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Military news 6/12/03 (06/12/03)
Area man graduates from Air Force basic training Air Force Airman Adam C. Tucker graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. During six weeks of training, Tucker studied the Air Force mission, performed drill and ceremony marches, received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises, and special training in human relations...
Historical Alliance June to November calendar (06/12/03)
JUNE Cape River Heritage Museum is open Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Glenn House opens for tours Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 1 to 4 p.m. 7 p.m. Friday at the Common Pleas Courthouse lawn: Tunes at Twilight with Bruce Zimmerman and friends...
Community digest 6/12/03 (06/12/03)
On-campus blood drive scheduled Tuesday The Clerical-Technical-Service Employee Staff Council is sponsoring a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday in the University Center of Southeast Missouri State University. The American Red Cross has a serious need for Type O blood to help save lives. O negative, "the universal blood type," is vital in emergency situations while O positive can be transfused to over 80 percent of patients...
Pulling for a goal - Teams sought for airplane pull (06/12/03)
"Pulling Our Community Together," the theme of the area's first airplane pull, is an excellent opportunity to generate funds for two very important organizations, the Area Wide United Way and Southeast Area Special Olympics. For the first time ever the Cape Girardeau Regional Air Festival, together with the Area Wide United Way and Southeast Missouri Area Special Olympics are seeking teams to compete in an airplane pull competition to support United Way and Special Olympics...
Cape P&Z recommends rezoning for planned hospital expansion (06/12/03)
Rezoning commercial property on Broadway for a $15 million expansion of Southeast Missouri Hospital won approval from Cape Girardeau's Planning and Zoning Commission on Wednesday night. Commissioners recommended the city council rezone the 4.6-acre tract in the 1700 block of Broadway from C-1, local commercial district, to C-3, central business district, to allow construction of a four-story medical office building and an adjacent parking garage...
China to reorganize armed forces, reduce military by 500,000 (06/12/03)
BEIJING -- China has decided to eliminate 500,000 members of the People's Liberation Army -- about 20 percent of its force -- in an effort to turn the world's largest standing military into a streamlined, modern organization, Chinese and Western sources said...
Rains flood a few county roadways (06/12/03)
Heavy rains falling across Southeast Missouri Wednesday created a few flooded roads in parts of Cape Girardeau County. The sheriff's department reported that parts of U.S. 61 and Highway D flooded around 4 p.m., but the waters receded quickly as the rain stopped...
Region briefs 06/12/03 (06/12/03)
Rains flood a few county roadways, recede fast Heavy rains falling across Southeast Missouri Wednesday created a few flooded roads in parts of Cape Girardeau County. The sheriff's department reported that parts of U.S. 61 and Highway D flooded around 4 p.m., but the waters receded quickly as the rain stopped...
FEMA announces July 7 deadline for tornado victims (06/12/03)
The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the United States Small Business Administration have announced that tornado victims have until July 7 to apply for financial assistance. FEMA representatives are still stationed at the Jackson National Guard Armory indefinitely or victims can call 1-800-621-3362 to apply...
Bluegrass and basketball all part of Hyslop family reunion (06/12/03)
On June 8 the Hyslop families gathered for their annual family reunion held at the home of Charles Richard and Evelyn Hyslop of Birch Tree, Mo. They enjoyed food, conversation, a bluegrass music jam session, volleyball and basketball and other activities...
Community Q&A 6/12/03 (06/12/03)
Name: Alison Staggs Lives in: Cape Girardeau Family: My husband, Greg, and I are expecting our first child in July. We also have two adopted dogs from the Humane Society: Samson and Solomon. Job: Director for Big Brothers Big Sisters...
Activities, safety lessons liven up a day in the park (06/12/03)
CHRIS PAGANO * cpagano@semissourian.com Toddlers gathered at the duck pond to enjoy a number identification game at Kids Day In The Park in Jackson. They are, from left, Dylan Koehler 22 months, and cousins, two-year-old Noah Wright and four-year-old Mason Wright.By Chris Pagano ~ Southeast Missourian...
