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Stories from Thursday, February 6, 2003

Making the grade with class (02/06/03)
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...
Cemetery of Innocents moves as development comes (02/06/03)
The crosses at the Cemetery of the Innocents along Siemers Drive in Cape Girardeau have been removed to make way for a new business development, though there is no confirmation about what type it is. A representative of Drury Southwest, which donated the land to the anti-abortion group SEMO Lifesavers, said it was still unclear what kind of development would be on the property since negotiations were still ongoing. She declined to say who was purchasing the property...
Agriculture Department to hold crop diversification workshops (02/06/03)
A workshop opportunity for Missouri farmers to learn more about crop diversification will be held Feb. 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Vernon County Fairgrounds in Nevada, Mo. and from 7:15 a.m. to noon at the Best Western Inn in Sikeston, Mo. Sponsored by the Missouri Department of Agriculture, the Thomas Jefferson Agriculture Institute and University Extension, the workshops will cover the benefits of diversifying production with fruits, vegetables, sunflowers and agroforestry as well as the resources and financial assistance available to producers.. ...
VFW essay awards luncheon held (02/06/03)
The annual 15th District Veterans of Foreign Wars and Auxiliary Voice of Democracy and Patriot's Pen Essay awards luncheon was held recently at VFW Post 3838 in conjunction with the 15th District meeting. Twenty-eight students sponsored by posts and auxiliaries throughout Southeast Missouri had advanced to the district level...
Community cuisine 2/6/03 (02/06/03)
Mason dinner at Millersville Lodge tonight All Masons are invited to a dinner at the Millersville Masonic Lodge Westview No. 103 tonight. Dinner will be served at 6:45 p.m., followed by a meeting at 7:30 p.m. For more information contact Billy Keele at (573) 866-3282...
Event to honor Boy Scout Eagles planned for Saturday (02/06/03)
Judge Lewis Blanton, United States Magistrate Judge to the Eastern District of Missouri, will be the class sponsor and principal speaker at the Court of Honor held in Southeast Missouri State University's Academic Hall at 2 p.m. Saturday. This event will honor the 79 Boy Scouts from 19 Southeast Missouri counties and 10 Southern Illinois counties who earned the Eagle rank during 2002...
Jackson Optimists help out with junior high's winter dance (02/06/03)
The admission price to the Jackson Junior High School Winter Dance, sponsored by the Noon Optimist and the Optimist Club of Jackson, was two canned food items for donation to the food pantry. Student council members and their teacher sponsors, Kyle Mabuce and Leslie Richmond, decorated the gym and cafeteria. Council members sold refreshments at the dance to raise money for other projects...
World briefs 02/06/03 (02/06/03)
U.S., France send Ivory Coast reinforcements ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast -- The United States sent a small military team to conflict-torn Ivory Coast on Wednesday, and France announced it was increasing its force to more than 3,000 troops, amid often violent protests against a Paris-brokered peace accord...
Military digest 2/6/03 (02/06/03)
National Guard performs minefield training The weekend of Jan. 12 to 13 found members of the National Guard B Company 1140th Engineer Battalion spending much of their training time laying a minefield, breaching that same minefield and later improving that breach...
MoDOT orders inspections of bridges (02/06/03)
Five Mississippi River bridges in Southeast Missouri will get new inspections as the Missouri Department of Transportation seeks to make sure that its major bridges over the Mississippi and Missouri rivers are safe for motorists. Those spans include the aging Mississippi River bridge at Cape Girardeau, which in recent years has been subject to quarterly inspections, said Scott Meyer, MoDOT district engineer in Sikeston, Mo...
Annual Rural Restoration conference scheduled (02/06/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The message for this year's Rural Restoration Conference, explained Carol Cohen, will be the need for Americans to turn back to the foundations which were essential in establishing the United States of America. Cohen, executive assistant of Adopt a Farm Family of America Inc., is working with its founders, Peter and Mary Myers, in organizing the annual conference, which this year is scheduled for Feb. 14-17 at the Ramada Inn...
