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Stories from Tuesday, November 12, 2002

French mealtime is when family gathers (11/12/02)
TRIAUCOURT EN ARGONNE, France -- Being here for two months now has made me more accustomed to the French lifestyle -- but not the weather. October and November, I'm told, are the rainiest months of the year. At least five days out of every week in October, there has been at least one major rain, or it has just been dreary and misty all day. ...
Learning briefs 11/12 (11/12/02)
Jackson student makes Who's Who list Cody Heuer of Jackson has been accepted into Who's Who Among American High School Students, 2001-2002 edition. Heuer is a junior and honor roll student at Jackson High School. He is a member of the Jackson High Marching Band, speech team and drama club...
Electronic arts rings up a winner (11/12/02)
The history of videogames is littered with the rubble of bad titles based on popular movies. But even a blind pig finds an acorn once in a while, and so it is with the subject of today's tirade, "Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers," provided by Electronic Arts and developer Stormfront Studios for the PlayStation 2...
Republicans make gains in state legislatures (11/12/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- In handing the GOP control of the legislature last week, Missouri voters followed a national trend toward electing more Republicans to statehouse seats. Before Election Day, Democrats controlled 18 state legislatures and Republicans 17. Fourteen states had split legislatures with each party holding a majority in one chamber, including Missouri where Democrats held the House with Republicans running the Senate...
Jackson School Board agenda (11/12/02)
JACKSON SCHOOL BOARD AGENDA 7 p.m. Tuesday Board Office, 614 E. Adams St. Action Items: Approval of graduation date. Approval of ESOL/ESL program evaluation. Adoption of professional development plan for 2002-2003. Informational Item: Report on parent/teacher conferences...
A day to honor soldiers' sacrifices (11/12/02)
With the traditional "Pomp and Circumstance" playing in the background, local veteran Bob James proudly walked across Central High School gymnasium Monday and accepted his honorary diploma from high school principal Dr. Mike Cowan. The moment was a long time in the making for James, who quit high school to serve in the military during the Korean conflict...
Cape Girardeau - Upcoming public meetings (11/12/02)
Today Airport Advisory Board, 5 p.m., Osage Community Centre City Council study session, 6 p.m., city council chambers Wednesdayn Investment Committee, 1:30 p.m., city managers' office team room Planning and Zoning Commission, 7 p.m., city council chambers...
Police - Man steals car, leaves behind birth certificate (11/12/02)
Betty Fadler was just being a good Samaritan Monday morning by helping out a supposed stranded motorist, but in doing so her own car was taken for a ride. Surprisingly, the 23-year-old man police say took the woman's car left also behind some key evidence -- his birth certificate -- which helped lead to his capture...
Council to meet tonight with finance task force (11/12/02)
The Cape Girardeau City Council will meet at 6 p.m. today at city hall with members of the Citizens Finance Task Force for further discussion on proposed tax hikes and the projects that would be funded by the increases. The task force made a recommendation to the city council for a quarter-cent sales tax, the institution of a local use tax which would tax out-of-state purchases of more than $2,000, a stormwater utility fee and an extension of a 10-cent property tax...
School district, developers reach impasse (11/12/02)
Negotiations have reached a standstill between the Prestwick Plantation developers and Cape Girardeau school district officials, and Cord Dombrowski, one of the developers who is seeking tax-increment financing, is having serious doubts that the group's 900-acre, planned residential and golf community will ever occur as hoped...
All in the family (11/12/02)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- At a time in their lives when many teens rebel against their elders, the three siblings who make up the band justincase genuinely believe their middle-aged mom and dad are pretty cool. Cool enough, in fact, to bring their mom along on justincase's three-week tour across 10 Southern states to promote their self-titled CD on Maverick, the record label owned by Madonna...
Missouri's expanding, deficit budgets rooted in early '90s (11/12/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- It happened so quietly and so quickly in the state capital that perhaps only a few recognized it. Certainly no one could have predicted its effects on future state budgets and how Missouri's elected officials would be hard-pressed to cope with any unforeseen, approaching economic downturns...
