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Stories from Wednesday, July 31, 2002

Charleston prison looks to fill nearly 100 positions (07/31/02)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- The Southeast Correctional Center in Charleston -- highly anticipated in this area as a new opportunity for jobs -- is now looking to fill nearly 100 positions. "We're getting ready to gear up and hire 94 staff members," said Donna Y. McCondichie, SECC superintendent...
Success strikes Foto Fest entrant twice (07/31/02)
Two photos taken by the same man captured judges' attention in the fourth week of Foto Fest, an amateur photography contest for residents of Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois. The winning semifinalist photos by Marcus Renaud of Cape Girardeau were selected for their bold colors. Other winners were Betty Ross of Cape Girardeau and Laura Phillips of Perryville, Mo...
Municipal band ready to play tonight (07/31/02)
The Cape Girardeau Municipal Band will perform a program tonight that includes the music of Cole Porter and tunes from "Camelot." The free concert will begin at 8 p.m. at the Capaha Park Band Shell. Also on the program are "Barnum & Bailey's Favorites," "Egmont Overture" and others...
Counties wrestle with lack of labor for polls (07/31/02)
VOTING AGE By Mark Bliss ~ Southeast Missourian Cape Girardeau County depends on elderly election judges to watch over ballot boxes. The same holds true in surrounding counties, where most poll workers come from the ranks of the retired...
Possibility of 'foul play' looms as police search for man (07/31/02)
By Scott Moyers ~ Southeast Missourian Diane Miller is scared for her brother. Scared that he has been in an accident and can't get to help. Scared that someone is holding him against his will. Scared of worse things, things she can't -- won't -- specify, but hints at in terms like "foul play."...
Chaffee police chief leaves hometown for new work (07/31/02)
PULLING UP ROOTS By Bob Miller ~ Southeast Missourian CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Don Cobb, the police chief at Chaffee, could sit in his office at the station, look out the window and see the building where he was born -- only now the building is a workout gym instead of a medical clinic...
Company says power plant would help environment (07/31/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- While state regulators want additional air pollution control equipment on a proposed power plant in Cape Girardeau County, the company seeking to build the plant says the facility would yield environmental benefits -- but only without the equipment...
Club news 7/31/02 (07/31/02)
Editor's note: Please submit your club news information either typed or printed. It is sometimes very difficult to make out people's names. Please use members' first and last names instead of formal titles. For instance, Jane Smith, not Mrs. John Smith. Thank you....
Family, community, say goodbye to 6-year-old murder victim (07/31/02)
VALLEY PARK, Mo. -- The 6-year-old schoolgirl who was snatched from her father's home and murdered last week was remembered Tuesday with roses, a kiss and a church elder's testimony to her budding faith. Mourners gathered at Twin Oaks Presbyterian Church for Cassandra "Casey" William-son's funeral, which was open to the public and carried live on a St. ...
DNA tests bring freedom after 18 years behind bars (07/31/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Cleared by DNA tests after nearly 18 years behind bars for a rape he didn't commit, Larry Johnson walked out of prison Tuesday and returned home peacefully focused on his life that's left, not the time he lost. Hours after a judge ordered Johnson freed from a maximum-security prison north of Kansas City, Johnson flew to Lambert Airport and into the tearful clutches of his family, a crush of reporters and television cameras jockeying to capture it all...
Missourians not managing their asthma effectively (07/31/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Adult Missourians with asthma aren't doing an effective job of managing the disease, a government report issued Tuesday said. The Missouri Asthma Prevention and Control Program said that 52 percent of Missouri adults with asthma had experienced at least one asthma attack in the past 12 months...
Republicans blast Holden over union fees (07/31/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- House Republicans criticized Gov. Bob Holden on Tuesday for opening the door to unions who are seeking fees from state employees who are not union members. So-called "fair share" fees are something Republicans said they have been warning against since Holden signed an executive order a year ago authorizing collective bargaining for some state employees...
