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Statutory rape charge filed against Cape man (11/19/02)
A Cape Girardeau man was arrested and charged Thursday with first-degree statutory rape for allegedly having sexual intercourse with a girl under 14 years of age. Johnnie L. Martin Jr., 22, of Cape Girardeau, remains in custody in lieu of $50,000 bond at the Cape Girardeau County Jail...
Cape Girardeau School Board (11/19/02)
The school board met in regular session Monday, Nov. 18. Items approved were: Fund transfer in the amount of $1.4 million from the general fund to the special revenue fund for the October payroll. A $3,998 contribution to the Hold Harmless Coalition...
'Nutcracker' offers thrilling spectacle (11/19/02)
The 64 local children who danced in the Moscow Ballet's "Great American Nutcracker" Monday night assuredly were part of a thrilling spectacle they will never forget. The 1,965 people in the audience at the Show Me Center probably won't soon forget this "Nutcracker" either...
Learning briefs 11/19/02 (11/19/02)
Local student artists display their works In conjunction with American Education Week, Nov. 18 to 23, local schools have displayed artwork at various community buildings this week. Artwork from Blanchard and Franklin elementary schools will be displayed at City Hall; Central High School students' artwork will be at the Convention and Visitors Center; Central Middle School at the Cape Girardeau Public Library; and Jefferson and Clippard elementary schools at the Chamber of Commerce...
Church taking part in Operation Christmas Child (11/19/02)
There aren't any Christmas trees or holiday decorations to be found, but hundreds of wrapped packages are stacked in the foyer at First Baptist Church in Millersville, soon to be delivered to needy children around the world. The packages were collected for Operation Christmas Child, a Christian relief and evangelism effort organized through Samaritan's Purse. The North Carolina-based agency is a ministry run by Franklin Graham, son of evangelist the Rev. Billy Graham...
Cape City Council OKs moving ahead on River Campus (11/19/02)
One of Cape Girardeau's more controversial issues in the past decade, the River Campus project got the city's endorsement Monday night in an action that will allow Southeast Missouri State University to raise the baton on a $35.6 million performing arts center and regional museum...
Authorities report arrest on drug-related charges (11/19/02)
A tip from an informant led police to arrest a Cape Girardeau man Thursday for allegedly having powder cocaine and crack cocaine in his car. David W. Riley, 39, was located by police at Huck's at 353 S. Kingshighway with approximately 7 grams of powder cocaine and 1 to 5 grams of crack cocaine in his possession, according to a probable cause statement by patrolman Paul Tipler...
St. Peters man enters guilty plea in theft case (11/19/02)
For not living up to a promise he made to the owners of Crosnoe Gold and Silver in Cape Girardeau, Clifford W. Dunn, 40, of St. Peters, Mo., will spend the next four years in prison for felony stealing. Dunn pleaded guilty Monday to stealing $8,000 the store owners entrusted him with to buy a collection of rare coins from a St. Charles, Mo., dealer, said Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney Morley Swingle. Instead, Dunn pocketed the cash and never went back to the store...
Father pleads guilty to hitting daughter (11/19/02)
A Cape Girardeau father pleaded guilty Monday in circuit court to hitting his 6-year-old daughter with a metal arrow, leaving "significant and painful bruising" on her on her buttocks and legs, said Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney Morley Swingle...
Ameren signs deal for power supply (11/19/02)
Calling it a "very, very important agreement" for the city of Jackson, Mayor Paul Sander stressed to the Jackson Board of Aldermen during their meeting Monday night his support for the city to enter into a three-year contract with Ameren Energy Marketing Company to fulfill the city's electric power supply needs...
Students turn out robot that takes party shots (11/19/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Here's a new one for Miss Manners: Is it proper etiquette to take your robot to a wedding reception? What if the bride insists? For the next wedding Bill Smart attends, he'll bring along Lewis, a 300-pound robotic photographer that wanders around parties, detects faces and takes candid shots...
