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Stories from Thursday, January 23, 2003

Cape businesswoman meets president during roundtable talks (01/23/03)
Cape Girardeau resident Kathy Swan was among a select group of small business owners who met with President Bush Wednesday in St. Louis to discuss the president's $674 billion economic stimulus plan as well as talk about small business' role in righting the nation's struggling economy...
Hospital administrator files for Jackson alderman's seat (01/23/03)
A St. Francis Medical Center administrator is the only person who filed for the seat being vacated by Jackson Alderman Larry Hall. Filing for the April election closed Tuesday. Dale Rauh, director of rehabilitation at the medical center, is running for the Ward 4 seat...
Charges against Delta alderman dismissed (01/23/03)
Sexual misconduct charges were dismissed Wednesday against Delta alderman Roger Moore. "The system worked," said defense attorney James Hahn. Moore had been scheduled to appear Wednesday at a bench trial presided over by Associate Circuit Judge Gary Kamp...
Multi-family housing guarantee funding available from USDA (01/23/03)
Under its Guaranteed Rural Rental Housing Program, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development division provides loan guarantees to lenders, who in turn provide loans for the construction and rehabilitation of multi-family housing complexes in rural areas...
Southeast looks to set new enrollment record (01/23/03)
After getting more potentially bad budget news from the governor this week, Southeast Missouri State University reported some positive numbers Wednesday: The school had 8,301 students enrolled in classes on Tuesday, up 4.9 percent from the start of the spring semester a year ago. School officials say it adds up to a possible record spring enrollment when final numbers come out in four weeks...
Flag rally intended to show support for troops (01/23/03)
To ensure that military personnel abroad and those still at home have proof of community appreciation, Donna Sternickle of Jackson has planned a flag rally for 1 p.m. Saturday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars facility in Cape Girardeau. As an enlisted man's wife during Desert Shield and Desert Storm in 1990 and 1991, Sternickle organized outdoor flag rallies at Fort Stewart in Georgia. These rallies for the 24th Infantry Division were filmed by local media and then mailed out to troops...
Volunteer earns recognition from Points of Light Foundation (01/23/03)
The Area Wide United Way was recently notified that one of the winners of its annual Volunteer Recognition Awards was also recognized nationally by the Points of Light Foundation as an outstanding volunteer. Clara Delaney, 18, of Cape Girardeau, awarded the United Way's Youth Volunteer of the Year award last April, was identified as the National Volunteer of the Day for Monday, Jan. 20, by the Points of Light Foundation...
Fausz to give Lewis and Clark presentation (01/23/03)
J. Frederick Fred Fausz will present "Lewis and Clark and the Missouri Fur Trade" in the Hirsch Room of the Cape Girardeau Public Library at 2 p.m. Saturday. Fausz, who received his doctorate from the College of William and Mary, is an associate professor of history at the University of Missouri - St. Louis. He is an ethnohistorian of Euro-Amerindian relations in Colonial history, specializing in intercultural fur trade alliances...
Community digest 1/23/03 (01/23/03)
Cape to hold its winter community garage sale The city of Cape Girardeau will hold its Winter Community Garage Sale at the Osage Community Centre on Saturday. Those interested can call 335-5421 for more details. Healthy living class to be presented...
Workshops to explore farmer's markets (01/23/03)
Through an upcoming series of workshops to be held throughout the state, the Missouri Department of Agriculture is trying to help producers develop new markets and enhance existing ones. One of the workshops will take place at the Cape Girardeau County Extension office in Jackson on Feb. 24...
Emerson hears local health care concerns (01/23/03)
Skyrocketing malpractice insurance, tort reform and decreasing Medicare payments are the top health-care concerns, according to about 40 local doctors and other health care officials who attended a Wednesday morning health-care roundtable hosted by U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson...
Regional Guard unit to be sent to Panama for training (01/23/03)
About 360 National Guard troops from Southeast Missouri will be spending portions of their summer on a military mission in a foreign country -- but it's not Iraq. Instead, the 1140th Engineer Battalion, with its headquarters in Cape Girardeau, will send its soldiers to Panama as part of its annual training to build small medical clinics and schools in rural areas of the Central American country...
