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Military news 4/24/03 (04/24/03)
Brittain serving aboard USS Kitty Hawk Ronald Brittain is a 2002 graduate from Advance High School currently assigned to the USS Kitty Hawk, the Navy's only permanently forward deployed aircraft carrier operating out of Yokosuka, Japan. The USS Kitty Hawk has been conducting combat mission support of Operation Iraqi Freedom...
Trailer fire puts pair from Cape outside of residence (04/24/03)
Residents of the Starvue Trailer Court clustered together Wednesday night in small groups watching Cape Girardeau firefighters attempt to extinguish a fast-burning home and protect surrounding ones. Charles Rhymer, 59, and his girlfriend, Beverly Prater, 49, had lived in the No. ...
Illinois goes in different direction on I-66 study (04/24/03)
Illinois highway officials say they want an ongoing feasibility study funded by the Missouri and Kentucky highway departments to look at a possible Interstate 66 route through Southern Illinois that would cross the Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau on the new Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge...
Millersville boy struck by car while riding bike (04/24/03)
An 11-year-old Millersville boy out riding his bicycle on Highway 72 suffered moderate injuries Wednesday evening after he crested a hill and drove into the path of an oncoming car. Brandon Welker was taken by ambulance to Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, said the Missouri State Highway Patrol...
Volunteer believes recipients appreciate knowing someone cares (04/24/03)
As part of Community Volunteer Month, the Area Wide United Way is highlighting the efforts of some special local volunteers, hoping to encourage others to follow their lead in reaching out to help others through volunteerism. Leila Boldrey moved to Cape Girardeau with her husband in 1961. The couple was drawn to the area by an article in Reader's Digest featuring our community as an All American City of Roses...
Save-A-Life Tour 2003 stops in Cape County in September (04/24/03)
What is it? It's two convoys, each with four vehicles, equipped to save lives. The American Red Cross Save-A-Life-Tour 2003 begins May 19 and concludes Nov. 16: a six-month tour across the continental United States aimed not only at recruiting three million donations of life-saving blood, but also to recognize and honor generous donors and encourage future blood donors...
Gordonville school joining grade levels to save money (04/24/03)
In their two decades of teaching at Gordonville Attendance Center, Kathy Summers and Geri Beussink have watched enrollment dwindle from 80 students in the mid-1980s to 54 this year, and now an expected 37 students next year. The continued decline, combined with severe cuts in state funding, forced Jackson School District officials to consider combining the school's first, second and third grades into two classrooms...
Community cuisine 4/24/03 (04/24/03)
Scott City Kiwanis Club to hold pork dinner The Scott City Kiwanis Club will hold a pork-steak dinner fund raiser with music, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Schock Community Arts Building, 116 E. Hickory in Scott City. The dinner will be catered by Ziegler's. The menu is pork steak, hamburgers, buttered potatoes, baked beans, slaw, dessert and drinks. Tickets may be purchased at the door or by calling 264-0215...
Community digest 4/24/03 (04/24/03)
Civil War Round Table to meet Sunday The Cape Girardeau County Chapter of the Civil War Round Table will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Fellowship Room of Hanover Lutheran Church, 2949 Perryville Road in Cape Girardeau. The program speaker will be Mike Hahn, who will discuss the sinking of the steamboat Sultana. ...
Head-on collision sends two to hospital (04/24/03)
A two-car accident in the 1900 block of Big Bend Road sent two Cape Girardeau drivers to a local hospital Wednesday afternoon with serious injuries. Ronnie Swoboda, 33, was driving a 1987 Nissan northbound on the roadway and crossed into the lane of an oncoming 1993 Chevrolet driven by 34-year-old LeDonna Cavaness, said patrolman Jason Selzer...
Sale of former district office could aid cafeteria project (04/24/03)
Money from the impending sale of Cape Girardeau School District's former board office may help pay for a much-needed cafeteria expansion at Central Junior High. At a recent meeting, the school board approved a bid from Thomas L. Meyer Real Estate Co. to place the brick building at 61 N. Clark, which held administrative offices until last fall, on the real estate market, and chose Columbia Construction Corp. of Cape Girardeau for the cafeteria project...
Communication disorders meeting set for today (04/24/03)
A public meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. today as part of a re-accreditation review of Southeast Missouri State University's communication disorders department by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. The meeting will be held in Room 207 of the Grauel Building, school officials said...
