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Stories from Monday, July 29, 2002

Red House site analysis starts with records (07/29/02)
James McNerney's company conducts archaeological research all over the Midwest, often for companies preparing for construction or for highway projects. This time the company is looking for signs of the man who started Cape Girardeau more than 200 years ago...
Crop circles baffle Naperville, Ill., farmer (07/29/02)
NAPERVILLE, Ill. -- Caution Naperville residents: A soybean-destroying alien may be on the loose. That or a huge M. Night Shyamalan fan. Someone -- or something -- cut a crop circle in Steve Berning's soybean field last weekend, damaging more than 10 percent of the 8-acre field...
Medicinal plant gets thorough examination (07/29/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Alan Stevens looks at purple prairie coneflowers blooming in Johnson County, Kan., test plots and sees a bridge between farm fields and mainstream medicine. The flower, also known as echinacea, already is used by consumers as a cold-fighting immune system stimulant...
Program doubles rate of fish growth (07/29/02)
The Wichita Eagle WICHITA, Kan. -- Initially, it looks like just another Kansas pond. But let a lure or bait spend much time below that placid surface, and it's obvious this is not just another pond. Two casts into a recent visit, a chunky, 4-pound smallmouth bass split the surface with acrobatics that would make a gymnast proud...
Residents of Glenallen prefer old version of town's name (07/29/02)
GLENALLEN, Mo. -- Along the way, somebody forgot to tell the people of Glenallen that the spelling of their town changed. Not that it would matter much, anyway. The two-word spelling is listed in two different phone books. The local newspaper uses the two-word spelling. Even the current postmaster, Louise Acup, thought the spelling was two words for several years before someone presented her with a Bollinger County history book...
Community digest for July 29 (07/29/02)
FFA member goes to public speaking academy Amanda Birk, a member of the Jackson FFA Chapter, participated in the Missouri FFA Public Speaking Academy held June 18 to 20 on the campus of Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg. During the three-day event, FFA members used the Internet and communication technology to develop and refine an effective speech. Each student presented his or her speech as part of a contest at the conclusion of the academy...
Reading, 'riting, 'rithmetic (07/29/02)
The small white schoolhouse was about the right size for "Annie-Annie Over." "Annie-Annie Over" was a popular game a century ago, when one-room schools were popular throughout the nation -- in both urban and rural areas. First off, the game is played over a building that you can throw a ball over and be able to run all the way around it...
Woman organizing Ursuline reunion (07/29/02)
It is always a challenge to organize a class reunion. People scatter, addresses are lost, and classmates just lose contact with one another. Loretto Shy Alexander of New Madrid, Mo., has a harder job. She's trying to organize a school reunion for a school that no longer exists, the Ursuline Academy, an all-girls' boarding and day school in Arcadia, Mo...
Wiffleball tourney wraps up (07/29/02)
The dust was flying and the fans were cheering as nearly 60 people filled Steve and Debbie Unterreiner's back yard Sunday afternoon for the final game of the Wack-Fest wiffleball tournament. In the end, it was a near-home run by Natties' team member Mark Rubel caught at the fence by Regulators' outfielder Paul Unterreiner that closed the tournament with a 6-2 triumph for the Regulators...
Military digest for July 29 (07/29/02)
Sergeant finishes exercise in East Africa Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. John B. Hankins, son of Jean and Charles M. Hankins of Anna, Ill., recently completed two months of training exercise and humanitarian missions in the East African nation of Djibouti while assigned to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, based in Camp Lejeune, N.C...
Missouri town reels from ConAgra's plans to pull out (07/29/02)
MILAN, Mo. -- Eighteen months ago, ConAgra Foods Inc. sent word that it would end its contract for poultry deboning operations at Milan, erasing more than 500 jobs from a community of about 2,000 residents. Anxieties, gossip and tensions increased as the conglomerate kept pushing back the shutdown date, even as it whittled some jobs while running radio and newspaper ads soliciting temporary hires...
Fire in assisted-living center kills 1 resident, injures 3 (07/29/02)
ELLISVILLE, Mo. -- A fire that damaged an assisted-living center in this St. Louis suburb killed one resident and injured at least three others. About 80 other residents were helped to safety. The dead woman, whose name had not been released Sunday afternoon, was found inside the Autumn View Gardens center after firefighters controlled the four-alarm fire that broke out shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday, authorities said...
