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Stories from Saturday, March 1, 2003

Scott County no longer offers DARE program (03/01/03)
BENTON, Mo. -- Area schools will no longer be provided with the Drug Abuse Resistance Education Program from the Scott County Sheriff's Department. According to Sheriff Bill Ferrell, the change is the result of personnel shortage. "As we get ready to move into the new jail, our request for what we thought to be the minimum staffing has been cut," Ferrell said...
Monsignor has Mass marking 50 years in ministry (03/01/03)
Catholic priests who have served with Monsignor Richard Rolwing say he's a man of wisdom, caring and compassion. And they wish to become more like him as they continue their own ministries. Rolwing marked his 50th anniversary as a priest with a golden jubilee Mass on Friday evening at St. Mary's Cathedral, where he has served as pastor for the past 16 years. Nearly 600 people attended, including 78 members of Rolwing's family...
Jackson church violates zoning, city says (03/01/03)
A Jackson church could face a judgment day on Earth if it does not correct a zoning violation concerning its property. City attorney Tom Ludwig filed a petition Friday asking the court to set a deadline for Good News Christian Center to stop using its land at 1320 Old Cape Road as a machine shop and truck refrigeration unit warehouse...
Purported DNR memo raises ire of Republicans (03/01/03)
and Mike Wells ~ Southeast Missourian Saying he was outraged and alarmed, Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Peter Kinder, R-Cape Girardeau, demanded Gov. Bob Holden either disavow or accept responsibility for a purported Department of Natural Resources memo that threatens staff members with termination if they share with lawmakers budget-cutting ideas...
New book examines Jackson murder (03/01/03)
Ever since Joshua Allen Wolf fatally shot his grandmother Carol Lindley as she watched television in their Jackson home on May 6, 2000, the lingering question has been why? Why would the boy, then 16, take the life of the woman who had raised him? A new book on the crime and its aftermath comes no closer to answering that question...
Voices of America (03/01/03)
Longtime Cape Girardeau elementary school teacher Judy Peetz stands in front of a chalkboard and quizzes her small class of anxious students on words like mosquito, nickel and bench. "What is a mosquito?" Peetz asks. "It will bite you," answers one, looking down at her workbook...
Mass e-mail at university encourages participation in anti-war (03/01/03)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A peace studies professor said Friday he authorized a mass e-mail sent across the University of Missouri's flagship campus promoting anti-war activities, including skipping classes in protest if the U.S. attacks Iraq. The e-mail stirred controversy because it was first sent -- to thousands of students and faculty members at the Columbia campus -- without the usual signature of a sponsoring campus organization...
Religion calendar (03/01/03)
Today Basement sale from 7 a.m. to noon at Grace United Methodist Church, sponsored by church women's group. United Methodist Men of New McKendree Church will meet at 7:45 a.m. for breakfast and fellowship. Guests will be Jackson Mayor Paul Sander and Jim Roach, city administrator...
Cape church to be host for missions seminar (03/01/03)
Dr. George W. Murray, president of Columbia International University in South Carolina, will be the guest speaker at this week's Missions Conference at Cape Bible Chapel. The conference title is "Jesus: Life for the world." The conference will be held Sunday through Wednesday. Services will be from 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. on other days. A nursery will be provided for children up to age 3...
Thanks for the memories (03/01/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Being two hours late for your first day of work and accidentally head-butting the governor isn't exactly the best way to start a career in state government. Unless you're Nancylea Hunt. Despite her less than stellar beginning, Hunt went on to amass 62 years of full-time state employment -- a tenure touted by state officials as the longest in Missouri history...
California man pleads guilty to threatening Bush (03/01/03)
ST. LOUIS -- A California man faces up to five years in federal prison and $250,000 in fines after admitting Friday he threatened to kill President Bush last summer. Eugene Lewis, 54, of the Los Angeles area, remains jailed pending sentencing May 13 on the felony count of threatening a president's life...