Online gaming site suspends wagering on 'The Bachelor' (11/12/02)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- For those wagering on ABC's "The Bachelor," the safe money in Aaron Buerge's hometown is on Helene. So safe, in fact, that all bets are off. BetWWTS.com, an offshore gaming company based in Antigua, announced last week it has stopped taking any more bets on which of the two finalists, Helene or Brooke, receives a marriage proposal from Buerge, the Springfield banker and star of the show...
University curators meet again about presidency (11/12/02)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Curators of the University of Missouri voted in closed session Monday while searching for a new president but declined to say whether they had hired an administrator for the four-campus system. Board president John Mathes said a vote was taken during the teleconference meeting, but he declined to discuss the topic of the vote or its result...
Jury finds man guilty of murdering girlfriend (11/12/02)
MOUNT VERNON, Mo. -- A Neosho, Mo., man has been found guilty of shooting his girlfriend to death. Darrel Ray Jones, 30, was convicted Friday of first-degree murder in the shotgun slaying of Janice Brunson, 41. Brunson's body was found in February 2001 inside her truck in southern Newton County...
Schools work to lessen looming principal shortage (11/12/02)
ST. LOUIS -- As many principals become eligible for retirement, school districts throughout Missouri are working pre-emptively to ward off a shortage. In the St. Louis Public School District, about 60 percent of principals at the 113 schools will be eligible to retire by 2004...
Employee dies in accident at transfer station (11/12/02)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A front-end loader that was moving trash at a transfer station trapped and killed a 44-year-old man early Monday. Robert Chew Jr., an employee of Babcock Disposal, was working at the station when he became trapped and was run over by the loader, said Springfield police officer Matt Brown...
Missouri to study putting new limits on teenage drivers (11/12/02)
State officials are studying whether to recommend new restrictions for teenage drivers that could cut back on the number of high school car pools. Missourians younger than 18 already are prohibited from driving between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. unless traveling because of school, work or an emergency...
Settlement reached in Pap smear lawsuit (11/12/02)
ST. LOUIS -- The family of a suburban St. Louis woman who died of cervical cancer has reached a $4 million settlement over a laboratory's failure to detect signs of the disease. The settlement was the largest in Missouri history for a lawsuit involving a misread Pap smear, Missouri Lawyers Weekly reported this week...
Smallpox vaccine study goes nationwide (11/12/02)
ST. LOUIS -- With concerns heightened about the potential use of the smallpox virus in a terrorist attack, researchers this month will begin a national study to see if diluted vaccine can boost the immunity of those inoculated decades ago. The clinical trial, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, will involve 927 volunteers and will be conducted at Saint Louis University Medical Center and six other sites. ...
Airlines didn't enforce their own guidelines on box cutters (11/12/02)
WASHINGTON -- Airlines failed to enforce existing security guidelines on Sept. 11 that required airport screeners to confiscate box cutters from passengers, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. Government rules did not specifically bar the objects before last year's attacks, but the airlines were in charge of security then, with the Federal Aviation Administration overseeing their performance. ...
Democrats will control Congress' lame-duck session (11/12/02)
WASHINGTON -- Interim Minnesota Sen. Dean Barkley announced Monday he will be an independent during his brief stay in Congress, enabling Democrats to remain in control when the Senate begins a postelection session this week. As a result of Barkley's decision, Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D., will continue in that post when the Senate is gaveled into session Tuesday. ...
Leaks in sniper case could hurt prosecutors (11/12/02)
WASHINGTON -- Prosecutors in the Washington-area sniper case seem to have put together a tidy package: a weapon, witnesses and an alleged confession from one of the suspects. Legal experts say, however, that leaks to the media about purported incriminating statements by 17-year-old John Lee Malvo could hurt the case...
