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Lions Club gives $2,000 to eye research group (05/12/03)
The Cape Girardeau Noon Lions Club presented the Missouri Lions Eye Research Foundation with a donation of $2,000 last week. The donation to MLERF will assist in the funding foundation projects that are dedicated to the preservation and restoration of sight...
Genealogy group will hold history, book fair (05/12/03)
The Cape Girardeau County Genealogical Society will hold "Homecoming" from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 7 at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau. The event is open to the public. This history and book fair will showcase the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial this year...
Community Q&A 05/12/03 (05/12/03)
  • Name: Angela Young Lives in: Cape Girardeau Family: Husband, Mark; son, Zachary; daughter, Payton. Job: Doctor's ValuVision optician, assistant manager. What do you like most about the area? It's large enough to have entertainment but small enough to have that hometown feel...
  • VNA Hospice recognizes volunteers (05/12/03)
    National Volunteer Week, which was April 27 through May 3, was marked at VNA Hospice by honoring individuals named Volunteer of the Day. Susan Hoffman of Sikeston, Mo., was honored for the care she demonstrates as a hospice volunteer. Debbie Cato of Cape Girardeau was recognized for her kindness toward a 7-year-old boy and his family. Judy Morrow of Sikeston's Chamber of Commerce is known for her smile and understanding...
    Art guild to hold show in Sikeston (05/12/03)
    The Bootheel Regional Art Guild will hold a judged show this month at the Sikeston Depot, at the corner of New Madrid and West Malone streets. Everyone is invited. BRAG scholarships are given to deserving graduating seniors annually. In conjunction with the Regional High School Show, sposored by BRAG, the 2003 scholarship was awarded to Elise Young of Dexter, Mo...
    Community briefs 05/12/03 (05/12/03)
    Relay For Life meeting scheduled for today The next meeting of the Cape Girardeau County Relay For Life is at 6:30 p.m. tonight in the Mount Auburn Room at the Holiday Inn in Cape Girardeau. All interested individuals or potential teams are invited...
    Jackson Board of Aldermen agenda (05/12/03)
    7:30 p.m. today City Hall Public hearing Hearing to consider the voluntary annexation of 6.5 acres of property on West Independence Street, as submitted by Robert and Lori Meyer. Action items An ordinance approving the voluntary annexation of 4.63 acres of property along Diana Drive, as submitted by Savannah Ridge Partners, L.C...
    High school dropouts becoming Southeast graduates (05/12/03)
    Jon Thrower always marched to the beat of a different drummer. The 29-year-old high school dropout who played drums in punk rock bands and used to sport a mohawk will graduate from Southeast Missouri State University on Saturday with an English degree and plans to attend graduate school...
    Jackson board focusing on city's recovery (05/12/03)
    Jackson alderman David Reiminger says he got into city government to serve the people. Since Tuesday night, the people have been serving him. "It's been a humbling experience," he said, his voice breaking over the telephone. His son, Todd, lost his home to Tuesday night's tornado...
    GOP seeking voter support for budget (05/12/03)
    As the legislative session enters its final week, Missouri's Republican leaders have set out to garner constituent support for the $19 billion, no-new-tax budget approved by the legislature last week. "I think people believe the government has enough of their money," said House Majority Floor Leader Jason Crowell, R-Cape Girardeau. "It's time we learn to live within our means, which is what this budget did."...
    100 years after last visit, author returns to Hannibal (05/12/03)
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- A new Mark Twain arrived in Hannibal in June 2002, almost exactly 100 years after the original Twain's final visit. During the past year Hannibalians and their guests from around the world have been catching frequent glimpses of a man with a striking resemblance to Hannibal's favorite son. Now he is preparing to move to town...
    Abortion, gun issues familiar problems for Holden, lawmakers (05/12/03)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Abortion and concealed guns. The two topics, laden with emotion and controversy, have significantly affected governors and the legislature over the years. Points of view on the two issues cross party lines, and this year has been no different...
