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Stories from Wednesday, February 5, 2003

Book on injuries shows counties in region as places of pain (02/05/03)
When the four-wheeler 12-year-old Zach Dover was driving turned over and landed on his face almost two years ago, it split his skull, crushed both of his orbital bones, fractured his head in 156 places and pushed his nose to where his cheek was supposed to be...
For first time in 15 years, Tower Rock is accessible by foot (02/05/03)
ALTENBURG, Mo. he trip from anywhere to Tower Rock is over two-lane Perry County roads with hairpin turns and hair-raisingly narrow bridges. The last mile is across a gravel-covered, muddy stretch called County Road 460, blocked in spots on Tuesday by road graders and dump trucks...
Woman victimized by 'bank examiner' scam (02/05/03)
Cape Girardeau police are warning residents about a scam artist who used a telephone Monday to convince a woman to hand him a large sum of her money in the Sears parking lot. The woman, who does not wish to be identified, received a phone call Monday afternoon from a man posing as a bank examiner. He asked her specific questions about her account, including whether she had made a deposit within the last month, said Sgt. Rick Schmidt of the Cape Girardeau Police Department...
Police investigate power tool thefts (02/05/03)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department and the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department are investigating a number of thefts of Stihl power tools. The thefts ocurred recently at Elfrink Transportation and USF Dugan Freight Terminal. Anyone with information about these thefts or the whereabouts of the tools is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 332-0500, the police department at 335-6621 or the sheriff's department at 243-3551...
Shallow river continues to cost barge operators millions (02/05/03)
While the low Mississippi River is a boon to Tower Rock tourism, it's an expensive pain for barge companies. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers spokesman Fred Miller said the river stage at Cape Girardeau on Tuesday was 4.8 feet, but the forecast calls for it to rise by two-tenths of a foot by today. Over the next three days, the corps predicts the stage will increase to 5.7 feet, Miller said...
Southeast president laments rising tuition (02/05/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- With reductions in state spending for higher education, Southeast Missouri State University's president told lawmakers he is worried some potential students eventually may be priced out of an education. Dr. Ken Dobbins made his comments Tuesday while testifying before the House Education Appropriations Committee, which will determine how much state aid Southeast and other universities will get in the next state budget...
What do river stages mean? (02/05/03)
River stages are calculated from an arbitrary "gage zero" point. The reason that there are sometimes negative levels is because these points were established decades ago and, over time, the river has shifted. The reason that this is not adjusted is because the people who live around the river are familiar with the flood stage and how the current stage compares to it. It takes a vast amount of planning and education in order to change a "gage zero," which would also change the flood stage...
Bluff mechanic qualifies for regional ACDelco competition (02/05/03)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Imagine receiving some of the best news of your life -- and yet when you receive it, there is no one around to tell. Ralph Hanna, owner of Hanna's Garage in Poplar Bluff, was recently in this predicament when he learned that he qualified for the regional tryouts of the ACDelco Technician of the Millenium III competition...
Flu outbreaks bring up school attendance questions (02/05/03)
The recent outbreak of a flu-like virus kept thousands of Southeast Missouri students out of school during the past month, sending absentee rates skyrocketing and causing some parents to question the fairness of local school districts' attendance policies. ...
Proposed law may put check on state environmental rules (02/05/03)
A hearing in Missouri's capital today is discussing a bill by Rep. Peter Myers, R-Sikeston, that would prevent the Department of Natural Resources from enacting regulations stricter than federal rules. Pro-business groups like the idea, while small farmers hate it. For more on this story, read Thursday's Southeast Missourian...
Region/state briefs 02/05/03 (02/05/03)
Area residents attend earthquake seminar About 60 businessmen, utility workers and emergency personnel attended an earthquake seminar Tuesday at the Osage Centre in Cape Girardeau. Susie Stonner, public information officer for the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency said four speakers addressed earthquake topics about earthquake risks and hazards, contingency planning, emergency planning and coordination, insurance and basic safety measures, like securing filing cabinets and book cases to walls to protect employees.. ...
Club news 2/5/03 (02/05/03)
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...
No fund cuts for schools in GOP budget (02/05/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Republican legislative leaders outlined a plan Tuesday to cover Missouri's budget shortfall without cutting education funding or relying entirely on the state's tobacco settlement. Democratic Gov. Bob Holden responded with a mix of concern and delight -- pleased that Republicans were working with him to avoid education cuts but uncertain yet if all of their proposals could work...