Grease smell puts neighborhood at odds with Carterville factory (07/31/02)
CARTERVILLE, Mo. -- When the wind blows just right, the smell wafting out of Carterville's west end has been described as rotting bacon. The smell is, in fact, used cooking grease recycled at Fleming Grease Co.. The lot it sits on is zoned commercial, but area residents living nearby say the smell is so overpowering that it forces them to go in their homes...
Nursing home lawsuit to go forward (07/31/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A judge has rejected a state request to dismiss a lawsuit challenging Gov. Bob Holden's budget cuts to the nursing industry. Cole County Circuit Judge Thomas Brown is to hear arguments in the case at a hearing Wednesday. Without comment Monday, he turned down a request by the attorney general's office to toss out the case...
Sixteenth child added to Nevada cancer cluster (07/31/02)
RENO, Nev. -- A sixteenth case of childhood leukemia has been confirmed in a cancer cluster that has baffled scientists and frightened residents in the northern Nevada town of Fallon, state health officials announced. Acute lymphocytic leukemia was diagnosed in a 2 1/2-year-old former resident of Churchill County, according to the Nevada State Health Division. The child's name and gender were not released...
College-bound teen redefines bond (07/31/02)
NEW YORK -- It was the first day of school for the girl in the plaid dress. She posed for a photo with her hands on her hips and a confident smile. There were no tears that day, no clinging, no fretting. "Nothing," says her mother, who still marvels at her daughter's self-assuredness as she headed to class 13 years ago. "I dropped her off and she didn't even look back."...
Fires force evacuation of Mesa Verde National Park (07/31/02)
MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK, Colo. -- A 2,000-acre wildfire charred the mesa above one of this park's signature cliff dwellings Tuesday and fire workers scrambled to protect scores of archaeological sites. Officials said none of Mesa Verde's treasures had been damaged, despite the flames close to the Spruce Tree House cliff dwelling...
Senate ethics panel chides Torricelli for gifts (07/31/02)
WASHINGTON -- The Senate Ethics Committee on Tuesday "severely admonished" Democratic Sen. Robert Torricelli of New Jersey for accepting gifts from a campaign contributor and businessman that the lawmaker aided. Torricelli quickly accepted the panel's findings and, in a contrite statement on the Senate floor, apologized for "lapses of judgment."...
Consumer confidence fell in July to lowest level in five months (07/31/02)
NEW YORK -- Consumer confidence fell sharply in July to its lowest level in five months, undermined by a steep decline in stock prices and worries about jobs, a private research group said Tuesday. The New York-based Conference Board said its Consumer Confidence Index fell to 97.1 from a revised 106.3 in June. Analysts had been expecting a reading of 101.5...
World digest 07/31/02 (07/31/02)
U.S. to help Indonesia with anti-terrorism BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei -- The Bush administration, eager to help Indonesia confront daunting anti-terrorism challenges, is pushing to achieve that goal without violating congressional limitations on U.S. military assistance to that country...
Prescription drug compromise has Senate in quandary (07/31/02)
WASHINGTON -- Senators continued making last-minute changes to a compromise Medicare prescription drug plan, hoping to pick up enough votes to pass a measure they can tout before the November election. Democrats were lined up behind a scaled-back plan, already endorsed by AARP, to help primarily low-income seniors and those facing catastrophic pharmacy bills. Lawmakers decided in late-night meetings Monday to lower the threshold for government support and make more seniors eligible...
Rescuers halt effort to help beached whales (07/31/02)
EASTHAM, Mass. -- Rescuers gave up extraordinary efforts to save more than 40 pilot whales that became beached Tuesday for a second time in two days, saying too many were sick or in shock from the ordeal. Fourteen of the whales died. Some of the others were thrashing in shallow water and wailing to each other...
World's rarest coin, 1933 Double Eagle, fetches $7.59 million (07/31/02)
NEW YORK -- A 1933 Double Eagle gold coin that never went into circulation was sold Tuesday for $7.59 million -- believed to be the most ever paid for a coin at auction. "It is now, as of this evening, the most valuable coin in the world," said the director of the U.S. Mint, Henrietta Holsman Fore...
