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Lipke closes financial gap against Miller (10/18/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- In just one month, Republican Scott Lipke nearly erased the substantial financial advantage previously held by Democrat Chuck Miller in the contest for the 157th District seat in the House of Representatives. His account dwindled after winning a competitive GOP primary, Lipke had about $15,300 less on hand than Miller as of Aug. ...
Body of slain Campbell man found in ditch (10/18/02)
CAMPBELL, Mo. -- A person picking up aluminum cans Wednesday afternoon along WW Highway a half mile north of Campbell, discovered the body of Damon R. Allen, 37, of Campbell in a concrete drainage ditch. An investigation of the death is being conducted by the Dunklin County Major Case Squad, which consists of members of the Dunklin County Sheriff's Office, Dunklin County Prosecutors Office, Missouri Highway Patrol, and Kennett and Malden police...
Three jailed on drug charges (10/18/02)
A search warrant served Tuesday by Cape Girardeau police turned up the makings of a meth lab at an apartment on Broadway and has put three people behind bars on drug charges. Kristi V. McNeely, 27, and David B. Branum, 45, both of 716 Broadway, Apt. 2, Cape Girardeau, each face four drug-related felonies and one misdemeanor of possession of drug paraphernalia...
Misunderstanding surrounds state tax laws, policies (10/18/02)
Editor's note: This is the second 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. -- It becomes extremely difficult for the public and those seeking public office to overcome widely held beliefs on the subject of state finances...
'Great big gut' goes away after successful gastric bypass (10/18/02)
Two months after his gastric bypass surgery, the impact of Bruce Melvin's new, leaner look became abundantly clear as he stood behind his lawn mower, his now-oversized pants bunched up around his now-thinner ankles. "They just fell off," said Melvin, a 6-foot-2-inch tall Cape Girardeau resident who is 230 pounds six months after he weighed 317. ...
SEMO cheerleaders, football players treat Blanchard to rally (10/18/02)
Southeast Missouri State University football players and cheerleaders took time out from their homecoming preparations Thursday to hold a pep rally for students at Blanchard Elementary. The rally inspired plenty of enthusiasm for the university's homecoming this weekend, but also carried an important message for students: Stay in school...
Regents to consider budget cuts, restructuring (10/18/02)
The board of regents is set to approve budget cuts and restructuring moves today that Southeast Missouri State University officials say will save the school nearly half a million dollars this fiscal year. "We are at a place that we need to approve this budget if we are going to get it in balance," said Don Dickerson, president of the board of regents...
Candidates for state office speak at forum (10/18/02)
All five state representative candidates in the 157th and 158th districts oppose the tobacco tax measure on the Nov. 5 ballot. At a candidates' forum Thursday, they questioned how the money would be spent and said they opposed new taxes. Proposition A on the ballot would raise taxes on cigarettes to 72 cents a pack from the current 17 cents and raise other tobacco taxes by 20 percent. Supporters say most of the money would go to health-care programs...
Business leaders hear tax debates on tobacco issue (10/18/02)
LAKE OZARK, Mo. -- Both sides in the debate over a proposed $342 million tax increase on tobacco products made their cases to state business leaders on Thursday. Citizens for a Healthy Missouri, a coalition of health-care organizations, is sponsoring the tax measure, which appears on the Nov. ...
Former Southwest Baptist student acquitted in deaths (10/18/02)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Sobs of grief and shock filled the courtroom Thursday as a judge acquitted a former Southwest Baptist University football player of involuntary manslaughter and assault in a wreck that killed three fellow students and permanently injured another...
Verdict may not mean money for pharmacist's victims (10/18/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- In the quest for Robert R. Courtney's millions, even his father's house isn't safe. Federal prosecutors have moved to seize the house, owned by Courtney and valued at $285,000. Private attorneys are after some of the $71 million in insurance that Courtney and his pharmacy carried during the 1990s...
Unhallowed Halloween (10/18/02)
Churches deal with holiday's pagan connections By Laura Johnston ~ Southeast Missourian Questions about eternity, the afterlife and evil arise this month when children dress in costumes as the devil, angels, witches and others to celebrate Halloween...
