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Stories from Friday, October 4, 2002

Ex-TV star touts pro-life stance for Vitae Society (10/04/02)
For nine years, she was America's favorite television snob. Now she's a pastor's wife and a home-school mom touring the country to benefit a pro-life, Christian organization. Lisa Whelchel, forever known to millions as Blair Warner of the hit 1980s sitcom "The Facts of Life," visited Cape Girardeau Thursday at a benefit dinner for the Vitae Society. ...
Fee for Sikeston landlords set to begin (10/04/02)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Effective Dec. 1, the application for tenancy that must be submitted by landlords will require a $15 fee. As it was waived for its first two years, many landlords may need to be reminded that the $15 fee was actually established with the city's latest rental housing ordinance in November 2000, according to Tom Bridger, public works director...
Shot fired near officers answering domestic call (10/04/02)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A Poplar Bluff man faces a weapons charge after he allegedly fired a shot through a window of his residence as a police officer stood at his front door Wednesday afternoon. Poplar Bluff patrolmen David Sutton and Mike McCane were dispatched to Shawn Patrick Burkett's residence in the 1100 block of North 10th Street at about 4 p.m. Wednesday in reference to a domestic disturbance...
Church announces plans for catfish supper (10/04/02)
The Sedgewickville United Methodist Church will hold a catfish supper today with serving beginning at 3 p.m. The meal includes catfish, slaw, baked beans, potato salad, cakes, pie and a drink. It is served buffet style. Tickets are $7 for adults and $3.50 for children...
Everybody's a critic - 'Possession' (10/04/02)
HH 1/2 I thought that the movie "Possession" itself was all right. The way that they went about it was interesting. Going back and forth from present to past made it keep your attention, but that was the only thing. It was a very slow-going movie...
Staying in school (10/04/02)
Some colleges are pushing students to graduate in four years rather than hang around for five or six, offering tuition deals and more academic counseling to speed up the process. The University of Georgia at Athens -- where students already graduate in 4.3 years on average -- has gone another route, punishing students who don't graduate in four years. Under a new policy, they'll be moved to the back of the line for football tickets and prime parking spaces...
Two suspects arrested in connection with burglary (10/04/02)
Sheriff's deputies arrested two suspects early Thursday morning in connection with a residential burglary in Cape Girardeau County. No charges have been filed against the suspects and no further information about them was released. The Cape Girardeau County sheriff's department is still investigating the incident, said Lt. David James...
Joplin offers amnesty in hopes of clearing warrants (10/04/02)
JOPLIN, Mo. -- In an effort to clear nearly 5,000 outstanding warrants, one southwest Missouri city is granting amnesty to offenders who voluntarily settle cases. It is part of an effort by Joplin to collect more than $900,000 in fines and get rid of the cases, said Lawrence Myers, administrator for Joplin Municipal Court...
Judge convicts man of shooting at officer (10/04/02)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A man was found guilty Thursday of first-degree assault for shooting at a Springfield police officer. Tony Mann, 34, of Springfield, also was convicted of armed criminal action in the incident last October that led to a probe of police...
Rushdie talks of his time spent in hiding (10/04/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Salman Rushdie says his trips through airport security lines are slow again. At first, the British author said he took the attention personally, remembering his years of hiding after his book "Satanic Verses" generated death threats from the Muslim world who found the book insulting to Islam...
Conservation department not managing money wisely, auditor says (10/04/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The state Department of Conservation may have spent millions of dollars unnecessarily and has failed to properly monitor how its grants are used, according to an audit released Thursday. The report by State Auditor Claire McCaskill said that while Missouri spends more money per capita on conservation efforts than its eight neighboring states, the Conservation Department has few controls over how the money is spent...
Two men convicted in separate child abuse cases (10/04/02)
ST. CHARLES, Mo. -- Two St. Charles County men, accused in separate cases of sexual abuse involving their own children, have appeared before a judge, with one pleading guilty and the second being found guilty. The identities of the men have been withheld to protect the identity of the children...
Jury selection begins in suit of pharmacist, drug makers (10/04/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Cancer patients -- some of them potentially giving videotaped testimony from their death bed -- can testify in the lawsuit against pharmacist Robert Courtney and two drug companies, a Jackson County judge ruled Thursday. Ovarian cancer patient Georgia Hayes is suing Courtney and drug makers Eli Lilly & Co. and Bristol-Myers Squibb. Courtney has admitted watering down cancer drugs for profit; Hayes claims the drug companies should have done more to stop him...
