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Old Haarig building may be torn down (12/26/02)
The Cape Girardeau building that once housed a saloon and later Miller & Fischer Grocery may be torn down. The building at 635 Good Hope, the southeast corner of Good Hope and Sprigg streets, is one of the oldest in the Haarig District. In the late 19th century and early 20th century, German immigrants to Cape Girardeau congregated in an area south of Good Hope Street known as Haarig. ...
AmerenUE awards grant (12/26/02)
AmerenUE has awarded a $10,000 Ameren SmartLights grant to the Cape Girardeau Public Schools Foundation to help provide energy-efficient lighting for Central High School's new soccer fields. The foundation's lighting project will greatly expand use of these facilities by enabling games, training and tournament play to take place during the late afternoon and evening hours...
Military digest 12/26/02 (12/26/02)
Warden graduates from Air Force basic training MARQUAND, Mo. -- Air Force Airman Daniel J. Warden has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. During his six weeks of training, Warden studied the Air Force mission and organization, as well as its military customs and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches; and received physical training, rifle marksmanship training, field training, and special training in human relations...
People find places to go despite holiday closings (12/26/02)
Christmas Day isn't what it used to be, and many people are grateful. Not long ago, Dec. 25 meant every store in town was closed. Need to buy an extra gift? Too bad. Forget a vital cooking ingredient? Tough luck. Entertainment on Christmas Day also once meant watching the same holiday TV shows again, or resorting to eavesdropping on bickering relatives...
Door-to-door Democrat (12/26/02)
CROFTON, Md. -- For Democrats in Maryland, the November election was so bleak that they lost the governor's office for the first time since the 1960s. One exception to the Democrats' woes was the success of former Missourian Bill Burlison, a county councilman who continues to flourish by virtue of the same uncommon work habits that took him from the Bootheel cotton fields to Congress...
Suspect arrested in Cape stabbing incident (12/26/02)
Cape Girardeau police arrested a man Tuesday in connection with a stabbing reported Sunday night outside JD's Quick Stop convenience store at 1101 William St. Jackie T. Robinson, 29, of Cape Girardeau, was charged with first-degree assault and armed criminal action...
State Sen. Coleman set to speak at King breakfast (12/26/02)
Missouri State Sen. Maida Coleman will be the guest speaker at the 18th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast on Jan. 20 at the Show Me Center. The breakfast buffet will start at 8 a.m. with the program scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Admission will be $7 for the public, $3 for children ages 6 to 12, free for children 5 and under, $3 for Southeast students without a meal plan and free for Southeast students with a university meal plan...
Teams get ready for holiday games (12/26/02)
Leopold High School's basketball team ran up and down its home court Monday, preparing in a small place for a big tournament -- the seMissourian Christmas Tournament. "Just playing in the Show Me Center, at a big arena, in front of a big crowd, I look forward to it," senior Josh Van de Ven said...
Area Wide United Way celebrates another record-setting campaign (12/26/02)
The Area Wide United Way recently celebrated another record-setting campaign, in which the organization has raised an estimated $908,652.91 to date. During last week's Campaign Celebration held at Southeast Missouri State University's Dempster Hall, 2002 campaign chairman Larry Dunger recognized key campaign volunteers and significant employee campaigns...
Rau named administrator for state veterans home (12/26/02)
Bringing 18 years of health care administration experience to the job, Jan Rau was recently named administrator of the Missouri Veterans Home at Cape Girardeau by Anne Payne, superintendent of homes for the Missouri Veterans Commission's central office in Jefferson City, Mo...
Students learn what one can do with a million tabs (12/26/02)
Marty Kelpe's Jackson Middle School special education class has been collecting and counting can tabs since September. When they reach one million, the tabs will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House in St. Louis. From left, top row: Blake O'Kelly, Kelpe, Derek Werner, Leah Brazer and Cody Goodpasture. ...
