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Stories from Friday, April 25, 2003

Appeal takes aim at altering meth law (04/25/03)
In the eyes of narcotics officers, seeing you buy a couple of boxes of cold pills and driving directly to another store to buy a package of lithium batteries is suspicious enough to stop you and ask to search your car. If they find a few other specific items -- such as more cold pills or starter fluid -- you could be arrested on suspicion of being a meth cook...
Hospital recognizes commitment to health care at annual meeting (04/25/03)
Southeast Missouri Hospital's annual meeting Thursday night was highlighted by the celebration of the Cape Girardeau hospital's 75th birthday, as well as recognizing four people who advanced the quality of health care in the community. During the meeting of Southeast Missouri Hospital Association, the Outstanding Service Award -- established in 1982 -- was presented to hospital trustees Walter J. ...
Airport in Cape working to add flight (04/25/03)
A grant-funded effort to add a fourth daily round-trip flight from Cape Girardeau to St. Louis still hasn't gotten off the ground 10 months after federal Department of Transportation officials announced the funding. But Bruce Loy, Cape Girardeau Regional Airport manager, said a fourth commercial flight should be added by July or August provided that local businesses commit $100,000 up front to pay for air travel on their expected business trips...
Civil War group makes donation of Cape documents to Kent (04/25/03)
In the spring of 1863, Brig. Gen. John McNeil and others issued many orders from the 56th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia, headquartered in Cape Girardeau. Among them was an order for women and children to be escorted from the fort to steamers before the beginning of the battle...
Jackson firefighters dedicate new building (04/25/03)
More than a year of firefighters' labor came to fruition Thursday as the Jackson Fire Department held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open its new administrative building. Twelve full-time and 16 part-time firefighters spent much of their spare time between calls over the last 14 months remodeling a building that used to be a carpet store...
State briefs 4/25/03 (04/25/03)
House panel alters nursing home bill JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Nursing homes could receive millions of dollars in additional government payments under a new version of a nursing home regulatory bill. The House Special Committee on General Laws voted Thursday to send the altered bill to the House floor for debate...
Illinois governor Blagojevich considers taking over casinos (04/25/03)
CHICAGO -- Gov. Rod Blagojevich said Thursday he is considering an unprecedented state takeover of Illinois' casinos and hiring a company to operate them for the state's profit -- an idea immediately called absurd by experts in and out of the gaming industry...
Officials table push for UM, Northwest merger (04/25/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- School officials have abandoned efforts to gain legislative approval this year to merge Northwest Missouri State University into the University of Missouri system. With the legislative session ending May 16, chances were dimming that lawmakers would pass bills allowing the Maryville school to become a fifth University of Missouri campus next fall...
Workers' comp bill slowed by filibuster (04/25/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Senate spent eight hours Thursday debating legislation that would tighten eligibility requirements for injured workers to receive benefits under the state workers' compensation system. Republican supporters say broad interpretation of the existing law by courts has opened the system to abuse and led to dramatically increased costs for employers, helping to stifle economic growth in Missouri...
Moussaoui can see top-secret federal information, judge says (04/25/03)
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- A judge ordered the government Thursday to immediately give terrorism suspect Zacarias Moussaoui its top-secret plan for allowing him limited access to a senior al-Qaida prisoner. The government attempted to submit the material to the court and keep it from Moussaoui for the time being. Classified as "Top Secret/Codeword," the information was offered as a substitute for allowing Moussaoui to interview captive Ramzi Binalshibh via video hookup...
Crew journeys from middle America to Middle East (04/25/03)
KNOB NOSTER, Mo. -- He woke up from a nap, fresh and ready for the momentous night ahead. Brian Gallo's wife drove him to work in their Ford Explorer, they embraced, and off he went in the cool April air. Thirty miles away, Brian Bogue kissed his wife and five daughters goodbye, then headed out the door. "Daddy's going to work," he said...
U.S. forces take Aziz into custody (04/25/03)
WASHINGTON -- U.S. forces in Iraq have taken custody of Tariq Aziz, the former deputy prime minister and the most visible Iraqi leader other than Saddam Hussein. Officials at the Pentagon and at Central Command headquarters in Qatar said Thursday they did not know whether Aziz was captured or whether he turned himself in...
