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Restoration of schoolhouse scheduled; artifacts sought (02/12/03)
Daily Dunklin Democrat CAMPBELL, Mo. -- The restoration of an old Dunklin County schoolhouse near Campbell will begin this year. The restoration is a project of the Crowley's Ridge Scenic By-Way committee. When completed, the school building which is located on Highway WW north of Campbell, will reflect rural education in the early 20th century...
Municipal judge faces check passing charges (02/12/03)
Two felony charges of passing bad checks were filed Tuesday against Cape Girardeau lawyer and Scott City municipal judge Michael L. Richey. The complaint alleges that in October 2002 Richey, 56, wrote two checks totaling $112,428.92 to two of his clients, knowing there were insufficient funds in his account to cover the checks. Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon's office was appointed as special prosecutor in the case...
Sprint's CEO pick keeps long-distance link to Cape Girardeau (02/12/03)
Gary Forsee, a Central High School grad, still communicates with his classmates By Scott Moyers ~ Southeast Missourian Thirty-five years before he gained national attention as Sprint's choice for one of the most powerful jobs in the telecommunications industry, Gary Forsee had another interesting -- if somewhat less prestigious -- position...
Missing Mercedes recovered in river's Diversion Channel (02/12/03)
Police can't yet say who sank a 1995 Mercedes in the Mississippi River Diversion Channel Tuesday morning, but they're betting it was no accident. "Finding a car dumped in the river is what we in the police business call a sure thing," said Don Cobb, Scott City police chief...
Historic Jackson building to be demolished (02/12/03)
In 1888, the year when a fire burned down several uptown businesses in Jackson, a building at the corner of West Main and what is now called Missouri Street was worth fighting for. According to Jackson's historical lore, one of Jackson's first prominent businessmen, Charles Welling, tossed wet quilts and curtains atop the building to keep the shingles from catching on fire...
Restaurant plans melodrama to entertain tourists (02/12/03)
Cape Girardeau soon will have an original continuing theater production to offer the bus and riverboat tours that stop by during the spring, summer and fall. Titled "The Mighty Mississippi Melodrama or ... Do I Smell a River Rat?," the play was written by Dr. Roseanna Whitlow and will be presented to the travelers at Port Cape's River City Yacht Club...
School board adds to dual enrollment course offering (02/12/03)
Students at Jackson High School will have access to a new dual enrollment course with Southeast Missouri State University for the 2003/2004 school year. At a meeting Tuesday night, the Jackson School Board approved the offering of Agricultural Economics in Society...
Club news 2/12 (02/12/03)
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....
Hannibal man leads authorities on chase (02/12/03)
HANNIBAL, Mo. -- A 24-year-old man fleeing police apparently had his choice of getaway cars. Police said he stole six cars and crashed or abandoned them before they took him into custody. Mark D. O'Brien of Hannibal was arrested and charged Friday with violating his probation from a previous auto-theft offense...
Some evacuees return home after train derailment (02/12/03)
DU QUOIN, Ill. -- Some of the people evacuated from their homes Sunday after a train derailed and spilled hazardous chemicals began to return Tuesday. But for most of the 1,000 evacuees, home will continue to be a Red Cross shelter, motel room or the home of friends or relatives until more of the wreckage is cleared...
One ordered imprisoned in bank fraud scheme (02/12/03)
ST. LOUIS -- A Detroit man who once lived in the St. Louis area was ordered Tuesday to spend four years in federal prison and pay $34,222 in restitution to three banks he defrauded. Stanley P. Grandberry, 59, pleaded guilty Nov. 19 to one felony count apiece of bank fraud and misuse of a Social Security number...
Trust fund education bill gains OK during first voting (02/12/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The centerpiece of the House Republicans' legislative agenda -- equal distribution of gambling revenue to public schools -- won first-round approval after six hours of debate Tuesday. The bill, which passed on a voice vote, would treat the $205 million a year Missouri generates from legalized gambling as extra money for schools instead of being distributed through the complex formula designed to ensure equitable funding between rich and poor school districts...
