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Stories from Tuesday, February 4, 2003

Opinion sought from attorney general in tax dispute (02/04/03)
The legal question of whether Cape Girardeau County owes the city of Jackson road and bridge tax revenue has been sent to the state's attorney general for a ruling. The Jackson Board of Aldermen received a copy of the attorney general opinion request Monday night after having already approved the measure at an earlier meeting. The city of Jackson, Cape Girardeau County and Cole County have submitted the opinion as a joint effort...
Program to examine art movement of African Americans (02/04/03)
The migration of hundreds of thousands of blacks from the rural South to the urban North due to the demand for labor during World War I led to an arts movement in the 1920s and 1930s that came to be known as the Harlem Renaissance. Black painters and sculptors, writers, musicians, architects and others working in the arts congregated in cities where the arts were fostered. They also found financial support for their work in the white community because the 1920s economy was thriving...
Cape Girardeau City Council action taken (02/04/03)
Consent ordinances (Second and third readings)n Authorized the acquisition of property for the improvement of Bloomfield Road and replacement of the bridge over Ramsey Branch. Amended Schedule K of Section 26-121 of the city code by placing a yield sign on Abbey Road at its intersection with Kenneth Drive...
Cape City Council readies for 'road show' (02/04/03)
The Cape Girardeau City Council gave its blessing Monday to what Mayor Jay Knudtson calls the city's "road show" to win voter approval of four tax issues on the April ballot. Knudtson said some revisions will be made to the 15-minute PowerPoint presentation called "Invest 4 Cape" before its first formal presentation, which is to Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce members at the First Friday Coffee at the Show Me Center later this week...
No TV readings of 'All Over but the Shoutin' (02/04/03)
Taped readings of this year's United We Read book, "All Over but the Shoutin'," will not be presented this year. Last year, various community members read chapters of the United We Read book "A Painted House" on the public access channel. Julia Jorgensen, librarian at Central High School and founder of United We Read, said a similar arrangement could not be worked out with the school system's Channel 23 because of scheduling conflicts...
Minding their own businesses (02/04/03)
Southeast Missourian Fifth-grade students at North Elementary School in Fruitland learned about marketing, customer feedback, advertising and business models as part of a project that lets them develop their own fast-food restaurant. The restaurants, ranging from Touchdown Barbecue to Donut Diner, were created as part of a social studies unit called "Takin' Care of Business," taught by high school students in the Jackson school district...
Marble Hill pair chosen for Points of Light honor (02/04/03)
WASHINGTON -- Brian and Jo Ann Barrett of Marble Hill, Mo., were selected the Daily Points of Light for Monday. The award is given by The Points of Light Foundation and Volunteer Center National Network in partnership with the Knights of Columbus and the Corporation of National Service. It honors those who made a commitment to connect Americans through service to help meet critical needs in their communities, especially those focused on children...
Group calls for moratorium on eve of execution (02/04/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- An anti-death penalty group says the case of a man scheduled to die Wednesday for shooting spree in Poplar Bluff 18 years ago highlights the need for a moratorium on executions in Missouri. Missourians to Abolish the Death Penalty says Kenneth Kenley is mentally ill and while aware of his actions he could not control them when he fatally shot Ronald Felts and wounded two others during a series of armed robberies on Jan. 1, 1984...
Standardized forms, Internet open court, crime info to public (02/04/03)
While the federal government is locked in a debate over public information vs. public safety and the right to privacy, Missouri is using the Internet to remove barriers and creating standardized crime forms to lessen confusion. Much of Missouri's circuit court information has been made available during the last two years with the state's online record system, Case.net. Racial profiling reports on traffic stops are available on the attorney general's Web site...
People & Things 2/4/03 (02/04/03)
Kaminskey receives leadership award Cammie G. Kaminskey of Jackson has been awarded a Missouri Leadership Award to attend Southeast Missouri State University for the 2003-2004 academic year. It is a one-year award of $500 to be applied toward resident hall fees. It is given to Missouri students who have demonstrated leadership, scholarship and involvement. Students receiving it must have at least a 3.0 GPA...
