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Cape's Christmas Hoot scheduled for this weekend (12/19/02)
Cape Girardeau's annual "Christmas Hoot" will take place this Friday and Saturday in the city's historical riverfront business area. Nearly a decade old, the Christmas Hoot features live music at a variety of downtown establishments. It is a charity event to which the bands and workers donate their time...
Community digest 12/19/02 (12/19/02)
Library book discussion group meets Jan. 29 The Book Discussion Group of the Cape Girardeau Public Library will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 29 in the Hirsch Community Room. The book scheduled to be discussed is "The Book Club" by Mary Alice Monroe. Topics for discussion will include: How are the ladies of the book club different from you and can you empathize with them...
Donated items sought for area foster children (12/19/02)
In an effort to encourage and reflect Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s commitment to improving the human condition, a winter items drive is being held that will culminate with an annual community breakfast on Jan. 20 in the Show Me Center. This drive is being conducted by the M.L.K. Jr. Celebration Planning Committee, in partnership with the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) of Southeast Missouri State University...
Military digest 12/19/02 (12/19/02)
Hester completes Dynamic Response '02 Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Joe C. Hester, son of Stacia and Cliff Hester of Scott City, recently completed Dynamic Response '02 while assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, based in Camp Lejeune, N.C. Hester is one of more than 4,000 Atlantic Fleet sailors and Marines deployed aboard the ships of the USS Nassau Amphibious Ready Group...
Baby sitter to stand trial for death of infant girl (12/19/02)
POPLARBLUFF, Mo. -- A baby sitter has been ordered to stand trial in Butler County for the death of a six-month-old girl in her care. Circuit Court Judge John Bloodworth issued the order following Monday's preliminary hearing for Amy Davis of Poplar Bluff. She is charged with a Class C felony of involuntary manslaughter -- or in the alternative, a Class A felony of child endangerment -- in connection with the death of Starla Hollis...
Cape fire report 12/19/02 (12/19/02)
Cape Girardeau Thursday, Dec. 19 Firefighters responded Tuesday to the following items: At 6:11 p.m., emergency medical service at 1101 William. At 8:53 p.m., emergency medical service at 1217 Jefferson.Firefighters responded Wednesday to the following items:...
Most drivers show caution in storms (12/19/02)
Most drivers on Cape Girardeau County roads apparently exercised caution during Wednesday night's heavy rains, as no injury-related accidents were reported, said the Missouri State Highway Patrol. A line of storms stretching from the Bootheel to western Illinois dropped rain at a rate of nearly an inch per hour, the National Weather Service reported...
Museum presents print to commission (12/19/02)
During a special reception Sunday, the Cape River Heritage Museum presented a Jake Wells print to the Cape Girardeau Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission. Jeanie Wells Troy presented the framed print of a drawing by her late father to Jane Randol Jackson, chairperson of the Lewis and Clark commission...
Cape Girardeau man first to finish off 72-ounce steak (12/19/02)
After downing a 72-ounce porterhouse covered in Heinz 57 sauce, garden salad with ranch dressing and baked potato with sour cream and butter in 25 minutes, Cape Girardeau's Tim Halter is undoubtedly the area's king carnivore. But he seems surprised by all the interest in his feat...
Mailing without waiting (12/19/02)
BURFORDVILLE, Mo. -- It's hard to find a crowd at the Burfordville post office even during the holidays. Most days, postmaster David Enderle can find time after waiting on customers to sit in an old wooden rocking chair and chat. It's a comfortable routine for Enderle, who hands out lollipops to the children who visit. Adults can have the lollipops too...
17 area school districts honored as among state's best (12/19/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Seventeen Southeast Missouri school districts were among those Gov. Bob Holden recognized on Wednesday as the state's top performing school systems. A total of 157 public school districts were given the "Distinction in Performance" designation based on criteria established by the State Board of Education for the 2001-2002 school year. Those systems represent 30 percent of the state's 524 districts...
Santa decoration finds new home for the holidays (12/19/02)
Santa does get around, doesn't he? Even the giant Santa in front of Capaha Bank this year has traveled a long way to get where he is today. "John loves Christmas festivities," said Capaha Bank assistant vice-president Julie Duenne of the bank's president, John Abercrombie. "This is his brainchild, and we've had a lot of positive comments about it."...
MADD vigil recalls victims of drunken drivers during 2002 (12/19/02)
Candisa Palermo placed an ornament bearing her son's name on a Christmas tree at the Cape Girardeau Police Department Wednesday night. She was among more than 25 people attending the local chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving's 10th annual Candlelight Vigil of Remembrance and Hope...
