[SeMissourian.com] Overcast ~ 31°F  
River stage: 17.22 ft. Rising
Monday, Dec. 29, 2014

Stories from Monday, March 3, 2003

Peace supporters- Against the war, not the troops (03/03/03)
Just because they're against the war doesn't mean they're against the troops. That was the message being communicated Saturday in an anti-war peace rally at Capaha Park, sponsored by the Southeast Missouri Coalition for Peace and Justice. About 90 people attended the rally, including a few residents who support the war and held up signs to protest the protest. ...
Community briefs 3/3/03 (03/03/03)
Banquet, tournament among Jackson events The Jackson Chamber of Commerce has announced several upcoming events. The Educator of the Year banquet is scheduled for April 24. The chamber also is taking reservations for the April 11 golf tournament at Bent Creek Golf Course for teams and hole sponsors. Twelve teams are signed up already, and organizers can only accept 32 teams of four...
CTC students to be honored (03/03/03)
The first Southeast Missouri students to receive workplace readiness credentials will be honored March 11 at the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center. The credentials indicate to potential employers that the holders possess desirable entry-level skills, increasing the potential for on-the-job success...
Community cuisine 3/3/03 (03/03/03)
Beef, chicken dinner planned at Knights hall There will be a roast beef and fried chicken dinner from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Highway 77 in Oran, Mo. The dinner is sponsored by Guardian Angel St. Ann's PCCW. -- From staff reports...
Panel recognizes six Cape 'treasures' (03/03/03)
Six of Cape Girardeau's old homes are the latest "original treasures," says the city's Historic Preservation Commission, which makes such designations three to four times a year. The commission recently recognized houses at 326 N. Middle, built in 1893 and owned by Bob Polack; at 230 Bellevue, built in 1875 and owned by Bridget Oliveto; at 204 Bellevue, built in 1913 and owned by Jeff and Donna Maguire; at 233 Bellevue, built in 1920 and owned by Frank and Ruth Moreland; at 214 N. ...
Military news 03/03/03 (03/03/03)
Jackson native named plane captain in Maine Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew F. Carr, son of Ruth and Frank Carr of Jackson, recently was designated a plane captain while serving with Patrol Squadron Eight, Naval Air Station Brunswick, Maine...
World briefs 03/03/03 (03/03/03)
Teen killed, 25 wounded in incursion into Gaza JERUSALEM -- Israeli tanks firing shells and machine guns moved into two neighboring refugee camps in central Gaza today, witnesses said. A 14-year-old boy was killed and 25 Palestinians were wounded in the incursion, hospital officials said...
Cape Girardeau City Council agenda (03/03/03)
401 Independence St. 7 p.m. Monday Study session at 5 p.m.Public hearings
  • A hearing on plans to improve an alley running from Fifth Street to Johnson Street between Main Street and Water Street. A hearing on plans to improve that part of an alley running from New Madrid Street to Mississippi Street between West End Boulevard and Illinois Avenue. Consent ordinances...
  • Dance class open to public today (03/03/03)
    Guest artist E.E. Balcos will be in residence at Southeast Missouri State University through Friday. An expert in contact improvisation and other dance forms, Balcos will offer master classes throughout the week. A session at 6 p.m. today will be open to the public. The class will be in Room 210 at Parker Dance Studio...
    The espresso lane (03/03/03)
    Pity the plain old cup of coffee. It is a pale country cousin next to cappuccinos and lattes, mochas and macchiatos, espresso drinks made frothy with steamed milk and perked up with an orchard of flavors. This coffee is not dripped in the traditional way. ...
    Water park touted as economic boost (03/03/03)
    Proponents of a proposed Cape Girardeau water park say the community needs to take the plunge to replace Capaha Pool. The water park, they say, stands out as economic development project in a four-tax package on the April 8 ballot aimed largely at addressing city budget woes and building needs...
    USDA to help fix banks of Jackson creek (03/03/03)
    It's taken almost a year, but some Jackson residents are finally seeing the sunshine after the rain when it comes to fixing an erosion problem that wiped out as much as 25 feet from their back yards last spring. Three homeowners in the Annwood subdivision are combining efforts with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to fix the banks of Williams Creek...