Relative of Sept. 11 victim promotes license plate bill (02/12/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- American Airlines Capt. Charles "Chic" Burlingame kissed his wife goodbye on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, and headed to work. As he left their home in Herndon, Va., they joked about his Sept. 12 birthday. They never celebrated that birthday. Burlingame was the pilot of American Airlines Flight 77, bound from Washington, D.C., to Los Angeles, when terrorists hijacked the jetliner and crashed it into the Pentagon...
Soldiers from Springfield ordered to active duty (02/12/03)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Soldiers from the 14th Preventive Medicine Detachment in Springfield have been ordered to active duty, the U.S. Army said Tuesday. The Army would not release detains about how many soldiers were affected or when they are leaving. They are being mobilized as part of the country's military buildup for a potential war against Iraq...
Truck driver survives accident involving train (02/12/03)
CONWAY, Mo. -- A man whose tractor-trailer was struck by a train when it became stuck on a set of tracks escaped unharmed early Tuesday morning by running from his vehicle just in time, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. Cpl. Tim Peters said the truck driver was apparently searching for the MFA Feed Store in Conway to deliver a 50,000 pound load of soybeans shortly before 4 a.m. when he made a wrong turn onto the railroad crossing...
Commission - Casino revenue rises 11 percent in January (02/12/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Missouri's 11 casinos last month took in $107.9 million in adjusted gross receipts, up 11 percent from the same month last year, according to state figures. Around St. Louis, the newly expanded Ameristar Casino in St. Charles led the way with $21.2 million in adjusted gross receipts, or total bets minus total payouts, the Missouri Gaming Commission reported Monday...
Action star Steven Seagal takes stand at mob trial (02/12/03)
NEW YORK -- Action film star Steven Seagal testified Tuesday that a crew of alleged mobsters demanded that he make movies with them -- or else. As he left a 2000 meeting with the men, Seagal claimed one told him, "If you would have said the wrong thing, they would have killed you."...
Poll - Majority favor getting vaccination against smallpox (02/12/03)
Michaele Tharett represents the majority view when she says she would probably get smallpox vaccinations for herself and her child if the vaccine were to become available. More than half of U.S. adults say they would get vaccinated, and six in 10 parents say they would want vaccinations for their children, an Associated Press poll found...
Powell says failure to address Iraq crisis could break NATO (02/12/03)
WASHINGTON -- Addressing a historic rift within NATO, Secretary of State Colin Powell said Tuesday the future of the 53-year-old military alliance is at risk if it fails to confront the crisis with Iraq. Distressed by the refusal of three U.S. allies to agree to bolster Turkey's defenses, Powell told the Senate Budget Committee that it is not the United States that is fracturing NATO by seeking support for the option of war to disarm Iraq...
CIA - Intelligence points to imminence of attacks (02/12/03)
WASHINGTON -- Intelligence information suggests al-Qaida attacks may occur as early as this week in both the United States and on the Arabian peninsula, CIA Director George J. Tenet told Congress on Tuesday. The information led to last week's raising of the national terror alert level to "orange," the second highest level of five. The information came from "multiple sources with strong al-Qaida ties," Tenet said without providing details...
Presidential candidate Kerry to undergo surgery for cancer (02/12/03)
WASHINGTON -- Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry announced Tuesday he will undergo surgery to remove his cancerous prostate, pledging to beat the disease and "get on with the campaign." "I am lucky," Kerry said. "I'm going to be cured."...
Witness tells jury how wife ran over husband in lot (02/12/03)
HOUSTON -- The prosecution's final witness used toy cars Tuesday to show jurors what he remembered seeing: Clara Harris repeatedly ramming her Mercedes-Benz into her adulterous husband in a hotel parking lot. Punctuating his testimony with sounds of squealing tires and crashing metal, Oscar Torres gave an eyewitness account in Harris' murder trial, the last witness to appear before closing arguments Wednesday...
Minivan still a contender in SUV world (02/12/03)
DETROIT -- Twenty years after Baby Boomers fell in love with the minivan and made it part of America's suburban landscape, the breadbox on wheels has been largely pushed aside by a surge in the popularity of SUVs. But with the yearly U.S. market for minivans still one million strong, automakers plan to roll out several new minivan offerings in the next year or two. Ford Motor Co. this week will unveil its two new models -- the Mercury Monterey and Ford Freestar -- at the Chicago Auto Show...
