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Stories from Tuesday, August 20, 2002

Big melon to be raffled at Neighbor Days (08/20/02)
Last year, a 188-pound watermelon raised $1,875 for Kelly Elementary. By Janis M. Gosche ~ Southeast Missourian BENTON, Mo. -- Giant watermelon growers Bob and Tina Dwyer of Sikeston, Mo., say the first question is always what does it weigh, and second, can you eat it?...
Highway officials seek input on proposed I-66 interstate (08/20/02)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The crowd gathering for the second in a series of four public forums for the Interstate 66 Corridor Study was considerably smaller than that which attended the first one, but the struggle for where the route should go was still evident...
Cape Girardeau - This week's public meetings (08/20/02)
Today Cable television advisory committee, 6 p.m., public information office, 100 Broadway Wednesday Historic preservation commission, 7 p.m., city council chambers Thursday Golf course advisory board, noon, Osage Community Centre...
People & Things 8/20/02 (08/20/02)
Hinkebein receives nursing scholarship Blair S. Hinkebein is the recipient of the Past President's Parley Nurses Scholarship of the 14th District American Legion Auxiliary. Hinkebein is a 2002 graduate of Jackson High School and is attending Southeast Missouri State University. She is the daughter of Ron and Susan Hinkebein of Jackson...
Several area sites to participate in archaeology program (08/20/02)
Several locations throughout Southeast Missouri will be participating in Missouri Archaeology Month in September. The Southeast Missouri State University Museum will be joining in for the first time. "We are still in the process of planning our activities," said Andrea Morrill, Southeast curator of education, "but we do have some special guests scheduled for Sept. 7, including a flintknapper and a storyteller."...
West Nile virus kills two horses (08/20/02)
The West Nile virus is being blamed in the death of two horses in Cape Girardeau County, and several others have been diagnosed with the mosquito-borne disease, sending worried equestrian owners to veterinarians to get their animals treated. "It's official: It's an epidemic," said horse vet Dr. Linus Huck. "It's reached epidemic proportions."...
Council delays new billboards while mulling policy (08/20/02)
Billboard companies will have to take a two-month hiatus from new construction in Cape Girardeau while the city council decides on a permit policy for the outdoor advertising. The council issued the moratorium Monday, afraid that companies might try to erect billboards as a defensive measure while the policy is being shaped...
Police arrest one in death of Cape man (08/20/02)
Cape Girardeau police have arrested one suspect late Monday in connection with the shooting death of Billy Jones Jr. and say more arrests are likely. Jones, 30, of Cape Girar-deau, was shot twice -- once each in the arm and chest -- Sunday afternoon while sitting in a car at the parking lot of the National Guard Armory on the corner of Independence and East Rodney, police said...
Danish professionals gain insight into U.S. business, culture (08/20/02)
Cape Girardeau rolled out the international welcome mat this week to five visitors from Denmark. Christina Smith, Lene Andersen, Finn Overgaard, Jan Mandrup Olesen and Henrik Liliendahl Nielsen have spent the last three weeks traveling throughout eastern Missouri as part of the Group Study Exchange program with Rotary District 6060...
Jackson Homecomers begins today (08/20/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Myrtle Allen hasn't been to every Homecomers since the celebration started in 1908, but she hasn't missed many. She was 7 when her family rode by wagon from Millersville, Mo., to Jackson to attend the first Homecomers she can remember...
Aldermen OK subdivision with commercial zoning (08/20/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- The plat for a subdivision that once was supposed to be a golf course was narrowly approved by the Jackson Board of Aldermen Monday night. Two years ago, owners Ronald and Bobby Clark sought to rezone the 33-acre property east of U.S. 61 North from residential to commercial but were turned down. Their plans included constructing a lighted nine-hole golf course on the property...
County collector to hold land tax sale at courthouse (08/20/02)
An estimated 60 parcels will be up for auction; most won't attract a single bid. By Mark Bliss ~ Southeast Missourian JACKSON, Mo. -- Tax deadbeats could see their land sold at a courthouse auction Monday if they don't pay up...
Sneakers like your father wore are hot (08/20/02)
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Matt Nybo, a 13-year-old with spiked blond hair, came to the downtown Lloyd Center Mall looking for a sports shoe -- but not the latest Nike Shox or Reebok Answer V. "I like the original shoes, the way things used to be," he said, turning up his nose at a rack of shiny new basketball shoes at a Footlocker store. The newer shoes were too gimmicky, he said...
