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Stories from Monday, August 5, 2002

Students frustrated over parking (08/05/02)
Campus parking frustrates Southeast Missouri State University students who don't want to park far from classes and residence halls or pay the increased cost for permits. Students say they don't want to park in the large parking lot known informally as "Pig Lot." Once part of the university farm, the New Madrid Street lot is too far from their classes, they say...
Time to review safety with children (08/05/02)
With a new school year only weeks away, Heidi Crowden of Cape Girardeau's Safe Kids Coalition, reminds parents that now is the time to begin reviewing school time safety tips with children. According to statistics from the National Safe Kids Campaign, an estimated 2.2 million children ages 14 and under sustain school-related injuries each year. Many of those accidents are related to travel to and from school...
County Extension Service now 90 years old (08/05/02)
Thursday marked the 90th birthday for the Cape Girardeau County Extension Service. Mary Gosche, Human Development Specialist for the Service, said the Extension Service has come a long way since its beginning on Aug. 1, 1912. She said the progress of the Extension Service will be honored at the Extension's Annual Picnic to be held this month...
Military digest 08/05/02 (08/05/02)
Kipper graduates U.S. Naval Academy Ens. Rory M. Kipper, son of Bonnie L. and Paul M. Kipper of Cape Girardeau, recently graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. He was commissioned to his current rank in the U.S. Navy...
Cape Girardeau City Council agenda 08/05/02 (08/05/02)
7 p.m. Monday, City Hall, 401 Independence Street Study Session at 5 p.m. Public Hearingsn A public hearing regarding the request of Walter and Sheila Rasmussen for a special use permit for a group home daycare at 2740 Adeline Avenue in an R-1, single family residential district...
Jackson Board of Aldermen agenda 08/05/02 (08/05/02)
7:30 p.m. Monday City Hall Public hearing Hearing to consider the rezoning of 3.8 acres of property located at 2370 N. High St. from R-1 (single family residential) District to C-2 (general commercial) District as submitted by Oak Enterprises, L.L.C...
Ethanol plant brings jobs, market for milo in Kansas (08/05/02)
RUSSELL, Kan. -- On the northern edge of town, there's an aroma of fresh yeast around the new ethanol plant. To some it smells like a distillery; others sniff the sweet smell of success. Success, because since production started last October, the U.S. Energy Partners plant has given a needed boost with jobs and the buying of tons of milo, most of it purchased from area farmers...
Roving crop cutters find work drying up because of drought (08/05/02)
WELLINGTON, Kan. -- Any other year would find Dave Hermesch a busy man, joining hundreds of other agricultural nomads in their combines to follow ripening crops of wheat across the Plains. But the work normally awaiting the Oklahoma man and his 12-member crew is literally drying up, another blow dealt by the wilting drought that has devastated the harvest...
State rep gets recognition award (08/05/02)
State Rep. Jason Crowell, R-Cape Girardeau, has been awarded the Missouri Association for Career and Technical Education Legislative Recognition Award for 2002. The organization is a statewide organization of career and technical educators. Crowell received the award during the Missouri ACTE's 33rd Annual Joint Summer Workshops and Conference held in Springfield, Mo., where he addressed the 3,000 member educators and spoke on the importance of an educational system which includes career and technical education opportunities for students.. ...
Volunteers needed for Project Charlie (08/05/02)
A new school year will begin soon, and Project Charlie, a drug-resistance and self-esteem program for elementary school children, needs more volunteers to take the Project Charlie message into area classrooms. A training session for those interested in becoming Project Charlie volunteers will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 29 at the LaCroix Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau...
Scott City to vote on sales tax (08/05/02)
Scott City to vote on sales tax By Bob Miller ~ Southeast Missourian SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- At the city pool, Scott City employees want to keep the water clean. At city hall, they just want to keep the water out. These are the reasons the city is asking residents to approve a quarter-cent sales tax increase on Tuesday...
Chamber getting ready for 10th barbecue festival (08/05/02)
Cape Girardeau's 10th annual BBQ Fest will be held Aug. 23 and 24 at Arena Park in Cape Girardeau. Jeff Glenn, director of membership development for the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce, said that the annual BBQ Fest serves two purposes: to promote the use of beef and pork, and to provide an opportunity for the area's best backyard barbecue teams to compete for bragging rights and a $200 grand prize...
KC district unprepared for high attendance (08/05/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The idea was to reward students' summer school attendance in the Kansas City School District with gift certificates. But when students lined up to receive the awards, the district wasn't prepared for such good attendance. The end result: Parents and children went home hot and angry, some of them empty-handed, and district officials apologized for what one called "a lack of planning."...
