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Youth in Government Day is today in Cape County (04/23/03)
Area high school students will get a first-hand look at local government today as part of the 18th annual Optimist Youth in Government Day. They will tag along with elected officials and department heads and even hold mock council and county commission meetings. Some students also will shadow federal employees including an assistant U.S. attorney, district clerk, magistrate judge, deputy marshal and federal probation officer...
Judge grants three bonfire hosts venue change to Perry County (04/23/03)
The three hosts of a Jan. 18 bonfire party where 14 guests were seriously burned in an explosion will not be tried in Cape Girardeau County on alcohol charges. Associate Circuit Judge Scott Thomsen granted a change of venue to Jonathon W. Edwards, 19, and James R. McGhee and Tyler L. Gerlach, both 20. The three are charged with possession of beer by a minor, a misdemeanor. Thomsen set their next appearance for May 1 in Perry County...
Mock disaster puts bioterrorism protection on display (04/23/03)
An unclaimed gym bag is unzipped inside a busload of 40 students, triggering a charge that blows white powder throughout the interior and creates a panic that extends through the community. Such a disaster, feared widely since the anthrax letter attacks that followed Sept. 11, has not happened in Southeast Missouri. But the region's emergency response agencies intend to be ready if it does...
Satellite TV plans for local channels in lineup (04/23/03)
Bad news for cable: EchoStar Communications Corp. plans to start dishing out local television channels like KFVS and KBSI through its satellite services starting next week, and DirecTV plans to do the same by the end of the year. But Charter Communications insists there are still advantages to its cable service, even as it announces plans to lay off five to 10 people and direct calls from its Cape Girardeau office to another state in a move to streamline operations and improve service...
Region/state briefs 04/23/03 (04/23/03)
Route U speed limit reduced due to repairs Due to repairs by the Missouri Department of Transportation, the speed limit on Route U in Cape Girardeau County will be reduced to 45 mph beginning today. MoDOT crews have been repairing potholes along the road recently. The route has had added traffic because of road work at Castor River and Diversion Channel...
Arson suspected in Cape fire (04/23/03)
Someone tried to burn down a new Cape Girardeau nightclub between Monday night and Tuesday morning, spreading what was thought to be gasoline over a carpeted area around the dance floor, fire officials said. The flammable liquid was found spread in about 20 spots on the carpet at 823 S. Kingshighway, said battalion chief Steve Niswonger. No one was injured in the fire...
Club news 4/23 (04/23/03)
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....
Southeast faces cuts as budget is debated (04/23/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Southeast Missouri State University's state appropriation would be cut by either 10.6 percent or 6.7 percent under a higher education spending plan the Senate is expected to debate today. The differing percentages stem from the Senate Appropriations Committee's budget-writing approach that calls for $18.8 billion in total state spending with existing revenue or $19 billion if lawmakers can come up with another $200 million...
Missouri Court of Appeals again upholds tobacco attorneys' fees (04/23/03)
ST. LOUIS -- The fee arrangement that led to a $111.25 million payday for the private attorneys hired to represent Missouri in the national lawsuit against tobacco companies was constitutional, a state appeals court ruled Tuesday. A panel of the Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District said the attorneys were not "officers of the state" as defined by the Missouri Constitution and therefore weren't limited to receiving salaries fixed by law...
Holden vows to veto 'anti-choice' legislation (04/23/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Bob Holden vowed Tuesday to block any legislation that he believes would diminish a woman's right to get an abortion in Missouri. "I will veto any anti-choice bill that comes to my desk," Holden told about 200 abortion-rights supporters at a rally in the Capitol Rotunda...
Moussaoui motions crafting a defense as insults continue (04/23/03)
WASHINGTON -- In between rants about the judge, his court-appointed lawyers and the attorney general, terrorism suspect Zacarias Moussaoui has crafted a defense that contends senior al-Qaida captives will show he wasn't part of the Sept. 11 plot. Moussaoui's complaints that prosecutors are withholding crucial information have persuaded the judge to question whether the government can give the acknowledged al-Qaida member a fair trial in open court...
Evidence in shuttle probe points to wing seal (04/23/03)
HOUSTON -- Columbia investigators said Tuesday they are growing more certain of what brought down the shuttle: A seal on the left wing was struck by foam during liftoff and fell off the next day, creating a gap that let in enough scorching gases during re-entry to rip the ship apart...
