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Stories from Friday, August 9, 2002

Rabid bat attack doesn't provoke warning (08/09/02)
GLENALLEN, Mo. -- It made its assault from the sky, but only a broom was needed to take it down. A rabid bat attacked, but did not bite, a Glenallen woman Monday. Lab results confirmed the bat carried the contagious disease, but Bollinger County health officials say they aren't concerned about an outbreak...
EMAA receives weatherization grant (08/09/02)
The East Missouri Action Agency recently received a $25,000 grant from AmerenUE for weatherization services for their natural gas customers in Cape Girardeau and Marble Hill, Mo. Low-income families may take advantage of the program, with the elderly and disabled getting preference. Services include insulation and repair of unsafe heating systems...
Donated craft will aid firefighters with water rescues (08/09/02)
Though they usually work with water, five Cape Girardeau firefighters spent time out on the water Thursday on two new rescue watercrafts that were donated to the department. The vehicles were provided by Yamaha Motor Corporation USA through dealer Bootheel Buggies in Dexter, Mo...
Jackson to make most out of boost in Title I funding (08/09/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- An increase in Title I funding in the Jackson School District will mean a head start in reading and language skills for some area children. An additional $50,000 in funding has allowed the district to establish its first preschool program, which will serve up to 30 children ages three to five during the coming school year...
Utility officials seek cause of outage (08/09/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- About half the city of Jackson was without power for 20 to 30 minutes Thursday, a problem that began around 7 a.m. and affected about 14,000 customers in Jackson and 1,400 AmerenUE customers in Cape Girardeau. Mike Cleary, a spokesman for AmerenUE, said the company was still looking for answers for the power fluctuations. ...
Bail bondsmen make crime pay (08/09/02)
It's what Debbie Kitchen has dubbed "the call." It comes at any time: During the early-morning hours while she drinks coffee and watches golf on TV. In the evening while she's trying to have dinner with Darrell, her pipe fitter husband. It may even wait rudely to come late at night after David Letterman has long since signed off the airwaves...
Annual celebration set for Saturday in Essex (08/09/02)
ESSEX, Mo. -- It's that time again. As with the end of summer each year, the Mae Hall Park Day is scheduled for Saturday in Essex. In keeping with the annual event, the Essex Lions Club-sponsored event promises a little something for everyone. From beauty pageants to gospel music, the annual event is scheduled to bring out the residents of Essex...
Poplar Bluff man hits $250,000 top prize in state lottery game (08/09/02)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- When this 64-year-old lifelong resident of Poplar Bluff mailed in two Fun and Fortune Lottery tickets to the Missouri Lottery, he had no idea would make him $250,000. "I have been poor all of my life," said Art Ward. "This is more money than I have ever seen."...
Cape airport to add glass wall for safety (08/09/02)
The federal Transportation Security Administration determined that an extra interior glass wall will make air travel safer at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport. What the wall will do, officials say, is separate those who have been screened from those who have not, making the final waiting area a "sterile" zone. For more on this story, read Saturday's Southeast Missourian...
Health officials hear West Nile virus concerns (08/09/02)
It's far from widespread panic, but some residents in Cape Girardeau are concerned about the fact that a sometimes deadly, mosquito-borne West Nile virus has found its way into their neighborhoods. Ann Elledge of the Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center said the center answered eight phone calls about the virus before noon on Thursday, the day after an announcement that the virus had been found in mosquito samples taken from two locations in the city of Cape Girardeau...
Marie Street closed Monday due to paving (08/09/02)
Marie Street from North Street to Washington Street will be closed Monday as workers will begin paving the street as part of the 2002 Overlay Project which is part of the Transportation Trust Fund. The street is expected to re-open on Tuesday. The overlay project provides a 2-inch asphalt overlay on the street...
Kelly grad receives training out West (08/09/02)
JACKSONVILLE, N.C. -- Marine Corps Pvt. Matthew L. Stewart, 19, stationed in Jacksonville, graduated from two months of helicopter training in San Diego, Calif. His specialty is flight equipment. He is a 2001 graduate of Kelly High School and joined the corps immediately after graduation. He is the son of Mark L. Stewart of Commerce, Mo...
