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Man with health problems seeks help from program (12/07/02)
Mr. N needs some help this Christmas -- and throughout the year. He lives in a nursing home because his health is so poor he needs constant medical attention. His teenage son lives with an aunt. Mr. N has swelling in both his legs, and blood clots have formed. He also has emphysema and must use an oxygen tank...
Psalms at Pearl Harbor (12/07/02)
Submitted photo The Friends of St. Francis president Jim Govro, second from right, recently presented a check for $70,000 to Steven C. Bjelich, president and CEO of Saint Francis Medical Center, second from left. This check represented profits from the 15th Annual Friends of Saint Francis...
Cape Girardeau inspections head talks of changes within departm (12/07/02)
Cape Girardeau inspections director Robb McClary spoke at the Chamber of Commerce's First Friday Coffee and discussed the changes that have taken place in his department in the three months since he was hired. The department has been working on creating a better public perception and being more empathetic with developers and builders, McClary said...
Cape records second-coldest temperature in nation Friday (12/07/02)
Cape Girardeau was the second-coldest place in the United States Friday, according to the National Weather Service. The 1-degree-below-zero reading at 5 a.m. Friday in Cape Girardeau was bested only by the nation's perennial coldest spot, International Falls, Minn., where the temperature was minus 6 degrees...
Panel to hear Red House report (12/07/02)
The archaeological report commissioned to evaluate the land where Cape Girardeau founder Don Louis Lorimier's Red House was believed to stand will be presented Monday night at a meeting of the Cape Girardeau Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Commission. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the Cape Girardeau Visitors and Convention Bureau, 100 Broadway. The public is invited...
Chaffee cancels parade; Jackson plans to proceed (12/07/02)
The Jackson Christmas Parade will proceed as scheduled today unless some nasty weather unexpectedly moves in, organizers say, but Wednesday's snowfall forced the cancellation of the parade scheduled today in Chaffee, Mo. The Jackson parade, sponsored by the Jackson Jaycees, is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m...
Fund established for burn victim (12/07/02)
The family of burn victim Tim Moore Jr. has set up a fund to help pay his medical expenses. The money also would go to help pay the burial expenses of Tim Moore Jr.'s 4-month-old son, Brett, who died in a fire on Tuesday that also took the life of Rachel Skaggs, the baby's mother...
Suspect in letter theft now in county (12/07/02)
The man charged with stealing six letters by author William Faulkner from the Rare Book Room at Southeast Missouri State University's Kent Library was extradited Thursday from Little Rock, Ark., to Cape Girardeau County. Robert Hardin Smith, 43, of Jacksonville, Ark., arrived at 3 p.m. in Jackson in the custody of Southeast's Department of Public Safety. He remains in jail in lieu of $25,000 bail. His first appearance in Cape Girardeau County Associate Circuit Court is set for Monday...
I-66 project to be raised at gathering in Sikeston (12/07/02)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- A public meeting on the proposed Interstate 66 project will be held Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Missouri Department of Transportation office in Sikeston. Highway officials said the open-house style meeting is part of a study by Kentucky and Missouri highway officials who are looking at the possibility of a new highway being constructed in the region...
This year's Toybox collection could be largest (12/07/02)
More than 400 applications for assistance from Toybox have been received by organizers. And most of those applications are from families with several children who won't have Christmas presents unless they receive gifts donated by the community. Toybox is a joint effort of the Cape Girardeau Jaycees and the Southeast Missourian that provides gifts to needy children up to age 12...
St. Louis paper questions GOP leaders' fund raising (12/07/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Questions have been raised concerning political contributions received by two Republican leaders of the General Assembly. A story published Thursday in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says that House Speaker Pro Tem-elect Rod Jetton of Marble Hill and incoming Senate Majority Floor Leader Michael Gibbons of Kirkwood accepted donations in excess of the legal limits as interpreted by a 1996 opinion of the Missouri Ethics Commission...
