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Stories from Wednesday, June 4, 2003

Cape burglar gets beaten up (06/04/03)
When two Cape Girardeau residents found a burglar breaking into their apartment recently, they beat him so badly that he required hospital care, police said. For more on this story, read Thursday's Southeast Missourian.
Jackson announces deadline for collecting tornado debris (06/04/03)
The popping of hammers, the whirring of drills and the snapping of wood slats being torn off houses filled Jackson streets Tuesday as laborers continued cleaning up and rebuilding after the May 6 tornado. Among the workers still on the job were city employees who, 26 days after the storm, are still hauling away tree limbs and other junk left in the twister's wake...
Cape police initiate silent test of region's Amber Alert system (06/04/03)
Radio listeners across Southeast Missouri didn't hear it Tuesday morning, but behind the radio waves a silent message was transmitted that may someday save lives. A fax testing Southeast Missouri's Amber Alert system was successfully sent by Cape Girardeau police to three regional radio stations: KEZS in Cape Girardeau, KKLR in Poplar Bluff, Mo., and KTJJ in Farmington, Mo...
Region digest 06/04/03 (06/04/03)
Two men plead guilty to Cape hotel robbery Two Cape Girardeau men pleaded guilty to robbery and burglary Monday in Cape Girardeau County Circuit Court. Quintayus Desnes Moore, 26, and Alex Bowen, 26, will be sentenced on July 7 in Jackson. A third charge of armed criminal action was dismissed as part of the plea agreement...
Real estate real fast (06/04/03)
The area follows the national trend in quick home sales at record low interest rates By Scott Moyers ~ Southeast Missourian Jaime Craig walked slowly through the fashionable ranch-style house on Jane Street in Cape Girardeau Tuesday, opening closets, counting bathrooms and nodding favorably at the shaded, fenced-in back yard...
Two men arrested for high-speed chase (06/04/03)
Two Cape Girardeau County men were arrested over the weekend for allegedly leading police on a high-speed chase through several Jackson streets and county roads Friday night, said Jackson police Lt. Rodney Barnes. The pursuit began shortly before 11 p.m., when Jackson officer Scott Eakers saw a 1987 Chevrolet Nova run a stop sign at Georgia and Washington streets...
Jackson soccer park gets $150,000 grant (06/04/03)
A future soccer complex in Jackson is one step closer to becoming world class, according to a park association official, now that a $150,000 federal grant has been approved. "This is just absolutely huge," said Jack Litzelfelner Jr., president of the Jackson Soccer Park Association. "This will ensure us of having what I believe will be the finest soccer complex between St. Louis and Memphis."...
Perryville, Cape men sentenced in federal court (06/04/03)
Man sentenced for gun possession Richard Coonts, 41, of Perryville, Mo., was sentenced in federal court Tuesday to 90 months in prison for being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm. On March 31, 2002, Coonts was the driver a vehicle stopped for a traffic violation in Perryville. ...
Club news 6/4 (06/04/03)
Wednesday Club The last meeting of the GFWC Wednesday Club was held May 21 in the Oscar C. Hirsch Community Room at Cape Girardeau Public Library. Dorothy Points gave "The American Creed" verbatim. Betty Martin, director of the library, and Phyllis Jackson, administrative assistant, were present...
Former Howardville police chief arraigned on drug charges (06/04/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) -- A former Missouri Bootheel police chief charged with selling and possessing drugs last month now faces federal drug charges. Former Howardville Police Chief Timothy Collins was arraigned Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Cape Girardeau on charges of distribution of a cocaine base. Authorities said the charge stemmed from an incident on Dec. 22, but no additional information was released...
Voters in tornado-damaged Stockton say no to new school (06/04/03)
STOCKTON, Mo. (AP) -- Voters in this southwestern Missouri community devastated by a tornado a month ago have said no to building a new high school. A proposed tax levy increase to fund the project to relieve overcrowding in the existing school was rejected on an 842-265 vote Tuesday...
