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Two patrolmen receive promotions (09/05/02)
Cpl. Blaine Adams of the Missouri State Highway Patrol was recently promoted to sergeant. Adams is the zone commander of Zone 5, which consists of Cape Girardeau County. Adams is a graduate of Jackson High School and Southeast Missouri State University. He holds a degree in social work, with a minor in psychology and criminal justice...
Two local women attend national VFW convention (09/05/02)
Judy Thrower and Glenneta Vogelsang, both of Cape Girardeau and members of the Clippard, Wilson, Taylor Auxiliary No. 3838, participated in the 89th National Convention of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) held Aug. 24-30 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn...
Community briefs 9/5/02 (09/05/02)
Crites-Bollinger reunion set for Sunday at church The Crites-Bollinger reunion is set for noon on Sunday at the Post Oak Church on Highway 72. The church is located a short distance from Meadow Heights R-II School District. Attendees are invited to bring a food dish, chair, camera, family pictures, family histories and any other item they would like to share...
Entertaining new revenue (09/05/02)
Southeast Missouri State University officials are touting a new in-house, economic-benefit study in an effort to resell the city of Cape Girardeau and its taxpayers on the merits of the River Campus arts school project -- the subject of two failed lawsuits -- in an effort to get the four-year-old project rolling again...
Traffic flow goes slow as Central road woes continue (09/05/02)
The early morning scene at Central High School had a distinct familiarity about it Wednesday for hundreds of students and parents waiting in bumper-to-bumper traffic for the second day in a row. With only one campus entrance accessible to most, school officials say they've done all they can to improve the flow of traffic -- which backed up several miles along Mount Auburn Road as 1,300 students arrived for their first day of school Tuesday...
Cape Rock Park marker missing again (09/05/02)
Infamous tradition. Childish prank. Silly rite of passage. Whatever description is used, it's still theft. Once again, someone has stolen the bronze plaque at Cape Rock Park. Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation manager Dan Muser said the plaque was noticed missing earlier this summer, but officials have held off replacing it in hopes the historical marker would be found, such as it was last year when a Jackson, Mo., student found it lying next to the railroad tracks...
Sikeston man sentenced (09/05/02)
Sikeston man sentenced on firearms charge Southeast Missourian A Sikeston, Mo., man previously convicted of a felony was sentenced to six and a half years in prison Wednesday on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, said U.S. Attorney Raymond Gruender...
Cape Library friends hold annual sale (09/05/02)
It's a book lover's dream: Books, books everywhere, and cheap for the buying. The Friends of the Library Foundation will be holding its annual book sale this weekend at the Cape Girardeau Public Library, where a wide variety of books will be available...
River Campus report (09/05/02)
Economic Impact of the Southeast Missouri State University River Campus A Report Prepared by Center for Economic & Business Research Donald L. Harrison College of Business Southeast Missouri State University Methodology...
Campus meeting focuses on possible faculty cuts (09/05/02)
Southeast Missouri State University may eliminate some teaching positions as a budget-cutting move, school officials say, and just how that would be done is at the heart of campus discussions this fall. Possible budget-balancing moves were discussed at a campus meeting on Wednesday conducted by university administrators...
Scott City yard awards (09/05/02)
Sunny Village Garden Club members Emma Frye, left, and Mary Sue Wright presented the July Yard of the Month Award to the Roger Noel residence, 522 Third St. East in Scott City, Mo. The club sponsors the award with the Scott City Area Chamber of Commerce...
Presenting the flag (09/05/02)
The Cpl. Mason O. Yarbrough Detachment Marine Corps League Color Guard of Cape Girardeau presented the Colors last Thursday evening in Thebes, Ill., during opening ceremonies for The Wall That Heals. The guard began training about six months ago and demand for its services has grown rapidly. ...
River rafting (09/05/02)
Boy Scout Troop 5 and Venture Crew 5, both sponsored by VFW Post 3838, recently traveled to North Carolina, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee for five days. The group of 28 scouts and 17 adult leaders rafted, canoed and tubed Deep Creek, the Nantahala, Chattooga and Ocoee rivers, hiked the Appalachian Trail and visited Clingman's Dome in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. ...
