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Stories from Wednesday, October 23, 2002

Filling up on nostalgia (10/23/02)
Pulling up to the gas pumps at the corner of Mason and Main is like driving right into the year 1960. Before the gear's even in park, someone -- usually Charlotte, John or Becky -- hustles out of the shop, asks "How much?" and begins to pull a soapy squeegee across the windshield before the driver even has a chance to answer...
Voters may get chance to decide overpass issue (10/23/02)
Daily Statesman DEXTER, Mo. -- Citizens in Dexter may have the opportunity to let their feelings be known on a proposed railroad overpass project. City attorney Bud Lawrence presented to the Dexter board of aldermen Monday evening a proposed ordinance placing the overpass project on the February 2003 special election ballot...
Marine turned evangelist speaks at crusade (10/23/02)
America needs to stop trying to kick God out of the country and call him back instead, said a former U.S. Marine during the Hope for America crusade Tuesday night. About 300 people attended the service at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau to hear the Rev. Tim Lee, a Vietnam veteran...
Correction (10/23/02)
  • An article in Tuesday's edition should have identified the school of Rabiya Shakil as Central Middle School. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
  • Aviation investigators search for crash clues (10/23/02)
    While mourners plan for a candlelight vigil at dusk tonight to honor the Cape Girardeau family of six who died in a plane crash on Sunday, investigators are searching for answers to why the aircraft went down. Dr. Mohammad Shakil piloted a small, six-seat Piper PA-32 that crashed in a wooded area near Paron, Ark. ...
    Jackson school board (10/23/02)
    JACKSON BOARD OF EDUCATION The Jackson School District board of education met in regular session Tuesday. The following items were acted upon: The board approved the renewal of health and dental insurance plans for 2002-2003...
    Democrat closes funding gap in Bootheel race (10/23/02)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Interest groups helped Democrat Brent Robinson narrow the financial gap in his race against Republican Otto Bean Jr. for the 163rd District seat in the House of Representatives. Robinson, who trailed Bean in fund raising at the end of August, raised more than three times the amount his opponent collected during September, the period covered by the candidates' latest campaign finance disclosure report...
    Collective bargaining case brings out ex-chief justice (10/23/02)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- If the Missouri Constitution didn't require state judges to retire at age 70, it's possible former Supreme Court Judge Charles B. Blackmar would still be on the high court bench. "I might very well be, yes," said Blackmar, who currently lives in semi-retirement in Jefferson City. "I probably would have stayed at least a few years longer."...
    Forum to air on local access channel (10/23/02)
    A forum of state representative candidates for districts 157 and 158, held last Thursday at Southeast Missouri State University, will be broadcast five times beginning today on local cable access channel 5, the League of Women Voters said. The forum will air at 10:30 a.m. today, Thursday, and Oct. 28 and Oct. 30. It also will be shown at 7 p.m. on Oct. 29...
    Officials urge residents to use caution when burning leaves (10/23/02)
    Sure, the leaves look pretty now. But most homeowners will tell you the thought of raking those pretty leaves off the ground later takes away some of the aesthetic appreciation. Soon, dry, brown leaves will be everywhere. You'll rake them in nice neat piles only to have the gusty, fall wind scatter them again...
    Collective bargaining case brings out former chief justice (10/23/02)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- If the Missouri Constitution didn't require state judges to retire at age 70, it's possible former Supreme Court Judge Charles B. Blackmar would still be on the high court bench. "I might very well be, yes," said Blackmar, who currently lives in semi-retirement in Jefferson City. "I probably would have stayed at least a few years longer."...
    SIU makes plans to hire more faculty (10/23/02)
    CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Southern Illinois University at Carbondale plans to hire 28 new professors by the start of the fall 2003 semester even as it struggles with $10 million in budget cuts. "We are looking to the future," said Kyle Perkins, SIU's interim provost and vice chancellor. "We are making these hires with a view to trying to get SIU-Carbondale to be included in the top 75 research universities by 2019."...
