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Stories from Wednesday, January 29, 2003

Foundation for Health grants give region help (01/29/03)
The Missouri Foundation for Health has distributed $1.8 million so far through several health-related grants for projects that serve Southeast Missouri. That amount likely will increase significantly this year. The foundation has only been giving away money since last August...
The Go Show to present national Christian bands (01/29/03)
The concert will be sponsored by Fellowship of Christian Athletes. By Sam Blackwell ~ Southeast Missourian The first Fellowship of Christian Athletes office in Southeast Missouri opened in Sikeston, Mo., last August. Since then, director Travis Smith has been visiting schools that already have "huddles" and others where students may want to join the organization...
Jackson students in tune with Catholic Schools Week (01/29/03)
Students at Immaculate Conception School in Jackson are learning about giving and stewardship with the release of their first compact disc. The Catholic parish school recently released the CD titled "Fire in our Hearts: Songs on Our Lips." The project involved each of the 250 students in the school -- from kindergarten through eighth grade -- who selected songs and submitted cover art...
Local reaction to State of the Union address (01/29/03)
What part of Bush's address interested you the most? "I was probably most interested in the domestic issues and how he was going to solve our domestic problems, such as the economy. But like everyone else in the country, I was on pins and needles waiting to hear how he was going to phrase what he plans to do with the impending war."-- Robert Gifford, music professor, Cape Girardeau...
Region/state briefs 01/29/03 (01/29/03)
Area anti-war gathering set for Saturday A member of Veterans for Peace will speak at an anti-war rally on Saturday at the Osage Community Centre in Cape Girardeau. The Southeast Missouri Coalition for Peace and Justice, an organization that opposes a possible war with Iraq, is hosting what is being called a "teach-in." It is scheduled from 1-3 p.m. and will conclude with an outdoor rally, organizers said...
Jackson Board of Education actions (01/29/03)
Tuesday,Jan. 28 Approved a bid from Larson, Allen, Weishair and Co. to conduct the 2002-2003 school audit.
Dog helps to corner Cape man for police (01/29/03)
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- After eluding capture for a week, it took the threat of fighting off a police dog to motivate a Cape Girardeau shooting suspect to cooperate with police. Zatron R. Twiggs, 17, was arrested early Tuesday morning at a house in Carbondale. Twiggs is charged in connection with a shooting that took place Jan. 20 on the 400 block of South Ellis Street in Cape Girardeau...
Two plead guilty to damaging archeological site (01/29/03)
Two Southeast Missouri men pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court to charges of damaging a prehistoric Native American burial site near Lake Wapapello. Steven S. Tripp, 40, of Pevely, Mo., and William T. Cooksey, 53, of Union, Mo., both pleaded guilty to one count of knowingly excavating and damaging acheological resources on public lands owned by the United States and to one count of willfully injuring or damaging property owned by the United States. ...
Club news 1/29/03 (01/29/03)
Editor's note: Please submit your club news information either typed or printed. It is sometimes very difficult to make out people's names. Please use members' first and last names instead of formal titles. For instance, Jane Smith, not Mrs. John Smith. Thank you....
Girl from Dexter gets ready for lung transplant (01/29/03)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Like most 16-year-old girls, Dexter High School sophomore Savannah Snider's thoughts and aspirations revolve around a recently acquired driver's license, prom prospects, homework assignments, and college plans. But for Savannah, there are other issues at hand; issues no 16-year-old should have to deal with, but there just the same. ...
State transportation advisory panel convenes for first time (01/29/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- An advisory panel charged with recommending improvements in the state's transportation department convened for the first time Tuesday. And it was clear that some members aren't pleased with the way things now work. Although the meeting was intended to provide the panel an overview of the transportation department, at least one member entered the meeting seeking to abolish the agency's current administrative structure...
Teen thrown from vehicle clings to utility wires (01/29/03)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Joe R. Thompson III said he doesn't remember exactly how he was catapulted from his car during a traffic accident and ended up dangling from power lines for 15 to 20 minutes until he was rescued. Thompson says all he knows for sure is that God saved his life...
Governor presents deadline for school aid cuts (01/29/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Cutting $360 million in state aid school districts and colleges have already budgeted for the current school year will be the only option if lawmakers balk at borrowing against Missouri's financial settlement with tobacco producers, Gov. Bob Holden said Tuesday at a meeting of state school board members...
