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Two arrested after dispute (01/15/03)
Cape Girardeau police arrested two men Monday evening involved in a dispute that resulted in a car window being shot out on William Street. "One was arrested for throwing a punch, and one for pulling a trigger," said Sgt. Rick Schmidt. Police said Tommy D. Lane, 30, of Cape Girardeau, heard a knock at his apartment door shortly before 6 p.m...
Jackson district hears presentation on its preschool (01/15/03)
At their Tuesday night meeting, members of the Jackson Board of Education received a lesson in early childhood education during a presentation on the district's preschool programs. Beth Emmendorfer, director of special services, and representatives of Jackson's Title I preschool and early childhood special education programs, gave board members an overview of those programs, including a list of goals and curriculum objectives...
Mississippi County phasing out role in SEMO Drug Task Force (01/15/03)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- The SEMO Drug Task Force is seeking a new home for its money now that Mississippi County has released itself from the role of banker, said task force head Kevin Glaser. Earlier this month, Mississippi County Clerk Junior DeLay asked the commission to end the county's role as a pass-through agent for the $375,000 in federal grant money the task force has on account...
Educators offer way to avoid recruiters (01/15/03)
Local school districts are distributing forms that allow parents to prevent personal information about their teenage children from being released to military recruiters. An obscure provision in the federal No Child Left Behind Act requires schools to turn over the names, addresses and phone numbers of all juniors and seniors to recruiters or risk losing funding. ...
When Dad's got game (01/15/03)
hey have to run a little faster, work a little harder, practice a little more. They have to set the example, become the leaders, swallow the criticism. Coaches' children don't have it easy. Micah Reutzel, whose father, Brett, coaches basketball at Fredericktown, sums it up: "Every coaching tip feels like a fatherly lecture."...
Cape Kmart survives massive corporate cutback (01/15/03)
The Cape Girardeau Kmart has dodged a bullet -- again. Kmart announced its second -- and biggest -- round of cutbacks Tuesday, saying it will close 326 more stores and eliminate 37,000 more jobs in hopes of getting out of bankruptcy by the end of April...
Region briefs 01/15/03 (01/15/03)
Styx, Kansas, John Waite to perform in Cape The legendary 1970s and 1980s arena rock acts Styx, Kansas and John Waite will perform Feb. 7 at the Show Me Center. Styx is known for such hits as "Lady," "Come Sail Away" and "Babe." Kansas had hits with "Carry on Wayward Son," "Dust in the Wind" and many others...
Club news 1/15 (01/15/03)
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....
District plans to hold classes on King holiday (01/15/03)
DESOTO, Mo. -- An eastern Missouri school district still plans to hold classes on the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, despite a protest being organized by a pastor. Sunrise School District has about 350 students in kindergarten through eighth grade in southern Jefferson County, about 90 miles northwest of CapeGirardeau. The classes planned for next Monday were scheduled to make up for a snow day from earlier this school year...
Coast Guard issues safety advisory for barges as river falls (01/15/03)
ST. LOUIS -- The U.S. Coast Guard issued a Mississippi River safety advisory Tuesday for barges, indefinitely limiting the number and size of such vessels as the waterway approaches near-historic low levels. The advisory, covering 185 miles of the Mississippi from St. Louis to Cairo, Ill., came as one of three barges being towed on the river ran aground near Hartford, Ill...
Legislative committee once again rejects recommended pay hikes (01/15/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri lawmakers are poised to once again reject pay increases for themselves, top elected officials and judges. The Senate Rules Committee on Tuesday voted 6-0 to reject recommendations of the Citizens' Commission on Compensation for Elected Officials and discussed doing away with the panel...
Report - Life sciences could boost economy (01/15/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Investing in the life sciences could boost the state's economy by $1 billion and its work force by 20,000 over the next 10 years, according to a study released Tuesday. Legislative leaders and Gov. Bob Holden all said they want to invest in life sciences but are unsure whether the state can do so with a nearly $1 billion shortfall projected for the next budget...
