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Man sentenced to additional terms for Cape robbery (01/08/03)
A convicted murderer serving prison time on an unrelated robbery charge was sentenced Monday to two additional 30-year terms for first-degree robbery by Scott County Circuit Judge David Dolan. In November 2002, a jury found James L. Woodson, 39, guilty of two Cape Girardeau robberies. ...
Board of Appeals to hold public hearing on proposed new codes (01/08/03)
The Cape Girardeau Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Osage Centre on the proposed new building codes. The hearing is to consider comments made at the Dec. 16 city council public hearing and to make specific recommendations to the council on the codes...
Region digest 1/8/03 (01/08/03)
Portions of interstates restricted for repairs Traffic on two area interstates will be restricted this week so that crews with the Missouri Department of Transportation can make repairs. Interstate 55 near Benton will be restricted to one lane until Thursday so that repairs can be made to the Ramsey Creek bridge on Interstate 55 about four miles north of the intersection of Highway 77...
Parts of interstates 55, 57 restricted this week for repairs (01/08/03)
Traffic on two area interstates will be restricted this week so that crews with the Missouri Department of Transportation can make repairs. Interstate 55 near Benton will be restricted to one lane through Thursday so that repairs can be made to the Ramsey Creek bridge on Interstate 55 about four miles north of the intersection of Highway 77...
Sincerity is key for collector of autographs in Advance (01/08/03)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- "Go with what works for you." That's the motto celebrity autograph collector Kenny Stroup of Advance lives by -- and apparently, it's working for him. Over the past 16 years, Stroup has collected between 3,000 and 4,000 autographs from celebrities as well as photographs of himself with celebrities...
Man charged in Jackson store robbery (01/08/03)
Thanks to a tip from an informant, an Illinois man was recently charged in connection with the two-and-a-half-year-old robbery of a Jackson convenience store. Anthony S. Mims, 33, of Collinsville, Ill., is accused of robbing the Stoggies Texaco on East Jackson Boulevard on June 20, 2000. Investigators said he used a gun to force store clerks to give him money...
MoDOT submits plan for pedestrian bridge at Highway 74 (01/08/03)
The plans for a pedestrian bridge that would cross over Highway 74 at Ellis Street in Cape Girardeau were submitted Tuesday to the Federal Highway Administration. The Missouri Department of Transportation submitted the plans and project manager Steve Duke said it could be three to four weeks before the project is approved, depending on the administration's work load...
Meals keep moving and meeting needs (01/08/03)
Gladys Kelly's eyesight is failing. Unable to drive and homebound in her Cape Girardeau apartment, she depends on the Meals on Wheels program for a hot meal. "I look forward to that every day," said Kelly, 96, a former Franklin Elementary School teacher who used to help deliver the meals. "I feel fortunate that I have it."...
MidAmerica to raze, replace Holiday Inn (01/08/03)
During a celebration of Holiday Inn's 40-year existence in Cape Girardeau Tuesday night, MidAmerica Hotels Corp. announced it would tear down the hotel and replace it with a $6 million Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites. "We are going to retire this facility," company president Dan Drury told a roomful of guests. "So if you have any fond memories, you'd better look around."...
Stoddard County man found dead (01/08/03)
A Stoddard County man whose car overturned Monday night in a farm pond was not found until Tuesday morning, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Steven R. Brown, 32, of Dudley, Mo., was southbound on Route WW, about five miles north of Dudley when he struck an embankent and overturned his 2001 Dodge into the pond. The crash was not discovered until daylight...
Drivers hurt in separate accidents (01/08/03)
A Marquand, Mo., woman sustained moderate injuries Sunday night, and a Perryville, Mo., man was seriously injured Monday afternoon in accidents investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Lisa Braschler, 36, was taken to St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau after the 9:50 p.m. accident Sunday. It occurred on County Road 224, one mile north of Lowndes, Mo...