St. Louis thieves stealing cars left idling on cold days (01/29/03)
ST. ANN, Mo. -- It seems harmless enough: Go outside and start the car on a cold winter morning, then go back inside to wait for the vehicle to warm up. After all, who wants to get into a cold car when temperatures are near-zero, as they've been the St. Louis area for much of the past couple of weeks?...
Illinois agency tries to determine how it failed foster child (01/29/03)
CHICAGO -- Officials of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services were scrambling Tuesday to find out why its child welfare system that had been much praised in recent years broke down in the case of a 3-year-old boy found chained by the neck to a bed...
Senate panel considers religious rights bill (01/29/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A Senate leader has renewed his effort to make it harder for state and local governments to restrict the free exercise of religion. For two years, Senate President Pro Tem Peter Kinder has sought passage of legislation requiring that state or local officials demonstrate a "compelling" public interest in restricting religious freedom...
Democrats attack Bush on economy in response to State of Union (01/29/03)
WASHINGTON -- America under President Bush has been left with fewer jobs and not enough money for security, education and health, Democrats said Tuesday in a combative response to Bush's State of the Union speech. "In too many ways, our country is headed in the wrong direction," Gov. ...
New MRI scan produces better images of human brain (01/29/03)
WASHINGTON -- It's one of the biggest frustrations in treating multiple sclerosis: Someone with debilitating symptoms can have an MRI scan of the brain that, inexplicably, shows only a tiny spot of damage. A Duke University scientist calls that spot the tip of the iceberg, discovering that MS patients actually can have 2 1/2 times more damage there than the regular MRI detected -- plus more hidden abnormalities lurking elsewhere...
Experts, FBI- Hunt difficult for source of Internet attack (01/29/03)
WASHINGTON -- Leading experts on Internet security are skeptical that the FBI and other investigators will be able to track down the person responsible for last weekend's attack on the Internet. These experts, including many who provide technical advice to the FBI and other U.S. agencies, said exhaustive reviews of the blueprints for the attacking software are yielding few clues to its origin or the author's identity...
Five NYC Mafia heads simultaneously behind bars (01/29/03)
NEW YORK -- And then there were none. More than 70 years after a bloody mob war ended with a peace producing New York City's five Mafia families, the heads of these crime syndicates are simultaneously behind bars for the first time. "There was a time when no mob boss was even convicted," said Ronald Goldstock, former head of the state Organized Crime Task Force. "Symbolically, this is one more milestone in the fight against the mob."...
House Republicans question fairness of $3.1 billion drought pac (01/29/03)
WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are questioning a Senate-passed plan to pay farmers $3.1 billion for crop losses, citing farm groups' concerns that too much of the money would go to growers who were barely affected by last year's droughts and floods...
People talk 1/29/03 (01/29/03)
Victims rights activist considers Senate bid DANA POINT, Calif. -- Nicole Brown Simpson's older sister, Denise Brown, is considering running for U.S. Senate from California the next time there's an open seat. "I want to run for Senate," Brown, 45, told The Associated Press in a telephone interview Monday from Orange County, where she runs the Nicole Brown Charitable Foundation in memory of her slain sister. ...
Bush builds case for war in State of Union speech (01/29/03)
WASHINGTON -- Building a case for war against Iraq, President Bush said Tuesday night he has fresh evidence that Saddam Hussein seeks to "dominate, intimidate or attack" with weapons of mass destruction that he could share with terrorist allies. He pledged to "fight with the full force and might of the United States military," if necessary, to disarm Iraq...
Half brothers charged with killing mother, dismembering body (01/29/03)
SANTA ANA, Calif. -- Prosecutors filed murder charges against two half brothers Tuesday and said the 15-year-old would be tried as an adult in the gruesome slaying of his mother, who was dismembered the way the sons allegedly saw it done on "The Sopranos."...
Fighting in Afghanistan underscores unfinished terror agenda (01/29/03)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush pressed his case against the man he called "the dictator of Iraq" in his State of the Union address, but a new flare-up of fighting in Afghanistan served as a vivid reminder of troubles elsewhere. A year after he linked Iraq, Iran and North Korea in an "axis of evil," Bush sought to steel the nation for a possible war with Iraq. ...
