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Stories from Wednesday, July 2, 2003

Missing mother (07/02/03)
Riding in the back seat, Amanda Manning wonders if the rain will stop when her family reaches their destination. It has fallen for the last 10 miles, alternating between spatters and downpours. After one last turn onto another wet gravel road, the lead car rolls to a stop, and Lt. Vince Diebold steps out of his white Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department Jeep...
Graffiti artist draws attention of Cape police (07/02/03)
An office building for cardiovascular surgeons on Broadway bears unwanted colorful words and images, and teachers arrived for vacation Bible school several weeks ago to find profanity spray-painted on a local school building. Over the past two months, nearly a dozen such reports of offensive graffiti have landed on the desk of Cape Girardeau Police Department detective Brent Steger...
Life-changing experiences - Students cut coffee, add exercise (07/02/03)
With little more than a week to go in a four-week lifestyle enhancement class at Southeast Missouri State University, students say it's making a difference. They say they're watching less television, exercising more and eating more nutritious meals...
Court affirms bowling shoe tax in 4-3 decision (07/02/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A St. Louis-area bowling alley narrowly ended up with a gutter ball Tuesday in its effort to recover state taxes paid on proceeds from shoe rentals. Relying on a 1977 precedent, the Missouri Supreme Court ruled 4-3 that such income is taxable under state law...
Visions of Pride center opens in Cape Girardeau (07/02/03)
Visions of Pride LGBT Community Center opened Tuesday at 30 N. Pacific in Cape Girardeau. Founder Denise Eaker said the center provides a place where gays, lesbians, bisexual and transgendered members of the community can come together for support group meetings, potluck dinners and Friday-night coffee groups...
Chaffee man wakes up in hospital after truck accident (07/02/03)
A Chaffee man awoke Monday from a two-week coma in a Tennessee hospital with severe injuries he suffered when he was hit by a pickup truck. Allen Johnson, 22, was visiting his father, Michael Johnson, in Granger County, Tenn., when he was hurt June 18, said his aunt, Tammy Mathews of Scott City. He remains in critical condition at UT Medical Center in Knoxville, Tenn. His mother is Angela Horman of Chaffee...
Case against former Cape officer heads to court (07/02/03)
The case against former Cape Girardeau police narcotics detective Paul Tipler is heading to circuit court. Paul Tipler, 35, was fired from the Cape Girardeau Police Department in December after internal and Missouri State Highway Patrol investigations...
Revealing the secret gay agenda (07/02/03)
The Supreme Court's ruling forcing government out of Americans' bedrooms prompted giant front-page headlines and lots of reaction last week. Most of it was from straight people going, "That was illegal somewhere?" But gays were elated when justices struck down a Texas law that made sodomy illegal for same-sex couples and, by extension, struck down similar laws regarding same-sex and/or opposite-sex partners in 12 other states. ...
Club news 7/2/03 (07/02/03)
Exchange Club The Exchange Club of Cape Girardeau met June 17 at Port Cape Girardeau. John King presented and installed new officers for the year: Joe Perez, president; and Monte Kyle, president-elect. Cletus Todt and Virgil Elfrink will remain in their present offices. The club thanks the past officers for a good year...
Salmonella cases near 100 at St. Louis hospital (07/02/03)
ST. LOUIS -- The number of cases of salmonella in an outbreak at St. Louis Children's Hospital has reached 99 and could go a little higher. The hospital has not yet isolated the source of the bacterial infections. She said the number of cases could rise because tests are still pending on a few people. The most recent salmonella case was confirmed Friday...
Gov. Holden signs into law revenue-raising legislation (07/02/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Bob Holden quietly signed another piece of the state's budget puzzle into law Tuesday -- a bill designed to raise money partly through stricter enforcement of state tax laws. Holden maintains that even with the additional money, the state's $19.1 billion budget for the fiscal year that began Tuesday is nearly $240 million out of balance...
Security relaxes at Missouri Capitol (07/02/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- For the first time in a year and a half, state employees walked into the Missouri Capitol on Tuesday without having to show government identification badges to anyone. And visitors didn't have to empty their pockets and turn over their purses for examination...
Officials - Economy improving despite decline in tax revenue (07/02/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Although state tax revenue continue to fall, Missouri's economic development director is picturing a rosy future for the state's overall economy. "Missouri's economy is fundamentally strong, and we're seeing definite signs of improvement," Joe Driskill, director of the state Department of Economic Development, said Tuesday. "We think the recession is ending in Missouri."...