Man escapes from Dunklin County jail (08/05/02)
KENNETT, Mo. -- A 35-year-old Poplar Bluff, Mo., area man escaped from custody at the Dunklin County Jail Saturday afternoon. Milton Roy Taylor, described by authorities as being a black male, six feet tall and 150 pounds, escaped from the jail's recreation yard during the time inmates were allowed outside...
Disabled ex-cop saves life of woman hurt in explosion (08/05/02)
ORLAND HILLS, Ill. -- Like any other former police officer, John Askew knew he had to help when he heard an explosion in his apartment complex in this Chicago suburb. Except Askew isn't exactly like most other ex-police officers. So, when he heard the screams, he pointed his wheelchair in their direction and started to roll. ...
Prosecutor at hearing outlines mob beatings (08/05/02)
CHICAGO -- One man allegedly kicked the two men who were fatally beaten by a mob "until he was out of breath" while another smashed the skull of one of the victims with a concrete block. Those were some of the details presented by a prosecutor Sunday at a hearing for four suspects in the beating deaths of two men who were killed after a van they were in struck three young women sitting on a porch Tuesday on the city's South Side...
Holden involvement limited in campaign for Proposition B (08/05/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Bob Holden's voice jumps an octave when asked if he has been active enough in support of Proposition B. "I've been active," Holden insisted in an interview last week in his Capitol office. "I've made this issue high on the agenda to let the people vote on it from the very beginning of this administration. I've spoke out about it every opportunity I get."...
Taste of St. Louis canceled again for lack of sponsors (08/05/02)
ST. LOUIS -- A lack of corporate sponsorship has caused Taste of St. Louis to be called off for another year. The annual event, intended to showcase restaurants and draw people into downtown, had been scheduled for Sept. 13 and 14 at the Gateway Mall...
Black Baptist convention begins in St. Louis (08/05/02)
ST. LOUIS -- The Baptist denomination that once was home to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Rev. Ralph Abernathy will begin its annual convention here today. About 10,000 members of the Progressive National Baptist Convention -- one of the nation's largest black denominations -- are expected to conduct business and attend religious classes at America's Center and at downtown hotels. The denomination has about 2.5 million members...
Springfield parks could become hub for gardeners (08/05/02)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A green plot in southwest Springfield could become a center of gardening and horticulture in the area. The Springfield-Greene County Parks Department, the University Outreach and Extension and a group called Friends of the Garden are working on plans to build a horticulture center overlooking Nathanael Greene and Close Memorial parks...
Springfield installs plaque remembering lynchings (08/05/02)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- After years of controversy, Springfield now has a permanent reminder of one of the ugliest acts in the city's history -- the 1906 lynching of three black men. Some of the thousands who gathered over the weekend for annual Park Day events said they hoped that the day's ceremony would help put the lynchings in the past...
With hopes fading, bankrupt Vanguard looks for help (08/05/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- With admittedly little hope for returning to the air, bankrupt Vanguard Airline Inc.'s decision to reorganize rather than sell everything off has left one nagging question: Why? After all, the company, which bled money year after year, failed to get the funding it needed in nearly a year of begging the government and lenders for help...
Kansas City fires 14 lifeguards (08/05/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Officials had to close six of the city's 14 public swimming pools indefinitely as a result of a work stoppage by lifeguards. At least 14 lifeguards were fired on Saturday for refusing to go back to work. Officials shuffled staff to keep the other eight pools open...
Chickens to help monitor spread of virus (08/05/02)
CAVE SPRINGS, Mo. -- John Larson's 30 free-range chickens in Southwest Missouri have become part of a project to monitor the spread of the West Nile virus in the state. Army reservists go to Larson's 10-acre farm north of Cave Springs once a month to test the flock for the virus that first appeared in Missouri last year among crows in the St. Louis area...
One-fifth of primary winners will face no fall opponent (08/05/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- More than 20 percent of Tuesday's legislative primary winners will be all but guaranteed a job at Missouri's Capitol next January because they face no opposition in the general election. Barring any independent candidate challenges this fall, 44 of Tuesday's winners will be part of the legislature when work gets under way Jan. 8. Many are likely to be incumbents returning to Jefferson City for another term...
Popularity of penny is on the rise (08/05/02)
CHICAGO -- Not long ago a member of the president's staff complained that the penny continues to exist because it features a likeness of Abraham Lincoln, who is from Illinois, as is the current Speaker of the House. At about the same time, a congressman who wants the penny to disappear introduced a bill that would discourage its use...
