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Incredible - 'Hulk' game is big, green (06/10/03)
Would it surprise you to learn that a summer blockbuster movie will have a videogame attached to its apron strings? Maybe that's not much of a surprise. Would it stun you to learn that it's an excellent game? That is a surprise, given the record set by a legion of clunkers based on superhero films...
Making a clean sweep (06/10/03)
Patrol nets record arrests in annual sweep of Cape County By Mike Wells ~ Southeast Missourian An annual sweep to get drunken drivers off Cape Girardeau County roads has netted the Missouri State Highway Patrol a record number of arrests this year...
Jackson board to vote on refinancing of bonds (06/10/03)
An opportunity to save as much as $400,000 has officials in the Jackson School District considering the possibility of a bond refinance. At tonight's school board meeting, board members will vote on a resolution to refinance a bond series originally passed in 1996 for the construction of South Elementary School and additions to Jackson High School and North Elementary...
North Carolina pair hikes Trail of Tears route (06/10/03)
With their heavy backpacks, they look like just another couple hiking down America's highways. But chief Lone Eagle Watkins and his wife, Earth Child, say they're following in their ancestors' footsteps in a 1,100-mile trek from Tennessee to Oklahoma along the Trail of Tears, marking the forced relocation of 16,000 American Indians from their native land in the southeastern United States to Oklahoma. ...
Region briefs 6/10/03 (06/10/03)
Cape man shot in foot following Sunday fight A 36-year-old Cape Girardeau man was shot in his right foot early Sunday morning following an apparent street fight with another man in the 800 block of Jefferson Street, police said. While on foot patrol, police overheard two shots and went running toward the scene, said officer Jason Selzer...
State Senate panel balks at cuts, restores 538 jobs (06/10/03)
Southeast Missourian JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A Senate committee will likely reinstate some, if not most, of the 538 state jobs the House of Representatives endorsed eliminating last week. Several members of the Senate Appropriations Committee said Monday that the scope of job cuts at three departments -- mental health, health and senior services, and social services -- would impede the ability of those agencies to efficiently and effectively deliver programs...
Kindergarten students nurture sick goat (06/10/03)
St. Joseph News-Press EDGERTON, Mo. -- Ho hum. Here is another tale about a lactose-intolerant, kindergarten-graduating, CNN-watching pygmy goat. You've seen one, you've seen them all. But wait. Debbie Pack sees something deeper, a more profound lesson, all the while admitting the circumstances ring of the ridiculous...
Learning briefs 6/10 (06/10/03)
Lindenwood University to offer $7,000 scholarship Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Mo., has implemented a $3 million program to encourage young people in rural areas to enter the teaching profession. Under the plan, the university will provide an annual scholarship in the amount of $7,000, plus a work study benefit of $1,800 for eligible full-time resident students from small, rural high schools...
DNR battles fuel leak at East Prairie gas station (06/10/03)
A growing fuel leak has put an East Prairie, Mo., service station in a dangerous predicament, said Jackson Bostic, area on-scene coordinator for the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. The owner of the East Side Store on West Highway 80, Jeff Hedges, called DNR in May to report what he suspected was a leak from a gasoline storage tank. A car hit the dispenser in March and knocked it off a valve -- slowly causing more than 15,000 gallons to saturate the surrounding soil...
Bengal Beat concludes year with final concert (06/10/03)
For some Central Middle School students finding a musical instrument to play isn't as hard as it sounds. Using empty water jugs, plastic buckets and whatever they found in their classroom, students in the Bengal Beat and Pit Crew learned how to pound out a beat...
Three Jasper County residents quarantined on suspicion of SARS (06/10/03)
JOPLIN, Mo. -- Health officials are investigating three new suspected cases of SARS in southwest Missouri, the first in the state in more than two months. The three individuals in Jasper County have voluntarily isolated themselves in their homes while follow-up tests are performed to confirm or deny that their illnesses are SARS. Two of the cases emerged early last week, with the third appearing Friday...
Jimmy Carter marks 20th year with Habitat housing ministry (06/10/03)
ANNISTON, Ala. -- His wrinkled face crossed with a look of concern and his shirt soaked with sweat, Jimmy Carter yelled down from atop a ladder before nailing a piece of lumber to an unfinished wall. "I just want to make sure I'm doing it right," Carter, 78, called out through the steamy Southern heat...
