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Group of disabled students use software to create tunes (01/28/03)
For some students the music gives them a voice they never had. By Jay Lindsay ~ The Associated Press CANTON, Mass. -- Joe Padula's mouth opens wide as the chorus "I'll be there for you!" echoes around the auditorium. The sound fades and Joe breaks into a broad smile. The recorded voice isn't his, but he made it happen with a nod of his head, and that's enough...
Dragons return in Sega sequel for Xbox (01/28/03)
One of the most movingly beautiful games of the Sega Saturn era was "Panzer Dragoon." Now that the company is out of the hardware business, Sega and developer Smilebit have come up with a sequel that's even more spectacularly gorgeous -- for the Xbox...
Jackson School Board meeting (01/28/03)
Today 614 E. Adams St.
  • Presentation: board appreciation week Consider audit bids for 2002-2003 school year
  • Talks go on in hopes of averting strike by SIU faculty (01/28/03)
    CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Faculty and administrators at Southern Illinois University here said Monday they hold out hope that negotiators will make progress on a new contract and avert a threatened strike Feb. 3. Union members voted last week to walk off the job next Monday if progress isn't made on solving a yearlong impasse over salary, benefits and working conditions at the 22,000-student campus...
    Board accepts proposed course requirement change (01/28/03)
    Increased standards surrounding graduation at Central High School in Cape Girardeau has led to a change in course requirements for students. At its meeting Monday night, the Cape Girardeau School Board approved the addition of a science course requirement for freshmen, and set the A+ Schools Program evaluation goals for 2002-2003...
    Learning briefs 1/28 (01/28/03)
    Moreton named youth of the month Andrew Moreton, a senior at Central High School, has been named the February Exchange Club Youth of the Month. He is the son of John and Nancy Moreton of Cape Girardeau and is co-president of the Central Student Senate...
    Area artists play show and tell at Cape library (01/28/03)
    Some guys get together once a week to watch a football game or play poker or bowl. For the past year, Herb Taylor and Arthur Wilhite have dropped by Max Cordonnier's home each Thursday night to talk about poetry and art and drama. Eventually the talk gave way to the need to perform for each other...
    Holden's tighter tax exemption would cost truckers (01/28/03)
    Dave Rollet says Gov. Bob Holden's proposal of ending what he calls a trucking industry tax loophole would do a good deal more than hurt his Perryville, Mo.-based transportation company. "It would kill us," said Rollet of Rollet Brothers, a small trucking company that runs about 40 tractor-trailers. "It would really break us, with fuel costs the way they are and the economy the way it is, it would be just enormous."...
    Cape resident sentenced on drug-related charges (01/28/03)
    A Cape Girardeau man was sentenced Monday on charges of possessing cocaine base with the intent to distribute. Marques Antonio Terry, 24, was sentenced to 120 months on one felony count of possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base. He appeared before U.S. District Judge Richard Webber...
    Millersville man pleads innocent in bonfire blast (01/28/03)
    The Millersville man accused in a bonfire explosion that seriously burned partygoers pleaded innocent Monday to 14 counts of second-degree assault. Prosecutors say Jerry Lee Self Jr. , 22, tossed a five-gallon gasoline can onto the fire during a rural Cape Girardeau county party Jan. 17. He was released on $75,000 bond Saturday...
    EPA readies for removal of lead-contaminated soil (01/28/03)
    FREDERICKTOWN, Mo. -- The Environmental Protection Agency said Monday it will begin removing yard soil and driveways in Fredericktown that are contaminated with lead from mine tailings, and it will continue to test more properties for trouble spots...
    Inmate found dead in Newton County jail cell (01/28/03)
    NEOSHO, Mo. -- A 45-year-old man who was in jail for failing to pay child support and court fines was found dead in his cell. Newton County jail officials said Allen Dale Rogers fell from his bunk and was found face-down on the floor Sunday. They declined to give a cause of death until they get autopsy results...