Los Alamos celebrates anniversary amid questions over contract (04/23/03)
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. -- Los Alamos National Laboratory celebrated its 60th anniversary Tuesday amid uncertainty over who will end up running the birthplace of the atomic bomb in the years to come. A parade of speakers -- from National Nuclear Security Administration head Linton Brooks to Gov. Bill Richardson, a former energy secretary -- commended the weapons facility for decades of cutting-edge science...
Court OKs Kmart reorganization (04/23/03)
CHICAGO -- A federal court approved Kmart Corp.'s reorganization plan late Tuesday, paving the way for the giant retailer to emerge from bankruptcy in less than two weeks. A U.S. bankruptcy judge signed the confirmation order after negotiations Monday and Tuesday cleared away scores of objections to the plan from creditors, competitors and others...
Montana balks at ban on open alcohol containers (04/23/03)
HELENA, Mont. -- Montana lawmakers are about to go home for the year without banning open liquor containers in cars and trucks, a decision one activist against drunken driving blames on the state's cowboy culture. "I think there's still perhaps some carry-over from people whose view is their individual rights are being trampled on," said Bill Muhs, president of a local chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving...
President to nominate Fed chairman for fifth term (04/23/03)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush, seeking to calm financial markets in uncertain times, said Tuesday he would nominate Alan Greenspan for a fifth term as chairman of the Federal Reserve. Bush's endorsement came 14 months before the end of Greenspan's current four-year term and on the same day the 77-year-old Fed chairman underwent surgery for an enlarged prostate...
Cash-strapped schools start charging for bus service (04/23/03)
BOSTON -- Lawmakers and school officials have a stark message for parents who think their taxes already pay for school bus transportation: No more free rides. Cash-strapped public schools trying to hang on to their teachers are increasingly turning to busing fees to raise money. The move has angered parents and raised concerns that children may be forced to use more dangerous means -- like walking -- to get to school...
U.S. wary of N. Korean stunts at new talks (04/23/03)
WASHINGTON -- U.S. negotiators holding talks with the North Koreans this week have reason to be wary of that nation's flair for diplomatic drama. Decades ago, North Korean officials once sawed the legs of chairs at the bargaining table, so their U.S. negotiating partners would look smaller. More recently, they tried shrinking their own team -- a member a day -- to unsettle the Americans...
Fatigue caused Forest Service crash (04/23/03)
WASHINGTON -- An airtanker fighting a Colorado forest fire last year erupted in flames and crashed because of a crack that started at a half-inch rivet on its left wing and spread, according to a Forest Service investigation. It was almost identical to the failure that caused the crash of another tanker fighting a fire in California a month earlier, killing three, said Dan Hawkins, president of Hawkins & Powers Aviation Inc. of Greybull, Wyo., which owned both planes...
Investigators trying to track dollars in Iraq (04/23/03)
WASHINGTON -- Piles of U.S. currency, hundreds of millions of dollars so far, are being found in Iraq, even though the country has been under economic sanctions for nearly 13 years. Investigators -- on the ground in Iraq and in the United States -- are trying to track the money back to where it came from, a herculean task, both officials and outside experts say...
Suit blames Rhode Island, fire marshal in nightclub fire (04/23/03)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- A lawsuit filed Tuesday is the first one to blame the state and the Rhode Island fire marshal for a nightclub fire that killed 99 people and injured nearly 200 others. So far, three lawsuits have been filed over the Feb. 20 blaze at The Station in West Warwick and more are expected. A grand jury is also weighing whether criminal charges are warranted...
People talk 04/23/03 (04/23/03)
DiCaprio receives Russian film award LOS ANGELES -- The Russian International Film Festival has awarded actor Leonardo DiCaprio its Tower Award for his contribution to world cinema. DiCaprio, a Russian film aficionado, accepted the award from festival director Stas Namin before an intimate gathering including his grandmother, Yelena Smirnova, who emigrated from Russia 40 years ago, and his father, George DiCaprio...
Nation digest 04/23/03 (04/23/03)
ACLU seeks government data on secret 'no-fly' list SAN FRANCISCO -- The American Civil Liberties Union sued the FBI and other government agencies Tuesday on behalf of two peace activists detained at an airport because their names popped up on a secret "no-fly" list...
Oyster industry looks to Mexico to fill shucker shortage (04/23/03)
NEW ORLEANS -- There are still plenty of oysters -- the problem is a shortage of shuckers. With old-time shuckers dying out and few locals interested in the grueling job of prying open oysters, the Gulf Coast industry says it's in trouble unless it gets greater freedom to bring in workers from Mexico...
