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Stories from Saturday, October 5, 2002

The search for snowflakes (10/05/02)
Little girls stared at the numbers stuck to their leotards as dance teacher Jackie Robertson announced who will be snowflakes or angels or mice or butterflies in the upcoming production of "The Great Russian Nutcracker" at the Show Me Center. Small squeals and gasps escaped as their numbers were called...
Cape police, firefighters get industry of the year award (10/05/02)
In a post-Sept. 11 appreciation for police and firefighters, the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce has awarded its Commitment to Excellence Award to the city's police and fire departments, making it the first time that the accolade has been bestowed on groups that aren't involved in manufacturing...
Southeast listed as 'hidden treasure' (10/05/02)
Southeast Missouri State University was recently named one of the nation's 30 "hidden treasures" in education, according to university president Dr. Ken Dobbins. Speaking at the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce's First Friday Coffee, Dobbins said Southeast was listed in the 2003 edition of Kaplan Inc.'s "The Unofficial, Unbiased Insider's Guide to the 320 Most Interesting Colleges." He said the book, published this summer, is one of two commonly used by guidance counselors to help students select a post-secondary institution.. ...
Hearing waived in embezzling case (10/05/02)
A former employee of the Cape Girardeau County Juvenile Office charged with embezzling more than $97,000 from local schools waived her right to a preliminary hearing Friday morning in associate circuit court. Robin Whitson, 38, of Cape Girardeau was charged Sept. 11 with depositing 10 checks meant for the Cape Girardeau and Jackson public schools into her own account at the Cape Regional Credit Union...
Man leads deputies to capture burglars after chase (10/05/02)
A rural Cape Girardeau County man didn't like it when two burglars tried to run him over in front of his home Thursday afternoon, so he and his father-in-law got in his truck and drove after them. "With them robbing my house, I just felt violated," said Charles Gass, who lives near Pocahontas. "But the main thing that got me mad was they tried to run me over in my front yard."...
SIU faculty calls for federal mediator in pay dispute (10/05/02)
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Students, parents and fans attending this weekend's homecoming events at Southern Illinois University may notice professors distributing leaflets suggesting the school is funding a "bloated administration" over education. Members of the school's faculty union will distribute the orange flyers today during the homecoming parade and home football game, professor Morteza Daneshdoost, president of the group, said Friday...
Anti-abortion group plans to oppose ballot measure (10/05/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- An anti-abortion group is opposing a ballot measure to increase tobacco taxes because of concerns that some of the money could be used for abortion services. Missouri Right To Life, the state's largest anti-abortion group, said Friday the ballot measure does not contain legal protections to prevent the money from being used for such things as abortion counseling or referrals...
Potential jurors had some brushes with pharmacist (10/05/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Some people who had a close brush with Robert Courtney's scheme to dilute cancer drugs were at his civil trial on Friday -- in the jury pool. As attorneys sifted potential jurors to hear the lawsuit brought by a cancer patient against Courtney and two drug companies, juror No. 37 piped up, saying he got chemotherapy from Courtney's pharmacy about two years ago, though his doctor told him it was different than the medication Courtney was accused of diluting...
St. Louis leaders press area's case for road money (10/05/02)
CLAYTON, Mo. -- The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission postponed a discussion of a new way to allocate highway money as St. Louis leaders objected Friday to any formula that would reduce funding for their region. "If they want the support of the St. Louis region for future efforts, they can't continuously slap us in the face," said St. Louis County Executive Buzz Westfall. "We're not asking for a larger slice of the pie. We're asking that our slice remain the same."...
St. Louis interests blast split in road funding (10/05/02)
CLAYTON, Mo. -- It's back to the drawing board on a new policy for distributing state transportation funds after St. Louis-area interests on Friday blasted proposals they said would unfairly strip the region of revenue for the benefit of rural Missouri...
Church wins settlement in arson suit (10/05/02)
STEELVILLE, Mo. -- An insurance company sued after it refused to pay a claim for a church destroyed by arson has settled the case. The fire on Jan. 17 last year destroyed the Rivers of Life Fellowship Church on the outskirts of Steelville, about 100 miles southwest of St. Louis. Damage was estimated at $800,000, and investigators said the fire was set with flammable liquid...
Negotiators reach deal on legislation to overhaul voting (10/05/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Sen. Kit Bond insists he loves dogs. And respects the dearly departed. But not so much they should be registered to vote. "Protecting the integrity of the ballot box is important to all Americans, but especially to Missouri because of my state's sad history of widespread vote fraud," the Republican said Friday as he celebrated a deal reached by House and Senate negotiators on legislation aimed at improving elections...