Ashcroft - Security fears can keep aliens in jail (04/25/03)
WASHINGTON -- Most illegal immigrants can be jailed indefinitely without bond when national security risks exist, Attorney General John Ashcroft has declared in a legal opinion. Immigration advocates are calling that an abuse of power in the name of fighting terrorism...
14-year-old kills principal, self in junior high cafeteria (04/25/03)
RED LION, Pa. -- A 14-year-old boy shot and killed his school principal inside a crowded junior high cafeteria Thursday morning, then killed himself with a second handgun, authorities said. The shootings happened about 15 minutes before classes were to start at Red Lion Area Junior High School...
New stent promises improved treatment for hearts (04/25/03)
WASHINGTON -- In a major advance for heart patients, the government has approved an eagerly awaited type of stent that emits a drug to help keep newly unblocked arteries from reclogging. But it has a big price tag. Cardiologists are expected to quickly begin using the new Johnson & Johnson Cypher stent in many of the 800,000 Americans who undergo artery-clearing angioplasties every year...
American Airlines CEO resigns post; unions reach deal (04/25/03)
FORT WORTH, Texas -- The embattled chairman and chief executive of American Airlines resigned Thursday as the flight attendants union split bitterly over a cost-cutting package that was the last hope for avoiding bankruptcy. Two other unions representing pilots and ground workers agreed to the company's sweetened offer, but leaders of the flight attendants union were said by a source to be embroiled in a "holy war" over whether to go along. ...
Getting men to dance (04/25/03)
VOLCANO, Hawaii -- On the wind-swept rim of one of the world's most active volcanoes, dancers in raffia skirts sway to music and chants as they prepare for the Merrie Monarch, the Olympics of hula competition. Among those dancing on the summit of Kilauea this week were 13 men from the Hula Na Mamo O Pu'uanahulu hula school who are something of a rarity. ...
People talk 4/25/03 (04/25/03)
Carrey reaches support agreement with ex-wife LOS ANGELES -- Jim Carrey has reached a child support agreement with his ex-wife, who had gone to court to increase the $10,000 a month she said the actor was paying. Carrey's publicist, Marleah Leslie, confirmed the settlement Wednesday. She declined to discuss terms but said both sides were satisfied...
Millions offered for pilot gun training (04/25/03)
WASHINGTON -- The federal government is making available $8 million to step up firearms training for commercial pilots who want to carry guns in the cockpit, officials said Thursday. Capt. Fred Bates, an American Airlines pilot who helped lead the fight in Congress to arm pilots, said he has been bombarded with calls and e-mails from colleagues who want to be trained...
Rumsfeld - No religious government for Iraq (04/25/03)
WASHINGTON -- The United States will not allow an Iran-style religious government to take hold in Iraq, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Thursday. He also said Syria and others in the region will not be permitted to influence Iraq's future...
Anheuser-Busch now has more than half of beer market sales (04/25/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Pop open a cold one tonight and there's half a chance it's an Anheuser-Busch product. In fact, a little better than half a chance. Among the usual assortment of information about another strong showing in the brewery's first-quarter earnings report Wednesday -- net income up 6 percent, earnings per share up 11.8 percent -- was the news that the company's domestic market share rose to 52.1 percent from 49.5 percent...
Heston to step down from NRA leadership at convention (04/25/03)
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Charlton Heston is making his last appearance as president of the National Rifle Association this weekend, after using his movie-star prominence to amplify the gun-rights group's message and help put supporters in Washington. As the NRA's public face for five years, Heston helped steer the organization out of several public-relations disasters -- including fallout from the Columbine massacre in 1999 -- and even won opponents' grudging respect...
O.J. Simpson - No to reality TV show (04/25/03)
The Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- Contrary to widely circulated reports, O.J. Simpson said Thursday he won't be the star of a reality television show, but might consider becoming a news commentator for actor Robert Blake's murder trial. "I have no plans in any way to do a reality show even though people have approached me about it," Simpson said in a telephone interview from his Miami home. "I'm not looking to do anything. I don't have agents out there looking for something for O.J."...