New Orleans officer shot to death by fleeing robbers at bar (08/05/02)
NEW ORLEANS -- Three armed men robbed bar patrons then shot and killed a police officer as they fled early Sunday, police said. Three man was arrested, and one other was being sought. The gunmen robbed about a dozen people at Club Tango, in a low-income area 10 blocks northeast of the French Quarter, police said. A person inside the bar managed to call police at 3:23 a.m...
Miners honored at service; hundreds join in prayer (08/05/02)
SOMERSET, Pa. -- Nine miners who spent more than three days in a flooded coal mine 240 feet underground joined hundreds of people at a church service Sunday night to give thanks for their rescue a week ago. Family, friends and neighbors filled a small church about 100 yards from where the men were trapped for 77 hours in a cramped shaft at Quecreek Mine in western Pennsylvania...
Experts creating model to track virus prior to outbreak (08/05/02)
ALBANY, N.Y. -- More than half a dozen states worried about West Nile virus are using climate-based computer models to predict the course of the mosquito-borne disease before a fatal outbreak occurs. Public health officials usually rely on reports of dead birds as an early warning sign that West Nile is spreading in their region. Scientists say this new method would warn local officials in advance if their counties are at high risk for the virus...
Weather slows effort to raise turret of Civil War ironclad (08/05/02)
HATTERAS, N.C. -- Strong undersea currents and shifting winds delayed an attempt Sunday to raise the 120-ton revolving gun turret of the Civil War ironclad USS Monitor. Sixteen officers and crew members died Dec. 31, 1862, when the Union ship sank during a storm, landing upside-down in 240 feet of water. The wreckage was discovered in 1973...
Lawmakers balk at polygraphs for Congress (08/05/02)
WASHINGTON -- Senate leaders agreed Sunday that members of Congress should not submit to lie detector tests as part of an FBI investigation of intelligence leaks. "I think it's a bad idea. I think that it's an infringement constitutionally on the legislative branch. And I don't think there's much support for it," said Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D...
Administration defends lengthy al-Qaida review (08/05/02)
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration said Sunday it moved as swiftly as possible to develop a plan on how to eliminate al-Qaida -- a process that took eight months and wasn't complete until one week before the Sept. 11 attacks. The Clinton administration had handed off to the incoming Bush team detailed assessments of the threat, and offered ideas on how to counter al-Qaida...
Senator says war with Saddam likely (08/05/02)
WASHINGTON -- War against Iraq is likely, said a senator exploring U.S. options, and other lawmakers joined him Sunday in pressing the Bush administration to make the case to Congress before any attack. Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del., led hearings last week that highlighted both the gravity of the threat posed by Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and the difficulty of replacing him with stable leadership...
Vehicle plows into museum built in 1782 (08/05/02)
HARTFORD, Conn. -- A sport utility vehicle plowed into a museum on Sunday, destroying irreplaceable artwork and antiques on display in the 1782 homestead. "It's devastating. This was the real thing," said William Hosley, executive director of the Antiquarian and Landmarks Society...
Shooting leaves five dead, one wounded (08/05/02)
DALLAS -- Five people, including a mother and her two young daughters, were shot to death Sunday night at a Dallas residence. One person was wounded. Police said they took the woman's husband into custody for questioning and recovered a semiautomatic handgun...
Flicking lighter on jet gets teenager arrested (08/05/02)
PITTSBURGH -- A 17-year-old Canadian passenger on a US Airways flight from Toronto was arrested for using a lighter on his shoe, authorities said. The teen told police he was burning loose material off his tennis shoes as the plane taxied into Pittsburgh International Airport Saturday. The boy's father was seated next to him...
Man arrested after he jumps ticket counter (08/05/02)
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A man was arrested for jumping a ticket counter and trying to bypass security at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport, authorities said Sunday. The security breach caused the airport to ground all flights for 90 minutes and rescreen between 800 and 1,000 passengers, airport spokesman C. Douglas Hartmayer said. It was unknown how many flights were delayed...
Scientists complete comprehensive physical map of mouse genome (08/05/02)
LOS ANGELES -- An international team has completed the most comprehensive map ever of the genetic code of the mouse, an accomplishment that will make the laboratory animal more useful to scientists studying human health and disease. The map covers an estimated 98 percent of the order of the nearly 3 billion letters that make up the mouse code, or genome...