Missouri prepares to execute Poplar Bluff killer in Potosi (02/05/03)
POTOSI, Mo. -- A man sentenced to death in the 1984 killing of a tavern patron during a one-night rampage spent Tuesday hoping 11th-hour appeals to federal courts and Missouri's governor would spare his life. Scheduled to be executed at 12:01 a.m. today, Kenneth Kenley, 42, sought to stave off lethal injection at the Potosi Correctional Center...
SIUC faculty may avert strike (02/05/03)
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Leaders of Southern Illinois University's faculty union decided Tuesday they are going to recommend union members approve the school's latest contract offer, averting a threatened strike. Members of the governing body who made the decision widely expect their 400 union members to pass the proposal when they vote Thursday and Friday, said union president Morteza Daneshdoost...
Small area utility firm is seeking relief from regulation (02/05/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A not-for-profit power utility that serves customers in three Southeast Missouri counties is asking lawmakers to fix a legal quirk that makes it the only such company in Missouri subject to full state regulation. Dan Rodamaker, chief executive officer of Citizens Electric Corp., told a House committee on Tuesday that local control of such decisions by the customer-owned utility would enable it to reduce regulatory costs...
Factory orders rebound in December (02/05/03)
WASHINGTON -- The nation's manufacturers saw demand for their products grow in December, offering a dose of good news for an industry that has been struggling. The Commerce Department reported Tuesday that orders to U.S. factories bounced back in December, rising by 0.4 percent over November orders, when orders declined by 0.8 percent...
Pentagon identifides soldier killed in accident (02/05/03)
WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon on Tuesday identified the U.S. Army National Guard soldier who was killed in a road accident in Qatar last Saturday as Sgt. Michael C. Barry, 29, of Overland Park, Kan. Barry died as a result of injuries sustained as a passenger in a vehicle that was struck by another vehicle in Doha, the capital of Qatar. The accident is under investigation...
NASA was warned wings were vulnerable (02/05/03)
SPACE CENTER, Houston -- NASA was warned nine years ago that the space shuttle could fail catastrophically if debris hit the vulnerable underside of its wings during liftoff -- the very scenario that may have brought down Columbia. After receiving the warning, NASA made changes in materials and flight rules to lessen the risk of debris breaking loose, Paul Fischbeck, an engineering professor at Carnegie Mellon University who conducted the 1994 analysis, said Tuesday...
NASA teams checking reports of California, Arizona debris (02/05/03)
HEMPHILL, Texas -- NASA sent teams Tuesday to check out reports of space shuttle debris found as far west as California and Arizona -- material that could shed light on the earliest stages of Columbia's breakup. Later in the day authorities in Texas said a 6- to 7-foot section of what they believe to be part of a shuttle wing was found in a pond east of Nacogdoches...
Researcher - Lean economic times may improve health (02/05/03)
BOSTON -- The sickly economy may have a silver lining: Research shows tough times are good for your health. In a paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Mass., economist Christopher J. Ruhm concluded that when jobs are scarce, both unemployed workers and those who keep their jobs -- but perhaps with less work to do -- behave in a healthier manner...
Once-downtrodden Internet businesses turning into moneymakers (02/05/03)
SAN FRANCISCO -- It's not quite the economic revolution once envisioned by brash entrepreneurs, but a handful of Internet businesses are actually making money. In breakthroughs that show the promise of e-commerce wasn't all smoke and mirrors, four dot-coms recently reported their first quarterly profits...
Militant admits to role in plans to bomb mosque (02/05/03)
LOS ANGELES -- A member of the Jewish Defense League pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiring to bomb a mosque and the office of a Lebanese-American congressman. According to the plea agreement, Earl Krugel said he and Irv Rubin, the late leader of the militant group, discussed bombing Arab institutions in the Los Angeles area...
Lawyers say making the case against Iraq is a question of trust (02/05/03)
WASHINGTON -- When it comes to America vs. Iraq, how much evidence is enough in the courts of public opinion and diplomacy? Lawyers say this is one case they would not want to take into a court of law. "Show me proof, not the innuendoes, not the guesses," says Cincinnati trial lawyer Martin Pinales...