Man convicted in 1979 killing released in time for Christmas (12/26/02)
CHICAGO -- Larry Mack is a convicted killer who admits his crime, but he was home for Christmas and could remain free because judges have agreed the killing was accidental. Mack, 48, admitted killing 59-year-old security guard Joseph Kolar in the botched 1979 robbery of West Pullman United Savings Bank in Chicago. He was sentenced to death, though he said the killing was an accident that happened because he was struggling with Kolar over a gun...
Police - Husband killed, children hurt in shooting (12/26/02)
AURORA, Ill. -- A Christmas Day shooting left one family member dead and three others injured, Aurora police said. Forty-six-year-old John Lisowski was allegedly shot and killed by his wife who also allegedly shot and injured her two young daughters before turning the gun on herself, police said in a written statement...
Suspect in federal custody after standoff (12/26/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Federal marshals have taken into custody an Illinois man who, authorities said, set two homes on fire, killed his family dog and later hid inside the boiler room of a classic car museum, leading to a standoff with St. Louis police. Jersey County, Ill., Deputy Sheriff Martin Andrews said Henry Hersman, 43, of Wood River, Ill., had been arrested on a federal parole violation, but offered no further information...
Robbers killed at store; accomplice charged (12/26/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- An accomplice of two armed robbers who were shot and killed by a store manager has been charged with murder in the deaths of the robbers, police said. Aaron C. Weathers Jr., 26, was charged Tuesday evening with two counts each of second-degree murder and armed criminal action, police Sgt. Tony Sanders said. Weathers was being held on $100,000 bond...
Man sentenced to life in prison for killing friend (12/26/02)
CARTHAGE, Mo. -- A Joplin man has been sentenced to life in prison after admitting he shot a friend to death. James Copher, 50, pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree murder in the May 26, 2001, slaying of Richard C. Smith, 31, and was sentenced to life in prison...
Providers say subsidy too low for child care (12/26/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Child-care providers in Kansas and Missouri say they are being squeezed by inadequate state payments that fail to cover the complete cost of caring for the children of low-income families. States pay rates according to the hours of care provided. But those payments generally are lower than the market rate paid by people who don't receive state subsidies...
State Supreme Court reverses itself on jurors' names (12/26/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Just days before a new rule keeping secret the names of jurors in criminal cases was to take effect statewide, the Missouri Supreme Court reversed itself and decided jurors' names should not be secret after all. In a ruling issued Tuesday, the state Supreme Court said jurors' names "shall be presumptively open to the public" and may only be kept secret in cases where a judge finds a compelling reason. The new rule is binding in local courts...
Two drivers killed in holiday car accidents (12/26/02)
A Missouri woman and an Arkansas man died in separate automobile accidents on Missouri roads over the Christmas holiday, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. Johnny Varner, 51, of Piggott, Ark., was killed in the Bootheel on Tuesday in a two-vehicle accident on Highway 164 in Dunklin County. The patrol said the accident happened about 6:30 p.m., when the car Varner was in rear-ended a truck that was pulling a trailer with no rear lighting...
Missouri's Civil War history revealed in new online resource (12/26/02)
ST. LOUIS -- A vast, virtually unexamined National Archives collection on Missouri's Civil War history is now accessible to Civil War buffs, genealogists and other researchers, thanks to an online resource created by the State Archives. Staff and volunteers are indexing a voluminous collection of legal documents, narratives and correspondence that tells the story of ordinary Missourians during the most fractious time in U.S. history, State Archivist Kenneth Winn said...
Last year's kidnapping of girl won't spoil this Christmas (12/26/02)
CHICAGO -- Two-year-old Jasmine Anderson is safe at home this Christmas, but the holiday will forever be bittersweet for her family when they remember what they almost lost. A year ago on Christmas Eve, little Jasmine was kidnapped from a Chicago bus station. Her mother, Marcella, was tired from traveling with two cranky children and had handed the baby to a stranger as she tried to cash in a bus ticket...