U.S.-educated businessman elected Bolivia's president (08/05/02)
LA PAZ, Bolivia -- Bolivia's Congress ended a presidential tie on Sunday, picking U.S.-educated millionaire Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada to lead the South American nation as it confronts economic malaise and growing social unrest. Sanchez de Lozada, a centrist mining executive who was president from 1993 to 1997, won a congressional vote by a 84-43 margin over Evo Morales, a radical Indian leader of Bolivia's coca growers...
Israelis tear down homes of Palestinian attackers (08/05/02)
HEBRON, West Bank -- Israel stepped up its policy of demolishing homes of Palestinian militants, blowing up nine houses in the West Bank Sunday as part of an effort to discourage attacks. The army said the houses were residences for Palestinians "who committed or planned murderous acts of terrorism against Israeli civilians."...
Suicide attack and shooting mark day of Mideast carnage (08/05/02)
JERUSALEM -- A Palestinian suicide bomber blew up a bus in northern Israel during the morning rush hour Sunday, killing himself and nine passengers on a day punctuated by violence from the rolling hills of the Galilee to Jerusalem's Old City to the Mediterranean beach front...
Uruguay Senate OKs emergency banking bill (08/05/02)
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay -- Congress approved emergency legislation shoring up Uruguay's battered financial system Sunday, voting to block access to some long-term deposits in the country's two state banks. "This will be difficult medicine, but it's the only possible solution," Economy Minister Alejandro Atchugarry told lawmakers...
Aid groups still slow in getting to needy southern Afghanistan (08/05/02)
QALA-E-GHAZ, Afghanistan -- Harsh climate, uncleared land mines and crumbling infrastructure have made southern Afghanistan among the country's poorest regions. Those same problems also are keeping away the very aid workers needed to help this former Taliban stronghold...
Colombian president seeks peace by stepping up war on rebels (08/05/02)
BOGOTA, Colombia -- As a Harvard man who wears gray suits and comes across as a policy wonk, Alvaro Uribe might seem an odd choice for a wartime president. But after 38 years of increasingly bloody civil war, Colombians appear eager to follow their new leader into the intensified battle he has promised to wage against the country's rebels...
Elderly ex-king finally moves back to his Afghan palace (08/05/02)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghanistan's former king moved back into his royal palace Sunday, four months after returning from exile and 29 years after being driven from the throne in a family coup. It clearly was a happy homecoming for the 87-year-old ex-monarch...
Escaped Haitian political activist demands Aristide resign (08/05/02)
GONAIVES, Haiti -- Families walked to church Sunday as calm settled on the streets of this Haitian port city, two days after gunmen drove a tractor through a prison wall and unleashed 159 inmates, including a local political activist. None of the escaped convicts was reported captured, and no police were on the streets Sunday...
Muslim world faces 'severe crisis,' Jordan's crown prince says (08/05/02)
AMMAN, Jordan -- Jordan's Crown Prince Hamzeh on Sunday suggested the Muslim world needs a modern approach to Islamic thinking if it is to escape poverty, illiteracy and absence of freedoms. Hamzeh, a half brother of Jordan's King Abdullah II and heir to the throne, told a gathering of 100 scholars that the Muslim world was facing "a severe crisis."...
Dunklin Co. rebounds for zone crown (08/05/02)
If the American Legion Zone 4 Tournament proved one thing, it's that counting out Dunklin County is a big mistake. After losing to Oakville in Friday's winner's bracket final, Dunklin County looked like a serious longshot to win the championship...
Texans break franchise seal today against Giants (08/05/02)
CANTON, Ohio -- The most important player on the NFL's newest team already understands his place in the superstructure. That's why David Carr, the quarterback of the Houston Texans and the top draft pick, carries equipment bags and fetches cold drinks for the veterans...
Cardinals watch another one slip away (08/05/02)
ATLANTA -- The St. Louis Cardinals finally got a hit off Damian Moss. It didn't do them any good. The Australian left-hander allowed just one hit in eight innings, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Cardinals 2-1 on Gary Sheffield's leadoff homer in the ninth Sunday night...
Elliott's win is his second in a row (08/05/02)
INDIANAPOLIS -- He's "Awesome Bill" again. Bill Elliott passed Rusty Wallace 12 laps from the end, then held him off on a restart with four laps to go Sunday on the way to a victory in the Brickyard 400. It was the second straight win for the 46-year-old Elliott, whose career was rejuvenated last year by new car-owner Ray Evernham. ...