Agriculture celebrated at state fair (08/09/02)
SEDALIA, MO. -- Celebrating a century of showcasing agriculture, the Missouri State Fair opened its 10-day run on Thursday with a parade through Sedalia and country music on the grandstand stage. Fair officials predicted some 350,000 people will come through the gates between Thursday and Aug. 18, attending one of the nation's oldest continuously run expositions...
St. Louis priest removed from clergy (08/09/02)
ST. LOUIS -- At the request of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, Pope John Paul II has defrocked one of seven area priests removed from parish duties this year following accusations of sexual misconduct, church officials said in a copyright story published Thursday by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch...
Annual rodeo brings motorists off the road (08/09/02)
SIKESTON, MO. -- The whir of an approaching siren, the flashing lights in the rearview mirror, the heart-pounding anticipation as the police officer slowly strolls to the driver-side window. Someone driving along Interstate 55 at Sikeston on Saturday is going to get a ticket -- to the rodeo...
Brothers indicted in St. Louis bank robberies (08/09/02)
ST. LOUIS -- A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted two brothers from south-central Missouri on bank robbery and firearm charges. Joseph Shields, 25, of Lebanon, Mo., faces four felony counts of bank robbery, one count of conspiring to commit bank robbery and one felony count of being a drug user in possession of a firearm, U.S. ...
Oran resident killed in automobile accident (08/09/02)
HILLSBORO, Mo. -- A southeast Missouri man was killed when his car was struck head-on on Interstate 55 in Jefferson County, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. Clinton Taylor, 51, of Oran, was driving south about 9:50 p.m. Wednesday when a northbound vehicle that had been struck by the vehicle behind it crossed the median and hit Taylor's car, the patrol said. Taylor was pronounced dead at the scene...
Toll roads appear an option for Missouri (08/09/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Following the overwhelming defeat of a tax plan by voters, transportation commissioners on Thursday expressed a renewed interest in pushing for tolls as a way to fund some roads and bridges. Their discussion came after what they described as the disappointing defeat Tuesday of Proposition B, which would have raised around $500 million annually through higher state fuel and sales taxes...
West Nile virus claims another horse as cities map responses (08/09/02)
SEDALIA, Mo. -- West Nile virus has killed a second horse in Pettis County, one of at least 10 counties around the state where the mosquito-borne virus has been detected. So far, samples from 13 horses from around Missouri have tested positive for West Nile at the University of Missouri's Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory in Columbia, assistant lab director Gayle Johnson said...
Worth County could face shutdown of courthouse (08/09/02)
GRANT CITY, Mo. -- Worth County voters' rejection of a proposed property tax during Tuesday's election could mean the shutdown of government in this small northwest Missouri community. Come Jan. 1, the Worth County courthouse could close if another source of income isn't found. If so, it'll be the third time the county's been forced to shut down...
Driver's license fraud prompts states to strengthen weak spots (08/09/02)
In one state after another, long-neglected motor vehicle departments are being retrofitted - incrementally and inconsistently - for front-line responsibility in protecting the homeland in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Spurred by national alarm at the ease with which more than half of the Sept. ...
Former Tyco chief executive spent millions in company funds (08/09/02)
CONCORD, N.H. -- Art and furniture in the New York apartment of former Tyco International chief executive Dennis Kozlowski were purchased with millions in company money, according to a person familiar with an investigation into the company's financial dealings...
People talk 8/9/02 (08/09/02)
Aniston sees less ambitious self in film NEW YORK -- In her new film, "The Good Girl," Jennifer Aniston plays a discount store employee who seems to have few ambitions. Aniston told reporters in Los Angeles recently she once had lower expectations for herself...
Prosecutors want Sept. 11 photos in Moussaoui trial (08/09/02)
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Jurors in the trial of accused Sept. 11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui will be drawn back to the day of the attacks through videos of the burning and collapsing World Trade Center and family pictures of victims. The pictures would be augmented by cockpit voice recordings from United Flight 93, as passengers apparently tried to wrest control of the aircraft from hijackers, prosecutors said Thursday. The plane crashed in Pennsylvania, killing 44, and the attackers...
Shark tank swim frightens group (08/09/02)
NEW ORLEANS -- Ten aquarium visitors, including four children, fell into a shark tank and thrashed around in terror for up to 15 minutes with the animals swimming beneath their kicking feet before they were pulled out. No one was seriously hurt, though one of the children, a 2-year-old girl, later woke up screaming in the night...