Sen. Bond visit puts attention on money for roads (12/07/02)
Missourians likely will see more tax dollars returned to the state from the nation's new highway transportation bill thanks to U.S. Sen. Kit Bond, chairman of the Senate subcommittee writing it. Bond is asking residents for their ideas about spending federal transportation dollars. As part of a six-city tour, he visited Cape Girardeau Friday afternoon for a meeting at the Osage Community Centre. Earlier in the day he visited St. Louis and St. Joseph...
Study puts St. Louis at top of list for danger (12/07/02)
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis has become the nation's most dangerous city, snapping Detroit's three-year run with that inauspicious label, according to a Kansas company's yearly ranking. St. Louis' marketers and criminologists quickly scoffed, dismissing the findings as another meaningless bid to satisfy America's craving for rankings of everything from college sports teams to the most-beautiful people alive...
Lawmakers holding party, say taxpayers won't foot bill (12/07/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri lawmakers are throwing themselves a legislative ball next month but insist that taxpayers won't be paying the bill. The House and Senate plan to host the ball on the evening of Jan. 8, the day the legislature begins its session. However, leading lawmakers said the ball will be paid for by private donations and out of lawmakers' own pockets...
Holden promotes campaign against drunken driving (12/07/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Bob Holden and Mothers' Against Drunk Driving want to make sure season stays jolly on Missouri roads. Holden on Friday joined representatives from MADD to promote safe and sober driving during the holiday season as part of the group's "Tie One on For Safety" campaign...
All faiths can share goal of peace (12/07/02)
Editor's note: This essay was submitted following last month's meeting of Church Women United, an ecumenical woman's group in Cape Girardeau and the surrounding area. By Lou Flood I was privileged to spend a beautiful morning recently with the Church Women United at Gordonville United Methodist Church. ...
religion briefs 12/7 (12/07/02)
Christmas cantata at Trinity Lutheran The choirs of Trinity Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau will present "The Winter Rose," a cantata, at the 8 and 10:30 a.m. worship services on Dec. 15. The public is invited to the musical celebration. Atheism v. Christianity debate via satellite...
Cyberspace aims to solve religious mysteries (12/07/02)
Internet and e-mail rumors abound, but one Web site is determined to put to rest these urban legends By Richard N. Ostling ~ The Associated PressIs Pepsi Cola deleting God? Did Dr Pepper take the fizz out of faith? These well-carbonated questions emerge from cyberspace, that endless ocean of information and misinformation about religion and everything else...
Panel will review MoDOT credibility, make suggestions (12/07/02)
LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. -- The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission is setting up a panel of outsiders to scrutinize the Department of Transportation's credibility and reputation -- and recommend how to improve both. The outside review announced Friday follows August's lopsided voter rejection of a proposed transportation tax increase and years of criticism of the department's stewardship of road-building funds...
School board is asked for policy to bar cross-dressing (12/07/02)
O'FALLON, Mo. -- After a father chaperoned a fourth-grade field trip while dressed as a woman, some Francis Howell School District parents want the school system to establish conduct and dress codes for parents attending school-related functions. But during a school board meeting Thursday night in this St. Louis suburb, board member Jon Bennett countered that "there are serious constitutional issues involved here" in the St. Charles County school system's forming any such policy...
Religion calendar 12/7 (12/07/02)
Saturday Holiday bazaar from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in the fellowship room. Gospel singing at 7 p.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church in Villa Ridge, Ill. The Gloryroad Travelers and Fred and Norma Frailey will perform...
MoDOT chief gets guidelines for job performance (12/07/02)
LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. -- Henry Hungerbeeler, to some a leader in reform, to others a symbol of shortcomings at the Missouri Department of Transportation, will remain as the agency's director -- but he must meet certain goals and guidelines. "I am very satisfied with Henry's performance," Ollie Gates, chairman of the state Highways and Transportation Commission, said Friday, one day after a four-hour closed meeting during which the six commissioners met with Hungerbeeler...
Preparations under way to fight West Nile next summer (12/07/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Mosquito-control officials around St. Louis and elsewhere in Missouri already are scrambling for more funding, staffing and equipment, hoping to ward off a severe outbreak of West Nile virus next summer. Missouri ranked seventh nationwide in the number of reported human cases of West Nile, with five of those 170 infections resulting in deaths...
