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Stories from Wednesday, May 7, 2003

Jackson plans for patching work during summer (05/07/03)
Broadridge Drive and Lee Avenue will be two of the main streets targeted when the city of Jackson's annual concrete patching program begins in a few weeks. The work will likely begin at the end of May and continue until September, city engineer Dan Triller said...
Sikeston council makes changes to animal ordinance (05/07/03)
Standard Democrat SIKESTON, Mo. -- Both dogs and cats will soon be required to wear leashes while outside in Sikeston. The new leash provision is just one of the changes to the city's animal ordinance approved by council members during their regular meeting Monday...
Wall in Scott City basement collapses from heavy rains (05/07/03)
With every drop of rain that fell to the saturated ground around James Dodson's Scott City home, the pressure pushing against his basement walls swelled. That enormous pressure, combined with an aging construction of cinder blocks and brick, led to the collapse of several tons of mud and stone onto his basement floor...
Region/state briefs 05/07/03 (05/07/03)
Jackson man sentenced for firearm possession A Jackson man was sentenced Tuesday in federal court for unlawful possession of a firearm. Mark J. Lampe, 35, received a 46-month prison sentence for being a previously convicted felon in possesion of a firearm...
Yoder to stand trial for attempted murder (05/07/03)
CHESTER, Ill. -- When Rodney Yoder was transferred out of Chester Mental Health Center a month ago after 12 years of involuntary commitment, he said he was putting the small Southern Illinois community behind him forever. Instead, Yoder will stand trial there in July for attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery and possession of a weapon by a felon, a Randolph County judge ruled Tuesday after a preliminary hearing...
Routes for proposed I-66 narrowed to four (05/07/03)
Highway consultants conducting a $570,000 feasibility study haven't drawn a line on a map that would connect Cape Girardeau to a proposed Interstate 66 route, although they haven't ruled out such a route linked to the new Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge over the Mississippi River...
Storm hits Jackson with rain, strong winds, hail (05/07/03)
and Bob Miller ~ Southeast Missourian Dazed Jackson residents walked down their debris-strewn streets late Tuesday, flashlights their only illumination as they surveyed damage from a tornado that cut a northeasterly path through the city...
Club news 5/7/03 (05/07/03)
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...
New round of storms batters Missouri; De Soto gym flattened (05/07/03)
Associated Press Writer DE SOTO, Mo. (AP) -- Students and their coaches, just back from a track meet, huddled in their school Tuesday night as a violent storm bore down on De Soto. Their bus arrived just as the storm reached its peak. The coaches hurried the boys inside the De Soto Junior High building, where they sought refuge in the teacher's lounge beneath the gym...
In wake of tornadoes, strong storms move across region (05/07/03)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Several small tornadoes were reported in Missouri and Kansas as a storm system with strong winds and large hail moved across the region on Tuesday, two days after tornadoes extensively damaged several communities in both states. Joy Moser, spokeswoman for the Kansas Division of Emergency Management, said a tornado touched down briefly around 4 p.m. east of Chanute in eastern Kansas. She said the tornado did not cause any damage...
Luck may run out for lottery ads, presidential primary (05/07/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Luckytown soon could be looking a little run down. The mythical city that is home to Missouri Lottery winners is taking a hit in the proposed state budget. House and Senate negotiators agreed Tuesday to cut the lottery's advertising budget by more than half for next fiscal year. The decision was among the first items addressed by conferees trying to settle on a final version of the budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1...
Other tornadoes in Missouri and Kansas reported (05/07/03)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Several tornadoes were reported in Missouri and Kansas as a storm system with strong winds and large hail moved across the region on Tuesday, two days after tornadoes extensively damaged several communities in both states. The National Weather Service issued tornado warnings for more than 30 counties Tuesday afternoon and into the evening as the storms made their eastward trek from the southeast Kansas border...
Stormy weather interrupts work at Capitol building (05/07/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- All Molly Manes could think as she took shelter Tuesday in the basement of the Missouri Capitol was: "Not again." The 14-year-old girl from Fair Play was still getting over the tornado that destroyed four of her family's barns Sunday when a tornado warning went up for the capital city, where Molly was on a class trip...
SLU plans to build research center (05/07/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Trustees at St. Louis University have given the go-ahead for a new $80-million research facility at the university's Health Sciences Center, SLU officials said Tuesday. The move allows the university to begin site selection and design on the research center, which has been planned for several years...