White House dismisses Saddam's warning against attack by U.S. (08/09/02)
CRAWFORD, Texas -- The Bush administration was dismissive Thursday of Saddam Hussein's warning that any military force that attacked Iraq would "die in disgraceful failure." As the administration weighs how to achieve its goal of ousting Hussein, the Iraqi leader issued the threat in a speech on the anniversary of the end of the 1980-88 Iraq-Iran war...
Manufacturer voluntarily recalls cheese product (08/09/02)
The AssociatedPress PARAMOUNT, Calif. -- A manufacturer voluntarily recalled 10,000 packages of Queso Fresco Cheese after a sampling program found potentially fatal listeria bacteria in the product. The green-labeled Queso Fresco in flat, circular vacuum-sealed clear bags, was distributed to retail grocery stores in California and New York, Ariza Cheese Co., Inc., said Wednesday...
Judge denies defense motions case involving Egyptian cleric (08/09/02)
NEW YORK -- The government does not have to reveal whether it is monitoring the conversations of an attorney accused of helping a jailed Egyptian cleric direct terrorism, a judge ruled Thursday. In his decision, U.S. District Judge John Koeltl denied a motion by the attorney, Lynne Stewart, that would have forced prosecutors to disclose whether they were listening to her conversations with her clients. Stewart's co-defendant, U.S. postal worker Ahmed Abdel Sattar, had joined in the request...
FCC vote requires digital tuners on all new TV sets by 2007 (08/09/02)
WASHINGTON -- Within five years, all but the smallest new televisions must have digital tuners, federal regulators ordered Thursday, pushing the TV industry another step closer to the elusive promise of consistently vivid pictures and crisp sound. Television makers said they would go to court in hopes of blocking the Federal Communications Commission's decision, which the manufacturers said would add $250 to the price of the average TV for a product that cable and satellite viewers don't need...
Reports show inflation under control (08/09/02)
WASHINGTON -- Inflation is under control, consumers have become more cautious and layoffs are stabilizing, according to economic data released Thursday. The fresh reports reinforce the notion that the Federal Reserve probably will leave interest rates unchanged next week...
Stock slump hits college savings funds (08/09/02)
PHILADELPHIA -- The stock market's long slide has had a punishing effect on the Buchanan family college fund. After years of gains, the investment portfolio that Buck Buchanan had hoped would put his seven children through school is losing value fast...
Missing girl found dead (08/09/02)
PHILADELPHIA -- A 6-year-old girl who disappeared from a sleepover was found dead in a wooded area behind row houses Thursday evening, police said. An 18-year-old suspect who was being questioned by police and the FBI confessed to killing Destiny Wright and led investigators to her body, police said...
Nation briefs 08/09/02 (08/09/02)
Nixon daughters resolve dispute over $20 million MIAMI -- Richard Nixon's daughters resolved their three-year fight over how to spend a $20 million bequest to their father's presidential library, attorneys said Thursday. Tricia Cox and Julie Eisenhower ended two days of court-ordered mediation with a confidential agreement Wednesday, and the five sides involved in the talks agreed to keep details private, said library attorney Jack Falk...
Conjoined Guatemalan twins open eyes, begin moving (08/09/02)
LOS ANGELES -- The 1-year-old Guatemalan twins born joined at the head and separated in a lengthy surgery opened their eyes and began moving Thursday, one of their doctors said. Maria de Jesus Quiej Alvarez and sister Maria Teresa remained on breathing devices and in critical condition at the University of California Los Angeles Medical Center...
WorldCom finds $3.3 billion more in financial errors (08/09/02)
NEW YORK -- Bankrupt telecommunications firm WorldCom Inc. said Thursday it has uncovered an additional $3.3 billion in bogus accounting, bringing the total to some $7.1 billion. WorldCom also warned it may find more accounting problems as it continues an internal investigation...
Family of WTC victim gets first federal payout (08/09/02)
WASHINGTON -- The family of a man killed in the World Trade Center attack has accepted a $1.04 million award from the federal victims compensation fund, the first to acknowledge such a payout. The victim was a recent college graduate in his 20s, who was unmarried and without children, and who earned nearly $60,000 a year in the financial services industry, according to Roberta Gordon, the lawyer for his family...
