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Community Q&A 03/31/03 (03/31/03)
  • Name: Tim Hahn Lives in: Jackson Family: My bride, Tenisa, and our cat, Pumpkin. Job: Director of Marketing for Midamerica Hotels Corporation. What do you like most about the area? My family lives in Cape Girardeau and I like being close to them. ...
  • Military digest 03/31/03 (03/31/03)
    Perryville man aboard USS Harry S. Truman Naval Petty Officer 3rd Class Derek N. Hotop, son of Glenda L. Hotop of Perryville, Mo., is halfway through a scheduled six-month deployment while assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman, based in Norfolk, Va. Hotop is a 1996 graduate of St. Vincent's High School in Perryville. He joined the Navy in November 1996...
    Woodmen help through auction, meat sale (03/31/03)
    With the help of Modern Woodmen's national Matching Funds Program, members from Cape Girardeau raised funds to help Tom Kuehn through a pie auction and a smoked meat sale. The event raised $2,537. Funds were matched by the Modern Woodmen home office for a total of $5,037 donated by the camp...
    Community briefs 03/31/03 (03/31/03)
    ESL teacher's seminar scheduled this week Jerry Kinsey of St. Louis will be leading a seminar on teaching English as a second language Thursday through Saturday. This 16-hour seminar will provide training Thursday and Friday evening and all day Saturday. The class takes place at Lynwood Baptist Church. Class size is limited. Call Suzi to register at 335-6993...
    Community cuisine 03/31/03 (03/31/03)
    Krispy Kreme sale to fund graduation party The Kelly High School senior class is trying to raise money for Project Graduation 2003, an alcohol-free, drug-free graduation party for the class and parents. Orders for Krispy Kreme doughnuts will be taken until Friday. The doughnuts can be picked up from 8 to 10 a.m. on April 12 at Atmos Energy Company, 142 N. Ramsey, Sikeston, Mo., or St. Denis School, U.S. 61, Benton, Mo...
    War adds meaning to coming musical service (03/31/03)
    As practices for their annual Fourth of July cantata begin, a group of adults and children at Shawnee Hills Baptist Church in Jackson say the war in Iraq has brought new meaning to their patriotic program. "With the war going on, I think our hearts are more in it," said Leisa Floyd of Jackson. "There's definitely more participation this year."...
    Sex offender law updated, but list not always complete (03/31/03)
    Cape Girardeau residents are struggling to understand how a convicted sex offender could live in the city for reportedly six months without having registered with the sheriff's department. Authorities say the system isn't perfect. When Timothy T. Glas, 35, was arrested Tuesday, it was because he didn't register within 10 days of his arrival. Instead, he told no one and started working as a children's gymnastics coach...
    House bill to license anesthesia assistants causes debate (03/31/03)
    A proposal to license a new kind of anesthesia provider in Missouri has ignited a turf war between area doctors and nurses, and a key point of contention is whether it would make surgery patients less safe. Citing a shortage of nurses, doctors who specialize in anesthesia say Missouri needs to create an alternative to nurse anesthetists: anesthesiologist assistants...
    Survivors of Holocaust to speak at SEMO (03/31/03)
    Holocaust survivor Mendel Rosenberg will speak about his wartime experiences at Holocaust Remembrance Day on April 30 at Southeast Missouri State University. The Common Hour program is scheduled for noon to 1:20 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom...
    Man gets Woodmen recognition for service as volunteer (03/31/03)
    Members of the Cape Girardeau camp of Modern Woodmen of America recently recognized Richard Copeland's volunteer service and accomplishments recently with a certificate showing their appreciation. "Modern Woodmen deeply believes in volunteer community service and developed a community service recognition program as a way to acknowledge and thank strong volunteers all across the United States," said Marci Mann, Modern Woodmen camp secretary...