    Pierce City residents keep the faith after last week's tornado (05/12/03)
    PIERCE CITY, Mo. -- On the move as a truck driver for 40 years, J.B. Dalton said he was never a churchgoer. But on Sunday, one week after a tornado ravaged Pierce City, Dalton joined hymn-singing by the displaced congregation of tattered First Baptist Church...
    Layoffs rescinded at Southern Illinois coal mine (05/12/03)
    GALATIA, Ill. -- Workers at the Galatia mine in Saline County in Southern Illinois have gotten some good news. Company officials said layoffs have been averted at the coal mine owned by the Ohio-based American Coal Co. Last month, more than 800 employees were notified that layoffs could begin June 4. Company president Robert E. Murray said at the time that the layoff notices were required by federal law and didn't necessarily mean they would happen...
    Former funeral home owner finds creative outlet in glass (05/12/03)
    GEORGETOWN, Ill. -- Kent Leasure was nearly 60 years old and on the verge of retirement when something wonderful happened. He discovered his passion in life -- restoring stained-glass windows. "I guess I always had the desire to be creative; I just never knew it," said Leasure, 69. "Glass is a creative outlet. It's just a lot of fun...
    Illinois governor approves Equal Pay Act for women (05/12/03)
    CHICAGO -- Gov. Rod Blagojevich signed into law on Sunday a bill that gives added protection to women so they aren't paid less than men for the same or similar work. The governor's office said the Illinois Equal Pay Act expands the federal Equal Pay Act of 1963 to give about 330,000 more women in the state protection from gender-based discrimination in pay...
    Six killed in two-vehicle collision (05/12/03)
    ROTHVILLE, Mo. -- Six people were killed Saturday when the driver of a 1987 Ford Mustang lost control of his vehicle and drove into the path of a van in Chariton County, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. The patrol identified the driver of the Mustang as 20-year-old Dustin Jay of Brookfield. He and his passenger, 16-year-old Rachel Williams of Mendon, were killed...
    Springfield zoo takes charge of raising litter of otter pups (05/12/03)
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- They're cute and cuddly, but they require a lot of attention -- and they're a handful when active. So it's understandable April Horton is relieved the four sibling otter pups she's helping care for are getting bigger. "We're hoping in the next week or two, they start doing things on their own," said the Dickerson Park Zoo keeper as she groomed and fed the pups, born March 24...
    Canton residents recovering after tornado blows through (05/12/03)
    CANTON, Mo. -- Residents of this Mississippi River town in the northeast corner of Missouri picked up the pieces of their lives Sunday after a tornado blew through Saturday evening. It damaged a college campus, roughly 50 homes, and businesses including a motel and a grocery store. Five injuries were reported, none of them life-threatening. But it will take the community of about 2,500 residents, located about 150 miles north of St. Louis, time to heal from the damage...
    Nation briefs 05/12/03 (05/12/03)
    Total lunar eclipse set for Thursday night LOS ANGELES -- If the weather cooperates, a total lunar eclipse will be seen across North America late Thursday -- the first visible in the United States in three years -- and just before dawn Friday in western Europe and western and southern Africa...
    Space station commander used ugly neckwear to handle stress (05/12/03)
    STAR CITY, Russia -- Whenever it got stressful aboard the international space station, astronaut Kenneth Bowersox put on a tie, "a really ugly tie." He had taken the tie with him in case he needed cheering up during the long stay in space. It would remind him of his buddies down below, working at their desks, wearing their ties...
    Researcher who tracked DNA finds army ants evolved just once (05/12/03)
    WASHINGTON -- Army ants that sweep along in massive, voracious groups evolved just once, contrary to common scientific belief, a Cornell University researcher says. Entomologist Sean Brady studied the DNA of 30 army ant species from across the world and concluded that they all had the same point of origin...
    Swimsuit model Jenna wins 'Survivor- The Amazon' (05/12/03)
    NEW YORK -- Jenna Morasca outwitted, outplayed and outlasted her rivals to become the newest "Survivor" millionaire. Morasca, a 21-year-old swimsuit model from Pittsburgh, was declared winner over Matthew Von Ertfelda, a 33-year-old restaurant designer from Washington, D.C., when the ballots were tallied live at Sunday's conclusion of "Survivor: The Amazon." It was the sixth edition of CBS' hit adventure game show...
