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Stories from Tuesday, December 3, 2002

Cape city council supports putting four taxes on ballot (12/03/02)
Four taxes. One package. On April 8, Cape Girardeau voters will decide if a spread-the-tax system proposed by a panel of 12 residents is a good idea. The city council thinks so, and on Monday night it agreed in an unofficial vote to put four taxes in the hands of voters to help fund operating expenses, equipment needs, stormwater projects, a new fire station, a police station addition and a family water park...
School libraries bustling with activity (12/03/02)
By Laura Johnston ~ Southeast Missourian School librarians are more than just keepers of books. With today's technology, libraries hold the key to a world of information ranging from the ancient civilizations of Egypt to the latest sports scores...
Jackson board of aldermen actions 12/3 (12/03/02)
Public Hearing Held hearing to consider voluntary annexation of 5.97 acres of property owned by Mr. and Mrs. Larry Borgfield. Action Items Power and Light Committee Set a public hearing for 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, 2002, to allow citizens the opportunity to comment on the city's performance in carrying out the Community Development Block Grant for the Midwest Sterilization/Dogwood Avenue Project...
People & Things 12/03/02 (12/03/02)
Missouri student attends conference Stacey Nagel, a senior at Francis Howell Central High School in St. Charles, Mo., is attending the National Young Leaders Conference this week in Washington, D.C. The conference is a leadership development program for high school students who have demonstrated leadership potential and scholastic merit. Nagel will be among 400 students from across the country to attend the event...
French adapt markets to suit some American tastes (12/03/02)
TRIAUCOURT EN ARGONNE, France -- Along with the rainy weather in France, the cold, frigid air has become its bedfellow. Rarely does the temperature climb out of the hole of 8 degrees -- but that's in Centigrade! The Fahrenheit equivalent is in the area of 46.4 degrees. Okay, so that's the exact conversion!...
Spy game best Xbox effort yet (12/03/02)
If you love spies, covert operations and exciting military tales, you know the name Tom Clancy. His books have sold millions of copies around the world. So when he lends his name to a videogame, you have to assume it will be detailed, realistic and a blast (no pun intended) to play...
Cape Girardeau City Council action 12/3 (12/03/02)
Consent Ordinances (Second and third readings) Approved an ordinance amending Chapter 26 of the city code relating to driving while intoxicated and driving with excessive blood alcohol content. Approved an ordinance amending Section 26-224 of the city code relating to school buses...
Disabled widow needs certificates, sheets (12/03/02)
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. The Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center, Missouri Division of Senior Services and Hoover Eldercare Center refer clients to the program, which relies on donations...
Children's Christmas wish list isn't long (12/03/02)
Two children whose father has died wouldn't get many gifts under their Christmas tree if their mother hadn't sought help from Toybox. Donations of new toys collected by Toybox, a joint program of the Cape Girardeau Jaycees and the Southeast Missourian, will help bring holiday gifts to the community's needy children...
Three teens blamed in guitar theft case (12/03/02)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Three Poplar Bluff teenagers had their musical ambitions cut short last week when authorities nabbed them in connection with thefts at two local businesses. The electric guitars, amplifiers and other electronic accessories they allegedly stole from Hays Music Store on Vine Street and All Star Music in the Mansion Mall Shopping Center have been recovered by the Poplar Bluff Police Department...
Murder motive sought in Bragg City slaying (12/03/02)
CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. -- The investigation continues into an apparent homicide involving a Bragg City, Mo., resident. The Pemiscot County Sheriff's Office and the Missouri Highway Patrol are investigating the death of Jimmy D. Grills, 52. According to authorities, Grills' body was found at 2 a.m. Saturday by his girlfriend. The body was lying in the living room floor of his Bragg City Route 2 home...
Cape County clerk picked for panel (12/03/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Cape Girardeau County Clerk Rodney Miller has been appointed to a panel intended to offer guidance to the 27 new county clerks that were elected to office last month. Secretary of State Matt Blunt, a Republican, named Miller, a Democrat, and four other veteran clerks to the group. The panel will meet with the new officeholders at Blunt's office Thursday and Friday...
