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Community cuisine 1/30/03 (01/30/03)
St. Joseph makes plans for breakfast Sunday A breakfast, sponsored by St. Joseph Home and School, will be served from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday at St. Joseph School's gym in Scott City. The menu will include sausage, pancakes, scrambled eggs, muffins and mixed fruit. The cost is $5 for adults, $2 for children 6 to 12, children five and under eat free...
Community digest 1/30/03 (01/30/03)
St. Denis announces date for winter dance BENTON, Mo. -- St. Denis Home and School of Benton is hosting a winter dance from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the St. Denis Parish Center. Live music will be provided by Decade. Tickets will be sold at the door; $7 per person, $12 per couple. Soda and snacks will be available. Call the school at (573) 545-3017 for more information...
Seminar to show businesses how to spot fake bills (01/30/03)
Some people call it "funny money," but to area merchants and law enforcement counterfeiting is seriously bad for business. Cape Girardeau police took in 30 reports of counterfeit bills in 2002, said Sgt. Rick Schmidt. To combat the problem, a free class on recognizing counterfeit money will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Osage Community Centre. The "Know Your Money" class will be taught by U.S. Secret Service Special Agent Thomas Canavit...
Free car seat safety checks scheduled at fire station (01/30/03)
Most parents may not realize it, but safety seat checks show that four out of every five car seats are used incorrectly. In an effort to reduce motor vehicle-related injury, the leading injury-related killer of children age 14 and under, the Cape Girardeau Area SAFE KIDS Coalition and Cape Girardeau Safe Communities organization are together offering a free car seat check up on Friday...
'West Side Story' production planned (01/30/03)
The Notre Dame Regional High School is returning to the musical, "West Side Story," after 20 years, according to Tony Buehrle, development director at Notre Dame. Cindy King last directed the musical at the Notre Dame school in 1983. "West Side Story," to be performed at the school April 10 to 13, is the "timeless tale of love destroyed by senseless hatred," according to musical organizers...
Skeletal remains found near Puxico (01/30/03)
Daily American Republic PUXICO, Mo. -- As officers comb a river bank near Puxico for any evidence, a pathologist will begin the task of identifying the remains found there Tuesday. According to Stoddard County Sheriff Steve Fish, there is a possibility the remains may be that of Claudia J. Sneed, 50, of Bernie...
Military digest 1/30/03 (01/30/03)
Bequette completes basic training PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Marine Corps Pfc. Brandy L. Bequette, daughter of Kathleen Pingel of Perryville, recently completed basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Parris Island, S.C., and was meritoriously promoted to her current rank...
Annual dinner dance to benefit radio station (01/30/03)
KRCU will host its fifth annual Hearts and Swing Dinner Dance Feb. 15, sponsored by the Women's Heart Advantage at St. Francis Medical Center. This year's event will be held at the A.C. Brase Arena Building in Cape Girardeau beginning at 6:30 p.m. with a social...
Health calendar 1/30/03 (01/30/03)
Today Grief Support Group meets from 7 to 9 p.m. in Conference Room A in the St. Francis Education Center. For more information, call Denise at 651-4617. Dr. Lori Moyers will discuss about the upper respiratory on "Ask Your Doctor." The call-in medical show airs at 8 p.m. on channel 5 and is sponsored by the Cape Girardeau Area Medical Society, St. Francis Medical Center and Southeast Missouri Hospital. Viewers can call 334-3095 with questions...
Vandals strike at Dexter's new aquatic center (01/30/03)
DailyStatesman DEXTER, Mo. -- Area vandals who had nothing better to do than destroy public property may soon have nothing better to do than sit in a jail cell. Dexter Parks and Recreation administrator Lawson Metcalf said a person or persons recently illegally entered the new Dexter Aquatic Center at Dexter East Park and did some damage...
