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Stories from Friday, August 16, 2002

Capaha Bank robbed (08/16/02)
Police are searching for a 20- to 25-year-old male who robbed Capaha Bank near St. Francis Medical Center on Route K Friday morning. Police responded to the call at 10:32 a.m. after the suspect gave a teller a note and left with an undisclosed amount of cash...
Cape Girardeau County poised for economic rebound (08/16/02)
Cape Girardeau County is in good financial condition and poised to move ahead, county officials say. Cape Girardeau County Presiding Commissioner Gerald Jones was among those giving a presentation on the state of the county at the Pachyderm Club meeting Thursday night at the Holiday Inn. He said county growth will lead to positive changes, such as the nature center being planned for Cape Girardeau County Park...
SEMO students create crowds on opening day at dormitories (08/16/02)
CLASSES START MONDAY By Mark Bliss ~ Southeast Missourian Dedee Crafton brought everything but the kitchen sink to her new dorm room. She had a small white fridge she couldn't do without. Neither could she do without her television set, computer and DVD player...
Advance woman injured in single-vehicle accident (08/16/02)
An Advance, Mo., woman is listed as being in fair condition at St. Francis Hospital after sustaining serious injuries Wednesday night in a one-car crash in southern Bollinger County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, driver Dorothy A. Revelle, 52, was westbound on Highway C, three miles west of Advance, when her 1998 Chevrolet Blazer ran off the right side of the road, came back on the road and overturned. She was air-lifted to the hospital...
Talking about Elvis (08/16/02)
  • "His kind of music is deplorable, a rancid smelling aphrodisiac ... It fosters almost totally negative and destructive reactions in young people."-- Frank Sinatra, 1950s "I wanted to say to Elvis Presley and the country that this is a real decent, fine boy."-- Ed Sullivan during Elvis' third appearance on his show, Jan. 6, 1957...
  • Forever Elvis (08/16/02)
    Death hasn't hurt the popularity of the King of Rock 'N' Roll "Though I'm not the first king of controversy I am the worst thing since Elvis Presley, to do Black Music so selfishly and use it to get myself wealthy (Hey)" -- From "Without Me," Eminem...
    Divided commission inks contract for juvenile study (08/16/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- A divided Cape Girardeau County Commission voted on Thursday to move ahead with a study of juvenile department needs. The commission, by a 2 to 1 vote, hired Chicago consultant Bobbie Huskey to develop a master plan that among other things will look at how many juvenile detention cells will be needed over the next 10 years and what the alternatives are to locking up juvenile offenders...
    City gives task force bad tax facts (08/16/02)
    CAPE'S DOLLARS AND SENSE By Bob Miller ~ Southeast Missourian The 12-member Cape Girardeau Citizens Finance Task Force met several times over the last few weeks. It pored over the city's financial situation, established priorities for the city's needs and came up with a tax strategy it thought would be fair, meet the city's most urgent needs and be accepted by the voters...
    Senate debate at still sitting on table (08/16/02)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A nationally televised debate from the Southeast Missouri State University campus between the two major party candidates for U.S. Senate is still under discussion but not yet a certainty. A representative of C-SPAN, a public affairs cable television network, told university officials in March that it would carry a debate this fall between U.S. Sen. Jean Carnahan, a Democrat, and her Republican challenger, former congressman Jim Talent...
    State board files complaint against Courtney (08/16/02)
    The Associated PressJEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A state board has filed a complaint alleging about 45 pharmacy law violations by Robert Courtney, the Kansas City pharmacist who already has pleaded guilty to federal criminal charges of diluting cancer drugs...
    Pam Tillis to play 90 shows in Branson (08/16/02)
    BRANSON, Mo. -- There's a Tillis back in Branson. Country music singer Pam Tillis said Wednesday that she will play 90 shows at Yakov Smirnoff's theater next year. Tillis' father, Mel Tillis, recently sold his Branson theater. "I call this my 'Honey, I sold the theater' tour," Pam Tillis said...
    Teen certified as adult in alleged hit-and-run case (08/16/02)
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A 16-year-old boy, charged with running over and killing a woman who confronted him about his driving, has been certified to stand trial as an adult. The Jackson County Prosecutor's office said Thursday that Federico Cantu, of Kansas City, was certified on Monday...
