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Stories from Saturday, June 28, 2003

East Cape water district expanding (06/28/03)
The rust-colored water that spouts from Kerry Hill's faucet, staining his new kitchen sink and turning his white shirts orange, may be only a memory in a few months. Hill's home, along with about 70 other homes in the Gale and Reynoldsville, Ill., areas, will have the option to tap on to the McClure-East Cape Girardeau Public Water District...
Fireworks blamed for blaze at Jackson firefighter's house (06/28/03)
It only took a 20-cent rocket launched by neighborhood children to destroy the $225,000 home of a Jackson firefighter and his family, fire investigators said. The Trowbridge family returned from a trip to Kansas City late Thursday night to what was left of their house at 2215 Shannon Court after receiving a phone call to come back home fast...
Man pleads guilty to meth conspiracy (06/28/03)
Donnie Williams, 49, of Scott County pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine. He appeared before U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber in Cape Girardeau. Williams faces up to 40 years in prison, a $2 million fine and four years of supervised release. Sentencing was set for Sept. 29...
Shawnee reopens to mixed motorist reactions (06/28/03)
With the concrete still clean and white, the curb beaming with bright yellow paint and construction signs laying on the ground, many motorists on Shawnee Boulevard looked confused Friday, just hours after the short stretch of street opened following 11 days of construction...
Bus shelters placed where no buses run (06/28/03)
MESA, Ariz. -- City officials in Mesa have mistakenly installed two bus shelters where no buses run. The installation cost $32,000 at a time when the city is cutting its public transit budget to save money. Both are on Broadway Road and were installed as part of a $7.7 million improvement project finished about a year ago...
Perryville man gets four life terms for child sodomy (06/28/03)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- A Perryville man was sentenced to four consecutive life terms in prison Friday for sexually abusing a girl. Judge John Heisserer sentenced Daniel Lee Coplin, 37, in Perryville. Coplin was found guilty by a jury May 14 of four of five first-degree statutory sodomy charges. The victim, now 13, was 9 years old at the time of the abuse, which occurred in the Coplin's home. It was discovered and reported by her grandmother...
Southeast regents reluctantly raise tuition (06/28/03)
The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents says it can't keep balancing the budget on the backs of students and warned Friday that academic and nonacademic programs may have to be cut if the state continues to slash funding for the school...
Sex offender waives preliminary hearing in Missouri rape case (06/28/03)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A convicted sexual predator freed by a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last year won't be able to rely on testimony from mental health experts to free him if he's convicted of the most recent rape charges against him, a prosecutor said Friday...
PB police officer recovering after farm accident (06/28/03)
Daily American Republic POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A Poplar Bluff police officer is recovering at home after his hand was nearly crushed in a hay baler earlier this week. According to Joe Ward's wife, Christy, he is "quite a bit better." Ward was injured Monday while working on a hay baler...
Religion briefs 6/28/03 (06/28/03)
Area Methodist churches welcome new pastors Several area United Methodist churches will welcome new pastors to the pulpit Sunday. Appointments are made during the annual conference meeting. Under the itinerant system, clergy are subject to appointments by the bishop. The system assures that every church has a pastor and every pastor has a church. The average tenure for United Methodist clergy is four years...
Islamic teachers in (06/28/03)
From wire and staff reports While there is no professional imam to lead prayers at the Islamic Center in Cape Girardeau, the Muslim community still finds ways to worship together and study the Quran. Because the group in Southeast Missouri is very small -- only about 10 people were at the mosque Friday -- prayer leaders take turns. ...
Pilgrims see vision of Mary at Massachusetts hospital (06/28/03)
MILTON, Mass. -- Prisca Uwimbabazi kneels outside on the curb of a hospital parking lot. Her back is straight, her hands are clasped in front of her face, and she prays for the family she left behind in Rwanda seven years ago. That is, the ones who survived the massacre...
Pet store chain cuts ties with lab in wake of undercover video (06/28/03)
ST. LOUIS -- A national pet store chain took action against what it considered improper treatment of animals at a Missouri research facility. PetsMart Inc., the Phoenix-based pet supply giant, said Thursday it made sure major pet food supplier Menu Foods of Canada is no longer using the Missouri laboratory...