Scott City ditches bring unwanted water to homes (06/12/03)
Over the past nine years, Joel and Sharon Huey of Scott City have lost 10 feet of their property to erosion caused by a nearby drainage ditch that often overflows. After heavy rainfalls, they're left with a waterlogged yard strewn with trash and broken tree limbs...
A girl and her bagpipes (06/12/03)
SEDGEWICKVILLE, Mo. Customers at the McDonald's restaurant in Advance, Mo., little know that the petite blonde 19-year-old getting their Big Mac has studied with some of the best bagpipers in the world. Last summer she was named the outstanding student among 69 pipers at a bagpipe camp at Grandfather Mountain, N.C...
Jackson gives state few insurance complaints (06/12/03)
Hundreds of insurance claims have been filed in Jackson since May 6, the evening a tornado touched down and sliced open a two-mile gash across the town. But of the hundreds of people who filed claims, only three visited the National Guard armory on Wednesday to discuss insurance problems with a representative from the Missouri Department of Insurance division of consumer affairs...
St. Louis hospital treats suspected case of monkeypox (06/12/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Blood and tissue samples from an Illinois teenager will undergo government testing to pinpoint whether he has the monkeypox virus as a local hospital suspects, a spokeswoman for Missouri's health department said Wednesday. "This, of course, is something we haven't seen before," said Dr. Dennis O'Connor, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, where the boy was treated Tuesday...
Disabled boy remains missing after stolen vehicle is recovered (06/12/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Police on Wednesday searched for a mentally and physically disabled 9-year-old boy missing after the vehicle in which he was riding reportedly was stolen. The boy's father, who had been driving, told police he stepped away to make a call at a pay telephone while the vehicle's keys were still in the ignition...
GOP eyes Bootheel seat as Democratic doctor takes aim (06/12/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Although a Republican hasn't served in the Missouri House of Representatives from a Pemiscot County-based district for 70 years, House Speaker Catherine Hanaway says the GOP has a shot at claiming the seat in an upcoming special election to replace Democrat Denny Merideth...
Republicans say they'll reject tax increases (06/12/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A Republican-controlled committee is poised to reject proposed tax increases that supporters say are vital to curing Missouri's budget woes. Republicans on the Senate Ways and Means Committee say they aren't likely to vote for any of the seven revenue-raising bills heard Wednesday by the panel. A vote is scheduled for today...
Administration urged to study anti-missile devices for jets (06/12/03)
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration is being urged to spend $60 million researching the feasibility of devices to protect commercial planes from shoulder-fired missiles. Rep. Harold Rogers, R-Ky., chairman of the House Appropriations homeland security subcommittee, will submit a plan for funding the Homeland Security Department on Thursday that will include the money for the antimissile devices, according to a congressional staffer who spoke on the condition of anonymity...
Pregnant woman critical after fall (06/12/03)
GREEN OAK TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- A woman 8 1/2 months pregnant fell from a loft in her home Wednesday and was impaled on a microphone stand, police said. Jessie Wickham, 34, was in critical condition Wednesday night at the University of Michigan Hospital, spokeswoman Carolyn Mogan said...
Fed detects signs of recovery (06/12/03)
WASHINGTON -- The weak economy may finally be emerging from the doldrums and even beleaguered manufacturers are starting to see signs of better days ahead, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday. In a survey of business conditions around the country, the central bank said four of its 12 districts -- Dallas, Kansas City, New York and Minneapolis -- showed indications of increased economic activity. Not one region reported further deteriorating conditions since the end of the Iraq war...
Republicans at odds over expanding child tax credit (06/12/03)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush will have to step in and break a stalemate between House and Senate Republicans if low-income families are to share this summer in the child tax credit rebates being mailed out to middle-income households, the Senate's chief tax writer said Wednesday...
FBI - Cell phones found in Saudi probe rigged to explode bombs (06/12/03)
WASHINGTON -- Investigators looking into the recent terrorist bombing in Saudi Arabia found cell phones rigged to detonate explosives by remote control, the FBI said Wednesday, urging U.S. law enforcement officials to be on the lookout for similar devices...