Region/state digest 10/05/02 (10/05/02)
Regulators, Laclede reach agreement on upping rate ST. LOUIS -- Customers of Laclede Gas Co. will see their average monthly bills increase by $1.80 after the utility reached a settlement with the Missouri Public Service Commission. The rate increase that takes effect Nov. 1 should total $14 million, but the company said it wouldn't seek another rate increase for 16 months...
Part of Lambert Airport evacuated Friday (10/05/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Security officials evacuated the East Terminal and D concourse at Lambert Airport on Friday after a screener identified a small knife in a piece of luggage but was unable to stop the passenger before the person had left the screening area...
Washington University receives collection of famed filmmaker (10/05/02)
ST. LOUIS -- The late documentary filmmaker Henry Hampton spent a lifetime compiling the history of America's epic times -- the civil rights movement, the Great Depression, the life of Malcolm X, among others -- for delivery to television viewers. Now Hampton's prodigious body of work, consisting of tens of thousands of films, audio tapes and musical recordings, manuscripts and photographs, is in the custody and care of his alma mater, Washington University, the institution that propelled a moody young man depressed by polio onto a path of eternal curiosity.. ...
Judge OKs $47 million settlement in class-action discrimination (10/05/02)
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. -- After a nationwide rent-to-own company changed hands in 1998, female employees were demoted, fired, made to work in high-crime inner-city store locations, and subjected to "intrusive tests" about sex, religion and personal bathroom habits...
Feds close defect investigation into Crown Victoria police veh (10/05/02)
The Associated Pres WASHINGTON -- A 10-month federal investigation ended Thursday without finding a defect in the Ford Crown Victoria police cars linked to the fiery deaths of a dozen officers. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the car exceeds federal standards for fuel system safety and the rate of fires was not much greater than with Chevrolet Caprice police cars...
FBI- Accused gunman scouted U.N. (10/05/02)
NEW YORK -- An Illinois postal worker accused of shooting a pistol outside the United Nations while denouncing "the plight of the North Korean people" had scouted the area on a previous trip, court documents revealed Friday. Steve Kim, 57, a naturalized citizen from Des Plaines, Ill., also had eaten little for two days before the shooting incident because he felt it would improve his survival prospects if he was shot and needed surgery, according to the documents...
Steel cross draws supporters at Ground Zero (10/05/02)
NEW YORK -- Jane Pollicino stood Friday beneath the cross-shaped steel beam at Ground Zero, her late husband's name on a bracelet around her wrist. "This is clearly a message from God, that he was always there for us," she said, looking up at the cross that improbably survived the Sept. 11 terrorist attack at the World Trade Center. "A message to keep having faith."...
Ex-smoker awarded $28 billion by jury in punitive damages (10/05/02)
LOS ANGELES -- A jury awarded a record-shattering $28 billion in punitive damages Friday to a 64-year-old former smoker who sued Philip Morris Inc. for fraud and negligence. Analysts said the verdict will almost certainly be reduced on appeal. But the jaw-dropping amount suggested growing hostility toward the tobacco industry...
Abuse charges shadow career of comedian (10/05/02)
HUNTINGTON, N.Y. -- Paula Poundstone says she can't hide from her arrest last year on child abuse charges as she tries to resume her standup comedy career. "I am not a victim," Poundstone told Newsday before an appearance Friday night at a small club on Long Island, part of a three-day swing through the Northeast this weekend. "I am absolutely responsible for what has happened in my life, and it is safe to say there has been some unfairness."...
Man at sea two months found by Coast Guard (10/05/02)
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- A Florida man who says he was lost at sea for more than two months was rescued 40 miles off the coast. The Coast Guard reached Terry Watson, 43, on Thursday. Emaciated and weak, Watson was suffering from dehydration, delusion and shock, officials said...
'Defining day' heralded against terrorism (10/05/02)
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Hailing a "defining day" in the fight against terrorism, Attorney General John Ashcroft announced the arrests of four people in Oregon and Michigan on Friday on charges of conspiring to wage war on the United States and support al-Qaida. Two other suspects were being sought overseas...
Unemployment falls unexpectedly as jobs still lost (10/05/02)
WASHINGTON -- The nation's unemployment rate unexpectedly dropped to 5.6 percent in September, even as the economy lost jobs for the first time in five months, highlighting the difficulties some workers and businesses are confronting given the uneven economic recovery...