Stolen tankers, U.N. sanctions throw kink in flow of Iraqi oil (04/25/03)
DOHA, Qatar -- U.S. oil engineers predicted Thursday that about 8 percent of Iraq's prewar oil production will be pumping again within days -- enough to satisfy as much as three-quarters of domestic consumption. But a host of hurdles remains to ramping up production enough to bring in much-needed reconstruction money...
Major hospital closed because of SARS (04/25/03)
The Associated PressBEIJING -- Authorities closed a major hospital Thursday and put patients and 2,000 workers under observation for the SARS virus, while across the city, anxious residents emptied grocery stores of rice, oil and frozen food in a bout of panic-buying...
Russian rocket prepared for Saturday launch (04/25/03)
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan -- Russia on Thursday rolled out the spacecraft that will carry the next crew to the international space station, filling the gap left by the suspension of U.S. shuttle flights after the Columbia disaster. The Soyuz TMA-2 capsule -- an updated version of the longest-serving manned spacecraft in the world -- was roped into service to ensure the orbiting outpost, some 250 miles above Earth, isn't abandoned...
Suicide bomber kills one, injures 10 bystanders at station (04/25/03)
JERUSALEM -- Israel will invite Palestinian Prime Minister-designate Mahmoud Abbas to Jerusalem to discuss restarting the peace process once a new Palestinian Cabinet is in place, an Israeli official said Thursday. Palestinian officials said that Abbas would agree to meet with Israel's leaders and affirmed that the Palestinian Authority would accept a U.S.-backed peace plan...
OPEC votes to cut actual output by 7 percent (04/25/03)
VIENNA, Austria -- Hoping to stabilize weakening crude prices, OPEC members agreed Thursday to cut their current oil output by 2 million barrels a day, or 7 percent. At the same time, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries took the surprising step of temporarily raising its official output target to 25.4 million barrels, up 900,000 barrels a day from its existing ceiling...
Indonesia cancels peace talks with Aceh rebels (04/25/03)
JAKARTA, Indonesia -- The Indonesian government on Thursday canceled talks with rebels in the Aceh province, saying the guerrillas are not committed to ending 26 years of civil war. The talks were arranged to salvage a Dec. 4 agreement that sought to bring peace to the resource-rich province 1,200 miles northwest of Jakarta...
Rebels abduct more than 180 people, official says (04/25/03)
KAMPALA, Uganda -- Rebels waging a 16-year insurgency attacked two villages and abducted more than 180 people in northern Uganda, a government official said Thursday. Many of those seized early Wednesday were young people and women, said Charles Engwau Egou, a district commissioner for the area...
North Korea stops tourism project with South Korea (04/25/03)
SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea on Friday suspended a joint tourism project with South Korea, citing fears of SARS, a South Korean government official said. The move came amid heightened tensions over North Korea's reported acknowledgment that it has nuclear weapons during talks in Beijing with U.S. negotiators...
U.S. senator calls for release of dissidents (04/25/03)
HAVANA -- U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin called on Cuba's communist leadership Thursday to free 75 dissidents sentenced to long prison terms in the nation's harshest crackdown in decades. Harkin, who has fought for years to ease U.S. sanctions on Cuba, also urged Washington to adopt more moderate policies toward the island, promoting more openness between the two countries while emphasizing respect for human rights...
Shootout between Taliban, Afghan soldiers leaves five dead (04/25/03)
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- Taliban fighters attacked a government office in southern Afghanistan with rockets and automatic weapons, setting off a four-hour shootout that left two Afghan soldiers and three assailants dead, a senior official said on Thursday...
Arabs call for revival of Israeli boycott, withdrawal of troops (04/25/03)
DAMASCUS, Syria -- Arab officials Thursday called for U.S. and British troops to leave Iraqi immediately, in a statement issued after talks on reviving an economic boycott of Israel. Representatives of 15 Arab states urged "an immediate and conditional withdrawal of the invading forces from Iraqi territories" and said Iraq should be governed by Iraqis...
Baghdad slowly getting more power (04/25/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Electricity is slowly returning to Baghdad after a three-week blackout, but engineers warned Thursday the capital won't be fully powered again until they get parts to repair transformers and power lines damaged in the war. Baghdad is getting between 150-300 megawatts, a slight increase from the first trickle of power two days ago, Iraqi officials say. The lights went off in Baghdad in the first week of April as bombs fell. The United States denied targeting the power grid...