Protesters say oil industry ties to Bush fueling Iraq war (02/05/03)
WASHINGTON -- Consumer advocate Ralph Nader led a group of peace activists Tuesday in accusing the Bush administration of letting its ties to the oil industry influence the government's war strategy against Iraq. "This is a government that is marinated in oil," the former presidential candidate said at a news conference...
Powell, foreign leaders meet before speech to security council (02/05/03)
WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Colin Powell, bidding for U.N. support, is set to present evidence that Iraq has hidden large caches of weapons of mass destruction from international inspectors and defied calls on it to disarm. Powell's public presentation today to the U.N. Security Council in New York will be the centerpiece of a strenuous campaign to enlist support from Russia, France and other skeptical governments as well as from the American public...
Bush budget plan has new fees for vets and Medicare (02/05/03)
WASHINGTON -- To pay for some of his proposed tax cuts, President Bush wants to raise more than $2 billion by charging new or larger fees on everything from stockyard, kennel and poultry plant inspections to military veterans' health care and Medicare claims processing...
Two finalists chosen in plan to rebuild World Trade Center (02/05/03)
NEW YORK -- Two designs that would put the tallest buildings in the world at the site of the World Trade Center were selected Tuesday as the finalists in the plan to redevelop Ground Zero. The plan from Berlin architect Daniel Libeskind calls for glassy, angular buildings clustered around the foundations of the fallen towers. The other, proposed by an international team of design firms known as THINK, evokes the original trade center with twin towers of ethereal latticework...
Workers strike at sole U.S. uranium enrichment plant (02/05/03)
PADUCAH, Ky. -- Half the workers at the nation's only plant that enriches uranium for commercial nuclear power walked off the job Tuesday in a protest over wages, health care and pension issues. About 620 workers went on strike at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant. The facility's operator said it would keep the plant running with management taking over some of the tasks...
Malpractice compromise reached in N.J. (02/05/03)
TRENTON, N.J. -- Democrats and Republicans in the state Senate have reached the broad outlines of a compromise meant to ease the malpractice insurance crisis and prevent more doctors from closing their practices. The deal was worked out Tuesday in a closed-door meeting as more than 4,000 doctors rallied in front of the Statehouse in a cold, steady rain, chanting, "Tort reform now!"...
Bush - 'Space program will go on' (02/05/03)
SPACE CENTER, Houston -- Under sapphire blue skies that once held Columbia and her crew, President Bush paid tribute Tuesday to the shuttle's seven astronauts and rededicated the nation to space travel. "They go in peace for all mankind. And all mankind is in their debt," he said...
People talk 2/5/03 (02/05/03)
Comedian starting his own Brady bunch LOS ANGELES -- Comedian Wayne Brady has someone new to entertain -- his daughter. Brady's actress-wife, Mandie, gave birth to the couple's first child, Maile Masako Brady, on Monday. The child weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce...
Payday loan stores thrive despite crackdown (02/05/03)
ATLANTA -- When Pam Sanson needed a quick $300 to pay the bills, she never expected her decision would cost her more than $900 in interest in just six months. Sanson had taken out what's known as a payday loan, a quick short-term loan with a very high annual interest rate -- 600 percent in Sanson's case. ...
Indonesian police interrogate suspected terrorist leader (02/05/03)
TANJUNG PINANG, Indonesia -- Indonesian detectives interrogated a man accused of leading the Singapore cell of the Jemaah Islamiyah terrorist group, an official said Tuesday. Indonesian authorities arrested Mas Selamat Kastari on Bintan Island on Sunday night...
Thailand accepts apology for riots as damage assessment begins (02/05/03)
BANGKOK, Thailand -- Relenting on an earlier decision, Thailand's king granted an audience Tuesday to Cambodia's foreign minister, who is on a delicate mission to placate the neighboring country after last week's anti-Thai riots in the Cambodian capital...
U.S. commander denies requesting reinforcements (02/05/03)
SEOUL, South Korea -- The top U.S. military commander in South Korea said Tuesday he has not requested reinforcements, despite a deepening crisis over North Korea's suspected nuclear weapons development. Gen. Leon J. LaPorte made his statement after U.S. officials in Washington said Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld is considering sending an aircraft carrier to the waters off the Korean Peninsula and adding bombers in Guam...
