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Two arrested in New Madrid shooting (02/19/03)
Standard Democrat NEW MADRID, Mo. -- Two people were expected to be arraigned Tuesday in connection with a shooting early Sunday. At 3 a.m. Sunday, New Madrid police officers were called to Jasmine's Sports Bar on Russell Street to investigate a report of a shooting...
List of city tax presentations scheduled (02/19/03)
Cape Girardeau city officials are in the middle of presenting 33 PowerPoint presentations to explain four tax measures on the April 8 ballot. Voters will be asked to approve a quarter-cent sales tax, a local use tax, a storm water fee and the extension of a 10-cent property tax. ...
Students will hold Civil War re-enactment (02/19/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Area schoolchildren and history buffs will get a glimpse of the past as a Boy Scout Venture Post hosts a Civil War re-enactment. The event will be March 7-9 on land south of Sikeston across the Highway 57 from the new R.S. Matthews Park...
Scott City residents offer ideas on needed changes (02/19/03)
Scott City needs a reconfigured Interstate 55 exchange, a new bridge over Ramsey Creek, drainage work and replacement of old sewers. It needs sidewalks, a community center, a fairground, a skateboard park, a new swimming pool and more tourism. Those were some of the suggestions given to former state senator Jerry Howard at a public meeting attended by 15 people, the city council and city staffers Tuesday night at the city hall...
Police, firefighters face shortages (02/19/03)
As the United States increases troop buildup overseas in anticipation of a war with Iraq, many more of the country's military reservists are being called away from their civilian jobs as emergency responders, leaving fire and law enforcement departments across the nation open to staff shortages...
Peering at progress (02/19/03)
There's no formal lookout over construction of the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge, but that hasn't stopped area residents who want to get a glimpse of the massive concrete-and-steel structure taking shape on shore and in the river. Even the recent winter storm that shut down work on the $100 million project didn't deter bridge watchers. ...
School officials look for input on TIF deal (02/19/03)
Officials in the Cape Girardeau School District will take an important step at Monday night's school board meeting toward giving their approval to a financing proposal made by developers of a 900-acre subdivision. Superintendent Mark Bowles said he is encouraging members of the public to attend the meeting, at which school board members will view a formal presentation on the issue of tax-increment financing, and discuss the proposal with Prestwick Plantation developers and independent banking consultants.. ...
Record spring enrollment reported for Southeast (02/19/03)
Southeast Missouri State University has record spring enrollment with 8,993 students taking classes this semester, elated school officials said Tuesday. The university has 22 more students enrolled this semester than in the 2002 spring semester. The final enrollment figure is up 692 students over the first day of spring semester classes on Jan. 21...
Missouri's veterans seeking to recoup education funds (02/19/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- In what is becoming an increasingly common dilemma, lawmakers face a difficult question on which of two groups most need revenue from casino entrance fees -- military veterans or preschoolers. When the riverboat gambling industry started in Missouri in the early 1990s, most of the state's take from boarding fees was earmarked for veterans programs. ...
Traffic study approved by Jackson board (02/19/03)
The Jackson Board of Aldermen needed just one meeting to approve the final version of the traffic study that was 14 months in the making. After giving a glowing recommendation at last Monday's study session, the board passed a resolution making the study a guide to the city's long-term traffic plans...
Nation briefs 2/19/03 (02/19/03)
Man gets 10 years for Milwaukee beating death MILWAUKEE -- The oldest defendant in the fatal mob beating of a 36-year-old man was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison. Antonio Albert, 33, expressed remorse for the death of Charlie Young Jr. Albert had pleaded guilty to second-degree reckless homicide...
Club news 2/19/03 (02/19/03)
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...
Year in jail sought in nightclub disaster that left 21 dead (02/19/03)
CHICAGO -- Chicago officials asked a judge Tuesday for a criminal contempt sentence of at least one year in jail for the owner of a nightclub they claimed was operating in defiance of a court order when a frenzied stampede at the nightclub left 21 dead...