    Number of farms still declining (03/03/03)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The number of farms in Missouri fell to about 107,000 last year, continuing a decline that's been going on for many years, the federal agriculture department said. The number of Missouri farms was down about 1 percent from 2001. The average farm size in 2002 was estimated at 279 acres, up 2 acres from the previous year...
    Thousands of Missourians to see natural gas rate increases (03/03/03)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- More than 180,000 Missourians served by two utilities will see their total average natural gas bills increase over the next few months, under filings approved Friday by state regulators. The Missouri Public Service Commission on Friday said more than 86,000 AmerenUE customers will see their average bills increase $25 between April and October -- the typical summer rate filing period...
    Missouri's abuse hot line gets calls at twice the national rate (03/03/03)
    ST. LOUIS -- As Missouri considers reforming its child-welfare system, some wonder whether the system is spreading itself too thin and could serve children better by narrowing its scope. They cite the sheer volume of calls to Missouri's child abuse hot line and the required response...
    U.S. races clock to get info from top al-Qaida suspect (03/03/03)
    WASHINGTON -- The CIA wants to get inside Khalid Shaikh Mohammed's head. But his interrogators -- CIA, FBI or from a foreign security service -- are working against the clock. Mohammed's information about impending terrorist operations and the location of al-Qaida leaders and cells grows more dated by the hour...
    People talk 3/3/03 (03/03/03)
    Myers' 'Austin Powers' based on his father ASPEN, Colo. -- When comedian Mike Myers was growing up, anyone who wanted to be invited to his home more than once had to be funny. "My dad was very like, if somebody came in the house that wasn't funny, it was like, 'Can't come anymore,"' said Myers, accepting the 2003 American Film Institute Star Award...
    Budget woes eliminate prison chaplains positions (03/03/03)
    NASHVILLE, N.C. -- Block B's inmates at the Nash Correctional Institution bide their time playing cards or watching two TVs covered by metal grates. They also get religion, nurtured by prison chaplain Sidney Dunston. "A lot of people cry out in trouble. That's why he's there," said Frank Robinson Jr., a convicted murderer from Charlotte. "It's the presence of a godly man who can give you some advice."...
    Bells peal for nightclub fire victims (03/03/03)
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- William Kelly sat in a driving rain outside Grace Church on Sunday, waiting to hear the bells toll for his niece, the latest victim of one of the country's deadliest nightclub fires. "I keep asking the Lord, 'Why?'" said Kelly, 57. "She was such a sweetheart."...
    Teens tried as adults despite inability to understand (03/03/03)
    WASHINGTON -- Every state allows children under 16 to be tried as adults, but new research indicates many cannot understand their situations well enough to aid their defense. The private MacArthur Foundation study released today said many children under 16 had as much difficulty grasping the complex legal proceedings as adults who had been ruled incompetent to go to court...
    FBI official denies uneven discipline (03/03/03)
    WASHINGTON -- The supervisor picked by FBI Director Robert Mueller to oversee internal discipline told senators he was unaware of any recent cases of light punishment for supervisors, even though a subordinate informed him of one such instance two months earlier, documents show...
    Attorney general has unusual chance to make his mark (03/03/03)
    Descending into National Airport aboard the last plane to fly on Sept. 11, 2001, the attorney general kept his counsel. John Ashcroft watched the Pentagon smolder black that afternoon and mourned Barbara Olsen, a beloved friend among its ashes. His silence ended when he landed. He ordered his offices moved from the Justice Department, with its broad rooms and stunning views of the Capitol, to a windowless bunker across the street at FBI headquarters...
    Study - Safety seat instructions no child's play for adults (03/03/03)
    CHICAGO -- Instructions for installing child safety seats in cars are written in language too difficult for many adults to understand, researchers say. Such manuals are written at a 10th-grade reading level on average, according to a new study, while data suggest that nearly a quarter of U.S. adults read at or below a fifth-grade level, and at least 25 percent read at about an eighth-grade level...
