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Combination of factors has led to state's fiscal problems (10/17/02)
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first in a series on the declining fiscal fortunes of Missouri's state government and their effect on delivery of services. By Jack Stapleton Jr. ~ Southeast Missourian JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. ...
Community briefs 10/17 (10/17/02)
First craft fair scheduled at Begg's Pumpkin Patch BLODGETT, Mo. -- A craft fair will be held at Beggs' Pumpkin Patch, located on Highway U near Blodgett from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. For more information, visit www.beggspumpkinpatch.com....
Military news 10/17 (10/17/02)
Culver graduates from basic training FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. -- Army National Guard Pfc. Destiny N. Culver has graduated from basic military training at Fort Leonard Wood in Waynesville, Mo. Culver is the daughter of David and stepdaughter of Lana Andrews of Cape Girardeau...
Community cuisine 10/17 (10/17/02)
Gordonville PTO readies for chili supper GORDONVILLE, Mo. -- The Gordonville Attendance Center Parent Teacher Organization has scheduled its annual "Chili Supper Night" from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday in the school cafeteria on Highway Z in Gordonville...
Alma mater memories - SEMO's oldest alumna is 108 (10/17/02)
SEMO's oldest graduate is 108 By Mark Bliss ~ Southeast Missourian When Julia Townsend Albrecht attended Southeast Missouri State University 86 years ago, it was a rural teachers college with a hitching post next to Academic Hall to tie up students' horses...
Southeast DJ hopes to hip-hop onto national stage (10/17/02)
By Sam Blackwell ~ Southeast Missourian Senior radio broadcasting major Stephen Anderson has taken the concept of networking to the national level. When he graduates from Southeast Missouri State University next June and goes job hunting, at least Black Entertainment Television will know his name...
Interstate 66 project gets boost from Illinois (10/17/02)
ROAD TO PROSPERITY By Mark Bliss ~ Southeast Missourian The Illinois governor's race is breathing new life into plans to bring the proposed Interstate 66 through Cape Girardeau, local officials and civic leaders say...
GOP hopeful brings in bucks (10/17/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Republican officials kept their promise to help Farmington Mayor Kevin Engler raise money after he launched an 11th-hour campaign for state representative. Engler was picked as the replacement Republican nominee in the 106th District on Sept. ...
Benefit ride-a-thon planned for Saturday (10/17/02)
Humans and horses have made a good team for centuries in both working and social relationships. The Mississippi Valley Therapeutic Horsemanship (MVTH) program of Cape Girardeau capitalizes on that special connection by putting people with disabilities together with horses...
Panel - Churches stumble in relating to homosexuals (10/17/02)
People should love more and judge less, said a panel of religious community leaders at a discussion on homosexuality Wednesday at Southeast Missouri State University. "It saddens me deeply when we lose a member of our church over this issue," said Father J. Friedel of the Catholic Campus Ministry. "They sometimes leave because quite often in the church we fail at not loving them enough."...
Marines plan gala to mark 227th birthday (10/17/02)
At the bottom of a press release, as part of the letterhead template, there's a statement that reads, "Join us at 19:00 on the third Thursday of each month." Even when retired, Marines use military time. Once a Marine, always a Marine they say. So, to set the record straight, the U.S. Marine Corps birthday ball will be celebrated at 17:00 hours on Nov. 9 at the Holiday Inn in Cape Girardeau...
Native of Cape to display art in show at library (10/17/02)
It's hard to beat teddy bears and the American flag. Just ask watercolor artist and Cape Girardeau native Anne Lamkin Kinder. While her paintings feature many other items including apples, flowers, toy trucks, books, road signs, rabbits and quilts, Kinder admits that bears and the American colors of red, white and blue are some of her favorite things...
State's retiree policy causes concern (10/17/02)
BENEFITS PLUS PAYCHECKS By Paul Sloca ~ The Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Some state officials are expressing concern over a law that allows state employees to draw retirement benefits while simultaneously receiving state paychecks...
Police - Freeway killing apparent retaliation for recent murder (10/17/02)
ST. LOUIS -- A motorist killed during a rush-hour freeway shooting Wednesday apparently died in retaliation for a local murder in which he was questioned, police said. Three other Interstate 55 motorists were injured, none seriously, by ricocheting bullets...