    Camp program proposes substantial cutbacks (01/28/03)
    NEVADA, Mo. -- With a deadline looming and a shortage of funds, the operators of a popular camp for high-school dropouts have proposed substantial cuts to keep the camp alive. The ShowMe Challenge program, which offers teens a chance to get their general equivalency diplomas, needed to raise $500,000 by Monday to maintain federal funding. ...
    Education by the book -- only if college students buy it (01/28/03)
    ST. LOUIS -- At St. Louis Community College, Ron Mozelewski has found many of his students less than businesslike when it comes to getting the textbook for his introductory economics class. Now more than a week into a new semester, only about half of his students have the book he assigned. Some say they simply left it at home; others say they plan to buy it...
    Unemployment rate steady in December (01/28/03)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's labor market conditions and unemployment rate remained fairly steady in December, the state Economic Development Department said Monday. The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 4.9 percent in December, down from 5.1 percent in November but the same rate as in December 2001...
    Two men plead guilty for disturbing burial ground (01/28/03)
    Two men pleaded guilty in Cape Girardeau Monday to charges of damaging archeological resources and damaging federal property by digging for artifacts at an American Indian burial site near Southeast Missouri's Lake Wappapello. Prosecutors said Steven Scott Tripp, 40, of Pevely, Mo., and William Thomas Cooksey, 53, of Union, Mo., illegally excavated and damaged archaeological resources. Gary Stilts, the Army Corps' operations manager there, previously estimated the damage at $14,000...
    Lawsuit seeks disclosure of state's execution protocol (01/28/03)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A St. Louis lawyer is challenging the state's refusal to fully disclose the procedures it uses when executing a criminal. Cheryl Rafert, who has defended death row inmates, is seeking a complete copy of the state's Capital Punishment Procedure, which details the execution process...
    Senate GOP wants budget changes (01/28/03)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- With the backing of business groups, some Senate Republicans outlined proposals Monday to revise Missouri's budget process and limit state spending. One measure would link the state's revenue estimate, which serves as the basis for its budget, to actual expenditures from a previous year...
    Virus-like Internet attack causes serious disruptions (01/28/03)
    WASHINGTON -- The weekend attack on the Internet crippled some sensitive corporate and government systems, including banking operations and 911 centers, far more seriously than many experts believed possible. The nation's largest residential mortgage firm, Countrywide Financial Corp., told customers who called Monday it was still suffering from the attack. ...
    Report fails to slow U.S. march toward showdown with Iraq (01/28/03)
    WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration moved steadily Monday toward a military showdown with Iraq and suggested a decision could come as early as next week after U.N. inspectors credited Iraq with only limited cooperation in the search for weapons. President Bush and his senior advisers refused to tip their hand on when the United States might go to war to force Iraq to disarm. ...
    High court refuses Barbie doll case (01/28/03)
    WASHINGTON -- Toymaker Mattel lost a Supreme Court appeal Monday over a mocking pop song that called the iconic fashion doll Barbie a "blonde bimbo." The high court did not comment in turning down Mattel's request to reopen a trademark fight over the 1997 dance hit "Barbie Girl." Mattel claims preteen girls who buy Barbie dolls were duped into thinking the song was an advertisement for the doll...
    Court rules government should return unused wireless licenses (01/28/03)
    WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court ordered the government Monday to give back billions of dollars worth of unused wireless licenses to NextWave Telecom Inc., a decision that could lead to better service and more options for cellular customers in many major American cities...
    Nation briefs 01/28/03 (01/28/03)
    Sept. 11 commission convenes, names director WASHINGTON -- An independent commission investigating the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks convened for the first time Monday, out of public view, to grapple with logistics and meet with some victims' relatives...
    First death penalty spy case in 50 years begins in Virginia (01/28/03)
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- The first spy trial in 50 years that could result in the death penalty opened Monday with prosecutors portraying a retired Air Force master sergeant as willing to sell out his country for a price and his lawyers saying he had nothing of value to offer...