Three women shot to death in their home in Pennsylvania (12/26/02)
MIDDLETOWN, Pa. -- Three women were found shot to death execution-style in their home Christmas morning, authorities said. Police had been called by a concerned relative who had not heard from the women, said police Chief Keith Reismiller. The women, believed to be related, were found Wednesday morning but appeared to have been shot Tuesday, said Dauphin County Coroner Graham Hetrick. Their ages and identities were not released...
Candy cane company says its emerged from near bankruptcy (12/26/02)
ALBANY, Ga. -- A few months ago, employees of the world's largest candy cane manufacturer didn't know if they would have jobs this holiday season. Bobs Candies Inc., a mainstay of the Albany economy for 83 years, made the surprise announcement on May 10 that it would shut down its plant in the city because it was teetering near bankruptcy...
World briefs 12/26/02 (12/26/02)
Syria denies accusations it received Iraqi weapons DAMASCUS, Syria -- Syria denied claims by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon that Iraq may be transferring chemical and biological weapons to Syria, saying Wednesday that the accusation aims to divert attention from Israel's arsenal...
Docs debate benefits of malaria drugs (12/26/02)
WASHINGTON -- About 800 Americans a year bring home a bad souvenir from a trip abroad: malaria. A few die, and the rest suffer weeks of miserable symptoms that usually hit shortly after they unpack. Most of the several million Americans who travel to malaria-plagued countries come home healthy thanks to swallowing protective drugs during the trip...
Bodies of seven German peacekeepers arrive home (12/26/02)
COLOGNE, Germany -- The bodies of seven German peacekeepers killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan arrived home Wednesday, met by grieving relatives and Defense Minister Peter Struck. An honor guard carrying flaming torches stood at attention in the twilight and drums rolled softly as the flag-draped coffins were carried off the transport plane at Cologne-Bonn airport...
Russia to spend $174 million to destroy chemical weapons (12/26/02)
MOSCOW -- Russia has budgeted $174 million for destroying chemical weapons in 2003, far less than what is needed to help Moscow meet its goals, the head of the chemical disarmament program said Wednesday. Zinovy Pak, the head of the Russian Munitions Agency, said the 2003 allocation was about the same as that for 2002...
Venezuelans spend Christmas resting from street marches (12/26/02)
CARACAS, Venezuela -- After a night of parties and pot-banging protests against President Hugo Chavez, Venezuelans spent Christmas Day at church or in public parks, resting from marches that have accompanied a general strike that began Dec. 2. "I'm bringing my family to the beach, if I have enough gasoline," said Victor Morales, a 58-year-old office worker, as he siphoned gas from a plastic container into his 1996 Fiat...
Prosecutors to investigate whether Potter books incite hatred (12/26/02)
The Associated Press MOSCOW -- Moscow prosecutors have opened an investigation into whether the Harry Potter series of children's books incite religious hatred, an official said Wednesday. The investigation was started at the request of a Moscow woman who was upset by the novels, said Svetlana Petrenko, a spokeswoman for the Moscow city prosecutor's office...
North Korea begins moving new fuel rods into reactor (12/26/02)
SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea has begun moving fresh fuel rods into a reactor, another step in reactivating nuclear facilities that could produce weapons, a South Korean news agency said today. The Yonhap news agency, quoting an unidentified South Korean government official, said the communist North began moving fuel rods into the five-megawatt reactor at its main nuclear center in Yongbyon, 50 miles north of its capital, Pyongyang...
Just another work day for U.N. inspectors (12/26/02)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- U.N. experts on Wednesday re-examined a site linked to Iraq's nuclear weapons program and another suspected of producing explosives, passing Christmas like any other day in their hunt for illicit weapons of mass destruction. Saddam Hussein addressed his people for a second straight day, saying the Iraqi media should not cite foreign opinions at a time when Iraq is locked in a confrontation with the West...
