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Stories from Friday, March 28, 2003

Judging the war from the VFW (03/28/03)
A year ago, you might find an aging vet belly-up to the bar and talking about any number of things: How will the Cardinals do this year? Should I buy an SUV or pickup? If that's the missus, tell her I'm not here. At VFW Post 3838 in Cape Girardeau the beer is still flowing, but these days the talk is all about the war. And, considering that VFW stands for Veterans of Foreign War, these folks know a thing or three about that...
Candidate for Allenville trustee disqualified from election (03/28/03)
A man running for a seat on the Allenville Board of Trustees in the April 8 election cannot hold a public office because he is currently serving a five-year probation sentence on a felony conviction. Edward D. Williams, 40, of 380 Penny, Chaffee, Mo., will not be allowed to hold a position on the board after being convicted for possession of ephedrine with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine...
Cape investigators hope DNA may help solve 1982 murders (03/28/03)
Cape Girardeau investigators reviewing two unsolved 1982 murders are relying on today's science to examine the DNA of several suspects and decades-old evidence. Margie Call and Mildred Wallace, who lived blocks apart in Cape Girardeau's southside neighborhood, were found dead in their homes during a time when investigators could use only blood types to eliminate suspects. ...
People for Peace event to be held Saturday (03/28/03)
Organizers of a peace rally and music festival are hoping to beat forecasted inclement weather on Saturday and proceed with plans for several speakers, including ministers, professors and a World War II veteran. The People for Peace event will begin at 1 p.m. at the Capaha Park bandstand on Broadway in Cape Girardeau and conclude at 4 p.m...
Music entertainment lineup announced for Bootheel Rodeo (03/28/03)
Standard Democrat SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Jaycees are ready to rope in country music fans to the 51st annual Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo. The Jaycees announced their lineup Thursday at the Sikeston Chamber of Commerce March luncheon, promoting this year's stars as an "excellent mix of solid country music talent and rising stars," said Tim Jaynes, entertainment co-chairman for this year's rodeo. "We believe this year's lineup will really appeal to everyone."...
KRCU postpones on-air fund drive because of war (03/28/03)
A Cape Girardeau radio station has postponed its on-air spring fund drive because of the war in Iraq. Officials at KRCU, 90.9 FM, the region's Public Radio affiliate station, had planned to hold a weeklong fund-raising drive beginning Saturday. But station officials said it has been canceled at the urging of National Public Radio because new coverage of the war has squeezed out time for local on-air requests for donations...
Region/state briefs 03/28/03 (03/28/03)
Highway 72 reopens ahead of schedule Highway 72 about three miles west of Jackson was reopened Thursday, more than a day ahead of the expected completion of repairs to the Byrd Creek bridge. Large signs warned motorists that the highway would be closed Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week, but Missouri Department of Transportation area engineer Stan Johnson said the work went better than expected...
Box for old U.S. flags placed at Cape park (03/28/03)
Southeast Missourian To encourage more people to properly dispose of old flags, the American Legion in Cape Girardeau recently installed "old flag" drop boxes at Capaha Park on Broadway and on Thomas Street. "Before, people were dropping off flags at the American Legion, just leaving them on the sidewalk," said American Legion member John Yallaly. "This will be better for us and everyone else too."...
Scott City readies to expand housing market (03/28/03)
Ground could be broken in mid-May for a 63-lot housing development that would be the largest built in Scott City in the past 30 years. The preliminary plat for Park Estates, which would be located opposite the city baseball complex on the south side of Main Street, has been approved by the Scott City planning and zoning commission and city council. It awaits only permits from the state Department of Natural Resources...
Missouri gasoline prices among lowest in nation (03/28/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Only Oklahoma can boast of lower gasoline prices than the Show Me State, an analyst with AAA Auto Club of Missouri said Thursday. The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded is selling for $1.51 in Missouri, second to Oklahoma's $1.50 and well below the national average of $1.67. Some states are still paying more than $2 per gallon, including California, where the average price is $2.17, according to AAA's nationwide survey...
