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Perryville man in custody on multiple burglary charges (10/01/02)
A Perry County man was charged Friday for allegedly burglarizing his employer's home, said investigators. Donald M. Ferguson, 24, of Perryville, was arrested inside the home by deputy Blane Kohm, immediately after Ferguson allegedly pocketed $50 and was about to leave...
Skateboarding soars - Phenomenon reaches peak across America (10/01/02)
cene: A crowded skate park in Overland Park, Kan. Dozens of kids on skateboards swoosh down, over and around curved concrete blocks like so many human Hot Wheels. A basketball court not 100 feet away stands deserted. Scene: a new skate park in Lenexa, Kan. Countless more skateboarders ride up, jump down and whip through a series of ramps, rails and half pipes...
Fall Festival, Art Run scheduled for Saturday (10/01/02)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- The ninth annual Fall Festival and Art on the Run will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Margaret Harwell Art Museum. This year's festival will include all-day music and a variety of entertainment. More than 15 artists will be showing their work and demonstrating how the work is done. To help keep the children entertained, there will be a children's activity booth...
Driver dies after truck collides with train (10/01/02)
MORLEY, Mo. -- A Sikeston man sustained fatal injuries as the result of failing to yield at a railroad crossing Sunday. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the incident took place at 2:38 p.m., on Route Z at Burlington Northern Railroad Crossing, three miles south of Morley...
People & Things 10/1/02 (10/01/02)
Glueck gets recognition award at Murray State Travis Glueck, a 2002 graduate of Kelly High School in Benton, Mo., recently received a recognition award at Murray State University. Glueck is the son of Vincent and Cindy Glueck of Benton. The recognition award is for out-of-state students and is based on academic performance, leadership and service...
Slow acquaintance with French culture (10/01/02)
TRIAUCOURT EN SEIUL D'ARGONNE, FRANCE -- I've been in France for a month now, but it seems like so much longer than that. The school days don't go by as slow as they did three weeks ago, as my brain is slowly coming to terms with the fact that I must adapt the way I hear spoken communication or pass away like the setting sun...
Authorities investigate area man's scam claim (10/01/02)
The newspaper ad for a Florida-based loan company promised a helping hand, but Kenny Pohlman says the company instead helped itself to $950 from his wallet. It turns out the company -- First Choice Credit Service of Stuart, Fla. -- may be bogus and Pohlman, who lives in Jackson, fears he'll never see the money that he paid as "insurance" on a high-risk loan he was applying for to buy a new car...
Asbestos coming out of Marquette Hotel (10/01/02)
The old, vacant Marquette Hotel will be filled with mists of chemically treated water as men in protective suits remove asbestos insulation around pipes later this year. The asbestos removal, which also includes a small amount of asbestos-containing ceiling and floor tiles, will mark the start of a Jefferson City, Mo., developer's $6 million project to turn the 74-year-old, tan brick building at Broadway and Fountain in Cape Girardeau into state offices and retail and commercial space...
Singing at SEMO District Fair brings record deal (10/01/02)
This week, the 20-year-old former cocktail waitress who emerged victorious over 10,000 others in the "American Idol" TV show saw her single, "A Moment Like This," jump from its debut at No. 52 on the Billboard chart to No. 1, the biggest leapfrog in Billboard history...
Foundation to help Jackson schools (10/01/02)
The establishment of a new school foundation in the Jackson School District has opened the door to tax-free donations and future improvements within the district. Foundation board vice-president Dale Rauh said the foundation will work to raise awareness of school needs and use donations to promote education in Jackson schools...
Nowhere to skate (10/01/02)
Skateboarders in Cape Girardeau have few options when it comes to their sport. Most businesses don't want them riding on their property and the police typically run them off sidewalks. Unlike baseball players or soccer players, skateboarders don't have a park or place to call their own in Southeast Missouri...
Proposed term limits change sparks little debate (10/01/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Imposing term limits on members of the General Assembly was a hot-button election issue a decade ago. This year a proposal to slightly loosen the restriction is causing little controversy. Amendment 3, which appears on the Nov. 5 ballot, would provide a limited exemption to the state's constitutional cap of eight years of service per legislative chamber...