What's cool for school (08/20/02)
This season's touches give kids' clothes an in-style feel without branding them "trendy." Expect to see some jeans with zip-off features and colorful designs and rugby-style shirts for both sexes. Detailed stitching pumps up the peasant shirt, while "hoodies" return as the comfortable must-have...
Gearing up for a great look (08/20/02)
Back-to-school time means back to the mall for parents. Parents sometimes have trouble navigating through the demands of what's wanted, what's needed and what's affordable: Maybe your little tomboy has had her fill of logo T-shirts and jeans and would enjoy showing up for class looking more sophisticated. A classy choice might be a knee-length houndstooth check jumper, like those from Talbot's...
In review - The Men in Black are back (08/20/02)
Another movie, another video game. This time, Melbourne House and Infogrames have spawned "Men In Black II: Alien Escape," to coincide with the latest Will Smith vehicle of the same name, although it doesn't really have anything to do with the movie...
Jackson Board of Aldermen actions 8/20 (08/20/02)
Jackson Board of Aldermen actions Public Hearings Held hearing to consider the 2002 Library Tax Rate as proposed to be set by the mayor and Board of Aldermen. Held hearing to consider the 2002 tax rates for parks and recreation, general revenue, cemetery and band as proposed to be set by the mayor and Board of Aldermen...
Task force to reconvene (08/20/02)
Now that the Cape Girardeau City Council has officially decided that November is too soon to put a tax increase on the ballot, the Citizens Finance Task Force can go back and further comb through its recommendations. The council voted Monday night to have the task force reconvene, acting upon a request by task force co-chairman Melvin Gateley...
Talent tops Carnahan in straw poll at fair (08/20/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Republican Jim Talent was the overwhelming choice for U.S. Senate among those participating in a straw poll held at the Missouri State Fair. Talent, a former congressman from St. Louis County, claimed 59 percent of the 8,651 ballots cast, compared to 38 percent for incumbent U.S. Sen. Jean Carnahan, a Rolla Democrat. Three percent of poll participants said they were undecided...
82-year-old woman enters plea in case involving meth (08/20/02)
WEST PLAINS, Mo. -- An 82-year-old woman who previously served six years' probation for distributing marijuana is now awaiting sentencing on a methamphetamine charge. Josephine Mary Greer entered an Alford plea in Howell County Circuit Court on Friday to a felony charge of distributing meth...
Supporters of tobacco tax file lawsuit (08/20/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Supporters of a measure that would more than quadruple Missouri's cigarette tax filed a lawsuit Monday challenging a decision by Secretary of State Matt Blunt to keep the issue off the November ballot. Citizens for a Healthy Missouri, which filed the lawsuit in Cole County Circuit Court, alleges Blunt's office provided outdated and mislabeled copies of the state's centralized voter registration database, which the group used to verify the signatures it collected...
Hundreds called to jury duty for county's heavy trial week (08/20/02)
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- Residents of Buchanan County stand a better chance than usual of being called for jury duty soon. Six jury trials -- including two high-profile murder cases -- are scheduled for the week of Sept. 16 in Buchanan County Circuit Court...
Tests show West Nile virus killed St. Louis woman (08/20/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Lab tests indicate that a St. Louis woman died of the West Nile virus, a disease that came on suddenly and claimed her life quickly, the woman's grandson said Monday. Cora Walton, 75, of St. Louis, is the first Missourian to die of the virus since it first appeared in Missouri last year. She died Aug. 7...
Gov. Holden urges parental involvement (08/20/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Marking the first day of school for many Missouri children, Gov. Bob Holden on Monday urged parents and teachers to work together to improve education. He said Missouri teachers cannot help students succeed without the support of parents...
Voters favor 'Missouree' to 'Missourah' (08/20/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- It's "Missou-ree" over "Missou-rah" by a landslide. It may not end the long-standing argument among Missourians, but a mock election held by Secretary of State Matt Blunt found that three out of every four Missouri State Fair attendees -- 74 percent to 26 percent -- preferred "ree" to "rah."...
