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Stories from Monday, October 21, 2002

Finance task force to present council a revamped report (10/21/02)
People listened to Dr. Danny Lovett, dean of the seminary at Liberty University, while he spoke during the start of the Hope for America crusade Sunday night at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau. The Rev. Jerry Falwell was scheduled to speak, but at the last minute he was unable to attend. By Bob Miller ~ Southeast Missourian...
Cape Girardeau City Council agenda (10/21/02)
7 p.m. Monday City Hall, 401 Independence Study session at 5 p.m.Consent Ordinances (Second and third readings) An ordinance annexing land upon the request of Jones and Kennon Development, L.L.C. An ordinance amending Chapter 30 of the Code of Ordinances by changing the zoning of Lot 18 of Lynwood Hills Second Amended Subdivision from R-1 to R-3 and R-4...
Community briefs 10/21/02 (10/21/02)
'Trick or Treat for UNICEF' coming up Over the past 25 years, children have raised more than $1.5 million through "Trick or Treat for UNICEF." Currently, Trick or Treat for UNICEF is partnering with organizations like Rotary International and Zonta International to rid the world of polio. Trick or Treat for UNICEF collection boxes are available at all McDonald's restaurants as well as at Pier One stores...
Community cuisine 10/21/02 (10/21/02)
Salvation Army serving Meals with Friends The Salvation Army at 701 Good Hope will be serving Meals with Friends this Monday through Friday. Serving time is 4:30 to 6 p.m. Any individual is welcome to come and enjoy a hot, nutritious meal in a warm, friendly atmosphere at no cost. The following menu will be served:...
Eagle Ridge students pick up trash for fund raiser (10/21/02)
Even preschoolers were pulling weeds as part of Eagle Ridge Christian School's Helping Hands to the Community project Friday, according to Debbie Carbaugh, wife of Christian Faith Fellowship Pastor Mark Carbaugh. "It's a fund raiser to help with the various programs offered at Eagle Ridge, including the scholarship fund," Carbaugh said. "It also teaches kids to serve other people, help the needy and their city."...
Jackson Board of Aldermen Agenda 10/21/02 (10/21/02)
JACKSON BOARD OF ALDERMEN AGENDA Monday, Oct. 21 7:30 p.m. Financial affairs City collector's report City clerk's and treasurer's reportsAction items Consider resolution endorsing Missouri Constitutional Amendment No. 4 to authorize joint municipal utility projects, subject to local rather than state regulation...
Shriners to hold screening at mall (10/21/02)
The Shriners want to spread the word. If you know a child who needs special medical attention, they may be able to help and it won't cost you a cent. "The Shriners main objective is to give a child a better life," said Jess Hopple of the Cape Shrine Club. "We have so many people in the Bootheel that are not exposed to this. We are trying to get the information out to as many people as possible."...
Cape doctor's plane crashes in Arkansas (10/21/02)
PARON, Ark. -- Cape Girardeau neurologist Dr. Mohammad Shakil and five members of his family were killed Sunday when Shakil's single-engine plane crashed near Paron in Saline County, police and relatives said. The single-engine Piper PA-32 plunged into woods near Hub Road and Arkansas Route 9 about 2:30 p.m...
Dogs stolen in Cape often used for fighting (10/21/02)
For Tami Binkard, the theft of her boxer puppy, Jessi, last month didn't come as a surprise. Her English setter was stolen shortly after her family onto Good Hope in August. But she was surprised by Jessi's sudden return. "My kids spread the word at school it was a felony to steal a dog," Binkard said. "A few days later, my son was home alone and he heard a knock on the door. He opened it, and there was our dog."...
Shelter for cats and dogs opens north of Bloomfield (10/21/02)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- Teresa Cooper's dream of building a safe haven for abandoned pets became an official reality Sunday during the grand opening of the area's first no-kill animal sanctuary. The Sundog Animal Sanctuary, three miles north of Bloomfield on Highway AB, will offer a temporary home to abandoned dogs and cats and provide a low-cost spay and neuter program...
Indian group aims to revive heritage in southwest Missouri (10/21/02)
AURORA, Mo. -- On land their ancestors might have traveled, members of nine Indian tribes gathered to celebrate their heritage and make plans for preserving their culture in the future. The second annual Red Heart Rendezvous Powwow drew more than 100 people from federally recognized tribes to 25 acres of farmland near Aurora, about 20 miles southwest of Springfield, on Saturday...