Missouri issues preliminary election plan (06/10/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Secretary of State Matt Blunt released a preliminary plan Monday he hopes will secure $76 million in federal funding to improve Missouri's election process. Drafted by a 59-member committee created by Blunt, the plan is designed to help Missouri comply with requirements set out in the federal Help America Vote Act of 2002...
Missouri soldier killed in Iraq (06/10/03)
EDINA, Mo. -- A 26-year-old soldier from northeast Missouri was killed over the weekend in Iraq, authorities said. Sgt. Travis Lee Burkhardt, of Edina, died in a vehicular accident Friday morning near Baghdad, according to his mother, Kathy Shipley of Kahoka, Mo...
Judge puts brakes on SBC rate increases (06/10/03)
CHICAGO -- A federal judge on Monday blocked SBC Illinois from charging rival telephone companies millions of dollars in rate increases it pushed through the state legislature in May following a monumental lobbying duel. U.S. District Judge Charles P. Kocoras acted hours after the Illinois Commerce Commission put its stamp on the increases in what SBC charges competitors for use of its lines, which AT&T and other companies said would force them to slap surcharges on their customers...
St. Louis Children's Hospital probing salmonella outbreak (06/10/03)
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Children's Hospital has closed its cafeteria and is screening its 2,500 employees in response to a salmonella outbreak that has sickened at least six workers and five patients. Those 11 have tested positive for salmonella bacteria, and more than 100 other workers and four patients with symptoms consistent with such poisoning are being tested, Dr. Alexis Elward, pediatric infectious diseases specialist at the hospital, said Sunday night...
Skelton develops reading list for national security (06/10/03)
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Ike Skelton, an influential Democrat on military matters, warned Monday that American policy makers may be forgetting history's lessons as clashes escalate between Iraqis and American troops. As a remedy for that ignorance, the 14-term Missouri congressman is recommending a reading list of 50 books to U.S. military officers, members of Congress and anyone else who cares about national security...
Martha Stewart sets up Web site to tell her side of story (06/10/03)
NEW YORK -- Martha Stewart thanked her admirers Monday for 40,000 e-mails of praise and support she says have flooded a Web site she set up to defend herself against stock fraud charges. Image consultants say it's part of a shrewd campaign to win the battle for public opinion -- and influence potential jurors who may one day decide her guilt or innocence...
Growing number of diseases jump from animals to humans (06/10/03)
WASHINGTON -- The monkeypox outbreak illustrates a growing problem: Exotic animals give exotic diseases to people who get too close, a trend that some medical specialists call a serious public health threat. Such diseases can become a threat not just to the people who buy and sell exotic pets, but to the general public if they spread to native animals and become established in the United States. Federal health officials are working frantically to ensure doesn't happen with monkeypox...
Bush insists Iraq had weapons program, evidence will be found (06/10/03)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush insisted Monday that Iraq had a weapons program, and the White House asked for patience during a search for evidence to prove it. As lawmakers considered an investigation into the handling of intelligence that led to war, the White House said it would not resist such an inquiry...
Bush administration retreats from Medicare drug plan (06/10/03)
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration signaled retreat on Monday in its effort to provide a heftier prescription drug benefit for seniors willing to leave traditional Medicare for a new managed care option. Emerging bipartisan legislation in the Senate calls for an equal benefit, regardless of how a Medicare recipient receives health coverage, and HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson said he was "not really at this point in time," seeking a change in the provision...
TSA says stun guns suitable for deployment on planes (06/10/03)
WASHINGTON -- The Transportation Security Administration says non-lethal stun guns could be allowed on airplanes as another layer of security. In a report to Congress, the agency said electronic shock devices could be an effective deterrent against hijackers. But it deferred a decision on whether to approve requests by United Airlines and Mesa Air Group to let their pilots carry the weapons...
Flaws found in bidding on reconstruction contracts in Iraq (06/10/03)
WASHINGTON -- The bidding on Iraqi postwar reconstruction contracts at the U.S. Agency for International Development is flawed, with the education contract essentially awarded without competition, an internal investigation concluded. The total contract to Creative Associates International is worth $157 million, including optional extensions, the USAID inspector general's office said...