Revised budget restores funding to SEMO (06/04/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Under the revised state spending plan being considered by the House Budget Committee, Southeast Missouri State University would recoup more than $700,000 lawmakers had cut last month from the school's state appropriation. The restoration is possible because of an infusion of federal funds that wasn't anticipated when the Missouri Legislature originally approved a $19 billion state budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1...
Missouri tax revenues fall again in May (06/04/03)
Associated Press WriterJEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- State tax revenues plunged 11.6 percent in May when compared to last year, widening the gap between the revenues Missouri actually has received and what it expected to get. The decline in May was due partly to a decrease in state sales tax revenues and a surge in tax refunds, which were nearly double the amount distributed in May 2002, the state Revenue Department said Wednesday...
Illinois governor to veto pay raises for state officials (06/04/03)
Associated Press WriterCHICAGO (AP) -- Gov. Rod Blagojevich said Wednesday he will veto pay raises for the state's constitutional officers, judges and lawmakers as part of $22 million in cuts to the state budget the General Assembly just approved...
Talks on prisoner transfers to Missouri preliminary (06/04/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri is considering but has no immediate plans to accept prisoners from Arizona as part of a plan to relieve prison crowding there, a Missouri Corrections Department official said Tuesday. Last week, an adviser for Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano suggested that Missouri is one of the states being considered for a potential prisoner transfer. Arizona has 30,700 prisoners -- about 4,000 more than the prison system's capacity...
Eight indicted for running counterfeit check ring (06/04/03)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Eight people have been arrested on federal charges stemming from a two-state counterfeit check writing scheme that targeted local businesses, including the Kansas City Country Club and Columbian Title. U.S. Attorney Eric Melgren said Tuesday 20 other people had been arrested on local charges in connection with the scheme, which involved 18 cities in Kansas and Missouri from October 2002 to January 2003...
Court nixes rule on video games (06/04/03)
ST. LOUIS -- A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that a St. Louis County law limiting children's access to violent video games was unconstitutional. A three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis overturned a ruling issued last year that supported the ordinance...
Three agencies to patrol rivers (06/04/03)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Three Missouri agencies are working together to patrol some stretches of rivers that have become noisy, drunken party spots for people on floating trips. The Missouri Water Patrol, the Missouri Department of Conservation and the Missouri Sheriff's Association will work with local law enforcement agencies to control the thousands of people who float down the rivers on summer weekends...
Woman wins $100,000 in Powerball (06/04/03)
Daily American Republic WAPPAPELLO, Mo. -- A Wappapello woman is figuring out what to do with $100,000 after winning in the May 14 Powerball drawing. Louise Tate matched all five white-ball numbers. She just missed being a multimillionaire when she chose 20 as the Powerball number instead of 21...
Macon man pleads guilty to murder (06/04/03)
TROY, Mo. -- A central Missouri man faces life in prison after pleading guilty to the murder and robbery of a 75-year-old man in January 2002. Gary Campbell, 21, of Macon, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Lincoln County Circuit Court to first-degree murder, first-degree robbery and second-degree arson in the death of Frank Shimek of Goldsberry...
Body found that of missing Osage Beach man (06/04/03)
HILLSBORO, Mo. -- A body found in a shallow grave south of St. Louis is that of a mid-Missouri man missing since December, Jefferson County Sheriff Glenn Boyer said Tuesday. The body of John R. Slayton, 64, was found late Sunday near Valles Mines, about 40 miles south of St. Louis. Slayton, of Osage Beach, was reported missing Dec. 12. A 16-year-old, whose name was not released because he is a juvenile, was detained for second-degree murder and armed criminal action...
Remains of three illegal immigrants found on train (06/04/03)
BAYTOWN, Texas -- The remains of three illegal immigrants were found Tuesday in a sweltering railroad car after fellow immigrants escaped and left behind their weakened companions. The two who managed to flee the Union Pacific train in La Coste, near San Antonio, contacted a priest in Austin who informed the Mexican consulate about the three immigrants left behind...
Police arrest 12 protesting outside law enforcement seminar (06/04/03)
SEATTLE -- Police using pepper spray arrested 12 people at a march and rally by activists protesting an annual seminar of a group decried by critics as a virtual "secret police." Arrests were made Monday night for alleged assault, property damage, obstructing and reckless burning, police officer Deanna Nollette said. Nobody required first aid, she said...
