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Bluff man challenges sexual predator law (03/26/03)
Southeast Missourian JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A former Poplar Bluff, Mo., man is asking the Missouri Supreme Court to declare unconstitutional the state law that allows the indefinite incarceration of those found to be sexually violent predators. James Francis was convicted of sodomizing a 5-year-old boy in 1989 in Butler County. After serving his prison sentence, the state sought to prolong his confinement under Missouri's sexually violent predator statute...
Cape police investigate attempted abduction (03/26/03)
Cape Girardeau police are investigating an attempted street-side abduction of a girl walking home from Cape Girardeau Middle School. School officials say they have since increased security and have even mailed a letter to a suspect warning him to stay off of school property...
Senior named to scholars program (03/26/03)
Central High School senior Carissa Moore has been named one of more than 2,600 candidates in the 2003 Presidential Scholars Program. The candidates were selected from nearly 2.8 million students expected to graduate this year. Candidates are selected on the basis of superior academic and artistic achievements through SAT and ACT tests, essays, self-assessments and school recommendations. A panel of educators will review the candidates and select 500 semifinalists in April...
Region digest 03/26/03 (03/26/03)
Route V construction work leads to bypass Traffic on Route V south of Highway 177 in Cape Girardeau County will be switched to a bypass today while work continues on reconstruction of Route V, state highway officials said. The $537,443 project includes a quarter-mile of reconstruction of Route V from the intersection and turn lanes on Highway 177, three lanes of concrete pavement on Route V and concrete entrances to Procter & Gamble's trailer drop-lot and an adjacent industrial area...
Three Jackson teachers training for MAP at college (03/26/03)
Three Jackson teachers have undertaken leading roles in their school district's attempt to improve scores on the annual Missouri Assessment Program testing. During their meeting Tuesday night, the Jackson School Board heard about the ongoing efforts of Shana Kight, Debbie Mayfield and Joyce Penland as senior leaders training other teachers about MAP testing...
Go Show shakes Show Me Center (03/26/03)
Southeast Missourian There are differences between a Christian rock concert and the generic kind:
  • Christian rock concerts start earlier.
  • People don't wear lewd T-shirts. The strongest T-shirt at Tuesday night's Go Show proclaimed "Satan is a nerd."...
  • Addiction to war watching (03/26/03)
    Riveting. Compelling. Phenomenal. They're adjectives used by Southeast Missouri residents to describe media coverage of the war in Iraq. Americans have never had such a clear window into the brutal realities of war, and their hunger to observe it seems insatiable...
    Real estate agents play prank on Cape mayor at luncheon (03/26/03)
    Local real estate agents left Cape Girardeau Mayor Jay Knudtson in figurative stitches Tuesday over his March 14 knee injury at a charity basketball game. Six members of the Cape Girardeau County Board of Realtors showed up on crutches, canes and bandaged feet at the group's luncheon meeting at the Holiday Inn. They carried homemade placards joking about injuries...
    Jackson developer disputes work with city (03/26/03)
    A misunderstanding between a developer and the city of Jackson that started more than two years ago has turned into in a heated feud. A developer who says the city reneged on an informal agreement has presented a $148,075 bill for materials and wages to the Jackson Board of Aldermen for work he did in preparation for a sewer project along U.S. 61...
    County health center aims at increasing lead testing (03/26/03)
    For young children, getting lead poisoning is as easy as getting their hands dirty or coming into contact with flaking paint from a windowsill. Still, area health officials say only 4 percent of Cape Girardeau County's children are tested for lead...
    NTSB - Weather caused crash (03/26/03)
    A combination of cold, ice and wind caused the March 5 plane crash that killed a Cape Girardeau businessman and his flight instructor, according to a preliminary report released by the National Transportation Safety Board. Jerry Davis, the man who brought McDonald's restaurants to Cape Girardeau 35 years ago, and flight instructor Kenneth Krongos, of Buncombe, Ill., were killed in the crash...