Bush pressuring House GOP to act quickly on child tax credits (06/10/03)
WASHINGTON -- The White House leaned on reluctant Republican leaders in the House on Monday to act quickly on a Senate-passed bill to make millions of low-income families eligible for the $400-per-child tax rebates already in the works for middle-income parents...
Furious currents lead to drownings on Florida Panhandle beaches (06/10/03)
GRAYTON BEACH, Fla. -- Hearing frantic calls from nearby beachgoers, Theo Laurent swiftly paddled his surfboard to the spot where people where pointing about 50 yards away. The 16-year-old discovered two men floating face down in the roiling surf. He turned them over and struggled to keep their heads above water...
Ten detained for trying to block removal of Ten Commandments (06/10/03)
WEST UNION, Ohio -- Dozens of protesters locked arms and knelt in prayer Monday to hinder workers who had been ordered to remove giant Ten Commandments tablets from school buildings. Deputies briefly took at least 30 protesters into custody, but later released them without filing charges...
People talk 06/10/03 (06/10/03)
Winslet weds 'American Beauty' directorLONDON -- Actress Kate Winslet and director Sam Mendes have married, a spokeswoman said Monday. A statement released on the couple's behalf said they wed last month during a holiday in the West Indies. Winslet's daughter and three close friends attended the private ceremony...
Police arrest suspect in girl's abduction (06/10/03)
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The man police arrested Monday in the brazen kidnapping of a 9-year-old girl sexually assaulted her and held the girl in a house about a mile from the abduction, police said. Police took David Montiel Cruz, 24, into custody in a pre-dawn raid at the home of a friend. He was arrested less than a mile from where he allegedly kidnapped her after brutally beating her mother and brother...
More remains found in Pennsylvania yard (06/10/03)
PHILADELPHIA -- Three additional sets of human remains have been unearthed from the backyard where the bodies of a missing pharmacist and his girlfriend were discovered last week, officials said Monday. The additional bone fragments were discovered behind a home in Kingston Township, about 110 miles north of Philadelphia, while authorities unearthed the bodies of pharmacist Michael Jason Kerkowski Jr., 37, and Tammy Fassett, 37. ...
Officials to release West Nile blood screening test (06/10/03)
ATLANTA -- Gearing up for another season of West Nile virus, federal officials said Monday that two screening tests to protect the country's blood supply from the disease should be available in a few months. Development of a blood screening test began after health officials discovered last year that some people became infected with the virus from blood transfusions. ...
Remains identified as those of teen lifeguard (06/10/03)
WARREN, Mass. -- Teeth and bones found in the woods of central Massachusetts were identified Monday as those of a teenage lifeguard who disappeared nearly three years ago. DNA from an arm bone unearthed June 3 was used to identify the remains of 16-year-old Molly Bish, prosecutor John Conte said. The identification was also confirmed by matching teeth, also found last week, with Bish's dental records...
Teen death leads to outcry over drinking in firehouses (06/10/03)
NEWCASTLE, Wyo. -- Nearly a third of this town of 3,000 turned out for the funeral of volunteer firefighter Anndee Huber, a bubbly and ambitious 16-year-old girl whose death in a firetruck rollover did more than break hearts. The crash angered townspeople and cast a spotlight on drinking in the many small-town firehouses across America that often double as social clubs...
NASA reschedules launch of Mars rovers -- again (06/10/03)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- For a second time, the threat of thunderstorms forced NASA on Monday to postpone the launch of a rocket holding the first of two golf-cart-sized rovers destined to examine the surface of Mars for evidence of water. Monday's launch was postponed until this afternoon...
Health officials battle monkeypox linked to African rat (06/10/03)
MADISON, Wis. -- A virus similar to smallpox apparently jumped from pet prairie dogs to at least four people -- possibly dozens -- in the disease's first appearance in the Western Hemisphere. Four Wisconsin residents have confirmed cases of the monkeypox virus and 14 others have suspected cases, said Milwaukee health commissioner Dr. Seth Foldy. At least 10 more cases are suspected in Indiana, officials confirmed Monday. Illinois has three suspected cases...