Senators say FBI retaliated against manager (11/12/02)
WASHINGTON -- An FBI manager suffered humiliating retaliation from his superiors after publicly airing allegations about uneven discipline at the agency, according to two senators who are urging greater FBI protection for whistle-blowers. Sens. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, and Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said in a letter to FBI Director Robert Mueller that the case appears to demonstrate that efforts to change the insular FBI culture are far from complete...
Ohio theater manager saves customers when tornado strikes (11/12/02)
VAN WERT, Ohio -- When theater manager Scott Shaffer heard the storm warning on the radio, he knew he had little time to protect the 50 parents, children and neighbors watching "The Santa Clause 2" and "My Big Fat Greek Wedding." It turns out, he had just five minutes...
Change in cooking may cut diabetics' heart disease risk (11/12/02)
WASHINGTON -- A recipe for diabetics: Cook food at low temperatures for short periods of time to lower your risk of heart disease. Researchers say a toxic compound formed when sugar, proteins and fat are cooked long at high temperatures may increase blood vessel damage in diabetics...
Nation digest 11/12/02 (11/12/02)
U.S. cracks case of British computer hacker WASHINGTON -- Federal authorities have cracked the case of an international hacker who broke into roughly 100 unclassified U.S. military networks over the past year, officials said Monday. Officials declined to identify the hacker, a British citizen, but said he could be indicted as early as today in federal courts in northern Virginia and New Jersey. ...
Bush tells veterans conflict with Iraq may be necessary (11/12/02)
WASHINGTON -- In somber tribute to soldiers of wars past, President Bush said Monday he will commit "the full force and might of the United States military" against Iraq if Saddam Hussein refuses to disarm swiftly. As the rubber-stamping Iraqi parliament condemned a U.S.-backed United Nations resolution, Bush used two Veterans Day addresses to underscore his impatience...
More snowmobiles to be allowed in Western parks (11/12/02)
WASHINGTON -- Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines. The Bush administration plans to allow more snowmobiles in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks on average, while cutting numbers on the busiest days. The decision reverses one taken during the Clinton presidency that would have banned them by next winter...
Bishops' president looks beyond sex abuse crisis, urges healing (11/12/02)
WASHINGTON -- The head of the nation's Roman Catholic bishops urged fellow church leaders, priests and parishioners Monday to heal the divisions that have developed from nearly a year of clerical sex abuse scandals. Bishop Wilton Gregory, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, opened a gathering of the American hierarchy with a speech that focused little on victims and more on the church's future...
Plane with eight Cubans lands at Florida airport (11/12/02)
KEY WEST, Fla. -- A two-seat cargo plane crammed with eight members of a Cuban family, including a baby, landed Monday at the Key West airport in an apparent bid for asylum by those aboard. The little yellow biplane was escorted by two U.S. fighter jets as it landed late in the morning, airport director Peter Horton said...
People talk 11/12/02 (11/12/02)
Jay Leno leads the pack in motorcycle parade GLENDALE, Calif. -- Jay Leno led a pack of rumbling Harley-Davidsons at the start of Love Ride 19, billed as the largest motorcycle fund raiser in the world. As the grand marshal of Sunday's parade, Leno took credit for the sunny morning that followed three days of rain in Southern California...
Filipino vets of World War II fighting for full U.S. benefits (11/12/02)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Ernesto Cinco fought in the Philippine jungles alongside Americans and his fellow Filipinos during World War II. He spent 11 months in Japanese prison camps and was awarded the Bronze Star medal. But Cinco, who was sent to war by President Roosevelt and is a U.S. citizen, is not eligible to receive the same benefits as the other veterans who were his comrades in arms...
Congestion eases at some of the largest West Coast ports (11/12/02)
LOS ANGELES -- The turnaround time for container ships at the West Coast's largest ports has returned to normal after a month of congestion and delays following the shutdown of 29 major Pacific ports, officials said. Nearly 200 vessels were stranded outside West Coast ports during a 10-day lockout of dockworkers, which was ended by a federal injunction Oct. 9. At the time, industry experts estimated it would take at least six weeks to get through the backlog...
