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Republican Bean pulls fund-raising surprise in Bootheel race (09/17/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Over a five-week period, Republican Otto Bean Jr. raised nearly $23,500 in his bid for the 163rd District seat in the House of Representatives. Bean's fund-raising success in such a short time span is almost unheard of for a state representative candidate, especially considering that Dunklin County, which is at the district's heart, hasn't sent a Republican to the House in at least 74 years...
Internet has become everyday item for most college students (09/17/02)
CHICAGO -- Andy Perez uses the library at Rice University in Houston for the quiet, not the books. He does his research online. Edell Fiedler taps into the Internet to register for classes and check grades at Minnesota State University, Mankato, sometimes saving her the 60-mile drive to school...
Safety hazards, lack of supplies cause of concern for teachers (09/17/02)
Local representatives from the Community Teachers Association and National Education Association reeled off a long list of issues to Cape Girardeau School District's board of education during the board's meeting Monday night. Brenda Woemmel, junior high social studies teacher and president of the Cape Girardeau NEA branch, cited several safety hazards at Central Junior High, such as overloaded circuits and electrical cords running from one end of a classroom to the other...
Cape Girardeau City Council actions 9/17/02 (09/17/02)
Consent Ordinances (Second and third readings) Approved an ordinance amending Section 25-77(3) of the City Code relating to multiple-dwelling unit subdivision design standards. Approved an ordinance amending amending Section 30-39(d)(41) of the City Code relating to special use regulations for the placement of temporary manufactured business units...
Jackson Board of Aldermen actions (09/17/02)
Public Hearings Held hearing to consider proposed amendments to the Zoning Code and Land Subdivision Regulations of Jackson relative to the addition of a reduced side and/or rear setback requirement for attached single-family dwellings. Street Committee...
People & Things 9/17 (09/17/02)
Haubold chosen for statewide committee Charlie Haubold has been selected as a member of the state-wide Missouri School Boards Association (MSBA) Legislative Policy Committee. This also automatically makes him a member of the MSBA Regional Leadership Committee. His appointment to the Legislative Policy Committee at the state level required additional training above and beyond that required for local Board membership...
Palestinians run 'secret schools' despite curfew (09/17/02)
NABLUS, West Bank -- The children of the Al Qasr neighborhood dodge Israeli military patrols on the way to class in a cramped dorm room. They sit on chairs brought from home or crouch on mattresses. Their teachers have no textbooks, only a blackboard...
Perfect strangers (09/17/02)
Making college a success sometimes depends on what major students choose, but where and with whom they live can play as vital a role in their development and involvement on campus. That's why Jim Settle and the staff of Residence Life at Southeast Missouri State University try to make moving to campus as easy an adjustment as possible for new and transfer students...
Cape Girardeau - This week's public meetings (09/17/02)
Today Cable Television Advisory Committee, 6 p.m., public information office, 100 Broadway Wednesday Historic Preservation Commission, 7 p.m., city council chambers
Career fair to offer help for employers, job hopefuls (09/17/02)
Area employers and job seekers will have an opportunity to mix, mingle and interview Oct. 15 during the inaugural Career Fair at the Show Me Center on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University. Sponsored by the Southeast Missourian and sejobsonline.com, the Career Fair will feature representatives of a variety of local businesses making presentations, distributing information and conducting job interviews...
Wanted East Prairie man charged under new felony classification (09/17/02)
Avoiding police at speeds topping 100 mph earned an East Prairie, Mo., man the distinction of being the first person to be charged in Cape Girardeau County with a new class D felony for resisting arrest by fleeing. Prosecuting Attorney Morley Swingle filed two felonies Monday afternoon against Terry Lee Mayabb, 45, who allegedly fled law enforcement officers Saturday in a manner that put others at risk of serious physical injury or death and possessed ephedrine with an intent to manufacture methamphetamine.. ...
Plans announced for SEMO's annual Family Weekend (09/17/02)
Southeast Missouri State University will host its annual Family Weekend Oct. 4 to 6, featuring a concert at Houck Stadium and an art exhibition at the University Museum. Southeast's football team will face the Tennessee State Tigers at 6 p.m. Oct. 5 at Houck Stadium...
Sales tax revenue down, but local officials still optimistic (09/17/02)
Talk of an economic turnaround in Cape Girardeau County may be premature, judging from recent sales tax figures that suggest the local economy hasn't shifted gears. The county's September sales tax check from the state was down over $15,000 from that month a year ago. The city of Cape Girardeau saw a drop of $35,000 in its sales tax check...