Sprint executives may be suffering for sins of Enron, WorldCom (02/12/03)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- No one's suggesting William T. Esrey and Ronald T. LeMay fiddled with the company's money or books. Still, Sprint Corp.'s top two executives may have lost their jobs solely for having used a questionable tax shelter for their own money...
NASA releases Mission Control tape on Columbia (02/12/03)
SPACE CENTER, Houston -- Engineers in Mission Control never lost their composure even as they lost hope that space shuttle Columbia would make it safely home. Conversations between the flight controllers, released Tuesday, suggest the engineers were waiting helplessly at Mission Control while Columbia came apart on the threshold of space, scattering debris across two states and killing seven astronauts...
Hip-hop network calls off boycott of Pepsi products (02/12/03)
NEW YORK -- A hip-hop network founded by music impresario Russell Simmons on Tuesday called off a planned boycott of Pepsi products, saying it had reached an agreement with the soft drink giant. The Hip-Hop Summit Action Network, which had threatened the boycott after Pepsi pulled an ad featuring rapper Ludacris, said the deal calls for Pepsi to make a multimillion-dollar donation over several years to the rapper's foundation...
Study offers hope for IQs in brain-damaged preemies (02/12/03)
Very small premature babies born with brain damage are not necessarily doomed to below-normal intelligence after all, according to a surprising new study that found that many youngsters' IQ scores improve over time. Children born extremely prematurely run the risk of a variety of neurological problems, ranging from cerebral palsy, retardation and vision trouble to more subtle learning and behavior difficulties...
Federal government to acquire desert land for preservation (02/12/03)
LOS ANGELES -- More than 62,000 acres of California's Mojave desert will be turned over to the public for preservation within a week, concluding a massive buyout that will save the pristine land from commercial development, officials said Tuesday. The title on the land, more than twice the size of San Francisco, will be transferred from the Catellus Development Corp. to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management...
World digest 02/12/03 (02/12/03)
Two killed in Israel; truce meeting put off JERUSALEM -- Israeli soldiers shot and killed an 8-year-old Palestinian boy during a raid Tuesday in the West Bank, Palestinians said, and an Israeli was killed by Palestinian gunmen in Bethlehem. A high-level Israeli-Palestinian meeting scheduled for Tuesday to discuss an end to more than two years of violence failed to take place...
Greenspan deals blow to tax-cut package by Bush (02/12/03)
WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan dealt a blow Tuesday to President Bush's drive for new tax cuts, saying he did not believe the economy needed further stimulus and warning Congress to be "very careful" to keep budget deficits from exploding...
Oklahoma danger known to feds (02/12/03)
WASHINGTON -- Two federal law enforcement agencies had information before the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing suggesting that white supremacists living nearby were considering an attack on government buildings, but the intelligence was never passed on to federal officials in the state, documents and interviews show...
People talk 2/12/03 (02/12/03)
Few liberties taken with 'Confessions' BERLIN -- George Clooney said he toed the line between fact and fiction while filming the life of TV producer and self-proclaimed CIA hit man Chuck Barris, but admitted to a few liberties in the depiction of his setting -- 1960s Berlin...
Man thought to be bin Laden urges Iraqi suicide attacks (02/12/03)
DOHA, Qatar -- A raspy voice believed to be Osama bin Laden's urged Iraqis to carry out suicide attacks against Americans and draw U.S. troops into combat in Iraqi cities. U.S. officials said the call broadcast Tuesday proves the world must fear Saddam Hussein's ties to the al-Qaida terror network...
Mexico City installs cameras to crack down on bribery (02/12/03)
MEXICO CITY -- La mordida -- the bite -- has been a part of Mexican life for generations -- a cozy sort of moral corrosion that lines the pockets of underpaid cops and lets citizens pay traffic fines on the spot. Mexico City officials have spent years trying to crack down on the practice among police. Now, armed with about 170 cameras, they are switching their focus to citizens...
