[SeMissourian.com] Fair ~ 56°F  
River stage: 20.54 ft. Rising
Wednesday, Apr. 1, 2015

Stories from Thursday, January 16, 2003

Southeast research of crops is praised in study (01/16/03)
Southeast Missouri State University would play a key role in crop research under a plan presented to state lawmakers, which calls for the state to invest in the life sciences to boost Missouri's economy. Experts say Missouri needs to invest in such efforts or risk losing such industry to other states...
Community cuisine 1/16/03 (01/16/03)
Euchre tournament set for Saturday NEW HAMBURG, Mo. -- A euchre tournament will be held this Saturday at the St. Lawrence Parish Center in New Hamburg. Card playing begins at 7 p.m. Free chili and chicken noodle soup will be served at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $8. A cash bar will be available...
Jackson teen named first runner-up in Missouri's 2003 Jr. Miss (01/16/03)
Jackson teen Holly Bauer was named first runner-up in Missouri's 2003 Junior Miss competition Saturday evening at Pattonville High School's auditorium in St. Louis. As first runner-up, Bauer received a $500 cash scholarship. She was also also awarded $250 for being the overall poise winner...
Bluff leaders relieved local Kmart not on latest closure list (01/16/03)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- The blue light special will shine in Poplar Bluff a little longer. The local Kmart store, one of more than 1,800 locations around the United States, was spared the ax when the troubled retail giant announced Tuesday that 326 stores nationwide would close...
Race-car monument revs up controversy in small town (01/16/03)
ILLINOIS CITY, Ill. -- An 8-foot-tall, stainless-steel tombstone embossed with a race car has revved up a controversy in this tiny Illinois River town southwest of the Quad Cities. The dispute has landed in the lap of the village's cemetery board, which is mulling ways to make the memorial coexist with the cemetery's more traditional grave sites...
Commission awards contracts for Route V improvements (01/16/03)
The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission recently awarded a contract for improvements to Route V near Procter & Gamble in Cape Girardeau County. The $537,443 contract was awarded to M.K.G. Construction Company in Arnold, Mo. This project includes widening Route V near the Route 177 intersection to include a left-turn lane and the addition of lighting. The roadway will also be replaced with new concrete pavement...
Books to be discussed at Cape library (01/16/03)
Two books to be discussed at the Cape Girardeau Public Library next month are "A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains" by Isabella Bird and "All Over But the Shoutin'" by Rick Bragg. Bird's book is part of the library's Morning Book Discussion program. Bragg's book was selected for United We Read II, Cape Girardeau's city-wide read for 2003...
Local woman holds unique spot among 600 artillery personnel (01/16/03)
Erin Scheu, daughter of Karen and Jim Scheu of St. Charles, Mo., and granddaughter of Eleanor Jones of Cape Girardeau, is the only woman of 600 artillery personnel in Kuwait. Scheu's parents objected when she applied to West Point a few years ago, fearing the odds would be stacked against her as a woman, but seeing her determination, they later supported her decision...
Photographs of King family to be featured at breakfast (01/16/03)
Photos of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his family taken by several photographers, including Thomas Jesse "T.J." Locke Jr., will be shown at the 18th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial Breakfast at 8 a.m. Monday in the Show Me Center. T.J. Locke Jr. is the father of Dr. Ivy Locke, vice president for business and finance at Southeast Missouri State University. T.J. Locke served as a photographer for the family of King for many years in Atlanta...
Community digest 1/16/03 (01/16/03)
Book Club to discuss book by SIU professor The Central High School Book Club will discuss Southern Illinois University professor Kent Haruf's "Plainsong" on Jan. 29. Discussion will be led by Central English teacher Susan Hekmat in the Central High School Library starting at 2:30 p.m...
Holden's budget gives help to Charleston prison (01/16/03)
Missouri's corrections department is one of the few state departments the governor wants to get a funding increase this year. This would benefit the prison in Charleston by opening a new wing and providing 60 more jobs. For more on this story, read Friday's Southeast Missourian...