    Club news 3/26/03 (03/26/03)
    Editor's note: Please submit your club news information either typed or printed. It is sometimes very difficult to make out people's names. Please use members' first and last names instead of formal titles. For instance, Jane Smith, not Mrs. John Smith. Thank you....
    Kansas City mayor declares victory (03/26/03)
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Incumbent Mayor Kay Barnes declared victory Tuesday night against challenger Stanford Glazer. Barnes had 17,570 votes to Glazer's 12,004 with 100 percent of precincts reporting in Clay and Platte counties, and 72 percent of precincts reporting in Jackson County...
    Immigrant-smuggling case goes to jury (03/26/03)
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- A federal jury began deliberating Tuesday in the immigrant-smuggling case against poultry giant Tyson Foods. A Tyson attorney said in closing statements that the nation's largest meat producer and three managers who are co-defendants tried to follow immigration law with a voluntary employment screening program endorsed by the government...
    Web offers comfort to Marine mom (03/26/03)
    COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Never before has Tracy Della Vecchia's job meant so much. A Web site designer by trade, the Columbia woman has built thousands of pages of online content, including sites featuring homes for sale and other commercial ventures. Not until her son, a Marine, began preparing to ship out to Kuwait, though, did Della Vecchia's daytime occupation truly become a labor of love...
    Panel recommends installation of ejection systems in shuttles (03/26/03)
    WASHINGTON -- Unless NASA installs a crew ejection system in its space shuttles, it can expect to lose at least one more astronaut crew before 2020, a safety panel told the space agency's top officials Tuesday. Sidney M. Gutierrez, a member of NASA's Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel who flew Columbia during a 1991 flight, said the agency's record of two shuttle disasters violates NASA's own safety margin requirements. ...
    Tobacco farmer still behind bars (03/26/03)
    WASHINGTON -- The North Carolina tobacco farmer whose two-day tractor protest led to gridlock in the nation's capital caused another commotion Tuesday, this time in a federal courtroom. "You have put us out of business," Dwight Ware Watson, 50, shouted at a federal judge during his detention hearing. At the time, a U.S. Park Police detective was testifying that Washington businesses lost money during Watson's protest...
    Experts fear America isn't ready for botulinum toxin attack (03/26/03)
    WASHINGTON -- Easy to find and easy to produce, botulinum toxin is the most poisonous natural substance on Earth. In the hands of a bioterrorist, a single gram -- the weight of a paper clip -- could kill more than 1 million people. Federal officials fear the nation is both vulnerable to such an attack and ill prepared should one occur...
    Cherry blossoms to bloom in time for annual festival (03/26/03)
    WASHINGTON -- Turns out Washington's famed cherry trees will hit their stride during the festival in their honor -- a bit of upbeat news for a city looking to woo tourists and dispel some of the wartime gloom from the nation's capital. The National Park Service announced Tuesday it was moving up the start of the peak bloom for the trees. ...
    Authorities investigate death of woman who received vaccine (03/26/03)
    WASHINGTON -- Federal officials are investigating whether the smallpox vaccine contributed to the heart attack death of a Maryland woman and brought on heart problems in six others. The vaccination has never been associated with heart problems before, but health officials are now recommending that people with a history of heart trouble refrain from being vaccinated while authorities investigate a possible link...
    Federal workers like jobs but say effort not rewarded (03/26/03)
    WASHINGTON -- Most federal workers like their jobs and say pay and benefits are OK, but many also complain that management fails to reward good work or penalize poor employees. And while most workers are happy, 35 percent of those responding to a federal questionnaire are thinking about leaving their jobs. More than 100,000 federal workers answered questionnaires from the Office of Personnel Management for the survey released Tuesday, the largest such sampling ever taken...
    Senate votes to cut Bush's tax cut in half (03/26/03)
    WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted Tuesday to slash President Bush's proposed $726 billion tax-cutting package in half, handing the president a defeat on the foundation of his plan to awaken the nation's slumbering economy. The vote to shrink the tax reduction to $350 billion through 2013 was a major coup for Democrats. ...