Proposed law would restore religious freedoms (12/07/02)
Whether it's candlelight services violating fire codes or serving communion wine to minors, some religious traditions are accepted by a community through good will rather than the law. But legislation proposed this week by Senate President Pro Tem Peter Kinder, R-Cape Girardeau, could strengthen Missourians' abilities to practice their faith...
Nearly half of children overlooked in census are black or Hispa (12/07/02)
WASHINGTON -- Black and Hispanic children, particularly those in urban areas, make up a disproportionately high percentage of the 1.1 million kids missed by the 2000 census, according to newly released government estimates. Those children account for about half the undercount, but made up only about one-third of all U.S. children...
Jury convicts suspect of puncturing oil pipeline (12/07/02)
FAIRBANKS, Alaska -- A jury Friday convicted a man of shooting a hole in the trans-Alaska pipeline, leaking more than 285,000 gallons of oil into the wilderness. Jurors agreed that a drunken Daniel Lewis was responsible for last year's spill, which was the pipeline's second-largest and has cost more than $13 million to clean up. Lewis, 38, could be sentenced to up to 22 years in prison...
Second body found after plane slams into Federal Reserve Bank (12/07/02)
MIAMI -- A man found dead Friday in a golf course lake was a passenger on a small plane that plowed into the building housing the Federal Reserve Bank, killing the pilot, police said. Medical examiners identified the two men who were aboard the prototype Four Winds 192 that crashed Thursday night but did not immediately release their identities. Their employer, an airplane sales company, identified them as a flight instructor and sales manager...
General heads to Persian Gulf area for simulated war game (12/07/02)
WASHINGTON -- Gen. Tommy Franks, the American general who would run any U.S.-led war against Iraq, arrived Friday in the Persian Gulf area to prepare for the opening of a simulated war game next week. Franks' 15-hour flight took him from his Central Command headquarters in Tampa, Fla., where he has overseen the war in Afghanistan, to Qatar, a Gulf emirate where he has a new headquarters complex that could be used in an Iraq war...
Missing teenager found dead (12/07/02)
CONWAY, Ark. -- A 13-year-old girl who disappeared from her home this week was found dead in a storage unit, along with the body of a California man believed to have abducted her. The bodies of Kacie Rene Woody and 47-year-old David Fuller were found Wednesday after police went to the storage facility on a tip and heard a shot ring out...
Software company raided in terrorism investigation (12/07/02)
WASHINGTON -- A Massachusetts software company whose clients include the FBI, Air Force and Navy was searched by federal agents looking for links to a Saudi businessman who in turn is believed to be connected to al-Qaida, government officials said Friday...
Winter storm deaths at 27; utility crews race to restore power (12/07/02)
CONCORD, N.C. -- This week's winter storm has been blamed for at least 27 deaths and cutting off power to hundreds of thousands since it blew across the Southern Plains earlier in the week, sending snow and ice from New Mexico to New York. The deaths include a Virginia woman who froze to death after her car slid off the road and a North Carolina man whose car was hit by a falling tree as he returned from delivering blood supplies...
Jobless rate matches 8-year high (12/07/02)
WASHINGTON -- The nation's unemployment rate soared to 6 percent in November, delivering what one analyst called a "cold, hard slap in the face" about a sagging economy that many thought had already hit bottom for job seekers. The jobless rate, up from 5.7 percent a month earlier, matched an eight-year high set last April...
Police find JonBenet evidence nearly two years after slaying (12/07/02)
BOULDER, Colo. -- A newly released court document shows a DNA sample was discovered nearly two years after JonBenet Ramsey's slaying. The document, released this week, is a 192-page transcript of Boulder Police Chief Mark Beckner's deposition in a civil case involving the 6-year-old girl's parents, John and Patsy Ramsey...