Helping hands reach out for twister victims (05/07/03)
FRANKLIN, Kan. -- Mary Sayre spent Tuesday helping relatives salvage what they could from the rubble that once was home. She did it for the simplest of reasons. "Wouldn't you? I would hope they would help if it was me," she said. "With things like this, you've got to pull together."...
Skeptical lawmakers review Blagojevich's education budget (05/07/03)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Members of the Illinois House, meeting in a rare "committee of the whole" Tuesday, grilled Gov. Rod Blagojevich's budget director about plans to shuffle the state's limited education dollars. The House took the unusual step after frustrated members said they were unable to pin down the administration on specifics about the budget. ...
Ex-State Department official to head transition in Iraq (05/07/03)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush named L. Paul Bremer, a former ambassador and head of the State Department's counterterrorism office, to be his special envoy to Iraq and oversee its transition to democratic rule. The appointment resolved a debate between the State Department and the Pentagon over the administration of Iraq, with Secretary of State Colin Powell pushing for greater civilian control and Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld seeking a strong hand for the military...
Altered cold virus devastates brain tumors in lab mice (05/07/03)
WASHINGTON -- Scientists have genetically altered a common cold virus so that it can destroy the most lethal type of brain tumor while not harming healthy tissue nearby. The experiment worked so well in mice that researchers hope to begin studying it in people with this aggressive brain tumor, called a glioblastoma, late next year...
Senate Republicans draft dividend tax cut (05/07/03)
WASHINGTON -- Republican tax writers in the Senate included a dividend tax cut in the first draft of their legislation, putting it a step closer to President Bush's outline for economic growth. Bush welcomed what he called "some progress" in Congress but argued for more...
U.S. military tribunals are ready to go (05/07/03)
WASHINGTON -- A prosecutor and defense lawyer are lined up for military tribunals that might try some of the accused terrorists who have been captured across the globe. Courtroom rules are set, too. All that's needed now are the defendants. Lawyers familiar with the matter say they believe only a small number of the approximately 660 detainees captured in the war on terrorism and held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, will ever appear before the tribunals. No one is certain who would be the first...
Ex-education secretary gives up gambling (05/07/03)
WASHINGTON -- Former education secretary and family values advocate William Bennett says he is giving up high-stakes casino gambling. "My gambling days are over," the "Book of Virtues" author said in a written statement responding to news reports...
Judge says sniper suspect's alleged confession can be used (05/07/03)
FAIRFAX, Va. -- Sniper suspect Lee Boyd Malvo's laughing confession to two of the deadly attacks can be used against him at trial this fall, a judge ruled Tuesday in a decision experts say gives prosecutors a key weapon in their push for a death sentence...
Federal Reserve decides to hold interest rates steady (05/07/03)
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve, keeping a close eye on the fragile, postwar economy, held a key interest rate steady at a 41-year low Tuesday. But policy-makers opened the door to a possible rate reduction in the future in the event that business conditions take a turn for the worse...
Nation digest 05/07/03 (05/07/03)
Retailer Kmart officially emerges from bankruptcy TROY, Mich. -- Kmart Corp. emerged from bankruptcy Tuesday after more than 15 months of Chapter 11 protection. The Troy-based retailer has 600 fewer stores and new leadership since filing for protection from its creditors in early 2002. It also has a $2 billion loan to compete against bigger retailers like Wal-Mart and Target...
People talk 05/07/03 (05/07/03)
Giuliani joins Reagan foundation board SIMI VALLEY, Calif. -- Former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani is now on the board of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation. "We are privileged to have Rudy join the Ronald Reagan Library Foundation's board of trustees," former first lady Nancy Reagan said in a statement Monday announcing Giuliani was joining the board...
USS Lincoln arrives in homeport (05/07/03)
EVERETT, Wash. -- After nearly 10 months at sea, the USS Abraham Lincoln finally steamed into its homeport Tuesday, greeted by a jubilant crowd of thousands waving signs of welcome, blowing kisses and carrying yellow ribbons and red, white and blue balloons...
Guard works on devastated town before Iraq tour (05/07/03)
National Guardsmen bound for Iraq returned instead to their tornado-flattened hometown of Pierce City, Mo., to help clean up splintered homes and businesses and check on their loved ones Tuesday after twisters killed at least 40 people in three states...