    Airline troubles could cost KCI millions, slow renovation (08/16/02)
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- If bankrupt Vanguard Airlines cannot find the financing it needs to get back into the air, its employees won't be the only ones hurt. The loss of Kansas City's hometown airline, which shut down and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on July 30, could cost Kansas City International Airport $2 million to $4 million per year, the city's aviation director said...
    Missouri Baptist Convention sues five organizations (08/16/02)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Baptist Convention has filed a lawsuit seeking to void the charters of five Baptist groups that are at odds with the convention. The lawsuit filed in Cole County Circuit Court also asks a judge to declare that the five groups be accountable to the Missouri Baptist Convention and its executive board...
    Traces of chlorine delay investigation (08/16/02)
    CRYSTALCITY, Mo. -- Residual traces of chlorine on Thursday slowed the investigation into a severe leak that a day earlier caused the evacuation of hundreds of residents and left 60 people sick. Investigators from the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board were in Crystal City, about 30 miles south of St. Louis, where they planned to try and found out what went wrong at DPC Enterprises on Wednesday...
    Meningitis case reported at Fort Leonard Wood (08/16/02)
    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. -- A 2-year-old boy from Fort Leonard Wood has been diagnosed with meningitis, but Army medical officials said the case appears unrelated to an outbreak that killed a 12-year-old boy in March. The toddler was listed in stable condition Thursday at a Columbia hospital...
    State regulators to gauge impact of WorldCom bankruptcy (08/16/02)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The financial collapse of Worldcom Inc. has prompted state regulators to begin looking at the potential effect on Missouri's telecommunications customers and providers. The Missouri Public Service Commission said Thursday it was opening an inquiry into the health of Missouri's telecommunications industry...
    Valuable mounted deer head returned to police department (08/16/02)
    KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- A valuable mounted deer head that had gone missing has been returned. A local attorney, acting on the behalf of a client, returned a mounted mule deer head to the Kansas City, Kan., Police Department. The mount was returned on the first day of business for Cabela's, the store that reported the item was stolen...
    State audit critical of public safety agency's conferences (08/16/02)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The state agency responsible for public safety in Missouri spent more money than it should have at law enforcement conferences over the past few years, a new state audit says. The report Thursday by State Auditor Claire McCaskill said $22,300 spent at conferences sponsored by the Department of Public Safety "appeared excessive and unnecessary."...
    Authorities find body in burned apartment (08/16/02)
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Firefighters battling a blaze at an apartment house on Springfield's west side found a man's body inside. Firefighters found the body of Adrian Michael Pugh, 31, Thursday afternoon as they searched through thick smoke inside the apartment house. Pugh was a resident there...
    Suspected West Nile virus cases increase (08/16/02)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A fifth St. Louis area resident has preliminarily tested positive for the mosquito-borne West Nile virus, the state health department said Thursday. The latest case involves a 39-year-old male. It comes one day after the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported four other potential cases of the virus in the St. Louis area...
    Industrial production edges up, weekly job claims higher (08/16/02)
    WASHINGTON -- Manufacturers shifted into a lower gear in July and more Americans filed new applications for jobless benefits last week as companies and workers felt the strain of the struggling economic recovery. Factory production nudged up by only 0.1 percent in July, compared with the solid 0.6 percent increase from the previous month, the Federal Reserve reported Thursday...
    Support for Cuba embargo breaks down in Congress (08/16/02)
    WASHINGTON -- Despite President Bush's tough line on Cuba, support for trade sanctions is crumbling in Congress, with anti-Castro activists struggling to preserve an embargo that has lasted more than 40 years. "We're working hard and we know the odds are against us. It's like David vs. Goliath," said Cuban-born Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla...
    Government investigating leading seller of ephedra supplement (08/16/02)
    WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department is conducting a criminal investigation into whether a leading ephedra seller lied about the safety of the long-controversial dietary supplement. The Food and Drug Administration, which sought the investigation, dismissed as "disingenuous" Metabolife International's offer Thursday to turn over 13,000 health complaints from its consumers years after federal health officials sought the records...
    U.S. war commander says troops will stay in Afghanistan for ye (08/16/02)
    WASHINGTON -- The United States is likely to keep troops in Afghanistan for many years to guard against it becoming a haven for terrorists again, the American war commander said Thursday. Army Gen. Tommy Franks, whose Central Command troops are leading the anti-terror campaign in Afghanistan, made no specific prediction about how long U.S. ...