House passes Amber Alert bill (02/04/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Law enforcement agencies around the state would join forces to alert the public of suspected abductions under a bill overwhelmingly passed Monday by the Missouri House. The bill would create a statewide Amber Alert system, named after a 9-year-old Texas girl who was abducted and murdered in 1996. Local residents who believed instant publicity might have saved her persuaded a radio station to report possible kidnappings...
Students offer little sympathy as faculty mull strike (02/04/03)
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- As members of Southern Illinois University's faculty union consider taking their yearlong contract dispute with administrators to the picket line, students on Monday offered little sympathy for either side. "If the professors don't like their job, they should go get another one," said Joshua Ratts, a 26-year-old psychology senior from Champaign...
Authorities investigating apparent murder-suicide (02/04/03)
OCIE, Mo. -- A southwest Missouri man may have killed his girlfriend before fatally shooting himself, authorities said Monday. The deaths of Patricia G. Bunte, 53, and James C. Spence Jr., 54, both of Ocie, were being investigated as a murder-suicide, said Ozark County Sheriff Steve Bartlett...
Teenager pleads guilty in fatal crash (02/04/03)
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- An Independence teen has pleaded guilty to five felony counts stemming from a drunk-driving crash that killed two people and injured three others. Richard Scott Peden, 18, admitted he was drunk when he drove his car the wrong way on eastbound Interstate 70 and struck another car head-on. Justin W. Dyer, 21, of Oak Grove, and Amy A. Bigley, 21, of Kansas City, were killed...
Prison guard faces drug charge (02/04/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A prison guard faces a felony drug charge after he was caught trying to bring 6 ounces of marijuana to work with him, authorities said. Michael Cook, 38, was arrested Monday and charged with distributing marijuana into a prison. He told investigators he had brought drugs to the Missouri State Penitentiary one other time, Cole County Sheriff John C. Hemeyer said...
Weak economy fuels spring enrollment at Illinois universities (02/04/03)
Spring enrollment is up nearly 2 percent at public universities in Illinois, fueled in part by a sluggish job market that is driving more students to the classroom. Statewide, enrollment climbed by nearly 2,500 students this spring, paced by increases at Northern Illinois University and Eastern Illinois University. The DeKalb campus added 1,017 students compared with a year ago, putting spring enrollment at 23,512. Eastern, in Charleston, has 10,357 students this spring, up 682 from last year...
Undaunted by tragedy - Young astronauts mourn Columbia victims (02/04/03)
SMYRNA, Ga. -- When 10-year-old Tyler Brantley settled into his classroom Monday morning, he almost choked up when his teacher handed him a black arm band to mourn the victims of the space shuttle Columbia. Children around the country grieved for the crew Monday, but for Brantley and the other 49 fifth-graders in Russell Elementary's space center program, Saturday's tragedy hit particularly hard. All year, the students have prepared for a simulated launch in a huge model of a space shuttle...
Catholic priest receives sentence (02/04/03)
ST. LOUIS -- A Roman Catholic priest from suburban St. Louis was sentenced Monday to 90 days in a halfway house, placed on probation for five years and fined $5,000 for receiving obscenity through his computer. U.S. District Judge Richard Kyle's ruling bars the Rev. ...
Children's services takes center stage at state capital (02/04/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's child welfare system took center stage Monday in the capital as a new commission began sifting through improvements recommended after last year's death of a 2-year-old foster child. As the panel began meetings, one Springfield lawmaker outlined his own proposal to bring "revolutionary change" to the state's foster care system...
Shuttle debris may not reveal much (02/04/03)
Debris from an air disaster can supply important clues to what went wrong. But pieces of Columbia may have been so damaged by the searing heat during their fall through the atmosphere that they may not have much of a story to tell. The shuttle broke up at 200,000 feet and 12,000 mph, and "things burn up very quickly at that speed" from heat generated by contact with the air, said one expert, Jerry Grey. ...