Sanctions against N. Korea no easy task (02/12/03)
SEOUL, South Korea -- Already at the center of the world debate over war in Iraq, the U.N. Security Council is about to have another global flashpoint to deal with: the standoff over North Korea's nuclear weapons development. The question now is whether the council can do anything about it...
Britain sends troops to Heathrow Airport, citing terror threat (02/12/03)
LONDON -- Britain boosted security in and around London Tuesday, deploying tanks and hundreds of troops at Heathrow Airport as police said terrorists could launch attacks timed to a Muslim holiday. With fears of terrorism high ahead of a possible war on Iraq, police said they were adding patrols at possible targets in central London in response to "a potential threat to the capital."...
Canada's tar sands gain importance as source oil (02/12/03)
FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta -- Along the Athabasca River of remote northern Alberta is an engineer's dream -- miles of gigantic projects turning once unrecoverable oil from Alberta's tar sands into black gold. Trucks as big as houses rumble on tires 10 feet tall and buckle under 100-ton loads of oil-rich sand dropped in by towering shovels. ...
Younger Chinese struggle to find right English name (02/12/03)
BEIJING -- First she tried "Linda" on for size, but gave it up because her boss was named Linda, too. Then she turned to "Vivienne," for Julia Roberts' character in "Pretty Woman." Soon, though, various Vivians and Viviennes were crossing her path...
Chinese outbreak kills five, prompts panic buying of medicine (02/12/03)
BEIJING -- Anxious residents of southern China stocked up on medicine and wore surgical masks on the streets Tuesday after an unidentified illness killed at least five people, left hundreds hospitalized and sent health officials scrambling to find its source...
Paraguayan president survives impeachment trial (02/12/03)
ASUNCION, Paraguay -- President Luis Gonzalez Macchi survived an impeachment trial Tuesday as the Senate failed to muster enough votes to strip him from power on corruption charges. The vote was 25 to 18 against the president but a two-thirds majority, or at least 30 votes, was needed to force him from office...
Hungary's 'apartment mafia' offers shady loans (02/12/03)
BUDAPEST, Hungary -- Gizi Kiss sheds a tear every time she looks out the window of her tiny room in her sister's house. Directly opposite is the apartment building where Kiss, 62, lived for nearly 20 years in her own three-room flat -- until Hungary's "apartment mafia" tricked her out of it and threw her onto the streets of Budapest...
Papal envoy brings message for Saddam (02/12/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- A French cardinal came to Baghdad on Tuesday with a personal message from Pope John Paul II for Saddam Hussein, to urge the president to work more closely with the United Nations and its arms inspectors to give peace a better chance in Iraq...
France circulates plan to beef up inspections to disarm Iraq (02/12/03)
UNITED NATIONS -- France circulated a plan Tuesday to beef up U.N. weapons inspections to disarm Iraq, staking out its position against the United States, which is expected to push for U.N. authorization to go to war against Saddam Hussein. A showdown in the Security Council is likely after top weapons inspectors Hans Blix and Mohamed ElBaradei present to council members Friday their latest assessment of Iraq's cooperation in providing evidence about its weapons programs...
Bulldogs pour it on after break for their 16th win (02/12/03)
Notre Dame's boys' basketball team scored 32 third-quarter points and turned a two-point halftime deficit into a 84-64 home win on senior night. The Bulldogs (16-6) led 15-12 after the first quarter but struggled on offense throughout the first half. Down 29-27 at halftime, Notre Dame's seniors decided enough was enough...
Hobbled Tigers score win over rival Indians (02/12/03)
The sight of Central starters Mitch Craft and Ryan Delph limping around in street clothes Tuesday night in the gymnasium of the Tigers' biggest rival was not a good one for Tiger loyalists. But instead of reaching for excuses Tuesday night at Jackson High School, the Tigers seized opportunity and defeated the Indians 68-53 before a full house...
Players use their heads, salute teammate (02/12/03)
The Notre Dame freshmen boys basketball team closed its season last week and started quite a buzz in the process. Following the game, Bulldog players adopted a new hairstyle -- or head style -- in support of their team manager, Logan Haines. Haines, a freshman, was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Disease near the start of the school year and has been losing his locks as a result of chemotherapy treatments. Haines' hair proved to be cutting-edge fashion after the Bulldogs' finale...