Consumer group asks for recall of air bags (08/09/02)
WASHINGTON -- Consumer group Public Citizen said Wednesday that Nissan Altimas made in 1994 and early 1995 should be recalled because their air bags have a unique defect that causes 20 times more eye injuries than other bags. Nissan North America Inc. says Public Citizen is wrong about the devices...
Hippo's murder is mystery at Thailand's Dusit Zoo (08/09/02)
BANGKOK, Thailand -- The infant hippo was killed by a jealous adult as he slept, snuggled against his mother. Police launched an investigation, interrogated a suspect and plan lie-detector tests. The calf, born Sunday at Bangkok's Dusit Zoo, was fatally bitten early Monday by adult hippopotamuses that someone allegedly let loose into his pond on purpose...
10 military personnel killed in plane crash (08/09/02)
CAGUAS, Puerto Rico -- Rescuers struggled until sunset Thursday to recover the bodies of 10 military personnel killed when a U.S. Air Force special operations plane slammed into a mountain. The victims were based in Florida and Puerto Rico, the military said...
Science, religion and conjoined twins spark debates in Egypt (08/09/02)
CAIRO, Egypt -- Assured that Egyptian twins conjoined at the head could be separated, Dr. Nasser Abdel Al convened 30 doctors and nurses at the Abu el-Reesh Hospital a few weeks ago and asked if they favored going ahead with the surgery. Although there was a danger one or both might die, the medical staff voted yes. But there was another hurdle: getting Islamic clergy approval...
World briefs 8/9/02 (08/09/02)
Canadian man dies from 'mad cow' disease TORONTO-- A Canadian man has died in the country's first confirmed case of the human brain condition linked to "mad cow"disease, officials said Thursday. The unidentified man, said to be under 50, contracted the "new variant" form of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease while in Britain, which has faced several outbreaks of the disease, said Dr. Antonio Giulivi, an official with the Candian government agency Health Canada...
Amid tensions with China, Taiwan's leader stresses differences (08/09/02)
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Taiwan's president stressed Taipei's democratic system, freedoms and respect for human rights Thursday, days after angering rival mainland China with remarks about the island's separate status. President Chen Shui-bian steered clear, however, of restating his dangerous contention that the island's status left it free to decide its future...
Sharon calls Palestinian Authority a 'terror posse' (08/09/02)
JERUSALEM -- Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon called the Palestinian Authority a "terror posse" Thursday and said the only path to Mideast peace lay through removal of the Palestinian leadership. In a televised speech, Sharon also repeated that he had no intention of holding peace talks with current Palestinian leadership...
Chinese students denied American visas (08/09/02)
BEIJING -- She emerged in tears, denied the American visa that would enable her to attend the University of Utah this fall. But when Cai Qi walked out of the U.S. Embassy, she encountered something unusual for China -- a protest, one denouncing the problem she was facing...
Uribe, undaunted by deadly attack, travels to provinces (08/09/02)
VALLEDUPAR, Colombia -- Colombia's new president, undaunted by a mortar attack that killed 17 people in the capital during his inauguration, urged Colombians on Thursday to put aside fear and work together for peace. "We must overcome fear," Alvaro Uribe told townspeople in Valledupar as soldiers stood guard. "We do that by everybody getting involved."...
Saddam - 'Forces of evil' will fail (08/09/02)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Ever defiant, Saddam Hussein organized a big military parade Thursday and then warned "the forces of evil" not to attack Iraq as he sought once more to shift the debate away from world demands that he live up to agreements that ended the Gulf War...
Gunmen in firefight identified as Pakistani al-Qaida members (08/09/02)
The Associated PressKABUL, Afghanistan -- A dozen gunmen killed in a shootout with Afghan soldiers were Pakistani members of al-Qaida who had escaped from intelligence service detention in Kabul just hours earlier, the Afghan foreign minister reported Thursday...
OVC volleyball coaches pick Otahks second behind UTM (08/09/02)
Southeast Missouri State University volleyball coach Cindy Gannon can't argue with Tennessee-Martin being the overwhelming preseason Ohio Valley Conference favorite. But Gannon hopes her team can prove the rest of the conference coaches wrong. Defending OVC champion UT-Martin received seven of nine first-place votes in the preseason coaches' poll released Thursday. Southeast was picked second in a tight race with Morehead State as the squads split the remaining two first-place votes...