Report - Safety for children in county declines (01/30/03)
The safety and well-being of children in Cape Girardeau County declined in 2002 according to the annual Kids Count report released today by the St. Louis-based child advocacy group Citizens for Missouri's Children. While the county's overall ranking among Missouri's 114 counties improved from 41st in 2001 to 36th in 2002, the county went downhill in eight of the 10 statistical indicators used in the report, including low birth weight infants, infant mortality, child abuse/neglect, births to teenagers and violent deaths among 15- through 19-year-olds.. ...
Small school with big options (01/30/03)
Well into the second semester of the school year, eighth-graders in the Nell Holcomb School District are facing a tough decision: where to go to school next year. Nell Holcomb is one of 75 school districts in Missouri that only serve students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Departing eighth-graders have the choice of attending school districts in either Jackson or Cape Girardeau, and students say there are many factors that influence their decision...
Cost-cutting plan by SBC upsets frequent dialers (01/30/03)
SBC has canceled its popular Local Plus calling plan, replacing it with a new plan that has irked some of its customers because it raises rates for heavy users, especially those who spend a good deal of time dialed in to the Internet. In fact, some rural Internet users have reacted to the plan, which takes effect Monday, by canceling their subscriptions to local Internet service providers, saying that they can no longer afford Web access if it's going to cost them long-distance prices when they get online.. ...
City's housing coordinator settles into new duties (01/30/03)
Cape Girardeau's first community housing coordinator, officially named at a Wednesday news conference held by the Area Wide United Way, plans to attack the city's housing problems on a comprehensive level, rather than as an isolated issue. Employed through the Community Caring Council she once directed, Shirley Ramsey's new position evolved from a community assessment conducted by the United Way in 1999. Four key needs emerged from this evaluation, with affordable housing as one of them...
Agriculture census reports due; used for statistical purposes (01/30/03)
Forms for the 26th Census of Agriculture are to be completed and back in the mail by Monday. These forms were sent out to all farmers of record during December 2002. This census is conducted every five years by the Agriculture Statistics Service and is the nation's largest agricultural information gathering project. It was first conducted in 1840 as part of the population census...
Doctors rally at state capital to rein in lawsuits (01/30/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Dr. David Giem has delivered about 1,500 babies during his 26 years practicing medicine in Sullivan. Now, Giem says, his practice is threatened by the cost of medical malpractice insurance. In the past year alone, he says, his malpractice insurance premiums rose about 600 percent...
Teacher fired for telling class views on interracial marriage (01/30/03)
CRYSTAL CITY, Mo. -- A St. Louis-area school board voted unanimously to fire a teacher who told a class she opposed interracial marriage and believed mixed-race couples should not have children. Crystal City eighth-grade teacher Jendra Loeffelman, who was tenured with 13 years in the 700-student district, maintains her concern was only that mixed-race children might be victims of teasing...
Nixon files suit against tire dump (01/30/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Attorney General Jay Nixon filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking to force a cleanup at a dump that contains an estimated 1 million tires. The dump, located off Missouri A about eight miles west of Archie in southern Cass County, is believed to be the largest remaining tire dump in Missouri, the attorney general's office said. The tires have been dumped in old mining ravines and caves during the last several years...
Better Business Bureau warns against group posing as charity (01/30/03)
ST. LOUIS -- The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers not to give to the American Cancer Aid Foundation, saying the group is masquerading as a charity. "There are a lot of red flags that have popped up," James Judge of the bureau's St. Louis office said Monday. He said there was no way of knowing how much money the organization collected...
Education cuts draw questions of legality (01/30/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- With the governor threatening to cut $259 million in state aid to local school districts if other budget-balancing efforts aren't approved, some Republican lawmakers are questioning his constitutional power to do so. Gov. Bob Holden, a Democrat, wants the General Assembly to approve legislation that would allow money borrowed against future payments from a financial settlement with the tobacco industry to be used to cover a shortfall in the current state budget. ...
Republicans ask Bush to take food dispute to WTO (01/30/03)
WASHINGTON -- House Republican leaders, saying that European policy banning genetically modified food from the United States was discriminatory and damaging to American farmers, urged President Bush Wednesday to bring the issue before the World Trade Organization...