Oklahoma, feds take aim at meth (10/17/02)
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Six wholesale distributors of pseudoephedrine -- a key ingredient in methamphetamine -- were named Wednesday in a civil lawsuit filed by the state. One of the wholesalers, Thinh Quoc Kieu, also was hit with a three-count federal indictment...
Arthur Andersen hit with probation, $500,000 fine (10/17/02)
HOUSTON -- Already shattered by the Enron scandal, the accounting firm Arthur Andersen was sentenced Wednesday to five years' probation and fined $500,000 for thwarting the federal investigation of the fallen energy giant. The punishment for Andersen's obstruction-of-justice conviction was the maximum allowed under law. Prosecutors had asked for the harshest possible penalty to make an example of the firm...
Sept. 11 relatives seek independent commission (10/17/02)
WASHINGTON -- Tearful relatives of Sept. 11 victims urged White House officials Wednesday not to block Congress' plans to create an independent commission to investigate the attacks. About 10 relatives met on Capitol Hill with lawmakers and two White House officials, Nicholas Calio and Jay Lefkowitz, in an unsuccessful attempt to break a deadlock over the commission...
Confessed spy blames actions on U.S.-Cuba policy (10/17/02)
WASHINGTON -- A senior U.S. intelligence analyst, who confessed to spying for Cuba over 16 years, defiantly rebuked American policies toward Fidel Castro as "cruel and unfair" as she was sentenced Wednesday to 25 years in prison on espionage charges...
Bush backs Israel's right to fight back against Iraq (10/17/02)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush on Wednesday signed a congressional resolution authorizing war against Iraq, and told Prime Minister Ariel Sharon that Israel has a right to retaliate if Saddam Hussein strikes his nation without provocation. "If Iraq attacks Israel tomorrow, I would assume the prime minister would respond," Bush said in remarks that created confusion about his expectations for Israel if America goes to war. "He's got a desire to defend himself."...
Election overhaul bill heads to White House (10/17/02)
WASHINGTON -- The first nationwide election standards plus billions of dollars in new voting equipment, provisional ballots and ID requirements will greet voters in 2004 under a bill Congress passed Wednesday to rectify problems that plagued the 2000 presidential election...
Court debates death row race issue (10/17/02)
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court took up another death penalty issue Wednesday, hearing an appeal from a black man who says the overwhelmingly white jury that put him on Texas' death row was selected on the basis of race. The case may resolve how judges decide if a jury selection was unconstitutionally based on race. The subject has been confusing for lower courts...
Bon Jovi Internet show draws one million fans (10/17/02)
LONDON -- More than a million music fans around the world have watched the Internet broadcast of a Bon Jovi concert in London that kicked off the group's latest tour, organizers said Wednesday. The Sept. 18 concert at the Shepherd's Bush Empire -- Bon Jovi's first European club performance in a decade -- showcased material from their new album, "Bounce," and previous hits such as "Living On A Prayer," "Keep The Faith," and "It's My Life."...
Exercise key in preventing high blood pressure (10/17/02)
The Associated Press CHICAGO -- The government has issued updated guidelines on high blood pressure that emphasize that exercise and diet are often enough to prevent hypertension, even in people at high risk for the disorder. The guidelines also say recent research has cast doubt on the benefit of some products promoted as blood pressure reducers. Calcium supplements and fish oil supplements, for example, show only modest effects, the guidelines say...
North Korea - Secret nukes being made for weapons (10/17/02)
ALONG AXIS OF EVIL By George Gedda ~ The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- In a startling revelation, North Korea has told the United States it has a secret nuclear weapons program in violation of an 1994 agreement with the United States, the White House said Wednesday night...
Witnesses fail to provide enough details for a sketch (10/17/02)
ROCKVILLE, Md. -- People who saw the Washington-area sniper aim, open fire and flee in a white van were not able to give investigators enough details to create a composite sketch, police said Wednesday. It was the latest setback in the hunt for the gunman who has killed nine in two weeks...
Iraq's neighbors want U.S. to give inspectors a chance (10/17/02)
UNITED NATIONS -- The United States came under a barrage of criticism Wednesday as the Security Council held an open debate at the behest of dozens of countries angry with the Bush administration's threat to attack Iraq. U.S. allies in the Middle East, including Kuwait -- invaded by Saddam Hussein's forces in 1990 -- came out against the use of military force in Iraq and called on Washington to give U.N. weapons inspectors a chance to disarm the oil-rich nation...