NASA analysts didn't think tiles were reason for worry (02/04/03)
SPACE CENTER, Houston -- While Columbia was still in orbit, NASA's "best and brightest" minds analyzed the potential damage done to its thermal tiles by a piece of debris during liftoff and concluded that the flight was in no danger, agency officials said Monday...
Families of Columbia crew say 'exploration of space must go on' (02/04/03)
The families of Columbia's crew remembered their loved ones Monday as optimists who rejected the word "can't" and explorers willing to accept risk for the sake of expanding knowledge. They urged Americans to support the space effort "for the benefit of our children and yours."...
Bush presents budget with record deficits, new tax cuts (02/04/03)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush shipped lawmakers a $2.23 trillion budget for 2004 on Monday bearing record deficits and seeking deep new tax cuts, an ambitious expansion of Medicare and bolstering security at home and abroad at the expense of domestic programs...
Some highlights of President Bush's proposed budget (02/04/03)
Department of Defense Spending: $379.9 billion Percentage change from 2003: +4.2 percent Pay raises for service members would range from 2 percent to 6.3 percent. Includes $245 million to maintain a scaled-down version of the air patrols over the United States that began Sept. 11, 2001, but makes no provision for the cost of continuing the war in Afghanistan or potential war against Iraq...
Nation digest 02/04/03 (02/04/03)
WorldCom to eliminate another 5,000 jobs CLINTON, Miss. -- WorldCom Inc. announced $2.5 billion in cuts Monday, including the elimination of 5,000 jobs, as part of the telecommunication company's plan to emerge from bankruptcy in April. The cuts, which include 8 percent of WorldCom's workforce, are the first major moves by new chairman and CEO Michael Capellas. Details on which jobs will be cut were not released...
Powell to present biological weapons photographs to U.N. (02/04/03)
WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Colin Powell will present photographs of mobile biological weapons installations and transcripts of overheard Iraqi conversations to convince allies that Saddam Hussein has potent arsenals in defiance of U.N. disarmament demands, an administration official said Monday...
Recovery teams locate space shuttle's nose cone (02/04/03)
HEMPHILL, Texas -- Searchers found the nose cone of the space shuttle Columbia buried deep in a thick pine forest near the Louisiana border, officials said Monday night. "It's reasonably intact," said Warren Zehner, a senior coordinator for the Environmental Protection Agency, which is overseeing collection of shuttle debris...
People talk 2/4/03 (02/04/03)
Couple takes wedding photo case to court LONDON -- Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones were "deeply distressed" when "stolen" photographs of their wedding appeared in a celebrity magazine, their attorney told Britain's High Court Monday. Michael Tugendhat said the Hollywood couple were the victims of conspiracy by Hello! to snatch pictures of the wedding after an offer to buy them was turned down. They are suing the magazine for breach of privacy...
Bush budget has mixed news for Missouri (02/04/03)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush focused his budget for 2004 on restoring habitat for fish and wildlife that share the Missouri and Mississippi rivers with barge shipments. But in order to spend the tens of millions of dollars he proposes for the environment, Bush would force cuts in other Army Corps of Engineers projects and require proof that their benefits outweigh the cost to taxpayers...
Defeated Labor Party turns down Sharon's unity government (02/04/03)
JERUSALEM -- The leader of Israel's Labor Party turned down an appeal Monday from Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to recreate their centrist partnership, pushing Sharon closer to a hawkish government instead. Without Labor, Sharon would have to depend on hard-line parties to make up a majority coalition, a government that would likely take even harsher military steps against the Palestinians, including expulsion of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat...
One killed as bomb in motorcycle explodes in Pakistani city (02/04/03)
KARACHI, Pakistan -- A bomb on a motorcycle exploded Monday outside the state-oil company in the southern port city of Karachi, killing a parking lot attendant and injuring at least seven other people. The blast, which could be heard for miles, shattered glass and overturned motorcycles at the Pakistan State Oil company, witnesses and police said...