Former Forest Service employee admits starting Colorado fire (12/07/02)
DENVER -- A former U.S. Forest Service employee pleaded guilty Friday to starting the biggest wildfire in Colorado history, which destroyed 133 homes and cost more than $29 million to contain. Terry Barton, 38, admitted setting fire to federal land and making false statements to investigators in a plea agreement that calls for a sentence of six years in federal prison, according to court documents. ...
Three family members die in Mississippi house fire (12/07/02)
MARKS, Miss. -- A woman, her 7-year-old daughter and an 8-year-old granddaughter died when fire swept through their wood-frame home Friday. Other family members escaped and were treated at a hospital and released, officials said. Volunteer firefighters said the home was fully in flames when they arrived before dawn...
Shakeup by Bush seeks to improve economy (12/07/02)
From wire reports Faced with an economy going nowhere, President Bush acted like the owner of a losing baseball team -- he fired the manager and shook up the team. The replacements will be asked to re-energize a weak economy, restore confidence on Wall Street and persuade Congress to accept a big new stimulus package...
Cherubic collection (12/07/02)
BELOIT, Wis. A small museum that sits on the banks of the Rock River in southern Wisconsin is a heavenly spot for angel lovers. The Beloit Angel Museum features more than 7,500 angel statues displayed wing-to-wing in a former Roman Catholic church that was spared destruction so it could house the figures...
Appeals court revives debate on Second Amendment (12/07/02)
SAN FRANCISCO -- An appeals court ruling that the Second Amendment does not grant Americans a personal right to own firearms contradicts Attorney General John Ashcroft and may put the Supreme Court at the center of an impassioned debate as old as the nation...
Actress receives probation for theft (12/07/02)
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Winona Ryder was sentenced Friday to work with the sick, the blind and babies with AIDS as part of a probationary term for stealing more than $5,500 worth of high-fashion merchandise from a Saks Fifth Avenue store. "If you steal again you will go to jail," Superior Court Judge Elden Fox told the actress...
Oregon man sentenced for threatening Bush (12/07/02)
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- A man who made a remark about a "burning Bush" during the president's March 2001 trip to Sioux Falls was sentenced Friday to 37 months in prison. Richard Humphreys of Portland, Ore., was convicted in September of threatening to kill or harm the president and said he plans to appeal. He has said the comment was a prophecy protected under his right to free speech...
Mustard gas shells discovered (12/07/02)
AL-MUTHANNA STATE ESTABLISHMENT, Iraq -- U.N. inspectors have reported finding a batch of banned weapons in this week's search -- a dozen artillery shells still filled, as they have been for years, with one of man's most dreaded substances: mustard gas...
Turkey argues EU entry talks should get under way in '03 (12/07/02)
ANKARA, Turkey -- The leader of Turkey's ruling party said Friday that negotiations for the country's European Union membership should start next year -- not in July 2005, as France and Germany propose. Recep Tayyip Erdogan said a date for entry talks should be set at the EU summit in Copenhagen, Denmark, next week...
Israeli attack on Gaza Strip refugee camp leaves 10 dead (12/07/02)
BUREIJ CAMP, Gaza Strip -- Ten Palestinians, including two U.N. employees, were killed in chaotic battles that erupted when Israeli troops, tanks and helicopter gunships poured into a Gaza Strip refugee camp Friday, searching for a fugitive militant allegedly involved in a fatal bombing...
Boy at center of custody battle turns 9 (12/07/02)
CARDENAS, Cuba -- There were clowns and songs, balloons and cake -- as well as a visit from Cuban leader Fidel Castro -- as Elian Gonzalez celebrated his ninth birthday with schoolmates Friday. In many ways, life has never been the same for the child since a 1999 attempt to take him to the United States left his mother dead and made him the focus of an international tug-of-war between relatives in Miami and his father in Cardenas...
Three dead after violence at strike rally (12/07/02)
CARACAS, Venezuela -- Violence erupted at an opposition rally Friday moments after its leaders said they would extend and expand a general strike aimed at unseating President Hugo Chavez. At least three people were killed and 28 others wounded, an official said...
