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Community Q&A 04/28/03 (04/28/03)
  • Name: Kathy Parsons Lives in: Cape Girardeau Family: Husband, Mark; sons, Dustin, 8, and William, 2. Job: School social worker. What do you like most about the area? Not too big. Not too small of a town...
  • Community briefs 04/28/03 (04/28/03)
    Meeting at Jackson chamber scheduled Industrial Relations meets at noon Wednesday in the Jackson Chamber of Commerce conference room. Tickets for Cape home to benefit St. Jude's Tickets for a chance to win a $275,000 "Dream Home" in Cape Girardeau are now on sale in a campaign to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital...
    Young area farmers attend Farm Bureau conference (04/28/03)
    Young farmers from Cape Girardeau County attended the recent Young Farmers and Ranchers Leadership Conference with more than 560 of their peers from across the state. The group met at Lake of the Ozark's Tan-Tar-A Resort to learn more about topics ranging from the Farm Bill signup to cooking with beef. Time was also set aside to learn from fellow farmers. The conference is the largest Farm Bureau young farmer conference in the nation...
    Caregiver retreat to be held in Sikeston on Friday (04/28/03)
    According to a recent national survey, more than 54 million people are informal or unpaid caregivers. Caregiving spouses, children and other family members and friends provide an invaluable service to the nation's elderly (and not so elderly). A retreat for caregivers will be held from 9 a.m. ...
    'Meals on Wheels' drive coming up at Jackson Senior Center (04/28/03)
    The Jackson Senior Center appreciates all donations made to the upcoming "Meals on Wheels" drive on May 16. Once again the community has shown it cares for its senior citizens. Call Debbie at the center, 243-4241, if you wish to donate. Thanks to the APPLE program for all their help with paperwork this month...
    Volunteer serves at least 1,500 hours every year (04/28/03)
    As part of Community Volunteer Month, the Area Wide United Way highlights the efforts of some local volunteers, hoping to encourage others to follow their lead. Ilena Aslin vowed to give back what so many of her Girl Scout volunteers did so often; she has served the Girl Scouts for 40 years, the last 30 in the role of executive director...
    Debris & danger (04/28/03)
    Jeanie and Eddie Graham were trapped under their house, in their neighbor's driveway, 40 feet from where Jeanie felt the bathroom floorboards being sucked from underneath her feet. She and Eddie were making small talk, trying to think good thoughts under the pile while waiting for rescuers to dig them out...
    Clubs finding new places for meetings (04/28/03)
    Four of Cape Girardeau's civic clubs are on the move because of a developer's plan to tear down the Holiday Inn that has been home to club meetings for years. Cape West Rotary Club will start holding its Thursday noon meetings at the Elks Club near Cape Girardeau County Park North in July...
    Community cuisine 04/28/03 (04/28/03)
    Variety of foods to be served at parish hall A kettle beef, chicken and dumpling dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Glennon Parish Hall in Glennon, Mo. Dinner, country store to be held in New Hamburg A spring dinner will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Lawrence Parish Center in New Hamburg, Mo...
    Art show highlights work of all Jackson students for past year (04/28/03)
    The multipurpose building at Jackson High School was filled with excited students pointing out their artwork to camera-toting parents Sunday during the eighth annual All-District Art Show. With her mother and two sisters in tow, 9-year-old Madeline McCallister looked for her drawing amid more than 2,000 pieces of artwork hanging from the walls and bleachers...
    Audits - Credit cards misused in University of Missouri system (04/28/03)
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Auditors found abuse of credit cards by employees in the University of Missouri system, a newspaper that successfully sued to get access to those audits reported Sunday. Among the findings reported in The Kansas City Star: A campus mail service manager charged $5,260 in groceries, laptop computer equipment and other items on her University of Missouri-Kansas City charge card. After being questioned, she made partial reimbursement...
    Former TWA workers say farewell on dance floor (04/28/03)
    ST. LOUIS -- They are about to lose their jobs. Many already have. But at a furlough party, the American Airlines employees -- 40- and 50-something-year-old flight attendants, ground workers, mechanics, pilots and ticket agents -- reveled on the dance floor...
    Founder of Illinois religious order to be canonized (04/28/03)
    RUMA, Ill. -- The founder of a missionary order of Roman Catholic nuns now based in this Randolph County town is being elevated to sainthood. Maria DeMattias, who founded the Adorers of the Blood of Christ in Italy in 1834, will be canonized during a ceremony May 18 at the Vatican...