Iowa man dies in helicopter accident (06/28/03)
BUNCETON, Mo. -- The pilot who died when his helicopter crashed in central Missouri has been identified as Gregory Dejonge, 49, of New Sharon, Iowa, the Cooper County Sheriff's department said. Dejonge's helicopter went down Wednesday night shortly after taking off from Boonville. The wreckage was found Thursday in a cornfield between Bunceton and Prairie Home, south of Boonville...
Religion calendar 6/28/03 (06/28/03)
Today Youth car wash at 9 a.m. at First Baptist Church to raise money for summer camp. Pasta and praise at 6:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Cathedral. The event includes a meal and contemporary worship led by the youth group "In the Light." The event will be held in the school gym and is a fund-raising effort for the youth. Donations of $10 will help pay for the meal...
Wet weather isn't necessarily harbinger of bad West Nile year (06/28/03)
ATLANTA -- With record-setting rainfall along the East Coast, it's already a "hopping, popping mosquito season," the experts say. But that may not mean a bigger outbreak of West Nile virus. "Over the past 70 years of mosquito-borne viruses, people have tried to correlate outbreaks with vague associations with the weather," said Dr. Anthony Marfin, a medical epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "The logic does not always translate."...
State education budget battle ends (06/28/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The six-month battle over the state budget finally ended Friday when Gov. Bob Holden agreed to sign education spending bills he had twice vetoed. The governor made the surprise announcement in a speech before Missouri school officials at the Lake of the Ozarks at the same time the Senate was taking action to send the two spending bills to him for the third time...
Holden signs bill relaxing sentencing laws for some offenders (06/28/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Seeking to slow the swell of Missouri's prison population, Gov. Bob Holden signed relaxed sentencing laws Friday aimed primarily at nonviolent, first-time criminals. The sentencing law changes are projected to result in 1,400 fewer people entering prison annually -- enough to counter, or at least slow, an inmate influx that has doubled the state prison population over the past dozen years...
Hundreds of thousands register for do-not-call list (06/28/03)
WASHINGTON -- Striking back against telemarketers for countless interrupted meals, the public poured an avalanche of discontent into the new national do-not-call list Friday, registering more than 735,000 phone numbers on the first day. "They're a real pain in the neck," said Helen McKenna, 75, a retired writer from San Diego. "They don't mind if they interrupt your supper. Sometimes they call when I'm asleep."...
Emerson vote becomes crucial on Medicare bill (06/28/03)
WASHINGTON -- The Medicare prescription drug bill appeared headed for defeat unless Republican House leaders could turn two votes. That made a four-term member from Missouri the most powerful lawmaker on the floor. A half-hour after GOP leaders huddled around Republican Rep. Jo Ann Emerson, the Southeast Missouri congresswoman emerged with a green card in hand. She presented it to the clerk, changing her vote from "no" to "aye" -- breaking a tie to rescue the bill, 216-215...
Colorado man accused of burning father to death at party (06/28/03)
LA JUNTA, Colo. -- A man will stand trial on charges of murder for allegedly dousing his father with kerosene, setting him ablaze and saying: "You are going to die today -- happy birthday, you are the candle." Ernest Montoya, 58, died several weeks after he was burned at his birthday party March 11. He told police that his son, Thomas Martinez, had set him on fire...
Lawsuit threat not slowing music file sharing (06/28/03)
LOS ANGELES -- Music fans continued swapping songs over the Internet, though a bit more cautiously, despite the recording industry's threat this week to sue individuals engaged in digital piracy. The threat appeared to have little effect on the pace of downloading over the most popular file-sharing services...
Medicare deal may take time, GOP says (06/28/03)
WASHINGTON -- The top Republican leaders in Congress dampened talk of a quick compromise on legislation to remake Medicare on Friday as they confronted issues ranging from the details of a prescription drug benefit to proposed free market measures and a dispute over lower-cost generic drugs...
FDA chastises Novartis for Zelnorm advertising (06/28/03)
WASHINGTON -- The government says an ad campaign implies a drug for irritable bowel syndrome works far better than it really does, and ordered Zelnorm's maker to stop the advertising. The Food and Drug Administration cited ads by Novartis Pharmaceuticals that pictured a smiling woman and said, "Novartis and Gloria ended 30 years of debilitating abdominal pain, bloating and constipation in just three days."...