Saddam claims 100 percent vote count in election (10/17/02)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraq declared Saddam Hussein the winner Wednesday with 100 percent of the votes in a referendum in which he was the sole candidate, perpetuating his two-decade reign and prompting bursts of celebratory gunfire in Baghdad's streets...
India to remove some troops from Pakistan border (10/17/02)
NEW DELHI, India -- India will remove troops from its border with Pakistan except in disputed Kashmir province, the government said Wednesday, in an apparent bid to ease tensions between the nuclear rivals. Defense Minister George Fernandes did not say how many troops would be involved and ruled out a resumption of talks with Pakistan until it deals with Indian charges it sponsors terrorist attacks in its territory...
Yemeni official says tanker was victim of terror attack (10/17/02)
SAN'A, Yemen -- An explosives-laden boat rammed a French oil tanker off Yemen, the interior minister said Wednesday -- the first official Yemeni acknowledgment the ship was the victim of a terror attack reminiscent of the deadly assault on the USS Cole two years ago...
World briefs 10/17/02 (10/17/02)
Jury discharged in trial of Princess Diana's butler LONDON -- A judge halted the theft trial of Princess Diana's butler on Wednesday and dismissed the jury without public explanation. The trial of Paul Burrell, which has filled tabloid pages for 2 1/2 days, is expected to restart at the Old Bailey criminal court today, with a new jury of seven men and five women who were sworn in Wednesday afternoon. They were told the case would last six weeks...
Mediators say Ivory Coast rebels ready to sign truce -- again (10/17/02)
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast -- Rebels controlling the northern half of Ivory Coast agreed Wednesday to a truce with the government they attempted to overthrow, West African mediators said. The deal paved the way for the first meeting between the warring sides Thursday, when the truce was expected to be signed in the rebel-held city of Bouake...
Indonesia pledges crackdown on terror after Bali bombing (10/17/02)
JAKARTA, Indonesia -- Accused of having ignored demands to crack down on terrorism, Indonesia pledged Wednesday to press ahead with tough new security laws and formed an international investigative team to hunt for the culprits in the Bali nightclub bombing...
Malaysian police arrest four figures in Islamic military group (10/17/02)
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Police said Wednesday they had arrested four suspected members of a Southeast Asian Islamic militant group that has links to al-Qaida and is the main suspect in the weekend bombing of a bar in Bali. Inspector-General of Police Norian Mai said the four men were Malaysian members of Jemaah Islamiyah group, which allegedly plotted to bomb the U.S. Embassy and other Western targets in Singapore...
U.S. handing over weapons to struggling military in Afganistan (10/17/02)
BAGRAM, Afghanistan -- U.S. troops are giving confiscated weapons and ammunition to warlords in Afghanistan, a practice that critics say strengthens private militias and undermines attempts to establish a national army. The national army was envisioned as a key to the stability of the fledgling government of President Hamid Karzai, which is under threat from powerful local warlords and wields little influence outside the capital, Kabul...
SEMO Top 10 football poll 10/17/02 (10/17/02)
As determined by area members of the SEMO Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association. Shown with team, first-place votes, total votes, record, last week: 1. North County (15) 225 6-0 1 2. Cape Girardeau Central 210 5-1 2 3. Ste. Genevieve 188 5-1 4...
Seckman knocks Central out of softball postseason (10/17/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Seckman blasted two home runs as it ended Central's softball season Wednesday with a 5-1 victory in a Class 4 sectional game. Kelsey Harmon delivered the big blow for Seckman (26-3) with a three-run blast with two out in the bottom of the second. The home run came after Central's only error of the game allowed the first run to score and kept the inning alive. All four runs in the inning were unearned...
No sweat - ND marches on (10/17/02)
After a nerve-rattling, come-from-behind, 10-inning victory in its district championship game this past weekend, Notre Dame placed a special order Wednesday against Festus: Sectional victory, please. Oh, and hold the suspense. To the Bulldogs' delight, a surprisingly easy 6-0 victory, complete with a four-run first inning, was waiting at the window...