    Residents urged to use caution when burning leaves (10/23/02)
    Sure, the leaves look pretty now. But most homeowners will tell you the thought of raking those pretty leaves off the ground later takes away some of the aesthetic appreciation. Soon, dry, brown leaves will be everywhere. You'll rake them in nice neat piles only to have the gusty, fall wind scatter them again...
    Club news (10/23/02)
    Editor's note: Please submit your club news information either typed or printed. It is sometimes very difficult to make out people's names. Please use members' first and last names instead of formal titles. For instance, Jane Smith, not Mrs. John Smith. Thank you....
    Blunt rebuts challenge to new provisional voting rule (10/23/02)
    ST. LOUIS -- If successful, a Democratic lawsuit challenging a new election rule by Republican Secretary of State Matt Blunt probably would create "chaos on a new level" and encourage fraud at Election Day polling places, Blunt said Tuesday. Two Democratic elected officials have sued to block the rule Blunt put in effect Monday in a case that could determine how easy it is for some Missourians to vote Nov. 5...
    Ryan- Blanket clemency option 'pretty much ruled out' (10/23/02)
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Gov. George Ryan, who previously suggested he might grant clemency to everyone on death row, said Tuesday he has "pretty much ruled out" that option. Ryan has said for months that blanket commutations were an option he would consider as he tries to guard against innocent people being put to death. But the prospect of clearly guilty killers avoiding the death penalty angered many prosecutors and families of victims...
    World digest 10/23/02 (10/23/02)
    Ferry sinks in Caspian Sea; nine rescued BAKU, Azerbaijan -- A ferry carrying 51 people and tons of oil sank in the Caspian Sea on Tuesday after it was caught in a storm. Nine people were rescued from the churning waters, but some 40 others were missing...
    Powerful attack cripples majority of key Internet computers (10/23/02)
    WASHINGTON -- An unusually powerful electronic attack briefly crippled nine of the 13 computer servers that manage global Internet traffic this week, officials disclosed Tuesday. But most Internet users didn't notice because the attack only lasted one hour...
    Men plead innocent to receiving al-Qaida training (10/23/02)
    BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Six alleged members of a terrorist sleeper cell in suburban Buffalo pleaded innocent Tuesday to charges they trained at an al-Qaida camp in Afghanistan attended by Osama bin Laden. The six Americans of Yemeni descent were arrested just days after the Sept. 11 anniversary. They are from Lackawanna...
    War against Iraq could be delayed if Saddam cooperates (10/23/02)
    WASHINGTON -- As the U.S. military presses ahead with preparations for possible war against Iraq, it is far from clear that an attack to topple Saddam Hussein would begin this winter as once widely believed. If Iraq refuses to accept a U.N. resolution restarting weapons inspections, a U.S.-led attack could happen by December or January. But, for now, the U.N. Security Council has failed to agree on a resolution to restart tough inspections...
    Nation briefs 10/23/02 (10/23/02)
    McDonald's profits drop 11 percent CHICAGO -- McDonald's Corp., again reporting lower profits, said Tuesday it will pare new restaurant openings nearly in half in 2003 and invest more heavily in its sluggish U.S. business. Third-quarter earnings dropped 11 percent over the previous year, McDonald's said, reflecting lower sales in the United States, Germany, Britain and Japan at restaurants open at least a year...
    Study- Heavier nurse workload means more patient deaths (10/23/02)
    CHICAGO -- Amid concerns about a nationwide nurse shortage, a new study found that how many patients a nurse has can be a matter of life or death. Researchers found that patients had a greater chance of dying following surgery in hospitals where the nurses had to take care of more patients, according to the study in today's's Journal of the American Medical Association...
    Sniper warns 'your children are not safe,' report police (10/23/02)
    ROCKVILLE, Md. -- A bus driver was shot to death Tuesday as he was about to set out on his morning route in what authorities fear was the 14th attack by the Washington-area sniper. Police also revealed a chilling warning found at a weekend shooting scene: "Your children are not safe anywhere at any time."...
    Source- SEC to recommend civil charges against Stewart (10/23/02)
    NEW YORK -- Securities and Exchange Commission attorneys have told Martha Stewart they are ready to file civil securities fraud charges against her for her alleged involvement in an insider trading scandal, a source close to the investigation said Tuesday...