Restaurant worker's action led to arrest for slaying of nun (03/28/03)
NORFOLK, Va. -- James Bradley was alone mopping the floor at a Burger King early Thursday when he turned around to see a shirtless man, bleeding from scratches on his chest and arms. He knew it must be Adrian O'Neill Robinson, a Georgia man wanted for allegedly killing his father, abducting two nuns and killing and mutilating one of the women. ...
Union concerned about possible layoffs at SIU-C (03/28/03)
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Union leaders expressed concern Thursday about letters warning that Southern Illinois University at Carbondale may be forced to impose layoffs before the end of the school year. University officials say the layoffs are not certain, but may be necessitated by the state's budget woes...
Nation's mayors complain of new security costs, slower aid (03/28/03)
WASHINGTON -- The nation's mayors said Thursday the heightened state of alert is costing their cities $70 million every week, an expense they said could be eased with more federal aid sent directly rather than through states. "History has shown that money for homeland security that is sent to states are a long, long time in coming," said Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley. ...
FBI questions thousands of Iraqis in United States (03/28/03)
Ghassan Hanna served the FBI agents tea, and answered their questions while his 1 1/2-year-old daughter slept on his shoulder. Another man was awakened by a loud knock at his door. Still another couldn't believe the casually dressed man and woman were federal agents, and asked for another look at their badges...
Teen who disappeared for years reunited with mother (03/28/03)
RED SPRINGS, N.C. -- A girl who vanished at age 11 and recently turned up in Mexico -- now 15 years old, and with two children -- says she left home with an adult neighbor after becoming pregnant by him and was then kept as a virtual captive. Before Dana Pevia came home to Raeford, N.C., this week, her family had not seen her since she walked to the school bus just after 6 a.m. on June 4, 1999. They thought she had been kidnapped, possibly killed...
Couple charged in death of pregnant woman (03/28/03)
ANGLETON, Texas -- A married couple has been charged with murder in the death of a 22-year-old pregnant woman alleged to be the husband's mistress. Crystal and DeShone Boler were arrested at a relative's home Wednesday and were charged with murder, burglary, intent to commit assault and tampering with evidence. They remained in jail Thursday on $725,000 bond each...
10-year-old boy charged in killing of 3-year-old boy (03/28/03)
WOODBRIDGE, N.J. -- A 10-year-old boy was charged with murder Thursday for allegedly luring a 3-year-old boy out of a library, beating him with a baseball bat, sexually assaulting him and dumping him in a ditch. The charges were filed a day after Amir Beeks was attacked and hours after he died. The 10-year-old, who was not identified by authorities, was charged with murder, felony murder, kidnapping, illegal weapons possession and aggravated sexual assault...
Soldier's death being investigated (03/28/03)
KILLEEN, Texas -- A 22-year-old Fort Hood soldier was found dead in a park Thursday and police said they were investigating the case as a homicide. An autopsy was planned. Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke would not comment on how the soldier was killed or give any details...
Second worker dies of heart attack after smallpox vaccination (03/28/03)
WASHINGTON -- A second health care worker has died of a heart attack after receiving the smallpox vaccine, and officials are investigating whether vaccinations are to blame for cardiac problems seen in 17 people who have been inoculated. The vaccine has never been associated with heart trouble, but as a precaution, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is advising people with a history of heart disease not to be vaccinated until further investigation is complete...
Rumsfeld - Siege may help avoid urban war (03/28/03)
WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld suggested on Thursday that U.S. forces bearing down on Baghdad might lay siege to the capital and hope anti-Saddam Hussein citizens rise up against the government before American troops have to invade the city of 5 million...
House OKs Amber Alert legislation package (03/28/03)
WASHINGTON -- The House joined the Senate Thursday in approving money for a nationwide child kidnapping "Amber Alert" system, but a dispute over the House's addition of other provisions for sex offenses could delay the system's implementation. The GOP-controlled House pushed through a package of child protection measures by an overwhelming vote of 410-14, including "Amber" and "Code Adam" alerts designed to quickly stop kidnappers, a ban on computer-simulated child pornography and new punitive measures for sex offenses.. ...