Report - Engineer saw 'misshapen' track seconds before accident (07/31/02)
KENSINGTON, Md. -- The engineer of the Amtrak train that derailed this week saw a "misshapen" area of track just before the accident and investigators later found the rails more than two feet out of alignment, a federal official said Tuesday. Carol Carmody, vice chairwoman of the National Transportation Safety Board, wouldn't say whether the misaligned track caused the double-decker passenger train to derail about 10 miles from its destination...
U.S. man hijacks al-Qaida Web site but FBI passes (07/31/02)
ON THE NET: Globalsecurity.org: http://www.globalsecurity.org FBI: http://www.fbi.gov By D. Ian Hopper ~ The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- When Web operator Jon Messner gained control of one of al-Qaida's prime Internet communication sites, he offered it to the FBI to use it for disinformation and collecting data about sympathizers...
Traficant gets eight years in prison; re-election bid planned (07/31/02)
CLEVELAND -- Expelled from Congress a week ago, an unrepentant James A. Traficant Jr. was sentenced to eight years behind bars for corruption Tuesday and made it clear he intends to run for re-election from his prison cell -- and expects to win. The 61-year-old former House member was immediately led off to jail in handcuffs after the judge refused to let him remain free on bail while he appeals his conviction on charges of taking bribes and kickbacks...
Oklahoma executes former lawman for '89 beating death (07/31/02)
McALESTER, Okla. -- A former assistant police chief was executed by injection Tuesday evening for beating to death an old war buddy in 1989. Before he was put to death, 51-year-old Earl Frederick Sr. expressed "deepest sorrow" to the victim's family...
FAA tightens rules for giving licenses to foreign pilots (07/31/02)
WASHINGTON -- The government is making it harder for private pilots from foreign countries to get licenses to fly in the United States. Until now, pilots with valid licenses -- even those from U.S.-designated terrorist nations such as Iraq, Libya and North Korea -- would automatically be granted U.S. licenses...
Motorcat had quite a ride (07/31/02)
WASHINGTON -- Motorcat's wild ride ended last week - not on a motorcycle but at an animal clinic, where the fearless 17-year-old tabby succumbed to cancer. For years, Motorcat and her human riding partner, known to all simply as J. Catman, caused double takes all over the Washington region as they tooled down the highways astride Catman's Suzuki 500, both riders sporting crash helmets. ...
For brothers, names don't decide destiny (07/31/02)
NEW YORK -- One son was named Loser, the other Winner. One became a cop and eventually was promoted to detective -- shield number 2762. The other fell into the life of a small-time crook, racking up at least 31 arrests before being sent away for a two-year stretch in state prison -- inmate number 00R2807...
U.N. won't release report filed on U.S. airstrike (07/31/02)
UNITED NATIONS -- The United Nations handed over a report on the U.S. airstrike that killed a large number of Afghan villagers to Afghan-istan and the United States but will not make it public, U.N. officials said Tuesday. It will be up to U.S. and Afghan authorities, who are conducting a joint investigation of the July 1 attack in Uruzgan province, to release the U.N. report compiled by humanitarian workers who arrived on the scene hours after the airstrike, U.N. spokesman Fred Eckhard said...
Would-be bombers planned blast 'beyond comprehension' (07/31/02)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- The Afghan capital's chaotic traffic and a tip from foreign intelligence foiled would-be suicide car-bombers who were planning a blast "beyond comprehension," an Afghan intelligence official said Tuesday. In the plot that failed Monday, the driver collided with another vehicle about 300 yards from the U.S. ...
European leaders say attack on Iraq needs U.N.'s OK (07/31/02)
SCHWERIN, Germany -- The French president warned Iraq Tuesday to "very, very quickly" agree to the return of U.N. weapons inspectors as he and the German leader emerged from a summit meeting to insist an attack against Baghdad would require United Nations approval...
Even for Middle East, it's a heat wave (07/31/02)
CAIRO, Egypt -- Summertime is supposed to be hot in the Midle East. But there's hot, and then there's hot. Power systems are straining under the burden of air conditioners running day and night. Among a population accustomed to torrid temperatures, people are getting sick from the heat, and some have died...
