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Thousands of points of light (12/02/02)
From his front porch on North West End Boulevard Mike Sheehan can see the floats as they assemble for the annual Parade of Lights sponsored by the Downtown Merchants Association. And the chaos and limited parking on the afternoon of the parade is well worth it for him and his family...
The six stolen letters (12/02/02)
Here's what William Faulkner wrote in the six letters that were recently stolen from Southeast Missouri State University's Rare Book Room. Four of them were written to his editor and confidant, Saxe Commins. Letter from Faulkner, typed and signed, to film producer Lamar Trotti in 1943, dated "Sunday," concerning "The Ox-Bow Incident" movie starring Henry Fonda:...
Mrs. I needs some household essentials (12/02/02)
Community contributions help make Christmas for the Elderly a success, and more donations are needed. Christmas for the Elderly is a joint program of the Cape Girardeau Jaycees and the Southeast Missourian that provides holiday gifts to needy senior citizens in the community...
Single mother needs gifts for three children (12/02/02)
Without donations to Toybox, the holidays won't be as bright and cheery as they could for some Cape Girardeau children. Families in need have turned to Toybox, a program of the Cape Girardeau Jaycees and Southeast Missourian for help buying holiday gifts...
Cape Girardeau City Council agenda (12/02/02)
7 p.m. Monday City Hall, 401 Independence Study session at 5 p.m. Public Hearings
  • A public hearing regarding the request of Jacqueline R. Ahrens for a special use permit for an office at 911 North Missouri Avenue in an R-3, two family residential district...
  • Jackson Board of Aldermen agenda (12/02/02)
    7:30 p.m. Monday City Hall Public hearings Hearing to consider the voluntary annexation of 5.97 acres of property owned by Mr. and Mrs. Larry Borgfield. Action items Motion to set a public hearing for 7:30 p.m., Dec. 16, to allow comment on the city's performance in carrying out the Community Development Block Grant for the Midwest Sterilization/Dogwood Avenue Project...
    Community briefs 12/02/02 (12/02/02)
    Blood drive to be held at University Center A blood drive sponsored by the Beta Psi Chapter of Alpha Phi Omega, a coed service fraternity at Southeast Missouri State University, will be held this week on campus at the University Center. Hours are from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and noon to 5 p.m. Thursday...
    Military news 12/02/02 (12/02/02)
    Two graduate from Air Force basic training Air Force airmen Joseph B. Morrow and Jared R. Lingle recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. During their six weeks of training, Morrow and Lingle studied the Air Force mission, organization and military customs and courtesies. ...
    People on the move 12/02/02 (12/02/02)
    Wente re-elected to state hospital board Southeast Missouri Hospital administrator James W. Wente has been re-elected as an at-large member with the Missouri Hospital Association Board of Trustees. He will serve as a board member until Dec. 31, 2005...
    Cape notifies contractors about changes to codes (12/02/02)
    When it comes to making changes in the city's building standards, the Cape Girardeau inspections department isn't speaking in code. The department sent letters to 683 licensed contractors in attempt to notify the workers who may be affected by the code changes...
    Prize, professors made writer whose letters were stolen (12/02/02)
    William Faulkner might have been just another Southern author if it weren't for the Nobel Prize and the fascination of English professors who made the Mississippian's works required reading in their classes. "In many ways, it is the professors who have made Faulkner's reputation," said Dr. Robert Hamblin, an English professor and director of the Center for Faulkner Studies at Southeast Missouri State University...
    Home tour to be held Saturday (12/02/02)
    Southeast Missourian House-hoppers can get more than just trimming tips out of Saturday's Holiday Home Tour, organizers say. "It gives them a glimpse of their family life, their ways, culture, traditions, how other families celebrate Christmas," said Ellen Haskell, receptionist/secretary for child welfare with Lutheran Family and Children's Services of Missouri...
    Community cuisine 12/02/02 (12/02/02)
    Masonic Lodge to hold spaghetti dinner Thursday Millersville Masonic Lodge Westview 103 will host a "Toys for Kids" spaghetti dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Cost of the dinner is a new, unwrapped toy, which will be given to needy children for Christmas. Everyone is invited...
    Defeated congressmen closes his offices in Southern Illinois (12/02/02)
    ELDORADO, Ill. -- Plaques and pictures have been stripped from walls and empty boxes stand stacked in corners, but work continues in the main district office of U.S. Rep. David Phelps even as he prepares to shut it down. Phelps, an Eldorado native and the last congressman based in Illinois' deep south, will close his seven district offices in early January. ...
