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Trial starts today in abandoned corpse case (08/28/02)
After the constitutionality of a criminal charge filed against him was upheld in April by the Missouri Supreme Court, a Jackson, Mo., man now faces trial today for allegedly abandoning his wife's corpse with their 3-year-old daughter while he went to work...
Federal judge sentences Cape man (08/28/02)
A Cape Girardeau man was sentenced Tuesday for possession of cocaine base, the U.S. Attorney's office announced. Byron Allen Brown, 22, was sentenced to seven years and six months in prison. On Dec. 13, he was driving in Cape Girardeau when a police officer stopped him and arrested him for a previous offense. Officers searched his car and found a plastic bag containing rocks of crack cocaine...
Southeast to honor five with new award (08/28/02)
Former state Sen. Al Spradling Jr. of Cape Girar-deau and Jackson, Mo., businessman Vernon Kasten will be among five people to receive Southeast Missouri State University's first Distinguished Service awards during Homecoming festivities on Oct. 19...
Undercover work stops plot to kill son-in-law (08/28/02)
BUYING A GUN BY MIKE WELLS ~ Southeast Missourian An Illinois grandmother is in the Cape Girardeau County Jail after being arrested in a mall parking lot and charged with conspiring to murder her son-in-law...
Jackson school tax rate to stay same (08/28/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Despite a $220,000 loss in local tax revenue, the Jackson School District will not ask voters for a tax levy increase this year. During a public hearing Tuesday, the school board voted to leave the tax levy at $3.31 per $100 assessed valuation, although the assessed valuation in the district fell by more than $6 million this year...
TIF Commission meeting clarifies terms for groups (08/28/02)
GOLF-COURSE DEVELOPMENT BY BOB MILLER ~ SOUTHEAST MISSOURIAN Negotiations for a multimillion-dollar project that were previously stuck as three parties were waiting for each other to make the next move, got a nudge from the Tax Increment Finance Commission Tuesday night...
St. Louis engineering firm offers road map for Jackson's future (08/28/02)
Circumferential plans show ways around town By Sam Blackwell ~ Southeast Missourian JACKSON, Mo. -- In meetings with Jackson residents Tuesday night, a St. Louis engineering firm laid out 30 long-range projects designed to promote the flow of traffic in the city over the next 20 years. They include a system of circumferential roads designed to take traffic around instead of through residential areas...
Club news 8/28/02 (08/28/02)
Editor's note: Please submit your club news information either typed or printed. It is sometimes very difficult to make out people's names. Please use members' first and last names instead of formal titles. For instance, Jane Smith, not Mrs. John Smith. Thank you....
CDC confirms virus as cause in St. Louis death (08/28/02)
ST. LOUIS -- A 75-year-old St. Louis woman's death earlier this month was due to West Nile virus, making her Missouri's first confirmed fatality from the mosquito-borne illness, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. Cora Walton's death Aug. 7 "has been verified as being West Nile," said Bernadette Burden, a spokeswoman for the Atlanta-based CDC. "There has been follow-up testing to show that that suspected death was likely West Nile."...
New security doors at Capitol raise concerns for lawmakers (08/28/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Two top state lawmakers on Tuesday said they were concerned about the cost of a $16,000 electronic security door at the Capitol and plans to install another one. An electronic door and accompanying security system were installed last week at the entrance to the Capitol from the Senate parking garage. Plans call for a similar door at the entrance to the House garage...
Missouri's newest laws (08/28/02)
BabiesPARENTS CAN LEGALLY ABANDON THEIR NEWBORN BABIES AT HOSPITALS OR WITH OTHER AUTHORITIES. CrimeCLERGY MUST REPORT SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE TO AUTHORITIES. CREATES NEW CRIME OF ENTICING A CHILD OVER THE INTERNET FOR SEXUAL PURPOSES. TOUGHENS PENALTIES FOR THE INTENTIONAL SPREAD OF THE VIRUS THAT CAUSES AIDS...