Parents taken to court over child's brain tumor (05/07/03)
Surgeons say 2-year-old Noshin Hoque will probably die within a year or two unless the tumor growing deep in her brain is removed. But the operation itself will probably kill her or leave her blind or paralyzed. Given those odds, the little girl's parents, Jalal and Shaheda Hoque, decided not to let doctors operate, and instead started taking her to a Montreal homeopath for herbal and nutritional treatments in hopes of curing her...
Pig makes annual move to summer home in Vermont (05/07/03)
PLAINFIELD, Vt. -- Sky the pig is living the good life. Children pamper him with back scratches and hose him down when it gets too hot. He winters at a cozy bed-and-breakfast and summers in a lush hilltop retreat. Not bad for a swine who started life as a piglet slated to become pork...
Report claims Saddam sent his son to take money from bank (05/07/03)
NEW YORK -- Saddam Hussein ordered that nearly $1 billion be taken from Iraq's Central Bank shortly before the United States began bombing Baghdad, and sent his son Qusai to grab the cash in the middle of the night, a newspaper reported Tuesday. The amount of money -- some $900 million in U.S. $100 bills and $100 million in euros -- was so large it had to be taken from the bank in three tractor-trailers, The New York Times reported...
South Africa mourns anti-apartheid hero (05/07/03)
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- South Africans on Tuesday mourned the passing of anti-apartheid hero Walter Sisulu, a quiet, dignified man who dedicated his life to bringing equality to South Africa. "We have lost a remarkable man," said former South African President Nelson Mandela, one of Sisulu's closest friends...
Pair cleared of charges they planned bombing (05/07/03)
HEIDELBERG, Germany -- A court cleared a Turkish man and his American girlfriend Tuesday of charges that they planned to bomb a U.S. military base in Germany around the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, but sentenced the man to 18 months in prison on lesser charges...
EU to set up aid office in Baghdad (05/07/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- The European Union's top humanitarian aid official came to Iraq on Tuesday and said assistance to the country should be coordinated primarily by the United Nations rather than the United States. The 15-member EU plans to open an aid office in Baghdad by month's end, EU Development Commissioner Poul Nielson said as he arrived to assess humanitarian needs...
Israel's 55th birthday overshadowed by bloodshed, economy (05/07/03)
JERUSALEM -- Israel turned 55 Tuesday with more than a few aches and pains. The country is in the grip of one of its worst recessions and there is no sign of a letup in 31 months of fighting with the Palestinians. Independence Day celebrations were held amid high security, as police said they had warnings of dozens of planned Palestinian attacks. As a precaution, Israeli closed its borders, banning all Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip from entering the country...
IRA denounces British and Irish governments (05/07/03)
DUBLIN, Ireland -- The Irish Republican Army accused the British and Irish governments Tuesday of "an abuse of trust" by making public the outlawed group's letter on peace and disarmament. Britain Prime Minister Tony Blair last week canceled an election on Catholic-Protestant power-sharing in Northern Ireland, saying that the IRA position on peace remained far too murky...
Liberian defense minister claims warlord killed (05/07/03)
MONROVIA, Liberia -- Liberia's defense minister said his troops killed a notorious Sierra Leone warlord, but a war crimes tribunal in Sierra Leone expressed doubt Tuesday that Sam Bockarie was really dead. The U.N. Security Council, meanwhile, voted unanimously to extend an arms embargo against Liberia and threatened to ban its lucrative timber trade unless the government stops supporting rebel groups that are destabilizing the region...
Americans promise training to produce Najaf's finest (05/07/03)
NAJAF, Iraq -- Like a suspect posing for a mug shot, Col. Hilal al-Obeidi holds up identification as the camera shutter clicks. But al-Obeidi isn't a crook. He's a cop -- or, at least, he wants to be. He is the first of 613 men, most of them Najaf police officers under Saddam, to register for training by U.S. Marines. They'll form a new, American-watched police force -- if they pass a background check that examines just how close they were to Saddam's fallen regime...
SARS challenges China's communist system (05/07/03)
BEIJING -- China's handling of the SARS virus has generated public outrage and laid bare the weaknesses of its communist system. But China's new rulers could emerge even more powerful, armed with tighter central government rule and heightened social controls, all in the name of fighting the disease...