Community briefs 2/6/03 (02/06/03)
Meeting for Memory Walk set for Feb. 18 The first Memory Walk committee meeting will take place from noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Alzheimer's Association Southeast Missouri office, 1301 N. Kingshighway, Suite 1, Cape Girardeau. The association is looking for volunteers to serve on the Memory Walk planning committee which meets monthly. ...
Jackson man pleads guilty to weapons charge (02/06/03)
A Jackson man pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to one felony count of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. Mark J. Lampe, 35, appeared before U.S. District Judge Henry Autrey. On Jan. 6, 2002, a Scott County deputy, responding to a report of trespassing on County Road 217, found Lampe holding a 12-gauge, pump action shot gun...
Cape man enters guilty plea to charges (02/06/03)
A Cape Girardeau man pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to drug and gun charges. Ted A. Imrie, 42, pleaded guilty to one count of being unlawful user of a controlled substance in possession of two firearms and one count of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He appeared before U.S. District Judge Henry Autrey...
Area resident charged with rape, sodomy (02/06/03)
A Jackson man was arrested Wednesday after being charged with first degree statutory rape and sodomy of a girl younger than 12 years of age. Jackson police began an investigation Oct. 10 after the girl came forward about the alleged sexual abuse that occurred in 1999...
Glenn leaves Chamber for Talent office (02/06/03)
Jeff Glenn has left the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce to take a job with U.S. Sen. Jim Talent's office, where he will serve as the district office director for Southeast Missouri. Glenn, 33, will serve as the liaison between Talent's Washington, D.C., office and the constituency of Southeast Missouri's 22-county district. For the past 2 1/2 years, Glenn had been the Chamber's director of membership development. His first day was Monday...
Firefighters trading hoses for hammers (02/06/03)
Everybody knows firefighters can handle a water hose. But the Jackson crew has proved they're handy with the hammer too. Jackson's firefighters are almost finished with a remodeling project that will move their administrative offices from the current location -- the station at Hope Street and East Jackson Boulevard -- to a building next door...
Arkansas loses bid for Toyota's next U.S. plant to San Antonio (02/06/03)
LITTLE ROCK -- Arkansas officials lost their battle for a Toyota Motor Corp. truck plant Wednesday, but emerged with assurance that major companies know that all roads lead to a 5,000-acre cotton, rice and bean field in the Delta. The Japanese automaker said Wednesday it would build a $800 million plant near San Antonio -- a site blessed with ready access to millions of truck drivers and a Latin American landscape that Toyota would love to tap...
Springfield considers banning smoking in restaurants (02/06/03)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Lighting up a smoke while enjoying a meal at Springfield restaurant could become a thing of the past. Springfield's City Council was getting its first look Wednesday at a draft ordinance that, if adopted, would ban smoking in most eating establishments...
Poplar Bluff killer executed (02/06/03)
POTOSI, Mo. -- Over the 19 years since Kenneth Kenley killed one of her sons in a crime rampage lasting several hours, Jackie Felts kept a scrapbook about the case, clinging to hope of watching the killer's death sentence carried out. The Poplar Bluff woman heralded Jan. 7, when Kenley's execution was set. Finally, a surviving son says she believed, two decades of torment of hearing so much about the killer and so little about her slain son Ronald would end with Kenley's last breath...
Sprint reports increased earnings of $39 million (02/06/03)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Sprint Corp., facing a report its two top executives are being forced out over their use of a questionable type of tax shelter, reported earnings Wednesday of $39 million during the fourth quarter. Meanwhile, a judge in Georgia said she'll decide within a week whether an executive from a Sprint rival can take over as chief executive of the Overland Park, Kan.-based telecommunications firm...
Construction crews put barricades around Arch (02/06/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Construction crews are erecting 4,000-pound concrete barriers around most of the grounds at the Gateway Arch as a precaution against terrorist attacks, officials said. The 10-foot-long barriers would prevent trucks loaded with explosives from reaching the Arch, Gary Easton, superintendent of the Jefferson National Expansion Project, said Tuesday. The 32-inch-high barriers, similar to those used on road projects, will be installed about 4 feet from the curb...