6-year-old Sikeston girl run over by bus dies (08/28/02)
GOING TO SCHOOLBy Heidi Hall and Scott Moyers ~ Southeast Missourian SIKESTON, Mo. -- Counselors were due back to console grieving students at Lee Hunter Elementary School this morning, a day after one of their fellow students was killed after being hit by a school bus...
West Nile virus kills two more in Illinois (08/28/02)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Two more people have died after contracting West Nile virus, raising the number of fatalities from the illness in Illinois to four, state health officials said Tuesday. The most recent deaths were an 83-year-old man from Chicago, who died Aug. ...
Fourth victim of lightning strike dies (08/28/02)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The Springfield man struck by a lightning bolt that killed three others at a funeral last week died Tuesday. Junior Lee Gray and three others attending a funeral for Leon L. Carroll at Clear Creek Cemetery Friday were standing under an umbrella beneath a tree when the bolt hit the tree. Leroy Hendrix, 82, and Billy J. Burgess, 66, and Gray's wife Joretta, 71, all of Springfield, were killed in the incident...
State senator with cancer supports medical use of marijuana (08/28/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A state senator with lung cancer said Tuesday he supports the legalization of marijuana for medical purposes after witnessing firsthand the suffering of other cancer patients. "I think that marijuana should be legalized for health reasons, and I think it works and it's a proven fact that it works," Democratic Sen. Ronnie DePasco of Kansas City said in an interview with The Associated Press on his first day back at the Capitol since he left on April 16 for treatment...
Butler Co. drainage district wants land tax to fight mosquitoes (08/28/02)
Daily American Republic NEELYVILLE, Mo. -- The board of Drainage District No. 10 in southern Butler County is proposing a flat tax on acreage to fund ditch-clearing efforts. Richard Webster, president of the board, said the district will have to make a court petition to put the $2-per-acre tax on the April ballot. The district has about 23,000 acres and 19 miles of ditches...
Some fear pesticide more than West Nile (08/28/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Some St. Louis-area residents, fearing that exposure to chemicals is more harmful than the West Nile virus, want a moratorium on mosquito spraying until more is known about its health and environmental effects. Green Party candidates and other spraying opponents planned a news conference today to call for a halt to spraying in St. ...
Casino says tax increase derails plan for new hotel (08/28/02)
METROPOLIS, Ill. -- An increase in riverboat casino taxes has prompted Harrah's to cancel plans to build a $40 million hotel in this town in Southern Illinois. Harrah's says the project has been tabled until the state repeals its tax increase or allows more slot machines and gaming tables at casinos...
Terror attacks shape new Missouri laws (08/28/02)
ON THE BOOKS ~ The Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- In response largely to last year's terrorist attacks, state laws are to take effect today creating new crimes and emergency powers and pumping up patriotism in public schools...
High court overturns two death sentences (08/28/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Supreme Court overturned the conviction and death sentence Tuesday of a man who killed his wife and wounded four others in a 1992 shooting rampage at the St. Louis County courthouse. The state's highest court also ordered a new sentencing hearing for a convicted killer who was sentenced to death by a Dallas County judge after a jury initially returned a life sentence, then said it was deadlocked...
Missouri universities increase enrollment (08/28/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Despite some hefty tuition and fee increases, most of the state's universities are reporting record or near-record enrollment as the new school year begins. Some experts say the increase is likely caused by the faltering economy, which is sending more people back to school...
Defendant in '99 SIU student killing begins second trial (08/28/02)
MARION, Ill. -- A 33-year-old Herrin man goes back on trial today for the 1999 killing of a Southern Illinois University Carbondale student. Steven M. Crutchfield was convicted of stabbing Michael V. Sasso more than 30 times with a kitchen knife and screwdriver, and was sentenced to life in prison in 1999. He was found guilty but mentally ill...
Officials change date of 2003 fair (08/28/02)
SEDALIA, Mo. -- Missouri State Fair officials have decided to move up next year's fair one week so it won't conflict with school openings. The 2003 fair had been scheduled to begin Aug. 14. The Missouri State Fair Commission said Tuesday, however, the 11-day event will instead begin Aug. 7. Fair Director Mel Willard said other state fairs have adjusted their dates to start the first week in August...