FBI draining pond in search for anthrax evidence (06/10/03)
FREDERICK, Md. -- The FBI began draining a pond Monday in a search for evidence that the person who carried out the deadly anthrax-by-mail attacks in 2001 filled the envelopes with the deadly spores under water for his own protection. The draining of the one-acre, 50,000-gallon pond in the Frederick Municipal Forest is expected to take three to four weeks. The pond is 4 to 5 feet deep...
Reports detail intimidation by top WorldCom execs (06/10/03)
McLEAN, Va. -- The former top executives at WorldCom Inc. ruled with unchallenged authority, intimidating anyone who questioned their conduct as the company veered toward bankruptcy, according to two reports released Monday. The outlines of WorldCom's financial wrongdoing have been known for a year, but Monday's reports, totaling more than 500 pages, offered some of the most explicit details yet about the scandal...
Israel begins tearing down some settlement outposts (06/10/03)
AMONA, West Bank -- Israeli soldiers began tearing down settlement outposts in the West Bank on Monday -- one of Israel's obligations under a new Mideast peace plan -- but settlers threatened to turn out by the thousands to frustrate the effort. Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas rejected Palestinian criticism of his peace overtures to Israel, saying he was trying to end his people's suffering and foster creation of an independent state...
Pope completes 100th pilgrimage (06/10/03)
RIJEKA, Croatia -- Fighting fatigue but determined to carry on, Pope John Paul II wrapped up his 100th foreign pilgrimage Monday amid nagging questions about how long he can endure the rigors of the road. A trip to Mongolia in August is up in the air, but the 83-year-old pope sets out again in less than two weeks for Bosnia, where he won't be able to count on the adoring crowds he found in his grueling five-day tour of Croatia...
Taiwan struggles with new SARS outbreak (06/10/03)
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- The chief of a Taiwanese hospital at the center of a new SARS outbreak resigned Monday, while Singapore told construction companies and factories to check workers daily for fevers to guard against a second wave of infections there...
Villagers work to harvest crops threatened by water (06/10/03)
QUTANG, China -- Even with months of warning, the rising waters of the Yangtze River behind the Three Gorges Dam took thousands of people by surprise. As the steadily rising reservoir lapped at their fields, villagers rushed Monday to uproot corn, sweet potatoes and vegetables they planted just weeks ago...
All test results negative in Canadian mad cow case (06/10/03)
TORONTO -- All tests on cattle linked to Canada's lone case of mad cow disease came back negative, investigators reported Monday, while a Swiss expert said a few more cases of the illness probably exist in North America. Dr. Ulrich Kihm, the former chief veterinary officer in Switzerland, praised the Canadian investigation as comprehensive but said his three-member panel, invited to assess the situation, would recommend tighter surveillance and testing...
Poland's EU yes vote boosts prime minister (06/10/03)
WARSAW, Poland -- Invigorated by his country's decisive vote to join the European Union, Poland's prime minister called Monday for a confidence vote in his government to end speculation it is too weak to push through reforms required for EU membership...
North Korea says it plans to build 'nuclear deterrent' (06/10/03)
SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea threatened on Monday to build nuclear weapons as a deterrent to what it calls a "hostile" U.S. policy -- the communist government's first public declaration of its nuclear ambitions. The statement marked a sharpening of the North's tone in its standoff with Washington. ...
Study - Teens who watch smoking in films more likely to smoke (06/10/03)
LONDON -- Youngsters who watch movies in which actors smoke a lot are three times more likely to take up the habit than those exposed to less smoking onscreen, a new study of American adolescents suggests. The study, published today on the Web site of The Lancet medical journal, provides the strongest evidence to date that smoking depicted in movies encourages adolescents to start smoking, according to some experts. Others said they remain unconvinced...
Scott prepares to end SE career at NCAA track championship (06/10/03)
Shelton Scott figures qualifying for the NCAA Track and Field Championships will at least partly make up for the loss of his new car. Scott, a Southeast Missouri State University senior, was selected as an at-large entry in both the long jump and triple jump based on his top seasonal performances of 25-6 1/2 and 52-2, respectively. The meet will be held Wednesday through Saturday in Sacramento, Calif...