Ste. Genevieve man wins jackpot (08/20/02)
ST. LOUIS -- When Ernest Weiler Sr. of Ste. Genevieve and his brother decided to start playing the lottery, they figured jackpot size wouldn't matter. They'd play no matter the amount and take what they could get. Four weeks after buying his first ticket, Weiler accepted $2.8 million from the July 31 Missouri Lotto game...
People talk 8/20/02 (08/20/02)
In Canada, Stones play surprise show TORONTO -- The Rolling Stones played a surprise show in Toronto in preparation for their fall tour. The Thursday show at the Palais Royale included such hits as "Wild Horses," "Jumpin' Jack Flash" and "Hot Stuff."...
California town turns up nose at access to public beaches (08/20/02)
MALIBU, Calif. -- It is a stretch of coast that defines Southern California -- picture-perfect surfing waves, forested ravines, beachfront mansions, long stretches of near-empty sand. And much of it is off-limits to the public. While the California coast has become more accessible in recent years, nowhere has the fight to keep beaches private been so ferocious as in Malibu, home to Hollywood moguls and the super-rich...
Nation digest 08/20/02 (08/20/02)
Economic indicators do better than expected NEW YORK -- Investors sent stocks surging Monday after learning that a key gauge of U.S. economic activity posted a better-than-expected performance in July. The Conference Board said its Index of Leading Economic Indicators fell 0.4 percent to 111.7. Analysts had expected a decline of 0.5 percent...
Bear kills infant girl in New York (08/20/02)
FALLSBURG, N.Y. -- A bear killed a 5-month-old girl Monday after knocking her out of a stroller and dragging the infant into the woods, police said. The baby had been near the porch of a vacation bungalow with family members when the black bear approached, said Fallsburg police chief Brent Lawrence...
CNN airs al-Qaida tapes of training, poison gas experiments (08/20/02)
WASHINGTON -- Videotapes that appear to show al-Qaida gassing dogs and practicing kidnappings made for grisly viewing on CNN, but U.S. officials said Monday the images so far haven't revealed the organization has any unexpected capabilities. CNN said correspondent Nic Robertson obtained the tapes, which began airing Sunday, from a longtime source. More of the tapes' contents would be revealed through several reports this week, CNN said...
West Nile virus risk may involve heredity (08/20/02)
WASHINGTON -- Only about one in five people infected with the West Nile virus develop a severe, life-threatening illness. A study in mice suggests a gene variation may be the reason some become very sick from the mosquito-borne virus, while others recover easily...
Kmart eliminates nearly 700 jobs (08/20/02)
ROYAL OAK, Mich. -- Kmart Corp. said Monday it will eliminate nearly 700 more jobs in another round of cost-cutting as the troubled retailer tries to climb its way out of bankruptcy. The cuts include 400 employees at Kmart's Troy, Mich., headquarters and 50 jobs that provide corporate support, Kmart chairman and CEO James Adamson said. Kmart will also eliminate 100 open positions and phase out 130 contract positions, he said...
NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft marks 25 years of discovery (08/20/02)
Twenty-five years ago this week, NASA's Voyager 2 probe began its epic, ongoing space odyssey, a voyage of discovery that many consider humanity's greatest feat of pure space exploration. Zooming past Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, Voyager 2 beamed back a treasure trove of stunning photographs and other priceless data, providing spectacular close-up views of the solar system's four gas giants, their intricate rings and their myriad moons...
TV cooking star opens exhibit of her kitchen at D.C. museum (08/20/02)
WASHINGTON -- Julia Child became an official part of the national heritage Monday, belatedly celebrating her 90th birthday by opening her kitchen as an exhibit of the National Museum of American History. Wearing a brightly flowered blouse, gold earrings and tan pants, Child cut the strings of a set of aprons hanging at the entrance to the exhibit, named for her television goodbye: "Bon Appetit!"...
Search in North Korea yields remains of American war dead (08/20/02)
WASHINGTON -- U.S. search teams in North Korea recovered remains believed to be those of seven American soldiers missing in action from the Korean War, the Pentagon said Monday. The remains were being flown on a U.S. Air Force plane from Pyongyang, North Korea's capital, to Yokota Air Base in Japan, where a repatriation ceremony will be Tuesday, officials said. They will be flown later to the Army's Central Identification Laboratory in Hawaii for forensic examination...