    New lawmaker likes bill to restrict DNR (04/28/03)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Everyone has grievances with the government. But when state lawmakers have firsthand experience with what they see as obstructionist government, they try to effect change. Rep. Kevin Engler was mayor of Farmington before he was elected to the state House last fall. Now one of 90 freshmen in the House, he thinks he can bring about some change by putting a tighter rein on the state Department of Natural Resources...
    House, Senate, governor all differ on budget solution (04/28/03)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The process of writing the next state budget has been anything but normal this year in the Missouri Legislature. The House of Representatives was the first to deviate from tradition in March when it passed an $18.6 billion spending plan that proposed doling out funds to the various state departments in lump sums without specifically stating how the money must be used...
    University museum gets first original work of Bingham (04/28/03)
    COLUMBIA, Mo. -- George Caleb Bingham is recognized as one of Missouri's most important 19th-century artists. He was also the first professor of art at the University of Missouri. It wasn't until the 21st century, however, that the university's Museum of Art and Archaeology could boast ownership of its first original work by Bingham...
    Dial soap sexual harassment case headed for showdown (04/28/03)
    CHICAGO -- Sumiko Baker was working the night shift at Dial's Aurora soap plant when a male co-worker came up behind her and pressed his body against hers. She told him not to get so close. "We could get a lot closer," the 42-year-old suburban woman remembers her fellow employee saying as she waved her engagement ring at him in an effort to stave off his advances...
    Student goes from getting by to pursuing college (04/28/03)
    OTTERVILLE, Mo. -- Alex Gritsishin spent his first three years of high school taking easy courses and drawing pictures of cars in the back of the classroom. His only aspirations were to finish high school and find a job. "In just about every class, I would sit there and do doodles, and they would say, 'Put that away and pay attention,'" Gritsishin said...
    Agency to decide on whether to expand emission-control zone (04/28/03)
    ST. LOUIS -- Some counties surrounding St. Louis are being considered for an air-pollution zone that could subject them to auto-emission controls. But the target counties' officials have made it clear they don't want to be invited. "Once they get a grip on you, they've got you," said Jim Henson, presiding commissioner of St. Francois County. "The bottom line for us is that auto-emissions stuff. That would be very, very unpopular down my way."...
    Cuba-U.S. trade grows despite crackdown (04/28/03)
    WASHINGTON -- U.S. companies sold food worth $138.6 million to Cuba in 2002 and are on track for a 19 percent increase in sales this year, despite Fidel Castro's recent crackdown on dissidents. While the Castro regime's behavior during the past month makes it unlikely that Congress will further relax the 42-year-old trade embargo against Cuba, it is equally unlikely that lawmakers will restrict sales of farm commodities to a nation that has rapidly become a big customer of American wheat, corn, chicken, soybeans and rice.. ...
    Man says wearing ID tag all the time makes world friendlier (04/28/03)
    ST. LOUIS -- Hello, his name is Scott. Scott Ginsberg, that is. The name's not hard to remember because Ginsberg has been wearing a name tag for more than 900 days with "Scott" scrawled boldly across a piece of adhesive paper in felt-tip marker. When people used to ask why, he'd explain in depth. A dissertation, his friends called it. So, now he keeps the response simple: Name tags make people friendlier...
    SARS information from Asia, Canada helped U.S. prepare (04/28/03)
    WASHINGTON -- The United States was "just ahead of the curve" and able so far to avoid large numbers of SARS cases because of information learned as the highly infectious respiratory illness spread through Asia, a top federal health official said Sunday...
    Feds broaden investigation into FBI's DNA lab practices (04/28/03)
    WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department's inspector general has broadened an investigation, originally limited to alleged wrongdoing by a forensic technician, to look at the practices of the FBI lab unit that analyzes DNA in hundreds of crime cases a year, government officials say...
    House Democrat leaders tell colleagues to give early, often (04/28/03)
    WASHINGTON -- House Democrats are pledging not to repeat the mistake of the 2002 elections when lawmakers in safe districts ended the campaign season sitting on $60 million in unspent campaign money. This time, Democratic campaign leaders are asking their colleagues to contribute early and often. ...
    North Korean nuclear claim puts U.S. in sensitive position (04/28/03)
    WASHINGTON -- North Korea seems today to have crept closer to a crisis by claiming it has, and might test, a more potent nuclear arsenal than the Americans thought it had. Even if the country's declaration were nothing more than bluster, it presents a dilemma for the Bush administration. And it shows that, the success in Iraq notwithstanding, the United States is unlikely to resort to drastic measures to take out the nuclear bombs...