Helicopter crashes during debris search, killing two (03/28/03)
BROADDUS, Texas -- A Forest Service helicopter searching for Columbia space shuttle debris crashed Thursday, killing two people and injuring three, officials said. All five were aboard the chopper when it crashed about 4 p.m. in rough, wooded terrain. The injured were taken to hospitals, said Kim Pease, a spokesman for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Conditions were not immediately known, and no names were released...
Jury orders F. Lee Bailey to pay $5 million (03/28/03)
ORLANDO, Fla. -- A federal jury found Thursday that disbarred attorney F. Lee Bailey took $2 million in fees that should have gone to the U.S. government, and he was ordered to return it and pay another $3 million in damages. Bailey, who gained fame representing celebrity clients such as Patty Hearst and O.J. Simpson, said he was "quite disappointed" by the verdict and planned to challenge it...
People talk 03/28/03 (03/28/03)
Ripa lends a hand to raise funds for college BLACKWOOD, N.J. -- Kelly Ripa is lending her name to fund-raising efforts by Camden County College, the school she attended before pursuing a career in acting and television. A letter from Ripa, co-host of the syndicated "Live With Regis & Kelly," is included in the school's fund-raising materials...
U.S. seizes $1.62 billion in Iraqi assets (03/28/03)
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration has seized $1.62 billion in Iraqi assets already frozen in the United States and will use the money to help rebuild the country once Saddam Hussein is ousted, a top Treasury Department official said Thursday. The department's general counsel, David Aufhauser, provided updated figures that follow up an initiative from President Bush last week...
TSA agency chief plans to cut 3,000 airport screener jobs (03/28/03)
WASHINGTON -- As many as 3,000 airport screeners could lose their jobs this spring as the government reassesses the size of the work force that it brought to full strength only last November. The head of the Transportation Security Administration, James Loy, told a House Appropriations subcommittee that he wants to reduce the number of screeners from 54,000 to 51,000 -- cutting about one in 18 -- and that layoff notices could begin going out April 1. ...
Al-Jazeera Web site gets hacked (03/28/03)
Hackers wreaked electronic havoc Thursday on Internet sites operated by the Arab television network Al-Jazeera, diverting Web surfers to pornography and to a page with a U.S. flag and the message "Let Freedom Ring." Hackers impersonating an Al-Jazeera employee tricked one of the Internet's most popular Web addressing companies, Network Solutions Inc., into making technical changes that effectively turned over temporary control of the network's Arabic and English Web sites...
A Marine platoon's raid and early discoveries inside Iraq (03/28/03)
NEAR AZ ZUBAYR, Iraq -- In the beginning, the 300 men that make up the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit's Echo Company expected they would be among the very first U.S. troops to cross the border, "at the tip of the spear." The first soldiers crossed the border on the first day of the war; Echo Company went in at dawn the next day. ...
Serbian police gun down suspects in prime minister's slaying (03/28/03)
BELGRADE, Serbia-Montenegro -- Police shot and killed two major suspects in the assassination of Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic as they resisted arrest late Thursday, the government said. Dusan Spasojevic and Milan Lukovic were leaders of the Zemun Clan, a crime gang that has been accused of masterminding the March 12 assassination of Djindjic, the Interior Ministry said in a statement...
Strikes hit command structures (03/28/03)
American-led forces bombed Iraqi targets and battled troops across Saddam Hussein's slowly shrinking domain Thursday, battering the regime's communications and command facilities in Baghdad. U.S. officials began sending reinforcements to the region and reported 25 Marines wounded after a friendly fire incident around An Nasiriyah...
China's response to illness shows history of hiding disasters (03/28/03)
BEIJING -- From the communists' earliest days of governing China, the axiom has been pivotal to political survival: If something doesn't look good, hide it. So it went with the disastrous famine that followed Mao's "Great Leap Forward." So it went with earthquakes, mine floodings and accidents at illegal fireworks factories. Now, it appears to be happening with the mysterious illness that has killed at least 53 people worldwide, infected 1,400 and may be spreading...
U.S. ambassador walks out of U.N. discussion on war (03/28/03)
UNITED NATIONS -- The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations walked out of a debate on the Iraqi war Thursday after Iraq's ambassador accused Washington of planning the military assault for years, falsely believing Iraqi people would welcome invading troops with "hugs and flowers."...