    Elect Elvis, defeat a sibling or vote in a better coffee (10/23/02)
    The first lady of Arkansas relishes politics so much that she's running for secretary of state on her husband's ticket. Family ties are more frayed in Connecticut, where the mother and siblings of state Rep. Dennis Cleary have taken out a newspaper ad urging his defeat...
    'Son of Sam'-Sniper's motivation may be hatred for law enforce (10/23/02)
    NEW YORK -- "Son of Sam" says he is feeling the sniper's "anger and rage toward law enforcement" and suggested cops look at the Hannibal Lecter movie for clues to the killer's behavior. David Berkowitz, the serial killer who terrorized New York in summer 1977, wrote Fox News from a New York state prison to say he shares a unique bond with the "Beltway Sniper."...
    Moussaoui's friend sentenced on plea, agrees to testify (10/23/02)
    NEW YORK -- A former roommate of Zacarias Moussaoui who admitted he lied to investigators about their activities together was sentenced Tuesday to time served. Hussein al-Attas, 24, had pleaded guilty in July to lying about Moussaoui to FBI agents before and after the Sept. 11 attacks. He agreed to testify against him...
    People news (10/23/02)
    'Mr. Warmth' warms up to college hockey team LOS ANGELES -- Hey, hockey pucks! Insult-spewing comic Don Rickles is the honorary captain of the University of Arizona's hockey team for the 2002-03 season. "He became a friend of ours and we are honored to have him as part of our team," Arizona head coach Leo Golembiewski said Monday...
    Professor turns ancient Egyptian hand into a teaching tool (10/23/02)
    BROOKVILLE, N.Y. -- When a severed human hand arrived in his mailbox, Bob Brier wasn't horrified or shocked. He thought it might be something cool to bring to work. Brier is a professor of Egyptology and a renowned mummy expert, and the hand was a gift from a woman whose father had purchased it in 1926 in Egypt from locals touting it as an ancient mummified hand...
    Rumsfeld says Pentagon to release some terror suspects (10/23/02)
    WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon plans to release some terror suspects from prison in Cuba because they are no longer threats and have no more intelligence information to offer, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Tuesday. "There are some people likely to come out of the other end of the chute," he said, without disclosing how many would be released...
    Palestinians harvesting olives despite Jewish settler attacks (10/23/02)
    AQRABA, West Bank -- Thunder crashes like waves over mountains as Palestinian farmers pick olives in groves of gnarled trees, working quickly before the coming rains. But a greater danger threatens the once joyful harvest: violent attacks from Jewish settlers...
    Islamic Jihad says it favors car bombs over suicide attackers (10/23/02)
    JERUSALEM -- In the evolving duel between Palestinian attackers and Israel's security forces, the small, secretive and resilient Islamic Jihad movement now says it favors car bombs that are far more powerful than the small explosive charges strapped to suicide bombers...
    Pacific Rim nations talk terrorism and free trade at APEC meet (10/23/02)
    CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico -- Forecasters warned Tuesday that a tropical storm off Mexico's southern coast could turn toward this beach resort when Pacific Rim heads of state, including President Bush, are scheduled to arrive for talks on terrorism and trade...
    Uzbekistan bans billiards as morally harmful pastime (10/23/02)
    TASHKENT, Uzbekistan -- Bakhrom Sadykov forlornly fingers the black-and-gold scoreboards at his once-bustling billiard club, where the sharp crack of balls hitting one another has gone silent. A few weeks ago, Uzbek authorities banned the popular pastime, apparently in the belief that billiard halls, which have multiplied here since the country's 1991 independence from the Soviet Union, have become places of vice...
    China may flex its regional muscle at summit (10/23/02)
    CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico -- Economically, it's entirely uncharted terrain: a nation of 1.3 billion people moving away from a planned communist system, riding globalization's wave as it experiments with capitalism and causes ripples that are beginning to change the world...
