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Cape readies presentation on four taxes (01/06/03)
Several Cape Girardeau city employees are preparing lesson plans for new class. Call it Tax Proposals 101. City leaders are planning a education campaign to take to the Cape Girardeau voters February and March in preparation for an April 8 ballot which will ask voters to approve the institution of a stormwater utility fee and a use tax, as well as raise the sales tax by a quarter-cent and extend a 10-cent property tax...
Area swing band to perform at Jefferson City ball (01/06/03)
A local swing band, the Jerry Ford Orchestra, will perform Tuesday in Jefferson City during Missouri's inaugural ball welcoming in new members of the state's House of Representatives and Senate. The 11-member orchestra will play during the grand march and provide background and dancing music throughout the evening...
Cape Girardeau City Council agenda (01/06/03)
7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6 City Hall, 401 Independence Study session at 5 p.m. Public Hearingsn A public hearing regarding the request of Bobby D. and Lula M. McDonald for a special-use permit for an advertising sign at 820 N. Sprigg St. in a C-1, local commercial district...
Training for Master Gardeners begins in February (01/06/03)
Southeast Missourian The Cape Girardeau County and Bollinger County Extension offices are looking for interested individuals who wish to become Master Gardeners. The Master Gardener program is sponsored by the University of Missouri Outreach and Extension. ...
Doctor who died in July to get award for humanitarianism (01/06/03)
Submitted photo The Sanders recently celebrated five living generations in their family. From left, seated: Edith Rich of Freeman Spur, Ill., and her great-grandson Darren Sanders of Cape Girardeau, holding his daughter, Jayden Sanders. Standing, from left: Darren's mother, Margaret Sanders of Cape Girardeau, and his grandmother, Virginia Surgalski of DuQuoin, Ill.By Janis M. Gosche...
Cape library offering variety of programs in January (01/06/03)
A few upcoming activities of the Cape Girardeau Public Library include the facility's Winter Reading Program, Library Safari and Book Discussion Group. Sign-up for the Winter Reading Program starts today. Readers and listeners alike may stop by the library at 711 N. Clark any day from now until the program ends March 15...
Community briefs 01/06/03 (01/06/03)
AARP chapter scheduled to meet this afternoon The Cape Girardeau County chapter of AARP will meet at 1 p.m. today at the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center, 1080 South Silver Springs Road. There will be a tour of the center with refreshments to follow...
Workshop designed to help people find and get to work (01/06/03)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- A breakfast workshop to be held in Marble Hill Tuesday is designed to help Bollinger County workers find employment as well as help them with transportation to and from the workplace. Following an 8:30 a.m. breakfast sponsored by Partners for Transportation at the United Methodist Church in Marble Hill, June O'Dell of the Workforce Investment Board of Southeast Missouri will conduct a workshop on how to fill out job applications, dress for a job interview and improve interviewing skills.. ...
WIC services to continue in '03 (01/06/03)
The Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center has announced that WIC, a food program for women, infants and children, will be continue to be funded in 2003. Under the terms of a contract recently signed with the Missouri Department of Health, the Cape Girardeau County health center will be able to serve 1,250 people eligible for WIC every month...
Simulator lets people experience flying with the Blue Angels (01/06/03)
The engine rumbles, then the passengers gasp simultaneously as the F/A-18 Hornet lifts roughly off the runway, throwing riders against the backs of their seats. After that, it's nothing but blue skies and white clouds as the jet gains altitude, soaring over dense forests, fields and cities...
Community cuisine 01/06/03 (01/06/03)
Fish, chicken supper to be held at Bell City BELL CITY, Mo. -- A fish and chicken supper will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Bell City Community Building. The menu will also include hush puppies, coleslaw, potato salad, beans, dessert and drink...
Bankrupt co-op seeks to scale back benefits (01/06/03)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Former executives of Farmland Industries Inc. could lose millions of dollars in retirement benefits if the bankrupt company's request to cancel them is approved. The company wants to reclassify almost $17 million in deferred compensation and retirement adjustments owed to 138 current and former professional level employees, and to cancel life insurance policies for about 2,200 retirees of various levels...
