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Stories from Friday, March 21, 2003

Community churches call for prayer for U.S. military (03/21/03)
Churches all across Southeast Missouri had been praying for peace as the nation faced the possibility of war in recent months. Now that war is a reality, the community is asked to gather in prayerful support of the U.S. military. The ministerial alliances of Cape Girardeau and Jackson -- organizations open to every church in their respective community -- are sponsoring a community prayer service at 5 p.m. Sunday at Westfield Shoppingtown West Park's Court of Honor...
Equipment failure at substation causes brief power failure (03/21/03)
A 30-minute power outage across parts of west Cape Girardeau darkened businesses and homes temporarily and required some fast work by police to manage traffic after the lights went out at about 6 p.m. Thursday. Although a minor rainstorm was passing through the area, the power loss was caused by an equipment failure in an electrical substation, said Randy Mitchelson, AmerenUE spokesman. The problem was shortly found by technicians and repaired...
Police - Irish Travelers hit Sikeston (03/21/03)
Standard Democrat SIKESTON, Mo. -- The nomadic group known as the Irish Travelers is being blamed for swindling an elderly Sikeston woman out of thousands of dollars. According to Sikeston Department of Public Safety director Drew Juden, two men asked to power-wash the woman's home last Friday and agreed on a price of $30...
County commission OKs bonds for P&G expansion (03/21/03)
Procter & Gamble can count on up to $163 million in industrial revenue bonds to finance expansion of its sprawling Cape Girardeau County plant. The Cape Girardeau County Commission voted unanimously on Thursday to issue the bonds and provide 25 years of property tax breaks, but voiced dismay that the Missouri Department of Natural Resources still hasn't granted the necessary air-quality permit for the project to proceed...
1221st tranport leaves for Iraq (03/21/03)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Seven-year-old Jamie Moore, son of Staff Sgt. James Moore of Parma, Mo., made it through about half of Thursday's deployment ceremony of the 1221st Transportation Company of the National Guard with dry eyes. The sandy-haired boy stood patiently while prayers were said and well-wishing letters were read. ...
Education money a factor in Missouri's budget woes (03/21/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- For several years after the enactment of the 1993 Outstanding Schools Act, the new taxes imposed by the law raised revenue in excess of that needed to fully fund elementary and secondary education. Starting in FY 1999, however, those dedicated taxes for the first time proved insufficient to cover the always increasing cost of the complex formula that distributes state education funds to local school districts...
House OKs bill to cut down on junk e-mails (03/21/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Legislation intended to spare Missourians from some unwanted e-mails was approved by the House and went to the Senate on Thursday, but with several exceptions attached. The bill, backed by Attorney General Jay Nixon, would let Missourians place their e-mail addresses on a blacklist similar to the state's popular "no-call" list for telemarketers...
Gov. Holden helps send off National Guard troops (03/21/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Lt. Tammy Spicer normally talks about what others are doing in the Missouri Natural Guard. On Thursday, the Guard's spokeswoman was deployed as platoon leader for a group of 50-plus soldiers who could end up driving supplies to U.S. troops fighting Iraq...
Missouri Senate adopts resolution supporting war (03/21/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- After more than two hours of fierce debate, the Missouri Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly adopted a resolution expressing support for the war in Iraq and America's troops. Approved on a 30-2 vote, the resolution outlines the failure of the Iraqi government to disarm and offers support for U.S. military operations in Iraq and President Bush's handling of the situation...
Senate backs legislation to set minimum age for exotic dancers (03/21/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Exotic dancers would have to be at least 21 to work in Missouri under a bill headed to the House. The minimum age measure was added to a larger bill on alcohol sales that passed the Senate on Thursday by a 22-10 vote. Sen. Sarah Steelman, who sponsored the dancing provision, said women can earn hundreds of dollars a day by dancing nude but risk being exploited. She also expressed concern about young women who perform in adult clubs becoming involved in pornography...