Mayoral candidate camps out in tent (12/19/02)
ST. ANN, Mo. -- That tent near the St. Louis suburb St. Ann's nativity scene isn't part of the Christmas decoration. It's the temporary home of alderwoman Carrie Cavazza. Cavazza is running for mayor and wants to garner the extra 3 to 5 percent of the vote that candidates who are named first on the ballot often take...
Doctors working to pinpoint better drugs for fighting asthma (12/19/02)
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis researchers have launched a clinical trial to pinpoint the best first treatment for children with mild to moderate asthma, hoping to find more effective ways to combat the chronic lung disease. While nationwide the number of children with asthma has more than doubled over the past decade, prevalence rates in children in some parts of the St. Louis area have soared two to three times above the national rate of 6 percent...
Suspect arraigned in slayings of sheriff's deputy, two others (12/19/02)
SALEM, Mo. -- A Salem man was arraigned Wednesday on charges related to last week's slayings of a Dent County sheriff's deputy and two other people in south-central Missouri. Earl Forrest II, 53, remained jailed without bond on nine criminal charges, including three first-degree murder counts related to the Dec. 9 shootings...
Feds - Ryan knew about destruction of documents (12/19/02)
CHICAGO -- Gov. George Ryan knew his aides destroyed documents from his campaign in 1998 out of fear that investigators would raid his offices, federal prosecutors alleged Wednesday. Ryan, who was then secretary of state, was present when top aide Scott Fawell gave orders to destroy all campaign documents in the Chicago secretary of state's office, according to court papers outlining evidence prosecutors may present at the impending racketeering trial of Fawell and Ryan's campaign committee...
Drunk-driving deaths fall in state during 5-year span (12/19/02)
While Missouri ranks near the bottom of states in reducing the number of drunken driving fatalities over the past 20 years, there has been improvement in the last five years, according to figures released Wednesday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...
Hearings stress improving Missouri's family services system (12/19/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- State Sen. Bill Foster said legislation to reform Missouri's foster care system will need to focus on imposing accountability on state agencies and officials. Foster, R-Poplar Bluff, chaired an interim committee that conducted four hearings around the state to gather information on the subject for the coming legislative session, which begins Jan. ...
Rock 'em, sock 'em robots compete (12/19/02)
PEORIA, Ill. -- What is topped with dual four-inch saw blades, has three wheels, runs on six AA batteries and goes by the name of "Buzz Lightweight?" The answer: a radio-controlled robot that literally destroyed its competition. A fierce battle was fought recently by robot enthusiasts who gathered to enter their machines in the fourth annual robot competition of the Central Illinois Robotics Club...
Gene analysis may predict survival chances with breast cancer (12/19/02)
BOSTON -- Genetic researchers have developed what may be the most accurate method yet for answering a woman's scariest question about breast cancer: Will it spread and kill me? By combining such a test with existing techniques, doctors could answer with greater certainty. That, in turn, could ease many women's fears and enable more of them to skip the grueling ordeal of chemotherapy...
Halliburton reaches multi-billion dollar settlement (12/19/02)
PITTSBURGH -- Halliburton Co., the industrial giant once led by Vice President Dick Cheney, agreed Wednesday to pay about $4 billion in cash and stock to settle hundreds of thousands of asbestos claims. The deal would cover about 300,000 current and future asbestos cases, mostly involving people across the country who were exposed to asbestos while working at plants that produced the material or in places where asbestos was used, such as steel mills...
Judge cuts $28 billion judgment to $28 million (12/19/02)
LOS ANGELES -- A judge Wednesday slashed a record-breaking $28 billion award to a former smoker to $28 million, saying the jury's decision on punitive damages was excessive. Superior Court Judge Warren Ettinger upheld the jury's decision that the cigarette maker Philip Morris was at least partially responsible for Betty Bullock's cancer. However, he said $28 million was "a reasonable sum to be awarded against Philip Morris in these circumstances."...
Harvard study concludes 'drive-through deliveries' safe (12/19/02)
BOSTON -- "Drive-through deliveries" that send new mothers home from the hospital after just one night do not seriously endanger newborns, according to a study that calls into question laws enacted around the country to restrict the practice. Health insurance groups uttered a collective I-told-you-so...