Winter storms fall heavily on Cape public works budget (01/16/03)
Winter, officially 26 days old, is back to its old tricks. After three or four years of unusually mild winters, the Old Man is back. Even before a winter storm dropped 2 to 3 inches of snow today, Cape Girardeau street crews had already spent three times more money on salt and labor than they did on snow removal all of last year. For more on this story, read Friday's Southeast Missourian...
MLK Jr. Day gets started on leader's true birth date (01/16/03)
The holiday commemorating the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. isn't until Monday, but 400 people who came to the Osage Community Centre Wednesday night couldn't wait. The event, billed as the first Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Extravaganza, was organized to honor the slain civil rights leader on his actual birth date. ...
Fast-spreading flu virus takes toll on area schools (01/16/03)
DONIPHAN, Mo. -- It sneaks up on you -- seemingly overnight. It leaves you feeling drained as your temperature rises. For some it can lead to vomiting or diarrhea. It spreads quickly and silently. And it has taken over many local schools. This flu-like virus has led to the closing of the Doniphan school system for the rest of this week and the Ripley County (Gatewood) system Wednesday. It has also taken a toll on attendance at other local schools...
CBS backs away from 'Hillbillies' (01/16/03)
NEW YORK -- The pickup truck taking a new family of "Beverly Hillbillies" out to California may be sputtering. Under pressure, CBS is dampening expectations for "The Real Beverly Hillbillies," a reality series in the works that borrows its premise from the hit 1960s sitcom. This time, the network planned to use a real family instead of a fictional one...
Coast Guard closes two stretches of river as Mississippi falls (01/16/03)
The Coast Guard on Wednesday closed two stretches of the Mississippi River as the waterway approached record low levels in some areas, contributing to groundings of at least five tows of barges since mid-Tuesday. The closures of two-mile stretches near Ste. Genevieve and St. Louis' Jefferson Barracks bridge remain in effect for all vessels until surveys today assess the navigability of the river, the Coast Guard said...
Missouri losses of jobs rate highest in nation (01/16/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri lost more than 90,000 jobs over a 20-month period ending late last year -- one of the largest work force losses among the 50 states, officials said Tuesday. In fact, on a per-capita basis, Missouri's decline led the nation, said state economic development officials...
Governor looking to lessen authority of state commission (01/16/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Bob Holden wants to expand Missouri's highway commission while weakening its authority, and he urged lawmakers Wednesday to make the state's top transportation official answer directly to the governor. "The public must know who to hold accountable," Holden told a joint Legislative session during his annual State of the State speech, keeping up his criticism about the credibility of the Department of Transportation...
Holden proposes cuts, taxes (01/16/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Bob Holden asked lawmakers for a combination of spending cuts, tax increases and a patchwork of other actions to address an estimated $1 billion shortfall in the next state budget during his State of the State address Wednesday...
Activities scheduled for King Day in Sikeston (01/16/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Organizers for Martin Luther King Jr. Day ceremonies in Sikeston have announced activities will start with a motorcade procession. The festivities begin at 11 a.m. Monday with the annual motorcade parade, starting at St. John Missionary Baptist Church located on the corner of Westgate and North streets and ending at the church. Parade participants are asked to arrive around 10:30 a.m...
Miner aldermen agree on use of unmarked cars (01/16/03)
MINER, Mo. -- The use of unmarked cars by the Miner Police Department has received the blessing of the city's board of aldermen. "There's been a lot of controversy about the plain cars," said Mayor Frank Tatum in opening the discussion at the regular meeting Tuesday. "We'll just let the board decide."...