    Missouri Medicaid expenses quadruple over 10 years (03/31/03)
    HERMITAGE, Mo. -- Seven years ago, Anna Phillips was in high school and hopeful about her future. She never imagined being enrolled in a government health care program for the poor. But Phillips, now 26, dropped out of high school and has worked intermittently cleaning homes. Two of her children are already enrolled in Medicaid, and she is pregnant again...
    Businesses say Kansas City ignored federal laws on minorities (03/31/03)
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Three black contractors have filed a formal complaint with the federal government claiming the city has ignored federal laws requiring minority participation in some redevelopment projects. The businessmen filed a grievance with the Department of Housing and Urban Development against the city and redevelopment contractors, alleging they "pre-empted economic opportunities for low- and very low-income people, which causes perverse economic racism."...
    State auditors discover $500,000 in sheriff's evidence locker (03/31/03)
    ST. LOUIS -- State auditors found envelopes stuffed with up to $500,000 in the St. Louis sheriff's department's evidence locker, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported in a copyright story Sunday. And the city's prosecutor, Jennifer Joyce, is laying claim to the cash, figuring the city's general fund -- now $20 million in the red -- could use the money...
    Housing market may be declining (03/31/03)
    WASHINGTON -- While business has cooled, real estate agent Myra Zollinger says house hunters are still scoping out properties and sales are humming. "There has been a slowdown, but we are nowhere near dead by a long shot," says Zollinger, owner of a residential real estate company in Chapel Hill, N.C. "Things are still pretty strong."...
    Drug offers surprising results in early trials on Parkinson's (03/31/03)
    WASHINGTON -- A preliminary trial to test the safety of a drug in people with Parkinson's disease surprised scientists when all five patients showed measurable improvement. The drug eliminated the periods of immobility that had occurred as much as 20 percent of the time before treatment and reduced or stopped the involuntary movements common to the disease, said Clive N. ...
    Rumsfeld, generals defend war plan amid new criticism (03/31/03)
    WASHINGTON -- The nation's top generals and Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld defended their Iraqi strategy on Sunday against new criticism they had underestimated the opposition and started the war with too few troops. Rumsfeld, whose confident, sometimes combative style is quickly becoming a focus of criticism, insisted Sunday that the plan to attack Iraq -- which he called a good one -- had originated with war commander Gen. ...
    People talk 3/31/03 (03/31/03)
    Hollywood and drug abuse: surprising candor LOS ANGELES -- A documentary filmmaker was surprised by the candor of the movie stars he interviewed for a film about how Hollywood deals with the subject of drug abuse. Bruce Sinofsky, whose AMC documentary "Hollywood High" was scheduled to air Monday, said director Oliver Stone admitted trying the hallucinogen peyote to get inspiration for "The Doors," the story of rocker Jim Morrison...
    Nation briefs 03/31/03 (03/31/03)
    Kentucky native killed in Central America MOUNT VERNON, Ky. -- A Kentucky native who was working as a missionary in Central America was shot and killed during a robbery in Guatemala, according to published reports. Todd Fields, 41, had been a missionary in Honduras for 13 years. He was leading a group of high school students on a retreat to Guatemala on Friday when the group was robbed, Elizabeth Hammons, Fields' mother-in-law, told the Lexington Herald-Leader for a story in Sunday editions...
    Inmate families in spat with states over phone calls (03/31/03)
    With a husband in prison, Gillian Bennett's soaring phone bills were one more painful burden. So she signed on to a service that cut her monthly costs from $500 to $50 -- and skirted the prison system's expensive rates. But what sounded like a good financial move quickly turned sour. New York state and the phone company said she broke prison rules, and blocked all calls from her husband to their Albany, N.Y., home. Her husband, imprisoned hours away, was threatened with solitary confinement...
    Michigan admissions rules move toward Supreme Court (03/31/03)
    DETROIT -- Barbara Grutter spent years as a health care consultant, had good grades and high test scores. So when she was rejected by the University of Michigan's law school, she wondered why her life experiences hadn't caught the eye of admissions officers...
