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Stories from Tuesday, August 13, 2002

Commissioners remain undecided on consultant issue (08/13/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- The future of juvenile detention in Cape Girardeau County remains uncertain as county commissioners struggle over whether to hire a Chicago consultant to assess juvenile department needs. John Grimm, presiding circuit judge in the 32nd Judicial Circuit, urged the commission on Monday to hire consultant Bobbie Huskey...
Single-car accident leaves two dead (08/13/02)
Emergency personnel were called to the scene of a single-car accident Monday night which left two motorists dead and two others injured. The accident was reported just before midnight Monday in the 2000 block of Big Bend Road on the north side of Cape Girardeau...
Work continues on Central Junior High (08/13/02)
Seventh- and eighth-grade students entering Central Junior High this year will have to wait to see their new school until orientation on the first day. According to junior high principal Lee Gattis, orientation had to be put on hold until Sept. 3 because the building, which formerly housed Central High School, is still undergoing some construction, and work on the new air-conditioning system is not yet complete...
McClary to head city inspection department (08/13/02)
Robb McClary, a Jackson, Mo., native with experience in both public administration and construction, was appointed the Cape Girardeau inspection services director Monday, filling a position that has been vacant since May. McClary, 54, was most recently a self-employed contractor in Park Hills, Mo. He served as Park Hills' city administrator for five years, his tenure ending in October 2001. He also served as the director of economic development for Park Hills...
Van set on fire, pelted with tomatoes (08/13/02)
Someone combined fire and tomatoes early Monday, but it wasn't to make pasta sauce. A parked van was set on fire with a lit tiki torch and pelted with tomatoes in the U.S. Postal Service's Frederick Street parking lot, said patrolman Jason Selzer...
State takes look at using toll roads (08/13/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Someday, a one-way trip on Interstate 55 from Cape Girardeau to Festus could cost a $4 toll. With voters' overwhelming rejection last week of a $483 million tax increase to help improve roads and bridges, the Missouri Department of Transportation is renewing efforts to secure the legal authority to build a system of toll roads...
Back-to-school butterflies (08/13/02)
The start of several area schools this week marks the end of those lazy summer days. As students gear up for another year of learning, it's only normal, experts say, to experience back-to-school anxiety. There are some tried-and-true ways to squash those nervous butterflies, beginning with a visit to the school to tour places like the playground, cafeteria and the bathrooms...
Ag Department slashes latest crop estimates because of drought (08/13/02)
WASHINGTON -- The drought that has struck many areas of the country is cutting into corn, soybean, cotton and wheat production this year, but the losses are not likely to lead to higher consumer prices anytime soon. In its latest forecast Monday, the Agriculture Department predicted 2002 corn production will total 8.89 billion bushels, 7 percent below last year and the lowest since 1995...
Course management software is transforming higher education (08/13/02)
NEW YORK -- The students in Howard Budin's democracy and technology class hold spirited discussions and go on course-related field trips. But physical interaction with classmates is strictly optional. The Columbia University professor manages the distance-learning class with course management software. He finds the software doesn't just ease his workload by reducing mundane tasks. It can also help ease inhibitions...
Reception planned for river swimmer (08/13/02)
The city of Cape Girardeau will host a reception for Martin Strel when he arrives in Cape Girardeau around 1:30 p.m. today. Strel, a professional marathon swimmer from Slovenia, is attempting to be the first to swim the entire Mississippi River. His trek began July 4, and he expects it to end Sept. 7 in New Orleans...
Southeast announces Merit Award winners (08/13/02)
Six alumni and a faculty member will receive Southeast Missouri State University's annual Merit Awards. Alumni Merit Award winners are Bill Burch of Sikeston, Mo., Dr. Melvin Kasten of Cape Girardeau, Ellen Gunter McDowell of Lees Summit, Mo., Robert J. Rauscher of Hobson, Mont., Donald G. Revelle of Wesley Chapel, Fla., and Linda M. Wells of Phoenix, Ariz...