Few area lawmakers prefile bills on first day of session (12/03/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Southeast Missouri lawmakers prefiled five bills on Monday, the first day members of the General Assembly can submit legislation for the 2003 legislative session. Senators prefiled a total of 170 bills and proposed constitutional amendments. Representatives offered just 10 pieces of legislation...
Ex-lawyer accused in theft of letters arrested (12/03/02)
A former lawyer wanted in the theft of six William Faulkner letters from Southeast Missouri State University surrendered to officers in Arkansas on Monday, nearly two weeks after Cape Girardeau County prosecutors charged him with the crime. Robert Hardin Smith, 43, of Jacksonville, Ark., was being held in jail Monday evening in North Little Rock, Ark., police there said...
Stamp and deliver (12/03/02)
It's started -- that flood of cards, letters and packages that mark the holiday season for postmaster Michael Keefe and other employees at the Cape Girardeau Post Office. "This is the time of year when we love our jobs because we get to deliver Christmas cards and things, which people love receiving," Keefe said...
Highway 34/72 improvements given green light (12/03/02)
After months of negotiations over the details of proposed improvements to Highways 34/72 within the city of Jackson, the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission and the city have agreed on a contract that will enable the project to proceed. "We didn't get everything we wanted," Mayor Paul Sander said, in particular the request that MoDOT go back to its earlier plan of designing the improvements for five lanes instead of four...
Frohna man sentenced for weapons offense (12/03/02)
A Perry County man was sentenced to 92 months in jail Monday for unlawfully possessing a firearm and making false statements to a federally licensed firearms dealer. On Dec. 29, 2000, Joseph J. Little, 36, of Frohna, Mo., allegedly agreed to acquire a firearm from B&R Guns and Pawn in Perryville. When filling out a required federal form, he answered "no" to the question asking if he had ever been convicted of a crime for which he could have been imprisoned for more than a year...
State ready to proceed on Cape nature center project (12/03/02)
The Missouri Conservation Department plans to begin construction of a nature center next spring as part of a $7.3 million project that state and local officials say will transform Cape Girardeau County Park North from a simple county park to a tourist attraction with everything from hiking trails to specialty gardens...
Sheriff's department reports arrests (12/03/02)
The Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department arrested two men, David Fee, 17, and Trae Bell, 17 for their alleged connection with two business burglaries which occurred in the early morning hours Friday. During the course of the investigation into two burglaries -- one at the Gordonville Gas Station at 5700 Highway 25 and the other at the Corner Store at 5156 Highway 34 -- evidence of one of the burglaries was found during a traffic stop. ...
How a Grinch stole Christmas decorations (12/03/02)
Most folks down in Cape-ville like Christmas a lot. But a Grinch, who stole holiday decorations, clearly does not. Far from Dr. Seuss' Who-ville, this Grinch -- or Grinches -- stole more than 30 festive items from the lawns of at least eight Cape Girardeau homes over the weekend, police said, before dumping the decorations in the parking lot of Notre Dame High School and in Cherokee Park...
Report says more Missouri youths overweight (12/03/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Almost one-quarter of Missourians ages 9 through 18 are overweight, according to a state study released Monday. The report by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services showed that 22.7 percent of youths surveyed during the 2000-2001 school year were overweight. That percentage is up from 18.6 percent in 1999-2000...
State works to replace snowplow drivers (12/03/02)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- As snow begins to fall in Illinois, the state is scrambling to find people to clean it off the highways. According to the state's Department of Transportation, more than a fifth of the agency's snow plow operators -- 480 -- are joining the thousands of state employees taking advantage of a pension buyout put in place earlier this year to save Illinois money...
Homeless numbers appear rising in Missouri's urban areas (12/03/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Missouri groups that provide services to the homeless are gearing up for a tough winter, as urban areas in particular see an increase in people seeking assistance. "Demand is going up across the board," said Cynthia Larcom, director of the Homeless Services Coalition in Kansas City...