Deck the houses with lights and tinsel (11/19/02)
It is the holiday spirit that's in the details, not the devil, when it comes to decorating for Christmas. Just ask Kenny Clark. Or James Coley. Or anyone else who knows the tinsel-thin line between gaudy and glorious. "You don't want to go too far overboard," said James Coley, an owner of Rose Bed Inn in Cape Girardeau. "Last year, we didn't overdo it. It wasn't garish. It was very nice and elegant."...
Police arrest pair on drug charges after receiving tip (11/19/02)
Thanks to a call from Target store staff, Cape Girardeau police found and arrested a Bertrand, Mo., couple Friday on methamphetamine-related charges. Terry W. Clark, 53, and Kathy J. Henry, 45, were each charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of ephedrine with intent to manufacture a controlled substance. ...
Full-service schools (11/19/02)
Schools offer community medical care, dental care, and a place to hold wedding receptions By Greg Toppo ~ The Associated Press BENNINGTON, Vt. -- Wander down a certain hallway at Molly Stark Elementary School, and before you see it your nose will know it's there: The air is sweet, antiseptic, a bit minty...
State reports record opening deer weekend (11/19/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- It was a record opening weekend for Missouri deer hunters, the Department of Conservation said Monday. With perfect hunting conditions, hunters killed 127,251 deer on Saturday and Sunday. The number of animals killed during the opening weekend of the adult fall firearms season topped last year's state record by more than 10,600 deer, spokesman Jim Low said. Monday...
'Ceremonial opening' takes place for Lincoln library (11/19/02)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Amid showers of fireworks and praise Monday evening, officials opened a library dedicated to the history of Abraham Lincoln's life, just 137 years after his death. Speaker after speaker called Lincoln America's greatest president and said the library will help people understand his legacy...
Republican Talent could join Senate as early as this week (11/19/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Republican Jim Talent could become the newest member of the U.S. Senate as early as this week, when Missouri Secretary of State Matt Blunt is scheduled to certify the Nov. 5 election results. Blunt, whose father is U.S. Rep. Roy Blunt of Missouri and the new House majority whip, is scheduled to certify the results at 1 p.m. Thursday in his state Capitol office...
Missouri prepares to execute convicted murderer (11/19/02)
No one, not even William R. Jones Jr., disputes that Jones killed Stanley Albert, whom he'd met at a Kansas City park frequented by gay men, in January 1986. The question is why. Former prosecutor Patrick Peters says it was a cold-blooded execution-style murder over a shiny new Camaro that Albert had and Jones wanted...
Mizzou summons school spirit by licensing coffins (11/19/02)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- For fans whose enthusiasm for the home team refuses to die, even after they do, the University of Missouri-Columbia has the solution. Those looking to extend school spirit beyond the grave can now purchase an officially licensed Missouri coffin...
SIU faculty voting on strike despite offer (11/19/02)
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Southern Illinois University faculty began casting ballots Monday on whether to authorize union leaders to call a strike despite a proposal by university officials aimed at ending the impasse over a new contract. On Friday, administration negotiators offered the faculty a four-year package that includes no raise in 2002-2003 school year, and raises each of the subsequent three years tied to state appropriations, plus an additional 1 percent, said Worthen Hunsaker, SIU's associate vice chancellor for academic affairs.. ...
Court to consider poor-counsel claim in death row cases (11/19/02)
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court opened a fresh inquiry Monday into bad lawyering and the death penalty, accepting a case that could give justices a chance to spell out when inmates can claim that poor representation led to conviction. The court already sided with prosecutors twice this year in ineffective-counsel cases. The latest appeal is less procedural and gives the justices a better opportunity to deal with the legal rights of people who face execution...