Reasons for delay among questions facing city's TIF commission (09/17/02)
Cape Girardeau's Tax Increment Financing project is stuck because the developers still have not yet met. The Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Commission met at the end of last month and asked the school board, the Prestwick Plantation developers and an independent consultant meet and come up with some compromises that everyone could accept...
Candidate withdrawal cuts GOP House advantage (09/17/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A Southeast Missouri lawmaker's sudden decision drop his re-election bid has thrown an unknown factor into the electoral mathematics of the Republican Party's efforts to win control of the House of Representatives. On Friday, a St. ...
County alters checking procedure to combat embezzlement (09/17/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Cape Girardeau County officials have changed checking procedures to guard against future embezzlements after a bookkeeper in the juvenile office was charged with stealing more than $97,000 in state grant money. Checks made out to school districts to fund the alternative schools for troubled students will be mailed directly from the county treasurer's office to district offices rather than funneled through the juvenile office in Cape Girardeau, county Auditor H. ...
City's inspection department receives its own critical review (09/17/02)
Cape Girardeau Mayor Jay Knudtson called for better service out of the city's inspection department at Monday night's study session. New inspection director Rob McClary, who is still in the process of moving and did not attend the meeting, has recently taken over a department that has been heavily scrutinized by former council members...
Jackson to consider changes for duplexes (09/17/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Proposed amendments to the city's zoning code would make it possible for developers to use more of their land when building attached single-family dwellings and would make it possible to own half a duplex by creating zero setbacks on side lots...
Cigarette tax to be on fall ballot (09/17/02)
Missouri voters will get a chance to decide on a proposal seeking to quadruple Missouri's cigarette tax and another seeking collective bargaining powers for fire and ambulance personnel. A judge ruled Monday that both initiatives -- initially rejected by Secretary of State Matt Blunt -- had received enough signatures from registered voters to qualify for the Nov. 5 election...
Lawmaker with DWI supported (09/17/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- State Rep. Tom Burcham pleaded guilty to a drunken-driving related offense and weeks later received thousands of dollars from Republican committees for his legislative re-election bid. Al Hanson was convicted 24 years ago of fraud-related charges in Minnesota and, partly because of that, has been disavowed by top Republicans in his bid to become Missouri state auditor...
State reports two more deaths due to West Nile (09/17/02)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Two more people have died from West Nile disease in Illinois, bringing to 18 the number of Illinoisans who have died this year after contracting the mosquito-borne virus, the state Department of Public Health announced Monday. The department also announced 24 new human cases of the virus, bringing the total to 381 in Illinois...
Holden - Criticism of collective bargaining 'phoney baloney' (09/17/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Casting Republicans as anti-union, Democratic Gov. Bob Holden on Monday sharply dismissed as "phony baloney" a GOP-controlled panel's findings that he may have exceeded state and federal law in authorizing collective bargaining for some state workers...
After 12 years, homeless couple being evicted from oak (09/17/02)
BRISBANE, Calif. -- The couple's driveway is a steep, narrow trail that winds through a sun-drenched landscape of hardy California scrub. Their front steps are rocky footholds in the earth. Their living room is nestled within the shady embrace of a sprawling oak tree...
Two bin Laden lieutenants leading new plots, U.S. says (09/17/02)
WASHINGTON -- U.S. counterterrorism officials have identified two key lieutenants of Osama bin Laden -- including an alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks -- as the most active plotters of several al-Qaida attacks during the past year. While many top al-Qaida leaders went into hiding after Sept. 11, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri have taken the lead in arranging new attacks with cells in the field, U.S. officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity...
Iceman's last meal included venison (09/17/02)
WASHINGTON -- The Iceman, whose 5,000-year-old frozen mummy was discovered in the Alps in 1991, had last meals including venison and wild goat, a team of Italian scientists reports. The researchers also joined the speculation over his death, suggesting he may have been killed in a dispute among hunters...
Fat abnormalities offer a new clue to Gehrig's disease (09/17/02)
WASHINGTON -- Mark Mattson examined the spinal cords of victims of Lou Gehrig's disease and spotted something surprising -- abnormal buildup of fat-like substances in the cells the deadly disease targets. Could somehow blocking that fatty buildup slow the inexorable paralysis of the disease? The National Institutes of Health neuroscientist is trying to find out, injecting mice genetically destined to get Lou Gehrig's with an experimental drug that appears to block the abnormal lipids...