Bootheel man's invention headed to Antarctica (10/01/02)
DEXTER, Mo. -- It has been said that necessity is the mother of invention. In the case of Dennis Brown of Dexter, he invented a machine out of frustration, and apparently because of a frustration shared by some scientists in Antarctica, his invention may end up bringing him worldwide acclaim...
Sprint wants to put antenna inside cross of Illinois church (10/01/02)
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. -- The cross, long a symbol of Christianity, may offer a more worldly service as a prop for a cellular telephone antenna that would serve customers of Sprint PCS. Sprint has offered to pay Our Redeemer's Methodist Church to encase a cellular antenna inside the church cross towering atop the house of worship in the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg...
Federal officials confirm Patton is under investigation (10/01/02)
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentucky's two U.S. attorneys and the FBI Monday confirmed a federal investigation into whether Gov. Paul Patton abused his power in the course of an affair with the owner of a state-regulated nursing home. Patton, while admitting the affair, again denied doing anything illegal. "The issue is: Have I abused my position? I am confident of the outcome of that," Patton told reporters during a brief, ceremonial appearance in the Capitol...
Strafford divided by mayor's legal problems (10/01/02)
STRAFFORD, Mo. -- Residents of this town east of Springfield are split on whether their mayor should resign after being accused of defrauding people in an investment scheme. Alan Baker pleaded innocent last week to a seven-count indictment charging him with transmitting various letters, contracts and other communications used to execute the scheme. ...
Police arrest Carbondale man in fatal shooting (10/01/02)
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Police have arrested a Carbondale man in the weekend fatal shooting of Rodney Jones, 24, of Chicago. After his arrest Saturday, Mark S. Crymes, 23, was charged with murder, armed violence, aggravated discharge of a firearm and trespass. He is being held in the Jackson County Jail on a $750,000 bail...
Cement firm's tax cut chops into schools' budget (10/01/02)
CLARKSVILLE, Mo. -- Pike County's biggest taxpayer has won a 78-percent tax cut for its cement plant, raising concerns about the potential fallout on schools, a hospital and other agencies that rely on the revenue. Holcim Inc.'s lowered tax bill, which goes from more than $900,000 to about $200,000 for its 35-year-old cement plant and quarry near here, is being appealed by Pike County...
Mother of kidnapped infant pleased with 12-year sentence (10/01/02)
CHICAGO -- A woman who admitted kidnapping a 16-month-old girl from a Chicago bus station on Christmas Eve and whisking her off to West Virginia was sentenced Monday to more than 12 years in prison. Sheila Matthews, 33, who pleaded guilty to kidnapping Jasmine Anderson of Milwaukee by offering to watch her while her mother bought bus tickets sobbed as U.S. District Judge Matthew F. Kennelly imposed the sentence...
Judge denies restraining order in Medicaid suit (10/01/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A judge Monday denied an advocacy group's request for a temporary restraining order that would have kept changes to Missouri's Medicaid program from taking effect. The order had been sought by Missouri Protection and Advocacy Services, which is suing the state Department of Social Services and the state Division of Medical Services over the changes...
Youths charged with murder (10/01/02)
DU QUOIN, Ill. -- A 16-year-old was charged Monday as an adult with first-degree murder in the death of Du Quoin cabdriver James Adcock. Carl Furrel of Du Quoin faces four counts of first-degree murder and one count of armed robbery. Bond was set at $1 million...
Locomotive pulls last excursion ride (10/01/02)
KIRKWOOD, Mo. -- It's been a good ride, but the steam locomotive, Frisco No. 1522, pulled its last excursion over the weekend, a victim of high maintenance and insurance costs. The St. Louis Steam Train Association, which restored the former museum piece 15 years ago, has decided to get out of railroading...