Men accused of failing to disclose lead paint to home buyers (02/19/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Federal grand jurors have accused two St. Louis-area men of failing to disclose the presence of lead-based paint to buyers of two homes and of falsifying related documents, the government said Tuesday. Thomas E. Sailor, 62, of O'Fallon, and Marco Webster, 49, of St. Louis, were both indicted on one felony count making or using false documents and one misdemeanor count of violating the federal Lead Paint Hazard Reduction Act...
Bill would set legal age limit for exotic dancers (02/19/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- No one under the age of 21 would be able to work as an exotic dancer in Missouri under legislation criticized by some as unfairly limiting young adults' income possibilities. Sen. Sarah Steelman, whose bill was heard Tuesday by a Senate committee that she chairs, said women can earn hundreds of dollars a day by dancing nude...
Bond announces plans to fight lead poisoning (02/19/03)
ST. LOUIS -- For a mother whose 9-year-old son needs help tying his shoe, tomorrow can't be too soon for the city of St. Louis to get more money to fight the lead poisoning responsible for his condition. And a grandmother knows more needs to be done, given that her young granddaughter is prone to hyperactivity, mysteriously falls sick and often needed to be pulled out of Headstart and day care programs...
SEC head ready to rebuild (02/19/03)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush promised Tuesday that the newly installed chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission would lead "an active and energetic agency" to rebuild investor confidence shattered by last year's wave of corporate scandals...
People talk 02/19/03 (02/19/03)
Beatles fans revel in McCartney tour, DVD LONDON -- Beatles fans received a double treat Tuesday with announcements of a new world tour by Paul McCartney and the release of a DVD of a 1994 jam session by McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison. McCartney said he plans to include several Beatles songs in his first British tour in a decade, scheduling 22 songs from his Fab Four days for each two-and-a-half hour arena concert...
Tourist arrested with gas canister, grill at Miami airport (02/19/03)
MIAMI -- A Japanese tourist was arrested after carrying a canister of gasoline and a barbecue grill through Miami International Airport, police said. Atsushi Ishiguro, 45, was charged Friday with creating a potential safety hazard and a violation of airport security directives, police said...
Budget-busting winter storm takes final shot at Northeast (02/19/03)
BOSTON -- The Northeast struggled to dig out Tuesday from a paralyzing storm that unloaded up to 4 feet of snow, busted city snow-removal budgets and stranded thousands of people at airports up and down the East Coast. The storm, blamed for 37 deaths, finally headed out to sea after taking a parting shot at Boston, which got an all-time record of 27.5 inches by the time the snow stopped falling Tuesday morning...
Investigators - Shuttle began losing pieces over California (02/19/03)
SPACE CENTER, Houston -- Space shuttle Columbia began losing pieces over the California coast well before it disintegrated over Texas, the accident investigation board reported Tuesday, finally confirming what astronomers and amateur skywatchers have been saying from day one...
Commission recommends changes in death penalties (02/19/03)
PHOENIX -- A state commission recommended nearly two dozen changes Tuesday in Arizona's death penalty system, including banning the execution of convicted killers under age 18. That and other recommendations in the commission's final report -- including the creation of a statewide public defender's office -- are expected to go before lawmakers this legislative session...
Chicago officials ask judge to jail club owner (02/19/03)
CHICAGO -- City officials demanded that a judge jail the owner of the E2 nightclub for at least a year Tuesday, saying he was illegally operating the place when 21 people were killed in a stampede. The city said Dwain Kyles had ignored a court order from last July to shut the place down because of building code violations that included failure to provide enough exits. City officials asked Circuit Judge Daniel Lynch to find Kyles in criminal contempt of court and put him behind bars...
Search warrant being served at missing California woman's home (02/19/03)
MODESTO, Calif. -- Police served a search warrant Tuesday morning at the home of missing pregnant woman Laci Peterson as they continued to look for clues in her disappearance. Investigators were conducting a follow-up search at the home that Laci Peterson shared with her husband, Scott Peterson, and did not plan to announce the results of the probe, said Detective Doug Ridenour...