House budget chair refuses approval of state revenue estimate (01/15/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- When Gov. Bob Holden presents a budget Wednesday, there will be no agreement on how much money the state has available to spend. For the first time since a "consensus revenue estimate" system was developed a decade ago, there is no consensus...
Illinois prosecutors still seeking death penalty (01/15/03)
CHICAGO -- A man convicted of fatally beating his girlfriend's 2-year-old son could become the first person to be sentenced to death since George Ryan gave clemency to all death row inmates, prosecutors said Tuesday. Parker is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 4, and prosecutors will seek death, according to Jodee Sargeant, spokeswoman for the Cook County state's attorney...
Backers of labor lose out in court's decision (01/15/03)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A case organized labor supporters had hoped would prompt the Missouri Supreme Court to recognize collective bargaining rights for public employees under the state constitution came to an official end Tuesday with a ruling by a lower court...
Judge dismisses one allegation against Kentucky's governor (01/15/03)
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- A judge dismissed one of the two remaining allegations against Gov. Paul Patton made by a woman who had a two-year affair with him. Franklin County Circuit Judge Roger Crittenden ruled Tuesday that the governor did not defame Tina Conner when he initially denied her charge that he had a sexual relationship with her...
Day-care centers cater to busy parents (01/15/03)
MASON, Ohio -- When Tina Mueller picks up her daughter at day care in the afternoon, she can also grab a gourmet takeout meal of roasted ginger pork loin, or perhaps burgundy beef stew or lemon-pepper chicken. The Little Leprechaun Academy day-care center also offers free Starbucks coffee for parents, and a dry-cleaning drop-off service, too...
Cigar companies sue over anti-smoking amendment (01/15/03)
TAMPA, Fla. -- Nine cigar companies sued the state Tuesday seeking to block a constitutional amendment approved by voters in November that bans smoking in restaurants and most enclosed workplaces. The Florida companies claim the amendment will cripple their business because it bars them from lighting tobacco inside their factories and warehouses. Burning tobacco and smoking cigars are essential to development and testing, the suit said...
Judge approves release of Diana Ross arrest video (01/15/03)
TUCSON, Ariz. -- A judge on Tuesday ordered the release of a police videotape shot during Diana Ross' arrest on suspicion of drunken driving, but without audio of her comments. The singer's attorneys and a city lawyer agreed to conditions of the release, which was requested by several media organizations. Her lawyers had previously objected to making the tape public...
Sniper suspect linked to four attacks (01/15/03)
FAIRFAX, Va. -- Prosecutors looking to bring a death penalty case against 17-year-old sniper suspect John Lee Malvo said Tuesday that fingerprints on the murder weapon and other evidence link him to three slayings and a fourth attack that left a man critically wounded...
People talk 1/15/03 (01/15/03)
Fire at Aretha Franklin home called arson BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- A fire that destroyed a 12-bedroom home belonging to Aretha Franklin last year was intentionally set, investigators said. The Oakland County Prosecutor's Office is reviewing a report on the arson early Oct. 25 that burned through the singer's unoccupied, 10,000-square-foot home in this Detroit suburb...
World digest 01/15/03 (01/15/03)
U.S. begins checking Turkish ports, air bases MERSIN, Turkey -- A U.S. military team visited a port and two air bases in Turkey on Tuesday as part of a survey of sites American troops could use to attack Iraq. The inspections are considered a first step toward stationing U.S. troops in Turkey, though the country has yet to give permission to base U.S. troops on Turkish soil...
Lawyer - Pilots had taken 'go pills (01/15/03)
BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. -- Two U.S. pilots who mistakenly dropped a bomb that killed four Canadians in Afghanistan had been issued amphetamines before the mission to stay awake, a defense lawyer argued Tuesday at the opening of a military hearing to determine whether they should be court-martialed...