Mr. ZIP celebrates 40th birthday (07/02/03)
WASHINGTON -- The ZIP code, that string of numbers on virtually every piece of mail, is 40 years old. It was July 1, 1963, when ZIP codes first went into use, a time of 5-cent postage and one-third the amount of mail as today. Postal officials say it's thanks to things like the ZIP code that they can now carry triple the amount of mail to 50 percent more people...
Officials say arrests in Iraq yield few links to al-Qaida (07/02/03)
WASHINGTON -- U.S. forces in central Iraq have detained a handful of people suspected of ties to al-Qaida, but American intelligence officials describe them as mostly low-level operatives with unclear purposes in the country. Their presence is far from conclusive evidence that the Bush administration's pre-war assertions about al-Qaida links to the Iraqi government were accurate, experts say...
Pentagon developing system to track every vehicle in a city (07/02/03)
WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon is developing an urban surveillance system that would use computers and thousands of cameras to track, record and analyze the movement of every vehicle in a foreign city. Dubbed "Combat Zones That See," the project is designed to help the U.S. military protect troops and fight in cities overseas...
Nation briefs 07/02/03 (07/02/03)
Government to seek rehearing in Moussaoui case WASHINGTON -- The government said Tuesday it will ask a federal appeals court to take a stand now -- not later -- on terrorism suspect Zacarias Moussaoui's right to question a captured al-Qaida leader...
People talk 7/2/03 (07/02/03)
Dunst takes lessons for 'Wimbledon' role WIMBLEDON, England -- Kirsten Dunst is looking to John McEnroe for inspiration while filming the tennis movie "Wimbledon." The "Spider-Man" actress was at Wimbledon Tuesday filming scenes for the romantic comedy in which she stars alongside Paul Bettany ("A Beautiful Mind")...
Two ephedra companies agree to repay customers (07/02/03)
WASHINGTON -- Two companies that promoted ephedra dietary supplements with promises of safe and miraculous weight loss have agreed to repay customers $370,000 to resolve federal charges of deceptive advertising, regulators said Tuesday. The Federal Trade Commission also is taking to court an operation based in California and Canada that it says made unsupported claims for weight-loss products and arthritis cures...
Pope names new leader of Boston Archdiocese (07/02/03)
BOSTON -- Pope John Paul II named Bishop Sean Patrick O'Malley to lead the Boston Archdiocese Tuesday, sending a man known as a healer into the epicenter of the clerical sex abuse crisis in the U.S. church. O'Malley set a humble tone as he looked at the job ahead of him...
Reports dampen hopes of faster economic growth (07/02/03)
NEW YORK -- Dampening hopes that the economy is picking up steam, U.S. manufacturing continued to shrink in June and construction spending dropped in May by the largest amount in a year. The Institute for Supply Management said Tuesday that its widely watched manufacturing index was at 49.8 last month, up from 49.4 in May. But a reading under 50 indicates shrinking activity...
Chicago officials plan to file complaint against building owner (07/02/03)
CHICAGO -- City officials plan to sue the owners and managers of a building where 13 people died in a porch collapse over the weekend, claiming there was no permit to build the porch. The complaint also will allege the three-story apartment building was illegally converted from five units to three, according to the Building Department. City building officials plan to ask for a court order requiring immediate replacement of the porch and could seek up to $500 a day for each violation...
Columbia investigators say NASA needs to film shuttle liftoffs (07/02/03)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Columbia accident investigators Tuesday said NASA botched the photographing of the ill-fated launch, and urged the space agency to do a better job of filming shuttle liftoffs to detect potentially catastrophic problems. A pair of long-range cameras provided usable images for evaluating the blow to Columbia's left wing from a piece of foam, but a third camera that would have provided a better view was not working properly and yielded fuzzy pictures...
Gulf Coast reeling from tropical storm (07/02/03)
NEW ORLEANS -- A fishing boat crewman was missing Tuesday in the Gulf of Mexico and thousands of homes and business had no electricity in the wake of Tropical Storm Bill, which blew across the South with wind and record rainfall. Some customers were likely to be without power until today, utilities said. A quarter of one Louisiana town was flooded after its levee broke -- for the second time in less than a year...