West Nile virus found in Scott County (08/13/02)
West Nile virus, blamed for the deaths of five people in Louisiana, has been found in Scott County. On Friday the Centers for Disease Control confirmed that mosquitoes trapped in Chaffee, Mo., had the virus. The virus infects birds and horses as well as mosquitoes and humans, but humans can contract the virus only from mosquitoes. Finding it in mosquitoes means that people could be exposed...
Get ahead in school with some early reading assignments (08/13/02)
The emphasis is on the first of the Three Rs -- reading -- as the school year begins: With the revival of patriotism in the past year comes another look at American history. "The Making of America: The History of the United States from 1492 to the Present," by Dr. ...
Carnahan bus tour makes stop in Cape County (08/13/02)
U.S. Sen. Jean Carnahan pushed "freedom, faith and family" on Monday as she kicked off a four-day campaign swing through the state with several stops in Southeast Missouri. "Our theme is freedom, faith and family because those are the values that have shaped my life, the values that guide me every day in the United States Senate," she said...
Band to play final concert of season (08/13/02)
The Cape Girardeau Municipal Band will play its final concert of the summer at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Capaha Park Band Shell. Children from the audience will serve as celebrity guest conductors. Special entertainment will be provided by Hearts in Harmony, a women's barbershop choir...
Task force to recommend tax increases (08/13/02)
Melvin Gateley and Nancy Jernigan, leaders of the Citizens Finance Task Force, will hand over a three-quarters-inch-thick report to the city council tonight, a report that could have a major impact on the direction of the city of Cape Girardeau. The task force, a 13-member board appointed by the city council to look into the city's deteriorating financial state, will present its findings and recommendations at a joint meeting at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall...
School start dates (08/13/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU SCHOOL DISTRICT 63 Administration: (573) 335-1867 Changes in principals: Alma Schrader -- Ruth Ann Orr Central Middle School -- Frank Ellis Central Junior High -- Lee Gattis Career and Technology Center -- Richard Payne (director)...
Edgy Electives (08/13/02)
Get your math, language, literature and comparative psychology courses under control, then have some fun with some of the truly off-the-wall electives out there in college land. Students at Southeast Missouri State University often pack into the lecture hall for Science and Religion, a course aimed at upper-level students. The University Studies program offers a wide variety of elective courses for students, ranging from "Sanity through the ages" to "Making sense of the world."...
First-graders' book on Sept. 12th published (08/13/02)
KENNETT, Mo. -- Darlene Robertson says that on some days, the rut is the best place to be. On Sept. 12, it was the daily rut of life in Robertson's Southeast Missouri town that provided the stability her first-grade students needed in that insecure time after the terrorist attacks...
St. Louis officials expect suit over election problems (08/13/02)
ST. LOUIS -- A federal lawsuit was expected to be filed over ongoing concerns with polling problems in St. Louis elections, city election officials said Monday. Negotiators with the U.S. Justice Department and the St. Louis Board of Election Commissioners worked through the weekend to try and reach a consent decree that would have averted the suit, but commission lawyer Rufus Tate said the negotiations failed to produce a settlement...
Abe Lincoln statue may be on top of missing monument (08/13/02)
PEORIA, Ill. -- Honest Abe may have been trying to point out the answer to a mystery involving a monument to Peoria's founders all along. A Lincoln statue depicting the former president pointing symbolically at the line he drew in the sand against slavery may be on top of the missing monument, a boulder with a plaque bolted to one side...
Deep-fried candy bars among latest fair food oddities (08/13/02)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- For decades, people have been visiting the Illinois State Fair and thinking wistfully about a gaping hole in the culinary offerings. "I can buy a candy bar and I can buy deep-fried food on a stick," they said to themselves, "but, sadly, I cannot buy a deep-fried candy bar on a stick!"...
House speaker Kreider focus of ethics complaint by GOP (08/13/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Republicans have filed an ethics complaint alleging that House Speaker Jim Kreider improperly controlled a committee that paid for a mailing attacking his GOP opponent for state Senate. The mailing was sent to registered voters on Aug. 1, five days before Dan Clemens defeated fellow Republicans Darrell Decker and Gordon Nordquist for the party's nomination to the 20th District Senate seat...