America's most popular vehicle is also its most protested (01/30/03)
Call it the sport-utility paradox: With their high profile, both on the road and in the public imagination, SUVs have become the most coveted and most reviled vehicles in America. Vandals target them; environmentalists and safety experts denounce them. Some clergy suggest they might be un-Christian, and new TV ads link them to terrorism. Yet at auto dealerships -- in the countryside, the suburbs, the inner city -- SUVs remain the nation's hottest-selling models...
Fed leaves interest rates at 41-year low (01/30/03)
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve decided on Wednesday to leave interest rates unchanged at a 41-year low, optimistically predicting that the feeble U.S. economy will revive once geopolitical risks -- a reference to a possible war with Iraq -- recede...
Cartoonist Bill Mauldin buried at Arlington (01/30/03)
ARLINGTON, Va. -- A cold and steady rain began 30 minutes before cartoonist Bill Mauldin's burial Wednesday at Arlington National Cemetery. Willie and Joe, Mauldin's perpetually cold, often wet infantrymen, would not have been surprised. "His timing was excellent," son David Mauldin said after the graveside service attended by two former wives, seven children and numerous grandchildren...
Stocks rise due to bargain hunting, despite war fears (01/30/03)
NEW YORK -- Investors put their fears about Iraq on hold Wednesday, bidding shares higher for a second straight day despite President Bush's warning that a war is more certain. Lower prices following two weeks of heavy selling brought bargain hunters to Wall Street. But the market still had to fight hard for its gains -- trading was choppy in response to Bush's State of the Union address Tuesday night and bad earnings news from companies including Kraft Foods...
Fed debt forecast to climb without cuts, war (01/30/03)
WASHINGTON -- This year's federal deficit will soar to $199 billion even without President Bush's new tax cut plan or war against Iraq, the Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday in a report that cast doubt on chances for balancing the budget anytime soon...
People talk 01/30/03 (01/30/03)
Madonna's defection from London temporary LONDON -- Is the love affair over between Britain and the superstar it likes to call Madge? Recent press reports claimed adopted Londoner Madonna has decamped to Los Angeles, defeated by the dreary English weather...
Bad-times budget plan for NY cuts education (01/30/03)
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Gov. George Pataki proposed major cuts in education and health-care spending Wednesday but avoided what he called "job-killing taxes" in his state budget proposal. Pataki said he would seek to reduce the state work force by 5,000 employees, mainly through attrition, but he did not rule out layoffs...
SEC sues KPMG over Xerox work (01/30/03)
NEW YORK -- The Securities and Exchange Commission sued the KPMG accounting firm Wednesday, accusing it of letting Xerox manipulate its balance sheets to fill a $3 billion gap and appear healthier than it really was. The SEC accused KPMG, three current partners and one former partner of securities fraud in the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court...
AOL Time Warner has loss; Turner to step down (01/30/03)
NEW YORK -- AOL Time Warner reported a staggering fourth-quarter loss of $44.9 billion Wednesday, largely because of the declining value of the world's biggest media company. Separately, the company announced Ted Turner is stepping down as vice chairman...
AmeriCorps volunteer freeze puts some projects on hold (01/30/03)
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Some AmeriCorps volunteers who planned to tutor children in Ohio and Missouri this year have not yet stepped into classrooms. In Maine and Florida, AmeriCorps projects to restore nature trails are on hold. And in California, efforts to preserve fisheries have been scaled back...
Nation briefs 01/30/03 (01/30/03)
Clonaid chief: Baby Eve is alive and well in Israel FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The head of the company that claims to have created the first human clone appeared in court Wednesday and insisted under oath that the baby exists and is in Israel. With that, Circuit Judge John Frusciante said the baby would be outside the jurisdiction of the Florida court, and he threw out a petition seeking the appointment of a guardian for the child...
Judge rejects insurer's claim Sept. 11 attack was 'vandalism' (01/30/03)
NEW YORK -- A federal judge Wednesday rejected an insurance company's effort to classify the Sept. 11 attack that toppled the World Trade Center's twin towers as vandalism so it could be considered one incident, rather than two. U.S. District Judge John Martin said it could be argued that the attack fit the dictionary definition of "malicious mischief" and "vandalism," but that it is unlikely anyone would describe it that way...