So. Illinois legislators anticipate possible Cardinals move (09/05/02)
TALKING BASEBALL By Marc Powers ~ Southeast Missourian JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- If the St. Louis Cardinals are serious about moving to a new home across the Mississippi River, Southern Illinois lawmakers say a ballpark funding package would pass easily in the Illinois General Assembly...
Lead paint lawsuit opens in landmark day on trial (09/05/02)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Lead paint still sickens children every day, nearly a quarter of a century after it was banned, state lawyers told a jury Wednesday at the start of a landmark trial against eight former manufacturers. The lawsuit brought by Rhode Island marks the first attempt by a state to hold makers of lead paint accountable for decades of lead poisoning in youngsters. A verdict against the companies ultimately could cost them millions and lead to more lawsuits...
West Nile virus blood test may be months, years away (09/05/02)
WASHINGTON -- Health officials were trying to determine Wednesday if West Nile virus can be spread through blood transfusions. But any test to screen donated blood for the sometimes deadly disease is at least months, maybe years, away, they said. Still, they emphasized that the blood supply is very safe and the risk of contracting West Nile from blood is significantly lower than the risk of forgoing any procedure that would require a transfusion...
Man arrested after Washingon police find 16 guns in car (09/05/02)
WASHINGTON -- A man who police said may have made threats against President Bush was arrested Wednesday about two miles from the White House after authorities discovered 16 guns in a car he was driving. The man was stopped around 12:30 p.m. EDT in the Adams Morgan section of Washington. Washington Police Chief Charles Ramsey said the suspect may have threatened Bush, but he offered no specifics...
GOP, Democrats joust over security personnel issues (09/05/02)
WASHINGTON -- Against steadfast Democratic opposition, Senate Republicans prepared Wednesday for an all-out effort to give President Bush the management flexibility he seeks for the proposed Homeland Security Department. Republicans were preparing to offer two key amendments to a Democratic-written Homeland Security bill, but votes were not expected until next week. Senate Minority Leader Trent Lott said the bill is unacceptable to Bush unless those changes are made...
Teenage girls who are close to moms likely to remain virgins (09/05/02)
WASHINGTON -- Mothers worried that their daughters are having sex have more influence than they might imagine. Teenage girls who are close to their moms are more likely to stay virgins, researchers reported Wednesday. The key for parents, experts say, is not just talking about sex, but being deeply involved in their children's lives...
People talk 9/5/02 (09/05/02)
Damon, Affleck on campaign trail CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Matt Damon and Ben Affleck have landed bit parts in Massachusetts politics. The two actors are helping high school friend Marjorie Decker, a Democratic city councilor from Cambridge, as she campaigns for state representative...
Government work helps offset weak month for construction (09/05/02)
WASHINGTON -- Construction spending was flat in July as an increase in government work helped to blunt cutbacks in private builders' construction projects, which dropped to the lowest level in nearly six years. After declining for two months, the level of construction spending in July was unchanged at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $834.1 billion, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday...
Hundreds mourn for six slain family members (09/05/02)
LUVERNE, Ala. -- Six caskets lined the front of a packed, sweltering school auditorium Wednesday as hundreds bid farewell to three generations of a family gunned down at their rural home. The overflow crowd of more than 800 included 16-year-old Janice Ball, the only member of the family to survive. Her boyfriend, 22-year-old Westley Devone Harris, is accused of shooting the six to death in an Aug. 26 rampage, then fleeing with her and her 1 1/2-year-old baby, Neshea...
Judge rules woman should keep crown (09/05/02)
RALEIGH, N.C. -- The fight over who should be Miss North Carolina grew more complicated Wednesday when a judge said the woman who stepped down because of topless photos should keep her crown and the runner-up filed suit to be declared the winner. Rebekah Revels, 24, smiled slightly as Superior Court Judge Narley Cashwell announced his ruling in her favor. Seated directly behind her, first runner-up Misty Clymer sat silently, her mouth open...
Tropical Storm Edouard downgraded to depression (09/05/02)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Tropical Storm Edouard was downgraded to a depression late Wednesday as it made landfall near Daytona Beach, causing forecasters to cancel warnings and watches. The storm's maximum wind speed dropped to about 35 mph, below the 39 mph threshold to be considered a tropical storm, said forecaster Richard Pasch at the National Hurricane Center in Miami...