House OKs bill allowing police to hold suspects longer (02/06/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Anyone suspected of committing a crime could be held by police for 30 hours without being charged under a bill given initial House approval Wednesday. Under current state law, people arrested for most crimes without warrants must be released after 20 hours if charges have not been filed...
Lawmaker proposal puts limits on power of DNR (02/06/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Legislation to make it more difficult for state officials to adopt environmental standards that exceed federal guidelines was endorsed by business and industry groups on Wednesday. Small farmers and those worried about water quality at the state's recreational lakes, however, countered that Missouri regulators, not those in Washington, D.C., should determine what is best for the state...
Seven people arrested in home burglaries (02/06/03)
MOUNTAIN GROVE, Mo. -- Three adults and four juveniles have been arrested in connection with break-ins at dozens of businesses in southwest Missouri. The adults were charged Wednesday in Wright County, while the youths were turned over to juvenile authorities...
Mold in court not hazardous enough to force immediate closure (02/06/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- High mold levels found in parts of the Missouri Supreme Court building aren't hazardous enough to force the immediate closure of the 95-year-old building, state officials said Wednesday. But a state report obtained by The Associated Press shows that high mold levels were found on walls, duct work and furniture on all three floors of the building...
Student arrested after shots fired outside of Colorado school (02/06/03)
WESTMINSTER, Colo. -- A boy fired several shots in a Ranum High School courtyard Wednesday after confronting another student in a hallway, authorities said. No injuries were reported. A police officer assigned to the school chased the boy and captured him nearby, Adams County sheriff's Capt. Craig Coleman said...
Kansas looks at school conolidation to save state budget (02/06/03)
WALDO, Kan. -- Peering out from behind the counter at the Waldo post office, Carol Shaffer remembers when this tiny north-central Kansas village had two grocery stores, two filling stations and a vibrant K-12 school. But it has been 39 years since the last graduating class at the high school and 29 years since the grade school was closed in a merger with another school district. Shaffer thinks Waldo's slow decline can be tied directly to the loss of its school...
Ground Zero book draws clergy protests (02/06/03)
NEW YORK -- Clergy, firefighters and others protested at a publishing company Wednesday, outraged by a book they claim includes lies about looting and disrespect toward human remains at ground zero. "American Ground: Unbuilding the World Trade Center" by William Langewiesche has infuriated firefighters and others because it includes a passage relating the discovery of dozens of new jeans from The Gap -- still tagged, folded and stacked -- inside the cab of a fire truck pulled from the rubble...
Trial gets start for Tyson Foods (02/06/03)
The Associated Press CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.-- A greed-driven plot that reached the top levels of Tyson Foods used illegal immigrants smuggled into the country to keep poultry plants running, a prosecutor said as the company's federal conspiracy trial opened Wednesday. ...
Deadly bird virus found in Arizona (02/06/03)
The Associated Press PHOENIX -- Federal and tribal authorities quarantined a county in western Arizona on Wednesday, one day after announcing that a deadly bird virus had been found on an Indian reservation there. The order, issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Colorado River Indian Reservation, will prohibit birds or items that have come in contact with the infected birds from leaving La Paz County, said Lori Faeth, the governor's natural resources adviser...
Shopkeeper accused of talks with N. Korea (02/06/03)
LOS ANGELES -- A snack shop owner who authorities say was paid to communicate with North Korean officials through codes and meetings abroad -- as well as recruit other agents -- appeared in court Wednesday to face charges of failing to register with the federal government...
Bush's SEC nominee promises to enforce anti-fraud legislation (02/06/03)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush's nominee to head the Securities and Exchange Commission pledged aggressive enforcement of corporate anti-fraud rules and said Wednesday that picking a new chairman for an accounting industry oversight board is his top priority...
Economic gloom increasing with talk of war with Iraq (02/06/03)
WASHINGTON -- Worried about a possible war, Wall Street has been in a funk this year and the news on Main Street hasn't been any better. Business executives are freezing new spending and hiring, fearful of big commitments in the face of so much uncertainty...