Sen. Talent shares views on Iraq during area visit (04/24/03)
U.S. Sen. Jim Talent, R-Mo., says he isn't upset with Iraqi citizens who want American troops to go home. "You are dealing with Islamic nationalism and we have to be sensitive to it," Talent told reporters after speaking to about 160 students and local government officials at a luncheon in Jackson for Optimist Youth in Government Day...
Observance of Civil War battle set for Saturday (04/24/03)
Civil War enthusiasts will mark the 140th anniversary of a local battle between Union and Confederate forces with a ceremony at 3 p.m. April 26 at Shelter No. 1 at Capaha Park. Cape Girardeau Mayor Jay Knudtson is expected to speak at the ceremony, along with local representatives of the Sons of Union Veterans, and the SUVCW's Department of Missouri commander, Don Palmer...
Making music with a legend (04/24/03)
Clark Terry is 82 years old and just getting back into playing shape after a fight with cancer that began a year and a half ago. An alumnus of the Basie, Ellington and Tonight Show bands, he is an encyclopedia of knowledge about 20th century American jazz. He also is one of the best musicians who ever picked up a trumpet...
Senate approves state budget (04/24/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's Republican-led Senate sliced money for education and social services Wednesday while approving a state budget that Democrats complained was in need of more tax revenue. Senators are expected to consider ways to raise additional revenue for the budget later this week. But any new revenue only would soften -- not avert -- the cuts...
State Supreme Court sets execution date (04/24/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The state Supreme Court has set a May 14 execution for a convicted killer who has dropped all of his appeals. John Smith, 41, was sentenced to death for the 1997 fatal stabbings of his ex-girlfriend, Brandie Kearnes, and her stepfather, Wayne Hoewing at their home near Canton...
TV station claims police violated open records law (04/24/03)
MARSHALL, Mo. -- A Kansas City television station has sued the Sweet Springs Police Department, claiming it violated the state's open records law by withholding part of a report concerning a judge's involvement in a traffic accident. In the suit, the Meredith Corporation, the parent company of CBS affiliate KCTV, said police released only four pages of a six-page report on an incident last month in which a driver left the scene of an accident. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Saline County...
Man accused of killing three pleads innocent (04/24/03)
SALEM, Mo. -- A man charged with killing a deputy sheriff and two other people has pleaded innocent. Earl Forrest II, 53, was arraigned Tuesday in Circuit Court in Salem. Forrest pleaded innocent to three counts of first-degree murder, assault of a law enforcement officer, four counts of armed criminal action, and drug possession...
Ozarks community college moves to ban all smoking (04/24/03)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A southwest Missouri community college is believed to have become the second such institution in the country to ban the use of all tobacco products. Ozarks Technical Community College officials said the policy means no smoking any time, anywhere after Aug. 1...
People talk 042/4/03 (04/24/03)
Clarkson skyrockets to top of the charts NEW YORK -- Kelly Clarkson didn't have to wait a lifetime to reach the top of the album chart -- she made it there in just one week. The "American Idol" winner's first album, "Thankful," debuted at No. 1, selling more than 297,000 copies during its first week in stores, according to industry figures released Wednesday...
Pilots join other unions in balking at pay-cut vote (04/24/03)
FORT WORTH, Texas -- American Airlines pilots are threatening to join other unions in balking at wage and benefit cuts they already approved to keep the airline solvent. Although the Allied Pilots Association said Tuesday it won't call for a new vote on the measure, a spokesman said union directors were considering telling their president, John Darrah, not to sign the ratification papers...
Greenspan willing to lead Federal Reserve again (04/24/03)
WASHINGTON -- Alan Greenspan, expressing appreciation for President Bush's confidence, said Wednesday he would accept a fifth term as chairman of the Federal Reserve. In a brief statement, Greenspan, who is now in his 16th year as head of the nation's central bank, said he would accept a nomination for another four-year term...
Court - Ads for adoptions not needed (04/24/03)
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- A Florida court struck down a law Wednesday that required mothers who want to give a child up for adoption to publicize their sexual histories in newspaper ads. The state's lawyers had refused to defend the law, which was heavily criticized because it required mothers, including rape victims and underage girls, to widely publish potentially embarrassing information...
