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Stories from Wednesday, May 14, 2003

Correction 5/14/03 (05/14/03)
Jackson city administrator Jim Roach's first name was incorrect in a story in Tuesday's edition. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
Hiring repair contractors (05/14/03)
To help the rebuilding and repair process go as smoothly as possible, follow these suggestions:
  • If you were satisfied with past work done by local licensed contractors, try them first. If they cannot help you, ask for recommendations. If you must hire a contractor you don't know, talk to several before signing anything...
  • Detention basin prevents flooding (05/14/03)
    A $4.5-million detention basin held back the storm water during last week's downpours, preventing serious flooding along Cape LaCroix Creek, a Cape Girardeau city official said Tuesday. The 150-acre detention basin, the final part of a $40 million federal flood control project designed to protect the city from flash flooding along Cape LaCroix Creek and its tributaries, was largely completed by last fall. The basin sits off Route W near the Humane Society animal shelter...
    Saxony Lutheran school to hold groundbreaking ceremony Sunday (05/14/03)
    A groundbreaking ceremony for Saxony Lutheran High School's new facilities will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Interstate 55/U.S. 61 interchange at the Fruitland exit. The ceremony will consist of a brief worship service followed by a reception at the Bavarian Halle...
    St. Francis breaks ground on new health center (05/14/03)
    A groundbreaking for St. Francis Medical Center's new $19.7 million health center was held Tuesday, marking the beginning of construction for the facility that is expected to be completed by fall 2004. About 75 community members, employees and board members attended the groundbreaking for the new Health and Wellness Center, what the hospital describes as a medically integrated fitness facility...
    Police seek charges against driver in one-car crash (05/14/03)
    Cape Girardeau police are seeking charges of driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident against a driver involved in a one-car crash Tuesday morning near the intersection of Bertling and Sprigg. The crash happened at about 10 a.m. ...
    Going public - Wall in Scott City displays local art (05/14/03)
    Picasso said art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life. The depressed, historic area of Scott City known as old Illmo suddenly has a new sparkle due to artist Paul Schock and some of his students. Five sculptures on 4-by-14-foot panels went up this week on the north exterior wall of a florist shop at 523 Second St. ...
    Jackson school district to hold supply drive for tornado victim (05/14/03)
    One week after an F3 tornado severely damaged her home in the Bent Creek subdivision, school counselor Susan Crites was back at work and thanking co-workers and students who helped piece her life back together in the days that followed the storm. "It was tremendous," said Crites, who works at R.O. ...
    Senior Senate Democrats break with caucus (05/14/03)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Two senior Democrats unhappy with recent filibusters by their party on pro-gun and anti-abortion legislation will no longer participate in the Senate Democratic Caucus. State Sens. Harold Caskey of Butler and Jim Mathewson of Sedalia each sent letters to the other 12 chamber Democrats saying they wouldn't attend caucus meetings for the remaining days of the legislative session, which ends Friday. Caskey also resigned his post as minority caucus chairman...
    New Jackson chief has trial by storm (05/14/03)
    On May 2, James Humphreys was still a detective lieutenant for the Jackson Police Department, a man who performed admirable work mostly without the public's attention. That afternoon, he was promoted to chief, a fulfillment of his career dream. This is the town where he wants to raise his children; it's the town where he wants to retire...
    Bob Reeves provides calm in storms (05/14/03)
    When severe weather threatens, there's a familiar face thousands of residents have tuned in to see for 33 years. Senior forecaster Bob Reeves of the local CBS affiliate KFVS Channel 12 is the stable, comforting voice of authority on severe weather for residents in Southeast Missouri, Southern Illinois and parts of Kentucky, Tennessee and Arkansas...
    Just add water (05/14/03)
    In 1989, Scott City voters annexed nearly 2 square miles of land that included a developing industrial tract south of Nash Road and east of Interstate 55. The businesses there primarily were seeking an improved quality of drinking water. The quality and amount of water available in Scott City has been an issue for many years, for both residents and businesses. ...