Gulf War vet on death row asks president for clemency (02/19/03)
LUBBOCK, Texas -- A decorated Army veteran who blames childhood abuse and exposure to nerve gas during the Gulf War for his killing of a female soldier has asked President Bush to spare his life. As the president considers sending thousands of Americans into another war against Iraq, Louis Jones Jr. is scheduled to die by lethal injection March 18 at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Ind. He has exhausted his appeals...
Bush - Worldwide protests not factor in handling Iraq (02/19/03)
WASHINGTON -- Declaring that America's security should not be dictated by protesters, President Bush said Tuesday he would not be swayed from compelling Iraqi President Saddam Hussein to disarm. "We will deal with him," Bush said as U.S. and British diplomats weighed another bid for U.N. backing...
Supreme Court urged to restrict spying powers (02/19/03)
WASHINGTON -- Civil liberties groups are using a long shot approach in an effort to get the Supreme Court to limit the government's power to spy, filing an appeal Tuesday on behalf of people who don't even know they're being monitored. The American Civil Liberties Union and other organizations hope to draw the justices into their first post-Sept. 11 anti-terror case with a challenge of the Justice Department's surveillance powers...
Bush's religious vocabulary plases some, perturbs others (02/19/03)
Bush's religious vocabulary pleases some, perturbs others By Jennifer Loven ~ The Associated Press President Bush, often portrayed as using a strict good-and-evil compass to navigate national issues, has always peppered his speeches with exhortations to moral and civic duty. With war, tragedy and terrorism confronting him now, his allusions to spirituality and morality seem to be increasing...
U.S. officials release Cuban coast guardsmen who defected (02/19/03)
MIAMI -- Four Cuban coast guardsmen who defected in Key West earlier this month have been released by U.S. authorities. The Cubans, who left the communist island Feb. 6 aboard a government-owned patrol boat, were released Friday, Border Patrol spokesman Keith Roberts said Monday...
17-year-old girl gets organs with wrong blood type (02/19/03)
DURHAM, N.C. -- A 17-year-old girl lay near death Tuesday after mistakenly receiving a heart and lung transplant from a donor with the wrong blood type, and hospital officials held out little hope of finding a new set of organs in time. Jesica Santillan's condition steadily deteriorated after the botched operation Feb. 7. She suffered a heart attack Feb. 10 and a seizure on Sunday, and was in critical condition with a machine keeping her heart and lungs going...
Limping economy leads to drop in air pollution (02/19/03)
WASHINGTON -- A poor economy and high electricity costs in the West have produced an unusual environmental bonus, the government says: In 2001, emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases declined for the first time in a decade. Still, the trend of annual increases in such gases -- mostly carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels -- is expected to continue under future economic growth...
Democratic party has tough challenges this election cycle (02/19/03)
WASHINGTON -- Consider the political challenges facing Democrats: a popular Republican president, a GOP-controlled Congress, a new campaign finance law that puts them at a fund-raising disadvantage and a crowded field of White House hopefuls who lack the stature of former President Clinton...
World digest 02/19/03 (02/19/03)
Saudi Arabia to try 90 al-Qaida suspects RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- Saudi Arabia, facing U.S. criticism for laxness on fighting terrorism, said Tuesday it has referred 90 Saudis to trial for alleged al-Qaida links and that 250 Saudi suspects were under investigation...
American seeks marrow donor for adopted daughter in China (02/19/03)
BEIJING -- To save her adopted daughter, Linda Wells began by going halfway across the United States to find a doctor. Now the quest has taken her even farther -- to China, the homeland of the 6-year-old girl slowly dying from bone marrow failure. "China gave our daughter life, and now I must ask it to give her life again," said Wells, who hopes to find a donor for a bone marrow transplant -- ideally, a sibling or another member of Kailee Wells' birth family...