    See Dick run Gephardt ponders presidential campaign (08/16/02)
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- After 25 years in national politics, it's impossible to calculate how many times Richard A. Gephardt has been standing in a room like this: a crowded, warm, featureless reception hall at an arts center, where the line for the bar is too long, the lights are too dim and the ceiling is too low...
    Mayor's plan to ban smoking has NYC smokers fuming (08/16/02)
    NEW YORK -- The smoke hangs thick at Pete's Tavern, swirling through the pub as the lunch-hour conversation turns to the mayor's plan to ban smoking in thousands of bars and restaurants across the city. "They did it in California, but everybody out there is a health nut," said Phil Kraker, an accountant. "They're out jogging at four in the morning. Those people are crazy. This is New York."...
    Sept. 11 victims' families sue Saudi royal family (08/16/02)
    COMPENSATION By Aaron Zitner ~ Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON - In a potential complication for U.S. relations with Saudi Arabia, more than 600 relatives of Sept. 11 terrorism victims filed a lawsuit Thursday that accuses seven foreign banks, eight Islamic foundations and three members of the Saudi royal family of financing Osama bin Laden and his terrorist network...
    Texas parents reunited with abducted baby (08/16/02)
    ABILENE, Texas -- Screaming and bleeding after being dragged across a parking lot by a car that sped away with her daughter, Margarita Chavez believed she would hold her baby again. Twenty-six hours later, she was cradling Nancy Crystal Chavez in her arms...
    No DNA in Levy clothing remains (08/16/02)
    The Washington Post WASHINGTON -- An FBI analysis of the clothing found with Chandra Levy's remains has detected no traces of DNA, law enforcement sources said, all but eliminating the possibility that forensic evidence from the site in Rock Creek Park will help solve the case...
    Police puzzled over motive for abduction (08/16/02)
    Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES -- Jessica Cortez probably was not taken by force and was not harmed by the mother of four who allegedly abducted her for two days, interim Los Angeles Police Department chief Martin Pomeroy said Wednesday. And investigators believe that 4-year-old Jessica was in the custody of Patricia Cornejo for the entire 45 hours she was missing this week...
    People news (08/16/02)
    'Ben Stein's Money' no longer good enough NEW YORK -- You can't win Ben Stein's money anymore. Comedy Central has canceled the game show "Win Ben Stein's Money" after six seasons. New episodes, which already have been taped, are scheduled to begin airing weeknights starting Oct. 28, with repeats running through 2003, Comedy Central spokesman Steve Albani said Thursday...
    Parents found slain at Virginia home, 9-year-old girl missing (08/16/02)
    BASSETT, Va. -- Police were searching Thursday for a 9-year-old girl after finding her parents shot to death at their home in western Virginia. Henry County Sheriff's Capt. Kimmy Nester said they were searching for the girl, Jennifer Short, on the presumption she was abducted. Investigators said evidence seemed to rule out a murder-suicide...
    Immigrant's honesty pays off with glory -- and grousing (08/16/02)
    LOS ANGELES -- On a lonely evening in Los Angeles, Ascension Franco Gonzales had the kind of moment Mexican songwriters put to music and transform into myth. The ballad, or "corrido," would tell the tale: How last Aug. 27 an armored truck lurched, its back doors flipped open and out tumbled a bag containing $203,000. And how Franco, an illegal immigrant dishwasher, picked it up. And he gave it back the next day...
    Nation briefs 081602 (08/16/02)
    Guatemalan twins now in serious condition LOS ANGELES -- The 1-year-old Guatemalan twins surgically separated last week were breathing on their own Thursday and doctors upgraded their condition to serious from critical. Maria Teresa Quiej Alvarez had her breathing tube removed Thursday, two days after her sister Maria de Jesus began breathing on her own...
    NY police, firefighters demand better pay in rally (08/16/02)
    NEW YORK -- Invoking the sacrifices made on Sept. 11, thousands of off-duty police officers and firefighters jammed Times Square on Thursday to pressure the city to meet their demands for higher pay. Some chanted, "Too much praise, too little raise," and carried placards saying, "They say, 'Never forget.' We say, 'Already forgotten.'" Union officials estimated the crowd at 15,000...