Increased tax revenue from tobacco geared to fund new programs (10/04/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- If voters endorse a $342 million boost in state excise taxes on tobacco products, lawmakers won't be able to count on that money to bail Missouri out of its budget problems, according to the state budget director. However, the chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee said at least some of the new revenue could be used for budget relief...
Missouri man found guilty in former son-in-law's death (10/04/02)
PLATTE CITY, Mo. -- A Platte County jury on Thursday deliberated less than three hours before convicting a man of shooting his former son-in-law to death. Jimmy Williams, 47, of Liberty, was convicted of first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of Thadd Mize, 28, last Dec. 12...
Al-Qaida prisoners make claim hijackings first of three attacks (10/04/02)
WASHINGTON -- John Walker Lindh and other al-Qaida and Taliban prisoners told U.S. interrogators the Sept. 11 hijackings were supposed to be the first of three increasingly severe attacks against Americans. Their claims have not been corroborated, government officials said...
Lawmakers threaten action against Saudis (10/04/02)
WASHINGTON -- Angry House members warned Thursday of possible punitive action against Saudi Arabia unless the kingdom takes steps to resolve the cases of American children kidnapped to that country in parental disputes over custody. '"We're going to beat the hell out of them until they promise to bring the kids back," said Rep. Dan Burton, R-Ind., chairman of the House Government Reform Committee. "The drumbeat is going to get louder and louder and louder."...
New Jersey ballot issue goes to high court (10/04/02)
WASHINGTON -- Republicans went to the Supreme Court on Thursday to try to stop New Jersey Democrats from replacing Sen. Robert Torricelli on the Nov. 5 ballot for a re-election race he seemed likely to lose. Control of the Senate could hang on the court's reply...
Former county official admits to taking bribes (10/04/02)
NEWARK, N.J. -- A former county executive admitted Thursday that he took more than $100,000 in bribes while in office and agreed to keep cooperating with a federal corruption probe. Democrat Robert C. Janiszewski, who resigned as Hudson County's top elected official a year ago, pleaded guilty to extorting money as an official and evading taxes on the bribes...
3-year-old dies inside hot car (10/04/02)
ATLANTA -- Police have charged a mother with murder after she left her 3-year-old daughter with Down syndrome strapped in a sweltering car on the first day of her new job. Ashante Burgess died Wednesday shortly after arriving at a hospital, where doctors said her temperature was 108 degrees...
Martha Stewart resigns from stock exchange board (10/04/02)
NEW YORK -- Martha Stewart, under federal investigation on suspicion of insider trading, resigned Thursday from the board of directors of the New York Stock Exchange. "I did not want the media attention currently surrounding me to distract from the important work of the NYSE and thus felt it was appropriate to resign," Stewart said in a statement Thursday. Earlier in the day, she sent a letter of resignation to NYSE chairman and chief executive Dick Grasso before the exchange's board meeting...
Busboy steals identities of wealthy (10/04/02)
NEW YORK -- A restaurant busboy pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing the identities of more than 200 wealthy American celebrities and executives in a bid to loot their bank accounts. But he told the court he acted out of a sick compulsion, not greed. ...
Bush presses Congress to agree on terror insurance (10/04/02)
Senators accuse CIA of withholding facts on Iraq WASHINGTON -- The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Thursday the CIA has not provided information sought by the panel on Iraq, impeding Congress' ability to consider the need for military action...
Talks begin with mediator in port lockout (10/04/02)
SAN FRANCISCO -- With imports blocked and industries feeling the pinch, dockworkers and shipping officials began talks with a federal mediator Thursday to try to resolve a five-day-old West Coast port shutdown. The stalemate has stopped all commercial shipping at 29 ports in California, Oregon and Washington...
Bush's Iraq policy makes headway with U.S. Congress (10/04/02)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush's request for authority to use U.S. force against Iraq advanced in Congress on Thursday, with a House committee voting its approval and Senate leaders predicting wide margins of bipartisan support. "It's up to us today to send a message to the world," said Senate Minority Leader Trent Lott, R-Miss. He predicted Congress would give Bush the authority he wants by next week and "set in motion the beginning of the end of Saddam Hussein."...
