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Correction 3/6/03 (03/06/03)
In story in Wednesday's edition, the Oak Ridge High School principal should have been identified as Paul Lynch. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
Area Wide United Way seeking nominations for volunteer honors (03/06/03)
Southeast Missourian The Area Wide United Way is accepting nominations for the 16th Annual Volunteer Recognition Awards to distinguish and honor the phenomenal volunteer efforts in Southeast Missouri. This program was developed to recognize the array of efforts contributed from numerous individuals and organizations that have significantly impacted our community in the past year...
Community digest 3/6/03 (03/06/03)
Program gets children, parents ready for school Children birth through five years old are invited to bring their parents and discover dinosaurs at the Educare Play Group at 10 a.m. March 27 at the Cape Girardeau Public Library. This is an interactive time for parents and children. There will be lots of hands on activities. For more information call Educare at 651-9171, ext. 110...
Community cuisine 3/6/03 (03/06/03)
Jackson church makes plans for chili supper The Jackson Church of the Nazarene will hold a chili supper from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the church, 3026 E. Jackson Blvd. Proceeds will be used for a building project for the church. Knights of Columbus schedule fish fry...
Community Q&A 3/6/03 (03/06/03)
  • Name: Ryan McClard Lives in: Jackson Family: I'm married to Laura McClard. Job: I'm a mortgage lender for Mid-America Mortgage Services in Jackson. What do you like most about the area? Small town conservative values and our tight-knit community feeling...
  • Military news 3/6/03 (03/06/03)
    USSForrestal veterans invited to attend reunion VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- The USS Forrestal CVA/CV/AVT-59 annual reunion is scheduled for Sept. 23 to 28 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The invitation is open to everyone who ever served aboard the Forrestal in any capacity...
    State trooper commended for investigation into child's death (03/06/03)
    Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper Danielle Heil, former Cape Girardeau resident, received a proclamation from Gov. Bob Holden on Feb. 17 for her outstanding work in the Dominic James -- Division of Family Services (DFS) investigation in the Springfield, Mo., area...
    Planning for water now and later (03/06/03)
    The city of Jackson, bigger than it has ever been and growing faster than it has ever grown, is dabbling in uncharted water. Will there be enough water and will the water be clean enough and have enough pressure to meet the demands of the growing city?...
    Chamber endorses proposed taxes (03/06/03)
    The Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce has come out in favor of the city's four tax proposals on the April ballot, saying they will help keep the city a regional center by providing for basic city needs and creating an economy-boosting attraction -- a $6.5 million water park...
    Law enforcement agencies seize $5 million in assets (03/06/03)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Law enforcement agencies seized nearly $5.1 million in assets believed to have resulted from criminal activity last year -- a 40 percent increase from 2001, according to a new state audit. The audit examines the actions taken by law enforcement under the state's Criminal Activity Forfeiture Act in 2002...
    Emerson aide won't seek Senate seat (03/06/03)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Long-time congressional aide Lloyd Smith of Sikeston said Wednesday that he will not run for the state Senate in 2004. Smith said many folks had encouraged him to seek the seat and pledged support. However, he ultimately concluded next year wasn't the right time...
    Scott City chief of police is on Guard again (03/06/03)
    Scott City police chief Don Cobb was and wasn't surprised when word came 10 days ago that his National Guard unit, the 2175th Military Police Company based in St. Clair, Mo., had been mobilized. Cobb just returned eight months ago from Kosovo, where he served a six-month tour of duty with the company...
    Suspect in bonfire blast gets change of venue (03/06/03)
    The suspect in a Jan. 18 bonfire explosion appeared Wednesday morning in Jackson for arraignment in circuit court and filed a motion for a change of venue. By agreement with the prosecution, the case against Jerry L. Self Jr., 22, was moved to Perry County by Circuit Court Judge William Syler...