Thousands of GE workers walk out over health costs (01/15/03)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A picketing worker was struck and killed by a police car Tuesday as thousands of General Electric Co. employees across the country began a two-day strike to protest higher health insurance costs. Union leaders said about 20,000 members of the International Union of Electronic Workers/Communications Workers of America and the Electrical Workers union took part in the walkout at 48 locations in 23 states. ...
Effort to block relocation of oak tree denied (01/15/03)
LOS ANGELES -- A judge Tuesday rejected a last-ditch effort by a tree-sitting environmentalist to block the relocation of a 400-year-old oak that stands in the path of a housing construction project. Superior Court Judge John P. Shook denied John Quigley's request for a temporary restraining order, citing the housing development's proposed economic benefits and the developer's effort to move the tree rather than cut it down...
U.S. troop buildup continues; Saddam's time 'running out' (01/15/03)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush expressed impatience with Saddam Hussein on Tuesday and said "time is running out for him" to disarm. U.N. weapons inspectors planned for months more of searches for hidden chemical and biological arms in Iraq. The extended hunt for evidence that the Iraqi president was defying the United Nations could complicate the timing of Bush's decision on whether to go to war...
Poll - Bush's job approval at 58 percent (01/15/03)
President Bush's job approval has slipped to 58 percent in a new CNN-USA Today-Gallup poll, the first time it has fallen below 60 percent in that poll since before the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. While still solid overall, his approval was down 5 points from a week ago. Bush's job approval is higher than that of former presidents Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton at this stage of their presidencies, however, and about the same as his father had 12 years ago...
Group offers list of 10 most 'endangered' national parks (01/15/03)
WASHINGTON -- Air pollution, motorized vehicles, and nearby development plans threaten some of the nation's treasured national parks, adding to pressures from money woes and Bush administration policies, a park advocacy group says. The National Parks Conservation Association on Tuesday released its annual list of "America's Ten Most Endangered National Parks," which includes some reprised from previous years because of what the group calls persistent problems...
Bush talks of economic rewards if Pyongyang cooperates (01/15/03)
WASHINGTON -- Adopting a more conciliatory stance, President Bush said Tuesday he may revive a proposal for substantial economic benefits for North Korea if it agrees to dismantle its nuclear weapons facilities. The administration had been prepared to make such an offer last year but withdrew it after learning that the North Koreans had initiated a uranium-based nuclear weapons program...
Little legal recourse for people injured by smallpox vaccine (01/15/03)
WASHINGTON -- Any health care workers or others vaccinated against smallpox who accidentally infect someone close to them will not be liable for damages, the Bush administration has decided. The administration is broadly interpreting legislation approved last year aimed at protecting people and institutions who will begin administering the vaccine this month. ...
Frying pans recalled due to explosion risk (01/15/03)
WASHINGTON -- An Iowa company is recalling about 8,700 frying pans that can explode or separate during use, posing the risk of burns from spilled food and possible property damage. Innova Inc., of Davenport, has received 16 reports of frying pans exploding, burning two consumers with hot oil and damaging property eight times, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Tuesday...
Rock legend Pete Townshend free after child porn arrest (01/15/03)
LONDON -- Rock guitarist Pete Townshend was released from police custody Tuesday, resting at home after his arrest on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children, his lawyer said. Police questioned the founding member of The Who at a southwest London police station for an hour and 20 minutes Monday night, releasing him shortly after midnight, nearly five hours after he was first detained...
U.S. base becomes economic lifeline for many Afghans (01/15/03)
BAGRAM, Afghanistan -- Haggling at open-air markets -- hardly novel stuff in Afghanistan -- is an unusual event when the market is inside a U.S. military base and the buyers are American soldiers. At a new weekly bazaar, Afghan merchants spread hand-woven rugs and jewelry on a desert field by the runway at Bagram Air Base. It's just one way the largest U.S. compound in Afghanistan is injecting cash into the war-ravaged economy...