    Region/state briefs 05/14/03 (05/14/03)
    Police warn local businesses of scam Cape Girardeau police are warning businesses about a scam artist asking for quick loans. Over the past month, about a dozen businesses were targeted by a man posing as either a relative of the previous owner of the business or as a fellow professional in need of some quick cash, said patrolman Jason Selzer...
    Club news 5/14/03 (05/14/03)
    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....
    House rejects ban on animal photos (05/14/03)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A proposal that would have made it a felony to photograph animals on private property was rejected Tuesday by the Missouri House. House members had tried to add the language to a Senate-passed bill on agriculture and taxes. The House passed the bill without the provision on photographing animals and returned the measure to the Senate...
    Bush views area damaged by tornado (05/14/03)
    PIERCE CITY, Mo. -- Standing in a driving rainstorm, President Bush surveyed the devastation from a huge tornado Tuesday and pledged that "we're going to rebuild this city." He promised to do what he could to cut through federal paperwork to get the job done...
    Senate returns foster care bill (05/14/03)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A bill overhauling Missouri's procedures in child abuse and neglect cases was approved Monday by the state Senate, which returned it to the House for additional consideration. Prompted by last August's death of 2-year-old foster child Dominic James of Springfield, the bill won Senate approval on a 22-11 vote after five hours of debate...
    Lawmakers' figures vary on revenue (05/14/03)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- When Republican lawmakers said the $19 billion state budget they sent last week to Democratic Gov. Bob Holden was no more than $200 million out of balance, the administration countered that the deficit was actually closer to $500 million...
    Government adding color mix to $20s (05/14/03)
    WASHINGTON -- American greenbacks are getting a bit more colorful. A touch of peach, blue and yellow along with the traditional green and black are featured on the new $20 bill, the first to be colorized in a project to thwart counterfeiters. The Treasury Department's Bureau of Engraving and Printing, which makes the nation's paper currency, took the wrappers off the redesigned $20 Tuesday. The new bills won't appear in cash registers or ATMs until late this year...
    Attack brings back reality of danger (05/14/03)
    WASHINGTON -- Riding high after two wars and notable successes against terrorist cells, U.S. officials had let confidence creep into the caution that had ruled their outlook on America's security since Sept. 11, 2001. President Bush spoke of "19 months that changed the world." He declared the tide turned against terrorism. Without letting down their guard, officials spoke of al-Qaida being on the run, thwarted when it had tried to regroup...
    GAO head paints bleak budget picture (05/14/03)
    WASHINGTON -- The federal budget picture is bad and getting worse, the head of the General Accounting Office said Tuesday, and he urged Congress to take a longer-term look at its tax-cut and spending decisions. "We're not going to grow our way out of this problem," Comptroller General David Walker said in an interview with The Associated Press...
    IRS wants bill collectors' help in tracking tax dodgers (05/14/03)
    WASHINGTON -- The Internal Revenue Service told lawmakers Tuesday it can't go after every overdue tax bill and needs help from collection professionals who specialize in making persistent phone calls. The sum of uncollected taxes is mounting faster than tax collectors can handle. Private agencies would only pursue a small portion of the $78 billion in potentially collectible debt. The IRS said about $13 billion is owed by taxpayers who can and will pay, if someone asks...
    Nation digest 05/14/03 (05/14/03)
    Second man charged in fire death of student LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A man who allegedly watched an acquaintance rape, beat and try to smother a university student found burned in her dorm room was charged Tuesday with murder. Stephen Soules, 20, was arrested late Monday, a day after Lucas Goodrum, 21, was charged with the same crime in the May 7 death of Katie Autry...
    Klingon interpreters need not apply (05/14/03)
    PORTLAND, Ore. -- Sorry, potential Klingon interpreters. Officials have said they won't be needing your services, after all. The office that treats mental health patients in Multnomah County had included Klingon on a list of 55 languages that could be spoken by incoming patients...
    New trial ordered because juror's English was poor (05/14/03)
    MADISON, Wis. -- A man convicted of sexual assault will get a new trial because a juror could not understand English well enough to competently hear the case, the state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. Michael W. Carlson, 32, of Spirit Lake, Iowa, appealed after he was sentenced to 14 years in prison for second-degree sexual assault as a repeat offender in May 2000...