Investigators charge man in bonfire blast (01/23/03)
Investigators expect the man they say caused a bonfire explosion that seriously burned 14 people to turn himself in today. Jerry Lee Self Jr., 22, of Millersville, was charged Wednesday with 14 counts of second-degree assault for allegedly tossing a five-gallon gasoline can into a bonfire during a party on Friday at 3901 County Road 621...
Cape council holds budget talks, discusses capital improvements (01/23/03)
Since four new Cape Girardeau City Council members were elected last spring, the governing body has become a little more nosy. Case in point, Wednesday night the council met for the second night in a row, this time for 2 1/2 hours, poring over the city's capital improvement program and a very early rough draft of some budgetary figures for the fiscal year 2003-04...
Oak Ridge superintendent to retire (01/23/03)
After 33 years in education and seven years as superintendent of Oak Ridge School District, Cheri Fuemmeler will officially retire in July. Fuemmeler has worked part-time as superintendent this year to oversee finances and other projects at Oak Ridge...
Area school board elections set for April 8 (01/23/03)
The opportunity to file for election to Missouri school boards ended Tuesday, leaving one local district with too few candidates to fill vacancies and other districts with as many as six candidates vying for two openings. School board elections will be held April 8. Most Missouri schools are filling two terms of three years each...
Jackson man joins Army National Guard; dad handles swearing in (01/23/03)
submitted photo James E. Jones was recently sworn in to the Missouri Army National Guard by his father, Robert L. Jones.Southeast Missourian Private James E. Jones of Jackson was sworn in to the Missouri Army National Guard by his father, Major Robert L. Jones, at the Military Entrance Processing Station in St. Louis in December...
Drought has cost Missouri $460 million, officials say (01/23/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri is facing its second year of a severe drought that already has cost the state economy at least $460 million, officials said Wednesday. Lowell Mohler, director of the state Department of Agriculture, said farmers lost about $251 million last year because of the drought...
Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Bill Mauldin dies at age 81 (01/23/03)
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.-- Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Bill Mauldin, who as a young Army rifleman during World War II gave newspaper readers back home a sardonic, foxhole-level view of the front with his drawings of weary, dogface GIs Willie and Joe, died Wednesday at 81...
Abortion lawsuit bill gets hearing (01/23/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- On the 30th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion nationwide, Missouri lawmakers considered ways to limit abortions both here and in other states. A Senate committee heard testimony Wednesday on a bill that would let parents sue anyone who help a minor daughter to have an abortion without their consent...
Limbaugh moves for reforms to protect children (01/23/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Chief Justice Stephen N. Limbaugh Jr. called for major reform in the state's foster-care and family-court system before a joint session of the General Assembly on Wednesday. Fixing the breakdowns in the system to protect Missouri's most vulnerable children will require cooperation among the judicial, legislative and executive branches of government, Limbaugh said. ...
Fossils suggest birds may have four-winged ancestor (01/23/03)
Fossils with leg feathers discovered in northeast China suggest birds may have a four-winged ancestor that glided from ancient trees above its dinosaur cousins long before two wings took over to power flight. The small animal called "Microraptor gui" -- in honor of Chinese paleontologist Gu Zhiwei -- was about 2 1/2 feet long and had feathers covering its legs that were similar to the feathers in its wings. The fossils were dated to 128 million years ago...
Demonstrators mark abortion decision (01/23/03)
WASHINGTON -- Opponents and supporters of abortion rights rallied at the nation's symbols of freedom Wednesday, energized on both sides by Republican hopes of curbing the procedure 30 years after the Supreme Court legalized it. Dueling protests are a ritual in the nation's capital on the anniversary of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. But both sides said there was greater urgency this year with the GOP now controlling Congress and the White House...
Bush nominee for Treasury post draws questions (01/23/03)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush stands by his nomination of railroad executive John Snow to be Treasury secretary despite revelations that Snow was arrested for drunken driving in 1982 and was involved in a child-support dispute with his ex-wife, the White House said Wednesday...