Egypt convicts 16 of being in banned group (07/31/02)
HAEKSTEP, Egypt -- A military court convicted 16 members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group Tuesday, mostly academics and professionals, on charges of conspiring against the government and sentenced them to up to five years in prison. The convictions, part of a crackdown on Islamic militants, were derided by the defendants and their lawyers as a politically motivated attempt to reassure Washington that Egypt is battling extremism in the wake of Sept. 11...
After decades in N. Korea, hijackers say they want to come home (07/31/02)
TOKYO -- Since hijacking a plane to Pyongyang decades ago, a band of radicals from the Red Army Faction has been treated as heroes in North Korea, where they live in sprawling apartments, with cooks, maids and have chauffeur-driven luxury sedans. But even heroes can overstay their welcome...
U.N. conference addresses illicit trafficking in tobacco (07/31/02)
UNITED NATIONS -- Illegal sales and smuggling of the powerfully addictive narcotic earn billions for criminal syndicates, corrupt police and customs agencies, and claim thousands of lives every year. In a new campaign to combat this trade, the United Nations and the U.S. government convened a conference of law enforcement experts from around the world this week, from New York City's police commissioner to a former Colombian Cabinet minister who is an expert on the lucrative contraband market...
Pope canonizes first Central American saint (07/31/02)
GUATEMALA CITY -- Stopping often to catch his breath, an exhausted Pope John Paul II canonized Central America's first saint Tuesday and encouraged hundreds of thousands of cheering Guatemalans to struggle for human rights in a nation bloodied by 36 years of war...
Suicide bomber injures seven at fast-food stand (07/31/02)
JERUSALEM -- A suicide bomber blew himself up in a Jerusalem fast-food stand Tuesday, injuring seven people in the first attack here since back-to-back bombings prompted Israel to occupy major West Bank towns last month. Earlier in the day, two Israeli settlers were shot and killed in the West Bank after they entered a Palestinian village, and a settler couple was seriously wounded after they were stabbed in their home by a Palestinian intruder...
Mexican drug lords take new approach to illegal business (07/31/02)
By Will Weissert ~ The Associated Press MEXICO CITY -- A new breed of crime leaders seems to be taking over Mexico's drug trade as the country's biggest gang reorganizes itself, U.S. and Mexican investigators say. In contrast to the brutal and flamboyant kingpins of the past, the new bosses are said to be keen on building alliances among gangs, delegating some of their organizations' responsibilities to key underlings and staying out of the limelight...
Eye exam helps turn around Perez (07/31/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Baseballs are no longer a blur to Eduardo Perez. "I can actually see the seams on the ball," the St. Louis Cardinals' 32-year-old backup first baseman and power-hitting pinch-hitter said. "You don't know how good that feels." Perez signed as a free agent in February after spending last season with the Hanshin Tigers of the Japanese Central League. There, he hit just .222 with three home runs and 19 RBIs in 167 at-bats before undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery...
Faulk's deal could help Rams lock up Pace (07/31/02)
MACOMB, Ill. -- Now that Marshall Faulk is in the fold, the St. Louis Rams can turn their attention to the guy opening all those holes. All-Pro offensive tackle Orlando Pace is entering the final year of the six-year, $18 million contract he signed as a rookie, and figures to be the next priority for a team trying to make the Super Bowl for a third time in four years...
In the wake of Bighorn, the generation gap keeps growing (07/31/02)
PALM DESERT, Calif. -- Jack Nicklaus held his own against Tiger Woods for three rounds at the Memorial. It took a prime-time exhibition in the California desert to make him realize how much the game has passed him by. Nicklaus and Lee Trevino, the 62-year-old partners of Woods and Sergio Garcia, hit drivers on the opening hole and were 15 yards short of where the youngsters hit 3-woods...
Rolen has new team, new outlook (07/31/02)
MIAMI -- Scott Rolen walked into the St. Louis Cardinals' clubhouse, stopped by manager Tony La Russa's office for a brief, friendly chat and then was greeted warmly by his new teammates. Traded by Philadelphia a day earlier following eight difficult months, Rolen was in the starting lineup for St. Louis on Tuesday night against the Florida Marlins. It was exactly where the Cardinals want the All-Star third baseman for years to come...