Kraft plans to reduce portion sizes (07/02/03)
CHICAGO -- Kraft Foods Inc., the nation's largest food manufacturer, announced Tuesday it will take steps to curb portion sizes in its snack packs and eliminate marketing campaigns in schools to help fight obesity. The Northfield-based company, which makes Kraft cheese, Nabisco cookies and crackers, Oscar Mayer meats and Post cereals, said it is forming an expert advisory council to draft standards and measures it can use to promote health...
Bush - U.S. role in Iraq for long term (07/02/03)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush began preparing the American public Tuesday for a prolonged U.S. role in Iraq, citing the need for "a massive and long-term" effort to bring democracy and prosperity to the war-torn country. In remarks during a military re-enlistment ceremony at the White House, the president went beyond previous statements in describing the scope of the rebuilding effort needed in Iraq, which both Democrats and Republicans have urged him to do...
Hong Kong protest against subversion draws crowds (07/02/03)
HONG KONG -- A new law targeting crimes against the state drew hundreds of thousands of people into the streets of Hong Kong on Tuesday in a protest that overshadowed the sixth anniversary of the handover of the territory from Britain to China. The protesters marched through the city peacefully to show opposition to anti-subversion legislation, which many fear will be used to suppress free expression and other liberties traditionally available in Hong Kong but nonexistent in China...
Iran's government blocking access to opposition and sex sites (07/02/03)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran is blocking access to Web sites containing pornographic material and opposition-driven dissent against the country's Islamic establishment, an official said Tuesday. More than 140 Web sites promoting dissent, dancing and sex have been blocked since the crackdown began last month, said Farhad Sepahram, an official at the Telecommunications Ministry...
Israelis raze rogue mosque next door to Christian shrine (07/02/03)
NAZARETH, Israel -- Bulldozers on Tuesday tore down a mosque being built without authorization next to the Basilica of the Annunciation, where Christians believe the Angel Gabriel foretold the birth of Jesus. The mosque construction had raised tensions between Christians and Muslims in Nazareth, Israel's largest Arab city, and brought criticism from the White House and the Vatican. Its demolition on Tuesday provoked an outcry from Israel's Muslim Arab leaders but was welcomed by the Vatican...
Afghan rebel calls for war on foreign troops (07/02/03)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- In his first video message since returning to Afghanistan last year, rebel leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar urges Afghans to "cut off the hands of the foreign meddlers" and drive all U.S. and other foreign troops from the country...
Indonesian leader backs vigilantes (07/02/03)
JAKARTA, Indonesia -- Indonesia's president suggested Tuesday that she supports setting up vigilante groups to help maintain order as the army fights to contain two rebellions and police struggle against rising lawlessness. Human rights activists worried the comments could set the stage for the re-emergence of armed civilian groups like those that rampaged through East Timor in 1999, killing hundreds of people after the territory voted for independence in a U.N.-sponsored referendum...
Palestinian, Israeli premiers pledge to 'put past behind us' (07/02/03)
JERUSALEM -- Standing side by side, the Israeli and Palestinian prime ministers rededicated themselves Tuesday to peace efforts and spoke of a shared future for their peoples, using conciliatory language not heard here in three years. Ariel Sharon and Mahmoud Abbas declared their readiness to "put the past behind us" as they met for the third time in six weeks to plan their next moves on the U.S.-backed "road map" to peace...
Australia wants closer U.S. ties (07/02/03)
SYDNEY, Australia -- Australia plans to seek even closer ties with the United States and take a more assertive role in the Pacific region, Prime Minister John Howard said in a major policy speech Tuesday. Howard has worked assiduously to boost ties with the United States and sent troops to serve with the U.S.-led coalitions in Afghanistan and Iraq. Canberra's increasingly close alliance with Washington, however, has irked some Asian neighbors and drawn fire from Malaysia...
Liberian leader turns down Nigerian offer (07/02/03)
Nigeria offered safe haven to Charles Taylor, but the embattled Liberian president turned it down, senior U.N. diplomats said Tuesday. According to the diplomats, who spoke on condition of anonymity, Taylor rejected the offer for several reasons, including uncertainty over whether the offer would shield him from a U.N. indictment he is facing on war crimes...
Assailants gun down chief of Saddam Hussein's tribe (07/02/03)
TIKRIT, Iraq -- Assailants gunned down the chief of Saddam Hussein's tribe in the ousted leader's hometown of Tikrit a few weeks after he publicly disavowed Saddam. Although the motive was unclear, Abdullah Mahmoud al-Khattab had many enemies, the regional governor said Tuesday...