Reports show consumers still economy's lifeline (01/29/03)
NEW YORK -- The threat of war with Iraq contributed to the second straight monthly drop in U.S. consumer confidence. The Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index slipped in January to 79 from 80.7 in December. The index is based on a survey of 5,000 U.S. households and is calculated from a base of 100 in 1985...
On the side - Charities starting for-proft spinoffs (01/29/03)
PITTSBURGH -- With donations increasingly tough to come by, more and more charities are setting up moneymaking sideline businesses. In Pittsburgh, for example, one charity plans to grow and sell orchids. An organization in Yonkers, N.Y., operates a bakery whose customers include Ben & Jerry's. And a child-care center for poor families in the Washington area uses its kitchen to run a catering service...
Senators grill nominee for treasury secretary (01/29/03)
WASHINGTON -- Treasury secretary nominee John Snow told his Senate confirmation hearing on Tuesday that President Bush's tax plan will boost a lagging U.S. economy. But critics told Snow the program was weighted too heavily to the wealthy and would have to be changed...
West Coast states bearing brunt of high unemployment rates (01/29/03)
WASHINGTON -- West Coast states are being battered by the ailing economy, leading the country again in high unemployment rates last month, while the Dakotas and Nebraska posted the lowest jobless rates. The new data, released Tuesday by the Labor Department, shows that the jobs outlook in much of the country remains bleak. But no states reported wild swings in their unemployment rates, suggesting some stabilization -- at least for now...
Administration plans to disclose evidence on Iraq (01/29/03)
WASHINGTON -- Pressing its campaign for worldwide support, the Bush administration is preparing to present new evidence to foreign leaders and the American public that Iraq is developing weapons of mass destruction and has links to the al-Qaida terror network...
The other casualties - List remembers dead Vietnam vets (01/29/03)
WASHINGTON -- Christopher Wilkinson held his wife's hand as he died of lung cancer in a Minnesota hospital room, 27 years and 8,000 miles away from the war in Vietnam. Carl Auel flipped his car in a ditch along a Virginia backroad and died in a coma two weeks later, ending years of nightmares about Vietnam that pushed the retired Navy chaplain to drink...
College career offices besieged by alumni searching for work (01/29/03)
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. -- College seniors are finding some unexpected company this semester as they visit their schools' career services offices -- from alumni who also want help landing a job in a slow economy. "Not a day goes by that I don't have an alum on my calendar," said Patricia Deloy, the director of career services at Central Connecticut State University. She's not alone...
Sharon wins crushing victory over Labor in Israeli election (01/29/03)
JERUSALEM -- Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who has taken a hard line against the Palestinian uprising, won a crushing victory in Israel's election Tuesday, and partial results showed his Likud and other hawkish parties easily winning most seats in parliament...
Chavez gets oil output above 1 million barrels a day (01/29/03)
CARACAS, Venezuela -- President Hugo Chavez's government scored a victory in Venezuela's political crisis by producing more than 1 million barrels of oil Tuesday, frustrating a 2-month-old opposition drive to strangle the world's No. 5 oil exporter...
Brazil social forum ends with protest for peace (01/29/03)
PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil -- A weeklong gathering of social activists ended with a boisterous street protest against possible military action in Iraq and a proposal to create a hemispheric free trade zone that would stretch from Canada to Argentina. Led by bands on trucks like those used in Brazil's Carnival parades, some 30,000 participants in the World Social Forum ended a week of discussion and protest intended as a counterpoint to the gathering of business leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.. ...
Impatience with Saddam's defiance spreads worldwide (01/29/03)
KIEV, Ukraine -- Russian President Vladimir Putin warned on Tuesday that Moscow, which has been pushing for a diplomatic solution to the Iraq crisis, "may change its position" if Baghdad hampers U.N. weapons inspectors. France and Germany, strong opponents of the war option, also issued calls for Iraq to cooperate, but Baghdad remained defiant...
Ethnic fighting flares in Ivory Coast over peace deal (01/29/03)
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast -- Ivory Coast's army said Tuesday it opposed a new peace deal with rebel forces while ethnic clashes reportedly killed 10 people, new signs that loyalist anger over the accord was spinning out of the government's control. Thousands of government loyalists surrounded the U.S. ...