    Nichols faces state trial for '95 bombing (05/14/03)
    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Terry Nichols, the Oklahoma City bombing conspirator who is serving life without parole in federal prison, must stand trial in state court on 160 counts of first-degree murder that could bring the death penalty, a judge ruled Tuesday...
    Cash-strapped states cut back on prison food (05/14/03)
    ST. PAUL, Minn. -- From putting less meat in the goulash to eliminating dessert, financially strapped states are trying to save money behind bars by cutting back on the food served to inmates. Texas prisons, for example, have been ordered to reduce inmates' daily calories from 2,700 to 2,500...
    Texas Democrats refusing to leave hotel in Oklahoma (05/14/03)
    AUSTIN, Texas -- More than 50 Texas Democrats spent their second day on the lam at a Holiday Inn in Oklahoma on Tuesday, beyond the reach of the law for now, in a standoff with Republicans over the redrawing of the state's congressional districts. The House Democrats sneaked out of Austin on Sunday after spending several days discussing ways to derail the GOP redistricting plan. ...
    Flowers - Feast for the eyes and palate, too (05/14/03)
    NEW MARKET, Va. -- Flowers can be more than a feast for the eyes. Many are pleasing to the palate, too. Savvy cooks forage their flowerbeds, not only their vegetable gardens, when prepping for meals. An increasing number of restaurants and bakeries use petals for presentation along with leaves and stems from certain flowers to introduce exotic flavors...
    Chechen bombing death toll at 54 (05/14/03)
    VLADIKAVKAZ, Russia -- Investigators on Tuesday pledged to hunt down the organizers of a truck bombing that shattered a Chechen government compound, killing 54 people and wounding 300. The blast also raised questions about the level of security provided by federal forces in the war-torn republic...
    Chinese turn to sorcerers, prophecy, potions to fight SARS (05/14/03)
    BEIJING -- Hiring sorcerers. Lighting firecrackers. Following advice reputed to be from a mystical talking baby. While China's government promotes science, thousands of its people are turning to the supernatural to fight SARS. The resort to tradition has prompted efforts by China's state press and the officially atheist communist government to discourage it...
    'Day of action' - Strike shuts down France (05/14/03)
    PARIS -- A widespread public sector strike shut down much of France on Tuesday, forcing Parisians to take the day off or walk to work and reducing air and train services to the bare minimum. The strike protesting plans to overhaul France's costly retirement system dealt the most serious blow to the government of Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin since it came to power a year ago...
    Saudi suicide car bombings kill 30 (05/14/03)
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- Saudi authorities linked a 19-member al-Qaida team Tuesday to carnage at three foreign compounds in the capital -- multiple, simultaneous car bombings that killed at least 30 people, including eight Americans. Nine attackers were among the dead. Another 194 people were wounded, most of them not seriously, according to Saudi officials; 40 were said to be Americans...
    Adventures in amber - Rebuilt Russian Amber Room to be unveiled (05/14/03)
    TSARSKOYE SELO, Russia -- Elaborately carved amber panels, in shades ranging from butter yellow to dark red, stretch up 26-foot walls. Gilded parrots perch on candle holders, their tiny tilted heads reflected in mirrors. Mosaics of semiprecious stones sparkle, adding to the sensation of being enclosed in an oversized jewelry box...
    U.S. orders expulsion of 14 Cuban diplomats (05/14/03)
    UNITED NATIONS -- The United States has ordered the expulsions of 14 Cuban diplomats -- seven at the United Nations and seven in Washington -- for engaging in intelligence activities outside their official duties, U.S. officials said Tuesday. The seven Cubans at the U.N. Mission in New York are being expelled "for engaging in activities deemed harmful to the United States outside their official capacity," a U.S. official said, using diplomatic language for spying...