Janitor donates scholarships in name of his late wife (01/06/03)
SAYBROOK, Ill. -- From sweeping and mopping to cleaning bathrooms, Don Wallen has spent nearly a quarter-century maintaining buildings on Illinois State University's campus. Now, he's determined to maintain the memory of his late wife, who was part of the same ISU clean-up crew for 16 years before losing a battle with leukemia last summer...
Suspect in slaying of in-law had killed own parents (01/06/03)
DES PERES, Mo. -- A man accused of orchestrating the killing of his sister's allegedly abusive husband killed his own parents in 1964, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported in a copyright story Sunday. Dennis A. Irby, now 53 and of Raleigh, N.C., was a 15-year-old St. Louis resident when he shot, stabbed and beat his parents. He later told police he killed his father after watching him hit his mother in a jealous rage, then turned on his mother...
Sexual abuse of nuns gets little notice from church (01/06/03)
ST. LOUIS -- A little-publicized 1996 survey of the nation's Roman Catholic nuns estimated that at least 40 percent had suffered some form of sexual trauma, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported in a copyright story Sunday. And some of the abuse, exploitation or harassment has come at the hands of priests or other nuns, according to St. Louis University researchers who conducted and reported on the survey, which was partly funded by several orders of Catholic nuns...
Legislative leadership races draw big money, little scrutiny (01/06/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The fruits of a successful campaign will be realized Wednesday by a handful of legislators chosen by their colleagues for leadership positions. Their official duties begin when the session does. But the work in attaining their positions occurred during last fall's elections. And it came with a price...
Police probe Dunklin death (01/06/03)
Law enforcement officials in Dunklin County are investigating the homicide of a 72-year-old Campbell, Mo., woman, who died Friday after being assaulted at her residence. Autopsy results indicate that Reba Maquorik's death was due to head trauma. No arrests have yet been made, according to the Dunklin County Sheriff's Department...
Senator trying to limit hopes on highway bill (01/06/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- U.S. Sen. Kit Bond may be in a better position this year to help boost Missouri's ailing transportation system, but the former Republican governor isn't promising the world. And even if Bond is able to bleed more money out of Congress, that could put more pressure on cash-strapped Missouri to match incoming federal funds...
People talk 1/6/02 (01/06/03)
Skater Hughes faces Ivy League choices RADNOR, Pa. -- Figure skater Sarah Hughes, who upset Michelle Kwan to win an Olympic gold medal last February, now has her eyes on a different prize: the Ivy League. Hughes, 17, said she did "very well" on her SATs and is considering Harvard, where she has already been accepted, as well as Columbia, Princeton and Yale, where she has applied...
Nearly one-third of workers have flexible schedules (01/06/03)
WASHINGTON -- Scott Carver is a morning person who likes to get to work at DuPont early so he can leave while it's still light outside. "I like to feel like I have a day left to do things," said the 32-year-old lab technician, whose daily commute from his home in the Detroit suburbs to Troy, Mich., takes about 45 minutes...
GM to offer hybrid power vehicles in next four years (01/06/03)
The world's biggest automaker's plan includes hybrid models for cars, pickups and SUVs. The Associated Press DETROIT -- In one of the clearest signs yet that hybrid cars may be going mainstream, General Motors Corp. plans to offer a variety of the gas-and-electric powered vehicles over the next four years...
Sharpton may not see much support in presidential bid (01/06/03)
BOSTON -- If the turnout at a Boston rally the day after announcing a presidential run is any measure, the Rev. Al Sharpton has got his work cut out for him. At Prince Hall Grand Lodge in a predominantly black neighborhood, 75 people showed up Saturday, and they had plenty of time to get there -- Sharpton was 90 minutes late...