AAA office swamped thanks to similar telephone number (06/28/03)
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- A West Virginia AAA office received hundreds of unwanted calls Friday thanks to -- oddly enough -- the national Do Not Call list. The Bridgeport AAA office at times had all six of its lines full of people who had misdialed the list's number -- 1 (888) 382-1222 -- by a few digits. Telephone registration for the list -- which prevents most unwanted telemarketing calls -- opened Friday west of the Mississippi and expands nationwide July 7...
Dog owner sentenced after dogs maul girl (06/28/03)
MAUSTON, Wis. -- A dog owner whose six Rottweilers mauled a 10-year-old girl to death was sentenced Friday to two years in prison. In a deal with prosecutors, Wayne Hardy, 25, pleaded no contest to recklessly causing harm to a child and child neglect. ...
Jury sentences Mallard to 50 years in prison (06/28/03)
FORT WORTH, Texas -- A jury sentenced a former nurse's aide to 50 years in prison Friday for leaving an accident victim to die a slow death while lodged in the broken windshield of her car. Chante Mallard, 27, could have received anywhere from five years probation to life in prison for murdering Gregory Biggs. She and her family cried after the sentence was read...
Senate confirms Abizaid for U.S. Central Command (06/28/03)
WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Friday confirmed Army Lt. Gen. John Abizaid to replace Gen. Tommy Franks as head of U.S. Central Command, a position that includes responsibility for U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. Abizaid (pronounced AB'-ih-zayd) is now one of two deputy commanders of Central Command, which oversees military operations from the Horn of Africa to Central Asia. He was confirmed by voice vote and will be promoted to the rank of general...
Activist camp teaches it all (06/28/03)
DARBY, Mont. -- Don Muller is learning how to take the fight over logging straight into the woods. Deep in the Bitterroot Mountains of southwestern Montana, a giant solar panel powers a weeklong boot camp for the civilly disobedient, where training harnesses hang from trees and directories point students to classes on road blockades, tree sitting and forest navigation...
'Gentleman bank robber' suspect under arrest (06/28/03)
OCALA, Fla. -- A man suspected of being the "Gentleman Bank Robber" -- a holdup man who waited patiently in line at four banks, then thanked tellers for the cash -- has been arrested, authorities said Friday. Larkin Lloyd Derks, 49, was arrested without a struggle at a motel early Thursday and charged with four counts of strong-arm robbery, cocaine possession and other offenses...
Three teens arrested in Albuquerque wildfire (06/28/03)
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Three teenagers who authorities say were apparently playing with fireworks were charged Friday with starting one of two wildfires that burned along the Rio Grande north of downtown and drove hundreds of people from their homes. An Arizona wildfire that devastated a mountaintop hamlet a week ago also was caused by people, officials said. But they said they do not know yet if it was deliberate...
Schwarzenegger still hinting at political role (06/28/03)
BURBANK, Calif. -- Arnold Schwarzenegger won't terminate rumors of a run for governor while promoting his latest movie, joking that: "You haven't seen special effects like this since the California state budget." The action star's advisers have said he'll decide whether to run after the July 2 release of "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines," and only if it becomes clear that an effort to recall Gov. Gray Davis will qualify for the ballot...
Judge orders man to pay $180 million in restitution (06/28/03)
TAMPA, Fla. -- A man who admitted scheming to steal satellite television signals has been ordered to pay $180 million in restitution in $500-a-month installments -- a payment plan that would take 30,000 years to fulfill. Steven Frazier, 28, pleaded guilty to conspiracy in a scheme to manufacture and sell devices to decode satellite TV signals and allow people to get premium service for free...
Fines against coal company anger families of miners (06/28/03)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Federal regulators fined a coal company about $8,000 for 18 safety violations found after a mine explosion killed 13 men, a penalty relatives said was too low. Jim Walter Resources Inc., which operates the mine, could have been fined nearly $1 million for the violations. Authorities said Friday the penalty was reduced to $8,335 because investigators determined the violations didn't contribute to the miners' deaths...