Iraqi group finds files detailing informants' reports, arrests (04/25/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- The file drawers fill room after room, papers spilling out. Inside, recorded with chilling bureaucratic detail, are the informants' reports, court records, confessions and execution orders for thousands of Iraqi dissidents. The government files, shown Thursday to The Associated Press, could be the basis for Iraqis to begin to come to terms with their past -- or could be the catalyst for a new wave of bloodletting...
Canadians battle travel warning, economic fallout (04/25/03)
TORONTO -- Canada's largest city staggered Thursday under a health alert warning people to stay away because of the SARS outbreak, leaving shops mostly empty, more conventions canceled and growing fear of long-term economic damage. The federal government asked the World Health Organization to rescind its call for people to avoid Toronto because of the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome that has killed 16 people, while Ontario province and city officials began planning for the economic impact.. ...
North Korean talks tough on second day of nuclear negotiations (04/25/03)
BEIJING -- North Korea accused the United States of leading the region toward war Thursday in an apparent attempt by the communist nation to increase pressure on negotiators holding a second day of talks on its nuclear programs. There was no indication whether any progress had come from the second day of meetings Thursday. ...
Serb police file charges against former leader (04/25/03)
BELGRADE, Serbia-Montenegro -- Serbian police have filed charges against former President Slobodan Milosevic and several of his allies in the abduction and killing of a Serbian ex-president, officials said Thursday. Police investigating the March 12 assassination of Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic found the remains of former Serbian President Ivan Stambolic last month. Stambolic was once Milosevic's mentor, but the two politicians later became bitter rivals...
Jackson tops Central for quad title (04/25/03)
Chad Reiminger shot a 2-over-par 37 on the back nine at Cape Girardeau Country Club to claim medalist honors and lead Jackson's golf team to a two-shot victory Thursday. Jackson finished with a 159 total, followed by host Central (161), Dexter (167) and New Madrid County Central (183)...
Track team divided for Drake, Murray St. meets (04/25/03)
Eight members of the Southeast Missouri State University women's track team and four members of the men's squad will compete in the Drake Relays today and Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa. Drake officials say a record 9,359 athletes representing 781 teams will participate in the 94th running of the Drake Relays that should attract a sellout crowd of more than 18,000 at Drake Stadium on Saturday...
Ponder likes his draft chances (04/25/03)
The NFL draft is unpredictable at best, but Willie Ponder is optimistic he will be included in this weekend's seven-round affair. No, Ponder hasn't been invited to the draft party at New York's Madison Square Garden. And he doubts he'll have his name called Saturday, when the first three rounds are held...
Traveling dirt series makes first of two regional stops (04/25/03)
They won't share the track again on the same night the rest of the season, but at least for a da, sprints and Mid-America Racing Series late models will split time on a big schedule today at Malden Speedway. The outlaw sprint class, scheduled to compete at the track on the last Friday of each month, makes its first visit to the track this season in a program set to start at 7:30 p.m. on the 3/8-mile dirt oval...
Palmer signs on for Bengals' reconstruction (04/25/03)
The Associated Press CINCINNATI -- Carson Palmer has signed on for the Cincinnati Bengals' reconstruction. The Heisman Trophy winner agreed to a contract Thursday with the NFL's worst team, which has the draft's top pick and a history of ruining young quarterbacks...
Steady as he goes - Stewart handling role of champion just fine (04/25/03)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. --Nine races into the season, and Tony Stewart has lost his infamous temper only once. Angry after Elliott Sadler cut Stewart's tire as Sadler bumped his way past him two weeks ago at Martinsville, Stewart retaliated by slamming into Sadler's bumper...
Cards squander ninth-inning lead in Braves rally (04/25/03)
ATLANTA -- The St. Louis Cardinals sure could have used Jason Isringhausen in this one. Andruw Jones hit a two-run single in the ninth inning, rallying the Atlanta Braves to a 4-3 victory over the Cardinals on a rainy Thursday night. The Braves swept the three-game series and won for the ninth time in 10 games to remain tied for first in the NL East with Philadelphia and Montreal...