Club news 1/8 (01/08/03)
Editor's note: Please submit your club news information either typed or printed. It is sometimes very difficult to make out people's names. Please use members' first and last names instead of formal titles. For instance, Jane Smith, not Mrs. John Smith. Thank you....
Missouri fails in tobacco control and prevention efforts (01/08/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Just last month, a state study found almost one-quarter of Missourians ages 9 through 18 are overweight, up from 2001. Now, Missouri is getting failing grades for tobacco control and prevention efforts. The news comes in a report being released today by the American Lung Association...
Funding parity becomes issue in state transportation debate (01/08/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- In a speech last month on the new federal highway bill he will play a pivotal role in drafting, U.S. Sen. Kit Bond said that Missouri currently gets back only 91 cents for every dollar it pays into the federal transportation trust fund...
$1 billion revenue shortfall pondered for state (01/08/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Inmates freed. More than 5,000 state workers laid off. Cash-strapped schools dismissing thousands of teachers. That's the "horrible" -- but admittedly speculative -- scenario laid out Tuesday by Gov. Bob Holden's budget director for what could happen if Missouri were forced to slash $1 billion in general revenue spending across the board from its next budget...
Senate OKs extension of jobless benefits (01/08/03)
WASHINGTON -- The Senate passed a five-month extension of emergency federal unemployment benefits Tuesday, almost two hours after getting sworn in to the new 108th Congress with Republicans in control of both houses. The $7 billion jobless assistance package was the first order of business for the Senate under its new majority leader, Bill Frist of Tennessee. ...
FBI calls off search for five men (01/08/03)
WASHINGTON -- The FBI called off a nationwide search Tuesday for five men after determining a tipster's information was false, underscoring the government's dilemma in deciding whether to publicize information about a potential terrorist threat. If the FBI keeps what it knows secret -- even if that information is tenuous as in the case of the five men -- it runs the risk of being blamed if something happens later. ...
Al-Qaida biological warfare program more advanced than thought (01/08/03)
WASHINGTON -- Discoveries in Afghanistan show that al-Qaida's research into biological weapons was more advanced than previously estimated by the United States, a new intelligence report says. While terrorists still prefer conventional bombs and other traditional methods of attack, they are becoming increasingly interested in using poisons, disease weapons and other biological weapons, the U.S. report says...
Bush plan made up of $1,000 offers for majority (01/08/03)
WASHINGTON -- Whatever their merits, President Bush's proposals to strengthen the economy add up to a grand plan, in at least one sense. If passed, they'll be worth about a grand in many people's pockets. Bush's proposals essentially turn an evolving series of tax cuts into a quick payoff, a bit like an instant-win, scratch-off ticket. ...
Bush unveils $674 billion economic stimulus package (01/08/03)
CHICAGO -- President Bush put forward a "growth and jobs" economic stimulus plan on Tuesday that would provide tax relief to an estimated 92 million Americans by accelerating income tax rate cuts, wiping out all federal taxes on stock dividends paid to investors and boosting the child tax credit by $400 per child...
Talent sworn in as U.S. senator (01/08/03)
WASHINGTON -- New Missouri Sen. Jim Talent officially began his work by defending President Bush's top priorities -- tax cuts and the potential war in Iraq. Talent raised his right hand and took the oath of office Tuesday as lawmakers returned to the Capitol. Missouri Republican Sen. Kit Bond was at his side, and Vice President Dick Cheney swore him in...
People talk 01/08/03 (01/08/03)
Film star Moore making wedding plans LOS ANGELES -- Julianne Moore plans to marry the father of her two children, filmmaker Bart Freundlich. The star of such movies as "Boogie Nights" and "Hannibal" got engaged over the holidays, said her spokesman, Steven Huvane. He released no other details Monday...
California loses track of more than 30,000 sex offenders (01/08/03)
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- California has lost track of more than 33,000 convicted sex offenders, despite a law requiring rapists and child molesters to register each year for inclusion in the Megan's Law database. "We don't know where they are," said Margaret Moore, who until recently ran California's sex offender registry...