Former Sikeston mayor charged with three felonies (03/21/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- A Sikeston businessman and former mayor is facing felony charges related to a "Corn for Cars" bartering operation. Josiah D. "Josh" Bill was arrested by the Scott County Sheriff's Department Tuesday on two felony charges of failing to make a sales tax return and a felony charge of forgery. Bill was released on his own recognizance...
Trial starts in 2002 killing of Wappapello store owner (03/21/03)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- After being sworn in Wednesday afternoon, a Butler County jury began hearing testimony in the trial of a Poplar Bluff man accused of gunning down the owner of Bud's Country Store at Wappapello, Mo. Seven men and seven women were selected from a pool of about 70 to hear the case of Donald Ray Phillips...
Congressmen say airliners need missile defenses (03/21/03)
THe Associated Press WASHINGTON -- The government should pay to equip at least some commercial airliners with anti-missile devices, two House members said Thursday. Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., chairman of the House aviation subcommittee, said he'll try to push a measure through Congress within 90 days to pay for research and development and for outfitting some planes with technology to thwart a missile attack...
Nation's borders, nuclear plants, airports on alert (03/21/03)
WASHINGTON -- Federal agencies increased inspections at borders and of the food supply, put nuclear plants on heightened alert and stepped up the search for possible Iraqi terrorist "sleeper cells" in a move to war footing Thursday. As the U.S. assault on Iraq intensified, Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge told members of Congress that there had been no incidents in the United States in retaliation...
U.S. presses countries to expel Iraqi diplomats (03/21/03)
WASHINGTON -- In an unusual diplomatic move, the Bush administration called Thursday for the expulsion of Iraqi diplomats by all countries that recognize and deal with the government in Baghdad. State Department spokesman Richard Boucher said the diplomats represented a "corrupt and ruthless regime" and he cited Iraq's refusal to disarm...
FBI issues alert for suspected terrorist (03/21/03)
WASHINGTON -- The FBI issued a worldwide alert Thursday for Adnan G. El Shukrijumah, a Saudi who government officials said may be plotting terrorist attacks against the United States as part of al-Qaida. A senior law enforcement official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the FBI believes the 27-year-old Saudi received flight training, possibly in Florida. A second senior source said El Shukrijumah possessed a Florida driver's license...
IRS steps up audits on high-income taxpayers (03/21/03)
WASHINGTON -- The Internal Revenue Service audited more high-income taxpayers in fiscal 2002 and collected $32.6 billion in unpaid taxes through traditional audits and newer programs aimed at taxpayers who never file a return or underreport their income...
Colorado, Wyoming slowly return to normal after huge blizzard (03/21/03)
DENVER -- Travelers who spent two nights on couches and floors began flying out of Denver's airport Thursday as Colorado dug out of its worst blizzard in 90 years. "I was willing to go anywhere," said Terri Weger of Sumner, Ind., who waited in line for 4 1/2 hours at Denver International Airport before getting a ticket. Flights were limited because only two of the airport's five runways were open...
World digest 03/21/03 (03/21/03)
Two Russian helicopters missing in ChechnyaMOSCOW -- Two Russian helicopters with four crew members aboard went missing in Chechnya on Thursday and the military sent rescue crews to locate them, the Defense Ministry said. The helicopters were Mi-24 models escorting two transport helicopters in dense fog in the mountains of southern Chechnya, said Col. Vyacheslav Sedov, a ministry spokesman...
Tax resister suffers setback in court (03/21/03)
LAS VEGAS -- A federal judge ordered a man who claims that tax paying is voluntary in the United States to stop selling his book and giving seminars. Irwin Schiff is the author of "The Federal Mafia: How It Illegally Imposes and Unlawfully Collects Income Taxes," and offers paid seminars on the topic. Schiff said the judge's temporary order violates his First Amendment rights...
