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Stories from Thursday, January 9, 2003

New lighting tested for Marquette exterior (01/09/03)
While the environmental cleanup of the former Marquette Hotel still awaits delayed state approvals, new owners Prost Builders already want to see how the historic building will look from the outside when it reopens at the end of 2003. Representatives of a Columbia, Mo., electrical and engineering design company were in Cape Girardeau Wednesday testing accent lighting they propose to mount on the building's exterior. ...
Area men headed to prison (01/09/03)
Three men Scott County were sentenced Tuesday to federal prison on unrelated felony crack cocaine charges. Each appeared before U.S. District Judge Rodney Sippel in Cape Girardeau. Derrick D. Scott, 26, of Sikeston, Mo., was sentenced to 30 years on one felony count of possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base...
Two sentenced on meth charges (01/09/03)
Two California men were sentenced Monday to federal prison on methamphetamine related charges. They appeared before U.S. District Judge Rodney Sippel at the federal courthouse in Cape Girardeau. Diego Santiesteban, 21, of Terra Bella, Calif., received 168 months and Jose Luis Labrada, 18, was sentenced to 87 months for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine...
Family of woman killed leaving church sues city (01/09/03)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- The family of Edna Grable, who was killed when she was struck by a car Oct. 23 in front of First General Baptist Church on North Main, has filed a wrongful death claim against the city of Poplar Bluff. According to a notice attorney Mark Kennedy sent to the city on the Grable family's behalf, the city was negligent by failing to maintain a crossing warning light, place warnings signs and other safety measures at the Main Street crossing...
Judge denies bond for Corning slaying suspect (01/09/03)
CORNING, Ark. -- James Dallas Qualls, 42, is being held without bond in connection with the fatal shooting of 32-year-old Kelly Denise Thatch. Qualls, formerly of Scott City, appeared before District Judge Rick Rodery for arraignment Tuesday in Corning...
Program aids seniors with rising cost of prescription drugs (01/09/03)
The high costs of prescription drugs has many Missouri seniors scrambling to pay for their health care needs, according to local senior service agency personnel. But a program called Missouri SenioRx is designed to help seniors save money on their medications...
March of Dimes volunteers honored (01/09/03)
The March of Dimes' first Volunteer Recognition Summit was recently held in St. Louis with volunteers from across the state, including four from Cape Girardeau, attending the event. The meeting was hosted by the Greater Missouri Chapter of the March of Dimes...
Community digest 1/9/03 (01/09/03)
Bootheel Boss Gobblers plan meetings in January The Bootheel Boss Gobblers, a chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, will meet at least four times during the coming weeks in preparation for the group's annual banquet and art auction fund raiser to be held in February at the Bavarian Halle in Jackson...
Community cuisine 1/9/03 (01/09/03)
St. Lawrence plans sausage breakfast NEW HAMBURG, Mo. -- St. Lawrence Catholic Church in New Hamburg has announced a sausage breakfast this Sunday from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. The menu will include sausage, pancakes, scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children 8-12, children under eight eat for free...
Jackson resident to compete in Junior Miss program (01/09/03)
Holly Bauer of Jackson will be among 10 young women competing in the 2003 Missouri's Junior Miss scholarship program at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Pattonville High School in St. Louis. The America's Junior Miss program was founded in 1957 and is the oldest and largest scholarship program for high school senior girls. ...
Housing preservation grants available through USDA office (01/09/03)
Housing preservation grant applications are now available at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development office in Jackson. Eligible entities for these competitively awarded grants include state and local governments or non-profit corporations...
People & Things 1/9/03 (01/09/03)
Central student included in Who's Who edition Julie Hite, 16, a student at Central High School, was recently named in the 2001-2002 edition of Who's Who Among American High School Students. Hite is the daughter of Jo Ann and Don Sester of Cape Girardeau. She plans to attend Southeast Missouri State University and major in nursing after high school...
