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County counts more road costs (02/28/03)
Facing the possibility of having to maintain lettered state routes -- such as Route K which extends west from William Street -- the Cape Girardeau County Commission took the first steps Thursday to find out how much that would cost. The commission said it would charge county highway administrator Scott Bechtold with assessing the routes and the bridges on those roads so the county would be prepared if the financially strapped Missouri Department of Transportation acts on suggestions that were presented during a statewide commissioners meeting earlier this month.. ...
Removal costs for snow are piling up in Cape (02/28/03)
Winter storms have blanketed the city of Cape Girardeau with a blizzard of ever-rising expenses that have reached nearly $183,000 since December and left city road crews weary of the repeated battles with snow. "Snow becomes a dirty word," said Tim Gramling, assistant director of public works, who has seen the street crews clearing snow more often than usual this winter...
Reservists join war on terror (02/28/03)
The balloons were a patriotic red, white and blue, and the groom and many of his guests wore camouflage and boots. The best man helped the groom adjust -- not a bow tie -- but his military-issue black beret. And when the dog-tag-wearing reverend finally gave the couple permission to kiss, they did so like it would be one of the last times they'd get the chance...
Jones to attend D.C. conference (02/28/03)
Gerald Jones, president of the Missouri Association of Counties, will travel to Washington, D.C. Saturday to represent the state at the National Association of Counties' annual national legislative conference. He will gather information about a number of topics, including homeland security, pending legislation and Internet sales. The traveling expenses are paid for by the association, not the county...
Hearing held for three accused of sexual assault (02/28/03)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- After six hours of tesimony, a preliminary hearing that began Thursday for three men accused of sexual assault won't be completed until March 14, said Bollinger County Prosecuting Attorney Stephen Gray. The state's final witness, a mental health professional, was unable to attend Thursday's hearing due to illness, Gray said. The witness will testify in March on the capacity of the alleged victim, a 23-year-old woman with mental retardation...
Senate gives approval to bill blocking gun lawsuit (02/28/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Legislation to derail St. Louis' lawsuit against the firearms industry cleared the Senate Thursday. Senate President Pro Tem Peter Kinder, R-Cape Girardeau, has been pursuing the bill since the city initiated the litigation several years ago. The lawsuit attempts to hold the industry financially responsible for the social costs of gun violence...
House lawmakers pass crime reduction fund bill (02/28/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Judges could order criminal defendants to contribute to a special fund that would supplement local law enforcement budgets under a bill approved Thursday by the House of Representatives. The measure sponsored by four Southeast Missouri lawmakers cleared the House 109-42. All 14 area representatives voted for the bill, which now goes to the Senate...
Regional digest 2/28/03 (02/28/03)
Scott County man given prison sentence Edward P. Biler, 28, of Scott County, was sentenced Monday to 70 months in prison for attempting to manufacture methamphetamine. Upon release, Biler will be on supervised release for five years...
House passes slate of Republican-backed bills (02/28/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A raft of Republican-backed bills, including measures that GOP leaders say will create a more business-friendly environment, won Missouri House approval Thursday and went to the Senate. Republicans cite Missouri's loss of 91,000 jobs since March 2001 as evidence of why changes are needed. They say their legislation would help create jobs and improve the economy...
Gov. Holden orders budget cuts for education (02/28/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Following through on repeated warnings, Gov. Bob Holden ordered $82 million in cuts to public schools and state colleges on Thursday to help cover a budget shortfall. He also ordered about $75 million in cuts to other state agencies, which will mean hundreds of vacant positions will remain unfilled, a few employees will be laid off and some programs will be scaled-back or eliminated, said state budget director Linda Luebbering...
Amtrak to continue service in Missouri (02/28/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Encouraged by the prospect of getting more money, Amtrak said Thursday that it has decided to continue its twice daily passenger train service between St. Louis and Kansas City. Amtrak had threatened to eliminate one of the two trains on Saturday if the state did not come up with an additional $1.2 million to subsidize the service from March through June...