DNA test frees three from killing (06/12/03)
MINEOLA, N.Y. -- Three men imprisoned since 1986 in the rape and murder of a teenage roller rink worker had their convictions thrown out Wednesday after advanced DNA testing failed to link them with the crime. John Kogut, 39, John Restivo, 44, and Dennis Halstead, 48, were ordered to post $300,000 bail before they could walk out of prison for the first time in 17 years...
Kidnapped girl kept her wits, Calif. police say (06/12/03)
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The 9-year-old girl abducted from home helped win her release by telling her kidnapper she was sick -- and then helped authorities make a quick arrest by memorizing his cell phone number, police said. New details of the girl's two-day captivity emerged Wednesday as prosecutors pressed their case against the alleged abductor, who awaited arraignment on charges including rape, sexual assault and burglary...
Tennessee joins list of states with legalized gambling (06/12/03)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The governor on Wednesday approved a lottery to fund college scholarships as Tennessee joined 47 other states with some form of legalized gambling. Only Utah and Hawaii do not permit any form of gambling. Gov. Phil Bredesen signed the legislation after months of debate in the General Assembly and a statewide referendum last November...
Government puts ban on prairie dog sales to stop monkeypox (06/12/03)
ATLANTA -- The U.S. government banned the sale of prairie dogs, prohibited the importation of African rodents and recommended smallpox shots Wednesday for people exposed to monkeypox, the exotic African disease that has spread from pet prairie dogs to humans...
Attacks strain U.S.-brokered peace (06/12/03)
JERUSALEM -- A suicide attacker dressed as a devout Jew boarded a rush-hour city bus Wednesday evening and detonated a nail-packed bomb that killed 16 people, wounded scores and left many Israelis wondering whether the latest quest for Mideast peace is anything more than an empty dream...
Long deployments for military reserves strain families (06/12/03)
ATHENS, Ohio -- Dining out is out for Michele Fish these days. She's cutting back on weekend trips and watching what she spends on clothes. And while there's less money around, with her husband deployed by the Army National Guard, there's more to do -- like watching over the couple's boys, ages 4 and 5...
Maine middle schoolers get own laptops (06/12/03)
FREEPORT, Maine -- The end of the school year is near and children are playing baseball outside. But the students in Shawn Favreau's classroom are focused on their laptop computers. For their final social studies project, they're using the computers to create multimedia presentations on ancient Greece. Some of the Freeport Middle School students find it hard to imagine going back to using just pencils and paper...
New federal rules may snuff out some Fourth of July fireworks (06/12/03)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- They're counted on by America's small towns to provide "oohs" and "ahhs" on the Fourth of July: private clubs, family gatherings, community picnics and the like. But this year, unless they've kept abreast of new federal anti-terrorism rules, the only fireworks going off at such events are the kind you can buy at a roadside stand...
Home blood pressure device may predict cardiac troubles (06/12/03)
A portable device that tracks a patient's blood pressure day and night can help avoid misleading cases of "white coat hypertension," or the way some people's pressure shoots up in the doctor's office, researchers found. The multiple readings could let doctors decide more accurately who needs aggressive treatment to prevent complications and who can be spared medication...
People talk 6/12/03 (06/12/03)
Springer launches site for possible campaign COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Television talk show host Jerry Springer launched a Web site Wednesday to test voter support for a possible U.S. Senate campaign. T-shirts, autographed photos and compact discs of Springer playing a guitar and singing country songs will be sold on the site, said Mike Ford, his political adviser...
Inmate executed for convenience store murder (06/12/03)
HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- An inmate was executed by injection Wednesday for gunning down a convenience store manager during a robbery that netted $23. Kia Levoy Johnson's lawyers contended he was mentally retarded. But lower courts rejected his appeals, and late Wednesday afternoon the U.S. ...
Many boomber women plan to work into their golden years (06/12/03)
NEW YORK -- When Jane Williams was looking for work in the 1970s, employers were more interested in her typing skills than her economics degree. Now the chief executive of a California wealth management firm, she feels that she's just hitting her stride -- and is in no hurry to retire...
