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Stories from Thursday, February 27, 2003

MoDOT promotes safety in work zones through poster contest (02/27/03)
Can a third-grader make Missouri's road work zones safer? Missouri Department of Transportation district engineer Scott Meyer believes so. He's touting the MoDOT district's third annual poster and coloring contest. The poster contest is open to students in third through sixth grades and the coloring contest is for children, ages 2 to 5, in Southeast Missouri...
Talent will be guest at March 8 Republican Lincoln Day Dinner (02/27/03)
The Cape Girardeau County Republican Women's Club will host the 33rd annual Republican Lincoln Day Dinner at 6:30 p.m. March 8 at the A.C. Brase Arena Building in Cape Girardeau. "We're extremely excited to host the 33rd annual Lincoln Day Dinner with Missouri's new junior U.S. ...
Southeast university foundation becomes regional host site (02/27/03)
The Southeast Missouri State University Foundation is pleased to announce that it is now a regional host site for the Planned Giving Design Center. Southeast's PGDC -- available throughout central and southern Missouri and Southern Illinois -- provides professional advisors with resources they can use to advise clients in matters of charitable gift and estate planning...
Fire marshal traces fatal blaze to area by computer (02/27/03)
The fire that killed a Jackson couple began around a basement computer station, state fire marshal Butch Amann said Wednesday. He said his investigation into Tuesday's blaze didn't uncover the exact cause because of extensive damage. "The computer and the cords are in the area of origin," Amann said. "I can't tell if it was the appliance or the cord."...
Aging ungracefully (02/27/03)
Every time it rains outside, it also rains inside Susan Bartlett's kindergarten classroom at Alma Schrader Elementary. "It started about three years ago with a small drip, now the janitors hang trash bags from the ceiling to catch all the water," Bartlett said. "And if we have several consecutive days of rain, it drips a whole lot and we use a number of trash bags, buckets and trash cans to catch the water."...
Community cuisine 2/27/03 (02/27/03)
Presbyterian youth group plans soup dinner The youth group of Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1820 Perryville Road in Cape Girardeau, will conduct a soup dinner beginning at 5 p.m. March 8 at the church. The money raised will be used for a mission trip in the summer. A silent auction will be conducted during the meal with the winners announced at 7 p.m...
Kinder raising funds for statewide run (02/27/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Senate President Pro Tem Peter Kinder recently formed an exploratory committee to collect contributions for a possible run for either attorney general or lieutenant governor in 2004. Kinder, R-Cape Girardeau, said Wednesday that those are the only two offices he is considering, though he has not committed to seeking either. He declined to elaborate on how strong the chances are his name will be on the statewide ballot next year...
Oran contamination leads to lawsuit filed by attorney general (02/27/03)
ORAN, Mo. -- Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon has filed a lawsuit against the owners and former owner of a service station in Oran in an attempt to force them to clean up what he claims is soil and groundwater contamination. In the lawsuit, filed in Scott County Circuit Court earlier this week, Nixon maintains that the current property owners Ronnie and Sandra Diebold and former owner Marilyn Diebold have not cooperated with efforts by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to clean up petroleum contamination caused by four underground storage tanks that have since been removed.. ...
Farmer charged with selling anhydrous for meth (02/27/03)
DEXTER, Mo. -- A sting operation Tuesday netted a Dudley farmer who allegedly has been selling anhydrous ammonia to area methamphetamine cooks over an extended period of time, and law enforcement officials say other farmers may be selling the fertilizer to raise extra cash...
Region/state briefs 02/27/03 (02/27/03)
Shooting case bound over to circuit court The suspect in a shooting that left a 20-year-old Cape Girardeau woman seriously injured laughed at her in court Wednesday while she testified about her injury and cried, said Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney Morley Swingle...
School officals talk of lawsuit as funding gap widens (02/27/03)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Concerned over growing inequities in school funding, inequities that were supposed to have been solved with Senate Bill 380 10 years ago, 17 superintendents and other school administrators met with State Sen. Bill Foster and State Rep. Gayle Kingery last week. The possibility of a lawsuit came up, but the discussion centered more on what small districts will be facing if their financial situation doesn't improve soon...