Central junior quarterback has Tigers at full speed (10/17/02)
Deadly by air. Deadly by foot. The Central Tigers' offense is proving to be more than a handful for coaches, and less than an armful for their frustrated defenses. What's a team to do? Try to stop the run, and the Tigers turn to the air. Look to the sky and the confounding Tigers travel by land...
SEMO Top 10 volleyball poll 10/17/02 (10/17/02)
As determined by area members of the SEMO Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association. Shown with team, first-place votes, total votes, record, last week: 1. Notre Dame (11) 128 26-4-1 1 2. Leopold (2) 118 23-2-1 2 3. Farmington 93 14-6 4 4. Ste. Genevieve 92 19-6 3...
Indians' top scorer has sights set on lifting team (10/17/02)
Derek Winans is focused on avoiding a sophomore jinx and helping lead Southeast Missouri State University men's basketball back to prominence -- although not necessarily in that order. Winans broke on to the college basketball scene in a big way last year when the redshirt freshman guard led the Indians in scoring (14.9 ppg) and four other statistical categories while being voted Ohio Valley Conference freshman of the year...
NASCAR's newest winner takes fast track to fame (10/17/02)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Jamie McMurray sat on the couch in his hauler, his hand casually resting on his girlfriend's knee. He smiled and laughed -- even blushed a little -- as he talked about how much his life had changed since he met the woman he calls his good-luck charm just over six months ago...
The week ahead in motorsports 10/17/02 (10/17/02)
WINSTON CUP OLD DOMINION 500
  • Site: Martinsville, Va. n Schedule: Friday, qualifying (Speed Channel, 2:05 p.m.; Sunday, race (NBC, 11 a.m.).
  • Track: Martinsville Speedway (oval, 0.526 miles, 12 degrees banking in turns)...
  • Rams' QB enjoying sudden rise to top of the depth chart (10/17/02)
    ST. LOUIS -- Suddenly, Marc Bulger is somebody. The Rams' third-string quarterback at the start of the season, suddenly elevated by injuries to Kurt Warner and backup Jamie Martin, was named NFC player of the week on Wednesday. His smash debut in the Rams' first victory of the season, 28-13 over the previously unbeaten Raiders on Sunday, saw to that...
    Excitement builds for showdown (10/17/02)
    We have a huge matchup on Saturday when we go against the defending Ohio Valley Conference champion from Eastern Illinois at Houck Stadium. Game time is 1 p.m. Eastern Illinois is ranked seventh in the nation and has won four straight games to stand 4-2 overall and 2-0 in the OVC...
    Old habits are hard to break, but Indians are sure trying (10/17/02)
    Amid the milestone wins and the dramatic finishes, Southeast Missouri State University's football program looks like it's on course to win the other battle. The battle of perception. The perception that Southeast -- where must-see football games and big football seasons are about as regular as July snow storms -- doesn't win...
    Area digest 10/17/02 (10/17/02)
    Southeast women's team goes on the road The Southeast Missouri State University women's soccer team will the long trip to Morehead State on Friday to put an unbeaten league record on the line. Southeast is 2-0 in the Ohio Valley Conference, beating both Eastern Illinois (1-0) and Tennessee Tech (2-1) this season. In the teams' last meeting October 19, Southeast won 7-0...
    Health calendar 10/17 (10/17/02)
    Today Fibromyalgia Support Group meets from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Healing Arts conference room. For information, call 331-5107. Diabetes Support Group meets from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in conference room A at St. Francis Education Center. For information, call 331-5107...
    Pedometers' popularity taking off (10/17/02)
    While the idea of a step-counting machine is 500 years old, the pedometer is now catching on as a solution to a very modern problem. It is the simplest of monitors for the simplest of exercises: walking. As Americans look for easy, cheap and effective ways to fight their sedentary lifestyles, many are strapping these compact digital devices to their belts to motivate them to move more throughout the day. ...
    One particular torch singer (10/17/02)
    Oct. 17, 2002 Dear Pat, We just celebrated my mom's 75th birthday. She's quite remarkable, sings in a jazz band and so far as I know has never had a gray hair. DC has that same gene. Mom just had glamour photos taken of herself to use in the band's publicity. ...