    Second U.S. officer dies in 'fragging' attack (03/26/03)
    BOISE, Idaho -- A second serviceman has died from wounds suffered when an Army sergeant allegedly tossed three grenades into a command tent of the 101st Airborne Division in Kuwait, the military said. Air Force Maj. Gregory Stone, 40, based in Boise, was pronounced dead early Tuesday at an Army field hospital in Kuwait, the Idaho Air National Guard said...
    President tips his hand on war price tag (03/26/03)
    WASHINGTON -- President Bush, seeking $74.7 billion as a down payment for war in Iraq, said Tuesday that coalition forces are "on a steady advance" but that he could not predict how long the fighting will last. "We cannot know the duration of this war, yet we know its outcome: We will prevail," Bush, commander in chief of 300,000 troops in the Persian Gulf, told U.S. military personnel at the Pentagon...
    Arguments in Moussaoui case can be kept closed (03/26/03)
    RICHMOND, Va. -- A federal appeals court ruled Monday that the government can keep secret some of the proceedings in the case of the only person charged in the United States in the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. The court ruled that a May 6 hearing in Zacarias Moussaoui's case will be closed to the public, and that certain classified witness statements submitted by prosecutors may be kept from the defense...
    Former mayor convicted in child molestation case (03/26/03)
    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- A federal jury convicted a former mayor on Tuesday of violating the civil rights of two young girls by sexually abusing them, ending a trial that was filled with lurid testimony about sexual encounters with girls. Former Waterbury Mayor Philip Giordano, 40, faces up to life in prison...
    Patients may face risks from contact with vaccinated doctors (03/26/03)
    CHICAGO -- More than half of all New York state hospital patients may face an increased risk of complications from contact with smallpox-vaccinated health care workers, a study suggests. With the voluntary vaccination of health care workers under way nationwide, the study's results underscore the need for strict adherence to safety guidelines, the researchers said...
    U.S. Air Force to replace four top leaders at academy (03/26/03)
    WASHINGTON -- Four top officers at the Air Force Academy will be replaced -- at least two of them by women -- after a series of rape reports and allegations by female cadets of an academy culture that blames victims for assaults. "The evidence indicates now that we need to have some changes in leadership at the top," said Sen. Wayne Allard, R-Colo. "I think they're moving in the right direction."...
    Official proposes cutting presidential primary (03/26/03)
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee's presidential primary may be scrapped to help avoid a projected $780 million deficit for the next budget year. Secretary of State Riley Darnell made the suggestion to members of a Senate finance committee Tuesday. He said eliminating the March primary would save $3.5 million every four years...
    Technology creates 'backpack journalist' (03/26/03)
    Armed with $15,000 in satellite phones and computers, Preston Mendenhall is a journalistic one-man band, writing stories, taking photographs and shooting video in combat zones. The international editor for MSNBC.com has joined other reporters in Iraq, where he is recording the reaction of the Kurds in the northern part of the country to the American-led bombing...
    Canada's refusal to join war in Iraq draws U.S. criticism (03/26/03)
    TORONTO -- Canada is letting down its best friend and economic mainstay by opposing the war on Iraq, causing possible repercussions in Washington, the U.S. ambassador said Tuesday. Paul Cellucci's comments intensified a national debate over the refusal by Prime Minister Jean Chretien's government to support the coalition fighting to topple Saddam Hussein...
    North Korea warns of 'second Iraqi crisis' (03/26/03)
    SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea claimed again Tuesday the United States may attack the communist state after the war in Iraq and spark a "second Iraqi crisis." North Korea accuses Washington of inciting a dispute over the North's suspected nuclear weapons programs to create an excuse for invasion...
    Indian leader blames 'neighbor' for violence (03/26/03)
    NADIMARG, India -- India lashed out at Pakistan and the United States on Tuesday for doing little to contain terrorism after an attack in Kashmir killed 24 Hindus -- mostly elderly villagers dragged from their homes and shot. India's deputy prime minister blamed violence in Kashmir on "our neighbor," but did not directly accuse Pakistan of the latest attack in India's portion of the strife-torn region claimed by both countries...