    People talk 04/28/03 (04/28/03)
    Bridge honors North Carolina's James Taylor CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- James Taylor didn't have a guitar or even a microphone when he sang during the weekend, and he was backed up by Gov. Mike Easley and the Chapel Hill High School band. The song was "The Star-Spangled Banner," and the occasion was a ceremony to unveil a sign naming a bridge in his honor...
    Airline towns feel pinch of industry woes (04/28/03)
    PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- This tree-lined Atlanta suburb bears little resemblance to Rust Belt communities, but the "For Sale" signs posted outside $250,000-and-up homes betray the fact that like factory and mill towns, this area is suffering amid the decline of its major industry...
    Tacoma police chief dies after shooting wife, himself (04/28/03)
    GIG HARBOR, Wash. -- The wife of Tacoma police chief David Brame was in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the head after being shot by her husband, who then turned the gun on himself. The apparent murder-suicide attempt in the parking lot of a shopping center happened Saturday, a day after abuse allegations in the couple's divorce case were publicized in media reports, authorities said...
    Nation digest 4/28/03 (04/28/03)
    Parents wary after teacher's China trip FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Fearing the SARS virus, parents said they would keep at least 10 elementary school children home starting today when a teacher planned to return from a trip to China. School officials said they planned to tell media specialist Gayle Grossman about the parents' decision but said she would not be asked to stay home if she feels healthy...
    Universities patent, make profit from publicly funded research (04/28/03)
    SAN FRANCISCO -- When a key patent on combining genetic material to create human drugs expired three years ago, a spigot that had sent $200 million in royalty payments to Columbia University was suddenly turned off. So Columbia turned to a strategy the drug industry has turned to high art -- winning another patent for the same invention -- and began demanding payments anew...
    Man sent to jail for impersonating Vietnam War hero (04/28/03)
    HOUSTON -- An ex-Marine who pretended to be a Vietnam War hero was sentenced to eight months in prison for altering military identification documents and wearing a warrant officer's uniform adorned with medals he didn't earn. Paul Alan White, 47, of Houston was ordered Friday to pay more than $5,000 in fines and spend eight months in prison by U.S. District Judge Sim Lake...
    U.S., former Baghdad officials meet about restoring services (04/28/03)
    BAGHDAD, Iraq -- The U.S. military asserted its authority over Baghdad on Sunday, arresting an Iraqi exile for proclaiming himself the city's mayor without any mandate from its occupiers. The arrest of Mohammed Mohsen al-Zubaidi came as reconstruction officials met with top deputies from Baghdad's former city government to begin sorting out how to restart critical services like water, electricity and garbage pickups...
    Bomb explosion injures 11 at Jakarta's airport (04/28/03)
    JAKARTA, Indonesia -- Indonesian police pledged Sunday to find those responsible for a bomb blast that injured 11 at Jakarta's main airport, suggesting that separatists or a regional terror group could be behind the attack. The early morning blast near a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant sent smoke billowing through the busy domestic terminal and hundreds of people running for safety. Police said they had interviewed at least 10 witnesses but made no arrests...
    Southeast Asia reports 21 new SARS deaths (04/28/03)
    BEIJING -- Karaoke parlors, movie theaters and discos shut their doors Sunday under orders from Beijing officials trying to contain the spread of SARS, which claimed more lives in the Chinese capital, Hong Kong, Taipei and Singapore. As Beijing health officials recorded eight new deaths and said as many as 2,300 people might be infected, hundreds of construction workers labored around the clock to build a 1,000-bed isolation ward for SARS patients. ...
    Two major candidates neck-and-neck in Argentina election (04/28/03)
    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Former President Carlos Menem and rival Peronist Nestor Kirchner ran neck-and-neck ahead of a crowded field in Argentina's presidential vote on Sunday, first official results and exit polls showed. With 5 percent of the ballot tallied, Menem led with 25 percent of the vote -- a whisker ahead of the 23 percent for Kirchner, the governor of the oil-rich Patagonian province of Santa Cruz ...
    North Korea stonewalls demands to give up nuclear weapons (04/28/03)
    South Korea demanded Sunday that North Korea abandon any atomic weapons development, but Northern negotiators in Pyongyang stonewalled the nuclear discussion. Chief North Korean delegate Kim Ryong Song refused to confirm a claim made during talks last week with U.S. and Chinese officials in Beijing that North Korea is making nuclear weapons, and instead sought to steer Sunday's Cabinet-level talks toward inter-Korean economic projects, Seoul officials said...