    Watchers of bald eagles expect big season (12/02/02)
    ST. LOUIS -- The migration of bald eagles to the St. Louis area has begun, and experts expect there will be no shortage of them to spot in light of long-range forecasts for a cool winter. "You can really expect this to be a better year of eagle viewing," the Missouri Department of Conservation's Holly Berthold said...
    First female pilots of B-2 bomber ready to fly against Iraq (12/02/02)
    KNOB NOSTER, Mo. -- Since her childhood as a self-described military brat, she wanted to be an Air Force officer. Now she is known on Air Force radios by the nickname Iron Butterfly -- one of two women qualified to fly the nation's radar-evading B-2 bombers...
    High court's ruling spotlights tax loopholes (12/02/02)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- In gearing up for the 2003 legislative session, Gov. Bob Holden has been traveling the state to build support for his proposal to close alleged corporate loopholes in Missouri's tax code. A closely divided decision handed down by the Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday highlights the need to address the issue, said Holden's spokeswoman Mary Still...
    State panel faces uphill battle to raise salaries (12/02/02)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- There was a tone of frustration at the final meeting of a citizens panel that recommends pay raises for statewide elected officials, lawmakers and judges. The frustration that surfaced two weeks ago was a result of a decision made two years ago by lawmakers to ignore salary increases recommended by the Citizens' Commission on Compensation for Elected Officials...
    Mental Health Court tries to treat instead of punish (12/02/02)
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Mental health counselor Danielle Foster had just started as program manager for the new Mental Health Court in Kansas City. Foster didn't even have business cards the day last June that James Cotton raced into her office. Angry, flushed and sweating, Cotton hit the 12-foot square office like heat lightning. Cotton, 49, was a welder with big, powerful hands...
    Metropolis farmer ordered to pay for replanting beans (12/02/02)
    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. -- A federal jury here has ordered a Massac County farmer to pay St. Louis-based Monsanto Co. $16,000 in damages for replanting some genetically engineered soybeans. Eugene Stratemeyer said he didn't know he was in trouble with the agribusiness giant until U.S. marshals showed up at his farm near Metropolis two years ago and confiscated his soybean seeds...
    ACLU sees its membership increase since Sept. 11 (12/02/02)
    WASHINGTON -- Whether protecting the disenfranchised or standing up for the right to offend, the American Civil Liberties Union has sided with those claiming they were wronged, even if it meant a distinctly minority stand. But since Sept. 11 and the government's expansive campaign of monitoring and detention, people are turning to the 82-year-old organization to help safeguard their liberties. ...
    Study finds cost of cell phone accidents equals benefits (12/02/02)
    WASHINGTON -- Researchers say increased cell phone use has led to more crashes caused by drivers on the phone, but the value people place on being able to call from the road roughly equals the accidents' cost. Opponents of banning cell phone usage by drivers have cited studies that showed the benefit of car calls outweighed the toll from such accidents -- medical bills and property damage, for example...
    John Kerry takes first steps in running for president (12/02/02)
    WASHINGTON -- Massachusetts Democrat John Kerry, a leading Senate liberal and decorated gunboat officer during the Vietnam War, said Sunday he is taking a first step toward running for president in 2004. He took aim at President Bush's policies on taxes, education, Iraq and the Middle East, saying, "There is a better choice for this nation."...
    Man's death highlights immigrants' faith in 'healers' (12/02/02)
    SANTA ANA, Calif. -- Roberto Caceres was desperate. Two years after developing a rash that caused his legs to swell and his skin to peel, he sought treatment from a woman he believed could use traditional remedies to cure what modern medicine could not...
    Court case could make Miranda warnings thing of the past (12/02/02)
    LOS ANGELES -- For five years, Oliverio Martinez has been blind and paralyzed as the result of a police shooting. Now he is at the center of a U.S. Supreme Court case that could determine if decades of restraints on police interrogations should be discarded...
    Indian tribe in Alabama struggles for federal recognition (12/02/02)
    MOBILE, Ala. -- Wilford "Longhair" Taylor, chief of the MOWA Choctaws, promises to fight until death for what some prominent scholars say is his right: Federal recognition as a genuine American Indian tribe. The state government certified the MOWAs as a tribe more than 20 years ago. And in 1998, the Smithsonian Institute returned bones to them for burial -- giving prestigious backing to their claims...