Man held in mental hospital argues for his freedom (12/03/02)
CHESTER, Ill. -- A man who has attracted national media attention in his quest to be released from a state mental hospital is dangerous and should remain locked up for at least another six months, a prosecutor told a Randolph County jury Monday. The six-member jury is hearing arguments in the recommittal hearing of Claud "Rodney" Yoder, 44, who has been an involuntary patient at the Chester Mental Health Center since 1991...
Whooping cough cases on the rise in Missouri, nation (12/03/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Whooping cough, a once common disease that vaccinations had all but wiped out in the United States, is back on the rise in Missouri and around the country, health officials said Monday. In Missouri, 106 cases of pertussis, or whooping cough, have been reported in 2002 through September, said Sue Denny, a spokeswoman for the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. That was up from 80 over the same period a year ago...
State high court upholds budget cuts (12/03/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Supreme Court on Monday upheld nearly $21 million in cuts to nursing homes, rejecting claims that Gov. Bob Holden had exceeded his constitutional powers. The state constitution allows governors to withhold appropriated money when revenue fall below the projections used to craft the state budget...
Panel drops its objections to more prostate cancer screenings (12/03/02)
PHILADELPHIA -- A government advisory panel has dropped its objection to routine prostate cancer screenings for millions of middle-aged and elderly men, saying it is possible the tests save lives. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force stopped short of recommending the exams, citing continuing uncertainty about their value. But it abandoned a 1996 opinion that said they are not effective enough to justify their cost...
Supreme Court will hear case on affirmative action (12/03/02)
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide if minorities can be given a boost to get into universities, a subject still heatedly contested a quarter-century after the justices first addressed affirmative action in college admissions. The court will tell universities how much weight, if any, they may assign to an applicant's race. At stake are race-conscious admissions policies at many public and private colleges, law schools and medical schools...
Nation digest 12/03/02 (12/03/02)
West Virginia joins in Microsoft appeal WASHINGTON -- West Virginia on Monday decided to continue the courtroom antitrust battle against Microsoft Corp., joining Massachusetts to ask a U.S. appeals court to reconsider tougher sanctions against the world's largest software company...
Space travelers say goodbye, undock from space station (12/03/02)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Space shuttle Endeavour undocked from the international space station Monday and headed for home with the one American and two Russians who spent the past six months aboard the orbiting outpost. "We promise to take good care of space station," astronaut Donald Pettit told its departing commander, cosmonaut Valery Korzun...
Cruise ship returns to port with 190 sick passengers (12/03/02)
MIAMI -- Nearly 200 people aboard a Carnival cruise ship returned from their three-day voyage Monday suffering from a gastrointestinal ailment with symptoms similar to those plaguing other cruise liners. A total of 190 passengers and four crew members on the Fascination reported vomiting and diarrhea. Experts had not confirmed whether they had a Norwalk-like virus, said Tim Gallagher, a Carnival Corp. spokesman...
Polluted Denver land slowly becoming wildlife haven (12/03/02)
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. -- Deer meander through fields, prairie dogs pop up from their burrows to look around, and hawks glide overhead near a site once branded the most polluted square mile in America. The animals' home is the 17,000-acre Rocky Mountain Arsenal, once a center of chemical weapons and pesticide production and now a federal Superfund site undergoing a $2.2 billion cleanup that will turn it into a wildlife preserve...
Mechanics for United agree to vote again on wage cuts (12/03/02)
CHICAGO -- United Airlines mechanics agreed Monday to hold another vote on $700 million in wage-and-benefit concessions the airline says it needs to stave off bankruptcy. The airline also said it would defer nearly $1 billion in impending debt payments...
Greenland ice reveals 250-year record of lead pollution (12/03/02)
LOS ANGELES -- A new study suggests the ebb and flow of North American industry since the dawn of the Industrial Age can be tracked through lead traces found in a 450-foot ice core drilled in Greenland three years ago. The core contains a high-resolution record of how much lead settled from the atmosphere onto Greenland between 1750 and 1998. The study says the source of the lead appears to have been factories in the United States and Canada...