Group brings stability to children of military parents (04/23/03)
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. -- Marine Capt. James Jones stared down at the nervous private wearing new camouflage and a worried look. The 10-year-old had forged his mother's name on school papers, an act of disrespect Jones wouldn't tolerate. He ordered the boy to remove his stripes and stripped the crying child of his rank...
Incumbent wins re-election in Nigerian presidential race (04/23/03)
LAGOS, Nigeria -- Incumbent Olusegun Obasanjo won an overwhelming victory in Nigeria's presidential election, officials announced Tuesday, but the main opposition party rejected the result as fraudulent and threatened massive protests. Obasanjo moved quickly to build goodwill following an election marked by sporadic violence and allegations of polling misconduct, urging the opposition in a nationally televised address to accept his victory peacefully...
Garner gets warm welcome from Iraqi Kurds (04/23/03)
SULAYMANIYAH, Iraq -- Twelve years after he led a mission that protected Kurds from Saddam Hussein's wrath, Jay Garner returned to northern Iraq on Tuesday to a warm welcome and a bigger task -- the reconstruction of the entire country. The retired U.S. general sat down with rival Kurdish factions for talks, won assurances they would put aside for now their aspirations for independence, and discussed ways to mediate conflicts between Arabs and Kurds...
Russian firm's buy-out creates one of largest oil producers (04/23/03)
MOSCOW -- Russia's largest oil company Yukos is buying rival Sibneft in a deal that would create one of the world's biggest oil producers. Yukos, headed by Mikhail Khodorkovsky, will pay $3 billion in cash for an initial 20 percent stake in Sibneft, Russia's fifth largest oil company, and plans to acquire the rest by the end of the year...
Beijing schools to close for two weeks amid SARS outbreak (04/23/03)
BEIJING -- Public schools in Beijing will close for two weeks and idle about 1.7 million students, the city's school board said Wednesday amid mounting efforts to stem the spread of the deadly SARS virus. China's annoucement came a day after Hong Kong reopened most secondary schools, three weeks after they were closed to help contain the contagious ailment...
Youths under 16 among Guantanamo detainees (04/23/03)
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Terror suspects under age 16 are being held at the U.S. detention camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a military official said Tuesday. The teenagers are kept in cells separate from the adult detainees but also are considered enemy combatants, Lt. Col. Barry Johnson, chief spokesman for the mission, told The Associated Press...
Agent says Cuba's opposition movement is permanently disabled (04/23/03)
HAVANA -- During her decade inside Cuba's opposition, Aleida de las Mercedes Godinez was so trusted that a dissident shared her e-mail password and exile groups in the United States sent her money. As government agent code named "Vilma," Godinez had access to extensive information about the many opposition groups in the island's largest dissident coalition, as well as the individual dissidents rounded up in March and tried weeks later...
Interim Iraqi police chief begins work in Baghdad (04/23/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- An interim police chief appointed by the U.S. Army began work Tuesday, taking command of hundreds of Iraqi police already patrolling the streets of Baghdad but acknowledging that American troops remain in charge. Zabar Abdul Razaq, who spent 30 years in Iraqi law enforcement before retiring as an inspector with the Ministry of the Interior, said the police force will ultimately put 30,000 officers to work...
Colombia identifies U.S. contractors held hostage (04/23/03)
BOGOTA, Colombia -- The Colombian attorney general's office identified three U.S. military contractors captured by the nation's largest rebel group after their plane crashed more than two months ago in the southern jungle. The three hostages were identified as Keith Donald Stansell, Marco Gonzalves and Thomas Howes. Their hometowns were not given...
Azerbaijan president feels 'well' day after collapse (04/23/03)
BAKU, Azerbaijan -- Azerbaijan's president appeared on television Tuesday and said he was feeling fine, a day after collapsing during a televised speech. Geidar Aliev met with U.S. Ambassador Ross Wilson to discuss sending 150 Azerbaijani peacekeepers to Iraq to guard Muslim holy sites, museums and other cultural objects, and said the troops were expected to arrive there by May 12...