Bonds adds to his list, now at 598 (08/05/02)
PITTSBURGH -- Barry Bonds hit his 598th career homer, one of six San Francisco home runs, and J.T. Snow had a three-run shot and five RBIs as the Giants roughed up the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-5 Sunday. Bonds went 3-for-4 and scored three times while homering for the second game in a row. His 31st home run of the season led off the ninth inning and left him two away from joining Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth and Willie Mays as the only players with 600 homers...
Cardinals look to Greisen as Plummer's backup (08/05/02)
For the first time since Jake Plummer became a starter in his rookie season, there will be no seasoned quarterback behind him. Chris Greisen, who has thrown 16 NFL passes in his three seasons with Arizona, moves into the backup role for the Cardinals. The third-stringer is lanky, strong-armed rookie Josh McCown...
Beem holds off rally to win International (08/05/02)
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. -- Rich Beem carded seven birdies and made a critical eagle on the 17th hole to hold off a furious rally by Steve Lowery and claim The International on Sunday. Beem, playing the last six holes gingerly because of a back that stiffened up during a weather delay, had a 19-point round for a total of 44 points under the modified Stableford scoring system used in this event...
Rolen, Cards are coming home again (08/05/02)
This time last year, the final game in a series with Montreal sparked an 11- game winning streak for the Cardinals following a trade for pitching. The team begins a six game home-stand against Montreal tomorrow with a new pitcher. After Montreal, the stretch includes a series with New York, who the Cardinals swept last year during the streak...
It's time to lose what's not legit (08/05/02)
Ban figure skating from the 2004 Olympics. Tilt a figure-eight compulsory on its side and ban ice dancing from the Olympics for infinity. Start testing for anabolic steroids in Major League Baseball today at high noon. Sammy, step right up. You're first...
Sports FanFare 8/5/02 (08/05/02)
Briefly Boxing
  • Lennox Lewis hinted he might retire -- or at least demand more money to fight -- in an interview published Sunday. The 36-year-old Lewis, who knocked out Mike Tyson in June to retain the WBC and IBF heavyweight titles, told The Observer that he has little left to prove. ...
  • Area sports digest 8/5/02 (08/05/02)
    Standridge, Hall lead list of ATPR race winners Robbie Standridge and Chris Hall were among top winners Saturday at Auto Tire andParts Racepark near Benton, Mo. In sprints,Standridge, of Springfield,Ill., held off Tommy Worley Jr. of Bismark, Mo., and led all 25 laps. Todd Rowland of Jackson, Mo., was third...
    Asthma rates may have leveled off in children (08/05/02)
    CHICAGO -- Asthma rates may have leveled off in U.S. children after increasing in the 1980s and early 1990s, government research shows. Earlier data suggested a similar trend among adults, but more evidence is needed to confirm it, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
    Eat this, Jared - Local Blimpie franchise No. 1 in country (08/05/02)
    Barry Bonds is the best home-run hitter in baseball. Kurt Vonnegut is the best novelist. Ozzy Osbourne is the best at slinging around bleeping four-letter words. I wish I were the best at something. In other words, I wish I were more like the local Blimpie...
    'Signs' harvests box office for $60.3 million debut (08/05/02)
    LOS ANGELES -- "Signs" ran crop circles around the competition to top an unusually strong weekend box office for August. The film, starring Mel Gibson as a farmer who finds mysterious patterns marking his fields, raked in $60.3 million, according to studio estimates Sunday...
    'American Family' on PBS searches for roots in Mexico (08/05/02)
    MEXICO CITY -- When "American Family" traveled to Mexico recently, the groundbreaking Hispanic TV drama experienced a cultural homecoming. The series, set in East Los Angeles, follows life with the Gonzalezes, a Mexican-American family with strong cultural and family ties south of the border...
    'ICU' compelling but excruciating show (08/05/02)
    NEW YORK -- A home movie shows the boy in a Little League uniform, scampering around first base with the abandon of an ice skater about to lose his footing and spin out of control. The scene switches to a hospital bed, where the boy's face is gray and puffy. Moments later, his mother -- her eyes filled with tears -- describes the moment his heart stopped. She hugged him, whispered she loved him. And he was gone...
    Can't save money? Experts suggest you 'think small' (08/05/02)
    NEW YORK -- While some people are worried about what the stock market's volatility is doing to their savings, many others are worried because they aren't saving at all. How should you get started? "Think small" is the suggestion from groups formed in recent years to encourage Americans to save...