Two candidates announce plans to run in school board election (01/09/03)
Scott W. Wren and Fred O. Jones are the first to file for election to the Jackson School District Board of Education. Wren, who has lived in Jackson all his life and is a graduate of Jackson High School, said a desire to become more involved in the local school district motivated him to run for one of the two positions opening up with the expiring terms of board members Brent Wills and Mark Baker...
Akers chosen to lead Cape's 1140th Engineer Battalion (01/09/03)
With an extensive military background including a vast array of engineering schools, Lt. Col. John T. Akers of Troy, Mo., recently took command of the 1140th Engineer Battalion in Cape Girardeau. Born in Richmond Heights, Mo., in 1961, Akers earned a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice administration at Central Missouri State University in November of 1983. ...
Work continues on Emerson bridge -- weather permitting (01/09/03)
With its gray concrete towers and steel lines appearing drawn against the sky, the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge project defines Cape Girardeau's downtown horizon. That imposing figure started to look even more distinctive on Wednesday when new cable installation began on Pier 3, located in the middle of the Mississippi River. Pier 2's cable work on the Missouri side of the river got under way in May 2002...
75 years of healing (01/09/03)
If George Naeter and Louis Hecht could see Southeast Missouri Hospital today, three quarters of a century after they helped get it built, a relative of Naeter's knows exactly what they'd say. "They'd wonder where all the money came from," said a laughing Grada M. Naeter, whose deceased husband, Harry Naeter, was the nephew of newspaper publisher George Naeter, one of the hospital's original trustees...
New Madrid earthquake probability lowered (01/09/03)
LITTLE ROCK -- The likelihood of a major earthquake occurring along the New Madrid fault has been vastly overstated for several years, according to a specialist with the U.S. Geological Survey. Instead of the 90 percent probability of such a quake within 50 years that experts have been citing -- indicating a large New Madrid earthquake was almost imminent -- the chances are actually between 7 and 10 percent, said Joan Gomberg, a geophysicist based at the University of Memphis...
Officials maintain tradition of start-of-session celebration (01/09/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A swing band donated its music. The soda pop and snacks were gratis. Still, as Sen. John Griesheimer smoothed a tuxedo lapel, he fretted that his rented touch of style didn't fit Missouri government's no-frills message. "It's a tradition to get dressed up, to celebrate the arrival of the new members of the Legislature, so I'm doing it," said Griesheimer, R-Washington...
Officials consider fate of teacher over comment (01/09/03)
CRYSTAL CITY, Mo. -- School officials are still weighing the fate of a teacher over a racial comment. A second night of hearings Tuesday ended without a decision on whether Jendra Loeffelman should be fired as an eighth-grade teacher in the Crystal City school district. A decision was expected by next week...
Move deprives county of estimated $40,000 in property taxes (01/09/03)
LA BELLE, Mo. -- Charles Sharpe has taken another step aimed at getting back at the county that he feels has done him wrong. Sharpe is a multimillionaire northeast Missouri insurance executive who also owns Sharpe Land and Cattle and is founder of the Heartland Christian Academy. ...
State Legislature starts work as GOP says no new taxing (01/09/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The first Republican speaker of the House of Representatives since 1954 warned Missouri's Democratic governor on Tuesday against proposing to balance the next state budget with tax increases, the use of state savings or the expansion of legalized gambling...
Lieberman likely to announce bid for presidency (01/09/03)
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Joe Lieberman will announce his decision on a White House bid Monday morning at his old high school in Connecticut, and many Democrats say he has told them he plans to run. The 60-year-old Connecticut Democrat said Wednesday he chose his hometown of Stamford to announce his 2004 intentions because: "It's the place where my dreams started."...
Earnings news - Stocks fall on Gateway, Alcoa (01/09/03)
NEW YORK -- Discouraging earnings news from Alcoa and Gateway jarred Wall Street Wednesday, giving blue chip stocks their biggest decline in a month as investors unloaded shares on concerns about the corporate outlook. Analysts said many investors also were looking to cash in gains following the recent three-day rally, which lifted the Dow Jones industrial average nearly 432 points, its best ever performance for the first three trading days of a new year...