Report - Crime gangs rampant in N. Ireland (06/12/03)
BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- Criminal gangs led by Protestant extremists and the Irish Republican Army are making millions of dollars and casting a shadow over the Northern Ireland economy, the British government said in a report Wednesday. The government said about 100 gangs with 700 people smuggle fuel and cigarettes, peddle drugs, rob armored vans and commit a host of other crimes. ...
Clashes erupt in second day of protests in Iran (06/12/03)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Riot police and hard-line vigilantes clashed with teenage demonstrators who denounced supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Wednesday, as protests mushroomed into Iran's biggest in months. Dozens of the hard-liners riding motorbikes chased down about 300 protesters, beating them with sticks in the streets outside a Tehran University dormitory. The protesters chanted "Death to Khamenei" and threw stones at police, who threw them back...
OPEC keeps production ceiling unchanged, plans July review (06/12/03)
DOHA, Qatar -- OPEC producers agreed Wednesday to maintain their current production levels through the end of next month, when they plan to meet again to assess the impact of rising Iraqi oil exports and whether to change output targets. The possibility that the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries could cut production levels at its next meeting on July 31 helped push oil prices above $32 a barrel in New York for the first time since mid-March...
France strike eases but transport still slow (06/12/03)
PARIS -- A strike to protest changes to France's retirement system slowed train, bus and subway services Wednesday, while a teachers' union vowed to stay off the job. The disruptions were less severe than Tuesday, when strikers delayed flights, crippled train service and clashed with riot police...
Homosexual couples in Ontario to get licenses (06/12/03)
TORONTO -- Nearly two dozen homosexual couples applied for marriage licenses Wednesday, taking advantage of a court ruling that led to Canada's first legal same-sex wedding the day before. City spokesman Brad Ross said 18 of the couples were from Toronto and the rest from southern Ontario...
Thieves steal gold boxes from Rothschild Collection (06/12/03)
LONDON -- Burglars have stolen more than 100 gold boxes and other valuable items from the Rothschild Collection of art at Waddesdon Manor in southern England. "This is a very serious loss," Lord Rothschild said Wednesday. "Waddesdon encapsulates generations of Rothschild collecting, and the gold boxes at Waddesdon are among the finest in the world."...
Thai Police seize map from terror suspects (06/12/03)
BANGKOK, Thailand -- Authorities confiscated a Bangkok tourist map with circled targets from three Thai Muslims arrested in an alleged plot to attack foreign embassies and U.S. interests in Thailand, police said Wednesday. Police also announced they are seeking another Thai Muslim suspected of being part of the alleged plot...
Draft constitution marks milestone in reshaping Europe (06/12/03)
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- Delegates are struggling to finish a European Union constitution that will determine whether the bloc remains a loose alliance of sovereign countries or moves toward a super-state that may someday rival the United States. A 105-member convention has been working for 15 months to create a document to manage the EU more efficiently after the bloc swells from its current 15 members to 25 members comprising 450 million citizens next year...
French-led evacuation takes foreigners from Liberia (06/12/03)
ABOARD THE FRENCH WARSHIP ORAGE -- Evacuees from 38 nations crowded aboard the rescue ship, some giddy with relief, others guilty over loved ones left behind -- a wildly disparate group of merchants, aid workers and missionaries, united only by their salvation from the gun-wielding thugs overrunning Liberia's capital...
U.S. launches operation against Saddam loyalists (06/12/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Using jet fighters, tank-buster aircraft and patrol boats, the U.S. military launched a massive operation to crush opposition north of Baghdad and captured nearly 400 suspected Saddam Hussein loyalists in a bid to end daily attacks against American soldiers...
U.S. soldiers wilt under fierce Mesopotamian sun (06/12/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- On Abi Nawas Street, the heat shimmers off the blacktop and the blue-green leaves of the eucalyptus trees droop in defeat. And though he stares at the Tigris River, U.S. Army Sgt. Donald Stretz sees something else: a Mexican restaurant in Mt. Kisco, N.Y...