Players, owners still split on key issues (07/31/02)
NEW YORK-- Another day at the bargaining table produced only slight progress for baseball players and owners, who still appear headed toward the sport's ninth work stoppage since 1972. Negotiators for the sides met twice Tuesday, for a total of about 3 1/2 hours. ...
Lofton sends Giants ahead early in win (07/31/02)
PHILADELPHIA -- Kenny Lofton homered in his first at-bat with San Francisco and Kirk Rueter pitched six strong innings to lead the Giants over Philadelphia 10-3 Tuesday. Lofton, acquired from the Chicago White Sox for two minor leaguers, hit the second pitch of the game from rookie Brett Myers (1-1) for his 24th career leadoff homer...
Rolen shines in Cards' debut (07/31/02)
MIAMI -- Scott Rolen had been this nervous only twice before: during his major league debut in 1996 and at his first All-Star game earlier this month. Both turned out fine, so maybe this will, too. Andy Benes won for the first time in almost a year, Edgar Renteria homered twice and Rolen had an RBI triple in his St. Louis debut as the Cardinals beat the Florida Marlins 5-0 Tuesday night...
Finally, pitchers have regained control of the game (07/31/02)
Quietly, baseball has brought itself back into balance over the last two years. Largely because of a bigger strike zone, pitching is back. If Barry Bonds, with his 73 home runs, was the symbol of 2001, then Curt Schilling with his 18-3 record, and more than a dozen starts still to come, is the symbol for 2002...
Area sports digest 7/31/02 (07/31/02)
Playoff breaks lead tie in Dalhousie scramble Harriette Meyers, Diane Fowler, Barb Dalton and Suzie Ruppert won the championship flight after a playoff in a four-person women's scramble Tuesday at Dalhousie Golf Club. The four-person team finished with a 64. Eileen Owens, Deanna Estes, Jennifer Coad and Terri Johnson finished second...
FanFare 7/31/02 (07/31/02)
Briefly Baseball
  • Cliff Floyd is changing uniforms again, this time trading in his Expos gear for a new pair of Red Sox. The Marlin-turned-Expo was traded to Boston for three prospects on Tuesday after spending less than a month in Montreal. Floyd is batting .276 with 21 home runs and 61 RBI's in 98 games with the Marlins and Expos this season. The Expos get a pair of pitchers from the Sox Sun Woo Kim and minor league pitcher Sueng Song...
  • Tasty tours provide food, fun for visitors (07/31/02)
    WATERBURY, Vt. -- It's an idyllic midsummer day in Vermont's Green Mountains -- sun shining high in the New England sky, wildflowers rocking gently in a valley breeze, birds sweetening the air with chirps and songs. Emily, my 6-year-old niece, notices none of this. Lips and tongue tainted purple from a recently consumed cone of berry sorbet, she is keenly focused on one thing only: getting the color balance exactly right on her spin art...
    Study - Possible treatment for Huntington's (07/31/02)
    WASHINGTON -- A bile acid the body produces in small amounts is able in laboratory studies to slow the progress of Huntington's disease, a fatal, inherited brain disorder that destroys the mind and has affected about 30,000 Americans. "We found in mouse studies that this compound protects the animals' neurons (brain cells) from the effects of the Huntington's disease gene," said C. Dirk Keene, first author of a study appearing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences...
    Use fence design to overcome obstacles (07/31/02)
    It is said, "good fences make for good neighbors." And good fences provide a margin of safety and security, as well. While keeping your children and pets on your property -- or a specified area -- a good fence also provides reverse safety by preventing other kids and pets from wandering into your yard where unsupervised activity could lead to injury and liability...
    West Nile virus spreading faster than expected, officials admit (07/31/02)
    WASHINGTON -- West Nile virus is sickening people far earlier this summer than usual, and is spreading so quickly -- it's hit 34 states, as far west as South Dakota -- that health officials believe it will reach California this year or next. Nobody knows how bad the mosquito-borne illness will get -- although a rapidly growing outbreak among 32 people in Louisiana began a month earlier than West Nile has ever struck in this country, a big worry. ...