    200 freed Iraqi prisoners of war leave camp cheering Bush (04/28/03)
    CAMP BUCCA, Iraq -- Chanting "Saddam no, Bush yes," some 200 Iraqi prisoners of war were let go Sunday at the coalition's main internment camp in the desert near the southern port of Umm Qasr. The men, many of them barefooted, shook hands with the American soldiers guarding the camp before boarding buses and trucks to be driven to nearby Basra, southern Iraq's largest city...
    World digest 4/28/03 (04/28/03)
    New Palestinian premier demands Arafat's freedom JERUSALEM -- The incoming Palestinian prime minister demanded on Sunday that Israel grant Yasser Arafat freedom of movement, reluctant to meet with foreign leaders about Mideast peace moves with the Palestinian leader still under siege...
    Iraqi liaison to U.N. weapons inspectors arrested (04/28/03)
    BAIJI, Iraq -- The Iraqi chief liaison to U.N. weapons inspectors surrendered to U.S. forces Sunday, as American troops reported finding a metal drum that preliminary tests indicated could contain chemicals used to disable and kill. Lt. Gen. Hossam Mohammed Amin -- No. 49 on the U.S. list of the 55 most-wanted figures from the regime of Saddam Hussein, the six of clubs in the deck of fugitive playing cards -- was taken into custody in Baghdad...
    Ponder headed to New York (04/28/03)
    Willie Ponder's dream came true Sunday, but he knows it's only the beginning of what he anticipates to be a long and grueling road. Ponder, Southeast Missouri State University's record-setting wide receiver, was picked by the New York Giants in the sixth round of the National Football League draft, the 199th overall selection...
    Otahkians lose series finale 5-1 at UT-Martin (04/28/03)
    MARTIN, Tenn. -- Southeast Missouri State University's softball team was foiled in its bid for a series sweep as host Tennessee-Martin claimed a 5-1 victory Sunday. Saturday in Cape Girardeau, the Otahkians swept a doubleheader from the Skyhawks. The Otahkians fell to 14-24 overall and 10-7 in Ohio Valley Conference play as they dropped into fourth place in the eight-team league. The Skyhawks are 21-26 and a third-place 12-8 in the OVC...
    Indians hold on to defeat AP (04/28/03)
    CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- For the first time in three weeks, Southeast Missouri State University's baseball team has won an Ohio Valley Conference series. Bill Clayton turned in a strong pitching performance and Brian Hopkins, Justin Christian and Denver Stuckey all homered as the Indians held off host Austin Peay 8-6 Sunday. The squads split Saturday's doubleheader...
    Paducah's Knight again conquers Cape (04/28/03)
    For 13 years Barry Knight has been competing in the Steamboat Classic Triathlon in Cape Girardeau. Knight showed why the steamboat is one of his favorite events Sunday, claiming the overall title for the fourth straight year. Knight's winning time of 1:14:06 was less than 15 seconds off his course record time in 2000...
    Cardinals prevail in marathon (04/28/03)
    MIAMI -- The Florida Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals kept playing and playing -- until Fernando Vina got his first hit of a long day. Vina -- 0-for-9 when he stepped to the plate -- hit an RBI single in the 20th inning, lifting the Cardinals over the Marlins 7-6 Sunday in the longest game in the major leagues in 10 years...
    Rams' No. 1 pick thinks big (04/28/03)
    ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Rams' first-round draft pick doesn't pattern himself after any established NFL player. That would limit defensive tackle Jimmy Kennedy, who aims to be better than all of them. "I think it's good that people put me in that Warren Sapp company, but I'm a competitor," the 6-foot-4, 320-pound Kennedy said Sunday. "I'm not trying to be Warren Sapp, I'm trying to be better than Warren Sapp...
    Two Tigers picked, Rams sign another (04/28/03)
    ST. LOUIS -- Two Missouri players were drafted on Sunday, the second day of the NFL draft, and one who wasn't may have the best chance to stick. St. Louis Rams coach Mike Martz appeared as excited about quarterback Kirk Farmer, signed after the draft, as the eight players the team selected in the final four rounds of the draft. ...
    Couples' win is first in five years (04/28/03)
    HUMBLE, Texas -- Fred Couples was overwhelmed and nearly speechless after capping his first victory in five years with a birdie on the final hole of the Houston Open. "I mumbled a few things, then basically wanted to get ... out of there," Couples said, after breaking into tears on the 18th green following Sunday's four-stroke win. "I needed to regroup a little bit...