Dongola school closes as officials search for cause of rash (01/16/03)
DONGOLA, Ill. -- Instead of children, state environmental officials wandered along the brightly painted hallways of the local school Wednesday trying to determine why at least 15 students, two teachers and a custodian broke out in a rash. School officials closed Dongola Unit School District No. 66 until they discover the cause of the red, itchy rash that first appeared on a sixth-grader's neck last week, and quickly spread to others, superintendent Richard Reavis said Wednesday...
Family backs Missouri woman accused of killing son (01/16/03)
When members of the Shunk family heard the shotgun blast, they thought for certain Joe Shunk Jr. had finally killed his mother. But the shotgun was allegedly fired by 66-year-old Dixie Shunk. Her 41-year-old son, who family members say had a history of abusing his parents, wife and children, was mortally wounded...
Convicted dog killer gets probation (01/16/03)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A judge on Wednesday rejected requests for jail time and sentenced a St. Louis County man to three years of probation for beating the family dog to death with a sledgehammer. The trial and sentencing for Michael T. Welch, 34, of Affton, were moved to Kansas City on a change of venue due to extensive publicity in the St. Louis area. Welch pleaded guilty last year...
Child dies after getting head caught on bunk bed (01/16/03)
ST. LOUIS -- A 2-year-old girl died Wednesday morning after an accident involving a bunk bed in a baby-sitter's home. Izabelle Weseman of St. Charles was injured Tuesday and taken to St. Louis Children's Hospital, where she died. Investigators said the child was staying with relatives at a south St. Louis home when she tried to climb the ladder of the bunk bed. Her head accidentally became caught between two of the ladder's rungs and the bed frame...
Investigators arrest fourth person after boy's death (01/16/03)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Kansas City woman police believe helped hide evidence in the death of a 9-year-old boy has been charged with aiding a felon. Chauntel Williams, 29, was being held Wednesday in Johnson County, Kan., Jail on $250,000 bond in connection with the death of Brian Edgar...
Drive to keep boot camp open gets two-week extension (01/16/03)
NEVADA, Mo. -- Supporters of a popular youth boot camp have been given a two-week extension as they try to raise enough money to keep the state from closing it. The ShowMe Challenge program for high-school dropouts was to close this week. But after a public outcry, Democratic Sen. Harold Caskey of Butler pushed Gov. Bob Holden to extend the closing date...
College board urges higher limits on grants (01/16/03)
WASHINGTON -- The government should raise the limits on Pell grants and other types of financial aid to help make college more affordable for low-income students, a College Board-appointed panel recommended Wednesday. "If we do not turn the national conversation back to investment in education access and away from tax reduction, 'No Child Left Behind' will become just an empty phrase, representing broken promises, broken aspirations and broken dreams," said the group's president, Gaston Caperton.. ...
GOP sending mixed signals in efforts to reach out to blacks (01/16/03)
WASHINGTON -- On racial outreach, Republicans are struggling for a delicate balance as they try to put Trent Lott behind them and focus on the 2004 elections. The party is seeking to mollify blacks within its ranks and recruit more minorities at the same time President Bush is opposing affirmative action in a high-profile case before the Supreme Court...
Social Security faces hard decisions (01/16/03)
WASHINGTON -- Social Security faces benefit cuts, tax increases, a higher retirement age or a combination of those steps over the long term, regardless of President Bush's idea for personal investment accounts, the head of a congressional agency said Wednesday...
Disney wins in Supreme Court copyright protection ruling (01/16/03)
WASHINGTON -- Mickey Mouse and The Walt Disney Co. scored a big victory Wednesday as the Supreme Court upheld longer copyright protections for cartoon characters, songs, books and other creations worth billions of dollars. Companies like Disney breathed a collective sigh of relief with the 7-2 court ruling giving Congress permission to repeatedly extend copyright protection...
Study - Surgeons leave tools in more than 1,500 patients yearly (01/16/03)
BOSTON -- Surgical teams accidentally leave clamps, sponges and other tools inside about 1,500 patients nationwide each year, according to the biggest study of the problem yet. The mistakes largely result not from surgeon fatigue, but from the stress arising from emergencies or complications discovered on the operating table, the researchers reported...