Rallying troops or ordering coffee, Saddam dominates nightly TV (02/04/03)
Starring SaddamRallying the troops or ordering coffee, Saddam dominates nightly TV By Hamza Hendawi ~ The Associated Press BAGHDAD, Iraq -- It's 9 p.m. in Baghdad, time for the main TV news and a solid hour or more of Saddam Hussein, giving pep talks to his generals, ordering coffee, sending regards to faraway tribal chieftains and denouncing American "wickedness."...
Iraq issues explanation for discovered warhead (02/04/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraq took the unusual step of issuing an explanation for a missile warhead discovered Monday by U.N. arms inspectors -- before the monitors themselves made the news public. The inspectors found the abandoned case of a small rocket and a "modified, damaged and abandoned warhead" at a missile parts factory south of Baghdad, the Iraqi News Agency said, describing it as a Russian-made Luna -- a short-range rocket permitted under U.N. resolutions...
Venezuelan strikers return to work in all areas except oil (02/04/03)
CARACAS, Venezuela -- Workers in all sectors but the vital oil industry returned to their jobs Monday -- abandoning a two-month general strike that devastated Venezuela's economy but failed to oust President Hugo Chavez. As life began returning to normal in stores, factories and banks, the government made gains toward restoring oil production to pre-strike levels in a nation that is a major supplier of crude to the United States and the world's fifth-largest petroleum exporter...
Nigeria rules out terrorism as explosion toll rises to 44 (02/04/03)
LAGOS, Nigeria -- Nigeria ruled out terrorism Monday in a massive blast that flattened a bank building in its largest city, while the death toll rose to 44 after more bodies were pulled from the rubble. Dozens of workers piloted cranes and bulldozers in a search for survivors in the debris of a Lagos Island building containing a four-story bank and three stories of apartments above. Four more bodies were recovered Monday...
Poland investigating four men for mass killings of Jews (02/04/03)
WARSAW, Poland -- An Ohio man once accused of being the notorious Nazi death camp guard "Ivan the Terrible" is among four ethnic Ukrainians being investigated for killing Jews during World War II in occupied Poland, prosecutors said Monday. Two of the other suspects also are U.S. residents...
World briefs 02/04/03 (02/04/03)
Israeli court jails alleged al-Qaida trainee EREZ, Gaza Strip -- An Israeli military court on Monday sentenced a Palestinian man to 27 years in prison for training with al-Qaida -- the first such case since Israel began investigating possible links between Palestinian militants and Osama bin Laden's terror network...
Meadow Heights, Leopold win MVC tournament games (02/04/03)
Top-seeded Meadow Heights pounded fifth-seeded Chaffee 105-58 to win their opener in the round-robin portion of the Mississippi Valley Conference boys basketball tournament Monday in Patton, Mo. Meadow Heights, enjoying its best season in more than a decade, improved to 12-3...
James fails to file appeal of ruling (02/04/03)
CLEVELAND -- LeBron James has yet to appeal his banishment from playing high school basketball, keeping him off the court. James had been expected to appeal the decision Monday, but OHSAA spokesman Bob Goldring said the organization did not hear from him or his lawyer by late afternoon...
Indians eager for a second chance vs. Eastern Ill. (02/04/03)
Southeast Missouri State University coach Gary Garner figures there is no way Eastern Illinois can play as well against the Indians tonight as it did last time. At least that's Garner's hope. "If they can play any better than that, I don't want to see it," Garner said, laughing...
KU adds to Missouri's road woes (02/04/03)
LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Kirk Hinrich scored 24 points and Michael Lee made three key free throws in the final seconds , lifting No. 12 Kansas past No. 21 Missouri 76-70 Monday night. Nick Collison had 22 for the Jayhawks (16-5, 6-1 Big 12), who have won 13 of their last 15 and not lost a regular-season conference home game since Feb. 5, 2001, a span of 15 games...