    World is oyster when you move out (07/31/02)
    Watching a young friend prepare to move into his first apartment has thrust me into a period of nostalgia. Remember when getting out on your own was the most wonderful thing that could happen to you? Back then, I wrote out my monthly rent check with a flourish, savoring the thought of another month in MY apartment with all of MY things living MY way...
    Personality matters more than gender (07/31/02)
    jkoch By Dr. John Koch Question: I am planning on getting a kitten. Which will make the best pet, a male or female? Answer: The choice is up to you. Either sex will make a good pet as long as you have your kitten spayed or neutered at the appropriate age...
    Favorite recipes bring back fond memories (07/31/02)
    Helen Hunt of Cape Girardeau gave me quite a nice, welcome surprise one day last week. I was sitting at a table at the Senior Center and she walked up to me with a hand-full of recipes. I was so pleased and I immediately started looking through them. ...
    Mounting a battle against mole hills (07/31/02)
    I have been bombarded with questions about moles, voles, and pocket gophers lately. Identifying which mammal is causing damage seems to be a major problem among lawn owners. Therefore I will try to explain differences among the signs so that you can tell what you are dealing with, should your lawn become home to one of these subterranean mammals...
    PBS, Rukeyser walk a path toward mutual destruction (07/31/02)
    NEW YORK -- The aftermath of last spring's feud between Louis Rukeyser and Maryland Public Television recalls the famous Cold War acronym MAD -- mutually assured destruction. It couldn't have happened anywhere but the Public Broadcasting Service, stung in this case by its unique decentralized structure...
    'The Rerun Show' revives old sitcoms -- sort of (07/31/02)
    NEW YORK -- Woody Allen famously observed that in Beverly Hills, "they don't throw their garbage away. They make it into television shows." Harsh. Maybe even untrue. Still, the TV industry can be proud of its Waste Not, Want Not policy. Come fall, look for a salvaged "Twilight Zone" on UPN and a reconditioned "Family Affair" on the WB. And this Thursday at 8:30 p.m., check out NBC for the premiere (if that's the word) of "The Rerun Show" -- a recycling program like none before...
    Taylor, McCartney to get Kennedy Center honors (07/31/02)
    WASHINGTON -- Actors Elizabeth Taylor, James Earl Jones and Chita Rivera will share with musicians Paul McCartney and James Levine the 25th annual honors of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. "The honors recipients are recognized for their lifetime contributions to American culture through the performing arts," the Kennedy Center said in a statement Tuesday...
    Accounting scandals boost sales of certain books (07/31/02)
    NEW YORK -- The current wave of accounting scandals, and its damaging impact on the stock market, has boosted sales for a handful of business books. "Good to Great," an advice book by Jim Collins that advocates a disciplined corporate culture, went back to print five times in July and now has sold 426,000 copies since being published last fall. ...
    Corporate reforms have firms changing operations (07/31/02)
    and Lisa Girion ~ Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON -- President Bush signed historic accounting reform legislation into law Tuesday as corporate executives, auditors, lawyers and Wall Street analysts braced for a significant change in the way they do business...
    Merrill Lynch denies knowingly helping Enron hide its losses (07/31/02)
    WASHINGTON -- Two Merrill Lynch & Co. officials refused to answer senators' questions Tuesday about whether the brokerage firm helped Enron hide its financial problems despite a host of ethical questions. Schuyler Tilney, a managing director of the firm's energy investment operation in Houston, and Robert Furst, a former managing director in Dallas, invoked their Fifth Amendment protections against self-incrimination and declined to testify before the investigative subcommittee of the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee. ...
    Lester DePriest (07/31/02)
    Lester L. DePriest, 73, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, July 29, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center. He was born June 16, 1929, in Inkster, Mich., son of James and Claudia Turner DePriest. He and Betty Holley were married in 1947 at Charleston, Mo. Lester was a distributor with Tom's Snack Foods more than 35 years. He was a member of Lynwood Baptist Church...