Companies add to inventories for third month in row (09/17/02)
WASHINGTON -- For the third straight month, U.S. companies replenished their stockpiles in July, providing a bright spot for the struggling economic recovery. Supplies of unsold goods on shelves and back lots jumped by 0.4 percent in July from the previous month, lifting the value of inventories to a seasonally adjusted $1.1 trillion, the Commerce Department reported Monday...
Poll - GOP wins on war, ties Democrats on economy (09/17/02)
WASHINGTON -- Registered voters trust Republicans more than Democrats to handle military matters and the fight against terrorism but are evenly split on which party can best handle the economy, according to an Associated Press poll. Two months before the November elections, the campaign for control of Congress is close, the poll indicates, with the Democrats eager to keep the focus on domestic matters, even as the debate on attacking Iraq gains more attention...
Miss America pageant boasts multicultural field (09/17/02)
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- When the Miss America contestants parade down the runway Saturday, they will represent a broad cross-section of America in a competition that has never been a model of inclusiveness. Miss Alaska Peggy Willman is an Inupiaq Eskimo. Miss South Dakota Vanessa Shortbull is a Lakota Sioux. Miss Delaware Shoha Kirti Parekh is of Indian descent. Six contestants are black, and the competition will be hosted by a black person for the first time ever...
People talk 9/17/02 (09/17/02)
Roxette member's doctors find brain tumor STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Marie Fredriksson of the Swedish pop duo Roxette has been diagnosed with a brain tumor, her manager said Monday. The small tumor was found after Fredriksson fainted and hit her head against a sink last Wednesday at her Stockholm home...
Insurance exec kills two co-workers, self at NYC office (09/17/02)
NEW YORK -- An insurance executive called two co-workers into his office near Times Square on Monday morning, shot them to death and then killed himself, authorities say. The motive was not immediately clear, but a police source told The Associated Press said the gunman, who was in his 50s, had been romantically involved with one of the victims, a woman in her 30s...
Government panel recommends routine osteoporosis screening (09/17/02)
PHILADELPHIA -- Women 65 and older should be regularly screened for osteoporosis by getting bone density tests, a government panel recommended. The recommendation, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine today, was issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, a panel of health experts...
When to report suspicions about terrorism a tough call (09/17/02)
First, a high-profile false alarm in Florida; then the arrest of five terror suspects in western New York. Together, the two events raise questions about how zealous Americans should be as tipsters in the homefront war on terrorism. "I don't know if anyone has the perfect answer," said Khalid Qazi, president of the American Muslim Council of Western New York, wondering how to strike a balance between vigilance and paranoia...
Nation digest 09/17/02 (09/17/02)
Yosemite killer sane, is eligible for death penalty SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Cary Stayner was sane when he murdered three Yosemite National Park tourists in 1999, jurors agreed Monday in a decision that means he could face the death penalty. The jury took less than four hours to reject the defense claim the former motel handyman was unable to understand what he was doing...
Reno's hopes dwindle while McBride mulls running mates (09/17/02)
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Gubernatorial candidate Bill McBride said Monday he was close to picking a running mate, while Janet Reno's chances of overtaking him for the Democratic nomination dwindled with one day left to find enough votes. McBride said he has more than a dozen people on a list for lieutenant governor. He declined to give names, but said, "I've almost made my mind up."...
Some blame older precinct workers for election troubles (09/17/02)
MIAMI -- Eighty-year-old precinct worker Bill McKamy is getting too old for this. Not the elections -- just the fingerpointing. Some people are pinning much of the blame for Florida's latest botched election on the army of volunteers -- many of them senior citizens -- who were brought in to run the new computerized touchscreen polling stations...
Old antibiotic may let body ignore DNA defects (09/17/02)
NEW YORK -- Can an old germ-killer provide a new weapon against genetic disease? Some researchers battling such diseases as cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy and hemophilia hope so. Intrigued by a handful of preliminary studies, they are giving the antibiotic gentamicin to carefully selected patients suffering from those conditions...