Report - Iran ready to OK nuclear nonproliferation (07/02/03)
MOSCOW -- Iran is ready to sign additional nonproliferation agreements with the International Atomic Energy Agency to assure the world it has no intentions of developing nuclear weapons -- but only under certain conditions, the head of the country's atomic energy organization said Tuesday, the ITAR-Tass news agency reported...
German eavesdropping law goes before supreme court (07/02/03)
FRANKFURT, Germany -- Critics of a German law allowing authorities to eavesdrop on conversations in private homes took their case to the supreme court Tuesday, arguing that the five-year-old measure is unconstitutional. While law enforcement officials and the government argue that the law helps fight organized crime and terrorism, opponents contend it violates constitutional privacy guarantees and has not allowed authorities to crack a single major case...
Stadium work turns up remains from old Jewish cemetery (07/02/03)
GRODNO, Belarus -- When the spring melt began, the people living on New Street made a horrific discovery: Mixed in with dirt from a construction site that had been dumped in front of their homes were human jawbones, femurs and even entire skulls. The bones are the remnants of a once vibrant Jewish community that was nearly wiped out in World War II. ...
St. Louis chosen to host Women's Final Four in '09 (07/02/03)
ST. LOUIS -- When it comes to this city playing host to big-money college tournaments and title events, it's becoming kind of a profitable march to the Gateway Arch. The NCAA on Tuesday announced the women's Final Four -- staged here in 2001 at the Savvis Center -- will return in 2009, this time at the much larger and seating-versatile Edward Jones Dome...
Police search woods, find no new clues (07/02/03)
WACO, Texas -- Police found no sign of Patrick Dennehy in a search of the woods where the Baylor basketball player and a roommate were supposedly firing guns. Investigators asked the FBI to help look on about 50 acres of private land north of Waco last week, but cadaver dogs found nothing, police spokesman Steve Anderson said Tuesday...
Competition has been a plus, area course officials say (07/02/03)
If there's a magic number in golf, it's four. Golf groups are called foursomes. On par 72 courses -- the most common type -- a golfer must average four on each hole to shoot par. Even an errant shot requires the courtesy shout: "Fore!" Until last summer, Cape Girardeau County adhered to the theme with its own foursome: Cape Jaycee Municipal Golf Course, Bent Creek Golf Club, Cape Girardeau Country Club and Kimbeland Country Club...
Serena, Venus reach semifinals (07/02/03)
WIMBLEDON, England -- Serena Williams smacked one last volley to complete a quarterfinal comeback at Wimbledon, then let out a shriek and raised her arms. She still gets a kick out of beating Jennifer Capriati. Williams overcame an erratic start Tuesday to defeat Capriati for the eighth consecutive time, winning 2-6, 6-2, 6-3...
The focus switches to youth this week at Pumpkin Ridge (07/02/03)
NORTH PLAINS, Ore. -- At any other major championship, Sydney Burlison would look out of place. She fits right in at the U.S. Women's Open. The 13-year-old girl with big dreams, wide eyes and a full set of braces just finished the seventh grade at All Saints Day School in Carmel Valley, Calif...
The week ahead 7/2/03 (07/02/03)
AREA EVENTS
  • Bartlow Two-Man Scramble at Arcadia Valley CountryClub, Ironton, Saturday andSunday.
  • Mixed pairs scramble at Malden Country Club, Saturday and Sunday.USGA U.S. Women's Open
  • Site: North Plains, Ore. n Schedule: Thursday-Sunday...
  • Giants get quick start, top Cards (07/02/03)
    ST. LOUIS -- Spot starter Jim Brower allowed one run in six innings and Jose Cruz Jr. homered in a five-run first as the San Francisco Giants beat the Cardinals 5-1 Tuesday night. Cruz and Ray Durham had two hits and scored a run as the NL West leaders controlled the league's best hitting team for the second straight game...
    Agassi finds perspective in defeat at Wimbledon (07/02/03)
    The question struck Andre Agassi as odd, if not impertinent. Did he consider, as he walked off the court Monday after his fourth-round loss to Mark Philippoussis, whether he would ever be back at Wimbledon? "Why wouldn't I be back?" he shot back. "I'm still a tennis player. This is the place to be. ... My plan is to be back here next year."...
