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Stories from Thursday, May 22, 2003

Philanthropic Educational Organization to hold convention (05/22/03)
To the theme of "Lost in the Stars of PEO," the Missouri State Chapter of the PEO Sisterhood will hold its 110th annual convention at the Show Me Center May 31 and June 1. More than 330 representatives of PEO chapters across Missouri will attend the convention...
Program celebrates Adventure Day (05/22/03)
Adventure Day is an opportunity for special needs students enrolled in the Classroom Scouting Program to join together for a day of outdoor activities and fun away from the classroom. This year's theme, "The Old Wild West," was celebrated with horse petting, lassoing the "bull," a log-rolling relay, games of horseshoes, early American crafts and branding. ...
The Cantrells to open Tunes at Twilight series (05/22/03)
Perhaps only marriage can produce the kind of chemistry Emily and Al Cantrell have as performers. In considering marriage, Emily and Al went looking for musical partners as well. Their musical model was the Texas-style fiddler (Al) with the rhythm guitar backup player (Emily), but they have pared down the sound to one that is all theirs...
Optimist Club teams up with Big Brothers Big Sisters (05/22/03)
A group of Cape Girardeau and Jackson community members have announced they have formed the Big Brothers Big Sisters Optimist Club to conduct positive service projects to benefit area youth and community. The Evening Optimist Club is affiliated with Optimist International, one of the world's largest and most active service club organizations...
Strawberry festival will include auctions (05/22/03)
Teen Challenge International of Mid-America will hold its 13th Annual Strawberry Festival and auction from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Activities include drawings every 15 minutes for free strawberries, complimentary strawberry shortcake, guided tours of the Teen Challenge property and berry fields, miniconcerts by New Creations choir and puppet shows for the children. Strawberries and a barbecue meal will be available for purchase...
Community digest 5/22/03 (05/22/03)
CHRIS PAGANO*semissourian Kate Hearn national president of American War Mothers, left, shakes the hand of Lloyd LePlant resident at Missouri Veterans' Home in Cape Girardeau. Nelda Bleckler state president of the organization, is flanked by Rusby Adams resident, left, and Ken Lipps volunteer services, public relations and fund raising at the Missouri Veterans Home. ...
Shoppers ready to go distance for 100-mile Yard Sale (05/22/03)
The fifth annual 100-mile Yard Sale is to bargain hunters and second-hand dealers what Cancun is to spring breakers, what the bingo hall is to senior adults, what an amusement park is to children. The 100-mile stretch of Highway 25 from Jackson to Kennett will be lined with second-hand clothes, antiques, glassware, toys and, some admit, junk, today through Memorial Day...
'The Little Mermaid' - A cast of 200 (05/22/03)
The spring musicals Mike Dumey began producing at Schultz School in 1992 have since become an institution that involves throngs of students, parents and teachers. Dumey's first production in the tiny Schultz Library was Disney's animated hit "The Little Mermaid." Now Schultz School is closed, but "The Little Mermaid" has returned...
Absence of study hall at Central High upsets some (05/22/03)
For the past year, Sarah Schermann has watched her two sons leave for Central High School at 7 a.m. and often return home after 10 p.m. with several hours worth of homework to do. She's seen them juggle academics, part-time jobs, three sports and other extracurricular activities without the benefit of a study hall, and she says there are many more students who could use a free hour during the school day for homework...
Foul play not evident in women's deaths (05/22/03)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- What caused the deaths of two Poplar Bluff women earlier this week will remain a mystery until toxicology tests are completed. Dr. Russell Deidiker performed autopsies Tuesday afternoon on Margie Parker, 52, and Theresa K. Orr, 45, at Mineral Area Hospital in Farmington. The women's bodies were found in their home at 443 County Road 538 at about 2 p.m. Monday...