Space pioneers compare Columbia, Challenger disasters (04/24/03)
HOUSTON -- Space program pioneers told Columbia investigators Wednesday that shuttle wings were never designed to be struck by anything and suggested NASA should have taken the potentially catastrophic problem much more seriously. NASA's quick dismissal of wing damage from a chunk of foam insulation also was criticized during the daylong public hearing by a sociologist who spent nearly a decade studying and writing about the Challenger disaster...
Florida girl still missing; state agency under gun (04/24/03)
MIAMI -- As recently as last month, state authorities got a tip that Rilya Wilson was alive. But like all the others, it turned out to be another false lead in the year since the state agency responsible for the little girl discovered it had no idea where she was...
Supreme Court looks at free speech (04/24/03)
WASHINGTON -- Nike hoped to improve its bottom line and its public image when it embarked on a public relations campaign against allegations it used Third World sweatshops to make sneakers, a lawyer told the Supreme Court on Wednesday. Nike's effort is the centerpiece of an argument over free speech in the business world and whether private consumers can go to court if a company stretches the truth...
Mosquito-killing virus could help (04/24/03)
WASHINGTON -- A disease that kills mosquitoes could be one way to slow the spread of West Nile virus, the Agriculture Department says. Jim Becnel, a scientist with the department's Agricultural Research Service, said Wednesday that he and a team of researchers have come up with a new method to kill mosquitoes by infecting them with an illness called baculovirus. It works only on mosquitoes...
Fed finds economy still lackluster in late winter, early spring (04/24/03)
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy has been struggling to overcome a series of obstacles from the onset of the Iraq war to late winter storms and the outbreak of a mysterious Asian virus, the Federal Reserve reported Wednesday. The Fed said economic conditions in March and the first two weeks of April continued to be "lackluster" with the economy still trying to rebound from a pronounced slowdown from late last year...
U.S. watchful of Iranian efforts to exert influence (04/24/03)
WASHINGTON -- Military and intelligence officials say they are watching for signs that Iran might be promoting anti-American demonstrations or other challenges to U.S. authority in an effort to exert influence in a new Iraq. At this point, the chief interest of the Iranians appears to be in gathering information and making contacts inside a neighboring country that has been largely closed to them for years, according to a U.S. ...
Ohio Republican challenges Bush tax cuts (04/24/03)
WASHINGTON -- Ohio Sen. George Voinovich, a rare Republican holdout against President Bush's tax cut proposal, earned a reputation as a tightwad during his years as Ohio governor. He shined his own shoes, bought his clothes on sale, and when he learned public money was used to buy snacks served on state airplanes, he banned the snacks. He also sold one of the state's airplanes...
New study links fat and cancer deaths in U.S. (04/24/03)
Losing weight could prevent one of every six cancer deaths in the United States -- more than 90,000 each year, according to a sweeping study that experts say links fat and cancer more convincingly than ever before. Researchers spent 16 years evaluating 900,000 people who were cancer-free when the study began in 1982. They concluded that excess weight may account for 14 percent of all cancer deaths in men and 20 percent of those in women...
Study - Minorities could be hurt in overhaul of Social Security (04/24/03)
WASHINGTON -- Minorities are greatly helped by disability and survivor benefits in the Social Security system and would be hurt by an overhaul that instead linked benefits mostly to contributions, congressional auditors say. The General Accounting Office report Wednesday appeared to contradict contentions by supporters of Social Security-linked personal investment accounts that minorities fare worse in the current system...
Peterson family planning funeral (04/24/03)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Family members of slaying victim Laci Peterson secluded themselves to plan a funeral for her and her unborn son, as her teaching colleagues recalled her bubbly spirit. Her accused husband Scott Peterson remained in jail, meanwhile, facing what experts say could be years of legal proceedings...
World briefs 04/24/03 (04/24/03)
Killer of three nuns executed in Yemen SAN'A, Yemen -- A Yemeni man who killed three nuns from Mother Theresa's order was executed on Wednesday by firing squad, security officials said. Abdullah al-Nashri shot the three nuns in 1998 as they left a clinic for the disabled. One nun came from the Philippines, the other two from India...
Shiites moving into Iraqi power vacuum (04/24/03)
KARBALA, Iraq -- Iraqi Shiites are organizing local committees, doling out funds to pay salaries, collecting looted property and sending militias to secure hospitals and electric plants. The Shiites are fast filling the power vacuum left by the ouster of Saddam Hussein -- and some fear their dominance of postwar Iraqi politics could lead to an Islamic theocracy like the one next door in Shiite-dominated Iran...