Misprinted ballot switches party affiliations (10/01/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Some absentee voters in rural northwest Missouri are choosing between Republican Jean Carnahan and Democrat Jim Talent in a U.S. Senate race. Oops! Make that DEMOCRAT Jean Carnahan and REPUBLICAN Jim Talent. The party affiliation of the two Senate candidates was reversed on thousands of ballots printed for Holt County, officials confirmed Monday...
Incumbents across U.S. shouldering blamed for economy (10/01/02)
It's still the economy. Governors seeking re-election this fall are facing increasingly tough challenges from opponents who blame them for the economic woes battering states from California to Connecticut. Even in races for open seats, those with ties to the outgoing administration are suffering as worries about budget gaps, tax increases and service cuts top the list of campaign issues. U.S. policy toward Iraq may be important in congressional races, but it doesn't figure in here...
Report - Department should focus on enforcing child labor laws (10/01/02)
WASHINGTON -- The Labor Department should improve enforcement of child labor laws in jobs such as construction and manufacturing where injury rates are high, a congressional audit says. While the agency spends much of its time overseeing grocery stores and retailers to ensure that working teenagers and children are safe, it doesn't pay enough attention to children working the higher-risk jobs, the General Accounting Office, auditing agency of Congress, said in a report Monday...
Antarctic ozone hole has split in two and shrunk (10/01/02)
WASHINGTON -- The ozone hole over Antarctica is markedly smaller this year than in the last few years and has split in two, government scientists reported Monday. The so-called "hole," actually an area of thinner than normal ozone, was measured at 6 million square miles in September. ...
U.S. supplied kinds of germs Iraq used for weapons (10/01/02)
WASHINGTON -- Iraq's bioweapons program that President Bush wants to eradicate got its start with help from Uncle Sam two decades ago, according to government records getting new scrutiny in light of the discussion of war against Iraq. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sent samples directly to several Iraqi sites that U.N. ...
New Jersey senator drops re-election bid (10/01/02)
TRENTON, N.J. -- Dogged by questions about his ethics and falling in the polls, Democratic Sen. Robert Torricelli abruptly dropped his bid for a second term Monday, throwing a twist into the battle for the Senate just five weeks before Election Day...
Feds funding home for retired research chimps (10/01/02)
SHREVEPORT, La. -- The federal government has agreed to pay $8 million to help build a rest home in Louisiana for aging chimpanzees once used for scientific and medical research. The facility, to be built in the Eddie D. Jones Nature Park, is expected to be complete by 2004. Besides former research animals, the haven will be for chimps no longer used as pets or in the entertainment business...
Port dispute could cost U.S. economy $1 billion a day (10/01/02)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Cargo ships lay at anchor offshore, waiting to be unloaded, and trucks with fresh produce lined up outside West Coast ports Monday after dockworkers were locked out in a dispute that could cost the U.S. economy $1 billion a day. West Coast shipping lines said they will keep the ports closed until the longshoremen agree to extend their expired contract. But the 10,500-member union said it will not budge until the lockout is ended...
McDonald's, Frito-Lay switch fats for fries, chips (10/01/02)
DALLAS -- Dr. Sarah Blumenschein sees a pattern in the overweight children who come to her clinic: They snack more often and they eat out more often -- especially at fast-food restaurants. "The kids don't realize the high calorie and fat levels in fast food," said Blumenschein, a pediatric cardiologist at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. "The marketing of fast food has been very clever."...
People talk 10/01/02 (10/01/02)
Gere, Hawn join in scientific discussions DHARMSALA, India -- Richard Gere and Goldie Hawn joined Buddhist philosophers and Nobel laureates in northern India Monday at the exile headquarters of the Dalai Lama for a meeting of minds on science and modern ethics...
Judge rules rehab center does not have to cooperate with police (10/01/02)
ORLANDO, Fla. -- A judge ruled Monday that staff members at the drug rehab center where Gov. Jeb Bush's daughter is receiving treatment do not have to answer police questions about a piece of crack allegedly found in her shoe. In a case closely watched by drug counselors around the country, Circuit Judge Belvin Perry ruled that the federal law protecting patients' privacy outweighs the interest of police in pursuing a criminal investigation of 25-year-old Noelle Bush...