South Korean envoy unable to meet North Korean leader (01/29/03)
SEOUL, South Korea -- A South Korean envoy who had hoped to try in person to dissuade North Korea's Kim Sung Il from pursuing a nuclear program was returning home Wednesday without meeting the reclusive leader, as the North accused Washington of planning a major attack on the communist country...
Iraq criticizes U.N. report as biased (01/29/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Arms inspectors exaggerated problems over progress in their pivotal reports to the U.N. Security Council, a senior Iraqi complained Tuesday. He said Baghdad would work on the problems, including scientists' rejection of private U.N. interviews...
NATO won't authorize start to military support on Iraq (01/29/03)
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- Despite a U.N. report sharply critical of Iraq, NATO will delay a U.S. proposal to send surveillance planes and Patriot missiles to Turkey as part of the buildup for military action, a senior diplomat said Tuesday. The closed meeting of ambassadors from the 19 NATO nations remained deadlocked on the issue, with Germany, France, Belgium and Luxembourg insisting on more time before ordering the military to start planning for a limited alliance role in an Iraq conflict, diplomats said.. ...
Bomb explodes during defusing attempt, leaving 21 injured (01/29/03)
KIDAPAWAN, Philippines -- A bomb exploded Tuesday in the southern Philippines as a police disposal expert tried to defuse it, injuring at least 21 people and starting a fire in a three-story commercial building, officials said. The blast occurred in the city of Kidapawan, where a bomb killed seven people and injured 24 others at a bus station in October. There was no immediate claim of responsibility...
Congolese tell how rebels changed from killers to cannibals (01/29/03)
BENI, Congo -- Hiding in bushes, Amuzati Nzoli watched as rebel soldiers turned from killers into cannibals: his 6-year-old nephew was their victim. Accounts like the one told by the middle-aged Pygmy are sweeping through northeastern Congo. Human rights activists and investigators from the United Nations say rebels cooked and ate at least a dozen Pygmies and an undetermined number of people from other tribes during recent fighting with rival insurgents...
'Get the U.S. out of Mexico' (01/29/03)
MEXICO CITY -- "Get the U.S. out of Mexico" isn't just a leftist slogan anymore. It's a serious proposal by President Vicente Fox's conservative party -- to delete "United States" from the name of a country where national pride permeates every aspect of society, including titles...
World business leaders look to restoring public trust (01/29/03)
DAVOS, Switzerland -- In earnest panel discussions and just-between-us sideline chats, the titans of international business spent six days chewing over how to restore public faith in corporations. As the World Economic Forum wound up, a rough consensus was evident: Tougher laws may help, but they won't stop executives willing to lie or steal. A renewed dedication to basic business ethics is more important, many said...
Agency predicts dismal future for tourism industry (01/29/03)
GENEVA -- Political turmoil, the global economic downturn and travel jitters have put an estimated 6.6 million people out of work in the tourist industry worldwide, and there is little sign of recovery before 2005, the United Nations labor agency said Tuesday...
Chinese firm distributes anti-AIDS 'cocktail' (01/29/03)
SHANGHAI, China -- A Chinese company on Tuesday began distributing generic drugs that mix into a potent anti-AIDS "cocktail," the first time a low-cost version of the treatment has been available in China. Trucks carrying hundreds of thousands of doses of the two drugs, dd1 and d4t, arrived in the central province of Henan, where the Chinese-made mixture first will be available, said a spokesman for drug maker Desano Shanghai...
Church makes big payout to abused former altar boy (01/29/03)
DUBLIN, Ireland -- The Roman Catholic Church offered a high-profile apology Tuesday and more than $300,000 to a former altar boy sexually abused by a priest, the biggest individual settlement of its kind in Ireland, where hundreds of such cases have yet to face court...
U.S. warplane crashes; two on board safely eject (01/29/03)
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- A U.S. Navy warplane crashed into the Caribbean Sea as it approached an aircraft carrier for landing, a Navy official said Tuesday. The two servicemen on board safely ejected. The F-14D Tomcat fighter jet crashed Sunday more than a half mile from the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt involved in exercises off the Puerto Rican island of Vieques, said Lt. Fred Kuebler, spokesman for the Second Fleet in Norfolk, Va...