    Nation briefs 12/02/02 (12/02/02)
    Report: NYC to submit smallpox proposals today NEW YORK -- City health officials are expected to present the federal government today with a plan for responding to a smallpox outbreak, a published report said. Guidelines for health officials and for hospitals with patients suspected of having smallpox are included in the report, as are instructions for how to investigate the origin of the outbreak, The New York Times reported Sunday...
    A holiday ritual of sorts (12/02/02)
    NEW YORK -- It was a soft cashmere sweater at Ann Taylor that caught my eye. At 25 percent off, I was tempted. But I knew better. Buy anything now? No way! The prices can only drop as Christmas nears. So goes it in the mind of today's holiday shoppers. I speak for the many who are hooked on discounts and are willing to hold off on most of their shopping until the real deals kick in...
    New design for U.S. money will begin with $20 bill (12/02/02)
    WASHINGTON -- The last time Andrew Jackson got a makeover, he ended up with a big head, slightly off-center. This time, he will get a little color. The most noticeable features of the last redesign of U.S. currency -- the oversized, off-center portraits -- produced all kinds of derisive nicknames: funny money, Monopoly money, cartoon money...
    United, union meet to find way to avoid bankruptcy (12/02/02)
    CHICAGO -- Officials of United Airlines and its mechanics union were meeting behind closed doors Sunday in renewed efforts to find a way to keep the nation's No. 2 air carrier out of bankruptcy. The mechanics last week rejected a proposed package of steep wage and benefit cuts that United says are necessary if is to land a $1.8 billion federal loan guarantee that would keep it out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy court...
    Kissinger, Mitchell promise thorough Sept. 11 investigation (12/02/02)
    WASHINGTON -- Henry Kissinger, chairman of the commission to investigate the Sept. 11 attacks, said Sunday he will have no qualms recommending an examination of possible involvement by foreign countries if facts point that way. "If they lead in the direction of the need for looking into the actions of foreign countries or what foreign countries knew, my personal recommendation will be to explore that," the former secretary of state said on CNN's "Late Edition." "But I would like to wait until we have the commission together.". ...
    People talk 12/2/02 (12/02/02)
    Bennett: San Francisco gets plenty of respect SAN FRANCISCO -- Tony Bennett never expected his signature "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" would be so popular. "They love it everywhere," Bennett told the San Francisco Chronicle. "You'd be surprised how much they respect that city. I get it everywhere in the world, England, Paris, wherever I play. Internationally, it's the most respected city in America."...
    Nations worldwide mark World AIDS Day (12/02/02)
    CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- Southern African countries marked World AIDS Day on Sunday with hopes that the region, which has the highest rate of HIV-positive people on the planet, can slow the spread of the disease. There are 42 million HIV-positive people worldwide, with sub-Saharan Africa home to 75 percent of them, according to UNAIDS, the United Nation's AIDS agency...
    Train wreck leaves 38 injured in Switzerland (12/02/02)
    WIENACHT-TOBEL, Switzerland -- An incorrectly set railway switch sent a passenger train crashing into a rock wall in northern Switzerland Sunday, injuring 38 passengers, police said. The train, carrying as many as 150 passengers, was just leaving the station at Wienacht-Tobel near Lake Constance when the accident occurred, police spokesman Hanspeter Kruesi said...
    Israeli missiles hit car, not passengers, in attack (12/02/02)
    JERUSALEM -- Palestinians in a car near Gaza City Sunday narrowly escaped an Israeli helicopter missile attack on their vehicle, blasted into a heap of smoldering metal seconds after they jumped out, witnesses said. The attack was an apparent attempt to kill Palestinian militants belonging to the Islamic Jihad group, Israeli media reported. The Israeli army would not comment...
    Six killed in shootouts between Indian army, rebels in Kashmir (12/02/02)
    JAMMU, India -- Fierce gun battles between Indian soldiers and Islamic militants Sunday left six people dead, including two civilians, in a frontier district of Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said. Nine others were injured. In the first fight, security forces, acting on a tip that a group of suspected Islamic militants were hiding in a house in Doda town, surrounded the house and ordered the men to come out, Doda police officials said on condition of anonymity...
    Fire in Venezuelan nightclub kills 47 (12/02/02)
    CARACAS, Venezuela -- Flames quickly engulfed a tiny, downtown nightclub packed with hundreds of dancers but lacking emergency exits, triggering a panicky stampede and killing 47 people, fire officials and victims said Sunday. Twelve people were injured in the late Saturday night blaze at La Goajira discotheque...