Length of U.N. peacekeeping mission in Cyprus extended (06/12/03)
UNITED NATIONS -- The U.N. Security Council extended the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Cyprus for six months on Wednesday and added 34 police to deal with the increasing travel between the Greek and Turkish Cypriot sides of the divided island. Cyprus has been split into a Greek Cypriot-controlled south and a Turkish-occupied north since Turkey invaded in 1974 after a coup by supporters of union with Greece. ...
Rumsfeld raps opposition to Iraq war (06/12/03)
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- Given a forum Wednesday to bridge the American-German rift over Iraq, U.S. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld instead suggested Western European nations lacked vision when they opposed the military campaign against Saddam Hussein...
Rainy weather pushes annual Kelso Klassic to August (06/12/03)
KELSO, Mo. -- The 19th annual Kelso Klassic fast-pitch softball tournament has been called off because of bad weather, and it's tentatively rescheduled for Aug. 1 to 3. "We don't have anything rock solid yet. There's a lot that goes into this," tournament director Rick Heuring said Wednesday...
Up and riding - Ritter helps steer area polo club (06/12/03)
It's a game with roots back to 200 B.C. Credit guys like August Ritter with keeping it alive in the Midwest. Ritter, 42 of Cape Girardeau, plays in the area polo league that gathers every week for either practice or a game in a sport that is trying to gain a foothold in the region...
Jackson racer puts the season back on course (06/12/03)
Todd Rowland doesn't come close to being the oldest driver in Auto Tire and Parts Racepark's weekly crowd. But sometimes it's just felt that way. "There have been some tough times this year," said Rowland, a 33-year-old sprint racer from Jackson. "When you have problems with the car or something doesn't work right, then you go out and you're trying to battle that and a 17- or 18-year-old's just whipping your butt, yeah, that's frustrating."...
U.S. Open tees off with a long line of contenders (06/12/03)
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. -- As always, there are 156 players at the U.S. Open. Unlike last year, most of them actually believe they can win. That wasn't the case at Bethpage Black, where only the strong survived on a course built for long hitters. Tiger Woods won by three shots over Phil Mickelson, with Sergio Garcia and Padraig Harrington the only other players in serious contention...
Gordon balks at bully talk (06/12/03)
LONG POND, Pa. -- Jeff Gordon scoffs at the notion that he's becoming some kind of a bully on wheels. Recent spinouts of competitors have led critics to charge that the four-time Winston Cup champion is doing some unnecessary bumping and banging as it becomes obvious he isn't dominating the circuit any longer...
Nets' win at home ties series (06/12/03)
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New Jersey Nets shuffled off the court at the final buzzer, looking as if they had just pulled off a fast one. Jason Kidd and his teammates couldn't even manage a field goal in the last 4:11 but were able to hold off the San Antonio Spurs 77-76 Wednesday night to tie the NBA Finals at two games apiece...
Cardinals flop in 13-1 loss at Fenway (06/12/03)
BOSTON -- Pedro Martinez pitched three solid innings in his return from the disabled list, and the Boston Red Sox had a season-high 19 hits on the way to beating the Cardinals 13-1 Wednesday night. Boston tied a season high by scoring seven runs in the second inning and scored at least eight runs for the fifth time in seven games...
Yanks' no-hitter is first since '58 (06/12/03)
NEW YORK -- Forced to scramble after starter Roy Oswalt was injured, a record six Houston pitchers combined on the first no-hitter against the New York Yankees in 45 years. Relievers Pete Munro, Kirk Saarloos, Brad Lidge, Octavio Dotel and Billy Wagner finished to lead the Astros over the Yankees 8-0 Wednesday night...
The week ahead in motorsports (06/12/03)
NASCAR WINSTON CUP SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO 400
  • Schedule: Friday, qualifying (Speed Channel, 2 p.m.); Sunday, race (Fox, 11:30 a.m.). n Track: Michigan Speedway (d-shaped oval, 2 miles, 18 degrees banking in turns)...