    Inflatable church welcomes first worshippers (05/14/03)
    LONDON -- It's got its own steeple and pews, it could float if necessary -- and the devout can erect it wherever they want. A movable blowup structure billed as the world's first inflatable church welcomed its first worshippers on Tuesday. Some 47 feet from floor to steeple, 47 feet long and 25 feet wide, the church made its debut at the Christian Resources Exhibition at Sandown Park Exhibition Center in Esher, west of London...
    Muslim rebels given until June 1 to stop attacks (05/14/03)
    MANILA, Philippines -- The government threatened Tuesday to declare a Muslim rebel group a terrorist organization unless it stops attacking civilians and takes tangible steps toward ending violence in the southern Philippines within two weeks. The Moro Islamic Liberation Front, blamed for a bomb attack that killed 10 people Saturday, has until June 1 to renounce terrorism and turn over members responsible for recent attacks on civilians, presidential spokesman Ignacio Bunye said...
    Two Norwegian peacekeepers wounded north of Afghan capital (05/14/03)
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- Two Norwegian peacekeepers were shot and wounded north of the capital Tuesday by a renegade Afghan soldier, an Afghan commander in the area said. The peacekeepers were traveling between Kabul and Bagram -- where U.S. and coalition forces have their main base -- when shots were fired at their vehicle shortly after noon, said Lt. Col. Thomas Lobbering, a spokesman for the 5,000-strong multinational force...
    Security Council OKs peacekeeping mission (05/14/03)
    UNITED NATIONS -- The Security Council unanimously approved a scaled-down U.N. mission in Ivory Coast with up to 76 unarmed military officers to help implement a peace agreement aimed at ending nine months of civil war. Determining that "the situation in Ivory Coast constitutes a threat to international peace and security in the region," the council authorized the mission for six months and appealed to all states in the region to support the peace process...
    Chateau confiscated by Nazis ordered returned (05/14/03)
    PRAGUE, Czech Republic -- The state must return a chateau and other real estate confiscated by the Nazis to one of Europe's noble families, an appeals court ruled Tuesday. The court upheld a previous ruling that the chateau in Opocno, 75 miles east of Prague, should be returned to Countess Kristina Colloredo-Mansfeld, court spokesman Pavel Stanek said...
    Modern Latin dictionary becomes 'liber venditissimus' (05/14/03)
    VATICAN CITY -- Some may consider Latin a dead language, but a dictionary of modern Latin published by the Vatican has become a "liber venditissimus" -- a best seller. It is a project to keep the language updated, even if they didn't have dishwashers, discos and miniature golf in Roman times...
    Night raids in Tikrit seize Saddam's Baath Party officials (05/14/03)
    TIKRIT, Iraq -- Under cover of darkness, the Bradley Fighting Vehicle rolled up to the wall around the mansion in the al-Awja district of Tikrit, an exclusive enclave in Saddam Hussein's hometown set aside for loyal Baath Party officials. A former party functionary reportedly had been harassing Iraqi workers taking down Saddam's portraits, and was believed to have directed pro-Saddam rallies in town. The Bradley and some 40 U.S. troops had come to arrest him...
    No clues in theft of figurine from Vienna museum (05/14/03)
    VIENNA, Austria -- Vienna's Art History Museum said Tuesday it would consider negotiating with whoever stole a 16th-century, gold-plated sculpture by Florentine master Benvenuto Cellini, a significant Italian Renaissance work valued at $57.5 million...
    Israeli tanks, troops enter refugee camp in Gaza Strip (05/14/03)
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- An Israeli helicopter fired a missile into a crowd in a refugee camp in the Gaza Strip early Wednesday, wounding 30 people, after 10 Israeli soldiers were wounded nearby in a mortar attack. The violence erupted despite U.S. efforts to promote a Mideast peace plan...
    Mass graves found at two Iraq sites (05/14/03)
    LONDON -- More mass graves have been found in two new locations in Iraq, together containing at least 4,000 bodies and perhaps as many as 15,000, human rights groups and a British news report said Tuesday. If forensic experts confirm the findings, the mass graves at Hillah and the village of Muhammad Sakran would be the largest discovered since Saddam Hussein's regime collapsed in the U.S.-led war...