Police link D.C. death to Maryland sniper slayings, seek two su (10/05/02)
ROCKVILLE, Md. -- Police linked a sixth death to the sniper killings of five Maryland residents and said Friday the same high-powered rifle was used to kill at least four of the victims. Police were searching for two men -- a shooter and a driver -- in the slayings and investigating whether a seventh shooting outside a Virginia store was part of the same terrifying crime spree...
Feds- Smallpox vaccine should be rolled out slowly (10/05/02)
WASHINGTON -- Top federal health officials said Friday they favor offering the smallpox vaccine in stages: first to all who work in hospital emergency rooms, then to about 10 million health care and emergency workers, and eventually to the general public...
Bush to give nationally televised speech on Iraq (10/05/02)
BOSTON -- In the run-up to key congressional votes, President Bush will argue his case against Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein in a rare evening speech Monday. White House spokesman Ari Fleischer said the speech, in Cincinnati, Ohio, will be newsworthy, but he stopped short of calling it a major address and did not promise any new policy or evidence about Saddam's wrongdoings...
Pennsylvania commission hears testimony about mine safety (10/05/02)
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. -- A commission formed after the mining disaster that left nine men stranded underground for three days heard testimony that better maps could help prevent future accidents. The Quecreek Mine accident in July was blamed on an outdated map that led miners to breach a water-filled abandoned mine they thought was 300 feet away...
Lindh sentenced to 20 years after tearful plea to forgive (10/05/02)
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- John Walker Lindh, whose discovery as a U.S.-born Taliban fighter startled the nation, received a 20-year sentence Friday after condemning Osama bin Laden and his terrorist network during a sobbing, halting plea for forgiveness. U.S. ...
Skull, bones determined to be from 9-year-old girl (10/05/02)
WENTWORTH, N.C. -- Bone fragments and a skull found on a rural property are the remains of a 9-year-old girl who vanished after her parents were fatally shot in their home seven weeks ago, authorities said Friday. Investigators said they have not made any arrests but would like to talk with a man now in Canadian custody whose rented house and mobile home in Rockingham County were recently searched...
Man pleads guilty to taking shoe bomb onboard airplane (10/05/02)
BOSTON -- Richard Reid pleaded guilty with a laugh Friday to trying to blow up a trans-Atlantic flight with explosives hidden in his shoes, and he declared his hatred for America and his loyalty to Osama bin Laden. "Basically I got on the plane with a bomb," Reid said, alternately defiant and flippant. "Basically I tried to ignite it. Basically, yeah, I intended to damage the plane."...
Storm leaves Louisiana in muck, misery (10/05/02)
POINTE AUX CHENES, La. -- Tropical Storm Lili spun out of Louisiana early Friday, leaving behind a trail of muck and misery as residents contended with widespread wind and flood damage and the prospect of days without power. Lili lost strength Thursday after coming ashore at Marsh Island as a Category 2 hurricane packing 100 mph winds. Officials breathed a collective sigh of relief that there were only a handful of injuries and no reported storm-related deaths along the Gulf Coast...
World digest 10/05/02 (10/05/02)
Prosecutors: Terrorists planned to blow up jet PARIS -- French prosecutors believe terrorists wanted to blow up a Moroccan passenger jet last week, judicial officials said Friday. Anti-terrorism prosecutors opened a criminal investigation Friday following the discovery of explosives on a Royal Air Maroc airplane after it landed in eastern France on Sept. 25...
Envoys work to close cease-fire in Ivory Coast (10/05/02)
YAMOUSSOUKRO, Ivory Coast -- West African peacemakers struggled to hold together a cease-fire deal Friday in divided Ivory Coast -- while rebels accused loyalists of readying their long-threatened counterattack under cover of truce talks. One of the top mediators said the agreement would be signed Saturday in the town of Tiebissou, 20 miles north of the capital Yamoussoukro. There was no immediate comment from the government...
Two years after Milosevic, many Serbs disenchanted as election (10/05/02)
BELGRADE, Yugoslavia -- Toppling Slobodan Milosevic was easy, or so it seems now to Dusan Antonic, who took part in the revolt against the former president two years ago Friday. But now Antonic and many other disenchanted Serbs face the difficult decision of who to vote for among those who would be Milosevic's successors in the coming Serbian presidential elections...