    Expensive new heart stents may save money in the end (03/31/03)
    CHICAGO -- Much-anticipated new drug-covered stents, expected to cost three times more than the standard variety, could actually save money in the long run by reducing heart patients' need for expensive repeat angioplasty and bypass surgery, according to a new analysis...
    Gunman kills man during church service (03/31/03)
    ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. -- A gunman stood up during a church service Sunday and repeatedly shot a man with whom he had been feuding, killing him, police said. At least seven people were injured trying to flee the building, some by leaping out windows, authorities said...
    Most still use pen and paper to do income taxes (03/31/03)
    We love the Internet. Can't live without it, and can't recall how we ever managed before it took over the world, right? Well, we're not there yet when it comes to income taxes. In a survey of more than 2,400 people online, 62 percent said they don't use a computer to complete their taxes, choosing instead to do it the old-fashioned way, with pen and paper...
    Padding earnings, padded pay (03/31/03)
    NEW YORK -- It's not just the excessive executive paychecks that are raising eyebrows. It's how those salaries got so big in the first place. Compensation for top talent isn't driven just by competition in the marketplace, but by the methods companies use to determine who gets how much...
    Thousands of protesters continue to hit U.S. streets (03/31/03)
    PITTSBURGH -- War protesters blocked traffic and some were pepper-sprayed and arrested during a snowy demonstration in Pittsburgh on Sunday, while thousands of protesters marched through Philadelphia in a cold rain. The two Pennsylvania demonstrations were among a number of scattered rallies around the country Sunday, some in opposition to the war in Iraq and others in support...
    Over year later, some buildings near WTC still remain closed (03/31/03)
    NEW YORK -- Eighteen months after the World Trade Center was destroyed, several surrounding office buildings are still closed and the future of the largest remains uncertain. The 40-story Deutsche Bank tower just south of the trade center site has been cleared of a mold that infested it for months after the attack, but its owners have not decided whether to raze or repair it. Other buildings, such as a major Post Office building just north of the site, are still being cleaned and overhauled...
    Rock's 'Head of State' wins campaign for box-office reign (03/31/03)
    LOS ANGELES -- Audiences gave their votes to Chris Rock and put his presidential farce "Head of State" in the lead with a weekend box office of $14 million. The Steve Martin and Queen Latifah comedy "Bringing Down the House," the top movie for three straight weekends, held the runner-up slot with $12.5 million, according to studio estimates Sunday...
    Veteran Pennsylvania House Speaker Ryan dies at 70 (03/31/03)
    PHILADELPHIA -- Pennsylvania House Speaker Matthew J. Ryan, the second-longest serving member of the Pennsylvania House, has died at the age of 70. Ryan, who was diagnosed with stomach cancer last year, died late Saturday at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, surrounded by his wife, Delaware County Court of Common Pleas judge Patricia H. Jenkins, and five children, said Roger Nick, Ryan's chief of staff...
    Key developments in the war against Iraq (03/31/03)
  • U.S. troops are ready to launch a major assault against Iraqi Republican Guard forces protecting Baghdad, but the commanding general may wait for pressure to build on Saddam Hussein before striking, U.S. war planners said Sunday. A Marine UH-1 Huey helicopter crashed at a forward supply and refueling point in southern Iraq on Sunday, killing three U.S. servicemen and wounding one, the U.S. military said. Enemy fire wasn't involved, U.S. authorities said...
  • Massive armada of U.S. bombers strikes Baghdad (03/31/03)
    BAGHDAD, Iraq -- U.S. warplanes, including a massive armada of long-range bombers, pounded leadership positions in Baghdad, and missiles ignited a fire that raged before dawn Monday at the Iraqi Information Ministry. The blaze, yards away from a shopping mall named for Saddam Hussein's birthday, was put out after about 30 minutes...