Childbirth prep class founders reunite (05/22/03)
Brenda Seyer, Kathy Williams, Mary Meyer, Lee Stewart and Dodie Eisenhower, founding women of area childbirth preparation classes met at the Seyer's home recently Seyer and her husband, Mike, participated in the first Lamaze class taught by Kathy Williams, implementing the lessons with the birth of their son, Nathan. Seyer became a Lamaze instructor and La Leche League Leader working on the state level training future leaders. She hosted the first La Leche League meeting in Cape Girardeau...
Work on Marquette tries to preserve past (05/22/03)
Plywood sheets protect the original tile flooring of the 74-year-old Marquette Hotel's lobby. Floors in other parts of the downtown Cape Girardeau building lie under heaps of rubble created by demolished walls and torn-open ceilings. It's part of the pick-and-choose demolition that workers are doing to turn the 1920s-era hotel into state offices while trying to preserve the historic building's character. For more on this story, read Friday's Southeast Missourian...
Holden adds another veto in Cape trip (05/22/03)
Gov. Bob Holden pledged to veto another budget bill during a stop in Cape Girardeau on Wednesday -- this time the $5.5 billion social services budget -- as he urged lawmakers to ask voters for tax increases to balance a budget that he claims is short $367 million...
Congresswoman describes struggles with alcohol (05/22/03)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Two weeks after returning to Washington following treatment for alcoholism, U.S. Rep. Karen McCarthy said she will seek re-election, although she acknowledges she had neglected her personal life. "What had been dominant was my career, which took over 24-7," McCarthy, D-Mo., told The Kansas City Star on Tuesday in her first interview since returning to Washington from a monthlong stay at an alcohol rehabilitation center in Arizona. ...
Two killed in Morgan County accident (05/22/03)
VERSAILLES, Mo. -- Two people were killed when their vehicle struck another car at a Morgan County intersection, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. The patrol identified the victims of Tuesday night's accident as Michelle Hollobaugh, 22, of Eldon, and 13-year-old Jeorgia Rouse, of Versailles...
Boy, 6, found dead in lagoon at Sedalia park (05/22/03)
SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) -- A boy who disappeared while on a visit to a Sedalia park was found dead in a lagoon there after officials issued the city's first Amber Alert Wednesday evening. Andrey F. Gorpinich, 6, was pronounced dead at the scene, an apparent drowning victim, Pettis County Coroner Fred Biggs said. The boy was the son of Victor and Velena Gorpinich...
Holden to veto public schools budget (05/22/03)
Associated Press Writer JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Gov. Bob Holden aimed his veto pen at the budget for Missouri's public schools Thursday as he continued a weeklong crusade against spending cuts passed by the Republican-led Legislature...
Boy, 6, found dead in lagoon at Sedalia park (05/22/03)
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Jurors deadlocked in Missouri sex abuse case (05/22/03)
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) -- Jurors in the case of a Roman Catholic priest accused of sexually abusing a teenager told a judge Thursday they were deadlocked, but the judge told them to keep working toward a verdict. Jurors had deliberated for more than 13 hours over two days when they sent a note to St. Louis County Circuit Judge John Ross, saying they were unable to resolve the case involving the Rev. Bryan Kuchar, 37, of St. Louis...
Highway patrol trooper killed in traffic accident (05/22/03)
ODESSA, Mo. (AP) -- A Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper making a traffic stop was killed early Thursday when his car was rear-ended by a truck and he became trapped inside the burning vehicle. Patrol spokesman Lt. Tim Hull identified the trooper as Michael Newton, 25, who was assigned to Troop A in the Kansas City suburb of Lee's Summit...
Terror alerts stretching state resources thin (05/22/03)
Associated Press WriterJEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- On a normal day at the Missouri Capitol, three private security guards stand watch over the metal detector at the main door. Now, with the nation on a high terror alert, they are joined by a single, full-time police officer with a gun...
Chance of education veto raises legal cloud (05/22/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A threatened veto of spending for elementary and secondary education by Gov. Bob Holden would be unconstitutional, according to House Speaker Catherine Hanaway. But the governor says she's wrong. A string of budget veto announcements this week is expected to culminate today with Holden saying he intends to reject the nearly $4.5 billion appropriation for the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education...