    Inflammation test suggested for those at risk of heart disease (01/28/03)
    New guidelines issued Monday urge doctors to consider testing millions of Americans at moderate risk of heart disease for signs of inflammation in the bloodstream -- a newly recognized cause of heart attacks. Evidence has been building for several years that painless inflammation is a major trigger of heart trouble, worse even than high cholesterol. But until now, doctors have been unsure how and when to look for the condition, which can be measured with a simple blood test...
    Economists say low interest rates could last until late summer (01/28/03)
    WASHINGTON -- Americans who have been treated to the lowest interest rates in 40 years on home mortgages and many other types of loans should be able to take advantage of those low rates at least until summer, private economists said Monday. They pointed to turbulence on Wall Street over rising worries about a war with Iraq as a primary reason the Federal Reserve will leave interest rates at a 41-year low...
    Crayola celebrates 100 years of color (01/28/03)
    EASTON, Pa. -- The first box sold for a nickel and contained eight colors: Red, blue, yellow, green, violet, orange, black and brown. Crayola has been coloring inside the lines ever since. In an age in which video games and talking dolls and high-tech educational toys compete for their attention, kids are still turning to the combination of paraffin wax and pigment to express themselves in riotous color...
    People talk 1/28/03 (01/28/03)
    Anti-war activists joined by actresses CANBERRA, Australia -- Actresses Toni Collette and Judy Davis were among anti-war activists Monday who tried to present Prime Minister John Howard with an application for U.S. citizenship because of his support for Washington's hardline stance against Iraq...
    Poor study habits don't hurt high school grade point averages (01/28/03)
    Although American freshmen arrived at college last fall with the worst study habits in 15 years, it didn't hurt their high school grade point averages, according to an annual study based on a survey of the first-year students. The study, released Monday, found only 33.4 percent of college freshmen reported spending six hours per week or more studying or doing homework during their senior year in high school. ...
    World briefs 01/28/03 (01/28/03)
    Passenger train collision in Alpine tunnel kills two SAINT-DALMAS DE TENDE, France -- French and Italian passenger trains collided head-on in an Alpine tunnel in southeast France on Monday, killing two people and injuring four seriously. French authorities said the two trains slammed into each other in the Biona Tunnel near the Italian border at 11:15 a.m., throwing passengers to the floor and causing their suitcases to tumble down from overhead bins. ...
    Mobs rampage in Ivory Coast in third day of violent protests (01/28/03)
    ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast -- Loyalist mobs waving machetes and metal clubs ran riot through Ivory Coast's main city Monday, in a third day of protests over a power-sharing peace deal with rebels. Throngs of angry young men set up fiery roadblocks, besieged the French and American embassies for a second day and attacked foreigners, who were warned to stay indoors...
    South Korean envoy meets key aide to N. Korean leader (01/28/03)
    SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea ordered the U.N. nuclear agency to keep out of its business Monday, a scornful diatribe that came as top North and South Korean officials held cordial talks on resolving Pyongyang's nuclear crisis. Moving ahead with Seoul's diplomatic offensive, South Korea's presidential envoy met with a close confidant of reclusive North Korean President Kim Jong Il -- and there was speculation that he and other envoy could meet with Kim himself in the coming days...
    India, Pakistan resume Kashmir border shelling (01/28/03)
    NEW DELHI, India -- India and Pakistan resumed shelling along the Kashmir border Monday, and New Delhi warned Pakistan it would be "erased from the world map" if Islamabad used nuclear weapons against India. Pakistan responded by calling the comments by Defense Minister George Fernandes "nothing but Indian harping."...
    Inspectors present Iraq report (01/28/03)
    UNITED NATIONS -- U.N. weapons inspectors bolstered the United States' case Monday that Iraq has failed to cooperate with them wholeheartedly, but also called for at least a "few months" to give the process time to avert a war. The presentation of the inspectors' report to the U.N. Security Council came 60 days after inspections resumed following a four-year break...