U.S. intelligence authenticates tape as bin Laden's voice (11/19/02)
WASHINGTON -- U.S. intelligence have concluded that a new audiotape of Osama bin Laden is an authentic, unaltered and recent recording of the al-Qaida leader, U.S. officials said Monday "Intelligence experts do believe that the tape is genuine," White House spokesman Scott McClellan said. "And it is clear that the tape was made in the last several weeks as well."...
Government business loans go to borrowers who defaulted (11/19/02)
WASHINGTON -- Despite warnings that it is risking millions in bad debts, the Small Business Administration has approved dozens of loan guarantees annually for borrowers who should have been disqualified because they previously defaulted. The agency designed to help America's small businesses rejected a recommendation last May from its inspector general to implement a system of intensive checks to screen applicants. ...
Senators say farewell to departing fellows (11/19/02)
WASHINGTON -- With a graciousness that crossed party lines, members of the Senate offered farewells Monday to colleagues serving out their last days in Congress, including Sen. Strom Thurmond -- one month away from his 100th birthday and the oldest senator ever...
Court ruling gives feds more surveillance power (11/19/02)
WASHINGTON -- In a decision that will greatly expand the government's authority to eavesdrop on Americans, a federal appeals court ruled Monday that the Justice Department has broad powers to use wiretaps and other means to combat terrorism. A special three-judge panel overturned a decision by the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in May that certain surveillance provisions in the USA Patriot Act infringed on citizens' privacy...
California GOP's future may rest with 'Terminator' (11/19/02)
LOS ANGELES -- He has been a genetically engineered twin and a pregnant man, a barbarian and a spy, a kindergarten cop and a killer. Now some Republicans are casting Arnold Schwarzenegger as the next governor of California. Fresh from the Election Day success of a $550 million education measure that he sponsored, the actor has become perhaps California's most promising GOP candidate -- even though he is not yet running for anything...
Nation digest 11/19/02 (11/19/02)
Alabama's Democratic governor concedes race MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Saying he didn't want to hurt Alabama, Democratic Gov. Don Siegelman gave up his bid for a second term Monday and conceded the nation's last undecided governor's race to Republican Rep. Bob Riley...
Federal judge orders Ten Commandments removed (11/19/02)
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- A Ten Commandments monument in the rotunda of Alabama's judicial building violates the constitution's ban on government promotion of religion, a federal judge ruled Monday. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson gave Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, who had the 5,300-pound granite monument installed in the state building, 30 days to remove it...
People talk 11/19/02 (11/19/02)
Ling leaving 'The View' for reporting job NEW YORK -- The youngest of the five women on "The View" is leaving for a new job. Lisa Ling is quitting the daytime talk show to move to Washington, D.C., and become an international reporter for National Geographic Television and Film. Her last show will be Dec. 5...
College admissions increase despite drop in high school grads (11/19/02)
Colleges and universities across the United States stepped up their recruiting efforts to offset dwindling numbers of high school graduates over the two decades ending in 1999, a study by five leading educational institutions reported Monday. That helped schools maintain their academic standards, according to researchers who produced "Trends in College Admission 2000."...
Package deal - Ice cream producers reduce size of 'the brick' (11/19/02)
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- The half-gallon ice cream container -- the sweet standard of grocery store freezers for decades -- is starting to shrink. While manufacturers over the years reduced the package size of everything from candy bars to dish detergent, the traditional ice cream "brick" remained what it was -- half a gallon...
Explosions reported near U.S. base in Japan (11/19/02)
TOKYO -- Two explosions were reported late Monday outside a U.S. military base near Tokyo, and a projectile launcher was found near the site, U.S. military officials and Japanese police said Tuesday. Police suspected it was an attack and that leftist radicals may have been involved, according to Japan's Kyodo news service. No injuries or damage were reported, Kyodo said...
Students, Islamic regime supporters clash at rally (11/19/02)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Fist fights broke out Monday between supporters of Iran's Islamic regime and university students who issued a rare public criticism of Iran's supreme leader during a rally in support of a history professor sentenced to death for insulting Islam...