    E-mail evidence can be found everywhere (08/16/02)
    WASHINGTON -- Not since the glory days of letter-writing, before the telephone, have people committed so much revealing stuff to written form as they do in the computer age. All those e-mail messages and electronic files are a treasure of evidence for law enforcement officers, whether they are targeting terrorists, crooked CEOs or local drug dealers...
    Guantanamo inmates make suicide attempts (08/16/02)
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Four terror suspects being held at the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo Bay tried to kill themselves in their cells, a military official said Thursday. One man tried to slash his wrists with a plastic razor, and three others tried to hang themselves with "comfort items" at Camp Delta, the prison in eastern Cuba where 598 men are being held, said Army Lt. Col. Joe Hoey, a detention mission spokesman...
    Former Genentech employee charged with insider trading (08/16/02)
    SAN FRANCISCO -- A former Genentech Inc. computer programmer has agreed to pay $76,000 to settle charges she profited from inside information about a pivotal drug experiment, the Securities and Exchange Commission said Thursday. The case is the latest scandal to hit the sagging biotechnology sector...
    First workers return to Pentagon offices destroyed on Sept. 11 (08/16/02)
    WASHINGTON -- The last time Peter M. Murphy was in his Pentagon office, he was scrambling through the smoke to escape a terrorist-hijacked jetliner that slammed into the building. On Thursday, Murphy stepped into an office similar to the one he left Sept. 11...
    West Nile virus found in Colorado (08/16/02)
    LITTLETON, Colo. -- The West Nile virus' westward march has apparently reached Colorado, where health officials reported four animal cases Thursday. If the cases are confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Colorado would become the 28th and westernmost state to report the mosquito-borne virus this year...
    Fox hurts U.S. relations, helps at home (08/16/02)
    MEXICO CITY -- Under pressure from critics who say his close friendship with President Bush has not paid off, President Vicente Fox's cancellation of his trip to the U.S. leader's Texas ranch has cooled relations with Washington but enhanced his power to get things done at home...
    Israeli army policy attacked after Palestinian teen dies (08/16/02)
    JERUSALEM -- Israeli soldiers strapped a bulletproof vest on a Palestinian teenager and ordered him to approach a house where a Hamas militant was hiding, with instructions to bring out everyone inside. As he neared the house in the West Bank village of Tubas, 19-year-old Nidal Daraghmeh, an affable amateur weightlifter, was shot in the back of the head and killed -- though it's not clear who pulled the trigger. ...
    Ex-Taliban official tells of death plot (08/16/02)
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- Osama bin Laden personally ordered the assassination of Afghan opposition leader Ahmed Shah Massood days before the Sept. 11 attacks, a senior ex-Taliban official has said, the first time a Taliban insider has discussed the terrorist mastermind's role...
    Indonesian court's acquitals outrage human rights groups (08/16/02)
    JAKARTA, Indonesia -- In a development that could complicate the Bush administration's drive to renew ties to the Indonesian military, two courts on Thursday acquitted six officials accused of grave human rights violations in East Timor. The verdicts outraged human rights groups, who have long feared that most of those who unleashed bloody mayhem across the half-island state in 1999 would go unpunished, despite Indonesia's promises to the international community that justice would be done...
    Monsoon floods threaten India (08/16/02)
    LAHORIGHAT, India -- The flooded Brahmaputra River has cut a vicious swath through India's remote northeast, killing hundreds of people, leveling homes and leaving millions homeless. Annual monsoon flooding has wreaked havoc across South Asia, killing more than 900 people in India, Bangladesh and Nepal since June and displacing or trapping about 25 million more...
    Egypt spurns U.S. criticism on rights (08/16/02)
    CAIRO, Egypt - President Hosni Mubarak's government criticized the Bush administration Wednesday for its decision to oppose extra aid for Egypt, saying the threat won't influence Egyptian courts or make Mubarak move faster on democratic reform and respect for civil rights...
    Movie about errant priest creates buzz in Mexico (08/16/02)
    Los Angeles Times MEXICO CITY - The Roman Catholic hierarchy in this fervidly Catholic country prefers silent ways of confronting scandal. Last month, after learning about "The Crime of Father Amaro," several bishops arranged to watch a private screening of the unreleased film at Interior Ministry headquarters...