Labor secretary presses health-care idea (02/06/03)
WASHINGTON -- Labor Secretary Elaine Chao waded into the patients' rights debate Wednesday, pressing a Bush administration idea to help small businesses offer better, cheaper health insurance to their workers. Bush wants to help small businesses offer their workers the same health care benefits as Fortune 500 companies by letting them pool together to increase their buying power and push down premiums...
Ex-National Guard officer charged with espionage (02/06/03)
SPOKANE, Wash. -- FBI agents have arrested a former Washington Army National Guard officer and his ex-wife on espionage charges alleging they attempted to sell national security secrets. Officials would not give details Wednesday. The indictment includes a reference to a North Carolina lawyer who has represented the Ku Klux Klan and militant anti-tax leaders...
Debris search still fails to find crucial parts of shuttle (02/06/03)
NACOGDOCHES, Texas -- Despite gathering more than 12,000 pieces of debris from the shuttle Columbia, a NASA official said Wednesday none of the pieces provides critical answers for why the shuttle broke up. "We do not have any red-tag items," said Ron Dittemore, shuttle program manager, referring to items engineers have identified as crucial to the investigation into the cause...
Military mortuary to begin work on astronauts' remains (02/06/03)
DOVER, Del. -- As a color guard stood at attention, flag-draped cases containing the remains of the seven crew members of the space shuttle Columbia arrived Wednesday at Dover Air Force Base. A C-141 military cargo plane carrying the remains from Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana touched down just before 2:40 p.m. at Dover, home of the military's largest mortuary...
NASA backs away from foam as 'root cause' of disaster (02/06/03)
SPACE CENTER, Houston -- After days of analysis, NASA backed away Wednesday from the theory that a piece of foam that struck Columbia during liftoff was the root cause of the space shuttle's disintegration over Texas. Shuttle program manager Ron Dittemore said investigators now are focusing more closely on the desperate effort of Columbia's automatic control system to hold the speed of the spacecraft stable despite an increasing level of wind resistance, or drag, on the left wing...
Labor leader gives Kerry 'best chance' to beat Bush in '04 (02/06/03)
WASHINGTON -- Democrats must "break the bubble" of public support President Bush enjoys on foreign policy if they hope to win in 2004, and Sen. John Kerry has the best chance of doing that, says the AFL-CIO's political chairman, Gerald McEntee. But the labor federation probably will withhold its endorsement until after the primary season, McEntee, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, said Wednesday in an interview with Associated Press reporters and editors.. ...
Senators say NASA will get safety funds when requsted (02/06/03)
WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers expressed doubt Wednesday that they will rush extra safety funds to NASA, saying the space agency has not yet requested more money. But they said they expected Congress to provide additional money once NASA makes progress in uncovering the cause of the shuttle Columbia disaster and requests more dollars, perhaps this spring. ...
Powell offers intelligence data on Iraq (02/06/03)
and Dafna Linzer ~ The Associated Press UNITED NATIONS -- Secretary of State Colin Powell, relying on a stream of U.S. intelligence, urged the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday to move against Saddam Hussein because Iraq has failed to disarm, harbors terrorists and hides behind a "web of lies."...
Prosecutors seek maximum sentence for Sept. 11 suspect (02/06/03)
HAMBURG, Germany -- Federal prosecutors demanded the maximum sentence of 15 years Wednesday for the first Sept. 11 terror suspect to be tried, calling the defendant "a cog that kept the machinery going." During more than three months of testimony, prosecutors portrayed Moroccan student Mounir el Motassadeq, 28, as an integral part of a terror cell that included lead Sept. 11 hijacker Mohamed Atta...
N. Korea to proceed with operation of nuclear facilities (02/06/03)
SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea said Wednesday it has reactivated its nuclear facilities, a surprise announcement that raised questions whether it was trying to take advantage of Washington's preoccupation with Iraq to ratchet up pressure in its own standoff with the United States...