Ex-priests accused of abuse set free after Supreme Court decis (06/28/03)
LOS ANGELES -- Two former priests were freed from jail Friday following a Supreme Court decision invalidating a state law that retroactively extended the statute of limitations on old molestation cases. Lawrence Lovell, 55, and Michael Wempe, 63, were among 11 Roman Catholic priests in Los Angeles County whose charges will likely be dismissed because they were brought under the 1994 law...
Famed ex-information minister says he spoke in good faith (06/28/03)
CAIRO, Egypt -- The once-defiant former Iraqi information minister appeared humbled and evasive in a TV interview aired Friday, describing the fall of the Iraqi regime to coalition forces as an "earthquake" and refusing to blame Saddam Hussein for the war...
U.S. woman, children leave Cuba after Castro aids custody case (06/28/03)
HAVANA -- An American woman left Cuba with her son and daughter Friday after Fidel Castro's government intervened in an international custody battle and arrested the children's father. A government statement said the family was allowed to depart after officials determined that Cornelia Streeter had legal custody of the U.S.-born children...
Turks to offer amnesty law to Kurdish rebels (06/28/03)
ISTANBUL, Turkey -- Turkey's interior minister said Friday the government will introduce a new amnesty law to encourage Kurdish rebels to lay down their arms and reintegrate into Turkish society. Abdulkadir Aksu said top Kurdish rebel leaders would be excluded from the proposed amnesty. Rebels who surrendered and who were not involved in any armed attacks would not be punished under the proposal, he said...
U.S. official pushes for global climate watch system (06/28/03)
PARIS -- The United States is accelerating its push for other countries to help develop a global climate watch system to monitor environmental threats like El Nino or rising sea levels, a U.S. official said Friday. During a weeklong trip in Europe, Conrad Lautenbacher, head of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, tackled an environmental debate in which the United States has often been at odds with other countries in recent years...
Taylor claims victory in latest battle for capital, city buries (06/28/03)
MONROVIA, Liberia -- President Charles Taylor's jubilant forces claimed to have driven rebels out of Liberia's ruined capital Friday after a four-day artillery battle that killed hundreds, and left trapped families burying their dead on the city's Atlantic Ocean beaches...
Fish vendors arrested in India (06/28/03)
LUCKNOW, India -- Residents in northern India waded through a sewage-filled river Friday, scooping up thousands of dead fish to sell to unsuspecting customers. At least 10 fish vendors were arrested. The fish died because untreated sewage caused a drastic drop in oxygen levels in the Gomti River flowing through Lucknow, officials said. People living near the river said the color of the water had changed and become murkier recently...
Rituals of grieving rewritten in wake of SARS deaths (06/28/03)
TORONTO -- She stood at her car, watching from a distance, as three relatives -- a woman, her daughter and her grandson -- were buried after they died of SARS. The funerals were held outdoors, because survivors had been advised it was better to avoid mourning in a confined space. The deadly virus can spread with coughs, hugs and tears...
N. Korea warns Security Council on nukes (06/28/03)
UNITED NATIONS -- North Korea sharply criticized the United States Friday in a letter warning the U.N. Security Council to take a neutral stance regarding Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions. The five-page letter, submitted by North Korean Ambassador Pak Gil Yon, was peppered with fiery language accusing Washington of threatening his country and violating international treaties...
Israel agrees to pull back troops; militant groups accept cease (06/28/03)
JERUSALEM -- In a boost to U.S.-backed peace efforts, Israel agreed on terms for a troop pullbacks from the Gaza Strip and Bethlehem after Palestinian militants confirmed Friday that they will halt attacks on Israelis for three months. The progress in negotiations -- which sources said included a commitment by Israel to halt targeted killings of militants -- came despite continued violence. A raid by Israeli commandos left four Palestinians and an Israeli soldier dead in the Gaza Strip...
Iraqi saboteurs seek to derail U.S. reconstruction efforts (06/28/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- A gunman shot a U.S. soldier in the neck as he browsed a Baghdad market on Friday and American forces accidentally killed an 11-year-old boy, part of a vicious cycle of Iraqi attacks and ever-tougher U.S. crackdowns on resistance. The past two days have seen a torrent of guerrilla-style ambushes that have killed at least two U.S. ...