INS says it broke up ring smuggling children into U.S. (08/13/02)
WASHINGTON -- A discovery of four lonely children in a Latin American country helped Immigration and Naturalization Service agents uncover the largest international child smuggling ring they have ever found, officials said Monday. After interviewing the children, following other leads and sharing that information with other governments, Guatemalan authorities stopped seven buses in that country last April, finding 53 children between the ages of 2 and 17...
People talk (08/13/02)
Rockers ready release of double CD album NEW YORK -- Rolling Stones fans will be taking their licks this fall. The rock band is releasing "40 Licks" -- a double-compact disc retrospective that includes four new tracks on Oct. 1. The CD will include 40 songs, including classic hits such as "Brown Sugar," "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" and "Miss You."...
Oregon measure's proponents take aim at modified foods (08/13/02)
SALEM, Ore. -- The food industry is mounting a major effort to scuttle the first attempt by a state to require labels on genetically engineered foods. A measure that will be on the November ballot in Oregon would require labeling of all modified food and food additives sold in stores and restaurants, and any such food produced in the state...
Nation digest 08/13/02 (08/13/02)
Security eased on Golden Gate Bridge SAN FRANCISCO -- Security measures were eased Monday on the Golden Gate Bridge, after a weekend of "super-heightened" alert allegedly stemming from a terrorist threat to crash a plane into the span. Security was downgraded to the "heightened" state of alert, the same state of readiness the bridge has been operating under since the Sept. ...
Thirsty, growing states turn to new sources of water (08/13/02)
CADIZ, Calif. -- This is one big, dry state, and Keith Brackpool wants to slake its thirst. The politically connected British wheeler-dealer is pressing ahead with an ingenious plan to sell billions of gallons of drinking water to Southern California from his company's aquifer, buried here beneath the broiling badlands of the Mojave Desert...
Treasury secretary sees no new recession (08/13/02)
WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill doesn't see the U.S. economy falling back into a recession, despite stock market turbulence, Americans' eroding confidence and a fitful recovery. In an interview with The Associated Press on Monday, O'Neill expressed confidence that current difficulties, including the roller-coaster stock market, would be overcome...
No physical evidence links Hatfill to anthrax attacks (08/13/02)
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Investigators probing last fall's anthrax attacks have no physical evidence linking Dr. Steven J. Hatfill to the crime, but they are not prepared to clear him, a law enforcement official said Monday. Hatfill, whose name surfaced more than a month ago but has not been declared a suspect, went on the offensive over the weekend, saying he has cooperated with the investigation only to see his life and work destroyed through speculation and innuendo. ...
Florida program aims to help neighborhoods help themselves (08/13/02)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- At 88, Lizzie Simmons has outlived three of her children and needs help just to get through the day. That help comes in the form of a nurse's assistant who happens to be a neighbor paid through an unusual state program. Front Porch Florida is urban revitalization with a twist: It challenges residents of poor communities to decide on their own what they want to do to make things better, rather than telling them what must be done...
States losing millions in taxes as people buy cigarettes on Net (08/13/02)
BOSTON -- States are losing millions in taxes as more people buy cigarettes from Internet vendors who routinely ignore a federal law requiring them to report sales to local regulators, according to a new report. The trend could undercut efforts by cash-strapped states to raise revenue by hiking cigarette taxes...
'Bathroom Man' teaches students responsibility (08/13/02)
AVONDALE ESTATES, Ga. -- In some school bathrooms, Tom Keating discovered it was easier to find the toilet paper hanging from the ceiling than the roll. In others, the toilets were chronically backed up, obscenities were scrawled on the walls and cigarette butts littered the sinks...
NASA finds more cracks, this time in shuttle haulers (08/13/02)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA said Monday that it has discovered more cracked equipment, this time in the massive 1960s-vintage movers used to haul space shuttles to the launch pads. The problem was reported just as technicians finished fixing fuel-line cracks inside shuttle Atlantis...