    Families angry after video of Chicago club stampede shown on TV (03/03/03)
    CHICAGO -- Families of victims of the deadly Chicago nightclub stampede that left 21 dead are angry that a videotape of the disaster was televised before they had a chance to see it themselves. "We should have had the opportunity to see it privately and, I don't know, find some type of sense to all this before it was blasted over the TV," said Howard Ray Sr., whose son died in the Feb. 17 disaster...
    Nation briefs 03/03/03 (03/03/03)
    Five killed in N.C. private plane crash ARARAT, N.C. -- A small plane crashed shortly after takeoff in northwestern North Carolina, killing all five people on board, authorities said. The Beech A-36 went down Saturday evening in a lightly wooded area near the Mount Airy-Surry County Airport, Surry County emergency services director John Shelton said...
    Army, Navy academies escape scandal over assault accusations (03/03/03)
    BRYAN OLLER * The Gazette Workers removed the giant lettering of "Bring Me Men" at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Friday. The lettering, which hung at the ramp that leads to the entrance of the terrazzo since 1964, was removed two days after it was announced there would be changes made at the Air Force Academy amidst the worst sex scandal in the academy's history.By Robert Weller ~ The Associated Press...
    Experts - No more than 10 percent of calories from sugar (03/03/03)
    LONDON -- People should get no more than 10 percent of their calories from sugar, experts say in a major new report today on how to stem the global epidemic of obesity-linked diseases. The study is the most significant in more than a decade on what the world should be doing about its diet. Although concerns about sugar intake are not new, few experts have recommended a specific limit...
    In Russia, Stalin's influence lives on 50 years after his death (03/03/03)
    MOSCOW -- The typewritten letters on a yellowing page spell out the end of an era in striking shorthand. Next to the time -- 9:50 p.m., March 5, 1953 -- is just a brief entry: "Comrade I.V. Stalin died." So ends a medical report detailing Josef Stalin's last four days, as he lay dying in his Moscow dacha. It is part of a new exhibit at Russia's federal archives, whose officials hope it will help dispel decades of speculation that the Soviet dictator was done in by a Kremlin intrigue...
    Hunt for al-Qaida fugitive started with escape in Pakistan (03/03/03)
    RAWALPINDI, Pakistan -- The stunning arrest of Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed by Pakistani intelligence and CIA agents began with a near miss last month in a dusty border town and became a feverish chase fueled by communications intercepts and suspects' interrogations, security officials said Sunday...
    British army proves mettle in fights with Iraqi soldiers (03/03/03)
    UMM QASR, Iraq -- Striking before dawn, British tanks and infantry staged a lightning raid into besieged Basra on Saturday, destroying five Iraqi tanks and blowing up two statues of Saddam Hussein before withdrawing without casualties. The strike was the first thrust into the city confirmed by British officers, and it and other limited attacks around Basra could be a preview of how coalition commanders might deal with a siege of Baghdad...
    Kuwait, Bahrain back UAE call for Saddam to step down (03/03/03)
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- The United Arab Emirates won support Sunday from several Persian Gulf nations in its call for Saddam Hussein to quit power to avert a war, while Iraq poured scorn on the Emirates, calling it a tool of Israel. The king of Bahrain said he backs the call for Saddam to go, according to the Emirates state news agency. Kuwait's Cabinet also backed the measure, the official Kuwaiti news agency said...
    Brits- Saddam fires air defense head (03/03/03)
    LONDON -- Saddam Hussein fired his commander of air defenses as U.S.-led forces claimed control of 95 percent of Iraq's sky, the British government said Saturday. Prime Minister Tony Blair's spokesman said Saddam had sacked his cousin, Musahim Saab al-Tikriti, and replaced him with Gen. Shahin Yasin Muhammad al-Tikriti...
    Turkish parliament rejects vote on troops (03/03/03)
    ISTANBUL, Turkey -- A top member of Turkey's governing party on Sunday rejected a quick new vote on letting U.S. troops use the country to open a northern front against Iraq -- a second harsh blow to U.S. war planners in as many days. After a revolt in its ranks Saturday, the Islamic-rooted ruling party is in disarray, torn between popular opposition to war and fears of possible lasting damage to the historically close ties with Washington...