Sextuplets born to Pennsylvania couple (03/21/03)
PITTSBURGH -- Sextuplets born 12 weeks premature were in critical but stable condition Thursday, each breathing with the aid of a ventilator. The three boys and three girls were delivered Wednesday to Erin and Joe Perry, both 33. The couple used fertility drugs and worked with a fertility clinic, doctors said...
Nation's tuberculosis cases at all-time low (03/21/03)
ATLANTA -- The number of tuberculosis cases in the United States last year dropped by nearly 6 percent to an all-time low, federal officials said Thursday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 15,078 cases of TB were reported last year, a 5.7 percent drop from 15,989 in 2001. The decline was attributed to better public health prevention services...
Texas executes 300th inmate since resuming death penalty (03/21/03)
HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- An apologetic killer Thursday became the 300th inmate put to death in Texas since the state resumed the death penalty 20 years ago. Keith Clay, 35, who gunned down a convenience store clerk during a 1994 robbery, prayed softly to himself as he was executed by injection. He was pronounced dead at 6:23 p.m...
Officer urges against court-martial for 'friendly fire' pilots (03/21/03)
NEW ORLEANS -- A military hearing officer recommended Thursday that charges be dismissed against two American pilots who mistakenly dropped a bomb in Afghanistan last spring, killing four Canadian soldiers conducting live-fire exercises. Col. Patrick Rosenow said that although there was enough evidence to court-martial both pilots for the friendly-fire accident, "non-judicial or administrative punishment" would maintain "the interests of good order and discipline."...
War protesters, backers go to streets (03/21/03)
Galvanized by the American attack on Iraq, anti-war activists around the country set off their own barrage of street protests, chaining themselves together, blocking workers and traffic, walking out of classes, and parading in mock chemical suits. Hundreds were arrested from San Francisco to Washington, D.C...
Apartment building blasts leave nine injured (03/21/03)
PHOENIX -- Nine people were injured and one was unaccounted for after two explosions and a fire brought down an eight-unit apartment building. Authorities had not determined the cause of the blasts, which occurred at 1 a.m. Wednesday, but assistant fire chief Bob Khan said the first explosion originated in the apartment of a caretaker named Dale Wayne Barry. Barry, 49, was missing, but it was unclear if he was in the rubble...
Six killed when tornadoes hit southwest Georgia (03/21/03)
CAMILLA, Ga. -- Tornadoes killed six people and injured about 200 Thursday in rural southwestern Georgia, destroying dozens of homes, overturning farm equipment and ripping out trees like grass. "It looked like a big lawnmower went through there," said Sheriff Freddie Tompkins of Worth County, where a twister cut a 10-mile-long, 300-foot-wide swath...
Authorities say farmer sought evacuation of nation's capital (03/21/03)
WASHINGTON -- A troubled tobacco farmer who tied up traffic for three days in the nation's capital appeared in court Thursday, denying the accuracy of some of the charges against him and seeking to represent himself. Investigators said Dwight Ware Watson, an Army veteran, told negotiators he planned to damage the National Mall and demanded Washington be evacuated within days...
Regan sentenced to life for offering defense secrets (03/21/03)
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- A retired Air Force master sergeant was sentenced to life in prison without parole Thursday for offering to sell U.S. intelligence secrets to Iraq's Saddam Hussein and the Chinese government. U.S. District Judge Gerald Bruce Lee approved the sentence, which was brokered by Brian Patrick Regan's lawyers and prosecutors...
People talk 3/21/03 (03/21/03)
Former intern to take turn at reality TV show LOS ANGELES -- Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky has a new job: reality TV host. Lewinsky has been hired for the Fox series "Mr. Personality," a dating show in which a female contestant is courted by men whose looks are kept hidden...
Allied forces begin rolling out ground attack against Iraq (03/21/03)
SOUTHERN IRAQ -- The U.S. Marines and Army rolled into Iraq and engaged Saddam Hussein's forces in the desert on Thursday, joining British troops in launching the war's ground assault. As U.S. armor drove deeper into Iraq early today, British troops conducted an assault on the strategic al-Faw peninsula, Iraq's access point to the Persian Gulf and the site of major oil facilities. British military officials said they hoped to seize the key port of Umm Qasr before the day's end...