Yasser Arafat faces off against prime minister-designate (04/23/03)
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Yasser Arafat defied international pressure Tuesday by challenging his prime minister-designate over Cabinet appointments even at the risk of scuttling a U.S.-backed plan for Palestinian statehood. At the root of the turmoil is Arafat's refusal to share power with Mahmoud Abbas after decades of unchallenged leadership, Palestinian legislators and commentators said...
France backs plan to immediately suspend sanctions (04/23/03)
UNITED NATIONS -- After staunchly opposing the U.S.-led war against Saddam Hussein, France made a surprise proposal Tuesday to meet the United States halfway by calling for the immediate suspension of crippling economic sanctions on Iraq. U.S. Ambassador John Negroponte stuck by President Bush's demand that because of "the dramatically changed circumstances within Iraq," sanctions should be lifted entirely -- not just suspended...
Dying police state targeted an unlikely man (04/23/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- The pounding on his door sometime after midnight, upstairs in a small hotel, startled the man awake. When he went to open it, the gunmen pushed in, surrounded him and hustled him out, then ransacked the room. Driving away with him, they stopped on a deserted road. "It would be better if we killed you here," they said...
Chanting, slashing their bodies, Shiites go to worship (04/23/03)
KARBALA, Iraq -- Swaying and chanting, some slashing their bodies and drawing blood, an estimated 1 million Shiite Muslims marched to this city's holy shrine Tuesday to mourn one of their most revered saints -- but also to celebrate their new freedoms after years of repression by Saddam Hussein's regime...
U.N. - Syria expels dozens of Iraqi refugees (04/23/03)
GENEVA -- Dozens of Iraqi refugees -- mostly children -- have been expelled from a camp in Syria and sent back to their homeland, the United Nations said Tuesday. The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees said Syrian security forces entered the El-Hol refugee camp in the country's northeast on Monday and removed nine adults and 23 children. The group was believed to have been taken to the Iraqi side of the border...
SARS-struck Hong Kong struggling for normalcy (04/23/03)
HONG KONG -- Hong Kong reopened most secondary schools Tuesday three weeks after they were closed to keep the SARS virus from spreading, but thousands of students in surgical masks were walking proof the territory still has a long way to go. The daily number of new SARS cases here has declined in recent days, but World Health Organization officials say that is not enough to consider the disease under control...
More than 110 bodies recovered after ferry accidents (04/23/03)
The AssociatedPress DHAKA, Bangladesh -- Rescue workers have recovered more than 110 bodies after two ferry boats capsized during tropical storms on different Bangladeshi rivers, and hundreds of people remained missing, authorities said Tuesday. Some 108 bodies, including those of women and children, were recovered after a double-decker ferry, MV Mitali, sank Monday in the Buriganga River near the capital, Dhaka, the Shipping Ministry said...
Central finishes off NMCC for five-inning league win (04/23/03)
Central's baseball team had no trouble picking up an 11-1 SEMO Conference win on the road against New Madrid County Central in five innings Tuesday. Central grabbed an 8-0 lead after the second inning and cruised to its third straight victory. "We swung the bats well today, and that helps your pitching relax and your defense relax," Central coach Steve Williams said...
ND sours Rams' return from suspension (04/23/03)
Notre Dame's Lee Essner picked a strange time to start on a no-hitter. The junior right-hander allowed a hit to Scott City's leadoff man in the first inning Tuesday afternoon, but he then took the Rams by the horns with hitless, near-perfect pitching...
Hopkins powers Indians past Kansas State (04/23/03)
MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Brian Hopkins continued his torrid hitting as Southeast Missouri State University's baseball Indians picked up a victory over a Big 12 Conference team Tuesday night. Hopkins had three more hits -- including his seventh home run in the last nine games -- as the Indians defeated host Kansas State 9-5 in the first-ever meeting between the squads...
Bengals are on the clock as NFL's draft day looms (04/23/03)
NEW YORK -- Nothing goes right for the Cincinnati Bengals, even when they own the No. 1 choice in the NFL draft. Yes, the Bengals will have the first pick Saturday. And they don't really want it. Cincinnati has talked to the agent for Southern California's Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Carson Palmer and the agents for Marshall QB Byron Leftwich and Kansas State cornerback Terence Newman. ...
Tough trio has given tour an unusual start to remember (04/23/03)
Four multiple winners. Five playoffs. A lefty -- but not Lefty -- in a green jacket. And still no sign of David Duval. Sixteen weeks into the season, this is shaping up to be a strange year on the PGA Tour. Davis Love III won the MCI Heritage last weekend to join Tiger Woods and Mike Weir as three-time winners. That sent PGA Tour research guru Dave Lancer thumbing through 53 years of history before he found so many players winning so much so early...
