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Stories from Friday, January 10, 2003

Service clubs ponder relocation as hotel closes (01/10/03)
Plans to tear down the Holiday Inn have created a problem for area service clubs that have held weekly meetings there for years -- where to go now? "I would say there is going to be some scrambling," said Denise Stewart, president-elect of the Rotary Club of Cape Girardeau. "It sounds like what's going to replace the Holiday Inn won't work for us."...
Poplar Bluff school officials deny wrongdoing in search (01/10/03)
Daily American Republic POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. --A group of Poplar Bluff Junior High girls were searched after $56 came up missing from a teacher's desk Monday, and how those searches were conducted is becoming a point of contention between several parents and school officials...
Region/state digest 01/10/03 (01/10/03)
Sikeston business expo set for Feb. 7 SIKESTON, Mo. -- Sometimes getting the ideal job can mean being at the right place at the right time. On Feb. 7, one of those places might just be the Sikeston High School Field House. Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce director Missy Marshall said the event, in its eighth year, is designed to showcase career and educational opportunities to area high school students and the public...
Area anti-war protesters to travel to Washington rally (01/10/03)
Local anti-war protesters say they'll make a 22-hour chartered bus ride from St. Louis to Washington, D.C., next weekend to push for peace as part of a demonstration expected to draw 100,000 marchers or more. Robert Polack, an assistant professor of social work at Southeast Missouri State University, is one of about a dozen people in Southeast Missouri making plans to attend the demonstration at the nation's capitol as the Bush administration prepares for possible war with Iraq...
Area Girl Scouts begin cookie sales (01/10/03)
Three thousand hands will start knocking on doors today all across the region, all in an effort to feed what is perhaps America's favorite snack habit -- Girl Scout cookies. From now until Jan. 27, the girls guided by the Cape Girardeau-based Girl Scout Otahki Council will make their annual sales pitch in eight counties in Missouri and three in Illinois. They won't need to use any high-pressure tactics, either...
Alleged thief gets lesson in name dropping (01/10/03)
It would be a lesson taught in the first few days of thief class: When discarding a purse that you have just stolen ... from a car that you just broke into and left your fingerprints on ... don't leave your own insurance card inside the purse. That fundamental mistake gave Jackson police a way to track down a Cape Girardeau man who has been charged for the theft of $6,400 in property, a Class C felony. He also was charged with second-degree property damage for allegedly breaking a car window...
Nursing home employee charged with stealing drugs from facility (01/10/03)
A Jackson nursing home employee was recently charged with stealing morphine from the facility's pharmacy after a concerned boyfriend notified police. Investigators said the man suspected his girlfriend, Tracy L. Walker, 26, of stealing drugs from her employer, Monticello House Nursing Home, and called police because he was worried she had a drug problem...
Remaking corner for new business part of hotel plan (01/10/03)
Midamerica Hotels isn't leveling the 40-year-old Holiday Inn just to make way for a smaller Holiday Inn Express -- they also want to create prime retail space for other commercial ventures, including as many as five new restaurants, the Cape Girardeau-based company said Thursday...
Street development project taken over by university (01/10/03)
Old Town Cape executive director Catherine Dunlap is disappointed that a street project that she and the rest of the group put so much time and effort into has been taken away. But Dunlap isn't exactly feeling road rage now that Southeast Missouri State is behind the steering wheel of the first phase of the Fountain Street corridor...
Nixon proposes more changes to no-call list (01/10/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon is trying for a third year to reduce the number of telemarketers exempted from Missouri's no-call list. "We are back again," Nixon said Thursday. "No-call is incredibly popular. Make no mistake about it. When people keep calling us, the one message they give us when they call our complaint line is: 'Close the dang loopholes.'"...
Death penalty opponents expect good news from Illinois governor (01/10/03)
CHICAGO -- Capital punishment opponents are hoping for good news today and Saturday when Gov. George Ryan makes two highly anticipated appearances at law schools that have been working to free death row inmates. "I don't think he would come and give a speech that was going to greatly disappoint us," Rob Warden, executive director of the Northwestern University Center on Wrongful Convictions, said of Ryan's speech Saturday at Northwestern's law school...