Review panel to name bishops not following new abuse policy (09/17/02)
OKLAHOMA CITY -- The head of a national panel said Monday that he will soon reveal the names of Roman Catholic bishops who are failing to comply with the church's new policy for disciplining priests who molest children. Oklahoma Gov. Frank Keating, chairman of the church-appointed National Review Board, said information the committee had gathered so far indicates most dioceses are implementing the plan bishops approved in June to stem the clerical sex abuse crisis...
World briefs 9/17/02 (09/17/02)
One of three Canadian West Nile patients dies TORONTO -- One of three men with confirmed cases of West Nile virus in Canada this year has died, a health official said Monday. David Jensen, a spokesman for Ontario's health ministry, confirmed the unidentified patient's death, but couldn't say if the cause was the mosquito-borne virus that has killed dozens in the United States or other health problems the victim suffered...
Qatar relishing role of small state with bold policies (09/17/02)
DOHA, Qatar -- Qatar has an Israeli trade office, a U.S. military base -- and a satellite television channel that regularly criticizes the United States and refers to Palestinian suicide attacks against Israeli civilians as "martyrdom operations."...
S. Korean police question U.S. soldiers over brawl (09/17/02)
SEOUL, South Korea -- An investigation into a weekend brawl between U.S. soldiers and South Korean activists on a Seoul subway could take time because of sharply conflicting claims by both sides, South Korean police said Monday. The activists allege that one of the soldiers, Pvt. John Murphy, started the brawl by punching former opposition legislator Suh Kyong-won, who was handing out fliers about two South Korean girls who died June 13 after being struck by a U.S. military vehicle...
Australians look for love at singles' dances (09/17/02)
CONDOBOLIN, Australia -- Looking like a cross between James Bond and Crocodile Dundee in his tux, cowboy boots and felt hat, Brad Barnett lounges against the dusty doorway of a country hall and casts an eye over his romantic prospects. The 23-year-old rancher drove hundreds of miles in a pickup truck to a parched Outback fairground looking for love at the Condobolin Bachelor and Spinster's Ball...
Singapore arrests 21 al-Qaida suspects (09/17/02)
SINGAPORE -- Singapore authorities have arrested 21 people on suspicion most of them belong to an al-Qaida-linked militant group that was plotting to blow up the U.S. Embassy, the government said Monday. All the suspects were Singaporean citizens, the Ministry of Home Affairs said without releasing details of their arrests last month. None of them have been charged with any crimes, although they remain detained as allowed by the Internal Security Act...
Israeli troops shoot, kill man in Gaza Strip (09/17/02)
JERUSALEM -- Israeli soldiers shot and killed an Egyptian man near an Israeli-controlled road in the Gaza Strip on Monday, as many Israelis observed Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish calendar. Although Yom Kippur ended Monday evening, Israeli forces said they would stay alert for terror attacks through Tuesday. Israel has tightened security in Palestinian areas during the holiday for fear of attacks...
Opposition alleges fraud in registration for Nigeria elections (09/17/02)
ABEOKUTA, Nigeria -- Allegations of widespread electoral bungling and fraud -- including possible signing up of ghost voters -- grew Monday during a a 10-day voter registration campaign for Nigeria's first civilian-run elections since military rule ended...
Spotlight shifts to Africa at U.N. assembly (09/17/02)
UNITED NATIONS -- Secretary of State Colin Powell said Africa will achieve prosperity with good governance and respect for human rights, as the spotlight turned toward the continent during the U.N. General Assembly debate Monday. "The United States is committed to helping the people of Africa build a peaceful, prosperous and democratic future," Powell said. ...
Thousands of Ukrainians protest against president (09/17/02)
KIEV, Ukraine -- In one of Ukraine's largest demonstrations in years, tens of thousands of held protests across the country Monday demanding that President Leonid Kuchma resign or call early elections. In the capital Kiev, about 20,000 protesters from several opposition groups blocked the city's downtown area for hours, shouting "Away with Kuchma!"...
Five al-Qaida suspects handed over to U.S. (09/17/02)
KARACHI, Pakistan -- An alleged organizer of the Sept. 11 attacks was handed over to U.S. authorities Monday along with four other al-Qaida suspects who were arrested here last week in a major blow to the terrorist network. The five suspects -- including Ramzi Binalshibh, a Yemeni who allegedly wired money to the hijackers in the United States and provided them logistical support -- were flown out of Pakistan, several senior Pakistani officials said...