SEC requires companies to report earnings earlier (08/28/02)
WASHINGTON -- After a season of corporate scandal, federal regulators unanimously adopted rules Tuesday that require companies to file financial reports earlier and force chief executives to take responsibility for their accuracy. "One has heard comments from CEOs and CFOs saying that that's not part of the job," said Alan Beller, director of the Division of Corporate Finance for the Securities and Exchange Commission. ...
Fighter jets escort US Airways flight to airport (08/28/02)
LINTHICUM, Md. -- Two military jets escorted a US Airways flight to Baltimore-Washington International Airport after a "miscommunication" Tuesday between the pilot and air traffic controllers, officials said. "The pilot said something to the control tower that was perceived as a possible security threat. What he said I don't know," said David Castelveter, a spokesman for US Airways, calling it a "miscommunication."...
Congressional Budget Office projects continuing deficits (08/28/02)
WASHINGTON -- The most dramatic drop in tax revenue since 1946 has put the government into deficit for the next three years and has shriveled the projected 10-year federal budget surplus by 60 percent in just five months, the Congressional Budget Office reported Tuesday...
Administration argues privacy for pardons review process (08/28/02)
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration is arguing that documents related to a spate of pardons issued by former President Clinton as he left office should be withheld from the public to protect the right of the president to receive confidential advice...
Shoppers find Klan cards hidden among books (08/28/02)
MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. -- Shoppers at a Wal-Mart in Alabama found business cards from the Ku Klux Klan inside books at a patriotic display in the store. "I was so startled I read it three times," said Mary Meherg, who saw the cards while shopping at the Muscle Shoals store on Monday...
Four priests charged with sex crimes in Detroit (08/28/02)
DETROIT -- Taking advantage of a provision in Michigan's statute of limitations, authorities charged four Roman Catholic priests who once worked in the Detroit Archdiocese with sex abuse in cases dating back decades. None of the priests is still active, and all live in other states -- which is the main reason prosecutors were able to charge them Tuesday, Wayne County Prosecutor Mike Duggan said...
Two men missing since Sept. 11 attack found alive in hospitals (08/28/02)
NEW YORK -- Two men listed for months as missing in the Sept. 11 attack on the World Trade Center have been discovered alive in area hospitals, city officials said Tuesday. In addition, the city medical examiner's office said a revised list of the missing and dead is expected to reflect at least five similar cases when it is released next week...
Psychiatric evaluation ordered for suspect (08/28/02)
TAMPA, Fla. -- A federal judge on Tuesday ordered a psychiatric evaluation and continued detention for a podiatrist accused of plotting to blow up Islamic mosques across Florida. Robert J. Goldstein, 37, arrived in shackles in the courtroom and appeared disoriented during his bond hearing before U.S. District Judge Thomas B. McCoun III. He was silent throughout the hearing...
Bush calls Saddam 'a menace to the world' (08/28/02)
CRAWFORD, Texas -- President Bush confronted Saudi Arabia's top diplomat Tuesday over Iraq and other issues chilling relations between the uneasy allies, calling Saddam Hussein "a menace to the world." In an hourlong session with Saudi ambassador Prince Bandar bin Sultan, Bush expressed exasperation with the kingdom for failing to meet its commitment to provide financial assistance to the new government in Afghanistan...
People talk 8/28/02 (08/28/02)
Actress in good spirits after highway mishap BROOKS, Maine -- Margot Kidder is recuperating from a broken pelvis she suffered in a weekend highway accident. The 53-year-old actress, who played Lois Lane in the "Superman" movies of the late 1970s and early '80s, was injured Sunday when her GMC Yukon hit a raised pavement and rolled over several times...
Land seizures in Zimbabwe benefit powerful, not landless (08/28/02)
Los Angeles Times MAZOWE, Zimbabwe -- Grace Mugabe came here last week, but her visit had nothing to do with any official duties of Zimbabwe's first lady. Instead, Mugabe came to personally evict white farmers John and Eva Matthews, a septuagenarian couple who own the sprawling 2,500-acre Iron Mask Estate...