Military now notified immediately of unusual air traffic (08/13/02)
HERNDON, Va. -- The Federal Aviation Administration has stayed in closer contact with the military since Sept. 11 to ensure that fighter jets take off quickly to chase hostile or suspicious aircraft. On Sept. 11, flight controllers suspected around 8:25 a.m. EDT that American Airlines Flight 11 from Boston's Logan Airport had been hijacked, but the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) wasn't notified until 8:40 a.m. -- six minutes before the plane struck the World Trade Center...
Iraq says no need for U.N. weapons inspection (08/13/02)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- A senior Iraqi official said Monday there is no need for U.N. weapons inspectors to return to Baghdad and branded as a "lie" allegations that Saddam Hussein has weapons of mass destruction. In response to the comments by the Iraqi information minister, the U.S. State Department said Baghdad was refusing to give a straight answer on resuming inspections after nearly four years...
Israeli military will expel relatives of terrorist suspects (08/13/02)
JERUSALEM -- A military court on Monday approved the expulsion of three Palestinian relatives of suspected terrorists from the West Bank to Gaza, the Israeli military said. The expulsions would be a new Israeli tactic aimed at discouraging Palestinians from carrying out attacks. Human-rights activists said the decision would be appealed to Israeli civilian courts...
Unidentified flying objects (08/13/02)
SHANWA, India -- It comes in the night, a flying sphere emitting red and blue lights that attacks villagers in this poor region, extensively burning those victims it does not kill. At least that's what panic-stricken villagers say. At least seven people have died of unexplained injuries in the past week in Uttar Pradesh state...
World briefs 081302 (08/13/02)
U.N. denies Iraq's request for money to pay dues UNITED NATIONS -- Iraq said Monday it wants to use $12.4 million from the U.N. humanitarian program to pay its late dues to the United Nations, but the United States immediately said no. In a letter Monday, Iraq's U.N. ambassador said Iraq's arrears could be paid from a fund that administers the oil-for-food humanitarian program...
Three Americans detained in Macedonia after taking pictures (08/13/02)
SKOPJE, Macedonia -- Macedonian authorities briefly detained three U.S. citizens after catching them taking pictures inside a military compound, an army spokesman said Monday. A government official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the Macedonians suspected the three of spying...
U.S. soldiers capture three suspected al-Qaida fighters (08/13/02)
BAGRAM, Afghanistan -- American special forces captured three suspected al-Qaida fighters in eastern Afghanistan over the weekend, a U.S. military official said Monday. The suspects were taken near the town of Khost on Saturday night, said Col. Roger King at Bagram, the U.S. military headquarters...
Laughter amid sorrow (08/13/02)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- The sign on the door reads, "No Entry Without Laughing." It's a new sign, a new door and a new openness beyond the portal that leads to the office of Zanbel-e-gham, or, The Hod Carrier of Sorrow, Afghanistan's only satirical magazine. One of at least 100 magazines and newspapers that have proliferated on the streets of this wounded capital recently, it is alone in tracing its roots to the dour years of austere Taliban rule...
Russian Jews mark 50th anniversary of killing of anti-fascists (08/13/02)
MOSCOW -- Marking the 50th anniversary of one of the last spasms of Stalinist terror, Jews gathered in a Moscow synagogue Monday to reflect on the improvement of their condition in Russia, yet warn that anti-Semitism still exists. The ceremony commemorated the 1952 execution of 13 members of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee in the basement of Lubyanka...
White Zimbabwe farmers uncertain over fate (08/13/02)
HARARE, Zimbabwe -- President Robert Mugabe told the nation Monday that the days of whites owning large farms in Zimbabwe were over, but "loyal" whites who cooperate would not be left landless. The fate of hundreds of white farmers defying government orders to give up their land remained unclear after the anxiously awaited speech, which Mugabe delivered to commemorate the war that ended white rule two decades ago...