Tornadoes and thunderstorms kill at least 35 in five states (11/12/02)
MOSSY GROVE, Tenn. -- Searchers and dazed survivors went from one shattered home to another Monday, picking through splintered lumber and torn sheet metal for any sign of the missing, after twisters and thunderstorms killed at least 35 people in five states...
Solar flares on opposite sides of sun intrigue scientists (11/12/02)
SUNSPOT, N.M. -- Scientists say they have made the unprecedented discovery of solar flares erupting almost simultaneously on opposite sides of the sun. The flares -- massive eruptions of hydrogen from the sun's surface -- were observed by researchers at the National Solar Observatory in southern New Mexico on the morning of Oct. 31...
Iraqi parliament condemns U.N. resolution (11/12/02)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraqi lawmakers denounced a tough, new U.N. resolution on weapons inspections Monday as dishonest, provocative and worthy of rejection -- despite the risk of war. But parliament said it ultimately will trust whatever President Saddam Hussein decides...
Cuba, U.S. group collaborate to preserve Hemingway documents (11/12/02)
HAVANA -- Ernest Hemingway's rejected epilogue of "For Whom the Bell Tolls," a 1941 letter from Ingrid Bergman and more than 20 letters from the 19-year-old Italian Contessa he was in love with are among thousands of the author's documents Cuba is making available to outside scholars...
Mock securities exchange in Vietnam tests stock savvy of 2,500 (11/12/02)
HANOI, Vietnam -- Just like on Wall Street, share prices rose and tumbled with abandon throughout the day. Modeled after the New York Stock Exchange, a mock securities market organized by a college professor drew about 2,500 Vietnamese eager to soak up lessons about capitalism in one of the world's last bastions of communism...
U.S. pilots enforce no-fly zone over Iraq (11/12/02)
ABOARD THE USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN -- Day and night, warplanes roar off the deck of this U.S. Navy aircraft carrier. Sweeping into the skies above the Persian Gulf, they head off to enforce the no-fly zone over southern Iraq on missions that increasingly look like previews of a potential American invasion...
Symbionese Liberation Army fugitive appears in court (11/12/02)
CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- James Kilgore, one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives, smiled and gave a thumbs-up sign to supporters Monday at a South African court hearing on plans to extradite him to the United States. The judge agreed to postpone the case until Friday...
Only five sub-Saharan countries to meet poverty reduction goals (11/12/02)
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- Only five of sub-Saharan Africa's 47 countries are expected to meet the global goal of halving the number of people living in poverty by 2015, a World Bank official said Monday. Robert Holzmann, the bank's director of social security protection and human development, did not say which African countries he expected to reach the goal set out by the U.N. ...
Israeli officials weigh reprisals after fatal shootings (11/12/02)
JERUSALEM -- Israeli soldiers killed a Palestinian toddler and wounded two others in Gaza Monday, hospital officials and witnesses said. The shooting came as Israeli leaders weighed a military response to a Palestinian shooting rampage that killed five people, including a mother and her two young sons...
Israel will hold elections Jan. 28 (11/12/02)
JERUSALEM -- Israel will hold general elections Jan. 28, nine months before the current parliament must be dissolved, a parliamentary committee decided Monday. According to recent polls, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's hawkish Likud party is favored to gain seats and become the largest party in parliament. The dovish Labor Party is likely to lose seats, the polls show...
Russian troops continue to fight rebels in Chechnya (11/12/02)
VLADIKAVKAZ, Russia -- Russia's defense minister vowed Monday to keep battling rebels until they are flushed of out the mountains of southern Chechnya, where heavy fighting had broken out hours before he spoke. "We will continue these targeted operations until there are no bandits left in the mountains," Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov said...