Illinois' Simon to receive Truman service award (03/01/03)
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- Paul Simon, a former U.S. representative and senator from Illinois, will be this year's recipient of the Harry S. Truman Award for Public Service. Simon will be given the award in a ceremony May 2. Simon was selected because of a public-service career that spanned more than 40 years, paralleling that of the former president from Missouri, Independence Mayor Ron Stewart said in a letter to Simon...
Man gets 50-year prison sentence for trying to kill government (03/01/03)
ST. LOUIS -- A man who directed another man to kill a government witness in a drug and weapons case was sentenced Friday to 51 years in federal prison. Qusai Mahasin, 23, who lunged at a federal prosecutor after being convicted in December, also was ordered to pay victim Ben White $2,345 to defray medical treatment costs. White was shot three times outside his home on April 18, 2000...
From pulpit to pub (03/01/03)
College students tend to gravitate to bars and hangouts in town, but seldom do they spend their time there talking about theological issues. Unless they're attending a session in the Bar Hop series, sponsored by Catholic Campus Ministries at Southeast Missouri State University...
Federal appeals court won't reconsider ruling on Pledge (03/01/03)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Rebuffing the Bush administration, a federal appeals court Friday refused to reconsider its ruling that reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools is unconstitutional because of the words "under God." The case could go next to the U.S. Supreme Court...
Peculiar university building sends ice, snow crashing (03/01/03)
CLEVELAND -- The shiny, swirling $62 million building that houses the business school at Case Western Reserve University is a marvel to behold. But it is sometimes best admired from afar. In its first winter, snow and ice have been sliding off the long, sloping, stainless-steel roof, bombarding the sidewalk below. And in bright sun, the glint off the steel tiles is so powerful that standing next to the building is like lying on a beach with a tanning mirror...
Man gets 155 years in scheme to help Hezbollah (03/01/03)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The first person convicted under a law that bars aid to terrorists was sentenced Friday to 155 years in prison for leading a cigarette smuggling ring that funneled profits to the Lebanese group Hezbollah. Mohamad Hammoud, 29, masterminded a scheme to bring cigarettes from North Carolina, where low taxes keep down prices, to Michigan for resale. In June, he was found guilty of sending $3,500 to Hezbollah...
FDA proposes warnings for dietary aid ephedra (03/01/03)
WASHINGTON -- The government began building the case toward a possible ban of the popular herb ephedra Friday by proposing strong new warning labels that the pills can cause heart attacks and strokes or even kill. The warning labels -- first proposed in 1997 but blocked until now by the powerful dietary supplement industry -- could be on every bottle by year's end, the first in a series of Food and Drug Administration steps that could limit, if not stop, the herb's use...
Nation digest 03/01/03 (03/01/03)
Dealer: R.I. nightclub bought cheap packaging PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The dealer who sold soundproofing to the nightclub where an inferno killed 97 people said Friday the owners bought cheap and highly flammable packing foam, not real acoustic insulation...
World digest 03/01/03 (03/01/03)
Palestinian minister denies secret accounts JERUSALEM -- In a bid to dispel charges of widespread corruption, the top Palestinian financial official on Friday said the Palestinian Authority had no secret accounts and had not funneled money to groups Israel and the United States accuse of terrorism...
Officials - Saddam's chemical weapons most immediate threat (03/01/03)
WASHINGTON -- Iraqi forces guarding Baghdad are armed with chemical weapons and may have orders to use them, U.S. officials say, raising the grim prospect of American troops closing in on the capital city and facing a battlefield filled with deadly agents...
Astronauts mug for cameras in final minutes of their lives (03/01/03)
SPACE CENTER, Houston -- In the final minutes of their lives, Columbia's astronauts were cheerful, at times lighthearted. They helped one another in the cockpit, collecting empty drink bags and putting on their spacesuit gloves. The two women mugged for the camera. They remarked on the blast-furnace heat outside -- mere minutes before the superheated gases were about to penetrate the left wing and lead to their deaths...
NASA chief rejects idea Columbia was beyond help (03/01/03)
WASHINGTON -- NASA's top administrator, Sean O'Keefe, said Friday he rejects the idea that nothing could have been done in orbit to help the crippled space shuttle Columbia and possibly save its seven astronauts. Raising his voice, O'Keefe told reporters that NASA has a long history of responding to orbital emergencies and would have done so again had it been clear that Columbia was in trouble...