    Questions arise over possession of evidence in Kenyan attacks (12/02/02)
    MOMBASA, Kenya -- Kenya will not heed Israeli demands to turn over some evidence in the attacks on an Israeli-owned hotel and an Israeli jetliner, saying Sunday it would conduct the probe alone. The Israeli defense minister said al-Qaida was the main suspect in the attacks...
    World briefs 12/02/02 (12/02/02)
    Exit poll: Prime minister is new Slovene president LJUBLJANA, Slovenia -- Long-serving Prime Minister Janez Drnovsek, who has led this former Yugoslav republic closer to the West, claimed victory in Sunday's presidential election as preliminary results gave him a commanding lead...
    Thirty die in Bangladesh stampede at clothes giveaway (12/02/02)
    GAIBANDHA, Bangladesh -- At least 30 women and children were killed and hundreds injured in a stampede when thousands of poor people scrambled for clothes being handed out as charity in a northern Bangladesh town Sunday, police said. The stampede happened outside an abandoned jute mill, where the distribution was planned. The crowd surged into the compound as guards opened its gates, causing the stampede...
    McDonald's leaves Bolivia for good (12/02/02)
    LA PAZ, Bolivia -- Thousands of Bolivians crammed into McDonald's Saturday to order their final Big Macs before the fast food restaurant closed up shop for good. McDonald's served its last hamburgers in Bolivia Saturday at midnight, after announcing a global restructuring plan in which it would close its doors in seven countries with poor profit margins...
    U.S. troops call B-52 bomber into combat after being attacked (12/02/02)
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- A mammoth B-52 bomber was called into combat for the first time in five months Sunday to protect U.S. special forces battling armed Afghans outside a U.S. base. No U.S. soldiers were injured during the shootout in western Afghanistan, but at least 11 Afghans were killed in factional fighting, U.S. and local officials said...
    Inspectors check airfield where deadly sprayers were developed (12/02/02)
    KHAN BANI SA'AD, Iraq -- U.N. disarmament teams inspected a shabby, seldom-used airfield in corn country north of Baghdad on Sunday, a place where Iraqi experts engineered devices for bombarding an enemy from the air with sprays of killer microbes...
    Central, Jackson, ND open season in tourney (12/02/02)
    Farmington Invitational among several basketball tournaments opening tonight. By Jeff Breer ~ Southeast Missourian Farmington's Willis Gunder might be considered the mad scientists of athletic directors. From his laboratory, err... office, Gunder has concocted a most unusual format for this year's Farmington Invitational that opens tonight at the Farmington Civic Center...
    Miami, Ohio State remain 1-2 in polls (12/02/02)
    Miami is a unanimous No. 1 in the AP poll again, and Southern California moved into the top five for the first time in more than seven years. The Hurricanes (11-0) strengthened their grip on the top spot in The Associated Press Top 25 poll Sunday, receiving 73 first-place votes and 1,825 points from the sports writers and broadcasters on the AP panel. Last week, No. 2 Ohio State (13-0) had two first place votes...
    Masked man aids Tigers (12/02/02)
    COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Jimmy McKinney will be coming off the bench for a while at Missouri, no matter how well he plays. The Tigers' top freshman recruit had a big debut in Saturday's 81-46 rout of Austin Peay with eight points in 16 minutes, flashing an array of inventive passes, ball-handling skills and shooting range from well beyond the 3-point line. He did this while wearing a protective hard-plastic mask for the broken bone above his right eye suffered in an exhibition game Nov. 2...
    Tulane proves too much for SE (12/02/02)
    Powerful Green Wave washes away Indians 81-60. By Marty Mishow ~ Southeast Missourian NEW ORLEANS -- It was apparent from the outset Sunday that Southeast Missouri State University didn't have nearly the athletes to keep up with a strong and quick Tulane squad...
    Russia rallies past France, captures its first Davis Cup (12/02/02)
    PARIS -- No deficit was too daunting for Russia or Mikhail Youzhny in the Davis Cup final. Russia became the first finalist in 38 years to overcome a 2-1 deficit, beating defending champion France to claim its first title when Youzhny fought off a two-set hole in the last match Sunday...
    Green Bay packs away title in NFC North (12/02/02)
    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Green Bay Packers clinched their first NFC North title in five years by forcing five turnovers and getting an outstanding performance by rookie running back Tony Fisher to beat Chicago 30-20 Sunday. Fisher, an undrafted free agent from Notre Dame, replaced Ahman Green, who hurt his left knee in the third quarter. Fisher had 91 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries...