U.S., North Korea, China begin talks on North's nuclear program (04/24/03)
BEIJING -- American and North Korean negotiators took cautious steps Wednesday toward resolving a standoff over the North's suspected nuclear weapons program, ending six months of verbal sparring that pushed tensions on the Korean Peninsula to their highest level in years...
Travelers warned away from Toronto, Beijing due to SARS virus (04/24/03)
TORONTO -- Global health officials warned travelers Wednesday to avoid Beijing and Toronto, where they might get the SARS virus and export it to new locations. Canadian officials angrily said they would challenge the health advisory and declared their nation's largest city still "a safe place." Toronto is the first location outside of Asia targeted in efforts to contain the disease...
Top Palestinian officials end standoff, form Cabinet (04/24/03)
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Yasser Arafat and his prime minister-designate, Mahmoud Abbas, ended their bitter standoff over the composition of a new Cabinet on Wednesday, clearing the way for a new Mideast peace initiative backed by Washington. The long-awaited "road map" holds out the prospect of ending 31 months of Israeli-Palestinian fighting and establishing a Palestinian state. ...
Alleged terrorist leader denies charges in start of trial (04/24/03)
JAKARTA, Indonesia -- The world's most populous Muslim nation tightened its squeeze on a suspected terror group Wednesday, trying its alleged spiritual chief, arresting his hand-picked successor and uncovering a cache of bomb-making materials. Police announced Wednesday they had arrested 18 Jemaah Islamiyah members, including three suspects wanted in the Oct. 12 Bali bombings that killed 202 people...
Cypriots freely cross between sides of island (04/24/03)
NICOSIA, Cyprus -- For the first time in three decades, Greek and Turkish Cypriots crossed from one side of their war-divided island to the other Wednesday, a symbolic moment in efforts toward a peace settlement. Thousands of Cypriots -- some shouting for joy -- passed through a checkpoint dividing the capital Nicosia. Two days earlier, the Turkish side announced it was lifting its long-standing travel ban, a gesture that came after it was blamed for quashing a U.N. peace deal...
Major Beijing hospital closed amid widening SARS outbreak (04/24/03)
BEIJING -- A major hospital in China's capital was closed Thursday amid a SARS outbreak, and patients and more than 2,000 employees were under observation for the disease, an official said. The People's Hospital of Peking University was being disinfected, said an official of the university management office, who would give only his surname, Sun. He said the closure was related to SARS...
Iraq's lifeblood of crude oil resumes flow with a trickle (04/24/03)
BASRA, Iraq -- Engineers began restoring the lifeblood of Iraq's shattered economy Wednesday, pumping crude oil for the first time since the war. Although the oil is not for export, the quick startup means one of Iraq's largest fields could be back to prewar production levels within weeks...
Opposition calls for fresh elections (04/24/03)
LAGOS, Nigeria -- Nigeria's opposition demanded Wednesday that President Olusegun Obasanjo step down and annul last weekend's elections, which gave him a second term but were seen as deeply flawed. Obasanjo's challengers said the vote was clearly fraudulent and threatened "massive revolt" unless he calls new elections. Obasanjo responded that the vote was fair and showed no sign of heeding the demands...
OPEC president - Balance must be restored (04/24/03)
VIENNA, Austria -- Oil producers are pumping 2 million barrels a day in excess of the world's needs and OPEC members will study "all the scenarios" for restoring balance in crude markets, the cartel's president said Wednesday. Driven by fears of weakening prices in the wake of the war in Iraq, delegates of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries arrived in Vienna ahead of an emergency meeting called to reassess their production levels. ...
Central defeats Kelly, wins fourth game in a row (04/24/03)
For the second straight day, Central's baseball team put away a SEMO Conference foe in five innings, routing host Kelly 16-4 Wednesday. Central (10-6, 6-1) trailed 3-2 after the second inning before erupting for 10 runs in the fourth. The Tigers pounded out 16 hits, with Patrick Slattery leading the way with a 4-for-4 performance. Slattery had a home run and four runs batted in...