Muslim, Arab groups track those registering with INS (01/08/03)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Trying to prevent mass arrests, several groups are tracking citizens of 13 mostly Middle Eastern countries as they register at INS offices to meet a Friday deadline. The Muslim, Arab-American and civil liberties groups want to prevent a repeat of detentions that took place in Southern California last month when visitors from five other countries were required to register...
Flu-related fatalities in U.S. up sharply since 1970s (01/08/03)
CHICAGO -- Despite the advent of a vaccine four decades ago, flu-related deaths in the United States have risen dramatically since the 1970s, and influenza now claims more lives each year than AIDS, researchers say. The rising death toll is attributed largely to the nation's growing number of elderly people, who are especially vulnerable to the flu...
Miami DJs fool Venezuela's Chavez with tapes of Castro (01/08/03)
MIAMI -- Two radio hosts known for playing pranks on the air called Venezuela's president and used tape recordings of Fidel Castro to get him to believe he was talking to the Cuban leader. Venezuelan Information Minister Nora Uribe confirmed Tuesday that the call occurred. She said President Hugo Chavez "caught on and hung up."...
Nation digest 01/08/03 (01/08/03)
United pilots OK pay cut to help bankrupt airline CHICAGO -- Pilots for United Airlines said Tuesday they have agreed to slash their pay by 29 percent, giving the world's No. 2 airline a boost is it struggles to shed costs and reorganize in bankruptcy court...
Israel restricts travel of some Palestinians after attack (01/08/03)
JERUSALEM -- Israel banned Palestinians younger than 35 from entering the country to work Tuesday, even if they have permits, the latest punitive measure after a double Palestinian suicide bombing in Tel Aviv killed 22 bystanders. Israel also drew complaints from Britain by banning Palestinian negotiators from attending a London session planned for discussing reform in the Palestinian Authority...
U.N. - Iraqi arms declaration offers no new answers (01/08/03)
UNITED NATIONS -- Iraq's arms declaration fails to provide new answers to key questions on stocks of biological agents such as anthrax, the nutrients used in their production and the means to deliver them, according to U.N. officials and an Associated Press review of the dossier...
British police seize poison, arrest six, fueling terror fears (01/08/03)
LONDON -- Police said Tuesday they found traces of ricin -- a deadly poison twice as potent as cobra venom -- in a north London apartment and arrested six men of North African origin in connection with the virulent toxin that has been linked to al-Qaida terrorists and Iraq...
Norwegian acquitted of breaking DVD security (01/08/03)
OSLO, Norway -- Dealing Hollywood a major setback, a Norwegian court acquitted a teenager Tuesday of violating computer break-in laws by creating a program to circumvent security codes on DVD movies. The ruling was a key test of how far copyright holders can prevent people from using materials they legally obtained in the name of preventing others from engaging in piracy...
North Koreans back stronger military (01/08/03)
SEOUL, South Korea -- Standing in neat rows on a snow-covered plaza, tens of thousands of North Koreans rallied Tuesday in Pyongyang calling for a stronger military. The communist state said U.S. economic sanctions against it would lead to war. North Korea's saber-rattling came hours before the United States, Japan and South Korea agreed to urge Pyongyang to renounce its nuclear weapons programs if it wanted better ties with the rest of the world...
U.N. inspectors use helicopters to expand their weapons search (01/08/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- U.N. arms experts used helicopters for the first time Tuesday in their search for banned weapons in Iraq, while inspectors on the ground visited at least six sites, including a missile factory and a cancer research center. Also Tuesday, Iraqi television reported Saddam Hussein's comments in a meeting with military commanders a day earlier in which he renewed warnings that any force that attacked Iraq would face formidable opposition. ...
Rare moss fruits for first time in 130 years (01/08/03)
LONDON -- For more than 130 years, the rare Nowell's moss found on old limestone walls in northwest England has not been known to fruit and the plant has been listed as an endangered species. But scientists said Tuesday they have found tiny brown cigar-shaped spores on a patch of the moss on a wall at Penyghent Hill in the undulating Yorkshire Dales -- the first time since 1866 that the moss is known to have reproduced...