Police close Batasuna's offices in northern Basque region (08/28/02)
BILBAO, Spain -- Local police fired rubber bullets at demonstrators and defused a bomb Tuesday after a Spanish judge's order to shut down a pro-independence political party pitted Basque against Basque. The regional police force, the Ertzaintza, closed the main offices of the Batasuna party in the cities of Bilbao, San Sebastian and Vitoria, a day after the order issued by the nation's chief anti-terrorism judge, Baltasar Garzon...
U.S., Saudi Arabia oppose timetable for clean energy (08/28/02)
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- The United States, Saudi Arabia and other wealthy nations at a U.N. summit worked Tuesday to water down proposals to rapidly expand the use of clean, renewable energy technologies around the globe. Renewable energy sources like wind power and solar energy produce smaller and more expensive amounts of electricity than a power plant. ...
Putin proposes EU leaders consider visa-free travel to Russia (08/28/02)
MOSCOW -- President Vladimir Putin has proposed the eventual elimination of visa requirements for travel between Russia and the European Union, his office said Tuesday. Putin's plan for visa-free travel, which he stressed could not be implemented immediately, came in a letter to EU leaders about the organization's dispute with Moscow over Russia's Baltic Sea exclave of Kaliningrad...
Israelis, Palestinians fight over dispute holy site (08/28/02)
JERUSALEM -- A 35-foot-wide bulge in an ancient wall has revived a dispute over Jerusalem's most hotly contested holy site. Jerusalem's mayor and Israeli archaeologists warned Tuesday that some of the massive stone blocks lining the Al Aqsa Mosque compound, known to Jews as the Temple Mount, are in danger of crashing down on worshippers...
Probe of Taliban deaths would be hard, U.N. official says (08/28/02)
Los Angeles Times KABUL, Afghanistan -- The chief U.N. official in Afghanistan said Tuesday that there is no chance soon of a thorough, impartial investigation in the alleged murder last fall of Taliban soldiers, which might implicate troops loyal to one of the country's most powerful warlords, Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum...
Israel will allow Palestinian parliament to set election date (08/28/02)
JERUSALEM -- Israel would allow the Palestinian parliament to convene a special session to set a date for elections and discuss political reforms, the government said Tuesday. Another official statement, however, harshly criticized the Palestinian leadership...
Saudi beach party (08/28/02)
By Jerome Socolovsky ~ The Associated PressMARBELLA, Spain -- It's the hottest hour of the day at the Puente Romano beach club when a girl of 13 dashes out of the hotel gardens, throwing a black cloak over her flowing hair, T-shirt and jeans and leaving the topless sunbathers behind...
Arab world urges Iraq to back down on weapons inspectors (08/28/02)
CAIRO, Egypt -- America's allies in the Arab world fear a U.S. strike on Iraq would thrust their already unstable region into chaos, and they and others are urging Baghdad to act to avoid war. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said on Tuesday that Arab leaders would not be able to contain outrage in the street in event of a U.S. attack on Iraq...
Airstrikes reportedly wreck Iraqi surveillance site (08/28/02)
CAIRO, Egypt -- A U.S.-British air raid in southern Iraq destroyed a military surveillance site that monitors American troops in the Persian Gulf, witnesses said. The Iraqi military said the allied warplanes on Sunday bombed areas in Basra province, killing eight and wounding nine...
Tomco likely to start at QB (08/28/02)
Although Jeromy McDowell's shoulder has felt fine this week, it looks like Jack Tomco will be Southeast Missouri State University's starting quarterback when the Indians open the season Thursday against Division II Arkansas-Monticello. "Probably Jack will start. ...
Probing the past shortens hole for Dalhousie patrons (08/28/02)
As it builds for the future, the Prestwick Plantation development group is keeping its eyes open for the past. That's why golfers at Dalhousie Golf Club are confronted with a par 3 on the ninth hole instead of the par 4 shown on the scorecard. The hole, which will eventually play as long as 446 yards, contains one of the 20 to 30 sites of possible archeological significance on the 900-acre property being developed by Prestwick Plantation. ...