Pakistan, India conduct tit-for-tat missile tests (10/05/02)
NEW DELHI, India -- Pakistan and India, nuclear-armed rivals who came to the brink of war only four months ago, staged tit-for-tat missile tests Friday, increasing tensions and raising fears of a renewed arms race. India's government called Pakistan's test a publicity stunt ahead of next week's general elections, the first since a 1999 military coup...
Sinn Fein raided to find secret British documents (10/05/02)
BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- Police searching for stolen British documents raided Sinn Fein properties and arrested four people Friday, fueling demands for the Irish Republican Army-linked party to be expelled from Northern Ireland's administration...
A year later, battle-weary Afghans seeking end to war on terror (10/05/02)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Akhter Mohammed slipped his holstered pistol on his shoulder and recalled a brutal battle against the Taliban, fighting side by side with U.S. Special Forces. They were brave, heroic, he said. But now he wants America to leave the battlefield behind and begin rebuilding his homeland...
Troops blow up cache of bombs buried in riverbed (10/05/02)
BAGRAM, Afghanistan -- U.S. troops have destroyed the largest cache of explosives yet found in Afghanistan -- hundreds of 500-pound bombs buried in a dry riverbed near Kandahar, the military said Friday. The cache of 420 air-to-ground bombs was found in the Dori River channel last month, but it took munitions experts weeks to examine the explosives and decide how to deal with them, Air Force Maj. Steve Clutter said...
Deals with farmers produce little change in coca production (10/05/02)
BOGOTA, Colombia -- A U.S.-funded aid program under which farmers were to have destroyed their own cocaine-producing crops has fallen fall short of its goals, U.S. officials said. The bleak assessment of the results of the initiative to provide coca farmers with an alternative to growing drug crops comes as the United States and the Colombian government embark on an all-out blitz to eradicate coca crops in the southern region...
Campbell's TDs send Jackson to fourth defeat (10/05/02)
O'FALLON, Mo. -- Michigan-bound Anton Campbell scored four touchdowns to lead host Fort Zumwalt West to a 33-7 victory over Jackson on Friday night. The Jaguars improved to 3-2 while Jackson fell to 1-4. Campbell introduced himself early, scoring on a 59-yard run on Zumwalt's first possession of the game. The extra point failed and the Jaguars led 6-0...
Rams' big pass plays beat rival Red Devils (10/05/02)
Scott City beat Chaffee at their own game Friday night. The passing game, that is. On the strength of two big passing plays -- a 50-yard strike and a 20-yard touchdown pass, both to 6-foot-6 senior Chad Weatherspoon -- host Scott City squeaked out a 14-6 win over its Scott County rival...
Oct. 4 high school football scores (10/05/02)
Friday's Games Fort Zumwalt West 33, Jackson 7 Sikeston 14, Farmington 7 Malden 28, Charleston 27 New Madrid Co. Central 41, Caruthersville 10 Dexter 47, East Prairie 0 Portageville 27, Kennett 17 Scott City 14, Chaffee 6 Hayti 49, Brentwood 0...
ND softball team wins big at Park Hills Central (10/05/02)
Notre Dame unleashed three home runs among its 20 hits as it routed Park Hills Central 26-1 on the road. Notre Dame (17-6) took a 2-0 lead into the third inning but saw Stacy Schwartz and Laura Weissmueller belt back-to-back home runs in a six-run outburst. The Bulldogs added six more runs in the fourth and 12 in the fifth...
Southeast follows breakthrough win with test by TSU (10/05/02)
Tennessee State comes to Cape Girardeau as one of the Ohio Valley Conference's most disappointing teams so far this season. But don't let the Tigers' 1-4 record fool you. Tennessee State, according to Southeast Missouri State University coach Tim Billings, could be one of the most talented squads the Indians will face all year...
Southeast starts new season with big weekend (10/05/02)
Southeast Missouri State University roller hockey club team will begin its fourth year of Great Plains Roller Hockey today against the University of Missouri-St. Louis at 1 p.m. at the All American Sports Complex in St. Louis. The league runs through Nov. 16, with each team playing 2-3 games a weekend. After the Nov. 16 weekend the league takes a break until Feb. 1, when it comes back for two more weeks...
Otahkians open OVC schedule with shutout (10/05/02)
Southeast Missouri State University and Eastern Illinois are regarded as the Ohio Valley Conference's top two women's soccer teams -- and they did nothing to dispel that Friday night. The squads slugged it out on virtually even terms for nearly 90 minutes, but a late Southeast goal lifted the Otahkians to a 1-0 victory...
