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Jackson students get unexpected response from soldiers (01/20/03)
A recent class project in which seventh-graders at Jackson Middle School created and mailed 135 pamphlets to Prince Sultan Air Force Base in Saudi Arabia brought about an unexpected response from a U.S. Air Force pilot stationed there. The pilot, Capt. Bahram Khalighi, mailed Jackson teacher Tammy Brotherton a 33-by-57-inch U.S. flag, which was flown over the air force base Dec. 1 in honor of her seventh grade world geography class...
Community cuisine 01/20/03 (01/20/03)
Salvation Army will serve 'Meals with Friends' The Salvation Army, located at 701 Good Hope in Cape Girardeau, will be serving "Meals with Friends" this week from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Any individual is welcome to come and enjoy a hot, nutritious meal in a warm, friendly environment at no cost...
More than 50 miles of smoother roads coming to area (01/20/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission recently awarded two construction contracts for more than 52 miles of roadway resurfacing projects in Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Madison, Perry and St. Francois counties. These resurfacing contracts, which include applying new asphalt over existing pavement along several routes in the area, were both awarded to Lead Belt Materials Company, Inc...
Library offers free, unlimited access to practice tests online (01/20/03)
Taking practice tests to help reach school and career goals used to be expensive and inconvenient. Now it's free and accessible at the local library or from home. People can visit any one of the six Riverside Regional Library branches located throughout this area, log onto a computer and begin preparing for tests such as the ACT, SAT, GED and ASVAB, or exams for firefighters, police officers, paramedics or EMTs. ...
Saxony Lutheran pays off mortgage (01/20/03)
Saxony Lutheran High School officials recently announced that construction of a permanent campus is one step closer now that donors have paid off the mortgage for a 40-acre parcel in Fruitland ahead of schedule. The site, near the southeast corner of the Interstate 55/Fruitland interchange, was purchased in January 2000 for $320,000. The school had started classes only four months earlier with a handful of students in rented facilities at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau...
Cape Girardeau City Council agenda (01/20/03)
Tuesday, Jan. 21 City Hall, 401 Independence Study session at 5 p.m. Appearancesn Presentation by Catherine Dunlap, Old Town Cape. Consent Ordinances (Second and third readings) An ordinance approving the record plat of Ashland Court Minor Subdivision No. 1...
Community briefs 01/20/03 (01/20/03)
Sons of Union Veterans will meet Tuesday The R.J. Oglesby Camp 61, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW), will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Cape Girardeau County Archive Center, at 112 E. Washington in Jackson, for the swearing in of new officers. This local chapter is part of the Department of Missouri, SUVCW...
Cape planning to widen part of Bloomfield, replace bridge (01/20/03)
With Cape Girardeau expanding westward, the city is taking steps toward making sure a road and bridge on Bloomfield Road is wide and sturdy enough to handle the growing population. The Cape Girardeau City Council will be asked at Tuesday night's council meeting to approve an ordinance that will allow the city to proceed with property acquisition for the improvement of Bloomfield Road on the west end of the city between the Siemers Road intersection and the Stonebridge subdivision...
Area churches focus on unity for King holiday (01/20/03)
Several churches in Cape Girardeau are celebrating their cultural diversity by uniting in one voice against racism and unresolved feelings in the community. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at 7 p.m. Monday at Livingway Foursquare Church, 1224 Bloomfield Road, is an ecumenical event sponsored by the Downtown Council of Churches, the Cape Girardeau Ministerial Alliance and Southeast Missouri State University...
Ranchers keen on cloned beef await decision by the FDA (01/20/03)
Ranchers keen on cloned beef are awaiting a decision by the FDA By Jennifer Brown ~ The Associated Press CANUTE, Okla. The five jet black bulls trotting around Dean Kephart's red-dirt ranch have the same wide rump, long neck and stubby horns...
Fledgling Episcopal church fills gap in denominations (01/20/03)
OZARK, Mo. -- Kehaulani Gerhard held back her tears as seven adults and children were baptized and three adults were confirmed at the Riverview Chapel of the Episcopal Congregation in Ozark on a recent Sunday. The little storefront church was filled when Bishop Barry Howe poured water over 3-month-old Lilyan Rose Wilson's head and anointed her forehead with oil, and placed his hands on Billy Wayne Bunch's head, asking God to give Bunch strength from the Holy Spirit...