Missouri prepares to give a break to late taxpayers (07/29/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The state of Missouri is preparing to make a deal with delinquent taxpayers: Pay up in the next three months and avoid being penalized or paying interest. While the offer appears overly generous for a state government, it's purely practical. Missouri needs the money to help fund education and officials hope that by showing a little mercy, people will pay their delinquent taxes...
Low water level prevents excursions on Missouri River (07/29/02)
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- Low water levels on the Missouri River have prompted a New Orleans company to cancel four excursions up the river, costing cities along the river tourism dollars. RiverBarge Excursion Lines, a New Orleans company, announced Friday it would cancel the trips up the river because of current water levels...
Illinois corn growers hope for rain (07/29/02)
OMAHA, Ill. -- Some Illinois corn growers are worried that a dry July -- coming at a critical time in plants' growing cycles -- could leave crops severely damaged. This summer, farmers in the southeastern part of the state have been plagued by scorching heat and little rain. Despite reports the region was to see some rain Friday, there were only sparse showers...
Community shocked at number of people charged (07/29/02)
BOLIVAR, Mo. -- The growing number of people charged in the beating death of a small-town drifter has shocked this Southwest Missouri town. Court records contend that four men -- all allegedly involved in the burgeoning southern Missouri methamphetamine and marijuana trade --beat Rocky Davisson so badly that police had to use his tattoos to help identify his body. Several others allegedly knew about the killing and decided to help the accused instead of calling the police...
Traveling antiques show inspires dreams of treasure (07/29/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Little did Jo Dorsey know what a good investment she was making 25 years ago when she spent $1,800 for a carved cat that was part of a century-old carousel. Appraisers for the PBS television hit "Antiques Roadshow" told Dorsey during a stop Saturday in Kansas City that the Christmas gift she bought for her mother was worth $35,000 to $45,000...
Funding disparity in GOP primary for 154th District (07/29/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Robbie Myers had nearly more $10,000 in campaign cash on hand at the end of June than Gayle Kingery, his opponent in the Republican primary for the 154th District seat in the Missouri House of Representatives. Myers, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., raised $5,505 from April 1 through June 30, the period covered by campaign finance disclosure reports due last week with the Missouri Ethics Commission. He spent $3,040.56 and reported $11,920.44 in the bank...
West Nile virus now found in mosquitoes in St. Louis (07/29/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Nearly a year since dead birds around St. Louis first were found infected West Nile virus, area health officials have uncovered what perhaps was inevitable -- mosquitoes actually carrying the disease. Mosquitoes collected in the St. Louis suburbs of University City, Hillsdale and Wellston have tested positive for the virus, marking the first time mosquitoes in St. Louis County have been found to be infected, the St. Louis County Department of Health confirmed...
Bush demand for flexibility in managing department draws fire (07/29/02)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush's insistence on winning broad personnel powers over the proposed Homeland Security Department is an insult to unionized government employees, the chief Senate sponsor of legislation that would establish the agency said Sunday...
Clinton - Bush ignores GOP role in corporate corruption (07/29/02)
WASHINGTON -- Former President Clinton says the bull market of the 1990s bred corporate corruption but that President Bush's laying blame on his predecessor twists the truth. "There was corporate malfeasance both before he took office and after," Clinton told a Washington television reporter. "The difference is I actually tried to do something about it, and their party stopped it" in Congress...
O'Neill defends being overseas as economy floundered (07/29/02)
WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill defended his absence abroad last week rather than being at home to reassure worried Americans about the economy. He said Sunday he doubted that "a few words will calm the market." O'Neill went to four former Soviet republics, including Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, to gather information on how to bolster their economic growth, private investment and living standards...
Murder charges filed after deadly immigrant smuggling incident (07/29/02)
DALLAS -- Two men accused of smuggling a tractor-trailer full of illegal Mexican immigrants across the border were charged with murder Sunday in the deaths of two of the passengers. Troy Dock and Jason Sprague were being held in jail on $1 million bond each...
Kilauea volcanic lava flow slows, still attracts thousands (07/29/02)
VOLCANO, Hawaii -- Despite warnings against the danger of noxious fumes and unstable ground, Kilauea Volcano's fiery lava drew hundreds of spectators again Sunday. Tourists and residents have made lava gazing their nightly vigil, their flashlights competing with the orange and pink glow of the molten rock...