Powell - Bin Laden's man in Iraq links Saddam, al-Qaida (02/06/03)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- He's the closest thing to a smoking gun in Washington's intelligence arsenal, a man who could finally and definitively link Saddam Hussein with the world's most notorious terrorist and push reluctant allies to support a U.S.-led war against Iraq...
Chavez vows to punish leaders of strike (02/06/03)
CARACAS, Venezuela -- Smarting from a failed strike to oust President Hugo Chavez, Venezuelan businessmen warned Wednesday that plans to restrict access to foreign currency will bury the reeling economy. Chavez's leftist government plans to announce the restrictions today, to try to stop a devaluation of the bolivar and protect Venezuela's foreign reserves, which shrank $2 billion during the two-month strike...
Court rules U.S. must stay execution of three Mexicans (02/06/03)
THE HAGUE, Netherlands-- The United States must temporarily stay the execution of three Mexican citizens on death row in Texas and Oklahoma, the World Court ruled Wednesday. In a unanimous decision, the 15-judge panel said that the delay was needed while the U.N. court investigates in full whether the men -- and 48 other Mexicans on death row in U.S. prisons -- were given their right to legal help from the Mexican government...
Reviled elsewhere, Americans are beloved in Kosovo (02/06/03)
DJAKOVICA, Serbia-Montenegro -- American flags flutter on peasants' homes. A couple grateful for U.S. help in ending Kosovo's war names a daughter in honor of Madeleine Albright. A six-story-high poster of former President Clinton towers over the capital's main drag, renamed Bill Clinton Boulevard. And the president of Kosovo is building a new compound he calls the White House...
Iraq denounces U.S. remarks made before Security Council (02/06/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Baghdad officials on Wednesday dismissed Secretary of State Colin Powell's anti-Iraq case before the U.N. Security Council as a collection of "stunts," "special effects" and "unknown sources" aimed at undermining the work of U.N. arms inspectors in Iraq...
James regains temporary eligibility (02/06/03)
AKRON, Ohio -- LeBron James can put his high school jersey back on for at least a few more games. The basketball superstar was cleared to play Wednesday by a judge who blocked a ruling that stripped him of his eligibility for accepting two free sports jerseys worth a total of $845...
Southeast gains three transfers, 13 senior recruits (02/06/03)
Coming off the program's best season since 1969, Southeast Missouri State University football coach Tim Billings says the Indians reaped the rewards of that success Wednesday when the signing period began. Billings announced the signing of 16 players to national letters of intent, including a transfer quarterback from Arizona State already enrolled at Southeast, a transfer wide receiver from Texas Christian, a junior-college transfer and 13 high school seniors. ...
Indians take another shot at OVC leader (02/06/03)
When Southeast Missouri State University and Morehead State met earlier this season, the host Eagles had no trouble cruising past the Indians. Southeast hopes that's not the case tonight when the Ohio Valley Conference teams square off in a rematch at the Show Me Center...
Stuckey embraces his last season as an Indian (02/06/03)
Denver Stuckey is not old by any means, but even he sometimes wonders where all the years have gone. That's what happens in the life of a college baseball player when he's had so much fun -- and such a productive career -- playing for his local university...
Surprising Govs make run for OVC title (02/06/03)
While Morehead State has grabbed plenty of attention for shooting to the top of the Ohio Valley Conference men's basketball standings, Austin Peay perhaps ranks as the OVC's biggest surprise roughly halfway through the league schedule....
Otahkians open season at MU under new coach (02/06/03)
Mike Stevens knows it will take time building Southeast Missouri State University's struggling women's tennis program into a winner. But Stevens believes that will eventually happen. "In time I think we can get it going, but it will take time to get the players we need to compete in the conference," he said. "It will take several years to get it to the point where we want it to be."...
Joe Gissy, roller hockey (02/06/03)
Joe Gissy is used to winning, and he's been doing it since his sophomore year at DeSmet High School when the school won the first of back-to-back state ice hockey championships. His senior year brought him a twist: Joe replaced the blades on his skates with wheels...