    Israelis kill five Palestinians, including two children Tuesday (03/26/03)
    JERUSALEM -- Israeli forces killed two children and three gunmen in the West Bank on Tuesday, doctors and Israeli Radio said. Three Palestinians were sentenced to life in prison by an Israeli military court. Israeli forces looking for suspected Hamas militants in Bethlehem shot three Palestinian gunmen dead after they opened fire on the soldiers from a car, Israel Radio said. ...
    Prime minister's alleged assassin tied to organized crime (03/26/03)
    BELGRADE, Serbia-Montenegro -- The man arrested for allegedly assassinating Serbia's pro-Western prime minister ran an elite police unit tied to organized crime and former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic, authorities said Tuesday. Prime Minister Zoran Zivkovic, who succeeded Zoran Djindjic after his March 12 ambush slaying, identified the suspect as Zvezdan Jovanovic, a deputy commander of the Unit for Special Operations used by the former Yugoslav president during the 1990s wars in Bosnia and Croatia. ...
    U.S. infantry fights back in desert attack (03/26/03)
    American infantry troops fought off a desert attack by Iraqis on Tuesday, inflicting heavy casualties in a clash less than 100 miles from Baghdad. British forces battled for control of Basra, a city of 1.3 million sliding toward chaos. Defense officials said between 150 and 500 Iraqis were killed in the battle near An Najaf, adding there were no immediate reports of American casualties...
    U.S. forces nab suspected rebels, weapons cache (03/26/03)
    BAGRAM, Afghanistan -- U.S.-led forces intensified a sweep of southeastern Afghanistan for terror suspects Tuesday, capturing four suspected rebels and seizing a major weapons cache. Hundreds of soldiers participated in Operation Valiant Strike, now in its fifth day, Lt. Col. Michael Shields said...
    Fears spread about mystery disease as more fall ill (03/26/03)
    HONG KONG -- Adding to fears that a deadly flu-like illness is being spread by air travelers, Hong Kong officials said Tuesday nine tourists apparently came down with the deadly disease after another passenger infected them on a flight to Beijing. The World Health Organization insisted air travel is safe but said its scientists are investigating each case to make sure the disease is not spread through ventilation...
    Chemical-war clues turn up on road to Baghdad (03/26/03)
    Thousands of chemical suits found at Iraqi positions, gas masks abandoned in trenches. The items, strewn across the desert road to Baghdad, could be clues that Saddam Hussein's Republican Guard may be plotting to unleash a deadly chemical strike. Or they could be the precautionary equipment of a well-supplied army battling the world's mightiest military...
    U.S. troops in Afghanistan still face dangers (03/26/03)
    BAGRAM, Afghanistan -- They are a fraction of the U.S. strength assembled in Iraq, and the enemy is more of a guerrilla force than disciplined troops. But Afghanistan remains a treacherous theater for American troops waging war against terrorism. Sunday's deaths of six Air Force airmen in a helicopter crash while trying to rescue two injured Afghan children offered a reminder that American troops, while facing a different task than in Iraq, remain in harm's way here, too...
    Turkey appears to soften stand on moving troops across border (03/26/03)
    ANKARA, Turkey -- Turkey will send its forces up to 12 miles into northern Iraq to stop any flood of refugees -- but only if a crisis situation develops, Turkey's foreign minister said Tuesday. The apparent softening of Turkey's position follows intense U.S. ...
    U.S. criticized for not treating POWs according to Geneva (03/26/03)
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- The 18 Afghans released over the weekend from a U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, were finally allowed to return to their homes Tuesday. The releases have spurred debate surrounding arrests in the U.S. war on terror...
    New explosions in Baghdad as Iraqi TV knocked off air (03/26/03)
    BAGHDAD, Iraq -- A series of explosions along with the sound of low flying aircraft was heard early Wednesday, and the U.S. military said coalition missiles struck the Iraqi state-run television. Smoke was seen next to the information ministry and the Iraqi TV building...