Safin outlasts Kiefer; Venus rolls (08/28/02)
By Howard Fendrich ~ The Associated Press NEW YORK -- The wheelchairs were there, if needed, resting side-by-side in the corridor leading from the court to the locker room. For 4 1/2 muggy hours Tuesday at this wearying U.S. Open, 2000 champion Marat Safin and Nicolas Kiefer traded big serves and crackling strokes to the point of exhaustion. By the end, both were cramping. Kiefer barely could walk, his body contorting in pain...
Bud Selig - The CEO who rips his own company (08/28/02)
MILWAUKEE -- A few times a year, Bud Selig puts aside the business of baseball and his crusade to save the game so he can catch a glimpse of what he desperately craves. Baseball's commissioner leaves his top-floor office in Milwaukee, with its view of Lake Michigan to the east and Miller Park to the west, and travels two hours north to Green Bay...
Drug testing agreed on; teams ready for strike (08/28/02)
NEW YORK -- Baseball players said the union agreed to a drug-testing deal Tuesday, while commissioner Bud Selig planned to join the talks and teams began pushing back flights to prepare for a strike. The sides met three times Tuesday, holding two-on-two discussions instead of trading formal proposals among the full negotiating committees...
Finley puts end to Cardinals' four-game skid (08/28/02)
St. Louis wins second game of doubleheader to gain split with Reds. By Joe Kay ~ The Associated Press CINCINNATI -- Chuck Finley allowed only two singles by Juan Castro as he pitched his first shutout in four years Tuesday night, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-0 victory and doubleheader split with the Cincinnati Reds...
A's claim 14th straight victory (08/28/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Athletics won their 14th straight game Tuesday night, matching their longest streak since moving to Oakland, as David Justice homered and drove in three runs in a 6-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals. The streak is the longest in the majors since Seattle won 15 straight last season and tied the 1988 A's for the longest since the team moved to Oakland. The franchise record is a 17-game streak in 1931 when the team played in Philadelphia...
Sports fanfare 8/28 (08/28/02)
Baseball Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Alex Cora was released from the hospital Tuesday, a day after being knocked unconscious during a game. The 26-year-old Cora, who was left with a mild concussion, sat out Tuesday's game against Arizona...
Donald Fehr - Twenty-five years of beating the owners (08/28/02)
NEW YORK -- He is known for his perpetual scowl, the man who says "no" to all the owners who want changes that would slow baseball's spiraling salaries. Yet, according to his chief lieutenant, union head Donald Fehr is not the humorless ogre that management portrays...
Golf glance 8/28 (08/28/02)
Local events
  • Two-person scramble, Canyon Golf Club, Piedmont, Mo, Saturday and Sunday. Four-person scramble, Fourche Valley Golf Club, Potosi, Mo, Saturday and Sunday.PGA TOUR Air Canada Championship
  • Site: Surrey, British Columbia. Schedule: Thursday-Sunday...
  • Area sports digest 8/28 (08/28/02)
    Notre Dame softball team opens with romp PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- The Notre Dame High School softball team opened its season Tuesday by routing St. Vincent 17-1. The game was stopped after four innings by the run rule. Notre Dame banged out 18 hits, including a home run, six triples and a double. Ashley Reinagel homered, had two hits and drove in three runs...
    Consider can before painting project starts (08/28/02)
    Oil or latex? By James and Morris Carey ~ The Associated Press Few home improvement projects are as instantly gratifying as is a fresh coat of paint. It can, in a matter of hours, transform a dark and dingy space into a bright and cheerful one...
    Program teaches how to cook anything (08/28/02)
    BOSTON -- It's every cook's dream: the picture-perfect test kitchen at Cook's Illustrated, the advertisement-free magazine aimed at people who really want to cook. The kitchen is usually busy, too. When it isn't being used by the magazine staff to prepare the perfect pot roast or spaghetti puttanesca in 11 minutes flat, it serves as the set where the magazine's companion TV show, the PBS series "America's Test Kitchen," is taped...