    House majority leader accused of spiking no-call bill (03/06/03)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Advocates for tightening loopholes in Missouri's telemarketing "no-call" statute are accusing House Majority Floor Leader Jason Crowell of taking steps to kill the bill. Crowell, R-Cape Girardeau, denied that is so but would not commit bringing the measure up for debate by March 13, at which time the measure would be dead under House rules...
    Scott City undertakes DARE program on its own (03/06/03)
    Scott City Police officer Chris Moore has been trained to be a DARE officer and now is spending a few hours each day at the Scott City High School. Scott City took on the responsibility of paying for its own anti-drug officer after the Missouri Highway Patrol dropped funding for the program. The city previously was served by a DARE officer who traveled around the county...
    Incentives offered in bill to redevelop downtowns (03/06/03)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Local governments and private developers would both benefit under a House-endorsed bill providing state incentives for improvements to older downtown areas. Under the Downtown Economic Stimulus Act, the state would distribute up to $150 million a year for development projects in downtown sections with a majority of buildings at least 35 years old. Cities would have to create economic stimulus authorities to be apply for the money...
    U.S. Rep. Emerson makes third Cuban trek for trade (03/06/03)
    WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jo Ann Emerson, R-Mo., is headed to Cuba today to promote trade with the United States. Emerson, of Cape Girardeau, has been a congressional leader in seeking increased trade with Cuba. She wants American producers, particularly farmers in her Southeast Missouri district, to be allowed to sell more food to Cuba...
    Former addict laments making deal on meth before, after photos (03/06/03)
    PEKIN, Ill. -- Penny Wood's drug-weathered face helped cut a deal that kept her out of prison, but the 40-year-old Pekin woman says she now faces stares and ridicule instead. Wood accepted a unique plea agreement in January that gave her probation in exchange for using her photographs in a campaign to curb methamphetamine use by showing the physical toll of the drug...
    Man gets probation for poisoning migratory birds (03/06/03)
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A Greene County farmer was placed on one year of federal probation Wednesday for illegally using an animal drug to kill 10 migratory birds. Donald E. Smith, 54, was also fined $2,000. He pleaded guilty in November to using Warbex as a poison. Warbex has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration only to treat grub and lice on cattle, and any other use violates federal law, U.S. Attorney Todd Graves said...
    Execution of youths arises in court case (03/06/03)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The constitutionality of executing offenders who were juveniles when they committed their crimes was challenged before the Missouri Supreme Court Wednesday. The case was brought by Christopher Simmons, who is on death row for murdering Shirley Crook in her Jefferson County home in September 1993. He was 17 at the time...
    Committee votes to open inquiry into Holden administration (03/06/03)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A legislative committee voted Wednesday to open an inquiry into whether the executive branch has directed state employees to limit their responses to lawmakers seeking information. The broadly described inquiry grew out of Republican lawmakers' concerns that department directors in Democratic Gov. Bob Holden's administration have been stonewalling legislative efforts to cut the state's operating budget...
    Supreme Court looks at free speech (03/06/03)
    WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court considered on Wednesday whether library patrons should be able to surf the Internet without government-ordered pornography filters. Justices will decide before July if Congress can require public libraries to install software to filter out pornography as a condition of receiving federal money...
    States clear to post pics of sex crime offenders on Internet (03/06/03)
    WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that states can post sex offenders' photos and other personal information on the Internet, a step the states say is aimed at protecting people from criminals living nearby. In a key first test of "Megan's law" provisions that are on the books in every state, the justices said sex-offender registries are not an unconstitutional extra punishment for offenders who already have served their sentences...
    Congress moving on legislation to curb dissolution of debts (03/06/03)
    WASHINGTON -- After getting very close to passage last year, legislation making it more difficult for consumers to wipe away their debts in bankruptcy court is moving in Congress again. Key Republican lawmakers want to move quickly to draft and vote on a bill, "but we will be thoughtful in the process," Rep. Christopher Cannon, R-Utah, chairman of a House Judiciary subcommittee, said at a hearing Tuesday...