    Busch nabs second win of season (04/28/03)
    The Associated Press FONTANA, Calif. -- Kurt Busch became the first two-time Winston Cup winner of the season Sunday, passing Jamie McMurray 12 laps from the end of the Auto Club 500 at California Speedway. The 24-year-old "Young Gun" regained the form he showed late in the 2002 season, when he won three of the last five races...
    Millwood fires season's first no-hitter (04/28/03)
    PHILADELPHIA -- Often overlooked and considered expendable in Atlanta, Kevin Millwood at last outdid his former Cy Young teammates. Millwood pitched his first career no-hitter, shutting down Barry Bonds and the NL's top team to lead the Philadelphia Phillies over the San Francisco Giants 1-0 Sunday...
    Mayhem has turned baseball into a real slobberknocker (04/28/03)
    dwilson Is anyone actually in charge of Major League Baseball? It looks like a total free-for-all. I'm waiting for Stone Cold Steve Austin to come running onto the field with a steel chair and take out a mascot. That is if he can get past the "heightened security."...
    FanFare 4/28/03 (04/28/03)
    Briefly Basketball
  • Shaquille O'Neal came up with the monster game the Los Angeles Lakers needed to even their series with the Minnesota Timberwolves. O'Neal had 34 points, 23 rebounds and six assists Sunday as the three-time defending NBA champions rallied for a 102-97 victory over the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves to tie their first-round playoff series 2-2...
  • Lorimont development on the market (04/28/03)
    One of Cape Girardeau's most prominent office parks is for sale. That would be the multimillion-dollar Lorimont office park development, home to such Cape Girardeau businesses as MedAssets, HealthSouth Rehabilitation, State Farm Insurance, Pyramid Medical Services, Audiology Center, The Yellow Pages and Lorimont Real Estate offices. There are several others...
    MSNBC's iron man, Lester Holt, gets ready for more normal hours (04/28/03)
    SECAUCUS, N.J. -- Now that the war is largely over, Lester Holt can get together again with his buddies to jam on loud rock songs in a grungy Manhattan rehearsal space. A bass player, Holt loves the instrument's subtle part on "Stairway to Heaven."...
    Film is 'Family' reunion for Douglases (04/28/03)
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Kirk and Michael Douglas may be father and son, but they tease each other like children. The 86-year-old star of "Spartacus" and "Champion" sits in his living room goading Michael about why it took so long for them to perform together in a film...
    Business memo 04/28/03 (04/28/03)
    St. Francis wins four communications awards St. Francis Medical Center won two Crystal Awards of Excellence and two Awards of Distinction in the Communicator Awards 2003 Print Media competition. The Communicator Awards is an international competition that recognizes outstanding work in communications. Entries receiving a Crystal Award of Excellence are among the best in the world...
    Leading investor says Kmart is making the right moves (04/28/03)
    STEPHEN J. CARRERA * Associated Press Jack Butler, left, a lawyer for Kmart Corp. listened as Julian Day, right, president and chief executive officer of Kmart Corp., spoke at a news conference in Chicago on Tuesday. By Alexandra R. Moses ~ The Associated Press...
    Digital data may have been Pentagon's biggest asset in Iraq (04/28/03)
    NEW YORK No one wins wars without skilled soldiers and firepower. But networked information was perhaps the Pentagon's most striking asset in Iraq, where variations of signature Internet tools and tactics donned military fatigues. Think Napster, instant-messaging and eBay in battlefield khaki...
    Regal treatment of execs continued in 2002 (04/28/03)
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The fallout from a dreary economy, corporate scandals and three straight years of stock market losses hasn't put much of a dent in executive paychecks. Most of the nation's top executives continued to collect lucrative compensation packages during 2002, angering critics who believe the rewards reflect an insensitivity to the financial duress facing much of the country...
    Credit bureaus move to speed handling of identity theft (04/28/03)
    NEW YORK -- The nation's three major credit bureaus are trying to make it easier for consumers to sort out problems stemming from identity theft. Starting this month, consumers can notify any one of the agencies -- Equifax, Experian or TransUnion -- that they've been victimized by an identity thief, and that agency will relay the information to the other two bureaus...
    People on the move 04/28/03 (04/28/03)
    Top agent joins Century 21 Ashland Doris Jean Arnold, the No. 1 sales agent in production for Cape Girardeau County Multi-List Service for 2002, has joined Century 21 Ashland Realty Co. as a broker associate. Arnold is a repeated Centurion agent for Century 21 and has previously achieved lifetime Hall of Fame achievement awards with RE/MAX International in Denver, Colo., for her continued sales production in 1988. ...