    Venezuelan oil output climbs as strike wanes (01/28/03)
    CARACAS, Venezuela -- A two-month strike against President Hugo Chavez showed signs of waning Monday as oil production rose and opposition leaders said schools, restaurants and malls may reopen. Crude oil output reached 966,000 barrels a day Monday according to striking executives at the state oil monopoly, Petroleos de Venezuela S.A., or PDVSA. ...
    Confident of victory, Sharon sits out last day of campaigning (01/28/03)
    JERUSALEM -- Confident of victory in Tuesday's election, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon withdrew to his office on the last day of the campaign, while opposition leader Amram Mitzna phoned wavering voters in a desperate attempt to cushion what is shaping up as the worst-ever showing of the once-dominant Labor Party...
    Notre Dame's defense silences No. 9 Park Hills (01/28/03)
    Notre Dame's girls' basketball team rolled 65-13 at home Monday against Park Hills Central, the No. 9-ranked team in the Southeast Missouri Top 10 poll. All 10 players scored for Notre Dame (9-7), No. 8 in the media poll. The Bulldogs jumped to a 20-3 lead after the first quarter and led 33-11 at halftime. Notre Dame stepped up its defense in the second half, holding Park Hills Central (9-6) to two second-half points, both of them in the fourth quarter...
    Ohio high school star cleared in Hummer inquiry (01/28/03)
    CLEVELAND -- LeBron James, the nation's top high school basketball player, was cleared Monday after a two-week investigation determined he did not violate state amateur bylaws by accepting a sports utility vehicle as a gift. Ohio High School Athletic Association commissioner Clair Muscaro decided James did not compromise his amateur status and that his mother, Gloria, had provided proof she bought him the Hummer H2 vehicle...
    Central pair dives right into winter sport (01/28/03)
    After a long, physical and successful football season, Central's Jeremiah Dukes and David Hammond haven't exactly been settling into a warm Jacuzzi for the winter. While they have been spending time in the water, they haven't been gently slipping in...
    Glenzy was a former coach with Chaffee football team (01/28/03)
    Former Chaffee High School football coach Gary Glenzy died Sunday morning in the emergency room at Pinckneyville Community Hospital in Pinckneyville, Ill. Glenzy was 63. The cause of death was not available. Glenzy, born in Chaffee, Mo., was the coach at his alma mater for three seasons from 1967 to 1969. His 1969 team finished 8-2 and featured a pair of current coaches on its roster, Sikeston's Charlie Vickery and New Madrid County Central's Steve Rogers...
    Garner focused on keeping Indians upbeat after losses (01/28/03)
    Keeping his team positive despite a recent slide will be Southeast Missouri State University coach Gary Garner's primary focus in practice this week as the Indians prepare for two Ohio Valley Conference home games. The Indians have played solid basketball over the past couple of weeks, but all they have to show for it is a win and three losses...
    Commission set to ease Title IX gender equity rule (01/28/03)
    WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration's Title IX commission appears set to recommend that the 30-year-old gender equity law in sports be made less rigid, a commission member said Monday. The commissioner, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the "directions they are moving toward" include a less restrictive interpretation of the law's proportionality test. It also is expected to call for new surveys to gauge sports interest among student bodies...
    Washington University men, women are No. 1 -- again (01/28/03)
    ST. LOUIS -- Sitting in his office awaiting the latest test for the top-ranked men's basketball team in NCAA Division III, Mark Edwards' concentration is broken by raucous cheers from the other side of the wall. It's the Washington University women's team, also unbeaten, also top-ranked, holding its personal pre-game pep rally, before taking to the court both teams have turned into a small college pit...
    Winter X Games inches closer to mainstream (01/28/03)
    ASPEN, Colo. -- When ESPN created the X Games in 1995, critics laughed and parents scoffed. They said anything with boards, wild flips and strange terminology couldn't be a sport and the competitors weren't really athletes. Oh, how the perception has changed...