Japan's Koizumi arrives in North Korea for first-ever summit (09/17/02)
PYONGYANG, North Korea -- Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi arrived in North Korea on Tuesday for a first-ever summit with the isolated communist state, hoping to tackle deep disagreements that have left the Asian neighbors far apart for decades...
U.N. - Iraq accepts return of weapons inspectors (09/17/02)
UNITED NATIONS -- Iraq agreed Monday to allow the return of U.N. weapons inspectors without conditions, a spectacular turnaround coming days after President Bush warned Baghdad to comply with U.N. resolutions or face military action. Iraq's Foreign Minister Naji Sabri said Iraq agreed to unrestricted inspections in a letter he gave to U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who announced the decision Monday night...
ND starts slow, finishes strong against Scott City (09/17/02)
Notre Dame's volleyball team got off to slow start Monday night but eventually cruised past Scott City 15-7, 15-8, in the Bulldogs' first match since finishing second in the B.A. Sports Classic over the weekend. Scott City hung tight in the first set, keeping the score close at 8-6, before Notre Dame rallied to score seven of the last eight points...
The big day - Carlile, Otahks open home schedule (09/17/02)
Bobbi Carlile turns 21 today. She's not looking for any special birthday gifts -- a win in Southeast Missouri State University's volleyball home opener would do just fine. "That's really all I want for my birthday, for us to win," Carlile said...
Indians fill holes with promising recruits (09/17/02)
Three transfers from other Division I programs and several promising junior-college pitchers highlight Southeast Missouri State University's baseball recruiting class for the 2003 season. All told, 11 transfers -- including eight from the junior college ranks -- and eight freshmen will join a program that is coming off a big season...
Blues' new line looks good in first scrimmage of camp (09/17/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Three players with something to prove got off to a good start in the first scrimmage of the Blues' training camp. The combination of Petr Cajanek, Sergei Varlamov and Jamal Mayers highlighted the opening day of the Blues' training camp Sunday at U.S. Ice Sports Complex in suburban St. Louis. The Blues will spend three more days playing scrimmages before the first wave of cuts and the preseason opener Thursday...
For a change, Rams looking up at rest of the league (09/17/02)
ST. LOUIS -- The Rams excelled at outrunning their mistakes on the way to two Super Bowls in the past three years. They averaged over 30 points each season behind Kurt Warner's uncannily accurate arm, Marshall Faulk's eye for the end zone, a brigade of speedy wide receivers and an ever-improving defense...
Twins celebrate AL Central Division title (09/17/02)
DETROIT -- After the champagne dried, the Minnesota Twins reflected on a remarkable accomplishment: winning the AL Central Division just months after the courts stopped major league baseball from eliminating the team. "You've got to feel good for these guys, because we had an awkward winter and a bit of an awkward spring," general manager Terry Ryan said. "A lot of things surrounding us weren't anticipated. Ultimately, you get through them and here we are. What a story."...
Americans hope to master clay in Davis Cup semis (09/17/02)
PARIS -- On the final day of practice for the Davis Cup semifinals, Andy Roddick launched his racket into the empty stands. The day before, he broke another of his rackets. The red clay of Roland Garros had frustrated another American, and the challenge isn't likely to get any easier when the United States plays defending champion France this weekend...
Marlins snap Millwood streak in a 5-1 victory (09/17/02)
MIAMI -- Mike Lowell hit a two-run double and Brad Penny pitched into the seventh inning to help the Florida Marlins snap Kevin Millwood's eight-game winning streak with a 5-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Monday night. Atlanta had won 19 of Millwood's last 20 starts. The right-hander was 8-0 with a 1.80 ERA in his last nine outings and 15-1 with a 2.27 ERA in 22 starts since May 24...
FanFare 9/17/02 (09/17/02)
Baseball Joe Torre expects to use Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, who's nearing the end of his third stint this season on the disabled list, in just the ninth inning of games once the playoffs begin, the New York Post reported Monday. Basketball Patrick Ewing has called a news conference for 11 a.m. today and the former Knicks all-star is expected to announce the end of what likey will be a Hall of Fame basketball career, the Boston Globe reported...
Area sports digest 9/17/02 (09/17/02)
Cape racer leads drag strip finish SIKESTON, Mo. -- Mark Murakami of Cape Girardeau won with a 6.26-second dial and ran a 6.27 (107 mph) to lead the super pro class Saturday at Sikeston Drag Strip. Ron Simmons, on track to win the season points title, finished second. He ran 9.03 on a 6.29 dial (46 mph)...