Terror leader Abu Nidal found dead in Baghdad (08/20/02)
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Palestinian terrorist Abu Nidal died in Baghdad with multiple gunshot wounds that left unclear whether he had been killed by a rival, slain by his Iraqi patrons or had taken his own life, Palestinian officials said Monday. The schoolteacher-turned-terror-mastermind, once branded the world's most dangerous terrorist by the U.S. ...
Police question two suspects in murder of British girls (08/20/02)
LONDON -- Messages of condolence poured into an English village Monday for the families of two slain 10-year-old girls, while police questioned two suspects and tried to determine exactly how the children were killed. Postmortem examinations of the bodies of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman, found over the weekend, failed to reveal the cause of death, so further tests will have to be made over the next few weeks, police said...
Israel begins Bethlehem withdrawal (08/20/02)
BETHLEHEM, West Bank -- Israel began withdrawing from Bethlehem, ending its patrols as part of an agreement to hand over the West Bank town to Palestinian security control, Israel Radio said. The agreement to hand over Bethlehem, along with the Gaza Strip, to the Palestinians, was meant as a test case for further transfers of authority in the West Bank...
World briefs 8/20/02 (08/20/02)
Attorney seeks release of suspect in Pearl killing KARACHI, Pakistan -- The attorney representing a Pakistani man allegedly detained in connection with a Wall Street Journal reporter's slaying said Monday he again will try to win his client's release...
Dozens killed in Chechnya helicopter crash (08/20/02)
A Russian transport helicopter jammed with troops crashed in Chechnya on Monday, and Russian news agencies said as many as 85 servicemen were killed. Russian officials said they did not know how many were killed or if the aircraft was shot down by rebels...
Europe death toll at 109 from flooding (08/20/02)
DESSAU, Germany -- Floodwaters from the rain-swollen Elbe River overwhelmed a dike and swamped part of this east German city Monday, forcing more evacuations as Europe wrestled with the aftermath of violent storms that swept the continent two weeks ago...
Russia's plan for deal with Iraq may send message to U.S. (08/20/02)
MOSCOW -- Russia insisted Monday that its proposed 10-year trade agreement with Iraq had been in the works for years and should not cause alarm, but a leading political analyst said the deal's timing was designed to send a strong message to the United States...
John Paul prays for strength as he leaves native Poland (08/20/02)
KRAKOW, Poland -- Wiping away a tear as he ended an emotional visit to his native Poland, a frail Pope John Paul II asked his countrymen Monday for their prayers so he can return again before he dies. "I'm sorry to be leaving," the pope told 30,000 people who saw him off at the airport before he left for Rome. Their response: "Stay with us."...
Afghanistan holds first Independence Day observance in 40 years (08/20/02)
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- Uniformed girls marched alongside male classmates as hundreds of spectators -- turbaned men and women with burqas thrown back -- cheered them on Monday in a new mood of liberation marking this former Taliban stronghold's first Independence Day celebration in more than two decades...
Raffle will feature big cash prize (08/20/02)
By Marty Mishow ~ Southeast Missourian Southeast Missouri State University football coach Tim Billings hopes two special events his program is putting on this week will be well attended. The first annual Indian Insider Reverse Raffle, set for Saturday at the AC Brase Arena Building, will raise money for Southeast football...
Canada trip was big boost (08/20/02)
Southeast Missouri State University's women's soccer team begins official practice for the upcoming season today. But the Otahkians got quite a head start on the campaign with their recent 11-day tour of Canada that saw them play five games in Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia. Seventeen returning players faced teams of the Canada West Conference, a semi-pro team from the W League and under-19 national teams...
Musial still popular as ever in St. Louis (08/20/02)
The Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- Wearing his Cardinal red sports jacket and flashing an ever-present smile, Stan Musial is still "The Man" in St. Louis. These days, Musial walks a little slower. He's slightly bent over. His hearing isn't as keen. He had successful surgery for prostate cancer in 1989 and has had no recurrence...
Tiger didn't miss by much (08/20/02)
The Associated Press CHASKA, Minn. -- Take away some wretched weather in the third round at Muirfield and two magical shots by Rich Beem at Hazeltine, and Tiger Woods might have a Grand Slam no one could debate. Twice in the last three years, Woods has come closer to winning all four majors in the same year than the records might reflect...