    Iraq says it may suspend destroying missiles (03/03/03)
    BAGHDAD, Iraq -- With U.N. weapons inspectors looking on, Iraq destroyed six Al Samoud 2 missiles Sunday but warned it may suspend the destruction program if the United States indicates it will go to war anyway. In two days, Iraq has destroyed 10 of the banned weapons, about a tenth of its stock of the missiles, which the United Nations has ordered eliminated. ...
    Class 1, District 2 basketball tournament glance (03/03/03)
    at Delta High School BOYS Today's first round: (1) Bell City (21-5) vs. (8) Marquand, 4 p.m.; (2) Oran (20-6) vs. (7) Oak Ridge, 5:30 p.m.; (3) Scott County Central (11-14) vs. (6) Delta (5-16), 7 p.m.; (4) Leopold (10-14) vs. (5) Zalma (9-12), 8:30 p.m....
    Memphis rolls past Indians (03/03/03)
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Southeast Missouri State University's baseball team lost a series for the second straight week to open the season as host Memphis pounded out a 14-6 victory Sunday afternoon. The Indians (2-4) and Tigers (3-2) had split Saturday's doubleheader. Southeast also dropped two of three at Alabama last weekend...
    Big 12's final week figures to be wild (03/03/03)
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- With one week in the regular season and the conference tournament still to go, the Big 12 already has four locks to make the NCAA tournament. What it doesn't have yet is a clear-cut champion -- and with several of the top teams meeting head-to-head this week, things could get really interesting down the stretch...
    Kenseth nabs victory in Las Vegas (03/03/03)
    LAS VEGAS -- Matt Kenseth solidified Roush Racing's hold on Las Vegas Motor Speedway by winning the UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 on Sunday -- giving his team its fourth victory in the track's six-year Winston Cup history. Kenseth, who won a Winston Cup-best five races last season, got incredible help in the pits -- his crew gave his Ford four tires in 13 seconds on their final stop -- to jump out to a huge lead and beat Dale Earnhardt Jr. to the finish line by 9.104 seconds...
    Briefly 3/3/03 (03/03/03)
    Football Cornerback Aeneas Williams, among four players released by the St. Louis Rams late last week, agreed to terms on a two-year deal with the team. Contract terms weren't immediately available. Williams, a seven-time Pro Bowl player, missed the last half of the 2002 season with ankle and leg injuries. He has been working out at Rams Park nearly every day during the offseason, and is almost fully recovered...
    Jones makes history with ease (03/03/03)
    LAS VEGAS -- Roy Jones Jr. surprised John Ruiz by not running. There was nothing surprising about the masterful skills he used to become a heavyweight champion. So confident in his heavyweight debut that he was mocking Ruiz much of the fight, Jones stood in front of Ruiz and simply outboxed him Saturday night to win the WBA heavyweight title...
    St. Louis rallies to knock off Marlins (03/03/03)
    JUPITER, Fla. -- Ivan Rodriguez homered and drove in three runs, but the St. Louis Cardinals rallied three times Sunday for a 9-8 victory over the Florida Marlins. Eduardo Perez homered and drove in four runs for the Cardinals, and Edgar Renteria added a two-run shot as the Cardinals evened their spring training record at 2-2...
    Tiger makes it a clean world sweep (03/03/03)
    CARLSBAD, Calif. -- Tiger Woods always knew the final piece of his World Golf Championships collection would be the toughest for him to win. David Toms made sure of that. Leading by as many as five holes, Woods recovered from a few shaky shots and held off a gritty charge by Toms Sunday to win the Match Play Championship, making him the first player to capture all four of the WGC tournaments...
    What's good for the nba isn't good for high schools (03/03/03)
    In a league that contains Rasheed Wallace on one coast, Pat Riley on the other and Ron Artest right in the middle (and right in the middle of everything), suspensions are as frequent as misspelled words at a Sylvan Learning Center. The frequency for collegiate coaches and players receiving suspensions is somewhere between misspelled words and unheard of...