Federal study may lead to tailored diets to prevent tumors (12/03/02)
WASHINGTON -- Can a diet rich in a particular nutrient really prevent cancer? The government is recruiting 32,000 middle-aged men to see if selenium or vitamin E can prevent prostate cancer, the biggest clinical trial yet to address such dietary questions...
Immigrants made up over half of growth in labor force in '90s (12/03/02)
WASHINGTON -- Immigrants accounted for over half the growth in the nation's labor force the past decade, filling openings in factories and textile mills, restaurants and other blue-collar industries, according to a private analysis of government data...
People talk 12/03/02 (12/03/02)
Oasis band members detained after fight MUNICH, Germany -- Singer Liam Gallagher and several other members of the British rock band Oasis and its entourage were held for questioning after a fight that left Gallagher with several broken teeth. Gallagher's injuries over the weekend forced the band to cancel concerts in Munich on Sunday and Hamburg on Monday...
Aides stumble on Senate ledger dating from first U.S. Congress (12/03/02)
WASHINGTON -- The handwriting is a fastidious cursive, the signatures include those of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, the columns record an era when senators were paid the lofty wage of $6 a day. Had Senate aides not stumbled upon the unassuming brown ledger last month, lying on a shelf in a basement storage room, workers clearing space for construction of a new visitors' center would have tossed it into the trash two days later...
Detainees' lawyers argue they should be charged or released (12/03/02)
WASHINGTON -- Declaring that foreigners captured in the war on terrorism have rights, attorneys for detainees held without charges at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base pleaded for help Monday from a skeptical federal appeals court. Sixteen people from Australia, Britain and Kuwait, some captive for more than a year, are seeking "the most modest of rights ... we want access to an impartial tribunal," said attorney Thomas Wilner...
Construction spending posts modest increase (12/03/02)
WASHINGTON -- Construction spending edged up modestly in October, led by a surge in school construction, but a principal indicator of health at U.S. factories showed that manufacturing shrank for a third straight month. Analysts said Monday's reports, which followed a surprisingly strong start to the holiday shopping season, depicted an economic recovery that appears to be slowing but not stalling...
Four Palestinians killed in West Bank, Gaza violence (12/03/02)
JERUSALEM -- Four Palestinians, including a teenager, died Monday in violence in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, while a U.N. aid group charged that Israeli forces destroyed a warehouse of food for needy Palestinians in Gaza. Separately, Israel's military chief denied reports that he said Israel eventually would dismantle most Jewish settlements...
Death toll up to 50 in nightclub fire (12/03/02)
CARACAS, Venezuela -- Investigators recovered three more bodies from the debris of a downtown Caracas nightclub destroyed by a fast-moving fire over the weekend, raising the death toll to 50, officials said Monday. Flames quickly engulfed the tiny nightclub packed with hundreds of dancers but lacking emergency exits, triggering a panicky stampede late Saturday. Twelve people were injured at La Goajira discotheque...
Yemen releases 36 men after they renounce extremism (12/03/02)
SAN'A, Yemen -- Yemeni authorities released 36 men rounded up as suspected militants following the Sept. 11 terror attacks after they renounced extremism, a judiciary official said Monday. Hammoud al-Hitar, a judge in the Yemeni Supreme Court, told The Associated Press that the 36 men pledged to "abide by the right path, renounce extremism and respect foreigners and their property."...
World briefs 12/03/02 (12/03/02)
British firefighters suspend national strike LONDON -- Firefighters said Monday they were suspending their national strike and would begin talks on settling a pay dispute amid signs that their protest was having little impact. Fire Brigades Union leader Andy Gilchrist said the union's executive council decided to suspend an eight-day strike scheduled to begin Wednesday and to seek independent arbitration with employers...