Wounded civilian says shooting shows need for anti-terror drive (01/29/03)
LANDSTUHL, Germany -- An American who was shot in Kuwait said Tuesday he was told by Kuwaiti police that the gunman had trained in Afghanistan. David Caraway, 37, was seriously wounded when he and another civilian employee of the U.S. military, Michael Rene Pouliot, were ambushed Jan. 21 on a road leading to Camp Doha, where thousands of U.S. soldiers are based. Pouliot, 46, was killed...
Defensive show makes it a big week for Notre Dame (01/29/03)
Two days ago Notre Dame's girls basketball team held a defensive clinic against Park Hills Central in a 65-13 rout at home. Not to be outdone a day later, Notre Dame's boys basketball team put on a defensive showcase of its own, holding Park Hills Central to 12 first-half points on its way to a 68-39 win at home Tuesday...
Season highs lift Central past Doniphan in OT (01/29/03)
DONIPHAN, Mo. --Three Tigers posted career highs in points as Central defeated Doniphan 103-96 in overtime in a SEMO Conference boys basketball game Tuesday night. Sophomore Scott Chestnutt, who had scored 32 points twice this season, posted a new career-high with 35 points as the Tigers posted their highest point total since 1994. Also recording career-high totals were point guard Will Johnson, 25 points, and Mitch Craft, 16 points...
Cape Girardeau rivals venture to Show Me Center (01/29/03)
College football has its rivalry week. So does high school winter sports in Southeast Missouri. The next seven days should be a good one for the high school fan. And at, or near, the top of the list will be a Central-Notre Dame showdown at the Show Me Center...
Title IX group meets today, expected to loosen rules (01/29/03)
WASHINGTON -- Supporters of the status quo for Title IX were dealt a setback Tuesday when a Bush administration commission issued procedures that stated its final report "will not include minority views." Commissioner Donna de Varona said the procedures are "tantamount to a gag order."...
Refreshed Duval out to regain top spot (01/29/03)
David Duval sounded as if he's headed to the Sun Valley slopes to snowboard, not to the California desert to start his PGA Tour season. "I'm fired up about playing," he said as he prepared for the Bob Hope Classic. "I'm swinging really well, I really am. We'll see what happens."...
Bucs' celebration continues with parade (01/29/03)
TAMPA, Fla. -- Warren Sapp blew kisses to the crowd, and coach Jon Gruden received the key to the city as an estimated 100,000 people lined the streets of downtown Tampa on Tuesday to celebrate the Buccaneers' Super Bowl victory. Fans clad in the team's red and pewter colors waved banners and chanted "Defense!" and "Tampa Bay!" as the Buccaneers rode in convertibles and pickup tricks in a parade in their honor...
Blues finish with a 4-0 run, overtake Capitals (01/29/03)
WASHINGTON -- Down 3-1 late in the second period, the Blues needed to do something extraordinary to extend their domination of the Washington Capitals. Facing a goaltender who hadn't allowed more than three goals in a game since Dec. 1, the Blues used a three-goal flurry to beat Olaf Kolzig and the Capitals 5-3 Tuesday night...
Houseplants need pruning below ground too (01/29/03)
A special type of pruning that houseplants need is root-pruning. Once a plant has grown as large as you want it to, the soil must be periodically renewed around its roots. The only way to accomplish this without increasing the size of the pot is to cut back some roots...
Chinese New Year is celebrated with plenty of vegetarian dishes (01/29/03)
NEW YORK -- A reminder: Feb. 1 marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Ram. In China and Chinatowns around the world that means parades, firecrackers and food. Lots of food. Martin Yan, master chef, cookbook writer and host of PBS cooking shows, has just the recipe to recommend from his latest book, "Martin Yan's Chinatown Cooking."...
Simple recipes for meat-free dishes (01/29/03)
CONCORD, N.H. -- Sometimes if it isn't simple, it isn't going to be supper. Even the most dedicated home cooks have nights when the fast-food demon beckons, when the mere thought of getting near the stove is enough to get them hot and bothered. Thankfully, there are alternatives to running out to McBurgerPalace (or grabbing a vegetable patty from the freezer). High-flavor, low-effort home-cooked meals can be made in minutes...