Tension mars some Christmases (12/26/02)
Bloodshed marred some of the world's Christmas celebrations and social tensions shadowed others. A grenade killed a girl and two other worshippers at a church in Pakistan, bombs exploded at a church in India, protesters blocked church doors in Yugoslavia...
Tigers already a step ahead of last season (12/26/02)
The time may never be better to say it: Yes, there is a Santa Claus. After a 4-21 season, the Central Tigers have taken on a more jolly demeanor, already equaling last year's win total entering the seMissourian Christmas Tournament. Central improved its record to 5-2 with a win Friday at Farmington, its second defeat of the Knights this season...
New Braves coach takes small steps forward (12/26/02)
Through the first three weeks of the season the Scott County Central Braves have won a few games, but more importantly they're learning to play together. While Scott Central coach Melvin Porter said the talent level on his team is right up there with Southeast Missouri's best, it's the little things that have presented problems for the inexperienced Braves...
Red devils like what they've seen so far (12/26/02)
They've played just three games so far, but spirits are high among the Chaffee Red Devils this season. With nearly three weeks between its opener Dec. 3 and a date with Woodland on Dec. 19, the Red Devils had plenty of time to work out the kinks. Chaffee's defensive effort in their opener -- a 44-36 loss at East Prairie -- was a bright spot for coach David Mirly...
Bobcats get another chance to upend Jackson (12/26/02)
Delta lost to Jackson in the first round of the Christmas tournament a year ago, then made it all the way to the consolation championship. They were 1.8 seconds away from winning that game in regulation, then they lost in overtime. This year in the seMissourian Christmas Tournament the Bobcats are seeded No. 14 -- again -- and play Jackson in the first round -- again...
Panthers hope fun start lasts through tournament (12/26/02)
Coach Tom Brown said before the season started that his team's high-powered offense would be fun to watch. So far, his team has backed up his words. The Panthers (5-1) have averaged 83 points a game and have scraped and clawed at the 100-point mark twice, reaching 99 points in a victory over Zalma to win the consolation bracket in the Woodland Tournament. Meadow Heights scored 96 points in a loss to Bloomfield...
Hornets have experience in championship showdowns (12/26/02)
After capturing the Woodland Tournament Championship to start the season, the Advance Hornets are going into the seMissourian Christmas Tournament as the only team in the area with a tournament crown already under their belts. Despite an early loss to defending Class 1 state champion Bell City, the Hornets look primed to make a strong run in the Christmas tournament...
Hawks have plenty of experience on their side (12/26/02)
Kelly is feeling the effects of its gauntlet-like schedule this year, and it won't get easier when the Hawks face eighth-seeded Advance today in the first round of the seMissourian Christmas Tournament. Coach Nick Lanpher said his rough schedule is helping his club though...
Bulldogs improving despite pair of early losses (12/26/02)
After opening the season with a pair of wins in the Farmington Tournament, the Notre Dame Bulldogs have been slowed by strong competition but remain optimistic. "We've played hard, and I think we've gotten better," Notre Dame coach Darrin Scott said. "I still think we have a lot of room for improvement. I think come January and February we're going to be a lot better."...
Defending state champions are in good position (12/26/02)
Defending Class 1 state champion Bell City is off to the kind of start David Heeb expected of his Cubs. And even though the Cubs are making mistakes and have a loss in the books already, Heeb said his team is right where it should be entering the seMissourian Christmas Tournament as the No. 6 seed...
Indians thriving with only one returning starter (12/26/02)
The Jackson Indians have been playing the type of basketball that can put a smile on the face of coach Mike Kiehne. In his third year as head coach, Kiehne has stressed the team concept. He talks about rebounding by committee, balanced scoring, and players stepping up and making contributions...