N.C. State assistant to fill tennis coaching job (08/09/02)
Southeast Missouri State University has had one of the Ohio Valley Conference's worst women's tennis teams for years. Mike Stevens believes he can change that, and he'll get the chance after he was hired Thursday to coach the Otahkians. He'll begin his new duties Aug. 26...
Jennette looks for big results after summer work (08/09/02)
James Jennette smiled when he talked about the commitment he and many of his Southeast Missouri State University teammates made over the summer. "Instead of going home, so many guys stayed here over the summer to work out together," he said. "I think we had like 70 stay in town and that commitment always makes a difference. That's one of the reasons I think we're going to surprise a lot of people this year."...
Jackson standout steps up to the next level at Mizzou (08/09/02)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A layer of Bermuda grass belatedly grabs at his heels as Mario Whitney takes two quick steps to his left. Then, with a barely discernible plant of Whitney's toe, the defensive line is caught swimming against a rip tide. Heads swivel. Fingers claw at nothing more substantial than the hint of a jersey sleeve. Suddenly, Whitney is 10 yards into the secondary...
Team sponsor fines Stewart $50G for outburst (08/09/02)
ATLANTA -- Tony Stewart, who said NASCAR's $10,000 fine and season-long probation over his most recent outburst was too light, was hit even harder by his own team sponsor on Thursday. The Winston Cup star, who punched a photographer following last Sunday's Brickyard 400, was fined $50,000 and placed on team probation for the remainder of the 2002 season by The Home Depot, the sponsor of his No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Pontiac...
Injury will keep Rams' Proehl out of opener against Titans (08/09/02)
MACOMB, Ill. -- St. Louis Rams wide receiver Ricky Proehl will miss Saturday's preseason opener at Tennessee after straining his right hamstring during practice. The injury happened Wednesday. No date for Proehl's return has been set. The disgruntled Proehl slammed his helmet to the ground after suffering the injury, which has almost become a rite of summer...
Energized bats lift Cards out of a slump (08/09/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Matt Morris and a revived offense put an end to the St. Louis Cardinals' miseries. Morris won his 13th game and Albert Pujols and Jim Edmonds hit two-run home runs as the Cardinals beat the Montreal Expos 5-3 to snap a seven-game losing streak Thursday night...
Bonds holds at 599 as Sosa takes spotlight (08/09/02)
SAN FRANCISCO -- There was a long home run at Pacific Bell Park, but Barry Bonds didn't hit it. Sammy Sosa homered twice, including a 461-foot drive to straightaway center, and Bonds was denied his 600th home run for the second straight day as the Chicago Cubs beat the Giants 9-3 Thursday...
Gordon confident despite his 29-race losing streak (08/09/02)
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. -- Despite going 29 races without a victory, Jeff Gordon has a shot at a fifth Winston Cup title. He gets to drive this weekend on a track he has dominated. "I know this team is capable of putting a string of wins together, and a win at Watkins Glen could be the spark we need," Gordon said. "If we can limit our mistakes and don't have mechanical problems, then we'll be a threat to win on Sunday."...
Keefe, Davidson honored for conservation work (08/09/02)
The late Jim Keefe, a long-time information worker for the Missouri Department of Conservation, and Charlie Davidson, whose conservation career in the private sector spanned four decades, were honored at the July 26 meeting of the Missouri Conservation Commission...
Conservationist Magazine available to all Missouri households (08/09/02)
One of the most popular services of the Missouri Department of Conservation is our monthly Missouri Conservationist magazine. The publication reaches enormous numbers of people and covers almost any topic of interest to the outdoor enthusiast. Although this publication is an award winner there are still many people who do not know about it...
Sports FanFare 8/9/02 (08/09/02)
Briefly Baseball
  • Players and owners agreed to a $100,000 increase in baseball's minimum salary Thursday, making more progress on minor issues as labor negotiations head into a key weekend. Faced with the possibility the union's executive board might set a strike date when it meets Monday in Chicago, both sides got three items out of the way and prepared to deal with larger issues...
  • Looking for anything uplifting (08/09/02)
    In a world that seems to deliver more lows than highs on some days, I've been looking for uplifting things to do and think about. This isn't as easy as it sounds, but the rewards are well worth the effort. My wife and I went to see the new Mel Gibson movie last week -- not because we knew anything about "Signs," but because Mel Gibson's movies are usually good enough to be distracting. ...