With little fanfare, Stewart makes brief appearance (10/18/02)
HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Most celebrities who came to the International Home Furnishings Market -- Jaclyn Smith, Kevin Sorbo, Lauren Bacall -- arrived with some fanfare, with news releases promoting their appearances. But Martha Stewart slipped into town quietly Wednesday and addressed only a select crowd of furniture retailers. She made a few comments about her new furniture line to reporters and did not take any questions...
Attorney- Soldier discharged after bisexual claim (10/18/02)
RALEIGH, N.C. -- A soldier who tried for more than two years to resign, claiming he is bisexual, has been discharged from the Army, according to his attorney. The Army had turned down at least four resignation requests by Capt. David Donovan, and suggested the 17-year veteran was lying to get out of his active duty obligation...
CIA director- Al-Qaida ready to strike again against Americans (10/18/02)
WASHINGTON -- CIA director George Tenet told lawmakers Thursday that recent attacks overseas suggest that al-Qaida is poised to strike once more against Americans -- possibly in the United States. Following recent terrorist attacks in Kuwait and Indonesia, "you must make the assumption that al-Qaida is in an execution phase and intends to strike us both here and overseas," Tenet said. "That's unambiguous as far as I'm concerned."...
Agriculture Department says some recalled meat entered schools (10/18/02)
WASHINGTON -- Some of the 27 million pounds of meat linked to a listeria outbreak ended up in the federal lunch program, the Agriculture Department said Thursday. The department purchased nearly 1.8 million pounds of Wampler Foods' turkey meat for distribution to schools and other agencies. Wampler is recalling its ready-to-eat chicken and turkey meats produced since May because its plant tested positive for listeria...
Bush- News about nuclear weapons program 'troubling' (10/18/02)
President Bush believes it is "troubling, sobering news" that North Korea has a nuclear weapons program, his spokesman said Thursday. Talking to reporters who accompanied Bush on a trip to the South, spokesman Scott McClellan said the president planned to bring up the issue in talks next week with Chinese President Jiang Zemin...
Riverside-San Bernardino called nation's leader in sprawl (10/18/02)
WASHINGTON -- Metropolitan areas in the South and West dominate the list of the most spread-out areas of the country, according to a report released Thursday by a group promoting ways to contain sprawl. The Riverside-San Bernardino metropolitan area ranked first in the study of 83 metropolitan areas conducted by Smart Growth America. ...
U.S. furniture industry's biggest trade show opens (10/18/02)
HIGH POINT, N.C. -- The U.S. furniture industry's biggest trade show opened Thursday with a subdued air as manufacturers and retailers worried about the threat of war with Iraq, increasing Chinese imports and reluctant consumers. "It's been a most difficult year for the furniture industry," analyst Jerry Epperson said at the International Home Furnishings Market. "That's why I was dreading coming down here."...
Positive earnings lead to 239-point Dow jump (10/18/02)
NEW YORK -- Another wave of positive earnings news from companies such as IBM propelled stocks higher Thursday, giving Wall Street its fifth advance in six sessions. The Dow Jones industrials jumped 239 points. Analysts said investors were becoming more optimistic after a week of good news from General Electric to Advanced Micro Devices, despite Wednesday's steep decline. A belief that stocks were oversold after hitting multiyear lows last week is adding to the good mood...
Witness accounts of sniper made up, police say (10/18/02)
Sumana Chatterjee and Seth Borenstein ~ Knight Ridder Newspapers ROCKVILLE, Md. -- The most detailed and descriptive account to date of the Washington-area sniper, his weapon and his vehicle came from a witness who made it up, authorities said Thursday...
Delta to cut 7,000-8,000 more jobs (10/18/02)
The AssociatedPress ATLANTA -- Delta Air Lines said Thursday it is eliminating 7,000 to 8,000 more jobs to try to stem dramatic financial losses blamed on Sept. 11 and the sluggish economy. Earlier this week, the airline reported a $326 million loss in the last quarter and said it did not see any improvement anytime soon...
People Talk 10/18/02 (10/18/02)
Celine Dion makes preparations for return BRUSSELS, Belgium -- After settling into her leafy new villa, Celine Dion got down to work Thursday, preparing for her return to the stage next year with a new Las Vegas show with a month-long rehearsal in Belgium...