Venezuelan strike leader leaves for exile in Costa Rica (03/28/03)
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica -- An opposition leader charged with treason for directing a two-month strike against Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez arrived here Thursday after being granted asylum. Carlos Ortega immediately left for a meeting with Foreign Minister Roberto Tovar at the Foreign Ministry where he later told reporters he was "glad to be in Costa Rica" but that his exile "doesn't mean the democratic movements in Venezuela will come to an end."...
Shootout on border kills two, may mark start of drug turf war (03/28/03)
NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico -- Mexican federal agents killed two suspected drug runners in a shootout Thursday near the Texas border, where authorities fear a turf war is under way following the arrest of a reputed drug lord. Thursday's shootout happened in the town of Ciudad Miguel Aleman in Tamaulipas state, where Osiel Cardenas' Gulf cartel is based. One person was injured...
Japan launches satellites to help monitor N. Korean military (03/28/03)
TANEGASHIMA, Japan -- Japan rocketed two spy satellites into space from this remote island today, giving it orbiting eyes to monitor North Korea's missile and suspected nuclear weapons programs. The satellites, the first of at least four in the $2.05 billion spy program, were launched into clear but windy skies atop an H2-A rocket, the centerpiece launch vehicle of Japan's space program...
Global health agency urges screening of airline passengers (03/28/03)
In its first warning that suggests a deadly flu-like illness can be spread on airplanes, the World Health Organization said Thursday that passengers with symptoms of the disease or who may have been exposed to it shouldn't be allowed to fly. Airlines flying out of cities where the mystery disease is spreading should question passengers at check-in desks for signs of severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS, the global health agency said...
Israel remains on high alert against possible Iraqi strike (03/28/03)
JERUSALEM -- Israel is staying on high alert against an Iraqi strike despite a British assertion that coalition forces have disabled Saddam Hussein's ability to launch missiles from western Iraq, an Israeli government official said Thursday. Thousands of Palestinians demonstrated in the West Bank, pleading with Saddam Hussein to strike Israel with missiles and chemical weapons. ...
Fire that downed Swissair flight likely caused by spark (03/28/03)
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia -- An electrical spark in wiring of an in-flight entertainment system likely started the fire that brought down Swissair Flight 111 four years ago, and pilots had no chance to save the 229 people on board, a long-awaited report concluded Thursday...
Teams face early tests in ND event (03/28/03)
Less than a week into the season, area teams will test their progress when the Noon Optimist Spring Classic Girls Soccer Tournament opens today at Notre Dame Regional High School. The group will include host Notre Dame, Central, Jackson, Poplar Bluff, Farmington, Perryville, St. ...
Scott City sweeps Chaffee quad meet (03/28/03)
Loren Groves bested two of her own school records as the Scott City boys and girls track and field teams won a quad meet in Chaffee, Mo., on Thursday. The boys won easily with 140 points. Chaffee finished second with 51, followed by Kelly (45), Portageville (36) and Oran (19). Scott City's girls edged Chaffee 92 to 87. Kelly finished third (37) and Oran fourth (15)...
Harrick quits, retires from coaching amid Georgia scandal (03/28/03)
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Georgia coach Jim Harrick resigned Thursday amid a scandal in the basketball program, then announced he was retiring. "My players have always been important to me, and I did not want the media attention or questions about my status to distract them any more," the 64-year-old Harrick said in a statement...
UK outlasts Badgers for Elite Eight spot (03/28/03)
MINNEAPOLIS -- Keith Bogans stood in front of the bench and cupped his hands together, silently pleading for his Kentucky teammates to pull through without him. As they have all during a remarkable winning streak, the Wildcats showed their balance and power Thursday night and gave the injured Bogans his wish...
Improved pitchers on right track, coaches say (03/28/03)
Jeremy Tyson has helped develop impressive staffs during his previous three seasons with the Southeast Missouri State University baseball team. And despite a slow start this year, Tyson, Southeast's pitching coach, expects the this season's mound corps to rank right up there with some of the best...