    Troops trying to build Iraqi trust (03/31/03)
    Allied soldiers inched toward Baghdad on Sunday and killed or captured about 150 paramilitary fighters in a southern stronghold, trying at every turn to root out loyalists of Saddam Hussein and stay safe from those who may be combatants in disguise...
    Iraq rewards family of suicide attacker who killed 4 Americans (03/31/03)
    BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraq gave $34,000 to the family of an Iraqi army officer who killed four U.S. soldiers in a suicide attack, and the leader of the militant group Islamic Jihad said Sunday its volunteers had gone to Baghdad for similar bombing missions against the "American invasion."...
    EU begins first military mission to keep Macedonian peace (03/31/03)
    TETOVO, Macedonia -- Clasping her daughter's hand, Mahmudije Iljazi rushes to close up shop and get home before darkness falls -- and the murders and bombings resume in this mountain town. Macedonia's ethnic war formally ended nearly two years ago, but the Balkan nation that split from the old Yugoslavia remains unstable from violence and other lawlessness...
    Fans celebrate anniversary of Vincent van Gogh's birth (03/31/03)
    AMSTERDAM, Netherlands -- Lured by free admission, thousands of fans flocked to Amsterdam's Vincent van Gogh Museum on Sunday to celebrate the Dutch painter's 150th birthday. Visitors were treated to classical music as they waited in lines that stretched around the building. Experts answered questions about the life of an artist beloved today yet impoverished, disturbed and virtually unknown in his time...
    'Invisible' coat technology could aid pilots, doctors (03/31/03)
    TOKYO -- Kazutoshi Obana's gray, hooded coat doesn't just keep him dry in a downpour. It can also make him seem invisible. On a clear day at Tokyo University, Obana stands outside and dons the coat. Viewed through a special projector lens, the people behind him appear as images in a fuzzy, greenish tint on his coat -- as if he were see-through...
    Saddam reorganized chain of command (03/31/03)
    BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Saddam Hussein set up a system giving his most trusted lieutenants and local tribal leaders the power to mount a guerrilla campaign or other military measures without waiting for his orders. Saddam reorganized his chain of command before the war so that he need not give every order and thus make himself vulnerable to U.S. electronic detection. U.S. officials, however, see the absence of Saddam's strong hand on the battlefield as a sign that he may be dead or wounded...
    U.S. considering new offensives after Afghan ambush (03/31/03)
    BAGRAM, Afghanistan -- The U.S. military said Sunday it is considering a wider offensive to root out terror groups in Afghanistan following an ambush by suspected Taliban rebels that killed two U.S. special forces soldiers and injured another. The attack in the southern province of Helmand on Saturday was the sign of an "uptick" in rebel activity following the start of the Iraq war about 10 days ago, said U.S. ...
    Rocket slams into Kabul HQ of peacekeepers (03/31/03)
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- A rocket slammed into the headquarters of the international peacekeeping force in Afghanistan late Sunday. There were no reports of injuries. The compound, consisting of several buildings surrounded by high stone walls, is located across the street from the heavily fortified U.S. Embassy. Few peacekeepers were present at the time...
    Iraqis in port city of Umm Qasr show small signs of confidence (03/31/03)
    UMM QASR, Iraq -- The portrait of Saddam Hussein welcoming drivers to this port city has been freshly painted over with three red Xs. Overnight, locals say new slogans reading "Death to Saddam" and "Down with Saddam" appeared on the walls at the market...
    Mystery illness closes second hospital in Toronto area (03/31/03)
    TORONTO -- Health officials closed a second Toronto-area hospital to new patients and asked hundreds of its employees to quarantine themselves as a deadly flu-like illness continued to spread worldwide. Anyone who has worked at York Central Hospital since March 16 has been asked to stay in their homes for 10 days to try to contain the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome, hospital president Frank Lussing said Saturday. The hospital has 1,800 employees...