Hungary sees first Orthodox rabbi since Holocaust (01/08/03)
BUDAPEST, Hungary -- Reviving rich prewar Jewish traditions, the chief rabbis of Israel and Russia on Tuesday helped inaugurate the first Orthodox rabbi in Hungary since the Holocaust. The congregation of around 300 orthodox Jews and members of the wider Jewish community sang and clapped as 23-year-old Shlomo Koves was inducted at the tiny Chabad Lubavitch synagogue...
OPEC considers increasing output by up to 1.5 million barrels (01/08/03)
LONDON -- OPEC members are debating whether to make an exceptional increase in oil output of up to 1.5 million barrels a day, in an effort to calm markets nervous about worsening unrest in Venezuela and a possible war against Iraq, a source at the cartel said Tuesday...
Cold wave kills at least 115 in northern India (01/08/03)
LUCKNOW, India -- Severe cold in Northern India has killed at least 115 people in the last nine days, officials said Tuesday. The death toll was highest in India's most populous state, Uttar Pradesh, with 104 victims. Temperatures in the capital Lucknow were the coldest, at 38.1 degrees Fahrenheit, said weather official A. K. Verma...
Britain sends task force, Marines to Persian Gulf (01/08/03)
LONDON -- Britain ordered a task force of ships and 3,000 Royal Marines to head toward the Persian Gulf and mobilized 1,500 reserve soldiers Tuesday for possible war on Iraq, joining the United States in stepping up military pressure on Saddam Hussein...
Afghan airliners diverted following bomb scare (01/08/03)
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Two Afghan airliners carrying Muslim pilgrims were diverted to a military air base in the United Arab Emirates after a bomb scare on one of the planes, the Afghan Embassy and the airline's station manager said. In Kabul, the president of Afghanistan's state airlines, Khalil Ahmad Najimyar, said one plane landed at the base after a hijacking. ...
Message allegedly sent from bin Laden deputy (01/08/03)
CAIRO, Egypt -- An e-mail purportedly from an al-Qaida chief, posted on a Web site Tuesday, says Americans should be killed and that Sept. 11 helped the cause of Islam. The 150-word message -- allegedly from Ayman al-Zawahri, Osama bin Laden's top deputy -- was posted on the Islamic affairs site of a lawyer who spent time in prison with al-Zawahri...
Bus plunges off cliff, killing 17 (01/08/03)
MEXICO CITY -- A bus with failing brakes swerved off a mountain highway and into a deep ravine in Zacatecas state, killing 17 people and injuring more than 20 others. The bus was carrying about 40 people from Tlaltenango down a two-lane highway en route to the town of Jalpa, said Hector Cortez, a Zacatecas state spokesman...
Bus, taxi drivers call one-day strike to protest gas prices (01/08/03)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Bus and taxi drivers called a one-day strike in Haiti's major cities Tuesday to protest gas prices, forcing schools and most businesses to close. Price increases since New Year's Day followed a decision by the government to halt subsidies of gasoline and other petroleum products...
Anti-tax protestors demonstrate against Venezuela's president (01/08/03)
CARACAS, Venezuela -- Tens of thousands of Venezuelans marched on the federal tax agency Tuesday and many ripped up their tax forms, vowing to further deprive President Hugo Chavez of revenue as part of their strike that has already dried up oil income...
Notre Dame falls in rematch with Charleston (01/08/03)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Notre Dame made things a little more interesting this time around. Just eight days after the Bulldogs were routed by Charleston in the championship game of the seMissourian Christmas Tournament, Notre Dame played the Bluejays much closer Tuesday night, falling 52-44...
Central christens year with 102-63 rout of Perryville (01/08/03)
Cape Girardeau Central's surging boys' basketball team shattered the century mark in scoring Tuesday night as the Tigers opened the 2003 portion of their schedule with a 102-63 rout of host Perryville. The Tigers, after winning just four games all of last season, improved their record to 9-3. The Pirates fell to 2-7...