Wildcats off to slow start against big schedule (12/26/02)
Leopold hoped for better momentum than a 1-6 record going into the seMissourian Christmas Tournament, but coach Carlton Thoma says he's optimistic about what the future holds for his team. The Class 1 Wildcats have played a big schedule against mostly larger schools, along with a defending state champion in Bell City. Against the only other Class 1 team on its schedule so far, Leopold beat Zalma by 17 points...
Bluejays coach focused on making his team better (12/26/02)
As a former player, Oak Ridge coach Paul Lynch knows what it takes to win because he has. Now he faces the difficult task of getting his 0-5 team ready for his old one. "I've been around this tournament all my life," said Lynch, a guard on Notre Dame's 1986 team, the last one from Notre Dame to win the seMissourian Christmas Tournament. "But knowing what it takes to win and relaying that to your players is not an overnight issue."...
Eagles battling to overcome early obstacles (12/26/02)
Although Oran started its season with an early upset of Bell City and a second-place finish in the Oran Tournament, coach Mitch Wood would characterize his team's start as trying, at best. With several players out with injuries and sickness, Wood has had to use a patchwork lineup week in and week out...
Bluejays' advantages include top seed, tradition (12/26/02)
Christmas is steeped in tradition. It's only fitting defending seMissourian Christmas Tournament champion Charleston occupies its traditional spot. Like a tree-topping angel, the Bluejays sit atop the field as the No. 1 seed. The 14-time champion has gained the respect of the field and normally commands the top seed, whether its record is trimmed with tinsel or not...
There's plenty for us to see -- and remember -- this week (12/26/02)
Step into the Show Me Center this week and you'll see basketball. It's what you won't see this week that's most remarkable. With every bounce of a basketball in the seMissourian Christmas Tournament, talk will turn toward an old game, a classic player, maybe a classy coach...
Rams benefit from team unity through hot start (12/26/02)
Prior to the season, Scott City coach Kerry Thompson treated the term "potential" with the respect normally afforded a stick of dynamite. It's the type of thing, if not handled carefully, that can blow up in a person's face. So far the only thing exploding in Scott City have been the Rams, who are wearing the seventh seed and a label of "dangerous" in the seMissourian Christmas Tournament...
Cardinals thrive under slowed-down game plan (12/26/02)
While Woodland isn't in the upper half of the bracket at the seMissourian Christmas Tournament, a strong second-place showing in their own tournament may have served notice that the Cardinals are a threat. First-year coach Ted Hahn has slowed down the pace on offense, which may not be exciting to watch but has helped provide early wins. The Cardinals have not reached 70 points yet this season...
David Bortner, fishing (12/26/02)
David Bortner was born to fish, or so it seems. Bortner first tested the waters when he was 4, and today seems to spend more time on water than on land. "It's one of those things where your dad takes you hunting and you just get hooked," Bortner, 39, says...
Parcells talk shows Jones may have new game plan in Dallas (12/26/02)
By Jaime Aron The Associated Press IRVING, Texas -- Even if Bill Parcells never settles in behind the desk currently being used by Dave Campo, he's already had a giant impact on the Dallas Cowboys. He's gotten Jerry Jones to at least consider changing his way of running the team...
Return of Kearse boosts Titans' defense (12/26/02)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Jevon Kearse is still working himself back into shape. But make no mistake, he's having fun. The Tennessee Titans' defensive end almost skipped off the field in Jacksonville last weekend. "I still have a whole lot penned up, but it's not going to all come out at once," he said...
Much has happened since Buckeyes last met Hurricanes (12/26/02)
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Miami and Ohio State last met on a hot August day in New Jersey more than three years ago, a game that looms large as the teams prepare for a rematch in this year's national championship game. Miami's 23-12 victory in the 1999 Kickoff Classic hasn't been forgotten by either side heading into the Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 3...
New Mexico makes history but loses bowl (12/26/02)
LAS VEGAS -- New Mexico made history, but it wasn't enough to take the Las Vegas Bowl away from UCLA and its interim coach. Katie Hnida became the first woman to play in a Division I football game when she attempted an extra point following a New Mexico touchdown, but UCLA rallied to give fill-in coach Ed Kezirian a 27-13 victory Wednesday...