Bill Clinton joins black hall of fame (10/18/02)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Bill Clinton, once famously described by author Toni Morrison as "our first black president," is being inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame as an honorary member. The former president will be the first non-black recognized in the hall's 10-year history. He is expected to attend the Saturday night event...
'Rosie' publisher plans to cut 120 jobs as it prepares to close (10/18/02)
NEW YORK -- The publisher of Rosie magazine said Thursday it is eliminating 120 jobs as it prepares to shutter the magazine because of a dispute with Rosie O'Donnell. The cuts had been expected following O'Donnell's decision last month to pull out of a joint venture with Gruner + Jahr USA to publish the magazine...
Former counterculture guru Einhorn convicted (10/18/02)
PHILADELPHIA -- Ira Einhorn, the '70s hippie guru who fled to Europe and lived like a country squire after being charged with murder, was convicted Thursday of killing his girlfriend and stuffing her corpse in his closet a quarter-century ago. The 62-year-old Einhorn showed no emotion upon hearing the first-degree murder verdict, which brought an automatic sentence of life without parole and smiles to the family of his victim, 30-year-old Holly Maddux...
Attorneys deliver closing arguments in race riot trial (10/18/02)
YORK, Pa. -- Prosecutors on Thursday accused police of whipping white youths into a racist, killing frenzy while defense attorneys said incriminating testimony was "bought" with plea deals at the end of the trial of three white men charged with killing a black woman in the city's 1969 race riots...
Forty alleged Aryan Brotherhood members indicted across nation (10/18/02)
LOS ANGELES -- Forty alleged members of the Aryan Brotherhood, a white supremacist prison-based gang, have been indicted on racketeering charges stemming from a series of violent crimes that included 16 murders, officials said Thursday. Thirty defendants are in prisons around the country for other offenses. Eight other defendants were arrested Thursday in California, Florida, and Louisiana while two remain at large, said Thom Mrozek, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's office...
Sniper's impact on daily routines in D.C. has been sweeping (10/18/02)
MANASSAS, Va. -- Margaret Meyer gassed up her blue-and-gray Ford van at a Sunoco station here just two hours before a fellow customer was shot and killed at pump No. 4 on Oct. 9. She returned for the first time Wednesday night. "I'm not going to live in fear and let some creep dement my world," Meyer said as she waited inside the station with her 20-year-old son while her van filled automatically...
Conviction of boys accused of killing father thrown out (10/18/02)
PENSACOLA, Fla. -- A judge Thursday threw out the convictions of two boys, ages 13 and 14, in the slaying of their father, who was bludgeoned with a baseball bat as he slept. Circuit Judge Frank Bell said the boys' rights were violated by the "unusual and bizarre" way prosecutors simultaneously presented two contradictory theories of the crime...
Key Enron trader pleads guilty (10/18/02)
SAN FRANCISCO -- A former Enron trader accused of masterminding a scheme to drive up energy prices during California's power crisis pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors. Timothy Belden, the former head of trading in Enron's Portland, Ore., office, admitted to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud...
Canada to regulate ingredients for meth (10/18/02)
TORONTO -- Canada has announced regulations for the production and distribution of chemicals used to make methamphetamines, a step sought by U.S. drug authorities. The regulations published Oct. 9 in the Government Gazette require people who produce, import and export ephedrine and pseudoephedrine -- precursors for methamphetamines -- to have licenses and permits beginning Jan. 7, 2003...
South Korea declares dialogue only way to resolve North Korea (10/18/02)
SEOUL, South Korea -- Despite criticism of its efforts to engage North Korea, South Korea asserted Thursday that dialogue is the best way to deal with concerns about the communist state's nuclear weapons program. The statement came after the United States said North Korea admitted it was in defiance of a 1994 pledge to disavow nuclear weapons and was developing a weapons program...
Rival factions trade artillery, rocket fire in Afghanistan (10/18/02)
The Associated PressKABUL, Afghanistan -- Rival Afghan factions traded artillery and rocket fire in a clash that left at least three fighters dead in eastern Afghanistan, a governor's spokesman said Thursday. Fighting erupted Wednesday in the troubled eastern province of Khost when militiamen backing renegade warlord Bacha Khan Zadran attacked several checkpoints manned by men loyal to Gov. Hakim Taniwal, according to Taniwal's spokesman, Mohammad Khan Gorbuz...