Suspect pleads innocent to charge he bombed abortion clinic (06/04/03)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Eric Rudolph, the Olympic bombing suspect who told jailers he survived five years on the run eating wild game, acorns and lizards, pleaded innocent Tuesday in a deadly bombing at a Birmingham abortion clinic. Rudolph pleaded innocent before federal Magistrate Judge Michael Putnam for the bombing of New Woman All Women Health Care, where an off-duty police officer was killed and a nurse critically injured on Jan. 29, 1998...
Foreign terrorists now the focus (06/04/03)
NEW YORK -- The arrest of Eric Rudolph has rekindled concern about the elusive, unpredictable nature of so-called "lone wolves," but counterterrorism experts say the threat from homegrown extremists seems to be waning even as international terrorism spreads...
Missing California girl found safe in Utah (06/04/03)
RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- A tipster helped police recover a 5-year-old girl who police say was abducted from her home by a roommate of the girl's father and driven 450 miles to Utah. Anabella Jade Clark, who vanished from her Riverside home Monday, was found later in the day when a passer-by saw her eating lunch at a Richfield, Utah, park with Charles William Mix, 48...
Philip Morris says marketing sparked decision to back FDA (06/04/03)
WASHINGTON -- The nation's leading cigarette maker explained to lawmakers Tuesday that it has reversed its long-held opposition to Food and Drug Administration regulation of tobacco in order to help market two products that may be less harmful. At the same hearing, the country's biggest snuff maker pressed for the right to make health claims about its product...
Constitutional amendment banning flag burning passes House (06/04/03)
WASHINGTON -- In what Democrats called an annual GOP rite of spring, the Republican-controlled House on Tuesday passed an amendment to the Constitution to criminalize flag burning for the fifth time in eight years. The one-line change to the Constitution -- "The Congress shall have power to prohibit the physical desecration of the flag of the United States" -- was approved by a 300-125 vote as a pair of holidays approach -- Flag Day next Saturday and Independence Day in July...
Iraq war costs U.S. world support, survey finds (06/04/03)
WASHINGTON -- The war in Iraq has sent support for the United States to new lows in Muslim countries and significantly damaged the standing of the United Nations in those nations and elsewhere, according to a survey released Tuesday. The Pew Global Attitudes Project poll also found al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden still gets favorable marks in some Muslim countries, while British Prime Minister Tony Blair and U.N. ...
Company claims indictment likely for Martha Stewart (06/04/03)
NEW YORK -- Martha Stewart's company said Tuesday the home-decorating mogul has been warned that federal prosecutors plan to seek an indictment against her soon in the insider-trading scandal that has been hanging over her head for the past year. Her lawyer said she would fight any charges...
Feds arrest third former Enron trader in Calif. energy crisis (06/04/03)
TheAssociated Press SAN FRANCISCO -- Federal authorities Tuesday arrested a third former Enron executive for allegedly manipulating California's energy market in a scheme that led to rolling blackouts across the state two years ago. John M. Forney, 41, was accused of being the architect behind several illegal strategies Enron used to drive up California's energy prices between 1999 and 2001...
Wheelchair-bound man saved after fall into river (06/04/03)
RACINE, Wis. -- Three teen-agers rescued a man who fell into a rushing river while strapped into his electric wheelchair. Pedro Cruz, 50, and Karin Mendez-Cruz were taking their dogs for a walk at Island Park when Cruz tried to turn his electric wheelchair around Monday. It tipped over, pulling him down the bank into the Root River...
Arab immigrants found guilty on terrorist conspiracy charges (06/04/03)
DETROIT -- Two Arab immigrants accused of gathering intelligence on potential targets from Disneyland to an air base in Turkey were convicted of conspiring to support Islamic terrorists Tuesday, the first guilty verdicts involving a "sleeper cell" uncovered after Sept. 11...
States urged to ban young drivers from using cell phones (06/04/03)
WASHINGTON -- All states should prohibit inexperienced drivers from using cell phones behind the wheel, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday. New Jersey and Maine have passed laws prohibiting those with learner's permits from using cell phones or other wireless devices while driving. The NTSB said it wants the 48 other states to adopt similar laws, although it can't mandate the change...