    Report says increasing oil stockpile triggered higher prices (03/06/03)
    WASHINGTON -- President Bush's decision after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks to aggressively boost the federal emergency oil stockpile contributed to a dramatic decline in commercial oil stocks and caused energy prices to soar, says a study by Senate Democrats...
    Court backs law on repeat felons (03/06/03)
    WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court said certain repeat offenders may be locked up for long periods for relatively minor crimes, ruling Wednesday that a sentence up to life is not too harsh for a criminal caught swiping three golf clubs. The court also said a term of 50 years to life is not out of bounds for a small-time thief who shoplifted videotapes from Kmart. The tapes, including "Batman Forever" and "Cinderella," were worth $153...
    Democrats criticize policy of Bush on North Korea (03/06/03)
    WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle said the Bush administration continues to "sit back and watch" as the crisis in North Korea steadily worsens. The administration is "playing down the threat and apparently playing for time. But time is not on our side," said Daschle, D-S.D., who was joined Wednesday by other leading Democrats in voicing concern over recent trends on the Korean peninsula...
    One punch - Victim of a schoolyard brawl dies nine years later (03/06/03)
    WEST BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Nearly nine years ago, Desmon Venn threw a single punch at a high school classmate and put him in a coma. Venn pleaded guilty to assault, spent two months in a boot camp and figured he had paid his debt to society...
    U.S., Britain escalate air patrols to mask war timing (03/06/03)
    WASHINGTON -- The United States and Britain have more than doubled the number of air patrols in the "no fly" zone over southern Iraq this week to keep Iraqi air defenders off guard and mask the start of any war, a senior defense official said Wednesday...
    Nation briefs 03/06/03 (03/06/03)
    Feds: Economic activity subdued in last 2 months WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve said Wednesday economic activity around the country remained subdued in January and February as concerns about a possible war in Iraq slowed spending by consumers and businesses...
    State court rejects labeling woman as violent sexual predator (03/06/03)
    ST. LOUIS -- A Missouri appeals court Tuesday overturned an order keeping a woman committed indefinitely as a violent sexual predator, ruling there is little evidence proving women convicted of sex crimes are likely to become repeat offenders. The state pledged to appeal the ruling by the Missouri Court of Appeals, which decided that claims Angela Coffel probably would become a repeat offender were "based on private, subjective and untested theories."...
    New Orleans ponders effects of economy on Mardi Gras (03/06/03)
    NEW ORLEANS -- As the revelry of Mardi Gras faded into the quiet of Lent, the question for the city became how much the troubled economy, threat of war and bad weather kept crowds down. At midnight, mounted police cleared Bourbon Street to officially end Mardi Gras. An expansive citywide trash pickup began early Wednesday...
    People talk 03/06/03 (03/06/03)
    Giuliani's 'Leadership' still selling strong NEW YORK -- Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani's best-selling book, "Leadership," has exceeded more than 1 million copies in print since its release in October. Jonathan Burnham, president of Miramax Books, which published "Leadership," said Giuliani has authored a collection of quotations that will be sold alongside copies of the book beginning May 7...
    Mexican transplant teen is laid to rest in rural North Carolina (03/06/03)
    By Estes Thompson ~ The Associated Press LOUISBURG, N.C. -- Family and friends sobbed as the 17-year-old Mexican girl who endured two heart-lung transplants was laid to rest, even as a debate raged over whether such organs should have been offered in the first place...
    California court stays enforcement of its Pledge ruling (03/06/03)
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Public school officials in nine western states may still lead students in the Pledge of Allegiance after a federal appeals court that ruled the recitation was unconstitutional put its decision on hold pending a review by the Supreme Court...
    Bus explosion kills at least 16, injures more than 50 in Israel (03/06/03)
    HAIFA, Israel -- A bomber blew himself up aboard a bus filled with students in this northern Israeli city Wednesday, killing at least 16 people and injuring 55. The blast spread blood-splattered debris throughout a prosperous hilltop neighborhood, ending a two-month lull in suicide bombings...