Lowell homers twice; Marlins batter Cards (03/28/03)
JUPITER, Fla. -- Mike Lowell homered twice and Josh Beckett tuned up for opening day with two scoreless innings as the Florida Marlins beat the Cardinals 8-1 Thursday. Mike Mordecai and Brad Banks also homered for Florida. Lowell's first homer and Mordecai's came off Cardinals starter Jason Simontacchi...
Panthers penalty in final minute gives Blues a winning boost (03/28/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Doug Weight scored a power-play goal with two seconds left following a too-many-men-on-the-ice penalty to give the Blues a 2-1 victory Thursday over the Florida Panthers. The infraction, called with 54 seconds remaining, was the only penalty whistled against the Panthers in the game...
Stewart off to a good start minus the controversy (03/28/03)
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Tony Stewart was standing in the Oval Office when President Bush looked at the Winston Cup champion and asked, "Aren't you the bad boy of NASCAR?" Stewart responded affirmatively during that meeting last December. He couldn't deny his reputation...
Costliest tickets put Red Sox at top of MLB (03/28/03)
NEW YORK -- The Boston Red Sox have baseball's top average ticket price for the sixth straight year at $42.34, and the sport's overall average increased 2.8 percent to $18.69. Boston's average increased 6.7 percent, according to the Team Marketing Report's annual study, which was released Thursday. The New York Yankees are second at $24.86, followed by the New York Mets at $23.50...
Turkey hunting season nears, but with limits (03/28/03)
If you spring turkey hunt in Missouri, you're probably counting the days until April 2, opening day for the 2003 spring turkey hunting season. The good news for Missouri residents between ages 6 and 15 is that you don't have to wait more than three weeks to go turkey hunting. You can participate in the youth-only spring turkey hunting season April 12 and 13...
Burk raises the bar in her game of rhetoric (03/28/03)
Sorry, Martha Burk, you just lost me. You say it is "appalling" that women soldiers can lay down their lives for democratic values but are shut out of Augusta National Golf Club. I say the women fighting in Iraq are worried a lot more about sandstorms than sand traps...
FanFare 3/8/03 (03/28/03)
Briefly Baseball
  • Shane Reynolds was put on waivers Thursday by the Astros, who decided to use young pitchers Tim Redding and Jeriome Robertson in their rotation. Reynolds, who said he had fully recovered from a season-ending back operation last summer, had been effective at times during spring training despite an 0-1 record and 5.87 ERA...
  • Pear blooms, chestnuts, french toast (03/28/03)
    In our nation's capital this week, hundreds of thousands of permanent residents, temporary officeholders and curious tourists are enjoying the annual display of cherry blossoms that, I'm told, take your breath away. I've been to Washington, D.C., a few times, but never when the cherry trees are blooming, so I can't vouch for them firsthand. ...
    Homer to Hemingway - Making art from war (03/28/03)
    NEW YORK -- As Civil War soldiers lay injured in the makeshift hospitals of Washington, D.C., Walt Whitman walked among them, bearing food and bandages. "I go around among these sights, among the crowded hospitals doing what I can, yet it is a mere drop in the bucket. ... The path I follow, I suppose I may say, is my own," he later wrote...
    Everybody's a critic - 'View from the Top' (03/28/03)
    Three stars Even a small town girl who has been told for years she is going nowhere can prove them all wrong. The main character in "View from the Top" is a head-strong woman who has to change her life or go crazy. This light-hearted, feel-good movie is what we need now. Don't forget the sappy romance, too...
    Let's Eat Out - El Torero offers good food, large portions (03/28/03)
    I went to El Torero on a Saturday at lunchtime when there was a mixed crowd of singles and married with kids. I was surprised how well everybody was getting along. Nobody's children were screeching and saying, "I don't like this." The singles weren't giving the married people the evil eye that says, "How dare you come out and have a good time with your family." A good time was being had by all...
    New on CD 3/28/03 (03/28/03)
    'One Step Forward'The first album from the French-African sister duo Helene and Celia Faussart, "Princesses Nubiennes," was a delight -- a smooth, soulful mix of music and vocals that grabbed the listener's attention from the first note. That makes listening to their sophomore effort, "One Step Forward," that much more difficult...
    Artifacts 3/28/03 (03/28/03)
    Student Juried Art Exhibition opens today The annual Student Juried Art Exhibition opens today at the University Museum in Memorial Hall at Southeast Missouri State University. The show will consist of art created by Southeast students during the past year. ...