    Snatched away - Eagles fly off with Rams' faint hopes (12/02/02)
    Philadelphia uses third-string quarterback, tough defense to defeat Rams. By Rob Maaddi ~ The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA -- Backed by a dominant defense, the Philadelphia Eagles proved they can win with their No. 3 quarterback. The St. Louis Rams still haven't won without theirs...
    Emotions are behind Kile's push for Hall (12/02/02)
    Preserving history. Honoring excellence. Connecting generations. They're the phrases that define the National Baseball Hall of Fame from the Hall itself. But what credentials must an individual -- and I use individual because there are more than just players in the hall -- possess to be inducted into the Hall?...
    Fanfare 12/2 (12/02/02)
    College
  • Louisville and Marshall accepted bids Sunday to play in the GMAC Bowl at Mobile, Ala., on Dec. 18. The game will feature two quarterbacks considered top Heisman trophy candidates in Louisville's Dave Ragone and Marshall's Byron Leftwich...
  • Willy Jak's turning into pizzeria, game room (12/02/02)
    Say goodbye to Willy and hello to Nick. For the past several weeks, Willy Jak's owner Robert LaGore has been busy remodeling his downtown restaurant and nightclub so he can reopen it in a couple of weeks as Nick's Family Sports Pub, a unique pizzeria and game room...
    Ten years after his death, Welk lives on in fans' hearts (12/02/02)
    STRASBURG, N.D. -- It has been decades since anyone has lived on the small farmstead that made this small North Dakota farming community famous. But listen carefully. As visitors drive up from the gravel road, they can hear the "champagne music" flowing freely from the barn where Lawrence Welk used to play his accordion...
    Pearl Jam finds material in fatal festival (12/02/02)
    SEATTLE -- Eddie Vedder has found plenty of material in mortality over the years. His band, Pearl Jam, was born of a heroin overdose more than a decade ago. Rival songwriter Kurt Cobain of Nirvana committed suicide while at the height of popularity. Two of Pearl Jam's biggest hits, "Jeremy" and "Last Kiss," deal with teen death...
    Erratic behavior and appearance overshadow Jackson's image (12/02/02)
    LOS ANGELES -- Michael Jackson seems to be moonwalking from one embarrassment to another this year. He publicly feuded with his record label, accusing its chief of racism after his album sales were low. He dangled his infant son from a hotel balcony. And his morbidly altered face just gets weirder...
    Disposable DVDs could do in late rental fees (12/02/02)
    SAN FRANCISCO -- On a dismal, rainy day after watching Mel Gibson battle the English in "Braveheart," wouldn't it be nice to simply throw away the DVD instead of slogging the rental back to Blockbuster? Technology that makes DVDs self-destruct in a few hours or days has already been developed, raising the prospect of a world without late fees...
    Holiday jobs get rich pool of applicants (12/02/02)
    ST. LOUIS -- Software manager Tim Bunce's extensive resume would not ordinarily grace the desk of a retailer looking for part-time help. But on the jobs front, this holiday period is anything but typical. Twice laid off this year in the software industry, Bunce -- a married father of three who used to make $120,000 as a senior product manager -- was offered seasonal work paying $15 an hour, including commissions, at a computer store in North Carolina...
    Sooner is better when preparing for income tax season (12/02/02)
    NEW YORK -- The holidays are here, and income tax filing season is months away. Do NOT be lulled into a false sense of security. If you haven't started looking at your company's taxes and estimating how much the bill is likely to be, you're setting yourself up for unnecessary angst and perhaps tax penalties come April...
    Business memo 12/02/02 (12/02/02)
    United Airlines sees heavy stock sell-off CHICAGO -- The increased likelihood of a bankruptcy filing by United Airlines prompted a heavy sell-off of its stock Friday, even as management made a last-ditch effort to rescue an urgent cost-cutting plan...
    Gap finally sees positive numbers (12/02/02)
    SAN FRANCISCO -- After 2 1/2 years of bad fashion statements and financial humiliation, Gap Inc. doesn't look so scruffy anymore. The San Francisco-based company's 3,158 stores have been restocked with more basic clothing designed to appeal to mainstream tastes and its catchy ads appear to be luring back once-alienated customers...
    Imogene Schuster (12/02/02)
    ANNA, Ill. -- Imogene Schuster, 82, of Anna died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born June 19, 1920, at Saratoga, daughter of Everett and Media Caraker Hill. She and Myron F. Schuster were married Sept. 11, 1954, at Corinth, Miss. He died Sept. 11, 1989...