Despite exit, no changes in store for Blues ... yet (04/25/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Cooler heads will prevail before the Blues deal with the fallout of their first-round playoff exit. General manager Larry Pleau acknowledged that the future of coach Joel Quenneville could be in question. Pleau's future, too. He planned to speak soon with owner Bill Laurie...
Outdoors digest 4/25/03 (04/25/03)
MDC to discuss trout plan at meeting Tuesday Mike Kruse, a fisheries management biologist with the Missouri Department of Conservation, will present the MDC Trout Management plan -- the proposed blueprint for how trout will be managed in the future in Missouri -- at the regularly scheduled meeting of SEMO Trout Unlimited at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Cape Girardeau Public Library...
Area youths get a chance to show outdoors skills (04/25/03)
I had a chance to be involved in what I would consider a momentous event April 5. The Missouri Department of Conservation and the Missouri Volunteer Hunter Education Instructor's Association sponsored Southeast Missouri's first annual Youth Hunter Education Challenge...
Floral choirs sing spring's anthems (04/25/03)
If you've ever been to Natchez, Miss., during the town's spring pilgrimage, you know the beauty of the season, Natchez has stunning displays of spring flowers and ante-bellum homes that knock your socks off. Last weekend, my wife and I drove to Charleston, Mo., to check on its azaleas and dogwoods a week ahead of the annual festival there. This year, Charleston's streetscapes more than equal the best Natchez has to offer...
Life is sweet at the Corner Cafe (04/25/03)
They say good coffee is its own reward. I have found that to be true in my life, especially after a difficult week. What, you ask, could be upsetting my fluffy life? My eldest daughter comes home with her first piercing. She believes there will be a second. (Ha!) My computer's hard drive died a horrible death. It was ugly. All was lost. My truck was so distraught over the death of my computer that it, too, died while I was on the road...
'The Diviners' opens Wednesday at Southeast's Rose Theatre (04/25/03)
Dr. Sharon Bebout-Carr is drawn to stories about how people function as part of a community, particularly a community under stress. She has written three plays that examine communities. "Walking on our Knees" was a performance ethnography delving into the lives of coal miners, "Heads Above Water, Heartblood in the Sand" told the stories of families and communities inundated by the flood of 1993, and "Ghosts Still Speak," based on a book about the devastating New Madrid earthquakes of 1811 and 1812, looked at both the history and modern changes wrought by the quakes.. ...
Everybody's a critic - 'Malibu's Most Wanted' (04/25/03)
Two stars (out of four) When I first received the ticket in the mail to see "Malibu's Most Wanted," I was less than excited. I thought it would be the typical humor of movies directed at younger audiences. My husband and I found it to be more entertaining than we expected...
New on CD 4/25/03 (04/25/03)
'American Life'Surely Madonna knows that familiarity breeds contempt; after all, she's spent much of her two-decade career reinventing herself, emerging as music's greatest chameleon. Yet on her new disc, "American Life," she traverses the same musical territory as she did on her last disc, "Music," with less spark, wit or joy...
PBS series investigates myth, reality of race (04/25/03)
LOS ANGELES -- Look at your skin color. Now try to see its significance as a mere pigment of our collective imagination. PBS' "Race: The Power of an Illusion" asks viewers to reconsider our widely shared belief in race as a legitimate means of sorting the human species...
'Painted House' has disappointments, true moments (04/25/03)
With a twinkle in his eyes, John Grisham said of the movie version of his book "A Painted House," "It's a lot of cotton and mud." And well it should be. These two elements are key to the setting and the plot of the book, and fortunately the same is true of the movie...
Explicitness serves 'The Real Cancun' (04/25/03)
They might revoke my film critic privileges for saying this, but I have to admit it: I liked "The Real Cancun." The first so-called reality movie comes from the people who pioneered the reality-TV genre: Mary-Ellis Bunim and Jonathan Murray, who created MTV's "The Real World" more than a decade ago...