Low interest rates prompting young people to buy homes (01/16/03)
CHICAGO -- Record-low interest rates are prompting people in their early 20s to do something they hadn't thought possible at their age: buy a home. Erin Engelke was a fresh-faced college graduate when she and her husband Jason bought their first home, a townhouse in Edmond, Okla. They've since bought another three-bedroom house and rent the townhouse to college students. She's 24. He's 25...
Vials of plague samples found after triggering terrorism fears (01/16/03)
LUBBOCK, Texas -- A university professor was arrested Wednesday for allegedly telling authorities that 30 vials of plague were missing when he knew they had been destroyed, the U.S. attorney's office said. The mysterious episode at Texas Tech University triggered a terrorism-alert plan and showed how jittery Americans are over the threat of a biological attack...
U.N. will use American spy planes to aid search for weapons (01/16/03)
WASHINGTON -- Iraq has complained to the United Nations about a plan to use American spy planes to aid inspectors' search for illicit weapons, the top U.S. military officer said Wednesday. Gen. Richard Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a Pentagon news conference that the Bush administration had offered U-2s, which provide high-altitude surveillance, and Predator unmanned aircraft, which fly low and send live television images of surveillance targets to command posts on the ground.. ...
U.S. takes steps to deter missile attacks on commercial planes (01/16/03)
WASHINGTON -- The government has taken undisclosed steps to protect commercial flights from a missile attack and a task force has been assembled to come up with more ideas, officials said Wednesday. The government has long been concerned about the possibility of a shoulder-fired missile taking down a plane, but an unsuccessful attack on an Israeli jet in Kenya in November hastened the need to act...
Judge rules teen sniper suspect can be tried as adult (01/16/03)
FAIRFAX, Va. -- CCiting what he called strong circumstantial evidence, a judge said Wednesday that 17-year-old sniper suspect John Lee Malvo can be tried as an adult, making him eligible for the death penalty. Juvenile Court Judge Charles Maxfield ruled after a hearing in which prosecutors said Malvo tauntingly tried to extort $10 million from authorities during the killing spree and that fingerprints on the murder weapon and other evidence tied the teenager to four attacks -- three of them fatal.. ...
People talk 1/16/03 (01/16/03)
Springsteen, Eminem take award nominations LONDON -- Bruce Springsteen and Eminem are among the nominees for best international male solo artist at this year's Brit Awards. The veteran rocker and young rap star will compete against Beck, Moby and Nelly. The London-based awards, run by the British Phonographic Industry Ltd., an industry association, will be presented Feb. 20...
Forest tragedy leaves group grappling with price of ideals (01/16/03)
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. -- Shrouded in the darkness of early morning, two men and one woman hiked down a logging road in the Santa Cruz Mountains. After 45 minutes, they cut through the woods and stopped before a massive redwood stump. It was all that was left of a tree they had once called "Esperanza," Spanish for "hope."...
Study shows rise in psychiatric drugs for youth (01/16/03)
CHICAGO -- The number of U.S. children and adolescents on Ritalin, antidepressants or other psychiatric drugs surged between 1987 and 1996, a trend some experts say is continuing. The study did not determine whether the youngsters were properly diagnosed and treated. Some experts have warned that American children are being overmedicated. But others say not all youngsters who really need treatment are getting it...
Nation briefs 01/16/03 (01/16/03)
Bush to propose increase for WIC aid program WASHINGTON -- President Bush will seek a 1 percent increase next year for the government's primary nutrition program for low-income infants, preschoolers and pregnant women, enough to reach an additional 400,000 people, officials said Wednesday...