Leader of cocaine ring gets 17-year term (02/28/03)
ST. LOUIS -- The leader of a St. Louis-area cocaine ring was sentenced Thursday to 17 years in prison, U.S. Attorney Ray Gruender said. Leroy Laron Eason, 28, of Ballwin, was one of eight people involved in the ring who have either pleaded guilty or been convicted. Authorities said he was the leader of the group that distributed more than 15 kilograms of cocaine from July 1998 to September 2001...
State symbols grow in Missouri (02/28/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A state senator believes Missouri residents have "grape" taste and that they feel strongly that the grass is greener on the Missouri side of the fence. Sen. Sarah Steelman has filed bills to add the Norton/Cynthiana grape and "Big Bluestem" grass to the list of official state symbols. She said the Norton grape and Big Bluestem grass are both durable species -- just like Missourians...
Out to lunch - Senate staffer barbecues on Capitol ledge (02/28/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The smell of cooked meat still hung heavy in the Capitol hours after a freshman senator let a staffer barbecue on a narrow ledge outside an office window. Martin "Bubs" Hohulin, a former state representative and now an aide to state Sen. Carl Vogel, sent smoke wafting into the hallways Wednesday as he cooked meat and potatoes for Senate staff on a small charcoal grill...
Michigan governor orders monitoring of gas prices (02/28/03)
LANSING, Mich. -- Gov. Jennifer Granholm on Thursday ordered state officials to begin regular surveys of gasoline prices around the state in an effort to stop gouging. Under the executive order, the state will give consumers pricing information, and any possibly unfair prices will go to the attorney general...
Nation briefs 02/28/03 (02/28/03)
Graham files papers for presidential committee WASHINGTON -- Democratic Sen. Bob Graham of Florida took a major step toward a likely run for the White House on Thursday, filing papers to begin raising money for a full-fledged campaign. The 66-year-old Graham, who is recovering from heart surgery on Jan. ...
U.S. officials - North Korea restarts reactor (02/28/03)
WASHINGTON -- Defying the Bush administration, North Korea has restarted a reactor at its main nuclear complex, possibly laying the groundwork for additional atomic weapons beyond the one or two it is believed to possess already. The disclosure Wednesday was a blow to the administration's reliance on diplomatic pressure to induce the North to set aside its nuclear ambitions...
Mixed signals show economy recovering, but with bumps (02/28/03)
WASHINGTON -- The economy's bumpy road to recovery was vividly seen Thursday in a trio of reports: Demand to factories for big-ticket goods posted the best showing in six months, but new-home sales plummeted and unemployment claims hit a two-month high...
Greenspan warns against delays in fixing Social Security system (02/28/03)
WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan said Thursday that delays in shoring up the financially shaky Social Security and Medicare programs could require "abrupt and painful" adjustments when the baby boom generation begins retiring...
Nebraska company selling domes to fend off chemical attacks (02/28/03)
A Nebraska company says it is offering something a little more tangible than duct tape for protection against a terrorist attack. Domes USA is offering backyard shelters, or terror domes, that are designed to allow a family to survive the aftermath of a biological or chemical attack...
U.S. troop buildup in Iraq reaches 200,000 (02/28/03)
The AssociatedPress WASHINGTON -- The U.S. military buildup for war topped 200,000 troops in the Gulf region Thursday while inside Iraq Saddam Hussein was said to be moving some of his best-trained forces into new positions. President Bush called anew for Saddam's "total, complete disarmament" and defended his father for stopping short of ousting the Iraqi president in the 1991 Persian Gulf War...
House passes ban on cloning (02/28/03)
WASHINGTON -- After a lengthy debate on science and human life, the House on Thursday passed a bill endorsed by President Bush that would ban human cloning and sentence violators to prison and fines as high as $1 million. In a 241-155 vote, lawmakers decided to ban all cloning even as some urged for an exception so researchers can continue to work toward cures for diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and diabetes...
NASA - Space agency will review debate about Columbia (02/28/03)
WASHINGTON -- NASA's top official said Thursday that engineers' dire speculations while Columbia was still in orbit were evaluated at the proper level below top management but that the space agency would review the decision-making process. Speaking before the House Science committee, Sean O'Keefe, administrator of the space agency, vigorously defended the way NASA dealt with a flurry of e-mails between engineers about the possible destruction of Columbia during its return to Earth. ...