Call-up of guard, reservists continues (01/23/03)
WASHINGTON -- More than 20,000 National Guard and reserve forces reported for active duty this week as the Pentagon continued its buildup for a possible war with Iraq. It was the biggest one-week jump in mobilizations for overseas or domestic duty since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks...
War support sought by Bush lags as key U.N. report nears (01/23/03)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush's efforts at bringing allies around to the U.S. position on Iraq appeared to be unraveling Wednesday, putting the administration in a difficult position ahead of a key U.N. report and debate. Weapons inspectors were coming up empty. France and Germany were balking at moving toward war. Turkey was resisting having U.S. ground troops on its soil. Opposition was growing in Britain while polls showed the American public didn't want to go to war in Iraq...
Banks may be required to disclose costs of overdraft programs (01/23/03)
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve is considering whether banks should be required to tell consumers more about the costs of programs that let customers overdraw accounts by covering checks that would otherwise bounce. The central bank recently asked for public comment on the so-called "bounce protection" programs and whether they should be made subject to truth-in-lending rules that require banks to disclose interest rates, fees and other information to consumers...
More than half of Americans now have stock holdings (01/23/03)
WASHINGTON -- Slightly more than half of U.S. households owned stock in 2001, compared with about a third only a decade earlier as the Wall Street boom of the 1990s pushed stock ownership to record levels. The big rise in stock prices plus the longest economic expansion in history helped to boost family balance sheets, the Federal Reserve reported Wednesday in the government's most extensive look at wealth in the country...
Government reports surge in identity theft complaints last year (01/23/03)
WASHINGTON -- The government received twice as many complaints about identity theft last year over 2001, with victims reporting hijacked credit cards, drained bank accounts and tarnished reputations. "This is a crime that is almost solely on the shoulders of the victim to resolve," said Beth Givens, director of the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, a San Diego-based consumer group. "They're beleaguered, they're tired, they're angry and it takes them a good deal of time to recover."...
People talk 1/23/03 (01/23/03)
Trace Adkins completes alcohol rehabilitation NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Country singer Trace Adkins says he voluntarily entered and completed a 28-day alcohol rehabilitation program during the holidays. In a statement released Tuesday, Adkins said he entered the inpatient program at the Cumberland Heights Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center after a year of extensive touring...
Senate confirms Ridge as chief of homeland security (01/23/03)
WASHINGTON -- The Senate confirmed Tom Ridge as homeland security chief Wednesday with a unanimous vote -- and a strong message that it would be watching carefully as he molds a makeshift operation into one of government's largest agencies. "With today's historic vote, the Senate has demonstrated our shared commitment to doing everything we can to secure our homeland," President Bush said after the 94-0 vote to make Ridge, former Pennsylvania governor and the president's top adviser on domestic terrorism, the first secretary of the new Homeland Security Department.. ...
Lawyer who exposed Elian memo sues Ashcroft, others (01/23/03)
MIAMI -- A government lawyer who exposed an internal memo on the refugee case of Elian Gonzalez is suing her superiors and Attorney General John Ashcroft, alleging she was a victim of retaliation. Diana Alvarez claims one of her superiors at the Immigration and Naturalization Service made disparaging comments about Cuban-Americans and deliberately kept her from receiving a good evaluation after she objected to "anti-Cuban bigotry and discrimination" during the seven-month custody battle over Elian.. ...
Former militants work to preserve legacy (01/23/03)
OAKLAND, Calif. -- The sleek leather jacket, black beret and .45-caliber pistol Bobby Seale packed in the 1960s are gone now. In their place, the former Black Panther Party chairman sports a denim shirt and, over his graying hair, a baseball cap emblazoned with "Bobbyqueseale.com" -- the Web address for his barbecue cookbook...
Electrical fire hurts Sharpton offices (01/23/03)
NEW YORK -- An electrical fire spread through the headquarters of the Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network on Wednesday, gutting a reception hall one day after Sharpton formally became a Democratic presidential contender in 2004. Fire investigators were focusing on an extension cord as the cause of the Wednesday morning blaze, Chief Fire Marshal Louis Garcia said. The cord may have been hooked up to a computer, fire officials said...