Man kills himself after setting fire to apartments (01/16/03)
PHILADELPHIA -- A man arguing with his girlfriend set fire to two apartments in a downtown high-rise Wednesday, then plunged to his death from a 23rd-floor balcony as an officer tried to save him by grabbing his sleeve, police said. Louis Rogers, 24, threw furniture from two balconies before setting the blaze that sent smoke pouring from the Hopkinson House in the city's well-to-do Society Hill section...
World briefs 01/16/03 (01/16/03)
Fifth Harry Potter book to hit shelves June 21 LONDON -- Muggles mania has arrived with the publication date of J.K. Rowling's fifth book about wide-eyed junior wizard Harry Potter. Within hours of Wednesday's announcement that "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" would be in bookstores on June 21, the book hit No. 1 on Amazon.com's best-seller list...
Mexico carries out Cabinet changes (01/16/03)
MEXICO CITY -- Mexico's new economy and foreign relations secretaries took office Wednesday promising to work toward the government's goal of reaching a migration accord with the United States and creating jobs so that Mexicans won't have to leave...
U.N. - Congo rebels carried out campaign of rape, cannibalism (01/16/03)
KINSHASA, Congo -- A U.N. inquiry confirmed systematic cannibalism, rape, torture and killing by rebels in a campaign of atrocities against civilians in the forests of northeast Congo, with children among the victims, U.N. authorities said Wednesday...
Ecuador's new president pledges war on corruption (01/16/03)
QUITO, Ecuador -- Lucio Gutierrez, a cashiered army colonel who led a coup three years ago against an unpopular president, took office Wednesday as Ecuador's new president and immediately issued a warning to the country's "corrupt oligarchy." His followers in the Congress chanted "Lucio, Presidente" as he strapped on the red, yellow and blue presidential sash and took the oath of office...
Israel shuts down two universities in West Bank region (01/16/03)
JERUSALEM -- Israel closed two Palestinian colleges on Wednesday and pumped cement into three east Jerusalem houses to destroy apartments belonging to Palestinians convicted in a series of deadly bombings. Also Wednesday, three Palestinians were killed in scattered clashes with Israeli soldiers in the West Bank -- two teenagers and a man said by relatives to be mentally ill, according to Palestinians and the Israeli army...
Dispute upsets Greenland government (01/16/03)
COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- Greenland's government has collapsed amid political bickering set off by a top official's use of an Inuit healer to cleanse government offices. Greenland Premier Hans Enoksen, leader of the social democratic Siumut party, booted the left-wing Inuit Ataqatigitt party from his ruling coalition late Tuesday night, leaving the Arctic island of 56,000 without a government...
Pentagon wants to speed up training of Afghan's army (01/16/03)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- The United States would like to speed up training of the new Afghan National Army, Pentagon officials said Wednesday after pressing Afghan officials for help in equipping the new forces. Now that the U.S. focus in Afghanistan has shifted from fighting the Taliban and al-Qaida to helping to rebuild the shattered country, the Pentagon also is looking at expanding its relief projects, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz said...
Giuliani tours crime-ridden Mexico City (01/16/03)
MEXICO CITY -- Mobbed by local reporters, the crimefighting former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani on Wednesday ended a two-day visit to Mexico's capital by saying that fighting government corruption will be crucial in lowering crime. Mexican newspapers reporting his visit, also listed a series of crimes that occurred not far from where he walked. ...
Reports intensify about possible Saddam exile (01/16/03)
CAIRO, Egypt -- Libya, Mauritania, Egypt, Belarus, Cuba or North Korea -- could one become Saddam Hussein's next home? Arab diplomats say the idea -- which has not been publicly confirmed -- has been presented to Saddam as a way out not only for him and his family, but also for his people, suffering for 12 years under punishing U.N. sanctions...
North Korea continues to reject U.S. aid offers (01/16/03)
SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea rejected as "pie in the sky" U.S. offers of talks and possible aid in exchange for abandoning its nuclear ambitions, accusing Washington on Wednesday of staging a "deceptive drama" to mislead world opinion. Keeping up a stream of anti-American invective -- even as it agreed to more high-level meetings with South Korea next week -- Pyongyang declared it would accept no U.S. offer of dialogue with conditions attached...