    Bill Aslin (10/17/02)
    DEXTER, Mo. -- Funeral for Bill Aslin of Dexter was held Wednesday at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter. The Rev. Calvin Buhler officiated. Burial was in Walker Cemetery near Bloomfield, Mo. Aslin, 80, died Monday, Oct. 14, 2002, at Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center...
    Herbert Kelley (10/17/02)
    ANNA, Ill. -- Herbert Wayne Kelley, 70, of Anna died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2002, at his home. He was born July 23, 1932, in Anna, son of Jesse and Grace Phillips Kelley. He and Imogene Rogers were married Dec. 3, 1954, in Anna. Kelley retired as head of the alcoholic treatment ward at Choate Mental and Developmental Center...
    Elmer Squires (10/17/02)
    Elmer Squires, 84, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Oct. 14, 2002, at his home. He was born Aug. 10, 1918, at Neelys Landing, Mo., son of Coley and Effie Walker Squires. Squires was a lifelong resident of Missouri. He had worked at International Shoe Co., and was an automobile mechanic...
    Lucille Haynes (10/17/02)
    Lucille E. Haynes, 80, of Whitewater passed away Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2002, at her home. She was born Aug. 21, 1922, south of Whitewater, daughter of John and Clara Ulrich Thoma. She and James "Rex" Haynes were married Feb. 25, 1943, in Cape Girardeau...
    Olive King (10/17/02)
    MOREHOUSE, Mo. -- Olive A. King, 84, of Morehouse died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2002, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston, Mo. She was born March 8, 1918, at Miner, Mo., daughter of Charles and Nettie Fisher Turner. She and Allen "Bud" King were married Dec. 23,1935, in Sikeston. He died June 1, 2000...
    Rhonda Abbott (10/17/02)
    Rhonda Fay Abbott, 48, of Jackson passed away Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2002, at her home. She was born Feb. 12, 1954, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of LeRoy and Anna Hahs Ruch. She and David Abbott were married May 3, 1980. Rhonda was a 1972 graduate of Jackson High School. ...
    Births 10/17/02 (10/17/02)
    Green Daughter to Michael Wayne and Jessica Kay Green of Marble Hill, Mo., Southeast Missouri Hospital, 9:32 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2002. Name, Mackenzie Jo. Weight, 7 pounds 7 ounces. First child. Mrs. Green is the former Jessica Warfield, daughter of Clarence and Diane Warfield of Perryville, Mo. She is employed at Cape Girardeau Police Department. Green is the son of Floyd and Jean Green of Marble Hill. He is employed at S&W Cabinets in Chaffee, Mo...
    Cape police report 10/17/02 (10/17/02)
    Cape Girardeau Thursday, Oct. 17 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Shawn C. McCormick, 40, of 404 N. Lincoln, Apt. 47, Scott City, Mo., was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident...
    Cape fire report 10/17 (10/17/02)
    Cape Girardeau Thursday, Oct. 17 Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday: At 12:50 a.m., a medical assist at 419 S. Hanover. At 8:24 a.m., a vehicle fire on Interstate 55. At 8:35 a.m., a motor vehicle accident on Interstate 55. At 1:15 p.m., a motor vehicle accident on Interstate 55...
    Out of the past 10/17/02 (10/17/02)
    10 years ago: Oct. 17, 1992 Ste. Genevieve is one of 11 cities and counties in state that are running local option issues to allow riverboat gambling on Nov. 3 ballot; if they pass, local options will take effect only if voters statewide approve Proposition A, which would allow gambling on Mississippi and Missouri rivers...
    From goofing off to lifting off (10/17/02)
    As children, our parents tell us we can do anything we set our minds to, from becoming the first female president of the United States to starting center fielder for the St. Louis Cardinals. Space shuttle pilot Duane Carey proves their point exceptionally well...
    Not too late to make a difference (10/17/02)
    They say helping others feeds the soul. If that's the case, then Make a Difference Day offers a smorgasbord. No single day promotes helping others more than the national event that encourages volunteers to undertake community-based projects that address local problems...
    Speak out 10/17 (10/17/02)
    TO HEAR these local liberals repeat their hate and bias in Speak Out as if it were their idea or they just hatched is pathetic as they absorb the talking heads' hate, attacking the president as a warmonger or wanting to jump start the economy with an engagement with Iraq or to get their oil or to get his party elected or help out his big corporate buddies. ...
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