Cuba's sweep of dissidents intensifies with at 59 detained (03/21/03)
HAVANA -- Cuban agents rounded a leading independent journalist and several government critics Thursday, part of a major crackdown spurred by allegations of dissidents conspiring with U.S. diplomats. The detention of Raul Rivero indicated security agents were beginning to focus on higher-profile dissidents. The crackdown is the latest in a series of moves that have further strained U.S.-Cuba relations...
Serbia arrests 1,000 people in organized-crime sweep (03/21/03)
BELGRADE, Serbia-Montenegro -- Nearly 1,000 people have been arrested in Serbia's crackdown on criminal groups following the assassination of Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic, a top official said Thursday. Parliamentary speaker Dragoljub Micunovic spoke as authorities announced further arrests of officials loyal to former President Slobodan Milosevic...
S. Korean military put on heightened alert against North (03/21/03)
SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea put its military on heightened alert for any North Korean attempt to raise tension on the Korean Peninsula while the world is distracted by the outbreak of war in Iraq. "We expect North Korea to be cautious, but we have strengthened our alert status and our early warning status in response to possible North Korean attempts to increase tensions," presidential spokeswoman Song Kyoung-hee said...
U.S. soldiers search for Taliban remnants (03/21/03)
BAGRAM, Afghanistan -- As the war began in Iraq, U.S. soldiers mounted one of the biggest searches in a year for Taliban and al-Qaida fugitives in Afghanistan. The military said the timing was coincidental, adding that it was acting on new intelligence from radio intercepts. Anti-U.S. groups had threatened to intensify attacks on the multinational coalition in Afghanistan if war broke out in Iraq...
U.S. units travel with British into Iraq (03/21/03)
American and British combat units rumbled across the desert into Iraq on Thursday and bombed limited targets in Baghdad. But military commanders withheld the massive onslaught that would signal all-out war as U.S. officials tried to talk the Iraqi regime into giving up...
Saudi Arabia quietly helps U.S. effort it has opposed (03/21/03)
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- Saudi Arabia woke up to a war it has for months been trying to avert. But despite its opposition and repeated assertions it won't take part, the kingdom has quietly been helping the United States prepare for the conflict. Thousands of U.S. ...
Iraqis appear to fire banned Scud missiles at U.S. troops (03/21/03)
The very missiles Saddam Hussein fired at U.S. forces in Kuwait appear to have been the same weapons he either claimed not to possess or agreed to destroy. U.S., British and Kuwait military officials said Iraq fired at least three missiles Thursday -- though they differed on how many of them were Scuds, which have been banned by the United Nations...
Start of fighting met with praise, protest by world (03/21/03)
The first shots of war set off global protests on the streets and drew dismayed responses from world leaders Thursday. President Bush's main allies stood firmly by him as U.S. flags burned from Berlin to Bangladesh. A world woven together by satellite TV watched the opening salvos of the war, and responses ranged from gasoline hoarding in Katmandu to cheers for Saddam Hussein in Kashmir...
Shell explosions put gas masks to test (03/21/03)
NORTHERN KUWAIT -- "Gas, gas, gas!" comes the muffled cry as Iraqi shells explode in the distance. Instantly, everyone rips open the gas mask holders on their hips and pulls out the masks. They have nine seconds, if the gas is a nerve agent, to put on the mask, blow hard to clear it and check the seal...
Fire reports at oil wells feed fears (03/21/03)
NEAR THE KUWAIT-IRAQ BORDER -- Flames lit up the nighttime desert sky Thursday from the direction of Iraq's petroleum center Basra, and U.S. forces entering southern Iraq saw oil wells on fire. U.S. military planners and oil importers have feared Saddam Hussein would order troops to sabotage their country's precious patrimony -- 112 billion barrels of oil in the world's second-largest proven crude reserves...