    Jackson wins SEMO Conference golf title (05/14/03)
    Jackson tuned up for next week's Class 4 state golf meet by winning the SEMO Conference Tournament Tuesday at Dalhousie Golf Club. Led by medalist Chad Reiminger, Jackson finished with a 310 total for an eight-stroke victory in the 11-team field. Central placed second with a 318 total. Notre Dame totaled 353 to place eighth...
    Spring teams turn attention to start of postseason events (05/14/03)
    It didn't seem long ago when football players were anticipating their first day with pads. Softball players were making the transition from summer ball to the fall high school season. Cross country runners were taking their first strides. It's now spring and that signifies the home stretch for high school athletics and another school year. And mid-May means the finish lines for several sports are in plain view...
    ACC move to expand could bring widespread changes (05/14/03)
    AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. -- Atlantic Coast Conference presidents voted to expand Tuesday, setting the stage to invite Miami and two other schools to join their nine-team league, two sources familiar with the discussions told The Associated Press. Miami will get an invitation soon. If the Hurricanes and two other teams from the Big East accept, it could drastically alter the landscape of college sports. Any expansion plan would likely go into effect in 2004...
    Mavs find unlikely hero in Game 5 victory (05/14/03)
    DALLAS (AP) -- Raja Bell was the unlikely hero for the Dallas Mavericks, who usually depend on their big three. Steve Nash, Dirk Nowitzki and Michael Finley all had solid games for the Mavericks, but it was Bell who outshot the Sacramento Kings in a game-turning third quarter of a 112-93 victory Tuesday night...
    Reds find Cardinals' number ... again (05/14/03)
    The Cincinnati Reds won in Ken Griffey Jr.'s return, not that he had much to do with it. Griffey grounded out as a pinch-hitter in his first game since dislocating a shoulder on April 5. Austin Kearns and Adam Dunn supplied much of the offense with two-run homers in the first inning that led the Reds to a 7-2 victory over the Cardinals on Tuesday night...
    If she has no chance, then why all the fuss? (05/14/03)
    David Duval played in two exhibitions with Annika Sorenstam the last two years and knows her game as well as any PGA Tour player. "I wish I could hit the ball that straight," he said. "It's impressive." While he respects her considerable skills, Duval thinks it will be supremely difficult for Sorenstam to make the cut next week at Colonial, when she becomes the first woman in 58 years to venture onto PGA Tour soil...
    Singh says comments about Sorenstam weren't personal (05/14/03)
    IRVING, Texas -- Vijay Singh said Tuesday he was sorry if his comments about Annika Sorenstam playing on the PGA Tour -- "I hope she misses the cut" -- came across as a personal attack. "If it was an attack on Annika at all, I would like to apologize to her," Singh said after a practice round for this week's Byron Nelson Classic. "It came out the wrong way."...
    Cards put Marrero on DL, bring back Robinson, Widger (05/14/03)
    ST. LOUIS -- The Cardinals placed outfielder and backup catcher Eli Marrero on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday to repair two torn ligaments in his right ankle, and called up two players to replace him. Marrero had surgery early Tuesday and will be out at least two months, team physician Dr. George Paletta said. The Cardinals purchased the contract of catcher Chris Widger from Triple-A Memphis, recalled outfielder Kerry Robinson and optioned left-hander Kevin Ohme to Memphis...
    World Cup could lack a few world-class names (05/14/03)
    Masters champion Mike Weir has traveled to Argentina, Japan and Mexico the last three years to play in the World Cup, a rare chance for him to represent Canada in a team competition. The World Cup is in Kiawah Island, S.C., this year, but Weir has little choice but to take himself -- and possibly his country -- out of the tournament...
    New Jersey pulls even in conference series (05/14/03)
    OTTAWA -- Tired of hearing all the accolades directed at the Ottawa Senators, Scott Stevens and the New Jersey Devils responded with a near-perfect performance. Martin Brodeur stopped 30 shots, and New Jersey's offense woke up, as the Devils beat the Senators 4-1 Tuesday night to even their NHL Eastern Conference finals series...