Quarantine lifted on West Bank (02/19/03)
JERUSALEM -- Backed by helicopter gunfire, dozens of Israeli tanks rolled into Gaza City late Tuesday in the second incursion in two days. The Islamic group Hamas claimed in a statement that a suicide bomber from Gaza City blew up one of the tanks. The Israeli military had no immediate comment...
Philippine troops take lessons from Marines (02/19/03)
TERNATE, Philippines -- Snipers take out the kidnappers. Minutes later, Philippine marines in rubber boats storm the beach and rescue the captives. Backed by mortar fire, more troops drop by rope from a helicopter. The staged hostage rescue on the shores of the northern Philippines on Tuesday was a joint training maneuver with the United States -- the geography and scenario all too familiar to local troops and their U.S. counterparts...
London officials say new toll easing traffic (02/19/03)
LONDON -- Traffic levels dropped by 25 percent on the first day of London's anti-gridlock operation, city officials said Tuesday, but opponents maintained a school vacation that coincided with the launch of the plan helped its success. Mayor Ken Livingstone introduced the plan Monday, charging motorists an $8 toll to enter central London. The plan aims to reduce the number of vehicles on London's roads by up to 15 percent and to raise $200 million annually for public transport projects...
EU candidates accept joint position on Iraq (02/19/03)
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- Future European Union members endorsed an EU position Tuesday warning Saddam Hussein he has one last chance to disarm, an effort to mend Europe's bitter rift over a possible U.S.-led war on Iraq. Thirteen countries slated for EU membership next year backed the statement, a hard-fought agreement that -- though a compromise between pro-Washington nations and those who oppose using force to disarm Saddam Hussein -- gives Europe a common position...
Sea lions being used to guard American ships in Persian Gulf (02/19/03)
MANAMA, Bahrain -- Move over Navy SEALs: There's a new sea creature in town. Make way for Zachary, the 19-year-old sea lion, one of the U.S. Navy's new secret weapons in any war against Iraq. Brought to the Persian Gulf to swim alongside naval vessels and key facilities in this kingdom, Zachary and the other whiskered sea mammals will guard against attack, providing early warning of enemy saboteurs...
South Korean subway attack kills 124 people, injures more (02/19/03)
DAEGU, South Korea -- Forensic experts gathered scorched bodies and blackened bones for identification Wednesday after a fiery subway attack that killed 124 people and injured about 140 others. Teams made a final look for victims in the subway station where a man who police say has a history of mental illness lit a container filled with an unidentified flammable liquid Tuesday, sparking a fire that incinerated two trains...
U.N. inspectors visit missile sites, tag components (02/19/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- U.N. weapons inspectors visited five sites involved in the production of a banned missile Tuesday as rockets became a new flashpoint in the Iraq crisis. The United Nations is deciding whether to insist that Iraq modify the missiles or destroy them -- a demand Saddam Hussein would likely find hard to meet...
Tens of thousands trek to exorcist fair in India (02/19/03)
MALAJPUR, India -- Farm laborer Jeevan dragged his kicking and screaming wife by her hair toward the priests at the temple of Guru Deoji Maharaj. Jeevan said she was possessed by evil spirits and needed to be exorcised. He was among tens of thousands of rural Indians who trekked to the monthlong exorcism fair held every year at the temple in central India...
Belgian diamond theft might be largest in history (02/19/03)
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- Thieves emptied more than 100 vaults at a diamond trading center in what officials said might be the largest theft ever in Antwerp, the gem trading capital of the world. Authorities were still trying Tuesday to determine the amount of the loss from the cellar of a building that houses dozens of gem trading companies in a city that has been a center of the trade in precious stones since the 16th century...
Peru's former spy chief goes on trial (02/19/03)
LIMA, Peru -- Vladimiro Montesinos, the shadowy spymaster who was once Peru's most feared man, refused to testify at his first public trial for corruption Tuesday, but his former mistress had plenty to say. When Jacqueline Beltran's time came to testify, she angrily denied she had ever asked Montesinos to intervene to help her brother get out of prison...