Free-agent prices keep going down (12/26/02)
NEW YORK -- The bear market isn't just on Wall Street anymore. Just ask baseball's free agents. In a sport where prices have skyrocketed since 1976 -- except for the collusion years and the fallout of the 1994-95 strike -- players have seen prices stagnate, then drop since Alex Rodriguez signed his record $252 million, 10-year contract with the Texas Rangers in December 2000...
Taste of success sweet for OSU lineman (12/26/02)
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Sitting in the doctor's examination room, Ivan Douglas couldn't comprehend what he was hearing. The doctor was saying something about how not only his football career was in jeopardy, but so was his life. Douglas was having a difficult time grasping that what he had worked so hard for might come crashing down because of a small blood clot in his lung...
Health calendar 12/26/02 (12/26/02)
Today Newborn massage class from 10 to 11 a.m. in Generations Resource Center at Southeast Missouri Hospital. The course is designed for parents and caregivers of newborns. Participants will receive massage oil and a booklet, and are encouraged to bring a blanket and pillow. For information, call 651-5825...
Looking for a landmark (12/26/02)
The year's big medical story was something that failed to work By Daniel Q. Haney ~ The Associated Press BOSTON -- Usually the biggest medical story of the year is a new pill or technique, a discovery that helps people live longer and better. But not in 2002...
Paying attention to what lies beneath (12/26/02)
Dec. 26, 2002 Dear Leslie, It seems we are never prepared for how quickly Christmas comes and how soon it is gone. Ours was white and cold. The last time we had a white Christmas was 10 years ago. I had recently moved back to Missouri. DC was home for Christmas from California. We were only a few blocks apart but as yet unaware of our significance to each other...
Emogene Schnurbusch (12/26/02)
The funeral for Emogene M. Schnurbusch of Jackson will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. The Rev. Ralph Duffner will officiate. Burial will be in Russell Heights Cemetery. Friends may call at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson from 4 to 8 p.m. today. Parish prayers will be at 7, followed by the Knights of Columbus Auxiliary rosary service at 7:30...
Lila Underwood (12/26/02)
Lila J. Underwood, 76, of Jackson died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2002, at her home. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Wilma Unterreiner (12/26/02)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Wilma M. Unterreiner, 86, of Perryville died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2002, at Perry County Nursing Home. She was born Aug. 5, 1916, in Perry County, daughter of August and Clara Zoellner Sauer. She and Charles D. Unterreiner were married Nov. 21, 1939. He died Jan. 16, 1992...
Austin Favier (12/26/02)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. - Austin A. Favier, 7, of Perryville, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2002, at his home. He was born Aug. 3, 1995, in Cape Girardeau. Survivors include his father, Layne A. Favier of Perryville, and mother and stepfather, Sonja "Nikee" Riggins Taylor and Chriss Taylor of Perryville; a brother, Aaron Favier of Perryville; paternal grandparents, Mark and Charryl Rudesill of Cape Girardeau; maternal grandparents, Paul and Sandra Riggins of Perryville; paternal stepgrandparents, Jim and Connie Werner of Perryville; maternal great-grandparents, Kenneth and Alma Riggins of Willliamsville, Mo., and Doorthy Freeman of Piedmont, Mo.. ...
Gary Proctor (12/26/02)
Gary Paul Proctor, 49, of Perryville, Mo., died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2002, at his home. He was born Dec. 12, 1953, in Perryville to Joseph F. and Norma Jean Fadler Proctor. Survivors include his mother of Perryville; five brothers, Kenny Proctor and Joe Proctor, both of Perryville, Rick Proctor of Fredericktown, Mo., and Jim Proctor and Jerry Proctor both of St. Charles, Mo.; and three sisters, Diane Massey of Weatherford, Texas, Jauna Proctor of Perryville and Nancy of Kentucky...