Israeli and American troops wind up joint missile exercises (02/05/03)
JERUSALEM -- Israeli and American forces fired a salvo of Patriot missiles Tuesday as part of a joint exercise to test air defenses. Israel's defense minister also said a U.S.-Iraq war is "apparently inevitable." A witness saw six missiles fired from a battery deep in southern Israel's Negev Desert. The Israeli military confirmed six launches and said more missiles could be fired in the next few days...
Radical Muslim cleric fired from mosque post (02/05/03)
LONDON -- The fiery Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri was removed from his post Tuesday as a leader of a London mosque alleged to be a recruitment center for Islamic radicals. Al-Masri was dismissed by the government's Charity Commission for "inappropriate political statements" and interfering with the running of the Finsbury Park Mosque, registered as a charity...
Saddam says he doesn't want war, refutes al-Qaida link (02/05/03)
LONDON -- In his first Western television interview in more than a decade, Saddam Hussein said the United States wants to conquer Iraq so it can "control the world" and insisted his regime does not have weapons of mass destruction. A retired British lawmaker and peace activist, Tony Benn, conducted the 40-minute interview, in which the Iraqi leader spoke slowly in precise, careful tones, his voice at times falling very low, as he sipped from a cup of Arabic coffee in what appeared to be a room in one of his palaces.. ...
Israel declines comment on Mandela's allegations (02/05/03)
JERUSALEM -- Israel refused to comment Tuesday on remarks by former South African President Nelson Mandela, who assailed the U.S. policy on Iraq and complained that Israel was not being forced to surrender weapons of mass destruction. Mandela made his remarks Thursday at the International Women's Forum in Johannesburg, South Africa...
Troops, tanks enter Gaza refugee camp (02/05/03)
JERUSALEM -- Israeli tanks and troops entered a Palestinian refugee camp in the Gaza Strip early Wednesday, exchanging fire with gunmen, Palestinian security officials and witnesses said. A 62-year-old bystander was wounded, apparently while watching the incursion into the Bureij refugee camp in central Gaza from his window, Palestinians said...
Historic overhaul wipes Yugoslavia from Europe's map (02/05/03)
BELGRADE, Serbia-Montenegro -- Erasing Yugoslavia from the map of Europe, lawmakers all but dissolved the troubled Balkan federation Tuesday and gave birth to a new country with a new name: Serbia and Montenegro. Under a European Union-brokered accord approved by parliament, the two republics stick together in a loose union that gives each greater autonomy and the trappings of statehood. The final breakup of the former Yugoslavia -- outright independence for both -- could come as soon as 2006...
Turkey readies support for U.S. military action against Iraq (02/05/03)
ISTANBUL, Turkey -- Turkey's leading political figure began preparing the public Tuesday for a possible war, criticizing the Iraqi government and warning that Turkey could put itself at risk by staying neutral in a conflict at its border. The dramatic shift by Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has long emphasized peace with Iraq, came before an expected Friday vote in parliament that could allow the United States to base thousands of troops in Turkey for an invasion of Iraq...
Fireworks blast kills at least 17 in Pakistan (02/05/03)
SIALKOT, Pakistan -- Shipping containers full of fireworks caught fire and exploded Tuesday, blowing in walls of a nearby school and raining fiery debris on surrounding buildings. At least 17 people were killed, including two children. Dozens of others were injured in the blasts at a trucking depot near the town of Sialkot as the fireworks were being placed in two containers for shipment to Lahore, 60 miles to the southwest...
Chavez marks anniversary of coup attempt (02/05/03)
CARACAS, Venezuela -- President Hugo Chavez celebrated Tuesday's anniversary of a 1992 coup attempt that launched his political career while opposition leaders trying to oust him mourned those killed in the botched putsch. Under international pressure to end Venezuela's political crisis, Chavez's government rejected an opposition proposal to shorten his presidential term and instead suggested a referendum on his rule -- though it would take place far later than the opposition wants...
Millham's 28 points pace Bulldogs' girls team (02/05/03)
With a stifling press and a 28-point effort from Ashley Millham, the Notre Dame girls basketball team pushed its winning streak to seven games with a 50-37 win over Central Tuesday at the Show Me Center. The Bulldogs (12-7) turned to the full-court press right out of the gate and caused Central to burn two timeouts less than halfway through the first quarter...