Billboard tries to deter people from patronizing adult stores (01/20/03)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The canary yellow letters on the large billboard along Interstate 44 in Pulaski County read: ADULT SUPERSTORE. Reaching even higher into the sky is another billboard that announces: "Pornography destroys all people." The second billboard is paid for by the Pulaski County Ministerial Alliance, which views the proliferation of adult bookstores, cabarets and arcades as a pornographic cancer eating away residents' values...
Pop, soda or coke? Web votes define borders of debate (01/20/03)
JACKSON, Miss. -- In the South it's called coke, even when it's Pepsi. Many in Boston say tonic. A precious few even order a fizzy drink. But all those generic names for soft drink are linguistic undercards in the nation's carbonated war of words. The real battle: pop vs. soda...
Prosecutor considers penalties for pointless DNA testing (01/20/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Prisoners who ask for DNA testing knowing they are guilty of the crime need some form of punishment, said St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce. Joyce said she's considering ways to handle prisoners who abuse the system. She wants prisoners to face negative consequences if they request DNA tests and know they committed the offenses...
Heads of two psychiatric units prepare for closing (01/20/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Superintendents of two mental health facilities targeted for partial closing under Gov. Bob Holden's budget plan are moving quickly to prepare for the July 1 shutdowns. Legislators could spare the units -- a 12-bed children's psychiatric center in St. Joseph and a 16-bed skilled-nursing center in Marshall -- by rejecting Holden's proposed cuts in the Department of Mental Health...
Man charged with attempted murder after gun misfires (01/20/03)
JOLIET, Ill. -- A Joliet man has been charged with attempted murder of a police officer after he allegedly pointed a gun at the back of a sergeant's head and pulled the trigger three times, misfiring each time. Joliet police said the incident happened early Saturday when officers responded to a call from Hazel L. Taylor, 61, who told authorities her husband shot her...
Man committed to giving as much blood as he can (01/20/03)
PINCKNEYVILLE, Ill. -- "They call me the fastest man in town," proclaimed Carl Peradotta with a laugh. Peradotta isn't fast at running races or speeding his vehicle through the streets. Peradotta is the fastest around "and perhaps the most regular" in donating blood...
Protesters cap weekend with defiant rally near White House (01/20/03)
WASHINGTON -- Dancing in a conga line and shouting calls for peace, demonstrators on Sunday pressed as close to the White House grounds as they could get to demand that President Bush back off Iraq. Police swiftly arrested those who breached barricades...
Small businesses want to pool cash for health plans (01/20/03)
The idea sounds like something every politician would like: Make it possible for lots of small businesses, in multiple states, to join together to buy better, cheaper health insurance for their employees. Lawmakers have tried to make it happen year after year, only to see it get tangled up in the long-running fight over patients' rights. But this year the effort is likely to get a friendlier reception on Capitol Hill than it has in a long time...
Latvian-born grandmaster finishes first at chess championship (01/20/03)
SEATTLE -- With a stunning queen sacrifice, Latvian-born grandmaster Alexander Shabalov of Pittsburgh defeated an up-and-coming rival to win the U.S. Chess Championship. It took Shabalov 61 moves over almost six hours Saturday night to beat 19-year-old Varuzhan Akobian, an Armenian who lives in Glendale, Calif., for the $25,000 prize, the biggest in the tournament's history...
Carbon monoxide may benefit heart patients in small amounts (01/20/03)
WASHINGTON -- Tests on mice and rats indicate that the potentially deadly gas carbon monoxide -- inhaled at very low concentrations -- may help arteries damaged in angioplasty and transplants. Scientists say it is too soon to say the therapy would help people...
Powell doesn't side with president on affirmative action case (01/20/03)
WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Colin Powell said Sunday he disagrees with President Bush's position on an affirmative action case before the Supreme Court, as the White House called for more money for historically black colleges. Powell, one of two black members of Bush's Cabinet, said he supports methods the University of Michigan uses to bolster minority enrollments in its undergraduate and law school programs. ...