Wind-whipped frigid air sends cold (01/23/03)
Temperatures dropped to minus 35 degrees Wednesday as the cold wave hung on from the northern Plains into New England, keeping even the hardiest people indoors. Arctic air has been blowing south for more than a week, and has been felt especially hard in the Northeast, where the last couple of winters were unusually mild...
Fraternity brawl leaves one dead (01/23/03)
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- An early morning brawl involving fraternity members armed with sticks and knives left one man dead on his 23rd birthday and several others injured Wednesday. The large group from San Jose State University's Pi Alpha Phi and Lambda Phi Epsilon fraternities gathered about midnight at a suburban park...
Federal judge throws out lawsuit against McDonald's (01/23/03)
NEW YORK -- Saying the law is not intended to protect people from their own excesses, a federal judge threw out a class-action lawsuit Wednesday that blamed McDonald's food for obesity, diabetes and other health problems in children. U.S. District Judge Robert Sweet said the plaintiffs failed to show that the fast-food chain's products "involve a danger that is not within the common knowledge of consumers."...
Study says too much Vitamin A is health risk (01/23/03)
Taking vitamin A supplements can weaken the bones and increase the risk of fractures up to seven times, according to a large Swedish study. The research, conducted on men, confirms three earlier studies in women showing that high intake of vitamin A raises the risk of broken hips and weak bones. The latest study is the first to measure levels of the vitamin in blood, rather than just asking about diet and supplement use...
Death penalty possible for teen in D.C. sniper case (01/23/03)
FAIRFAX, Va. -- A grand jury indicted 17-year-old Lee Boyd Malvo on two counts of capital murder in last fall's sniper shootings, setting the stage for a death penalty trial. The indictment, issued Tuesday and made public Wednesday, also includes one count of using a firearm in a murder. Both capital murder counts stem from the Oct. 14 slaying of FBI agent Linda Franklin...
Jailed American recaptured after Monaco prison escape (01/23/03)
MONACO -- An American jailed for the arson death of billionaire banker Edmond Safra staged a daring escape by sawing through the bars of his Monaco cell but was quickly recaptured Wednesday. Ted Maher, a former Green Beret who had worked as Safra's nurse, was caught in a hotel in the French Riviera city of Nice hours after his overnight jailbreak...
Police find no evidence that skiers triggered deadly avalanche (01/23/03)
CALGARY, Alberta -- Police said Wednesday that they found no evidence that skiers triggered an avalanche earlier this week that killed seven people, including four Americans. "There's nothing for us to believe that it's anything other than just an accident," Sgt. Randy Brown of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said at a news conference...
Man convicted of beheading statue of Margaret Thatcher (01/23/03)
LONDON -- A man who admitted beheading a marble statue of Margaret Thatcher to protest global capitalism was convicted Wednesday, and the judge warned him he could go to jail. The trial at Southwark Crown Court in London lasted half a day and a jury deliberated for only an hour before finding Paul Kelleher, 37, guilty of criminal damage for the attack last July on the 8-foot, $240,000 likeness of the former prime minister...
Cuba says yes to tourism, no to gambling and drugs (01/23/03)
HAVANA -- President Fidel Castro says Cuba wants to develop tourism fit for the whole family, without the illegal drugs and gambling. "You won't see any casinos here," Castro said Tuesday night as he inaugurated a new resort on the island's northeastern coast. "Nor will there be drugs."...
Saudis officials arrest suspect in ambush of U.S. contractors (01/23/03)
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Saudi border guards Wednesday arrested a Kuwaiti suspected of killing one American and critically wounding another in an ambush in Kuwait, the official Saudi Press Agency reported. The agency quoted an unidentified Saudi Interior Ministry official as saying the Kuwaiti, who was not named, was arrested early Wednesday "sneaking into Saudi Arabia from Kuwait."...