Judge - Connecticut primary election system is unconstitutional (01/30/03)
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- A federal judge Wednesday tossed out the state's primary election system, saying that requiring challengers to get support from 15 percent of party delegates is unfair and unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Peter Dorsey issued no remedies or recommendations, but he urged the legislature to change the law as soon as possible to lower hurdles to qualifying for a primary ballot...
Bush's Medicare plan raises doubts within both parties (01/30/03)
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- President Bush ran into GOP and Democratic resistance to his Medicare reform proposal Wednesday, with even White House allies saying they were confused about what the president intended to propose and a key Republican pledging to block the plan...
Explosion at NC factory kills two; others still missing (01/30/03)
KINSTON, N.C. -- An explosion followed by a raging fire demolished a plastics factory Wednesday, killing at least two people and injuring at least 37. Three others were feared missing in the burning ruins, which sent a black, acrid smoke billowing over the countryside...
Maker of Dr Pepper moves into milk drinks (01/30/03)
PLANO, Texas -- After a century of selling soda, the makers of Dr Pepper and 7 Up are trying a new tack in reaching young adults: milk. The company has announced that beginning in March, it will sell milk in flavors such as chocolate caramel and pina colada...
Malpractice insurer in Virginia loses control to regulators (01/30/03)
RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia insurance regulators took over a financially ailing medical malpractice insurer Wednesday after a last-ditch effort to raise capital fell short. A Richmond Circuit Court judge named the State Corporation Commission as receiver for Glen Allen-based Reciprocal of America. The SCC sought the ruling after its Bureau of Insurance determined that the company was "in a hazardous financial condition," the SCC said in a statement...
Powell says U.S. would try to help Saddam into exile (01/30/03)
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration, weighing whether to set a deadline for Saddam Hussein to disarm, offered on Wednesday to try to help find a haven for the Iraqi president and his "henchmen" as a way to avert war. But time appeared to be running out, and State Department officials said an exile scenario was not under serious consideration. "We're entering the final phase" and only a narrow "diplomatic window" remained open, White House spokesman Ari Fleischer said...
Veterans Affairs health-care system in crisis, say lawmakers (01/30/03)
WASHINGTON -- The Veterans Affairs health-care system doesn't have enough money, has trouble recruiting doctors and nurses, makes some veterans wait months for an appointment and cuts others off others from enrolling. A war with Iraq could only make the problems worse, lawmakers and officials said Wednesday...
Emerson to join spending panel on homeland security (01/30/03)
WASHINGTON -- A Missouri congresswoman is taking on new responsibility for the nation's homeland security budget. Republican Rep. Jo Ann Emerson, a member of the House Appropriations Committee, is joining the committee's new panel on homeland security, she said Wednesday...
Republicans speeding up pace for court nominees (01/30/03)
WASHINGTON -- Republicans pushed three U.S. Appeals Court nominees through a confirmation hearing Wednesday and prepared for a politically charged vote on a fourth in an effort to make good on promises to speed up approval of federal judicial nominees...
Health officials learn from smallpox alarms (01/30/03)
WASHINGTON -- Once or twice a month, federal health officials mobilize to investigate a patient who might have smallpox, a case so suspicious it cannot be ruled out immediately. All false alarms so far, but excellent practice for the real thing, says the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
U.S. fails to convince U.N. council on Iraq (01/30/03)
By Edith M. Lederer and Dafna Linzer ~ The Associated Press UNITED NATIONS -- Key members on the U.N. Security Council said Wednesday that the United States had so far failed to convince them that time had run out for a peaceful resolution to the crisis with Iraq...
N. Korea sees Bush speech as threat to 'strangle' nation (01/30/03)
SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea accused the United States on Wednesday of adopting a "serpent" strategy to strangle the communist country after President Bush warned it would suffer isolation and economic hardship unless it abandons its nuclear ambitions...
