati Reds finished their day of wheeling and dealing by beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-2 Tuesday night. Kearns drove in runs with an infield single and a double off Kip Wells (10-7) and later added a sacrifice fly, making the Pirates pay for walking Ken Griffey Jr. ahead of him all three times...
Renteria leads Cards to late win on Monday (07/24/02)
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...
Morris pitches Cards to 4-0 win over Giants (07/24/02)
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Matt Morris used the All-Star break to regain his focus, and he's been in top form ever since. Morris pitched eight sharp innings and Jim Edmonds homered to lead the St. Louis Cardinals over the San Francisco Giants 4-0 Tuesday night...
World Golf Championship events could go all-American next year (07/24/02)
The World Golf Championships could have a distinctly American flavor next year. All four WGC events are expected to be played in the United States. The NEC Invitational will go back to Firestone, the Accenture Match Play Championship remains at La Costa, and officials are looking at Atlanta for the American Express Championship...
The week ahead in golf (07/24/02)
LOCAL EVENTS
  • Tribal Council four-man scramble, Bent Creek Golf Course, Jackson, Friday. Parks Development Foundation benefi tournament, Cape Girardeau Jaycee Municipal Golf Course, Saturday and Sunday. Three-person scramble, St. Francois Country Club, Farmington, Saturday and Sunday...
  • Harrington, Lions agree on six-year deal (07/24/02)
    Quarterback Joey Harrington joined the Detroit Lions on Tuesday as the advent of training camps helped speed up contract talks for the top picks in April's NFL draft. Harrington, the third overall pick, signed for about $36.5 million over six years, according to a football source who requested anonymity...
    Area sports digest 7/24/02 (07/24/02)
    Memphis racers big winners in ATPR sprints BENTON, Mo. -- Jason Sides led Mike Ward for all 25 laps and the two Memphis, Tenn., racers finished first and second in Saturday's sprint feature race at Auto Tire and Parts Racepark. Ward, the pole-sitter, made several attempts to take the lead, but could never get past Sides. Jason Evans of Sikeston, Mo., was third...
    Fanfare 7/24/02 (07/24/02)
    Briefly Baseball n Snubbed by Kenny Rogers, the Cincinnati Reds went to a backup plan Tuesday and acquired right-hander Brian Moehler from the Detroit Tigers in a five-player deal. The 30-year-old Moehler has made only three starts this season in a comeback from major shoulder surgery. He was expected to start Wednesday against the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates...
    Beat summer rush with simple meals (07/24/02)
    Variations with beef, asparagus SHOPPING LIST Produce: 1 head garlic 1 pound baby potatoes 1 shallot 2 lemons 1 pound (3 cups) cherry tomatoes 1 pound green asparagus 1 small cucumber 1 bunch fresh basil 1 bunch fresh thyme 1 bunch fresh tarragon...
    Healthy berry smoothies add fruit to daily diet (07/24/02)
    The Associated Press Finding ways to work fruit into a daily diet can be a challenge. This recipe from the Oregon Raspberry and Blackberry Commission offers a new way to get up to four servings of fruit in one sitting by blending raspberries and blackberries into a smooth meal...
    Cookbooks offer ideas for healthy eating for diabetics (07/24/02)
    NEW YORK -- The difficult business of keeping lively variety in a diet constrained by special needs is eased by the constant flow of cookbooks catering to those needs. Diabetes is one of the conditions that attracts resourceful cooks who write to help others find solutions to menu and diet challenges. Here are some recent titles:...
    Cookbooks offer solutions for summer entertaining (07/24/02)
    Summer entertaining can mean anything from an informal barbecue in the back yard to a pool party to cooking over an open flame while camping. Whichever way, the goal is to keep the planning and preparation simple in order to enjoy the atmosphere. Several new cookbooks offer a variety of ideas for original summer soirees...
    Humans can't catch feline AIDS (07/24/02)
    jkoch By John Koch, DVM Question: My neighbor's cat was recently diagnosed as having the AIDS virus. Frankly I am a little concerned about this. I didn't know that cats could carry AIDS. I think this has all kinds of health implications. I have already told my kids that they are not to get anywhere near my neighbor's house. What should I do with my cat? He and the neighbor's cat used to regularly cavort with one another. Should I have him put away?...
    Summertime salad (07/24/02)
    Coleslaw is perfect accompaniment to grilled meats or picnic fare. The comedian Buddy Hackett used to tell the story about a man who didn't know anything about farming but who bought a farm anyway. A friend asked him what he was going to plant. "Razor blades and cabbages," the would-be farmer told him. "What could you possibly get out of that?" his friend asked. The landowner replied, "Coleslaw."...
    Ways to make commutes more fun (07/24/02)
    Up until this week, my best friend and I drove twin Honda CRVs purchased a month apart in the summer of 2000. Sadly, she left the Cult of the CRV -- look around, they're absolutely everywhere -- in favor of a Chevrolet Trailblazer. Her trade-in had more than 50,000 miles on it. Mine? Less that 30,000...