Republicans bringing new language to state Legislature (01/10/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gone from the names of Missouri Senate committees are words such as "labor" and "welfare." They have been replaced by phrases such as "small business" and "government accountability." The Legislature's new era of Republican leadership began taking semantic shape on Thursday...
Cicero town president will serve 8 years or $12 million scam (01/10/03)
CHICAGO -- The strong-willed woman who served for nearly a decade as president of suburban Cicero was sentenced Thursday to more than eight years in prison for a $12 million fraud the judge described as "the outrageous and relentless pillage of the town treasury."...
Water quality move likely won't affect bayou project (01/10/03)
A budget-cutting move limiting the state's power to veto federal projects affecting wetland, rivers and streams is not expected to change the status of the St. Johns Bayou-New Madrid Floodway project. The state Department of Natural Resources has eliminated its water-quality certification program to save $99,000 annually. ...
Transportation tax increase unlikely (01/10/03)
By Marc Powers ~ Southeast Missourian JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Though a top issue in the General Assembly in recent years, a significant tax increase for transportation is unlikely to make much progress in the current legislative session, key lawmakers said Thursday...
Senate GOP readies overdue spending bills (01/10/03)
WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans put finishing touches Thursday on a $385 billion package of overdue spending bills that would cut education, Amtrak and other programs by nearly $10 billion from levels approved last year when Democrats were in charge...
Foreign students concerned about immigration agency's tracking (01/10/03)
BOSTON -- Bilal Zuberi, a 26-year-old Pakistani studying at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, says there is nothing in his background that should make him fear U.S. immigration authorities. Even so, he says he has a gnawing anxiety about what will happen with the personal and academic information that MIT must submit to the Immigration and Naturalization Service...
Expanded indictment will be filed against former Enron CFO (01/10/03)
HOUSTON -- Prosecutors said in court papers Thursday that they intend to expand their indictment against former Enron Corp. chief financial officer Andrew Fastow. The superseding indictment could include more information about financial maneuvers that led to the energy trading company's spectacular collapse, add more charges, or target other participants in the alleged schemes...
Execs tell Congress war with Iraq could worsen airlines' woes (01/10/03)
WASHINGTON -- Airline executives told Congress on Thursday that their companies still face major financial problems that probably will worsen if America goes to war with Iraq. Air travel has yet to return to pre-Sept. 11 levels. The number of people flying in November was down almost 18 percent from November 2000, according to the Transportation Department...
Former Ambassador Richardson becomes intermediary with N. Korea (01/10/03)
PRichardson, governor of New Mexico, met with envoys Thursday night. WASHINGTON -- New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, a former U.N. ambassador, became a surprise intermediary between the United States and North Korea, meeting Thursday night in his state with two envoys from the communist country...
Bush pitches small business tax relief (01/10/03)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush on Thursday defended his $670 billion tax-cutting plan against Democratic-led charges that he is favoring the rich, decrying "the class war of politics" even as a Republican senator voiced opposition. "It's a fair plan. It's an important plan and it's a plan that will help people find work," Bush said at a flag-making company in a Virginia suburb of Washington...
Rise in gas prices threatens regardless of Iraq, feds report (01/10/03)
WASHINGTON -- Even if war is averted in Iraq, motorists should be ready to pay at least a dime a gallon more for gasoline this spring, the Energy Department says. Oil and gasoline imports from Venezuela probably won't return to normal before summer -- if then...
Ingredient in vampire bat saliva may lead to new stroke drug (01/10/03)
DALLAS -- A substance in the saliva of vampire bats could prove to be a potent new treatment for strokes, an Australian scientist says. "When the vampire bat bites its victim, it secretes this powerful clot-dissolving substance so that the victim's blood will keep flowing, allowing the bat to feed," said Dr. Robert Medcalf of the Monash University Department of Medicine at Box Hill Hospital in Victoria, Australia...