People news 3/1/03 (03/01/03)
Channing to wed childhood sweetheart NEW YORK -- Carol Channing is getting married again -- to her childhood sweetheart from 70 years ago. The 82-year-old singer-actress said Harry Kullijian, with whom she grew up in San Francisco, tracked her down after reading about himself in her memoirs. Kullijian had been trying to reach her for 60 years, she said, and a mutual friend gave him her phone number...
Thai demand for amulets escalates with drug war (03/01/03)
BANGKOK, Thailand -- Thailand's crackdown on drugs, during which hundreds of suspected dealers have died, has boosted the market for amulets believed to offer magical protection against bullets and other violence. Metal or clay talismans, often picturing Buddhist symbols or monks and worn on a neck chain, are a staple of Thai culture. ...
Recasting a legend China dusts off, updates revolutionary hero (03/01/03)
BEIJING -- His boyish smile beams from the pages of China's major newspapers. Lately, he's on the television news every night. Dozens of Web sites are dedicated to him. But he's no pop star. This is Lei Feng, a 1960s propaganda icon, a dead soldier hailed as a model of charity. Dusted off and updated, he's being promoted as an example of cheerful self-sacrifice by communist leaders who worry economic reform has made Chinese selfish and fed social tensions...
Experts- Recent surge in OPEC output should help cool oil price (03/01/03)
LONDON -- A recent surge in Saudi Arabian oil production should help cool sizzling prices when crude shipments from the Persian Gulf reach U.S. ports within a month, industry analysts said Friday. Prices eased a day after spiking to a 12-year high in the United States on concerns about tight supplies. Some analysts said OPEC member countries were pumping furiously and argued that the current market turmoil would ease once these fresh barrels hit the market...
Iraqis to destroy missiles today (03/01/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraq agreed Friday to begin destroying its Al Samoud 2 missiles within 24 hours, Iraqi sources said. Chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix, who set the deadline for today, called the decision "a very significant piece of real disarmament."...
Gunmen fire on U.S. Consulate in Pakistan, killing 2 (03/01/03)
KARACHI, Pakistan -- Anti-American violence returned to the southern port city of Karachi on Friday, when gunmen ran out of a park and opened fire on Pakistani police guarding the U.S. Consulate, killing two officers and injuring at least five other people...
N. Korea urges direct talks with United States (03/01/03)
SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea accused the United States Friday of triggering a nuclear crisis by failing to provide promised energy, disrupting inter-Korean reconciliation and plotting war against the North. At the same time, Pyongyang reiterated that the only way to resolve the nuclear standoff on the Korean Peninsula was through direct talks with the United States. Washington says ties can only improve if North Korea first abandons its nuclear ambitions...
Big powers squeeze minor states for votes against Iraq (03/01/03)
LONDON -- The United States and Britain are locked in a ferocious diplomatic battle with France for the support of six nations who could hold the key to whether the U.N. Security Council backs a war on Iraq. Promises of rich rewards and hints of bruising punishment are flying as diplomats seek the support of Angola, Cameroon, Chile, Guinea, Mexico and Pakistan over a second United Nations resolution that would authorize military action against Saddam Hussein...
Kurds say they will resist any Turkish troops in Iraq war (03/01/03)
SALAHUDDIN, Iraq -- Kurdish leaders said Friday they will resist if the United States lets Turks join an invasion of northern Iraq, raising fears American troops will be caught in a generations-old ethnic struggle for control of the strategic border region...
Bulldogs' rally seals boys district championship (03/01/03)
The Notre Dame Bulldogs would have to agree with a certain red-shoed girl named Dorothy. Indeed, there is no place like home. Hosting its first basketball district in school history, second-seeded Notre Dame needed every bit of its home-court advantage to eke out a 81-78 comeback victory over top-seeded Dexter Friday night...