Ford & Sons nets first wins in sweep (06/10/03)
Cape Girardeau's Ford & Sons American Legion baseball team parlayed a tight victory and a romp into a successful home opening doubleheader Monday night. Ford & Sons held off a late Oakville rally to prevail 7-6 in the opener, then used a six-run first inning as the springboard to a 9-3 win in the finale. The pair of triumphs at Capaha Field improved Cape to 2-1 heading into today's 6 p.m. District 14 opener at Jackson...
The Devils possess Cup with 3-0 victory (06/10/03)
New Jersey defeats Anaheim, completes playoffs with 12-1 record at home. By Alan Robinson ~ The Associated Press EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The Stanley Cup feels right at home in New Jersey. The Devils, riding the greatest home-ice advantage in NHL playoffs history and a goal from one of the unlikeliest Game 7 stars ever, ended the Mighty Ducks' surreal season and won the Stanley Cup with a 3-0 victory Monday night...
Sabbatini chips away for victory at rain-delayed Capital Open (06/10/03)
POTOMAC, Md. -- Rory Sabbatini's second PGA Tour victory was a chip shot. Actually several of them, but none bigger than the one that found the hole from 60 feet at the par-5 13th. The eagle swung the momentum back to the South African, and he held off Duffy Waldorf on Monday to win the FBR Capital Open...
Pujols tops La Russa's list (06/10/03)
Cardinal outfielder is steadily establishing himself as a superstar. By R.B. Fallstrom ~ The Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- Tony La Russa has been managing so long that he studiously avoids superlatives with his players for fear of offending one of his stars from the past. It's commonplace for La Russa to refer to a feat or an athlete as "tied for first."...
Spurs import own kid with 21-year-old guard from France (06/10/03)
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Tony Parker, at 21, is a better player than Jason Kidd was at that age. That assessment comes from Kidd himself, who has been outplayed by the speedy second-year point guard from France in two of the first three games of the NBA Finals...
Olympia is a mystery in U.S. Open field (06/10/03)
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. -- Everyone thinks Jeff Sluman has an edge this week at the U.S. Open as the only guy in the field who lives in Chicago. Care to guess how many times he has played Olympia Fields? Including two trips to the course over the weekend, and a practice round Monday, Sluman has played four rounds in the last 10 years...
Neuheisel adds clip to sports follies (06/10/03)
If foolishness is contagious, Washington football coach Rick Neuheisel is the latest to catch the bug making coaches, officials and players do dumb things that put their million-dollar jobs and reputations at risk. These are frivolous follies, not serious crimes. They are on the order of a kid running with scissors, sticking a fork in an electric socket. Lick a frozen flagpole? Sure. Jump off the roof on a dare? Hey, here goes...
Feet of clay? Ferrero tries to shake French Open stigma (06/10/03)
PARIS -- Pete Sampras might never play again, and who knows how much time Andre Agassi has left. Marat Safin is hurt, Roger Federer is inconsistent, and Lleyton Hewitt has his ups and downs, too. So where does that leave French Open champion Juan Carlos Ferrero?...
FanFare 6/10/03 (06/10/03)
Briefly Baseball
  • Cardinals pitcher Rick Ankiel allowed six runs on seven hits over 5 2/3 innings Monday in the Double-A Tennessee Smokies' 6-1 loss to Greenville. Ankiel (1-4), trying to overcome control problems that began in the 2000 playoffs, walked three and struck out six...
  • Area digest 6/10 (06/10/03)
    Scorpions win SIU tournament The Kohlfeld Scorpions rugby team opened its summer season with a tournament win at the SIU tournament in Carbondale, Ill., over the weekend. The Scorpions used a pair of lopsided victories (29-17 and 48-0) in the first two rounds to set up a championship matchup with the host SIU Barbarians. ...
    Selma Crisler (06/10/03)
    Selma M. Crisler, 88, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, June 7, 2003, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Sept. 23, 1914, in Paducah, Ky., daughter of Luther and Alma Rainwater Rodgers. She and Claude E. Crisler were married Oct. 3, 1942. He died Jan. 6, 1978...
    Dorothy Stroder (06/10/03)
    Dorothy Lucille Stroder, 72, of Millersville died Sunday, June 8, 2003, at Jackson Manor in Jackson. She was born Nov. 21, 1930, at Crump, daughter of Linus Sylvanus and Ida Mae Ervin Stroder. Stroder worked at International Shoe Co. 39 years, where she worked in the packing department and was an inspector. She also worked at Lee-Rowan four years, retiring in 1992...