    Bolivia's president stakes future on relationship with U.S. (03/31/03)
    LA PAZ, Bolivia -- The government of Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada, Bolivia's president, is on the verge of collapse. He has the lowest ratings of any South American leader, and admits coups are brewing beneath him. Last week he sought relief from his ally, the United States, and received $10 million in aid and some kind words about the vitality of Bolivian democracy. But analysts warn that the more he looks for U.S. support, the further he drives himself from his people and out of office...
    Frustrated U.S. Marines anxious for faster action (03/31/03)
    CENTRAL IRAQ -- The men of the 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines grow more frustrated by the day. Many wait longingly for word of a potential combat mission, something to make them feel useful. They've been trained to lead the charge in battle, to be on the front lines -- not wait idly on the sidelines. But these Marines have spent the past week mostly driving and patrolling peaceful farming areas in central Iraq as they hear occasional news of other U.S. forces in combat...
    Sports digest 3/31/03 (03/31/03)
    Colleges
  • Caesar Garcia won the platform diving competition Saturday to help Auburn take the team title in the NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships in Austin, Texas. Auburn placed a swimmer and diver in each event to compile 609.5 points for its third NCAA championship. Texas, the winner the last three years, finished second with 413 points...
  • Softball falls; track shines (03/31/03)
    Southeast Missouri State University's softball team was denied a series sweep of Tennessee State as the visiting Tigers rolled to a 10-4 victory Sunday. The Otahkians, who swept Saturday's doubleheader, fell to 6-15 overall and 2-1 in Ohio Valley Conference play. The Tigers are 6-19 and 3-5...
    Newman nabs second career win (03/31/03)
    FORT WORTH, Texas -- Ryan Newman passed Dale Earnhardt Jr. with 11 laps remaining and held on to win the Samsung/Radio Shack 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday. Newman gambled by changing just two tires on his last pit stop, and the payoff was his second career victory and first since Sept. 15, 2002, in New Hampshire...
    Many teams think this is their year (03/31/03)
    Jim Thome saw a couple of highlights in person, watched a few others on TV. Most everywhere he looked this spring, something caught his eye. Soaring home runs by Gary Sheffield and Mo Vaughn. Sharp outings by Greg Maddux and Josh Beckett. Steamed rushes by Mike Piazza and Vladimir Guerrero...
    Orangemen carve up top-seeded OU (03/31/03)
    ALBANY, N.Y. -- Carmelo Anthony cut the down the net, then stuck strands underneath his brand new white cap that showed the next stop for the Syracuse Orangemen: New Orleans. The freshman sensation led the way, scoring 20 points and adding 10 rebounds to help knock off top-seeded Oklahoma 63-47 in the East Regional final Sunday...
    Love dominates at Players (03/31/03)
    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- The guys playing alongside and behind him called it one of the greatest rounds they had ever seen. And this time, they weren't talking about Tiger Woods. Davis Love III hit all the shots and made all the crucial putts Sunday in The Players Championship, closing with an 8-under 64 in cold, blustery conditions for a victory he ranks among his best...
    Rangers prevail in opener (03/31/03)
    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- With Game 7 winner John Lackey on the mound, ThunderStix in the stands and the Rally Monkey on the scoreboard, the Anaheim Angels started this season the same way they began last year -- with a thud. Alex Rodriguez, Juan Gonzalez and Michael Young homered, making manager Buck Showalter a winner in his Texas debut as the Rangers beat the World Series champion Angels 6-3 Sunday night in the major league opener. Most teams begin their seasons today...
    Longhorns only No. 1 to advance (03/31/03)
    SAN ANTONIO -- As the final seconds ticked off, T.J. Ford dribbled to halfcourt, flashed the "Hook 'em Horns" sign to a sea of burnt orange in the crowd and hugged his grinning coach. The star guard and the rest of the Texas Longhorns can celebrate all the way to the Final Four, the school's first trip there in 56 years...