Alabama gunman charged with capital murder (02/27/03)
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- A man accused of going on a deadly shooting rampage in the lobby of a temporary employment agency was charged Wednesday with capital murder. Emanuel Burl Patterson, 23, killed four men and wounded a fifth Tuesday in a rage apparently sparked by taunts and an argument over a CD player, authorities said...
Supreme Court backs abortion protesters who blockaded clinics (02/27/03)
WASHINGTON -- In a victory for abortion foes, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that federal racketeering and extortion laws were wrongly used to try to stop blockades, harassment and violent protests outside clinics. The 8-1 ruling lifts a nationwide ban on protests that interfere with abortion clinic business. Abortion rights supporters said they fear the ruling will lead to a reprise of screaming matches and physical confrontations outside clinics...
Complex of angular buildings to replace World Trade Center (02/27/03)
NEW YORK -- A cluster of sloping, angular buildings with a 1,776-foot spire that would be the tallest in the world was chosen Wednesday as the blueprint to redevelop the World Trade Center site, The Associated Press has learned. Architect Daniel Libeskind's design beat a plan by an international design team known as THINK, which envisioned two 1,665-foot latticework towers straddling the footprints of the original towers, said a source familiar with the selection. ...
Nevada lawmakers consider taxing fees of prostitutes (02/27/03)
PAHRUMP, Nev. -- The manager of one of Nevada's finest brothels proudly walks the 297 acres that surround The Resort at Sheri's Ranch, pointing to the $7 million expansion that opened last year. She glows when talking about the sports bar, the themed bungalows, the Jacuzzi rooms...
Former Kmart execs face securities fraud charges (02/27/03)
DETROIT -- Two former Kmart Corp. executives were charged with securities fraud Wednesday for allegedly inflating the earnings of the now-bankrupt discount chain by $42.3 million two years ago. Enio Montini Jr., 51, and Joseph Hofmeister, 52, were also charged with lying to the Securities and Exchange Commission and conspiracy. They are believed to be the first people charged with wrongdoing in the fallout from Kmart's 2002 bankruptcy and an investigation of its finances...
Bush - Saddam ouster a plus for Mideast (02/27/03)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush, offering new justification for war in Iraq, said Wednesday that "ending this direct and growing threat" from Saddam Hussein would pave way for peace in the Middle East and inspire democracy throughout the Arab world. While saying the Iraqi regime still has time to avoid war, Bush told conservative backers that U.S. troops are ready for battle and spoke at some length about his plans for Iraq once Saddam is gone...
Chief architect behind Bush's tax plan resigns (02/27/03)
WASHINGTON -- Glenn Hubbard, the chief architect of the Bush administration's tax cut package, resigned on Wednesday as head of the president's Council of Economic Advisers. The White House quickly announced a successor, Harvard economics professor Gregory Mankiw...
People talk 02/27/03 (02/27/03)
'Buffy' creators stake series, but not spinoff NEW YORK -- Stick a stake in it: "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" is done. After seven years, the series will be over at the end of this season, said its star, Sarah Michelle Gellar. "'Buffy,' in this incarnation, is over," Gellar told Entertainment Weekly magazine for its March 7 issue, her eyes welling with tears...
Grand jury begins investigation into fatal fire (02/27/03)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- A grand jury opened an investigation Wednesday into the nightclub inferno that killed 97 people, and members of the heavy metal group whose pyrotechnics are suspected of starting the fire could testify as early as today. At least two members of the band Great White were seen entering the National Guard training center in East Greenwich where the grand jury met behind closed doors...
Engineers raised concerns about Columbia wing burning (02/27/03)
WASHINGTON -- One day before the Columbia disaster, senior NASA engineers worried the shuttle's left wing might burn off and cause the deaths of the crew, describing a scenario much like the one investigators believe happened. They never sent their warnings to NASA's brass, according to dozens of pages of e-mails NASA released Wednesday...
Storm coats South with ice (02/27/03)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The third winter storm of the week coated much of the South with ice Wednesday, contributing to the deaths of 11 motorists, three immigrants crossing the brush of south Texas and a woman who froze to death in her home in Oklahoma...