High court to hear arguments on Maine drug discount law (01/20/03)
SACO, Maine -- Carleen Simpson planned carefully for a retirement that would allow her to travel, including regular trips north of the border for cheaper prescription drugs. On her first trip, she saved enough money to heat her house for a year. "I used to worry about being a little old lady eating dog food so I could pay for my prescriptions," Simpson said. "That's a sad situation when you're living in a country that's so wealthy."...
Last recognized widow of Union veteran in Civil War dies at 93 (01/20/03)
BLAINE, Tenn. -- Gertrude Janeway, the last widow of a Union veteran from the Civil War, has died in the three-room log cabin where she lived most of her life. She was 93. Bedridden for years, she died Friday, more than six decades after the passing of the man she called the love of her life, John Janeway, who married her when he was 81 and she was barely 18...
Bush officials would welcome exile for Saddam (01/20/03)
WASHINGTON -- Top Bush administration officials said Sunday they would welcome Saddam Hussein seeking exile outside Iraq, saying it could avert military action to topple the Iraqi president. Also, Secretary of State Colin Powell went to the New York headquarters of the United Nations to meet with foreign ministers of Security Council members about Saddam and the Iraq problem...
Scooters hit pothole before hitting San Francisco roads (01/20/03)
SAN FRANCISCO -- With its love of geek chic and congested streets, San Francisco might have been expected to embrace Segway, the environmentally friendly, self-balancing personal vehicle that promises to entice people out of their smog-spewing cars...
Trial to make industry pay to help smokers quit begins Tuesday (01/20/03)
NEW ORLEANS -- After months of delays caused by appeals, a hurricane and the lack of a courtroom, opening arguments are scheduled Tuesday in a class-action lawsuit aimed at making the tobacco industry help Louisiana smokers kick the habit. The lawsuit, filed in 1996, seeks funding for smoking cessation programs and medical monitoring for still-healthy smokers...
People talk 1/20/03 (01/20/03)
King's widow:Leaders should set example PLANO, Texas -- The widow of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. thinks America should ask itself some tough questions about the death penalty and the impending war in Iraq. At a remembrance for her slain husband, Coretta Scott King drew applause when she called for an end to the death penalty and encouraged nonviolent protests against possible military action against Saddam Hussein...
Nation briefs 1/20/03 (01/20/03)
Astronauts set small fires aboard shuttle Columbia CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Space shuttle Columbia's astronauts set small fires inside their orbiting laboratory Sunday in a scientific study of soot. The flames were contained in a chamber inside an even bigger chamber, and there was no danger of fire breaking out...
IRS committed fraud in pilots' tax evasion case, court rules (01/20/03)
SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal appeals court has ruled the Internal Revenue Service committed fraud and acted deceptively after giving secret deals to two pilots in return for their testimony against 1,300 other pilots who had bought into the same tax shelters...
King's family wants all people to make a difference (01/20/03)
ATLANTA -- In the 34 years since Martin Luther King Jr.'s death, people have watched for a new leader to emerge who could carry the banner for political and social justice with as much influence among American blacks. But as the nation commemorates the civil rights leader's life, his family and activists say counting on a single charismatic figure may be counterproductive...
Memorial held for Yale student (01/20/03)
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- About 500 people gathered Sunday at Yale's Battell Chapel for the first memorial service for the four students killed in a highway accident that also injured five other students. The service was held for Sean Fenton, a 20-year-old junior and computer science major from Newport Beach, Calif., who was remembered as an athlete and computer whiz with a gregarious personality...
U.N. reports 'some progress' with Iraq (01/20/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Top U.N. officials said Baghdad disclosed it found four more empty chemical warheads like a dozen others discovered last week, and said there had been "some progress" Sunday in talks to win greater Iraqi cooperation with arms inspectors...
Researchers translate DNA code into easy-listening music (01/20/03)
MADRID, Spain -- Imagine the human genome as music. Unravel DNA's double helix, picture its components lined up like piano keys and assign a note to each. Run your finger along the keys. Spanish scientists did that just for fun and recorded what they call an audio version of the blueprint for life...