World briefs 11/19/02 (11/19/02)
Land mine explodes under bus in India HYDERABAD, India -- A land mine exploded under a passenger bus Monday as it carried about 35 people through a dense forest in southern India, possibly killing all aboard, police said. The bus was completely destroyed and police had no word on survivors. The incident happened about 125 miles north of Hyderabad, the capital of Andhra Pradesh state...
Security tight on ground, air for NATO summit (11/19/02)
PRAGUE, Czech Republic -- This week's NATO summit presents a tempting target to terrorists, anarchists and anti-war protesters -- and Czech authorities are taking no chances. U.S. fighter jets will patrol the airspace over Prague, and the Czech government is mobilizing 12,000 police officers, 2,200 heavily armed soldiers and special anti-terrorist units to protect President Bush and four dozen other heads of state...
Officer disguised as deliveryman ends standoff at school (11/19/02)
HOSPITALET DE LLOBREGAT, Spain -- A teenager with a knife took his sister and 19 other children hostage at his former school and held them for hours Monday until a plainclothes officer overpowered him while delivering a pizza, officials said. None of the students were hurt in the 3 1/2-hour ordeal at the Casal de l'Angel school in this gritty, industrial town just south of Barcelona. All the hostages were 11 or 12 years old...
Militant groups have ties with Palestinians, Israeli army says (11/19/02)
JERUSALEM -- An overnight raid on the main Palestinian security compound in Gaza turned up anti-tank missiles, grenades and equipment to make other weapons, proving Palestinian security forces were supplying arms to militant groups, the Israeli army said Monday...
Lavish lifestyle of Prince Charles draws criticism in London (11/19/02)
LONDON -- Servants to squeeze his (free) toothpaste from its crested silver container, retrieve his custom-made suits off the floor, even turn a profit from his unwanted gifts -- this, if you believe reports now making the rounds, is the pampered world of Prince Charles...
Salvage company manages to turn damaged oil tanker (11/19/02)
A CORUNA, Spain -- A salvage company managed Monday to turn a damaged tanker so that its ruptured hull no longer faces the waves -- reducing the risk the ship will split and spill the nearly 20 million gallons of fuel oil that remain on board. But as tugboats continued to pull the ship southwest, away from Spain, and the salvagers sought a port to do repairs or transfer the oil to another vessel, Portugal warned it would not allow the crippled ship into any of its ports...
NATO ambassadors agree on details of response force (11/19/02)
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- Ambassadors from the 19 members of the NATO alliance agreed Monday on ways to respond better to new threats from terrorists or rogue states. Officials at NATO headquarters in Brussels said the ambassadors finished a draft agreement on a rapid deployment force of over 20,000 troops. A core group would be able to deploy within a week...
U.N. inspectors return to Baghdad for closely monitored mission (11/19/02)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- U.N. arms inspectors returned to Iraq after a four-year hiatus Monday, calling on President Saddam Hussein's government to cooperate with their search for weapons of mass destruction in the interest of peace. But Washington said it already sees likely violations...
Israeli government says mid-air incident was act of terror (11/19/02)
JERUSALEM -- The Israeli government on Monday said security agents aboard an El Al Airlines jet foiled a "terrorist attack" when they wrestled a passenger to the floor during a struggle shortly before the plane landed in Turkey. Members of the flight crew and passengers said Tawfiq Fukra, a 23-year-old Israel Arab, rushed the cockpit after arguing with a flight attendant. They said he had a pocket knife...
Man who claimed to witness Hebron ambush misled authorities (11/19/02)
JERUSALEM -- An Israeli man who claimed to be a witness to last week's Palestinian ambush in Hebron admitted misleading the media and was nowhere near the gunbattle, which killed 12 Israeli guards and soldiers, police said Monday. Aryeh Mariner, 40, was apparently at his home south of Tel Aviv when the attack took place in the West Bank city Friday night, police spokesman Gil Kleiman said...