Sniper suspect sick of meatless loaf (12/19/02)
FAIRFAX, Va. -- Sniper suspect and vegetarian John Lee Malvo says he is getting sick from eating the jail's meatless loaf, which is usually served to inmates for disciplinary reasons. For the past two weeks, the Fairfax County jail has been serving the 17-year-old Malvo "the loaf," a hodgepodge of flour, raisins, carrots, potatoes and other ingredients baked into brown cakes...
War or peace - At holiday season, Americans reflect on Iraq (12/19/02)
In the season of peace, at the Christmas-card perfect Bavarian village constructed in Chicago's Daley Plaza, David Mack talked approvingly of war. "Yes, I think a war is coming, and yes, I think it's justified," said the 39-year-old businessman, as his wife and children enjoyed the creche and Christmas tree...
Hospitals struggle with drug shortages (12/19/02)
TRENTON, N.J. -- At hospitals across the country, physicians, pharmacists and nurses are constantly coping with a persistent, potentially dangerous problem: medication shortages. From the most potent antibiotics and painkillers to anesthetics, tetanus vaccines and life-saving drugs for people with hemophilia and immune disorders, dozens of medicines have been tough to find or completely unavailable over the last few years...
Artificial heart company reassures investors (12/19/02)
BOSTON -- With its clinical trial seemingly ground to a halt, Abiomed Inc. tried to reassure nervous investors about the progress of its self-contained artificial heart. The company gained worldwide attention last year by implanting six of its AbioCor hearts into critically ill patients. But surgeons have tried the procedure just once this year, and not since ending a moratorium on recruiting three months ago...
Tornadoes fatal in Missouri, Arkansas (12/19/02)
CHESAPEAKE, Mo. -- Residents in Missouri and Arkansas sifted through debris Wednesday and counted their blessings after deadly tornadoes swept through the states, killing three people and injuring more than 30. "My first thought was 'Thank God, I'm alive,'" said Lue Stelling, holding a yellow plastic grocery bag with a few socks, T-shirts and undergarments she retrieved from her damaged mobile home in Lawrence County, Mo. ...
People talk 12/19/02 (12/19/02)
Brazilian pop star turns cultural minister SAO PAULO, BRAZIL -- Gilberto Gil, Brazil's popular Grammy-winning pop star, accepted an offer from President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to become the country's next culture minister. Gil, 60, was one of the creators of Tropicalia, which opened traditional bossa nova to rock 'n' roll, reggae and Latin sounds. He has sold millions of CDs and records worldwide...
Church files implicate more Boston priests (12/19/02)
BOSTON -- One Roman Catholic priest was allowed to say weekly Mass although he was accused of molesting boys as they slept. Another was transferred from parish to parish even though a colleague complained he was "sick and needs help." The cases were outlined in the latest batch of personnel files to be released by lawyers suing the Boston Archdiocese over its handling of child-molesting priests. The latest batch consists of about 3,000 pages on 13 priests...
Nine new proposals to replace WTC towers unveiled (12/19/02)
NEW YORK -- Nine competing designs for the World Trade Center site were unveiled Wednesday, with several of them boldly proposing that the city answer the Sept. 11 terrorist attack by erecting the tallest skyscrapers on Earth. Four of the plans for ground zero call for topping Malaysia's 1,483-foot Petronas Twin Towers. One envisions a 2,100-foot skyscraper, while another proposes a 1,776-foot tower topped with a spire. The World Trade Center's twin towers measured 1,350 feet...
Dancing in boxers will get you noticed, actor learns (12/19/02)
DETROIT -- Pulling away from the airport rental car company, baseball cap on his head, cellular headset in his ear, Vaughn Lowery didn't expect to be recognized. After all, he was fully clothed. Still, the man who took Lowery's car information asked Lowery if people often recognize him from his commercials...
Government promises protection from telemarketers (12/19/02)
WASHINGTON -- People perturbed by telemarketing calls that disrupt dinner or ruin their rest can silence the ringing by enrolling in a new national "do-not-call' list intended to cut off many unwanted telephone sales pitches. The free service, which could be available by spring, is part of revised federal telemarketing rules made public Wednesday. ...
White House - Saddam missed "last chance" to come clean (12/19/02)
WASHINGTON -- Saddam Hussein missed his "last chance" to come clean with the world, the White House said Wednesday, as President Bush debated whether to formally declare Iraq in violation of a U.N. arms resolution that threatened war unless Saddam disarms...
Risk of dying in alcohol-related crash varies by state (12/19/02)
WASHINGTON -- Your chances of being killed in a traffic crash involving booze depend partly on the state where you're driving, a government study shows. South Carolina, Montana and Louisiana have the highest rates of alcohol-related traffic deaths, said the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration study released Wednesday...