Nations celebrate 40 years of reconciliation (01/23/03)
PARIS -- France and Germany celebrated 40 years of reconciliation Wednesday with a series of new measures to bring the once-bitter enemies even closer and position themselves as the engine of an expanding Europe. To commemorate a 1963 friendship treaty, German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and French President Jacques Chirac promised more cooperation on issues from crime to immigration to foreign policy...
Venezuelan court suspends referendum on Chavez's rule (01/23/03)
CARACAS, Venezuela -- In a setback for opposition efforts to oust Hugo Chavez, the Supreme Court on Wednesday indefinitely postponed a nationwide referendum that would have asked Venezuelans whether the president should quit. Hours later, President Hugo Chavez moved to bolster Venezuela's strike-damaged economy, saying he would impose foreign exchange controls to prevent Venezuela's currency from further plummeting. The Central Bank had suspended foreign currency trading earlier in the day...
Russian officials denounce effort to reopen inquiry (01/23/03)
MOSCOW -- Russian Defense Ministry officials insisted the Kursk nuclear submarine disaster was a closed case Wednesday, accusing a lawyer trying to reopen it of distorting the facts to promote his career. Boris Kuznetsov represents the families of 30 of the 118 Kursk crew members, all of whom died when a practice torpedo exploded and the submarine sank in the Barents Sea. ...
Ruling party defeats rivals in Dutch elections (01/23/03)
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands -- The governing Christian Democrats narrowly defeated a revived Labor Party in Dutch elections Wednesday, capping a tumultuous year roiled by an anti-immigration party. But no party won a majority of seats, leaving the shape of a government unclear and the Christian Democrats with the task of building a ruling coalition...
New rules, rumors cause asylum seekers to head to Canada (01/23/03)
LACOLLE, Quebec -- Ronald Blanchet sees them every day, trudging up the road from the U.S. border post to his Canadian immigration station at the crossing south of Montreal. Tired, frustrated and usually from Pakistan, refugee-seekers are flocking to this crossing between Lacolle, Quebec, and Champlain, N.Y. They say they want out of the United States because of real or rumored security steps in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks...
U.S. will push for sanctions on North Korea (01/23/03)
UNITED NATIONS -- A top U.S. official said Wednesday he will push for the U.N. Security Council to consider sanctioning North Korea for its nuclear programs, even as a U.N. envoy said the North would consider sanctions "an act of war." But Western diplomats on the Security Council said the issue likely will not come before them anytime soon since it still is being debated by the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency in Vienna, Austria...
NATO secretary-general Robertson to step down (01/23/03)
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- NATO Secretary-General Lord Robertson unexpectedly announced Wednesday he will step down in December, declining offers to stay on for another year. As the alliance's top civilian official, Robertson has been praised for pushing through reforms, overseeing NATO's decision in November to invite in seven new members and securing commitments from European allies to boost their military capabilities...
'Floating air bases' bring military might in striking distance (01/23/03)
ABOARD USS HARRY S. TRUMAN -- Around Iraq's borders, the Pentagon is struggling to persuade allies to host U.S. troops and warplanes needed for a possible attack. At sea, however, America's military power is unhindered and growing to possibly the biggest concentration of warships since the 1991 Gulf War...
Tibetans sentenced to prison, official admits (01/23/03)
BEIJING -- A Chinese official confirmed Wednesday that China has sentenced three more Tibetans to prison in a case that prompted an international outcry last month when another Tibetan was sentenced to death. The new sentences were first announced by Tibet activists abroad. They accused Chinese officials of failing to inform U.S. officials of the sentences during human rights talks last month...
Rescuers dig through wrecked buildings (01/23/03)
COLIMA, Mexico -- Emergency crews dug into piles of collapsed cement and brick Wednesday to reach victims trapped by a powerful earthquake that killed at least 25 people, crumpling walls like paper, turning brick into powder and leaving steel reinforcement bars scattered like straws...
India expels four Pakistani officials on claims of spying (01/23/03)
NEW DELHI, India -- India ordered the expulsion of four Pakistani embassy officials Wednesday, another indication that despite pulling back from war footing, neither of the nuclear-armed rivals is in the mood for improved relations. The four officials, including two high-ranking diplomats, were told to depart within 48 hours, Foreign Ministry spokesman Navtej Sarna said...