Clinton's new memoir details reaction to husband's affair (06/04/03)
WASHINGTON -- Hillary Rodham Clinton, acknowledging tirades and tears over her husband's affair with Monica Lewinsky, says former President Clinton lied to her about the relationship until the weekend before he admitted as much to a grand jury. The New York senator vividly describes her pain over the betrayal in "Living History," her new memoir. A copy of the book, which goes on sale Monday, was obtained by The Associated Press...
Woman nursed someone else's baby, faces charge (06/04/03)
STIGLER, Okla. -- A woman was charged with breast-feeding someone else's baby at a daycare center without the parents' knowledge. Prosecutors charged Shannon Denney, 32, with outraging public decency and public morals, punishable by up to a year in jail and a $500 fine...
Accident victim made desperate cell phone call (06/04/03)
NEW YORK -- A passenger in a car made a desperate cell phone call to a friend, saying the driver was drunk and the car was going far too fast. Moments later, authorities said, the call cut off and the caller was dead. Diony Richez, 20, of Freeport, N.Y., was one of four people killed early Monday in the crash on a highway in Queens. Two others, including Richez's half brother, were hospitalized in critical condition...
President gets pledge of support from Arabs (06/04/03)
SHARM EL-SHEIK, Egypt -- Arab leaders pledged on Tuesday to renounce terror and help end violence against Israel, standing in solidarity with President Bush at what he said was "a moment of promise" for peace. Bush called on Israel to dismantle Jewish settlements in the West Bank...
Leaders close summit with concerns about nuclear weapons (06/04/03)
The world leaders remained split on how to deal with North Korea and Iran. By John Leicester The Associated PressEVIAN, France -- On Iraq, at least, they turned the page. But feuding world leaders who came together at a let's-make-up summit in France remained split over the next crises darkening the horizon -- how to prevent North Korea and Iran from building nuclear weapons...
No Americans have visited heart of Iraqi missile programs (06/04/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- More than a decade of suspicions about Iraq's missile industry and its capabilities for delivering weapons of mass destruction could be investigated quickly now that American forces control the country. But no U.S. weapons hunters or intelligence officials have visited the heart of Iraq's missile programs -- the state-owned al-Fatah company in Baghdad, which designed all the rockets Saddam Hussein's troops fired in 1991 and again this year. ...
Israel releases 100 prisoners in advance of Bush peace summit (06/04/03)
AL KHADER, West Bank -- Israel freed about 100 Palestinian prisoners Tuesday in a goodwill gesture ahead of a Mideast peace summit with President Bush. The oldest, convicted of killing 13 Israelis, was greeted upon his release with clasped hands by Yasser Arafat...
House of Commons plans inquiry into Iraq war (06/04/03)
LONDON -- A parliamentary committee announced Tuesday it would hold an inquiry into the government's decision to go to war with Iraq, as pressure mounted on Prime Minister Tony Blair to explain claims that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction...
World briefs 06/04/03 (06/04/03)
Despite infirmities, age, pope plans 100th tripVATICAN CITY -- He has shuffled to tribal music, stared down dictators and taken on journalists anxious to hear the views of St. Peter's successor. Almost nothing has defined Pope John Paul II's pontificate as much as his foreign tours. And despite his age and infirmities, John Paul sets out Thursday on No. 100, five days in Croatia, a Roman Catholic stronghold in the Balkans...
Greenspan tells world bankers of turnaround signs (06/04/03)
BERLIN -- Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan lauded the "remarkable resilience" of the U.S. economy on Tuesday, predicting that growth will pick up soon and praising the timing of the Bush administration's tax cut. Speaking by video link to other top central bankers gathered in Berlin, Greenspan said indications were that a "fairly marked turnaround" was on the way...
Zimbabwe opposition plans more strikes, protests (06/04/03)
HARARE, Zimbabwe -- A general strike shut down much of Zimbabwe's already crippled economy Tuesday, and security forces prevented efforts to organize massive street protests against President Robert Mugabe. Most banks, shops, and other businesses remained closed across the troubled southern African country on the second day of a weeklong show of anti-government sentiment by an increasingly defiant opposition...