NTSB - Tail assembly's unusual movement noticed before crash (01/10/03)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Investigators seeking the cause of a commuter plane crash said Thursday the aircraft was near its maximum weight and a recently adjusted tail assembly controlling the plane's lift was moving unusually during the 37 seconds the doomed flight was in the air...
People talk 01/10/03 (01/10/03)
Ross won't be made to appear in court TUCSON, Ariz. -- Diana Ross won't be required to appear in Tucson City Court next week in her drunken-driving case. The singer, represented by Phoenix attorney Greg Davis, filed a written "notice of appearance" with Tucson City Court last week in which she pleaded innocent to three charges...
Three airport terminals evacuated (01/10/03)
GRAPEVINE, Texas -- Three terminals at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport were evacuated Thursday after alarms sounded to indicate a bag may have contained explosive material, officials said. "The machine found something," Transportation Security Administration spokesman Ed Martelle said Thursday night. "The problem is we don't know what and we don't know how much."...
Justice Department sues hospital chain over Medicare (01/10/03)
LOS ANGELES -- The Justice Department sued Tenet Healthcare for up to $323 million Thursday, accusing the nation's second-largest hospital chain of overcharging Medicare for certain procedures to inflate its revenue. The department said Tenet improperly assigned diagnosis codes for in-hospital stays in order to get paid higher reimbursements than it was entitled to between 1992 and 1998. The lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles against the Santa Barbara-based company...
Remote-control seats, lounges-on-wheels on display (01/10/03)
DETROIT -- Seats that move as the car accelerates. Tires with corn-based fillers. Minivans with lounges. A wagon that turns into a sedan with the push of a button. Those are some of the futuristic features on display at this year's North American International Auto Show, which opens to the public Saturday. Some are just concepts, or wild ideas created solely for the auto show. But others will be offered eventually in mass-production models...
London's mayor set to phase in pigeon feeding (01/10/03)
LONDON -- A modern-day Battle of Trafalgar between London's pigeon-loathing mayor and angry British bird fanciers may, finally, be drawing to a close. After a two-year protest by animal rights campaigners, Mayor Ken Livingstone announced Thursday that he had struck a deal to allow limited feeding of pigeons in Trafalgar Square, in the heart of London...
Authorities says Islamic terrorists targeted school (01/10/03)
SINGAPORE -- Authorities foiled an attack in Singapore's American School when they arrested 31 suspected Islamic militants, the government said Thursday in a report on terrorism. Singapore's government said the Southeast Asian Islamic group Jemaah Islamiyah planned the attack for late 2001...
Concerns grow over militancy among Kenyan Muslims (01/10/03)
MOMBASA, Kenya -- Six weeks after terrorists launched attacks on an Israeli hotel and airliner, information deeply troubling to Kenya and its Western allies keeps surfacing: some suspects were homegrown militants -- born, raised and radicalized in Kenya...
No 'smoking guns' found in Iraq (01/10/03)
UNITED NATIONS -- U.N. weapons inspectors said Thursday there's no "smoking gun" to prove Iraq has nuclear, chemical or biological weapons, but they demanded that Baghdad provide private access to scientists and fresh evidence to back its claim that it destroyed its weapons of mass destruction...
U.S. troop reinforcements arriving in Gulf kept out of sight (01/10/03)
KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait -- American troop reinforcements come to Kuwait daily in the biggest military buildup in the region since the Gulf War -- but it's hard to tell. After heavy media coverage of their departure from bases in the United States this week, complete with teary embraces with relatives and their views of possible war with Iraq, the soldiers are landing in Kuwait in near secrecy...
Thousands of Venezuelan bank workers join strike (01/10/03)
CARACAS, Venezuela -- Thousands of Venezuelan bank workers stayed home Thursday to support a nationwide strike seeking new presidential elections, further weakening the currency as analysts speculate the government of Hugo Chavez is running out of money...