Lawmaker to oversee Blunt's campaign (05/22/03)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Republican state Rep. Mark Wright has been hired to run the U.S. Rep. Roy Blunt's main political campaign committee. Wright, of Springfield, is replacing Tom Carter as head of the Friends of Roy Blunt committee. The reorganization was necessitated by last year's federal campaign finance changes passed in part to eliminate soft-money influences from campaigns...
California man bikes, runs Route 66 (05/22/03)
LEBANON, Mo. -- Geores Clevenger's cross-country running and biking trek on Route 66 started out as a joke after his 66th birthday. "Someone asked me how old I was and I replied, 'I'm doing Route 66,"' said Clevenger of Berkeley, Calif. "It started out as a joke, but the more I thought about it, the more I figured it's now or never."...
Prosecutor drops murder charge in Gina Dawn Brooks case (05/22/03)
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Manufacturer finds home in closed jeans plant (05/22/03)
LEBANON, Mo. -- A corporation that manufactures accessories for boats, motorcycles and other recreational vehicles has moved into the first floor of the abandoned VF Jeanswear plant. DOWCO Inc., based in Manitowoc, Wis., has renovated the space to accommodate its patterning operation for custom-fit boat and pontoon covers. It also has hired four workers laid off by the closing of VF Jeanswear...
Insurance industry - Property loss from storms third worst ever (05/22/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Tornadoes that cut through 18 states this month were the third-worst ever in terms of property damaged or destroyed, insurance industry officials say in estimating the losses so far at $1.55 billion. An estimated 429,000 auto, residential and commercial claims are expected to be filed largely due to the 498 May tornadoes the National Weather Service has tallied so far, according to the New Jersey-based Insurance Services Office Inc., which tracks claims nationwide. ...
House, Senate strike deal on $350 billion tax package (05/22/03)
WASHINGTON -- House and Senate tax writers struck agreement Wednesday on a $350 billion package of tax cuts and spending, settling for less than half the tax reductions President Bush wants. The deal abandons the president's proposal to eliminate taxes on dividends paid to shareholders, but it still ranks as the third largest tax cut in the nation's history...
Bush helps GOP raise $22 million at event (05/22/03)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush scrapped the traditional gala tuxedo for a business suit Wednesday as he helped raise $22 million for Republican Senate and House candidates, showing the GOP's prowess at collecting cash despite the new campaign finance law's restrictions...
Times names committee for probe (05/22/03)
NEW YORK -- The New York Times on Wednesday announced a committee of 20 staff members and two outside news executives to review newsroom policies after the Jayson Blair scandal. The Times named retiring Associated Press president Louis D. Boccardi and Joann Byrd, outgoing Seattle Post-Intelligencer editorial page editor, to the committee...
Ex-manager at Coca-Cola claims corporate fraud (05/22/03)
ATLANTA -- A former Coca-Cola manager claims in a lawsuit that company officials conducted a massive fraud using slush funds to boost equipment sales and rigged a marketing test of Frozen Coke at Burger King restaurants. The company says Matthew Whitley filed the lawsuit after Coke refused a demand to pay him $44.4 million to prevent it...
White House - Iran harboring al-Qaida (05/22/03)
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration on Wednesday accused Iran of harboring al-Qaida members and said Iranian leaders had a responsibility to prevent terrorists from entering and operating in the country. "There's no question but that there have been and are today senior al-Qaida leaders in Iran, and they are busy" plotting attacks, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said...
Kidman smoking draws attention at Cannes (05/22/03)
SYDNEY, Australia -- Nicole Kidman's televised cigarette puffing at the Cannes Film Festival has anti-smokers here fuming. Critics said the sight of the Oscar-winning Australian thespian lighting up in front of the world's media this week while promoting her new film, "Dogville," was free advertising for the tobacco industry...
