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Stories from Thursday, August 1, 2002

Indianapolis man charged in shooting death of area man (08/01/02)
SIKESTON -- A two week investigation by the Sikeston Department of Public Safety has led to the arrest of Andrew B. Laura for the July 16 murder of Steven White. A Sikeston man is also in custody in connection with the fatal shooting. Laura, 21, is originally from Indianapolis, Ind., and had been living with relatives in Sikeston for two weeks prior to the homicide. He is charged with armed criminal action and first degree murder. No bond was set and arraignment is not yet scheduled...
Military digest 8/1/02 (08/01/02)
Midshipman completes 'Plebe Summer' session Navy Midshipman Sean M. Kinney, son of Robin P. Kinney of Cape Girardeau, recently completed six weeks of U.S. Naval Academy Indoctrination (Plebe Summer) in Annapolis, Maryland. This demanding, fast-paced orientation begins four years of preparation for commissioning as naval or Marine Corps officers. ...
Motorcycle enthusiasts plan March of Dimes fund-raising ride (08/01/02)
The Fourth Annual "Bikers for Babies" event has been scheduled for Aug. 17 at River Eagle Distributing on Rust Avenue in Cape Girardeau. The event is to benefit the March of Dimes. Combined, the Bikers for Babies rides in Missouri were ranked in the top five as the largest AMA sanctioned motorcycle fund-raising events in Missouri in 2001...
Humane Society plans mobile adoption dates (08/01/02)
In an effort to take the animals to the people, the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri has announced several mobile adoption dates and dates for fundraising events for the society. The following mobile adoption dates were announced: - Aug. 3, Mobile Adoption at Buchheit's, 1 to 4 p.m...
Community digest 8/1/02 (08/01/02)
Lawmakers to gather at open house On Aug. 23, the Southeast Missouri Network Against Sexual Violence Board of Directors will host an Open House and Ceremony of Appreciation from noon to 1:30 pm. at No. 63 Doctor's Park in Cape Girardeau. The Awards Ceremony will begin at 12:30 p.m. and will recognize Southeast Missouri representatives and senators whose diligence allowed the Southeast Missouri Network Against Sexual Violence to receove over $160,000 in state funding for the next year...
Seminar to show children how to approach dogs (08/01/02)
A seminar designed to teach children how to approach dogs is being held on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 10 a.m. to noon at the Cape Girardeau Public Library. The seminar is entitled, "I Like Children -- But: Children and Dogs Mini Seminar", and is to be presented by Marilyn Olson Neville...
Bauer Brothers Bakery began in 1898 (08/01/02)
The year was 1920. The Cape Girardeau community was a bustling one, with more than 12,000 people. The city was connected to three railroads -- Illinois Central, Frisco and Cape Girardeau Railway Co. It had an electric street car system, a modern sewer system, and a Bell telephone system. No less than four steamboat lines made frequent stops...
River City C.B. Club to sponsor indoor sale (08/01/02)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- In conjunction with the Chaffee German Days being held this weekend, the River City C.B. Club will sponsor an indoor sale on Saturday. Visitors may browse in air-conditioned comfort at 115 W. Yorktown from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The sale will feature an assortment of quality used clothing in infant to adult sizes, as well as small furniture and household items. ...
CVB issue in limbo; awaits action by council (08/01/02)
While the future of the Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau remains uncertain, some city council members are mentally teetering on whether the city should remain in control of the CVB or let the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce take over the job...
River City Follies to showcase local talents (08/01/02)
By Sam Blackwell ~ Southeast Missourian Businessman Steve Gerard is going to recite a love poem of sorts. Electric violinist Ryan Keller is a member of a high school rock band that will play two songs. Darrell Pruett, the bar manager at Port Cape Restaurant, plans to do five minutes of stand-up comedy...