Venezuelan troops seize police weapons (01/15/03)
CARACAS, Venezuela -- Soldiers loyal to President Hugo Chavez seized riot gear -- including submachine guns and shotguns -- from Caracas' police department Tuesday in what the opposition mayor called a deliberate effort to undermine him. Federal interference in the capital's police department is one reason Venezuela's opposition has staged a strike -- now in its 44th day -- demanding early elections. Tuesday's raids stoked already heated tensions in this polarized nation...
N. Korea threatens new 'options'; China offers to mediate (01/15/03)
SEOUL, South Korea -- China offered Tuesday to host talks between the United States and North Korea in a bid to end their standoff, and the North warned it was running out of patience with Washington, threatening to exercise undefined "options." A vaguely worded statement from Pyongyang did not specify what options it was considering, but suggested the isolationist communist nation was prepared to escalate the crisis over its drive to develop nuclear weapons...
Giuliani tours Mexico City in effort to fight crime (01/15/03)
MEXICO CITY -- Trailed by armed guards and protected by armored vehicles, former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani toured some of Mexico City's roughest neighborhoods Tuesday, his first step in creating a plan to fight the capital's violence and corrupt cops...
Anti-U.S. diatribes are daily fodder for North Koreans (01/15/03)
SEOUL, South Korea -- "Let's exterminate our sworn enemy U.S. imperialists!" reads a slogan inside North Korean jet cockpits, sailors' cabins and army guard posts. In schools, teachers tell students Americans are "two-legged wolves" and the United States is a "hotbed of all evils swarming with beggars."...
Japan's leader angers China, S. Korea with war shrine visit (01/15/03)
TOKYO -- China and South Korea condemned Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's visit Tuesday to a shrine honoring Japan's war dead -- including its war criminals -- saying it glorified Japan's brutal military occupation of other countries decades ago...
Labor Party in Israel says it won't join Ariel Sharon (01/15/03)
JERUSALEM -- Israel's opposition Labor Party declared Tuesday it wouldn't join a government headed by Ariel Sharon -- a move that further complicates the messy political scene and makes it highly unlikely any party can form a stable coalition following Jan. 28 elections...
British police officer killed, four injured in raid (01/15/03)
LONDON -- At least one suspect fatally stabbed a British policeman and wounded four others Tuesday during a raid in northern England linked to the discovery of the poison ricin, officials said. Three men were arrested in during the Manchester raid, which police described as part of an ongoing operation with Scotland Yard's anti-terrorist police...
Disabled Afghan war vets demand more government support (01/15/03)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Hundreds of disabled Afghan war veterans, many missing arms or legs and dressed in rags, staged a protest rally in central Kabul on Tuesday, accusing the government of failing to pay them monthly stipends and misusing aid donations...
'Dogs drop droopy Dons (01/15/03)
Doniphan High School will be closed the rest of the week because of a flu epidemic. But the Dons' boys basketball team didn't exactly find Notre Dame Regional High School a healthy place either on Tuesday. Notre Dame, behind 19 points from Wayne Essner and 18 from Travis Siebert, recorded a 68-59 SEMO Conference victory over Doniphan...
Romanowski's Super Bowl experience could help Raiders (01/15/03)
ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Bill Romanowski scooped up a fumble and scurried down the field to greet the fans -- just because he felt like it. It was the fourth quarter, and the 36-year-old linebacker had energy to burn. He tossed the football into the Black Hole, the section of Oakland Raiders fans behind the south end zone known to be the most nasty...
Blues end five-game streak by Coyotes (01/15/03)
PHOENIX -- Martin Rucinsky scored a short-handed goal early in third period as the Blues snapped Phoenix's five-game unbeaten streak at home with a 4-1 victory over the Coyotes on Tuesday night. Ladislav Nagy of Phoenix lost the puck to Steve Dubinsky in the neutral zone, and Dubinsky passed ahead to Rucinsky, who lifted a wrist shot over rookie Zac Bierk's left shoulder at 4:48 of the final period...