Fla. court throws out verdict in $145 billion tobacco lawsuit (05/22/03)
MIAMI -- A state appeals court Wednesday threw out a record-shattering $145 billion verdict won by thousands of Florida smokers against the tobacco industry, saying the case should not have been tried as a class-action lawsuit and concluding the award came from a "runaway jury."...
Study suggests lithium could treat Alzheimer's (05/22/03)
Lithium, used for decades to treat manic depression, has been shown in mice to block the production of proteins that form deposits in the brains of Alzheimer's patients, suggesting a potential role for the drug in treating the disease. The researchers who conducted the experiments stressed that lithium has not been shown to work on Alzheimer's patients...
World briefs 5/22/03 (05/22/03)
Source of Canada's mad cow case sought TORONTO -- Prime Minister Jean Chretien ate a high-profile steak lunch Wednesday, trying to reassure the world that Canadian beef is safe after North America's first case of mad cow disease in a decade was discovered in a herd in Alberta...
Ready to risk more lives (05/22/03)
WASHINGTON -- If he had known Columbia was in trouble, NASA administrator Sean O'Keefe said Wednesday he would have done everything possible to try and save the seven astronauts, even if it meant sending up a rescue space shuttle and risking another crew...
Key developments concerning Iraq (05/22/03)
  • Iraq's civilian administrator said a national conference to choose an interim government probably won't be held until mid-July. U.S. officials looking for Iraq's weapons said some 20 percent of catalogued radioactive materials stored at Iraq's largest nuclear facility are unaccounted for following severe looting...
  • Security Council supports U.S., British administration in Iraq (05/22/03)
    UNITED NATIONS -- In contrast to their bitter battle over the war against Iraq, France, Russia and Germany announced strong support Wednesday for a U.N. resolution that will let the U.S.-led coalition run postwar Iraq and use its oil wealth to rebuild the country...
    Earthquake kills more than 450 near Algerian capital (05/22/03)
    ALGIERS, Algeria -- A powerful earthquake shook the Algerian capital region Wednesday night, killing at least 459 people and injuring more than 2,400, according to the Interior Ministry said. Rescuers feared families were buried in the rubble as apartment building walls collapsed, trees crushed cars and weeping survivors walked amid debris...
    Some schools have reopened as China's SARS cases drop (05/22/03)
    BEIJING -- Thousands of students went back to class toay as Beijing began to reopen public schools that were closed four weeks ago at the height of the Chinese capital's SARS outbreak. Classes resumed for high school students who are preparing to take college entrance tests. Lower grades are to return in coming days, while some schools will stay closed longer, holding classes on the Internet or television...
    Lawmakers tentatively OK Putin's amnesty for Chechnya (05/22/03)
    MOSCOW -- The lower house of the Russian parliament gave initial approval Wednesday to President Vladimir Putin's proposed amnesty for Chechen rebels who lay down their arms, a measure that the Kremlin says is an important step toward peace and that critics say is virtually meaningless...
    Tape by al-Qaida's No. 2 calls for more air attacks (05/22/03)
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- Saudi police detained three suspected al-Qaida members who were plotting to hijack a plane, possibly to use in a suicide attack reminiscent of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, police officials and diplomats said Wednesday. The report -- which was denied by the Saudi interior minister -- coincided with the release of a new audiotape purportedly by the No. 2 man in al-Qaida, Ayman al-Zawahri, calling for new Sept. 11-type attacks...
    State vote keeps Eagle Ridge on the road (05/22/03)
    Over the past month, it's been good news and bad news for Eagle Ridge Christian Academy in its quest to enter the arena of mainstream athletics in Missouri. The good news: In April, Eagle Ridge received its long sought-after accreditation from the North Central Accrediting Association, which clears the way for it to join the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA)...
    ND, Jackson take district crowns (05/22/03)
    In a year of firsts, Notre Dame's girls soccer team added another in the Class 3, District 1 Tournament championship game held Wednesday night at Notre Dame. Playing in its first-ever district final, the Bulldogs (20-2-1) held off a late St. Vincent charge to win 2-1...