World briefs 013/0/03 (01/30/03)
Banks in Venezuela abandon two-month strike CARACAS, Venezuela -- Under intense pressure from President Hugo Chavez, Venezuela's banks agreed to abandon a 59-day-old opposition strike -- the latest sign the drive to force Chavez's quick ouster was unraveling...
Human remains found probably those of missing American priest (01/30/03)
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -- Honduran officials said they believe they've located the remains of a Jesuit American priest who disappeared during the government's campaign against leftists in the early 1980s. Two sets of remains -- one of which is probably that of former Jesuit priest James Carney of St. ...
Travel crush overwhelms transport systems in China (01/30/03)
BEIJING -- Carrying his belongings in two huge bundles balanced over his shoulder on a stick, a jovial Yuan Honglin pushed through the surging crowds at Beijing Railway Station, eager to get home for Chinese New Year. Yuan, 44, came to the capital to work as a day laborer, since jobs are scarce in his rural district in Jiangsu province, about 600 miles to the south...
Iranian senior cleric freed after five years under house arrest (01/30/03)
QOM, Iran -- Iran's senior dissident cleric has been freed after spending five years under house arrest for criticizing the nation's supreme leader, a security official said Thursday. The hard-line clerics that hold ultimate sway in Iran's Islamic government had been under intense pressure from reformers to free the 81-year-old Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri, who was once set to rule the country and now has become an advocate of change in its political and social restrictions...
Rebel leader calls for cease-fire (01/30/03)
KATMANDU, Nepal -- Rebels and the Nepalese government agreed Wednesday to a cease-fire and peace talks to end nearly seven years of violence that has killed more than 7,000 people. In a statement sent to news media Wednesday, Prachanda -- the rebel leader whose real name is Pushpa Kamal Dahal -- said his group has decided to cease all offensive actions and would take part in peace talks...
After election victory, Sharon rebuffs Arafat's offer to meet (01/30/03)
JERUSALEM -- A day after his election victory, Ariel Sharon on Wednesday rebuffed an offer by Yasser Arafat to resume peace talks -- an indication the Israeli prime minister will stick to his tough policies in his second term. In Tuesday's vote, Sharon won a ringing endorsement for his military crackdown on the Palestinians, and his right-wing supporters want to see him take an even tougher line. However, an Israeli government dominated by hawks could lead to friction with the United States...
Kuwait dismisses group claiming responsibility for shooting (01/30/03)
KUWAIT CITY -- Kuwait's government said Wednesday it doubts the existence of a group which claimed responsibility for a fatal shooting attack on Americans and said it follows Osama bin Laden. The group, calling itself Dawa and Jihad, told an Arab newspaper Tuesday it was behind the Jan. 21 gun ambush on two American citizens working for the U.S. military in Kuwait, which killed one man and injured the other...
Iraq is ready to 'defeat' any American attack, says Saddam (01/30/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Saddam Hussein, in remarks televised Wednesday, said Iraq "has huge capabilities" and is ready to face a U.S. attack, "destroy it and defeat it." A senior Baghdad official condemned President Bush's State of the Union speech, saying it was filled with "cheap lies."...
Air base reopens in northern Iraq, raising war speculation (01/30/03)
HARIR, Iraq -- In a fertile plain in Kurdish northern Iraq, a black, paved air strip runs between a patchwork of fields dotted by dozens of new, white tents. The bustle at this remote airfield -- controlled by people without any planes -- has convinced many residents that U.S. forces are preparing to use it for a war against Saddam Hussein...
Missouri students lose bid against multiplier (01/30/03)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Five Missouri high school students have lost a bid to change a bylaw that resulted in nonpublic schools competing against larger public schools. Under By-Law 312-d, the Missouri State High School Activities Association multiplies the enrollment levels of nonpublic schools by 1.35 for classification purposes for sporting and academic competitions. ...