United Airlines adding Mesa Air as measure to cut regional cost (02/28/03)
CHICAGO -- United Airlines is adding Mesa Air Group to its roster of United Express partners on Western routes in place of Air Wisconsin -- a step toward its goal of slashing regional carrier costs as it reorganizes in bankruptcy. Under a five-year memorandum of understanding announced Thursday, Mesa is expected to operate as a United Express carrier out of United's Denver hub beginning in July. ...
Treasury announces new rules for tax shelters (02/28/03)
WASHINGTON -- The Treasury Department announced new rules Thursday designed to help the government crack down on dubious tax shelters. The rules, which take effect today, lay out circumstances under which taxpayers must disclose their participation in potentially abusive tax-avoidance transactions and when promoters must register such transactions with the government...
Death toll in nightclub fire reduced by one (02/28/03)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The death toll in last week's nightclub fire was reduced by one to 96, and all the victims have been identified, the governor said Thursday. Gov. Don Carcieri said the final toll was determined after the medical examiner finished examining all the remains. It wasn't immediately clear what caused the discrepancy...
Illegal immigrant family will bury transplant teen in U.S. (02/28/03)
RALEIGH, N.C. -- The teenager who died after a botched transplant will be buried in the United States because her illegal immigrant parents fear they will barred from returning to this country if they hold a funeral in their native Mexico, a family spokeswoman said Thursday...
WTC redesign announced, but questions still remain (02/28/03)
NEW YORK -- A spire that would rise hundreds of feet higher than the World Trade Center was officially chosen Thursday to fill the yawning hole in the city's skyline, opening a complex new phase in the rebuilding of Ground Zero. The plan by architect Daniel Libeskind will restore "lower Manhattan to its rightful place in the world," Mayor Michael Bloomberg said...
People talk 2/28/03 (02/28/03)
Pamela Anderson unveils PETA poster VIENNA, Austria -- Pamela Anderson unveiled a new poster for the animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals during a visit to Vienna. The PETA poster shows the actress clad in a bikini made of three lettuce leaves. It reads: "Turn over a new leaf: Try vegetarian."...
National terror alert lowered from orange to yellow (02/28/03)
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration lowered the national terror alert Thursday from orange to yellow, suggesting the immediate threat of an attack on U.S. soil had eased. Still, Americans were warned to "continue to be defiant and alert." Counterterrorism officials said al-Qaida remains capable of attacking, and they cautioned people not to think the threat had passed...
'Mister Rogers Neighborhood' host dies of cancer at age 74 (02/28/03)
PITTSBURGH -- Day after day for more than three decades, Fred Rogers put on a zip-up cardigan and sneakers and gently invited millions of children to be his neighbor. He never wavered in his mission -- using "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" as a way to persuade young television viewers to love and feel more secure in their world...
Sharon gets approval for new rightist government (02/28/03)
JERUSALEM -- Winning parliamentary approval for his new rightist government, Ariel Sharon set tough conditions Thursday for peace talks with the Palestinians, even as President Bush urged him to work quickly toward a viable Palestinian state. After 29 months of violence that has buffeted Israel's economy and international standing and devastated the Palestinian areas, Sharon faces expectations from both Bush and many Israelis to find a way to change course...
World briefs 02/28/03 (02/28/03)
S. Korea pledges to resolve nuclear issue SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea's new government pledged Thursday to seek a peaceful resolution with North Korea, despite a report that their communist neighbor has restarted a nuclear reactor at the center of a suspected weapons program...
Scientists lower estimate of mad-cow epidemic (02/28/03)
LONDON -- Scientists have dramatically lowered their estimates of how many people are likely to die from the human form of mad cow disease, though experts say much uncertainty remains. Part of the reason the estimate has dropped is because early predictions of worse-case scenarios did not materialize, forcing a shift in calculations...