Money flowing to incumbent seeking re-election in 106th Dist. (08/01/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Campaign contributions began flowing into state Rep. Tom Burcham's coffers in July following six months in which he did little fund raising. Burcham, R-Farmington, collected $5,100 from donors from July 1 through July 25, the period covered by campaign finance disclosure reports due Monday with the Missouri Ethics Commission...
Cape schools look for more funding (08/01/02)
REVENUE OPTIONS By Callie Chitwood ~ Southeast Missourian The recent completion of the $17 million Central High School has officials in the Cape Girardeau public school district considering future projects, namely a $5 million auditorium...
Challenger for circuit judge questions work of incumbent (08/01/02)
By Mark Bliss ~ Southeast Missourian The lawyer seeking to unseat circuit Judge William Syler in the August Republican primary alleges that he and other lawyers don't have confidence in the veteran judge and increasingly are disqualifying him from hearing their criminal cases...
Moving up the street (08/01/02)
Students renovate new offices for Cape's school board By Callie Chitwood ~ Southeast Missourian The pungent odor of new carpet and fresh paint is welcome by Cape Girardeau School employees moving into their new board office at 301 N. Clark Ave...
Blunt leaves hospital after kidney surgery (08/01/02)
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Roy Blunt was released from the hospital Wednesday after undergoing surgery to remove his left kidney, which contained a cancerous cystic mass. Blunt, R-Mo., was told the renal cell tumor was completely removed and there was no indication the cancer had spread, his office said...
Bond set at $1 million for man charged with killing neighbor (08/01/02)
MOUNT VERNON, Ill. -- Bond has been set at $1 million for a 74-year-old man charged in the killing of his 85-year-old brother-in-law. Kenneth Fry is charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the death of Lester Derry, Jefferson County State's Attorney Gary Duncan said...
University's $1.6 million pedestrian bridge too low (08/01/02)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The University of Missouri-Columbia's unfinished $1.6 million pedestrian bridge over busy Providence Road is nine inches too short for traffic clearance according to federal guidelines, officials said. School officials are talking with the Missouri Department of Transportation about whether exceptions to the guidelines might be granted, said Phil Shocklee, director of campus facilities...
State audit takes issue with training conference (08/01/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The state agency responsible for controlling liquor sales in Missouri needs to control its own costs when it comes to holding training conferences at the Lake of the Ozarks, a new state audit says. The report Wednesday by State Auditor Claire McCaskill said that the Division of Liquor Control spent $3,320 to send 21 workers from Jefferson City to a training conference in Osage Beach in November 2000...
Candidates take time off to campaign (08/01/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Republican state auditor candidate Jay Kanzler is taking a temporary leave of absence from his job at Washington University, a decision similar to one made by Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jim Talent. Kanzler, an associate general counsel at the St. Louis school, worked out a deal with university officials earlier this year allowing him to go on unpaid leave in September so he can concentrate on his campaign, a spokesman said Wednesday...
Analysts forecast continued, slow-going recovery (08/01/02)
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy downshifted into a lower gear in the second quarter, due to cautious consumers. Last year's recession also turned out to be deeper than previously thought, new government figures released Wednesday showed. The new information confirmed that the economy was sinking well before the Sept. 11 terror attacks -- something that some economists had suspected...
63 fathers arrested in child support crackdown (08/01/02)
WASHINGTON -- More than 60 fathers were arrested Wednesday in a national crackdown on people who have chronically failed to pay child support. It was the largest sweep in the four years since the federal government began pursuing parents who owe large sums of money and have a proven ability to pay...
Senate rejects drug compromise (08/01/02)
WASHINGTON - The Senate Wednesday rejected a proposed Democratic compromise aimed at adding a prescription drug benefit to Medicare, virtually assuring another stalemate on the issue despite its potency with voters in an election year. Voting 49-50, the Democratic-controlled Senate fell 11 votes short of the 60 needed under its budget rules to pass the proposal, a scaled-back version of a more comprehensive Democratic bill that the Senate defeated last week...