St. Louis to host NCAA's 'Frozen Four' hockey finals (06/28/03)
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis has earned its reputation as a baseball town, but as far as the NCAA is concerned, it's a hockey town, too. And a basketball town. And a wrestling town. The NCAA on Friday chose St. Louis as the site for the 2007 "Frozen Four," hockey's equivalent of basketball's Final Four. The semifinals will be at the Savvis Center April 5, 2007, and the championship game will be April 7...
Capahas kick off busy home weekend with a sweep (06/28/03)
The Craftsman Union Capahas began a six-game weekend homestand in resounding fashion Friday night. With Matt Stroup and Nathan Baker both pitching two-hitters, the Capahas captured a lopsided doubleheader from the visiting Saline County (Ill.) Monarchs, winning 7-1 and 11-1 at Capaha Field. The second game ended in the bottom of the fifth inning by way of the 10-run rule...
Baseball's J.Lo - Braves' Javy Lopez heats up after down year (06/28/03)
ATLANTA -- Javy Lopez got a chance to experience rock-bottom. His body was bloated. His mind was a mess. His career had reached a critical crossroads. "Last year," Lopez said, shaking his head and grimacing, "was horrible. It was not fun at all."...
Fernandez focuses on collecting his first major, fires 64 (06/28/03)
TOLEDO, Ohio -- Vicente Fernandez believes he's owed a major championship. On Friday, at the U.S. Senior Open, he took a step toward claiming it. Fernandez went birdie-birdie-eagle early in his round, then closed it with three birdies in a glittering 7-under 64 that gave him a one-shot lead over Tom Watson after two rounds of the U.S. Senior Open...
Cards' errors, May's resurgance clears path for Royals (06/28/03)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Darrell May earned his first win since last September in his 14th start of the season, and the Kansas City Royals extended their winning streak to five games with a 6-3 victory over the Cardinals on Friday night. May (1-4) had gone 16 starts and 19 appearances without a win since beating the Chicago White Sox 9-6 Sept. 11...
V. Williams, Roddick remain perfect (06/28/03)
WIMBLEDON, England -- Venus Williams is back in a Grand Slam groove. She's pounding serves, dictating points, not letting opponents into the match. And now the two-time Wimbledon champion gets a chance to inflict her good form on the player responsible for Williams' surprising exit at the last major...
European draft picks stand out from the U.S. crowd (06/28/03)
NEW YORK -- When point guard Paccelis Morlende of France heard his name called with the 50th pick of the NBA draft, he got out of his seat amid a throng of Knicks fans and walked onstage to meet deputy commissioner Russ Granik. Morlende was one of a record 21 international players chosen Thursday night, many of whom sat in the stands as the draft unfolded...
There's a new three-letter word for hypocrites (06/28/03)
The only thing even remotely amateurish about big-time college sports anymore are some of the people in charge. The university presidents of the Atlantic Coast Conference are this week's Exhibit A. Told by a consultant to consider adding schools or risk losing the ACC's front-row seat at the trough of TV payola in the not-too-distant future, they immediately launched the worst public courtship since the advent of "Elimidate."...
Area digest (06/28/03)
Cape Girardeau golfer wins long-drive contest Blake Driskell, 15, of Cape Girardeau won the longest drive contest as part of the Country Youth Classic this week in Bloomington, Ill. Driskell competed against 65 players in the 14- to 15-year-old boys division at Prairie Vista golf course. He won with a drive of 349 yards...
Evelyn Moran (06/28/03)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Evelyn E. Moran, 83, of Perryville died June 26, 2003, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. She was born March 8, 1920, in Bollinger County, daughter of Henry and Leona Blaylock Cook. She and Henry Moran were married March 28, 1936. He died Nov. 21, 1981...
Joe Riley (06/28/03)
Freddie Joe Riley, 64, of Scott City died Friday, June 27, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center. He was born Oct. 1, 1938, in Cape Girardeau, son of James Amphlis and Jeanette Mae Bles Riley Jr. He and Betty Yvonne Diamond were married Oct. 22, 1962, in Cape Girardeau...