    Court of Honor to salute those in terror war (03/03/03)
    Like drinking Starbucks coffee or going to Planet Hollywood, the latest trendy thing is to be against the war, to gleefully mock our country's president and for Dan Rather to portray Saddam Hussein as a "survivor" and America as an "invader" on the "CBS Evening News."...
    Russians get attention playing country (03/03/03)
    NEW YORK -- They're classically trained Russian musicians steeped in Tchaikovsky and now playing Scruggs. The six young Russians who make up the group Bering Strait are children of scientists and engineers from a once-closed Soviet nuclear city. Now, they've played the Grand Ole Opry, released their first CD, been the subject of a music documentary and been nominated for a Grammy...
    Josh Brolin campaigns for a riskier 'Mister Sterling' (03/03/03)
    LOS ANGELES -- Josh Brolin says he wasn't interested in politically themed TV series in the past. But he signed on as star of NBC's new "Mister Sterling" because he thinks network television, prodded by the success of more daring fare on cable, is finally taking "bigger risks."...
    People on the move 03/03/03 (03/03/03)
    Boyer named president, operating officer of WIB Ken Boyer of Jackson has been named the new president and chief operating officer of Southeast Missouri Workforce Investment Board. The appointment was made Feb. 4. Boyer has been a senior employer of the group since 1991. ...
    Transfer of power - Ameren's Groesbeck retires after 26 years (03/03/03)
    ike Holman, the new manager of AmerenUE's Cape Girardeau-based Southeast District, says his new job isn't hard to figure out. "It's not brain surgery," Holman said last week from his new office at Ameren's office at 45 S. Minnesota. "We're in the business of keeping the lights on and the gas flowing. We do that and we'll be successful."...
    Lowe's, Home Depot a contrast in styles (03/03/03)
    SNELLVILLE, Ga. -- Home Depot built itself into a retail giant with the style of scuffed and steel-toed workboots, its warehouse-style stores so big the lights sometimes don't reach into the shadowy corners of its vast aisles, with their handwritten signs and often dusty floors...
    First National marks 100th birthday of charter (03/03/03)
    The First National Bank, which is based in Sikeston, Mo., but has a branch in Cape Girardeau, celebrated its charter's 100th birthday with a reception here last week. More than 200 area business owners attended the event held at 2027 Broadway. "Every business anniversary carries excitement and importance, but the 100-year milestone stands out as a true rarity in American business," bank CEO Troy Wilson told the crowd. ...
    Business memo 03/03/03 (03/03/03)
    Missouri third in venture capital investment An annual survey of venture capital investment activity in the United States shows that Missouri ranked third for the second year in a row in the Midwest region for venture capital investments during 2002, according to the Missouri Department of Economic Development...
    John Womble (03/03/03)
    CAIRO, Ill. -- John W. Womble, 66, of Cairo died Saturday, March 1, 2003, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Marion, Ill. He was born March 8, 1936, in Kosciusko, Miss., son of James W. and Gladys Hodges Womble. He retired from the U.S. Marine Corps after 30 years with the rank of gunnery sergeant...
    Violet Treadway (03/03/03)
    DEXTER, Mo. -- Violet Treadway, 92, of Wappapello, Mo., died Friday, Feb. 28, 2003, at Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff, Mo. She was born March 24, 1910, in Evansville, Ind., daughter of William Aaron and Charlotte Korb Long. She and Homer Treadway were married April 11, 1926, in Dexter. He died Sept. 6, 1990...
    Jeffery McDavid (03/03/03)
    CLARKTON, Mo. -- Jeffery Wayne McDavid, 35, of Clarkton died Friday, Feb. 28, 2003, in Clarkton. He was born April 14, 1967, in Paris, Tenn., son of Donald Richard and Patricia Crowe McDavid. He and Dawn "Shelly" Simpson were married May 26, 2000, in Piggott, Ark...
    Wilma Meinz (03/03/03)
    ALTENBURG, Mo. -- Wilma E. Meinz, 78, of Cape Girardeau, died Sunday, March 2, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Feb. 11, 1925, in Farrar, Mo., daughter of Theodore M. and Lydia Bachmann Mangels. She and Curt J. Meinz were married Dec. 5, 1943, in Cape Girardeau...