Judge denies hearing for prisoners (08/01/02)
WASHINGTON -- A federal judge ruled Wednesday that two British citizens and an Australian captured in Afghanistan and held in Cuba have no right to trial before U.S. courts. Britons Shafiq Rasul and Asif Iqbal and Australian David Hicks are being held at the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, according to the government. They were captured while fighting with Taliban and al-Qaida forces, U.S. officials allege...
U.S. sends pointed message to Russia (08/01/02)
WASHINGTON -- Armed with harrowing stories of death threats and shadowy guards seizing their factories, American corporations have gotten the Bush administration to put the squeeze on Russia in a campaign that is benefiting from good timing. The message delivered by senior diplomats and President Bush is pointed: Moscow needs to clean up corruption and other obstacles to expanding business if it wants to convince the world it belongs in the World Trade Organization...
Man accused of giving fake IDs to hijackers flees arrest (08/01/02)
PATERSON, N.J. -- A man who allegedly sold fake IDs to two of the Sept. 11 hijackers apparently fled the country for Egypt just before authorities came to arrest him in a raid on his home and businesses Wednesday, investigators said. Interpol was notified to be on the lookout for Egyptian immigrant Mohamed El-Atriss, who faces charges of manufacturing and distributing fraudulent documents and conspiracy...
Crowd kills two after van crashes (08/01/02)
CHICAGO -- Police arrested a suspect Wednesday and pleaded for help in finding members of a mob that pulled two men out of a van after an accident and beat them to death with bricks, stones and their bare hands. "This is a simple, senseless double homicide committed by a bunch of cowardly thugs," Police superintendent Terry Hillard said. "These are murderers. They killed two innocent people."...
Embryo screening for gender, diseases raises questions (08/01/02)
LOS ANGELES - She had the name picked out since high school: Logann Rae, taken from a soap opera. She had two dolls waiting in a closet, both saved since childhood. But Tanya's first child was a son. Then came another. When an ultrasound showed that her third child was also a boy, she struggled to hide her tears from the nurse...
Firefighters battle 30-mile fire front (08/01/02)
CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. -- Residents packed up and left a valley in southwestern Oregon Wednesday as firefighters reinforced a line against a 30-mile wall of flames. Authorities urged the area's 17,000 residents on Tuesday to be ready to evacuate within 30 minutes. Trucks and trailers with furniture have been leaving the area since Sunday, and a Cave Junction animal hospital sold out of pet carriers and nearly ran out of sedatives for dogs and cats...
Justice Department examines AOL Time Warner accounting (08/01/02)
NEW YORK -- AOL Time Warner Inc. said Wednesday that the Justice Department is looking into its accounting practices, raising the possibility of a criminal case against the world's largest media company. AOL Time Warner did not detail the Justice Department probe and agency officials declined comment. Securities regulators are already investigating the company's bookkeeping...
Even a few extra pounds add to risk of heart-felt problems (08/01/02)
From wire reports Researchers have found another reason to watch your waistline: Being even modestly overweight increases the chances of developing heart failure. Extreme obesity has already been linked to heart failure, but whether that was true for milder weight problems wasn't as firmly established...
FDA pressed for fast action on herbal supplement ephedra (08/01/02)
WASHINGTON -- A leading senator took the Bush Administration to task Wednesday for its failure to act on the potentially dangerous food supplement ephedra. "Today I am asking the Secretary of Health and Human Services to determine whether the dietary supplement ephedra poses an 'imminent hazard' to the public's health, and if so, use his authority to suspend sales of the product in the U.S. ...
Grandparents fill day-care void for working parents (08/01/02)
WASHINGTON -- Working moms increasingly are relying on their parents to watch their young children, and more fathers are helping out with child care, too. Grandparents have become a more popular choice for the job than day-care centers, according to a Census Bureau report being released today...