Birk's slide sends Otahkians past EIU in 11 innings (04/24/03)
With one deft slide to avoid what seemed like a sure tag, Jamie Birk ended a marathon softball game that looked like it might never end. Birk, a junior, scored on a wild pitch with two outs in the bottom of the 11th inning Wednesday as Southeast Missouri State University defeated Eastern Illinois 6-5 in front of nearly 200 fans at the Southeast Softball Complex...
Renner hits the stages with big success (04/24/03)
It wasn't that Jeff Renner had a niche, but, more or less, it was the influence of other people that led him to bodybuilding, the sport in which he excels. Renner, 37, won his class and took second overall in the seventh annual Heart of Illinois Championship last weekend, another victory to add to his well-equipped trophy case...
Get into the game - A beginner's guide to area golf (04/24/03)
A lot of golfers who hit the links for the first time might expect to step right up to the tee and drive the ball down the middle of the fairway. But before that happens, a few things quickly become painfully clear. "It's a lot more difficult than you'd think," Sally Buerck of Perryville, Mo., said...
League warns its teams bound for Toronto (04/24/03)
NEW YORK -- When the Kansas City Royals play in Toronto on Friday, they'll be cautious about where they eat meals, with whom they spend time, and how they sign autographs for fans. Major league baseball warned teams to take precautions when playing the Blue Jays in Canada after health officials posted advisories about the dangers of SARS in the area...
Maddux in classic form, keeps Braves streaking (04/24/03)
ATLANTA -- This was vintage Greg Maddux: no runs, no walks and a quick game. Maddux, who got off to a dismal start this season, pitched three-hit ball over seven innings and the streaking Atlanta Braves beat the Cardinals 4-2 Wednesday night. The 2-hour, 10-minute game was Atlanta's eighth victory in nine games and pushed the Braves into first place for the first time this season. They are in a three-way tie atop the NL East with Montreal and Philadelphia...
Rams' first draft pick could come from any position, Martz says (04/24/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Though linebacker and cornerback are the Rams' greatest needs, the team vowed Wednesday that its top draft pick could come from virtually any position. Coach Mike Martz said they'll take the ubiquitous best player available when the 12th overall selection rolls around on Saturday, disregarding present strengths and weaknesses...
Questions loom after Blues' exit (04/24/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Another promising postseason ended up in tatters for the Blues, who were bounced from the playoffs after letting a 3-1 series lead get away for the first time in franchise history. "Yeah, we had big plans," defenseman Al MacInnis said. "It's just that we let it slip away...
Area digest 4/24/03 (04/24/03)
Cape golfer sinks his second hole-in-one Steve Foeste of Cape Girardeau recorded his second hole-in-one March 29 at the Cape Girardeau Jaycees Municipal Golf Course. Foeste sank the shot with a pitching wedge on the third hole. It was the course's first hole-in-one this year...
Health calendar 4/24/03 (04/24/03)
Today Back wellness seminar from 9 a.m. to noon at Holiday Inn in Cape Girardeau, sponsored by Missouri Employers Mutual Insurance. For registration information, call (888) 499-7233 or online at www.mem-ins.com. Blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Dempster Building at Southeast Missouri State University...
Americans search for ideal diet (04/24/03)
WASHINGTON Eat less, exercise more. Most everyone knows it's the surest way to lose weight and keep it off. But the rate at which waistlines are expanding in the United States -- land of supersized fast-food meals and endless television options for the couch-potato set -- suggests that too many people haven't taken to heart the message to stop stuffin' it and start huffin' it...
Words edge closer to truth (04/24/03)
April 24, 2003 Dear Leslie, Sometimes in conversation or reading, a word or a situation makes me think of a line from one of my favorite poems. Not a lot of poems are floating around in my brain, but the ones that are seem to have been seared in. They represent some home truth...
Mary Reilly (04/24/03)
GLENALLEN, Mo. -- Mary Agnes Reilly of Glenallen died Wednesday, April 23, 2003, at St. Francois Manor Nursing Center in Farmington, Mo. Hutchings Funeral Chapel in Marble Hill, Mo., is in charge of arrangements.
Lucretia Thomas (04/24/03)
Lucretia E. Thomas, 79, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, April 23, 2003, at her home. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Willie Childress (04/24/03)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- Willie Childress, 74, of Mounds died Saturday, April 19, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Mounds from 5 to 8 p.m. today. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the church. Burial will be in National Cemetery at Mound City, Ill...