India sees sharp increase in new polio cases (08/13/02)
NEW DELHI, India -- Polio cases in India have nearly tripled in the first half of this year compared with the same period a year ago, a jump that could set back the world's drive to wipe out the crippling virus by 2005. The new figures were dismaying for India, which only two decades ago saw tens of thousands afflicted with polio every year, but was now thought to be on the last lap in the race to wipe out the disease after an ambitious immunization campaign...
Colombian government increases powers to crack down on rebels (08/13/02)
BOGOTA, Colombia -- After taking office amid a rebel mortar attack, President Alvaro Uribe authorized the government Monday to take measures to crush the insurgents -- including imposing a war tax to finance the buildup of Colombia's army and police forces...
Central athletes have a new school, but not new fields (08/13/02)
On the first official day for fall practices for Missouri High Schools, the new home was looking a lot like the old home for Central High School athletes. Despite a sparkling new complex on Silver Springs Road that will welcome students for the first time Sept. 3, only the Central volleyball squad will call the new site home this fall...
Southeast looking for cause of athletes' illness (08/13/02)
Southeast Missouri State University officials hope to receive some answers today to a mysterious illness affecting the athletic department which has sent about two dozen athletes and coaches seeking medical attention at Southeast Missouri Hospital over the past three days...
Benton racer welcomes return to home track (08/13/02)
Joey Mack's racing schedule this season has led him across 10,300 miles of road ranging from interstate highways to narrow two-lanes. No wonder he's looked forward to this night. Mack, of Benton, Mo., will race on his hometown track for the first time since 1997 today when Auto Tire and Parts Racepark hosts late models and modifieds in a rare Tuesday event at the track near Benton...
Competition, camaraderie keep champs coming back (08/13/02)
A little competition, a little beer, and a chance to get together with friends brings the members of the 4-on-4 recreational league regular season champion Boxers to the courts each week. After finishing the summer sand volleyball league with a 24-3 record, tops in the league, The Boxers are looking to roll through the season-ending tournament. And if last Tuesday's 15-4, 15-9 quarterfinal victory was any indication, there should be smooth sailing ahead for the squad...
Rolen rallies a win over Pirates (08/13/02)
PITTSBURGH -- Scott Rolen hit a three-run homer and Albert Pujols drove in four runs as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-6 Monday night. Rolen, who was 6-for-40 (.150) in his first 11 games after being traded July 29 from Philadelphia to the Cardinals, has now homered and driven in three runs in two straight days...
Players back off setting a strike date (08/13/02)
CHICAGO -- Citing progress and sensing an agreement was close, baseball players sprang a surprise Monday and backed off setting a strike date. "We feel like there's a window of opportunity to get something done in the next several days and we're willing to explore that," Atlanta's Tom Glavine said after a 3 1/2-hour meeting of the union's executive board...
Hall of Famer Slaughter dead at 86 (08/13/02)
DURHAM, N.C. -- Enos "Country" Slaughter, the hustling Hall of Famer who made a "Mad Dash" home to win the 1946 World Series and then tangled with Jackie Robinson the next year, died Monday at age 86. Slaughter had been in the intensive care unit of Duke University Medical Center after colon surgery July 25 and an operation to repair perforated stomach ulcers July 29. He was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma in June...
Dilfer likely to miss Seahawks' opener (08/13/02)
Trent Dilfer's chances of starting Seattle's regular-season opener don't look good. Seattle coach Mike Holmgren said Monday that tests on the right knee Dilfer injured in Saturday night's 28-10 exhibition loss to Indianapolis indicated he would be out 4-to-8 weeks. That makes his status very doubtful for the team's Sept. 8 regular-season opener at Oakland...
Bears looks to former Buccaneer to spark special teams (08/13/02)
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- Faced with a shortage of fleet-footed kickoff return men, the Chicago Bears hope they've found the next best thing in Rabih Abdullah and Leon Johnson. Although neither possess world-class speed, Abdullah and Johnson combine decent speed with strength on 6-foot, 220-pound frames...