GOP raises possibility of early swearing-in (09/05/02)
WASHINGTON -- Republicans are saying they could regain control of the Senate before 2003, if Jim Talent unseats Democratic Sen. Jean Carnahan. A GOP senator raised the idea this week, saying that if Talent defeats Mrs. Carnahan, he will push for an immediate swearing-in. That would give Republicans an edge if they meet for a lame-duck session following the Nov. 5 election...
Bush presses case on Iraq (09/05/02)
'STIFFING THE WORLD' The president pledges to seek Congressional support for any U.S. action By James Gerstenzang and Janet Hook ~ Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON - President Bush said Wednesday he would seek congressional approval before taking action against Iraq, as he began a major drive to win support at home and abroad for removing Saddam Hussein from power...
Blair stands alone among European leaders on Iraq (09/05/02)
Los Angeles Times LONDON -- In a sign of the political battle to precede any military strike against Iraq, British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Wednesday encountered resistance at home and among European neighbors to his call for ousting Iraqi President Saddam Hussein...
World briefs 9/5/02 (09/05/02)
Canadian Parliament calls for legalizing marijuana TORONTO -- A parliamentary committee called for legalizing marijuana use among adults, increasing pressure on the government to shift drug laws away from the zero-tolerance policy of the United States...
New bank notes coming soon to Afghanistan (09/05/02)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghanistan's transitional government will soon introduce new bank notes to boost economic growth and make small transactions that now require stacks of bills easier, officials said Wednesday. "The objective is really to add to the stability of the currency, the stability of the afghani, and to make it easier for people to engage in economic transactions," said Anwar ul-Haq-Ahady, the governor of the central bank...
Israel expels two relatives of Palestinian militant (09/05/02)
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Israel expelled two Palestinians from the West Bank, driving them blindfolded into the Gaza Strip and leaving them at a deserted fig orchard Wednesday -- the first time Israel has forced relatives of militants to leave their home areas...
Arabs urge Baghdad to allow inspectors to return (09/05/02)
CAIRO, Egypt -- Hoping to find a way out of the Iraq crisis, Arab ministers urged Baghdad on Wednesday to negotiate a return of weapons inspectors and warned Washington that an attack to oust Saddam Hussein would spark unrest across the Middle East...
Plans for Sept 11 anniversary taking place throughout the world (09/05/02)
TOKYO -- In London, mourners plan to gather at a cathedral where one year ago Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Tony Blair joined hundreds of Americans at a service for those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11 attacks. In Tokyo, there will be a simpler ceremony -- the planting of a lone maple and a moment of silent prayer...
Bursting his bubble (09/05/02)
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands -- The remnants of lunch were on Wilco Conradi's rosy cheeks when the 2-year-old grabbed a large ice cream and ran back to the table. "Let's see if this tastes OK," he said, climbing onto his mother's lap. This outing at the zoo once was unthinkable for the Dutch boy, who lived his first months in a germ-proof plastic enclosure after being born with severe combined immunodeficiency, or SCID. ...
Powell heckled as he defends U.S. at world summit (09/05/02)
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Unfurling banners and shouting "Shame on Bush," dozens of activists at the World Summit heckled Secretary of State Colin Powell on Wednesday as he defended America's record on the environment and helping the developing world. Thirteen activists were dragged from the room...
Softball tournament opens Notre Dame Sportsfest (09/05/02)
Two opening-round games were played in the Notre Dame Regional High School's Softballfest as the school's annual Sportsfest began. Notre Dame of St. Louis breezed by St. Vincent in five innings, 12-0. St. Vincent could only manage one hit off of starter Sara Dooley. Dooley struck out eight batters in four innings...
Prep football poll (09/05/02)
Prep football Top 10 The top 10 teams in the preseason SEMO Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association football poll, with first place votes in parentheses, records from last season, total points based on 15 points for a first place vote through one point for a 15th place vote:...