Otahks shove away Tenn. St., shift focus to EKU rematch (02/04/03)
In a few days the Southeast Missouri State University Otahkians will try to avenge one of their two Ohio Valley Conference losses when the Eastern Kentucky Colones visit the Show Me Center. But before the Otahkians could turn their focus to a week of preparing for EKU, Southeast had to take care of the cellar-dwelling Tennessee State Tigers on Monday at the Show Me Center. ...
As end of labor pact nears, many NHL clubs on thin ice (02/04/03)
As Americans focused on a sporting event with a much higher profile two weekends ago, the Buffalo Sabres and Ottawa Senators took to the ice -- some would say it was very thin ice, at that -- for a matchup of historic proportions. Hours before the Super Bowl, the NHL staged what some dubbed the Bankruptcy Bowl and others the Creditors Cup: a game between franchises mired in bankruptcy court proceedings, believed to be a first for any of the four major pro sports leagues...
Lions want to make Mariucci coach today (02/04/03)
The AssociatedPress DETROIT -- The Detroit Lions hope to hire Steve Mariucci as their next coach today after trying to reach a deal for the past six days. "While there was significant progress made during those discussions, no deal has yet been finalized that would make Steve our next head coach," Lions spokesman Bill Keenist said Monday night. "We are hopeful that an agreement can be reached with Steve by the end of the day" today...
A year after the Olympics, speedskater remains a big draw (02/04/03)
SEATTLE ne year after Apolo Anton Ohno rocketed to fame at the Salt Lake Olympics, America's favorite wispy-chinned speed- skater is still basking in the afterglow. In the past 11 months, Ohno has shown off his physique in a Rolling Stone pictorial, met actress Halle Berry at an Oscars Party, had a booth on "Hollywood Squares," and dined with the Backstreet Boys...
Tiger, Ernie closer to renewing rivalry (02/04/03)
A record score. An improbable shot. A stirring comeback. Sounds like more show-stopping feats by Tiger Woods, only he hasn't played a competitive round of golf in two months. Surprise! It's the work of Ernie Els. The Big Easy, as he is called, won the Heineken Classic in Australia for his third victory of the year, giving golf what has sorely lacked the past few years -- a serious challenger to Woods...
For a smart guy, LeBron seems naive about rules (02/04/03)
LeBron James is (choose one): a) a victim of hypocrisy; b) a player who broke the rules and should take responsibility; c) a good kid who made a little mistake; d) the epitome of all that is wrong with sports. At 18, this high school sensation with the spin drives, board-shaking dunks, and sweet-touch jumpers already attracts more attention, carries more baggage and evokes more debate than most players who devote a lifetime to getting in and out of trouble...
Reel News - 'Shanghai Knights' (02/04/03)
Reviewed by Justin Colburn and Keayn Dunya Chinese rebels kill Chon's father in order to steal the Imperial Seal. Chon and Roy leave for London in order to meet up with Chon's sister, Lin. Chon and Lin seek their father's killer with revenge in mind. Once there they discover more than they bargained for...
Off! the Wall 8-Ball (02/04/03)
- Will Anna Nicole Smith hit on my grandpa? Answer: Sign Point to Yes! - Are they using Off! The Wall 8-Balls in the Iraqi weapons inspections? Answer: My Sources Say No! - Has one of the members of Slipknot infiltrated the finals of American Idol? Answer: Yes!...
21st Century Trawling (02/04/03)
by Greg Levrault First, let me offer an apology: I had to deactivate my AOL address (anyone who's left AOL can tell you why.) I am sorry that I had to shut it off as the January issue was going to press. If you have anything you've found off the Internet worth shouting about, please e-mail me at DJELVIS@SBCGLOBAL.NET, and I can do some shouting for you...
Southeast grad opens studio (02/04/03)
Not many recent Southeast graduates can say they're doing what they love. At best, most are slogging through the local job market, trying to find entry-level positions in their field- or any field for that matter. But not Renee Ross. After graduating from Southeast in 2001 with a degree in interior design, Renee decided her place in life was not in a design studio, but instead in a tattoo studio- preferably her own...