Players find it's not easy to stay healthy in preseason (08/13/02)
The first rule of NFL training camps is to stay healthy. Already, several teams have broken it. All kinds of nicks and bruises are common during the long preseason, which includes about twice as many exhibition games as teams need. Coaches, GMs, players and fans accept those annoyances as a necessary evil of the business...
Athens faces questions two years before Olympics (08/13/02)
ATHENS, Greece -- A recent political cartoon showed images of lanky Olympic runners on an ancient urn. Trailing behind -- sweating and struggling to keep up -- was the stubby figure of Greek Premier Costas Simitis. Two years before the Olympics return to their birthplace, planners for the Athens Games have no time to waste...
Sports FanFare 8/13/02 (08/13/02)
Baseball
  • Former All-Star catcher Darrell Porter had cocaine in his system when he died, according to autopsy results released Monday. Porter, 50, had a level of cocaine in his system "typical of someone who uses (cocaine) recreationally," Jackson County medical examiner Dr. Thomas Young said...
  • Area sports digest 8/13/02 (08/13/02)
    Ward back in victory lane at ATP Racepark It took a while to get there, but Mike Ward of Memphis, Tenn., returned to victory lane in Saturday's sprint division feature race at Auto Tire and Parts Racepark near Benton, Mo. Ward started at the front and led every lap of the 25-lap feature, which was interrupted by eight caution periods and three red-flag delays. ...
    Three little titles for Game Boy systems (08/13/02)
    This week, let's get small. Two titles for Game Boy Advance and one for the still-popular Game Boy Color are on tap -- two winners and an also-ran. Best of the trio is Mega Man Battle Network 2, featuring one of the oldest video game characters in captivity, the titanium terror, Mega Man...
    Hospitals, Red Cross fight over blood prices (08/13/02)
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- With health-care costs soaring and hospitals looking for ways to cut expenses, skirmishes are being fought from California to the Carolinas for control of a $2 billion industry: the collection and sale of blood. The need for blood remains fairly constant in the United States, at about 34,000 pints a day. ...
    Entertainment guide (08/13/02)
    August Local Events 14th - Comedy Club, Willy Jak's 16th - Cape Rock Drive, Rude Dog; Mix 96.5 DJ, Jeremiah's; River City Players Annual Follies, River City Yacht Club/Port Cape 17th - Cape Rock Drive, Rude Dog; Mix 96.5 DJ, Jeremiah's; River City Players Annual Follies, River City Yacht Club/Port Cape; TNT Karaoke, Pour House Pub...
    Off! Pick of the Month (08/13/02)
    Mark's Lemon Drop In a stainless steel cocktail shaker add: 1. Crushed Ice 2. Juice of 2 freshly sqeezed lemons 3. Three teaspoons of sugar 4. Three ounces of Absolut Vodka 5. Shake vigorously until shaker is frosted 6. Strain in shot glass(es)...
    The Dharma Bum (08/13/02)
    by Jaysen Buterin "Make yourself necessary to somebody." - Ralph Waldo Emerson Grinnings and salivations true believers, both long-time listeners and first time callers, as I do believe that by the time this monthly serving of intellectual goulache is dumped onto your tray of existence by the chain-smoking, unibrowed, mullet-sporting, prison tattooed, "I'll kill you all" mumbling lunch lady that is life - it should be just about time for that mass exodus into the hallowed halls of academentia, where flocks of seemingly lucid boys and girls will soon fall prey to the same smoke and mirrors propaganda that countless others have succumbed to before them. ...
    Road to Perdition (08/13/02)
    Reviewed by Justin Colburn and Keayn Dunya Cast Tom Hanks....Michael Sullivan Paul Newman....John Rooney Jude Law....Maguire Tyler Hoechlin....Michael Sullivan, Jr. Jennifer Jason Leigh....Annie Sullivan Stanley Tucci....Frank Nitti...