    Dresden residents pile sandbags as floodwaters spread in Europe (08/16/02)
    DRESDEN, Germany -- Men, women and children piled sandbags around Dresden's rising river Thursday to protect a city renowned for its cultural treasures from high waters that churned through east Germany in flooding that has killed at least 100 people across Europe...
    Southeast linebacker unimposing, but that hasn't slowed him (08/16/02)
    Ricky Farmer knows he's not the biggest or fastest linebacker in the Ohio Valley Conference. Not even close. Then why is Southeast Missouri State University's junior regarded as one of the OVC's best at his position? It's easy. Farmer is a football player, pure and simple. What he's got, said Southeast coach Tim Billings, can't be measured in height, weight or speed...
    Starters take supporting roles today for Rams, Bears (08/16/02)
    ST. LOUIS -- The Rams aren't taking any chances with Marshall Faulk. For the second straight preseason game, the three-time NFL Offensive Player of the Year will sit out today when the Rams host the Bears. Faulk has gained more than 2,000 yards from scrimmage in four consecutive season, and coach Mike Martz doesn't want to risk injury...
    Nine alive- A big finish boosts Cards (08/16/02)
    PITTSBURGH -- St. Louis manager Tony La Russa didn't play for one run in the ninth inning and ended up with six. Pinch-hitter Eli Marrero hit a tiebreaking single and Tino Martinez added a three-run double in St. Louis' big ninth as the Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-5 Thursday night for their season-high sixth straight win...
    Unlikely leaders top the year's final major (08/16/02)
    CHASKA, Minn. -- Tiger Woods' opening tee shot in the PGA Championship went according to plan, a piercing 2-iron in the middle of the fairway. He was walking toward his ball when a siren sounded. He wasn't sure what it meant until he turned and saw black clouds gathering on the horizon, signaling a storm delay that lasted nearly three hours...
    Finding a variety of catfish on the Mississippi River (08/16/02)
    When the tip of my rod starting bouncing I knew I was in for an exciting fishing trip. " Take your time and let the fish run with it," my fishing partner told me. "Wait …wait", then suddenly something started pulling on the other end. With a tight grip I yanked straight back with a sudden pull and set the hook on a big fish...
    Little Leaguers don't need prime-time pressure (08/16/02)
    By Shaun Powell There's no threat of a strike, no sign of .200 hitters making $8 million, just a bus full of giggling boys headed to Williamsport, Pa., after a quick stop at McDonald's. Harlem will play in the Little League World Series, ensuring a heartwarming baseball story for New York this year...
    Area sports digest 8/16/02 (08/16/02)
    New Hamburg Heat softball team wins twice GREENVILLE, N.C. -- The New Hamburg Heat, a local girls fast-pitch softball team, won twice Thursday to remain alive in the 16-under Babe Ruth Softball World Series. The Heat defeated Washington (N.C.) 5-4 and North Olympic (Wash.) 10-0 to improve to 3-1 in the double-elimination playoff bracket. The Heat will play at 8:30 p.m. today...
    Sports FanFare 8/16/02 (08/16/02)
    Baseball
  • The Reds acquired starter Shawn Estes from the Mets on Thursday for two minor leaguers and two players to be named. Mets catcher Mike Piazza will undergo a medical test today to determine the cause of the tendinitis in his left wrist...
  • A towel, a tune and a twist (08/16/02)
    Forty-two years ago, my Sunday school teacher brought a bath towel to the church dining hall where each week she tried to inspire a bunch of hormone-laden teenagers who were as close to mortal sin as you can possibly get. On that particular day, our teacher had us stand in the open area of the dining hall -- about where the potato salad and coleslaw would have been laid out for a potluck dinner -- while she made mysterious preparations...
    Over my dead body (08/16/02)
    Here are the 10 songs Barney Hartline of Cape Girardeau wouldn't want to live without: 1. "Blowin' in the Wind" -- Bob Dylan. It's not the first song to raise the possibility of a world without war, but it was the first song of its kind to capture the imagination of an entire generation...
    Bandwagon growing for 'The Lovely Bones' (08/16/02)
    NEW YORK -- Nighttime in Manhattan. Guests slip past the red velvet ropes of a hot midtown cocktail lounge and go inside to munch complicated hors d'oeuvres and toast a new novelist. Award-winning author Jonathan Franzen, AOL/Time Warner Book Group CEO Larry Kirshbaum and a host of others are celebrating Alice Sebold and her best-selling "The Lovely Bones."...