Fouls fuel Charleston's league win over Central (02/19/03)
Central played half of Tuesday's boys basketball game at home without top players Scott Chestnutt and Ryan Delph due to foul trouble. Already undermanned with power forward Mitch Craft out with an ankle injury, Central's (16-8) foul trouble was too much to overcome as state-ranked Charleston (21-3) avoided the foul bug and cruised to a 64-55 SEMO Conference win...
Poplar Bluff stays on top in league, beats Notre Dame (02/19/03)
Poplar Bluff overcame a determined Notre Dame effort to defeat the visiting Bulldogs 76-65 Tuesday night in boys basketball. The Mules improved to 21-2 and remained undefeated in SEMO Conference playing setting up a game with Charleston Friday night for the conference title...
Jackson finds solution to slump, beats Kelly (02/19/03)
BENTON, Mo. -- Senior Tyler Boyd scored 24 points to help Jackson snap a five-game losing streak with a 60-48 road victory Tuesday night in boys basketball. Boyd hit four 3-pointers in the game and added perfect 8-of-8 free-throw shooting in the fourth quarter to help the Indians hold off Kelly (8-12)...
Debut season has Saxony Lutheran eager for varsity (02/19/03)
As one might expect of a first-year program, the Saxony Lutheran High School basketball team finished with a lopsided record. That first year can be a killer, getting your feet wet while facing established programs. Not to mention playing boys competition with two of your nine players female, including one starter...
Scholarship rule hits hard among OVC men's teams (02/19/03)
Southeast Missouri State University is not the only Ohio Valley Conference men's basketball team that has been hampered by NCAA scholarship regulations, although the Indians have certainly been affected the most. A poll of the OVC's men's head basketball coaches revealed that just one of the league's nine teams is playing with the maximum 13 scholarships that the NCAA allows for any one season...
Clemons uses a hot start to power MU past Huskers (02/19/03)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Ricky Clemons was all business, which didn't surprise Missouri. The junior guard didn't let his off-court problems bother him against Nebraska, hitting six of his first eight shots and scoring 20 points in the Tigers' 67-50 victory Tuesday night. All but three of the points came in the first half as Missouri established control...
Scheer 'out indefinitely' as season winds down (02/19/03)
It didn't end the way Tim Scheer had hoped, but all in all, he figures he's had a pretty solid college basketball career. Scheer, Southeast Missouri State University's 6-foot-7 senior forward and second-leading scorer, will almost certainly miss the rest of the season with a knee injury suffered Saturday at Murray State...
Griffin gives SE a break (02/19/03)
The basketball gods finally smiled on Southeast Missouri State University. Southeast, which has suffered its share of disheartening losses this season, turned the tables Tuesday night by slipping past Western Illinois 53-52 in front of an announced crowd of 3,994 at the Show Me Center...
Eldred eager to see what awaits (02/19/03)
JUPITER, Fla. -- For Cal Eldred, the time for cutting it loose is drawing near. "Not yet," Eldred said Tuesday at the Cardinals' spring training facility here, but maybe today in batting practice. "Then after facing your own batters a few times, you pitch against batters on other teams," Eldred said. "It's just a natural progression."...
IOC wants USOC turmoil settled quickly (02/19/03)
GENEVA -- The IOC wants quick action but intends to stay clear of the U.S. Olympic Committee while it sorts out the turmoil that has shaken the organization. "The crisis cannot continue for months, and the IOC is hopeful that it will be resolved soon," IOC president Jacques Rogge said...
Weight-loss drug linked to death of Orioles prospect (02/19/03)
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- A weight-loss drug containing a stimulant probably contributed to the heatstroke death of Baltimore Orioles pitching prospect Steve Bechler, a coroner said Tuesday. Bechler had been taking an over-the-counter supplement that contained ephedrine, which has been linked to heatstroke and heart trouble, Broward County medical examiner Dr. Joshua Perper said...