Delta can't recover from slow start, falls in semifinal (03/21/03)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- After opening the game with four straight turnovers and then missing its first four shots, the second-ranked Delta girls basketball team never led ninth-ranked Chilhowee in Thursday night's Class 2 semifinal at the Hearnes Center. At times the Bobcats appeared out of the game, trailing by as many as 11 in the first quarter, 10 in the second and 11 again in the third...
Tigers survive SIU in first-round thriller (03/21/03)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Rickey Paulding wanted the ball for the final seconds Thursday. So he didn't hesitate to do what he does best -- put it on the floor. Paulding drew a questionable blocking foul with 4.1 seconds left, then made one of two free throws as sixth-seeded Missouri survived another Southern Illinois upset bid with a 72-71 victory in the Midwest Regional...
Illini hold on for first-round win; Memphis loses (03/21/03)
INDIANAPOLIS -- James Augustine, Deron Williams and Dee Brown combined for 37 points, 16 rebounds and 13 assists, and Brown hit two free throws with 22.8 seconds left to seal Illinois' 65-60 first-round NCAA tournament win over Western Kentucky on Thursday...
Otahks try to finish strong at home today (03/21/03)
Coming off its best performance since 1995 -- and one of the best in school history -- Southeast Missouri State University's gymnastics team will try to close out its home schedule in style tonight. The Otahkians take on Winona State at 7 p.m. at Houck Field House...
MU's Broshuis looks for another 'surprise' season (03/21/03)
After leading the Tigers in three pitching categories as a redshirt freshman last season, Missouri starter Garrett Broshuis had a rocky start to his follow-up season. "You envision a certain start, but it hasn't exactly come as I expected," Broshuis said...
Cards, Orioles finish with a 12-inning tie (03/21/03)
JUPITER, Fla. -- After six impressive innings, Brett Tomko doesn't feel he needs any more spring training tuneups. Tomko allowed a run and three hits Thursday as the Cardinals played a 5-5, 12-inning tie with the Baltimore Orioles. "If the season was ready to start now, I think I'd be ready," Tomko said. "Six innings in this heat is not easy to do."...
Wallace in no mood to play nice at Bristol (03/21/03)
BRISTOL, Tenn. -- If someone bumps past Rusty Wallace to win at Bristol again, he might not let it slide this time. "I'm not in much of a Mr. Nice Guy mood," he said. "I just want to get the wins and the finishes for my team, my sponsors and my partners. It's getting ridiculous right now."...
Lingering shoulder stiffness delays Isringhausen's debut (03/21/03)
JUPITER, Fla. -- Jason Isringhausen's spring training debut will have to wait a little longer, jeopardizing his chance of making the Cardinals' opening day roster. The closer encountered stiffness in his surgically-repaired right shoulder on Wednesday, a day before he was to appear in his first game. He won't appear in a game until next week at the earliest, and that's the final week of spring training...
Blues still have a division title in sight after OT win (03/21/03)
ST. LOUIS -- The Blues' dream of winning the Central Division was kept alive, thanks to Pavol Demitra. Demitra scored twice, including the winning goal 2:22 into overtime, in the Blues' 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Mighty Ducks on Thursday night. "That was one of my better goals," Demitra said of the game-winner. "I was just looking for an opening and I found one."...
The game plays on as it should in trying times (03/21/03)
Games stopped, then started again and kept going. As they should. Americans need sports more than ever right now. We need college teams and cheerleaders, bands and fans. Spring training and opening day. The NBA and NHL counting down to the playoffs...
Area digest 3/21/03 (03/21/03)
Southeast softball team loses a pair to MTSU NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Middle Tennessee swept Southeast Missouri State University in a pair of softball games Thursday. The Otahkians' offense struggled in both games and finished with six hits combined. Amy Murphy was 2-for-3 in the first game, and Katie Cerneka was 2-for-2 in the second game...