Philippines scraps talks with rebels following deadly attack (05/07/03)
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine government withdrew Tuesday from informal talks with Muslim rebels after a guerrilla attack killed 22 soldiers and civilians. Government negotiators were scheduled to meet with Moro Islamic Liberation Front rebels Friday in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo said the meeting will wait "until we can establish more auspicious circumstances to move the peace process forward."...
Computer error increased gravity load for spacemen's return (05/07/03)
STAR CITY, Russia -- A computer error is suspected of sending three spacemen on a wild ride home that was so steep and forceful their tongues rolled back in their mouths and they could hardly breathe. Then antenna problems blocked their ability to announce a safe arrival, albeit one that was far short of the targeted touchdown site. ...
Pakistan's prime minister matches Indian peace moves (05/07/03)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Pakistan restored transportation links and full diplomatic ties with rival India on Tuesday, and pressed for peace talks to include discussion of the two countries' nuclear arsenals. Prime Minister Zafarullah Khan Jamali also said he hoped the South Asian rivals could resolve their decades-long differences over Kashmir, the divided Himalayan region that has been the cause of two wars between them...
Blair tackles domestic problems on birthday (05/07/03)
LONDON -- Looming political battles overshadowed Prime Minister Tony Blair's 50th birthday Tuesday, although approval ratings boosted by his handling of the war in Iraq were a welcome present. Instead of celebrating his birthday, Blair spent much of the day trying to head off a possible revolt within his ruling Labor Party over plans to give Britain's leading hospitals more autonomy...
Families of hostages killed in rescue attempt blame government (05/07/03)
MEDELLIN, Colombia -- Colombian rebels began shooting hostages as soon as they heard military helicopters flying overhead, one of the captives said, describing a botched rescue attempt in which a state governor, former defense minister and eight other captive soldiers were killed...
Official - Iran has no nuclear weapons program (05/07/03)
VIENNA, Austria -- A top Iranian official denied his country had a nuclear weapons program but told the United Nations on Tuesday Iran was not willing to submit to tougher inspections of its facilities. The United States has accused Iran, which is building a centrifuge plant at Natanz in southern Iran, of having secret plans to make nuclear weapons. It fears Iran could enrich weapons-grade uranium at the site...
Weather reigns again in league final (05/07/03)
Rain continued to plague the SEMO Conference baseball tournament, forcing Tuesday night's championship game to be stopped after one inning at Capaha Field. Second-seeded Central (14-8) held a 2-0 lead over top-seeded Sikeston (17-1) when the game was halted due to lightning and rain...
Area coaches switch sides in offseason moves (05/07/03)
The basketball coaching carousel isn't just for the college level. While the resignation of Matt Doherty at North Carolina set off a series of moves that ultimately saw Southern Illinois coach Bruce Weber leave for Illinois, the area high school ranks has had its own revolving door...
Poplar Bluff wins district golf title (05/07/03)
Poplar Bluff won the Class 4, District 1 golf tournament by seven strokes Tuesday at Bent Creek Golf Course in Jackson, Mo., but seven local golfers will make the trek to the state championships. Jackson grabbed the second state-qualifying team spot with a 302 total, while Central will send two individuals, including medalist Todd Obergoenner, who led the field with a 2-under-par 70 ...
Southeast turns into OVC track's title team (05/07/03)
Track and field is not a traditional team sport because, except for relays, it contains mostly individual competitions. But that didn't lessen the thrill for Southeast Missouri University's women when they captured the Ohio Valley Conference outdoor title last weekend in Nashville, Tenn...
Iowa State tries to dig out from Eustachy mess (05/07/03)
AMES, Iowa -- The conference championships Iowa State won under Larry Eustachy brought the school some of its brightest moments. Over the last week Eustachy was the key figure as it went through one of its darkest periods, battering the image of this normally tranquil campus and leaving a basketball program in disarray and a community divided...
Pollin to make call on whether Jordan is best for franchise (05/07/03)
WASHINGTON -- Washington Wizards owner Abe Pollin wants to do what he believes is right for his team this time, even if that means saying goodbye to Michael Jordan. At his state-of-the-union speech to Wizards employees last week, Pollin gave a hint of his mind-set heading into a crucial meeting with Jordan on Wednesday...