Morehead St. looks intent on challenging for crown (01/08/03)
Most people who follow Ohio Valley Conference men's basketball figure that either Murray State or Tennessee Tech will win regular-season championship. Morehead State, however, is apparently intent on upsetting those plans. The Eagles, picked to finish third in the OVC preseason poll, certainly made a major statement Saturday...
Tigers thump overmatched Centenary (01/08/03)
Missouri improves to 9-1 with 88-58 victory. The Associated Press COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Centenary tested Missouri's defense late in the first half. The Tigers responded for another nonconference blowout. Rickey Paulding scored 21 points and Jimmy McKinney added 12 as No. 13 Missouri beat Centenary 88-58 on Tuesday night...
Gun episode has TSU's Richardson under fire (01/08/03)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee State wants to fire basketball coach Nolan Richardson III for bringing a gun on school property Christmas night after arguing with an assistant coach. Richardson, son of former Arkansas coach Nolan Richardson, was indefinitely suspended Dec. 26. Athletic director Teresa Phillips said he was suspended "pending termination proceedings."...
Illinois tops Gophers in Big 10 opener (01/08/03)
MINNEAPOLIS -- Sean Harrington was tired. His shooting was torrid. Harrington scored 22 points and fellow senior Brian Cook had 25 points and 11 rebounds for No. 10 Illinois, which began its quest for a third straight Big Ten title with a 76-70 victory over Minnesota on Tuesday night...
Murray, Carter gain baseball immortality (01/08/03)
Power-hitting switch hitter, catcher elected to Baseball Hall of Fame. By Ben Walker ~ The Associated Press NEW YORK -- When Cooperstown came calling for Gary Carter and Eddie Murray, they answered in vastly different ways...
Predators score late in overtime, edge Blues 2-1 (01/08/03)
Nashville scores winning goal with 16 seconds left in overtime. The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. --Andy Delmore helped the Nashville Predators finally beat the St. Louis Blues. Delmore scored on the power play with 16 seconds left in overtime Tuesday night as the Predators beat the Blues 2-1 for the first time in nine games...
Steelers' Logan lost for playoffs (01/08/03)
PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Logan will miss the rest of the season after major knee surgery. He was hurt while making an interception in the third quarter of Sunday's 36-33 playoff victory over Cleveland. Logan's operation Monday repaired cartilage, the lateral collateral ligament, a tendon and a muscle in his right knee. He is expected to be ready for training camp...
Broncos' Portis claims offensive rookie honor (01/08/03)
Associated Press/Jack Dempsey Denver Broncos running back Clinton Portis was voted The Associated Press NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Tuesday after rushing for 1,508 yards in the 2002 season.By Barry Wilner ~ The Associated Press...
Cardinals will likely lose Finley (01/08/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Chuck Finley almost certainly won't be part of the St. Louis Cardinals' rotation next season. Today is the last day for free agents offered arbitration to re-sign with their former teams, and general manager Walt Jocketty said Tuesday there's been no movement...
Winning and losing... In a snap (01/08/03)
Long snappers are anonymous, faceless characters, playing football upside down and backward. If anybody finds out who they are, it's usually because something went wrong. "No one knows us until we mess up," said Rob Davis, the Green Bay Packers' long snapper...
Indians short on conference intensity in loss to EIU (01/08/03)
ggarner Losing to Eastern Illinois in our Ohio Valley Conference opener Saturday night was a tough pill to swallow. It was a tough loss, but we still have 15 OVC games remaining and we just have to get over the hurt and get our first conference win Thursday night at Eastern Kentucky....
Chia pet combines plant and pet care (01/08/03)
Despite needing watering, feeding, and occasional help against pests, plants are generally easier to care for than animals. If you still long for a four-legged pet yet want to avoid the hassles of a real animal, a "chia pet" may be the one for you...