People talk 08/01/02 (08/01/02)
Emmy oddsmakers place bets on Sheen LAS VEGAS -- Martin Sheen is the favorite to win a best-actor Emmy -- at least at some Las Vegas casinos. Oddsmakers at Bally's and the Stardust both like Sheen, who's nominated for his third consecutive year as President Bartlet on NBC's "The West Wing."...
Seven killed as bomb shatters Hebrew University cafeteria (08/01/02)
JERUSALEM -- A bomb hidden in a bag ripped through a busy cafeteria at Hebrew University Wednesday, killing seven people, including three Americans, in an attack that shattered the peace in one of the few places where young Jews and Arabs still mixed freely...
U.S. considers resuming dialogue with North Korea (08/01/02)
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei -- The Bush administration is weighing resuming dialogue with North Korea after Secretary of State Colin Powell held the first face-to-face U.S.-North Korea meeting since President George W. Bush labeled Pyongyang part of an "axis of evil" during his January State of theUnion address...
World briefs 08/01/02 (08/01/02)
Explosion kills at least 19 in Ukrainian mines KIEV, Ukraine -- An underground explosion tore through a coal mine Wednesday night in Ukraine, killing at least 19 . Two miners were still missing after the explosion, which occurred 3,557 feet underground...
New plan raised to save Stonehenge (08/01/02)
LONDON -- A heritage group announced an $88 million plan Wednesday to rescue Stonehenge from the 20th-century clutter that has sprung up around the ancient circular stone monument. Branded a "national disgrace" by some lawmakers as it now stands, Stonehenge is flanked by highways, and visitors trying to imagine its original splendor do so with the steady hum of traffic in the background...
Power shortages affect millions in areas of India (08/01/02)
NEW DELHI, India -- Lying under the open sky each night, Asmit Aggarwal gets to gaze at the stars, take in the gentle breeze and listen to crickets. Unfortunately, the 29-year-old software engineer isn't on some romantic getaway -- he's on his roof...
Greek terror group mocks police after counterstrike (08/01/02)
ATHENS, Greece -- Crippled but defiant after a police onslaught, Greece's most-wanted terrorist group mocked reports of its demise Wednesday and warned it could open a new front: grabbing hostages to exchange for captured suspects. "We are still alive," said a declaration attributed to the November 17 cell that has waged a 27-year campaign of killings and attacks in the name of extreme Marxism and Greek patriotism...
Official - Alleged al-Qaida bomber targeted Karzai, 'infidels' (08/01/02)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A hapless would-be car bomber who was intercepted after a traffic accident in the heart of Kabul told interrogators he was assigned by al-Qaida to assassinate President Hamid Karzai or, failing that, to kill foreigners in the Afghan capital, an Afghan intelligence chief said Wednesday...
Cape Legion team out to prove it belongs (08/01/02)
Cape Girardeau Ford & Sons didn't have to earn a spot in the American Legion Zone 4 Tournament that begins today at Capaha Park. Even so, manager Tom Reinagel is confident his team will prove it belongs in the field. Cape joins four district champions in the double-elimination event that advances the winner to next week's four-team state tournament in Columbia. ...
Heartland softball team to play first game in national event (08/01/02)
The Heartland Nationals softball team will try to begin a run at another title when they play their first game in the Babe Ruth 14-and-under national tournament in South Bend, Ind., today. The team won a state tournament in Washington, Mo., and then a regional tournament in Chaffee, Mo., last week to qualify for the national event...
American Legion Zone 4 Tournament team profiles (08/01/02)
ANHEUSER-BUSCH
  • Record: 22-12 n Manager: Ron Clifton
  • Coaches: Mike Clifton, John LeClerc, Geoff Macy, Todd Robinson, Carl Lavall n Top hitters: Jim Fulton (.410, 9 2B); Ron Martin (.380, 8 HR, 9 2B, 30 RBIs); Brian Shephard (.375, 4 3B, 10 2B); Ed Dodson (.360, 24 RBIs); Josh Morgan (.330, 3 HR)...