Richard Meyer (04/24/03)
Richard "Dick" Myer, 68, of Jackson died Wednesday, April 23, 2003. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.
Susie Rutledge (04/24/03)
PARMA, Mo. -- Susie Orene Rutledge, 88, of Parma died Sunday, April 20, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born March 21, 1915, in Bellefontaine, Miss., daughter of James and Janie Richards Tillman. She and Johnnie Rutledge were married Feb. 2, 1938, in Bellefontaine. He died April 19, 1995...
Albert Kirchdoerfer (04/24/03)
Albert C. Kirchdoerfer, 77, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, April 23, 2003, at Missouri Veterans Home. Lorberg Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Terry Crowe (04/24/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Terry Dennis Crowe, 49, of Sikeston, died Tuesday, April 22, 2003, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. He was born Oct. 31, 1953, to Eileen McRoy Crowe and the late Noel Crowe. Crowe was a former resident of Bloomfield and worked for several years with the city's water department. For the past 20 years, he has lived in Sikeston and Matthews and was a member of the Sikeston Eagles Club...
Norman Toler (04/24/03)
PATTON, Mo. -- Norman C. Toler, 68, of Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, April 22, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center. He was born March 1, 1935, in Ferguson, Mo., son of William and Agnes Weissmueller Toler. He and Ruth M. Grabenhorst were married June 11, 1955...
Dorothy Halter (04/24/03)
Dorothy Eugenia Halter, 89, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, April 21, 2003, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Nov. 11, 1913, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Edward and Emma Lipp Nenninger. She and Ivo W. Halter were married Sept. 29, 1941. Halter was a member of St. Mary's Cathedral and its Council of Catholic Women, and a member of Church Women United...
Births 4/24/03 (04/24/03)
Gooch Son to Bradley Rondall and Stephinie Gail Gooch of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 8:49 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2003. Name, Kile Stanley. Weight, 7 pounds 7 ounces. First child. Mrs. Gooch is the former Stephinie Shipley, daughter of Terry and Tony Darby of Portageville, Mo. She is employed at Noranda Aluminum Inc. Gooch is the son of Ron and Linda Gooch of Portageville. He is employed at Home Medical Supply Inc...
Honor rolls 4/24/03 (04/24/03)
Oran Schools 12th Grade -- Megan Anderson, Joey Bickings, Jonathan Burns, Tyler Cookson, Candice Duncan, Nikki Evans, Trey Graviett, Teresa Hodges, David Kinsey, Danielle Klipfel, Tyler Nelson, Nathan Seyer, Brandy Shy, Alicia Webb, Ryne Wood, Emily Young...
Cape fire report 4/24/03 (04/24/03)
Cape Girardeau Thursday, April 24 Firefighters responded Wednesday to the following items: At 12:02 a.m., emergency medical service at 31 N. Henderson Rear. At 1:03 a.m., citizen assist at 606 S. Silver Springs. At 4:25 a.m., alarm at 124 N. Henderson...
Cape police report 4/24/03 (04/24/03)
Cape Girardeau Thursday, April 24 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Eric P. Massey, 20, of 9314 Althea, St. Louis, Mo., was arrested Tuesday on a Cape Girardeau warrant for failure to appear...
Out of the past 4/24/03 (04/24/03)
10 years ago: April 24, 1993 "A Celebration of American Sacred Music" is theme of spring concert held in afternoon at Centenary United Methodist Church; program, with Chancel and Bell Choirs performing, features early American choral anthems, spirituals and gospel music...
Gen. Garner faces huge job rebuilding Iraq (04/24/03)
Jay Garner's new job isn't going to be easy. The retired three-star general officially began working in Baghdad Monday as the U.S. man in charge of rebuilding Iraq. With a staff of about 400, Garner will govern the California-sized country of 23 million people in 18 provinces until the Iraqi people are able to govern themselves. Building a workable government will be challenging, especially considering Iraq's religious and ethnic diversity...
Scott County's new jail gets first prisoners (04/24/03)
A nice, new jail cell probably offers little solace to a new inmate, but the opening of the new Scott County Jail is good news for the rest of the community. After a long and arduous process, the new $4.8 million jail opened last week. The old jail is empty, and it's only a matter of time until the county's prisoners being housed in other counties can be moved to the new jail in Benton, Mo...
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