Afghan president calls for alternatives to poppy cultivation (10/18/02)
The Associated PressKABUL, Afghanistan -- President Hamid Karzai said Thursday that Afghanistan must offer alternative livelihoods to poppy farmers if the country is to eradicate soaring opium production, and he called on the international community to help in the effort...
Mediators, rebels sign truce to end fighting in Ivory Coast (10/18/02)
YAMOUSSOUKRO, Ivory Coast -- Rebels signed a truce Thursday to end a bloody four-week rebellion in Ivory Coast and open talks with the government, mediators said. Tuo Fozie, a rebel official, signed the cease-fire with West African mediators in the central city of Bouake, which has been in rebel hands since the uprising began Sept. 19...
Trial of Diana's butler resumes with new jury (10/18/02)
The Associated PressLONDON -- The theft trial of Princess Diana's butler resumed Thursday with a new jury and an edict from the judge that some evidence can be suppressed to protect the late princess's sons, William and Harry. Justice Anne Rafferty halted the trial Wednesday -- its third day -- and dismissed the jury without public explanation. Court orders forbid reporting why she dismissed the jury...
U.S. softens military threats in U.N. resolution on Iraq (10/18/02)
UNITED NATIONS -- Seeking to win a new U.N. resolution on Iraq, the United States has removed language explicitly threatening military action, while making clear Baghdad will face consequences if it fails to cooperate with weapons inspectors, diplomats and U.S. officials said Thursday...
Bosnian Serb sentenced for role in war crimes (10/18/02)
THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- A Bosnian Serb economist who admitted beating Muslim captives and shoving his gun into the mouth of one man was convicted of torture and sentenced Thursday to five years imprisonment by the U.N. war crimes tribunal. Milan Simic, 42, shrugged his shoulders when the verdict was read and then smiled at his attorneys...
Jamaicans cast ballots amid sluggish economy (10/18/02)
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Jamaicans turned out in large numbers to vote Wednesday despite pelting rains and concerns of violence in an election they hoped would revive a sagging economy and ease spiraling crime. Preliminary results released Wednesday night showed more than half of the 60 parliamentary seats were won by Prime Minister P.J. Patterson's People's National Party...
Resolution reached between American woman, Chinese ex-husband (10/18/02)
ZHENGZHOU, China -- The American woman traveled across the world to a dreary Chinese provincial capital, determined to reclaim the 5-year-old son she says was stolen away. Her Chinese ex-husband insists he was forced to act on behalf of the child he loves deeply...
Chinese accused of covering up school collapse (10/18/02)
BEIJING -- An elementary school in western China collapsed onto more than 50 students, killing at least five and injuring dozens more, authorities and a human rights group said Thursday. The rights group blamed shoddy building materials and accused police of covering up the accident...
Bomb blasts rip through busy department stores (10/18/02)
ZAMBOANGA, Philippines -- Muslim militants linked to al-Qaida may be responsible for bombings Thursday that killed six people, injured 144 and devastated two department stores in this Christian city, the military said. Suspicion fell on Abu Sayyaf because of similarities to an Oct. 2 blast that killed four, including an American Green Beret. That explosion was blamed on the Muslim extremists notorious for kidnappings and murders. TNT was apparently used in both attacks...
Indonesian authorities build support for anti-terrorism decree (10/18/02)
JAKARTA, Indonesia -- Indonesian authorities moved against the spiritual leader of an Islamic militant group Thursday, and President Megawati Sukarnoputri won critical parliamentary support for anti-terrorism laws following the Bali bombing that killed at least 183 people...
Six Palestinians killed during clash with Israeli troops (10/18/02)
RAFAH, Gaza Strip -- Israeli tanks fired on several Palestinian houses Thursday after the army said soldiers building an embankment were attacked by rockets. At least six Palestinians were killed, including two children. The army said the tanks targeted the houses because the rockets were fired from inside them. Palestinians said the army shot randomly into the crowded neighborhood in this southern Gaza town near the Egyptian border...