Healthy Larkin pains Cards in Reds win (05/07/03)
CINCINNATI -- Barry Larkin returned from the disabled list and delivered a pinch-hit two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday night to give the Cincinnati Reds a 6-5 victory over the Cardinals. The Cardinals brought a seven-game winning streak to Great American Ball Park, where they've lost the first two games of the series on ninth-inning homers...
Ducks' best season keeps getting better (05/07/03)
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Mighty Ducks don't have to go far to find a kindred spirit as they make a run at their first Stanley Cup title. The World Series champion Angels play right up the street. With the Ducks' game against Dallas tied in the third period Monday night, the video board at Anaheim Arena showed Scott Spiezio's dramatic three-run homer in Game 6 of the World Series. Next was a shot of the Angels first baseman sitting in a luxury suite holding his young son...
Father-son success rare on top tour (05/07/03)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Bill Haas followed his father into the locker room at Quail Hollow Club and sat down for breakfast, a routine he knows well from a dozen or so trips on the PGA Tour. Tuesday morning was different. The kid isn't at the Wachovia Championship to watch. He's here to play...
Weir still beaming over first Masters win and its perks (05/07/03)
CHARLOTTE -- Winning the Masters comes with perks that Mike Weir never even considered. It started the next night, when he dropped the puck for the ceremonial faceoff at a Stanley Cup playoff game in Toronto, drawing a cheer that was louder than anything he heard at Augusta National...
FanFare 5/7/03 (05/07/03)
Briefly Baseball
  • Mike Piazza's next at-bat against Guillermo Mota will have to wait. The Mets catcher was out of the starting lineup for Tuesday night's series opener against the Dodgers after having a mole removed from his abdomen. Piazza and the Mets said doctors thought the mole was benign, but that final tests hadn't come back yet. He took seven stitches, and the skin in the area was too tight for him to put on equipment to play...
  • Around your house 5//7/03 (05/07/03)
    IN THE GARDEN Pinch azaleas and rhododendron blossoms as they fade. Double flowered azaleas need no pinching. Fertilize azaleas after bloom, using a formulation which has an acid reduction. Don't remove spring bulb foliage prematurely or next year's flower production will decline...
    Chocolate chip cookie is all-American treat (05/07/03)
    NEW YORK -- There was nothing quite like plunging a warm, gooey chocolate chip cookie into a big glass of milk after school, or before bedtime, or any time you could get your hands on one. Now that you're grown up -- well, old enough to bake cookies for your own children -- you've been trying to replicate the experience...
    Off! the Top of My Head (05/07/03)
    by Chad Armbruster Welcome kids to another exciting adventure in the life O'Chad. I know you've been on pins and needles waiting to hear from me and I'll try not to disappoint. This month's topic for the greater Cape Girardeau area is an interesting notion broached by a new friend of mine. She claims that I am an unapproachable individual while others say I'm just plain scary, but first a little back story...
    Touting toast (05/07/03)
    Recently we decided at our house that we needed a new toaster to replace the aging device that, long before Paul Prudhomme adapted the technique for seafood, had been reliably blackening our breads, bagels, and frozen waffles. So we set off to the nearest appliance store to make what we thought would be an easy purchase only to discover there an astonishing array of models, especially for what is essentially a single-function contraption...
    Fruits add extra taste to sweet treats (05/07/03)
    smcclanahan We had the most enjoyable Saturday last weekend as many of our family members cheered Ross on at the Rotary-sponsored Soap Box Derby. At 8, he was one of the youngest racers, and it was so cute to watch him crawl into that little car, strap on his helmet and start off down the hill. You would have thought he was driving at the Daytona 500...
    21st Century Trawling (05/07/03)
    by Greg Levrault Well, this is it for 21st Century Trawling. It's been fun, but not quite enough. I'll explain it in a list, since everybody likes those: FIVE THINGS THAT MADE FILE-SHARING WORTH IT: 1) BEN FOLDS FIVE AT KCRW STUDIOS From Napster on down, my first search has always been for Ben Folds material. ...
    Off! the Wall 8-Ball (05/07/03)
    May questions Submitted by Greg Levrault Do I have a final tomorrow? SIGNS POINT TO YES Is there any way I can ace it? NO What if I cram tonight? VERY DOUBTFUL Even if I cram a sixer of Red Bull? NO What if I write the notes on various parts of my body?...