Party with Islamic roots comes to power in Turkey (11/19/02)
ANKARA, Turkey -- A party with Islamic roots formed Turkey's first majority government in 15 years Monday, promising to maintain close ties with the West and lift the country from its worst economic recession since World War II. The new prime minister, Abdullah Gul, announced a 25-member Cabinet, and the government assumed power after it was approved by President Ahmet Necdet Sezer...
Central bows out with loss to Eureka (11/19/02)
Central coach Lawrence Brookins warned of a Eureka Wildcat football team capable of methodically ripping an opponent's heart out. After Monday night's Class 4 quarterfinal game between two 10-1 teams, the Tigers still had their hearts. That was evidenced by the tears, hugs and choked words after a 24-21 loss to Eureka at Houck Stadium...
Another first - Indians jump into national Top 25 poll (11/19/02)
Chalk up another first for Southeast Missouri State University's football team. The Indians finally broke into The Sports Network NCAA Division I-AA poll Monday at No. 24, marking the program's first regular-season national ranking on the I-AA level...
Indians gain a forward with letter from area all-state star (11/19/02)
Southeast Missouri State University's men's basketball program put the finishing touches on what appears to be a banner early signing period by receiving a national letter of intent Monday from former Caruthersville High School standout Norman Prather...
Top-ranked Miami Hurricanes have a pair of Heisman hopefuls (11/19/02)
CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- The Miami Hurricanes have had two Heisman Trophy winners in their history. Now they have two candidates in the same backfield. Ken Dorsey began the season as a front-runner for the award given annually to the nation's most outstanding collegiate player, and Willis McGahee has worked his way into the mix with seven 100-yard games and a school record-tying 17 rushing touchdowns...
Kingsbury's numbers, success all becoming harder to ignore (11/19/02)
LUBBOCK, Texas -- In a year with no clear Heisman Trophy favorite, why not take a long look at Texas Tech's Kliff Kingsbury? Or Chris Brown of Colorado, for that matter? Or Quentin Griffin of Oklahoma? Or Seneca Wallace of Iowa State? Or Ell Roberson of Kansas State?...
Work still ahead before Cards get new stadium (11/19/02)
ST. LOUIS -- The process of raising money for a new stadium for the Cardinals began Monday. And while plans call for the ballpark to be built with mostly private funds, some public assistance will be sought. The agreement signed Friday calls for a financial team led by Property Funding Group of Washington to seek investors to build and own a $325 million ballpark that would open in 2006, replacing 36-year-old Busch Stadium. ...
The series champion shows his better side (11/19/02)
HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Good Tony came gushing out in torrents of candor, warmth, humor and humility. Bad Tony was nowhere to be found. In the early returns, Tony Stewart, Winston Cup champion, is simply magnificent in the role. After that, we shall see...
FanFare 11/19/02 (11/19/02)
Briefly Baseball
  • Mike Hampton got his wish to leave Coors Field -- but only after tens of millions of dollars changed hands in a baseball trade that resembled a complex corporate merger. The money trail goes like this: The Atlanta Braves got Hampton, $30 million to help pay his massive contract and the flexibility to re-sign Tom Glavine or Greg Maddux...
  • 'Grand Theft Auto' raises vice to an art (11/19/02)
    "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City" is the game your parents warned you about. Loaded with mayhem, bloodshed and opportunities for gratuitous violence, the latest in this wildly politically incorrect series is saved by the fact that it is beautifully done and a ton of fun to play...
    Demographics of West Nile virus victims studied (11/19/02)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- With the coming of cold weather, the mosquitoes are gone and the analysis is wrapping up on this year's outbreak of the West Nile virus. This much is known, according to state health department statistics: - Across Missouri, 169 people were confirmed through state or private health labs to have come down with the mosquito-borne virus...