    Final roster spot is going to the wire (03/31/03)
    ST. LOUIS -- It looks like the competition for the St. Louis Cardinals' 25th roster spot will go right down to the wire. Manager Tony La Russa indicated Sunday that the team might not decide between outfielders So Taguchi and Kerry Robinson until close to game time for today's opener against the Milwaukee Brewers...
    Curious to know Cardinals' fate? Why wait? (03/31/03)
    Baseball's regular season is like a bad day at traffic court (not that I would know). After a fingernail-chomping wait, it finally begins and the knowledge of who did what satisfies your curiosities and your boredom. But let's just skip the regular season, jump in the way-forward machine and find out the fate of the four team bottleneck that is the National League Central race...
    Jeremiah's to open downtown comedy club (03/31/03)
    Stop me if you've heard this one: Jeremiah's has recently added a comedy club that will bring nationally touring comics to town every weekend. It's going to be called the Comedy Club at Jeremiah's, said owner Donn Ganim. It unofficially debuted last weekend with a dueling pianos comedy act and kicks off officially April 11 and 12...
    Breaking news snafus leave ABC News scrambling to catch up (03/31/03)
    NEW YORK -- ABC News offers the latest example of how the reputations of television news organizations can rise or fall in the time it takes to flick a remote control. The network responded slowly at the outset of the year's two biggest stories -- the outbreak of war in Iraq and the space shuttle explosion -- and compounded it with a technical goof that left local stations scrambling to fill dead air in the war's opening hours...
    Tango time - Duvall indulges dance hobby as hit man hoofer (03/31/03)
    By David Germain ~ The Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- Many actors in their 70s gripe that they're lucky to land marginal roles as somebody's grandpa. Not so with Robert Duvall, who says he's getting more acting offers the older he gets...
    People on the move 03/31/03 (03/31/03)
    Swan nominated for higher education board Kathy Swan of Cape Girardeau has been nominated for a seat on the Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education. Swan, 52, is president of Johnson Communication Services Inc. in Cape Girardeau. She was formerly the vice president of the Cape Girardeau School Board and currently serves on the Missouri Business Education Roundtable...
    Toeing a new line (03/31/03)
    Long known for comfort, Brown Shoe tries to lure women with sexy styles By Betsy Taylor ~ The Associated Press CLAYTON, Mo. Behind the staid walls of Brown Shoe's brick and glass corporate building lies a fashion lover's dream come true: showrooms featuring hundreds upon hundreds of shoes that have yet to hit store shelves...
    Business memo 03/31/03 (03/31/03)
    Economy grew at small rate in fourth quarter WASHINGTON -- The economy grew at a mediocre 1.4 percent annual rate in the final quarter of 2002, and many economists think it won't do much better -- and perhaps worse -- in the current quarter as the stagnant job market and war uncertainties make American consumers and businesses more cautious...
    Legislation aims to keep postage rate same (03/31/03)
    As the publisher of the Gazette-Democrat in Anna, Ill., Jerry Reppert spends a quarter-million dollars a year on postage. He thinks that's plenty. That's one of the reasons why Reppert, who also is chairman of the National Newspaper Association's governmental affairs committee, is backing proposed Congressional legislation that would ensure the price of postage stamps won't be raised until 2006...
    Jittery fund investors should keep focus on basics (03/31/03)
    Now that war in Iraq has begun, financial pros say an investor's best strategy is to maintain the conservative approach many have maintained for much of Wall Street's three-year slide. "The war could get worse or not go according to plan. The market could have a significant selloff. ...
    Dr. Richard Reavis (03/31/03)
    DONGOLA, Ill. -- Dr. Richard L. Reavis, 64, of Dongola dued Saturday, March 29, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Crain Funeral Home in Dongola. Funeral will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home...
    Winifred Womick (03/31/03)
    ANNA, Ill. -- Winifred "Winnie" Hartline Womick, 79, of Anna died Saturday, March 29, 2003, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale, Ill. She was born July 7, 1923, in Anna, daughter of Willis A. and Ada Bouton Alden Hartline. She and Theodore R. "Ted" Womick were married Nov. 20, 1943, in Cape Girardeau...