Iranian students protest teacher's death sentence (11/12/02)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Thousands of university students and some teachers boycotted classes Monday to protest the death sentence imposed on a prominent professor convicted of insulting Islam and questioning hard-line clerics. Enraged students at Tarbiat-e-Modarres University, where Hashem Aghajari taught history, took to the streets to denounce what they described as the "medieval" verdict against their professor...
World briefs 11/12/02 (11/12/02)
EU officials say Turkey can become member BRUSSELS, Belgium -- The European Union said Monday that Turkey can become a member if it meets entry requirements, rejecting statements by a former French president that the predominantly Muslim nation is not suited to join the group...
Strike called by Maoist rebels paralyzes life in Nepal (11/12/02)
KATMANDU, Nepal -- Security forces killed at least 10 rebels on Monday as communist insurgents tried to paralyze the Himalayan kingdom by ordering a general strike. Two soldiers were injured in the fighting near Bhawalichaur in Baglung district, 187 miles northwest of the capital, Katmandu, police officials said on condition of anonymity. The clash started after guerrillas tried to ambush an army patrol, they said...
Two police injured as anti-nuclear activists protest in Germany (11/12/02)
DANNENBERG, Germany -- Anti-nuclear activists staged a parade through this north German town near a nuclear waste dump Monday, and two police officers were injured in a skirmish with demonstrators. Police said most of the approximately 1,000 protesters demonstrated peacefully against a shipment of 12 containers of atomic waste that left the reprocessing plant at La Hague, France, Monday night...
Central faces a St. Louis power in sectional (11/12/02)
For the second straight year the Central Tigers will meet a St. Louis soccer powerhouse in a boys' sectional playoff game. The Tigers host St. Louis University High (22-3-2), ranked second among St. Louis-area large schools behind state favorite Chaminade, at 7 p.m. today at Houck Stadium. The Junior Billikens are coming off of a 1-0 overtime victory over CBC in the Class 3, District 2 championship game...
Indians hopeful of making grand exit against Samford (11/12/02)
Despite a losing record, Samford is not a team to take lightly as Southeast Missouri State University shoots for its landmark eighth victory of the season. That was coach Tim Billings' message at his weekly media conference Monday as the Indians prepare for their final game, a 6 p.m. kickoff Saturday at Houck Stadium...
Garner - Indians' start against UMR was a positive step (11/12/02)
It was only an exhibition game, but Southeast Missouri State University men's basketball coach Gary Garner figures his team's season is already off to a positive start. Last year, the Indians suffered an exhibition loss to Division II Missouri-St. Louis and went on to finish with a 6-22 record. Nobody will ever know how much of an impact, if any, that defeat had on Southeast...
Martz rips Bradshaw over newspaper remark (11/12/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Rams coach Mike Martz shot back Monday at Fox broadcaster Terry Bradshaw, who had complained in USA Today that his interview request last week was turned down. On Fox NFL Sunday, Bradshaw said the last thing he wanted to do was "get on a plane and talk to some egotistical maniac coach or player," the newspaper reported. He also said of Martz in an attempted put-down, "She doesn't want to talk."...
Bonds is unanimous pick for fifth MVP award (11/12/02)
NEW YORK -- Barry Bonds is winning Most Valuable Player awards so fast and so often, he doesn't know what to do with them. "All my trophies are in storage. I don't have a house big enough," Bonds said Monday after winning the National League MVP for a record fifth time. "I happen to have a little house in San Francisco. I've been living out of storage for the last eight, nine years now."...
Rams' starting QB job will be Bulger's one more week (11/12/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Marc Bulger will get another start for the Rams, more because of concerns for Kurt Warner's broken pinkie than the backup's outstanding play. Coach Mike Martz said Monday he'll stick with Bulger, but Warner will be the backup for the Monday night game against the Chicago Bears and will definitely return as the starter the following week...
The NFC North race is no race (11/12/02)
Green Bay can clinch the NFC North next week, 10 games into the season. Just another wacky development in a wacky season, in which realignment has created some divisions full of contenders and others devoid of them. Sunday was one of the stranger days...