Navy hospital ship prepares to leave for possible war with Iraq (01/06/03)
BALTIMORE -- About 300 crew members boarded the Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort on Sunday, bidding goodbye to family members and friends as they prepared to aid a possible war in Iraq. Snow fell steadily, bathing the east Baltimore docks in white as sailors and medical staffers boarded the massive, whitewashed ship painted with huge, red crosses. It was set to sail Monday morning...
Nation briefs 01/06/03 (01/06/03)
Daschle says he's leaning toward presidential run SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Senate Democratic Leader Tom Daschle said Sunday he's strongly considering a run for president in 2004, joining a growing field of potential candidates. "I think it's fair to say I'm leaning in the direction of offering my candidacy for president," Daschle said after a meeting with constituents this weekend...
Small asteroid plays cat-and-mouse game with Earth (01/06/03)
SEATTLE -- In a space game of "catch me if you can," a small asteroid shares the same orbit with Earth -- sometimes ahead, sometimes behind, but never quite touching -- as the two race around the sun, astronomers say. "This is one of the most interesting orbits for an asteroid we have ever seen," said Paul Chodas, a Jet Propulsion Laboratory researcher who studies asteroids and who first plotted the bizarre motion of the space rock...
Journalist tried to sell coverage rights to cloning story (01/06/03)
NEW YORK -- The former ABC News science editor who said he would verify claims that the first human clone had been born tried months ago to sell exclusive coverage of the cloning to the major broadcast networks, according to a report published Sunday...
New screening system creating few problems at U.S. airports (01/06/03)
CHICAGO -- Knowing holiday travelers would be putting the country's new airport baggage-screening system to its first big test, Robert Chesniak gave himself 90 minutes to check his luggage Sunday at O'Hare International Airport. That was about 85 minutes more than he needed...
Rocket fuel tainting Southwest water (01/06/03)
LOS ANGELES -- A toxic chemical used to fuel Cold War-era missiles and the rockets that put man on the moon has left a legacy of contamination across the Southwest, where it pinches the region's already tight supply of drinking water. The chemical, called perchlorate, pollutes much of the lower Colorado River -- the main water source for 20 million people across the Southwest -- and has forced the shutdown of hundreds of wells in California...
Democrats criticize Bush's handling of North Korea (01/06/03)
WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats said Sunday the Bush administration has allowed relations with South Korea to weaken while the crisis over North Korea's nuclear program escalates. Talks on the situation were beginning Monday in Washington among U.S., South Korean and Japanese officials, and Assistant Secretary of State James Kelly was heading to Seoul afterward for further discussions...
S. Korea leads diplomatic blitz on defusing N. Korean crisis (01/06/03)
SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea won a promise from Russia on Sunday to press North Korea over its nuclear program, as Seoul prepared to unveil to the United States new proposals aimed at defusing the crisis with its communist neighbor. As the South launched a diplomatic blitz, the North opened the door to possible mediation -- though it said it would heighten its combat readiness and denounced the United States...
World briefs 01/06/03 (01/06/03)
Israel test-fires multiple anti-missile missiles PALMACHIM, Israel -- Sending a message to both Saddam Hussein and its own people, Israel conducted an ambitious test of its anti-missile system on Sunday with the simulated firing of several interceptor missiles at once at incoming rockets...
Two suicide bombers kill 23 bystanders in Tel Aviv (01/06/03)
TEL AVIV, Israel -- Two Palestinian suicide bombers set off back-to-back blasts Sunday in a central Tel Aviv area crowded with foreign workers, killing 23 bystanders and wounding more than 100 in the bloodiest attack in six months. Hours later, Israeli attack helicopters fired at least four missiles at a target in Gaza City, witnesses said. There was no immediate report of casualties. Israel Radio said the missiles hit two Palestinian Authority offices and a building in the market...
Inspectors block off government complex (01/06/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- U.N. weapons inspectors blocked off a huge complex on the edge of Baghdad Sunday, angering men, women and children who were kept from leaving the area as arms experts visited a facility inside. A high-ranking Iraqi diplomat, who was caught up with the angry group, called the action "unacceptable."...