Israeli government lawyer suspended for leaking Sharon document (01/23/03)
JERUSALEM -- Israel's attorney general suspended a government prosecutor on Wednesday who admitted supplying a reporter with information about an investigation into Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's campaign finances. The suspension came after Attorney General Elyakim Rubinstein was criticized for interrogating the journalist who broke the story about a questionable $1.5 million loan to Sharon...
Israel's army demolishes three Palestinian homes in West Bank (01/23/03)
JERUSALEM -- Israeli army bulldozers demolished three Palestinian houses and two shacks Wednesday near a Jewish settlement in the southern West Bank, Palestinians said. The buildings were destroyed because they were built without Israeli permission, said Talia Somech, a spokeswoman for Israel's administration in the West Bank. The Palestinians say Israeli authorities usually refuse building permits...
Rocket lands outside U.S. military site (01/23/03)
BAGRAM, Afghanistan -- A rocket landed outside the U.S. military headquarters at Bagram north of the capital Kabul early Wednesday and several observation points at the base were attacked a few minutes later by gunfire. No U.S. soldiers were injured...
Year after Pearl's abduction, questions remain about his death (01/23/03)
KARACHI, Pakistan -- Scraps of refuse mix with chalky dust on the desolate dirt path where Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl spent the last tortured days of his life. It was in a concrete shed here that the killers videotaped his gruesome murder...
SE's Hines has streak of 651 straight games (01/23/03)
He has never attempted a shot or coached a game for Southeast Missouri State University, but perhaps nobody has been more involved with the Indians' basketball program over the last two decades than Ron Hines. Hines, Southeast's longtime sports information director -- a position similar to media relations director on the professional level -- has not missed an Indian game since 1980, his first year as the school's SID. ...
Morehead State men take charge early in OVC race (01/23/03)
Morehead State appears to be in the driver's seat in the Ohio Valley Conference's men's basketball race -- but the league's coaches have some words of caution. Namely that the bulk of the conference schedule still remains to be played and nothing is even remotely close to being decided...
Illini end two-game losing skid (01/23/03)
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Two games isn't much of a losing streak, but it was enough to have No. 18 Illinois sweating a bit. The pressure is off for now. Illinois (13-3, 3-2 Big Ten) held Purdue without a field goal over the final 6:46 and outscored the Boilermakers 18-6 over that span on the way to a 75-62 victory Wednesday night...
Linda Ruddy, tennis (01/23/03)
Linda Ruddy first set foot on a tennis court in 1950. Learning to play in high school, Ruddy has been playing ever since and although her competitive days are over, she is still enjoying every stroke she takes. She graduated in 1959 from Edwardsville (Ill.) High School, at a time when most schools' athletic programs didn't come equipped with a tennis team. ...
Carbon monoxide poisoning forces Mast to retire (01/23/03)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Years of breathing fumes in a race car has given NASCAR driver Rick Mast carbon monoxide poisoning that will end his career. Mast, who has not raced since May, said Wednesday he is suffering from acute and chronic carbon monoxide poisoning that carries symptoms similar to "the worst hangover in your life."...
Roddick, Aynaoui meet their match (01/23/03)
American advances to semifinals by winning epic 21-19 fifth set. By Phil Brown ~ The Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia -- A sweat-soaked Andy Roddick handed his racket to a ball boy to play the next point, then staggered to the corner of the court and plopped himself down, gasping air...
The missing ingredients (01/23/03)
Raiders flourish with new veteran players while Buccaneers needed a coach named Gruden. By Barry Wilner ~ The Associated Press SAN DIEGO -- The Oakland Raiders found a missing ingredient in guys like Rod Woodson, Bill Romanowski, Sam Adams and Jerry Rice -- all owners of NFL championship rings...
Sorenstam says she would play in a PGA Tour event (01/23/03)
LPGA Tour star says if she got an invitation to play she'd do it "in a heartbeat." By Doug Ferguson ~ The Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. -- Annika Sorenstam has dominated her competition on the LPGA Tour the last two seasons. Her next challenge might be against the men...