No. 1 'Canes to visit The Swamp (09/05/02)
After a 15-year wait, the Hurricanes and Gators resume their regular-season rivalry at The Swamp on Saturday with more than a national championship run riding on the outcome. There's bad blood between these rivals -- from the Florida Flop in 1971 to the flying peaches in 1980 to the Bourbon Street Brawl...
Late model racer steals the show at Fredericktown (09/05/02)
Late model racer Mike Abney of Viburnum, Mo., put on one of the best shows of the weekend, and it wasn't even in a feature event. Abney, racing in the dash event Friday, slid into and then on top of the guardrail along the back straightaway, taking out three billboards in the process. But not only did Abney bring his No. 11A car back onto the track, he continued right along in second place...
Cards rally in grand style (09/05/02)
Renteria answers Cincinnati grand slam with clout of his own. The Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- Edgar Renteria had a grand slam and Scott Rolen hit the first pinch-hit homer of his career as the St. Louis Cardinals rallied from a five-run deficit to beat the Cincinnati Reds 10-5 Wednesday night...
The week ahead in motorsports (09/05/02)
AREA EVENTS
  • Late model, modified, hobby stock, pure stock and cruiser divisions, Malden Speedway, 7 p.m. Friday.
  • Late model, pro stock and pure stock classes, Fredericktown Raceway, 7 p.m. Friday.
  • ATV, motorcycle divisions at SEMO Motor Speedway, Sikeston, 8 p.m. Friday...
  • Venus joins sister Serena in semifinals (09/05/02)
    NEW YORK -- Venus Williams reduced her U.S. Open quarterfinal against Monica Seles to something akin to an instructional video. Want to see aces at more than 110 mph? Check. Some forehand winners? OK. Sure-handed volleying? There you go. The two-time defending champion simply had too much in every department and beat Seles 6-2, 6-3 Wednesday night to join younger sister Serena in the semifinals, putting each one victory away from a third consecutive all-Williams Grand Slam title match...
    NFL kicks off season tonight (09/05/02)
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.Y. -- This is no ordinary season opener for the NFL. When the San Francisco 49ers and New York Giants meet in the Meadowlands tonight in an unprecedented weekday start to the season, it will be just part of a huge celebration honoring those who died Sept. 11...
    Wallace says he's not afraid to bump-and-run for a win (09/05/02)
    Rusty Wallace knows what it's like to lose -- his last victory was 51 races ago -- so the veteran driver has a warning to the rest of the field: If he's in a position to win, they better look out. Wallace won't be afraid to pull a bump-and-run with a win on the line, especially after Jeff Gordon did it to him two weeks ago at Bristol Motor Speedway to snap his own 31-race winless streak...
    Rams shut off practices to media (09/05/02)
    ST. LOUIS -- It's time to go behind closed doors for the St. Louis Rams. Coach Mike Martz is locking out the media the first three weeks of the season, which began on Wednesday. The team stretched and did individual work outdoors on sleds and other apparatus before moving to their indoor facility for team preparation in secrecy...
    Argentina stuns U.S. baskeball squad (09/05/02)
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Argentina pulled off a victory that until recently seemed nearly impossible, defeating the United States 87-80 Wednesday night at the men's basketball World Championships. It was the first loss for a U.S. team in 59 games since the Americans began sending NBA players to international tournaments in 1992. The defeat did not knock the U.S. team out of the tournament, buy gave them a lower seed for the medal round where the nations could meet again...
    D-backs' Johnson wins No. 20 (09/05/02)
    PHOENIX -- Randy Johnson threw a three-hitter to earn his 20th victory and stem Arizona's slide in the NL West on Wednesday as the Diamondbacks beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-1. Johnson struck out eight to pass Bert Blyleven and move into fourth place on the career strikeout list with 3,705...
    SE must upgrade play against Salukis (09/05/02)
    There is an old saying that a football team improves the most between the first and second game of the season. I certainly hope that is true because we have a lot of improving to do. I know we have better players than we have had in our first two years at Southeast, but the question is: Are we a better team? It takes more than just good players to have a good team...
    Fanfare 9/5 (09/05/02)
    College
  • Nebraska running back Thunder Collins said Wednesday his suspension from the football team had nothing to do with two charges of misdemeanor assault that have been refiled against him. Collins, who appeared in court Wednesday, said he could not comment on the suspension...