    Thies-powered Tigers reach district finale (05/22/03)
    Central ace John Thies threw another gem as the top-seeded Tigers cruised into the Class 4, District 1 Tournament finals with a 5-1 win over fifth-seeded Seckman at Fox High School Wednesday. Thies allowed only three hits and four walks, and held Seckman scoreless until the Tigers (18-9) committed three errors in the seventh. Offensively, Seth Hudson and Chris Conrad led the Tigers with two hits apiece. Central outhit Seckman (12-13) 9-3...
    Southeast throws surprise in OVC first-round game (05/22/03)
    PADUCAH, Ky. -- Southeast Missouri State University coach Mark Hogan's decision not to start Ohio Valley Conference Pitcher of the Year Tim Alvarez in Wednesday's OVC Tournament opener will no doubt be questioned by some -- but not by Alvarez or other Indians...
    Indians face a quick finish in OVC following loss (05/22/03)
    PADUCAH, Ky. -- Southeast Missouri State University can still win the Ohio Valley Conference baseball tournament -- but it's going to take a whole lot of work. The defending champion Indians, seeded second out of six teams, were stunned by fifth-seeded Eastern Kentucky 12-6 in Wednesday's first round...
    Cycling combines childhood skill with grown-up thrill (05/22/03)
    Scholars often regard the wheel as one of mankind's greatest inventions. From its early days the single wheel slowly progressed into wheels, initially in the form of bicycles and more recently in the form of automobiles. And while cars have become the wheels of choice, the bicycle endures as a growing recreational sport, exercise tool and source of transportation for millions across the globe...
    Williams finds comfort zone in Cardinals' win at Houston (05/22/03)
    HOUSTON -- Woody Williams feels just as at home in Minute Maid Park as the Houston Astros. Williams, a native Houstonian, won his ninth straight decision and Cal Eldred got Houston slugger Jeff Bagwell to ground into a game-ending double play with the bases loaded as the Cardinals beat the Astros 7-4 Wednesday night...
    Mavericks' fouls help Spurs pull even at 1-1 (05/22/03)
    SAN ANTONIO -- First there was foul trouble for Dirk Nowitzki, and then he got hit with a technical foul. Next came serious foul trouble for Nowitzki, which was followed by the ejection of Don Nelson. More technical fouls and ejections quickly followed in a game that seemed to be all but over by the time the tempestuous first half was over...
    Sorenstam already is a favorite at Colonial (05/22/03)
    FORT WORTH, Texas -- Welcome to Annika's Alley. Tradition-rich Colonial, where a bronze of five-time winner Ben Hogan greets everyone who passes through the front gates, turned into a massive cheering session Wednesday for Annika Sorenstam on the eve of her PGA Tour debut...
    No more hard feelings, Sehorn says of Martz (05/22/03)
    ST. LOUIS -- It took the Rams and new safety Jason Sehorn a lot longer to come to terms on a contract than it did to settle their differences. Sehorn, who signed a one-year deal Monday, said he and coach Mike Martz cleared the air when they went out for lunch during his visit...
    FanFare 5/22/03 (05/22/03)
    Briefly Baseball
  • White Sox right-hander Bartolo Colon was suspended for five games Wednesday for hitting Baltimore's Jerry Hairston with a pitch earlier this month. Chicago manager Jerry Manuel was suspended one game by Bob Watson, baseball's vice president in charge of discipline...
  • Area digest 5/22/03 (05/22/03)
    Hurricanes take title in St. Louis tournament The Cape Girardeau Hurricanes, a traveling baseball team for 9-year-olds, left St. Louis with a tournament championship Saturday after coming back from an early loss. The Hurricanes defeated Eureka 10-4 Sunday after taking an early 6-0 lead on their way to the championship win. It was the second time in the event that the Hurricanes defeated Eureka...