Elvis-impersonating preacher doesn't want condemnation for act (01/06/03)
NEWMARKET, Ontario -- In the Christ the King Graceland Independent Anglican Church of Canada, "Rockin' Reverend" Dorian Baxter presides with the sideburns and singing of Elvis Presley to attract the wayward to Jesus Christ. Equal parts entertainer, activist and preacher, the 52-year-old Baxter -- who also goes by Elvis Priestley -- does it his way, singing Elvis favorites with a Christian twist...
Gunman steals plane, threatens to crash into Frankfurt bank (01/06/03)
FRANKFURT, Germany -- A man stole a small aircraft at gunpoint Sunday and flew it over downtown Frankfurt, circling skyscrapers and threatening to crash into the European Central Bank. He landed safely after about two hours and was arrested. The man told a television station he wanted to call attention to Judith Resnik, a U.S. astronaut killed in the 1986 post-launch explosion of the space shuttle Challenger...
Chavez supporters bury victims of political violence (01/06/03)
CARACAS, Venezuela -- Thousands of government supporters chanted "Justice! Popular justice!" Sunday at a funeral for two men killed at a political rally amid a month-old strike aimed at toppling the president. Vice President Jose Vicente Rangel and several Cabinet ministers helped carry the flag-draped coffins of Oscar Gomez Aponte, 24 and Jairo Gregorio Moran, 23...
Kelly girls fall in title game (01/06/03)
Kelly High School's girls' basketball team fell behind by 17 points at halftime and couldn't recover, losing to Twin Rivers 66-57 Saturday night in the championship game of the Twin Rivers Tournament. The Hawks (6-4) trailed 34-17 at halftime before pulling to within six points after three quarters. Twin Rivers recovered in the final period to pull out the win...
Indians' defense faltered vs. EIU (01/06/03)
On the surface, it appears that Southeast Missouri State University played a solid game Saturday night in its Ohio Valley Conference opener against visiting Eastern Illinois. The Indians shot 46.6 percent from the field -- including 50 percent from 3-point range on 11 of 22 -- and had only 11 turnovers while recording 24 assists...
Snyder likes second-half defense (01/06/03)
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Amid all the chuckling over Ricky Clemons' 25-foot bank shot, Missouri coach Quin Snyder saw something he liked even more. His team's second-half defense. The 16th-ranked Tigers clamped down on Iowa in the final 20 minutes and beat the Hawkeyes 88-82 on Saturday in their first game on an opponent's floor...
49ers' comeback shocks Giants (01/06/03)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Nobody thought the San Francisco 49ers had it in them. Nobody imagined their 24-point hole was anything but a grave. Nothing in their inconsistent season, or in their first 40 minutes against the New York Giants, suggested the Niners were capable of the second-biggest comeback in NFL playoff history...
Jordan thrills again in vintage performance (01/06/03)
WASHINGTON -- Michael Jordan wasn't about to sit down. He played the entire fourth quarter. All of the first overtime. All of the second overtime. He scored the points that put his team ahead for good. By the time he was done, the 39-year-old Jordan had played 53 of a possible 58 minutes and added one more mini-classic to his highlight vaults. ...
Big 12 rolling into conference play (01/06/03)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It's quite a roll the Big 12 is on heading into the start of conference action this week, with every team above .500 and several riding impressive winning streaks. Not all teams are ranked as high as they were in the preseason poll. A few high-profile losses took care of that...
Steelers also stage big rally, stun Browns (01/06/03)
PITTSBURGH -- The Cleveland Browns have been haunted for 16 years by The Drive. Now they've got to live with The Comeback by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Tommy Maddox, the Comeback Player of the Year, led one of Pittsburgh's great comebacks ever, throwing three touchdown passes in the final 19 minutes as the Steelers rallied from a 17-point deficit in the second half to stun the Browns 36-33 Sunday in an AFC wild-card game...