    Artifacts 8/9 (08/09/02)
    'Nunsense' opens at Perry Park Center PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- "Nunsense" is being presented this weekend at the Perry Park Center. The show opened Thursday and continues at 7 p.m. today and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. The cast is the same as the one that presented the musical in November 2000. It includes Jean Brown, Jamie Prost, Jennifer Gibbar, Monica Weith and Stephanie Robinson. All are graduates of St. Vincent High School in Perryville...
    Jackson singer-songwriter Julie Walker releases first CD (08/09/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. Julie Walker's voice has the same vibrancy and purity Joni Mitchell's had when she was younger, a soprano that eschews diva-ish meandering among the notes to clear a channel toward the heart. Until now, church congregations, wedding guests and a few coffeehouse audiences were the only ones privileged to hear Walker's voice, and she almost always sang music written by others. ...
    'Shy' art critic shocks readers with sexual autobiography (08/09/02)
    PARIS At the top of a narrow staircase in a small, austere office building, Catherine Millet greets a visitor with a businesslike handshake. Dressed plainly in a knee-length black skirt and top, with Mary Janes on her feet and only a touch of lipstick for color, she looks for all the world like the respected art critic, editor and intellectual she has been for 30 years...
    From Huron, Ohio, back into the world (08/09/02)
    HURON, Ohio -- And just like that, it's over. In the blink of an eye, we rolled through our final show, "Little Mary Sunshine," breezed through final strike in record time (dismantling the entire theater by 3:30 a.m.), and the company went their separate ways...
    Over my dead body 8/9 (08/09/02)
    Here are the 10 songs "from the ancient days of rock 'n' roll" Dennis Depro of Cape Girardeau wouldn't want to live without: 1. "That'll Be the Day" -- Buddy Holly and the Crickets (1957) Here's Buddy with one of his best. John Wayne's quote "That'll be the day" came from the movie "The Searchers" (1956)...
    Springsteen gives 'house party' (08/09/02)
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Sometimes a wounded world needs a house party. At an arena within sight of New York City's changed skyline, Bruce Springsteen and his E Street Band performed a concert that resisted easy answers, honored the dead of Sept. 11 and ultimately provided a tonic for the living...
    Everybody's a critic - 'Signs' (08/09/02)
    Four stars This movie is a winner and a must-see. It is a rare occasion that I would watch a movie more than once, but I am already looking forward to seeing it again. M. Night Shyamalan does an excellent job exploring unknown possibilities and playing on human fears and emotions as well as making the story not only believable but intriguing...
    Evelyn Foster (08/09/02)
    SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Evelyn Louise Foster, beloved by family and friends, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2002, at the age of 60. She was born Nov. 9, 1941, at Delta, Mo., daughter of Russell and Iva Driskell Medley. She and James W. Foster were married Aug. 16, 1958, in Chaffee, Mo...
    William Wright Jr. (08/09/02)
    William Perry Wright Jr., 90, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2002, in Cape Girardeau. He was born July 28, 1912, in Charleston, Mo., son of William Perry and Blanche Hadassah Mitchell Wright. He married the former Ernestine Gilmore. Wright was a 1930 graduate of Charleston High School, attended St. Louis University, the University of Missouri, and Tulane University. He was admitted to the Missouri Bar Association, and practiced law with the Joslyn and Joslyn law firm in Charleston...
    Laura Stoll (08/09/02)
    Laura Stoll, 94, died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2002, at South Baldwin Regional Medical Center in Foley, Ala. She was born Oct. 27, 1907, in Gordonville, Mo., daughter of August and Emma Wessel Daume. She and Clement Louis Stoll were married Dec. 24, 1948, in Cape Girardeau...
    Joseph Tenholder (08/09/02)
    Joseph H. Tenholder, 67, of Cahokia, Ill., died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2002, at St. Mary's Hospital in East St. Louis, Ill. He was born Dec. 23, 1934, in Cape Girardeau, son of Martin and Hannah Van Deven Tenholder. He and Corrinne Holzum were married May 21, 1955, at Glennon, Mo...
    Mildred Pierce (08/09/02)
    ELCO, Ill. -- Mildred Pierce, 84, of Hernando, Fla., formerly of Elco, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2002, at her home. Crain Funeral Home in Tamms, Ill., is in charge of arrangements.