Two Rams battling to back up Faulk (08/20/02)
ST. LOUIS -- The battle for the No. 2 running back spot for the St. Louis Rams is apparently up for grabs. Marshall Faulk, the 2001 NFL offensive player of the year, has watched from the sidelines while last year's backup, Trung Canidate, and rookie Lamar Gordon have filled in during the first two preseason games, both losses. Coach Mike Martz wants to keep Faulk injury-free and has not indicated if Faulk will play Thursday when the Rams host the San Diego Chargers...
Brees gets nod for Chargers (08/20/02)
It's the young over the old in San Diego. Second-year man Drew Brees was made the Chargers' starting quarterback Monday over Doug Flutie, who will turn 40 in October. That makes him the fourth starting quarterback in four years for San Diego. Coach Marty Schottenheimer said he made the announcement early so that Brees could start the final two exhibition games...
Benes keeps his comeback rolling (08/20/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Andy Benes kept his second-half comeback rolling Monday night, allowing two hits in seven scoreless innings in the St. Louis Cardinals' 7-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Albert Pujols drove in four runs for the Cardinals, who have won nine of 10 and lead the NL Central by five games over Houston...
Powerful ninth lifts Braves past Rockies (08/20/02)
ATLANTA -- Gary Sheffield and Chipper Jones hit back-to-back homers leading off the bottom of the ninth inning, rallying the Atlanta Braves past the Colorado Rockies 7-6 Monday. Jones homered twice in the final two innings, starting the eighth with a drive into the seats that launched a three-run rally tying the game at 5...
Very little to report as talks resume (08/20/02)
NEW YORK -- Baseball negotiators resumed talks Monday with the speed of a Trevor Hoffman changeup, not a Randy Johnson fastball. Three days after the union set an Aug. 30 strike date, the sides discussed minor issues, such as unresolved grievances. "Run-of-the-mill factual disputes," union lawyer Michael Weiner said...
Area sports digest 8/20/02 (08/20/02)
State Farm claims title in Slamfest basketball State Farm Insurance, headed by former Cape Girardeau Central High School and University of Missouri player Ron Jones, won the title in the 11th annual Slamfest outdoor basketball tournament held at Indian Park over the weekend...
Sports fanfare 8/20/02 (08/20/02)
Baseball
  • Former Los Angeles Dodgers catcher John Roseboro, forever remembered as the player Juan Marichal clubbed over the head with a bat during a game in 1965, has died at 69. Roseboro died Friday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, said publicist Carole Wade. The cause of death was not specified. Wade said that Roseboro's reported medical problems recently included heart trouble, prostate cancer and strokes...
  • 'Eight glasses a day' likely a water myth, scientist discovers (08/20/02)
    WASHINGTON -- "Drink at least eight glasses of water a day" is an adage some obsessively follow, judging by the people sucking on water bottles at every street corner -- but the need for so much water may be a myth. Fear that once you're thirsty you're already dehydrated? For many of us, another myth. Caffeinated drinks don't count because they dehydrate? Probably wrong, too...
    Evelyeene DeRousse (08/20/02)
    SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Evelyeene DeRousse, 88, of Scott City died Monday, Aug. 19, 2002, at Rivers Run Health Care in Cape Girardeau. She was born June 20,1914, in Anniston, Mo., daughter of Thomas Jefferson and Mary Alice Edgman Hockersmith. She and Elmer G. DeRousse were married Feb. 14, 1942, at Fornfelt, Mo. He died Sept. 6, 1969...
    Mollie Davis (08/20/02)
    JONESBORO, Ill. -- Mollie Ellen Davis, 89, died Monday, Aug. 19, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born March 22, 1913, in Red Town, Ill. She first married William Burton, who preceded her in death. She later married Robert Davis, who also preceded her in death...
    Marshall Harris (08/20/02)
    MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Marshall E. Harris, 63, of Marble Hill died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2002, in Marble Hill. He was born Nov. 2, 1938, near Marble Hill, son of John H. and Lela Stratton Harris. Harris was a self-employed truck driver, and attended Marble Hill First Baptist Church...