Jackson boys basketball goes from slide to top of Summit (01/30/03)
Losing three games in three days wasn't something Jackson's boys basketball team wanted to face. But after dropping their opening game in the Fox Tournament Monday and then losing at Sikeston Tuesday, Wednesday's game against Summit at the Fox Tournament became a must-win for the Indians...
Ex-Notre Dame star McCormick returns home to recover (01/30/03)
Former Notre Dame standout Deana McCormick was released from Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Ill., and returned to her parents' home in Jackson this past weekend. McCormick, a freshman on the Quincy University women's basketball team, suffered a brain hemorrhage early last week and was held in intensive care for several days...
Commission sets tone for debate on key issues (01/30/03)
WASHINGTON -- A divided Bush administration commission considering changes to Title IX debated procedural issues and approved several modest recommendations Wednesday, setting the stage for a combative finish as the most controversial ideas are presented Thursday...
Otahks try to resume winning ways at EIU (01/30/03)
Southeast attempts to bounce back from second OVC loss. By Marty Mishow ~ Southeast Missourian Coming off Saturday's disappointing loss at first-place Austin Peay, Southeast Missouri State University's women will look to get back on the winning track and remain squarely in the Ohio Valley Conference championship hunt today...
Missouri 'D' strangles NU in second half (01/30/03)
Struggling Tigers rally for 63-56 victory over Cornhuskers. By Eric Olson ~ The Associated Press LINCOLN, Neb. -- Missouri made up for its lack of offense Wednesday night with a big second half of defense. The 25th-ranked Tigers held Nebraska to six field goals and 22.2-percent shooting in the final 20 minutes and rallied for a 63-56 victory...
Southeast's Roberts passes on turnovers (01/30/03)
Kevin Roberts is an unheralded walk-on -- but it's doubtful that any player across the country is performing more efficiently these days than Southeast Missouri State University's sophomore point guard. Heading into tonight's Ohio Valley Conference game against Tennessee State at the Show Me Center, Roberts is on the type of streak that most point guards dream about but rarely -- if ever -- attain...
Ryan Lane, running (01/30/03)
Ryan Lane, who says he's enjoyed running since high school, has found a way to keep enjoying it. Lane, a freshman at Southeast Missouri State University, leads the university's running club. The club, in its first year, is sponsored by the university and quickly is becoming popular around campus...
Tway, Ames share Hope lead (01/30/03)
LA QUINTA, Calif. -- Golf took a back seat for Bob Tway for three months, as he turned into a "basketball pop." Tway, polishing some rust off his game after the layoff, eagled his second hole and went on to shoot a 9-under-par 63 Wednesday and share the Bob Hope Classic lead with Stephen Ames...
Woods talks for 1st time since surgery (01/30/03)
Tiger Woods only made it look easy. His dominance became even more impressive Wednesday when he revealed that pain in his left knee was so intense last year it made him sick to his stomach, and he had to take injections just to keep playing. "It was a tough, tough year, one I don't want to have to go through again," Woods said Wednesday during a conference call, his first interview since Dec. 12 knee surgery...
Players take step to prove collusion (01/30/03)
NEW YORK -- Baseball players have taken the first step toward a possible collusion grievance against owners. Michael Weiner, a lawyer for the players' association, filed a request last Thursday for management documents about negotiations with free agents during this offseason...
Selig will handle Rose thorns with care (01/30/03)
Commissioner Bud Selig must have been thrilled to pick up the newspaper recently and find out that Pete Rose is still hitting. The casinos, sports books and racetrack, that is. Rose continues to live the way he played -- with reckless abandon. Just about everything Pete has picked up since he put down his bat has turned out to be trouble. Last week's revelations that the Internal Revenue Service has slapped a lien on a home he owns in suburban Los Angeles suggests that nothing has changed...
Indians present road challenge for Tennessee St. (01/30/03)
ggarner We are in a key stretch in our season with four of our next five Ohio Valley Conference games at the Show Me Center. I've always said you have to be able to defend your home court in order to compete for a top spot in the league. The home court advantage is just not the Show Me Center court and its familiar surroundings. ...