After season ends, owners will have plenty to discuss (01/15/03)
The NFL playoffs have provided plenty of fodder for league owners, executives and coaches to discuss -- with officiating and overtime at the top of the list. The discussions, however, won't occur until the end of March at the league meetings in Phoenix. By then, emotions will have cooled and coaches currently vexed about bad calls might be more eager to head for the golf course than debate issues that have no easy answers...
Simple decorating tips can transform home into relaxing retreat (01/15/03)
If you live with the stresses and demands of a 24-7 world, turning your home into a sanctuary and a haven takes on new meaning. Decorating your space is much more than bringing in furniture and accessories to fill the spot. The way you arrange those pieces and how you combine the various elements helps define the restorative qualities for those who live there...
Fruit desserts are never out of season (01/15/03)
In the colder seasons, our choice of fresh seasonal fruit is limited -- but with a little thought fruit can be delectably used at no great expense to provide nutritional variety, especially in desserts. No need to tap exotic sources. Make the most of plentiful apples and pears, and don't forget the shopping-proof cans waiting on the pantry shelf to rescue the hungry on blizzard days...
Trip turns Missourians into cattle (01/15/03)
Nothing like a quick trip to Florida to remind The Other Half and I why we live in Missouri. We were in Orlando last week for a newspaper management conference. "Oh, sure," you're thinking. "You were in Orlando in the middle of winter and spent your daylight hours trapped in a large room with 200 middle-aged males talking about demographic trends and pricing indexes. Rrriiigggghhhtttt."...
Recover from winter ills with soup (01/15/03)
smcclanahan What a week! We have been plagued with influenza at our house. Both of our children have had the flu, and it is a very nasty bug, and I hope you don't get it. Poor Ross missed several days of school, and it about killed him. He is quite concerned with his schoolwork and now has blown his perfect attendance. ...
Mystikaleidoscopes (01/15/03)
COLORFUL HOROSCOPES WARNING: It is not recommended that you plan your life around these horoscopes, but we do hope you find them amusing. ARIES (Mar.23-Apr.19) If the worst hasn't happened yet, then you've probably been spared. Learn from the lessons life has taught. Clear a space for hope, which will lead to a positive future...
Kill Your T.V. (01/15/03)
by Jason Parker .....so then the Italian says, "I got a cannaloni for you" Get it? I would like to personally thank Coors for making my trips to the gas station beer cooler a mind blow. You remember the butter commercials where the butter bucket would talk as soon as they raised the lid. ...
Alex Goes Off! - "Revolving Resolutions" (01/15/03)
by Alexandra R. Yaremko A column in January about New Year's Resolutions. What are the odds? Probably close to the odds any resolutions you make this year are similar to, if not the same, you made last year. Take both bets. Unless you have resolved not to make resolutions, like the old joke about giving up Lent for Lent, your resolutions are probably the same...
Out Of Bounds Bar and Grill to Celebrate Grand Opening (01/15/03)
by Regina Yoast Good news for anyone who has ever wished the riverfront scene got moving a little earlier in the day- a new bar and grill has opened near Fruitland that promises to open early and cater to down-towners and sports fans alike...
21st Century trawling (01/15/03)
Greg Levrault My obsession this month is the genre known as 'Mash-up'. Some call it 'Bootlegging,' but that usually conjures pictures of moonshine or Grateful Dead concerts. Some call it 'Bastard Pop', but not in polite company. Some even call it the same old sampling, but this isn't just stealing an old bass line for a new rap song: Mash-ups are Frankenstein monsters, grafting together two songs into a new creature that staggers the mind. ...
The Contors (01/15/03)
The St. Louis Contors will be performing live at Port Cape on Saturday, January 18 from 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM. The St. Louis Contors is a ten-piece band formed in 1962. It has a full sound, thanks to a powerful four-member saxophone section and three vocalists. ...