Judge delays Moussaoui trial until June (10/01/02)
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- For the second time, a judge postponed the trial of terrorist suspect Zacarias Moussaoui, agreeing with prosecutors and the accused that the alleged Sept. 11 accomplice needs more time to prepare for a case that could cost him his life...
Students play the market with colleges' money (10/01/02)
DAYTON, Ohio -- Rick Davis has more than a grade riding on his performance in an investment class at the University of Dayton: He could lose millions of dollars -- money that isn't his. At the university's Center for Portfolio Management, 15 undergraduate students have been entrusted with $2 million from the school's endowment to invest. So far, they've outperformed the average investor...
Nation digest 10/01/02 (10/01/02)
NASA's countdown clocks ticking again CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA's countdown clocks began ticking for the first time in four months as the space agency readied shuttle Atlantis for liftoff Wednesday on a mission to add another girder to the international space station...
World briefs 10/01/02 (10/01/02)
Saudi officials: Explosion wasn't act of terrorism RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- A car explosion that killed a German man in Riyadh over the weekend was not a terrorist act, but the result of gang rivalries, the kingdom's intelligence chief said Monday...
Overcrowding contributed to African ferry disaster (10/01/02)
DAKAR, Senegal -- With the presumed death toll from a ferry sinking nearing 1,000, Senegal's president has conceded that overcrowding helped cause of one of Africa's deadliest ferry disasters and a German newspaper reported the vessel held twice as many people as it was designed for...
Labor Party backs Blair on Iraq (10/01/02)
BLACKPOOL, England -- Prime Minister Tony Blair's Labor Party gave him a hard-fought vote of support Monday, passing a resolution supporting the use of force against Saddam Hussein if all else fails and the United Nations supports it. The party has been roiled for months by disagreement over Blair's tough stance on Iraq, with many dissenters expressing deep misgivings about the possibility of war...
Conventional U.S. forces search for al-Qaida, Taliban (10/01/02)
MASI KALAY, Afghanistan -- Soldiers of the 82nd Airborne are combing the rugged mountains that border Pakistan in a new U.S. military strategy emphasizing conventional forces rather than elite troops in the search for al-Qaida and Taliban fighters. In a strong show of force, more than 200 soldiers swept into a number of villages in southeastern Afghanistan on Sunday and uncovered a giant cache of weapons: hundreds of rocket-propelled grenades, thousands of rounds of heavy machine gun ammunition and dozens of mortar rounds.. ...
Sharon faces criticism for assault on Arafat (10/01/02)
JERUSALEM -- Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who ordered Israeli tanks to roll into Ramallah and lay siege to the compound of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, now finds himself under a kind of siege from Israeli opinion-makers second-guessing the 10-day operation and its chastened end...
U.N. inspection talks may test Saddam's cooperation pledge (10/01/02)
VIENNA, Austria -- U.N. weapons inspectors demanded the right to roam freely around Saddam Hussein's palaces and other suspect sites when they opened talks with the Iraqis Monday on the logistics of a possible return to Baghdad. Chief inspector Hans Blix, leading the closed-door meetings with an Iraqi delegation, said the inspectors were operating under the assumption they would be able to go anywhere, anytime if they return to Iraq for a fresh assessment of the country's nuclear, biological and chemical programs.. ...
Swedish hijacking suspect released (10/01/02)
STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- A man arrested with a gun in his luggage as he boarded a plane Aug. 29 was released from custody on Monday, and prosecutors admitted they so far did not have evidence that he intended to hijack the flight. Kerim Chatty, 29, had been held four weeks on suspicion of planning a hijacking and illegal possession of a weapon while chief prosecutor Thomas Haeggstroem prepared charges...
Remains of lost U.S. fliers headed back to America (10/01/02)
BEIJING -- Lost to their country and their families, they lay on a lonely Himalayan mountainside for six decades -- enough time for their war to end and others to begin, for children to grow and have their own children, for the enemy they were fighting to become a friend again...