    Cash-starved budgets make this year one of delay (05/12/03)
    Furious budget battles in states around the country are forcing lawmakers to work well past the end of their regular sessions, and some say the compromises emerging so far ignore long-term solutions to states' deep-rooted financial troubles. The delays and gridlock come as no surprise to many lawmakers, since states overall are struggling with their worst fiscal crisis in decades. Some compare it to the years of the Depression...
    Clinton to Syracuse University grads - Be active in society (05/12/03)
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Former President Clinton mixed motivational thoughts with world politics Sunday as he gave the commencement address at Syracuse University, urging graduates to take an active role in public affairs. Clinton told students to ignore the headlines and focus on the trend lines as they embark on their careers...
    Tornadoes sweep through nation's midsection (05/12/03)
    Rescue and cleanup crews picked through wreckage in several states on Sunday after another batch of storms roared through the middle of the country, doing heavy damage in Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky and Tennessee. Winds up to 150 mph tore into homes in central Kentucky, causing more than a dozen injuries. Rescue workers found the body of a woman in a river under debris scattered by a tornado that tossed her mobile home into the Salt River and cut a seven-mile swath of damage in Mercer County...
    California homeless man set on fire (05/12/03)
    SALINAS, Calif. -- A homeless man was doused with a flammable liquid and set on fire as he slept, leaving him with third-degree burns to more than 40 percent of his body. The 56-year-old man was standing with his clothes singed off when officers found him late Saturday. The lower half of his body was covered with flames...
    Police arrest man in connection with university dorm fire (05/12/03)
    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Police arrested a man Sunday in connection with a dormitory fire that killed an 18-year-old student, found a week ago with stab wounds in her burning room at Western Kentucky University. Lucas Goodrum, 21, of Scottsville, Ky., was charged with murder in the death of freshman Katie Autry, university police chief Bob Deane said Sunday...
    Maryland evidence may show how anthrax was packaged (05/12/03)
    FREDERICK, Md. -- The FBI is considering draining a pond in Frederick Municipal Forest to search for evidence related to the 2001 anthrax attacks, Mayor Jennifer P. Dougherty said Sunday. The plan stems from a new FBI theory reported Sunday by The Washington Post about how the person behind the attacks could have packed the deadly spores into envelopes without being infected or leaving traces in homes, buildings or on open land...
    Air Force One continues to be perk of the presidency (05/12/03)
    ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE -- Five stories high and nearly a city block long, Air Force One is the most unmistakable plane in the world. Much more than just transportation for the president of the United States, the powder blue and white jet is itself a striking symbol of American might...
    Moms, children carry a little of each other within them (05/12/03)
    Moms, as you reflect on this past Mother's Day, here's news just for you: Even if your kids have grown up and moved away, they probably still carry a part of you with them. But not in the way you might think. What's more, you probably still carry a part of them...
    Book says Czech spies loved America, stayed (05/12/03)
    WASHINGTON -- Somewhere in the United States live a few former spies from the communist government of Czechoslovakia, which passed into history in 1989. When officials of the new Czech Republic tried to recall them, they simply refused. They had grown accustomed to their lives in America, they said, and did not want to abandon their families...
    Mutation may explain mosquito resistance to many insecticides (05/12/03)
    Scientists have discovered the same genetic mutation in 11 types of West Nile- and malaria-spreading mosquitoes -- a mutation that may explain their growing immunity to insecticides. The findings could give chemical companies a molecular target for new insecticides to combat mosquitoes no longer kept in check by existing chemicals...
    Federal Reserve now wants inflation (05/12/03)
    NEW YORK -- Was that the inflation-fighting Federal Reserve cheering for higher prices? Since World War II, the Fed has largely tried to hold prices down, but its message this week was very different: Prices could be dropping too low. And that's raising all sorts of worries over the emergence of dreaded deflation, which could weaken the already sluggish economy...