Games postponed after death of coach (02/12/03)
The high school boys basketball game between Scott City and Kelly was one of three postponed Tuesday night as friends, students and coaches mourned the death of Keith Anderson. Anderson died Sunday after an accidental shooting. He was a 1997 graduate of Scott City High School...
Otahkians go outside OVC, face IUPU-Fort Wayne today (02/12/03)
At 14-7 overall and 8-3 in the Ohio Valley Conference, the Southeast Missouri State University Otahkians will take a break from their conference schedule to play Indiana University Purdue University-Fort Wayne in a 6 p.m. game at Fort Wayne, Ind. Southeast is coming off of a big second-half comeback against Morehead State and has won four of its last five games. The Mastodons, a Division I Independent, come in sporting a 7-16 record...
Finley's goal stops streak, sinks Sabres (02/12/03)
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- It's been so long -- almost 27 months -- that defenseman Jeff Finley can't remember scoring his last goal. It will be hard to forget his latest one. Finley scored with 4:59 left to end a 173-game drought, lifting the Blues to a 3-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night...
Tiger makes his return from surgery (02/12/03)
SAN DIEGO -- Dressed in a black rain suit, Tiger Woods ducked out from under his umbrella on the 13th tee at Torrey Pines and gazed at what was rumored to be the Pacific Ocean. All he saw Tuesday morning was a soupy fog. "Can you believe this?" he said. "Perfect weather at every West Coast tournament, then I show up and we get this."...
The week ahead in golf (02/12/03)
PGA TOUR BUICK INVITATIONAL
  • Site: San Diego. Schedule: Thursday-Sunday. Courses: Torrey Pines Golf Course, South Course (7,208 yards, par 72) and North Course (6,874 yards, par 72). Purse: $4.5 million. Winner's share: $810,000...
  • Crash sends drivers racing to backups (02/12/03)
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Jeff Burton, Elliott Sadler and Mike Skinner will switch to backup cars after a crash Tuesday proved just how risky even practice for the Daytona 500 can be. The five-car crash came on the front straightaway of the 2 1/2-mile oval with about four minutes left in the 60-minute practice, the only Winston Cup track time on the day's schedule...
    NASCAR a hot draw for open-wheel racers (02/12/03)
    Fittipaldi, Andretti, Mears and Foyt. Those names once linked inextricably to open-wheel racing are at Daytona International Speedway, further evidence that NASCAR rules in the United States. The new generation of those illustrious racing families are drawn to stock cars by the competition and money, the big fields and the passionate fans. ...
    Serve up warmth, comfort with homemade chicken noodle soup (02/12/03)
    BATON ROUGE, La. -- Here's a primer for new cooks on making chicken noodle soup, the ultimate comfort food. Making chicken noodle soup is a great rainy Saturday afternoon project for the guy who can't cut grass, play golf or go hunting, fishing or jogging because of the weather...
    Basic principles to consider for Valentine's Day meal (02/12/03)
    They say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. I don't know how true that is, but I do know that if my wife is going to whisper something soft and sweet in my ear, I'd just as soon she say "lemon meringue pie." Food and romance, of course, are inextricably connected and probably have been since the beginning of time. ...
    Plan a menu for special meal on Valentine's Day (02/12/03)
    smcclanahan This week we welcome home avid reader and participant of Recipe Swap, Jodi Thompson. Jodi has been out of town for a month or so, and I haven't heard a word from her until her return this past week. Jodi got right on with recipe sharing and all of the recipes today came from her. I especially will enjoy the low-fat Valentine menu she has shared with us...
    'Chicago' in tune with Hollywood (02/12/03)
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- "Chicago" is striking all the right notes to become the first musical in 34 years to win the best-picture Academy Award: solid box office, a strong showing in earlier film honors and a leading 13 Oscar nominations. Other best-picture nominees Tuesday for the 75th annual Oscars were "Gangs of New York," "The Hours," "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" and "The Pianist."...