Dialogue with North Korea sought by U.S. leadership (01/09/03)
The Bush administration is looking past a bristling statement by North Korea for a response to its offer of direct talks. Only U.S. incentives for the North to stop its nuclear weapons program are being ruled out, the White House says. "The ball is in their court," presidential spokesman Ari Fleischer said Wednesday. "They are the ones that created this situation by reneging on agreements that they made."...
Commuter plane crash kills 21 in North Carolina (01/09/03)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A commuter plane taking off with 21 people crashed into an airport hangar and burst into flames Wednesday, killing everyone on board, authorities said. The cause of the crash -- the deadliest U.S. air accident in nearly 14 months -- wasn't immediately clear...
Settlement reached with Ford, Bridgestone in death case (01/09/03)
TUSKEGEE, Ala. -- A settlement was reached with Ford Motor Co. and Bridgestone-Firestone tires over a blowout and wreck that killed civil rights leader Earl Shinhoster and injured two others, the judge in the case said Wednesday. Terms of the settlement were confidential, Circuit Judge Howard Bryan said...
Complaints filed after police shoot family dog (01/09/03)
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- A family has filed multiple complaints after police mistakenly pulled them over as robbery suspects, then shot and killed their dog as it bounded from the car. A tape released by authorities Wednesday documents the incident, which began when a Tennessee state trooper and three Cookeville police cars pulled over James Smoak and his family as they drove home Jan. 1 from a vacation...
Fog, ice lead to series of pileups involving 59 vehicles (01/09/03)
SALT LAKE CITY -- Nearly 60 vehicles crashed during the morning commute Wednesday in a string of pileups along an icy, fog-shrouded stretch of Interstate 80. At least 11 people were injured, four seriously. The injured included two firefighters. The dense fog prevented a medical helicopter from landing to pick up victims...
Half a drink every other day reduces risk of heart attacks (01/09/03)
Scientists know drinking can prevent heart attacks, but new research shows that how often you imbibe is a lot more important than what or how much. As little as half a drink every other day is enough to reduce the risk, regardless of whether it is beer, red wine, white wine or liquor, the study indicates. Whether you drink it with your meal or at some other time also appears irrelevant...
TV commercials portray gas-guzzling SUVs as linked to terrorism (01/09/03)
LOS ANGELES -- A group hoping to lessen U.S. reliance on foreign oil on Wednesday debuted two television ads that link gas-guzzling sport utility vehicles to terrorist funding. The ads mimic spots that link drug money to terrorism. One commercial features a child's voiceover and shows a man filling his gas tank and footage of terrorist training. The closing statement: "Oil money supports some terrible things. What kind of mileage does your SUV get?"...
Nation briefs 01/09/03 (01/09/03)
Report: Border Patrol agents padded expenses WASHINGTON -- Dozens of Border Patrol agents brought into southern Arizona to crack down on illegal immigration accepted kickbacks from hotels and padded expense reports with fraudulent lodging receipts, the Justice Department's inspector general said Wednesday...
New prisons stay closed to save costs for states (01/09/03)
PITTSBURGH -- States have spent millions of dollars building new prisons to ease pressure on existing facilities, but many haven't been able to open as state budget crunches have left little money to operate them. In Pennsylvania, where the inmate population recently topped 40,000 for the first time, new prisons were recently built in Forest and Fayette counties. ...
United flight attendants accept emergency pay reduction (01/09/03)
CHICAGO -- United's flight attendants agreed to temporary 9 percent wage cuts Wednesday to help the airline climb out of bankruptcy. The flight attendants became the fourth of five United unions to agree to the airline's request for emergency pay cuts. The lone holdout is the Machinists union, whose leaders refused to put pay reductions to a vote by its 37,000 members...