Artifacts 4/25/03 (04/25/03)
Irish festival begins today in Carbondale CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The Southern Illinois Irish Festival will be held today and Saturday in Carbondale. Cathie Ryan and the McNulty Irish Dancers will perform at 7:30 tonight at SIU's Shryock Auditorium. Saturday night's performances at Mugsy McGuire's Entertainment Center will be by Jeremy Kittel with John Behling, Siucra, and the McNulty Irish Dancers...
Theodore Hudson (04/25/03)
Theodore H. "Ted" Hudson, 74, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, April 23, 2003, at Missouri Veterans Home. He was born Aug. 1, 1928, at St. Mary, Mo., son of Jesse V. and Theresa Ann Holland Hudson. Hudson had been a bus driver with JPL in Pasadena, Calif., and a truck driver with Friget Freeze Ice Creams and Knudson Dairy Co. He was a member of American Legion Post 133, VFW Post 4282, AmVets, and Eagles...
Mary Reilly (04/25/03)
GLENALLEN, Mo. -- Mary Agnes Reilly, 94, of Glenallen died Wednesday, April 23, 2003, at St. Francois Manor in Farmington, Mo. She was born June 4, 1908, near Glenallen, daughter of Joseph William and Maud McAnally Reilly. Reilly was employed in the time finance department of First National Bank 31 years, retiring in June 1973...
Willard Westmoreland (04/25/03)
MOREHOUSE, Mo. -- William Willard "Skinner" Westmoreland Jr., 82, of Morehouse died Wednesday, April 23, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. He was born Sept. 27, 1920, in Sikeston, son of William Willard and Dink Oliver Westmoreland Sr. He first married June Janette Turner Feb. 2, 1940, in New Madrid County. She died Nov. 14, 1946. He and Georgia Evelyn Simpson were married July 10, 1950. She died Feb. 21, 1991...
Kenneth Hargrave (04/25/03)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- Kenneth Wayne Hargrave, 59, of Bloomfield died Wednesday, April 23, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter, Mo. He was born May 3, 1943, in Cairo, Ill., son of Goldie and Mary Binford Hargrave. Survivors include five sons, Gary Hargrave of Belton, Texas, Troy Hargrave of Cape Girardeau, Christopher Conner of Dexter, Tim Hargrave of Anna, Ill., Steve Hargrave of Joliet, Ill.; two daughters, Melissa Meskenas of Arlington, Tenn., Laurie Van Buren of Anna; his mother of Bloomfield; a brother, Roger Hargrave of Joliet; a sister, Margaret Carlson of Spokane, Wash.; a friend, Sally Pratt; and 12 grandchildren.. ...
Ina Pinkley (04/25/03)
Ina E. Pinkley, 83, of Jackson died Wednesday, April 23, 2003, at St. Anthony Hospital in St. Louis, while visiting a sister. She was born Oct. 31, 1919, in Bloomfield, Mo., daughter of Marion E. and Flora Belle Stewart Bush. She and Warren W. Pinkley were married Jan. 25, 1954. He died Oct. 30, 1996...
Pete Kirkpatrick (04/25/03)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Pete Kirkpatrick, 58, of Marble Hill died Wednesday, April 23, 2003, at his home following an illness. He was born Feb. 27, 1945, in Bollinger County, son of Orville J. and Carrie Long Kirkpatrick. He and Jo Ann Welker were married Sept. 3, 1966...
Gwen Shy (04/25/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Gwendolyn Louise Shy, 80, of Sikeston died Wednesday, April 23, 2003, at her home. She was born Nov. 16, 1922, at Ristine, Mo., daughter of Gordon Samuel and Helen Gould Cruchon Shy Sr. Shy was office manager and accountant at Scott County Milling Co. more than 40 years. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, and a charter member of Daughters of Isabella and Legion of Mary...
Matthew Hayden (04/25/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Matthew Paul Hayden, 15, of Sikeston died Wednesday, April 23, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. He was born June 8, 1987, at Perryville, Mo., son of Jeff Hayden and Lisa Hafner. Hayden was a student at New Dawn State School. Survivors include his father of Perryville, his mother of Park Hills, Mo.; foster parents, Mike and Melissa Stewart of Sikeston; a half sister, Nikki Hayden of Perryville; and foster brother, Chris Stewart of Sikeston...