American planes strike Iraqi radar unit (12/19/02)
WASHINGTON -- Iraqi forces moved a mobile radar unit into the country's southern no-fly zone and American aircraft bombed it Wednesday, defense officials said. U.S. aircraft used precision-guided weapons to target the radar system near Al Kut, about 100 miles southeast of Baghdad, officials said...
Court wrests control of Caracas police from president (12/19/02)
CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuela's Supreme Court ordered the federal government to transfer control of the Caracas police force Wednesday from President Hugo Chavez and give it back to Caracas Mayor Alfredo Pena, a leading Chavez opponent. The decision, announced on national television by a Supreme Court justice, came as opposition protesters choked the capital by blocking roads on the 17th day of a strike aimed at forcing Chavez to resign or agree to early elections. ...
Three sentenced to death for aiding Indian Parliament attack (12/19/02)
NEW DELHI, India -- Three men were sentenced to death Wednesday for their role in a deadly attack on Parliament that brought India to the brink of war with Pakistan. Judge S.N. Dhingra sentenced the three under a new law that describes any aid to terrorists as terrorism, a capital offense...
Iraqis are defiant as U.S., Britain criticize weapons report (12/19/02)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- As U.N. inspectors scoured the country on Wednesday for weapons Iraq says it does not have, a senior Iraqi ruling party official accused the United States of waging a "psychological war," but said Iraqis could withstand it. U.N. arms experts visited seven sites Wednesday, including the al-Nasr State Company for Mechanical Industries outside Baghdad. ...
Anti-U.S. sentiment becomes issue in S. Korean election (12/19/02)
SEOUL, South Korea -- Anti-U.S. sentiment emerged as a key issue ahead of South Korea's presidential election Thursday, with the front-runner losing the support of an important backer purportedly over a remark about the possibility of war between the United States and North Korea...
Four acquitted in terrorism trial (12/19/02)
THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- A Dutch court acquitted four men Wednesday of involvement in a plot to blow up the U.S. Embassy in Paris, criticizing the police and intelligence services for an inadequate and improper investigation. The Rotterdam District Court dismissed all evidence from police raids on two apartments, which were based on a tip from intelligence services in an anti-terrorist crackdown two days after the Sept. 11 attacks...
Security Council will be told more inspections are needed (12/19/02)
VIENNA, Austria -- The United Nations' nuclear chief will tell the Security Council that further inspections are needed to verify Saddam Hussein's claims that he has no weapons of mass destruction, U.N. officials said Wednesday. Mohamed ElBaradei, director-general of the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency leading the hunt for nuclear weaponry in Iraq, will make a case for more inspections when he briefs the council at U.N. ...
World briefs 12/19/02 (12/19/02)
Prosecutors want stiff sentence for Plavsic THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- Prosecutors recommended a sentence Wednesday of up to 25 years for a former Bosnian Serb president who pleaded guilty to war crimes, but the defense said such a long term would unfairly condemn her to die in prison...
Israel now has 5,000 Palestinians in custody (12/19/02)
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- During Israel's forays into the West Bank in recent months, the army has detained more than 5,000 Palestinian men in roundups that government officials say have slowed, but not halted, attacks on Israel. About 1,000 of those prisoners face indefinite detention without trial -- a status easily renewed every six months...
Putin fires top general in Chechnya (12/19/02)
MOSCOW -- President Vladimir Putin fired his top general in Chechnya on Wednesday and a Kremlin aide said authorities might hold talks with Chechen separatists who have put down their arms. It was the first time since rebels led a deadly hostage-taking raid on a Moscow theater in October that the Kremlin suggested talks with separatists were possible. It also suggested it might amnesty former rebels to help start talks...
Abductees tell North Korea they want to stay in Japan (12/19/02)
NIIGATA, Japan -- Five Japanese kidnapped by North Korea decades ago agreed Wednesday to make clear to Pyongyang that they are willingly staying in the land of their birth. North Korea alleges the abductees, who returned in October for what was to have been a two-week visit, are being kept in Japan against their wishes. Pyongyang is thus refusing to comply with Tokyo's demands that it send their seven children and the American husband of one abductee to Japan...
Latin patriarch says Mideast leaders should step down (12/19/02)
JERUSALEM -- The highest-ranking Roman Catholic clergyman in the Holy Land said Wednesday that Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat should step down if he is unable to make peace with Israel, and urged worshippers blocked from traveling on Christmas Eve to pray at Israeli army checkpoints...