Regulators keep tabs on malpractice insurer (01/09/03)
RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia insurance regulators are looking into the finances of a Richmond-based malpractice insurance provider and waiting to see whether the company gets a multimillion-dollar cash infusion before deciding whether to take any action...
H&R Block announces change in its refund loan program (01/09/03)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- H&R Block will no longer own any part of the loans it offers clients awaiting tax refunds, a move expected to cost the company $50 million a year in revenues, the tax preparer said Wednesday. The change is part of a one-year agreement between Block and the company that provides the loans, Household Tax Masters Inc...
High blood pressure risks may begin at birth, study says (01/09/03)
Some people appear to be born at risk for high blood pressure, with far fewer filters than normal in their kidneys, a study found. Doctors do not know how big a role is played by this kidney condition, which occurs when a mother doesn't eat enough protein. Nevertheless, the small German study raises the possibility that for some, susceptibility to high blood pressure begins before birth...
New Jersey child-welfare agency comes under fire (01/09/03)
P Three brothers were allegedly abused while under the protection of the agency, and one was killed. By Wayne Parry The Associated PressNEWARK, N.J. -- Long before 7-year-old Faheem Williams' body was found stuffed in a plastic storage bin, he and his two brothers were subjected to nearly continuous abuse that included beatings and burnings with cigarettes and hot liquids, investigators say...
People talk 01/09/03 (01/09/03)
Chrysler chooses Celine over Martha DETROIT -- DaimlerChrysler AG's Chrysler Group has decided not to extend an advertising agreement with Martha Stewart's media company and will enlist singer Celine Dion to help the automaker sell vehicles. Chrysler has been running a 12-page advertising and editorial insert in the magazine Martha Stewart Living...
FDA requires new labels on HRT products (01/09/03)
WASHINGTON -- The government announced new warnings Wednesday on the labels for hormone replacement therapies and advised millions of post-menopausal women to consult their doctors about whether to continue treatment. The Food and Drug Administration acted after reviewing data from a landmark study that found that the increased risk of heart disease and breast cancer from using therapies combining the hormones estrogen and progestin far outweighed any health benefits. ...
U.S. panel approves tougher sentences for corporate criminals (01/09/03)
WASHINGTON -- Corporate executives who rip off investors or shred incriminating documents will be sentenced to longer prison terms under guidelines approved Wednesday by a federal panel. But the Justice Department complained that the new sentence ranges -- a response to the corporate wrongdoing law enacted last year after the collapse of Enron Corp. -- did not go far enough. Officials wanted the new guidelines to affect a broader range of crimes...
Jobless bill gets House OK, approval from Bush (01/09/03)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush signed hastily passed legislation Wednesday extending unemployment benefits for 2.5 million victims of a weak economy, the first accomplishment of a new, Republican-controlled Congress. Democrats in both the House and Senate complained that the measure fell short of what was needed, but Bush said its enactment "should bring some comfort to those of our fellow citizens who need extra help during the time in which they try to find a job."...
House members renew push to ban cloning (01/09/03)
WASHINGTON -- House members renewed their efforts Wednesday to ban human cloning, spurred by a company's claim to have produced the first human clone. Reps. Dave Weldon, R-Fla. and Bart Stupak, D-Mich., reintroduced their bill, passed 265-162 in the House during the last legislative session, but stalled in the Senate by lawmakers who want an exemption that allows cloning for research purposes...
Defense spending is expected to continue to rise for years (01/09/03)
WASHINGTON -- Rising costs of paying soldiers, along with pricey new weapons systems, will probably lead to increases in defense spending over the next two decades, the Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday. But the increases will probably be less than in recent years and defense will make up a smaller part of the overall federal budget than it does now...
Congress may delay national do-not-call list (01/09/03)
WASHINGTON -- A federal plan to stop many unwanted telemarketing calls this year with a national "do-not-call" list may be delayed because of opposition from key lawmakers. Rep. Billy Tauzin, R-La., chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said Wednesday that he and other committee members were wary of approving the permanent funding sought by the Federal Trade Commission...