U.N. reduces global population estimate for 2050 (02/27/03)
UNITED NATIONS -- The United Nations on Wednesday reduced its estimate of what the world's population will be in 2050 by 400 million, primarily because of the impact of the AIDS epidemic and lower than expected birth rates. At the dawn of the new millennium, the U.N. Population Division forecast that 9.3 million people would inhabit the Earth at mid-century but a new revision of the estimate projects a lower population of 8.9 billion...
South Korean subway fire death toll rises to 189 (02/27/03)
SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korean authorities raised the death toll from last week's subway fire to 189 on Wednesday after forensic experts found 56 more sets of remains in the debris of the two scorched trains. Most of the newly discovered bodies were so heavily burned and disintegrated as to make immediate identification impossible, said Choi Chong-hoon, an official at the Central Disaster Center. He put the new death toll at 189, up from a previous estimate of 133...
Israel forms hard-line government (02/27/03)
JERUSALEM -- Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon ended weeks of political bargaining Wednesday with an agreement establishing a coalition government dominated by fierce opponents of Palestinian statehood, clouding hopes for any peace initiative. In a last-minute surprise, Sharon appeared to have sidelined Benjamin Netanyahu -- a former prime minister and rival in the Likud Party -- by offering him the less prestigious finance portfolio. ...
Missiles, jets arrive to guard against possible Iraqi attack (02/27/03)
ISKENDERUN, Turkey -- Patriot missiles and AWACS surveillance aircraft arrived in Turkey on Wednesday, the first NATO equipment deployed to defend Turkey against a possible attack in the event of an Iraq war. The deployment follows a stormy debate in NATO in which France, Germany and Belgium blocked approval for a month, causing strains with the United States. ...
U.S. military commander fine-tunes war plans with generals (02/27/03)
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar -- The American general who would lead an Iraq invasion fine-tuned the battle plan Wednesday with his senior commanders. The operation would be executed from a command post shielded by a chain-link fence hidden inside a warehouse on this remote desert base...
Rate of new infections in Ebola outbreak drops (02/27/03)
BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo -- An Ebola outbreak in Republic of Congo has killed 79 people but appears to be slowing down, health investigators said Wednesday. The rate of new infections has started tapering off in the quarantined region of Cuvette West, where the deaths have occurred, World Health Organization spokesman Iain Simpson said in Geneva...
Gulf War veterans preparing for another war with Iraq (02/27/03)
LIVING SUPPORT AREA 7, Kuwait -- The four comrades-in-arms, tested under fire during the Gulf War, never expected to return to the Kuwaiti desert or to face off against Iraqi soldiers again. But on the 12th anniversary of Kuwait's liberation, the men stood together under an American flag Wednesday, preparing for another war -- a little older, a little wiser, but no less willing to go "over the berm" to disarm Saddam Hussein...
North Korea tells its people to ready for war (02/27/03)
SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea urged its people and armed forces to be ready for war, saying Wednesday that it could be the U.S. military's next target after Iraq. The communist government in Pyongyang accuses the United States of planning to send reinforcements into its coastal waters as a precursor of invasion...
Blix - Iraq hasn't provided evidence of decision to disarm (02/27/03)
UNITED NATIONS -- As fresh signs emerged that the United States is making headway in winning support for military action against Iraq, chief U.N. inspector Hans Blix provided the Bush administration with new ammunition Wednesday, saying Baghdad has not provided evidence of "a fundamental decision" to disarm...
Scott Central coach's job uncertain following accusations (02/27/03)
MORLEY, Mo. -- The coaching future of Melvin Porter at Scott County Central remained uncertain late Wednesday night after a closed-door school board meeting. The board was reviewing actions to be taken on Porter, the boys basketball team's head coach who allegedly made inappropriate comments to a student...
ND, Dexter win to seal spots in Class 4, District 1 finals (02/27/03)
Notre Dame advanced to the finals of the Class 4, District 1 girls basketball tournament with a 75-43 win over Sikeston Wednesday night. Notre Dame (18-7) came out strong early, putting up 20 points in the first quarter. The Bulldogs, which moved to No. 1 in this week's SEMO Top 10 poll, held a 37-17 lead at halftime...