    USOC fight worries sponsors, leads to congressional hearing (01/28/03)
    America's Olympic leaders thought they had solved their latest crisis, declaring it much ado about nothing. Meeting privately two weeks ago to debate accusations of an ethics violation by CEO Lloyd Ward, they emerged with smiles and a plea for unity going into the Athens Olympics...
    Bucs look to next year, but history says they shouldn't (01/28/03)
    SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The best players on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are in their prime, and the offense should get better as Jon Gruden tinkers. So why shouldn't a team with the NFL's top defense repeat as Super Bowl champion? Because history says they won't...
    Raiders' short-term plan ends in lopsided loss (01/28/03)
    OAKLAND, Calif. -- The short-term plan failed -- and the long-term troubles are just beginning for the Oakland Raiders. While desperately pursuing their first championship in 19 years, the Raiders didn't think far into the future beyond Super Bowl Sunday. They stocked their roster with talented veterans, and pushed the limits of their salary cap for years to come with lucrative contracts...
    Lions fire Mornhinweg after second losing season (01/28/03)
    The Detroit Lions fired coach Marty Mornhinweg on Monday -- a month later than expected. After a 3-13 season and a 5-27 record over two years, it was surprising when Lions chief executive Matt Millen said Dec. 31 that Mornhinweg would return for another season...
    Bucs fans savor Super Bowl win (01/28/03)
    TAMPA, Fla. -- Thousands of red-clad Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans poured into chilly Raymond James Stadium on Monday night for a chance to welcome home their Super Bowl heroes. Still reveling a day after the Bucs' 48-21 rout of the Oakland Raiders, they waited in long lines that snaked around the 65,000-seat stadium to get into the free celebration...
    Australian champs defy age, redefine the limits (01/28/03)
    They are champions for the ages and heroes of the middle-aged. Andre Agassi, bald and still beautiful in his movement on the court, is a Grand Slam champion again at 32 with his fourth title in the Australian Open's summer swelter. Yet he is a mere pup compared with Martina Navratilova, 46 and closing in on AARP eligibility as she leaves the Australian Open mixed doubles with her 57th major title...
    '60 Minutes' producer to leave next year (01/28/03)
    NEW YORK -- Legendary producer Don Hewitt, who created the first television newsmagazine, "60 Minutes," and has run it since the stopwatch began ticking in 1968, announced Monday he will give up the reins next year. Hewitt, 80, nonetheless signed a new 10-year deal with CBS to continue as an adviser and to create new projects...
    'Crispin- The Cross of Lead' wins top literature honor (01/28/03)
    PHILADELPHIA -- The story of an orphaned 13-year-old boy in search of his identity in 14th-century England has won the top honor in children's literature from the American Library Association. Avi's "Crispin: The Cross of Lead" was awarded the 2003 Newbery Medal on Monday. Eric Rohmann's "My Friend Rabbit" won the Caldecott Medal for children's book illustration...
    Mary Schrader (01/28/03)
    Mary Schrader, 81, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Jan. 27, 2003, at the Lutheran Home. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church.
    Carol Baker (01/28/03)
    ANNA, Ill. -- Carol K. Baker, 64, of Anna died Monday, Jan. 27, 2003, at City Care Center in Cobden, Ill. She was born Sept. 13, 1938, in Wichita, Kan., daughter of William and Gladys Edwards Wright. She and William R. Baker were married May 13, 1970, in Mound City, Ill. He died May 19, 1995...
    Clyde Wisdom (01/28/03)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Clyde L. "Peck" Wisdom, 73, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003, at Hunter Acres Caring Center in Sikeston. He was born Feb. 10, 1929, son of Hoy and Luttie Whitesell Wisdom. He and Treva Williams were married Nov. 5, 1949. He was a newspaper distributor for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Southeast Missourian, the Commercial Appeal, USA Today and the Wall Street Journal. He was a member of First Assembly of God church...