Hurricane Lili forces 100,000 to evacuate in Cayman Islands (10/01/02)
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- Hurricane Lili ripped roofs from apartment buildings in the Cayman Islands on Monday and forced 100,000 people to flee their homes as it threatened Cuba. The storm had killed eight people so far. Lili's eye tore across Cayman Brac, punishing the easternmost of the Cayman Islands with torrential rain and violent winds. It grew from a tropical storm Monday as its winds topped 74 mph...
ND softball nips Kelly in nine-inning duel (10/01/02)
In one of the most thrilling area softball matchups of the year, Notre Dame outlasted visiting Kelly 2-1 in nine innings in a classic pitcher's duel Monday. The Bulldogs improved to 15-5 while the Hawks fell to 12-4. Alana Weissmueller of Notre Dame broke up Dana Essner's perfect game in the bottom of the seventh inning with an infield single and reached second on a throwing error. Weissmueller then scored on a game-tying single by Whitney Ostendorf...
EKU's Kidd says his 39th season will be his final (10/01/02)
RICHMOND, Ky. -- After nearly four decades prowling the sidelines and 310 victories, Eastern Kentucky coach Roy Kidd still is determined not to bask in the glow of his accomplishments. Kidd, the third winningest active coach in NCAA football, said Monday that he will retire at the end of the season after 39 years at the school...
Indians open OVC on heels of big victory (10/01/02)
Coming back down to earth will be Southeast Missouri State University's big challenge in practice this week as the Indians prepare for the start of Ohio Valley Conference play. Southeast coach Tim Billings knows his team is still riding high after Saturday's stunning 24-14 win at Middle Tennessee State, which marked the program's first victory over a Division I-A opponent...
Cards aim to dethrone champs (10/01/02)
PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks won the World Series last year by beating the New York Yankees, the nation's sentimental favorite. In the NL divisional series that begins tonight, Arizona will face a St. Louis Cardinals team that overcame the deaths of pitcher Darryl Kile and revered broadcaster Jack Buck to win the Central Division...
Winless, battered Rams face a monumental task (10/01/02)
ST. LOUIS -- It's a long way up for the St. Louis Rams. As one player termed it, they've dug a hole and are hoping it's not a grave. The defending NFC champions are 0-4, doubling their loss total from last year, after Sunday's 13-10 upset loss to the Cowboys. It's the worst start for the franchise since the 1963 team started 0-5 en route to a 5-9 finish...
Warner will miss 8 to 10 weeks (10/01/02)
WARNER WILL MISS 8 TO 10 WEEKS ST. LOUIS -- It'll be December before the St. Louis Rams, hurting with an 0-4 start, get their MVP quarterback back. Kurt Warner will be sidelined 8-to-10 weeks with the pinkie on his throwing hand broken in two places, and will have surgery this morning...
Disease concerns Missouri officials (10/01/02)
Chronic wasting disease among deer hasn't yet become a threat to Missouri, but the Missouri Department of Conservation says it is concerned about the spread of the disease that already has been reported in neighboring states. A.J. Hendershott of the MDC said Monday that hunters should watch for deer with symptoms of the disease when the archery season begins today in Missouri. ...
Fanfare 10/1 (10/01/02)
Baseball
  • An employee of the Florida Marlins was allegedly asked to place a padlocked bag containing a pound of marijuana aboard the team's charter flight from Montreal, club officials said. Carlos Luis Perez, a former bullpen catcher for the Marlins who now has a similar job with the Montreal Expos, asked Florida video coordinator Cullen McRae before last Thursday's game in Montreal to bring the bag back to Pro Player Stadium...
  • Area sports digest 10/1/02 (10/01/02)
    Otahkian softball team honored for high GPA Southeast Missouri State University's softball team has been honored for having the second-best team grade-point-average in the country, according to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. The Otahkians compiled a GPA of 3.468 for the 2001-2002 school year. They finished second to Detroit Mercy, which had a 3.539 GPA...