    Judy Daniels (08/20/02)
    GLEN ALLEN, Mo. -- Judy Ann Daniels, 54, of Paducah, Ky., died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2002, at her home. She was born Aug. 28, 1947, at Glen Allen, daughter of Loya Lomas and Mahala Simmons James. She and Albert Daniels were married July 9, 1967, at Glen Allen...
    Gladys Dailey (08/20/02)
    Gladys F. Dailey, 87, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Aug. 19, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center. She was born Aug. 10, 1915, at Wolf Lake, Ill., daughter of McKinley W. and Cynthia Ida Leek Butterfield. She and Lester Dailey were married Aug. 7, 1938, at Jackson, Mo. He died Jan. 24, 1997...
    Wilda Kinslow (08/20/02)
    ULLIN, Ill. -- Wilda M. Kinslow, 92, of Ullin died Monday, Aug. 19, 2002, at Daystar Nursing Home in Cairo, Ill. She was born April 14, 1910, in Pulaski, Ill., daughter of John Edward and Essie Viola Curry Rives. She and Raymond Baker were married Dec. 28, 1929. He preceded her in death. She and Claude Kinslow were married June 6, 1933. He died in 1979...
    Lavern Hartline (08/20/02)
    ANNA, Ill. -- Lavern Hartline, 90, of Anna died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2002, at City Care Center in Cobden, Ill. She was born July 20, 1912, in Jackson County, Ill., daughter of Melvin and Ethel Penrod Godwin. She married Walter Lyerla, who died in 1947. She later married Francis Hartline, who died in 1990...
    Bob Harris (08/20/02)
    DEXTER, Mo. -- Leonard R. "Bob" Harris, 71, of Dexter died Monday, Aug. 19, 2002, at his home. He was born Nov. 8, 1930, at Illmo, Mo., son of Clifton Pearl and Louise Alma Wilson Harris. He and Joyce Marie Eakin were married June 7, 1953, at Illmo...
    Births 8/20/02 (08/20/02)
    Sadler Daughter to Amanda Sue Sadler of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 5:03 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, 2002. Name, Mattilyn Lanae. Weight, 5 pounds 2 ounces. Ms. Sadler is the daughter of Angela Wright of Blytheville, Ark., and James Nunley of Memphis, Tenn. She is a dispatcher at Pizza Hut...
    Cape police report 8/20/02 (08/20/02)
    Cape Girardeau Tuesday, Aug. 20The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Murder Billy Jones Jr., 30, of 338 East Cape Rock Drive, died of gunshot wounds Monday. Jones was shot Sunday at the intersection of Independence and East Rodney...
    Cape fire report 8/20/02 (08/20/02)
    Cape Girardeau Tuesday, Aug. 20 Firefighters responded to the following items Sunday: At 7:24 p.m., alarm at 2400 Veterans Memorial Drive. At 10:02 p.m., structure fire at 105 Clark.Firefighters responded to the following items Monday: At 5:09 a.m., emergency medical service at 341 S. Sprigg...
    Out of the past 8/20/02 (08/20/02)
    10 years ago: Aug. 20, 1992 City council has taken steps to hire second municipal court judge to handle cases in which Municipal Judge Edwin Calvin has been disqualified; move, say city officials, could resolve legal issue surrounding disqualification of municipal court judges; Calvin, however, maintains that hiring of conflicts judge isn't solution...
    Correction 8/20 (08/20/02)
    The name of Todd Kollbaum was misspelled in a story in Saturday's editon. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
    Another effort planned for 911 cell service (08/20/02)
    Proposition B, the ill-fated transportation funding plan, wasn't the only proposition to go down in flames in the primary election. Less well-known was Proposition A, a measure aimed at improving 911 service for wireless phones. Proposition A would have allowed the imposition of up to a 50-cent fee on monthly wireless phone bills to enhance 911 service...
    Credible plans win support of taxpayers (08/20/02)
    It is a matter of credibility. That's the message coming out of Independence, Mo., on the issue of approving higher taxes. In this suburban Kansas City community, voters joined their counterparts across Missouri in rejecting Proposition B, the referendum on a four-cent fuel-tax increase coupled with a half-cent sales-tax increase for transportation...
    Speak Out (08/20/02)
    Learning about terrorism THIS IS in response to the caller who commented about the new course being taught at Southeast Missouri State University on terrorism. The course is a history of terrorism, current international trends and counterterrorist tactics. ...
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