  • Americans fill 19 spots for Le Mans (06/12/03)
    There will be 19 American drivers among the 150 who will compete Saturday and Sunday in the 71st running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans sports car endurance race. In the history of the French race, considered the most prestigious sports car event in the world, there have been 12 Americans reaching Victory Lane...
    Sosa's suspension reduced from eight to seven games (06/12/03)
    NEW YORK -- Sammy Sosa's suspension for using a corked bat was reduced Wednesday to seven games by major league baseball, which accepted his explanation that he simply made a mistake. The appeal of the eight-game suspension by the Chicago Cubs' slugger was heard Tuesday in Baltimore. The suspension begins with the Cubs' game Wednesday night against the Orioles...
    Yep, Tiger's in a slump (or maybe he isn't) (06/12/03)
    Superman had Kryptonite. Samson had Delilah. Tiger Woods has his weak moments, too. Or not. "I don't think I've ever been in a slump," he said Tuesday, then paused for a heartbeat to actually consider the question. "No. "I think my overall career has been pretty good. Ever since I came out of the womb and started playing golf," Woods added, smiling, "I've had a pretty good career."...
    Area digest (06/12/03)
    Scott fails to qualify in NCAA long jump Southeast Missouri State University senior Shelton Scott failed to qualify for the finals during Wednesday's long jump preliminaries of the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Sacramento, Calif. Scott, the only Ohio Valley Conference athlete to qualify for the national meet, fouled on two of his three attempts and posted a jump of 17 feet 11 1/2 inches to rank last among the 27 competitors. ...
    FanFare (06/12/03)
    Briefly Baseball
  • It took the Yankees just eight days to sign their top pick in the amateur draft, with New York agreeing Wednesday to a minor league contract with Eric Duncan that gives the high-school third baseman a $1,275,000 signing bonus. The 18-year-old graduate of Seton Hall Prep in New Jersey is to report Friday to the Yankees' Tampa rookie team in the Gulf Coast League...
  • Ready and able (06/12/03)
    When Dr. Kathy Jackson treats patients at Cross Trails Medical Center in Cape Girardeau she not only treats their ailments, but she gives them tips about healthy living and personal disaster preparedness. Jackson is part of the Ready Responders program of the National Health Service Corps of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which recruits doctors and dentists to serve in rural communities and gives them specialized training in disaster response...
    Health calendar 6/12/03 (06/12/03)
    Today Blood drive from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Southeast Missouri Hospital. All donors will receive a free T-shirt. Donors must be at least 17 years old and weigh 110 pounds. Dr. Richard Pollock will speak on eyelid tucks and mid-face lifts during the 8 p.m. ...
    To dream the beautiful dream (06/12/03)
    June 12, 2003 Dear Pat, Something Eleanor Roosevelt said turned up again and again the past few weeks. Our niece Darci's graduating class used the quote twice in the slogans and remembrances they painted on the paved hill behind the high school, a senior class tradition in Neosho. The words appeared again last weekend in Cincinnati as the school superintendent uttered them to send our nephew Kyle's school graduating class on their way to adulthood...
    Lonnie Townsend (06/12/03)
    Lonnie G. Townsend, 47, of Denver, Colo., died Friday, June 6, 2003, in Denver. He was born Feb. 16, 1956, in St. Louis, son of Casper and Lois Barks Townsend. He and Susan Ann Kiefer were married Sept. 16, 1979. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Anita Schraetzlmayer of Denver; a son, Charles Townsend of Denver; two brothers, Ronnie Townsend of Jackson, Glen Townsend of Oak Ridge; two sisters, Jeannie Hardy of Houston, Texas, Donna Elder of Jackson; and stepfather, Bill LaBruyere of Jackson.. ...
    Trula Baer (06/12/03)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Trula M. Baer, 84, of Perryville died Wednesday, June 11, 2003, at Perry Oaks Manor. She was born Nov. 27, 1918, at Apple Creek, Mo., daughter of Hugo and Louise Wichern Schnurbusch. She and Adolph W. Baer were married Oct. 12, 1940. He died Sept. 7, 1996...