Recipes abound for Mexican cake (01/29/03)
smclanahan It is always fun when people respond to recipe requests, but it especially fun when men respond because so few do. Today, Dr. Bob Gardner has answered a request for three milk cake from Janet Welter of Kelso, Mo. Janet and her sister recently ate some of the cake and she was looking for the recipe. ...
Pruning fruit trees winter can give you larger fruit in spring (01/29/03)
On the day I am writing this column, it is cold outside. In fact, local weatherman Bob Reeves says it will be the coldest night of this winter season. He also says we are in for a warm-up during the next few days. Hopefully, by the time this column is published, you will be in the mood to read about gardening again...
Old photo prompts questions (01/29/03)
My friend John is a pack rat of the highest order. There was a power outage at the office where we both worked in 1991. He lit a decorative Christmas snowman candle, which burned more than halfway down. The rest was still sitting on his desk when he changed jobs in 2002. For all I know, he's got it at home...
Clint Hensley Sr. (01/29/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The funeral for Clint McKenzie Hensley Sr. of Sikeston will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Carl Addison will officiate. Burial will be in Garden of Memories Cemetery, with military rites by Missouri Military Funeral Honor Guard...
Everett Settle (01/29/03)
FREDERICKTOWN, Mo. -- Everett "Smokey" Settle, 94, of Fredericktown, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2003, at ClaRu DeVille Nursing Center in Fredericktown. He was born July 19, 1908, at Twelve Mile, Mo., son of Edward J. and Mary Jane Graham Settle. He married Hazel Dorothy Kemp, who preceded him in death...
Delores Newton (01/29/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The funeral for Delores Newton of Sikeston will be held at 1 p.m. today at Trinity Gospel Church, with Larry Davis officiating. Burial will be in Sikeston Memorial Park Cemetery. Ponder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Newton, 59, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2003...
Jennie Tims (01/29/03)
LILBOURN, Mo. -- Jennie Tims, 81, of Lilbourn died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003, at Sells Rest Home in Matthews, Mo. She was born Jan. 13, 1922, at Delbert, Mo., daughter of Fred and Kathryn "Katie" Crosno. She married Winford Tims, who preceded her in death...
Bobby Pearson (01/29/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Bobby Pearson, 55, of Sikeston died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. He was born Oct. 21, 1947, at Commerce, Mo., son of Woodrow and Lillie Mae Allen Pearson. He and Twana Mills were married Oct. 15, 2001. Pearson attended Kelly High School at Benton, Mo. He worked at Noranda Aluminum in New Madrid, Mo., 25 years...
Noriko Martin (01/29/03)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Noriko Martin, 45, of Japan died Monday, Jan. 27, 2003, in Japan. She was born May 14, 1957, in Japan. Survivors include a daughter, Angela Martin, and a son, Matthew Martin, both of Perryville. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Thomas Bass will officiate...
Carol Revelle (01/29/03)
Carol Ann Revelle, 55, of St. Louis died Monday, Jan. 27, 2003, at her home. She was born March 11, 1947, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of L.T. and Vernell Propst Eakins. She and Jimmie Revelle were married May 25, 1973. He died in July 1997. Revelle was a dietitian many years, retiring from Truman Center in 2002 because of ill health. She was a member of First Baptist Church in St. Louis...
Mary Schrader (01/29/03)
Mary I. Schrader, 81, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Jan. 27, 2003, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Oct. 5, 1921, at Mansfield, Mo., daughter of Ira and Lola Pope Brazeal. She and Charles F. "Dopey" Schrader were married Aug. 8, 1942, in Spartanburg, S.C...
Norma Brothers (01/29/03)
Norma Dorothy Brothers, 85, of Jackson died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2003, at her home. She was born March 21, 1917, in Jackson, daughter of Louis and Ida Zschille Ristig. She and Robert L. Brothers were married June 4, 1938, in Luxora, Ark. Norma worked at the former International Shoe Co. in Jackson and the former Florsheim Shoe Co. in Cape Girardeau, retiring in 1979. She was a member of Emanuel United Church of Christ in Jackson...
Paul Corzine (01/29/03)
ANNA, Ill. -- Paul E. Corzine, 85, of St. Charles, Mo., formerly of Union County, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003, at his home. He was born June 16, 1917, in Balcom, Ill., son of Claude C. and Myrtle Corzine. He first married Mary Frances Tripp. She preceded him in death. He later married Charlotte Bruning Newell...