    Stem cells used to make insulin for diabetic mice (11/19/02)
    WASHINGTON -- In a possible step toward a new treatment for diabetics, embryonic stem cells were used to produce insulin and keep diabetic mice alive. Researchers cautioned that the technique was not yet ready for testing in humans. The researchers at Stanford University nurtured mouse embryonic stem cells until they developed into a tissue that made insulin. Then they put the tissue into diabetic mice and showed that the animals were sustained with the insulin produced by the tissue graft...
    Study finds Atkins diet may have benefit on cholesterol (11/19/02)
    CHICAGO -- Multitudes swear by the high-fat, low-carbohydrate Atkins diet, and now a carefully controlled study backs them up: Low-carb may actually take off more weight than low-fat and may be surprisingly better for cholesterol, too. For years, the Atkins formula of sparing carbohydrates and loading up on taboo fatty foods has been blasphemy to many in the health establishment, who view it as a formula for cardiovascular ruin...
    Teen survives disease that can kill or maim in hours (11/19/02)
    SELLERSVILLE, Pa. -- It seemed as though Adam Bencsik had the flu bug when he left his friends early and headed home to bed. But in the middle of the night, things got strange: Adam's fingernails and toenails started turning purple, and purple splotches that looked like tiny bruises broke out on his skin...
    Arvella Feco (11/19/02)
    The funeral for Arvella R. Feco of Owensville, Mo., was held Monday at Gottenstroeter Funeral Home in Owensville. The Rev. Ken Patterson officiated. Burial was in Owensville City Cemetery. Feco, 95, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, at Frene Valley Geriatric and Rehab in Hermann, Mo...
    Mary Thompson (11/19/02)
    Mary Frances Thompson, 51, of Camdenton, Mo., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002, in Holbrook, Ariz. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
    Mary Bequette (11/19/02)
    Mary A. Bequette, 80, of Tucson, Ariz., died Monday, Nov. 18, 2002, at The Carondelet Hospice Center in Tucson. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
    Cecil Billingsley (11/19/02)
    Cecil L. Billingsley, 82, of Cairo, Ill., formerly of Carmi, Ill., died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born April 26, 1920, in Cairo, son of Thomas J. and Sarrah C. O'Shea Billingsley. He first married Rosemary Bourland Billingsley, who preceded him in death. He and Louise Cutliph Wild were married April 27, 1996...
    Connie Masters (11/19/02)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Connie R. Masters, 47, of Arcadia, Mo., died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002, at St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Louis County. She was born Dec. 14, 1954, in Redbud, Ill., daughter of David L. and Violet M. Fortner Turner. She and James Masters were married Dec. 31, 1997, in Blytheville, Ark...
    Ernest Cox (11/19/02)
    THEBES, Ill. -- Ernest Cox, 82, of Thebes died Monday, Nov. 18, 2002, at his home. He was born Feb. 6, 1920, at Bell City, Ky., son of Hester Mae McClure Cox. He and Patricia Louise "Pat" Bupp were married Nov. 11, 1950, in Piggott, Ark. Cox was a retired construction worker. He was a member of Laborers Local 773 in Cairo, Ill...
    Arthur Eftink (11/19/02)
    ORAN, Mo. -- Arthur John Eftink, 80, of Oran died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002, at Chaffee Nursing Center in Chaffee, Mo. He was born May 18, 1922, at Portageville, Mo., son of John and Josephine Glastetter Eftink Jr. He and Adeline C. Jansen were married April 17, 1945. She died July 30, 1995...
    Gordon Ditto (11/19/02)
    JONESBORO, Ill. -- Gordon Allen Ditto, 37, of Jonesboro died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002, at his home. He was born March 12, 1965, in Fresno, Calif., son of John Albert and Ida Elnora Pender Ditto. He and Goldie Diane King were married July 18, 1986, in Dongola, Ill...