Gannon, Rice lead Raiders' romp (11/12/02)
DENVER -- The Oakland Raiders turned Monday Night Football's anniversary celebration into a record-setting show for their old folks. With 36-year-old Rich Gannon completing 21 straight passes and 40-year-old Jerry Rice becoming the first player to score 200 career touchdowns, the Raiders broke a four-game losing streak by beating the Denver Broncos 34-10...
A college basketball legacy gets dirty finish (11/12/02)
A legacy is a terrible thing to waste. That might be the saddest thing about the scandal that brought down the roof on Michigan's basketball program. The memories of the Fab Five will always be there, but why go through the trouble of digging them up and dusting them off anymore?...
FanFare 11/12/02 (11/12/02)
Baseball
  • Dusty Baker met with Cubs president Andy MacPhail and general manager Jim Hendry for 3 1/2 hours Monday to discuss the club's managerial opening. ...
  • Area digest 11/12/02 (11/12/02)
    Johnson wins OVC's weekly volleyball award Southeast Missouri State University's Emily Johnson won the Ohio Valley Conference's volleyball player of the week award Monday. Johnson hit .356 and averaged 4.9 kills and 4.7 digs per game as Southeast pulled into a tie for second place in the conference standings with wins at Austin Peay, Tennessee State and Tennessee Tech...
    Harry Potter movies change how kids view the books (11/12/02)
    NEW YORK -- Fifth-grader Guido Girgenti couldn't wait to see the first "Harry Potter" movie and will probably see the second, which opens this week. But something has been lost in the process. "The first time I read the books I was imagining in my mind how I thought it looked," he said. "After I saw the movie, all I could imagine was scenes from the movie. I don't really like that."...
    Goldie Clark (11/12/02)
    RANDLES, Mo. -- Goldie Mae Bruce Clark, 76, of Belleview, Fla., died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2002, at Sylvia's House in Ocala, Fla. She was born July 27, 1926, at Randles, daughter of Robert Samuel and Ruby Juanita Mouden Harris. She first married William Jeff Bruce Nov. 16, 1945. He died May 14, 1980. She and Robert Aaron Clark were married Aug. 4, 1995. He died June 21, 1998...
    Webster Cobb (11/12/02)
    Webster G. Cobb, 88, of Millersville died Monday, Nov. 11, 2002, at Monticello House in Jackson. He was born Dec. 24, 1913, at Glenallen, Mo., son of Arthur and Carrie Etta Mouser Cobb. He and Venah Mae Gibbs were married Dec. 24, 1936. Cobb had been a carpenter at the former Porcell Construction Co., Landgraf Construction and Penzel Construction. ...
    Sophie Wessel (11/12/02)
    Sophie Emma Wessel, 93, of Gordonville died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2002, at her home. She was born March 9, 1909, at Dutchtown, daughter of Robert A. and Emma W. Kiehne Eggimann. She and Henry J. Wessel were married Feb. 11, 1934, at Dutchtown. He died Oct. 23, 1999...
    Evelyn Sivertsen (11/12/02)
    ANNA, Ill. -- Evelyn L. Sivertsen, 77, of Anna died Monday, Nov. 11, 2002, at her home. She was born June 16, 1925, at Anna, daughter of Charles and Mamie Grace Emery. Sivertsen had been a dietitian at Osborn Home in New York, N.Y. Survivors include a son, Keith Sivertsen of Anna; and Norma Laminack of Anna, who was raised as her sister...
    Russell Kelley (11/12/02)
    TAMMS, Ill. -- Russell David Kelley, 66, of Tamms died Monday, Nov. 11, 2002, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Marion, Ill. He was born March 29, 1936, in Olive Branch, Ill., son of William and Hazel Hill Kelley. He married Delores Seagraves...
    Lucille McDaniel (11/12/02)
    MOUNDS, Ill. -- Lucille McDaniel, 81, of Mounds died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2002, at Daystar Care Center in Cairo, Ill. She was born Feb. 27, 1921, in Olive Branch, Ill., daughter of Aaron and Pleacy Connell Holmes. She married Paul Eugene McDaniel, who died June 8, 1984...