Hot-shot Panthers find their touch beyond the arc (02/05/03)
If it was pool, the Meadow Heights Panthers' favorite call would be "Three ball, corner pocket." The Panthers' boys basketball team has been turning gymnasiums into billiard halls -- and running the table. Powered by its prowess with the three ball, Meadow Heights has been chalking up win after win. With a 12-4 record, the Panthers are having their best season in more than a decade, and they've been on a deadly 3-point shooting tear...
St. Louis' top RB says he will sign with Minnesota (02/05/03)
MINNEAPOLIS -- Laurence Maroney, one of the best high school running backs in the country, said he will sign with Minnesota today. Maroney was the top recruit in the St. Louis area, leading Normandy High with 1,917 yards rushing, 24 touchdowns and an average of 9.7 yards per carry in 2002. Rivals100.com ranks the 210-pounder as the 18th-best running back in the nation. He can run a 40-yard dash in 4.38 seconds...
James asks court to block state ruling (02/05/03)
AKRON, Ohio -- LeBron James wants to play, and he's asking a judge to put him back on the court. James' attorney requested a temporary restraining order Tuesday to block a ruling by state officials that barred the high school superstar for the rest of the season...
ND boys fight turnovers in win (02/05/03)
Bragging rights don't come with disclaimers about margin of victory or style points. All that matters is who owns the deeds. In a one-game, winner-take-all meeting with cross-town rival Central on Tuesday at the Show Me Center, Notre Dame's boys basketball team emerged with the rights with a skin-of-the-teeth 47-46 victory...
Henry scores 44 as Cubs roll past Scott City (02/05/03)
Scott City could not contain state-ranked Bell City or senior Eric Henry as the Cubs rolled to a 95-77 road victory Tuesday night in boys basketball. Henry finished with 44 points for Bell City (17-3), ranked No. 2 in Class 1. Scott City (10-6) took a 20-15 lead into the second quarter but the tide soon turned. The defending state champions outscored Scott City 28-11 in the second quarter for a 43-38 halftime lead...
McComas picks Southeast; Hicks to CMSU (02/05/03)
When you find a good mascot, you stick with it. That's what Jackson's Matt McComas plans to do. The Indians' senior lineman will sign today with the Indians of Southeast Missouri State University. McComas, 6-foot-5 and 250 pounds, was a two-year starter at Jackson. He relishes the opportunity to help the Indians build on their best season in 23 years. Southeast finished last season with an 8-4 record in coach Tim Billings' third year...
EIU rises up again, drops Southeast (02/05/03)
Southeast Missourian CHARLESTON, Mo. -- There is something about Southeast Missouri State University's Indians that brings out the best in Eastern Illinois. The Panthers made it a clean sweep of the season series by hammering the Indians 85-73 Tuesday night in front of 1,438 fans at Lantz Arena...
Rams add 2 coaches, 5 players (02/05/03)
ST. LOUIS -- The Rams hired two new coaches and added five players to their roster, the team said Tuesday. Seven-year NFL veteran Frank Falks will coach tight ends. And former North Dakota State coach Bob Babich will be a defensive assistant. Falks most recently coached for four seasons (1997 to 2000) with the Detroit Lions, where he coached running backs. Prior to that, he spent three years as tight ends/H-backs coach for the San Diego Chargers...
Lions make it official, hire Mariucci as newest coach (02/05/03)
DETROIT -- Cast aside by the San Francisco 49ers, Steve Mariucci found his services in strong demand back in his home state. Mariucci was hired as coach of the Detroit Lions Tuesday, taking over one of the league's worst teams less than three weeks after he was fired by the 49ers...
Herron, Perez try different approaches to missed opportunities (02/05/03)
Imagine the shock and agony he must have felt. The guy takes a four-stroke lead into the final round only to see it disappear by the time he makes the turn. He fights his way back into contention, has momentum on his side and then throws it all away with one bad swing...
Ashe's impact still felt far beyond tennis (02/05/03)
NEW YORK -- On a winter's day, James Blake gave a clinic for children at the Harlem Tennis Center, the old wood-floored armory where Arthur Ashe once did the same when Blake was a child. To Blake's regret, he doesn't remember meeting Ashe and didn't learn much about him until his death from an AIDS-related illness 10 years ago Thursday, when Blake was 13...
Making the most of winter (02/05/03)
The Scandinavians have the right idea. In a land darkened by winter, they revere white for its ability to reflect and enhance the waning sunlight. You can do the same in your home. Snuggle in, and make the most of it. Few things are more serene than frosty windows and softly falling snow. Instead of fighting it or grousing about it, make the most of it...