    Heartland Pops Orchestra & Chorus to perform April 6 (03/28/03)
    Mary Bauer is used to singing her favorite songs from Disney movies in pageants and talent contests she sometimes competes in. "Part of Your World" from "The Little Mermaid" and "Rockin' Robin" were her staples. The sixth-grade student at St. Mary Cathedral School in Cape Girardeau didn't know a thing about Cosette or "Les Miserables" until a few weeks ago...
    'American Masters' looks at Joni Mitchell (03/28/03)
    You don't have to like Joni Mitchell's music -- though how could you resist? Either way, it's hard to argue that she isn't an artistic giant. An original. A nearly inescapable musical influence for more than three decades. (And a painter, to boot.)...
    Chicago singer-songwriter Michael Smith to perform (03/28/03)
    Chicago-based singer-songwriter Michael Smith will be featured in "A Spring Afternoon Concert" April 6 at the Schock Community Arts Center, 116 E. Hickory St. in Scott City. Smith's songs have been recorded by Steve Goodman, Jimmy Buffett, Claudia Schmidt, Tom Rush and David Allan Coe, among others...
    Charles East (03/28/03)
    Charles L. East, 78, of Melbourne, Fla., died Wednesday, March 26, 2003, at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne. He was born Feb. 6, 1925, in Murphysboro, Ill., son of Jeff and Aureila Young East. East was a graduate of the former St. Mary's High School in Cape Girardeau. He was a retired master sergeant with the U.S. Air Force, and also retired from McDonnell Douglas in St. Louis...
    Coy McDowell (03/28/03)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Coy G. McDowell, 76, of Sikeston died Thursday, March 27, 2003, at his home. He was born May 11, 1926, at Morehouse, Mo., son of Walter and Ruby Burns McDowell. He and Martha Lou Kelley were married May 17, 1947, in Londre, Ark. She died July 4, 1994...
    Loretta Dannenmueller (03/28/03)
    KELSO, Mo. -- Loretta Gertrude Dannenmueller, 87, of Kelso, died Thursday, March 27, 2003 at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
    Raymond Steiner (03/28/03)
    Raymond A. Steiner, 86, of Pocahontas died Wednesday, March 26, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born March 11, 1917, at Pocahontas, son of Otto H. and Augusta Petzoldt Steiner. Steiner farmed all his life. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church at Pocahontas and had served on the finance board...
    Bessie Miller (03/28/03)
    Bessie Marie Miller, 98, died Wednesday, March 26, 2003, at Hunter Acres Nursing Center in Sikeston, Mo. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
    David Ohngren (03/28/03)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- David W. Ohngren, 62, of Perryville died Wednesday, March 12, 2003, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. He was born June 16, 1940, in St. Louis. He was a Vietnam War veteran, serving in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1958 to 1963. He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans, a member of VFW Post 4282 and a member of the 1st Marine Division Association...
    Eula James (03/28/03)
    MCGEE, Mo. -- Eula Marie James, 67, of McGee died Thursday, March 27, 2003, at her home. She was born Jan. 18, 1936, at McGee, daughter of Clarence and Lillie VanMatre Wills. She and Hubert James were married Jan. 24, 1953, at McGee. He died April 8, 1999...
    Cletis Nance (03/28/03)
    Cletis Nance, 69, of Jackson, died Thursday, March 27, 2003, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
    Naomi McDowell (03/28/03)
    A. Naomi McDowell, 94, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, March 27, 2003, at Chateau Girardeau. McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
    Carlton Crain (03/28/03)
    Carlton Crain, 72, of Jackson passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born March 6, 1931, at Oak Ridge, son of Ellis and Irene Hopkins Crain. He and Ann Dumey were married July 5, 1955, in Cape Girardeau...
    Chad Birk (03/28/03)
    Chad Ryan Birk, 22 years and 5 months, of Jackson was called to his heavenly home Tuesday, March 25, 2003. He died peacefully at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, surrounded by family and friends. He fought courageously through the end. Friends may call today from 4 to 8 p.m. at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson, and Saturday, March 29, after 10 a.m. at Zion United Methodist Church in Gordonville...