From cat pride to war, protest mania sweeps Italy (02/28/03)
ROME -- Under the shadow of the Colosseum marched the cat ladies, protest banners in the air and kittens in their handbags. Free neutering! the merry mob demanded. Give us a Rome where our cats can roam! Yes, the 2,000-strong kitten crew who marched for "Cat Pride" last weekend had a cause. No, it wasn't about to shake the world. But here in Italy, just about any cause is cause for a rally, from major issues to personal fancies, even feline ones...
War crimes court gives former Bosnian Serb president 11 years (02/28/03)
THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- Biljana Plavsic, the former Bosnian Serb leader who expressed remorse for the horrors committed against non-Serbs during the Bosnian war, was sentenced Thursday to 11 years in prison for promoting a campaign of murder, rape and torture...
Iraqis agree 'in principle' to destroy Al Samoud missiles (02/28/03)
UNITED NATIONS -- Iraq agreed "in principle" Thursday to destroy its Al Samoud 2 missiles, as the chief U.N. weapons inspector had ordered, U.N. officials and diplomats told The Associated Press. The diplomats and officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the Iraqi agreement came in a letter to chief inspector Hans Blix saying that "in principle they agreed to the destruction of the missiles."...
Diplomats - Iraq discussions end in bitter disagreement (02/28/03)
UNITED NATIONS -- A Security Council meeting on Iraq ended in bitter disagreement Thursday with council members unable to agree on basic issues such as a timetable for weapons inspectors to report next to the council. Diplomats described a terrible atmosphere within the council, which met behind closed doors for four hours Thursday...
Turkey delays vote on troop deployment (02/28/03)
ANKARA, Turkey -- Turkey's governing party, facing strong public opposition to a war in Iraq, delayed a vote Thursday to allow in more than 60,000 U.S. soldiers. Justice and Development Party leaders had called for a Thursday vote, but instead called for a meeting of parliament on Saturday...
Iraq gives guarded approval to destroy missiles (02/28/03)
UNITED NATIONS -- Iraq agreed in principle Thursday to destroy its Al Samoud 2 missiles, two days before a U.N. deadline. Word of the agreement came as chief weapons inspector Hans Blix said Baghdad's disarmament efforts had been "very limited so far."...
Shortages of food worsen in Zimbabwe (02/28/03)
HARARE, Zimbabwe -- Food shortages in Zimbabwe have rapidly worsened and regular supplies not provided by aid agencies remained "grossly inadequate," the World Food Program said Thursday. While about 7.2 million people -- more than half the population -- now need emergency food aid, donor food only reached 4.5 million Zimbabweans this month, the agency said...
Bluff overcomes Central lead, momentum for district title (02/28/03)
Final games to a basketball season always hurt. So does running into a wall with a head of momentum. The Central Tigers encountered a double whammy Thursday night on their home floor with a 69-61 loss to Poplar Bluff in the Class 5, District 1 championship game...
Jackson caps rivalry with district title win (02/28/03)
Jackson's girls basketball team took a 2-1 edge in its season series with Central by winning the one that counted the most Friday. The top-seeded Indians' press and free-throw shooting proved too much for the No. 3 Tigers as Jackson won 45-32 for the championship of the Class 5, District 1 tournament...
Notre Dame advances to district championship game (02/28/03)
Tyler Cuba and Cory Beussink each went 2-for-2 from the free-throw line in the final seven seconds to lift second-seeded Notre Dame past third-seeded Sikeston 59-56 in the semifinals of the Class 4, District 1 boys basketball tournament Thursday at Notre Dame Regional High School...
Otahkians clinch tie for second place with victory at Tech (02/28/03)
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- When B.J. Smith took over as Southeast Missouri State University's women's basketball coach prior to this season, he said the Otahkians could win the Ohio Valley Conference title. That's why Smith wasn't overly excited about clinching at least a second-place OVC tie, courtesy of Thursday night's thrilling 76-72 win over host Tennessee Tech coupled with Eastern Kentucky's loss to league champion Austin Peay...
Teams carry confidence into OVC championships (02/28/03)
Southeast Missouri State University's women finished third in last season's Ohio Valley Conference indoor meet, and the Otahkians aren't favored to win this year. But Southeast coach Joey Haines said he likes the Otahkians' chances of bringing home the OVC indoor title in competition today and Saturday at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston...