    Reel News - 'House of 1000 Corpses' (05/07/03)
    Reviewed by Justin Colburn Four teenagers traveling across the country become engrossed with the small town legend of Dr. Satan and get a little too nosy for their own good. Will they be able to escape from the sickeningly dysfunctional Firefly family? Will the police be able to find them in time? Do four teenagers really stand a chance against a family of psychopaths without the help of a talking dog or "Scooby Snacks?"...
    Alex Goes Off! - 'After the Beep' (05/07/03)
    Today, I became one of those people. You see them everywhere. Walking into traffic. Carrying on conversations while ignoring their companions. Making purchases without saying a word, just nodding and grunting. Today, I joined the cellar world. This was not a rash decision. ...
    The Dharma Bum (05/07/03)
    by Jaysen Buterin Some souls are of the opinion that fidelity has lost its lustre in a generation of Xers whose basis for romance and fidelity is predicated upon Sisyphean-stacks of Aaron Spelling soap operas - while other spirits seek anesthetised solace in the supersuckersalvation of parental precedents and parables. ...
    Mystikaleidoscopes (05/07/03)
    ARIES (Mar.23-Apr.19) There will be challenges. That's how life is in this imperfect world. Without trying, there would be no learning or growing. Abandon luxuries for necessities. TAURUS (Apr.20-May.20) Speak your mind among people who know your heart. Taurus is capable of amazing words and pictures. Right now, do what it takes to make your dream come true...
    Game Review - 'Legend of Zelda - The Wind Waker' (05/07/03)
    by Keayn Dunyan There are few game franchises that constantly deliver and leave a mark on the industry. The latest entry, Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, for Game Cube revitalizes the series. The Legend continues... "Long ago, there existed a kingdom where a golden power lay hidden. ...
    When the worlds legends and losers collide (05/07/03)
    by Tom Edwards Fans often become a part of sports memories. Take for instance the friendly goof that ran beside Hank Aaron after he cranked his record-breaking 715th home run on April 8, 1974. That fan could have done something terribly malicious to Aaron and the moment...
    Ozzie's Coming (05/07/03)
    OZZIE'S Coming Casey Steinhouse literally jumped out of her shoes. Granted, they were flip-flops, but it was still impressive. She shrieked, she bounced, she giggled like a schoolgirl. And finally had the presence of mind to start asking questions...
    Jane Seyer (05/07/03)
    Jane L. Seyer, 46, of Jackson passed away Monday, May 5, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born July 23, 1956, in Cairo, Ill., daughter of Cornelius and Dorothy Halter Rolwing. She and David W. Seyer were married Aug. 18, 1984...
    Henry Deimund (05/07/03)
    The graveside service for Henry E. Deimund, 76, of Jackson, will be Wednesday, May 7, 2003, at 1 p.m. at Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson. Survivors include a son, Robert Deimund of St. Peters, Mo.; three daughters, Margie Williamson of Jackson, Joyce Deimund of Fenton, Mo., Sally Steuerwald of Sedgewickville, Mo.; five sisters, Mary Schmandt and Goldie Meurer of St. ...
    Lynn Colley (05/07/03)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Lynn Allan Colley, 57, of Sikeston died Sunday, May 4, 2003, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He was born Oct. 31, 1945, in Sanford, Maine, son of Leonard and Phyllis Treadwell Colley. He and Saundra Cumpton were married Dec. 14, 1974...
    Martha Sheeley (05/07/03)
    CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Martha Mae Sheeley, 82, of Chaffee died Tuesday, May 6, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 11, 1921, at Chaffee, daughter of Luther Lee and Anna Johnson Arnold. She and Ray Surface were married Feb. 2, 1936. He died Oct. 28, 1959. She and John Sheeley were married May 22, 1965. He died March 9, 1966...
    Lawrenetta Daub (05/07/03)
    Lawrenetta D. "Nettie" Daub, 60, of Jackson died Monday, May 5, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born March 6, 1943, in Lebanon, Pa., daughter of David and Elsie Mark Walmer. She and James Daub were married Aug. 31, 1963, in Palmyra, Pa...
    Rev. Roger Leveillee (05/07/03)
    The Rev. Roger L. Leveillee, 53, died Tuesday, May 6, 2003, of cancer. He was born March 30, 1950, in Providence, R.I., son of Donald O. and Estelle Larocque Leveillee. Leveillee was ordained June 9, 1979, in West Warwick, R.I., for the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau by then Bishop Bernard F. Law...