    Ernest Motley (03/31/03)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Ernest E. Motley, 87, of Perryville died Sunday, March 30, 2003, at the Missouri Veteran's Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Jan. 14, 1916, in Ripley, Miss., son of John and Myrtle Meeks Motley. He and Frieda Bergmann were married July 23, 1959...
    Mary Ann Squires (03/31/03)
    MOUNDS, Ill. -- Mary Ann Squires, 73, of Olive Branch, Ill., died Saturday, March 29, 2003, at her residence. She was born Nov. 26, 1929, in Mounds, daughter of John R. and Mary Agnes Ryan Travers. She was married to Gary Squires. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Mound City, the church's Ladies Sodality, Beta Sigma Phi sorority and board member of the Alexander County Water District...
    Dr. Charles Wilson (03/31/03)
    Dr. Charles F. Wilson, age 87, died March 29, 2003, at Cape Girardeau. He was born May 19, 1915, in Cape Girardeau to Charles G. Wilson and Nell Brooks Wilson. He attended the college demonstration school, SEMO College High, and received his bachelor's degree from Southeast Missouri State University and his MD degree from Vanderbilt Medical School...
    Cape/Jackson fire reports 3/31/03 (03/31/03)
    Cape Girardeau Monday, March 31 Firefighters responded to the following item Saturday: At 9:13 p.m., an emergency medical service at 1427 N. Kingshighway. Firefighters responded to the following items Sunday: At 12:13 a.m., an emergency medical service at 316 S. Lorimier...
    Cape police report 3/31/03 (03/31/03)
    Cape Girardeau Monday, March 31 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Gabriel Baca, 48, of Quincy, Ill., was arrested Sunday on a Pike County warrant for failure to appear in court...
    Out of the past 3/31/03 (03/31/03)
    10 years ago: March 31, 1993 Southeast Missouri State University's board of regents voted unanimously yesterday to hike incidental fees and raise rental charges for its off-campus apartments; new charges will take effect this fall; school officials say hike in incidental fees is based on projected operating budget of $52.6 million, which includes projected state funding of about $31 million...
    The anarchy close to home (03/31/03)
    KENNETT, Mo. -- There is no doubt that America will prevail in our government's efforts to remove the threat of Saddam Hussein's regime. It was only a few days ago that our president unleashed the power of the greatest military force in the history of mankind and the world looked on in wonder as new weapons of destruction were unleashed upon a nation that could not have been prepared for the deadly weapons that are capable of destroying more human lives than once existed on Earth. ...
    Talent will be on display in Jackson (03/31/03)
    Jackson residents are getting ready to bring their own chairs to a talent show to be conducted once a month beginning at 4 p.m. April 27 at the City Park Band Shell. Not just Jackson residents will be allowed to take the stage. And the talent will be varied too. Vocal and instrumental music, dance, comedy, storytelling and dramatic presentations are the types of performances the auditioning committee is looking for, but the showcase will not be limited only to those...
    Testing takes on important funding role (03/31/03)
    P Schools must meet annual score improvement goals set by the state or face a loss of funding and local control. As a result, some students are being offered rewards for better performance. A federal law that ties test scores to school funding has made the Missouri Assessment Program test, which will be administered in area schools in the coming weeks, more important than ever...
    A prayer for our soldiers serving in Iraq (03/31/03)
    To the editor: I would like to submit the following poem on behalf of our military forces in light of the war in Iraq. A Soldier's Prayer Lord, I'm called to serve my country, To do what I must do To protect it and keep it free,...
    Speak Out A 03/31/03 (03/31/03)
    Lower drinking age IN RESPONSE to 18-year-olds not being responsible enough to drink: I agree. No one is really responsible enough to drink alcohol, but it exists. Those of age as well as those who are underage make a decision to drink. In light of recent developments concerning our economy and this war, we should lower the drinking age...
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