    Pneumonia vaccine may hold heart benefits (05/12/03)
    WASHINGTON -- Vaccine used to prevent pneumonia may also have benefits for the heart, new research indicates. Mice vaccinated using a bacteria that is a common cause of pneumonia developed high levels of an antibody that slows or halts the progression of heart disease, researchers working in California and Finland found...
    New York begins to offer 311 nonemergency help line (05/12/03)
    NEW YORK -- With the touch of three numbers, New Yorkers can have all their questions answered: Marriage licenses, trash pickup, potholes, noise complaints, animal control. The topics are all covered by a new 311 help line designed to answer a multitude of non-emergency questions and complaints about life in New York...
    Democrats, Republicans bicker about Bush's plan for tax cuts (05/12/03)
    WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary John Snow, promoting the administration's tax plan ahead of today's Senate debate, called it the right fix for "a soggy economy." "Hogwash," countered Senate Democrats, who say any benefits from the tax cuts will not help most people...
    'X2' retains top box-office spot (05/12/03)
    LOS ANGELES -- Mutants preserved their power at the box office as "X2: X-Men United" remained the No. 1 movie, taking in $41.4 million in its second weekend. Eddie Murphy's family comedy "Daddy Day Care," in which he plays an out-of-work father who starts a toddler-tending business, opened in second place with $27.6 million, according to studio estimates Sunday...
    Worry, little joy mark Basra, seat of anti-Saddam hatred (05/12/03)
    BASRA, Iraq -- For the gaunt-eyed men who make sentimental journeys to their old wire cage at the White Lion jail, there are no two ways about it. Saddam Hussein is gone, and anything else is better. "I don't care if the British and Americans stay forever," Jassim Mohammed Qassim said. He suffered a year of beatings and electrical torture in a jammed, sun-baked outdoor cell for trying to flee Iraq...
    World briefs 05/12/03 (05/12/03)
    Bomb blast in Philippine city kills at least 13 MANILA, Philippines -- A bomb exploded Saturday at a crowded market in a southern Philippine city, killing at least nine people and wounding 41. The Muslim extremist group Abu Sayyaf claimed responsibility and warned of further attacks, the mayor said...
    Abbas says Palestinians are ready Mideast peace plan (05/12/03)
    JERICHO, West Bank -- Palestinian leaders have put aside reservations to parts of the U.S.-developed plan for peace with Israel and are ready to get started on it, Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas said Sunday, heeding an appeal by Secretary of State Colin Powell...
    Cuba's supporters strong critics of island's crackdown (05/12/03)
    MEXICO CITY -- Carlos Fuentes called Cuba a "suffocating dictatorship." Jose Saramago said Fidel Castro "cheated my dreams." Shocked at Cuba's recent crackdown on dissent, many leftist intellectuals and authors find themselves criticizing a government they spent years applauding...
    Report - India test-fires missile for second time in three days (05/12/03)
    NEW DELHI, India -- India test-fired a new air-to-air missile for the second time in three days Sunday, a local news agency reported. The Astra missile was fired from a test range at Chandipur, in the east coast state of Orissa, the Press Trust of India said...
    Leadership is shuffled at U.S. reconstruction agency in Iraq (05/12/03)
    BAGHDAD, Iraq -- One top U.S. occupation official left her post Sunday, another was preparing to leave, and a new administrator arrived in the region, ready to take over, less than three weeks after their newborn reconstruction agency opened for business in the postwar chaos of Baghdad...
    NBA star hosts SARS telethon; Taiwan subway riders don masks (05/12/03)
    BEIJING -- Chinese basketball star Yao Ming hosted a telethon to raise money for SARS research Sunday, while subway riders in Taiwan's capital of Taipei were ordered to wear surgical masks to curb the spread of the highly contagious illness. China's number of new cases reported Sunday was 69, the lowest number in weeks, with five deaths. Premier Wen Jiabao said officials must redouble efforts against the disease...
    Expert - SARS virus may mutate significantly (05/12/03)
    GLASGOW, Scotland -- The SARS virus does not appear to have mutated significantly in the eight weeks since it spread from Asia, but a leading expert said Sunday the virus still could evolve into a more dangerous form if it enters a race of people with a different genetic background, such as sub-Saharan Africans...