    Samurai sequel is epic game (10/01/02)
    Like moviemakers, videogame producers know a good thing when they see it. That's why there are so many movie -- and videogame -- sequels. Some are good, some are awful (see "Revenge of the Nerds 2".) Occasionally, they're fabulous. Add to the latter list Capcom's fantastic "Onimusha 2: Samurai's Destiny."...
    Testing marks first step toward sterilizing blood (10/01/02)
    WASHINGTON -- Several hundred transfusion recipients around the country -- adults undergoing heart surgery and children with certain inherited anemias -- are being enrolled in a bold experiment: They'll receive donated blood that has essentially been sterilized...
    Economists say recovery will be slow with few new jobs (10/01/02)
    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy appears headed for at least six more months of slow growth, offering little hope for those who are out of work. A survey released Monday found that forecasters expect the economy to grow at a 3 percent annual rate through next March, below the 3.5 percent to 4 percent level needed to create enough new jobs to reduce unemployment...
    Kerri Parks (10/01/02)
    Kerri Dawn Stovall Parks, 42, of Huntsville, Texas, died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2002, at St. Mary's Hospital in Jefferson City, Mo. She was born Oct. 7, 1959, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Earl W. and LaFern Morton Stovall. She and Dr. Christopher Parks of Huntsville were married Aug. 29, 1998...
    Kathryn Hett (10/01/02)
    Kathryn L. Hett, 81, of Mesa, Ariz., died Friday, Sept. 27, 2002, in Gilbert, Ariz. She was born in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Frank and Yvetta Hunt Reed. She married William F. Hett. Survivors include her husband; a son, Kenneth Hett of Jackson; a daughter, Linda Chackerian of Mesa; four sisters, Dixie Dunning of Festus, Mo., Norma Keller of Scott City, Betty Chapman and Frankie Clippard of Cape Girardeau; two brothers, Allen Reed of St. ...
    Dallas Probst (10/01/02)
    The funeral for Dallas Probst of Fort Worth, Texas, was held Sept. 21 at Greenwood Funeral Home in Fort Worth. Burial was in Greenwood Memorial Park. Probst, 75, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002, in Fort Worth. He was born July 13, 1927, in Cape Girardeau, son of Fred and Blanche Probst...
    Allen Schwartz (10/01/02)
    OLMSTED, Ill. -- Allen Schwartz, 88, of Olmsted died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Dec. 12, 1913, near Grand Chain, Ill., the son of William and Angelia Reifner Schwartz. He married Jewell Peterson, who survives...
    Sarah Prendergast (10/01/02)
    ANNA, Ill. -- Sarah Elizabeth Prendergast, 16, of Anna died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2002, on arrival at Union County Hospital. She was born Dec. 22, 1985, in Carbondale, Ill., daughter of Paul G. and Catherine A. Schulien Prendergast. Prendergast was a junior at Anna-Jonesboro High School, and a member of the honors program...
    Marjorie Haman (10/01/02)
    Marjorie R. Haman, 74, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Sept. 30, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center. She was born Nov. 21, 1927, in Kansas City, Mo., daughter of James and Ruth Grissom Harris. She and Morris A. Haman were married March 20, 1948, in Cape Girardeau...
    Pearl Michaud (10/01/02)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Pearl A. Michaud, 97, of Perryville died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2002, at Perry County Nursing Home. She was born Jan. 7, 1905, at Yount, Mo., daughter of William John and Serelda Crites Fadler. She and Peter Vallie Michaud were married March 19, 1932. He died Jan. 9, 1991...
    Jerry Arnold (10/01/02)
    ADVANCE, Mo. -- Jerry Arnold, 53, of Advance died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2002, at his home, following an extended illness. He was born March 27, 1949, in St. Louis, son of William and Naomi Gibson Arnold. Arnold was a custodian at Bank of Advance more than 20 years. He was a member of Christian Fellowship Church...