Comedy & music coming to Cape (02/04/03)
A Valentines Day of outrageous comedy and music is coming to the West Park Convention Center located at the Holiday Inn in Cape Girardeau, on Friday, February 14, 2003. National touring headliner, Jeff Batts and opening act, singer, songwriter Nikki D will perform two shows at 8:00pm and 10:00pm. ...
30" pizza challenge (02/04/03)
OFF! took Jed Payne down to one of our favorite hangouts near the Riverfront- Nick's Family Sports Pub- and gave him one hour to eat every last bite of one of their signature 30-inch party pizzas. "There's no way he's going to do it," remarked Tammie Blattel, general manager at Nick's. "We've had groups of eight or more people who couldn't finish one of those."...
The Dharma Bum (02/04/03)
Diary of a Madman, Pt. II: A Discourse on Desire by Jaysen Buterin "There can be no peace of mind in love, since what one has obtained is never anything but a starting point for further desires." - Marcel Proust And as a great poet once waxed about desire, "Desire, even in its wildest tantrums, can neither persuade me it is love nor stop me from wishing it were." In a world that seems hellbent on taking up the entire hand basket, what are we without our desires? Are we nothing more than the latest coming of the same old dominant male monkey cavalry, doomed to whittle away our existence until nothing remains but Keith Richards and fodder for future generations history books? Or will these opposable thumbs be good for something else besides hitching rides and taking up valuable real estate in your bum? Perhaps, dear readers, perhaps. ...
Alex Goes Off! - 'True Love?' (02/04/03)
by Alexander R. Yaremko There are all kinds of clichés about love. Love hurts, love is a battlefield, all's fair in love and war, you get the picture. Like most clichés, they tend to run on this side of being true. Clichés became cliché because they ring true. If a cliché is what you live by, as in true all the time, you'll run into problems. But the point of a clichés is that they are sometimes, but not always, applicable...
St. Louis January concert schedule (02/04/03)
02/05/03 Raq Cicero's 02/05/03 Blood Brothers Creepy Crawl 02/05/03 True North Creepy Crawl 02/05/03 Vaux Creepy Crawl 02/05/03 In Medias Res Hi-Pointe 02/05/03 Luce Mississippi Nights 02/05/03 Sixpence None The Richer Mississippi Nights 02/05/03 moe. The Pageant...
Kill Your T.V. (02/04/03)
by Jason Parker So let's talk about all kinds of stuff this month. www.winmx.com Try it, you like it. You like it a lot. It's the next big file-sharing program and it kicks Kazaa's rear. Do you like this informal email style column? I hope so because that's the way it is going to be this month. Lol...
Off! the Shelf - 'Lullaby' (02/04/03)
Lullaby by Chuck Palahniuk Reviewed by Justin Colburn and Keayn Dunya Justin: My only experience with Chuck Palahniuk before for this was with another novel he had written that I can't mention the title of. The first rule of Fight Club is you DO NOT talk about Fight Club. ...
Ethel Fyffe (02/04/03)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Ethel Melvina Fyffe, 76, of Dexter died Monday, Feb. 3, 2003, at her home. She was born March 7, 1926, at Bernie, Mo., daughter of Charles and Melvina Nelson Clark. She and Eugene Fyffe were married Nov. 9, 1946, in Piggott, Ark. He died May 5, 1998...
Ann Hefele (02/04/03)
Ann Marie Hefele, 87, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Feb. 3, 2003, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center. She was born Aug. 1, 1915, in St. Louis, daughter of Martin Joseph and Ella Hendron Walsh. She and Harold Joseph Hefele were married Dec. 14, 1941, in St. Louis. He died Nov. 16, 1979...