FanFare 3/21/03 (03/21/03)
Briefly Basketball
  • Another flagrant foul, another suspension for Ron Artest. The Indiana Pacers' swingman was banned for two games, raising the total of games he's missed because of NBA punishment this season to 10. This time, the league upheld a flagrant foul call on Artest just five seconds into Wednesday night's game against Boston, calling for an automatic two-game suspension for exceeding the limit on flagrant-foul points...
  • Let's Eat Out - Light and flavorful meals at China Palace (03/21/03)
    Breezy, balmy and beautiful is the kind of weather that makes your appetite want something light, tasty and full of flavor: heaps of steamed rice, lightly sauteed vegetables with the choice of beef, chicken or pork. China Palace has always been of one my favorite restaurants, especially on a budget. (I have two children, and the word budget is one of our mottos.)...
    To grow big stuff, go north (03/21/03)
    When we lived in northern Idaho -- gee, that seems like a couple of lifetimes ago -- we were guaranteed that the winters were no harsher there than those we grew up with in southern and central Missouri. If you look at any of those climate-zone maps in gardening magazines, there is a band of moderate growing weather that extends from the bottom half of Missouri all the way to Idaho...
    Artifacts 3/21/03 (03/21/03)
    Composer, soprano in wind ensemble concert Dr. Robert Fruehwald's new composition "A Farmington Divertimento" will be performed Thursday in a concert by the Southeast Symphonic Wind Ensemble. Fruehwald is a professor of music at Southeast Missouri State University...
    A big-time musician remembers Cape Girardeau (03/21/03)
    When he was a boy spending summers with his grandparents in Cape Girardeau in the mid-1980s, Ben Cissell and his cousin, Tommy, chased foul balls at Capahas baseball games. The manager, Cissell's uncle, Jess Bolen, paid them 25 cents for every ball returned to the dugout...
    Picking the Oscars (03/21/03)
    The Southeast Missourian asked three former Everybody's A critic reviewers to give their best shot at predicting Sunday's Oscars. Rhon Abraham is a certified nurse's assistant from Cape Girardeau. Bob Clubbs teaches drama at Jackson High School. His wife, Brooke Hildebrand Clubbs, is an adjunct professor at Southeast Missouri State University. They live in Jackson...
    New on CD 3/21/03 (03/21/03)
    'Buenos Hermanos' Ibrahim Ferrer, the spindly septuagenarian from Havana who charmed the world as de facto frontman for the Buena Vista Social Club, brings another gleaming gem of Afro-Cuban playfulness and stunning musicality on his second solo release...
    Everybody's a Critic - 'Agent Cody Banks' (03/21/03)
    Two stars Let's just start off by saying the only reason I'm giving this movie two stars is the fact that Hilary Duff, aka Lizzie McGuire, co-stars in this movie. I understand that I am 17 and that this movie may have received rave reviews had a group of 10-year-olds gone to it...
    Minorities return to lower Oscar profile after big wins in 2001 (03/21/03)
    LOS ANGELES -- A year after two black nominees won the lead-acting prizes for the first time, the Academy Awards are back to a likely sweep of the four actor categories by white performers. This year's two minority nominees -- Mexico native Salma Hayek for best actress in "Frida" and black performer Queen Latifah for supporting actress in "Chicago" -- are not considered serious contenders against the white front-runners (Nicole Kidman of "The Hours" and Renee Zellweger of "Chicago" for lead actress, Catherine Zeta-Jones of "Chicago" for supporting actress).. ...
    'Noye's Fludde' a grand spectacle (03/21/03)
    An array of bills, beaks, snouts, horns and humps are in "Noye's Fludde." The Benjamin Britten opera based on the story of Noah is populated by 39 pairs of ingeniously costumed children, some as young as 3. The animals sing, some of them dance, and, when they bravely gather on the pitching ark in this timely story of survival, family members won't be the only ones in the audience beaming...