Tech's sizzling shooting burns SE (02/28/03)
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- Allowing opponents to shoot a high field-goal percentage has been a problem for Southeast Missouri State University all season -- and that trend continued in a big way Thursday night. Tennessee Tech, slicing through the Indians' defense seemingly at will, shot 62.7 percent -- including a sizzling 68 percent in the first half -- to post an 89-73 Ohio Valley Conference victory in front of 3,210 fans at the Eblen Center...
Wigginton makes an impression as Mets fall to Cardinals (02/28/03)
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Ty Wigginton got off to a quick start in his bid to become the New York Mets' third baseman. Wigginton hit an RBI single in the first inning and a solo homer in the third as the Mets opened the exhibition season Thursday with a 6-3 loss to the Cardinals...
McMurray could be NASCAR'S new golden boy (02/28/03)
Jamie McMurray has a $1 million smile, a model-gorgeous girlfriend and an "aw-shucks" attitude to go along with his outgoing personality. What he doesn't have is a lot of friends. That's the way the budding NASCAR star wants it. In his world, all McMurray need to get by are his race car and girlfriend Cielo Garcia, a former Miss Winston...
Blues surge to keep Oilers in a slump (02/28/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Dallas Drake snapped a third-period tie and Pavol Demitra had three assists as the Blues beat the slumping Edmonton Oilers 4-1 on Thursday night. The Blues won without their leading goal scorer, Keith Tkachuk, who served the first of a four-game suspension for cross-checking Wes Walz of the Wild in the throat, and with rookie Curtis Sanford in goal. ...
Outdoors digest 2/28/03 (02/28/03)
Bass Fishing League events set for Kentucky lakes GILBERTSVILLE, Ky. -- The Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League LBL Division will begin its season on Kentucky and Barkley lakes March 15 for the first of five regular-season events. The tournament will pay as much as $32,850 based on full fields with as many as 400 anglers participating...
State's new regulations kick in Saturday (02/28/03)
Saturday marks the start of a whole new year for those who hunt, fish or participate in the wide variety of outdoor activities in Missouri: It's the first day the newest edition of the "Wildlife Code of Missouri" goes into effect. A big part of managing our outdoor resources involves regulating what, how, where and when we may hunt, fish or trap, to name just a few activities. That's where the wildlife code comes in...
Fanfare 2/28 (02/28/03)
Briefly Baseball
  • Baseball took its first move toward banning ephedra by prohibiting players with minor league contracts from taking the substance, which was linked to the death of Orioles pitcher Steve Bechler. The commissioner's office is powerless to extend the ban to major leaguers, who are covered by the collective bargaining agreement with the players' association...
  • Department of Revenue (Sin Division) (02/28/03)
    I've been thinking. Which -- as you well know, Kind Reader -- can be dangerous for everyone, including me. Look at the terrible financial mess a lot of states are in. I really feel sorry for governors and legislators who have to tell taxpayers: Folks, I want to give you everything you want, but I'll have to double -- no, make that triple -- your taxes...
    Everybody's a critic - 'Life of David Gale' (02/28/03)
    Four stars "The Life of David Gale" is a remarkable film. There are several scenes in the movie with violence, nudity and sexual content. Providing you can bear with those scenes, the core of the production is intensely incredible. I found the wheels spinning in my mind, piecing together the clues placed before me during Gale's flashbacks. The twists in the plot gave me spine-tingling thoughts of how cleverly the plan was conceived and orchestrated...
    Earth is doomed -- in 500 million years (02/28/03)
    Like an aging baby boomer, planet Earth has peaked. Ahead lies a period of decline. All life will expire, and under an expanding sun the planet will be destroyed. You'll take much less for granted after reading "The Life and Death of Planet Earth: How the New Science of Astrobiology Charts the Ultimate Fate of Our World" by Peter D. Ward and Donald Brownlee...
    Satriani knows a thing or two about Grammy nominations (02/28/03)
    LOS ANGELES -- Guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani knows a thing or two about Grammy nominations, but he knows nothing about winning one of the music industry's highest honors. Even his friends have poked fun at his Grammy-less streak, comparing him to soap opera star Susan Lucci, who finally won a best-actress Daytime Emmy after losing for 18 years straight...