Millions of Cubans vote in parliamentary elections (01/20/03)
HAVANA -- President Fidel Castro and millions of other Cubans voted Sunday in parliamentary elections where all 609 candidates ran uncontested. Many Cuban dissidents labeled the vote a farce and refused to participate. State television showed Castro voting in the eastern city of Santiago, where he traditionally casts his ballot...
Bin Laden letter urges Islamic groups to unite (01/20/03)
CAIRO, Egypt -- A statement purportedly written by Osama bin Laden urges Muslims to stop fighting each other and unite against the "crusader coalition" that is attacking the Islamic world, according to excerpts published Sunday in a London-based Arab newspaper...
Liberian refugees return to terror they fled at home (01/20/03)
PROLLO, Ivory Coast -- Terrified Liberian mothers sang hymns to Jesus and, to the wail of tiny children, climbed into dugout canoes for a harrowing ride home to danger after years of safety in the Ivory Coast. With brutal violence aimed at them, they saw little choice...
Chinese are traveling abroad in record numbers (01/20/03)
SHANGHAI, China -- When Hua Qiren first applied for a passport 15 years ago, he sat in long lines to get approval from police and other officials. After three months of frustration and still no passport, he gave up. He tried again last April, after Shanghai introduced simplified procedures. The oxblood-red Chinese passport arrived in the mail just 10 days later. The 45-year-old hotel manager celebrated by taking his first trip overseas -- a week in Thailand...
Russia submits nuclear settlement plan to N. Korea (01/20/03)
SEOUL, South Korea -- Russia presented a settlement plan to North Korean leaders Sunday and U.S. diplomats broadened offers of aid to the impoverished North, speeding the pace of diplomacy to resolve the nuclear crisis on the Korean peninsula. Also, South Korea's president-elect declared he didn't mean to suggest the United States considered a military strike on the North, saying his comments Saturday were misinterpreted by the media...
Chavez threatens more raids of striking factories (01/20/03)
CARACAS, Venezuela -- President Hugo Chavez on Sunday threatened to order more raids on striking private food producers and warned the government may abandon negotiations with opponents trying to force him from office. Opponents accuse the 48-year-old president of running roughshod over democratic institutions and wrecking the economy...
World briefs 01/20/03 (01/20/03)
Australians clean up after destructive bush fire CANBERRA, Australia -- Hundreds of people began sifting through the charred remains of their homes in Australia's capital on Sunday, after the worst wildfires in the city's history swept through suburbs, killing four people and forcing thousands to evacuate. Nearly 400 houses were destroyed, officials said...
Peace plan for Mideast region is unrealistic, Sharon says (01/20/03)
JERUSALEM -- Prime Minister Ariel Sharon staked out a hard-line position Sunday -- a week ahead of elections -- and said Europe was too biased against Israel to be a Mideast mediator. A top aide said the prime minister did not consider a U.S.-backed plan for Palestinian statehood to be realistic...
Saddam has chance to give inspectors what they want (01/20/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- "Keep your eyes on your enemy," advises the man who calls himself the Light of the Arabs. "Be ahead of him, but do not let him be far behind your back." That man, Saddam Hussein, has yet another chance in the coming days to stay a step ahead of his pursuers. With peace in the balance, Iraq's resourceful president can give U.N. arms inspectors some of what they want...
Indians able to shake off tough loss (01/20/03)
For anybody who thought Southeast Missouri State University's Indians would have a bad hangover after their tough loss Thursday night -- forget about it. "We knew we couldn't let that game bother us," sophomore guard Derek Winans said. "It was a tough loss, but we knew we played well, and we should have won. So we knew if we played that way again, we could do it."...
Otahkians face UTM at home (01/20/03)
By Marty Mishow ~ Southeast Missourian Southeast Missouri State University's Otahkians believe they learned plenty from Saturday's comeback victory over Murray State. "We can't keep doing that and expect to win all the time," junior forward Carina Souza said. "The next time, we might not win."...
Otahkians perform well during home loss (01/20/03)
With the help of a 49.275 beam score, the visiting Illinois State Redbirds spoiled Southeast Missouri State University's home gymnastics opener, defeating the Otahkians 192.850 to 192.575 Sunday at Houck Field House. Despite a strong showing, Southeast (1-1) could not overcome the Redbirds' (2-0) near flawless beam routine. ...