Cathleen Gipson (02/04/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Cathleen D. Gipson, 99, formerly of Sikeston, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003, at Capital Healthcare Center in Jefferson City, Mo. She was born June 8, 1903, in Lake County, Tenn., daughter of Clay and Rose Brown Driskill. She first married James Thomas Bat Aug. 22, 1923. He died Feb. 21, 1952. She and Clifford Lee Gipson Sr. were married April 1, 1961. He died Jan. 13, 1987...
Jim Baker (02/04/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Jim D. Baker, 71, of Sikeston died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. He was born Nov. 11, 1931, in Cape Girardeau, son of Bennie and Della Duncan Baker. He and Marilyn Andrews were married Dec. 29, 1951. Baker was an estimate assigner with Southwestern Bell prior to retiring. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Elks Lodge, and Henry Meldrum American Legion Post 114...
Claude Willis (02/04/03)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Claude Eugene Willis, 85, of Miller City, Ill., died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2003, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Sept. 19, 1917, in Cache, Ill., son of Frank and Lydia Kerstein Willis. Willis was a retired farmer. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the American Legion and Pulaski-Alexander County Farm Bureau...
Richard Ganey (02/04/03)
GLENNON, Mo. -- Richard G. Ganey, 85, of New Market, Ala., died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003, at Huntsville Hospital in Huntsville, Ala. He was born March 28, 1917, in Florida, son of Walter and Ruby Croft Ganey. He married Berenice Thele. Ganey was formerly of the Glennon area. He operated Bell Brothers Shoe Store in Columbia, Mo., more than 30 years...
Edna Gustafson (02/04/03)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Edna B. Gustafson, 86, of Kuttawa, Ky., died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2003, at Hill Top Nursing Home in Kuttawa. She was born May 27, 1916, in Grand Chain, Ill., daughter of John B. and Sarah Rhodes Benoit. She married Glenn F. Gustafson, who died in 1993...
Annie Mellein (02/04/03)
OLMSTED, Ill. -- Annie Helen Mellein, 81, of Olmsted died Monday, Feb. 3, 2003, at Daystar Care Center in Cairo, Ill. She was born March 1, 1921, in Pulaski County, Ill., daughter of William Edward and Annie Atherton Lance. She married Victor Cecil Mellein, who died Sept. 13, 1987...
Blanche Armbruster (02/04/03)
Blanche M. Storz Armbruster, 92, died Monday, Feb. 3, 2003, at the Perry County Nursing Home. She was born Aug. 24, 1910, in Perry County, daughter of Frank and Coletta Lukefahr Stortz. She and Glenn Armbruster were married Sept. 16, 1940. He preceded her in death May 8, 1973...
Rudell Childers (02/04/03)
Rudell Mulkey Childers, 89, of Cape Girardeau and formerly of Mounds, Ill., died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center. She was born Dec. 19, 1913, daughter of Ida Holshouser and H.S. Mulkey. She married Woody Childers on Aug. 19, 1952. He preceded her in death on Nov. 3, 1979...
Maurine Reutzel (02/04/03)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Maurine E. Reutzel, 87, of Advance died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2003, at the Baptist Home in Ironton, Mo. She was born Dec. 20, 1915, in Douglass, Texas, daughter of Willie and Eula Fowler Yates. She and Glen Reutzel were married April 21, 1935, in Hugo, Okla. He died June 9, 1987...
John Cotner (02/04/03)
John Thomas "T.C." Cotner, 44, passed away Sunday, Feb. 2, 2003, at his home in Scott City, where he lived the past eight years. He was born Feb. 2, 1959, in Cape Girardeau, son of Chester and Hannah Rumfelt Cotner. He married Tammy S. Burger April 21, 1990, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso, Mo...
Cape/Jackson police reports 2/4/03 (02/04/03)
Cape Girardeau Tuesday, Feb. 4 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Jimmi P. Garcia, 23, of 532 Columbine, Cape Girardeau was arrested Saturday on suspicion of receiving stolen property...