Tyson fight is back on, but Etienne backs out (02/19/03)
LAS VEGAS -- Just when it seemed Mike Tyson's world couldn't get more bizarre, he outdid himself. Faced with an uncertain future and the reality of throwing away a reported $5 million-plus payday, Tyson woke up in a better mood Tuesday and pronounced himself ready to fight after all...
Journey to Jurassic era with primitive plants (02/19/03)
Dinosaurs are such popular reptiles these days that it seems appropriate to plan a garden in which they would feel at home. A number of plants whose leaves rustled at the swish of dinosaurs tails are still around today. What we are looking for are plants that were around about 100 million years ago. ...
Breakfast can lend a glow to chilly mornings (02/19/03)
Nothing wrong with your classic bowl of oats for breakfast on a winter morning. But nothing wrong, either, with trying some alternatives, perhaps for a weekend brunch. You might even develop new favorites. A couple of recipes may tempt you to cook up creative but simple alternatives to plain oatmeal...
Cast aside winter with a cold frame (02/19/03)
P Using simple materials, you can build a greenhouse and get a jump on spring planting. I don't know about you, but I am getting a little tired of winter. As I write this column, I am listening to another winter storm advisory on the radio. Is spring going to ever get here?...
Finally, the blessed tax refund (02/19/03)
It's tax season, also known as Uncle Sam leaves Heidi a bitter, penniless pauper season. There's no other time of year I come closer to writing on a piece of cardboard, stapling it to a yardstick and marching around government buildings. That's because there's no other time of year some strange entity reaches into my purse and takes out wads of cash against my will. (Not counting my husband.)...
Strawberry spinach salad is great for parties (02/19/03)
smcclanahan I get called often to help with menu planning for various events. My cousin recently called me for recipe suggestions for a women's church luncheon. In addition to several other recipes I have shared with her, I wanted to share this salad recipe with her, as it is one of my favorites...
Otto Barnhart (02/19/03)
HIRAM, Mo. -- Otto Blan Barnhart, 80, of Hiram died Monday, Feb. 17, 2003, at Elder Care of Marble Hill, Mo. He was born Aug. 16, 1922, at Hiram, son of Richard B. and Mary Barrett Barnhart. He married the former Bonnie Hahs. Barnhart had been a construction worker. He was a member of Cowan General Baptist Church, VFW Post 5900, Zalma Masonic Lodge, Laborers Local 42, and NRA...
David McFarlin (02/19/03)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- David D. McFarlin, 69, of Advance died Monday, Feb. 17, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Sept. 8, 1933, at Hornersville, Mo., son of Harvey and Christina I. Massey McFarlin. He and Deloris Robbins were married June 12, 1971, in Phoenix, Ariz...
Esther Ongoa (02/19/03)
Esther Ongoa, 72, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2003, at her home. McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau is in charge of arrangements.
Lala Swift (02/19/03)
Lala Helen Swift, 91, of Paducah, Ky., died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2003, at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Calloway County, Ky., daughter of Clement C. and Hattie Holland Roberts. She married Lurwin L. Swift, who preceded her in death...
Iola Macke (02/19/03)
Iola Macke, 70, of Cape Girardeau passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2003, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Nov. 28, 1932, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Russell and Ella Helwege Lewis. She and Thomas Edward Macke were married June 12, 1961, at Trinity Lutheran Church...
Wanda Knight (02/19/03)
MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- Wanda Sue Knight, 54, of Murphysboro died Monday, Feb. 17, 2003, at her home. She was born Dec. 12, 1948, at White Oak, Mo., daughter of Curtis and Lela Summers Wallace. Knight was an inspector packer at Gilster-Mary Lee Corp. Survivors include a son, David Knight of Murphysboro; two daughters, Tracy Morefield of Gorham, Ill., Tammy Overturf of Murphysboro; three brothers, Delbert Wallace of Murphysboro, Dimmer Wallace of Advance, Mo., Charles Jackson of Cobden, Ill.; a sister, Jean Stockton of Holcomb, Mo.; and five grandchildren.. ...