    Dissident officers call for rebellion in Venezuela (10/23/02)
    CARACAS, Venezuela -- A group of 14 military officers -- at least four of them accused of leading an April coup -- urged Venezuelans Tuesday to rebel against President Hugo Chavez by protesting across the country. The officers called on soldiers and citizens to join them in an impromptu protest in an eastern Caracas plaza, which they declared a "territory liberated by the armed forces." Soldiers and civilians outside the capital city were also asked to protest...
    Suspect admits ties to al-Qaida, denies knowledge of attacks (10/23/02)
    HAMBURG, Germany -- The first person to go on trial on charges of aiding the Sept. 11 hijackers acknowledged Tuesday that he had trained at an al-Qaida terrorist camp in Afghanistan, but denied knowing anything about the suicide attacks his friends were plotting...
    Russia, France unsatisfied with latest U.S. resolution on Iraq (10/23/02)
    UNITED NATIONS -- In a troubling sign for U.S. efforts to push a tough new Iraq resolution through the Security Council, Russia and France said Tuesday they weren't satisfied with a revised draft that warns Baghdad of "serious consequences" if it fails to cooperate with weapons inspections...
    N. Korea agrees to resolve furor over nuke program (10/23/02)
    SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea agreed Wednesday to resolve international concerns over its nuclear weapons program through dialogue, but stopped short of meeting a U.S. demand to immediately abandon its nuclear weapons program. "In order to guarantee peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula, the South and North will actively cooperate in resolving all the issues, including the nuclear issue, through dialogue," according to a joint statement following four days of talks...
    Rocket attack misses U.S. base in Afghanistan (10/23/02)
    BAGRAM, Afghanistan -- U.S. troops reported an unusual daytime rocket attack on one of their outposts in eastern Afghanistan, the military said Tuesday. The rocket missed the base, and there were no injuries. Special forces at the Chapman Army airfield near Khost spotted the rocket flying toward them at about 10 a.m. Monday, but it landed west of the base, said Col. Roger King. Troops could not pinpoint the launch site...
    Notre Dame sweeps NMCC; Leopold, Scott City win (10/23/02)
    Notre Dame, ranked No. 1 in the SEMO Top 10, eased past New Madrid County Central 15-1, 15-2 on Tuesday, fine tuning its game for a matchup Thursday against No. 2 Leopold. Erin Pfau led the Bulldogs (29-4-1) with nine service points, three aces, and two kills. Kristen Boos also contributed eight service points while Laura Brown added four kills...
    League coaches say two teams are better than one in playoffs (10/23/02)
    The Ohio Valley Conference has placed two teams in the NCAA Division I-AA football playoffs just once in the past five years -- but the league's coaches believe that could change this season. While the OVC champion gains an automatic spot in the 16-team playoff field, conference coaches think a second squad should be selected for an at-large berth...
    Fans come by schooner, kayak, raft to World Series by the bay (10/23/02)
    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- These Giants fans wear life preservers. They come by schooner, kayak and raft. Some come to party, others hoping to catch a ball. And though they won't see a single pitch, they're a big part of the World Series scene at Pacific Bell Park...
    Unbeaten N.C. State still losing in the race for respect (10/23/02)
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Ranked No. 9 nationally for the first time in almost 30 years, off to the best start in school history, N.C. State still has much to prove -- to the computer that will determine the national championship matchup, to Clemson coach Tommy Bowden, and to itself...
    Lightning making history with big start (10/23/02)
    NEW YORK -- A young, energetic team that's tired of missing the playoffs was on display at Madison Square Garden. Nope, not the New York Rangers -- the Tampa Bay Lightning, who skated off with a victory Monday night to stay unbeaten. The Lightning are off to the best start in the 11-year-old franchise's history: 4-0-1. It's quite a showing for a team that has reached the playoffs only once, in 1996...
    NCAA overhauls athletic requirements (10/23/02)
    INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA wants to change eligibility requirements for incoming student-athletes by lowering the emphasis on standardized tests and increasing the weight of classroom work. In a sweeping package of academic reforms approved Tuesday, the Management Council increased the number of core courses high school students must take and extended the "sliding scale" that helps determine freshmen eligibility...