People talk 10/04/02 (10/04/02)
McCartney, Starr will head Harrison tribute LONDON -- Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will headline a tribute concert in memory of their late colleague, George Harrison, officials announced Thursday. The show at London's Royal Albert Hall is set for Nov. 29, the first anniversary of his death, and will feature Tom Petty, British pianist Jools Holland, and Ravi Shankar, the sitar virtuoso who greatly influenced Harrison...
Lili loses strength but is bringing rain to Missouri (10/04/02)
Hurricane Lili gave Louisiana's coast a 100 mph battering Thursday that swamped streets, knocked out power and snapped trees. But Lili dwindled to tropical storm strength as it moved inland, leaving residents thankful it was not the monster they were expecting...
Five killed by 'skilled shooter' in Washington, D.C., suburbs (10/04/02)
SILVER SPRING, Md. -- Five people were gunned down one by one in the Washington suburbs in less than 16 hours, and authorities said Thursday they were looking for a "skilled shooter" suspected of felling each victim with a single bullet. While cautioning that the slayings had not definitely been linked, police said it was a strong possibility...
Falwell says Islam's prophet a 'terrorist' (10/04/02)
NEW YORK -- The Rev. Jerry Falwell says "I think Muhammad was a terrorist" in an interview to be broadcast Sunday on the CBS program "60 Minutes." The conservative Baptist minister tells correspondent Bob Simon he has concluded from reading Muslim and non-Muslim writers that Islam's prophet "was a -- a violent man, a man of war."...
Authorities - Terror group behind deadly bombing (10/04/02)
ZAMBOANGA, Philippines -- Philippine authorities vowed Thursday to "cut off the hand" of the Abu Sayyaf, blaming the terror group for a bombing attack that killed three people -- including an American Green Beret -- and injured 25 others. The explosion Wednesday evening shattered an open-air market in Zamboanga. ...
Families of Japanese abductees slam planned N. Korea talks (10/04/02)
TOKYO -- The families of Japanese citizens abducted by North Korea decades ago denounced on Thursday their government's desire to establish diplomatic ties with the communist nation, saying it can't be trusted. Pyongyang's admission last month to Japan's long-held claim that it had kidnapped Japanese citizens in the 1970s and 1980s was a condition Tokyo had set for resuming normalization talks for the first time in two years...
Ivory Coast rebels agree to cease-fire after talks (10/04/02)
OUAKE, Ivory Coast -- Ivory Coast rebels agreed to a cease-fire Thursday in a steamroller offensive that has taken half the country in just over two weeks, West African mediators announced -- saying the way was now clear for peace talks. "They have agreed to a cease-fire," negotiator Mohamed Ibn Chambas told journalists after foreign ministers of five West African nations flew into the heart of rebel-held territory to press for the cease-fire...
Afghan authorities, U.N., try to mediate end to fighting (10/04/02)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Authorities were trying to mediate an end Thursday to the latest outbreak of violence in Afghanistan's troubled north, where rival factions have battled for several days, a U.N. spokesman said. At least five people were injured this week in the northern town of Piruz Nakshir in clashes between forces loyal to Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum and those of his rival Atta Mohammed, U.N. spokesman Manoel de Almeida e Silva said...
Test-tube baby helps save brother's life (10/04/02)
JERUSALEM -- Moments after the Israeli test-tube baby was born, she saved her brother's life. The test-tube baby was genetically selected as an embryo from several produced by her parents -- to make sure her bone marrow matched that of her 4-year-old brother and would help him recover from a serious genetic blood disorder, doctors said Thursday...
Sharon unwavering in his determination to oust Arafat (10/04/02)
JERUSALEM -- Ariel Sharon's troops are practicing bundling Yasser Arafat into a helicopter and whisking him into exile, a drill that underscores the Israeli leader's determination to get rid of his longtime nemesis. Thus far, Sharon has been restrained by opposition from his own security advisers and political pressure from the United States. Still, Sharon's systematic campaign to sideline the Palestinian leader is unlikely to abate even though such moves boost Arafat's popularity...
World briefs 10/04/02 (10/04/02)
TV journalists freed after six days in captivity MANILA, Philippines -- Two Philippine television journalists who disappeared while covering a hostage-taking were freed Thursday after six days in captivity on a southern island known as home to Muslim rebels and bandit groups...