    World briefs 03/06/03 (03/06/03)
    Army presses parliament to accept U.S. troops ANKARA, Turkey -- Turkey's powerful military said Wednesday it supported letting in U.S. troops for a war in neighboring Iraq, boosting pressure on legislators to reconsider their rejection of a measure allowing the American deployment...
    Officials - Two Iraqi diplomats ordered to leave U.S. (03/06/03)
    UNITED NATIONS -- The United States has ordered two Iraqi diplomats to leave the country for engaging in activities outside their diplomatic status -- a usual reference to spying, U.S. and Iraqi officials said Wednesday. Iraq's U.N. Ambassador Mohammed Al-Douri said the men were informed of the expulsion order Tuesday at 5 p.m. and given 72 hours to leave the United States...
    Kuwaiti convicted in shooting of two U.S. reservists (03/06/03)
    KUWAIT CITY -- In the first trial after a series of attacks on U.S. military personnel in Kuwait, a judge on Wednesday sentenced a policeman to 15 years in prison for seriously wounding two American soldiers. The judge said the sentence was intended to deter anyone who might think of harming Americans. Tens of thousands of U.S. troops are deployed in Kuwait in preparation for a possible war on neighboring Iraq...
    German aide of Carlos the Jackal on trial for attacks (03/06/03)
    BERLIN -- An associate of Carlos the Jackal, already serving a life sentence, faced new murder charges at a trial starting Wednesday for five attacks in Western Europe that killed six people in the 1970s and 1980s. Johannes Weinrich, 55, who once was at the top of Germany's most-wanted list, was head of European operations for Ilich Ramirez Sanchez -- the man known as Carlos -- during what prosecutors described as a gun-for-hire career for Arab and East European governments that ended with his capture and extradition from Yemen in 1995.. ...
    Al-Qaida has changed, but is still center of terrorism (03/06/03)
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Its top lieutenants have been hunted down, arrested or killed, its rank-and-file scattered. But those charged with wiping out Osama bin Laden's terror network warn al-Qaida remains a pre-eminent threat. The nature and structure of al-Qaida have changed radically since it carried out the Sept. ...
    Three powers vow to stop U.N. backing for Iraq war (03/06/03)
    PARIS -- In a blunt warning to the United States and Britain, the foreign ministers of France, Germany and Russia said Wednesday they will block any attempt to get U.N. approval for war against Iraq. Diplomats say the Europeans have concluded they cannot stop the United States from launching a war but are determined to resist to the last moment rather than see the Americans dominate world affairs. ...
    Bomb in Colombian shopping center kills at least seven (03/06/03)
    BOGOTA, Colombia -- A bomb set off by suspected rebels ripped through a shopping center in northeastern Colombia on Wednesday, killing seven people, injuring at least 20 and setting the complex on fire. Television images showed shocked survivors wandering around the shopping stalls, blackened Ash Wednesday marks still on their foreheads...
    Blix sees greater Iraqi compliance (03/06/03)
    UNITED NATIONS -- The chief U.N. weapons inspector said Wednesday that Iraq was providing "a great deal more of cooperation now" with inspectors under threat of U.S. military action and he hoped it was not too late to avoid war. "If war breaks out, of course, I think that it is a serious failure for the approach through inspection to disarmament," Hans Blix said two days before delivering an important update on Iraq's cooperation to the U.N. Security Council...
    Shouting match breaks out between Iraqis, Kuwaitis at summit (03/06/03)
    DOHA, Qatar -- Iraq's envoy called a Kuwaiti diplomat a "monkey" and a "traitor" in a rare public display of divisions at an Islamic forum convened Wednesday to seek a unified stance against any U.S.-led war on Iraq. The angry name-calling, broadcast live on satellite television, was the second time in a week Arabs across the region got to watch tensions usually kept behind closed doors erupting between their leaders...