Teen found with explosives near U.S. military housing (10/18/02)
KUWAIT -- Kuwaiti authorities arrested a teenager Thursday who had explosives in his car near a shopping center and residential high-rise where some U.S. military personnel live just outside Kuwait City, Kuwaiti government officials said. A 17-year-old male was arrested near the Alia and Ghalia towers in Fintas, about 15 miles south of Kuwait City, an Interior Ministry official said on condition of anonymity. Several U.S. military personnel live in the building...
Sources- Vatican rejects some elements of sex abuse policy (10/18/02)
VATICAN CITY -- Elements of the toughened sex abuse policy approved by U.S. Roman Catholic bishops have been rejected at the Vatican, which has warned American prelates about going ahead with some reforms, church sources familiar with the Holy See's response said Thursday...
Central picks up its third shutout over rival Jackson (10/18/02)
Another Central-Jackson boys' soccer clash, another Tiger win. For the third time this season Central (14-5-1) blanked the Indians (5-12-1) in the county rivalry Thursday at Jackson. After a tight first half that saw the Indians trail only 1-0, Jackson never could get anything going on in the second half and fell 3-0...
Today's area prep football games 10/18/02 (10/18/02)
Poplar Bluff (3-3) at Jackson (1-5) Last week: Cape Central 34, Jackson 7; Poplar Bluff 25, Farmington 24 Last year: Jackson 34, Poplar Bluff 28 Notes: New six-class format has ended bitter district rivalry, but game still important in SEMO Conference North. ...
Stakes have changed in rematch of Jackson, PB (10/18/02)
In the past two years there wasn't a football pairing in the area that carried more weight than Jackson and Poplar Bluff. Playing the final game of the regular season, the teams played winner-take-all stakes on the field, with SEMO Conference North and Class 5, District 1 titles on the table...
Central puts big chill on Sumner in homecoming win (10/18/02)
For a group of guys so hot in one half, they got awfully cold in the second. The group was the Central football team starters, who turned themselves into shivering spectators Thursday after a first-half annihilation of Sumner at Houck Stadium. Central, which resurfaced at No. 9 in the state Class 4 rankings this week, played the part with a 43-16 homecoming victory...
Pancoast, Central cruise to SEMO Conference titles (10/18/02)
Central sophomore Jennifer Pancoast blew away the competition with a time of 19 minutes and 14 seconds to capture first place at Thursday's SEMO Conference Cross Country Championships held at Notre Dame. Central placed first overall in the boys' and girls' varsity competitions. Also in the top five for the girls were Cassie Kipper (third) and Holly Shaffer (fifth). Mike Gerber was the top finisher for the boys as he placed fourth. Trever Duncan was fifth...
Indians gain ground with new arsenal of offensive weapons (10/18/02)
Southeast Missouri State University senior wide receiver Willie Ponder is having another All-American-type season, which should come as no surprise to anybody who has seen Ponder play for the Indians over the past two years. But the Indians' receiving corps has not been the one-man show many feared it would be entering the season, particularly after last year's second-leading wide receiver -- Adrian Sanders -- was ruled academically ineligible in the summer...
Postseason gives everyone the chance to make an impression (10/18/02)
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- J.T. Snow just chuckled as the compliments poured in. He'd made a nice, backhanded stop on Chipper Jones' grounder to start a double play that clinched the first round of the playoffs. The next day, the San Francisco first baseman heard people all over raving about his defense...
Angels' mascot, the Rally Monkey, swings into the World Series (10/18/02)
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Fans of the Anaheim Angels know the real secret of their team's unexpected success this season. It's ... the Rally Monkey. The Rally Monkey is a white-faced capuchin decked out in a tiny Angels uniform who pops up on Edison Field's JumboTron to incite the crowd during home games. ...
'New American Sportsman' needs to adjust its scope (10/18/02)
The "New American Sportsman" aired its sixth episode Monday on ESPN2. I haven't seen all the shows, but I've had a mixed reaction to the programs I have watched. That's probably because I grew up thinking Curt Gowdy "was" the American Sportsman. To people like me, the original American Sportsman was the television entertainment equal of "I Love Lucy" or "The Dick Van Dyke Show."...
Outdoors digest 10/18/02 (10/18/02)
Special forest products conference benefits landowners A conference on marketing special forest products will give landowners a chance to learn how to earn income, other than by growing trees for timber, from woodlands. The conference, sponsored by the Missouri University for Agroforestry, willbe Oct. ...