    Central students to present one-act plays (02/28/03)
    Two student-directed plays about telling the truth and figuring out what it is will be presented this weekend by the International Thespian Society. "The Curtain" and "The Millenials," both short one-act plays, will be performed beginning at 7 tonight and Saturday night...
    Schock's 'A Persistent Perspective' examines power of icons (02/28/03)
    Sculptures of headless bodies in flesh-colored business suits stand among 5-by-8-foot oil paintings depicting such icons as the smiling Kool-Aid pitcher and Sailor Jack and his dog, Bingo, who appear on the Cracker Jack box. Another painting includes a party of people who appear to be recognizable entertainers...
    Artifacts 2/28/03 (02/28/03)
    Musicians to perform at Rolwing celebration Friends and faculty of the Department of Music at Southeast Missouri State University will present a concert celebrating the Golden Jubilee of the ordination of Monsignor Richard Rolwing Sunday. The concert will begin at 3 p.m. at Old St. Vincent's Church. Admission is free...
    Mathilda Wills (02/28/03)
    Mathilda Wills, 96, of Jackson died Thursday, Feb. 27, 2003, at Monticello House. She was born Dec. 8, 1906, in St. Louis, daughter of Frank and Henrietta Boening Miller. She and Hewitt Wills were married in 1948 in St. Louis. He died in 1979. Mrs. Wills was a member of St. Andrew Lutheran Church, St. Andrew Women's Guild, and Fort D Senior Citizens...
    L.C. Roebuck (02/28/03)
    The funeral for L.C. Roebuck of Cape Girardeau will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Greater Dimension Church. The Rev. Stafford Moore will officiate. Burial will be in Lorimier Cemetery. Friends may call at the church after 11 a.m. Monday. Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements...
    Irvin Richmond (02/28/03)
    Irvin J. Richmond, 91, of Dalton, Ga., died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003, at Hamilton Medical Center. He was born May 19, 1911, in Doniphan, Mo. He married the former Eleanor Blattner, who preceded him in death. Richmond had been in the dairy business with his father-in-law in Cape Girardeau. He helped establish the Dalton Chapter of Big Brother/Big Sister, and taught at the University of Chattanooga. He retired as executive director of Big Brother/Big Sister of Chattanooga...
    Truman Moore (02/28/03)
    Truman E. Moore, 89, of Millersville died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2003, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born March 6, 1913, at Millersville, son of Albert and Maggie Statler Moore. He and Verda Loos were married Oct. 3, 1936. She died June 27, 1998...
    Fairly Kinder (02/28/03)
    Fairly Frealy "Woody" Kinder, 81, of Millersville died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2003, at Jackson Manor in Jackson. He was born Oct. 31, 1921, at Millersville, son of John Amon and Dona Tishe Statler Kinder. He and Ida Helen McKee were married Feb. 28, 1955. She died Jan. 24, 1975...
    Nelda Clark (02/28/03)
    THEBES, Ill. -- Nelda R. Clark, 78, of Thebes died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2003, at her home. She was born Jan. 9, 1925, daughter of J.W. and Clella Poole Pippinger. She and Ray S. Clark were married Nov. 18, 1944. He died May 29, 1982. Clark was a member of Rock Springs Free Will Baptist Church...
    Tammy Parker (02/28/03)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Tammy Angeline Parker, 40, of Sikeston died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2003, in a traffic accident on Interstate 55 north of Sikeston. She was born Aug. 18, 1962, in Charleston, Mo., daughter of Lonnie and Shirley Ann Long DeWitt. She and James L. Parker II were married June 15, 1990, in Paducah, Ky...
    Ellen Clippard (02/28/03)
    Ellen B. Clippard, 96, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2003, at Jackson Manor in Jackson. She was born Nov. 21, 1906, at Oriole, daughter of Fred and Bertha Sides Abernathy. She and Truman Clippard were married July 25, 1927. He died March 10, 1993...