    A fresh look (08/28/02)
    Painting stucco can transform plain house into an eye-catcher. By James and Morris Carey ~ The Associated Press If you're like most folks, your home is the single biggest investment that you will make in a lifetime. Therefore, it makes good sense to do everything that you can to take good care of it...
    How Sept. 11 changed this woman (08/28/02)
    On Sept. 11, 2001, and in the weeks that followed, a lot of us at the Southeast Missourian operated on a kind of journalism autopilot. It's a defense mechanism that kicks in when something inconceivably horrible happens, but instead of getting time to digest and grieve it, journalists must report it. We listen as other people mourn...
    Allergies cause ear infections (08/28/02)
    jkoch By Dr. John Koch Question: My dog has had an ear infection for over a year now and cannot seem to get over it. A half-dozen medications have helped, but they do not eliminate it. Almost as soon as I stop using medication, the problem starts all over again. I do not understand why I cannot get rid of it. Is there a magic formula I don't know about?...
    Dips and sauces add zest to a variety of meals (08/28/02)
    smcclanahan Our family spent much of last week in the Atlanta area. Scott attended the International Woodworker's Fair while the children and I played our way around Atlanta. In our time there, I learned how to drive very fast and change lanes in a moment's notice. All in all, there were just way too many people for me and I was sure glad to be back home...
    Illusionist emerges from water tank, thanks crowd, passes out (08/28/02)
    NEW YORK -- His skin crinkled and his eyes bloodshot, illusionist Criss Angel emerged Tuesday morning after spending 24 hours in a Times Square water chamber. The 33-year-old Long Island native thanked family, friends, the gathered crowd -- and his employer, World Wrestling Entertainment -- before passing out and vomiting as he was loaded onto an ambulance, which took him to St. Clare's Hospital in midtown...
    Jean Teyssier (08/28/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Jean Teyssier, 66, of North Myrtle Beach, S.C., died Monday, Aug. 26, 2002, at her home. She was born March 16, 1936, in Providence, R.I., daughter of Frank and Lillian St. John Evans. She married Thomas Teyssier. Teyssier was a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church. She was formerly of Jackson...
    Eugene Gladish (08/28/02)
    MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Eugene Marvin Gladish, 79, of Ballwin, Mo., died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2002, at West County Care Center in Ballwin. He was born March 28, 1923, in St. Louis, son of Alva M. and Cecil Myers Gladish. Gladish was formerly of Marble Hill. He worked several years for Goodwill Industries...
    Eddie August (08/28/02)
    SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Eddie M. August, 76, of Wixom, Mich., died Friday, Aug. 16, 2002, at his home. He was born Jan. 1, 1926, at Fornfelt, Mo., son of Mason and Josephine Welter August. He and Marge Creighton were married in 1949. August served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. He was formerly of Scott City...
    Thelma Dunn (08/28/02)
    OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Thelma Lorene Dunn, 78, of Olive Branch died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Jones Funeral Home in Tamms, Ill., is in charge of arrangements.
    Robert Smith (08/28/02)
    UNITY, Ill. -- Robert R. Smith, 72, of Unity died Monday, Aug. 26, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Heavenly Gates Funeral Home in Cairo, Ill., is in charge of arrangements.
    Charles Decker (08/28/02)
    Charles E. Decker, 70, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2002, at his home. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
    Tommy Coryell (08/28/02)
    MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Tommy Coryell, 39, of Marble Hill died Monday, Aug. 26, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Dec. 31, 1962, in Anna, Ill., son of Dan Ray and Patricia Vivian Sims Coryell. He and Eleanor Hartman were married Feb. 1, 1991, in Jonesboro, Ill...
    Vernon Noble (08/28/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Vernon R. Noble, 92, of Sikeston died Monday, Aug. 26, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. He was born Nov. 9, 1909, in Kentucky, son of John Mottley and Minnie Avery Noble. Noble had been a farm laborer and was employed by Chaffee Police Department...