    First suspect in Bali bombings faces death penalty (05/12/03)
    BALI, Indonesia -- The first suspect in last year's deadly nightclub bombings went on trial today, a case seen as a test of Indonesia's willingness to crack down on radical Islamic groups in the world's largest Muslim nation. Amrozi bin Nurhasyim arrived at the court in a convoy of police cars. He said nothing as he entered the courtroom, surrounded by hundreds of armed officers and reporters...
    General declares Iraqi political party finished (05/12/03)
    BAGHDAD, Iraq -- The United States declared Saddam Hussein's Baath Party dead Sunday, with the war's commander telling Iraqis that the instrument of their deposed dictator's power was dissolved and promising to purge its influence from the country it dominated for 35 years...
    U.S. plans to consolidate military forces in Qatar (05/12/03)
    DOHA, Qatar -- In a new postwar consolidation of U.S. forces in the Persian Gulf, the U.S. military is pulling out of one Qatari air base and upgrading another, the top U.S. military officer said Sunday. The moves reflect the suddenly changed circumstances for American forces since the demise of Saddam Hussein's government in Iraq, particularly for air forces based in Qatar and elsewhere in the Gulf. ...
    Afghanistan's faltering rebirth may be lesson for Iraq (05/12/03)
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- Police officer Saifullah says he hasn't seen a salary in months. His police station has just one car and two radios, shared among 115 officers. If he runs into trouble while on foot patrol, he has to race back to the station to summon help...
    Eagles bounce back to stun Indians (05/12/03)
    After being pummeled by Southeast Missouri State University in Saturday's doubleheader, it would have been understandable if Morehead State's players showed up at Capaha Field Sunday hanging their heads. Instead, the Eagles showed plenty of resiliency -- and as a result, the Indians have been eliminated from contention for the Ohio Valley Conference regular-season championship...
    Mighty Ducks continue winning close games (05/12/03)
    ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Anaheim Mighty Ducks are winning the close ones, and they've been nearly unbeatable away from home. Minnesota must find a way to reverse those two trends to avoid falling behind 2-0 in the Western Conference finals. The Mighty Ducks improved to 5-0 in overtime games and 5-1 on the road by beating the Wild 1-0 in two extra periods Saturday. Game 2 is tonight in St. Paul...
    Castroneves captures pole for Indy 500 (05/12/03)
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Helio Castroneves wiped away tears of joy Sunday after he reached yet another goal at the Indianapolis 500. The two-time defending winner won the pole for the May 25 race, a day after his 28th birthday. In doing so, he knocked best friend Tony Kanaan off the top spot...
    Palmeiro joins elite 500-homer club (05/12/03)
    ARLINGTON, Texas -- As soon as Rafael Palmeiro knew the ball was going to stay fair, the Texas slugger dropped his bat and started trotting the bases like he had 499 times before. "It was just like any other home run. I hit it, and I knew I got it," Palmeiro said. "I knew it was going to be far enough. I just wanted to make sure it didn't go foul."...
    Marlins manager first to go (05/12/03)
    MIAMI -- Fired Florida Marlins manager Jeff Torborg gave close friend and team owner Jeffrey Loria a goodbye hug. Pitching coach Brad Arnsberg, also let go, was a less chivalrous scapegoat. Players professed dismay over the dismissals, but shook off any shock Sunday to make Jack McKeon a winner in his first game as their manager, beating Colorado 7-2...
    Offensive explosion ends with rainout (05/12/03)
    CHICAGO -- The wind was blowing at nearly 40 mph, making every fly ball an adventure for fielders or a home run. The rain increased steadily and was making the grass slippery and the infield muddy. Another wild weather day at Wrigley Field before Sunday's game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs was postponed by rain in the top of the fifth inning...
    Team winds up rookie camp (05/12/03)
    ST. LOUIS -- A weekend of intense instruction for rookies, with the veterans still at home, left St. Louis Rams coach Mike Martz convinced this is the right way to conduct the team's first minicamp. Pressure from the NFLPA led to teams holding the first minicamp just for the new guys. After the last of five weekend workouts, Martz believes the draft picks and other prospects will be better prepared next weekend for the team's first mandatory full-squad minicamp...