Mary Lochmann (01/29/03)
ANNA, Ill. -- Mary Lochmann, 77, of Anna died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2003, at the home of a granddaughter in Jackson, Mo. Lutz and Rendleman Funeral Home in Anna is in charge of arrangements.
Cape/Jackson police reports 1/29/03 (01/29/03)
Cape Girardeau Wednesday, Jan. 29 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Nathan R. Mueller, 24, of 3339 State Highway 94, Defiance, Mo., was arrested Monday on a Cape Girardeau County warrant for failure to appear...
Cape fire report 1/29/03 (01/29/03)
Cape Girardeau Wednesday, Jan. 29 Firefighters responded Monday to the following items: At 5 p.m., alarm at 232 Broadway. At 5:38 p.m., emergency medical service at 1738 Themis. At 9:38 p.m., emergency medical service at 535 Boxwood.Firefighters responded Tuesday to the following items:...
Out of the past 1/29/03 (01/29/03)
10 years ago: Jan. 29, 1993 Southeast Missouri State University's new $15 million College of Business Administration building looks great on paper, but turning it into reality may take some time; school officials aren't ready to throw in towel when it comes to possibility of state funding for project this year; but state construction money for project wasn't included in Gov. Mel Carnahan's recommended budget for 1994 fiscal year, which begins July 1...
The truth about real hillbillies (01/29/03)
By Gerry Roll HAZARD, Ky. -- CBS is scouring my county for "The Real Beverly Hillbillies." Evidently, Les Moonves, CEO of CBS, thinks families who have struggled with poverty for generations and overcome obstacles for survival that would make most urban Americans cringe is good comedy. I am saddened by his assumption that anyone would think this is entertainment...
Missouri budget - the rest of the story (01/29/03)
Tobacco bonds should be a talking point, not a campaign issue GOV. BOB HOLDEN'S visit here last week, one of eight or nine visits around the state, was geared for media coverage. The appeals to college administrators and elementary and secondary school officials to lobby their state representatives and senators to support his call for the use (pre-spending of future anticipated -- but not guaranteed -- revenue) of tobacco money failed full disclosure. ...
Missouri needs a kick in the economy (01/29/03)
Missouri's unemployment rate averaged about 5 percent last year, edging up gradually throughout the year. While the state's overall rate stayed below national percentages, pockets of Missouri -- particularly Southeast Missouri -- had high jobless rates that reached double digits in the Bootheel and in Wayne County...
A mixed bag for Missouri businesses (01/29/03)
Gov. Bob Holden's proposed state budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1 has some carrots for businesses, but his plan shows little spark for an economic turnabout across Missouri. The budget plan proposes a reduction in the corporate income tax rate and a three-day sales-tax holiday in August for back-to-school purchases. ...
News story prompts memory of 'Blind' Boone (01/29/03)
To the editor: When I was an undergraduate at the University of Missouri, I believed I could make a fortune learning to tune pianos. I found a mentor, one Wayne B. Allen, who told me stories about John William "Blind" Boone, who had died about 25 years before. Allen had been his manager...
Life as we would write it would be only a fairy tale (01/29/03)
To the editor: If we could write the story of our life and live it out the way we wrote it, instead of living our life and then writing a story about it, how different a life we would live, and how different a story one would read. Our life's story would be of a life that never felt pain nor experienced the loss of a loved one. ...
Column shared ways to love, help each other (01/29/03)
To the editor: I want to thank Jon Rust for the very beautiful column he wrote about love for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Having known Jon since he was a small boy, it made me feel so happy and proud of him. He is a brilliant and loving young man who was raised in a loving family...
Let's find some fresh, new minds for government (01/29/03)
To the editor: In response to the article "Lawmakers seek term limits for executive branch": I am in total agreement. All executive offices should be limited. Congressional terms should also be limited. There are some officials who have been in office so long I believe they think they own the government. Let's get to work and get them out and replace them with fresh, new minds. What can I do to help?...
Speak Out A 01/28/03 (01/29/03)
WITH THE new federal building being built at Frederick and Independence streets, a lot of people should be coming to that area. Why not open the old bus station on Frederick? That should bring in more people plus business for that part of town. It would help the taxi business, and maybe someone could build a new hotel in that part of town...
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