  • Area sports digest 9/5/02 (09/05/02)
    Cape racer wins in super pro class SIKESTON, Mo. -- Dave McDonald turned in a 6.28-second run on a 6.24 dial (103 mph) for his first win of the season in super pros Saturday at Sikeston Drag Strip. Point leader Ron Simmons of Cape Girardeau was second (6.27 seconds) at 108 mph...
    Shape Up Cape updates 9/5/02 (09/05/02)
    The Fit to Print team earned 647 points for the past week. Our competitors: St. Andrew Lutheran: 850 Cape Girardeau Public Library: 347 Point totals: Sam Blackwell 98 Andrea Buchanan 48 Spencer Cramer 78 Heidi Hall 55 Jamie Hall 57 Gabe Hartwig 43 Laura Johnston 70...
    Adjusting attitudes about aging (09/05/02)
    Doctor's orders: Don't worry, be happy. Keeping a positive attitude about aging can extend life by 7 1/2 years, which is longer than gains made by not smoking and exercising regularly, a study finds. "People's perception of aging predicted the length of their survival," said Dr. Suzanne Kunkel, director of the Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University and co-author of the study...
    Health calendar 9/5 (09/05/02)
    Today Blood pressure screening from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Cape Girardeau Senior Center. The screening is sponsored by the Generations Center at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Breast Cancer Support Group meets at 6:30 p.m. in first floor of Regional Canter Center at Southeast Missouri Hospital. For information or to register, call 651-5825...
    Wild times on the banks of the Castor (09/05/02)
    Sept. 5, 2002 Dear Julie, Something always seems to happen Labor Day weekend at the cabin on the Castor River. One year we were re-screening the front porch. The Labor Day before I joined the family, the cabin got re-roofed. One year, a copperhead bit DC's brother, Paul. Wild Kingdom usually can be counted on to come calling...
    Cocktail waitress from Texas wins 'American Idol' crown (09/05/02)
    NEW YORK -- Kelly Clarkson, a cocktail waitress from Texas whose signature song was Aretha Franklin's "Respect," was judged America's next pop star Wednesday by the viewers of "American Idol." After more than 15 million telephone votes were cast by viewers, the 20-year-old Clarkson beat out Justin Guarini, the big-haired crooner from outside Philadelphia...
    Subscription online music sites face uphill battle (09/05/02)
    LOS ANGELES -- Online subscription music sites have finally arrived. But there's been little fanfare, and so far almost no one is buying. Free music-swapping services continue to attract millions of new users despite the recording industry's legal efforts to shutter them, and few consumers are even aware of the handful of pay sites that have emerged over the last year...
    Sept. 11 to bring pause to business activities (09/05/02)
    SOLEMN EVENTS From staff and wire reports On the anniversary of a day that forever will be linked with terror, U.S. businesses are preparing -- publicly and privately -- to do the only thing that seems appropriate a year after. They will pause, once again. And this time the slowdown will be purposeful, with a sharpened sense of community and resolve...
    Ellen Vinyard (09/05/02)
    Ellen Dean Vinyard, 80, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born June 16, 1922, in Salem, Mo., daughter of Louie and Frances Elisabeth Underwood Hartsell. She and Walter Vinyard were married Oct. 13, 1943, in Poplar Bluff, Mo...
    Arthur Vredenburgh (09/05/02)
    Arthur E. Vredenburgh, 89, of Imperial, Mo., died Monday, Sept. 2, 2002, at St. Anthony Medical Center in St. Louis. He was born Sept. 10, 1912, in Danbury, Conn., son of George and Lydia Miller Vredenburgh. He and Freda H. Skiles were married Sept. 24, 1960, in Detroit, Mich...
    Ronnie Austin (09/05/02)
    MILLERSVILLE, Mo. -- Ronnie K. Austin, 69, of Peoria, Ill., died Friday, Aug. 16, 2002, at his home. He was born Aug. 20, 1932, at Scopus, Mo., son of Cad Jefferson and Bertha Florence Huffman Austin. Formerly of Millersville, he was a 1949 graduate of Jackson High School in Jackson, Mo. ...