Coca-Cola plans to introduce Diet Vanilla Coke (07/29/02)
ATLANTA -- A diet version of Vanilla Coke will debut this fall, an industry magazine reported. The Coca-Cola Co. is happy with Vanilla Coke's sales since it debuted May 15 and wants Diet Vanilla Coke in stores by October, says Beverage Digest. The magazine reported Friday that Vanilla Coke was the top-selling 20-ounce soft drink in supermarkets and drug chains in the four weeks after its launch...
Firefighters killed when engine rolls into ravine (07/29/02)
PORTLAND, Ore. -- A fire engine fighting wildfires in the Klamath National Forest tumbled 800 feet off a steep, dirt road into a ravine Sunday, killing three firefighters, officials said. Two others survived the plunge and were airlifted to the Mercy Medical Center in Redding, Ca., said Brian Harris, a the U.S. ...
CDC begins ambitious program to shore up broken-down facilities (07/29/02)
CHAMBLEE, Ga. -- At one Centers for Disease Control and Prevention building, paper towels are attached with masking tape to clattering air conditioning units to keep condensation from dripping onto computers that cost nearly $1 million each. In another building, a $20 oscillating fan blows on sophisticated circuit boards to keep them from overheating...
Miners vowed to stick together (07/29/02)
SOMERSET, Pa. -- The nine coal miners who were rescued from a cramped, flooded shaft Sunday decided early in their 77-hour ordeal that they would "live or die as a group," tying themselves together so all their bodies would be found if they drowned...
Snakehead fish said to be 'good with noodles' (07/29/02)
By Edward Harris ~ The Associated Press SINGAPORE -- Fish breeder Koh Boon Haw has some advice for Americans trying to eradicate the predatory snakehead fish: Simply cook them up with green apples and ginger, sit down and enjoy...
India, Pakistan moving toward talks (07/29/02)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Secretary of State Colin Powell refused Sunday to back the claim by Pakistan's president that his government had stopped militant Muslims from crossing the disputed Kashmiri border into India, but said tensions between the rivals have eased...
Kabul accepts treaty banning mines (07/29/02)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- The leaders of Afghanistan, probably the world's most land mine-afflicted country, announced Sunday they would join the five-year-old global treaty banning the weapons. "Every Afghan woman, man and child will rest assured that no one in this country will ever again be targeted by antipersonnel land mines," Foreign Minister Abdullah, speaking with President Hamid Karzai by his side, said at the opening of an international conference on Afghanistan's scourge of mines...
Afghan orphans get weekly visits from U.S. soldiers (07/29/02)
CHARIKAR, Afghanistan -- The 30 children sat patiently on the floor, but their wide eyes showed their curiosity as U.S. soldiers carried box after box of supplies into the crumbling, mud brick room. The boys and girls at Rosantun Orphanage look forward to this weekly visit, knowing the soldiers will bring much needed food and school supplies -- and maybe a few surprises...
Pope says sexual abuse cases cause 'sadness and shame' (07/29/02)
TORONTO -- Speaking publicly on the scandal for the first time, Pope John Paul II told young Catholics on Sunday that sexual abuse of children by priests "fills us all with a deep sense of sadness and shame," but he urged them to support the vast majority of priests who do good...
Naval coalition renews effort to halt Iraqi oil smuggling (07/29/02)
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- After an eight-year break, a U.S.-led naval coalition is resuming inspection of vessels in the northern Red Sea because U.N. sanctions against Iraq are being broken in the area, a U.S. Navy spokesman said Sunday. The decision is opposed by Jordan, which is Iraq's largest trading partner and a key American ally in the Mideast and which complained in the past that the monitoring hindered its trade...
Russian passenger jet crashes near Moscow airport; 14 killed (07/29/02)
MOSCOW -- A Russian Il-86 passenger jet dove and crashed into a forest just after taking off Sunday afternoon from Moscow, killing 14 people and spreading charred debris beyond the runway. Two flight attendants sitting in the back of the plane were the only survivors...
Palestinians, Jewish settlers clash during funeral (07/29/02)
HEBRON, West Bank -- Jewish settlers and Palestinians clashed Sunday during a funeral procession for a slain Israeli soldier in this volatile West Bank city, leaving a 14-year-old Palestinian girl dead and several Palestinians wounded, witnesses said...