WHO keeping watch on situation in Toronto as SARS cases rise (06/04/03)
TORONTO -- Canada's largest city avoided a new World Health Organization travel advisory over SARS, and health officials said Tuesday the latest outbreak of the pneumonia-like virus appeared to be tailing off. The U.N. health agency discussed the possibility of warning against travel to Toronto but decided the new cases appeared under control with no spread in the general population, a spokeswoman in Geneva said...
Camps for Hindu girls teach martial arts, religion (06/04/03)
KANPUR, India -- At her summer camp, 10-year-old Stuti Gupta is learning to use guns, leap through rings of fire and fight with knives and wooden truncheons -- skills India's most powerful Hindu nationalist group tells her she needs to protect her faith...
Eagles bigger, better ... and best? (06/04/03)
ORAN, Mo. -- Coaches often cite the step from junior to senior as the most dramatic time in the physical development of male high school players. The Oran Eagles took a talented junior-laden team to Columbia last spring and took third place at the Class 1 baseball championships...
Southeast's Borowiak goes to Red Sox in 14th round (06/04/03)
Staying in school one more year was worth 35 rounds for Southeast Missouri State University shortstop Zach Borowiak. Borowiak was selected in the 14th round of Tuesday's baseball draft by the Boston Red Sox. Last year, following his junior season at Southeast, he was taken in the 49th round by the San Francisco Giants...
Brodeur's lost stick may be all Anaheim needed (06/04/03)
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- He laughed it off at the time as a regrettable accident, one that wouldn't affect his play or confidence and ultimately wouldn't matter in the Stanley Cup finals. As the New Jersey Devils prepare for Game 5 Thursday night, their lead over the Anaheim Mighty Ducks erased by two overtime losses, goalie Martin Brodeur's Game 3 missing-stick misplay may turn out to be the turning point of the series...
Spurs must try to stop a different type of fast break (06/04/03)
SAN ANTONIO -- The New Jersey Nets plan to run, and the San Antonio Spurs plan to stop them from running. The NBA Finals begin tonight, and if the best-of-seven series can be broken down into one central theme, that's it. If the Nets are successful with their fast break, as they were in the first three rounds, they'll have a much better chance of erasing everyone's collective memory of their dreadful performance in the finals a year ago, when they were swept by the Los Angeles Lakers...
Sosa ejected after cork found in bat (06/04/03)
Chicago Cubs star Sammy Sosa was ejected in the first inning of Tuesday night's game against Tampa Bay after umpires found cork in his shattered bat. The Cubs had runners at second and third when Sosa broke his bat with a grounder to second that at first appeared to drive in a run...
Sorenstam takes confidence into a big LPGA test (06/04/03)
AURORA, Ill. -- Annika Sorenstam tested herself against the best at Colonial, then returned to the top of the LPGA Tour without missing a step. Now she has her sights set on something major: this week's LPGA Championship. "To come to a tournament with a win, it doesn't get much better than that," Sorenstam said Sunday after winning the Kellogg-Keebler Classic by three strokes, a victory that wasn't nearly as close as it looked...
Cards start interleague run with win (06/04/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Matt Morris won his third straight decision and Jim Edmonds' two-run homer sparked a four-run seventh inning as the Cardinals beat the Toronto Blue Jays 11-5 Tuesday night. Edgar Renteria had three hits and three RBIs, Tino Martinez had two hits and three RBIs and Scott Rolen had three hits and scored twice as the Cardinals evened their record at 4-4 on a 13-game homestand, the longest of the season. St. Louis was 8-4 in interleague play last year...
Cardinals stick to their draft plan -- sort of (06/04/03)
ST. LOUIS -- For at least one pick Tuesday, the Cardinals stuck to their pre-draft strategy of concentrating on position players. The Cardinals selected left-handed hitting catcher Daric Barton of Marina High School in Huntington Beach, Calif., the retirement home of Mark McGwire, with the 28th overall pick. Ten of the team's previous 14 first-rounders since 1991 had been pitchers...