    Ruth McDonnell (09/05/02)
    Ruth Ann McDonnell, 64, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002, at her residence. She was born July 15, 1938, in Dubuque, Iowa, the daughter of Clyde and Esther Newkirk Palmer. She married Mac D. McDonnell on Oct. 23, 1959, at Dubuque. He survives...
    Gene Holder Sr. (09/05/02)
    SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Eugene Ivan "Gene" Holder Sr., 73, of Scott City died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2002, at Chaffee Nursing Center in Chaffee, Mo. He was born March 30, 1929, in St. Louis, son of James Tipton and Elsie May Taylor Holder II. He and Catherine Ann Harris were married Dec. 12, 1991, at Benton, Mo...
    Wilma Elfrink (09/05/02)
    MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Wilma G. Elfrink, 77, of Marble Hill died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born May 25, 1925, at Leopold, Mo., daughter of Henry and Barbara Hinkebein Seesing. She and Thomas R. Elfrink were married Feb. 26, 1946, at Leopold...
    Mary Stevens (09/05/02)
    BERTRAND, Mo. -- Mary Sue Medlin Stevens, 66, of Bertrand died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born June 20, 1936, at Bernie, Mo., daughter of James Henry and Sara Elizabeth Boyt Stephens. Stevens retired as a cook at Gaslight Square. She was formerly of Benton, Ky., and a member of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church there. She lived in Dexter, Mo., several years and worked at Elder Manufacturing...
    Mabel Smith (09/05/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Mabel H. Smith, 91, of Jackson died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Aug. 17, 1911, at Burfordville, Mo., daughter of Sylvanis Odney and Iva Craig Hutson. She and Luther R. Smith were married Aug. 10, 1953. He died April 22, 1971...
    Dr. Warren Salzmann (09/05/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Dr. Douglas Warren Salzmann, Jackson chiropractor, 75, died at his home Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002. He was born April 11, 1927, at Shawano, Wis., son of John Gottlieb Salzman and Alma M. Raddant. He and Paula Strickland were married Jan. 23, 1949, at First Baptist Church in Kansas City, Mo...
    Nell Bullock (09/05/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Nell Bullock, 94, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2002, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson from noon to 1:30 p.m. today. Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. today at the funeral home, with Dr. Brian Anderson officiating. Interment will be in Russell Heights Cemetery...
    Cape police report 9/5/02 (09/05/02)
    Cape Girardeau Thursday, Sept. 5The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Brian Kirstein, 25, of 3006 Wisteria, Apt. C, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and traffic violations...
    Out of the past 9/5/02 (09/05/02)
    10 years ago: Sept. 5, 1992 James L. "Jay" Thompson, who lost Aug. 4 Democratic primary for 8th District U.S. representative by just over 200 votes, has filed formal request for recount in Phelps County Circuit Court at Rolla; Jon Kiser, Piedmont lawyer who finished fourth in six-candidate race, filed petition on Thompson's behalf...
    Elderly, in particular, need to avoid scams (09/05/02)
    It's time for us all -- and especially seniors and those who love and care for them -- to be on guard: Mail and telemarketing fraud are up 27 percent this year, according to the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. Postal inspector Lee Heath said a shaky economy entices people to look for different ways to invest their money. ...
    University will honor distinguished alumni (09/05/02)
    A new honor is being created by Southeast Missouri State University to be given to former students who attended the school but didn't graduate from the institution. The list of initial honorees to be given the university's first batch of Distinguished Service Awards is an impressive one. Included are two local men long active in business, professional and civic affairs...
    Chick Hearn is bright star of broadcasters (09/05/02)
    To the editor: Vivid and cherished memories of Chick Hearn, longtime broadcaster for the Los Angeles Lakers, have not faded but will remain for a very long time. Hearn's career as a broadcaster stands out above all others in his field, drawing the attention and interest of fans far and wide to the NBA...
    Speak Out A 09/05/02 (09/05/02)
    Send your flags I WANT to encourage every American to participate in Operation U.S. Flags. I think it is a fantastic thought for complete strangers to want to honor a person serving in the military. Our Sunday school class is taking this on as one of our projects, so I'd hope that people of all faiths, in all businesses and in service organizations will get involved and send a flag to Afghanistan. ...
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