    Thai police shot 42 suspects in drug crackdown (03/26/03)
    BANGKOK, Thailand -- Police said Tuesday they shot and killed 42 people during a seven-week-old crackdown on drugs that has drawn protest from human rights groups. Since the campaign began, police have arrested more than 42,000 drug suspects and seized 12 million amphetamine pills and assets worth more than $12 million, said police spokesman Maj. Gen. Pongsaphat Pongcharoen...
    British police arrest Russian tycoon in London (03/26/03)
    The Associated Press LONDON -- British police said Tuesday they have arrested Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky at the request of Russian authorities who are investigating him for alleged fraud. An extradition request charges that Berezovsky defrauded the administration of Russia's Samara region while director of a company called LogoVaz between Jan. 1 1994 and Dec. 31 1995...
    Lack of funds and time will keep Tigers playing away from home (03/26/03)
    Central baseball and softball have some diamonds in the rough. They're not big, raw power hitters or hard-throwers in need of seasoning. Instead, these are quite literally diamonds in the rough: Four ballfields that will serve as home to the Tiger baseball and softball teams, although probably not this season...
    Sikeston drops Notre Dame for first loss (03/26/03)
    A two-run sixth by Sikeston gave the visiting Notre Dame baseball team its first loss of the season in a 4-2 defeat Tuesday. Sikeston jumped to a 2-0 lead after the first inning before Notre Dame starter Blake Urhahn settled down. Urhahn held Sikeston scoreless the next four innings, leaving after the fifth with the score tied at two...
    Ill. baseball player collapses, dies (03/26/03)
    ELKVILLE, Ill. -- By all accounts, third-baseman and top student Scott Rosenberger was feeling fine when he took the field for baseball practice Monday in this small southern Illinois town. But the 18-year-old, who was expected to be the class valedictorian, collapsed soon after running sprints with his team. He was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital late Monday evening...
    Indians' Hill tops individual standings (03/26/03)
    NEW ORLEANS -- Southeast Missouri State University's golf team fell just short of winning the Bob Brown Invitational, but Indian senior Woody Hill claimed the individual title. The Indians, leading by one stroke after Monday's opening round, fell victim to a strong performance from host New Orleans Tuesday after the Privateers shot 1-over par to claim the title by a stroke over the Indians...
    Marquette's Diener turns thoughts to cousin in Army (03/26/03)
    MILWAUKEE -- Every time Travis Diener sinks a 3-pointer or slings an assist, his thoughts are half a world away. The Marquette guard's cousin Derek is an Army officer on a Patriot missile unit in the war in Iraq. "That's life and death over there," Diener said. "And this is a meaningless game of basketball."...
    SIU stands in the way of a season boost for Otahkians (03/26/03)
    With its Ohio Valley Conference schedule beginning this weekend, Southeast Missouri State University's struggling softball team could use a momentum boost. That might be hard to come by today when nationally ranked Southern Illinois visits the Southeast Softball Complex for a 4 p.m. doubleheader, but coach Lana Richmond still believes the Otahkians can have a solid season...
    Coaching reputations can be built in NCAA tournament (03/26/03)
    The Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas -- Rick Barnes will be the only coach at the Alamodome this weekend who hasn't won a national championship. Not that he's worried. Besides, the Texas coach has beaten Gary Williams, Tom Izzo and Jim Calhoun at various stops in his career. Only now the stakes are a lot higher...
    Indians try to extend three-game winning streak (03/26/03)
    Southeast Missouri State University's attempt to extend its three-game baseball winning streak was put on hold when Tuesday's scheduled game against visiting Lincoln was rained out. But the Indians will have a chance to push their victory string to five when the squads hook up in a 1 p.m. doubleheader today. There will be a nine-inning first game and a seven-inning second game...
    Stockton going strong at 41 (03/26/03)
    SALT LAKE CITY -- John Stockton is adding another number to his record-setting career: birthday No. 41. Still, this middle-aged NBA phenom shows no signs of slowing down. He'll mark the occasion today the only way he knows how -- by playing basketball...