The Ten Commandments of Fast Food Discovered (01/15/03)
by Tom Edwards In a find that will rival some of the greatest archaeological breakthroughs of all mankind, scientists someday will discover an inscription chiseled into the concrete underneath a grease receptacle behind an undisclosed fast food joint in an undisclosed location in this country. It will read:...
Profiler - 'The Intention' (01/15/03)
A certain famous dead English playwright once asked: What's in a name? (If you can remember which one, congratulations, you passed freshman literature.) OFF! posed that same question to the members of Cape Girardeau's The Intention, one of our favorite new bands on the scene and some of the nicest guys you'd ever wanna meet. ...
Movie vs. book review - 'The Two Towers' (01/15/03)
by Jim Obert It was a year ago that I reviewed "The Fellowship of the Ring," the first of three movies based on J.R.R. Tolkien's legendary trilogy "The Lord of the Rings." At the beginning of that review, I stated my credentials: I am a hard core Middle-earther who read the books seven or nine times while in college at SIU in the early 1970s...
Reel News - 'The Two Towers' (01/15/03)
Reviewed by Justin Colburn & Keayn Dunya The Fellowship is broken. Frodo and Samwise set out to take the Ring of Power back to Mt. Doom where it can be unmade. The burden of carrying the ring is taking a heavy toll on Frodo, as the ring is growing in power, and they are forced to list the most unlikely ally to guide them on their journey. ...
Off! the Shelf - 'American Gods' (01/15/03)
by Neil Gaiman Reviewed by Justin Colburn and Keayn Dunya "Shadow is a man with a past. But now he wants nothing more than to live a quiet life with his wife and stay out of trouble. Until he learns that she's been killed in a terrible accident. ...
January 2003 concert schedule (01/15/03)
01/14/03 - The Onlys, Creepy Crawl 01/14/03 - Jovial Rouge, Frederick's Music Lounge 01/14/03 - Mood Minder, Frederick's Music Lounge 01/15/03 - Chuck Berry, Blueberry Hill's Duck Room 01/15/03 - Smokestack, Cicero's 01/15/03 - The Station, Cicero's...
Getting real gets results in network television ratings (01/15/03)
NEW YORK -- Who needs highly paid actors? A hunky construction worker, a love-starved former cheerleader and a hymn-singing teen-ager became stars in a landmark week for reality television. Fox's "Joe Millionaire," ABC's "The Bachelorette" and CBS' "Star Search" all impressed television executives with their ratings performances last week...
Estella Hahn (01/15/03)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Estella M. Hahn, 97, of Advance, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2003, at Advance Nursing Home. Friends may call at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Parish prayers will be at 7:45...
Hilda Bodenschatz (01/15/03)
OLD APPLETON, Mo. -- Hilda M. Bodenschatz, 90, passed away Monday, Jan. 13, 2003, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 29, 1912, at Wittenberg, Mo., daughter of Theodore and Laura Roth Boehme. She and Ervin J. Bodenschatz were married Oct. 27, 1935. He preceded her in death March 10, 2002...
Brian W. Smalley (01/15/03)
TULSA, Okla. -- Brian W. Smalley, 19, of Tulsa died Dec. 2, 2002, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born July 17, 1983, in Elmhurst, Ill., the son of Andrew and Lisa Foster Smalley. Both parents preceded him in death. He was formerly a student at Central Junior High School in Cape Girardeau. He was a 2002 graduate of Nathan Hale High School and was a member of the Church on the Move in Tulsa...
Leo Weber (01/15/03)
ALTENBURG, Mo. -- Leo Ernest Weber, 80, of Altenburg died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born June 5, 1922, at Wittenberg, Mo., son of Otto and Ida Perr Weber. He and Dorothy Detjen were married May 20, 1951...