    FanFare 7/2/03 (07/02/03)
    Briefly Baseball
  • Roberto Alomar was traded by the Mets to the White Sox, ending a disappointing 1 1/2-year stay in New York in which he failed to live up to his elite billing. The White Sox sent New York minor league pitchers Royce Ring and Edwin Almonte and infielder Andrew Salvo...
  • Health calendar 7/2/03 (07/02/03)
    Today Blood pressure screening from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Cape Senior Center. The screening is sponsored by the Generations Resource Center at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Preparation for childbirth class 2 meets from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the conference room at the Healing Arts Center. For information or to register, call 331-5107...
    National MS Society opens regional office in Cape (07/02/03)
    People with multiple sclerosis now have a resource closer to home since a regional office for the National MS Society has opened in Cape Girardeau. The office opened in June and offers medical resources and information, patient education services and a lending library. It serves 10 counties in Missouri and 11 in Southern Illinois...
    Create an outdoor sanctuary (07/02/03)
    By Doug Brown ~ Special to The Washington Post Everybody needs privacy from time to time -- not to mention a place to read, write, nap or just veg out. With summer upon us, think about taking your solitude outside and transforming a stretch of your porch, balcony or back yard into a cozy personal sanctuary...
    Three easy steps to outdoor solitude (07/02/03)
  • Step 1: Bamboo palms offer the elegance of bamboo canes with the dense tropical foliage that a screen demands. Place the palms -- including their plastic, dirt-filled containers -- into larger, decorative pots. Sit the palms side by side and you've got a screen. ...
  • Apple juice as ingredient gives light taste to meals (07/02/03)
    Cookbook author Caprial Pence and her husband John Pence have been using apple juice in their summer cooking, and three of their recipes follow for home cooks to try. "Apple juice is a great ingredient for recipes because it provides a nice, sweet note of flavor with just the right balance," they say. Apples and their flavor lend themselves to so many applications, too, they find...
    Around the house 7/2/03 (07/02/03)
    In the kitchen Salad days with oomph Making a salad medley that satisfies and yet leaves you feeling virtuous is easy. Start with the darkest possible greens (iceberg lettuce is water masquerading as a vegetable) and add 3 or 4 ounces of lean protein, suggests Self magazine...
    Try chicken salad recipe for a satisfying, low-fat meal (07/02/03)
    If your enthusiasm for lettuce wilts easily, how about a healthy one-bowl meal that will shake you out of your salad daze? A feature by Lauren Purcell in the July issue of Self magazine has recipes for easy, never-boring combinations with "filling lean protein to ratchet up the satisfaction factor, zippy extras for texture variety and high-flavor dressings to give your greens more oomph."...
    Azorean cooking is spicy variant of Portuguese style (07/02/03)
    TERCEIRA, Azores Islands -- Iria Gronke isn't bashful about why the food of her island home is more flavorful than most other Portuguese cuisine: It's thanks to prostitution and booze. "This island in the 16th century was a very important stop between India and Lisbon on the spice trade route," she said, gingerly picking the bones from the steaming flesh of several pounds of freshly boiled salt cod...
    Stranger in Town (07/02/03)
    by Greg Levrault Cape Girardeau has a peculiar appreciation for its history. Neither swept aside in the name of progress, nor packaged for the tourists, Cape's 300 years of history has the substance of family secrets: universally accepted but rarely discussed, except for those moments of reunion or communal observance. ...
    Celebrate summer with ice cream (07/02/03)
    smcclanahan I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. How many times have you or your children been known to yell this out? I can recall as a child we would travel to Centralia, Ill., to see my grandmothers and we would start this famous chant so Mom and Dad would stop at the Dairy Queen in Nashville, Ill., on the way...
    Revealing the secret gay agenda (07/02/03)
    The Supreme Court's ruling forcing government out of Americans' bedrooms prompted giant front-page headlines and lots of reaction last week. Most of it was from straight people going, "That was illegal somewhere?" But gays were elated when justices struck down a Texas law that made sodomy illegal for same-sex couples and, by extension, struck down similar laws regarding same-sex and/or opposite-sex partners in 12 other states. ...
    St. Louis entertainment schedule (07/02/03)
    07/03/03 - Brad Paisley, Fair Saint Louis 07/03/03 - Firehouse, Fair Saint Louis 07/04/03 - Rosie Ledet And The Zydeco Playboys, Broadway St. Oyster Bar 07/04/03 - Michael McDonald, Fair Saint Louis 07/04/03 - Neil Giraldo, Fair Saint Louis 07/04/03 - Pat Benatar, Fair Saint Louis...