    Earl Brewer (08/28/02)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Earl J. Brewer, 67, of Perryville died Monday, Aug. 26, 2002, at his home. He was born Jan. 16, 1935, in Perry County, son of Edgar T. and Clorcie G. Valleroy Brewer. He and Judith Thompson were married April 27, 1961, at Sereno, Mo. She died Oct. 30, 1980...
    Daisy Zimmerman (08/28/02)
    ADVANCE, Mo. -- Daisy L. Zimmerman, 98, of Advance died Monday, Aug. 26, 2002, at Advance Nursing Center. She was born June 9, 1904, at Sedgewickville, Mo., daughter of George Finis and Ella Lou Johnson Ellis. She and H.K. "Bank" Zimmerman were married Dec. 25, 1934, at Sedgewickville. He preceded her in death Nov. 2, 1986...
    Births 8/28/02 (08/28/02)
    Hester Son to Neil J. and Shelah K. Hester of Cape Gir-ardeau, St. Francis Medical Center, 11:16 a.m. Friday, Aug. 23, 2002. Name, Riley Nikolas. Weight, 8 pounds 7 ounces. Third child, second son. Mrs. Hester is the former Shelah Roth, daughter of Dennis and Kathy Roth of Jackson, Mo. She is employed at Midwest Agri-Chemico Inc. Hester is the son of Don and Janet Hester of Delta, Mo...
    Cape fire report 08/28/02 (08/28/02)
    Cape Girardeau Wednesday, Aug. 28 Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: At 7:32 p.m., emergency medical service at 502 Albert. At 11:53 p.m., malfunction of carbon monoxide detector at 224 S. Lorimier. Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:...
    Cape police report 08/28/02 (08/28/02)
    Cape Girardeau Wednesday, Aug. 28 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Terrance C. Bradley, 19, of Charleston, Mo., was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of stealing and making a false declaration. A 16-year-old male was cited for the same offenses to juvenile court...
    Out of the past 8/28/02 (08/28/02)
    10 years ago: Aug. 28, 1992 Cape Girardeau Board of Education yesterday hired architectural firm in next step toward its goal to build new school facilities; board approved contract with The Christner Partnership, Inc., of St. Louis to help district formulate its facilities plan; board has set April 1993 date to present building proposal to voters for approval...
    Senate savings, blame Bill, Iraq views (08/28/02)
    The Missouri Senate took a big step forward by selecting MIKE KEATHLEY to be the permanent Senate administrator, replacing longtime administrator RON KIRCHOFF who retired this spring after serving capably since 1976 as the Senate's first administrator...
    New police dogs prepare to take on criminals (08/28/02)
    The addition of new members to any police department is good news for any community that likes law and order, and that includes Cape Girardeau. But the two newest members of the city's police force prompt a little more curiosity than usual. First, they have a total of eight legs. Second, they mostly speak German. And third, they came after lots of youngsters worked to get them here...
    Watchful citizens can put a stop to graffiti (08/28/02)
    It dawns on drivers for the first time as they head east on Independence Street: an indecipherable symbol in white, spray painted on the Edward Jones sign near the Caruthers Avenue intersection. There are a few more scribbles here and there along the road, but off the road, the damage is horrifying...
    TIF is intended for infrastructure within the city (08/28/02)
    To the editor: The Aug. 24 article on tax increment financing by Bob Miller does not address the taxpayers' viewpoint. TIF was created to help pay for the infrastructure of cities. In Table 4 of the Prestwick Plantation brochure dated July 26, this is not true. ...
    Speak Out A 08/28/02 (08/28/02)
    Plenty of reasons HAVE THOSE who say wait until Saddam Hussein does something before getting rid of him have any memories? He's vowed to destroy us. He's trying to get nuclear weapons and may have them. He has gassed his own people, set oil wells on fire, killed thousands of his own people, financed terror, tried to kill our president in a failed assassination and threw out the U.N. ...
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