    Lillian Gluckhertz (11/12/02)
    Lillian M. Gluckhertz, 90, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Nov. 11, 2002, at her home. Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
    Estelle Cathey (11/12/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Estelle Lane Cathey, 90, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., formerly of Sikeston, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2002, at Bertrand Nursing Facility in Bertrand, Mo. She was born June 7, 1912, at Lilbourn, Mo., daughter of Sam and Ollie Lee Griffin Lane. She and David O'Kelley Cathey were married June 18, 1938, at Caruthersville, Mo. He died Jan. 29, 1984...
    Glenda Todd (11/12/02)
    Glenda E. Todd, 79, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Nov. 11, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center. She was born June 11, 1923, at Laflin, Mo., daughter of George and Carrie Clippard Riehn. She and Ivan W. Conley were married Sept. 12, 1941, in Jackson. He died March 16, 1949. She and James W. Todd were married Nov. 5, 1954, in Cape Girardeau...
    Mabel Skinner (11/12/02)
    Mabel Marie Skinner, 71, of Jackson passed away Sunday, Nov. 10, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 20, 1931, at McClure, Ill., daughter of Maple and Ruby Klingemann Masterson. She and Troy Lee Skinner were married Oct. 23, 1953. He passed away April 16, 1981...
    Births 11/12/02 (11/12/02)
    Andrews Son to Ty B. and Jennifer Lynn Andrews of New Hamburg, Mo., Southeast Missouri Hospital, 8:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, 2002. Name, Tyler Robert. Weight, 7 pounds 5 ounces. Seventh child, third son. Mrs. Andrews is the former Jennifer Winslett, daughter of the late Joanne Ramey and the late Kenneth Winslett, both of Fredericktown, Mo. Andrews is the son of Robert Andrews of Anna, Ill., and Rosemary Andrews of Cape Girardeau. He is employed by Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway...
    Cape fire report 11/12/02 (11/12/02)
    Cape Girardeau Tuesday, Nov. 12 Firefighters responded Sunday to the following items: At 3:13 p.m., emergency medical service at 205 S. Pacific. At 6:48 p.m., emergency medical service at 1105 Linden. At 7:06 p.m., emergency medical service at South Kingshighway at Bloomfield...
    Cape police report 11/12/02 (11/12/02)
    Cape Girardeau Tuesday, Nov. 12 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Hector R. Cruz Jr., 26, of 808 Third, Scott City, Mo., was arrested Monday on two warrants for failure to appear...
    Out of the past 11/12/02 (11/12/02)
    10 years ago: Nov. 12, 1992 City's Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended zoning change that will open door for proposed Lowe's Home Center; Lowe's, which is second largest chain of home centers in United States, is proposed for site southeast of Cape Girardeau's Wal-Mart Supercenter, west of Interstate 55...
    No big jump in county tax bills this year (11/12/02)
    While few taxpayers cheerfully pay what they owe to keep government running, there is less cause for grumbling in Cape Girardeau County this year. After having to pay $6 million more in taxes last year, county residents this year will only have to come up with a little more than $300,000 by the time the deadline for paying taxes rolls around Dec. 31. County tax bills are arriving in mailboxes right now...
    Tax changes need spending reform too (11/12/02)
    Every American is a taxpayer, regardless of income. In fact, many Americans with no earned income at all pay taxes whenever they take money they receive from other sources and spend it on items subject to sales and other taxes. Americans pay taxes in a variety of ways. ...
    Speak Out A 11/12/02 (11/12/02)
    Encourage and help YOU PUBLISHED a long story on segregation at Jefferson Elementary School. If federal judges have ruled that each school building must be racially balanced, then we must obey the law, and the soon the better. How can we encourage minority students to achieve higher scores on standardized tests? We cannot take the test for them or give them extra points for being a minority. ...
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