Lakers gaining ground in Western Conference playoff race (02/06/03)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Kobe Bryant rolled his eyes as he was peppered with questions about a possible fourth straight trip to the NBA Finals. Sure, the Los Angeles Lakers are on a torrid pace, winning 12 of their last 16 games, but all that's gotten them is a 23-23 record...
Stars escape Blues with tie (02/06/03)
DALLAS -- Bill Guerin scored with 1:30 left in regulation, and the Dallas Stars pulled out a 2-2 tie Wednesday night against the Blues to maintain a share of the NHL's best record. Guerin's 23rd goal came after Mike Modano gathered a loose puck on the left side and made cross-ice pass to Sergei Zubov. He fed Guerin charging the middle for the tying goal in the battle of division leaders...
EIU again saves best for Indians (02/06/03)
We certainly bring out the best in the Eastern Illinois basketball team. According to their coaches, their best two games of the season have been against Southeast. I felt we were really ready to play Tuesday night in Charleston, Ill., and we got off to a great start, but we couldn't slow down Henry Domercant and the rest of the EIU shooters and the Panthers came away with an 85-73 win...
Doctors pursue pill to postpone heart valve replacement (02/06/03)
WASHINGTON -- Tens of thousands of Americans face the heart valve replacement that Sen. Bob Graham underwent last week, open-heart surgery that is likely to increase dramatically as the population ages. But what if a simple pill could slow the rusting of the aortic heart valve and let patients postpone, maybe even avoid, the surgery that is today's only fix?...
West Nile watching (02/06/03)
GUILDERLAND, N.Y. iz Neill sprinkles a handful of sunflower and thistle seeds in her bird feeders and watches as a flock of birds circles her yard. The veteran bird watcher says she has survived three bouts of cancer inspired by the appearance of cardinals, blue jays and chickadees outside her window. Now, she's returning the favor by helping scientists track changes in the bird population that could be associated with West Nile virus...
Health calendar 2/6 (02/06/03)
Today Health Bites luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. in conference room A at St. Francis Education Center. The topic is "Women's Heart Advantage" with speaker Kay Thurston, a nurse and heart attack survivor. There is a cost for the luncheon. Call 334-5399 or 331-5970 for details...
These days of myths and what-ifs (02/06/03)
Feb. 6, 2003 Dear Julie, Our favorite hardware store is closing. So is the branch office where we bank, where we consider the tellers friends. Business is having problems. The economy has suffered since 9/11. We don't know what is to be done about Iraq. These unsettled days, the world seems to be holding its breath. We could use some oxygen...
Cyara Lizenbee (02/06/03)
BERTRAND, Mo. -- Cyara Breann Lizenbee, 5 days, of Bertrand died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. She was born Jan. 31, 2003, in Sikeston, daughter of Jason Ray Lizenbee and Christy Dawn McWhirter. Survivors include her parents of Bertrand; paternal grandparents, Ray Lizenbee of East Prairie, Mo., Naomi Lizenbee of Bernie, Mo.; maternal grandparents, Arnold McWhirter of Sikeston and Debra Hardin of Converse, La.; paternal great-grandmothers, Nona Jones of Campbell, Mo., and Dorothy Lizenbee of Advance, Mo.; and maternal great-grandmother, Nola McWhirter of Bertrand.. ...
Margaret Diehl (02/06/03)
Margaret "Peggy" Diehl, 90, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2003, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center. She was born May 28, 1912, in Philadelphia, Pa. She and Frank Diehl were married in 1933 in Philadelphia. He died in 1994. Diehl had been a bookkeeper in the magazine publishing field. She was a member of Christ Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Cape Girardeau...
Robert Gregory Jr. (02/06/03)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Robert Anthony "Bobby" Gregory Jr., 23, of Bloomingdale, Ill., died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2003, at Glen Oaks Hospital and Medical Center in Glendale Heights, Ill. He was born Sept. 14, 1979, in Charleston, Mo., son of Robert Anthony and Barbara Ann Rush Gregory. He was formerly of Cairo...