Perry on a quiet road to the top (06/04/03)
The name on the scholarship at Lipscomb University says a lot about Kenny Perry without saying anything at all. The Simpson County (Ky.) Scholarship Fund has already paid tuition for a dozen kids from his hometown, and countless more will get financial aid for years to come...
Tampa Bay takes high school star with its first pick (06/04/03)
Delmon Young sat in front of his computer with family, friends and high school teammates and coaches, waiting to find out when he would be selected in Tuesday's draft. He didn't have to wait long. And when the Tampa Bay Devil Rays took Young with the No. 1 pick, a roar filled Young's Southern California home...
FanFare 6/4/03 (06/04/03)
Briefly Baseball
  • Yankees owner George Steinbrenner criticized baseball schedule makers and complained his team is treated unfairly, The New York Times reported Tuesday. The Boss is unhappy about New York's road trip this week, when interleague games begin. His problem: While the Yankees are in Cincinnati and Chicago, the rival Boston Red Sox play Pittsburgh and Milwaukee -- two of the three worst teams in the National League...
  • Area digest (06/04/03)
    Jackson golfer leads state amateur qualifiers Mark Allen of Jackson shot a 1-over-par 73 at Dalhousie Golf Club on Monday to top the list of qualifiers for the upcoming Missouri Amateur Golf Championship. Allen, a qualifier last year, was one of 12 golfers from the field of 31 to qualify for the state championship June 24 to 29 at Hickory Hills Country Club in Springfield. He finished four strokes ahead of Greg Rapp...
    Cookbook authors make their recipes accessible (06/04/03)
    CONCORD, N.H. Sarah Kramer takes seriously her job as a self-described "vegan warrior." Her mission? To dispel myths about meatless living and inspire people to crave the sort of mirthful, easy-to-make meals she and friend Tanya Barnard write about in their cookbooks...
    I have a cat (06/04/03)
    Since about age twenty-five, many conversations I have had with my friends seemed to often descend into one recurring topic: my friends bragging about their children. You know, their rug rats. Chips off the old block. Bundles of joy...
    Off! the Top of My Head (06/04/03)
    by Chad Armbruster Greetings all from the big wicket next to the mighty brown river of ever flowin' sewage. It's time again for another exciting episode in the overly creative and rarely ordinary life of me. Today I come to you in high sprits, an odd enough feeling itself, and in this case the reason is just as good as the feeling. ...
    Stranger in Town (06/04/03)
    by Greg Levrault On May 21st, America was witnessing the coronation of the latest American Idol. I knew Ruben had it locked, so I went to the Cape Girardeau Holiday Inn instead. In their backyard, two representatives from Millie Lewis International, one of the world's most distinguished talent scouting agencies, were looking for the next superstar...
    Bran muffins make quick treat that's easy to freeze (06/04/03)
    smcclanahan Last weekend our 6-year-old, Lexie, lost both of her front teeth. It has been a while since we have been through that, and I had forgotten all of the things that are difficult for a toothless little one to eat. Over the past several days we have gotten very creative in food preparation. ...
    Why I love America (06/04/03)
    We ran a front-page article Friday asking our readers to submit 250-word essays about why they love America. That's a tough request on so many levels. It's difficult to put into words why we love America. (I don't even know why I choke up almost every time I hear an outstanding performance of our national anthem.) There are just so many reasons, especially with America and Americans under attack...
    Honor trees can thank a special person (06/04/03)
    I was recently strolling through Capaha Park and was impressed by the number of memorial trees that I found. I wondered whom each individual was, who placed the tree in the park, and how they touched lives of others when they were alive. I am sure that there is a long story about each individual...
    Game review - 'Enter the Matrix' (06/04/03)
    by Keayn Dunya The Osiris has gathered vital information, which leads to its destruction. The crew of the Logos, is on track to retrieve that information, which may be vital to Zion. "In the war to save Zion, What part will you play?" Enter the Matrix isn't just game; it's an element in the Matrix universe. Set in between the first and second movies, it explains some details of The Matrix: Reloaded...