Death prompts questions about Britain's terrorism defense (01/16/03)
LONDON -- The stabbing death of a detective in an anti-terrorism sweep raised questions about how well British police are equipped to deal with terror suspects -- the arrested men hadn't been restrained and some of the police were unarmed and wore no body armor...
Czechs' Havel gives farewell speech (01/16/03)
PRAGUE, Czech Republic -- Vaclav Havel, the playwright-turned-politician who led Czechs from behind the Iron Curtain, gave a heartfelt farewell speech to lawmakers choosing his successor, urging them to work for "freedom and dignity" for all. But in three rounds of voting, Parliament failed to agree on a new president to take over when Havel's second term ends Feb. 2 -- reflecting the difficulty in replacing a leader who has become a moral authority at home and abroad...
Inspectors visit Baghdad presidential compound (01/16/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- In a move that infuriated Saddam Hussein's government, U.N. arms experts visited a presidential palace compound Wednesday in Baghdad, spending four hours searching two office complexes and opening safes. The visit was the second to a presidential site since the inspectors resumed the search for weapons of mass destruction in November. Iraq has long resented searches in Saddam's palaces -- of which there are dozens -- calling them offenses to its sovereignty...
Notre Dame boys hold off Blackcats (01/16/03)
Notre Dame's boys' basketball team shook off a determined effort by host Fredericktown to hold off the Blackcats 69-62 Wednesday night. "We did some good things, but they shot it real well," Notre Dame coach Darrin Scott said. "I thought Fredericktown played pretty well overall, and it's always tough when you go on the road."...
Central girls grab big lead, breeze to win over Egyptian (01/16/03)
In the days of ancient Egypt, a flu epidemic would wipe out an entire city. In the modern Egyptian times, it just wipes out a basketball game. The flu bug found its way to Cape Girardeau and helped script a 49-24 victory for Central over Egyptian, Ill., Wednesday night...
Howard's wrestling success stays ahead of growing body (01/16/03)
Associated Press/Don Frazier Jackson's 125-pound junior Brock Howard brings a 21-1 record into today's double-dual meet at Central High School.By Jeremy Joffray ~ Southeast Missourian Like any typical student, Jackson junior Brock Howard has grown a couple of inches and put on a couple of pounds over his two-and-a-half years of high school...
Injuries deplete Indians' depth for UTM game (01/16/03)
P Southeast will likely have only six scholarship players available tonight. By Marty Mishow ~ Southeast Missourian Southeast Missouri State University's Indians didn't have much depth to begin with. But that depth will be stretched even more tonight because of a rash of injuries that have further depleted the roster...
Surprising Skyhawks fly in with 9-4 record (01/16/03)
Tennessee-Martin enters 2-0 in OVC play despite being picked to finish eighth in preseason poll. By Marty Mishow ~ Southeast Missourian University of Tennessee-Martin basketball coach Bret Campbell doesn't blame people for thinking the Skyhawks would be one of the Ohio Valley Conference's worst teams this year...
Mark Rubel, wiffleball (01/16/03)
Mark Rubel is a gamer -- "a prime-time player," Dick Vitale might say. But basketball isn't where he excels, at least not any more. He's more focused on wiffleball these days. Two years ago Rubel sponsored his own tournament in his own back yard. Home-field advantage paid off as Rubel put on a show in the championship, belting a game-tying home run and following with a walk-off game-winning home run in the next at-bat...
Serena Williams returns to form 'Down Under' (01/16/03)
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Serena Williams was back in "Serena slam" form Thursday. After nearly losing her opener, Williams advanced to the Australian Open's third round with a 6-4, 6-0 victory over Belgian Els Callens, who gave the world's No. 1 player a tough challenge at Wimbledon last year...