Al-Qaida claims responsibility for recent attacks (12/03/02)
CAIRO, Egypt -- A statement attributed to al-Qaida claimed responsibility Monday for last week's car-bombing of an Israeli-owned hotel in Kenya and the attempt to shoot down an Israeli airliner the same day. The statement, posted on an Islamic Web site, called the Thursday's attacks a Ramadan greeting to the Palestinian people and referred to the al-Qaida attacks against U.S. ...
Appeal filed in death sentence of Iranian professor (12/03/02)
TEHRAN, Iran -- A university professor sentenced to death for insulting Islam remained defiant, but his attorney appealed the verdict on Monday -- the last possible day to challenge a case that has provoked weeks of protests by students and the intervention of supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei...
U.N. teams search Iraqi missile nerve center for six hours (12/03/02)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- It was combed over by inspectors, then blasted for days by U.S. air attack. But four years later the Karama ballistic design plant is still a focus of world concern, a place where new U.N. inspectors Monday conducted their longest search yet, looking for signs of outlawed Iraqi missiles...
Venezuela opposition launches general strike to oust Chavez (12/03/02)
CARACAS, Venezuela -- Opponents of President Hugo Chavez launched a general strike Monday and threatened street protests in a bid to oust him, but many businesses remained open and Venezuela's key oil sector appeared to be working. The opponents, who say Chavez's leftist policies have fueled unemployment and hurt democracy, declared their strike a success, estimating that 80 percent of workers stayed home Monday...
European Union approves ban on tobacco advertising (12/03/02)
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- The 15-nation European Union on Monday outlawed tobacco ads in newspapers and magazines, on the Internet and at international sporting events beginning in 2005. The new restrictions were approved by 13 EU nations, which was enough to push through the bill drawn up by the EU's executive Commission after a court struck down an earlier ban. Britain and Germany opposed them...
Defending state champs fall in back-and-forth opener (12/03/02)
Notre Dame's girls basketball team, playing its first game since winning the Class 2 state championship last season, dropped its season opener 63-62 Monday night to Farmington in the Farmington Invitational. Senior Ashley Millham, who scored a team-high 17 points for Notre Dame, hit a 3-pointer with three seconds in the game to draw the Bulldogs within one point, but Farmington ran out the clock on the inbounds...
Grass-roots approach could yield big dividends for Tigers (12/03/02)
Josh Crowell is head coach of the Central Tigers wrestling team. His approach is more like that of a farmer with an orange thumb. For the past three years, Crowell has diligently and patiently distributed seeds and fertilized the ground around Central's varsity wrestling team, which has had just one winning dual season in more than a decade...
Slocum fired as Texas A&M coach (12/03/02)
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) -- Texas A&M fired R.C. Slocum on Monday, ending the 14-year tenure of the winningest football coach in Aggie history. Despite a victory over then-No. 1 Oklahoma, the Aggies finished a disappointing 6-6 in the regular season, capped by a 50-20 loss to Texas on Friday...
Chiefs strive to keep momentum after 49-0 win (12/03/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- As a reward for their 49-0 trouncing of the troubled Arizona Cardinals, the Kansas City Chiefs were excused from practice Monday. Given the historic scope of the victory -- which put them in the record book and kept them in the playoff chase -- the Chiefs probably deserved an expense-paid trip to Las Vegas...
Jordan confident in return to lineup (12/03/02)
WASHINGTON -- The doubts about the knees are gone. Michael Jordan has made his inevitable return to the starting lineup, and he's there to stay. The experiment that had Jordan coming off the bench for the Washington Wizards went on the shelf for good Saturday night against Philadelphia. Jordan will start again today against Milwaukee and plans to do so as long as his body holds up...
Broken hand puts Warner on the bench (12/03/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Kurt Warner said his throwing hand was fine, but Rams coach Mike Martz didn't buy it. Martz was right. On Monday, X-rays showed that a hairline fracture on Warner's right hand will sideline him two to three weeks, although Martz said he'll be the No. 3 quarterback during that time...