U.N. inspectors reluctant to enter Iraq without new resolution (10/04/02)
UNITEDNATIONS -- U.N. inspectors indicated Thursday they will not resume their search for Iraq's weapons of mass destruction until the Security Council decides whether to adopt a resolution that could give them broad powers. Chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix said he hoped council members would make up their minds quickly. If the rules changed while he was in Iraq, he said, "it would be awkward."...
Nigeria postpones Miss World pageant after Muslim protests (10/04/02)
ABUJA, Nigeria -- Nigeria on Thursday postponed the Miss World pageant until after the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, bowing to Muslim objections and threats to disrupt the contest. Nigeria's first lady, Stella Obasanjo, said Thursday that the pageant will take place Dec. 7 in the capital Abuja, a day after the Muslim fasting month ends, out of "genuine consideration."...
'World's funniest joke' announced (10/04/02)
LONDON -- Drum roll, please -- an online search for the world's funniest joke has produced a winner. In a yearlong experiment called LaughLab, a British psychology professor asked thousands of people around the world to rate the humor value of a list of jokes; they could also add their own favorites...
Nobel committee seeks worthy peace representative (10/04/02)
OSLO, Norway -- The Nobel Peace Prize committee chose its next award winner Thursday, a selection aimed at sending hope to a world still reeling from last year's terrorist attacks on New York and Washington. The choice -- drawn from a widespread field that includes the Salvation Army, Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai and the U.S. Peace Corps -- will be revealed on Oct. 11. As usual, the panel offered no hint of the winner...
Oct. 4 prep football games at a glance (10/04/02)
Jackson (1-3) at Fort Zumwalt West (2-2) Last week: Jackson 34, Graves Co. 12; Fort Zumwalt West 21, Troy Buchanan 18 Last year: Did not play Notes: Jaguars' two losses have been by seven points combined -- a 13-12 loss to Hazelwood East and 6-0 loss to Francis Howell. ...
Jackson becomes the chaser against Zumwalt (10/04/02)
Last year Jackson had opponents chasing the top running back recruit in the state in speedy Mario Whitney. Tonight the Indians get their turn at tracking down the top rushing recruit in Missouri when they visit Fort Zumwalt West and its star running back, Anton Campbell...
Graves Co. bears brunt of Tigers' first loss (10/04/02)
It was apparent Central's Tigers were on a mission Thursday night. The true mission was a bit of a mystery. Was it to prove they could shut down an opponent without leading tackler Jeremiah Dukes? To prove they could win without yardage leader Monroe Hicks playing a lead role on offense?...
EIU is 'unfinished business' in Otahkians' OVC opener (10/04/02)
Revenge will be on Southeast Missouri State University's mind today when the Otahkians host Eastern Illinois in their Ohio Valley Conference soccer opener. The Panthers (4-5-1) ended the Otahkians' magical season last year, upsetting OVC regular-season champion Southeast 1-0 in the championship game of the conference tournament in Cape Girardeau...
'Wildest' rodeo still has family as top goal (10/04/02)
Ask those closest to Cape's Wildest Rodeo and the same word keeps popping up. "Lots of families," Jason Stroup said. "It's a family thing," Jason's wife, Carrie, said. And from coordinator Greg Sparkman: "It's very family oriented." Cape's Family Rodeo?...
Cardinals take 2-0 series lead against Diamondbacks (10/04/02)
PHOENIX -- They battered Randy Johnson and eased past Curt Schilling. The Cardinals headed home needing one victory to finish off the World Series champions Arizona Diamondbacks. But an injury to Scott Rolen dampened the Cardinals' 2-1 triumph over the Diamondbacks on Thursday...
Warner hopes to return in five weeks despite doctors' estimate (10/04/02)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The doctors say Kurt Warner won't be back under center for the Rams for about two months, but the two-time MVP isn't paying any attention to their prognosis. Warner figures it'll take just five weeks for the broken little finger on his throwing hand to heal...
The good and bad of fertilizing trees (10/04/02)
In the not-too-distant past, the "chicken soup" theory of tree fertilization prevailed. It was viewed as a surefire treatment for every tree problem. Even if it didn't work, it couldn't hurt, right? This notion has gradually given way to more contemporary ideas that reflect a better knowledge of tree growth and health...