    June concert schedule (06/04/03)
    06/05/03 Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers BB's Soup & Blues 06/05/03 Bob Reuter & Palookaville Blueberry I-Ell's Duck Room 06/05/03 Bobby Bare Jr. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room 06/05/03 Joy Lynn White Blueberry Hill's Duck Room 06/05/03 Steve Wynn & The Miracle 3 Blueberry Hill's Duck Room...
    Zone Insider (06/04/03)
    Each month, we'll bring you an inside look at the music you hear on The Zone @ 107.1 and the artists that make it. The summer festival season's upon us, and the big question is: which field trip are you going to take this summer? You can't go to all of them (unless you can spare $250 a person,) so what's the right getaway for YOU? Consider:...
    River Campus under way! (06/04/03)
    Factoids about the river campus by Regina Yoast The river campus will be built on the grounds of old St. Vincent's Seminary. The university plans to use the existing structure for academic classrooms and offices, and plans to build a museum, welcome center, performance and recital halls, extra classrooms an art studios on the property...
    Off! the Wall 8-Ball (06/04/03)
    June questions Submitted by Greg Levrault 1. Is it going to rain today? - SIGNS POINT TO YES! 2. Was there a point to Matrix Reloaded? - MOST LIKELY! 3. Is anybody else going to dress up for the new Harry Potter novel? - YOU MAY RELY ON IT!...
    Game Review - 'Wolverine's Revenge' (06/04/03)
    "Decades ago, a secret organization brainwashed you and implanted a virtually unbreakable adamantium skeleton into your body. Now, as Wolverine, the X-Men's most dangerous weapon, you've discovered you were also implanted with a deadly virus that will kill you within the next 48 hours unless the antidote is found. Your future at risk you must return to confront your past at the sinister Weapon X facility. Time is running out. And so is your life."...
    Kill Your T.V. (06/04/03)
    by Jason Parker Hey fat ass, cut the sugar, ranch, and Miracle Whip. During a weight loss contest at work I managed to lose 27 pounds in 12 weeks without exercising, Dr. Atkins, or starving myself. Granted, 6 of those pounds were lost the night before the final weigh-in thanks to some extreme measures, but I'm still down and honest 21 pounds. Am I bragging? Yes. Am I also trying to help you members of "Fat America" by passing along a little knowledge? Yes...
    Alex Goes Off! (06/04/03)
    Wedding Date by Alexandra R. Yaremko It's that time of year again. The time of year when every weekend could be spent at a wedding reception. Good, bad, or ugly, there are receptions you want to go to and receptions you have to go to. Then there are the rare occasions when the spheres of have to and want to overlap. The reception you won't miss. (Thank you in advance Beth Roethemeyer, aka "The Bride," for allowing us to share in your special day.)...
    Reel News - 'The Matrix Reloaded' (06/04/03)
    Matrix Reloaded Reviewed by Justin Colburn Probes are on their way to destroy Zion and it's up to Morpheous (Cowboy Curtis from Pee-Wee's Playhouse), Neo (Ted "Theodore" Logan from Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure) and Trinity (Trinity from the first Matrix) to find a way to stop them from within the matrix. ...
    Vernon Wells (06/04/03)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Vernon Clifford "Red" Wells, 71, of Perryville died Monday, June 2, 2003, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He was born Dec. 11, 1931, in Stoddard County, Mo., son of Levi Adolph and Myrtle McDaniel Wells. He and Wanda Aleta Lawson were married July 1, 1974...
    Walter Madigan (06/04/03)
    ORAN, Mo. -- Walter Edward Madigan, 61, of Oran died Tuesday, June 3, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Sept. 24, 1941, in St. Louis, son of Edward J. and Maybelle Hefele Madigan. He and Debra Whorton were married Jan. 25, 1975...
    Jean Gerhardt (06/04/03)
    Jean Haynes Gerhardt, 70, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2003, in North Carolina. Mrs. Gerhardt worked for Dr. Nussbaum several years, and retired from Broadway Prescription Shop. She was a member of First Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Bill Gerhardt; two sons, Bill Gerhardt Jr. ...