Get a clean start on laundry rooms (02/05/03)
You won't see this room grace the cover of splashy home magazines, and it's not included on most home tours. But America's laundry rooms are in the midst of The Great Clean Up. The laundry room is shoving aside kitchens and baths for attention, if for no other reason than sheer volume. Americans churn through 35 billion loads of laundry -- 100 million tons worth annually, according to Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse...
Better techniques make it easier to whip up frozen desserts (02/05/03)
HYDE PARK, N.Y. -- Few would argue that delicious, homemade ice cream makes a perfect accompaniment to many traditional dessert favorites. However, making ice cream at home when so many store-bought frozen desserts are available might seem hardly worth the time. Homemade desserts, especially frozen ones, often take a back seat to the more convenient, ready-to-eat options...
Wade carefully through garden catalogs (02/05/03)
By now, you may have a growing pile of advertisements for plants. You might call them "seed catalogs" or "nursery catalogs," but there's no getting around it -- they are ads. Their goal is to induce you to make a purchase. How lucky we are to be offered such a diversity of plants at such convenience. ...
A birthday cake and recipes from Altenburg (02/05/03)
Susan McClanahan ~ Recipe Swap Birthdays are always a cause for celebration in our home, and the festivities are nearly underway for Lexie to celebrate her sixth birthday. She is so excited about turning 6 years old. Having a boy and a girl, it amazes me how they differ in what is important. ...
Tower Rock well worth the trip (02/05/03)
East Perry County isn't for the weak of heart or those prone to car sickness. I'd been there a few times for The Best Little Fair in the Land in Altenburg, which really is a cool fair. It's famous for jumping mules and bone-in fish sandwiches, but I've never really understood Southeast Missouri's general fascination with bone-in fish sandwiches. Is it a sandwich when you have to take the top off and pick the fish apart or risk a trip to the hospital?...
Wilbur Corzine (02/05/03)
ANNA, Ill. -- Wilbur Delene Corzine, 74, of Lawrence, Kan., died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003, at the home of a daughter. He was born Sept. 13, 1928, in Union County, Ill., son of William L. "Bill" and Velma Miles Corzine. He and Betty June Fritz were married May 22, 1948, in Piggott, Ark. She died April 22, 2002...
Richard Bliss (02/05/03)
Richard L. Bliss, 84, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003, at the Lutheran Home. He was born Oct. 30, 1918, in Grand Rapids, Mich., son of John L. and Lilian I. Rombauer Bliss. He and Nancy Hamilton were married Oct. 1, 1948, in St. Louis. Bliss received a master's degree in architecture from Washington University...
Robert Spinks (02/05/03)
Robert W. "Bob" Spinks, 54, of Troy, Mo., died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003. He was born Dec. 20, 1948, son of Mitchell Wesley and Rita JoAnn Heuring Spinks. He married Sandy Meier. Spinks served two tours in Vietnam and received a Purple Heart. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Tammy Martin; two stepsons, Eric Borgmeyer and Michael Smythe; a stepdaughter, Michelle Howell; three brothers, William Spinks of St. ...
Paul Statler (02/05/03)
PATTON, Mo. -- Paul Denzel Statler, 82, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Sunday, Feb. 2, 2003. He was born June 8, 1920, son of Tivis and Mabel Seabaugh Statler. His mother preceded him in death when he was three years old. He then went to live with his great-uncle and aunt, Eli and Rada Thiele of Sedgewickville, Mo...
Louis Summers (02/05/03)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Louis Summers, 65, of Cairo died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2003, at his home. He was born May 15, 1937, son of Rufus and Myrtle Berry Summers. Summers was a construction worker many years. Survivors include a daughter, Vernice Summers, and a sister, Annie Lattin of Cape Girardeau...
Lester Shell (02/05/03)
DEXTER, Mo. -- The funeral for Lester C. Shell of Dexter will be held at 1 p.m. today at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter. The Rev. Wayne Dismuke will officiate. Burial will be in Dexter Cemetery. Shell, 82, died Monday, Feb. 3, 2003, at Cypress Point Health Care...