Delane, Paterno both know it - There is a problem (10/18/02)
Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany has an open mind about officiating and all the respect in the world for Penn State coach Joe Paterno. But amid a growing clamor from coaches and administrators to take a hard look at league officials, Delany warned there's a line even Paterno should not cross...
Area digest 10/18/02 (10/18/02)
Southeast volleyball team at home tonight Southeast Missouri State University's volleyball team begins a key two-match Ohio Valley Conference weekend homestand at 7 p.m. today against Murray State at Houck Field House. Saturday, the Otahkians take on league-leading Tennessee-Martin, also at 7 p.m...
FanFare 10/18/02 (10/18/02)
Briefly Baseball
  • Lou Piniella doesn't know where he'll manage next, but it won't be Boston. Red Sox president Larry Lucchino said the team has not asked for permission to talk to the Mariners manager and doesn't plan to do so...
  • Back from vacation -- in one piece (10/18/02)
    Adventure on the Coast (A short novel in 10 chapters that will thrill and amaze you) Chapter 1 The idea is sprung My wife says too many of our vacations are marathons of activity when, in fact, a vacation ought to be more about doing less...
    Movie parenthood's no drag to Sarandon (10/18/02)
    TORONTO -- Actresses often bristle that as they age, they can only find film roles playing somebody's mother. Susan Sarandon views movie motherhood as an opportunity, so long as she finds uncommon moms to play such as those in her three new films, "Igby Goes Down," "The Banger Sisters" and "Moonlight Mile," which all hit theaters three weekends in a row...
    Cartoon history risks offending major religions (10/18/02)
    SAN FRANCISCO Cartoonist Larry Gonick knew he might be asking for trouble when he set out to draw a comic-strip version about the birth of Islam. He had no idea that the third volume in his "Cartoon History of the Universe" series, now in bookstores, would arrive at such a contentious time...
    Juden Schoolhouse serves as gallery for local artists (10/18/02)
    For half the 19th century and part of 20th, the rustic building at the intersection of County Road 643 and County Road 635 educated rural Cape Girardeau County students. More recently it housed Vincill Specialty Feeds, an animal feed and supply store owned by Southeast Missouri State University art education professor Dr. Edwin Smith. Smith auctioned off the contents and put the building up for sale last March but now is putting it at least temporarily to a new use as an art gallery...
    'SpongeBob Square Pants' is No. 1-rated children's show (10/18/02)
    NEW YORK -- Nickelodeon boss Herb Scannell remembers his reaction to a rough cut of the very first "SpongeBob SquarePants" cartoon. SpongeBob -- a bright-eyed, knickers-clad, sea-dwelling kitchen sponge -- had realized his lifelong dream: He got hired as a fry cook at the Krusty Krab diner, where, right away, he proved his worth by single-handedly serving an invasion of ravenous anchovies...
    Artifacts 10/18 (10/18/02)
    Musical programs extend from Mexico to Tolkien The Southeast Missouri State Symphony Orchestra will present Mexican violinist Manuel Ramos Tuesday in a concert titled "Symphonie Fiesta!" On Thursday, the Southeast Symphonic Wind Ensemble will perform works ranging from a Spanish march to a symphony based on the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien...
    Everybody's a critic - 'White Oleander' (10/18/02)
    Three stars "White Oleander" starts off with the great line, "Some people ask me why I started at the end, but I couldn't fully understand what was happening until I was at the end." That right there made me eager for what was to come...
    Jettie Buchheit (10/18/02)
    APPLE CREEK, Mo. -- Jettie M. Buchheit, 93, of Cleburne, Texas, formerly of Apple Creek, died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2002, at Emery J. Lilge Hospice House in Burleson, Texas. She was born April 27, 1909, in Perry County, Mo., daughter of Lewis and Ella Michaels Hinkle. She and Barney Buchheit were married in April 1925. He died March 5, 1967...
    Evelyn Huls (10/18/02)
    MATTHEWS, Mo. -- Evelyn Mae Huls, 78, of Matthews died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. She was born Oct. 9, 1924, in Sikeston, daughter of Leland Stanford and Geneva Alma Drury Stucker Sr. She and Lowell "Bud" Huls were married Nov. 27, 1941, in New Madrid, Mo. He died Dec. 29, 1998...