49ers fire Mariucci after big loss (01/16/03)
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Coach Steve Mariucci was fired by the San Francisco 49ers on Wednesday after years of growing division with owner John York. Just a few days after Mariucci's fourth trip to the playoffs in his six seasons ended in a 31-6 loss to Tampa Bay, York released Mariucci from the final year of his contract. The men hugged Wednesday morning after a 90-minute meeting at team headquarters...
Veteran Raiders can leave opponents seeing stars (01/16/03)
ALAMEDA, Calif. -- It's easy to get lost in Oakland's locker room. Not because of the size of the place, but because of the people in it. Raiders mystique? Take a look around: In one stall, there's Jerry Rice, the most prolific wideout of all time...
Cowboys DB charged in death of two Texas men (01/16/03)
DALLAS -- Police considered more charges Wednesday against Dallas Cowboys reserve defensive back Dwayne Goodrich, accused in a hit-and-run accident that killed two people. Goodrich, 24, was released from jail early Wednesday after posting $50,000 bond on two felony counts of manslaughter. Authorities said he also could be charged with failure to stop and render aid...
Pitchers Colon, Hernandez involved in three-team trade (01/16/03)
NEW YORK -- Bartolo Colon got traded Wednesday, but not to the Boston Red Sox or New York Yankees. Instead, Colon went to the Chicago White Sox in a three-team deal that included the Yankees and provided New York with the fringe benefit of keeping Colon away from the Red Sox...
Stop making excuses for not exercising (01/16/03)
WASHINGTON The fitness instructor has heard the exercise excuses, and she doesn't accept them. As director of training for the Bally Total Fitness health club chain, Seven Boggs' job is to keep people who took up exercise with the new year from giving up...
Health calendar 1/16 (01/16/03)
Today Diabetes Support Group from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in conference room A at St. Francis Education Center. For information, call 331-5107. Stroke Club meets from 7 to 9 p.m. in meeting room 101 at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Call 651-5596 for more information...
Making yourself at home (01/16/03)
Jan. 16, 2003 Dear Julie, I miss Northern California most this time of year. Missouri in mid-January is frigid and hard. The world seems in hibernation. There, the beach in January is only more solitary. The waves reflect the gray of the sky, and the mist chills but invigorates...
Estella Hahn (01/16/03)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Estella M. Hahn, 97, of Advance died Monday, Jan. 13, 2003, at Advance Nursing Home. She was born Oct. 30, 1905, at Kelso, Mo., daughter of Louis and Kathryn Heisserer Burger. She and Toney O. Hahn were married Sept. 6, 1927, at Kelso. He died June 8, 1977...
Patrick Rice (01/16/03)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Patrick David Rice, 36, of Dexter died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2003, at his home. He was born March 9, 1966, in Grapevine, Texas, son of George Duran and Carol Jean Burns Rice. Rice was employed at Tyson Foods in Dexter. He was a member of Smith Avenue Church of God in Sikeston, Mo...
John Stueve (01/16/03)
John Henry Stueve, 48, of Jackson died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Dec. 25, 1954, in Perryville, Mo., son of John and Katherine Hayes Stueve. Stueve was a carpenter, and a member of Carpenters Local 1770...
Vincent Narbutas (01/16/03)
ANNA, Ill. -- Vincent Narbutas, 83, of Anna died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2003, at Illinois Veterans Home in Anna. He was born May 16, 1919, in Cicero, Ill., son of Vincent and Mary Kazunas Narbutas. Narbutas was a retired high school teacher. He was a veteran of World War II...
John Dunn (01/16/03)
THEBES, Ill. -- John Harry Dunn, 52, of Thebes died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2003, at his home. He was born Oct. 27, 1950, in Cairo, Ill., son of John Henry and Thelma I. Fisher Dunn. He married Rebecca Backus. Formerly of Olive Branch, Ill., he had been an operating manager with a trucking company...