    FanFare 5/14/03 (05/14/03)
    Briefly Baseball
  • Ken Griffey Jr. was activated off the disabled list, but the Reds planned to go easy with the outfielder as he recovers from a dislocated shoulder. Baseball commissioner Bud Selig is investigating whether the Marlins followed minority-hiring guidelines when they replaced manager Jeff Torborg with Jack McKeon. ...
  • Around your house 5/14/03 (05/14/03)
    IN THE GARDENGrowing lettuce under screening materials will slow bolting and extend harvests into hot weather. Begin fertilizing annuals at regular intervals. Herbs planted in average soils will need no extra fertilizers. Too much may reduce flavor and pungency at harvest...
    Beat the clock with this zesty pork stew in half an hour (05/14/03)
    Beat the clock in tasty style with this pork dish. It can be ready in half an hour -- the only thing that comes from a can is chicken broth, and you don't need to mix your own Cajun seasoning by hand. Usually, the word stew suggests a long, slow cooking process. ...
    Favorite family recipes shared by readers (05/14/03)
    smcclanahan Graduation season is upon us. We have so many family members graduating this year from various academic settings, but first up is my niece, Laura. She will graduate from Southeast Missouri State University this Saturday with a degree in organ performance. It is amazing to me that her small, barely-100-pound frame can produce the volume and level of talent as she can when she plays those difficult Bach pieces. We are so very proud of her and all of our graduates...
    Patio tropics add vibrant color to outdoor landscape (05/14/03)
    I get tickled when a gardener asks me if a particular plant "comes back next year." When I say, "No, it's a tropical plant that blooms all summer long. It can't withstand our cold winters. It must be brought in during the winter, or you can just enjoy it during the summer and pitch it in the fall," I get a disgusted look. Then the gardener puts it back in place and says, "I only want plants that come back every year."...
    Turning blue in a small-town rut (05/14/03)
    I woke up Tuesday feeling kind of ... regular. My dream filtered back to me in little segments. I was at work. I had a meeting in the conference room with the editor and publisher. I had a cocktail with a girlfriend. I folded some laundry. Then it hit me: My dream was an accurate replay of a typical Wednesday. Which means even my dreams aren't interesting any more...
    Evelyn Hagans (05/14/03)
    Evelyn Hagans, 98, of Jackson died Monday, May 12, 2003, at Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
    Eris May (05/14/03)
    CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Eris Naomi May, 80, of Charleston died Tuesday, May 13, 2003, at Charleston Manor. She was born March 18, 1923, in Oakland, Ill., daughter of John Ozro and Elsie Harvey Lehr. She and William Warren May were married Oct. 11, 1941. He died May 7, 1996...
    Henry Burnette (05/14/03)
    Henry A. Burnette, 90, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, May 12, 2003, at Ratliff Care Center. He was born Sept. 28, 1912, in Farmington, Mo., son of Thomas A. and Sarah E. Henry Burnette. He and Mary E. White were married March 5, 1942, at Farmington. She died Sept. 3, 1995...
    John Godwin (05/14/03)
    John E. Godwin, 85, of Jackson died Tuesday, May 13, 2003, at Monticello House in Jackson. He was born Aug. 3, 1917, in Jackson, son of John A. and Esther Abernathy Godwin. He and Lillian Probst were married May 10, 1946. Godwin was a member of the 1936 Jackson High School State Championship basketball team...
    Betty Brock (05/14/03)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Betty Gayle Brock, 65, of Sikeston died Monday, May 12, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Oct. 21, 1937, in Cairo, Ill., daughter of E. Ralph and Nola Wade Williams. She and James M. Brock were married Nov. 6, 1959, in Sikeston...
    Nola Aslinger (05/14/03)
    PATTON, Mo. -- Nola Sanora Aslinger, 98, of Patton died Monday, May 12, 2003, at the home of a daughter in Jackson. She was born Aug. 24, 1904, in Marquand, Mo., daughter of William Ferdinand and Cynthia Ann Barker Tinnin. She and Lester Earl Aslinger were married Nov. 3, 1928. He died Aug. 8, 1993...