Births 2/5/03 (02/05/03)
Wunderlich Twin daughters to David and Erin Wunderlich of Frohna, Mo., Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2003. Madison Emma was born at 7:59 p.m. and weighed 4 pounds 6 ounces. Faith Violet was born at 8:01 p.m. and weighed 2 pounds 4 ounces. First children. Mrs. Wunderlich is the former Erin Roth, daughter of Lloyd and Ruth Roth of Frohna. Wunderlich is the son of Frances Wunderlich of Jackson, and the late Oliver Wunderlich. He is employed at Associated Sheet Metal Inc...
Cape fire report 2/5/03 (02/05/03)
Cape Girardeau Wednesday, Feb. 5 Firefighters responded Monday to the following items: At 3:03 p.m., check carbon detector at 723 N. Missouri. At 3:40 p.m., fire alarm at 2149 William. At 5 p.m., emergency medical service at 402 S. Kingshighway. At 8:43 p.m., emergency medical service at 909 Hackberry...
Cape/Jackson police reports 2/5/03 (02/05/03)
Cape Girardeau Wednesday, Feb. 5 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests William H. Matlock Jr., 37, of 1305 Broadway, Apt. 1, Cape Girardeau, was arrested Monday on a Dunklin County warrant for assault...
Out of the past 2/5/03 (02/05/03)
10 years ago: Feb. 5, 1993 Cape Girardeau Board of Education is scheduled to formally vote Monday to place $25 million bond issue on April 6 ballot; proposed bond issue, if approved by voters, would buy two new school buildings, addition to Jefferson Elementary School, earthquake resistance, air-conditioning and electrical updates for existing buildings; tax increase of 72 cents would retire bonds...
Correction 2/5/03 (02/05/03)
Correction: The name of the writer of the letter "Protesters should target civilians who make policy" on Tuesday's Opinion page was misspelled. The correct name is Jack Dragoni of Chaffee, Mo. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
A nation mourns for dead astronauts (02/05/03)
When a national tragedy occurs, there is a progression of thoughts and emotions: shock and dismay, grief and concern, an intense desire to know how and why, a time for mourning. It is the ability of the people of this great land to come together as each emotional stage follows its course...
During hostilities, you don't tell enemy everything (02/05/03)
To the editor: It is so good and comforting to know we have people like Robert Polack Jr. He sounds like some of what we called in the Korean War a 90-day wonder. Polack just knows all about it. Someone should tell him that when you're in something like this, you don't tell your enemy everything...
C-SPAN televises propaganda being shown to Iraqis (02/05/03)
To the editor: C-SPAN recently aired an Iraqi government and military cabinet meeting. It was interpreted in English for the U.S. audience. I became hooked for about 30 minutes. There were 15 to 20 men wearing berets and uniforms sitting around a table. Saddam Hussein himself, smoking a cigar and looking in charge, sat at the head of the table...
Article captures love and respect of AME churches (02/05/03)
To the editor: In response to the article "Oldest black church leading by example": I have received many articles from your fine newspaper and always enjoy them. This article was one of the best. It portrays the love, commitment, joy, Christian attitude and the concern and respect for each other that is found in all the AME churches I have attended. ...
Holiday Inn leaves many good memories (02/05/03)
To the editor: A gala celebration marking the end of 40 years for Cape Girardeau's Holiday Inn leaves many memories, both nostalgic and happy. My high school reunion was held there in 1970 and will leave precious memories of both. I have on numerous occasions enjoyed delightful and delicious Holiday Inn meals that have always been served graciously and with the utmost dignity...
Missouri needs serious attention for budget plan (02/05/03)
To the editor: As a resident of the beautiful state of Missouri, I have been deeply concerned by Gov. Bob Holden's risky plan to use $375 million of the tobacco settlement money that will leave an even bigger hole in the budget for fiscal year 2004. ...
Mandela, CBS owe an apology to all Americans (02/05/03)
To the editor: I am outraged at the recent speech made by South Africa's former president, Nelson Mandela, in which he voiced his personal opinion about the way President Bush was handling the situation with Iraq. Mandela made it clear he thinks Bush stops short of being incompetent, which was a personal attack and definitely out of line...
Speak Out A 02/05/03 (02/05/03)
RAPE IS a horrible crime and should be severely punished. To falsely accuse someone of such a crime is in its own form a kind of rape, and it too should be severely punished. Taxing the workers YOU CAN see who Gov. Bob Holden likes to tax: the working man. ...
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