    Arthur Proffer (06/10/03)
    Arthur Ray Proffer, 78, of Whitewater died Monday, June 9, 2003, at Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
    Idaemae King (06/10/03)
    Idaemae King, 48, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, June 8, 2003, at her home. She was born July 13, 1954, in Belleville, Ill., daughter of August and Marian Martin Tribout. King had lived in Cape Girardeau since 1983. Survivors include two daughters, Elizabeth King and Lisa Thomure of Cape Girardeau; her parents of Tamms, Ill.; three sisters, Debbie DuBois of Anna, Ill., Roberta Harris and Sharon Paukert of Tamms; six brothers, Augie, Billy, David, Herbie and Terry Tribout, all of Tamms, Dale Tribout of Jessup, Ga.; and four grandchildren.. ...
    Jerry Grills (06/10/03)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Jerry Wayne Grills, 49, of Sikeston died Sunday, June 8, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. He was born Jan. 10, 1954, in Bragg City, Mo., son of Jim Woods and Neva Jo Grills. He and Ulonda Robards were married April 5, 1974, at Kennett, Mo...
    Willis Toombs (06/10/03)
    MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Willis Dean Toombs, 57, of Marble Hill died Sunday, June 8, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Oct. 21, 1945, at Qulin, Mo., son of James and Eva King Toombs. Toombs was a minister. He was a member of Grassy Friendship Church at Grassy, Mo., and attended Community Church at Marble Hill...
    Ernest Prindle (06/10/03)
    ORAN, Mo. -- Ernest Louis Prindle, 94, of Oran died Sunday, June 8, 2003, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston, Mo. He was born July 30, 1908, at Chaffee, Mo., son of Ernest Caldwell and Ida Frances Pobst Prindle. He and Ora Dean Wilson were married Dec. 16, 1929. She died Feb. 14, 1998...
    Russell Sitzes (06/10/03)
    Russell Alford Sitzes, 75, of Granbury, Texas, died Saturday, June 7, 2003, in Granbury. He was born May 27, 1928, in Cape Girardeau. He and Ellen Camille Caldwell were married Oct. 28, 1950, at Andrews Air Force Base. Sitzes served in the U.S. Air Force from 1946 to 1969. He was a life member of VFW in Azle, Texas...
    Mark Mathis (06/10/03)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Mark Mathis, 37, of Sikeston died Monday, June 9, 2003, at Clearview Nursing Center. He was born Aug. 30, 1965, at Sikeston, son of Robert L. and Carol Sue Davis Mathis. She and Becky Aycock were married Nov. 18, 2001, at Charleston, Mo...
    Anna Guethle (06/10/03)
    DEXTER, Mo. -- Anna May Guethle, 81, of Dexter died Sunday, June 8, 2003, at Cypress Point Health Care in Dexter. She was born May 20, 1922, at Dexter, daughter of Fred Sauer and Philomenia Dietsch Sauer. She and Oscar Joseph Guethle were married Nov. 23, 1949, at Dexter. He died June 22, 1994...
    James Miller (06/10/03)
    TAMMS, Ill. -- James H. Miller, 85, of Tamms died Monday, June 9, 2003, at his home. He was born Sept. 28, 1917, in Union County, son of Henry and Florence Edwards Miller. He and Ruby Jewell Lamb were married Feb. 17, 1945. She died Sept. 1, 1990. Miller was a farmer and raised cattle. He was a member of Sandy Creek Baptist Church...
    Florence Diebold (06/10/03)
    CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Florence Diebold, 75, of Chaffee died Monday, June 9, 2003, at Chaffee Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete with the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
    Bud Miller (06/10/03)
    Bud Miller, 84, of Cape Girardeau, died Monday, June 9, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at McComb's Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
    Kenneth Brewer (06/10/03)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Kenneth F. Brewer, 65, of Sikeston died Sunday, June 8, 2003, at his home. He was born Feb. 20, 1938, at Bell City, Mo., son of Earl and Della Faye Lingle Brewer. He and Kay Leen Schroeder were married April 3, 1971, in East Moline, Ill...