Art teacher wins national recognition (10/21/02)
PORTAGEVILLE, Mo. -- Portageville elementary art teacher DeLois Booker encourages her students look at their subjects in new ways. "When students say, 'I'm having a bad day,' I tell them it's not a bad day, it's just a bad moment," Booker said. "If we rethink something, there is always a better side."...
St. Louis meets air pollution standard (10/21/02)
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis has met federal air-pollution standards for the first time in 40 years, but it's out of compliance with ozone regulations scheduled for 2004. Air monitoring shows the St. Louis area would have had 136 violations this summer under those stricter standards...
Falwell cancels appearance at crusade, sends dean to speak (10/21/02)
Churches in America, with the leadership of the president and attorney general, need to take a moral stand and come back to God, said a pastor with the Hope for America crusade Sunday night. Dr. Danny Lovett, dean of the seminary at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., spoke Sunday night at the Show Me Center. No official attendance count was available, although estimates ranged from 350 to 800...
Powell says North Koreans 'nullified' nuclear agreement (10/21/02)
WASHINGTON -- Fighting nuclear proliferation on two fronts, the Bush administration said Sunday that military action contemplated against Iraq would not now remedy North Korea's violation of a U.S. agreement to dismantle its weapons program. Whether through force or diplomacy, the U.S. goal is to eliminate both countries' weapons programs, the White House's leading foreign policy advisers said...
Horror flick 'The Ring' claims top spot at box office (10/21/02)
LOS ANGELES -- Death-by-videotape brought box-office life to "The Ring," a horror flick that scared up $15 million to debut as the weekend's No. 1 movie. Starring Naomi Watts as a reporter investigating a video whose viewers die horribly a week after watching it, "The Ring" knocked off "Red Dragon," which had been the top film for two straight weekends...
More people staying on ground for short trips (10/21/02)
WASHINGTON -- Security checks, random searches, new airline ticket fees and other hassles since the Sept. 11 attacks have kept many people off planes and on the road, especially for short trips. The number of people flying commercially between 200 miles and 400 miles dropped 22 percent in the year after the attacks, according to a survey by D.K. Shifflet & Associates Ltd. in Falls Church, Va...
Investigators struggle to find pattern in killer's spree (10/21/02)
WASHINGTON -- There is almost certainly a pattern in the Washington-area sniper shootings. Finding it is the devilish detail. More than two weeks of frantic investigation and even more harried speculation have kicked up a storm of leads, theories, odd facts and false twists -- a mountain of meaninglessness that may contain telling information if it ever gets sorted out...
Bay Area sites deny availability for 2012 Olympic housing (10/21/02)
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Officials at San Francisco-area locations that 2012 Olympics organizers have said would house athletes or host events at the games say they haven't guaranteed the sites are available. Trustees with Santa Clara's Mission College say they were surprised to learn the nonprofit group trying to bring the games to Northern California told the United States Olympic Committee the campus would be home to its $47-million tennis venue...
Powell says full disarmament of Iraq might be enough (10/21/02)
WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Colin Powell, who has spoken of "regime change" in Iraq for at least 18 months, said Sunday the United States might not seek to remove Saddam Hussein if he abandoned his weapons of mass destruction. It was the latest in a series of recent comments by Powell that seemed to back away from the goal of deposing the Iraqi president, which remains Bush administration policy...
World briefs 10/21/02 (10/21/02)
First U.S. ship in Yemen port since Cole bombing SAN'A, Yemen -- A U.S. cargo ship docked in Aden port on Sunday, the first American vessel to enter the southern Yemeni Red Sea port since the bombing of the USS Cole in 2000. The official Yemeni news agency reported the ship carried 25,000 tons of American wheat as a U.S. government donation to the impoverished country...
A source of secrets (10/21/02)
NEW YORK -- Here's some advice to corporate America: If you want to make sure proprietary information about your companies stays that way, you better add marriage counselors to your staff. If what's happened just in the last month is any indication, divorce court is becoming the place to look for juicy details about the finances of top executives and the businesses they operate...
Uneasy riding - Georgia town overrun by golf carts (10/21/02)
PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- A funny thing happens here every weekday at 3:20 p.m. The bell rings at McIntosh High School and hundreds of students flow into their vehicles, causing a major traffic jam. But it's not cars that are causing the problem. It's golf carts...
Prosecutor wants more time to investigate 1989 park attack (10/21/02)
NEW YORK -- More than 13 years after a jogger was found raped, beaten and near death in a muddy Central Park ravine, prosecutors are trying to determine if five teenagers were unjustly convicted. Prosecutors from Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau's office were returning to court Monday to say they need more time to investigate an imprisoned rapist and murderer's claim that he alone attacked the 28-year-old woman on April 19, 1989...