Cape fire report 2/4/03 (02/04/03)
Cape Girardeau Tuesday, Feb. 4 Firefighters responded Sunday to the following items: At 8:25 p.m., alarm at 750 N. Mount Auburn. At 10:09 p.m., citizen assist at 416 Elm.Firefighters responded Monday to the following items: At 2:31 a.m., alarm at 1000 N. Sprigg...
Out of the past 2/4/03 (02/04/03)
10 years ago: Feb. 4, 1993 Owner of several buildings in 400 block of Good Hope Street says structures, which serve as gathering spot where illegal cocaine sales are staged, soon will be torn down; Robert Blank of Bi-State Southern Oil Co., says he expects to have demolition permits and utilities disconnected at buildings in early February...
National Guard budget on chopping block (02/04/03)
A military executive from Jefferson City, Mo., was in Cape Girardeau recently, the bearer of ominous news: If the state's budget situation doesn't improve, the Missouri National Guard could be forced to close some of its armories. Lt. Col. Dennis Cruts told current and former Guard soldiers on Jan. 25 that the Cape Girardeau armory is "probably safe" because of its size and wide area of coverage, so there is probably little reason for our local part-time service men to worry...
Scott County opens much-needed new jail (02/04/03)
Scott County's new $4.8 million jail is impressive. And long overdue. Sheriff Bill Ferrell has said for years that the 71-year-old, 48-bed jail needed replacing. There weren't enough beds to meet the area's rising number of prisoners. The women's facilities weren't adequate, and the kitchen and laundry rooms were entirely too small...
Protesters should target civilians who make policy (02/04/03)
To the editor: War protesters have been called unpatriotic and unsupportive of our military. In turn, the protesters defend their protests as truly patriotic. The conduct of some demonstrators shows they have different agendas. Demonstrations held in public parks and in front of federal buildings are understandable. ...
Thanks for giving helping hand after arson fire (02/04/03)
To the editor: I would like to thank everyone in the Jackson community who helped my brother and his friends when they lost their home on Hope Street in Jackson Friday night due to arson. It goes to show that people do give a helping hand when others are in need...
Teens deserve recognition for help at fire (02/04/03)
To the editor: I believe the kids who helped save the lives of the people in the apartment in Jackson Friday evening need to be recognized for the wonderful, brave thing they did. My daughter and three of her friends were coming home around 11:30 p.m. My daughter saw what she believed to be a grill on fire and then realized the fire was inside the house. They called 911...
Let's all support family members of U.S. military (02/04/03)
To the editor: As the days go by with Iraq's noncompliance with the United Nations' latest resolution and the U.S. military buildup continuing in the Persian Gulf region, it appears that war with Saddam Hussein in Iraq could be just around the corner. There are currently 90,000 U.S. forces in the region. If war starts, that number could reach as high as 250,000...
Our leaders need to make better choices (02/04/03)
To the editor: As hard as it maybe to admit, not only may our president maintain a sense of entitlement and hard-heartedness toward the rest of the world, but I think a great many Americans have the same attitude and wouldn't admit it or recognize that it exists...
Can't change facts by changing what you call it (02/04/03)
To the editor: I believe in protecting the rights of children still in the mother's womb. You cannot shrug off the responsibility by simply renaming a child to be a fetus. This is wrong and scientifically incorrect. Choosing to terminate this life is equal to terminating any innocent life. We need to quit trying to change our lives by simply changing our words. It is our actions that mold and shape us as a society. Our actions need to be moving toward love and justice...
Union executives' war views don't reflect members (02/04/03)
To the editor: I was not surprised to hear a report from Iraq stating that if the United States invades Iraq, suicide bombers would be dispatched to carry out retaliation against the United States and her allies. What more does it take to prove that Iraq, under the leadership of Saddam Hussein, poses a clear and present danger to the people of this great country?...
Speak Out 02/04/03 (02/04/03)
Not real bright PEOPLE TALK about kids today having no sense. I can remember countless stories my grandparents told me about people getting hit by trains while walking on the tracks when they were younger. That wasn't real bright either. Is it possible that kids are just kids? People too old to remember being young should give them a break...
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