New quiz show appeals to China's money obsession (12/19/02)
SHANGHAI, China -- Who wants to be a millionaire? Pretty much everyone in China, and communist leaders are urging them on. Now, the latest Chinese television game show is offering cash-hungry citizens a path to riches. "Everyone Wins," unveiled Wednesday in the booming city of Shanghai, is billed by its creators as the first TV quiz show in the world that enriches viewers as well as contestants...
Missouri coaches take first leap into the all-state mix (12/19/02)
The Missouri High School Football Coaches Association released its first all-state teams earlier this week, honoring seven Central players in the process. The poll came out just two weeks after the annual Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association honored three Tigers...
Jackson sets the tone for top seeds (12/19/02)
It couldn't exactly be called a holiday for the top girls seeds, but it wasn't far from it for the top-seeded Jackson Indians. Jackson opened the HealthSouth Holiday Classic Wednesday by waltzing into today's second round with a71-27 victory over eighth-seeded Sparta (Ill.) at the Show Me Center...
Ponder an All-America pick (12/19/02)
Many people who saw Willie Ponder play football this year thought he was among the very elite NCAA Division I-AA wide receivers in the nation. That was confirmed Wednesday when Southeast Missouri State University's record-setting performer made the American Football Coaches Association All-America team...
Roberts' foot injury likely only a sprain (12/19/02)
Southeast Missouri State University finally has received good news regarding an injury. Sophomore point guard Kevin Roberts originally was feared to have suffered a broken right foot late in the first half of Tuesday night's 81-56 loss at Arkansas-Little Rock. Roberts hobbled with crutches off the team bus when it arrived back in Cape Girardeau early Wednesday morning...
Michael Willingham, BMX racing (12/19/02)
Michael Willingham is a speedster -- and a unusual one at that. Still only a freshman at Central High School, Willingham has adopted the fast-paced sport of BMX racing. "It's basically motocross on a bicycle," he says. "Racing on a dirt track with some pretty high jumps and stuff."...
Wilkins back in Martz's good graces -- at least for now (12/19/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Rams coach Mike Martz says all is forgiven with struggling kicker Jeff Wilkins, who was 3-for-3 and hit the game-winner last week. Wilkins doesn't know if that means he'll be around for his seventh season with the team, though. "I'm done worrying about that," Wilkins said Wednesday. "I'm just going to keep worrying about myself and just go out there and try to keep putting them through...
Faulk will play in final games, but 1,000-yard streak in limbo (12/19/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Marshall Faulk needs just 103 yards the last two games for his sixth straight 1,000-yard season. But that might be tough, given that he'll miss his sixth straight start on Sunday. Faulk is listed as probable with a high right ankle sprain for the Rams' game at Seattle...
Kent signs with Astros; Maddux mum (12/19/02)
NEW YORK -- Jeff Kent signed with Houston on Wednesday, the Boston Red Sox picked up Mike Timlin and Damian Jackson, and Texas got Doug Glanville as more free agents made their decisions. Greg Maddux, among 18 players facing a midnight EST Thursday deadline to accept salary arbitration offers, still wasn't hinting on his decision...
Donovan says he's happy to stay in the U.S. (12/19/02)
NEW YORK -- Landon Donovan is staying right at home, just the way he wanted. The 20-year-old sensation, who scored two goals for the United States at the World Cup, didn't want to return to Germany, where Bayer Leverkusen owns his rights. Under an agreement finalized this week, the forward will remain with Major League Soccer through the 2004 season...
Kings' Belanger overcomes distance in defeat of Blues (12/19/02)
LOS ANGELES -- No target was too small or distant for Eric Belanger. His first career hat trick included one goal into the tiniest of openings, and a short-handed empty-netter from about 150 feet in the Los Angeles Kings' 6-2 victory over St. Louis late Tuesday night...
There's little time for offseason rest for former champ (12/19/02)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A makeup artist leaned over Jeff Gordon, touching up his cheeks and hair. A director then walked him through his marks on a sound stage while a small group of sponsor representatives huddled behind a monitor watching it all unfold...
Chicago neighbors aren't being neighborly (12/19/02)
CHICAGO -- For most of the last century, the people who owned Wrigley Field had to know how to do only three things. Open the gates. Count cash. Get along with the neighbors. Still no problems with the first two, but lately No. 3 has become a struggle. A recent brouhaha between the Cubs, the city and Wrigley's neighbors became a reminder why the late newspaper columnist Mike Royko once suggested changing Chicago's motto from "City in a Garden" to "Where's Mine?"...