    Lakers, without coach, tie series vs. Spurs (05/12/03)
    LOS ANGELES -- The three-time defending NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers won a most difficult game without coach Phil Jackson. Considering what he's been through recently, maybe it's good Jackson stayed home to avoid further stress, although it couldn't have been easy watching the Lakers' 99-95 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on television Sunday...
    Toms holds on to win Wachovia title (05/12/03)
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- All that matters is that David Toms won the Wachovia Championship for his first victory in nearly 20 months. All anyone wanted to talk about was the way he finished. Toms was so dominant over four days on a difficult golf course that he could have made a quintuple-bogey 9 on the 18th hole and still won. He made an 8...
    Lakers in limbo, but the week ahead looks bright (05/12/03)
    dwilson We all like a good sequel. Look no further than X-Men 2, or The Matrix Reloaded, which debuts this week. There are things in life we just can't get enough of the first time, like the all-you-can-eat free ice cream at Dexter Barbeque. But how do you stay hungry after the first bowl? And when is it enough?...
    Monday FanFare 5/12/03 (05/12/03)
    Briefly Football
  • Dallas Cowboys running back Ennis Haywood died Sunday, a day after being placed on life support with an undisclosed illness. He was 23. Haywood died at Medical Center of Arlington, hospital spokeswoman Diane Stout said...
  • KFVS' Dave Courvoisier leaving for Las Vegas (05/12/03)
    On May 30, news anchor and reporter Dave Courvoisier will say goodbye to Cape Girardeau and KFVS-12 for the second time in his career. This time, he's headed back to Las Vegas, where he worked for 13 years before returning home to KFVS in 1998. Apparently, it wasn't an easy decision for him...
    Hollywood offers more of same with record year for sequels (05/12/03)
    LOS ANGELES -- All good things must end, except in Hollywood, where pretty much anything that finds an audience the first time becomes ripe for a follow-up. Studios this year are delivering a record 25 sequels or prequels, the big onslaught starting with pre-summer releases of "X2: X-Men United" and "The Matrix Reloaded."...
    Comic-book business sees boost from motion-picture successes (05/12/03)
    From left, Patrick Stewart as Professor Xavier, Anna Paquin as Rogue, James Marsden as Cyclops, Shawn Ashmore as Iceman, Famke Janssen as Jean Grey, Halle Berry as Storm and Hugh Jackman as Wolverine star in "X2: X-Men United."By Scott Moyers ~ Southeast Missourian...
    Gates wants strong ties to hardware makers (05/12/03)
    NEW ORLEANS -- Ever since IBM Corp. asked a small company founded by Harvard dropout Bill Gates to build an operating system for its first personal computer, the PC industry has evolved in a dual universe. Hardware firms engineer faster systems, while software companies race to take advantage of that speed...
    Business memo 05/12/03 (05/12/03)
    Cape chamber holding annual membership drive On Friday, the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce will kick off its annual membership drive. It is asking its members to recruit new members and to share names of nonmembers who others may contact. A breakfast will be at 7 a.m. Friday at the Drury Lodge to get all volunteers energized to tackle the project...
    People on the move 05/12/03 (05/12/03)
    KFVS announces personnel changes Mike Smythe, vice president and general manager of KFVS-12 and UPN The Beat, has announced two personnel changes at the stations: Mike Wunderlich has been promoted to the head of director of operations. Wunderlich is a 20-year veteran of KFVS-12, most recently serving as production manager...
    Retailers report slow April, citing economy and weather (05/12/03)
    NEW YORK -- The arrival of Easter and the winding down of the war in Iraq couldn't lift retailers out of their slump in April -- consumers still nervous about jobs curbed their spending for yet another month. As the nation's largest retailers reported their monthly sales Thursday, department stores again languished, hurt in part by cool weather that stalled sales of spring clothing. Discounters fared better, but even their results were mixed...
    Marie Orselski (05/12/03)
    MOUNDS, Ill. -- Marie L. Orselski, 82, of Mounds died Saturday, May 10, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born May 25, 1920, in Cairo, Ill., daughter of Melvin and Dannie Helen Merley Merritt. She was married Stanley R. Orselski. He preceded her in death...