    Clinton Taylor (08/09/02)
    ORAN, Mo. -- Clinton Taylor, 51, of Oran, formerly of Morley, Mo., died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2002, in an automobile accident on Interstate 55 near Imperial, Mo. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel at Oran is in charge of arrangements.
    Edna Murphy (08/09/02)
    Edna Murphy, 79, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2002, at West Georgia Hospice in La Grange, Ga. She was born Feb. 24, 1923, in Crowder, Mo., the daughter of Thomas and Bertha Irvin. She married Joseph Murphy. He preceded her in death. She was the retired former secretary of the Greene County Youth Service Bureau. She was a member of Maple United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau and a member of Eastern Star...
    Dick Reid (08/09/02)
    SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Dick Arnold Reid, 82, of Scott City died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born June 11, 1920, in Hastings, Fla., son of Arnold and Mina Schuman Reid. He and Ruby Smith Rogers were married June 20,1990, in Scott City...
    Marjorie Williams (08/09/02)
    Marjorie Williams of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2002, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Fords & Sons Funeral Home.
    Lydia Neathamer (08/09/02)
    CAIRO, Ill. -- Lydia E. Neathamer, 93, of Cairo died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2002, at the home of a daughter in Florissant, Mo. She was born Aug. 19, 1908, in Ballard County, Ky., daughter of Hubert and Sally Underhill Mosley. She married Joseph Neathamer, who died in 1989...
    Births 8/9/02 (08/09/02)
    Slatinsky Daughter to Neil Slatinsky and Cheryl Hilterbrand of Springfield, Mo., Skaggs Community Health Center in Branson, Mo., 11:37 p.m. Friday, July 26, 2002. Name, Olivia Madison. Weight, 7 pounds 14 ounces. Ms. Hilterbrand is the daughter of Melinda Hilterbrand of Cape Girardeau and Ken Hilterbrand of Pace, Fla. Slatinsky is the son of Cathy Slatinsky and Chris Slatinsky of Springfield...
    Cape fire report 8/9/02 (08/09/02)
    Cape Girardeau Friday, Aug. 9 Firefighters responded Wednesday to the following items: At 9:21 p.m., report of gas smell at 1157 Landgraf. At 10:16 p.m., emergency medical service at 3004 Themis. Firefighters responded Thursday to the following items: At 7:47 a.m., alarm sounding at 1000 S. Silver Springs...
    Cape police report 8/9/02 (08/09/02)
    Cape Girardeau Friday, Aug. 9The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Brian K. Moore, 39, of 1927 N. Kingshighway, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of assault. Jennifer L. Johnson, 29, of 1318 N. Sprigg, Apt. 3, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of stealing...
    Out of the past 8/9/02 (08/09/02)
    10 years ago: Aug. 9, 1992 David W. Hintz is inducted as vicar and Steven A. MacDougall is installed as associate pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church; Hintz is inducted during morning worship service; special service of ordination and installation is held for MacDougall in afternoon...
    No-cost action plan for highways (08/09/02)
    By Pat Martin ST. LOUIS -- No on "B" congratulates the people of Missouri for defeating Proposition B. This is a victory for tax justice and good transportation policy. During this campaign, No on "B" repeatedly advised voters to vote no and demand a better transportation plan for all Missourians. ...
    A bridge too low - MU finds flaw in walkway (08/09/02)
    For hundreds of University of Missouri football fans, getting from parking on one side of busy Providence Road to the stadium on the other side has long been a game-day challenge. But with the help of federal funding, the university is building a $1.6 million pedestrian bridge to make the crossing easier and safer...
    A brief, but welcome, break in the weather (08/09/02)
    It's not just the absence of rain that worries rural farmers and town gardeners alike. It's the abrupt way Southeast Missouri stopped having wet days this year. And then there's the heat -- the oppressive warmth of a small, windowless kitchen in which an always full tea kettle is at full boil, pouring its steam vapors into the thick air that can be sliced with a butcher knife...
    Speak Out (08/09/02)
    Perry County Samaritans I JUST wanted to thank some real nice people from Perry County for stopping to help me out when my vehicle's battery went dead. I really appreciate it, and I'll return the favor some day when I see someone else in trouble. Older guys too...
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