Dewey Crites (02/06/03)
Dewey Lynn Crites, 85, of Victoria, Texas, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003, at Citizens Memorial Hospital in Victoria. He was born Oct. 25, 1917, in Oak Ridge, son of Clarence and Sarah Smith Crites. He and Helen Inez Harris were married in July 1962. She died Feb. 26, 1994...
Tom Morrow (02/06/03)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Tom A. Morrow, 81, of Jackson, Miss., died at 10 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Jackson. He was born Oct. 21, 1921, in Eupora, Miss., son of James and Maudie Bridges Morrow. Tom served in the U.S. Army 26 years. He was a veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam, and received a Purple Heart...
Jack Collins (02/06/03)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Jack Collins, 79, of Olive Branch passed away at 9:45 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003, at his home. He was born July 21, 1923, in Alexander County, Ill., son of William "W.I." and Gertrude Greenley Collins. He and Colleen Fisher were married May 16, 1946...
Births 2/6/03 (02/06/03)
Koshakji Son to Pierre and Maureen Koshakji of Dallas, Texas, Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, 3:10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2003. Name, Grant Nicholas. Weight, 6 pounds 7 ounces. Fourth son. Mrs. Koshakji is the former Maureen Tlapek, daughter of Pat and Anne Tlapek of Cape Girardeau. Koshakji is the son of Anastasia Koshakji of Nashville, Tenn., and the late Richard Koshakji. He is an executive with Exchange Enterprises...
Cape fire report 2/6/03 (02/06/03)
Cape Girardeau Thursday,Feb. 6 Firefighters responded Tuesday to the following items: At 5:39 p.m., emergency medical service at 2719 Flora Hills. At 8:38 p.m., emergency medical service at 14 N. Fountain.Firefighters responded Wednesday to the following item:...
Cape/Jackson police reports 2/6/03 (02/06/03)
Cape Girardeau Thursday, Feb. 6 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Misty R. McIntyre, 17, of 1288 Linden, Apt. 2, Cape Girardeau, was arrested Tuesday on Cape Girardeau warrants for failure to appear and contempt of court...
Out of the past 2/6/03 (02/06/03)
10 years ago: Feb. 6, 1993 Metropolis, Ill. -- Amid sounds of towboat horns, Dixieland jazz band and accolades from state and city officials, first riverboat gambling casino in Southern Illinois arrives at Metropolis; veteran pilot, Capt. Charles "Ken" Murphy, guides 210-foot, 1,400-passenger vessel into Merv Griffin Riverboat Landing at noon, giving more than 2,500 people gathered at river their first view of Players Riverboat Casino...
Education bluster helps no one (02/06/03)
By Ed Simpson Missouri Gov. Bob Holden is being disingenuous with the people, certainly not a rare event in politics and, from his point of view, perfectly understandable. But the fact is that the governor is trying to frame the budget debate in such a way that not only are people excluded from the decision-making, but that the only possible outcome is to have winners and losers...
Doctors seek relief on malpractice insurance (02/06/03)
It's a bit alarming to hear doctors say their practices -- and, therefore, access to quality health care -- are being threatened by the cost of swelling medical malpractice insurance. The health-care industry is clearly worried. Twelve states are considered to be in a crisis. And 31 others, including Missouri, have serious problems with malpractice insurance...
News story reports a real-life miracle (02/06/03)
Some might say Joe R. Thompson is lucky to be alive. He says luck had nothing to do with it. A traffic accident somehow catapulted Thompson, who lives in the Kansas City, Mo., suburb of Blue Springs, from his car and sent him through the air, where he ended up dangling from power lines for almost 20 minutes while he was being rescued...
Speak Out A 02/06/03 (02/06/03)
Like an old movie IT REALLY makes me sick to my stomach every time I turn the TV on and all I hear is President Bush pushing the issue of war. It is like watching an old movie. Wake up, America. You'd better enjoy all your precious time with your loved ones, because come hell or high water we will go to war no matter how many people get killed. Bush should be worrying about the United States and taking care of his own people...
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