Helen Petot (02/19/03)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Helen M. Petot, 91, of Perryville died Monday, Feb. 17, 2003, at Perry Oaks Manor. She was born Sept. 21, 1911, in Minnesota, daughter of Henry Cerney and Clara Lettner. She and Alves A. Petot were married June 12, 1928, in Fountain City, Wis. He died Feb. 7, 1985...
James LaCour (02/19/03)
James Arthur LaCour, 58, of Greeley, Colo., died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2003, at North Colorado Medical Center. He was born Sept. 2, 1944, in Kansas City, Mo., son of James Arthur and Evelyn McDaniel LaCour Sr. He and Kay Wyant were married Dec. 15, 1968, in Kansas City...
Jean Conrad (02/19/03)
SEDGEWICKVILLE, Mo. -- Jean Conrad, 75, of Sedgewickville passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Dec. 27, 1927, at Sedgewickville, daughter of Pearl C. and Emma Penny Bollinger. She and David Conrad were married June 1, 1946, in Jackson. He passed away July 23, 1999...
Herbert Nussbaum (02/19/03)
Herbert M. Nussbaum, 82, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Feb. 17, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Sept. 26, 1920, at Gordonville, son of Martin A. and Annie Bartels Nussbaum. He and Louise Wessell were married Aug. 11, 1944, at Gordonville...
Kathryne Conrad (02/19/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Kathryne Lucille Conrad, 78, of Sikeston died Monday, Feb. 17, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. She was born June 8, 1924, at Longtown, Mo., daughter of Bert and Clara Tacke Knox. She and Howard Keith Conrad were married April 17, 1943, in Cape Girardeau...
Cape fire report 2/19/03 (02/19/03)
Cape Girardeau Wednesday, Feb. 19 Firefighters responded Monday to the following items: At 10:02 p.m., smoke odor at 2820 Vista. At 10:44 p.m., emergency medical service at 1026 Perry. Firefighters responded Tuesday to the following items: At 7:40 a.m., emergency medical service at 2023 Brink...
Cape/Jackson police report 2/19/03 (02/19/03)
Cape Girardeau Wednesday, Feb. 19 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Stephen D. Allen, 47, of 221 S. Spanish, Apt. 3, Cape Girardeau, was arrested Monday on a Cape Girardeau County warrant for possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia...
Out of the past 2/19/03 (02/19/03)
10 years ago: Feb. 19, 1993 State grant program has enabled city since 1982 to make almost $3 million in improvements to blighted sections of Cape Girardeau, including housing renovations and street and sewer repairs. Fruitland Area Fire Department has purchased fire engine to replace one demolished in accident last November at New Wells; pumper truck is expected to be delivered in early March after additional modifications are made to storage compartments...
An exciting time for bridge watchers (02/19/03)
For some motorists who regularly cross the Mississippi River on Cape Girardeau's bridge that is nearly three-quarters of a century old, it's hard to believe work on the new bridge has been going on for nearly seven years. For others, however, the completion of the $100 million Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge can't come a day too soon...
Missouri's bridges get extra attention (02/19/03)
Speaking of aesthetically appealing bridges, the Paseo Bridge has graced the Kansas City skyline for more than 40 years. When this suspension bridge opened to link the city's downtown freeways with the fast-growing Clay County area to the north, it not only relieved much of the traffic congestion on Kansas City's bridges over the Missouri River, but also offered a visual landmark...
Speak Out 02/19/03 (02/19/03)
Not our fault AS A gas station attendant, I would like to say that it is not the cashier's fault that the price of gasoline has gone up. We cannot change the prices to suit ourselves or others. People need to quit yelling at us, because it is out of our hands...
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