Meadow Heights' win clinches MVC championship (03/01/03)
Meadow Heights wrapped up the Mississippi Valley Conference boys basketball title Friday on the same night Joey Bell passed the 1,000-point career mark on their home court in Patton, Mo. The Panthers, 18-6 overall and 6-0 in the MVC, scored on their first six 3-point attempts in the game and led Zalma 30-19 after the first quarter. The Bulldogs took advantage of foul trouble and closed the gap to 41-38 at halftime...
ND girls take first step toward state title repeat (03/01/03)
New class, same old result. The defending Class 2 state champion Notre Dame girls basketball team passed its first test in Class 4 with flying colors, rolling past No. 2 Dexter 73-42 in the Class 4, District 1 championship game in front of a packed gym at Notre Dame Regional High School Friday night...
Vaughn finds his mark; Mets overcome Cardinals (03/01/03)
BALTIMORE -- Jim Phelan remembers the last time Mount St. Mary's went looking for a new basketball coach, back in 1954. Phelan was 25 and working as an assistant coach at La Salle University. His boss offered to recommend him for the job. He told Phelan: "You'll love it. You'll win a lot of games, you'll stay forever, and no one will ever hear of you."...
Otahks can seal second place with win today (03/01/03)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Southeast Missouri State University's women's basketball team clinched at least a tie for second place Thursday in the Ohio Valley Conference by beating Tennessee Tech. Today, the Otahkians (16-10, 10-5) look to finish in second by themselves and close the regular season on a positive note when they take on last-place Tennessee State (4-21, 2-13) at the Gentry Center. The tipoff is set for 5:30 p.m...
Indians wary of last-place Tenn. St. (03/01/03)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee State has had one of the worst seasons in NCAA Division I basketball in recent years, but the Tigers get one final chance to do something positive. That's why Southeast Missouri State University coach Gary Garner is fearful of tonight's 7:30 p.m. tipoff at the Gentry Center that will end the regular season for both the Tigers and Indians...
Vaughn finds his mark; Mets overcome Cardinals (03/01/03)
JUPITER, Fla. -- Mo Vaughn hit a two-run homer and Jay Bell went 3-for-3 with two RBIs as the New York Mets beat the Cardinals 7-3 Friday. Winning pitcher Al Leiter threw two scoreless innings, allowing one hit and three walks. Albert Pujols homered for the Cardinals...
Despite his latest injury, Jordan isn't slowing down (03/01/03)
WASHINGTON -- Playing 50 minutes on a swollen leg would seem to spell trouble for a 40-year-old NBA player with a recent history of knee problems. Michael Jordan should be able to carry on. This injury isn't quite the same as the one that doomed his season a year ago...
Ankiel still trying to tame his talent (03/01/03)
JUPITER, Fla. -- One plunked batter, no pitches in the dirt, none to the backstop, and no broken windows. All in all, baby-faced, blond-tipped Rick Ankiel is still on course for a comeback in a career that has been as spectacular on the way up as it has been on the way down and might have some wild loop-the-loops in the future...
FanFare 3/1/03 (03/01/03)
Briefly Colleges
  • Georgia assistant coach Jim Harrick Jr. was suspended Friday, a day after a former player accused him of paying his expenses and committing academic fraud. Football coach Jack Harbaugh resigned just two months after leading Western Kentucky to the NCAA Division I-AA championship. Harbaugh, who coached the Hilltoppers to a 91-68 record in 14 seasons, stepped down "to pursue other opportunities," according to a statement from the university...
  • Mary Swinger (03/01/03)
    DEXTER, Mo. -- Mary Helen Swinger, 77, of Dexter died Friday, Feb. 28, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. She was born Jan. 6, 1926, at Charter Oak, Mo., daughter of Arzie and Bertie Barnett Baldwin. She and Harry Swinger were married Aug. 22, 1942, at Bloomfield, Mo...
    Nola Tidwell (03/01/03)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Nola E. Tidwell, 82, of Sikeston died Thursday, Feb. 27, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. She was born Sept. 26, 1920, in Marietta, Ga., daughter of John and Lucy Groover Tucker. She and Hays W. Tidwell were married April 12, 1952, at Bloomfield, Mo. He died Jan. 21, 1985...