    Irma Halter (01/28/03)
    Irma Lee Halter, 74, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center. She was born Aug. 8, 1928, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of William and Nellie Robinson Schwepker. She and Adolph Halter were married July 23, 1949, at Dutchtown. He died Sept. 30, 1980...
    John Rhude (01/28/03)
    ULLIN, Ill. -- John Matthew Rhude, 78, of Fairview Heights, Ill., died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003, at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Belleville, Ill. He was born Sept. 21, 1924, in the Ullin area, son of Israel and Ethel Irvin Rhude. He and Marian Brown were married Sept. 20, 1947...
    Gary Glenzy (01/28/03)
    CHAFFEE, Mo. -- The funeral for Gary W. "Bear" Glenzy of Pinckneyville, Ill., will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Bruno Catholic Church in Pinckneyville. The Rev. John Venegoni will officiate. Burial will be in a Pinckneyville cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. A prayer vigil will be held at 5 p.m...
    Bobby Ledbetter (01/28/03)
    CAIRO, Ill. -- Bobby J. Ledbetter, 59, of Murphysboro, Ill., formerly of Cairo, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital in Murphysboro. He was born March 8, 1943, in Ullin, Ill., son of Roy and Alice Brown Ledbetter. Survivors include two sisters, Eleanor Riggs of Cairo, Peggy Franklin of Pocatello, Idaho; two brothers, Larry Ledbetter of Indianapolis, Ind., and Gary Ledbetter of Mounds, Ill...
    Mary Thomson (01/28/03)
    CHAFFEE, Mo. -- The funeral for Mary Helen Thomson of Chaffee will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church in Chaffee. The Rev. Marty Blakey will officiate. Burial will be in Cape County Memorial Park in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call at the church after 4 p.m. today at the church. A P.E.O. service will be held at 7...
    Sherrill Alfultis (01/28/03)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Sherrill E. "Al" Alfultis, 59, of Ozark, Mo., died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2003, at his home. He was born June 26, 1943, in Sikeston, son of Morris and Helen Duncan Alfultis. Alfultis was a diesel mechanic, drag strip racer, and a fishing guide...
    Carolyn Poe (01/28/03)
    Carolyn Sue Poe, 61, of Jackson died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2003, in Cape Girardeau. She was born May 25, 1941, in Cape Girardeau County, daughter of Cletis O. and Myrtle Goode Gilles. She and Ronald Poe were married Dec. 31, 1957, in Cape Girardeau. Carolyn was a loving wife, mother and homemaker. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Ladies Altar Guild, and Jackson Noon Optimists...
    Marie Brown (01/28/03)
    Marie Brown, 91, of Cape Girardeau passed away Sunday, Jan. 26, 2003, at her home. She was born Nov. 6, 1911, in Tamms, Ill., daughter of John L. and Dora Hardy Crider. She and Lowell H. Brown were married Sept. 7, 1933, in Cairo, Ill. He preceded her in death Jan. 17, 1963...
    Lillian Bellamy (01/28/03)
    Lillian B. Bellamy, 90, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2003, at Maranatha Village in Springfield, Mo. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
    Charles Hall (01/28/03)
    CAIRO, Ill. -- Charles Allen Hall, 64, of Cairo died Friday, Jan. 24, 2003, at his home. He was born Aug. 11, 1938, in Hickman, Ky., son of Thurman and Christine Coffee Hall. Hall retired as a machinist from Milco Manufacturing, where he worked more than 20 years...
    Alpha Freeman (01/28/03)
    BENTON, Mo. -- The funeral for Alpha Faye Freeman of Benton will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Benton. Bill Bradley will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Hills Memorial Gardens near Morley, Mo. Friends may call at the chapel from 4 to 8 p.m. today...
    Etchel Matthews (01/28/03)
    EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- Etchel Matthews, 76, of East Prairie died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2003, at John Cochran VA Medical Center in St. Louis. He was born June 4, 1926, at Bertrand, Mo., son of Lee and Emma Heath Matthews. He and Marcella Thompson were married Aug. 11, 1950, in St. Louis...