    Stephenson has a lock on No. 3 spot in rotation (03/26/03)
    ST. LOUIS -- Garrett Stephenson came to spring training wondering if he'd be with the Cardinals by the time the regular season arrived. It turns out he's the No. 3 man in the starting rotation. Manager Tony La Russa and pitching coach Dave Duncan told Stephenson that he will start the season's third game, April 3, at home against the Milwaukee Brewers...
    Officiating plan gets overhaul by owners (03/26/03)
    PHOENIX -- The officiating gaffes in last January's playoffs have produced a dramatic change in NFL policy. Postseason officials will now come from cohesive crews who spent the season together instead of those who were rated the highest at their positions...
    fanfare 3-26 (03/26/03)
    Briefly Baseball
  • Yankees closer Mariano Rivera is expected to open the regular season on the disabled list with an injured right groin. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday there is no timetable for how long Rivera will be out, but said players typically need three weeks to recover from groin problems...
  • Keeping it simple is key for family-style entertaining (03/26/03)
    CHICAGO -- Meet Ina Garten. She's attractive, smart, fun. One minute she's barefoot in her kitchen or garden. The next, she may be wearing a classy neck scarf, at the wheel of an even classier black BMW convertible. One year she's working in the White House; the next, she's running a specialty food store in East Hampton, N.Y...
    Perfect puff pastry (03/26/03)
    Use versatile dough to prepare dishes that are both sweet and savory It's the Puff Daddy of pastry. Bake it in little mounds and you have classic cream puffs or profiteroles, ready to be stuffed with whipped cream or ice cream. (They also make the perfect containers for escargots or, if gigantic, a Niçoise salad.) Shape it into long fingers, bake, and fill with custard and you have an éclair. ...
    Ingredients vary for stuffed mushroom caps (03/26/03)
    With our world situation as it is, I have to tell you about what I witnessed at the Senior Center last week. On the first day of fighting in Iraq, many of our senior adults were waiting for lunch. I moved the American flag out in full view as Pat Fleurdelys made her way to our old upright piano. ...
    Sometimes it pays to heed e-mail (03/26/03)
    Modern technology has allowed wonderful things, like using the Internet to quickly look up the lyrics for "September" by Earth Wind & Fire and settle an argument over whether they're singing "on and on" or "party on." (Ends up they're singing a nonsensical "bah de ya." Who knew?)...
    Alfreda Shultz (03/26/03)
    Alfreda Shultz, 81, of Jackson died Monday, March 24, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born May 7, 1921, at Matthews, Mo., daughter of James R. and Pearl Hunott Hill. She and Herman Shultz were married Jan. 6, 1944, at Clarkton, Mo...
    Artie Greable (03/26/03)
    Artie Jane Greable, 82, of Winnetka, Ill., died Monday, March 24, 2003, at Bethany Terrace Nursing Center in Morton Grove, Ill. She was born Dec. 18, 1920, at Fredericktown, Mo., daughter of Joseph W. and Artie D. Mann Dickey. She and Elmer Francis Greable were married Oct. 28, 1939, at Benton, Mo. He died March 28, 1978...
    Terry Ledure (03/26/03)
    Terry Stephen Ledure, 49, of Scott City died Tuesday, March 25, 2003, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
    Sharron Pharris (03/26/03)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Emory Sharron Pharris, 92, of Sikeston died Monday, March 24, 2003, at his home. He was born Jan. 25, 1911, in Sikeston, son of Oscar S. and Lyda Johnson Pharris. He and Frances M. Cotner were married Feb. 3, 1930, in Sikeston. Pharris was a member of First United Methodist Church...
    Owen Jackson (03/26/03)
    Owen Dudley Jackson, 86, of Scott City died Monday, March 24, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Dec. 26, 1916, in Lafe, Ark., son of John Harvey and Belle Black Jackson. He married Hattie Mae Puckett, who preceded him in death...
    Russ Boren (03/26/03)
    WOLF LAKE, Ill. -- Russ Lee Boren, 56, of Wolf Lake was found dead at his home Monday, March 17, 2003. He was born July 20, 1946, in Portsmith, Va., son of Leon and Gene Wilson Boren. He and Lisa Cawley were married June 14, 1997, in Union County. Boren was a graduate of Central High School in Cape Girardeau and attended Evangelical United Church of Christ...