  • Local track has plans for three-day, four-wheel event (08/01/02)
    Oval-track racing takes a week off at Auto Tire and Parts Racepark Aug. 23, 24 and 25 for the Maxxis Grand National ATV Series, an event expected to feature big-name riders on the four-wheel racing series. The three-day event is one of only six of its kind scheduled nationally this year...
    Persistence finally paying off for Barron (08/01/02)
    GLADEVILLE, Tenn. -- Alex Barron's best trait might be persistence. The 32-year-old former karting champion had searched for the perfect team since moving to open-wheel racing in 1996. Unable to find it, he bounced around and thought of quitting before deciding to work even harder, marketing himself to potential bosses...
    NFL Europe star optimistic, but still a longshot to make Rams (08/01/02)
    MACOMB, Ill. -- The statistics Dane Looker just posted in NFL Europe are of little use to him now in his longshot bid to make the Rams. The wide receiver led the NFL's spring developmental league with 54 catches and 661 yards in 11 regular-season games. He was chosen the World Bowl MVP after making 11 more receptions for 111 yards and two touchdowns as the Berlin Thunder beat the Rhein Fire...
    Tait requires 17 stitches after scrimmage fight (08/01/02)
    Offensive tackle John Tait will miss two weeks of the Kansas City Chiefs' training camp after a fight with a rookie teammate left him with cuts that needed 17 stitches to close. Tait, the starting right tackle, also broke his nose in the fight Tuesday with defensive lineman Eddie Freeman...
    NASCAR can't escape fan criticism (08/01/02)
    A smile creases Mike Helton's normally stoic face as he's asked what fans think is wrong with NASCAR. The president of America's new rage sport has heard it all before, and when he steps out of his hauler this weekend at the Brickyard 400, some of the spectators with garage passes will be waiting for autographs -- and a chance to express their opinions...
    Schrader will sub for injured Lasoski in IROC at Brickyard (08/01/02)
    Staff and wire report Winston Cup driver Ken Schrader will take injured World of Outlaws champion Danny Lasoski's spot in the IROC finale Saturday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. "I've known Danny a very, very, long time. Before he started driving, he would come out and help us when I was racing Sprint Cars," Schrader said of his fellow Missouri racer. "I'm very grateful and honored to have this opportunity to drive for him. I'm just sorry it has to be under these circumstances."...
    The week ahead in motorsports for Aug. 1 (08/01/02)
    LOCAL EVENTS
  • Motorcycle and ATV divisions, SEMO Speedway, Blodgett, 7:30 p.m. Friday.
  • Late model, modified, hobby, pure stock and cruiser divisions, Malden Speedway, 7:30 p.m.
  • Outlaw super-street division, Sikeston Drag Strip, 5 p.m. Saturday...
  • Now you see it, now you don't; Beckett's switch stumps Cards (08/01/02)
    MIAMI -- At first, the St. Louis Cardinals hit Josh Beckett as if they knew what pitch was coming. And that may have been the case. A change in his delivery solved the problem, and the rookie lasted six innings Wednesday night to help the Florida Marlins beat St. Louis 8-5...
    Russian mobster charged with trying to rig Olympic skating (08/01/02)
    NEW YORK -- A reputed Russian crime boss was arrested Wednesday on charges he fixed two figure skating events at the Salt Lake City Games by arranging a vote-swapping deal, yet another bizarre twist in a scandal that has tainted the sport. Alimzan Tokhtakhounov, picked up in Italy on U.S. ...
    Defensive end will miss 3-6 weeks because of knee injury (08/01/02)
    MACOMB, Ill. -- Rams defensive end Tyoka Jackson will be sidelined three to six weeks with cartilage damage in his right knee, putting his status for the season opener in jeopardy. Jackson was to undergo arthroscopic surgery either Wednesday night or Thursday morning. He returned to St. Louis earlier Wednesday for an MRI that revealed the damage. He was injured earlier in the week but couldn't pinpoint the source...