Albert Kirchdoerfer (04/25/03)
Albert C. Kirchdoerfer, 77, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, April 23, 2003, at Missouri Veterans Home. He was born Jan. 14, 1926, in Cape Girardeau, son of George and Bertha Hoefler Kirchdoerfer. He and Marie E. Frank were married Oct. 14, 1950. She died Oct. 24, 1992...
Births 4/25/03 (04/25/03)
Lovett Son to Jim Lovett and Taryn Elizabeth LeGrand-Lovett of Charleston, Mo., Southeast Missouri Hospital, 11:52 a.m. Thursday, April 17, 2003. Name, Luke Jordan. Weight, 8 pounds 2 ounces. Third son. Ms. LeGrand-Lovett is the former Taryn LeGrand, daughter of Gilbert and Mildred LeGrand of Benton, Mo. She is a clinical director with Bootheel Counseling Services. Lovett is the son of the late Roy and Lucille Lovett of Charleston. He is a self-employed farmer...
Cape fire report 4/25/03 (04/25/03)
Cape Girardeau Friday, April 25 Firefighters responded Wednesday to the following items: At 3:15 p.m., mutual aid to Scott City for structure fire. At 5:15 p.m., emergency medical service at 202 S. Broadview. At 7:22 p.m., illegal burn at 1832 Scott Street...
Cape police report 4/25/03 (04/25/03)
Cape Girardeau Friday, April 25 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests A person was placed in custody Wednesday pending the filing of formal charges for receiving stolen property, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia...
Out of the past 4/25/03 (04/25/03)
10 years ago: April 25, 1993 Organizers say weekend's blustery weather cut down on number of people who participated in third annual Mississippi River Valley Scenic Tour; about 1,150 turned out in Sunday's sunny but windy weather for Craftsfest at Black Forest Villages, and another 850 ignored Sunday's rains to watch demonstrations of weaving and basket-making and other disappearing skills...
Senate's budget plan not that much different than Holden's (04/25/03)
As I reported in an earlier column on the state budget, there is really not much difference (other than rhetoric) between Gov. Bob Holden's recommended budget and that of the Missouri Senate which projects additional revenue of approximately $200 million...
Welcome, Rotarians, to the City of Roses (04/25/03)
When members of Rotary clubs from the eastern half of Missouri arrive in Cape Girardeau today for their annual district conference, they will be coming together for the very reason Rotary International founder Paul Harris first met with some business acquaintances in Chicago back in 1905: an opportunity for socializing with like-minded folks who are active in their community...
Missouri Senate has sensible budget plan (04/25/03)
When Gov. Bob Holden presented his budget proposal for fiscal year 2004, which starts July 1, his spending plan wasn't much higher than the current fiscal year, a drastic turn from a decade of sharply increasing expenses for state government. But the governor's plan was sorely lacking in revenue. As a matter of fact, to pay for Holden's spending plan, the state would have to come up with more than $700 million in new revenue...
AAs can help offset shortages in anesthesiology (04/25/03)
To the editor: Scott Roth, a nurse anesthetist who opposes anesthesiologist assistants, claimed in a letter to the editor that there are no minimum grade requirements for AA applicants. The minimum grade-point average for the AA program at Emory University in Atlanta is 3.1. At Webster University in St. Louis, it is 3.0. The Graduate Record Examination is required for AA applicants. No comparable standardized testing is uniformly required of nurse anesthestist applicants...
Riverside to hold annual book sale Saturday, Sunday (04/25/03)
To the editor: The Friends of the Riverside Regional Library, a not-for-profit organization of civic-minded volunteers, will hold it's annual used book sale from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Famous-Barr court at Westfield Shoppingtown West Park. ...
Apology issued for inconvenience at dedication (04/25/03)
To the editor: During the recent dedication of the Cemetery of the Innocents, it is my understanding that the Cape Girardeau Police Department received a complaint about parking along the street. The police officer who was dispatched was doing his job in following up on the complaint. ...
Speak Out 04/25/03 (04/25/03)
Drinking aversion HOW LUCKY I was that I took the advice of an older man who had four daughters. He said that when they were little they each had their own little glass and would say, "Dad, can I have some of your beer?" They were never turned down, and by the time they were 12 years old, they wouldn't even taste a beer. ...
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