    Births 6/10/03 (06/10/03)
    Silliman Son to Dr. William Ray and Janet Lea Silliman of Columbia, Mo., Boone Hospital in Columbia, 8:30 a.m. Monday, May 5, 2003. Name, Carsen Drew. Weight, 8 pounds 1 ounce. First child. Mrs. Silliman is the former Janet Beasley, daughter of David and Carolyn Beasley of Jackson. She is a senior vice president at Union Planters Bank. Silliman is the son of Bill and Violet Silliman of Dexter, Mo. He is a physician...
    Cape fire report 6/10/03 (06/10/03)
    Cape Girardeau Tuesday, June 10 Firefighters responded to the following call Saturday: A medical assist at 325 N. Sprigg St.Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: At 2:12 a.m., medical assist at South Ellis and Jefferson streets. At 2:21 a.m., medical assist at 301 N. Lorimier St...
    Cape police report 6/10/03 (06/10/03)
    Cape Girardeau Tuesday, June 10 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests
  • Deidre Michelle Kennedy, 22, of 439 S. Spring, Apt. C, Cape Girardeau, was arrested Sunday on a Cape Girardeau warrant for failure to appear...
  • Out of the past 6/10/03 (06/10/03)
    10 years ago: June 10, 1993 Two storm systems passing through Cape Girardeau yesterday pelted city with more than inch of rain and brought high winds forceful enough to uproot trees on north end; workers from Union Electric, TCI Cablevision and city's Public Works Department worked for several hours repairing downed power and cable lines and removing fallen trees and branches from roadways...
    Two choices - Higher taxes or living within our means (06/10/03)
    Here are excerpts from state Rep. Rod Jetton's weekly column about the first week of the special legislative session in Jefferson City, Mo. Last week was one of the most interesting weeks I have ever seen in Jefferson City. We had thought-provoking speeches, committed protesters and the biggest rally anyone can remember in recent years....
    Let citizens of Missouri decide (06/10/03)
    This is the text of the letter Gov. Bob Holden sent to Missouri legislators informing them he was calling a special session to deal with budget issues. I am profoundly disappointed that it was necessary for me to call a special session. However, the budget presented to me is not only out of balance, but also moves our state backward. As a result, our state faces the gravest of circumstances....
    Seventh graders are academic whizzes (06/10/03)
    More than 3,300 Missouri seventh-graders participated recently in Duke University's Talent Identification Program. Forty-five of Southeast Missouri's smartest 12- and 13-year-olds qualified for the state's recognition ceremony. Seven also received national recognition...
    Sentencing bill targets worst offenders (06/10/03)
    When Missouri adopted stiffer sentencing laws in the 1990s, there was bound to be a surge in the state's prison population. And there was. In the last decade, Missouri's average daily prison population has doubled to about 30,000 inmates, about half of which are nonviolent offenders. ...
    Taxpayers want Missouri to live within its means (06/10/03)
    To the editor: In the aftermath of the failed tax increases recently put to vote before Missourians, it should be obvious to everyone in Cape Girardeau that we do not like to have our taxes raised when we are already in a time of economic difficulty. I assume that people in many of Missouri's communities share the same sentiments, considering the voters rejected three tax increases proposed by the state last year...
    Prayers offered around the world for Andrew Tyler (06/10/03)
    To the editor: In response to the article "Injured youngster responds to friend's voice": It is true. There really are people praying all over the world for Andrew Tyler, the Jackson boy who nearly drowned last week. We are praying for a full and complete recovery for him. ...
    Time for inquiry into strategy that led to war (06/10/03)
    To the editor: It is becoming increasingly clear that the Bush administration built its case for invading Iraq on shaky grounds. The evidence of weapons of mass destruction was incomplete, faulty, forged and distorted when it was presented to the American public, Congress and the United Nations as justification for an invasion of a country that was of no threat to us. ...
    Speak Out A 06/10/03 (06/10/03)
    The way things are A JUNKYARD has cars. A farm has cows. Thus is the nature of life. Republican mantra ON THE surface the state Republican legislators' mantra seems to be simply "No new taxes," a very popular stance and one likely to curry favor with the voters. ...
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