    Communication glut - Instant messaging isn't private (08/05/02)
    "I think Mark is doing the right thing by going into rehab," Tim Gordon, vice president of an online concierge service, typed quickly to a friend. Sitting at his office computer, Gordon was multitasking in cyberspace as usual, holding several instant-messaging conversations at once...
    People on the move 08/05/02 (08/05/02)
    Cape native to distribute new medical product Cape Girardeau native Alan Terry's company, Sonorex, will become the exclusive distributor for a medical device that treats tennis elbow now that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given approval to the product...
    Business memo 08/05/02 (08/05/02)
    Exxon earnings fall 41 percent in second quarter DALLAS -- Exxon Mobil Corp. said last week that second-quarter earnings fell 41 percent, and it blamed the decline on lower oil and natural gas prices and thinner profit margins in its refining business...
    Instant messaging concerns catch software firms' attention (08/05/02)
    This spring, America Online Inc. announced that it was working on a new version of instant messaging that would be custom-made for businesses. "Corporations are asking for it," says AOL spokeswoman Catherine Corre. AOL is working with VeriSign on a product that will encrypt messages but still let people communicate with current AOL Instant Messenger users...
    Sullivan rose by the numbers at WorldCom (08/05/02)
    For years, WorldCom Inc. senior management was known as "The Bernie and Scott Show." As chief financial officer, Scott Sullivan could -- and often did -- complete his boss' sentences. Bernie Ebbers laid out the vision and Sullivan provided the numbers...
    Three hurt in Sunday accident (08/05/02)
    A one-vehicle accident in Scott County early Sunday morning resulted in injuries for both the driver and his two passengers. Jeremy Penny, 22, of Cape Girardeau was eastbound in a 2000 Pontiac on U.S. 61 and Route A three miles north of Benton, Mo., when his vehicle ran off the right side of the road and overturned...
    Cape fire report 08/05/02 (08/05/02)
    Cape Girardeau Monday, Aug. 5 Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:At 12:42 a.m., an emergency medical service at 3037 North Church. At 2:54 a.m., an alarm sounding at Towers West and Towers North.At 3:35 a.m., an alarm sounding at 3257 William St...
    Cape police report 08/05/02 (08/05/02)
    Cape Girardeau Monday, Aug. 5 ArrestsKelly Baker, 17, of East Prairie, Mo., was issued a summons Saturday for stealing/property damage. Diane O'Kelly, 51, of 117 N. Frederick was arrested Saturday for unlawful use of a weapon, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while suspended, failure to use turn signal and a Scott City warrant for failure to appear in court...
    Out of the past 8/5/02 (08/05/02)
    10 years ago: Aug. 5, 1992 Jackson - Longtime Cape Girardeau County Associate Commissioner Leonard F. Sander was defeated in Republican primary Tuesday; Sander, seeking his ninth two-year term on commission, lost to Larry Bock by margin of 267 votes; Bock will face George Cox in November, who was unopposed in Democratic primary...
    Days of Caring taps our zeal to volunteer (08/05/02)
    There are many ways to measure a community: size, wealth, medical services, educational facilities, retail variety, job opportunities, affordability, religious involvement, friendliness, governmental services -- and on and on. By those measurements, the towns in our area would rank high in almost every category...
    It's one word -- but who's counting? (08/05/02)
    It's either no big deal, or it's a really big deal. And it probably depends on where you live. Ask almost anyone who lives in the town about four miles east of Marble Hill, Mo. -- on Highway 34 with about 100 hardy souls -- how to spell the name of the town, and they will gladly oblige. After all, this is a friendly small town...
    Schooling has correlation with earnings (08/05/02)
    To the editor: In response to my recent letter, a Speak Out caller asserted I was wrong to claim that America's public schools have contributed to our country's high standard of living. The caller claimed that "the correlation between achievement in school and standard of living is virtually nonexistent." I heartily disagree with the caller's conclusion, and the facts do not substantiate such a supposition, as a recent article showed...
    Tell legislators to crack down on pornography (08/05/02)
    To the editor: On a radio talk show, Dr. James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, discussed the recent abduction of a young girl in California. He said that whenever the abductor was captured, a search of his home or computer would surely uncover pornography of some sort...
    Speak out 8/1 (08/05/02)
    Stay out of the way TO THE person who has driven all over: If you want to take time to smell the roses, fine and dandy. But don't pull out in front of me when I'm going the speed limit and then drive slower than the speed limit. Stay out of the fast lane. Stay to the right. That way I won't have to try to get around you. Don't block the traffic, and we'll get along just fine...
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