British back recognition of gay relationships (12/07/02)
LONDON -- Prime Minister Tony Blair's government said Friday that gay couples should be allowed to register their partnerships and enjoy some of the legal rights of married couples. Opposition parties -- including the Conservatives, who for many years opposed any extension of gay rights -- said Friday that they support the concept. Blair's Labor Party holds a commanding majority in the House of Commons and can pass legislation on its own...
Northern Iraq villagers tell of hard life under Muslim, Kurdish (12/07/02)
KHAILYHAMEH, Iraq -- When the tall young men with long beards strode through this mud-brick village, people would shut their doors and windows. The women covered their faces and quickly gathered up their children. "When they come, we can't leave the house," says Abdul Qader, 52, a shepherd in this northern hamlet caught between Kurdish forces and Islamic rebels. "We're afraid. We have no one to protect us."...
Farmers find missiles fired at Israeli jet (12/07/02)
MOMBASA, Kenya -- Farmers have found the two missiles that narrowly missed an Israeli airliner stuck in fields about 6 miles north of Mombasa airport, a police investigator said Friday. Deputy Police Commissioner William Langat said the two missiles -- one exploded and the other live -- were discovered in fields just over a mile apart near the village of Kaloleni...
Final touches put on Iraq's weapons declaration (12/07/02)
UNITED NATIONS -- Iraq today will hand over more than 10,000 pages detailing its chemical, biological and nuclear programs, including sensitive material that will not be shared with the U.S. or other governments, chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix said...
EU bans single-hull tankers from carrying heavy fuel (12/07/02)
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- European Union nations agreed Friday to ban single-hull tankers carrying heavy fuel in their waters, an effort to prevent disasters like the devastating oil spill off the coast of Spain. The ban will come into force next month as part of a package of measures rushed through by EU transport ministers after the Prestige oil tanker cracked, spilling millions of gallons of fuel oil onto Spain's Atlantic beaches. It then broke into two pieces and sank...
U.S. offers incentives to detainees at Guantanamo (12/07/02)
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba -- The U.S. military is shifting its approach toward Guantanamo detainees, offering more rewards for cooperative behavior, the task force commander overseeing the detention mission at this U.S. base says. Benefits include the opportunity to sleep, eat and pray together in a new medium-security detention wing under construction. Currently prisoners are held in maximum-security individual cells, where communal activities are limited...
ND advances to Farmington title game (12/07/02)
Notre Dame's boys basketball team advanced to the championship game of the Farmington Tournament by beating Eureka 57-42 Friday night for its second round-robin win of the tournament. The Bulldogs (2-0) will play Poplar Bluff at 7:30 p.m. today for the title...
Salukis leery of underdog Indians (12/07/02)
Southern Illinois basketball coach Bruce Weber says he'll begin to see just what the Salukis are made of tonight. Weber isn't trying to convince anybody that Southeast Missouri State University (3-3) will be one of the best teams SIU (3-0) faces this year, although Weber does seem to respect the Indians...
Otahkians look to build streak with Samford (12/07/02)
Southeast Missouri State University women's basketball coach B.J. Smith says the Otahkians have a strong chance to string several victories together. But to extend a modest two-game winning streak, the Otahkians need to pick up their first true road victory of the season today when they play Samford in a 2 p.m. tipoff in Birmingham, Ala...
No. 1 Miami one victory away from Fiesta Bowl (12/07/02)
MIAMI -- Each week, Brett Romberg and his linemates get together for food and fun. The destination sometimes varies, as do the dishes. This week, with top-ranked Miami one victory away from a berth in the Tostitos-sponsored Fiesta Bowl to play for the national championship, the order was easy...
Faulk could start Sunday against KC (12/07/02)
Marshall Faulk could make his first start in a month Sunday for St. Louis against Kansas City. The All-Pro running back has been hampered by a sprained right ankle, playing as a reserve in last week's 10-3 loss to Philadelphia. He ran for 29 yards on nine carries and caught four passes for 22 yards in his first game in three weeks...