    Endless variations for using berries in recipes (07/24/02)
    smcclanahan My parents celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary Tuesday. It is a joy to watch married couples who have withstood just about every diverse situation possible and still hold strong to their wedding vows and commitment made to each other. They have been wonderful parents to all six of us children. For those of you who know them, you will agree that they are just the best! Many more, Mom and Dad...
    Jay Green (07/24/02)
    Jay "James" Green, 26, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, July 23, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
    Marquice Giden (07/24/02)
    MOUND CITY, Ill. -- Marquice Davon Giden, seven months, died Sunday, July 21, 2002, at Cardinal Glennon Hospital in St. Louis, from injuries received in an automobile accident. He is the son of Annie Brown of Mound City. Massie Funeral Home in Cairo, Ill., is in charge of arrangements...
    Trenton Pinkston (07/24/02)
    SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Trenton Dee Pinkston was stillborn Saturday, July 20, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Survivors include his parents, Corey Michael and Deja Renee Craver Pinkston of Scott City; a brother, Dillon Pinkston of the home; paternal grandparents, Benny Pinkston of St. ...
    Verna Prim (07/24/02)
    MOUNDS, Ill. -- Verna Prim, 96, of Mounds died Monday, July 22, 2002, at Daystar Care Center in Cairo, Ill. She was born July 2, 1906, in Pulaski County, daughter of Sylvester and Dora Washington Clanton. She married Von Prim, who died Nov. 27, 1984...
    Births 7/24/02 (07/24/02)
    Keusenkothen Son to Mike and Kara Keusenkothen of St. Louis, St. John's Mercy Medical Center, 2:39 p.m. Sunday, June 23, 2002. Name, Sean Daniel. Weight, 7 pounds 10 ounces. Third son. Mrs. Keusenkothen is the former Kara Shrum, daughter of Jim and Ann Shrum of Cape Girardeau. Keusenkothen is the son of John and Annabelle Keusenkothen of Jackson, Mo. He is employed by Boeing Co...
    Cape fire report 7/24/02 (07/24/02)
    Cape Girardeau Wednesday, July 24 Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:At 1:46 p.m., a medical assist at 721 S. Sprigg St. At 2:03 p.m., an alarm sounding at 1335 Amblewood, Apt. 17. At 7:29 p.m., a medical assist at 212 N. Sprigg St., Apt. 2...
    Cape police report 7/24/02 (07/24/02)
    Cape Girardeau Wednesday, July 24 ArrestsDaniel Fultz, 19, Jeremy Hammack, 29, Thomas Lehmann, 19, and Thomas Corbin, 33, all of 1927 N. Kingshighway, were arrested Monday for stealing. Leticia Butler, 33, of 1502 Jane Dr. was arrested Monday on a St. Charles County warrant for failure to appear in court...
    Out of the past 7/24/02 (07/24/02)
    10 years ago: July 24, 1992 Parents ordered to pay child support in Cape Girardeau County are making payments in less than half of county's child-support cases; figure, at 48.8 percent, is slightly less than state's overall figure of 49.8 percent; numbers were released this week by Missouri Division of Child Support Enforcement...
    Churches work hard for new buildings (07/24/02)
    Some area churches have good reason for celebration. The First Baptist Church in Perryville, Mo., is using volunteer labor to rebuild its sanctuary and add classrooms, a kitchen and fellowship areas. The congregation plans to celebrate Thanksgiving in its new sanctuary...
    New treatment facility means softer water (07/24/02)
    Anyone who has lived in Cape Girardeau awhile knows all about city water. And it doesn't take any scientific research. The water is hard. Very hard. Residents who don't invest in water softeners and use water straight from the tap know it takes more detergent to get laundry clean. Toilets require industrial-strength products to get the rings out every week...
    Missouri needs highway funding now, not later (07/24/02)
    To the editor: Your editorial regarding Proposition B was well-focused on the statewide and long-range advantages and personal disadvantages of voting for this proposition. Roads and other modes of transportation are demonstrably in need of serious attention. ...
    Area businesses get high marks from Cape visitor (07/24/02)
    To the editor: I recently visited Cape Girardeau for the first time to attend my family's reunion, which was great. But the purpose of this letter is to salute three businesses that stand out as exceptional in service. Many times we have a tendency to overlook supporting business in our communities unless someone from the outside calls attention to them...
    Two Cape men make impression on travelers (07/24/02)
    To the editor: I would like to compliment two Cape Girardeau residents for the assistance they provided to my daughter and me when our car broke down on I-55. Jerome Hall of Legal Services stopped to assist us. After determining what was wrong, he called Connell Towing Service to pick us up. While waiting, he let us sit in his car with the air conditioning running, as it was extremely hot. Josh Connell towed our car to his shop and repaired it quickly to get us home. He was also very nice...
    Speak Out (07/24/02)
    Worst mosquitoes WHEN IS the city going to start spraying for mosquitoes? This is absolutely the worst mosquito year in memory. Deserved recognition A CALLER reprimanded the newspaper for giving front-page coverage to the three persons killed in Scott City and sharing that with fallen troopers on the page. ...
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