    Frances Oswald (03/21/03)
    Frances Oswald, 87, of Denver, Colo., died Saturday, March 15, 2003, at the Exempla, Colo., Lutheran Home. She was born Sept. 17, 1915, in Jackson, daughter of Alpha and Minnie Rasche Willer. She first married Walter F. Heimbaugh, who died in 1949. She and Martin L. Oswald were married Dec. 8, 1956. He also preceded her in death...
    Margaret Stark (03/21/03)
    Margaret Lou Stark, 75, of Fruitport Township, Mich., died Wednesday, March 19, 2003, at her home. She was born July 15, 1927, at Portageville, Mo., daughter of William R. and Mary Kathleen Pant Pettigrew. She married Blaine Stark. Stark had been a supervisor at a styling salon. She was a member of Moose Lodge 344...
    Bernetta Langston (03/21/03)
    ANNA, Ill. -- Bernetta Langston, 87, of Anna died Wednesday, March 19, 2003, at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion, Ill. She was born July 23, 1915, in Jonesboro, Ill., daughter of Monroe and Zora Taylor Boyd. She and Arthur Boyd Langston were married April 17, 1937, in St. Louis. He died May 23, 1998...
    Anna Gremaud (03/21/03)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Anna J. Gremaud, 91, died Tuesday, March 18, 2003, at Perry County Nursing Home. She was born March 9, 1912, at Belgique, Mo., daughter of John and Mary Cornelius DePauw. She and Oliver Gremaud were married July 28, 1931, at Belgique. He died in August 1984...
    Mildred Barbee (03/21/03)
    CAIRO, Ill. -- Mildred Barbee, 86, of Cairo died Tuesday, March 18, 2003, at her home. She was born Sept. 18, 1916. Friends may call at Massie Funeral Home in Cairo after 9 a.m. today. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. today at the funeral home, with the Rev. Ronnie Mack Sr. officiating. Burial will be in Mound City National Cemetery...
    Dorothy McClatchey (03/21/03)
    CAIRO, Ill. -- The funeral for Dorothy McClatchey of Cairo will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Barkett Funeral Home in Cairo. The Rev. Jerome Fortenberry will officiate. Burial will be in Spencer Heights Cemetery at Mounds, Ill. Friends may call at the funeral home after 9 a.m. Monday...
    Mary Ramsey (03/21/03)
    Mary Lou Ramsey, 48, of Jackson died Tuesday, March 18, 2003, at her home. She was born April 10, 1954, in St. Louis, daughter of Wilbert Williams and Sylvia Noce. Ramsey was raised in Oak Ridge and was a 1972 graduate of Oak Ridge High School. After returning to the area, she worked at Cape County Transit Authority and most recently at Monticello House...
    Jerry Riehn (03/21/03)
    Jerry F. Riehn, 62, of Millersville passed away Thursday, March 20, 2003, at his home. He was born Aug. 23, 1940, at Millersville, son of John F. and Sarah E. Niswonger Riehn. He and Marilyn M. Smith were married Nov. 26, 1960. Jerry was a carpenter more than 30 years and worked many years for Riehn Construction. He retired in 2001 due to ill health, but continued to work on his own as he could. He was a member of Caney Fork Baptist Church...
    Births 3/21/03 (03/21/03)
    Fitzgerald-King Daughter to Heather Rachelle Fitzgerald and Carteiz Depree King of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 8:44 a.m. Monday, March 3, 2003. Name, Rian Azyra. Weight, 6 pounds 15 ounces. Second child, first daughter. Ms. Fitzgerald is the daughter of Tom and Barb Fitzgerald of Cape Girardeau. King is the son of Debbie King of Cape Girardeau...
    Cape fire report 03/21/03 (03/21/03)
    Cape Girardeau Friday, March 21 Firefighters responded Wednesday to the following item: At 4:46 p.m., emergency medical service at 2746 Gordonville. Firefighters responded Thursday to the following items: At 5:59 a.m., fire alarm at 407 Rodney Vista...