Caps, Sox share World Series tradition (07/29/02)
Austin (Texas) Gold Sox general manager Wayne Elliott considers this to be the best team he's taken to the National Baseball Congress World Series. Today, Elliott will see if that's good enough to get past the Cape Girardeau Craftsman Union Capahas in a 1 p.m. first-round game of the 68th annual tournament in Wichita, Kan...
Holmes calls it quits again after defeat of Esch (07/29/02)
NORFOLK, Va. -- When Larry Holmes entered the ring, "Ain't No Stopping Us Now" blared from the speakers and the crowd roared its approval. It was just like old times for Holmes. But it didn't take long for the 52-year-old to show his age against Eric "Butterbean" Esch on Saturday night...
Ozzie Smith's baseball journey ends at Hall of Fame (07/29/02)
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- The Wizard is in the Hall of Fame. Fighting back a tear or two, Ozzie Smith joined baseball's elite Sunday, accepting his position in the pantheon of great stars of yesteryear with a wonderful speech that aptly described his storybook life...
Cardinals rally from 6-0 deficit, beat Cubs (07/29/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Edgar Renteria's three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning gave the St. Louis Cardinals a 10-9 win over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday night. Renteria drove in four runs as the Cardinals came back from a 6-0 deficit after three innings...
James returns to Colts; Gonzalez's offer taken off table (07/29/02)
Indianapolis Colts running back Edgerrin James reported on time for the start training camp Sunday. James, a two-time NFL rushing champ, is recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. The season-ending injury occurred late in a game against the Kansas City Chiefs in November, when James was tackled awkwardly. He has not participated in team workouts or practices since...
Armstrong wins fourth straight Tour de France (07/29/02)
PARIS -- Voila! Just like that, Lance Armstrong is Tour de France champion for a fourth straight time. The Texan with the iron legs to match his will already is thinking about winning again. And again. Looking ahead to 2004 and the possibility of becoming the only six-time winner of the Tour, Armstrong said his U.S. Postal Service team is "one of the strongest in the history of cycling. I hope to ride with them for two more years."...
Wolff, Beasley still shining after World Cup (07/29/02)
LAKE FOREST, Ill.-- No one could have blamed Josh Wolff and DaMarcus Beasley if they'd taken some time off after their World Cup adventure. They'd just spent a month on the wildest ride U.S. soccer has ever had, shocking the world as the Americans advanced to the World Cup quarterfinals. Why not take a few days and savor their accomplishments?...
Elliott endures rain, makes late-race move to set Pocono record (07/29/02)
LONG POND, Pa. -- Bill Elliott stalked Sterling Marlin throughout the race, finally passed him with 21 laps remaining Sunday and took the crash- and rain-delayed Pennsylvania 500 to set a record with his fifth career victory at Pocono Raceway. The win was the first on the mountaintop since 1989 for the 46-year-old driver from Dawsonville, Ga. ...
Valentin rallies Mets past Reds (07/29/02)
NEW YORK -- John Valentin hit a two-run double with two outs in the seventh inning to cap a four-run rally that sent the New York Mets past the Cincinnati Reds 6-5 Sunday. Ken Griffey Jr. homered for the Reds, who are tied with the Mets for third in the NL wild card race...
Proehl rattled after taking hard shot (07/29/02)
MACOMB, Ill. -- St. Louis Rams wide receiver Ricky Proehl, who makes his living going across the middle, took an unexpected hard shot from a teammate Sunday. Safety Kim Herring clocked Proehl as the two converged on the ball during a passing drill near the end of the morning workout. Cornerback Dexter McCleon also was in on the hit, and Proehl was down for several minutes...
Hayes breaks tie for lead, wraps up second PGA title (07/29/02)
SILVIS, Ill. -- J.P. Hayes won his second PGA Tour title Sunday, closing with a 4-under-par 67 for a four-stroke victory over Robert Gamez in the John Deere Classic. Hayes, also the 1998 Buick Classic winner, had a 22-under 262 total on the TPC at Deere Run, the lowest score in relation to par in tournament history. David Frost had a 21-under 259 total in 1993 on the par-70 Oakwood Country Club course...
Area sports digest 7/29/02 (07/29/02)
Golden keeps lead to win Parks Foundation event Andy Golden shot a second-round 68 Sunday to finish at 135 to win the Parks Development Foundation Tournament at the Cape Girardeau Jaycees Municipal Golf Course. Golden's 68 followed a first-day 67 that put him well ahead of the field. Bob Englehart shot a second-round 74 to pull into a tie for second with Mike Wehmeyer...