Cowboys hope to be saved by a tuna (01/06/03)
In Dallas they're already making shirts that read: "Dude, we're getting a tuna." And Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is hoping Bill Parcells can save the Cowboys like Steve saved Dell. Of course, there are different varieties of tuna. Smoked, baked, grilled yellow fin tuna, canned Star Kist tuna or tuna salad on wheat. The list goes on like Bubba's shrimp recipes...
Hibbett's to kick off new sporting goods store (01/06/03)
If you build it, they will come. Those words didn't come to Jeff Kimbrell as a voice from nowhere, à la "Field of Dreams." To the real estate manager of Hibbett's Sporting Goods, opening a store in Cape Girardeau just seems like good practical business sense...
The Weather Channel debuts reality show (01/06/03)
NEW YORK -- You know reality TV is entrenched as a genre when The Weather Channel -- the most conservative network this side of C-SPAN -- is hopping on the bandwagon. The Weather Channel debuts back-to-back episodes of its new nightly series, "Storm Stories," tonight at 7 p.m...
Out of the old West -- and the closet -- the Rawhide Kid (01/06/03)
NEW YORK -- The Rawhide Kid, a longtime Marvel Comics character, is coming out of the closet this year. A new story line will reveal the Kid's keen fashion sense -- including a stylish leather outfit -- in what one Marvel editor boasted would be "the first gay Western."...
For Las Vegas gadget show, tech boom never went bust (01/06/03)
NEW YORK -- Panasonic, Palm, Philips and other makers of cell phones, handheld computers and electronic doodads would have you believe the good times are rolling now like never before. They may have a point. More than 2,000 such companies are trucking their newest wares to Las Vegas' International Consumer Electronics Show this week, promising to overwhelm the city's gargantuan convention hall. ...
Interest in biodiesel fuel grows despite higher cost (01/06/03)
UKIAH, Calif. -- Surrounded by a pack of tail-wagging dogs, Dave Hawley stuck his bearded face up to the exhaust pipe of his delivery truck, closed his eyes and inhaled. Hawley is indeed hooked on biodiesel, a pollution-reducing fuel gleaned from restaurant grease or the oil of crops like soybeans...
Web wardroom keeps Navy officers, families connected (01/06/03)
NORFOLK, Va. When Lt. Cmdr. Michael Crockett was promoted to executive officer of the guided missile destroyer USS Porter, he naturally sought advice from fellow officers on other ships. But he didn't pick up the phone. Crockett posted a query for "XO pearls of wisdom" on an Internet discussion list for U.S. Navy surface warfare officers, or SWOs -- the 10,000 or so junior officers who command a ship's sailors and lead them in combat...
People on the move 01/06/03 (01/06/03)
Former Oak Ridge woman named assistant VP Cheryl L. Venable, daughter of Jerry and the late Laverne Schreiner of Oak Ridge, has been named vice president of FedACH Support Services, the Federal Reserve System's automated clearinghouse operation...
Long-distance rates are rising despite increased competition (01/06/03)
NEW YORK -- It seems to defy a basic law of business: Competition is increasing in the long-distance phone market, but prices are going up anyway. How can this be? Companies and analysts say it's partly because prices for long-distance calls -- and many other telecommunications services -- simply got unsustainably low in recent years...
Business memo 01/06/03 (01/06/03)
Cape, Perryville dairy farms receive award The Kirchdoerfer Jersey Farm of Cape Girardeau and Voelker's Brown Swiss of Perryville, Mo., have been given the Prairie Farms Quality Award for 2002. At a series of meetings being held throughout the month of January, Prairie Farms, the dairy-farmer owner cooperative based in Carlinville, Ill., will be awarding 257 of its members for meeting or exceeding the company's milk quality standards...
David Mattes (01/06/03)
David Louis Mattes, 46, of Scott City died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003, at his home. He was born Aug. 28, 1956, in Perryville, Mo., the son of John Dominic and Mary Jane Wichern Mattes. David was a salesman with Glazer Midwest (formerly Paramount Liquor) for 21 years. He was a member of Eisleben Lutheran Church in Scott City...