Pace's injury leads to a shuffle on line (12/03/02)
ST. LOUIS -- All-Pro offensive tackle Orlando Pace will be sidelined two to three weeks with a torn right hamstring, necessitating a shakeup of an already thin offensive line. Pace limped off the field with 5:11 to go in the first quarter of Sunday's 10-3 loss to the Eagles. Pace also missed three games with a partially torn calf muscle earlier in the year...
The drama is gone in the NFC races (12/03/02)
Three-quarters through the NFL season, the race for the playoffs should be hitting its peak. Not in the NFC, where the six playoff teams were all but decided on Sunday, and what remains is deciding the seedings. The AFC? Hold on for the final weeks...
Buffs eager for second chance with Oklahoma (12/03/02)
HOUSTON -- Colorado made too many mistakes to beat Oklahoma the first time the two teams played this season. They've been eager for a second chance and they'll get it Saturday in the Big 12 championship game. Colorado stumbled at the start of its game on Nov. 2 against the Sooners and lost 27-11. In the first half, the Buffaloes lost two fumbles, had a pass intercepted, muffed a pooch kick and had a field goal blocked...
No. 15 MU overcomes slow start with a big second half (12/03/02)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- After another slow start, No. 15 Missouri used a big second half to rout another nonconference opponent. Arthur Johnson scored a career-high 24 points and Rickey Paulding added 17 as the Tigers beat Sacramento State 98-60 on Monday night...
Boston has questions for city's new kid (12/03/02)
The kid was everywhere, always asking questions. When he was on the public relations staff of the San Diego Padres, he'd corner Tony Gwynn and pick his brain about players and game situations. The kid did that with everyone who could teach him something about baseball...
Economy sounds sour note for classical music companies (12/03/02)
NEW YORK -- Tenor Placido Domingo, who always packs the house at the Metropolitan Opera, didn't always this fall. The Lyric Opera of Chicago and the San Francisco Opera have each dropped plans to produce two operas they had announced for next season...
Mary Elledge (12/03/02)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- The funeral for Mary Marcella Elledge of Chaffee will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee. The Rev. Billy Anders will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Hills Memorial Gardens near Morley, Mo. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today...
Charles Vogelsang (12/03/02)
Charles E. "Fritz" Vogelsang, 64, of Louisville, Ky., died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2002, at Norton Southwest Hospital in Louisville. He was the son of Ervin and Emilie Vogelsang of Cape Girardeau. He married the former Sandra Armstrong. Vogelsang retired as a machine operator at Tube Turns. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church...
Madge Dalton (12/03/02)
ANNA, Ill. -- Madge Dalton, 85, of Anna died Monday, Dec. 2, 2002, at Union County Nursing Home in Anna. Lutz and Rendleman Funeral Home in Anna is in charge of arrangements.
Agnes Latimer (12/03/02)
Agnes Elizabeth Latimer, 84, of Kansas City, Mo., died Monday, Dec. 2, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital in Kansas City. She is formerly of Cape Girardeau. Lorberg Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Joyce Ernst (12/03/02)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Joyce Joan Ernst, 81, of Sikeston died Monday, Dec. 2, 2002, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. She was born June 26, 1921, in St. Louis, son of Felix A. and Zita M. Farrar Schindler. She and Elmer Louis Ernst were married July 27, 1946, in Perryville, Mo. He died June 27, 1984...
Robert Meyer (12/03/02)
Robert J. "Bob" Meyer, 54, of Frohna, Mo., died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2002, in rural Perry County. He was born Feb. 15, 1948, at Uniontown, Mo., daughter of Anton B. and Hilda W. Schott Meyer. He married the former Linda Monier. Meyer was owner/operator of Bob Meyer Trucking. He was a member of American Legion Post 133 and River Hills Antique Tractor Club...
Elaine McBride (12/03/02)
Elaine L. McBride, 78, passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Dec. 23, 1923, in Jackson, daughter of Clarence and Agnes Dale Lett Reitzel. She and Khurman "Cutter" McBride were married Aug. 12, 1942. He passed away March 11, 1993...