Linemen Cowell, Knoth quietly keep teams' offenses moving (10/05/02)
Life in the trenches can be a thankless job. They protect the quarterback and open holes for the running back, but they often go unnoticed. In fact, an offensive lineman might be doing his best job when his number isn't called. So for local linemen playing in college -- like Perryville's Nick Cowell and Central's Craig Knoth -- the fact that no few know them outside of they're teammates means they are doing their jobs...
Seniors begin championship chase today (10/05/02)
As many as 300 bowlers from across Missouri are expected today for the start of the Missouri Seniors Doubles and Singles Tournament at West Park Lanes in Cape Girardeau. The event, hosted by the Cape Girardeau Women's Bowling Association for the first time in several years, will be held over three weekends. Events begin at 10 a.m. today and Sunday and again Oct. 12 and 13. The final round will be Oct. 19...
Sooners face first true road test at MU (10/05/02)
OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Missouri Tigers are off to a good start, led by a talented young quarterback and a defense that leads the Big 12 in turnover margin. Now comes a real test -- a visit tonight by No. 3 Oklahoma in the Big 12 opener for both teams...
World champions try to avoid first-round sweep (10/05/02)
ST. LOUIS -- On top of the baseball world a year ago, the situation has become dire for the Arizona Diamondbacks. The defending World Champions face elimination in their first-round playoff series against the Cardinals, and with no Randy Johnson or Curt Schilling to bail them out in Game 3 tonight. Miguel Batista will get the call when Arizona tries to avoid a three-game sweep...
Angels take 2-1 series lead over Yankees (10/05/02)
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The New York Yankees just can't put away these Anaheim Angels. Now, it's the four-time defending AL champions who are one loss from going home in early October. Darin Erstad hit a tiebreaking double in the eighth inning and Tim Salmon followed with a two-run homer as the Angels again rallied, overcoming a five-run deficit to beat the Yankees 9-6 on Friday night...
FanFare 10/5/02 (10/05/02)
Briefly Basketball
  • 76ers guard Allen Iverson hurt his finger during practice and was taken to the hospital for tests to determine the severity of the injury. Coach Larry Brown said Iverson jammed the middle finger on his right hand...
  • Billie Burch (10/05/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Billie M. "Nana" Burch, 88 of Sikeston died Friday, Oct. 4, 2002, at her home. She was born Oct. 8, 1913, in Lanty, Ark., daughter of William and Lillie Etta Hall Montgomery. She and Ardie Morgan Burch were married Dec. 8, 1934, and he died April 8, 1968...
    Vernita Bles (10/05/02)
    KELSO, Mo. -- Vernita Marie Bles, 81, of Kelso died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Aug. 20, 1921, at Kelso, daughter of John William and Clara Mary Seyer Compass. She and George Sylvester Bles were married April 30, 1946, at Kelso...
    Bill Howard (10/05/02)
    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...
    William Levan (10/05/02)
    WOLF LAKE, Ill. -- William P. "Bill" Levan, 81, of Wolf Lake went to be with the Lord Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale, Ill. He was born June 26, 1921, in Jackson County, Ill., son of Peter M. and Emma Crisler Levan. He and Lillian Dietz were married Jan. 11, 1941, in Cape Girardeau...
    Thomas Hanney III (10/05/02)
    ANNA, Ill. -- The funeral for Thomas M. Hanney III of Anna will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Lutz and Rendleman Funeral Home in Anna. The Rev. Scott Harner will officiate. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery at Dongola, Ill. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday...
    Nelda Hanks (10/05/02)
    ORAN, Mo. -- Nelda Maxine Hanks, 74, of Oran died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born April 26, 1928, at Gideon, Mo., daughter of James Harrison and Hattie Irene Ray Shaffer. Hanks was a nurse, having worked at Chaffee General Hospital and retiring from the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was a member of Morley Baptist Church at Morley, Mo...
    Roma Cato (10/05/02)
    ADVANCE, Mo. -- Roma Lee Cato, 79, of Advance died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born April 23, 1923, at Swinton, Mo., daughter of Presley and Anna Warren Delay. She and Truman Cato were married March 1, 1946, in Cape Girardeau...
    William Elliott (10/05/02)
    POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- William Joe Elliott, 63, of Poplar Bluff died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002, at his home. He had been in declining heath for several years. He was born Jan. 19, 1939, in Delta, Mo. He was retired from the U.S. Navy. Survivors include a son, Michael K. Elliott of DeQuincy, La.; two brothers, Jack Weissinger of Benton, Mo., and Jerry Young of St. Ann, Mo.; two sisters, Verna Hanna of Cape Girardeau and Barbara Jean King of Alvord, Texas...