Leo Hester (01/06/03)
Leo Hester, 70, of Scott City died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003, at his residence. Arrangements are pending with Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Ina Elkins (01/06/03)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Ina Elkins, 93, of Jonesboro died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2003, at the Jonesboro Healthcare Center. She was born Nov. 23, 1909, in Jonesboro, son of Frank and Ida Womack Foster. She and Guy Elkins were married April 1, 1932, in Jonesboro. He died July 21, 1980...
Delores Knuckles (01/06/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Delores LaQuita Knuckles, 69, of Sikeston died Friday, Jan. 3, 2003, at her residence due to injuries sustained in a house fire. She was born Jan. 13, 1933, near Canalou, Mo., daughter of William "Bill" and Vernia Rainwater Landers. She and Lloyd Knuckles were married Aug. 17, 1986, in Piggott, Ark...
Clara Schabbing (01/06/03)
Clara R. Schabbing, 88, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003, at her residence. She was born June 18, 1914, daughter of Herman and Mary E. Volz Schabbing. Clara and her sister, Dorothy, lived on the family farm home place all their lives. She was a member of St. Mary's Cathedral and Council of Catholic Women...
Cape/Jackson fire reports 1/6 (01/06/03)
Cape Girardeau Monday, Jan. 6 Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: At 4:29 p.m., an illegal burning at 646 S. Henderson. At 9:31 p.m., a car fire at 127 Siemers Drive. At 11:20 p.m., an emergency medical service at 2049 Steven. Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:...
Cape police report 1/6 (01/06/03)
Cape Girardeau Monday, Jan. 6 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Edward Byard Pierce, 47, of 2240 Sacajawea, Cape Girardeau, was arrested Saturday in the 1700 block of Themis for driving while intoxicated...
Two seriously injured in accident on I-55 (01/06/03)
A Perryville, Mo., man and an Alexandria, Va., woman both received serious injuries in a two-car accident Sunday in Cape Girardeau County. Claudia Bringle, 66, of Alexandria, was southbound in a 2001 Ford on Interstate 55, three miles north of Cape Girardeau, when she crossed the median and struck a 2000 Mazda driven by Robert Brockland, 55, of Perryville...
Out of the past 1/6/03 (01/06/03)
10 years ago: Jan. 6, 1993 Two incumbent members of Cape Girardeau Board of Education and university professor filed for election Tuesday; board members Kathy Swan and John Campbell are seeking re-election to board; marketing professor Jack Sterrett is making his first run for public office...
Read a state audit ... and weep (01/06/03)
Warning: Missourians who actually believe they are receiving services from Jefferson City commensurate with their individual tax checks are warned that some passages printed here may be hazardous to their health. Care should be exercised when reading the following audit information, and readers with high blood pressure should protect themselves with prescribed medications before proceeding. Don't say you haven't been warned....
Driver responsibility could save lives (01/06/03)
The same traffic-fatality report that had depressing news for most of Missouri was slightly more heartening for those in the southeastern part of the state. As the end of 2002 approached, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said 1,158 individuals were killed in traffic accidents statewide compared to a total of 1,098 in 2001...
Juvenile center - Time for meeting of minds (01/06/03)
The latest episode in "As the Juvenile Center Turns" stars a Cape Girardeau County presiding commissioner fuming over a consultant's report. The show has been running for more than a year and features all the twists of any other daytime drama, although this one mostly plays out in the county's administrative building in Jackson...
Security officers put lives on line for others' safety (01/06/03)
To the editor: Enough already. I have been a security officer for more than 10 years. Hearing the jokes and put-downs are getting pretty old. We in the security force have to deal on a daily basis with punks, jerks, idiots, chemical makers, drunks and bad attitudes. ...
Speak Out 01/06/03 (01/06/03)
To big a burden DO YOU think a church could pay for a $300,000 surgery every time someone needs one? Could a church pay for all the inflated drug costs of all its seniors? We must have universal health care if we are to be a truly civilized nation. It's coming. It has to...
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