    Good deeds on the cheap (07/02/03)
    (How to give a lot, get a lot, and not lose your pants in the process.) Money sucks. Or at least not having any does. By the time you pay your rent, pay your tuition, go grocery shopping, buy beer, et cetera, there's nothing left, right? OFF! knows this. ...
    Off! the Wall 8-Ball (07/02/03)
    July Questions Submitted by Jason Parker 1. Will they ever find the Weapons of Mass Destruction - WITHOUT A DOUBT! 2. Will I need a root canal? - OUTLOOK GOOD! 3. Why Do Birds Suddenly Appear Every time You are Near? - ASK AGAIN LATER!...
    Turn the tables on those unwanted phone calls... (07/02/03)
    1. If they want to loan you money, tell them you just filed for bankruptcy and you could sure use some money. 2. If they start out with, "How are you today?" say, "I'm so glad you asked, because no one these days seems to care, and I have all these problems. My arthritis is acting up, my eyelashes are sore, my dog just died..."...
    Mystikaleidoscopes - Colorful horoscopes (07/02/03)
    Aries (Mar. 23-Apr. 19) If you like the way things have been going, they're about to get better. Don't waste another minute. Your parents need what you're going to give them. Taurus (Apr. 20 - May 20) Now that you've built up your empire, it's time to build some character. Bring your intensity to something that you used to like and transform it for the better. Your growth is measured by what you can grow in a months time...
    Game review, 'Dot Hack - Mutation' (07/02/03)
    by Keayn Dunyan "After taking part in a strange adventure in an online game known as "The World," a young boy still finds himself with more questions than answers. Know in the game world as "Kite," his journey began when he joined the immensely popular game thanks to a friends urging. ...
    Kill Your T.V. (07/02/03)
    Jack Johnson-On and On A review by Jason Parker of Mix 96.5 Very rarely is the sophomore effort of any artist worth half of what the initial offering was. Many musicians cut their own throats with a weak second presentation and send themselves into obscurity. ...
    Alex Goes Off! - "Monday, Monday" (07/02/03)
    There's nothing like being awakened by the sound of a trash truck. Especially when it's trash day and you haven't put the garbage out. Eight A.M. with only one hit of a nine-minute snooze and this is what happens. No mercy this morning. A routine interrupted. Shake it off. Regroup. Start to think about which one of your friends lives in a place with a really big dumpster. Roll over and go back to sleep. It's Monday...
    The Zone Insider (07/02/03)
    Leroy Grey I'm writing this while ignoring the sunburn I got at Warped tour. What a delicious dilemma: Less Than Jake or The Ataris? Poison The Well or A Simple Plan ? Rancid or Bowling for Soup? Tough choices for some; tougher to get a gang of four to agree. ...
    Mary LaMar (07/02/03)
    CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Mary LaMar, 87, formerly of Chaffee, died Tuesday, July 1, 2003, at Portageville Nursing Center in Portageville, Mo. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee is in charge of arrangements.
    Hazel Meyer (07/02/03)
    Hazel Irene Meyer, 89, of Jackson died Sunday, June 29, 2003, at Jackson Manor. She was born Sept. 30, 1913, in Jackson, daughter of Samuel and Minnie McKnight. She and Charles Henry Meyer were married in 1948, in Arkansas. He died in 1994. Meyer was a member of Zion United Methodist Church at Gordonville...
    Anna Pender (07/02/03)
    Anna Marie Pender, 70, of North Fort Myers, Fla., died Tuesday, July 1, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Sept. 14, 1932, in Advance, Mo., daughter of Lawrence Edgar and Anna Caroline Leazenby Graham. She and Robert Harrison Pender were married May 19, 1952. He died May 23, 1983...
    Cristeen Whitaker (07/02/03)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Martha Cristeen "Cris" Whitaker, 76, of Sikeston died Tuesday, July 1, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. She was born Sept. 28, 1926, at Canalou, Mo., daughter of Thomas Allen and Lenna Laverta Henson Waters. She and Francis Marion Whitaker were married Sept. 13, 1953, at Morehouse, Mo. He died June 17, 1980...