    Annell Jones (06/12/03)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Annell L. Jones, 92, of Sikeston died Wednesday, June 11, 2003, at Miner Nursing Center. She was born April 12, 1911, in Marion County, Ala., daughter of Charley W. and Autie Nelson Lambert. She and William W. Jones were married Feb. 13, 1927, in Winston County, Ala. He died Oct. 4, 1995...
    Larry Arthur (06/12/03)
    VANDUSER, Mo. -- Larry Joe Arthur, 53, of Vanduser died Tuesday, June 10, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Jan. 30, 1950, at Wardell, Mo., son of William Edward and Lotha Vaught Arthur. He and Denise Jayne Foster were married May 23, 1981, at Vanduser...
    Births 6/12/03 (06/12/03)
    Bollinger Son to William Louis Bollinger Jr. and Michelle Elizabeth Tracy of Cape Girardeau, St. Francis Medical Center, 9:54 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2003. Name, Kavanah William Morgan. Weight, 9 pounds 6 ounces. First child. Ms. Tracy is the daughter of Gary Tracy and Margie Tracy of Cape Girardeau. She is employed by Drury Reservations. Bollinger is the son of Sheila Bollinger of Cape Girardeau, and the late William Bollinger Sr. He is employed at FYE...
    Cape police report 6/12/03 (06/12/03)
    Cape Girardeau Thursday, June 12 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Christopher Joseph Cook, 17, of 205 Harvard Drive, Scott City, was arrested Monday on suspicion of operating an unlicensed motor vehicle and driving while suspended...
    Cape fire report 6/12/03 (06/12/03)
    Cape Girardeau Thursday, June 12 Firefighters responded to the following items Tuesday: At 5:26 p.m., a medical assist at 225 Independence. At 8:54 p.m., an alarm sounding at 385 Siemers Drive. Firefighters responded to the following items Wednesday:...
    Out of the past 6/12/03 (06/12/03)
    10 years ago: June 12, 1993 Riverfest '93 draws crowds of people to downtown Cape Girardeau despite hot, humid weather and high water that limits activities along Mississippi; colorful concession stands offer wide variety of food from funnel cakes to shish kabobs; there are carnival rides and turtle races for kids; other attractions include arts and crafts, and wide range of music; festival also pays tribute to Cape Girardeau's bicentennial...
    Flood season - Watching and waiting (06/12/03)
    For river folks like those of us who call Southeast Missouri home, the waters of the Mighty Mississippi never fully subside. Each spring, it rains. Each spring, we watch. "Not this year, Lord," we pray. "Not again." And in the back of our minds: Not like 1993...
    Motoring safety is concern for everyone (06/12/03)
    The National Transportation Safety Board believes all states should make it illegal for inexperienced drivers to use cell phones behind the wheel of an automobile. The board says all the other states should follow the lead of New Jersey and Maine, which have already passed laws prohibiting drivers with learner's permits from using cell phones or other wireless devices while driving...
    D-Day slighted in news coverage by the newspaper (06/12/03)
    To the editor: Am I correct? I noted only one reference to D-Day in the June 6 Southeast Missourian. It appeared in the comics sections -- "Peanuts" -- with Snoopy on the beach. What a shame. WILLARD MORGAN Cape Girardeau
    Marquette Hotel holds memories and bright future (06/12/03)
    To the editor: It is most likely that many of those who have passed the Marquette Hotel in the past year or so have very many pleasant memories of the way it formerly appeared both inside and out. I know that I have. Some remember the beautiful interior, others the spacious dining area, still others the pleasant atmosphere that was always felt...
    Speak Out A 06/12/03 (06/12/03)
    Too many holidays IF THE state budget is so bad, why do all state employees get extra paid holidays? They get paid time off for Truman's birthday, Lincoln's and Washington's birthdays and, if the governor is feeling good, the Friday after Thanksgiving. It seems like a lot of money could be saved if state employees got the same paid holidays as most everyone else. It's something to think about...
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