    Cape/Jackson police reports 03/21/03 (03/21/03)
    Cape Girardeau Friday, March 21 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Barrett C. Swan, 19, of 5956 Kingsbury Ave., St. Louis, was arrested Wednesday on Cape Girardeau warrants for speeding, failure to stop, failure to use signal, careless and imprudent driving, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, obstructing traffic, driving while revoked and no seat belt...
    Out of the past 3/21/03 (03/21/03)
    10 years ago: March 21, 1993 St. Mary's Cathedral is sponsoring Parish Mission as part of its 125th anniversary celebration; mission began yesterday and will continue through Thursday; Arnold Solomon, permanent deacon from Diocese of Houston, Texas, is leading parish in this spiritual exercise...
    Correction 3/21/03 (03/21/03)
    The Cape Girardeau Senior Center will sponsor a chicken and dumpling and ham dinner March 30 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The name of the sponsor was incorrect in Thursday's edition. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
    Malpractice tort reform is needed (03/21/03)
    By Dr. Ed Masters This is in response to the March 3 guest column, "Malpractice 'reforms' go too far," by Michael Maguire. With 80 percent of malpractice suits filed nationally and 70 percent in Missouri being deemed frivolous, the dog that didn't bark in Maguire's column was the absolute absence of any mention of lawyers' contribution to the crisis...
    Missouri budget headed in right direction (03/21/03)
    The new Republican majority in the Missouri House of Representatives has taken action that verges on making budget-writing history. But final legislative action may wind up looking more like a traditional line-item budget before it is sent to Gov. Bob Holden...
    Snake Hill is full of memories, still lots of fun (03/21/03)
    To the editor: When the road up Snake Hill was built in the 1930s, the builders probably had no idea they were creating what would become a well-known and loved landmark. High school kids who had cars in the early 1960s would make games out of that curvy, steep hill to have something to do on a weekend night. ...
    U.S. is liberating Iraqi people from oppressive tyrant (03/21/03)
    To the editor: As a student at Central High School, I was concerned to read that my school's Amnesty International club is worried that the U.S. war with Iraq would infringe on Iraqi citizen's rights. What rights? I would like to remind the Amnesty club that one of the main reasons our president is leading a global coalition -- more than 45 nations -- against Iraq is because of Saddam Hussein's constant oppression of his own people...
    Politicians aren't listening to what constituents want (03/21/03)
    To the editor: I enjoyed reading Joy Bell's letter about U.S. Sen. Jim Talent. The war is not the first issue he has differed with his constituents on. When Gov. Bob Holden removed two Confederate flags from state historic sites, two separate Missouri polls in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Columbia Daily Tribune showed that Missourians wanted the flags returned. Talent and U.S. Sen. Christopher Bond sided with Holden...
    Superficial ideas from Eagleton offend soldier (03/21/03)
    To the editor: In response to Thomas Eagleton's column, "Onward, Christian soldiers": I just wanted to say how offensive I found this column. I'm in the Army currently stationed in Germany. I have proudly served this country for three years and am proud of where I come from...
    Photo of woman praying at bar was inappropriate (03/21/03)
    To the editor: I happened to notice on the front page of the March 18 paper a photo of a woman sitting at a bar with a drink in front of her. She was supposedly praying as she listened to our president speak. I wonder if she was praying for forgiveness for being where she was and what she was doing...
    New Jersey is considering fetal farms (03/21/03)
    To the editor: The latest scientific studies indicate that adult stem cells could be used to treat diabetes, brain damage, multiple sclerosis and sickle-cell anemia. Stem cells from bone marrow could be converted into insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas to replace those damaged by diabetes...
    Speak Out 03/21/03 (03/21/03)
    THE THOMAS Eagleton column and the cartoon, whether intended to be humorous or not, were frighteningly on target. This president seems to have embarked on a military crusade just like Richard III. There's a big difference though: George Bush is sitting comfortably at home while King Richard was out there fighting...
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