    Emma Davis (07/02/03)
    Emma Lee Davis, 73, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, June 30, 2003, at her home. She was born Feb. 1, 1930, in Mississippi County, Mo., daughter of James and Mary Lola Dixon Davis. She and Leo Sawyer were married in 1945 in Blytheville, Ark. She later married Tony M. Davis in 1965 in Cook County, Ill. He died in 1972...
    Floyd Cates (07/02/03)
    COBDEN, Ill. -- Floyd W. Cates, 75, of Cobden died Monday, June 30, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He and Catherine Rainbolt were married March 3, 1956, at Anna, Ill. Cates worked at Anna Quarries 46 years, retiring Sept. 9, 1999. He attended the Church of God in Anna, and was a member of Operating Engineers Local 318...
    Janice Zahlen (07/02/03)
    Janice C. Zahlen, 63, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, June 30, 2003, at her home. McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
    Vernon Davis (07/02/03)
    ANNA, Ill. -- Vernon Roy Davis, 68, of Anna died Monday, June 30, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born April 16, 1935, in Jackson, Tenn., son of Everett Lee and Flora Connell Davis. He and Neila Beth Scott were married Nov. 15, 1965, in Freeport, Ill...
    Greta Gillam (07/02/03)
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Greta Janice Gillam, 38, of Springfield died Sunday, June 29, 2003, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born Sept. 19, 1964, in Cape Girardeau, the daughter of Howard and Geraldine Kuehn Brennecke. She married Mickey D. Gillam on July 21, 1983...
    Ruby Mills (07/02/03)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Ruby Lois Mills, 73, of Sikeston died Monday, June 30, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born July 1, 1929, at Vanduser, Mo., daughter of William B. and Ethel L. Cooper Parks. She and Harold Mills were married July 1, 1975, at Puxico, Mo...
    Births 7/2/03 (07/02/03)
    Swan Son to Ryan and Tara Leigh Swan of Pinckneyville, Ill., Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis, 12:35 a.m. Friday, June 27, 2003. Name, Jackson Haddon. Weight, 7 pounds 13 ounces. First child. Mrs. Swan is the former Tara Sanford, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Sanford of Scott City. Swan is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Swan of Mt. Vernon, Ill. He is principal at Pinckneyville Junior High School...
    Cape fire report 7/2/03 (07/02/03)
    Cape Girardeau Wednesday, July 2 Firefighters responded to the following item Monday:
  • At 7 p.m., an emergency medical service at 1333 N. Sprigg. Firefighters responded to the following items Tuesday: At 3:20 a.m., an emergency medical service at 1000 Towers Circle...
  • Cape/Jackson police reports 7/2/03 (07/02/03)
    Cape Girardeau Wednesday, July 2 Arrests Leonard Duane Fox, 42, no address given, was arrested Monday on suspicion of trespassing. Brandi Michelle Hale, 20, of 331 S. Lorimier, Apt. A, Cape Girardeau, was arrested Monday on a Scott County warrant for probation violation, a New Madrid County warrant for fraud and insufficient funds and a Scott City warrant for failure to appear...
    Out of the past 7/2/03 (07/02/03)
    10 years ago: July 2, 1993 Under Missouri's new education law, Leopold and Altenburg school districts have two years to meet minimum guidelines or close their doors; but superintendents for both districts say schools easily will meet deadline for improvements; Leopold and Altenburg are among three dozen small, rural school districts that don't meet state's minimum standards under classification system that labels schools unclassified, AA and AAA...
    Certificate-of-need law too full of loopholes (07/02/03)
    Another loophole in Missouri's certificate-of-need program for medical facilities and equipment was exposed recently. A Kansas City hospital's legal challenge resulted in getting the go-ahead to build a suburban hospital even though the Missouri Health Facilities Review Committee, which issues certificates of need, had turned it down...
    TV networks display bias in their reports (07/02/03)
    To the editor: Gratuitous asininity -- that's just one of the signs that the three major TV networks are not neutral and objective, but rather are left-leaning and angry to boot. People who do not have cable or satellite are stuck with inferior TV journalism. Here are a few examples:...
    Speak Out A 07/02/03 (07/02/03)
    A blessed wife HOORAY FOR the wife who puts out food for the creatures. God will bless her. Surprise comment I WAS surprised, even stunned, to read where Cape Girardeau School District superintendent Mark Bowles said he was glad the governor, with great reluctance, signed the Republican-sponsored bill gutting a much needed increase in public education spending...
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