Field slim for teams in need of running backs (04/23/03)
The University of Miami's Willis McGahee is the most celebrated prospect with a serious injury in the National Football League draft this year but he's more the rule than the exception among the often-hurt, often-maligned corps of running backs. Some scouts think this could be the worst draft for running backs since 1984, the last time fewer than two were selected in the first round. ...
Williams looks for a way to extend early perfection (04/23/03)
ST. LOUIS -- In his next appearance, Woody Williams will try to improve on perfection. There's no better way to describe the scintillating start by the Cardinals' right-hander, who hasn't allowed a run in three starts covering 19 2/3 innings. "Am I going to win every start? No. Am I going to throw shutouts every time, or zeroes? No," said Williams, who takes on the Atlanta Braves Thursday. "It's going to come to an end, but right now it's been a lot of fun."...
Sheffield thrills fans, chills Cards in Braves' home win (04/23/03)
ATLANTA -- Gary Sheffield gave all of his fans something to cheer about, although eight in particular seemed to get the most out of it. Sheffield homered, doubled and drove in three runs to the delight of his own rooting section in right field as the Atlanta Braves beat the Cardinals 5-3 Tuesday night...
This week's golf tour schedule (04/23/03)
PGA TOUR Houston Open
  • Site: Humble, Texas.
  • Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.
  • Course: Redstone Golf Club (7,508 yards, par 72).
  • Purse: $4.5 million. Winner's share: $810,000...
  • Mild weather helps set first-day turkey record (04/23/03)
    Despite a threatening sky, the weather stayed mild and dry for Monday's opening day of turkey season. And boy, did the clear skies pay dividends. While numbers in Missouri's Southeast region did not show a significant jump, Monday's haul was a state record for the opening day. Missouri hunters bagged more than 10,000 turkeys, about 600 more than last year's opening day total of 9,500...
    New Kansas coach must do more than win (04/23/03)
    Winning won't be enough for Bill Self. In his bid to successfully replace Roy Williams, Self will have to do much more than win a national championship. He'll have to win with the appearance of high integrity and class, and he'll have to win with an exciting brand of basketball...
    Area digest 4/23/03 (04/23/03)
    Southeast softball game to benefit U.S. troops Southeast Missouri State University's softball team will hold Support the Troops Day today when the Otahkians host Eastern Illinois in a 3 p.m. single game. Fans are encouraged to show their support for the U.S. military by bringing donations -- either money or supplies -- to the Southeast Softball Complex. Drinks and hot dogs will be available for those who donate...
    Tantalizing Italian meal is ready to serve in under an hour (04/23/03)
    CONCORD, N.H. -- When it comes to easy and inexpensive entertaining, it's hard to beat rustic Italian cooking. This is where simple ingredients such as pasta, sun-dried tomatoes and fresh basil shine effortlessly. Taste buds are tantalized more from vibrant ingredients than time-consuming techniques...
    Shady spots in garden can yield color (04/23/03)
    You would think, with winter not long gone, that green would be enough color to satisfy any gardener. Not so. Everybody already is hungry for reds and yellows and blues. And gardeners with shade are no exception. The palette of flower colors for plants that tolerate or enjoy shade is admittedly more limited than that for plants growing in full sunlight...
    Annuals add blooms to summer gardens (04/23/03)
    It's that time of year again when everyone is in such a frenzy to get their plants in the ground. Each year I sense that gardeners have less and less time to enjoy their favorite pastime: digging into the soil and planting. I think that because of everyone's busy schedule, many frustrated gardeners are looking for ways to save time each spring. Conversations often revolve around planting perennials. The idea is that you only plant perennials once. Therefore you will save time in the long run...
    Putting a new twist on some familiar recipes (04/23/03)
    smcclanahan Over the Easter weekend we sat around visiting with family and talked about so many funny things. One story that came up several times was about my niece, Christa, who just turned 16. For her birthday, her uncle and aunt gave her some gift certificates for gas to a local gas station. ...
    Wedding brings back memories (04/23/03)
    Monica and Jason's wedding definitely was a three-tissue event for most. It was on the Gulf Coast at sunset. The purple, pink and orange sky outlined an historic lighthouse. The guests crunched their toes in the cool sand as the bride and groom promised to love and protect each other all the days of their lives...