    Health calendar 5/22/03 (05/22/03)
    Today Woman-to-Woman Luncheon at noon at St. Francis Conference Center. Fee is $10 at the door. Program is on women's health issues. To register, call 331-5107. Preparation for childbirth class 4 meets from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in conference room at Healing Arts Center. For information, call 331-5107...
    Baby boomers getting hip (05/22/03)
    As the generation ages, knee and hip replacement surgeries become more common By Theresa Agovino ~ The Associated Press NEW YORK When she felt a dull ache in her left hip 3 1/2 years ago, Sarah Jane Francis knew instantly what lay ahead...
    Breaking with the rules (05/22/03)
    May 22, 2003 Dear Leslie, We human beings aren't very old before we begin dividing the world into two clubs: the boys club and the girls club. At first we don't like the people in the other club, or at least pretend not to. Becoming teenagers we discover we occasionally like to visit each other's club. ...
    Alabama man is new 'Idol' on television music show (05/22/03)
    NEW YORK -- Ruben Studdard outsang Clay Aiken to become the new "American Idol." The cuddly mountain of soul aced out his lanky, spikey-haired rival for the title in viewer voting. The results were announced during Wednesday's conclusion of the wildly popular Fox amateur hour...
    Brooks & Dunn, Alan Jackson awarded; Dixie Chicks booed (05/22/03)
    LAS VEGAS -- The two most successful artists at the Academy of Country Music Awards continued their winning ways Wednesday, with Alan Jackson capturing album of the year for "Drive" as well as a video honor and Brooks & Dunn being named top vocal duo...
    Carl Friese (05/22/03)
    Carl Melvin Friese, 77, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, May 21, 2003, at Missouri Veterans Home. He was born Jan. 5, 1926, in Cape Girardeau, son of Burnie and Lillie Ethel Crites Friese. He and Madge Walton were married Aug. 12, 1947, in Cape Girardeau...
    Rev. Charles Welter (05/22/03)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- The Rev. Charles J. Welter, 89, of Perryville died Wednesday, May 21, 2003, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. He was born March 1, 1914, in LaSalle, Ill., son of August and Johanna Conley Welter. Welter attended St. Vincent's College in Cape Girardeau, and received philosophy and theology degrees from St. Mary's Seminary in Perryville...
    James Emerson (05/22/03)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- A memorial graveside service for James Eugene "Jimmie" Emerson of Sikeston will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens near Morley, Mo. Emerson, 63, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2003, at his home. SIKESTON, Mo. -- A memorial graveside service for James Eugene "Jimmie" Emerson of Sikeston will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens near Morley, Mo...
    Dennis Brown (05/22/03)
    MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- Dennis I. Brown, 85, of Murphysboro died Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in Murphysboro. He was born Jan. 18, 1918, in Jonesboro, Ill., son of Florence and Alice Axley Brown. He and Josephine Schaefer were married April 28, 1943, in Jonesboro. She died Feb. 21, 1996. He and Sally Hoyle were married June 21, 1998, in Murphysboro...
    Marie Montgomery (05/22/03)
    ANNA, Ill. -- Marie D. Montgomery, 99, of Anna died Wednesday, May 21, 2003, at Union County Hospital. Crain Funeral Home in Anna is in charge of arrangements. ANNA, Ill. -- Marie D. Montgomery, 99, of Anna died Wednesday, May 21, 2003, at Union County Hospital...
    Ralph Johnson Jr. (05/22/03)
    Ralph E. Johnson Jr., 69, of Streator, Ill., died Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Ill. He was born Sept. 25, 1933, in Cape Girardeau, son of Ralph E. and Irene Abernathy Johnson. He first married Barbara Hicks Dec. 10, 1954. He and Inez Jones were married June 5, 1976...
    Albert Wilmarth (05/22/03)
    Albert Wellington Wilmarth, 90, of St. Louis passed away Sunday, May 18, 2003, at Delmar Gardens West in St. Louis. He was born Feb. 12, 1913, in Aberdeen, S.D., son of George and Flora Holihan Wilmarth. He and June Norby were married June 10, 1941. She died June 20, 1996...