Fast ginger beef and noodle soup (01/08/03)
Ginger beef and noodle soup is a solution to a common problem: the cook's lack of time. This Asian-inspired main-dish soup can be on the table in just 15 minutes, using ground beef, ginger, broth, instant ramen noodles and frozen vegetables. To complete the menu, serve rice crackers or crusty bread and some fresh fruit...
Salmon-veggie dish flavorful, low in fat (01/08/03)
This dish, salmon-veggie bake, has much to recommend it, including being baked in portions in foil. This proven technique wraps up all the flavor and nutrition, delivering juicy servings of fish and vegetables that have not needed much added fat in preparation...
Oat and almond streusel tops baked pear dessert (01/08/03)
A baked dessert or brunch dish can be a mouthwatering bonus to brighten a chilly day. This recipe for almond streusel baked pears offers a wholesome option. They are easy to make and kind to the waistline. The recipe calls for seasonal fruit, topped with a lightly spiced rolled-oat and almond streusel drizzled with yogurt and honey...
Warm up winter chill with breakfast dishes (01/08/03)
smcclanahan During the time over the holiday, I did not have to write a Recipe Swap column on the Wednesdays of Christmas Day and New Year's Day. I feel like I have really been on vacation, but thanks to you, mail continued to come in. I hope each of you had a wonderful holiday and also hope that you will share any new recipes you tried or an old favorite that is a tradition in your family. That really makes for great recipe-swapping mail...
Novices need to choose the right seeds to attract birds (01/08/03)
an you imagine what it would be like going into Schnucks for the first time if you were from a Third World country? Even if you could read English, how would you even begin to comprehend and catalogue the tremendous variety of foods on their shelves? I don't have enough fingers and toes to count the different Campbell's soup labels. ...
Reshaping my damaged public image (01/08/03)
A couple of things have happened lately that are causing me to consider my public image. Everyone in Cape Girardeau has a public image to consider. If you don't think so, go to Wal-Mart at midnight sometime without makeup. It's shocking the number of people there who will know you and give a rip what you look like...
Eight recording artists receive five Grammy nominations apiece (01/08/03)
NEW YORK -- The Recording Academy spread the wealth on Tuesday, awarding a leading five Grammy nominations to eight different artists, including Bruce Springsteen, Eminem, Nelly, Norah Jones and Avril Lavigne. The quintet dominated the major categories, scoring at least one nomination each in record, song or album of the year categories...
June Maxwell (01/08/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Elizabeth June Maxwell, 83, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., died Monday, Jan. 6, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Feb. 2,1919, in Prairie Township, Ill., daughter of Russell and Chloe Ingle Nidey. She and James Robert Maxwell were married Aug. 7, 1954, in Robinson, Ill. He died Sept. 20, 1994...
Laura Craft (01/08/03)
Laura Etta Craft, 71, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Laura was born May 1, 1931, at Neelys Landing, daughter of Fred and Lucille Hitchcock Medlock. She and Junior Craft were married June 25, 1948...
Bettie James (01/08/03)
Bettie I. James, 79, of Jackson passed away Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003, at St. John's Mercy Hospital in St. Louis. A private graveside service was held Sunday, Jan. 5, at Cape County Memorial Park in Cape Girardeau, with the Rev. David Johnson officiating...
Jimmie Thompson (01/08/03)
Jimmie Thompson, 86, of Jackson died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau is in charge of arrangements.
Genevieve Heper (01/08/03)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Genevieve Theresa Heper, 83, of Marble Hill, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2003, at her home. She was born May 30, 1919, in St. Louis, daughter of Joseph and Sara Meneres Peters. She and William W. Heper were married in October 1966. He died in June 1988...
Sara Goodgion (01/08/03)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- Sara "Tiny" Goodgion, 87, of Benton, Ky., formerly of Mounds, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2003, at her home. She was born May 2, 1915, at Mounds, daughter of John and Minnie Bour Struckmeyer. She married William Goodgion, who preceded her in death...