    Jerome Zimmer (05/14/03)
    Jerome B. Zimmer, 81, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, May 13, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
    Reba Sadler (05/14/03)
    JONESBORO, Ill. -- Reba Sadler, 76, of Jonesboro died Tuesday, May 13, 2003, at Union County Hospital in Anna, Ill. Lutz and Rendleman Funeral Home in Anna is in charge of arrangements.
    Thomas Alford (05/14/03)
    MOREHOUSE, Mo. -- Thomas E. Alford, 80, of Morehouse died Monday, May 12, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. He was born June 30, 1922, in Macrae, Ark., son of Thomas Andrew and Mary Elizabeth Sanders Alford. He and Viola McIntyre were married March 2, 1946, in Sikeston...
    Births 5/14/03 (05/14/03)
    DeHart Daughter to Christopher Edward and Lesley Ann DeHart of Benton, Mo., Southeast Missouri Hospital, 12:56 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, 2003. Name, Lacey McKenna. Weight, 7 pounds 15 ounces. Third child, second daughter. Mrs. DeHart is the former Lesley Smith, daughter of Velma Smith of Clarkton, Mo. DeHart is the son of Terry and Trisha DeHart of Commerce, Mo. He is a machine operator at Silgan Plastics...
    Cape police report 5/14/03 (05/14/03)
    Cape Girardeau Wednesday, May 14 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI A person was placed in custody Monday pending the filing of formal charges for driving while intoxicated, domestic assault and stealing.Arrests...
    Cape fire report 5/14/03 (05/14/03)
    Cape Girardeau Wednesday, May 14 Firefighters responded Monday to the following items: At 3:27 p.m., medical assist at 538 Woodbine. At 5:07 p.m., house fire at 2214 Kent Drive. At 5:40 p.m., still alarm at 324 Broadway. At 5:50 p.m., medical assist at 2706 Flora Hills...
    Out of the past 5/14/03 (05/14/03)
    10 years ago: May 14, 1993 Despite rainy weather, construction work on Cape LaCroix-Walker Branch flood-control project continues to progress; as of April 29, contractor -- Dumey Excavation and Brenda Kay Construction Inc. of Oran -- had completed about 70 percent of work on first phase of project, which involves channel improvements along Cape LaCroix Creek from south of Bloomfield road north to Arena Park...
    Missouri's budget- Closing the gap (05/14/03)
    With just three days left in this year's regular session of the Missouri Legislature, it appears likely enough revenue will be found to pay for the budget of nearly $19 billion approved last week. Republican leaders in the House and Senate are working this week on finding an estimated $200 million of new revenue to fund the budget. ...
    Aron Ralston- A will to survive (05/14/03)
    Aron Ralston may not be a household name -- yet. But his ordeal in the mountains of Utah and his efforts to cheat Death after being pinned by a boulder for five days make for a remarkable story that has captured the minds of millions around the world...
    Let's give thanks for those who fight for freedom (05/14/03)
    To the editor: I clipped the following out of a magazine I was reading. It is so true. "Let's thank God for the brave men and women who risked their lives for freedom. We do well to take to hear the words of John Stuart Mill, who wrote, 'War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. ...
    Scouting event is success for those with special needs (05/14/03)
    To the editor: Because of the volunteering spirit, Classroom Scouting Adventure Day for special-needs students was a huge success on May 8. I want to take this opportunity to say thank you to the many volunteers, Cape County Park South employees and others for making possible the many Scouting activities for the 200 Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts and their teachers from Southern Illinois and Southeast Missouri classrooms...
    Civilian heads U.S. military, not a warrior (05/14/03)
    To the editor: In response to the letter "History ignores ignorant critics, recalls drama": The content of President Bush's comments to the troops on the aircraft carrier are not the problem. The concern is that for the first time in our history a president presented himself as a warrior instead of an elected official...
    Speak Out A 05/14/03 (05/14/03)
    Appetite for cake IT'S NOT the mayor's fault that Cape Girardeau doesn't have a tornado-warning system. Before long, we won't have any public facilities at all. That is attributable to the skinflint mentality of the taxpayers who simultaneously want to keep and eat their cake...
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