Poll finds U.S. priests disapprove of bishops' action on abuse (10/21/02)
LOS ANGELES -- Two-thirds of the nation's Roman Catholic priests disapprove of the way U.S. bishops have handled sexual abuse allegations against members of the clergy, a nationwide poll has found. A survey of 1,854 priests nationwide by the Los Angeles Times found that 65 percent feel the bishops have done a fair to poor job in providing for the discipline of bishops who cover up for abusive priests...
Nation briefs 10/21/02 (10/21/02)
Fan at Nelly concert fatally stabbed, police say CHULA VISTA, Calif. -- A fan stabbed at a concert featuring rap artist Nelly has died, while another remained hospitalized, police said. Faitamai Taunuu, 30, died Saturday of multiple stab wounds he suffered in an attack during a rap concert Friday night, said Lt. Richard Coleson. Another fan, Sean Bower, 27, also was stabbed in the violence...
Hundreds rally outside Baltimore home where family died in fire (10/21/02)
BALTIMORE -- Chanting "Thou shalt not kill," hundreds rallied Sunday near the burned-out shell of the house where an arson fire killed five children and their mother, who had fought to clear drug dealers from her neighborhood. "The time has come for us not to just say those words but to live them," said Bishop Felton Edwin May, the head of the Baltimore Washington conference of the United Methodist Church...
Sniper may have left message at scene of latest shooting (10/21/02)
ASHLAND, Va. -- Authorities believe the Washington-area sniper left a message with a telephone number at the scene of the latest shooting in Virginia, The Associated Press learned Sunday. Police appealed to the person who left the message to contact them...
Lott, Daschle blame each other for Homeland Security failure (10/21/02)
WASHINGTON -- The Senate's top Democrat blames Republicans for Congress' failure to pass legislation creating a Homeland Security Department. Counters the GOP leader: Democrats care more about bureaucratic security than national security. The two top congressional politicians laid blame squarely on each other Sunday for the Senate's departure from the Capitol for its elections break without passing the bill...
California man found adrift given new boat (10/21/02)
VENTURA, Calif. -- A man who spent three months adrift in the Pacific Ocean aboard a damaged sailboat can set sail again in a $4,400 boat he received as a gift. Since being rescued last month from his damaged sailboat off the coast of Costa Rica, Richard Van Pham has received several gifts from around the world, including a new 25-foot sloop...
Mississippi town mourns after six killed in mobile home fire (10/21/02)
TCHULA, Miss. -- This Mississippi Delta town grieved Sunday for six children who died in a mobile home fire, and the mayor pleaded for assistance to improve housing conditions and lift the town out of dire poverty. A memorial service was planned Sunday afternoon near the charred frame of the mobile home recently rented by Angela Williams for her family. ...
Saddam grants amnesty in appeal to Iraqis (10/21/02)
CAIRO, Egypt -- With a U.S. invasion looming, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein reached out to his people Sunday issuing a decree meant to empty his jails of everyone from pickpockets to political prisoners. Freshly amnestied inmates were seen streaming out of Iraqi prisons carrying their belongings in plastic shopping bags and some chanting: "We sacrifice our blood and souls for Saddam."...
Saddam takes many steps to avoid own assassination (10/21/02)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- His hat? Kevlar-coated for bulletproofing. His meals? Nibbled by food-tasters first, sampling for poison. And is it really Saddam Hussein anyway -- or one of his many reported doubles, hired to fool would-be assassins? Contemplating war, Washington has made clear that the U.S. goal in any attack on Iraq would be getting rid of its leader...
Bali bombing probe reports progress (10/21/02)
JAKARTA, Indonesia -- Authorities are making progress in the investigation of a bombing in Bali that killed nearly 200 people, with investigators now concluding that three, not two, explosives were used in the attack, police said Sunday. Meanwhile, authorities considered how to interrogate the ailing spiritual leader of a group suspected of carrying out the Oct. ...
U.N. agency says 4 million Afghans to face food shortages (10/21/02)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Despite improved agricultural production, an estimated 4 million Afghans will face food shortages in the next year because of long-time drought, the U.N. World Food Program warned Sunday. About 1.4 million of those people are living in areas that will be hard to get to because of the onset of winter in mid-November...