    Delores Golightly (05/12/03)
    Delores Golightly, 70, died Sunday, May 11, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center. She was born April 19, 1933, in Marble Hill, Mo., daughter of John "Burlen" and Maggie Gertrude Ramsey Barks. She and Harold Clifton "Hal" Golightly were married Aug. 18, 1951, in Marble Hill...
    Jo Patterson (05/12/03)
    Jo Evelyn Patterson, 70, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, May 10, 2003, at her home. Arrangements are pending with Ford & Sons Funeral Home.
    Cape police report 5/12/03 (05/12/03)
    Cape Girardeau Monday, May 12 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Bryan Coulter, 22, of Bonne Terre, Mo., was arrested Sunday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and failure to drive in a single lane...
    Cape fire report 5/12/03 (05/12/03)
    Cape Girardeau Monday, May 12 Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: At 7:34 p.m., an emergency medical service at 622 Jefferson. At 7:35 p.m., a false alarm at 505 N. Kingshighway. At 10:52 p.m., a fire alarm at 900 Broadway. At 11:43 p.m., a carbon monoxide detector at 2536 Ranchito Drive...
    Out of the past 5/12/03 (05/12/03)
    10 years ago: May 12, 1993 Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce membership is over 1,100 mark again, following one-day recruitment blitz yesterday that resulted in at least 78 new members. Keshia Knight Pulliam, who played Rudi on NBC's comedy series "The Cosby Show," was guest yesterday at party for fifth-grade students from area schools; Pulliam, 14, who serves as spokesman and honorary president of Smoke-Free Class of 2000, encouraged students to hold fast to their oaths to eradicate cigarettes and tobacco products from their lives.. ...
    It's time for another Truman commission (05/12/03)
    KENNETT, Mo. -- Sixty-two years ago this month, the junior U.S. senator from Missouri addressed his colleagues on an issue that had been troubling him for some time, namely the disturbing appearance of increasing graft and fraud by firms providing products and equipment designed to prepare America for its entry into World War II...
    VFW poppies raise funds for the needy (05/12/03)
    By Bob Wade For hundreds of long-term disabled veterans in Veterans Administration hospitals and in state veterans homes, every day is VFW Buddy Poppy Day. These are the men who assemble the poppies, tie them in bunches of 10 and pack them in boxes of 500, 1,000 or 2,000 for shipment to the 10,000 Veterans of Foreign Wars posts and auxiliaries throughout the nation...
    River Campus set to have official start (05/12/03)
    One can only imagine the sense of satisfaction Southeast Missouri State University and Cape Girardeau city officials will enjoy on May 27 when they stand among state and federal lawmakers and sink their ceremonial shovels into the dirt at the River Campus. The official groundbreaking ceremony for the performing and visual arts campus is slated for 3 p.m...
    Cape's water project is long overdue (05/12/03)
    Cape Girardeau's effort to ensure more water capacity, especially during those dry summer spells, began with the passage of a $26.5 million bond issue in November 1996 and continues today -- more than six years later. The latest chapter in this unending saga is a newly discovered problem with the wells...
    Federal bills would protect underage girls (05/12/03)
    To the editor: Sen. John Ensign of Nevada has reintroduced Senate Bill 851, the Child Custody Protection Act, in the U.S. Senate. This bill has 11 co-sponsors. At the same time, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida has introduced House Resolution 1755 and has 68 co-sponsors. Three times in the past the House has passed this bill. Each time, it has been blocked from becoming law by pro-abortion senators...
    Speak Out A 05/12/03 (05/12/03)
    A decent leader WHAT SOUR grapes. Some Democrats whining that President Bush was showboating by landing on an aircraft carrier in a fighter plane. Wake up. He flew a fighter aircraft and enjoyed it. Praising our troops is showboating? I think not. There are many reasons why Bush is hated by liberals. He shows his patriotism and his love for his country. He believes in prayer and asks God for guidance and puts America first. Thank God for a decent leader...
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