Rose working toward reinstatement (01/23/03)
NEW YORK -- The baseball commissioner's top deputy met with Pete Rose and his business agent in Florida last month, part of negotiations that could lead to the reinstatement of the sport's career hits leader. Bob DuPuy, baseball's president and chief operating officer, traveled to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to speak with Rose and his business agent, Warren Greene on Dec. 16...
Health calendar 1/23/03 (01/23/03)
Today Newborn massage class from 10 to 11 a.m. in Generations Center at Southeast Missouri Hospital. The course is for parents or caregivers and infants 4 to 6 weeks old. Call Generations at 651-5825 for information or to register...
Science gives parents some control over their children's genes (01/23/03)
NEW YORK hey held a news conference not long after Adam Nash was born. It was a small affair compared to the international media extravaganza that attended last month's alleged birth of the world's first cloned human. Maybe that's because Adam's birth had nothing to do with UFO cults, virgin births or secret laboratories in unnamed countries. But unlike the allegedly cloned "Eve," Adam offers a very real glimpse into the future of human reproduction...
The very bunch of bricks (01/23/03)
Jan. 23, 2003 Dear Patty, I spent much of my adult life avoiding home ownership and the responsibilities that come with it. Suddenly I'm becoming the king of Baltic Avenue. It's not me, of course. A few months ago, DC saw a sign announcing the auction of a small German brick house located not far where I work. She loves historic German brick houses. This one is at least 100 years old. This one also was the house I was renting when romance shanghaied us years ago...
Donald Shrum (01/23/03)
Donald Lee Shrum, 57, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Reno, Nev. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Hurshel Holmes (01/23/03)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Hurshel B. Holmes, 72, of Advance died Monday, Jan. 20, 2003, at Jackson Manor in Jackson. He was born Feb. 11, 1930, at Chaffee, Mo., son of Hurshel B. and Katie Estes Holmes. He and Jacqueline Dupuy were married Dec. 27, 1955. Holmes had worked for the U.S. Postal Service and was a teacher. He was an X-ray technician in the U.S. Air Force...
Jerry Winberry (01/23/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Jerry Franklin Winberry, 54, of Sikeston died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born March 15, 1948, in Stanton, Tenn., son of Joseph and Mary Barrett Winberry. He and Sandy G. Graham were married May 25, 1974, at Elvins, Mo...
Rose Tidwell (01/23/03)
Rose A. Tidwell, 98, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ann Simpson (01/23/03)
LEOPOLD, Mo. -- Ann Simpson, 88, of Leopold died Monday, Jan. 20, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 15, 1914, at Richwoods, Mo., daughter of John and Sadie Steggers Shoults. She and Walter Simpson were married June 5, 1937, at Richwoods. He died May 17, 1991...
Dorothy Foister (01/23/03)
MORLEY, Mo. -- Dorothy Nell Foister, 83, of Morley died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2003, at Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. She was born July 29, 1919, at Morley, daughter of Albert and Martha Ella Ragland Parker. She and George Willis Foister were married Oct. 17, 1939. He died Jan. 20, 1978...
Austyn Willey (01/23/03)
Austyn James Willey was stillborn Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Survivors include his parents, Alexis James Willey and Amanda Jo Gray of Scott City; paternal grandparents, Dennis and Lisa Willey of Eldon, Mo., Cliff and Stacie Hester of Scott City; maternal grandparents, Jimmy Gray and Paula Gray of Scott City; paternal great-grandparents, Merle Miles of Bethel, Mo., Hazel Scott of Irving, Texas; and maternal great-grandmother, Josephine Gray of Scott City.. ...
Bret Hughes (01/23/03)
Bret N. Hughes, 40, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003, at Monticello House in Jackson. He was born Nov. 29, 1962, in Chicago, son of Barry N. Hughes and Bonnie S. Buente McCarter. He and Sarah L. Holshouser were married Dec. 23, 2001. Hughes attended Woodland High School, and attended Thornton Junior College in Chicago. He worked at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago. He moved to Cape Girardeau in 2002 from Arizona...