    Bulldogs gain a sectional split against De Soto (03/06/03)
    PARK HILLS, Mo. -- There would be no dramatic comeback this time. Playing in the Class 4 sectional at Mineral Area College, Notre Dame's boys basketball team dug a deep, early hole and never fully emerged. The De Soto Dragons proved not only too tall but too accurate in a 61-54 victory...
    Advance reaches district final against East Carter (03/06/03)
    POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Advance used a quick start to advance past Meadow Heights 79-60 and into the finals of the Class 2, District 2 tournament. Advance (21-7) held Meadow Heights to just 10 points in the first quarter with heavy pressure defense. Easy baskets off of turnovers gave Advance a 28-10 lead after the first...
    Jackson topples No. 8 Gateway Tech in girls sectional (03/06/03)
    FARMINGTON, Mo.-- Jackson's girls basketball team grabbed the lead with three minutes left and used strong free-throw shooting to defeat eighth-ranked Gateway Tech 50-38 in the Class 5 sectional round. The Indians (20-8) move on to the quarterfinals at 3:15 p.m. Saturday in Farmington against Nerinx Hall (19-10), a 67-56 winner over Hazelwood West...
    Southeast gymnasts gain win over Eastern Mich. (03/06/03)
    The Southeast Missouri State University gymnastics team used a strong bars and floor routine to knock off visiting Eastern Michigan 193.975 to 191.750 at Houck Field House Wednesday night. Southeast won three of four events, with Ashley Godwin taking three first-place finishes. Godwin scored matching 9.825s to win the floor and bar routines. Godwin's 39.075 also was good enough to give her the all-around crown...
    Iowa State's quick start sends MU to lopsided loss (03/06/03)
    AMES, Iowa -- Tim Barnes scored 24 points and Jackson Vroman added 14 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists as Iowa State, playing under difficult circumstances, rolled past Missouri 71-55 Wednesday night. Iowa State (14-11, 5-10 Big 12) built a 16-point lead 10 minutes into the game and dominated a Missouri team that had won four of five and beat then-No. 3 Oklahoma a week ago...
    Bertrand finds inspiration from father on, off the court (03/06/03)
    If you're looking for a humble athlete who appreciates where he came from and who he learned from, glance toward the Cape Girardeau recreational basketball courts and you may spot David Bertrand. The son of a former Southeast Missouri State University basketball player, Bertrand, 29, gives all credit to his teammates, his former coaches and, most of all, his dad...
    NASCAR looks toward future as smoke clears (03/06/03)
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- For 33 years, R.J. Reynolds and NASCAR have gone together like fast cars and Victory Lane. Just a year after signing a five-year deal to keep its Winston brand as the title sponsor of the world's premier stock car racing circuit, the cigarette-maker has given NASCAR permission to find another backer...
    Tomko silences Expos in Cards' shutout (03/06/03)
    VIERA, Fla. -- Brett Tomko allowed one hit in four innings Wednesday as the Cardinals defeated the Montreal Expos 1-0. Tomko faced just two batters over the minimum, walking Wil Cordero and allowing a single to Vladimir Guerrero. He induced nine ground-ball outs and struck out two...
    The 'Boss' is happiest when he's on the warpath (03/06/03)
    He dreams of the day when there will be a sports league with no managers or players, just owners. No need for actual games, just wall-to-wall meddling. And George Steinbrenner will rule there, too. In the meantime, he practices on the Yankees. The first real pitch of this baseball season is almost a month off, but the Boss is already in midseason form. ...
    FanFare 3/6/03 (03/06/03)
    Briefly Baseball
  • Baseball umpires filed a grievance against major league teams Wednesday, charging that the computer system chosen to evaluate them was not reliable. Umpires have also filed an unfair labor practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board over management's refusal to provide information about the Questec Umpire Information System...
  • Columbia family operates a paternity testing lab (03/06/03)
    DNA lab illustrates promise of the life sciences The Missouri business is one of 44 accredited labs nationwide. By Steve Friedman ~ Columbia Daily Tribune COLUMBIA, Mo. -- She's helped create a groundbreaking map of the human genetic code and assisted in the identification of the infamous "South Side Rapist" in St. Louis, yet Kim Gorman's pursuits today are centered on families...