    Kenneth Kesler (02/12/03)
    ULLIN, Ill. -- Kenneth Kesler, 76, of Ullin died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2003, at Union County Hospital. He was born Jan. 26, 1927, in Ullin, son of Lionel and Elsie Sheffer Kesler. He and Virginia Sydenstricker were married Jan. 6, 1946. She died April 1, 1996...
    Ola Bolles (02/12/03)
    MOUNDS, Ill. -- Ola Mae Bolles, 80, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. She was born Dec. 4, 1922, in Holly Springs, Miss., daughter of Louis and Georgia Kizer Sr. She married O.B. Bolles, who preceded her in death...
    Larry Sweitzer (02/12/03)
    SMITHTON, Ill. -- The funeral for Larry Edward Sweitzer of Smithton will be held at 3 p.m. today at Lutz and Rendleman Funeral Home in Cobden, Ill. Msgr. Tom Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Alto Pass Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m...
    Lorraine Cooper (02/12/03)
    MCCLURE, Ill. -- Lorraine Cooper, 76, of McClure died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2003, at her home. She was born Jan. 31, 1927, in Ashland, Ky., daughter of Oak and Etta McPeek Ball. She first married John W. Russell Sr. in 1957 in Covington, Ky. She later married Tom Crawford Cooper Sept. 10, 1980, in Cape Girardeau. He died Sept. 15, 1982...
    James Bollinger (02/12/03)
    James H. Bollinger, 72, of Scott City, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2003, at the Lutherhan Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
    William Kinder (02/12/03)
    William Vincent Kinder, 53, of Irving, Texas, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2003, at VA North Texas Health Care System in Dallas, Texas. He is formerly of Cape Girardeau. Friends may call at Ford and Sons Sprigg Street Funeral Home from noon to 2 p.m. Monday...
    Jimmy Emerson (02/12/03)
    Jimmy Emerson, 63, of Sikeston, Mo., died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2003, at his home after an extended illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Ford & Sons Benton Funeral Home.
    Charles Holland (02/12/03)
    Charles E. "Chuck" Holland, 62, of Pinellas Park, Fla., died Monday, Feb. 10, 2003, at Hospice Woodside of Pinellas Park. He was born at Kewanee, Mo. Holland had been a barber at Top Style Barber Shop in Jackson. He moved to Pinellas Park in 1989 from Cape Girardeau...
    Irma Von Nida (02/12/03)
    CAIRO, Ill. -- Irma L. Von Nida, 76, of Mayfield, Ky., died Monday, Feb. 10, 2003, at her home. She was born Aug. 3, 1926, in Cairo, daughter of Jerry and Martha Denfip Wilson. She and Gordon O. Von Nida were married Aug. 23, 1941, in Charleston, Mo. He died April 29, 1999...
    Otto Enax (02/12/03)
    Otto Enax, 61, of Dexter, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2003, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center at Sikeston, Mo. He was born Nov. 13, 1941, to Otto Richard Enax and Lillie Enax at Norfolk, Va. Enax married Elaine Ann Vanderpool on Dec. 18, 1960, at Belton, Mo. She survives of the home...
    Mark Robertson (02/12/03)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Mark Wayne Robertson, 28, of Perryville died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2003, at Perry County Nursing Home. He was born Sept. 18, 1974, in St. Louis, son of Mike and Cristine Boever Robertson. Survivors include his parents of Perryville; two brothers, James Robertson of Perryville, Matthew Robertson of Cape Girardeau; a sister, Margaret Robertson of Perryville; paternal grandmother and stepgrandfather, Iwanda and Rudy Williams of Paris, Tenn...
    Henry McCormick (02/12/03)
    MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Henry E. McCormick, 79, of Marble Hill died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Oct. 1, 1923, at Charleston, Mo., son of Richard B. and Mable Trousdale McCormick. He and Barbara Allen were married April 1, 1949...
    Truman Cole Jr. (02/12/03)
    Truman R. Cole Jr., 82, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center. He was born Aug. 28, 1920, in Greenfield, Ill., son of Truman R. and Beatrice Cole. Formerly of Pascola, Mo., he had lived in Cape Girardeau since 1966...