Montenegro's pro-independence president holds on to power (10/21/02)
PODGORICA, Yugoslavia -- The pro-independence party of President Milo Djukanovic won a majority of seats in parliamentary elections in the Yugoslav republic of Montenegro on Sunday, according to unofficial results. With more than 90 percent of the ballots counted, Djukanovic's Democratic Party of Socialists won 39 seats in the 75-seat parliament, independent election monitors said...
Robin Williams brings levity to troops in Afghanistan (10/21/02)
BAGRAM, Afghanistan -- Robin Williams bounds into a bombed-out airplane hangar, his arms wide, his body cocked as if about to catapult into the crowd. It ain't Carnegie Hall, but no matter. Williams is ready to entertain. "Good morning, Afghanistan!" he bellows, and the crowd of soldiers at Bagram Air Base erupts into cheers. Some clamber on top of shipping pallets, craning for a better view of the comedian...
Bomb explodes at Catholic shrine near Manila, killing soldier (10/21/02)
ZAMBOANGA, Philippines -- A bomb on a parked bicycle exploded near a crowded Roman Catholic shrine Sunday in the southern Philippines, killing a soldier and injuring 18 people. It was the fifth bombing this month. The blast demolished stalls selling food, candles and other religious items outside the historical site of Fort Pilar in Zamboanga, a predominantly Christian port city about 530 miles south of Manila. The ground was splattered with blood...
Iraq accuses U.S. of delaying return of weapons inspectors (10/21/02)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraq said the absence of U.N. weapons inspectors in the country after it agreed to their return was America's fault and constituted a breach of agreements. A statement released Sunday after a Cabinet meeting headed by President Saddam Hussein said inspectors failed to show up in Iraq at the agreed time on Oct. 19...
Rare glimpse into the life of a terrorist (10/21/02)
HAMBURG, Germany -- They arrived in Germany as students, and departed as terrorists. The transformation of eight Arab men from devout Muslims into Islamic terrorists underlines a pattern that still troubles law enforcement authorities around the world as they confront the continuing threat of terror attacks...
Ireland's voters give green light for eastward expansion of EU (10/21/02)
DUBLIN, Ireland-- To the relief of Europe's leaders, Irish voters dropped their objection to European Union expansion and gave a resounding "yes" to a plan for nearly doubling EU membership and extending the Union to the borders of Russia, official results showed Sunday...
Teen wounded in Moscow bombing dies, reports say (10/21/02)
MOSCOW -- A 17-year-old boy has died of injuries suffered when a car bomb exploded near a McDonald's restaurant crowded with lunchtime customers, Russian news reports said Sunday. The reports could not immediately be confirmed. A duty officer at the hospital where NTV and the Interfax news agency reported that the boy, Sergei Grishin, had died said she had no information on the report. A Moscow police spokesman said his latest information showed the casualty toll remained at eight injured...
Indians planning to bounce back big (10/21/02)
As disappointing as Saturday's 44-27 loss to Eastern Illinois was, Southeast Missouri State University football players said it was merely a bump in the road as the Indians continue to chase the school's first winning season since 1994 -- and perhaps even higher accomplishments...
Faulk runs wild; Rams roll again (10/21/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Two games of handing the ball off to Marshall Faulk makes St. Louis Rams quarterback Marc Bulger think his teammate belongs in the Hall of Fame right now. "They should put him in already, the first active player," Bulger said Sunday after Faulk ran for 183 yards and scored four touchdowns in the Rams' 37-20 victory over Seattle. "He's like Superman out there. I'm just glad he's on our side."...
Tigers still looking for Big 12 win (10/21/02)
LUBBOCK, Texas -- With Missouri carrying a three-game losing streak to its match with Kansas this week, coach Gary Pinkel said he needs to show his players how to win. "I think my players, no question they want to win," Pinkel said after Missouri lost to Texas Tech Saturday night in Kliff Kingbury's record-breaking game. "But obviously I'm not doing a very good job of teaching them how to win."...
Salmon's blast lifts Angels 11-10 (10/21/02)
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Tim Salmon also waited a long time for his World Series moment. Salmon hit his second homer of the game, a tiebreaking, two-run shot with two outs in the eighth inning that lifted the Anaheim Angels over the San Francisco Giants 11-10 Sunday night, ending a thrilling, back-and-forth game and evening the Series at 1-all...
Williams out with leg, ankle injuries (10/21/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Rams cornerback Aeneas Williams is out indefinitely after breaking his leg and badly spraining his left ankle in St. Louis' game against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. Williams was scheduled for surgery, possibly as early as Sunday night, a team spokesman said. The spokesman said there was no timetable for Williams' return...