Car bomb in Colombia kills 4, injures 15 (01/10/03)
BOGOTA, Colombia -- Suspected rebels detonated a car bomb Thursday, killing four civilians and wounding at least 15 near an area where U.S. special forces will soon train Colombian troops. It was the second car-bomb attack in two days in northeast Colombia's Arauca state. In both cases, the drivers were in the cars when they blew up, and both died...
Germany destroying bunkers built to protect Hitler's Reich (01/10/03)
FRANKFURT, Germany -- The government began tearing down six more bunkers from Hitler's infamous West Wall Thursday against the wishes of some German historians and war veterans who want the remaining concrete and steel fortifications saved as historic memorials...
Russia pitches missile defense plan to U.S. (01/10/03)
MOSCOW -- The Russian Foreign Ministry said Thursday that Moscow has proposed a plan to work with the United States on missile defenses, but a top Russian general warned that U.S. plans to build a missile shield were a threat to Russia. The United States has said the two nations could cooperate in developing defenses against ballistic missiles, and Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Yakovenko expressed hope Washington would agree to a draft "political agreement" on missile defense submitted by Russia.. ...
Heavy fog being blamed for causing airliner to miss runway (01/10/03)
DIYARBAKIR, Turkey -- Moments after the Turkish Airlines plane crashed on landing and split apart, a screaming, burning Aliye Il unbuckled her seat belt and fell upside-down into a soft pile of grass. Il then grabbed some grass and beat herself with it to extinguish her burning hair and clothes...
Peruvian airline reports plane missing in jungle (01/10/03)
LIMA, Peru -- A Peruvian airliner carrying 46 people, including eight children, disappeared Thursday amid cloud-covered mountains in the Amazon jungle. Heavy rain hampered the search effort. Peru's air force halted helicopter missions to find the plane late in the afternoon...
Mexico seeks to aid citizens on death row in America (01/10/03)
MEXICO CITY -- Mexico alleges that all 54 Mexican inmates on death row in the United States were denied access to consular officials, and asked the World Court on Thursday to intervene. The foreign relations department claims that U.S. officials violated the 1963 Vienna Convention of Consular Relations, the department said in a statement. The convention requires authorities to inform detained foreign nationals that they have the right to assistance from the consulates of their native countries...
Four Taliban fighters killed, two captured in skirmish (01/10/03)
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- At least four suspected members of the deposed Taliban militia were killed and two others captured after a gun battle in southeastern Afghanistan with soldiers from the nation's new army, a government official said Thursday...
Draft of Palestinian constitution reviewed by PLO Council (01/10/03)
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- The PLO Central Council on Thursday reviewed a first draft of a Palestinian constitution, but made no decisions because three-fourths of the 128 members were kept away by an Israeli travel ban. A constitution is a key element of Palestinian reforms sought by the United States. ...
Neutral 'village' a diplomatic portal and tourist attraction (01/10/03)
PANMUNJOM, Korea -- Don't smile at the communist guards, never point toward the watch towers and forget about wearing blue jeans. Even for the droves of tourists, strict Cold War rules prevail along the immaculately groomed paths of Panmunjom, the museum-like neutral "village" between the divided Koreas where officials signed an armistice that ended the 1950-1953 Korean War...
Britain's prime minister softens talk on Iraq (01/10/03)
LONDON -- Prime Minister Tony Blair sought Thursday to cool speculation that war with Iraq was imminent, saying Jan. 27 -- the date weapons inspectors are to next report to the United Nations -- was not a deadline that could trigger a conflict. Blair's office denied a newspaper report that he was urging the United States to delay any offensive against Saddam Hussein until the autumn, but the premier's calming talk may be an effort to placate critics in Britain who say he's too ready to follow America's lead.. ...
North Korea withdraws from global nuclear arms control treaty (01/10/03)
SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea withdrew from the global nuclear arms control treaty Friday, the communist nation's official news agency said, heightening the crisis over the North's nuclear development plans. North Korea pledged that despite its withdrawal it would not develop nuclear arms...