    Bill Asbridge (10/05/02)
    Bill F. Asbridge, 77, of Scott City died Friday, Oct. 4, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born May 3, 1925, in Dyersburg, Tenn., son of William and Beatrice Blackwell Asbridge. He and Pauline G. Miller were married Feb. 11, 1982, in Collins-ville, Ill...
    The Rev. Fletcher Hill (10/05/02)
    MCCLURE, Ill. -- The Rev. Fletcher V. Hill, 85, of Rockford, Ill., died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002, in Rockford. He was born May 29, 1917, in McClure, son of John and Allie Chapman Hill. He and Anna Teich were married Aug. 21, 1941, in Chicago. Survivors include a son; three daughters; a brother, Miles Hill of McClure; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren...
    Cora Musgrave (10/05/02)
    Cora Lee Musgrave, 93, died Friday, Oct. 4, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center. Lorberg Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
    Wallace Howard (10/05/02)
    CROWDER, Mo. -- Wallace Reed Howard, 81, of Crowder died Friday, Oct. 4, 2002, at Bertrand Nursing Facility at Bertrand, Mo. He was born Sept. 19, 1921, at Crowder, son of John Thomas and Mollie May Howard. He and Margie Wigington were married May 15, 1959, at Vanduser, Mo...
    Dolphie Fisher Jr. (10/05/02)
    MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Funeral for Dolphie L. "Lee" Fisher Jr. of Foley, Mo., was held Sept. 27, 2002, at Fairmount General Baptist Church in St. Peters, Mo. The Revs. Johnny Gipson and Roy Stanfill officiated. Burial was in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery...
    Sheriff's report 10/05/02 (10/05/02)
    Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department Saturday, Oct. 5The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Thomas W. Wilcox, 31, of Cape Girardeau was arrested Sept. 28 on suspicion of driving while intoxicated...
    Driver hurt in wreck near Scott City (10/05/02)
    A Portageville, Mo., woman sustained moderate injuries Friday in an accident near Scott City on Interstate 55. Cherish Simmons, 27, was taken to St. Francis Medical Center after the 5:25 p.m. accident. It occurred 4 miles south of Scott City. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, Simmons' southbound vehicle ran off the road and overturned...
    Police report 10/05/02 (10/05/02)
    Cape Girardeau Saturday, Oct. 5The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests A 15-year-old male was cited to juvenile court Thursday for resisting arrest...
    Fire report 10/05/02 (10/05/02)
    Cape Girardeau Saturday, Oct. 5 Firefighters responded Thursday to the following calls: At 7:13 p.m., alarm at 2825 Bloomfield. At 7:43 p.m., extrication at County Road 441. At 7:57 p.m., emergency medical service at William and Sprigg...
    Out of the past 10/5/02 (10/05/02)
    10 years ago: Oct. 5, 1992 At least 75 percent of property owners at Twin Lakes subdivision, west of Cape Girardeau, are asking city to annex 155-acre tract; Ray Miller, president of Twin Lake Homeowners Association, says residents of subdivision are requesting annexation to assure adequate water and sewer service and police and fire protection...
    Small towns are counting on levee plan (10/05/02)
    By Joe Sorrells EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- I laughed at first and then became a little angry after reading the guest column, "Stop politics, support real solutions," by Judith Cureton in the Sept. 25 Southeast Missourian. I am one of those residents of East Prairie. ...
    Old bridge holds up well to heavy traffic (10/05/02)
    Tales of rust chunks falling on bridge workers' heads and the sight of a bridge beam held up with a chain -- even though that beam isn't load-bearing -- certainly didn't increase motorists' confidence in the Mississippi River bridge at Cape Girardeau...
    New procedures aim at domestic violence (10/05/02)
    Because families and society can't deal with this problem, law enforcement must. That's where Cape Girardeau County's prosecuting attorney, Morley Swingle, comes in. Those who read this newspaper or have met Swingle in person know that he's not satisfied with handling only the expected parts of his job. He's an accomplished writer of legislation, law journal articles and now a historical fiction novel...
    Speak Out A 10/05/02 (10/05/02)
    Stop partisan politics THIS IS a time we should all pull together. After Sept. 11, 2001, we were all on the same side. Now they're using politics to divide us. We want a country united. We don't want to be divided. Stop playing partisan politics. I'm sick of it...
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