    Sports FanFare 8/1/02 (08/01/02)
    Briefly Baseball A look at the deals made Wednesday before the 3 p.m. CDT non-waiver trade deadline: The White Sox traded RHP Bob Howry (2-2, 3.91 ERA) to the Red Sox for RHP Franklin Francisco and LHP Byeong Hak An...
    Fad diets never fade away (08/01/02)
    Everything from banting to 'chew-chew' diets have hit celebrity status. By Michael Stroh ~ The Baltimore Sun Before the Atkins New Diet Revolution, before The Zone, before the Pritkin Program, there was the Letter on Corpulence...
    Health calendar 8/1/02 (08/01/02)
    Today Blood pressure screening from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Cape Senior Center, sponsored by Southeast Missouri Hospital's Generations Resource Center. American Red Cross blood drive from noon to 5 p.m. at Sears. Donors should bring some form of identification. Call 339-1822 for information...
    Fit to Print team updates 8/1/02 (08/01/02)
    Shape Up Cape Updates The Fit to Print team earned 792 points for the week. Our competitors, St. Andrew's Fit for Eternity earned 928 points for a 92.8 average per person while the public library's Bookin' Team earned 392 points for a 56 point per person average...
    Checking all the known puppy places (08/01/02)
    Aug. 1, 2002 Dear Patty, We arrived at Amity Hills Farm Saturday morning trusting Mickey to take care of her three surviving puppies even though we have a few suggestions about how she could refine her mothering skills. We knew she'd moved the puppies under the foot bridge leading from the farm house to the south pasture on Friday so that's where we looked first...
    Shirley Batterton (08/01/02)
    Shirley Ann Batterton, 67, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, July 30, 2002, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. She was born Jan. 3, 1935, in Cape Girardeau, the daughter of Kelly and Louise Mary Miget Willard. She received a master's degree in psychology from Lincoln Land College in Springfield, Ill. ...
    The Rev. Lowell West (08/01/02)
    CYPRESS, Ill. -- The Rev. Lowell West, 81, died Tuesday, July 30, 2002, at his home near Cypress. Arrangements are incomplete at the Wilson Funeral Home in Karnak, Ill.
    Arlie Seawright (08/01/02)
    CAIRO, Ill. -- Arlie C. Seawright, 78, of Escanaba, Mich., died Sunday, July 28, 2002, at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers, Mich. He was born Jan. 17, 1924, in Cairo, son of Arlie and Lillie Morgan Seawright Sr. His wife, Eloeise, died in 1987...
    Maxine Blackshear (08/01/02)
    Graveside service for Maxine Blackshear was held Wednesday at Lorimier Cemetery. The Rev. John Goff officiated. Ford and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Blackshear, 79, died Sunday, July 28, 2002, at Hunter Acres Nursing Center in Sikeston, Mo...
    Betty Brewer (08/01/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Betty Brewer, 37, of Sikeston died Wednesday, July 31, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. She was born in Lilbourn, Mo., the daughter of Clyde and Lattie Milligan Brewer. She was a Baptist. She is survived by her mother of Sikeston; a daughter, Misty Brewer of Sikeston; two brothers, Chester and Lloyd Brewer, both of Sikeston; five sisters, Linda McLean and Brenda Brewer, both of Sikeston, Myrtle Landnier of Gautier, Miss., and Patty Bohnert and Dianne Chadd, both of Sikeston.. ...
    Marjorie Petzoldt (08/01/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Thelma "Marjorie" Petzoldt, 76, of Jackson died Tuesday, July 30, 2002, at Monticello House. She was born June 23, 1926, in Summersville, Mo., daughter of Edward and Ethel Jones Belew. Petzoldt lived in the New Wells, Mo., community many years. She was an obstetrical technician at Southeast Missouri Hospital 30 years, retiring in 1990. She moved to Grove, Okla., and then to Jackson in 2001. She was a member of First Baptist Church...