Sooners, Buffaloes brace for a Big 12 showdown (12/07/02)
HOUSTON -- The Big 12 Championship game between Colorado and Oklahoma could feature a battle of running backs. Chris Brown just won't be a part of it. Brown, Colorado's All-Big 12 running back, will miss today's game with a bruised sternum that kept him out of the Buffaloes' 28-13 victory over Nebraska in the regular-season finale...
Ward finally gets noticed -- well, most of the time (12/07/02)
PITTSBURGH -- Hines Ward sometimes gets overlooked. Maybe it's because he lacks the classic receiver's speed and size. Or maybe it's because his production comes in dependable bunches rather than big-play bursts. Even the Pittsburgh Steelers themselves do not always fully appreciate what he means to their offense...
Winson Cup champ finds happiness in New York (12/07/02)
NEW YORK -- As strange as it might seem to some, Tony Stewart is enjoying the spotlight in New York. Stewart is known for being wary of interacting with the media and fans, as well as for angry outbursts that put him on probation for each of the last two seasons...
Blazers' image tarnished by string of events (12/07/02)
PORTLAND, Ore. -- A blunt billboard on a busy downtown street makes clear how at least one fan of the Portland Trail Blazers feels about the team. "Boycott Blazers," the sign reads. "We need a team that can beat L.A., not women and the justice system."...
Cardinals mark Feb. 27 against Mets as spring schedule opener (12/07/02)
ST. LOUIS -- The Cardinals will begin their spring training schedule Feb. 27 against the New York Mets in Port St. Lucie, Fla., then hold their home opener the next day against the Mets in Jupiter, Fla. The NL Central champions will play eight games against the Florida Marlins, also based in Jupiter...
Backup QB welcomes new chance with Rams (12/07/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Jamie Martin is about to get a chance to deal with the bad impression he made during the Rams' 0-5 start. Martin began the year as the backup to Kurt Warner, then was pressed into service in a 13-10 Week 4 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, putting up serviceable numbers that didn't result in nearly enough points. The next week was more of the same in a 37-13 loss to San Francisco...
Planning for joy at Christmas (12/07/02)
How many different attitudes concerning Christmas have you heard expressed? Recently as I was walking, I noticed the premature array of Christmas decorations and music at the mall -- before Thanksgiving. Santa was staunchly stationed, dressed in fashionable ensemble of red suit and cap complete with white beard and mustache. Children bursting with excitement gathered around his "ho-ho-ho" innocently bidding for desired Christmas gifts...
Vivian Reynolds (12/07/02)
Vivian Reynolds, 86, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Dec. 6, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mable Butler (12/07/02)
ANNA, Ill. -- The funeral for Mable Irene Butler of Anna has been changed to 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Crain Funeral Home in Anna. The Rev. Richard Pearce will officiate. Burial will be in Anna Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 7 p.m. today...
Gerald Mabrey (12/07/02)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Gerald Burette Mabrey, 79, of Woodson Terrace, Mo., formerly of Marble Hill, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2002, at DePaul Health Center in Bridgeton, Mo. He was born April 28, 1923, at Laflin, Mo., son of Henry Lee and Annie Louise Markham Mabrey. He and Pauline Trevathan were married July 9, 1964...
Jerry Galeener (12/07/02)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Jerry Hallett Galeener, 85, of Round Rock, Texas, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2002, at Round Rock Medical Center. He was born Aug. 4, 1917, in Sikeston, son of John Halbert and Lena Aspisa Marshall Galeener. Galeener moved to Houston, Texas, in 1931 and was a graduate of Sam Houston High School. He moved to Austin, Texas, in 1936. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Sikeston...
Walter Henk (12/07/02)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Walter E. Henk, 75, of Marble Hill died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2002, at his home. He was born Sept. 8, 1927, in Pittsburgh, Pa., son of F. Walter and Elizabeth Schademan Henk. He and Lora Nussbaum were married Oct. 19, 1952. Henk was a branch manager at Gooding Rubber in Benton, Ill., many years, retiring in 1987. ...