Bush renominates rejected judge (01/09/03)
WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats threatened Wednesday to filibuster appellate court nominee Charles Pickering of Mississippi, warning the Bush administration they would turn any vote on the friend of former Majority Leader Trent Lott into a fresh discussion of race and the Republican Party...
Oil leak slows from tanker off Spanish coast (01/09/03)
The Associated Press MADRID, Spain -- With the help of frigid waters, the crew aboard a high-tech submarine has slowed the hemorrhage in the sunken oil tanker Prestige, scientists said Wednesday. The tanker is leaking about 21,000 gallons a day, about a third less than a month ago, when the loss was 33,000 gallons a day...
Border security between Pakistan, Afghanistan ruffles feathers (01/09/03)
GHULAM KHAN BORDER CHECKPOINT, Pakistan -- Glowering and tugging anxiously at his formidable beard, Shah Wali squatted on the parched earth of the Pakistani-Afghan frontier to ponder his next move. He had a family wedding to attend, and things weren't looking hopeful...
French pressure slows fight in Ivory Coast (01/09/03)
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast -- Two holdout western rebel factions -- under pressure from France -- agreed Wednesday to suspend hostilities and attend peace talks in Paris in a bid to end nearly four months of war in Ivory Coast. French Ambassador Gildas le Lidec secured the agreement in a meeting with the rebels after some of the deadliest fighting yet between the insurgents and French forces in the former French colony...
Kim image as villian dangerous to world rises again (01/09/03)
SEOUL, South Korea -- His South Korean counterpart praised him as "a man of insight." Madeleine Albright had "a logical and pragmatic discussion with him." It was quite a turnaround for a man long vilified as a terrorist, a kidnapper and a crackpot...
Retina scan aims to safeguard poor (01/09/03)
The Associated Press LONDON -- A new high school said Wednesday its students will be charged for their lunches with a retina scanning device to prevent poor children who eat for free from being ridiculed in the cafeteria. Dr. Ed Yates, headmaster of the Venerable Bede school, said the advanced eye-recognition software will be in place when the institution opens its doors to 900 students in September in Sunderland, western England...
Plane crash in Turkey kills 75 (01/09/03)
ISTANBUL, Turkey -- A Turkish Airlines flight split apart in flames as it crashed short of a fog-shrouded runway in southeastern Turkey Wednesday. The Transport Ministry said 75 people were killed and five injured. The plane came down in the military section of the airport in the overwhelmingly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir, leaving a pile of twisted metal and scattered luggage across 800 yards...
London police say more arrests possible in ricin investigation (01/09/03)
LONDON -- Partners of seven men arrested in connection with the discovery of the deadly toxin ricin in a London apartment may still be at large with more poison, police said Wednesday. London's Metropolitan Police announced they had apprehended a seventh suspect in the case Tuesday and added that their inquiry was still active, with more arrests possible...
Sharon fights back as scandal endangers his bid for re-election (01/09/03)
JERUSALEM -- With a widening corruption scandal endangering his re-election campaign, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on Wednesday angrily denounced reports he is under police investigation for receiving $1.5 million from a South Africa-based businessman...
Report - India test-fires missile (01/09/03)
NEW DELHI, India -- India test-fired an Agni ballistic missile, which is capable of carrying nuclear weapons, a television station reported today. Such tests are routine and rarely are announced in advance. The short-range missile was fired from Chandipur-on-Sea on the coast of eastern Orissa state, Star News TV reported...
Venezuela's currency plunges; banks to strike against Chavez (01/09/03)
CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuela's currency reached a record low against the dollar Wednesday after banks said they will close for two days to support a 38-day-old strike seeking President Hugo Chavez's ouster. Demand for dollars soared on speculation that Chavez's government, facing a fiscal crisis because of dwindling oil and tax revenue, would devalue the bolivar to balance its budget. ...