    Births 2/12/03 (02/12/03)
    Rayburn Daughter to Joshua and Jill Allison Rayburn of Carbondale, Ill., Southern Illinois Hospital in Carbondale, 2:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2003. Name, Kennedy Alexis. Weight, 8 pounds 7 ounces. First child. Mrs. Rayburn is the former Jill Weber, daughter of Floyd and Betty Weber of Cape Girardeau. She is owner of Tantastic Salon in Carbondale. Rayburn is the son of Bill and Barbara Loggins of Angleton, Texas. He is manager of P-Mac Music in Carbondale...
    Cape fire report 2/12/03 (02/12/03)
    Cape Girardeau Wednesday, Feb. 12 Firefighters responded Monday to the following items: At 5:01 p.m., emergency medical service at 1080 Linden, Apt. 19. At 9:46 p.m., emergency medical service at 516 Cape Meadow Court. At 10:31 p.m., false alarm at 210 Pearl...
    Cape police report 2/12/03 (02/12/03)
    Cape Girardeau Wednesday, Feb. 12 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Adam P. Jones, 20, of 337 Highway M, Desloge, Mo., was arrested Monday on a Leadwood warrant for failure to appear...
    Out of the past 2/12/03 (02/12/03)
    10 years ago: Feb. 12, 1993 For those who like snow, it's been disappointing winter; temperatures in area this month continue to average well above seasonal levels, which means precipitation falls as rain instead of snow; average temperature at airport first 10 days of this month was 41.2 degrees...
    Developers plan two housing complexes (02/12/03)
    Any number of community surveys in recent years have mentioned a couple of key needs: more transportation options for workers without vehicles of their own and more affordable housing. Various efforts continue to identify these needs and look for ways to address them...
    Now's the time to prepare for smallpox (02/12/03)
    It has been more than 30 years since routine smallpox vaccinations stopped in the United States. The last U.S. smallpox case occurred in 1949. And the last known case of smallpox in the world was in Somalia in 1979. Since then, the world has been free of the fear of smallpox, which has been described as one of the worst diseases known to mankind because of the way it affects its victims and the way it leaves survivors scarred for life...
    Scripture is clear on issues of war and abortion (02/12/03)
    To the editor: In response to the Speak Out comment, "The real crime": The statement "Whoever is against abortion but for the death penalty is not pro-life" is a sign of mixed-up priorities. An unborn child is a human being and is protected by God's commandment, "Thou shalt not kill." At the same time, the civil government has the God-given right to execute a murderer. ...
    Aggressive tactics may be attempt to force change (02/12/03)
    To the editor: Recently yet another former military heavyweight -- Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf -- publicly expressed his concern about the administration's haste to commit our troops to a war with Iraq. Many other U.S. citizens also view President Bush's apparent impatience to attack Iraq with disbelief, and for good reason. ...
    Imposing values on others puts all of us at risk (02/12/03)
    To the editor: In our certainty of the inherent worth of democracy and free enterprise, we often forget that not everyone holds these ideals in such high esteem. And while I firmly believe that the freedom of American democracy, when executed responsibly, is potentially the most life-affirming system in existence, it ceases to be such when enforced rather than won. ...
    Country suffering due to dabbling in rest of world (02/12/03)
    To the editor: Some of us are up in arms about the comments of Nelson Mandela regarding the "atrocities" of the United States. Are we expecting an apology? While we were combating Hitler's regime, we were lynching blacks without due recourse of law. ...
    Attempt to block floodway project will be overruled (02/12/03)
    To the editor: The Speak Out comment criticizing our elected representatives for not caring for our wetlands and the environment is a classic example of misinformation. The New Madrid Floodway Project has been approved by Congress and the Corps of Engineers. ...
    Speak Out A 02/12/03 (02/12/03)
    I'M CURIOUS as to why the Jackson School District is going to extend the school year until after Memorial Day when it could still use Feb. 14 and Feb. 17 as make-up days. With the winter we are having this year in Southeast Missouri, the days we have missed could not be prevented. But why have two more short weeks of school when the children have already missed so much school?...
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