India test-fires nuclear-capable Agni ballistic missilespite (01/10/03)
NEW DELHI, India -- India test-launched a short-range ballistic missile capable of carrying nuclear weapons Thursday, but said it was unrelated to recent posturing by Pakistani and Indian military officials. The Agni I missile was fired from the Chandipur-on-Sea testing range on the coast of eastern Orissa state, said Defense Ministry spokesman P.K. Bandyopadhyay...
U.S. soldier hurt in Afghanistan after stepping on land mine (01/10/03)
BAGRAM, Afghanistan -- A U.S. soldier stepped on a land mine while helping in mine clearance at Bagram Air Base on Thursday, and his foot had to be amputated, a U.S. military spokesman said. The soldier stepped on the mine at about 9 a.m. at the southern side of the base, the U.S. military headquarters in Afghanistan, said Col. Roger King...
South Koreans still divided over U.S. military presence (01/10/03)
SEOUL, South Korea -- It was an unusual spectacle in a nation where resentment toward the U.S. military is on the rise: hundreds of South Koreans, many of them waving American flags, rallying in support of the U.S. troop presence. The demonstration by 400 elderly people this week in front of a U.S. Air Force base near Seoul was far smaller than anti-U.S. protests that have drawn thousands of people in recent weeks...
Yemeni security personnel to train in America (01/10/03)
SAN'A, Yemen -- Yemeni security officers will be trained in the United States to improve counterterrorism efforts in their homeland, which has seen a rash of attacks linked to Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida network, the U.S. Embassy announced. In a statement posted on the embassy Web site Wednesday, it said the Defense Department would train as many as nine Yemeni officers...
Poplar Bluff hands loss to Central girls (01/10/03)
Playing without leading scorer Alex Wieser, Cape Central fell to Poplar Bluff 50-39 Thursday night in girls basketball action. The Tigers (7-5) started the game on an 8-0 run but it didn't take the Mules (9-3) long to respond with a run of their own. Poplar Bluff tied the game with a 15-7 spurt midway through the second quarter...
Indians pack intensity, whip Colonels (01/10/03)
Southeast bounces back from loss with 93-77 road win over Eastern Kentucky. By Marty Mishow ~ Southeast Missourian RICHMOND, Ky. -- Southeast Missouri State University went from Ohio Valley Conference agony to ecstasy in the span of six days...
Huskies celebrate Burt's return with win over Arizona (01/10/03)
SEATTLE -- She didn't take a shot or play a single minute. From the start, though, this was Kayla Burt's big night. After spending much of the past week in a hospital bed after her chilling near-death episode, Burt rejoined the Washington program and cheered from the bench as the Huskies beat Arizona State 69-56 Thursday night...
Soccer enthusiasts find warm haven in Cape Girardeau (01/10/03)
The Show Me Center and two other sites will play host this weekend to the largest one-weekend indoor soccer tournament in the Midwest. The ninth annual St. Francis Medical Center Indoor Soccer Tournament will begin at 5 p.m. today with 107 teams from Missouri, Illinois and Kentucky invading Cape Girardeau for the three-day event. The marathon tournament will feature 173 games and 35 hours of soccer for local fans...
Holmes voted NFL's top offensive player (01/10/03)
Priest Holmes accomplished in 14 games what many players can't in two full seasons. His reward: The Associated Press NFL Offensive Player of the Year award. The dynamic running back for the Kansas City Chiefs was on pace to shatter several NFL records before a deep hip bruise sidelined him for the final two games of 2002. ...
Ewards leads struggling 1-4 Jets out of cemetery (01/10/03)
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- On some NFL teams, coaches bark and players strut. Egos clash like cymbals. A sack is cause for a dance. A touchdown is time for an autograph show. New York Jets coach Herman Edwards is not of that world. Corny as it sounds, he believes in "the purity of football," a game of hard hits and honor without the kind of histrionics and stupid personal fouls that can bury a team...