    Longhorns stay in national title hunt despite offense (10/23/02)
    AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas began the season expecting to score touchdowns at will. So far, the Longhorns haven't lived up to the hype. Seventh-ranked Texas (6-1, 2-1 Big 12) stills clings to national championship hopes after a stellar defensive effort in last week's tough road win at Kansas State...
    Vermeil says keeping his legacy alive isn't a big concern (10/23/02)
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Asked if he might extend his three-year contract with Kansas City, coach Dick Vermeil's answer is quick and to the point. "No." It's not surprising that Vermeil, 66, would not be interested in going beyond 2003. If the Chiefs can't find a cure for a terrible defense in the next 12 months, a wonderful coaching legacy could be in trouble of falling with a thud...
    Sprewell 'absolutely' will play this season, team says (10/23/02)
    NEW YORK -- Latrell Sprewell will "absolutely" play for the New York Knicks this season, despite a strained relationship that took an ugly turn with a series of bizarre events on Monday. "Certainly yesterday was a New York moment," general manager Scott Layden said before Tuesday night's exhibition game against Utah at Madison Square Garden...
    Giants set scene, but Angels get hits for win, 2-1 series lead (10/23/02)
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Pac Bell Park was pumped. Tony Bennett serenaded the crowd with his signature song, Willie Mays threw out the first ball and Barry Bonds even hit another huge home run. If only the Angels had left their bats in Anaheim. Relentless again at the plate and on the bases, Scott Spiezio and the Angels trampled the San Francisco Giants 10-4 Tuesday night to take a 2-1 lead in the World Series...
    Increased demand hasn't slowed Faulk (10/23/02)
    ST. LOUIS -- The Rams' bye week probably came at a good time for Marshall Faulk, who's been carrying the offense on his back. With third-stringer Marc Bulger taking over at quarterback the last two weeks, coach Mike Martz has been leaning on his All-Pro running back. ...
    Harvey showing big improvement for Tigers (10/23/02)
    COLUMBIA, Mo.-- Brock Harvey's final punt of 2001 summed up his season: a pooch punt against Michigan State that went all of 10 yards before bouncing backward for a net of minus 4 yards. This year, things have been different. Despite a subpar showing in last week's 52-38 loss at Texas Tech, Harvey's performance has improved markedly this season for the Tigers (3-4 overall, 0-3 Big 12)...
    Kent and Bonds have become Giants' odd couple (10/23/02)
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Dusty Baker, a movie buff and clubhouse psychiatrist, compares Barry Bonds and Jeff Kent to two men handcuffed together, hating one another but needing each other. "The one guy throws the other guy off the cliff, he realizes, 'Oh, man, if he goes, I go, too,"' the San Francisco Giants manager said, recalling the characters played by Sidney Poitier and Tony Curtis in the 1958 film, "The Defiant Ones." "They end up being cool and partners at the end."...
    100 things Iverson can do to be a 'true professional' (10/23/02)
    "If there are 100 things I have to do, I don't want to do 99. I want to do all 100." -- Allen Iverson on media The Philadelphia Daily News, using dogged investigative work, has uncovered the list of 100 things Iverson can do to be the "true professional" he yearns to be. The Daily News will settle for 51 and a parade down Broad Street....
    Area digest 10/23/02 (10/23/02)
    Rams, Eagles among youth league winners The Rams defeated the 49ers 26-6 and the Eagles beat the Browns 14-0 in weekend Cape Youth Tackle Football games. In the Rams' win, Jacob Hale, Blake Rhymer, Tyler Brandt and Chris Cottner all scored. In the Eagles' victory, J.C. White scored on two touchdown runs...
    Winter gardens can be cool -- and colorful (10/23/02)
    NEW MARKET, Va. -- Your perennials have gone dormant, leaves are drifting down and the winds blow chill. But there's no need to mourn the passage of another growing season. Snow time can be show time with a winter garden. By definition, a winter garden does not mean raising orchids in the greenhouse in January, crafting dried blossoms into Christmas wreaths or lining up a half-dozen African violets on the kitchen windowsill...