Carl Axelson (01/15/03)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Carl W. Axelson, 90, of Cairo died Monday, Jan. 13, 2003, at Life Care Center in LaCenter, Ky. He was born Dec. 28, 1912, in Cairo, son of Emil and Fannie Schlamer Axelson. He married Rosemary Dowd. Axelson formerly owned Carl Axelson Marine Welding Co. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church...
James Estes (01/15/03)
James L. "Jim" Estes, 72, of Florissant, Mo., died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2003, at Christian Hospital Northeast in St. Louis County. He was born Nov. 18, 1930, in Cape Girardeau, son of Willard H. "Dutch" and Frankie Williams Estes. He married Peggy M. Glenn...
John Holland (01/15/03)
John Edward Holland, 64, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2003, at his home. He was born Feb. 10, 1938, in St. Louis, son of Robert Edward and Henrietta Pauline Arens Holland. He and Dorothy C. Schott were married June 11, 1960, in Cape Girardeau...
Robert Obermiller (01/15/03)
Robert F. Obermiller, 70, of Jackson, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born July 13, 1932, in Jackson, son of Fred and Martha Jordan Obermiller. Survivors include a brother, Jesse Obermiller of Jackson; and two sisters, Marie Crowell of Elksville, Ill., and Mary Taylor of Lansing, Mich...
Fredia Cornell (01/15/03)
Fredia Cornell, 82, of Millersville passed away Monday, Jan. 13, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Aug. 20, 1920, at Marquand, Mo., daughter of George A. and Lillie B. Newell Smith. She and Cline Welker were married Dec. 22, 1938. He died March 2, 1959. She later married Dale Cornell Feb. 21, 1969. He passed away Dec. 17, 1990...
Cape/Jackson police reports 1/15/03 (01/15/03)
Cape Girardeau Wednesday, Jan. 15 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Rickey Nunley, 48, of 146 S. West End, Cape Girardeau, was arrested Monday on suspicion of assault. Tommy Lane, of 719 William, Apt. 3, Cape Girardeau, was arrested Monday on suspicion of unlawful use of a weapon...
Cape/Jackson fire reports 1/15/03 (01/15/03)
Cape Girardeau Wednesday, Jan. 15 Firefighters responded Monday to the following items: At 8:03 p.m., suspicous odor at 20 S. Sprigg. At 9:19 p.m., emergency medical service at 421 Sheridan. At 10:53 p.m., emergency medical service at 921 Hackberry...
Out of the past 1/15/03 (01/15/03)
10 years ago: Jan. 15, 1993 Southeast Missouri State University plans to establish college preparatory academy this summer that would provide way for academically ineligible high school graduates to meet university's admission requirements. Southeast Missouri Regional Port Board of Commissions has announced two personnel changes; former Cape Girardeau County member-at-large W.K. Ken Dillon was appointed to fill four-year, unexpired term of Peter Kinder, who has been elected state senator...
Hungarian Jews still feel Holocaust's sting (01/15/03)
The effects of the Holocaust have a way of lingering, often in ways that are sad and troubling, which makes one achievement of the Jewish population of Hungary such a milestone. Before World War II, there was a sizable Jewish population in Hungary, including a large community of Orthodox Jews. During the Holocaust, 600,000 Hungarian Jews perished. Today, about 100,000 Jews live in the country, but only a few hundred are practicing Orthodox Jews...
Budget challenge to force crucial decisions (01/15/03)
When Gov. Bob Holden gives his State of the State message to the Missouri Legislature this morning, don't be surprised to hear a call for tax increases to pay for state spending plans that could be as much as $1 billion more than anticipated revenue in the fiscal year that starts July 1...
Speak Out A 01/15/03 (01/15/03)
A pro-life decision HERE'S TO Gov. George Ryan of Illinois, the first real pro-lifer. He realized how screwed up the American judicial system is and put a stop to state-sponsored killing after 13 men were exonerated post-mortem in Illinois. He knew he'd take a lot of flak for his decision, but he did what he knew to be right. Anyone out there claiming to be pro-life should support his decision...
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