MU wins big at home (02/27/03)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Up-and-down Missouri hit a high note against No. 3 Oklahoma on Wednesday night. Rickey Paulding helped avoid a second-half letdown with eight of his 14 points in a 2:18 span as the Tigers stayed perfect on their home court with a 67-52 victory...
Otahks make a run at No. 2 finish (02/27/03)
While Southeast Missouri State University's women haven't nailed down a first-round Ohio Valley Conference Tournament home game, the Otahkians are focused on a bigger goal that has suddenly become attainable -- finishing second in the OVC. The Otahkians (15-10, 9-5) will play their final two regular-season games on the road this week when they face Tennessee Tech (10-15, 5-9) at 5:30 p.m. today and Tennessee State (4-20, 2-12) at 5:30 p.m. Saturday...
Indians take spoiler role into rematch against Tech (02/27/03)
Southeast Missouri State University's Indians played one of their best games of the season Feb. 1 when they upset Tennessee Tech 75-71 at the Show Me Center. Coach Gary Garner said he hopes the Indians can match that performance tonight and win the rematch in Cookeville, Tenn...
A Blues fan gets his wish through Gretzky camp (02/27/03)
From staff reports There are three things close to the heart of Cape Girar-deau native Dick Estes. The first is his wife, and the second is his two daughters. The third is hockey. And this month, the order of his priorities changed a little when Estes, a St. Louis resident and graduate of Central High School and Southeast Missouri State University, joined 71 people he'd never met at the Wayne Gretzky Hockey Fantasy Camp...
Henson looks for a surge in women's lacrosse roster (02/27/03)
Starting a club sport in an area mostly oblivious to the sport itself is tough. But that didn't stop Gina Henson, who says "tough" is more or less a way of life. Henson, a lacrosse player, is trying to spur the area's interest in a sport that's growing in popularity nationwide...
The new Hall of Fame picks - None (02/27/03)
NEW YORK (AP) -- The redesigned Veterans Committee failed to elect anyone to the Hall of Fame on Wednesday. Brooklyn Dodgers first baseman and New York Mets manager Gil Hodges came closest, getting 50 votes and falling 11 shy. Sixty-one of 81 votes were needed for election on the players' ballot, and 60 of 79 were needed on the "composite" ballot, which included managers, executives and umpires...
La Russa - Focus is off spring wins (02/27/03)
JUPITER, Fla. -- As the Cardinals prepare for their exhibition opener against the New York Mets today, manager Tony La Russa said the emphasis during the spring season isn't always about winning. "Nobody wants to have a bad spring," La Russa said Wednesday. "But there is no formula or correlation between winning in the spring and what you do during the regular season."...
Fanfare 2/27 (02/27/03)
Briefly Basketball Lakers coach Phil Jackson visited practice Wednesday, but his return to the bench after having a kidney stone removed is uncertain. Jackson missed his first game as an NBA head coach Tuesday night, when assistant Jim Cleamons took over as the Lakers beat the Clippers 109-98. ...
Heart's recovery after stress test can predict death risk (02/27/03)
Doctors who use treadmill tests to diagnose heart disease could better predict the risk of death if they paid more attention to what happens to a patient's heart after he or she steps off the treadmill, a large study found. Treadmill tests are given to millions of Americans each year. Their hearts are analyzed while they walk at a steadily increasing pace. But doctors concentrate almost entirely on what happens while the patient is actually exercising...
Bulging boomers (02/27/03)
NEW YORK Despite his growing waistline, Douglas Cain never worried much about his daily diet of burritos, McDonald's breakfast sandwiches and soda. But after being diagnosed with diabetes a year ago, the 49-year-old knew he had to change. "The doctor suggested that the number-one thing I could do was to lose weight and lower my blood pressure. ...
Health calendar 2/27 (02/27/03)
Today Newborn massage class from 10 to 11 a.m. in Generations Center at Southeast Missouri Hospital. The course is for parents or caregivers and newborns up to six weeks old. For information, call 651-5825. Participants should bring a pillow, blankets and baby...
Dogs who need Woolite (02/27/03)
Feb. 27, 2003 Dear Patty, These are the proverbial three-dog nights in Southeast Missouri: frosty, still and long. Hank, Lucy and Alvie are appreciated as much for their body heat as for their companionship. But last night they awoke us twice howling...