    Trout dish complete in 30 minutes (10/23/02)
    This cheese-stuffed trout can be prepared in about half an hour, and makes a tasty and nutritious dish. The recipe calls for a low-fat version of Jarlsberg, the mild Norwegian cheese, so the rich combination of flavors is still in the healthful range -- especially with the addition of bright green spinach. Streamline preparation by using frozen chopped spinach...
    Shrubs and evergreen trees can survive the winter in containers (10/23/02)
    During the last few months several gardeners have expressed an interest in planting bulbs, small trees or shrubs in an outdoor planter box or pot. Many want to create a focal point around their front door, or they want to soften harsh architectural lines with plants but find wood, concrete or asphalt where planting beds should be. Their questions is "Will shrubs and bulbs planted in containers survive the winter in our climate?"...
    Scam Week observed by many (10/23/02)
    As a seasoned journalist committed to serving the informational needs of our region, I communicate with more than 100 people per week. Occasionally, those communications cause me to lean back in my chair, tent my fingers reflectively, look at the ceiling and think to myself, "What is this person on?"...
    A bread recipe in honor of pumpkins (10/23/02)
    smcclanahan Anytime our children are involved with cooking in their various activities, I like to share it with you. Last Sunday at church, the children's minister, Mary Ann Pensel, made small loaves of pumpkin bread for all of the children. She baked them in the small-sized aluminum foil pans then let the children "have at it" with icing, candy corn and various other sprinkles and decorations for them to enjoy. ...
    Surgery rarely helps arthritis (10/23/02)
    jkoch By Dr. John Koch Question: I have an older dog that suffers from arthritis. As I understand it, arthritis is the formation of bone spurs in and around a joint. When the joint is being used, these spurs dig into the bone, causing pain. Why can't these spurs be surgically removed?...
    Shakil family (10/23/02)
    Funeral arrangements for the Shakil family of Cape Girardeau are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home. Dr. Mohammad Shakil, 53; his wife, Farida, 51; sons Osman, 16, and Hassan, 14; and daughters Sabeen, 13, and Rabiya, 11, died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2002, in a plane crash near Paron, Ark...
    Richard Van Duson (10/23/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Richard Van Duson, 79, of Sikeston died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. He was born Feb. 15, 1923, in Cleveland, Ohio, son of Richard and Lucille Malesky Van Duson. He and Emma Jean Branum were married Feb. 5, 1976...
    Eloise Richardson (10/23/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Eloise Richardson, 49, of Sikeston died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2002, at Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. She was born Jan. 16, 1953, in Sikeston, daughter of Glen and Cenia Richardson. Richardson was a graduate of Matthews High School. She was self-employed at Richardson's Daycare Center. She was a member of Greer Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Sikeston and Princess Oziel Chapter 101 Order of Eastern Star in Cape Girardeau...
    Jean Whitson (10/23/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Joyce Imogene "Jean" Whitson, 68, of Sikeston died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2002, at her home. She was born Dec. 18, 1933, in New Madrid County, Mo., daughter of James W. and Violet May Rhodes Lomax. She first married Robert Y. Dixon, who died Jan. 25, 1969. She and William A. "Bill" Whitson were married July 31, 1982, at Sikeston...
    Stanley Perkins (10/23/02)
    MOUNDS, Ill. -- Stanley E. Perkins, 71, of Mounds died Monday, Oct. 21, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Massie Funeral Home in Cairo, Ill., and after 11 a.m. on Friday at St. John Praise and Worship Center in Pulaski, Ill...
    Kathy Holmes (10/23/02)
    ADVANCE, Mo. -- Kathy M. Holmes, 41, of Advance passed away Monday, Oct. 21, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born July 18, 1961, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Royal and Wilma Umfleet Bohnsack. She and Donnie Holmes were married Sept. 3, 1983, in Advance...
    Alvin Seabaugh (10/23/02)
    Alvin J. Seabaugh, 81, of Whitewater died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2002, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.