Bobcats reach title game of tourney (01/09/03)
Delta's girls improved to 10-0 with a 65-50 win over third-seeded Twin Rivers Wednesday night at the Delta New Year's Tournament. Delta clung to a six-point lead after three quarters before exploding for 24 points in the fourth. Rebecca Below continued to shine, pouring in 32 points for the Bobcats. Below added 13 rebounds...
Notre Dame storms past Perryville 71-32 (01/09/03)
Notre Dame took to its home floor for the first time of the new year Wednesday night and put in a dominating performance, routing the visiting Pirates 71-32. The Bulldogs (5-6) were strong on defense throughout, holding Perryville (5-6) to four first-half field goals. Pirate star April Lorenz scored five points in the first quarter to keep Perryville in the game early, but the Pirates had no answer for Notre Dame's offensive runs...
SEMO tries to maintain hex on EKU (01/09/03)
Indians have won nine straight games against Colonels. By Marty Mishow ~ Southeast Missourian RICHMOND, Ky. -- Either Southeast Missouri State University or Eastern Kentucky will equal its win total from all of last season tonight...
Casey Morgan, bodybuilder (01/09/03)
There is a difference between weightlifters and bodybuilders. Weightlifters lift weights for a couple hours a day; bodybuilders think about lifting weights all hours of the day. Casey Morgan would qualify as the latter. Morgan, 27, graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with his second bachelor's degree and is working as a nurse in Sikeston. His career appears to be just part-time in comparison to his job as a bodybuilder, which requires around-the-clock attention...
Garcia opens PGA Tour season as defending Mercedes champ (01/09/03)
KAPALUA, Hawaii -- Sergio Garcia's goals remain the same, no matter how lofty they seem. He wants to win major championships and become the first player with money titles on both sides of the Atlantic. That means beating Tiger Woods, which might be the loftiest goal of all...
Ottawa first in NHL with 56 points, last in paychecks (01/09/03)
Senator players go unpaid as team suffers financially. By Ira Podell ~ The Associated Press NEW YORK -- For the past week, the Ottawa Senators played the way they did when they were kids: skating hard, scoring plenty and not thinking about the money...
'Mc-Vick' - Similar QBs McNab, Vick to duel in playoffs (01/09/03)
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Michael Vick first met Donovan McNabb on a recruiting trip to Syracuse. They had dinner together, went to a basketball game -- Vick even stayed at McNabb's apartment. A friendship was born. "He's hilarious," Vick said. When it came time to pick a college, however, Vick had no desire to follow in McNabb's Orangemen footsteps. ...
Bucs' Brooks voted NFL's top defender (01/09/03)
Tampa Bay linebacker Derrick Brooks is the crown jewel of the NFL's best defense and easily topped Miami end Jason Taylor for The Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year award Wednesday. The Buccaneers' star has been one of pro football's best linebackers almost since he broke into the league in 1995. But teammates Warren Sapp and John Lynch often drew more attention, and Sapp won the award in 1999...
Former Notre Dame star Tonelli dead at 86 (01/09/03)
CHICAGO -- Mario "Motts" Tonelli, a former Notre Dame star fullback who survived the infamous Bataan Death March, has died. He was 86. A resident of suburban Skokie, Tonelli died Tuesday at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. He was born in suburban Lemont and later moved to the city's North Side, where he excelled in football, basketball and track...
NASCAR may ban autograph signing from garage area at races (01/09/03)
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- NASCAR is considering a plan to prohibit drivers from signing autographs in the garage area at tracks to reduce fan congestion. NASCAR chairman Bill France Jr. said Wednesday the possible ban is part of the sanctioning body's ongoing effort to restore order in the garage...
Woods begins rehab of knee (01/09/03)
Associated Press Tiger Woods returned from a brief vacation in Sweden with his girlfriend and began rehabilitation on his left knee from surgery Dec. 12 to remove fluid around the ligaments. "It's definitely getting better," Woods said on his Web site (www.tigerwoods.com). "At least I'm able to get out and do stuff. "...