Juanita Martinez (06/28/03)
BREWER, Mo. -- Juanita F. Martinez, 100, of Brewer died Thursday, June 26, 2003, at Perry Oaks Manor in Perryville, Mo. She was born Aug. 4, 1902, in Madrid, Spain, daughter of Felipe Juan and Valentina Arias Fernandez. She and Juan B. Martinez were married June 10, 1927. He died Feb. 17, 1973...
M.G. Pollard (06/28/03)
CAIRO, Ill. -- M.G. Pollard, 68, of Cairo died Tuesday, June 24, 2003, at his home. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Christ Holy Temple Church, with Otis Walker officiating. Burial will be in Spencer Heights Cemetery in Mounds, Ill. Massie Funeral Home in Cairo is in charge of arrangements...
Willie Burnett (06/28/03)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Willie Mae Burnett, 76, of Cairo died Wednesday, June 25, 2003, at the home of a great-nephew, Glenn Childress, with whom she resided. Burnett was born Oct. 4, 1926, in the state of Mississippi, daughter of Essie Anna Sneed. She resided in St. Louis many years...
Births 6/28/03 (06/28/03)
Hixson Son to Brent Kipp and Rebecca Ann Hixson of Elkton, Md., 10:15 p.m. Thursday, June 19, 2003. Name, Noah Kipp. Weight, 9 pounds 10 ounces. Third child, first son. Mrs. Hixson is the former Rebecca Davis, daughter of Charles and Debbie Davis of Woodbridge, Va. She is a registered nurse. Hixson is the son of Jerry and Faye Hixson of Benton, Mo. He is employed by Summit Aviation of Middletown, Del...
Fire report 06/28/03 (06/28/03)
Cape Girardeau Saturday, June 28 Firefighters responded Thursday to the following items: At 1:16 p.m., emergency medical service at 15 Village Drive. At 9:18 p.m., mutual aid at 2215 Shannon Court, Jackson. Firefighters responded Friday to the following items:...
Police report 06/28/03 (06/28/03)
Cape Girardeau Saturday, June 28 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Matthew D. Welker, 17, of 1810 Grandview Drive, Cape Girardeau, was arrested Friday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated...
Sheriff's report 06/28/03 (06/28/03)
Cape Girardeau County Saturday, June 28 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs Brandon N. Craig, 18, of Jackson was arrested June 21 on suspicion of driving while intoxicated...
Out of the past 6/28/03 (06/28/03)
10 years ago: June 28, 1993 Holdup in distribution of $63 million in federal highway money to state could delay several road projects in Southeast Missouri; projects that might be delayed include some work on new Mississippi River bridge route at Cape Girardeau, extension of Nash Road to Southeast Missouri Regional Port near Scott City, and Highway 60 widening project...
Levee project moves closer to reality (06/28/03)
It shocked and disappointed many flood-ravaged residents of the Missouri Bootheel when a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plan to protect them got waylaid last year. For the previous 15 years, the corps had moved ahead to close a 1,500-foot gap in the levee that protects New Madrid. While the city itself was saved during flooding, the muddy Mississippi River waters rushed into low-lying farmland, affecting 49,000 acres of crops last year alone...
High school rodeo provides big-time thrills (06/28/03)
For three short days last week, there was a noticeable increase in the number of people wearing jeans and cowboy hats in northern Cape Girardeau County. For the third year, Flickerwood Arena just north of Jackson was the host for the Missouri High School Rodeo Championship. It brought together more than 100 top-rated teenage athletes from across the state to compete...
Need to enforce street name set back in 1961 (06/28/03)
To the editor: Traveling north on Big Bend Road, you turn east on a street called East Cape Rock Drive, according to a 1961 Cape Girardeau ordinance. This street heads to the historic Cape Rock Park. When you get to Country Club Drive, you have to turn left and yield to traffic coming north on Main Street. When returning from the country club on Country Club Drive, you yield to traffic on East Cape Rock Drive. This main artery has no stop signs...
Speak Out A 06/28/03 (06/28/03)
Finish the project I WAS so happy last year when the university decided to upgrade the look of Houck Stadium. However, the university forgot to finish the project. I can't believe the university allows the field house to look so horrible. This is the first look at the university that many prospective students and community members see. ...
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