PGA Tour tees off new season (01/10/03)
Ernie Els, Jim Furyk tied for lead at Mercedes Championships. By Doug Ferguson ~ The Associated Press KAPALUA, Hawaii -- The PGA Tour could not have asked for an easier start to the new season Thursday. With Tiger Woods some 5,000 miles away recovering from knee surgery and Kapalua practically defenseless in surprisingly calm conditions, Ernie Els and Jim Furyk led a first-round assault in the Mercedes Championships...
Activist's request to block Super Bowl denied (01/10/03)
A federal magistrate turned down a disabled activist's request Thursday to block the Super Bowl. Beverly Walker had sought a federal court order to prevent San Diego from hosting the Jan. 26 NFL title game at Qualcomm Stadium unless the city complied with a 2001 settlement aimed at expanding access for the disabled at the arena...
Senators file for bankruptcy protection (01/10/03)
OTTAWA -- The Ottawa Senators filed for bankruptcy protection Thursday, seeking to avoid paying creditors while they look for a buyer. The filing under Canada's federal Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act allows the first-place team to keep playing during any negotiations on a sale, owner Rod Bryden told a news conference...
Junk mail, calls, e-mail - What next? (01/10/03)
E-mail users are familiar with spam. That's nuisance e-mail. But ain't technology great? Enterprising Web-savvy entrepreneurs have developed software for your computer that claims to filter out spam. We've tried it on computers here at the newspapers, and the most effective filter pretty much stops all your incoming e-mail...
'Dialogues in Clay' to open at Arts Council (01/10/03)
Opening today: one art exhibition by four women from different states of the union, bound together by one love -- getting their hands dirty. People have been making objects out of clay for many thousands of years, and they're still making them. Silica, the most common ceramic material, is the oxide of silicon, the essential element in computer chips. These four women approach making art differently, but they share a fascination with forming clay...
Artifacts 1/10 (01/10/03)
The Green Scene at River City Yacht Club The Green Scene, a Milwaukee funk/jazz band, will perform tonight at the River City Yacht Club. The band's sound fuses Steely Dan, Frank Zappa, Beck and Jamiroquai to funky alternative rock. The Green Scene won the title of best unsigned band in the Jim Beam 2001 Band Search in Denver, Colo. They have appeared at the Whiskey A Go-Go in Los Angeles and at showcases in Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Portland, Austin and Boston...
Everybody's a critic - 'Wild Thornberrys' (01/10/03)
Two and a half stars "The Wild Thornberrys" was definitely a challenge. I'm not much on cartoons, and especially Nickelodeon. However, I have to admit that this was much better than I had predicted. It has a clear plot and doesn't move too quickly or too slowly. However, there is one major flaw in the film: I doubt that anyone it is geared toward will understand it...
That Bookstore puts Blytheville on arts map (01/10/03)
BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. -- The landscape in northeastern Arkansas is flat as far as the eye can see. Cotton fields are ragged from harvest, a roadside church beckons and a single, dilapidated store advertises "Catfish ... Food Stamps Welcome." Along the city's 1930s storefronts, Mary Gay Shipley runs That Bookstore in Blytheville. ...
Albert Herbst (01/10/03)
Albert W. Herbst, 73, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center. He was born Oct. 4, 1929, in Cape Girardeau, son of Albert and Esther Kibler Herbst. Herbst made a career in the U.S. Navy. He was an X-ray technician with the Medical Corps, and was a veteran of the Vietnam War...
Milford Lincoln (01/10/03)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Milford J. Lincoln, 85, of Marble Hill died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2003, at Elder Care of Marble Hill. He was born Feb. 21, 1917, in Hurricane, Mo., the son of William and Ivy Brown Lincoln. He married Verla Trentham on March 21, 1936, in Marble Hill. She preceded him in death on Oct. 4, 1997...
Jimmie Thompson (01/10/03)
Graveside service for Jimmie Fay Thompson of Jackson will be held at 10 a.m. today at Cape County Memorial Park in Cape Girardeau. Dr. Brian Anderson will officiate. Friends may call after 9 a.m. at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau...