    Helen Meyer (04/23/03)
    ANNA, Ill. -- Helen Meyer, 100, of Anna died Monday, April 21, 2003, at Jonesboro Health Care Center in Jonesboro, Ill. She was born March 27, 1903, in Anna, daughter of John Marshall and Emma Elizabeth Bean Rendleman. She and Bernhardt J. Meyer were married March 10, 1934. He died April 28, 1965...
    Johanna McCain (04/23/03)
    TAMMS, Ill. -- Johanna Marie McCain, 69, of Tamms died Tuesday, April 22, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Aug. 19, 1933, at Charleston, Mo., daughter of Everett Joseph and Florence Moore Slack. She and Alfred McCain were married Sept. 23, 1950, at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Cape Girardeau...
    Elsie Eaker (04/23/03)
    Elsie Loos Eaker, 91, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, April 21, 2003, at Chaffee Nursing Center in Chaffee, Mo. She was born Feb. 11, 1912, at Tilsit, Mo., daughter of Theodore and Pauline Sebastian Loos. She and Elvin E. Eaker were married Sept. 1, 1930, at Benton, Mo...
    Vonnie Crawford (04/23/03)
    CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Vonnie Helen Crawford, 88, of Chaffee died Tuesday, April 22, 2003, at Chaffee Nursing Center. She was born Sept. 8, 1914, at Perkins, Mo., daughter of John and Elizabeth Myers Reams. She and James Hugh Crawford were married Oct. 28, 1936. He died Nov. 12, 1979...
    Gussella Walston (04/23/03)
    CAIRO, Ill. -- Gussella S. Walston, 88, of Cairo died Tuesday, April 22, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Dec. 26, 1914, in Cairo, daughter of Gilbert R. and Alice Hulen Swoboda. She married Carlos J. Walston, who died in 1993...
    Olas Cook (04/23/03)
    ANNA, Ill. -- Olas Cook, 97, of Anna died Monday, April 21, 2003, at his home. He was born Sept. 13, 1905, in Anna, son of Daniel and Melinda Jane Keller Cook. He and Bernice Duston were married April 15, 1944. She died Jan. 7, 1986. He and JoAnne George were married Sept. 29, 1990...
    Dorothy Halter (04/23/03)
    Dorothy E. Halter, 89, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, April 21, 2003, at the Lutheran Home. Lorberg Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
    Virginia Osburn (04/23/03)
    Virginia Altha Osburn, 87, of Scottsdale, Ariz., died Friday, March 21, 2003, at Phoenix Mountain Nursing Center in Phoenix, Ariz. She was born Nov. 5, 1915, in Marion, Ill., daughter of Charles Oscar and Jessie Owdum Howard. Osburn had been a telephone operator. She was a former hospital volunteer and worthy matron in Eastern Star...
    Births 4/23/03 (04/23/03)
    Horton Son to Courtney Jermaine Horton Sr. and Latoya Ann Miller of Cape Girardeau, St. Francis Medical Center, 10:53 a.m. Sunday, April 13, 2003. Name, Courtney Jermaine Jr. Weight, 6 pounds 15 ounces. First child. Ms. Miller is the daughter of Sheila Miller of Tamms, Ill. Horton is the son of Elnora Horton of Tamms...
    Honor rolls 4/23/03 (04/23/03)
    Thomas Kelly High School A Honor roll 12th Grade - Sirena Bridwell, Jonie Brough, Todd Brucker, Major Burger, Leanna DeWitt, Nicole DeWitt, Jacob Dimberger, Roseann Enderle, Dana Essner, Sara Essner, Michelle Felter, Christopher Glastetter, Matthew Heisserer, Michael Heuring, Christy Kluesner, Danielle Lee, Jamie Lofton, Dustin Martin, Katrena Martin, Christopher Mcauley, Misty Menz, Kristina New, Chad Pender, Jordan Proctor, Andrea Rolwing, Kristin Russell, Emily Seiler, Bel St. ...