    Renata Brockmann (10/23/02)
    Renata Helen Brockmann, 84, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2002, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Sept. 30, 1918, at New Wells, daughter of Martin and Meta Bingenheimer Meyr. Brockmann was a switchboard operator many years at Clayton School District in Clayton, Mo. She moved to Cape Girardeau in 1996. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson...
    Births 10/23/02 (10/23/02)
    Bailey Son to Chris and Janey Bailey of Advance, Mo., Southeast Missouri Hospital, 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, 2002. Name, Ridley Kile. Weight, 7 pounds 1 ounce. Third child. Mrs. Bailey is the former Janey Brown, daughter of Ted and Karen Hornbuckle of Advance. She is a CNA at Advance Nursing Center. Bailey is the son of Melvin and Pam Bailey of Advance. He is assistant plant manager at Horizon Music in Advance...
    Fire report 10/23/02 (10/23/02)
    Cape Girardeau Wednesday, Oct. 23 Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: At 3:21 p.m., emergency medical service at Whitener and Louisiana. At 6:31 p.m., structure fire at the 700 block of Shin Bone Alley. At 8:50 p.m., alarm sounding at 266 Siemers...
    Police report 10/23/02 (10/23/02)
    Cape Girardeau Wednesday, Oct. 23 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Leana Conrad, 49, of 339 S. Lorimier was arrested Monday on suspicion of property damage. Adam W. Taylor, 19, of 515 Rolling Hills was arrested Monday on suspicion of sexual misconduct...
    Out of the past 10/23/02 (10/23/02)
    10 years ago: Oct. 23, 1992 Twenty-two people indicted by Cape Girardeau County grand jury were arrested in sweeping drug raids Thursday that targeted cocaine trade; arrests culminate 11-month-long investigation by SEMO Drug Task Force and federal Drug Enforcement Administration...
    Second debate on TV Thursday (10/23/02)
    REMINDER ... for those who would like to evaluate the two major Missouri candidates for the U.S. Senate -- JIM TALENT and JEAN CARNAHAN ... unfiltered by the news media or TV sound bites ... C-SPAN is televising their second debate live at 2:30 p.m. Thursday. The debate will be re-broadcast later that evening...
    Sniper shootings have chilling effect (10/23/02)
    One of the biggest -- and most bizarre -- news stories since last year's terrorist attacks continues to unfold in the Washington, D.C., area, where an elusive sniper shoots an unsuspecting victim almost daily. The count is up to 14 incidents resulting in 10 deaths and three critically wounded victims. One shot went through a store window but didn't hit anyone...
    Veterans groups hold special events (10/23/02)
    Three veterans organizations either have held or plan to hold special events in Cape Girardeau. Each of the events is an opportunity to hear oft-told stories once again, to renew old friendships and to make new ones and to pay special tribute to those who served their country in times of war and peace...
    City's course being determined by one church (10/23/02)
    To the editor: I have to chuckle. It is easy to laugh now. I got out of Cape Girardeau and moved to southern California where a person can actually make a living. But too many people remain in a town where the 1,300 members of a church can determine the course of a city. Tony Scruggs will be another victim of Cape Girardeau's church mafia...
    Toronto students offer sympathy for Shakil deaths (10/23/02)
    To the editor: In response to the online article "Cape doctor's plane crashes in Arkansas": Members of the Muslim community of Toronto are in deep shock over this tragic accident. Our sympathies and prayers are with the relatives and friends of Dr. Mohammad Shakil and his family...
    Business teacher finds editorial to be annoying (10/23/02)
    To the editor" Recently there was a guest editorial that appeared in our local newspaper, The Joplin Globe, that was credited to your newspaper. The editorial was regarding the dissection of animals. While I don't disagree with the editorial's opinion, I found the last few lines to be insensitive, uninformed and insulting: "Perhaps students who have a problem with the practice should enroll in business classes, where the only dissection they'll have to do is of accounting statements."...
    Speak Out A 10/23/02 (10/23/02)
    Thanks for the show I'D LIKE to send a big thank you to Southeast Missouri Hospital for having the Women's Show this year. Everything I've heard about it has been good. Everybody loved it, and we're looking forward to it next year. Thank you so much...
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