    John Sanders (03/03/03)
    John Mark Sanders, 40, of Delta died Sunday, March 2, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Aug. 22, 1962, in Chaffee, Mo., son of Earl John and Faye Huey Sanders Jr. He was an electrical technician with Fru-Con in Cape Girardeau. Survivors include his mother of Delta; a brother, Robert Sanders of Whitewater, Mo.; and two sisters, Phyllis Sanders of Cape Girardeau and Sally Sanders of Sikeston, Mo...
    Virgie Cook (03/03/03)
    PATTON, Mo. -- Virgie Marie Cook, 92, of Patton, Mo., died Saturday, March 1, 2003, at Perry County Nursing Home in Perryville, Mo. She was born Dec. 13, 1910, in Patton, daughter of Jessa and Eliza Seabaugh Doggett. She and Elbert Earl Cook were married May 3, 1933. He died Feb. 28, 1973...
    Clifford Clifton (03/03/03)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Clifford W. Clifton, 81, of Perryville died Saturday, March 1, 2003, at the Perry County Nursing Home. He was born May 23, 1921, in Menfro, Mo., son of Dhurman and Cartha Sandlin Clifton. He and Leola Milliano were married Aug. 16, 1941, in Perryville...
    George Horman (03/03/03)
    CHAFFEE, Mo. -- George Dewey "Dude" Horman, 79, at Chaffee passed away on Saturday, March 1, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born May 12, 1923, at Bloymeyer, Mo., to the late Fred and Mayme Griffin Horman. He entered the United States Army on Oct. 25, 1944, during World War II. He was honorably discharged Aug. 30, 1945...
    Ralph Watson (03/03/03)
    TAMMS, Ill. -- Ralph H. Watson, 88, of Olive Branch, Ill., died Saturday, March 1, 2003, at his home. He was born Jan. 29, 1915, at Villa Ridge, Ill., the son of Ralph and Mary Mariah Hayden Watson. He grew up on the family farm near Villa Ridge and attended school at the Villa Ridge School and the Old Meridian School, later graduating from Mounds High School in Mounds, Ill...
    Cape police report 3/3/03 (03/03/03)
    Cape Girardeau Monday, March 3 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Willie A. Pate, 47, of 2541 Fairlane Drive, received a summons Sunday for driving while intoxicated. Joel I. Alvarez, 21, of St. Louis received a summons Sunday for driving while intoxicated and failure to stop for a flashing red light. Arrests...
    Out of the past 3/3/03 (03/03/03)
    10 years ago: March 3, 1993 Southeast Missouri State University is considering establishment of shuttle bus system to encourage greater student use of parking lots on perimeter of campus; system would also help alleviate traffic congestion in central portion of campus...
    Why government exists (03/03/03)
    KENNETT, Mo. -- I have always believed in the ability of my state to tackle any challenge and to meet the future with a determination to overcome and to succeed. I have viewed my fellow residents as being among those rare individuals who would respond to the needs of others and would do so in the biblical spirit of meeting the basic wants of all God's children...
    Options for school-district revenue (03/03/03)
    Having already pushed property tax levies to, in some cases, Missouri's legal limits or, in other cases, to the limits of taxpayer approval, some school districts across the state are looking for other ways to fund their operations and capital improvements...
    Downtown Cape's revival starts with dreams (03/03/03)
    Vision 2020 and Old Town Cape are just two of the groups interested in developing downtown Cape Girardeau as a vibrant shopping area, tourist attraction and place to live. Cape Girardeau residents aren't afraid to dream big, especially when it comes to the city's downtown...
    Speak Out 03/03/03 (03/03/03)
    Political parties are OK TO TAKE the political parties out of politics is wrong. The parties are made up of people who have the same ideology. We come together as a group for common ideas. Every group does this, whether they are political or not. There is no guarantee what candidate will get money when you donate to a committee. But people donate because they believe in their party. I think House Bill 237 is wrong. If you want to limit money, let the people vote to do so...
    Front cover

    Browse full calendar