    Births 1/28/03 (01/28/03)
    Ticer Daughter to Sgt. Clinton Lewis and Aimee Marie Ticer of Buford, S.C., Buford Memorial Hospital, 3:57 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003. Name, Emilie Michelle. Weight, 7 pounds 9 ounces. First child. Mrs. Ticer is the former Aimee Forester, granddaughter of Sharon Forester of Cape Girardeau. Ticer is the son of Lewis and Janis Ticer of Jackson. He is in the U. S. Marine Corps, stationed at Parris Island, S.C...
    Cape fire report 1/28 (01/28/03)
    Cape Girardeau Tuesday, Jan. 28 Firefighters responded to the following call Sunday: At 11:22 p.m., a still alarm at 1601 Greenbrier.Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: At 1:53 a.m., the smell of smoke at 401 Independence. At 11:30 a.m., a box alarm at 3010 Mimosa...
    Cape/Jackson police reports 1/28/03 (01/28/03)
    Cape Girardeau Tuesday, Jan. 28 The following items were released by theCape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Earl Lavelle Harris, 25, of 208 S. Middle St., Cape Girardeau, was arrested Sunday for trafficking and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute...
    Out of the past 1/28/03 (01/28/03)
    10 years ago: Jan. 28, 1993 U.S. Rep. Bill Emerson, day after writing letter to President Bill Clinton expressing opposition to dropping ban on allowing gays in military, sent letter to all members of Missouri General Assembly asking them to pass resolution opposing Clinton's plan...
    Three C's of school reform (01/28/03)
    By Marc Fey A year ago this month, President Bush signed the No Child Left Behind Act amid criticism by both liberals and conservatives. I too was a bit cynical about how effective it would be. But one year later, our schoolchildren and their parents are better off. The reason? Finally, there is a crack in the wall that has kept parents out of the decision-making process of their child's education...
    School foundation is looking for volunteers (01/28/03)
    Paul Schermann diplomatically says it's hard for people to donate time in this busy day and age, but it shouldn't be -- especially if it's a worthwhile cause. And the Cape Girardeau Public School Foundation, of which Schermann is a board member, certainly qualifies as one of those...
    Heisserer to put on robes of circuit judge (01/28/03)
    As of March 1, there will be a new face on the bench in the 32nd Judicial Circuit. John P. Heisserer, a Cape Girardeau lawyer, will be appointed to fill the seat being vacated by John W. Grimm. Judge Grimm, who became the state's youngest circuit judge when appointed in December 1993 at the age of 31, is returning to private practice...
    Protesters trying to keep soldiers out of harm's way (01/28/03)
    To the editor: How can we best support the troops deployed around Iraq? Some people believe we should suspend all critical thought and comments as we goose-step to the Bush war drums. Others of us have pursued the facts well beyond the nightly news blurbs. This makes our lives more complicated...
    It is our duty to support those in the military (01/28/03)
    To the editor: In response to the article "Rally to support troops puts focus on U.S. flag": I'm a friend of Donna Sternickle. I knew her when she was an Army wife at Fort Stewart, Ga., and attended our church. She has always been a driving force in the support of our troops and our country. It is good to know that she has not changed in making people aware of what our country is all about...
    Students serving in Guard can get university's help (01/28/03)
    To the editor: In response to the article "Regional Guard unit to be sent to Panama for training": There should be no need for Spc. Eric Ebaugh to drop his classes at Southeast Missouri State University. He will only be gone for two weeks. He should talk to his professors about options for makeups for papers and exams. ...
    Speak Out 1/28/03 (01/28/03)
    NO ONE wants to pay taxes. It's our hard-earned money, and we deserve all of it. Or do we? As much as I need the money dished out to taxes, I hate to think about what the world would be like without taxes. Crime rates would increase dramatically, road repairs and the recreational facilities we enjoy using would not exist as we know them and social services and mental-health services would not be available. ...
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