Larry Smith (01/16/03)
Larry Lee Smith, 46, of Columbia, Mo., died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2003, in Columbia. He was born June 29, 1956, in Cape Girardeau, son of Morris Evans and Daisy M. Smith. He and Kimberly Hornes were married June 30, 2001, in Las Vegas, Nev. Smith was a graduate of a St. Louis high school. He had worked four years at Missouri Book Service in Columbia...
Jackson fire report 1/16 (01/16/03)
Jackson Thursday, Jan. 16 Firefighters responded to the following items Wednesday: A medical assist on South Shawnee Boulevard. A medical assist on West Main Street. A medical assist on Andrew Street.
Cape fire report 1/16/03 (01/16/03)
Cape Girardeau Thursday, Jan. 16 Firefighters responded to the following items Tuesday: At 8:40 p.m., a detector sounding at 1817 Randol. At 9:40 p.m., smell of smoke at 1840 Georgia. Firefighters responded to the following items Wednesday: At 1:38 a.m., smoke detector at 3039 William...
Cape/Jackson police reports 1/16/03 (01/16/03)
Cape Girardeau Thursday, Jan. 16 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Four persons were placed in custody Tuesday pending the filing of formal charges for possession of ephedrine with intent to manufacture a controlled substance...
Out of the past 1/16/03 (01/16/03)
10 years ago: Jan. 16, 1993 Pleased with their win in court yesterday, educators say they're ready to give General Assembly chance to revise state's formula for funding schools; Cole County Circuit Judge Byron Kinder ruled formula, which provides $1 billion to Missouri's 538 public school districts, is unconstitutional and ordered legislature to rewrite it...
Correction 01/16/03 (01/16/03)
A story in Wednesday's edition concerning an alleged assault and shooting incident contained previous criminal convictions that were incorrectly attributed to Tommy D. Lane of Cape Girardeau. The convictions should have been attributed to Rickey Nunley. ...
Making the best TIF deal (01/16/03)
Although I do not live in the Cape Girardeau School District, I manage several business enterprises in Cape Girardeau which pay in excess of $175,000 a year in property taxes on real estate within the district's boundaries. With this vested interest, I felt it necessary to respond to the Southeast Missourian's recent editorial regarding the tax-increment financing request of Prestwick Plantation and the school district's position...
Political map, Bush plan, stay young (01/16/03)
Like the national map of voters which depicts Democrat voters and elected officials basically coming from large urban areas and Republican voters and elected officials coming from the more rural and suburban areas ... Missouri has a similar breakout...
Shots can stem increase in flu deaths (01/16/03)
At first, it seemed mystifying that flu-related deaths in the United States now claim more lives each year than AIDS. Flu deaths, statistics tell us, now average about 36,000 individuals a year, up from 20,000 in previous estimates. One statistic that is cause for concern is that only about 65 percent of older Americans get flu shots. Annual flu shots have been recommended for people 65 and older since the 1960s...
Cape faces key task of educating voters (01/16/03)
There are plenty of questions that Cape Girardeau voters are already asking, now that the Cape Girardeau City Council has placed four tax and fee issues on the April 8 ballot. City leaders, seeking to generate $4 million in new revenue, are asking voters to approve a package that has several parts and will be used for a list of projects on a priority list...
Government is out of control, needs downsizing (01/16/03)
To the editor: In response to James Nall's letter, "Both parties favor central planning through warfare,": I must say that I am in complete agreement. It is said that "War is the health of the state." I believe this is true. I also believe that the "American state" does not represent the people. ...
Speak Out A 01/16/03 (01/16/03)
Dr. King's words WHEN DR. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke the following words, he was speaking about racial violence. His words are just as powerful today when applied to our neighbors, our nation and the world. "I speak as an American to the leaders of my own nation. The great initiative in this war is ours. The initiative to stop it must be ours."...
Front cover
January 2003
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat

Browse full calendar