Nintendo's plumber returns (09/17/02)
There isn't a more recognizable character in videogames than Mario, Nintendo's diet-challenged mustachioed plumber. Mario first appeared in 1981 in the now legendary "Donkey Kong" as a man trying, a la "King Kong," to rescue his sweetie from a marauding ape. Over the years since his debut, Nintendo has generated $7 billion in revenue from sales of Mario games...
PBS film on '50s blacklist, 'High Noon' sparks dispute (09/17/02)
LOS ANGELES -- Bitterness over the anti-communist Hollywood blacklist of the 1950s has surged anew, and this time the political is very personal. At issue is a PBS documentary about a blacklisted screenwriter and the production of the Academy Award-winning "High Noon," starring Gary Cooper as a staunch lawman in a town paralyzed by fear...
'The Green Book' a best seller with industry pros, music geeks (09/17/02)
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. -- It happens every time Jeff Green and his wife go out to listen to music. They hear an unfamiliar song, exchange a look, then pull out notepads and pens. "Some people collect cuckoo clocks," Green said. "Some people collect movie posters. We collect songs, and then classify them."...
Hip-hop star Nelly is the good-natured bad boy of rap (09/17/02)
LOS ANGELES -- Despite his sexual party-boy image, the heart of hip-hop star Nelly seems to be as golden as his teeth. While hypnotizing the nation with carnal lyrics like "It's getting hot in here ... So take off all your clothes," the unmarried father of a 6-year-old daughter and 3-year-old son is more interested in having fun than rapping about violence and guns...
Lorene Kearbey (09/17/02)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Lorene Helen Kearbey, 78, of Sikeston died Saturday, Sept 14, 2002, at her home. She was born July 28, 1924, in Salcedo, Mo., daughter of Sherman and Verbal Lands Turley. She and Lester Williams were married Nov. 3, 1945. He died Dec. 30, 1962. She and Walter Dudley Kearbey were married June 10, 1991. He died March 4, 2002...
Dean Roy (09/17/02)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Dean A. Roy, 43, of Perryville died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002, at his home. He was born April 1, 1959, at Perryville, son of Rob and Gladys Schemel Roy. Roy was a landscaper. Survivors include a sister, Robyn Roy of Perryville; and three brothers, Mark, Keith and Aaron Roy, all of Perryville...
Henrietta Conyers (09/17/02)
MORLEY, Mo. -- Henrietta Conyers, 80, of Morley died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002, at Chaffee Nursing Center in Chaffee, Mo. She was born Jan. 13, 1922, in Scott City, Mo., daughter of Charles and Emma Jaco Eastwood. She and Jack Conyers were married Aug. 28, 1947. He died Sept. 3, 1972...
Ray Vaughn (09/17/02)
COBDEN, Ill. -- Ray R. Vaughn, 78, of Cobden died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born April 11, 1924, in Anna, Ill., son of Charles Asbury and Minnie Jane Norris Vaughn. He and Annette L. Trees were married July 21, 1945, in Anna...
Christopher Johnson (09/17/02)
EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- Christopher Lee Johnson, 26, of East Prairie died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. He was born Dec. 20, 1975, in Charleston, Mo., son of Jimmy Fenton and Barbara Sue Floyd Johnson. He and Susan Elizabeth Wallace were married July 19, 1997...
Rev. Amel Shibley (09/17/02)
Funeral Mass for the Rev. Amel A. Shibley of Cape Girardeau will be held at 11 a.m. today at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in New Madrid, Mo. Bishop John Leibrecht will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery at New Madrid, with military graveside rites by American Legion Post 595 of New Madrid...
Cleatus Grabow (09/17/02)
COBDEN, Ill. -- The funeral for Cleatus W. Grabow of Cobden will be held at 3 p.m. today at Lutz and Rendleman Funeral Home in Cobden. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until time of service. Grabow, 81, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002. He was born July 22, 1921, near Cobden, son of William and Ida Bell Landreth Grabow...
Donald Amelon (09/17/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Dr. Donald J. Amelon, age 75, passed away Monday, Sept. 16, 2002, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call between 4-8 p.m. today at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson, and Wednesday after 9:30 a.m. at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau...