Busch takes Old Dominion 500 (10/21/02)
MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- Kurt Busch paused repeatedly, trying to catch his breath and recover from a typically grueling afternoon on a short track. But Busch also had a victory to celebrate, having held off a furious charge by Johnny Benson over the last few laps of Sunday's Old Dominion 500 at Martinsville Speedway, and that made talking about his day easy...
Fanfare 10/21/02 (10/21/02)
Baseball Mel Harder, who won 223 games during a 20-year career with the Cleveland Indians and pitched against such greats as Babe Ruth and Joe DiMaggio, died Sunday. He was 93. Harder died at his home in Chardon, about 25 miles east of Cleveland, at 3:30 a.m., according to his grandson, Dan Itschner...
Broncos rally past Chiefs in OT (10/21/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Jason Elam kicked a 25-yard field goal with 12:03 left in overtime Sunday as the Denver Broncos rallied from a two-touchdown deficit in the fourth quarter to beat the Kansas City Chiefs 37-34. Elam's game-winner, set up by a 25-yard pass-interference penalty against Chiefs cornerback Eric Warfield, came four plays after Keith Burns blocked Dan Stryzinski's punt and Dwayne Carswell recovered at the Kansas City 32...
Burns holds off Tiger to win Disney (10/21/02)
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Bob Burns became the 16th player to win his first PGA Tour event this year at the Disney World Golf Classic on Sunday, although he distinguished himself in one significant way. None of the other first-time winners had to hold off Tiger Woods...
Indians taking baby steps toward dreams (10/21/02)
How can a homecoming loss translate into one of the biggest football games for Southeast Missouri State University in school history? Easy: baby steps. The Eastern Illinois game wasn't about winning or losing, it was about having a chance to play for something meaningful: the lead in the OVC and a spot in the Division I-AA Top 25...
Local Harley dealer heads for the highway (10/21/02)
Sonny Minor is following the class rock song's advice: His motor's running and he's heading to the highway. The Cape Girardeau Harley-Davidson dealer has plans under way to build a new facility along Interstate 55 a mile or so south of town. Minor, whose family has sold Harley-Davidson's in Cape Girardeau for 31 years, is relocating for a couple reasons: Harley-Davidson has been pushing some of their dealerships to relocate to more prominent locations. ...
'Gangs of New York' release date moved up to Dec. 20 (10/21/02)
LOS ANGELES -- Miramax Films has avoided having Leonardo DiCaprio compete with himself by moving the release date of "Gangs of New York" to Dec. 20. The Martin Scorsese epic initially was scheduled to open on Christmas Day, when it would have competed with another DiCaprio film, DreamWorks' "Catch Me If You Can."...
CBS retools its overlooked newsmagazine (10/21/02)
NEW YORK -- When CBS decided to retool the newsmagazine, "48 Hours," for its 16th season this fall, the inspiration wasn't another news show. Instead, network honchos had "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," television's hottest program, in mind...
Businesses hope for spirited Halloween season (10/21/02)
Area businesses that rely on Halloween retail sales aren't easily spooked. Despite ghastly predictions about retail sales, businesses said they expect to be able to scare up enough shoppers to see a profit this year. "We're not worried," said David Vaughn, store manager of Hobby Lobby in Cape Girardeau. "More and more people are decorating for Halloween, and we're expecting an increase in sales because more people are involved."...
Business memo 10/21/02 (10/21/02)
Software giant's quarterly profits double SEATTLE -- Microsoft Corp.'s profits more than doubled from a year ago as a new, controversial software licensing plan helped drive sales and insulate the company from the turmoil hitting the technology industry. The software giant also was able to stem losses from investments...
Calling cell phones may cost more than expected (10/21/02)
NEW YORK -- Here's another reason to check your telephone bill closely. A subtle realignment this fall in the nation's inscrutable tangle of phone systems could cause a surprising increase in what some consumers pay to call cell phones from traditional landlines...
Energy costs rising; consumers still can find ways to save (10/21/02)
NEW YORK -- The Energy Department's announcement that fuel prices are expected to rise this winter has some consumers scrambling to find ways to cut home heating costs. The biggest increase -- as much as 45 percent -- is forecast for areas that rely on heating oil, where prices are rising because of tighter supplies, the department said earlier this month. Prices for natural gas and propane might also go up if this winter is colder than last year, it said...
People on the move 10/21/02 (10/21/02)
Chamber head moonlights as graduate student John Mehner works 50 to 60 hours a week as president and CEO of the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce. In his spare time, he is moonlighting as a graduate student at Southeast Missouri State University....