    Norman Leimbach (11/19/02)
    Norman Leroy Leimbach, 74, of Jackson died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002. He was born July 11, 1928, son of Walter W. and Della Winter Leimbach. He and Edna Arlene Trickey were married April 11, 1953. She died Oct. 7, 1999. Leimbach was a dairy farmer. He was a member of Mid-America Dairy Farmers Association, member and Sunday School teacher at Zion Lutheran Church in Pocahontas, and had served on Fruitland Fire Board...
    Roberta Southard (11/19/02)
    The funeral for Roberta Helen Southard of Jackson will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ford and Sons Sprigg Street Funeral Home. The Rev. Mike Woelk will officiate. Burial will be in Cape County Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. today...
    Dewey Vinson (11/19/02)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Dewey C. Vinson, 60, of Perryville died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Dec. 8, 1941, in Perry County, son of William Harry and Clare K. Litner Vinson. He and Sandra L. Wood were married Dec. 9, 1989, in Perryville...
    Births 11/19/02 (11/19/02)
    Anderson Daughter to William Paul and Patricia Lynn Anderson of Charleston, Mo., St. Francis Medical Center, 3:45 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2002. Name, Elizabeth Rose. Weight, 8 pounds 9 ounces. Ninth child, fifth daughter. Mrs. Anderson is the former Patricia Jarvis, daughter of Elsie Jarvis of Cape Girardeau. Anderson is the son of Margery Anderson of Castro Valley, Calif. He is self-employed at Anderson Computer...
    Jackson fire report 11/19/02 (11/19/02)
    Cape Girardeau Tuesday, Nov. 19 Firefighters responded Sunday to the following items: At 4:03 p.m., emergency medical service at 1224 Sailer Circle. At 5:08 p.m., emergency medical service at 40 S. Sprigg. At 5:43 p.m., extrication at 2380 N. High, Jackson...
    Cape police report 11/19/02 (11/19/02)
    Cape Girardeau Tuesday, Nov. 19 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Johnnie L. Martin Jr., 22, of 913 S. Ranney, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of first-degree statutory rape...
    Out of the past 11/19/02 (11/19/02)
    10 years ago: Nov. 19, 1992 Some members of city's Convention and Visitors Bureau Advisory Board question city council's approval Monday of sports and recreational facility to be finance with excess tourism funds; board member Walt Wildman says council's action has "handcuffed" board and taken away scope of its responsibilities...
    Cape faces crucial spending, revenue ideas (11/19/02)
    It's been almost a year since officials in Cape Girardeau began the long and difficult process of figuring out how best to meet city needs. The city has outspent revenue for the last three years. A committee of city employees looked long and hard at construction projects, equipment needs and pay increases. In the end, the committee recommended a long list of expenditures to be financed with a three-quarter-cent increase in the sales tax...
    Only delusion is that psychiatrists can provide help (11/19/02)
    To the editor: In response to the article "Psychiatry on trial": When I think of Rodney Yoder and O. J. Simpson in the same sentence, I realize the justice system has some serious explaining to do. One has been tortured by psychiatrists in a psychiatric prison, and the other is free. ...
    First Baptist has vision as church of 21st century (11/19/02)
    To the editor: A number of people have heard of possible changes here at the First Baptist Church of Cape Girardeau. I would like to elucidate some of our development details for the community. On Oct. 27, during a called church conference, we voted to pursue the sale of our church campus and to relocate. ...
    Yoder case isn't about consensual psychiatric care (11/19/02)
    To the editor: In response to the articles "Psychiatry on trial" and "Millie's story: A woman's up-and-down romance with a mental patient": The reporter cast me as a love interest, but this role unfortunately precluded comments I made opposing coercive psychiatry...
    Speak Out A 11/19/02 (11/19/02)
    Pushing boundaries AS A former theater student, I have been privileged to see a variety of productions ranging from the more traditional such as Shakespeare to the more avant-garde such as John Guare. In all the shows I have seen, there are some that you could say push the boundaries of what is in good taste. ...
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