Gruden to lead Bucs against his former team in Super Bowl (01/20/03)
SAN DIEGO -- A Super Bowl of the high seas: the Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. the Oakland Raiders. All that will be missing is the pirate ship. Next weekend at Qualcomm Stadium, Tampa Bay coach Jon Gruden, who left the Raiders this season, bringing draft picks and millions of dollars to Oakland in exchange, meets his former team...
Tampa Bay cools off Philadelphia (01/20/03)
PHILADELPHIA -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers dismissed all of it: the 26-degree weather, hostile Veterans Stadium and an inability to win a road playoff game. They simply rolled up their sleeves and put their league-leading defense to work against Donovan McNabb and the Philadelphia Eagles...
Venus romps in Australia (01/20/03)
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Venus Williams waltzed into the Australian Open quarterfinals. Justine Henin-Hardenne just about had to crawl there, writhing with leg cramps near the end of her three-set victory over Lindsay Davenport. "I thought I was going to die," Henin-Hardenne said. "But I played with heart and just went for it."...
Short-handed MU tries to regroup after rout (01/20/03)
STILLWATER, Okla. -- With just nine able-bodied players, including two former student managers, there's no doubt No. 11 Missouri is short-handed. "Obviously, we were short on personnel. But we're not using that as any excuse," coach Quin Snyder said after No. ...
Els chalks up another tour win (01/20/03)
HONOLULU -- In a thrilling battle that ended with an unlikely birdie, Ernie Els outlasted 21-year-old Aaron Baddeley in a playoff Sunday to win the Sony Open and become the first player in 14 years to win the first two PGA Tour events of the season...
UConn's record streak will be difficult to top (01/20/03)
STORRS, Conn. -- They've beaten powerhouses and powderpuffs, won by the slimmest of margins and by more than 60. The Connecticut Huskies didn't just break a record with their 55th straight victory. They might have set an untoppable standard in these days of parity in women's basketball...
Oakland passes and brawls past Titans (01/20/03)
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Tinged with a touch of gray, the Silver and Black are back in the Super Bowl. The Oakland Raiders passed and brawled their way to a 41-24 victory over the Tennessee Titans in the AFC title game on Sunday, getting three touchdown throws from 37-year-old Rich Gannon...
Trade a pick for a coach? Not anymore (01/20/03)
NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue announced last week that teams can no longer trade draft picks for the rights to coaches. It's particularly timely since the picks-for-coaches deal between Oakland and Tampa Bay last year worked out so nicely for both teams...
Fred's discount store coming to Jackson (01/20/03)
But I thought it was going to be a bowling alley. Well, plans change, and now Jackson developer Jim Maevers is planning to put a Fred's discount store in the old Wal-Mart building, along with another retailer that he can't announce yet. Fred's is set to open May 1 and will occupy about 18,000 square feet of the 31,000-square-foot building at 2001 E. Jackson Blvd. The other tenant -- which I will tell you about next week -- will occupy about 12,000 square feet...
'The Hours,' 'Chicago,' 'The Shield' have golden touch (01/20/03)
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- The sultry jazz musical "Chicago" won the Golden Globe for best musical-comedy Sunday while "The Hours" was honored as best film drama. Dramatic performance honors went to Jack Nicholson for playing a depressed retiree in "About Schmidt" and Nicole Kidman for her role as suicidal writer Virginia Woolf in "The Hours."...
$40 gadget uses clever ruse to stop annoying phone calls (01/20/03)
NEW YORK -- Call my house and you'll hear the three shrill tones of a disconnected number before I pick up. If you're a human calling, it's mildly annoying. If you happen to be a telemarketing firm reaching my number through a computerized "predictive dialer," it's a clever ruse to get you to leave me alone...
Area businessman wants to reinvent former flower shop (01/20/03)
For nearly 20 years, Francine Seier ran a lively little flower shop in Cape Girardeau. Buffered by two 100-year-old townhouses along North Pacific, the shop was a place to buy the missus a dozen red ones, your mother a nice bouquet or carnations for the supper centerpiece...
People on the move 01/20/03 (01/20/03)
Green new president of First Community Bank Steven Green has been announced as the president of Cape Girardeau's First Community Bank. Green's position was effective Jan. 8. Green has 15 years of commercial banking experience in the Cape Girardeau area as the former vice president of commercial lending for Union Planters Bank. ...