    Signs (08/13/02)
    Reviewed by Justin Colburn and Keayn Dunya Cast Mel Gibson....Father Graham Hess Joaquin Phoenix....Merrill Hess Rory Culkin....Morgan Hess Abigail Breslin....Bo Hess Summary M. Night Shymalan story of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. ...
    Wierd News (08/13/02)
    New Study Says 18% Of People Named Rachael Are Psychotic! By W. Ackerman According to a Norwegian researcher, 18% of people with the name Rachael show signs of psychosis. The report published last month by, Dr. Noel Heinrichsen states that the initial goal for this investigation was to prove once and for all that his girlfriend was not eccentric, but, indeed crazy...
    Puzzled? (08/13/02)
    US Airways wins permission from judge to keep operating (08/13/02)
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- US Airways, the first major airline to declare bankruptcy since last year's terrorist hijackings, won permission from a federal judge on Monday to continue operating temporarily while it tries to reorganize its finances. The nation's seventh-largest carrier said flights would continue normally, and it expressed optimism that it will emerge from bankruptcy early next year. But airline stocks fell at the news, particularly those of United Airlines...
    Daisy Davis (08/13/02)
    Daisy Grace Davis, 94, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Aug. 12, 2002, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center. She was born March 8, 1908, at Commerce, Mo., daughter of George W. and Mollie Wakefield Brundrett. She and Leo Davis were married June 10, 1936, at Illmo, Mo...
    Dorothy Tuggle (08/13/02)
    Dorothy Tuggle, 78, of Shelbina, Mo., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2002, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, Mo. She was born June 1, 1924, in Shelbina, daughter of Clyde Franklin and Edna Marguerite Griffin Studer. She and Harry Tuggle were married July 20, 1946, in Troy, Kan. He died April 14, 1973...
    James Pickrell (08/13/02)
    ANNA, Ill. -- James A. Pickrell, 83, of Anna died Monday, Aug. 12, 2002, at Illinois Veterans Home in Anna. Graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at Anna City Cemetery. Hileman and Parr Funeral Home in Jonesboro, Ill., is in charge of arrangements...
    Cecil Jenkins Jr. (08/13/02)
    Cecil Lee Jenkins Jr., 54, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Dec. 18, 1947, in Columbus, Miss., son of Cecil Lee Jenkins Sr. and Lucille Clayborne Jenkins Ross. He attended Peoria Manual High School in Peoria, Ill...
    Luther Ogborn (08/13/02)
    EAST CAPE GIRARDEAU, Ill. -- Luther Ogborn, 87, of East Cape Girardeau died Monday, Aug. 12, 2002, at his home. Crain Funeral Home in Tamms, Ill., is in charge of arrangements.
    Melvin Eftink (08/13/02)
    ORAN, Mo. -- Melvin Joseph Eftink, 59, of Oran died Monday, Aug. 12, 2002, at his home. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran is in charge of arrangements.
    Madina Heisserer (08/13/02)
    DUTCHTOWN, Mo. -- Madina M. Heisserer, 72, of Affton, Mo., died Monday, Aug. 12, 2002, at St. Anthony's Medical Center in St. Louis. She was born Aug. 10, 1930, at Dutchtown, daughter of Otto and Stella Obermann Koch. She married Theon "T.S." Heisserer...
    Norma Hinkle (08/13/02)
    ANNA, Ill. -- Norma Hinkle, 64, of Anna died Monday, Aug. 12, 2002, at City Care Center. She was born Dec. 20, 1937, in Union County, Ill., daughter of Norman and Josephine Peeler Hinkle. Hinkle was a member of Apostolic Lighthouse Church in Cobden, Ill...
    Kathleen Coker (08/13/02)
    Kathleen Coker, 97, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002, at the Lutheran Home. She was born April 17, 1905, in Howell, Ky., daughter of James and Adalissa Morris Littlefield. She and Houston K. Coker were married Feb. 2, 1925. He died Feb. 6, 1981. Formerly of Harrisburg, Ill., she moved to Jackson, Mo., in 1983, and to the Lutheran Home eight years ago. She was a member of Shawnee Hills Baptist Church in Jackson...