    Births 8/1/02 (08/01/02)
    SherenDaughter to Jacob Wayne Sheren and Terri Lynn Strawn of Scott City, Mo., Southeast Missouri Hospital, 5:32 p.m. Thursday, July 25, 2002. Name, Mariah Faith. Weight, 6 pounds 15 ounces. First child. Ms. Strawn is the daughter of Becky Strawn of Scott City. Sheren is the son of Rick and Donna Sheren of Scott City. He is employed by city of Scott City...
    Jackson fire report 8/1/02 (08/01/02)
    Jackson Thursday, Aug. 1 Firefighters responded to the following call Wednesday:An ambulance assist at 316 E. Adams.
    Cape fire report 8/1/02 (08/01/02)
    Cape Girardeau Thursday, Aug. 1 Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:At 7:11 p.m., an emergency medical service at 316 S. Lorimier, Apt. 6. At 11:17 p.m., an emergency medical service at 301 N. Lorimier, Apt. 31. Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday:...
    Cape police report 8/1/02 (08/01/02)
    Cape Girardeau Thursday, Aug. 1 ArrestsFranklin Eugene Reed, 37, of 1589 Bel-Air, Apt. 11, Jackson, Mo., was arrested Monday for assault and driving while revoked. Raymond Kenneth Jones, 31, of 1006 Locust was arrested Monday on a Cape Girardeau County warrant for bad checks...
    Out of the past 8/1/02 (08/01/02)
    10 years ago: Aug. 1, 1992 It's official: Sam's Club is coming to Cape Girardeau; Sam's Club officials have confirmed plans to build 134,900-square-foot warehouse adjacent to Wal-Mart Supercenter near Route K/Siemers Drive intersection. Dean of College of Business Administration at Southeast Missouri State University has resigned to take similar administrative position at small Catholic university in Miami; Richard Schmidt, who helped push Southeast's business program along road toward national accreditation, will be dean of school of business at St. ...
    Correction 8/1/02 (08/01/02)
    Polls open at 6 a.m. on Tuesday for the primary election. An incorrect opening time appeared in Wednesday's edition. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
    Bartering makes comeback for college tuition (08/01/02)
    An innovative bartering plan has some Missouri farm families seeing their sons and daughters earning a university degree, where otherwise that would be less likely as a result of financial constraints. The school is Lindenwood University in St. Charles County, Mo. Lindenwood's president, Dr. Dennis Spellman, came up with the idea after mulling how the school might help cash-strapped farm families...
    Drug, alcohol abuse down, but not enough (08/01/02)
    Drug and alcohol use among America's students in grades six through 12 is at the lowest level in years, according to a new nationwide survey released last month. That's the good news. Researchers attribute the decline in chemical abuse among these youngsters to more efforts by more adults to keep children away from illicit substances...
    Another tourney for wiffleball in September (08/01/02)
    To the editor: I enjoyed reading the articles about the wiffleball tournament that went on this past weekend. I am glad to see there are people who appreciate this great game. I and many helpers have hosted an annual wiffleball tournament in this area for what will be the sixth year now. We like to call it the Wiffleball World Series. This year's tournament will be Sept. 28-29...
    Pope's message inspires youths to love Christ (08/01/02)
    To the editor: I had the awe-inspiring opportunity to celebrate Mass with Pope John Paul II in Toronto for World Youth Day 2002. Special thanks to Teresa LeGrand, youth minister of St. Mary's Cathedral, who organized the pilgrimage for 27 area youths...
    Speak Out (08/01/02)
    Easy targets I AGREE that a crackdown on speeders is necessary on Mount Auburn Road. However, I think it's very unprofessional for police to sit in a church parking lot at the base of an extremely steep hill. In order to stay below the speed limit, a driver has to brake all the way down the hill. Police can write all the tickets they want on Mount Auburn without resorting to this cheap tactic. This is just taking advantage of people...
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