    Ronnie Mack Jr. (10/18/02)
    MOUNDS, Ill. -- Ronnie Sedell Mack Jr., 15, of Mounds died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2002, at his home, following an extended illness. He was born Nov. 17, 1986, in Carbondale, Ill., son of Ronnie Sedell Mack Sr. and Kimberly Copeland. A sophomore at Meridian High School, he was an honor roll student and an auxiliary police officer with Mounds Police Department...
    Erwin Dost (10/18/02)
    Erwin E. Dost, 83, of Cape Girardeau passed away Thursday, Oct. 17, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center. He was born Feb. 25, 1919, in Oak Ridge, son of Otto E. and Clara Rudert Dost. He and Laurine A. Best were married Sept. 2, 1944, in Cape Girardeau...
    Leota Hale (10/18/02)
    Leota Eugenia Hale, 82, of Pekin, Ill., died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2002, at Pekin Hospital. She was born Dec. 6, 1919, in McClure, Ill., daughter of John and Lena Jane Mainer Colyer. She and C. Lowell Hale were married Jan. 1, 1950, in Tamms, Ill. She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church in Pekin...
    Marjory Dame (10/18/02)
    CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Marjory Lucille Dame, 82, of Chaffee died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2002, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. She was born Nov. 26, 1919, at Sikeston, Mo., daughter of Clarence and Martha Clark Boardman. She and Raymond Paul Dame were married July 25, 1937. He died May 25, 1984...
    Births 10/18/02 (10/18/02)
    Noles Twin daughters to Trey Audrey and Leslie Ann Noles of Dexter, Mo., St. Francis Medical Center, Sunday, Aug. 25, 2002. Elise Marie was born at 12:21 p.m. and weighed 4 pounds 7 ounces. Alexa Madison was born at 12:22 p.m. and weighed 3 pounds 12 ounces. Mrs. Noles is the former Leslie Banken, daughter of John and Laveda Banken of Dexter. He is the son of Tevis and Carolyn Noles of Sikeston, Mo. He is an assistant manager at Wal-Mart in Jackson...
    FIRE - Cape Friday, Oct. 18 (10/18/02)
    Cape Girardeau Friday, Oct. 18 Firefighters responded Wednesday to the following items: At 6:36 p.m., medical assist at 1240 Linden. At 7:32 p.m., medical assist at 513 Themis. Firefighters responded Thursday to the following items: At 7:57 a.m., medical assist at 239 Camellia...
    POLICE - Cape, Jackson Friday, Oct. 18 (10/18/02)
    Cape Girardeau Friday, Oct. 18 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Patrick A. Keefer, 23, of Sikeston, Mo., was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of delivery of a controlled substance...
    Out of the past 10/18/02 (10/18/02)
    10 years ago: Oct. 18, 1992 Captive Free performs at Lutheran Chapel of Hope on Southeast Missouri State University campus in evening; Captive Free is music ministry team of young adults touring South Central region of United States; it is sponsored by Lutheran Youth Encounter, evangelical Lutheran organization that offers relational ministry resources...
    Guardians ready to help when needed (10/18/02)
    When tragedy strikes, Americans are known to band together. It's the American way. But it takes a lot of forethought and compassion to lend a helping hand to victims of tragedy even before it occurs. The Guardians group is doing just that. The Guardians group is a Cape Girardeau not-for-profit organization that has raised more than $62,000 for the families of any city police officer or firefighter who, heaven forbid, may get killed in the line of duty...
    Signals on N. Sprigg should help traffic (10/18/02)
    Anyone who has ever been to a basketball game or a concert at the Show Me Center is familiar with the traffic problems on North Sprigg Street. In addition, the intersection of Sprigg and Normal Avenue is a major access to Southeast Missouri State University...
    Speak Out 10/18/02 (10/18/02)
    DDT in our water A CALLER said DDT didn't work before because it got in the water and affected the fish. If you use DDT to get rid of the all the different kinds of bugs that hurt plants, when it rains or when you water your crops it is going to eventually get into our water. There's no way to stop such runoff from any field. We really should not use DDT again because it would still get in our water...
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