    Bobby Banks (05/07/03)
    Bobby Martin Banks, 63, of Catoasa, Okla., and formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died Tuesday, May 6, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born June 19, 1939, in New Madrid County, son of Shirley Martin and Mildred Rosalie Blyzes Banks...
    Deytan White (05/07/03)
    CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Deytan Mark Paul White, 1 week, of Chaffee died Sunday, May 4, 2003, at Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in St. Louis. He was born April 27, 2003, in Cape Girardeau, son of Nicole LuAnne White and Brian Cayce. Survivors include his mother of Chaffee; his father of Cape Girardeau; a sister, Lexis White of Chaffee; grandparents, John and Tonya Horrell and Danny White of Chaffee; and great-grandparents, Paul and Betty Asbridge of Chaffee and Clara White of Cape Girardeau...
    Births 5/7/03 (05/07/03)
    Mayberry Daughter to Rusty D. Mayberry and Dawn L. Hoover of Zalma, Mo., Southeast Missouri Hospital, 3:02 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, 2003. Name, Janel L. Weight, 7 pounds 5 1/2 ounces. Ms. Hoover is the daughter of Debbie Colbert of Marble Hill, Mo., and Danny Hoover of Billings, Mont. He is the son of Pam Mayberry and Rodger Mayberry of Zalma. He is employed at Mayberry Sawmill...
    Cape police report 5/7/03 (05/07/03)
    Cape Girardeau Tuesday, May 7 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs Kathleen A. Drennan, 19, of 9939 Heatherton, St. Louis, was arrested Monday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated...
    Out of the past 5/7/03 (05/07/03)
    10 years ago: May 7, 1993 Owners of about one-third of Cape Girardeau County's 30,000 parcels of real estate are receiving Impact Notices advising them of increase in their property assessments; Missouri statutes require county assessors' offices to update real estate values in odd-numbered years as way of maintaining statewide reassessment that took effect in 1985...
    'Why are we in Iraq?' (05/07/03)
    "With their dominance in sport, at work and at home eroded, Bush thought white American men needed to know they were still good at something. That's where Iraq came in. ... The great white stars of yesteryear were for the most part gone, gone in football, in basketball, in boxing, and half-gone in baseball. ... On the other hand, the good white American male still had the Armed Forces." ...
    State needs new revenue for education (05/07/03)
    By Dr. Ron L. Anderson The Jackson School District has been informed it will lose $267,000 from this year's (the fiscal year ends June 30) state funding. This could be more like $300,000 depending on state revenue in the last quarter...
    More credit-card abuse, this time at MU (05/07/03)
    There were more headlines last week about credit-card abuses by government employees. In this case, another audit of how University of Missouri employees use credit cards revealed lots of questionable charges, not to mention lax accountability. There were 23 audits of the university's credit cards in 2001 and 2002, and problems were found in 18 of those checks...
    Quick wits saved the day during Civil War battle (05/07/03)
    To the editor: War is war, whether it is large and lasting or a number of smaller ones -- if any battle can be termed small. Such was the feeling of my great-grandmother, Kathryn Doll, when, back in the 1800s, thanks to her quick thinking, right response and will of God, she lived through one of the smaller Civil War battles that was fought in the Hanover community of Cape Girardeau...
    Capaha pool is last thing for kids to do in the area (05/07/03)
    To the editor: I have one question for the mayor and city council of Cape Girardeau. All we read about is revitalizing the downtown area. It's only going to get worse if Cape keeps moving everything to the west end of town. Take the water park. A proposed site is next to the Osage Community Center. ...
    Cape teachers thanked for giving such a good start (05/07/03)
    To the editor: My son, John E. Hill, attended Franklin Elementary School and Schultz Middle School in Cape Girardeau through the seventh grade. At that time we moved to Florida, and he is graduating this year from Andrew Jackson High School in Jacksonville. He has been named the valedictorian of his class and is student body president and National Honor Society vice president. He has been accepted to the honors program at the University of North Florida...
    Speak Out A 05/07/03 (05/07/03)
    MILITARY TROOPS returning from their missions are the real Americans who lay their lives on the line for their country, not the politicians, celebrities or protesters who blame America for everything while being protected. These great young people preserve our freedom. I thank them and also the veterans who did more than their share for America. We owe them all so much, especially the ones who gave their lives...
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