Catherine McConnell (01/23/03)
Catherine Virginia "Katy" Poole McConnell, 77, of Clarence, Mo., died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2003, at her home. She was born March 16, 1925, near Emden, Mo., daughter of Adelbert Lee and Susie Gertrude Calvert Wood. She and Robert Marvin Poole were married Dec. 20, 1953. He died Oct. 18, 1961. She later married Leon "Pete" McConnell Aug. 16, 1969. He died March 6, 1999...
Frank Blessing (01/23/03)
ANNA, Ill. -- The funeral for Frank H. Blessing of Anna will be held at 1 p.m. today at Lutz and Rendleman Funeral Home in Anna. The Rev. Bon Reynolds will officiate. Burial will be in Jonesboro Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home until time of service...
Births 1/23/03 (01/23/03)
Liebherr Son to the Rev. David and Karla Liebherr of Waukesha, Wis., Waukesha Memorial Hospital, 7:10 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6, 2003. Name, Gabriel Michael. Weight, 8 pounds 3 1/2 ounces. Eleventh child, ninth son. Mrs. Liebherr is the former Karla Kagle, daughter of Carl and Mary Ann Kagle of Cape Girardeau. Liebherr is the son of Cliff and Jane Liebherr of Waukesha. He is pastor of Church of Acts...
Cape/Jackson police reports 1/23/03 (01/23/03)
Cape Girardeau Thursday, Jan. 23 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests James E. Carver, 34, of State Highway 3, McClure, Ill., was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of possession of ephedrine with intent to distribute, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia...
Cape/Jackson fire reports 1/23/03 (01/23/03)
Cape Girardeau Thursday, Jan. 23 Firefighters responded Tuesday to the following items: At 4:13 p.m., emergency medical service at 2119 Broadway. At 6:50 p.m., emergency medical service at Southeast Missouri State University.Firefighters responded Wednesday to the following item:...
Out of the past 1/23/03 (01/23/03)
10 years ago: Jan. 23, 1993 Number of candidates filing for three seats on Jackson school board is up to seven; latest to file are two-term board member Dr. T. Wayne Lewis and newcomer Wendy Hayes; Lewis has had dental practice in Jackson for over 25 years...
Lucky duckies again (01/23/03)
From The Wall Street Journal As you may have noticed, the critics of President Bush's new tax cut package claim it is a sop to the rich. This charge makes us wonder if they've even read the plan. The truth is that the Bush proposals would make the tax code more progressive, not less. And this isn't altogether a good thing...
Missouri Legislature streamlines committees (01/23/03)
Committees in the Missouri Legislature -- made up of lawmakers from across the state -- have the important task of deciding whether a bill is worthy of being forwarded on to the House or Senate for further debate. The committees are truly the front line of the legislative process...
Stop-sign vandals are endangering lives (01/23/03)
Vandalism is always costly and irritating. No property owner wants to find spray-painted sentiments on his home or car, and the persons who damage property in this way are immature criminals at best. But there's a kind of vandalism happening in Southeast Missouri that's more than costly and irritating...
Take time to start new love tradition for your valentine (01/23/03)
To the editor: Valentine's Day is fast approaching. It's time for sweet sentiments. Here are a few suggestions of nostalgia to arouse the feeling of love: Take time for a child to make a decorated box to receive those love messages. Take time for a special youngster who is a middle child to know he or she isn't forgotten. I'm 54 years old, but I still cherish the last valentine my father gave me at age 16. There isn't a dollar amount great enough to purchase that card...
Zonta strives to improve status of women (01/23/03)
To the editor: Following a Zonta meeting, several restaurant patrons asked, "What is Zonta?" Zonta International is an organization that strives to improve the status of women worldwide. It was founded in 1919 and was modeled after Rotary International. Here are a few examples of what we do in our community and worldwide:...
Speak Out 1/23/03 (01/23/03)
Safe drivers SENIORS DRIVE the speed limit. Every day you read where young drivers get killed or are running over the speed limit. I see young folks driving fast on Highway 61 or Interstate 55. It's good when a senior is in front of you to keep you safe...
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