    Health calendar 3/6/03 (03/06/03)
    Today Blood pressure screening from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Cape Senior Center, sponsored by the Generations Center at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Health Bites Luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. in conference room B at St. Francis Education Center. Topic is portion size; cost is $5. For information, call 331-5399...
    Doctors too often miss chance to prevent deadly blood clots (03/06/03)
    WASHINGTON -- If you're lying in a hospital bed, chances are doctors didn't check you for a silent killer -- one that causes some 60,000 potentially preventable deaths a year. It's called "deep vein thrombosis," when a dangerous blood clot forms deep in the leg muscles. The clot sometimes floats into the lungs, causing sudden death...
    The house on the way to the river (03/06/03)
    March 6, 2003 Dear Leslie, After we married, DC and I began going to her family's cabin on the Castor River a few weekends each warm month. The cabin is on a gravel lane off an asphalt county road. Two hills before the turnoff sits a well-kept house flanked by a large garden. ...
    Roy Baker (03/06/03)
    Roy E. Baker, 85, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, March 5, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born July 20, 1917, at Welcome, Minn., son of James Edward and Wilma Opal Crosson Baker. He and Lorraine E. Sanguinett were married June 29, 1959, at Perryville, Mo...
    George Propst (03/06/03)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- George Thurman Propst, 85, of Sikeston died Wednesday, March 5, 2003, at Clearview Nursing Home. He was born Feb. 22, 1918, in Sabula, Mo., son of Charles E. and Grace Pannebecker Propst. He and Jo Bollinger were married July 10, 1941...
    Elbert Foster (03/06/03)
    CAIRO, Ill. -- Elbert D. Foster, 65, of Cairo died Monday, March 3, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Feb. 2, 1938, in Tamms, Ill., son of Harry and Lucille Boone Foster. Foster attended Love Joy High School in Mound City, Ill...
    Geraldine Sides (03/06/03)
    BURFORDVILLE, Mo. -- Geraldine "Dean" Sides, 89, formerly of Burfordville, died Tuesday, March 4, 2003, at the Carroll House in Carrollton, Mo. She was born March 17, 1913, in Portageville, Mo., to Marcus and Lula Combs. She married Garnett "Bud" Sides Aug. 7, 1932, in Scott City. He preceded her in death Jan. 14. 1990...
    Anna Maples (03/06/03)
    CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Anna Francis Maples, 94, of Chaffee died Tuesday, March 4, 2003, at Chaffee Nursing Center. She was born March 17, 1908, in Wayne County. She and James E. Maples were married Dec. 12, 1928. He died Oct. 23, 1983. Maples was a member of the Assembly of God Church, and was formerly of Puxico, Mo...
    Lloyd Emmendorfer (03/06/03)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Lloyd A. Emmendorfer, 67, of Perryville died Tuesday, March 4, 2003, at his home. He was born Aug. 2, 1935, at Perryville, son of Vincent and Elvira Hoffman Emmendorfer. He and M. Jean Cotner were married March 1, 1954, at Perryville...
    Maxine Henderson (03/06/03)
    ANNA, Ill. -- S. Maxine Henderson, 76, of East Alton, Ill., died Tuesday, March 4, 2003, at Alton Memorial Hospital. She was born Oct. 9, 1926, in Alton. She and Clarence Richard Henderson were married June 6, 1975. He died July 19, 1993. Henderson was formerly of Anna. She had worked at Alton State Hospital and Choate Mental Health Center. She retired as production manager at RAVE, and then worked in home health care. She was a member of United Missionary Baptist Church at Lick Creek, Ill...