    Wanda Graves (03/26/03)
    ANNA, Ill. -- Wanda A. "Dot" Graves, 93, of Cheyenne, Wyo., died Monday, March 24, 2003, at Life Care Center in Cheyenne. She was born June 14, 1909, in Mound City, Ill., daughter of James Arthur and Carrie Bagby Rushing. She and William O. Graves Jr. were married July 6, 1930, at Mound City. He died Dec. 31, 1974...
    Eugene Swinford (03/26/03)
    Eugene Swinford, 72, of Scott City died Tuesday, March 25, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Nov. 7, 1930, at Bell City, Mo., son of Luther and Gertrude Bass Swinford. He and Sharon Livingston were married Jan. 1, 1981, in Scott City...
    Births 3/26/03 (03/26/03)
    Barber Son to Dan and Deanna Barber of Springfield, Mo., Cox Medical Center South in Springfield, 3:36 p.m. Thursday, March 6, 2003. Name, Luke Daniel. Weight, 7 pounds. First child. Mrs. Barber is the former Deanna Bogenpohl, daughter of Don Bogenpohl and Betty Bogenpohl of Jackson. Barber is the son of Larry Barber and Louella Barber of Brazeau, Mo. He is employed at LSI Inc. in Springfield...
    Cape fire report 03/26/03 (03/26/03)
    Cape Girardeau Wednesday, March 26 Firefighters responded Monday to the following items: At 5:59 p.m., smoke removal at 1018 S. Ellis. At 10:40 p.m., odor concern at 572 N. West End Blvd. Firefighters responded Tuesday to the following items: At 3:26 a.m., smell of smoke at 27 S. Pindwood...
    Cape police report 03/26/03 (03/26/03)
    Cape Girardeau Wednesday, March 26 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Darnell S. Young, 39, of 412 Koch, Cape Girardeau, was arrested Monday on a New Madrid County warrant for driving under the influence of an intoxicant...
    Out of the past 3/26/03 (03/26/03)
    10 years ago: March 26, 1993 General Sign Co. of Cape Girardeau has prospects for some big jobs this year, but may not be around to do them; Lon Maxie, owner of 53-year-old business at 780 Nash Road, says company may be closing its doors within 30 to 60 days; according to Maxie, business is for sale and some people have expressed interest in purchasing it...
    Community shows love at time of grief (03/26/03)
    By Wayne and Vicky Shockley On March 11, our daughter was lost in a tragic fire in Cape Girardeau. There is no loss greater than the loss of a child. As many of the cards and letters have states, there are no words that can describe what one feels when this type of tragedy hits a family and a community...
    Plenty of potential for Kiwanis Park (03/26/03)
    An underdeveloped park that could be something great for neighborhood kids. A trusted organization that has helped Cape Girardeau with countless civic projects. What's not to like about an agreement that brings these two entities together? That's what happened last week when the Cape Girardeau City Council agreed to rename Cherokee Park. ...
    Impressions of the war in Iraq - Week I (03/26/03)
    The war in Iraq has reached a crucial phase as coalition troops converge on the outskirts of Baghdad. While the men and women of the allied military forces participate in the most technologically advanced fighting ever, millions of prayers are being offered up daily for a just end to this war, for the safety and lives of those who are fighting and for comfort for those whose loved one's are in harm's way...
    Don't mess with my pickup or my president (03/26/03)
    To the editor: Country music fans are some of the most patriotic, flag-waving Americans. When the lead Dixie Chick insulted our commander-in-chief on the eve of war, many were shocked and angered. Call it a mistake, a failed marketing ploy or an American group spending too much time in Europe...
    Speak Out A 03/26/03 (03/26/03)
    Trim along railroad IT WOULD be nice if the railroad would cut down all the brush along its right-of-way by the new bridge. The bridge is really starting to take shape. If the railroad would trim its right-of-way, it would be more welcoming to Cape Girardeau...
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