    Everybody's a critic - 'XXX' (08/16/02)
    Three stars Ever wonder what James Bond would be like on steroids? If so, then "Triple X" (aka, XXX) is your kind of film. Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) is an extreme sports athlete who thrives on the ultimate adrenaline rush. He is recruited (drugged and blackmailed) by a National Security Agency agent named Gibbons (Samuel L. Jackson). Cage soon finds himself immersed in a game of cat and mouse with a band of Russian extremists...
    New on CD (08/16/02)
    'October Road' James Taylor has his nerve. You'd like to give him a really, really hard time for taking five years since the Grammy Award-winning "Hour Glass" to put out an album. But then he releases "October Road," and you understand why the man waits, and what kind of perfectionism is required to create a record this exquisite...
    'Comedy College' to offer lessons in laughs (08/16/02)
    Laughter is not a response customarily associated with public radio programs. On KRCU FM 90.9, the exceptions are Saturday morning's "Car Talk" and "Wha'd Ya Know" and on Saturday nights Garrison's Keillor's variety show "A Prairie Home Companion." Keillor is responsible for KRCU's newest venture in humor, a program that plumbs the great comedy routines of the past...
    Artifacts (08/16/02)
    SIU announces 2002-2003 season CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Performances of Cuban, jazz, modern dance and ballet, the musical "South Pacific" and Jack Klugman in "On Golden Pond" headline the 2002-2003 season at SIU's Shryock Auditorium. Other shows include a musical about Hank Williams, the patriotic "George M!," Barry Manilow's "Copacabana," and the teaming of the Southern Illinois Symphony Orchestra with the doo-wop group The Ink Spots...
    Rev. Della Russell (08/16/02)
    KLONDIKE, Ill. -- The Rev. Della Mae Russell, 86, of Klondike died Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2002, at Daystar Care Center in Cairo, Ill. She was born Feb. 28, 1916, in Alexander County, Ill. She married Archie "Dick" Russell, who died in 1964. Russell was founder and pastor of Community Chapel Church in Urbandale, Ill. She and her husband also owned and operated Russell's Service Station in Klondike many years...
    Myra Allen (08/16/02)
    GLEN ALLEN, Mo. -- Myra J. Allen, 86, of Glen Allen died Thursday, Aug. 15, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Feb. 26, 1916, at Marble Hill, Mo., daughter of Jake and Ebbie Simmeran Wells. Allen had been a librarian at Harvard, Ill., Library. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Parma, Mo...
    Lura Stevens (08/16/02)
    ADVANCE, MO. -- Lura Dell Stevens, 77, of Advance died Thursday, Aug. 15, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Morgan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
    Bertha Hardesty (08/16/02)
    ADVANCE, Mo. -- Bertha Hardesty, 87, of Advance died Thursday, Aug. 15, 2002, at Advance Nursing Center. She was born July 14, 1915, in Bollinger County, Mo., daughter of Zeke Loughary. She and John Hardesty were married June 9, 1986, in Stoddard County...
    James Atchison (08/16/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Funeral service for James "Jay" Atchison of Jacksboro, Texas, will be held at 11 a.m. today at McGee Chapel in Glen Allen, Mo. The Rev. Charles Newell will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Liley Funeral Home at Marble Hill, Mo., is in charge of arrangements...
    Norma Ervin (08/16/02)
    Funeral service for Norma Catherine Ervin of Hayward, Calif., will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home. The Rev. Mark Martin will officiate. Burial will be in Cape County Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home after 9 a.m. Saturday...
    Pamela Johns (08/16/02)
    MILL CREEK, Ill. -- Pamela Johns, 39, of Mill Creek died Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Aug. 8, 1963, in Fayetteville, N.C., the daughter of William A. and Dorothy Sorensen Kilcoyne. She married Joseph Johns on Aug. 26, 1988. He survives...
    Janet Stoffle (08/16/02)
    Janet Ida Stoffle, 50, of Harlan, Ky., died Monday, Aug. 12, 2002, at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. She was born Jan. 6, 1952, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Wilbert H. and Ida Pohlmann Ruesler. She and Frank Stoffle were married Feb. 21, 1976, in Jackson, Mo...