    Stella Dreyer (08/13/02)
    NEW WELLS, Mo. -- Stella R. Dreyer, 87, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002, at Delmar Gardens Nursing Home in Chesterfield, Mo. She was born Sept. 14, 1914, at New Wells, daughter of Benjamin and Mary Mahnken Fiedler. She married Herbert Dreyer, who preceded her in death...
    Emil Strack (08/13/02)
    Emil Strack, 93, of Lebanon, Ill., died Monday, Aug. 12, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital in Breese, Ill. Lorberg Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
    Births 8/13/02 (08/13/02)
    Kluesner Daughter to Todd Michael and Jennifer Dawn Kluesner of Scott City, Mo., Southeast Missouri Hospital, 11:39 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002. Name, Taylor Dawn. Weight, 6 pounds 10 1/2 ounces. First child. Mrs. Kluesner is the former Jennifer Rogers, daughter of Dale and Mary Rogers of Scott City. Kluesner is the son of Buster and Helen Kluesner of Scott City. He is employed at Kluesner Concrete...
    Police report 08/13/02 (08/13/02)
    Cape Girardeau Tuesday, Aug. 13 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Summons A summons was issued Monday to John A. Clark, 22, of 230 S. Middle Street on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia and a controlled substance...
    Fire report 08/13/02 (08/13/02)
    Cape Girardeau Tuesday, Aug. 13 Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: At 8:50 p.m., kitchen fire at 1710 Forestview. Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: At 8:46 a.m., emergency medical service at 1339 N. Spanish. At 9:13 a.m., standby for takeoff at airport...
    Out of the past 8/13/02 (08/13/02)
    10 years ago: Aug. 13, 1992 Area Wide United Way has expanded its area to include Scott City, in addition to Cape Girardeau and Jackson for coming year; at meeting yesterday, officials with United Way also announced campaign goal of $477,000, and two new agencies, Civil Air Patrol and VIP Industries, will receive funds from campaign, which kicks off Sept. 2...
    Correction 8/13/02 (08/13/02)
    Dr. Christine Frazier is an epidemiologist at Southeast Missouri State University. Her title was incorrect in a story published in Thursday's edition. Denny Haas' name was spelled incorrectly in a photo caption on the Faces & Places page in the Aug. 5 edition...
    Florida case highlights voucher movement (08/13/02)
    A ruling from a Florida court last week, concerning the constitutionality of that state's pioneering school-voucher program, probably surprised many Americans. A local judge decided that Florida's 1999 school voucher program -- the nation's only statewide voucher program -- violates the state constitutional ban on any state aid for religious institutions...
    KC district fumbles attendance incentives (08/13/02)
    The Kansas City School District has made embarrassing news yet again. The idea was to reward students for good summer-school attendance with gift certificates. But when students lined up to receive the awards, the district wasn't prepared for such a good response to its incentive program...
    If top priority is highways, then fund it properly (08/13/02)
    To the editor: In all the analysis of why Proposition B failed, one thing screams out to me by its conspicuous absence: choices of how to spend the state's money. The talk is about how roads are so important and how we must raise taxes to pay for roads. Let's say roads are the No. 1 or No. 2 or even No. 10 priority of the state. Taxpayers do not want more taxes. The obvious thing to do is look at priority No. 11 through priority No. 99,000 and figure out where to cut...
    Senate leaders fail to take timely action (08/13/02)
    To the editor: I am disappointed by the U.S. Senate Democrats' lack of leadership and continued record of inaction. Important bills passed by the House are trapped in the Senate. First and foremost is the Senate's failure to pass a prescription-drug benefit for America's seniors. ...
    Speak Out (08/13/02)
    Time for street work THERE SEEMS to be a pattern that street repair work near schools never occurs during the summer but rather commences right before the term begins so it can create the most inconvenience possible. Whoever is scheduling this work must either be completely incompetent or is a sadistic passive-aggressive with a grudge against education...
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