Belinda Brown (12/26/02)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. - Belinda Lou Brown, 49, of Marble Hill, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2002, at Elder Care of Marble Hill. She was born Aug. 5, 1953, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Gerald Lehman and Oma Lorene Wiseman Crites. She was formerly employed at Rapco in Fruitland and attended Woodland Schools...
Raymond Nichols (12/26/02)
Raymond M. Nichols, 82, of Cape Girardeau, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau. Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Blanche Loberg (12/26/02)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. - Blanche V. Loberg, 95, of Perryville, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2002, at Perry County Nursing Home in Perryville. She was born May 9, 1907, in Perry County, daughter of Melburn T. and Sarah Fadler Barks Both. She married Robert D. Loberg on March 7, 1929. He preceded her in death on May 14, 1974...
Loyd Neeley (12/26/02)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The funeral for Loyd I. Neeley of Sikeston will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Kelley Grubbs will officiate. Burial will be in Garden of Memories Cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel after 9:30 a.m...
Robert McCain (12/26/02)
THEBES, Ill. -- Robert Thomas McCain, 76, of Thebes died Monday, Dec. 23, 2002, at his home. He was born April 15, 1926, at New Wells, son of Robert and Bertha Hargraves McCain. He and Kathleen Sater were married in 1956. She preceded him in death June 22, 1992...
Cape/Jackson police reports 12/26/02 (12/26/02)
Cape Girardeau Thursday, Dec. 26 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Perry L. Harkey, 46, of 1903 N. Kingshighway, Apt. B, Cape Girardeau, was arrested Sunday on a Cape Girardeau warrant and a Butler County warrant for failure to appear...
Cape/Jackson fire reports 12/26/02 (12/26/02)
Cape Girardeau Thursday, Dec. 26 Firefighters responded Monday to the following items: At 11:58 a.m., motor vehicle accident at 300 N. Kingshighway. At 12:36 p.m., smoke odor at 980 N. Kingshighway. At 1:27 p.m., dumpster fire at 606 S. Silver Springs Drive...
Out of the past 12/26/02 (12/26/02)
10 years ago: Dec. 26, 1992 Southeast Missourians awoke to white blanket Christmas Day, surprise pleasing to most everyone except maybe National Weather Service; snow, which wasn't predicted in forecast issued late Christmas Eve by weather service in St. Louis, began falling in Cape Girardeau at 5 a.m. Christmas Day and continued until 11:15 a.m., with accumulation of 1.1 inches at airport...
U.S. economy - financial fantasia (12/26/02)
By Eli Fishman As the economy continues to stall, our elected officials persist in summoning the standard corrective actions. These include: Lower interest rates, already at their lowest level since 1961. Reduced tax rates, disproportionately benefiting the rich...
Christmas tournament starts today (12/26/02)
The 58th annual Christmas basketball tournament begins today at the Show Me Center. If past tournaments are any indication, the fans who attend can expect to see some great basketball. The popular event -- now called the seMissourian Christmas Tournament, thanks to the sponsorship of the Southeast Missourian -- continues Friday and Saturday and ends on Monday with the finals. ...
Jackson district dealing with bullies (12/26/02)
The world is full of them -- from barroom brawlers to Saddam Hussein -- so it shouldn't surprise anyone to learn that there are a few bullies sitting in the seats on school buses. Recently, there have been some complaints about bullies on buses in the Jackson School District, but every school district with school buses has its share of this problem...
Speak Out A 12/26/02 (12/26/02)
Lemonade from lemons BILL FRIST is an excellent choice as Republican leader for the U.S. Senate, especially as the government puts together a prescription drug plan. He is one of the top doctors in the country, and he saved a man's life in the capital a few years ago by doing a minor surgical procedure in a congressional corridor after the man collapsed. It looks like President Bush took another serving of lemons and turned it into lemonade again...
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