    Willie Fletcher (10/01/02)
    BERTRAND, Mo. -- Willie Fletcher, 87, of Bertrand died Monday, Sept. 30, 2002, at Bertrand Retirement Facility. She was born April 24, 1915, in Red Bay, Ala., daughter of Robert and Sarah Belle George Morrow. She and Armer Fletcher were married June 19, 1961. He died Feb. 2, 1983...
    Births 10/1/02 (10/01/02)
    Moore Son to James Edward Moore and Sarah Yvonne Morie of Jackson, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 7:42 a.m. Monday, Sept. 23, 2002. Name, Zachary Nicholas. Weight, 7 pounds 13 ounces. Second child, first son. Ms. Morie is the daughter of Dale and Brenda Morie of Jackson. Moore is the son of Ed and Cherie Moore of Jackson. He is a nurse aide at Monticello House...
    Cape fire report 10/1/02 (10/01/02)
    Cape Girardeau Tuesday, Oct. 1 Firefighters responded Sunday to the following item: At 8:14 p.m., emergency medical service at 1232 S. Pacific. Firefighters responded Monday to the following items: At 1:36 a.m., emergency medical service at 3842 Stonebridge...
    Cape police report 10/1/02 (10/01/02)
    Cape Girardeau Tuesday, Oct. 1The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests A 39-year-old male was placed in protective custody Monday. Kevin R. Bruster, 37, of 225 N. Frederick, was arrested Monday on suspicion of abuse of a child...
    Out of the past 10/1/02 (10/01/02)
    10 years ago: Oct. 1, 1992 Boy Scouts are teaming up with Area Wide United Way for annual Scouting for Food Drive, scheduled Oct. 31 and Nov. 7; Scouting for Food is national project of Boy Scouts to collect canned food items which are then distributed to local charities; United Way will help Scouts with drive, and some of food will be distributed to United Way agencies...
    Sister Mary Ann leaves a wonderful legacy (10/01/02)
    For 11 years, Sister Mary Ann Fischer provided leadership and vision for Notre Dame Regional High School in Cape Girardeau, a school whose students come from all over Southeast Missouri and parts of other states as well. During her tenure here, she was a professional educator who left several legacies, including the new high school campus on Route K and her strong religious values as a role model...
    University finds more efficiencies, economies (10/01/02)
    Ever since the Missouri Legislature began looking at budget forecasts last January, it has been apparent that many expensive programs started during a decade of runaway state spending were in trouble. State revenue expectations were considerably below current spending levels, and those estimates continued to drop as the legislative session continued...
    Proposition A would improve children's health (10/01/02)
    To the editor: I was extremely disappointed to read your editorial regarding Proposition A. As president of the Missouri Chapter of the American Pediatrics and as a practicing pediatrician for more than 34 years, I have a completely different perspective. ...
    If some smokers quit, tax revenue still would be big (10/01/02)
    To the editor: In answer to Thomas Aldredge of Oak Ridge concerning the question of taxing alcohol instead of tobacco products: Obviously, more taxes on both is a very good idea. Perhaps those interested in increasing taxes on alcohol can put that on next year's ballot. But this year the subject is tobacco...
    Misinformation used to obtain support for war (10/01/02)
    To the editor: The Sept. 29 editorial in the Southeast Missourian was surely written by a neo-conservative tumblebug. It was an editorial filled with half-truths and even some downright lies, similar to what I would expect from former President Clinton...
    Costs put SEMO closer to being unaffordable (10/01/02)
    To the editor: I'm a third-year student at Southeast Missouri State University, and things haven't been bad. I blow off all the joking I get from all of my friends who went to St. Louis University, Mizzou and especially Southwest Missouri State University about how much there is to do in St. Louis, Columbia and Springfield, because I've enjoyed the atmosphere that Cape Girardeau and our campus has had to offer...
    Speak out 9/27 (10/01/02)
    Different perspective I AM wondering if the person who said in Speak Out that we should turn the other cheek when dealing with terrorists would feel the same way had it been her loved one who, in the only way to escape the flames in the World Trade Center, jumped to the pavement...
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