Ready or not, Augusta needs to let go of its sexist policy (10/04/02)
swilstein In the small, cluttered office of Martha Burk, the woman who set teeth gnashing at the home of the Masters, the most urgent issue of the day is not whether Augusta National Golf Club will allow female members. That will happen sooner or later, whether it comes this month from the pressure she's putting on members who are CEOs of major corporations, or after the Masters next spring when women's groups will probably set up picket lines if the club doesn't change its policy...
FanFare 10/4/02 (10/04/02)
Baseball * The Cardinals might have lost third baseman Scott Rolen for the remainder of the playoffs with an injured left shoulder. Rolen injured his left shoulder when he was clipped by pinch-runner Alex Cintron in the seventh inning of Thursday's 2-1 victory over the Diamondbacks. The initial diagnosis was a sprained shoulder, but further tests were planned in St. Louis today...
Area digest 10/4/02 (10/04/02)
Southeast hosts fall softball event for charity Southeast will host all of the NCAA Division I schools in Missouri for the Missouri Classic Charity Softball Tournament Saturday and Sunday. All funds raised during the annual fall tournament will go to St. Francis Medical Center...
Computer wins every time (10/04/02)
If you read this, you'll soon figure out that I did battle with my computer most of Wednesday and all of Thursday morning. I did not win. If I were a terrorist -- and, Mr. Ashcroft, I am not! -- I wouldn't be hiding my nukes in orphanages to keep U.N. inspectors at bay. I wouldn't be thinking up ways to spray anthrax and smallpox all over my mortal enemy...
Artifacts (10/04/02)
Art by Southeast student on display at Anna ANNA, Ill. -- Art by Leah Ulrich will be on display through October at the Shawnee Community College Anna Center. Ulrich, a Cape Girardeau native who graduated from Jackson High School, is working toward a bachelor of fine arts degree with an emphasis in painting at Southeast Missouri State University. Several of her paintings have been exhibited in juried shows at the University Museum...
Earle - No apologies for 'John Walker's Blues' (10/04/02)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Nashville singer-songwriter Steve Earle hasn't ever been one to avoid controversy. In contrast to patriotism-boosting songs by country artists such as Toby Keith, Earle seeks to understand the enemy on "John Walker's Blues," one of the tunes on his new politically themed album, "Jerusalem," released last week...
Everybody's a critic - 'Possession' (10/04/02)
Three stars Imagine trying to change history. That is what Maud Bailey (Gwyneth Paltrow) and Roland Michell (Aaron Eckhart) try to do in the film "Possession." As Roland is conducting research within the London library, he comes across handwritten notes from Ash (a famous poet played by Jeremy Northam) to an assummed mistress. ...
Arts council shows feature florals, Midwestern art (10/04/02)
"An Inauguration," an exhibit of floral landscape paintings by Charleston, Mo., artist Glenda Manche, will be on display at the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri beginning today and continue through Oct. 25. A retired Postal Service employee, Manche is a member of the Bootheel Regional Art Guild and has studied with Oran, Mo., painter Cleda Curtis. In 1979, she designed the 75th anniversary plate for the National Association of Postmasters National Convention...
NYC artist spent years painting her studio view of Union Square (10/04/02)
For 18 years, Violet Baxter painted the world defined by the windows of her studio overlooking Manhattan's Union Square. In oil and pastels and watercolors she captured the hurly-burly of the square's days and nights, its celebrations and market days. A spark seems to leap from the canvas in some of the nighttime pastels. The watercolor "Coming and Going," in which people seem to disappear into a mist, shimmers...
M.R. Pittman (10/04/02)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- M.R. "Joker" Pittman, 89, of Poplar Bluff died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2002, at Three Rivers Healthcare-North Campus. He was born March 30, 1913, in Whitewater. He married Dorothy Allene Bond in Charleston, Mo., on Oct. 16, 1938. She preceded him in death on March 18, 1946. He married Geraldine M. Harris in Piggott, Ark., on May 11, 1947. She preceded him in death on June 1, 1993...
Mattie Oakes (10/04/02)
PERKS, Ill. -- Mattie Kindle Oakes, 76, of Perks died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2002, at Magnolia Manor Nursing Home in Metropolis, Ill. She was born Sept. 26, 1926, in Ullin, Ill., the daughter of Johnny and Henrietta Shiver Kindle. She was a member of Cypress Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Perks. She had been employed as a dietary worker in a nursing home...