The Rev. Loy Barks (01/20/03)
The Rev. Loy L. Barks, age 98, of Jackson passed away Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003, at the Jackson Manor Nursing Home. Friends may call today from 4 to 8 p.m. at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. David Pringle and the Rev. Mike Huffman officiating. Burial will be in Russell Heights Cemetery...
Jessie Henderson (01/20/03)
Jessie Giles Henderson, 95, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Jan. 12, 1908, in Balard County, Ky., daughter of Frank and Mattie Remley Giles. She was a former resident of Wickliffe, Ky., and retired as a professor with Southeast Missouri State University. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Cape Girardau...
Emma Combs (01/20/03)
Emma "Daisy" Combs, 85, of Jackson died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2003, at Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. She was born Feb. 21, 1917, in Neely's Landing, Mo., daughter of William H. and Magaleana Ann Schwettman Foeste. In 1935, she married Paul Wilson Eaves. He preceded her in death. In 1942, she married Edward Decker. He preceded her in death. In 1952, she married Morris L. Combs. He preceded her in death...
Marybelle Grossheider (01/20/03)
Marybelle Grossheider, 83, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Jan.19, 2003, at the Lutheran Home. Arrangements are pending with Ford & Sons Funeral Home.
Richard Whitehead (01/20/03)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Richard W. Whitehead, 53, of Charleston died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003, at the Bertrand Retirement Center. He was born Dec. 13, 1949, in Mississippi County, son of William C. and Lucy Pauline Farmer Whitehead. He was a member of the United Methodist Church...
Chester Wallis (01/20/03)
Chester L. Wallis, 78, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2003, at the Lutheran Home. Arrangements are pending with Ford & Sons Funeral Home.
Cape police report 1/20/03 (01/20/03)
Cape Girardeau Monday, Jan. 20 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Christopher Glenn of 1713 Melissa, Cape Girardeau, was arrested Sunday at the intersection of Lorimier and Broadway for driving while intoxicated...
Cape/Jackson fire reports 1/20/03 (01/20/03)
Cape Girardeau Monday, Jan. 20 Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: At 3:35 p.m., an emergency medical service at 100 West Park Mall. At 7:13 p.m., an emergency medical service at 1240 Linden No. 3. At 9:09 p.m., a moving vehicle accident at 2139 Broadway...
Out of the past 1/20/03 (01/20/03)
10 years ago: Jan. 20, 1993 Community health nurse is latest candidate to file for one of three vacant seats on Jackson Board of Education; Vicky McDowell is registered nurse who works at Cape Girardeau County Health Department; others who have filed for school bard are incumbent Darrell Hanschen, Mark Martin, Kelle A. Lane and David L. Seabaugh...
MLK trumpeted a message of love (01/20/03)
The Associated Press story in yesterday's Southeast Missourian summed up the dilemma: "Martin Luther King Jr.'s image has been used to protest a potential war on Iraq, denounce a gay rights law and sell wireless phone service. The trouble, of course, is that the civil rights leader 'is not here to speak for himself,' said the Rev. Richard Bennett, executive director of the African American Council of Christian Clergy in Miami."...
MoDOT switches emphasis to maintenance (01/20/03)
People in Southeast Missouri may take some pleasure from the Missouri State Highways and Transportation Commission's latest decision on a funding split -- between rural areas such as ours and the urban areas of St. Louis and Kansas City -- slightly favors the rural areas...
Survey refines data for community needs (01/20/03)
A year ago, the Area Wide United Way set out on a fresh effort to determine what the area's biggest needs are. The group's leadership sent out surveys to businesses, service providers and labor unions. With that tool and others, the group determined that Cape Girardeau, Jackson and Scott City should focus on transportation, affordable housing, substance-abuse prevention and assistance for low-income families. ...
Speak Out B 01/18/02 (01/20/03)
Thanks for snow day I WOULD like to commend the Cape Girardeau School District for canceling school Thursday when the snow started. It takes a lot to make that decision when the snow starts so late in the morning. Again, thanks for considering the welfare of our children. I appreciate the effort...
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