Erma Miller (01/10/03)
ANNA, Ill. -- Erma L. Miller, 94, of Anna died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2003, at Jonesboro Healthcare Center. She was born March 25, 1908, at Mill Creek, Ill., daughter of Jacob L. and Dora Brown Miller. Surviving are nephews and nieces, including Richard Hase of Anna, Ruth Hahn, Mary Hahn, Maxine Connelly and Faye Clifton...
Leona Trimble (01/10/03)
Leona Loretta "Peggy" Trimble, 89, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Oct. 9, 1913, in Hickory Ridge, Mo., daughter of Melvin and Chlora McNeeley Revelle. She and Garvel Robert Trimble were married June 30, 1940, in Hampton, Va. He died Aug. 18, 2000...
Births 1/10/03 (01/10/03)
Rhodes Son to Robert Lee and Julie Jean Rhodes of Millersville, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 7:40 a.m. Friday, Jan. 3, 2003. Name, Matthew Wayne. Weight, 8 pounds. Third son. Mrs. Rhodes is the former Julie Ahrens, daughter of Lavern Ahrens of Oak Ridge, and the late George Ahrens. She is a line technician at Procter & Gamble. Rhodes is the son of W.L. and Carol Rhodes of Marble Hill, Mo...
Cape/Jackson police report 1/10/03 (01/10/03)
Cape Girardeau Friday, Jan. 10 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI
  • David Ray Bergstrom II, 21, of 1300 W. Mar Elm, Lot 8, Scott City, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and traffic violations.Arrests...
  • Cape fire report 1/10/03 (01/10/03)
    Cape Girardeau Friday, Jan. 10 Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday: At 7:19 p.m., a medical assist in the 700 block of South Sprigg Street. At 9 p.m., a flue fire at 734 W. Rodney. Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday: At 5:57 p.m., an alarm at 2071 Corporate Circle...
    Out of the past 1/10/03 (01/10/03)
    10 years ago: Jan. 10, 1993 The Rev. D. Lee Cullen Jr. is ordained into ministry and installed as pastor of Christ Lutheran Church in Gordonville; ordinator is the Rev. David V. Dissen of Trinity Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau and first vice president of Missouri District; Cullen, 25, is native of Peoria, Ill.; he and his wife, former Donna A. Milovic, have 10-month-old son, Michael Patrick...
    Let state universities pick their own names (01/10/03)
    Just as predictably as the swallows return to Capistrano, Southwest Missouri State University has returned to the Missouri Legislature in its never-ending effort to change its name to Missouri State University. The name change is a matter of pride and status for the Springfield, Mo., school, whose enrollment is second only to the University of Missouri four-campus system. SMS believes the new name would place it on a par with other state universities such as Kansas State and Iowa State...
    Conservation campus seeks private funding (01/10/03)
    As efforts continue in Cape Girardeau County to find ways to attract new industries, businesses, residents and visitors, plans for a conservation campus at County Park North appear to be a major step in enhancing the many amenities the area has to offer...
    Blunt offers best prospects for Missouri (01/10/03)
    To the editor: Regarding the 2004 governor's race and the potential of a match-up between U.S. Rep. Kenny Hulshof and Secretary of State Matt Blunt: If a primary is in the cards, and if news reports are correct that only Blunt is actively lining up the needed financial and grassroots support, the secretary of state would have little problem overcoming a challenge from the congressman...
    Both parties favor central planning through warfare (01/10/03)
    To the editor: What are the Democrats going to do now that the Republicans have claimed the power of the state from them? Although both parties support state central planning, there is a slight difference in their techniques. Russian history presents us a clear picture of the differences...
    Speak Out 01/10/03 (01/10/03)
    Classroom discipline IT IS true that there are teachers who cannot control their classrooms, but there are more who can and do. The only problem is those classes are described as boring and not fun. Teachers are expected to make their entire teaching experience fun. ...
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