    Walter Roth (03/28/03)
    Walter Roth, 90, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, March 26, 2003, at his home. He was born Dec. 14, 1912, in Cape Girardeau, son of Martin and Magdalena Walter Roth. He and Louise Bender were married April 14, 1950, in Cape Girardeau. Walter graduated from Central High School, received A.B. ...
    Ruth Lindabury (03/28/03)
    Ruth M. Lindabury passed away Saturday, March 22, 2003, in Missouri City, Texas, at the age of 85 years and three months. She was born Ruth Mildred Cayse Dec. 22, 1917, in St. Louis, daughter of William E. Cayse Sr. and Hazel Dale Cayse. Ruth graduated from Ritenour High School in Overland, Mo., in 1935. On Feb. 16, 1940, in St. Louis, she married Tryon S. "Lindy" Lindabury, an aeronautical engineer from Burlington, N.J...
    Births 3/28/03 (03/28/03)
    Brown Son to Craig Michael and Stephanie Beth Brown of Jackson, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 12:19 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, 2003. Name, Eli Michael. Weight, 7 pounds 8 ounces. Mrs. Brown is the former Stephanie Krauss, daughter of Howard and Charlotte Krauss of Perryville, Mo. Brown is the son of Glennon and Rose Brown of Perryville...
    Cape police report 3/28/03 (03/28/03)
    Cape Girardeau Friday, March 28 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Marcus Deshawn Tunks, 23, of 447 N. Main, Apt. B, Cape Girardeau, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated...
    Out of the past 3/28/03 (03/28/03)
    10 years ago: March 28, 1993 Four residents of state of Florida are arrested and charged with abduction of two Dutchtown women; Rebecca Hedrick, 17, and Martha M. Griffith, 22, were abducted from their homes last night by suspects identified as two Hispanic males and two women...
    Holiday Inn - Lifetime of memories (03/28/03)
    By Nancy Nussbaum Robinson Last night I awoke and started thinking about the Holiday Inn and its impending demise. I thought about yesterday when my friend and I went to the Holiday Inn for lunch to celebrate her birthday. She reminisced about her late husband and remembered fondly the many times they would come to eat a sumptuous meal in the beautiful dining room while listening to lively or soothing music from the electronic organ on which Vi Keyes would play for many years...
    Special military salutes slated for April 6 (03/28/03)
    As could be expected in times of armed conflict, Americans are finding good ways to show their support for U.S. troops and each other. Nowhere is that more evident than right here in our area. On Sunday, April 6, the Southeast Missourian is providing another opportunity to put our men and women in the armed forces in the spotlight they so richly deserve. That day's newspaper will contain a special section that honors those in the military who are near and dear to us...
    State act would provide needed safeguards (03/28/03)
    While so much attention is focused on Iraq, ordinary events grind on. And nowhere is this more apparent than in Jefferson City, where Missouri lawmakers have only a few weeks left in this year's legislative session to address bigger-than-ordinary issues...
    School board's TIF decision based on facts (03/28/03)
    To the editor: Your Saturday editorial which couched the Cape Girardeau School District's decision to reject the Prestwick tax-increment financing proposal as an argument pitting pro-development versus anti-tax break contingencies completely missed the mark. Being pro-development and anti-TIF proposal are not mutually exclusive...
    Water park run by city would be wonderful asset (03/28/03)
    To the editor: Should Cape Girardeau own and operate a water park? In my opinion, yes. This is a quality-of-life issue. A water park would give Cape residents another recreational choice. When industries look at what a city has to offer their employees' families, they like to see a diversity of activities. When the Capaha Park pool goes down, it will not make sense to build another pool similar to the pool already in place at Central Junior High School...
    Speak Out 03/28/03 (03/28/03)
    Plan isn't equitable I HAVE been following the proposed tax increase for storm-water projects in Cape Girardeau. I will be voting no. I have been complaining to the city about the water runoff from North West End Boulevard for the last 14 years with no results. This area is not one of those slated for improvements. I do not feel everyone should pay for storm-water improvements when there are so many others in the city with similar issues that are not being addressed...
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