    Junior Miller (03/01/03)
    Junior Miller, 81, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Feb. 28, 2003, at the Lutheran Home. He was born Oct. 31, 1921, in Cape Girardeau, son of Charles and Anna Keith Miller. He and Juanita Hengst Exler were married Dec. 30, 2000, in Cape Girardeau. Miller farmed at Neelys Landing, owned Jackson Dressed Meats from 1955 to 1972, then raised cattle near Patton, Mo. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church at Egypt Mills...
    Births 3/1/03 (03/01/03)
    Hennecke Son to Nicole "Nicky" Smith of Delta, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 4:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003. Name, Bryson Brock. Weight, 5 pounds 15 1/2 ounces. Third son. Ms. Smith is the former Nicole Hennecke, daughter of Betty Hennecke of Whitewater, and the late Bob Hennecke. She is office administrator at Memco Barge Line...
    Cape police report 3/1/03 (03/01/03)
    Cape Girardeau Saturday, March 1 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Michael T. Reeves, 22, 316 S. Lorimier, Apt. 12, Cape Girardeau, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance...
    Cape County sheriff report 3/1/03 (03/01/03)
    Cape Girardeau County Saturday, March 1 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Aaron Nelson, 37, of Cape Girardeau, was arrested Feb. 21, on a Cape Girardeau County warrant for patronizing prostitution...
    Cape fire report 3/1/03 (03/01/03)
    Cape Girardeau Saturday, March 1 Firefighters responded Thursday to the following items: At 3:58 p.m., citizen assist at 512 S. Hanover. At 4:16 p.m., fire alarm at Southeast Missouri Hospital. At 6:54 p.m., emergency medical service at 720 S. Pacific...
    Out of the past 3/1/03 (03/01/03)
    10 years ago: March 1, 1993 Tenants at Cape Girardeau Municipal Airport terminal building will have to operate out of their temporary offices for a while longer; completion of long-awaited terminal building renovation project has been pushed back to April 17; although some of tenants likely will be able to move into renovated section of terminal later this month, car-rental companies at airport will have to remain in temporary office -- mobile trailer situated in terminal building parking lot...
    Men affected by message of 'Monologues' (03/01/03)
    To the editor: As a member of the Cape Girardeau production of "The Vagina Monologues," I would like to say how happy I am that the presentation has received such positive comments. I would especially like to thank Sam Blackwell for not only coming to the show, but supporting it as well. ...
    Saddam knows what's right, does what's wrong (03/01/03)
    To the editor: I watched Dan Rather interviewing Saddam Hussein Wednesday night. It was a masterful display that should demonstrate who we are dealing with. At one point, Rather, as he usually does, subtly maneuvered Saddam into a box. In our culture the interviewee would squirm trying to find a way out. Saddam simply rejected the premise, cut Rather off at the knees and moved on...
    'Out of the past' column sparks good memories (03/01/03)
    To the editor: Each day I check the Southeast Missourian's Web site. Sharon Sander's "Out of the past" column gets me going. I just love to read about the development of Cape Girardeau and the Southeast Missouri State University area. My dad remembers a lot of it and he enjoys it too. Keep up the good work, Sharon...
    Former Jackson student now is a top wrestler (03/01/03)
    To the editor: Hello to all our old friends in Jackson. We now live in Warrensburg, Mo., where Dennis is going to Central Missouri State University. We just wanted all the Jacksonians to know that Jacob is in high school in Warrensburg and wrestling for the Tigers, and he rocks. ...
    Remember him for who he was, not tragic death (03/01/03)
    To the editor: Gabe Koehler and I were friends through high school. His loss makes us appreciate what we have. It's heartbreaking to lose a friend so young. I just want people to remember Gabe for who he was, not for what happened to him. He was too great a man to be remembered only by his tragic death...
    Speak Out A 03/01/03 (03/01/03)
    Size isn't the issue THIS IS to the woman who says she's a size 18 and her dream is to become a singer. Don't give up your dream, because there have been a whole lot of wonderful large singers over the years. Think of Mama Cass, Della Reese and Kate Smith. ...
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