Dennis Pease (12/07/02)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Dennis W. Pease, 48, of St. Louis, formerly of Perryville, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2002, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He was born Nov. 8, 1954, in St. Louis, son of Marvin L. and Imogene Forrester Pease. He and Rita Jennings were married Aug. 12, 1972, in St. Louis...
Births 12/7/02 (12/07/02)
Holt Daughter to Brian Allen and Candi Michelle Holt of Advance, Mo., Southeast Missouri Hospital, 12:54 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002. Name, Madison Rose. Weight, 7 pounds 3 ounces. Second daughter. Mrs. Holt is the former Candi Rodgers. Holt is employed at Duckett Truck Center in Sikeston, Mo...
Police report 12/07/02 (12/07/02)
Cape Girardeau Saturday, Dec. 7 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Corey A. Estes, 27, of 9378 State Highway N, Scott City, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of stealing. Randy S. Whitworth, 28, of 1104 Good Hope, Scott City, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of stealing...
Fire report 12/07/02 (12/07/02)
Cape Girardeau Saturday, Dec. 7 Firefighters responded Thursday to the following calls: At 10:28 p.m., alarm at 2825 Bloomfield. At 10:32 p.m., emergency medical service at 2049 Steven. At 10:49 p.m., emergency medical service at 1003 William. At 11:38 p.m., emergency medical service at 1000 Towers...
Sheriff's report 12/07/02 (12/07/02)
Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department Saturday, Dec. 7 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Richard R. Sauer, 50, of Jackson was arrested Nov. 28 on suspicion of driving while intoxicated...
Out of the past 12/7/02 (12/07/02)
10 years ago: Dec. 7, 1992 Citizens Solid Waste Task Force recommends city council implement volume-based pricing for solid-waste service; council will consider adoption of task force's recommendations Dec. 21. Twenty-seven Cape Girardeau area residents and businessmen have rude awakening; they wake up to find windows have been broken in their cars, homes or businesses; weekend vandalism is part of continuing pattern; police have logged more than 50 reports of vandalism to vehicles and homes since Dec. ...
Pearl Harbor- A lesson to remember (12/07/02)
Sixty-one years ago today, skies over Hawaii filled with the sound of roaring airplane engines, falling bombs and anguished cries. It was the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, which pushed the United States into World War II. The attack hardly took two hours. In that time, 2,330 Americans died, and the Pacific Fleet was destroyed...
Jackson, MoDOT work out differences (12/07/02)
It's a sure bet not everyone will walk away from dealings between the city of Jackson and the Missouri Department of Transportation over Highway 34-72 with a feeling of total satisfaction. However, the relatively positive outcome is worth a second look for any community working with a state agency. Jackson provides a blueprint for how a city can fight for what it wants and win on some points...
Racial profiling serves a purpose in the community (12/07/02)
To the editor: I'd like to comment about the letter from an African American lady. Like her, I'm African American. But unlike her, I agree with racial profiling. Racial profiling is not based on hate or bigotry. It's based on profiles constructed from information gathered while performing police work. ...
Coverage was sensationalized, caused more grief (12/07/02)
To the editor: I have been both disturbed and disappointed by coverage of the death of Rachel Skaggs, the teen mother in Dutchtown. KFVS-12 and the Southeast Missourian have done a disservice to the families and close friends of Rachel. I recognize insensitivity and sensationalized reporting when I see it. To report such a tragedy carries with it a heavy responsibility, one that does not supersede compassion...
Paper carrier certainly exceeds all expectations (12/07/02)
To the editor: I woke up to 4 inches of snow and ice on the driveway Wednesday morning. No way the paper carrier made his run, right? I tried to get to work and couldn't. I came back to the house, slipping and sliding into the driveway and garage. I hunkered down in front of the fireplace with some hot chocolate. ...
Speak Out 12/07/02 (12/07/02)
Lots of musical talent I WANT to congratulate the Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra and Choral Union. I went to their concert on Tuesday evening. I must say we have some musical talent in this town. This is just one of the examples of the fine musicianship and why we need to get the River Campus project going...
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