Fanfare 1/30/03 (01/30/03)
Briefly Baseball
  • Five-time All-Star Andres Galarraga signed a minor league contract with the NL champion San Francisco Giants on Wednesday and was invited to spring training. Galarraga, 41, hit .260 with nine home runs and 40 RBIs for Montreal last year. He made 72 starts at first base...
  • New dairy industry ad campaign is difficult for some to swallow (01/30/03)
    WASHINGTON -- Health advocates and some farm groups are having a hard time swallowing the dairy industry's new "Got Milk" advertising campaign that encourages people to eat and drink milk products three times a day. The National Dairy Council's new "3-A-Day for Stronger Bones" campaign is based on the Agriculture Department's recommendation that people eat or drink two to three servings of dairy foods daily. ...
    Bad news truly out of Africa (01/30/03)
    Jan. 30, 2003 Dear Sen. Bamanga Adams, So sorry to hear about the death of the Swedish contractor Bill Anderson. It must have been especially horrible for him to die in a plane crash knowing the Nigerian government still owed him $27.5 million. It is even more horrifying to learn of the fire last Christmas Day that destroyed the building where Mr. Anderson kept all his contracts. Now there is no proof that he ever had a contract with the government...
    Kathryn Amos (01/30/03)
    Kathryn "Kate" Amos, 76, of Jackson died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 29, 1926, at Chaffee, Mo., daughter of Earl and Anna Mae Redfern Sanders. She and Nelson Amos were married April 4, 1947, at Chaffee...
    Mary Lochmann (01/30/03)
    ANNA, Ill. -- Mary E. "Nana" Lochmann, 77, of Anna died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2003, at the home of a granddaughter in Jackson, Mo. She was born June 17, 1925, at Lick Creek, Ill., daughter of Grover and Ella Brasel Landis. She and David P. Lochmann were married Sept. 25, 1953. He died Feb. 28, 1978...
    Rachael Nolley (01/30/03)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Rachael Loduska Nolley, 90, of Sikeston died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2003, at Clearview Nursing Center. She was born June 16, 1912, in Birmingham, Ala., daughter of James Nathaniel and Nancy Jane Bradley. She and Lindsey H. Nolley were married Sept. 8, 1929, in Lawrenceburg, Tenn. He died July 6, 1993...
    Ruth Guthrie (01/30/03)
    COBDEN, Ill. -- Graveside service for Ruth A. Guthrie of Cobden will be held at 1:45 p.m. today at Cobden Cemetery. The Rev. Clifford Heil will officiate. Friends may call at Lutz and Rendleman Funeral Home in Cobden after 12:30 p.m. Guthrie, 79, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2003, at Jackson County Nursing Home in Murphysboro, Ill...
    Linda Tubbs (01/30/03)
    ADVANCE, Mo. -- Linda H. Tubbs, 98, of Nashville, Ill., died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2003, at Friendship Manor Nursing Home in Nashville. She was born Aug. 20, 1904, at Advance, daughter of Fredrick and Clara Sparfeld Bock. She and Leland Floyd Tubbs Sr. were married April 3, 1932, at Whitewater. He died Oct. 1, 1998...
    Jewel Jordan (01/30/03)
    Jewel Jordan, 69, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2003, at her home. She was born Feb. 8, 1933, in Blytheville, Ark., daughter of Jimmy and MayZella Macklin Lyles. She and Charles Grigsby were married in 1951 in Chicago. She later married Jasper Jordan in 1961...
    Kenneth Peyton (01/30/03)
    Kenneth E. Peyton, 68, of Gig Harbor, Wash., passed away Sunday, Jan. 26, 2003, with his family by his bedside at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Wash., following a brief battle with leukemia. He was born Jan. 14, 1935, in Monticello, Miss. Upon retiring from the military, he spent 20 years in Cape Girardeau, where he was a physician's assistant in otolaryngology for Dr. Perry T. Roberts...