Clifford Cossey (02/27/03)
Clifford Cossey, 61, of Jackson died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Nov. 26, 1941, at Peach Orchard, Mo., son of Marcus Obie and Lillian Godfrey Cossey. Survivors include two daughters, Paula Schwerzler of St. Charles, Mo., Amy Welch of Oak Ridge; a stepson, Don Cartwright of Georgetown, S.C.; three brothers, Roy Cossey of Gideon, Mo., Hershel Cossey of Boydsville, Ark., Deloy Cossey of Tacoma, Wash.; and four grandchildren...
L.C. Roebuck (02/27/03)
L.C. Roebuck, 84, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003, at Missouri Veterans Home. Ford and Sons Sprigg Street Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Truman Moore (02/27/03)
Truman Moore, 89, of Jackson died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2003, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
William Johnson (02/27/03)
CAIRO, Ill. -- William "Will" Johnson, 100, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003, at Daystar Care Center in Cairo. He was born Sept. 19, 1902, in the community of Augusta, Ark., the son of Shedric "Shed" and Elvie Henderson Johnson. He had been employed as a laborer for the former Cairo River and Rail Company...
Patricia Pittman (02/27/03)
Patricia C. Pittman, 76, of Imperial, Mo., died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003, in Imperial. She was born Oct. 18, 1926, in Detroit, Mich., the daughter of William and Molly Crawley Patterson. She married Herman W. Pittman. He preceded her in death. She was a homemaker...
Catherine Korando (02/27/03)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Catherine D. Korando, 53, of Perryville died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Festus, Mo. She was born July 3, 1949, in Red Bud, Ill., daughter of Robert Jess and Ila Jewel Warren Asher. She and Robert J. Korando were married Jan. 31, 1972...
Lorene Bell (02/27/03)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Lorene Bell, 70, of Chaffee died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2003, at her home. She was born March 28, 1932, daughter of B. Walton and Laura Ross. She and Henry Bell were married Jan. 20, 1996. She was a retired machine operator for Thorngate Ltd. in Chaffee and Cape Girardeau. She was a member of Northside Gospel Assembly Church in Cape Girardeau...
Ellen Clippard (02/27/03)
Ellen Clippard, 96, of Jackson died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2003, at Jackson Manor. McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
Martha Bagby (02/27/03)
Martha Malissa Bagby, 90, of Gravois Mills, Mo., died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2003, at Good Shepard Care Center in Versailles, Mo. She was born April 27, 1912, at Coldwater, Mo., daughter of Joseph Alfred and Ida May Allen Winder. She and Jesse Lewis May were married in 1931 at Steele, Mo. He died in 1949. She and Irvin Joseph Bagby were married April 6, 1969, at Lake of the Ozarks, Mo. He died in 1990...
Larry Lemons (02/27/03)
GIPSY, Mo. -- Larry "Dean" Lemons, 43, of Gipsy died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Aug. 25, 1959, at Gipsy, son of William "Willie" and Ethel Porter Lemons. Lemons was a 1980 graduate of State School 41. He worked at VIP Industries in Cape Girardeau 20 years. He was a member of Berrong General Baptist Church...
Rachel Smith (02/27/03)
Rachel L. Smith, 18, of Jackson died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003, in a fire at her home. She was born Oct. 25, 1984, in Phoenix, Ariz., daughter of Wade K. and Roxann B. Bishop Smith. Smith had lived in Jackson several years. She was a senior honor student at Jackson High School, member of the varsity track team, and was in choir. ...
Norman York (02/27/03)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Norman Eugene York, 66, of Marble Hill died Friday, Feb. 21, 2003, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He was born May 19, 1936, in St. Louis County, son of Joseph Leroy and Lucille Marie Lovell York. He and Melba June Martin were married March 25, 1958...
Zelma Statler (02/27/03)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- The funeral for Zelma B. Statler of Perryville will be held at 2 p.m. today at Young and Sons Funeral Home. The Rev. Jerry Willer will officiate. Burial will be in Russell Heights Cemetery at Jackson. Friends may call from noon until time of service...