Robert Connell (12/03/02)
ULLIN, Ill. -- Robert Allen "Bob" Connell, 65, of Ullin died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2002, at Union County Hospital in Anna, Ill. He was born July 21, 1937, at Mounds, Ill., son of Albert I. and Lucille Henson Connell. Connell was a 1955 graduate of Mounds Township High School, and received a master's degree from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in 1964...
Jimmie Chandler (12/03/02)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Graveside service for Jimmie J. Chandler of Charleston will be held at 2 p.m. today at IOOF Cemetery. The Rev. Gerald Collier will officiate. McMikle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Chandler, 64, died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2002, at Charleston Manor...
Sandra Cassoutt (12/03/02)
Sandra L. Cassoutt, 62, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Dec. 2, 2002, at her home. She was born Aug. 31, 1940, in St. Louis, daughter of Orville and Wanda McGinnis Cassoutt. Cassoutt was a member of First Baptist Church. Survivors include three brothers, Gary and Larry Cassoutt of St. Louis, and Wayne Cassoutt of Williams, Ariz...
Births 12/3/02 (12/03/02)
Wooldridge Daughter to Todd Wooldridge and Mikella Robinson of Jackson, Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo., 2:05 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15, 2002. Name, Mackenzie Alexys. Weight, 6 pounds 11 ounces. Second child, first daughter. Ms. Robinson is the daughter of Raymond and Gloria Robinson of Farmington, Mo. She is a hairstylist at JCPenney Styling Salon. Wooldridge is the son of Bill and Sharron Wooldridge of Sparta, Ill. He is a field trainer with Bankers Life and Casualty Co...
Cape fire report 12/3 (12/03/02)
Cape Girardeau Tuesday, Dec. 3 Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: At 1:33 a.m., an emergency medical service at 422 Good Hope St. At 9:52 a.m., a medical assist at 29 S. Sprigg St., Apt. 4. At 12:50 p.m., a medical assist at 503 S. Benton St...
Cape police report 12/3 (12/03/02)
Cape Girardeau Tuesday, Dec. 3 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Christopher Scott Smith, 28, of 1451 Luce St., Apt. 1., was arrested Sunday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated...
Out of the past 12/3/02 (12/03/02)
10 years ago: Dec. 3, 1992 Cape Girardeau Central High School junior will witness inauguration of President-elect Bill Clinton on Jan. 20 as added bonus to Washington Workshops weekend; William L. Ogborn will be among students who will have reserved seating for gala presidential inaugural parade down Pennsylvania Avenue and will attend swearing-in ceremonies on Capitol Hill...
'Trust' is key word in city transportation plan (12/03/02)
Promises that are kept carry a lot of weight with voters, especially when those voters are called upon to extend a tax increase to pay for vital government services. In the past seven years, residents of Cape Girardeau have come to appreciate and rely on the city's Transportation Trust Fund and the $20 million of street improvements that have been made...
Missouri voters don't need early balloting (12/03/02)
Missouri Secretary of State Matt Blunt has guided the state through some thorny election issues that had the potential for turning into fiascos. Thanks to his foresight, the state's new provisional voting did not disrupt balloting in St. Louis in last month's general election as many had feared...
Poll results show Republicans have changed (12/03/02)
To the editor: Cape Girardeau County has a strong Republican base. So when I saw the results of the Southeast Missourian's latest online poll, it surprised me. The poll asked: What is your opinion of those who protest a possible war against Iraq? To my astonishment, 59.5 percent said more people should join them. What could be the reason for this backlash?...
Speak out 11/29 (12/03/02)
Border problems WE HAVE millions of illegal aliens in our country. When will our borders become secure? This is a danger and a disgrace. It's draining our resources and our welfare system. The influx of illegal aliens, drugs and terrorists is a serious danger. It's out of hand. This is more of a threat to our country than Saddam Hussein ever was. The politicians look out for the vote. We need a fair, legal entry to our country, and Mexico does nothing to stop it...
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