Billy Leist (01/08/03)
The funeral for Billy Ray Leist of Essex, Mo., will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Ford and Sons Sprigg Street Funeral Home. Bishop Tom Morris will officiate. Burial will be in Lorimier Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from noon until time of service...
Lucille Donley (01/08/03)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Lucille Donley, 78, of Advance died Monday, Jan. 6, 2003, at Advance Nursing Center. She was born Sept. 16, 1924, at Bloomfield, Mo., daughter of Ernest and Ella Elmore Donley. Donley lived in the Advance community most of her life. She had worked at Inland Shoe Co...
Births 1/8/03 (01/08/03)
Hale Twin daughters to Thomas Page Hale and Rhonda Sue Young of Benton, Mo., St. Francis Medical Center, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2002. Elizabeth Page was born at 8:28 a.m. and weighed 3 pounds 9 ounces. Karabeth Pauline was born at 8:29 a.m. and weighed 3 pounds 9 ounces. ...
Cape/Jackson police report 1/8/03 (01/08/03)
Cape Girardeau Wednesday, Jan. 8 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Kathleen M. Pope, 23, of 916 College Hill, Apt. 3, Cape Girardeau, was arrested Monday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and speeding...
Cape fire report 1/8/03 (01/08/03)
Cape Girardeau Wednesday, Jan. 8 Firefighters responded Monday to the following items: At 4:14 p.m., emergency medical service at 2149 William. At 5:37 p.m., flue fire at 1323 Perryville Road. At 6:47 p.m., emergency medical service at 31 N. Henderson...
Out of the past 1/8/03 (01/08/03)
10 years ago: Jan. 8, 1993 Delta -- Patch job on crumbling west wall at Delta High School should begin today, weather permitting; but replacing fallen bricks provides only temporary solution to aged building's problem, says superintendent Larry Beshears...
Corrections 1/8/03 (01/08/03)
A story in Sunday's edition should have reported that fire victims Denise Williams and Sonny Kuehn are staying at their mothers' homes. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error. A story in Tuesday's edition should have reported that Dr. Paul Clark was the physician who delivered twins born to Rhonda Young and Thomas Hale at St. Francis Medical Center on Dec. 31. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error...
Nuclear safety - An awesome responsibility (01/08/03)
The possibility of a nuclear holocaust has been with us since the end of World War II, when the only nuclear bombs were used in warfare. Those bombs were dropped on Japanese cities at the order of President Harry Truman. Those attacks forced the surrender of the Japanese and the end of the war...
Moral dilemma for tithing after lottery win (01/08/03)
What pastor wouldn't feel a tingle of anticipation after being told by a parishioner of plans to donate $17 million to three churches. That's exactly what the recent winner of the Powerball lottery said he would do. Jack Whittaker of West Virginia opted to take a one-time lottery payout of $170 million. After taxes, he will get more than $113 million. But he promised to tithe -- a full 10 percent -- based on the pretax amount...
Bob King's music will last forever in heavenly home (01/08/03)
To the editor: With each passing year, I am saddened by the loss of dear friends with whom I have shared my great love for music. Bob King was at the top of the list of these dear friends, as was his wife, Geneva. I played lead guitar on stage with Bob many a weekend while crowds enjoyed his talent on the violin as he played a beautiful waltz...
Improved plans for River Campus are exciting (01/08/03)
Work will start soon on the River Campus, which will include a visitors center, arts center and museum. Without question, this will prove to be the most beautiful undertaking for Cape Girardeau yet. The planning of a downtown approach from the new bridge should provide a more interesting and quicker way to get downtown...
Speak Out 01/08/03 (01/08/03)
Spectacular display WAS IT my imagination, or were the Christmas lights display in Cape Girardeau even more spectacular than last year? I drove my family through on New Year's Eve. It was a foggy and drizzly night. I sure am thankful there were lights on the roadside along the lake. If there hadn't, it would have been easy to drive into the lake. Hats off to whoever was responsible for this awesome masterpiece...
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