FanFare 7/29/02 (07/29/02)
Briefly Boxing
  • John Ruiz retained the WBA heavyweight title he won from Evander Holyfield, this time getting off the canvas three times -- all after low blows -- and lasting long enough for Kirk Johnson to be disqualified. ...
  • Stem cells grow eye blood vessels (07/29/02)
    WASHINGTON -- Stem cells taken from bone marrow can grow new blood vessels in the eyes of mice, a development researchers say raises the possibility of treating some diseases that often lead to blindness in humans. In tests in mice, the stem cells injected into the eye became incorporated into the eye's structure and formed new blood vessels...
    Albertsons has been sold, but to who? Or is it whom? (07/29/02)
    Well, it's official. The former Albertsons building has been sold, but the news is so vague and without detail that it would only qualify as newsworthy in my gossipy little column. Jeannette Duwe, a corporate spokesperson for Albertsons, confirmed that the $3 million building at the corner of Kingshighway and Independence is under contract and the deal should close by the end of August...
    BBC makes version of 'Sex and the City' (07/29/02)
    PASADENA, Calif. -- Anthony Stewart Head was worried. In the BBC America series "Manchild," he plays a divorced, middle-aged dentist who pals around London with three other rich, aging-against-their-will men who are chasing women young enough to be their daughters...
    Singer stirs debate with song that empathizes with Lindh (07/29/02)
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A new tune about John Walker Lindh by Nashville singer-songwriter Steve Earle has kicked up a fight between critics who feel he's unpatriotic and defenders who consider him provocative. The song, "John Walker's Blues," is not due for release until September. It describes Lindh as "an American boy raised on MTV" who sought out another culture because he felt alienated from his native country...
    Austin Powers sequel sets box-office gold standard (07/29/02)
    LOS ANGELES -- The new Austin Powers epic had a smashing debut, baby, raking in $71.5 million to set an opening record for a comedy. "Austin Powers in Goldmember" kicked the Tom Hanks hit man drama "Road To Perdition" into second place at the box office, according to industry estimates Sunday...
    Showy Adelphia arrest called a 'clear message' (07/29/02)
    Just as Charlie Sheen's stockbroker in the movie "Wall Street'' was hauled in handcuffs off an ersatz trading room floor, the early morning rousting of Adelphia founder John Rigas last Wednesday was rich with the symbolism of scorn for what many have come to view as a new age of greed...
    People on the move 7/29/02 (07/29/02)
    Lynn named manager of Buffalo Wild Wings Longtime restaurant manager Jerry Lynn of Scott City, Mo., has been hired as the manager of the new Buffalo Wild Wings Grill and Bar in Cape Girardeau. Bill Zellmer, the local franchise owner, made the announcement last week...
    Qwest expects to restate earnings from 1999 to 2001 (07/29/02)
    DENVER -- Qwest Communications announced Sunday it expects to restate financial reports for 1999 to 2001 because of accounting errors, including overstated revenue. "Most of these things are going to deal with timing," Qwest CFO Oren Shaffer said in a telephone interview. "Should this have been in this period or in another period."...
    Blockbuster faces threat from big retailers over DVDs (07/29/02)
    Like the tapes and DVDs it rents, Blockbuster Inc. always seems to be living on borrowed time. Since emerging more than a decade ago as the nation's dominant video rental chain, Blockbuster regularly has shaken off apocalyptic predictions, whether they stemmed from antitrust suits or looming technology that eventually could enable people to call up any movie they want without rising from their recliners...
    La Croix Village, upscale retail outlet, is under construction (07/29/02)
    Most of Cape Girardeau's commercial sprawl -- think Logan's, Best Buy and Circuit City -- adheres to the old "go west, young man," philosophy. Not first-time developer Trish Lafoe. She's looking north to an undeveloped retail area for her new upscale commercial development under construction along Route W just north of the city limits...
    Business memo 7/29/02 (07/29/02)
    Tyco International gets new chief executive CONCORD, N.H. -- Investors are banking on Edward D. Breen's take-no-prisoners style to clean house at Tyco International Ltd. and right what for many months has seemed like a sinking ship. Analysts and large shareholders point to the way Breen cut costs at Motorola Inc. and made the company more efficient, and say Tyco can expect big changes under his leadership...