Gabriel Koehler (02/27/03)
Gabriel Matthew "Gabe" Koehler, 20, of Jackson died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003, in a fire at his home. He was born Oct. 21, 1982, in Cape Girardeau, son of Kenneth H. and Carolyn W. Sturm Koehler. Koehler lived in Jackson all his life and formerly worked at Jackson Skate Center. He was a 2002 graduate of Jackson High School, where he participated in football, wrestling, track, band, and mixed chorus. He was employed at K's Merchandise in Cape Girardeau...
Imogene Pease (02/27/03)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Imogene Pease, 70, of Perryville died Monday, Feb. 24, 2003, at Perry Oaks Manor. She was born Feb. 7, 1933, in Missouri, daughter of Paul and Laura Forrester. She and Marvin Pease were married June 4, 1949. He died in 1992. Survivors include a daughter, Shelly Warren of Perryville; two sisters, Dorothy Greenwall of Salem, Mo., Joyce Freeze of St. Charles, Mo.; and five grandchildren...
Frank Clayton Jr. (02/27/03)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Frank E. Clayton Jr., 45, of Perryville died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2003, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. He was born March 21, 1957, son of Frank E. and Ruby Nelson Clayton Sr. He and Julie Bey were married Aug. 26, 1995. He was a welding inspector for Robinson Construction. He served in the U.S. Navy, and was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council 7063, and Elks Lodge 2701...
Lillian Reynolds (02/27/03)
KELSO, Mo. -- Lillian Anna Reynolds, 82, of Kelso died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born March 5, 1920, at Kelso, daughter of Edward J. and Alma L. Heuring Seyer. She first married Paul Colliflower Dec. 27, 1941, at Kelso. He died Feb. 5, 1946. She later married Lee R. Moll April 20, 1948, at Kelso. He died Feb. 3, 1972. She and Jack "Waldo" Reynolds were married March 20, 1975. He died Sept. 12, 1993...
Helen Furlong (02/27/03)
Helen Anna Furlong, 86, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born April 14, 1916, in Detroit, Mich. She and Harold R. Furlong were married in 1952. He died May 31, 1983. Furlong was a member of Red Star Baptist Church...
Births 2/27/03 (02/27/03)
Kinder Daughter to Carla Jo McNelly of Scott City, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 1:20 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2003. Name, Hailie Diane. Weight, 7 pounds 8 ounces. Second daughter. Ms. McNelly is the former Carla Kinder, daughter of Margaret and Roger Noel of Scott City...
Out of the past 2/27/03 (02/27/03)
10 years ago: Feb. 27, 1993 Young mother and her 2 1/2-year-old son are forced to flee from their burning Jackson apartment at 220 Morgan in morning; mother, identified as Gloria Griffin, receives serious wounds while attempting to put out fire; she is treated and released from Cape Girardeau hospital; her son isn't injured...
Club tragedies could have been prevented (02/27/03)
Twenty-one people died in a Chicago club on Feb. 17 during the early morning hours after the crowded club's patrons panicked after someone got sprayed with tear gas to break up a fight. There were reports that as many as 500 people were crammed into the second-story E2 nightclub...
Youth United Way builds a foundation (02/27/03)
Community awareness, character and a philanthropic spirit. Outside of the home, there is no one better suited to teach young people these virtues than the Area Wide United Way. That is the local United Way's mission for forming its newest division, the Youth United Way...
Americans have many sources for information (02/27/03)
To the editor: It's clear I live in a totally different America than the war protesters, especially when it comes to the news media. Protesters somehow think the president and government have hijacked the media and trashed the First Amendment. They believe we have only one news sources from a state-run, government-controlled media outlet owned by unnamed and unknown evil corporations...
Veterans would reap benefits of sales-tax break (02/27/03)
To the editor: As our country struggles with a wavering economy and constant reminders of imminent terrorist attacks, Missouri needs to play its part in safeguarding the future for Americans. One such way is to give the Missouri economy a quick boost...
Speak Out A 02/27/03 (02/27/03)
North Korea's future THE IMPASSIONED plea by Hu Hyuk Lee about North Korea mentioned that its government holds its own people hostage but that negotiations with North Korea are a better alternative than war. True enough, but North Korea had better stop trying to hold America hostage to its economic demands, or it will face non-negotiable nuclear annihilation...
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