    Frances Buckles (12/02/02)
    TAMMS, Ill. -- Frances Buckles, 82, of Mounds, Ill., died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2002, at Meridian Manor Nursing Home in Mounds. She was born Feb. 6, 1920, at Dongola, daughter of James W. and Lila Hall Cossiboom. She and Ellis Buckles were married Oct. 1, 1938. He died Jan. 13, 1954...
    Jimmy Vinson (12/02/02)
    ST. MARY, Mo. -- The Rev. Jimmy Wayne Vinson, 64, of Jonesboro, Ark., died Friday, Nov. 29, 2002, at his home. He was born Aug. 17, 1938, at Ste. Genevieve, Mo., and had lived in the Jonesboro area for the past 20 years. He and Mary Alice Hendrix were married Sept. 17, 1960, at St. Mary...
    Ernestine Dodd (12/02/02)
    ADVANCE, Mo. -- Ernestine L. "Tina" Dodd, 80, of Hazelwood, Mo., died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002, at her home. She was born Nov. 13, 1922, at Paragould, Ark., daughter of Walter "Buck" and Laura Cunningham. Dodd was class valedictorian in 1941 at Oak Grove High School in Paragould. She had been an executive housekeeper. She was a member of St. Ferdinand, Sacred Heart, St. Martin DePorres and Hazelwood Senior Citizens clubs...
    James Taylor (12/02/02)
    GRAND CHAIN, Ill. -- James H. Taylor, 78, of Grand Chain died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002, at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah, Ky. He and Letty Mae Eastwood were married. She preceded him in death. Taylor was a retired construction worker. He was a member of Teamster Local 236 at Paducah. He was a member of the Ohio Chapel United Methodist Church and the Belknap Memorial Lodge 822 AF&AM...
    Robert Smith (12/02/02)
    Visitation for Robert L. Smith, 83, of Cape Girardeau will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Zion Lutheran Church in Gordonville, with the Rev. Wayne Schwiesow officiating. Burial will be in Tower Grove Cemetery in Murphysboro, Ill...
    Mary Elledge (12/02/02)
    CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Mary Elledge, 72, of Chaffee died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2002, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
    William Cayse Jr. (12/02/02)
    William "Bill" E. Cayse Jr. passed away Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born on Dec. 25, 1919, in St. Louis, Mo., son of William E. Cayse Sr. and Hazel Dale Cayse. He married Virginia "Ginny" V. Henderson Cayse on May 30, 1947...
    Cape police report 12/2/02 (12/02/02)
    Cape Girardeau Monday, Dec. 2 The following information was released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Chad Looman, 24, of 612 Sycamore was arrested Sunday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and possession of drug paraphernalia...
    Cape fire report 12/2/02 (12/02/02)
    Cape Girardeau Monday, Dec. 2 Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: At 6:12 p.m., medical assist at 230 Mill St. At 8:18 p.m., flue fire at 944 E. Rodney St. Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: At 12:32 a.m., vehicle fire at South Kingshighway and Silver Springs Road...
    Out of the past 12/2/02 (12/02/02)
    10 years ago: Dec. 2, 1992 Six months after old bridge was closed, Cape Girardeau officials hope new Bloomfield Road bridge over Cape LaCroix Creek will open soon; bridge was shut down June 2 for construction of new, 36-foot-wide span that will include 5-foot-wide pedestrian crossing on north side...
    Regional airport presents ambitious ideas (12/02/02)
    A 20-year master plan released by Cape Girardeau Regional Airport officials last week would indicate they're ready for the facility to fulfill what increasingly appears to be its destiny: a regional transportation hub. In March, the numbers showed a 45 percent increase in passengers for the first two months of this year compared to last. It wasn't a fluke. The trend has continued all year, with this year's boardings outpacing last year's through the summer...
    Judge Grimm ready to return to law firm (12/02/02)
    It was an unexpected decision from a man who went very far, very fast in his chosen career of politics and law. But now he has decided to change directions. At age 40, Circuit Judge John W. Grimm of Cape Girardeau has opted to leave the bench and return to private practice in the firm he left, Limbaugh, Russell, Payne & Howard. He will do so effective Feb. 28...
    Speak Out 12/02/02 (12/02/02)
    Critical support THIS IS for those with an "America -- love it or leave it" attitude. Those of us protesting the proposed war against Iraq have no quarrel with the United States or its people. Our problem is with the government of this country that does not represent the best interests of the people, but only represents the multinational energy corporations...
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