Norman Hoffman (10/04/02)
Norman C. "Bud" Hoffman, 69, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002, at Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born July 7, 1933, in Perry County, Mo., son of Marcellus and Regina Renner Hoffman. Hoffman served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955...
Nelda Hanks (10/04/02)
ORAN, Mo. -- Nelda Hanks, 74, of Oran died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran.
Mary Scheeter (10/04/02)
Mary E. Scheeter, 90, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002, at the Lutheran Home. Lorberg Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Shirley Favier (10/04/02)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Shirley A. Favier, 67, of Perryville died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2002, at her home. She was born Nov. 13, 1934, in Perryville, daughter of Albert R. and Frances E. Schmidt Baylard. She and Thomas "Blackie" Favier were married Sept. 11, 1954. He died July 10, 1986...
Bill Howard (10/04/02)
Bill Howard, 73, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2002, at the Lutheran Home. He was born March 11, 1929, in Marion, Ill., son of Charles Oscar and Jessie Falsom Odum Howard. He and Mary Lou Howard were married Oct. 7, 1967, in St. Charles, Mo...
Births 10/4/02 (10/04/02)
Patrick Son to Timothy Arlon and Robyn Lee Patrick of Sikeston, Mo., Southeast Missouri Hospital, 3:27 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002. Name, Jonah Samuel. Weight, 7 pounds 1/2 ounce. Second child, first son. Mrs. Patrick is the former Robyn Denzien, daughter of Scott and Terri Denzien of Temple, Texas. Patrick is the son of Jimmy and Patty Patrick of East Prairie, Mo. He is employed at Wal-Mart...
Jackson fire report 10/4/02 (10/04/02)
Jackson Saturday, Oct. 4 Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday: A motor vehicle accident on West Jackson Boulevard. An emergency medical service on East Jackson Boulevard. Anhydrous ammonia leak on East Washington. An emergency medical service on Rolling Fields...
Cape police report 10/4/02 (10/04/02)
Cape Girardeau Friday, Oct. 4 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Donna A. Welsh, 41, of 1927 N. Kingshighway, Lot 58, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated...
Jackson police report 10/4/02 (10/04/02)
Jackson Friday, Oct. 4 DWIs Loretta S. Davault, 27, of 1325 Brandom, Apt. 5, was arrested Saturday for driving while intoxicated, failure to keep right and possession of drug paraphernalia. Billy J. Thorne, 25, of 211 A St., Cape Girardeau was issued a summons Sunday for driving while intoxicated...
Out of the past 10/4/02 (10/04/02)
10 years ago: Oct. 4, 1992 Congregation of Trinity Lutheran Church at Egypt Mills celebrates 125th anniversary of church; the Rev. Donald D. Loesch of Immanuel Lutheran Church at Perryville speaks at morning service, and professor Milton H. Riemer of Concordia Lutheran College in Austin, Texas, speaks in afternoon...
Keep politicians out of MU (10/04/02)
By Fred Parry COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The Board of Curators for the University of Missouri is in hot pursuit of a new president to replace Manuel Pacheco, who will vacate his post at the end of this academic year. While this esteemed position has always been reserved for those with lofty academic accomplishments, the university's financial woes in recent years have left many calling for the hiring of a president with highly regarded political or business credentials...
Students here invest in stocks (10/04/02)
By Gerald S. McDougall The Oct. 1 Southeast Missourian contained a very interesting article ("Students play the market with colleges' money) that highlighted a student-managed investment portfolio at the University of Dayton. Such real-life learning activities are not limited to students enrolled on large university campuses or to programs located in urban areas. ...
Some borrowers hit by sluggish economy (10/04/02)
The same U.S. economy that has produced the lowest mortgage interest rates in 40 years also has produced the highest rate of foreclosures and loan delinquencies in the 30 years such records have been kept by the Mortgage Bankers Association of America...
Would-be robbers display evil at its worst (10/04/02)
There are so many senseless acts of violence in our world today that most incidents don't even get much notice unless the death toll is too high to ignore. The attempted bank robbery last week in Norfolk, Neb., was one such assault on innocent lives and on our sense of personal security...
Speak Out A 10/04/02 (10/04/02)
Show off the students LOTS OF time the teachers spend their money on decorations for bulletin boards. There are big bulletin boards in each room to display the students' work, not commercial decorations bought from the store. I cringe when I see a decorated bulletin board that the teacher has decorated on her own. I wish the teachers would let the students display their work...
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