    Honor rolls 4/23/03 (04/23/03)
    West Lane Elementary A Honor roll 5th Grade --Amber Crites, Billy Curtis, Megan Devenport, Miranda Houseman, Chelsea Jones, Courtney Rodman, Nathan Sanders, Lyndsey Sorbello, Leslie Gilliland, Corey Baker, Rachel Finney, Peter Graham, Jessica Mann, Austin Mueller, Molly Powell, Jeffrey Thompson, Kyle Keith, Katie King, Joey Laurentius, Leslie Mayfield, Morgan Newell, Amber Pratcher, Tiffany Schlitt, Matt Ware, Alyssa Wills, Logan Clippard, Alex Lasher, Eric Law, Ashleigh Lawson, Cody Sandusky, Kailyn Schuttle, Brandon Wright, Ashley Bess, Cassandra Bollinger, Thomas Gilliland, Mallory McCallister, Samuel Philipps, Dustin Sanders, Kaylyn Sneathen, Anna Stout, Michael Weber, Jamie Brown, Sydney Stein, Daniel Strop, Lydia Wade, Blake Wright, Nick Austin, Kelly Crites, Jordan Dale, Eli Gohn, Alex Neely, Morgan Riddick, Taylor Moore, Brennan Mouser, Ben Schloss, Bethany Schweer, Lindsey Barker, T.J. ...
    Cape/Jackson police reports 4/23/03 (04/23/03)
    Cape Girardeau Wednesday, April 23 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Summons Marion M. Harris of 811 S. Ellis, Cape Girardeau, was issued a summons Tuesday on suspicion of a leash law violation.Assaults...
    Cape fire report 4/23/03 (04/23/03)
    Cape Girardeau Wednesday, April 23 Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: At 2:37 a.m., an emergency medical service at 1402 Amblewood. At 2:53 p.m., an emergency medical service at 1506 N. West End Blvd. At 6:11 p.m., an alarm sounding at 2075 Corporate Circle...
    Out of the past 4/23/03 (04/23/03)
    10 years ago: April 23, 1993 Contractor renovating terminal building at Cape Girardeau Municipal Airport apparently won't make completion deadline; terminal building renovation has been plagued by holdups -- initially by Federal Aviation Administration bureaucratic snafu and now by construction delays...
    It's time to ease up on mandatory sentences (04/23/03)
    There are many factors responsible for a nationwide trend in lower crime rates in recent years, including the tough mandatory prison sentences adopted by most states in the 1990s. As a result, more convicted felons wound up in prisons, and the construction of new prisons became a boom industry...
    Another Social Security report, another yawn (04/23/03)
    The words that come out of the mouths of the experts who troop to Capitol Hill from time to time to deliver the latest gloomy forecasts about the Social Security system have a familiar ring. The latest report comes from the agency's chief actuary, Stephen Goss, who told the Senate Finance Committee earlier this month that action is needed to preserve benefits for millions of Americans who will be retiring 35 years from now...
    Stolen bunny is much more than decoration (04/23/03)
    To the editor: We live on Mount Auburn Road and were the victims of a theft. Someone stole our 8-foot-tall inflatable Easter bunny out of our yard on Thursday night. To those who took it, I'm sure it's just a bunny. But to my 74-year-old mother who lives here too, it was an Easter gift from my husband and me...
    Organ, tissue donors can make a big difference (04/23/03)
    To the editor: April 20-27 is National Organ/Tissue Donor Awareness Week. It is during this week that we recognize and thank those families who have given the ultimate gift of life in organ/tissue donation. We also identify the increasing need for organs/tissue. ...
    Republicans change stripes on key issues (04/23/03)
    To the editor: I have in the past pointed out how much the Republican Party has changed over the years. Republicans raised all kinds of Cain when the assault weapons ban was before Congress 10 years ago but now show their approval since President Bush has endorsed the legislation to renew the ban. ...
    Serviceman expresses thanks for the support (04/23/03)
    To the editor: This is a word of thanks from an American serviceman. First off, I would like to thank all my friends and family who have given me support during this conflict in Iraq. I would like to thank all the Americans who have shown support for the servicemen and women over here and those supporting the war and humanitarian effort. My Marines thank you also...
    Speak Out A 04/24/03 (04/23/03)
    Triumph of democracy "THERE IS simply no satisfactory end for the policy the Bush administration unilaterally adopted to justify the use of invasion troops in the Middle East," sayeth pessimistic sage Jack Stapleton. Sorry, but you're wrong again. ...
    Speak Out A 04/22/03 (04/23/03)
    Skateboard liability WHAT ABOUT the liability on the city's part if someone gets hurt at the skateboard park? Are children going to be required to wear helmets? If one of them falls and breaks his leg, is there going to be a phone nearby where someone can call for help? And who is responsible for paying for the damages?...
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