Ruby Sronce (10/21/02)
DONGOLA, Ill. -- Ruby P. Sronce, 79, of Columbus, Ind., formerly of Dongola, Ill., died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2002, at Silver Oaks Health Campus. She was born Sept. 11, 1923, in Ullin, Ill., daughter of Lee and Susie Watson Morris. On Aug. 20, 1950, she married Jesse J. Sronce in Murphysboro, Ill. He preceded her in death Aug. 29, 1996...
Aline Foster (10/21/02)
Aline Foster, 88, of Olmstead, Ill., died at 12:07 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are pending with Barkett Funeral Home in Mound City, Ill.
Brian Sides (10/21/02)
Brian Lee "Snoop" Sides, 28, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002, at his home. He was born Feb. 19, 1974, in Cape Girardeau, son of Gary Gene and Brenda Lunsford Sides of Jackson. He and Melinda Zimmerman were married July 30, 2002, in Cape Girardeau...
Ronald Holcomb (10/21/02)
ANNA, Ill. -- Ronald Holcomb, 57, of Anna died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2002, at Marion Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are pending with Crain Funeral Home in Anna.
Cape police report 10/21/02 (10/21/02)
Cape Girardeau Monday, Oct. 21 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Tommy Heath, 53, of 1400 S. West End, Apt. 21, was issued a summons Sunday at his residence for driving while intoxicated...
Cape man issued citation for DWI after Sunday morning accident (10/21/02)
A Cape Girardeau man and his two passengers were injured in a one-vehicle accident early Sunday morning. Daniel Shackles II, 21, of Cape Girardeau was westbound on County Road 472, three miles north of Sikeston, Mo., in Scott County in a 1998 Chevrolet when he lost control of the vehicle, traveled off the leftside of the roadway and struck a tree...
Cape fire report 10/21/02 (10/21/02)
Cape Girardeau Monday, Oct. 21 Firefighters responded Saturday to the following calls: At 5:53 p.m., a medical assist at 722 S. Sprigg. At 9:08 p.m., a medical assist at 823 Clark. Firefighters responded Sunday to the following calls: At 12:44 a.m., a medical assist at 975 Normal...
Out of the past 10/21/02 (10/21/02)
10 years ago: Oct. 21, 1992 Southeast Missouri State University's College of Education has received national re-accreditation for five years, its first under new, tougher standards; re-accreditation was approved by Unit Accreditation Board of National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education...
A lone constitutional voice (10/21/02)
KENNETT, Mo. -- Missourians are being told by a wide assortment of political, news-media and special-interest voices that they have no need to convene a constitutional convention to rewrite and revise their basic state charter. Indeed, there is such an overwhelming wave of anti-revision of the Missouri Constitution that the prevailing questions seems to be, "Why on earth are we voting on this absurd measure at a time when both our nation and state are facing new, major problems that offer no easy answers or remedies?". ...
Positive economic outlook for Cape area (10/21/02)
Cape Girardeau County's economy is nothing short of fascinating. At a time when the national picture is filled with gloom, merchants here are predicting a solid Christmas shopping season. There's reason for the optimism. Yes, the September sales-tax check for the county -- based on purchases made last July -- was down slightly from the year before, but local economists said July isn't a good month on which to base trends...
Educators seek best ways to promote learning (10/21/02)
Southeast Missouri is home to so many exciting advances in education. And as one learns of them, one discovers that school is a very different place than even a few decades ago. The latest development: Jackson School District this year implemented the first curriculum changes in its vertical team-education philosophy...
Bush appointee stacks panel on lead poisoning (10/21/02)
To the editor: In yet another cynical attempt to promote profits at the expense of human health, the Bush administration has taken the unprecedented step of stacking a health advisory panel with industry representatives rather than health experts. In accordance with its charge to protect the health of Americans, the Centers for Disease Control make recommendations regarding health regulations. ...
Amendment 1 would benefit all of Missouri (10/21/02)
To the editor: On the Nov. 5 ballot there will be an amendment to the Missouri Constitution, Amendment 1, which would have a tremendous impact on the city of St. Louis and on every citizen of the state. Amendment 1 would give voters in the city the opportunity to reform the structure of their city government. ...
Speak Out A 10/21/02 (10/21/02)
Matter of loyalty BEFORE YOU start labeling liberals as unpatriotic because they practice their First Amendment right to free speech, consider what Mark Twain wrote: "Patriotism means being loyal to your country all the time and to its government when it deserves it."...
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