    August Blumenberg (08/16/02)
    FAIRDEALING, Mo. -- August A. "Gus" Blumenberg, 73, of Fairdealing died Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2002, at Three Rivers Healthcare-North Campus in Poplar Bluff, Mo. He was born May 17, 1929, in Anniston, Mo., son of Louis and Ella Eggiman Blumenberg. He and Lula Mae Kirk Armour were married May 12, 1985...
    Herman Harbison (08/16/02)
    Herman Lee Harbison, 62, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2002, at Ratliff Care Center. He was born March 21, 1940, at Sikeston, Mo., son of James and Iva Mae Mouser Harbison. Survivors include two sons, Jeff Harbison of Mt. Vernon, Ill., Michael Harbison of state of Indiana; two daughters, Dana and Lisa; five brothers, James Harbison Jr. ...
    Births 8/16/02 (08/16/02)
    McCormack Son to Scott and Paula McCormack of Jackson, Mo., St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles, Mo., 9:29 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, 2002. Name, Jackson Walker. Weight, 6 pounds 7 ounces. Third child, first son. Mrs. McCormack is the former Paula Fears, daughter of Linda and Dennis Hale of Cape Girardeau. McCormack is the son of Peggy Daniels of St. Peters, Mo., and Frank and Carol McCormack of Arnold, Mo. He is employed at Fruitland Dressed Meat...
    Jackson fire 8/16 (08/16/02)
    Jackson Friday, Aug. 16 Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday: A mattress fire on North Hope. An emergency medical service on Francis Drive.
    FIRE - Cape Friday, Aug. 16 (08/16/02)
    Cape Girardeau Friday, Aug. 16 Firefighters responded Wednesday to the following calls: At 12:55 p.m., alarm at 1025 N. Sprigg. At 2:37 p.m., emergency medical service at 19 S. Kingshighway. At 3:47 p.m., emergency medical service at 2801 Bloomfield...
    POLICE - Cape Friday, Aug. 16 (08/16/02)
    Cape Girardeau Friday, Aug. 16The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Kathy L. Pruitt, 46, address unknown, was arrested Wednesday on a Chaffee warrant for failure to appear. Jacquelyn C. Layne, 41, of 916 Maud, Poplar Bluff, Mo., was arrested Wednesday on a Cape Girardeau warrant for contempt of court...
    Out of the past 8/16/02 (08/16/02)
    10 years ago: Aug. 16, 1992 New Cape Girardeau Public Schools committee is hoping to see lot of new, older faces at school activities this coming year; committee is inviting senior citizens to take part in school events, like football games, plays and concerts, and eventually hopes to organize classroom volunteer program; Col. Jack Grisham, retired army officer and retired Central High School teacher, and Libby Roeger, Alma Schrader parent and university professor, are heading committee...
    University growing amid financial struggle (08/16/02)
    Anyone out and about in Cape Girardeau this week has noticed the increased hum of activity, mostly a result of the beginning of another school year at Southeast Missouri State University. This year, the level of activity is expected to go up a notch. ...
    Operation teaches us about conjoined twins (08/16/02)
    In a remarkable surgical effort, doctors and their many assistants recently separated conjoined twins at the University of California Los Angeles Medical Center. In the process, many of us got a good education. For example, we have learned that approximately 200 pairs of conjoined twins are born alive each year. ...
    God led pastor to home; Ameren made the repair (08/16/02)
    To the editor: On Wednesday I stopped by the home of an elderly lady to bring her the Lord's Supper since she is unable to get to church on a regular basis. Upon entering her home, I smelled a rather strong odor of gas. She said it had been there for about three or four days. With her permission, I called Ameren UE to report it...
    Dog recovered thanks to help from so many (08/16/02)
    To the editor: Thank you, Cape Girardeau. We lost one of our three canine family members July 20 near the Shawnee Park soccer fields. Jackie was as special a dog as our family has ever known, and we vowed to do everything we could to find her. You may have seen lost-dog posters all around town, or her picture on the public-access cable-TV channel, or our lost-and-found ads in the Missourian over the past few weeks. ...
    Speak Out (08/16/02)
    Don't complain now THAT ROAD tax got voted down. Now I hear people going on about our roads and how bad they are. Any time you start going on about the roads, remember how you voted. There's no money there to fix them. If you had voted a few cents of road tax in to fix the roads, it would have been lots better...
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