    Gary Pensel (05/22/03)
    Gary Herbert Pensel, 57, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at Heartland Care Rehab Center. He was born Jan. 7, 1946, in Cape Girardeau, son of Herbert and Esther Farrow Pensel. Pensel was a graduate of Central High School. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church...
    Bettie Gunn (05/22/03)
    Bettie Lou Gunn, 77, of Cape Girardeau passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center. She was born Nov. 10, 1925, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Hugh and Roxie Henson Mitchell. She was a graduate of Central High School. Bettie worked 30 years in Pensacola, Fla. ...
    Births 5/22/03 (05/22/03)
    Hardeman Son to Scott and Julie Hardeman of Webster Groves, Mo., St. John's Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis, 1:18 p.m. Sunday, May 11, 2003. Name, Henry Scott. Weight, 7 pounds 4 ounces. First child. Mrs. Hardeman is the former Julie Charbonneau, daughter of Tom and Pat Charbonneau of Shawnee, Kan. Hardeman is the son of the Rev. Howard and Jane Hardeman of Patton, Mo...
    Cape/Jackson police reports 5/22/03 (05/22/03)
    Cape Girardeau Thursday, May 22 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Johnny Pollard, 31, of 433 S. Ellis, Cape Girardeau was arrested Tuesday on a Cape Girardeau County warrant for probation violation...
    Cape fire report 5/22/03 (05/22/03)
    Cape Girardeau Thursday, May 22 Firefighters responded Tuesday to the following items: At 8:01 p.m., emergency medical service at 1009 Goodhope. At 8:14 p.m., alarm sounding at 611 S. West End Blvd. Firefighters responded Wednesday to the following items: At 4:27 a.m., citizen assist at 1264 Linden...
    Out of the past 5/22/03 (05/22/03)
    10 years ago: May 22, 1993 Status of Missouri Department of Revenue license fee offices in Cape Girardeau and Jackson is still uncertain; aides to Gov. Mel Carnahan are deliberating over what to do with 165 patronage offices around state; since Christopher Bond was elected to second term in 1980, offices in these two cities have been operated by respective chambers of commerce; but, with new governor, status of offices is up in air...
    Terrorism's threat must be fought worldwide (05/22/03)
    A week after some of the worst terrorist bombings since Sept. 11, 2001, it is clear that al-Qaida is back in business and is as deadly as ever. The grim confirmation came last week when a 19-member al-Qaida bombing team wreaked carnage at three compounds in Saudi Arabia. In Riyadh, the country's largest city, the terrorists set off multiple car bombings that killed at least 30 people, including eight Americans. Forty of the 194 people injured were U.S. citizens...
    For now, monkeys won't write best sellers (05/22/03)
    Bad news for monkeys: They're not going to make the New York Times best-seller list anytime soon. Researchers at Plymouth University in England recently tested the theory that an infinite number of monkeys typing on an infinite number of typewriters eventually will produce something worthy of Shakespeare...
    Drury should consider building downtown motel (05/22/03)
    To the editor: In response to the article "River Campus opponent Jim Drury complains to city": I feel the River Campus will help Cape Girardeau. In regard to Drury's comment: "I never get a nickel's worth of credit for nothing," may I add that two negatives do not make a positive. I'm tired of his lack of support...
    Funds cut, but state still needs to ban cloning (05/22/03)
    To the editor: Senate President Pro Tem Peter Kinder's May 19 column unfortunately misstates that human cloning was banned as a result of legislation passed during the 2003 legislative session. In fact, legislation enacted by the General Assembly (House Bill 688) banned state funding of human cloning...
    Speak Out A 05/22/03 (05/22/03)
    Don't need to hear this HOW DO I tell a self-absorbed friend that I do not need her to call me every day to report what's going on in her life and all of her problems? I have a life of my own that I enjoy living, and I'm really becoming disturbed about this...
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