    Louise Wiley (01/30/03)
    Louise "Red" Wiley, 74, of Haywood City, Mo., died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. She was born Feb. 5, 1928, to Harry and Lorean Hardin Jones in Shuqualak, Miss. She was married to Thomas Wiley Jan. 27, 1960. He preceded her in death...
    Howard Hager (01/30/03)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Howard D. Hager, 89, of Perryville died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2003, at Perry County Nursing Home. He was born Nov. 1, 1913, in Perry County, son of Jasper and Elizabeth Cashion Hager. He and Sylva Farrar were married Jan. 23, 1937. She died Jan. 31, 1982...
    Steven Stavig (01/30/03)
    CAIRO, Ill. -- Steven Lee Stavig, 43, of Cairo died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2003, at Union County Hospital in Anna, Ill. He was born Jan. 29, 1959, in Watertown, S.D., son of Edward Milton and Irene Marie Wokenfus Stavig. Stavig was a 1977 graduate of Guymon High School in Guymon, Okla. He worked in the oil and gas industry, and attended Trinity Lutheran Church. He moved to Cairo in 2000...
    Cape fire report 1/30/03 (01/30/03)
    Cape Girardeau Thursday, Jan. 30 Firefighters responded Tuesday to the following items: At 4:47 p.m., gas spill at 500 Aquamsi. At 4:59 p.m., motor vehicle accident and emergency medical service at Percy Drive and Farrar Drive. At 5:39 p.m., fire alarm at 2149 William...
    Cape/Jackson police reports 1/30/03 (01/30/03)
    Cape Girardeau Thursday, Jan. 30 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Patricia J. Simmons, 46, of Route 1, Box 372B, McClure, Ill., was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated...
    Out of the past 1/30/03 (01/30/03)
    10 years ago: Jan. 30, 1993 Cape Girardeau City Council Monday will consider acquiring 51 acres of property at Mt. Auburn Road and Kingshighway - commencing $4 million project to expand city's parks and recreation facilities; council will consider first reading of ordinance to accept transfer of property from Heisler Development Corp. to city...
    Correction 1/30 (01/30/03)
  • A story in Monday's edition outlining the process the Missouri Department of Transportation follows in acquiring right of way should have said the property owner can go through mediation if an agreement can't be reached or can bypass mediation and begin the condemnation procedure. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error...
  • IRS wants more e-taxpayers (01/30/03)
    The Internal Revenue Service has a new goal of having 80 percent of taxpayers filing electronically by 2007, because it says e-filing is quicker and more accurate and reduces paperwork. One reason many taxpayers had been reluctant to file their taxes electronically is because it cost them more -- until now...
    Quake preparedness is still the key (01/30/03)
    Southeast Missouri State University quietly closed its 13-year-old Center for Earthquake Studies at the end of October, another victim of cuts in state funding for higher education. But the news isn't likely to upset very many Southeast Missouri residents, regardless of their proximity to the New Madrid Fault...
    More efficiency in government is best stimulus (01/30/03)
    To the editor: I am having a problem understanding the practice of stimulating the economy by income-tax reduction. I can understand that we pay too much tax, but we are operating on a deficit economy. That means money not collected through taxes ends up as an increase in the national deficit. ...
    Patriots should speak out with courage (01/30/03)
    To the editor I agree with Robert Polack Jr. and wish to express my support for the right to political dissent. Being a small-D democrat is not a matter of party allegiance. It is rooted in the concept that makes people free in their thoughts and actions...
    U.S. legislators have their own retirement plan (01/30/03)
    To the editor: U.S. senators and representatives do not pay into Social Security and do not collect from it when they retire. Many years ago, they voted in their own benefit plan. When they retire, the senators and representatives will continue to draw their pay until they die, except it may increase from time to time for cost-of-living adjustments. ...
    Speak Out A 01/30/02 (01/30/03)
    Plenty to do JACKSON YOUTHS need a rec center, but the Jackson Police Department is neither big enough nor proactive enough to decrease speeding and vandalism. Shane Anderson at the Parks and Recreation Department works tirelessly to program for youths, and both public libraries do programming as well as provide written and electronic entertainment. ...
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