A Giant loss has enough blame for everyone (01/09/03)
Trey Junkin retired again this week, one step ahead of a lynch mob. Sad. Because sports needs more guys like Junkin, not fewer. There's already enough weasels and too few instances where somebody will err, then stand up and admit it. Junkin did, and he'll probably hear about it the rest of his life...
Health calendar 1/9/03 (01/09/03)
Today Breast Cancer Support Group meets at 6:30 p.m. in first floor of Southeast Missouri Hospital's Regional Cancer Center. For information, call 651-5825. Asthma Education program at 6:30 p.m. in Generations Center at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Class size is limited and registration is encouraged; call 651-5825...
How sick is sick enough to stay home? (01/09/03)
There has been more belly-aching and complaining around area schools than is usual for the days after holiday break. But students aren't sick about homework and class assignments -- they are just plain sick. Several area schools have reported greater student absences due to viruses making their way around the campus...
Not wanting to talk about it (01/09/03)
Jan. 9, 2003 Dear Julie, Why do we love war? I know it's politically correct to say we don't, that going to war is what we do only when we don't have any other choice. But we love our war movies ("Gone With the Wind," "Saving Private Ryan," the list has no end) and we love our war heroes. ...
Richard Seabaugh (01/09/03)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Richard E. "Dick" Seabaugh, 59, of Perryville died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2003, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. He was born July 3, 1943, in Perryville, son of P. Edward and Sylvia Lix Seabaugh. Seabaugh was a member of the United Methodist Church, Perry County ARC, and participant at My Camp and Parkview State School...
Melody Smith (01/09/03)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Melody Jewell Smith was stillborn Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2003, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale, Ill. Survivors include her parents, Tom and Angie Smith of Jonesboro; a sister, Meghan; maternal grandfather, Zack Rhodes of Marion, Ill.; and paternal grandmother, Mabel Smith of Jonesboro...
Floyd Bridwell (01/09/03)
Floyd Preston Bridwell Jr., 78, of Hot Springs, Ark., died Friday, Dec. 27, 2002, in a Hot Springs hospital. He was born Jan. 30, 1924, in Heber Springs, Ark., son of Floyd and Thelma Whitson Bridwell. Bridwell was formerly of Cape Girardeau. He was a member of the Optimist Club, VFW, and attended Higdon Church of Christ, all in Greers Ferry, Ark., and member of Jaycees and Elks Lodge in Cape Girardeau. ...
Inez Shoffner (01/09/03)
EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- Inez Shoffner, 85, formerly of East Prairie, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2003, at Countryside Health Care Center in Bardwell, Ky. She was born July 12, 1917, in New Albany, Miss., daughter of Mack Hugh and Willa Vaughn Pearson. She married William Emmett Shoffner Sr., who died in 1964...
Rebekah Hughes (01/09/03)
Rebekah Hughes, 25, of St. Louis died Monday, Jan. 6, 2003, in north St. Louis County, as the result of an automobile accident. She was born July 23, 1977, at Dexter, Mo., daughter of Jim and Susan Gunn Hughes. Hughes lived in Pauls Valley, Okla., from 1981 to 1995. She was a graduate of Pauls Valley High School and attended Gateway Bible College in Florissant, Mo...
Ruby Short (01/09/03)
ULLIN, Ill. -- Graveside service for Ruby Short of Ullin will be held at 11 a.m. today at Cache Chapel Cemetery east of Ullin. There is no visitation. Jones Funeral Home at Villa Ridge, Ill., is in charge of arrangements. Short, 80, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2003, at City Care Center in Anna, Ill...
Lela Provence (01/09/03)
ANNA, Ill. -- Lela Provence, 91, of Thayer, Mo., formerly of Anna, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2003, at Shady Oaks Health Care Center in Thayer. She was born Sept. 19, 1911, in Reliance, S.D., daughter of John and Lucy Eleanor Edwards Smithson. She and Kenneth Provence were married Sept. 29, 1927, in Murphysboro, Ill...