    Paul Kinder (03/06/03)
    Paul B. Kinder of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, March 4, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
    Births 3/6/03 (03/06/03)
    Balsman Daughter to Jeremy William Balsman and Amanda Renee Beussink of Jackson, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 7:29 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, 2003. Name, Paige Renee. Weight, 6 pounds 15 ounces. Ms. Beussink is the daughter of Todd and Mary Beussink of Jackson. Balsman is the son of Jerry and Diana Balsman of Jackson...
    Cape/Jackson police reports 3/6/03 (03/06/03)
    Cape Girardeau Thursday, March 6 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Kimberly J. Barron, 43, of 2816 Themis, Cape Girardeau, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while suspended and failure to use a turn signal...
    Cape fire report 3/6/03 (03/06/03)
    Cape Girardeau Thursday, March 6 Firefighters responded Tuesday to the following items: At 3:53 p.m., emergency medical service at 401 Independence. At 4:47 p.m., emergency medical service at 2185 Sussex. At 6:52 p.m., emergency medical service at William and Interstate 55...
    Out of the past 3/6/03 (03/06/03)
    10 years ago: March 6, 1993 Two men are injured when north-bound Burlington Northern train jumps tracks near Lone Star cement plant; three engines pulling 100-car train derail along with seven cars, which pile together in twisted heap of metal, rocks and mud; Paul Buchheit, 43, of Scott City, train's conductor, is taken to hospital with minor injuries; train's engineer, W.R. Geiser, 28, of Dutchtown is treated at hospital for cuts on arms and head and then released...
    Blair makes case for Iraq war - Part I (03/06/03)
    For some of those who are protesting the probable upcoming war in IRAQ, I'd like to recommend they see the movie "THE PIANIST," which depicts "man's inhumanity to man." The movie is based on the real experience of a Holocaust survivor. One is shocked by the realization that some do NOT respond to what you might think are logical, rational arguments and questions. Even the question "WHY?" is met by the unholstering of a gun and a bullet through the forehead...
    Armed pilots add to cockpit safety (03/06/03)
    Starting in May, pilots who want to be armed and pass a screening process will be trained and will be allowed to have weapons during flights. Congress has approved allowing airline pilots to carry handguns on planes and use them inside cockpits as protection if needed...
    Fire safety relies on the vigilance of all (03/06/03)
    More than 100 revelers at clubs in Chicago and Rhode Island would be alive today if basic safety precautions had been observed. In the two tragedies that recently took place within a few days of each other in crowded nightclubs, safety was ignored. Safety is disregarded on a daily basis in a variety of situations, but in these cases more than 100 people died who didn't have to...
    Good old days become a new, exciting world (03/06/03)
    To the editor: They were called the good old days, and that is exactly what they were. The current terrorism reminds me of times without fear. Imagine, if you can, walking late at night when there were no street lights and knowing you were safe from bodily harm. A full moon at times gave a glimmer of light...
    Good memories of two houses on Lorimier St. (03/06/03)
    To the editor: We're so proud and pleased the homes at 214 N. Lorimier and 220 N. Lorimier were recognized as two of Cape Girardeau's original treasures. As children, we grew up in the home at 220 N. Lorimier with our parents, Emil and Linda Busch, and brother, Gene. After marrying, we lived in the home at 214 N. Lorimier, which also was owned by our parents...
    Staying married to Rodney Yoder is like hara-kiri (03/06/03)
    To the editor: In response to the article "Wife of mental patient files for divorce": My divorcing Rodney Yoder has nothing to do with my so-called liberal friends or the fact that Yoder is committed to a mental facility. It has everything to do with Yoder's misconduct. Yes, I gave him a life sentence of love. As it turned out, he wanted servitude. Furthermore, Yoder is an intellectual terrorist. Remaining in close proximity, such as a marriage, would be like committing hara-kiri...
    Speak Out 03/06/03 (03/06/03)
    Economic development I'M CALLING about a water park in Cape Girardeau. When we got one in Farmington, all of the people of Southeast Missouri came to use the park, and it basically paid for itself, not to mention the new jobs and revenue it brought...
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