Lack of schools, not applicants, is cause of nursing shortage (12/19/02)
Hospitals across the country are desperate for nurses like Tracey Rasmussen, a 34-year-old mom with a warm, down-to-earth bedside manner and a 3.9 grade point average. There's a nationwide shortage of nurses, as anyone who's spent time in a hospital lately knows. And by 2020 that shortage is expected to grow to more than 800,000 nurses nationwide, according to projections by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services...
Health calendar 12/19 (12/19/02)
Today Fibromyalgia Support Group meets from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the conference room at St. Francis' Center for Health and Rehabilitation. For more information, call Marilyn at 331-5880. We Can Support Group for cancer patients and their families meets at 7 p.m. at home of the Rev. Dr. Bill Matzat, chaplain at Southeast Missouri Hospital. For information, call 651-5519...
Christmas letter 2002 - taking care (12/19/02)
Dec. 19, 2002 Dear family and friends, Some years are remembered for thrilling vacations or new jobs or maybe, if you're being honest with yourself, a change in attitude. We will remember 2002 as a year for confronting some of our beliefs about life and death...
Alma Gutweiler (12/19/02)
ELCO, Ill. -- Alma Gutweiler, 95, of St. Louis died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2002, in St. Louis. She was born Sept. 10, 1907, in Elco, daughter of John and Byrd Rendleman Littleton. She married Charles R. Gutweiler, who preceded her in death. Gutweiler was a teacher most of her life, and had lived in St. Louis 75 years...
Virginia Hodges (12/19/02)
ORAN, Mo. -- Virginia Ann Hodges, 66, of Oran died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel at Oran is in charge of arrangements.
Albertine Fisher (12/19/02)
Albertine Ann Fisher, 84, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2002, at Monticello House in Jackson. Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Leonard Fisher (12/19/02)
Leonard John Fisher, 86, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center. He was born May 23, 1916, at Glennon, Mo., son of George and Blanche Horrell Fisher. He and Josephine Nenninger were married April 24, 1947, at Glennon...
Mary Hager (12/19/02)
FREDERICKTOWN, Mo. -- Mary Helen Hager, 53, of Fredericktown died Monday, Dec. 16, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born July 11, 1949, in St. Louis, daughter of John D. and Dorothy J. Malon Roberts. She was formerly of Cape Girardeau...
Earl Ramsey (12/19/02)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Earl W. Ramsey, 95, of Perryville died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2002, at PerryOaks Manor. He was born June 11, 1907, in Corning, Ark., son of Willis and Louise Hathaway Ramsey. He and Gertrude Mabel Clifton were married Feb. 14, 1937. She died Nov. 21, 1992...
Cape/Jackson police reports 12/19/02 (12/19/02)
Cape Girardeau Thursday, Dec. 19 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Michael A. Sherrod, 32, of 616 Sycamore, Apt. 117, Cape Girardeau, was arrested Tuesday on a Dunklin County warrant for nonsupport and on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance and failure to stop at a stop sign...
Out of the past 12/19/02 (12/19/02)
10 years ago: Dec. 19, 1992 At sundown, Jews around world light Shamas candle on their menorahs to begin eight-day festival called Hanukkah; there is no observance at Synagogue B'Nai Israel in Cape Girardeau; Hanukkah focuses on family, and thus is celebrated in home with nightly lighting of another candle on menorah...
Social Security recipients need protection (12/19/02)
There is a serious flaw in our Social Security system. And this time it's not whether there will be enough money left by the time many of us retire. Federal records show that fugitive felons -- from kidnappers to drug abusers -- are being allowed to collect Social Security checks for others, often relatives of theirs who cannot manage their own accounts...
Funding decisions for all of education (12/19/02)
The Southeast Missourian recently reported, but probably to no one's surprise, that Missouri's higher education budget cuts were among the worst of any in the country. For fiscal year 2003, which started July 1, funding for Missouri's colleges and universities dropped about 10.2 percent to $875 million, the second-highest percentage cut in the nation. It was second only to Oregon. That's according to the Dec. 13 edition of the Chronicle of Higher Education...
Speak Out 12/19/02 (12/19/02)
No alternative I AGREE with and am very proud of the person in Speak Out who is in the military serving his country and protecting the nation. War is terrible. War is evil. But sadly there's no alternative. It's necessary. All people in this world aren't pacifists and want to hug you. Some detest you just because you're alive. There's no country in the world that would or could disarm rogue nations except America -- for peace, not to conquer or exploit...
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