    Bernie Sims (06/04/03)
    Bernie Sims, 87, of Jackson died Monday, June 2, 2003, at Monticello House. He was born Nov. 16, 1915, at Steele, Mo., son of B.H. and Cora Ellis Sims. He and Lena Irene Johnson were married Nov. 30, 1933, at New Madrid, Mo. Sims lived in Anniston, Mo., most of his life. He was a retired self-employed contractor. He was a member of Charleston Masonic Lodge and Anniston Christian Church, and former member of East Prairie Lions Club...
    Pamela King (06/04/03)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Pamela LaTonya King, 19, of Sikeston died Thursday, May 22, 2003, of injuries received in an automobile accident in Arkansas. She was born March 26, 1984, in Sikeston, daughter of Michael and Janet Lavine. King was a 2002 graduate of Sikeston High School, and was a sophomore at the University of Arkansas-Jonesboro. She was a member of Travelers Rest Missionary Baptist Church...
    Nelda Braswell (06/04/03)
    Nelda R. Braswell, 87, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, June 3, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
    Robert Wilhite (06/04/03)
    Robert Edward Wilhite, 80, of Cape Girardeau passed away Monday, June 2, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Nov. 28, 1922, in Liberal, Kan., son of Dr. John R. Wilhite and Lillian May Abington Wilhite. He and Mary Dean Johnson were married Aug. 7, 1960...
    Shirley Slayton (06/04/03)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Shirley Shirkey Slayton, 63, of Sikeston died Monday, June 2, 2003, at her home. She was born May 27, 1940, in Sikeston, daughter of Carl E. "Dick" and Catherine Sneed Tubbs. She first married Harvey Shirkey. She later married Bob Slayton, who preceded her in death...
    Cape/Jackson police reports 06/04/03 (06/04/03)
    Cape Girardeau Wednesday, June 4 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Calvin J. Harper, 27, of 130 S. Lorimier, Cape Girardeau, was arrested Monday on a Cape Girardeau warrant for failure to appear...
    Cape fire report 6/4/03 (06/04/03)
    Cape Girardeau Wednesday, June 4 Firefighters responded Monday to the following items: At 5:11 p.m., citizen assist at 611 S. West End Blvd. At 5:54 p.m., emergency medical service at Broadway and Frederick. At 7:33 p.m., alarm activated at 266 Siemers...
    Out of the past 6/4/03 (06/04/03)
    10 years ago: June 4, 1993 Columbia, Mo. -- Several hundred fans cheered on Notre Dame High's Bulldogs during Class 2A state baseball championship, and long trip from Cape Girardeau was certainly worth it; Bulldogs rewarded their supporters by winning state title with 3-1 victory over Mansfield here; Notre Dame took advantage of several key Mansfield errors to score three unearned runs, and that was enough to back three-hit pitching of Tim Garner...
    Bob Hope - On the road to second century (06/04/03)
    Let's be honest: If any of us tried to do a comedy routine using the jokes written for Bob Hope, we'd be booed off the stage. But when Hope tosses off the same one-liners, listeners are infected by a condition known as uncontrollable laughter. It's not what he says that makes people chuckle. It's how he does it. Look at the half-grin. Consider the eyes looking off in the distance. See the body posture. Add them up, and you have a comedian...
    Federal dollars are a persuasive lobby (06/04/03)
    Most of the laws adopted by legislatures in the various states are based on political or special-interest needs that arise in those states. But there's another batch of laws that states are compelled to adopt: laws the federal government says you have to pass...
    Close loopholes to avoid need for catch-up later (06/04/03)
    To the editor: As the General Assembly returns to Jefferson City, a genuine opportunity to have a positive, long-term impact on all Missourians awaits legislators. Higher education is a driving force in Missouri's economy. Without an educated work force, how can we expect companies to bring jobs to the state?...
    Speak Out A 06/04/03 (06/04/03)
    Stop grading CR 244 PLEASE KEEP the road graders off of County Road 244. If you're trying to find something for the guys to do, please find them another job or send them home. Stop sending them down to tear it up. Just when the dust is bearable and it's semi-smooth, the graders show up and destroy the road, making it rough and, because of the dust, dangerous. ...
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