    Cleophous Baker (07/29/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Cleophous "Cle" Baker, 69, of Sikeston died Wednesday, July 24, 2002, at his residence. He was born Nov. 28, 1932, in Caruthersville, Mo., son of Clifton and Jessie Mae Carter Baker. Baker graduated from Lincoln High School in Sikeston. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War...
    Duresilla Mhoon (07/29/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo., -- Duresilla Anderson Mhoon, 79, of Sikeston died Friday, July 26, 2002, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. She was born Jan. 23, 1923, in Clarksdale, Ark., daughter of Asbery and Sallie Anderson. She and Ivery Mhoon were married March 30, 1939, in Crawfordville, Ark...
    Beatrice Calvert (07/29/02)
    Beatrice L. Calvert, 82, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, July 27, 2002, at Chateau Girardeau. She was born March 24, 1920, in Dillon, S.C., daughter of John and Elizabeth MacQueen. She and Willett Calvert were married Nov. 14, 1943, in Varnville, S.C. He died March 10, 1997...
    Jeremy Pender (07/29/02)
    GORDONVILLE, Mo. -- Jeremy Lee Pender, 20, of Gordonville died Thursday, July 25, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born April 29, 1982, in Cape Girardeau, son of Gary B. and Tanyea L. Bradshaw Pender. Jeremy worked at Welker Fencing Co. in Cape Gir-ardeau. He was an avid outdoorsman. When he was 14 years old he was one of the youngest members asked to join the Missouri Wood Carvers Association. He was of the Catholic faith...
    Cletus Weisbrod (07/29/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Cletus E. Weisbrod, 77, of Jackson died Sunday, July 28, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.
    Cape police report 7/29/02 (07/29/02)
    Cape Girardeau Monday, July 29 DWIJustin Pape, 24, of 751 Woodbine was arrested Sunday at the intersection of Pacific and Merriwether and issued a summons for driving while intoxicated. ArrestsPaul Apan, 17, was arrested Saturday at 40 S. Sprigg on a warrant for failure to appear in court...
    Cape fire report 7/29/02 (07/29/02)
    Cape Girardeau Monday, July 29 Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday:At 6:29 p.m., an emergency medical service at 1142 Oakridge Court. At 9:02 p.m., an emergency medical service at 1448 N. Kingshighway. At 9:54 p.m., an emergency medical service at Bertling and Big Bend...
    Out of the past 7/29/02 (07/29/02)
    10 years ago: July 29, 1992 Missouri Gov. John Ashcroft's veto of legislation that would have changed number of judicial procedures has left unresolved legal issue surrounding disqualification of municipal court judges; situation may prompt Cape Girardeau City Council to consider hiring second municipal court judge to handle cases in which Municipal Judge Edward Calvin has been disqualified...
    Let's keep it simple (07/29/02)
    By Duane S. Michie CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. -- National studies show Missouri's transportation system is one of the worst in the nation, ranked 48th for highways and 49th for bridges. Why? Lack of funding for improvements in and expansion of Missouri's highway system...
    County transit gets first executive director (07/29/02)
    When Jeff Brune started work as a legislative assistant to the Cape Girardeau County Commission a few years ago, he had to quickly learn the ropes of county government and deal with a variety of matters all at one time. He proved to be adept at his job and stayed on for two years as a full-time assistant after his six-month internship...
    Sprigg-Normal signals will be improvement (07/29/02)
    For years, traffic at the intersection of Sprigg Street and Normal Avenue has been dicey at certain times of the day, particularly when Southeast Missouri State University classes have been in session. Both streets are heavily used by students going to and coming from classes, and Sprigg has long been a major north-south street for the whole town -- one of the few streets other than Kingshighway that goes from Lexington Avenue on the north all the way to Southern Expressway on the south...
    Local businesses can jump-start economic activity (07/29/02)
    To the editor: I am writing as a business owner to address a growing concern for Missourians and Americans: the state of our economy. The recent dip in consumer confidence demonstrates that more and more Americans, Missourians included, have lost a measure of faith in corporate America and the financial institutions that form the backbone of this country. ...
    Speak Out (07/29/02)
    Marquette memories I GOT an e-mail from an old friend who told me the Marquette Hotel was going to be renovated. He, another foolish young man and I spent some time wandering around in the hotel in the late 1970s. It was a cool place, especially downstairs where the Bullock Piano Salon was located. All the old instruments and pianos made it seem like an abandoned treasure trove. I'm glad the building will be renovated. It seemed a shame for it to go to waste...
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