    Jessie Scivally (04/28/03)
    ANNA, Ill. -- Jessie Lee Scivally, 76, of Anna died Sunday, April 27, 2003, at Jonesboro Health Care. She was born Sept. 2, 1926, in Doniphan, Mo., daughter of Hartford and Lela Ann Bullock Johnson. She and George O. Scivally were married April 9, 1946, in Anna...
    Donald Henry (04/28/03)
    KARNAK, Ill. -- Donald T. Henry, 72, formerly of Cypress, Ill., died Wednesday, April 23, 2003, at the Faith Regional Healthcare Center in Norfolk, Neb. He was born Oct. 7, 1930, near Whitehill, Ill., son of Robert and Katie Henry. He was retired after 22 years in the U.S. Air Force...
    Katie Curry (04/28/03)
    Katie E. Curry, 91, died Saturday, April 26, 2003, at the Ratliff Care Center in Cape Girardeau. Mrs. Curry was born Oct. 1, 1911, near Carterville, Ill., the daughter of Tom and Gerdie Boyd Robison. On June 19, 1926, she married Carl E. Curry in Lilbourn, Mo. He passed away Jan. 25, 1937...
    Frieda Anderson (04/28/03)
    TAMMS, Ill. -- Frieda Ermal Dickerson Anderson, 83, of McClure, Ill., died Sunday, April 27, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center. She was born Feb. 23, 1920, in Delta, Ill., daughter of William B. and Bertha A. Hutchison Dickerson. She and Edward Dwain Anderson were married Sept. 4, 1940. He died Jan. 14, 1988...
    Cape/Jackson fire reports 4/28/03 (04/28/03)
    Cape Girardeau Monday, April 28 Firefighters responded Saturday to the following items: At 6:04 p.m., box alarm at 1254 Marilyn Drive. At 6:20 p.m., vehicle fire at 211 West Park Mall. At 9:54 p.m., emergency medical service at 73 Rivercrest Drive. At 10:33 p.m., emergency medical service at 103 Capewest Parkway...
    Cape/Jackson police reports 4/28/03 (04/28/03)
    Cape Girardeau Monday, April 28 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs Juan S. Lopez of 720 Market, Apt. A., Ste. Genevieve, Mo., was arrested Friday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated...
    Out of the past 4/28/03 (04/28/03)
    10 years ago: April 28, 1993 Area high schools are finding ways to keep prayer as part of their graduation ceremonies despite limitations imposed last year by U.S. Supreme Court; some schools are turning to local ministerial alliances for sponsorship of baccalaureate services, while others will allow student-led prayer at upcoming commencement ceremonies...
    America's latest persistent political puzzle (04/28/03)
    KENNETT, Mo. -- Trying to understand the political-economic-social problems now facing the United States and our small band of allies, all trying to deal with post-war Iraq and its 22.7 million Muslim residents, is like trying to comprehend how the corrupt Pendergast machine in 1930s Kansas City could produce statesmen such as Harry Truman...
    Dorena casino idea divides Mississippi Co. (04/28/03)
    Generally calm Mississippi County is seeing some action -- at least some heated discussion -- over an issue that has residents taking sides. A developer from Tennessee is eyeing some Mississippi River shoreline for a $300 million casino development. He sees an amusement park, a golf course, a hotel, an airplane runway, shops and a cable car that would carry visitors over the river from Kentucky...
    Scott City may be ready to mark centennial (04/28/03)
    You have to admire Scott City's town spirit if not its historical accuracy. Councilman Norman Brant got so enthused about Scott City's formation that he plans to present a design for a Scott City centennial flag. It features a train with the admonition to "preserve the past" and "embrace the future."...
    Cape's respect for procession prompts thanks (04/28/03)
    To the editor: On April 21 I was in Cape Girardeau attending a funeral. I felt a need to tell the people of your fair city how impressed I was with the respect and courtesy we received during the processional to the cemetery. It is rare to find a community as respectful as yours. ...
    Speak Out A 04/28/03 (04/28/03)
    Hope of the world A SPEAK Out comment referred to the United States as the bully of the world. No one likes a bully. America is the hope of the world. If you're a real patriot, you believe this. Secret ballot? THE MAYOR has asked for a survey to be sent out with the city utilities bill to ask people why they voted no on the tax increases that were on the April ballot. This is so he can find out who voted yes and who voted no...
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