Shirley Wright (09/17/02)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Shirley I. Wright, 65, of Jonesboro died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002, at her home. She was born Feb. 14, 1937, at Wolf Lake, Ill., daughter of Leo "Red" and Retha Farmer Walker. She married Wayne "Dutch" Wright. Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Shavonna Davis of Jonesboro; a son, David "Catfish" Wright of Jonesboro; a brother, Roy Walker of Makanda, Ill.; and three grandchildren...
Births 9/17/02 (09/17/02)
Koch Daughter to Douglas W. and M. Michelle Koch of Jackson, Mo., Southeast Missouri Hospital, 6:32 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, 2002. Name, Brittany Danielle. Weight, 4 pounds 7 ounces. First child. Mrs. Koch is the former M. Michelle Everly, daughter of Leon Everly of Bethany, Mo., and Gwen Everly of Jackson. Koch is the son of Betty Koch of Jackson, and the late Kenneth Koch. He is employed at Dutch Enterprises Inc...
Cape fire report 9/17/02 (09/17/02)
Cape Girardeau Tuesday, Sept. 17 Firefighters responded to the following call Sunday: At 7:40 p.m., medical assist at William and South Mount Auburn. Firefighters responded to the following call Monday: At 10:04 a.m., fire in indoor trash can at 127 Water...
Cape police report 9/17/02 (09/17/02)
Cape Girardeau Tuesday, Sept. 17The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Rape A rape was reported Monday to the Cape Girardeau Police Department. No further information has been released...
Out of the past 9/17/02 (09/17/02)
10 years ago: Sept. 17, 1992 In effort to bring different attractions to SEMO District Fair, officials yesterday introduced new event: The Big Bull Chute-Out; event features rodeo's most popular competition -- wild bull ride; large crowd attended first-time event; in past years, fair has scheduled musical acts for entertainment Wednesday through Saturday...
Corrections 9/17 (09/17/02)
  • More information on the Walk to Remember on Oct. 12 is available at www.southeastmissourihospital.com/share. The Web site address was incorrect in Monday's edition. Redeemer Lutheran Church in Springfield, Mo., is 40 years old. The church's age was incorrect in Saturday's edition...
  • Blame game - Highways need real solutions (09/17/02)
    The Missouri Department of Transportation's director, Henry Hungerbeeler, picking and choosing his words with great care, called it "unusual." The Republican chairman of the Senate transportation committee, Sen. Morris Westfall of Halfway, Mo., says it was questionable...
    Generous gift will provide new scholarships (09/17/02)
    A large and generous gift has officials smiling at Southeast Missouri State University. The university has received a $750,000 gift for its Harrison College of Business, the largest scholarship endowment ever made to the business school. The gift came from the estate of St. Louis businessman William C. Volenetz, a Southeast alumnus who died in September 2001...
    Poetic opinion - Crawdaddying Tom Daschle (09/17/02)
    To the editor: The fate of our country and the world shouldn't rest with dashing Daschle and his dancing political few, But instead with President Bush and his honest, discerning crew. For safety, peace and justice for all depends on giving Saddam and evil terrorists their due....
    'Understanding' evil only allows it to flourish (09/17/02)
    To the editor: I was shocked when I read the letter from a local teacher who advocated "understanding" terrorists. I respect Adam M. Cox's idealism, but he is absolutely wrong. It is clear that terrorists do not wish for peace through "understanding."...
    Pacifist view ignores reality of 3,000 deaths (09/17/02)
    To the editor: I found the letter from Adam M. Cox very disturbing. As a teacher, he is in a position of authority and is able to mold young minds more easily than those of us who do not have access to these students. It is apparent that Cox is a pacifist and is proud of the fact that some, if not all, of his students are also espousing his pacifist doctrine...
    Science-fiction fans are rallying to keep TV show (09/17/02)
    To the editor: You may or may not have heard, but there is a huge fan uprising taking place on the Internet over the recent decision regarding the cancellation of one of the SciFi Channel's top-rated shows, "Far-scape." Thousands of fans from all over the world are getting together and doing their very best to save one of the best science-fiction shows on the air. There was a rally on Thursday at the SciFi Channel offices, and more rallies are planned in the coming weeks...
    Speak Out A 09/17/02 (09/17/02)
    Decorate fire hydrants I SAW a story about folks in Madisonville, Ky., having a contest to design and paint fire hydrants in their downtown area in different colors and patterns. This would be a wonderful spruce-up project for our downtown, and tourists would love it. Imagine the fun kids would have decorating them...
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