    Roy Magers (07/31/02)
    RISCO, Mo. -- The funeral for Roy Gilbert Magers of Risco will be held at 2 p.m. today at Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden, Mo. The Rev. Gene Lancaster will officiate. Burial will be in Portageville Cemetery in Portageville, Mo, with military rites to be conducted...
    Lisa Hogan (07/31/02)
    BELL CITY, Mo. -- Lisa Marie Hogan, 33, of Bell City died Monday, July 29, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter, Mo. She was born March 4, 1969, in Elkhart, Ind., daughter of Hershell D. and Jessie A. Hill Grubbs. Hogan lived at Scopus, Mo., from 1993 to 2000. She worked at the former Bond Nursing Home in Marble Hill, Mo...
    Births 7/31/02 (07/31/02)
    Douglas Son to James Howard Douglas and Erin Leigh Rose of Cape Girardeau, St. Francis Medical Center, 11:28 p.m. Sunday, June 16, 2002. Name, James Howard Jr. Weight, 2 pounds 15 ounces. Second son. Ms. Rose is the daughter of Phyllis Lemons of Zalma, Mo. Douglas is the son of Randy and Judy Cagle of Cape Girardeau...
    Cape police report 7/31 (07/31/02)
    Cape Girardeau Wednesday, July 31 ArrestsWillard Kuykendall, 45, of 105 S. Spanish was arrested at 5:11 p.m. Monday at Pacific and Bloomfield for driving while suspended. Shawn Parrish, 25, of 2769 Sherri was arrested at 6:50 a.m. at his residence Tuesday for domestic assault and leaving the scene of an accident...
    Cape fire reports 7/31/02 (07/31/02)
    Cape Girardeau Tuesday, July 30 Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:At 4:25 p.m., a line down at Broadway and Capaha Park. At 4:32 p.m., an emergency medical service at North Kingshighway and Mount Auburn. At 6:23 p.m., an alarm at 604 Peironet...
    Jackson fire report 7/31 (07/31/02)
    Jackson Wednesday, July 31 Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:An emergency medical service on South Hope. An emergency medical service on Old Cape Road. An emergency medical service on Morgan. Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:An alarm on Kimbeland...
    Out of the past 7/31/02 (07/31/02)
    10 years ago: July 31, 1992 Price of gasoline in Cape Girardeau has dropped below 90 cents a gallon at some service station; that price is below wholesale, according to Bob Blank, owner of Bi-State Oil in Cape Girardeau; gasoline prices plummeted to 89.9 cents a gallon at some stations Wednesday, marking lowest prices motorists have seen here since November 1991...
    Flying the unfriendly skies (07/31/02)
    By George McGovern When I go to an airport these days I don't worry about a terrorist bomb. I've been flying steadily and unsteadily for 60 years, beginning with my days as a bomber pilot in World War II. I've always known that a bomb in somebody's suitcase could blow up the plane I was on, just as I knew every day in 1943-45 could be my last. ...
    Ranchito residents' request finally fulfilled (07/31/02)
    For most Cape Girardeau residents, the routine for Ranchito subdivision homeowners during a rain is unimaginable. How they must anxiously search the skies and watch the downpours, knowing that it can't end well. The neighborhood, located between Cape Rock Drive and Hopper Road, is without an adequate sanitary sewer system. The one in use was installed in the 1930s and doesn't have much of an angle on it, which doesn't work for a gravity flow system. There are several holes in the pipe...
    Grant for industrial park water a good idea (07/31/02)
    It's odd to think of a place in the United States where people don't have suitable drinking water straight from the tap. But those places do exist, and one of them is in our own back yard. That is about to change, thanks to the city of Cape Girardeau's decision to run a 12-inch water main under the Mississippi River Diversion Channel to put the Nash Road Industrial Park on city water...
    Speak Out A 07/31/02 (07/31/02)
    Thanks for the help I WOULD like to say thank you to Mike Ford, the minister of the Living Way Four Square Gospel Church. He brought six boys and girls over to my house and cleaned out my flower beds in the yard. I'm old, and I've not been able to do this for several months now. They worked all morning cleaning it up and wouldn't take any pay. They were all so nice and kind and good that I just want them to know how much I appreciate it. It sure does look good...
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