Hester Carroll (01/09/03)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Hester Pearl Carroll, 94, of Demopolis, Ala., formerly of Marble Hill and West Plains, Mo., died Monday, Jan. 6, 2003, at Woodhaven Manor Nursing Home in Demopolis. She was born Oct. 18, 1908, in Benton, Ill., daughter of Thomas Burrell and Maude M. Dunn Smith. She and Doyle E. Pyle were married March 10, 1936. He died in 1945. She and Thomas A. Carroll were married in 1952. He also preceded her in death...
Alma Statler (01/09/03)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Alma Fern Statler, 91, of Perryville died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2003, at Ste. Genevieve Care Center in Ste. Genevieve, Mo. She was born Dec. 24, 1911, in Perry County, daughter of Gilbert and Flossie Murray Conrad. She and Rayford Statler were married May 21, 1936. He died March 30, 1993...
Births 1/9/03 (01/09/03)
Beggs Daughter to Bradley Mark and Ellen Karen Beggs of St. Louis, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Friday, Dec. 20, 2002. Name, Lydia Nora. Weight, 7 pounds 3 ounces. Second child, first daughter. Mrs. Beggs is the former Ellen Haller, daughter of Elden and Karen Haller of Lake, Mich. Beggs is the son of Bill and Shirley Beggs of Cape Girardeau. He is associated with Development Strategies in St. Louis...
Cape fire report 1/9/03 (01/09/03)
Cape Girardeau Thursday, Jan. 9 Firefighters responded Tuesday to the following items: At 5 p.m., alarm at 11 S. Kingshighway. At 9:18 p.m., emergency medical service at 25 S. Sprigg. At 9:25 p.m., structure fire at 1901 Carolina. At 11:22 p.m., emergency medical service at 2811 Magnolia...
Cape/Jackson police report 1/9/03 (01/09/03)
Cape Girardeau Thursday, Jan. 9 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests John J. Below, 32, of 2754 County Road 389, Whitewater, Mo., was arrested Tuesday on a Stoddard County warrant for fraud and insufficient funds...
Out of the past 1/9/03 (01/09/03)
10 years ago: Jan. 9, 1993 Missouri Campaign Review Board apparently concurs with complaint filed against committee that promoted ballot initiative on city ward elections; in letter to former city councilman Curtis Smith, who filed complaint against Elect a Neighbor Committee in October...
Volunteers needed to take meals to shut-ins (01/09/03)
For years, three groups -- the Cape Girardeau and Jackson senior centers and Southeast Missouri Hospital -- have provided a valuable and much-needed service. Each day, they prepare and deliver about 280 meals to the area's elderly shut-ins. Many recipients of these meals say it's their only hot meal of the day. And the volunteers who deliver the meals also provide social contact and help keep an eye on the well-being the homebound individuals they visit...
Cape County budget stays within its means (01/09/03)
The Cape Girardeau Commission should be commended for its decision to tighten its belt for the 2003 budget rather than consider a proposal to increase the county's sales tax. The county is facing its first sales-tax revenue decline -- less than half a percent -- in 22 years, according to Weldon Macke, former county auditor who retired at the end of last year....
Eradication is only way to get rid of starlings (01/09/03)
To the editor: I read the Jan. 4 article about the animal-control officer in Cape Girardeau using a propane cannon to scare off birds and encouraging residents in the affected area to go outside a roosting time and make noise. The only way to get rid of starlings is to eradicate them, as they did a few weeks ago at a local dairy farm. ...
Speak Out B 01/08/03 (01/09/03)
Cut sports first IN RESPONSE to the Speak Out caller who wanted to get the fluff out of education, I know a great place to start: sports. Our schools spend an outrageous amount on athletics, and education suffers because of it. Society would be better served if we taught our children science, mathematics and literature rather than how to throw a ball through a hoop...
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