    Births 2/28/03 (02/28/03)
    CookDaughter to Tim and Dana Michell Cook of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 9:14 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003. Name, Mallory Michell. Weight, 7 pounds 13 ounces. Mrs. Cook is the former Dana Peetz, daughter of Elmer and June Peetz of Cape Girardeau. She is a registered nurse in the Intensive Care Unit at Southeast Hospital. Cook is the son of Helen Cook of Cape Girardeau, and the late John Cook. He is an engineer at KFVS TV-12...
    Cape/Jackson police reports 2/28/03 (02/28/03)
    Cape Girardeau Friday, Feb. 28 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Joe W. Brand, 19, of 301 N. Lorimier, Apt. 22, Cape Girardeau, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of resisting arrest by fleeing lawful detention...
    Cape fire report 2/27/03 (02/28/03)
    Cape Girardeau Thursday, Feb. 27 Firefighters responded Tuesday to the following items: At 4:31 p.m., emergency medical service at 913 Broadway. At 4:48 p.m., emergency medical service at 801 Sharon Drive. At 8:04 p.m., emergency medical service at 1843 Picardo...
    Cape fire report 2/26/03 (02/28/03)
    Firefighters responded Monday to the following items: At 7:26 p.m., alarm sounding at 613 Peironnet Drive. At 10:42 p.m., medical assist at 1900 Herman. At 11:56 p.m., alarm sounding at 1000 S. Silver Springs Road. Firefighters responded Tuesday to the following items: At 12:40 a.m., mutual aid in Jackson for house fire...
    Cape/Jackson police reports 2/27/03 (02/28/03)
    Cape Girardeau Thursday, Feb. 27 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Terrvell K. Williams, 17, of 1456 N. Henderson, Cape Girardeau, was arrested Wednesday on a Cape Girardeau County warrant for failure to appear for assault, resisting arrest, and a minor in possession of a controlled substance...
    Out of the past 2/28/03 (02/28/03)
    10 years ago: Feb. 28, 1993 Congregation of Red Star Baptist Church holds special appreciation day for the Rev. and Mrs. Harold "Cy" Smith; it is his last Sunday as pastor of Red Star before he retires from full-time ministry; he has been pastor of local church almost 15 years...
    Correction 2/28/03 (02/28/03)
    Chili was served beginning at 11 a.m. Wednesday for the Noon Optimist Chili Day. The time was incorrect in a photo caption in Thursday's edition. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
    Former mayors share their wisdom (02/28/03)
    Getting Cape Girardeau's mayors together this week at City Hall was a good way to honor the men who have served the city over the past 35-plus years. But, more importantly, it was a good way to bring the former mayors up to date on the proposed tax-and-fee issues that will be on the April 8 ballot...
    Money - The root of all political evil (02/28/03)
    The business of closing a gap between anticipated revenue and planned spending for the current fiscal year has all but dominated the time and attention of Missouri's legislators and governor since the first of the year. A stopgap plan approved last week by the Missouri Legislature quietly received the signature of Gov. ...
    Older actors have much to offer on college stage (02/28/03)
    To the editor: As a former theater student and graduate of the department, I'd like to respond to the Speak Out caller who is upset at the involvement of community members in Southeast Missouri State University theater productions. The caller said professors say performance is "an opportunity for learning." However, it is only one, because in theater numerous opportunities for growth exist. ...
    Conservation department needs to curb spending (02/28/03)
    To the editor: In reference to the Feb. 23 story from The Associated Press about our Department of Conservation: If you did not read this story, I think you should read how they are wasting your money. Why do they need $25,000 for exercise equipment? They also spent $500,000 on meals and $60,000 on awards and plaques, according to State Auditor Claire McCaskill. I looks as like Department of Conservation officials have too much money to spend...
    Speak Out 02/28/03 (02/28/03)
    Relatively overweight TO THE person who said Marilyn Monroe was not a fat chick: Marilyn Monroe was a size 16 and wore padding on her hips because she was told her hips were too narrow in those days. By today's standards where women are considered to be fat if they wear a size above an eight, Marilyn Monroe would be an overweight woman. The average woman in America wears a size 18 now. Just because you are overweight does not mean you spend your time in the drive-through...
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