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Stories from Thursday, July 3, 2003

Relay For Life benefit fast approching (07/03/03)
The 12-hour non-competitive cancer fund raiser, "Relay For Life," begins with opening ceremonies at 6 p.m. July 11 and continues until 6 a.m. July 12 at Cape County Park North. Tim Hahn, director of Cape County's 2003 Relay For Life, has reported more than 50 teams have registered for this year's event...
Teams forming for charity Walk For Diabetes event (07/03/03)
The American Diabetes Association will hold its team captain kickoff complete with food and all the necessary materials to build an award-winning team in the fight against diabetes. The kickoff takes place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Southeast Missouri Hospital's Harrison Room...
Community Q&A 7/3/03 (07/03/03)
Name: Teresa Birk Lives in: Jackson Family: My husband, Dale, and one son, Austin. My parents, Larry and Clara Dixon, live in Jackson also. Job: Regional Program Manager, National Multiple Sclerosis Society...
Tractor club gears up for adventure (07/03/03)
The first Antique Tractor Adventure is slated for 9 a.m. July 26, beginning at the Fruitland Livestock Sale Barn, 7505 U.S. Highway 61, Fruitland. In celebration of their 15-year anniversary, the event is sponsored by the River Hills Antique Tractor Club and C106...
TPA Merit Award nominee named (07/03/03)
A delegation from Cape Girardeau Post M of the Travelers Protective Association attended the National TPA Convention in Baton Rouge, La., recently. The annual meeting is held to elect new officers and to consider any changes in regulations. Jerry Henley, Juanita Henley, Margret Dickerson and Leon Dickerson attended the conference. Elected to the office of National TPA President was Sharon Galluser from the Kentucky division...
Community briefs 7/3/03 (07/03/03)
Summer reading club meets Tuesday Beginning at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, the summer reading club will present a "Puppet Show @ the Library." Charlotte Reid and Puppet Power will entertain with puppets, action songs and silly songs. Anyone with questions can call Lynn Farrow at 243-8141...
State briefs 07/03/03 (07/03/03)
Commission approves transportation projects JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- More than $4.6 billion in spending for transportation projects over the next five years was approved Wednesday by the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission. About 700 projects will be built over the next five years for things such as bridges, railroads, waterways, aviation and public transportation...
Cape woman honored for her volunteer work (07/03/03)
Officials had nothing but praise for Rose Shafer of Cape Girardeau, who was recently honored as an Outstanding Volunteer of the Year by the American Lung Association of Eastern Missouri. The award was announced at the group's second annual Circle of Hope Breakfast at the Junior League of St. Louis recently...
Police cite cashiers for liquor sales to minor (07/03/03)
A police sweep of nine Cape Girardeau stores Tuesday night netted four cashiers who sold alcohol to a 20-year-old woman working undercover for the department. The cashiers each received a summons and may have to pay fines.The operation was part of a series of compliance checks for local businesses that sell alcohol, Sgt. Rick Schmidt said...
No home on the range (07/03/03)
These guys can shoot a 3 1/2-inch by 1-inch clay target moving 60 miles per hour. But landing a target the size of a small farm, now that's really difficult. The Cape Girardeau County Gun Club has become a victim of Jackson's residential growth and must find a new place to shoot skeet by November. Either that, or its 55 members will be forced to drive about 90 miles to the nearest shooting range...
Area events abound for celebrating July Fourth (07/03/03)
Bicycle parades, mud volleyball tournaments, art shows, balloon releases, remote-control car races, car shows and festive music will all be part of the Fourth of July celebrations in Cape Girardeau and Jackson this year. Oh yeah, there will be fireworks, too...
July 11 is deadline to submit photos for Cape Girardeau histori (07/03/03)
July 11 is the deadline for Cape Girardeau residents wishing to preserve the city's history by submitting their photos for the book "Cape Girardeau Faces & Places." More than 900 photos have been submitted so far and more than 1,000 are expected by the deadline...
First big storm after new technology defies forecast (07/03/03)
NEW ORLEANS -- Tropical Storm Bill blew right past the National Weather Service's new five-day forecast, hitting Louisiana less than a day and a half after the first storm advisory was issued. "We like to get as much notice as possible, but this storm formed fast and moved fast," said Jim Ballow, assistant chief of operations for the Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness...
Yellow ribbons (07/03/03)
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. -- There isn't a tree, porch post or flower pot outside the Peterson's house that doesn't have a giant yellow ribbon tied around it. Samantha Peterson put them up April 3, the day her husband was deployed to Iraq. There is only one person who can take them down: Army 1st Lt. Donavan Peterson...
Republican lawmakers hold rally to defend pledge (07/03/03)
ST. CHARLES, Mo. -- Two Missouri Republican lawmakers held a rally Wednesday to encourage support for legislation aimed at keeping the phrase "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance. U.S. Rep. Todd Akin and U.S. Sen. Jim Talent spoke to several dozen people -- many dressed in red, white and blue -- and said they believe God grants rights to humans, that the pledge helps to unify Americans and that banning the pledge in schools amounted to censorship...
Wal-Mart extends anti-discrimination policy to gay and lesbian (07/03/03)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the nation's largest private employer, will now include gays and lesbians in its anti-discrimination policy, company officials said Wednesday. Company spokesman Tom Williams said the policy will not affect benefits, which Wal-Mart does not offer to unmarried partners of any orientation, but he said sexual orientation will be added to the company's existing diversity-awareness training programs for employees...
Truck loaded with fireworks explodes; at least four dead (07/03/03)
BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. -- A tractor-trailer loaded with fireworks for the town's Fourth of July celebration exploded into flames at a beach park Wednesday, killing at least four people and injuring two, authorities said. "It just all happened at once," said Kevin McKenzie, who was mowing grass about 300 feet from the truck when the explosion occurred. "Immediately it was all the fireworks going off with all the colors and the flames."...
Groups seek low summer flows on Missouri River (07/03/03)
WASHINGTON -- Conservation groups asked a federal judge Wednesday to order lower water flows in the Missouri River this summer to protect birds and fish listed as federally endangered species. The hearing in U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia was part of the groups' lawsuit to return the Missouri to a more natural ebb and flow...
Man sentenced for false terror claim (07/03/03)
ST. LOUIS -- An Illinois man was sentenced Wednesday to 14 months in prison for falsely telling the FBI that his former business partner planned to crash airplanes into the Super Bowl, Fair St. Louis, the Gateway Arch and a Cardinals baseball game. Henry W. Hersman, 43, of Wood River, Ill., was also sentenced to three years of supervised release after his prison term...
Schools take big hit as Holden freezes $250 million in spending (07/03/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Bob Holden has withheld more than $250 million in state spending, almost 80 percent of which came from public schools, officials announced Wednesday. "That's going to hurt," said state budget director Linda Luebbering. "Quite frankly, a lot of these departments have already been cut significantly. I've already had indications from some directors that it means more layoffs."...
MoDOT wants to cut down miles to maintain (07/03/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri transportation officials will begin pursuing the possibility of transferring ownership of one-fourth of the road miles in the state highway system to cities and counties. With 32,400 miles, Missouri's state highway system is larger than those in any of its neighboring states and among the biggest in the nation. ...
Illinois reports crow dead of West Nile virus (07/03/03)
CHICAGO -- Illinois health officials reported Wednesday that a crow in Cook County has died of West Nile virus. It was the state's third bird since May to test positive for the mosquito-borne virus. The first was in Henderson County, and the second in Kankakee County...
Holden vetoes House concealed gun measure (07/03/03)
Associated Press WriterWEBSTER GROVES, Mo. (AP) -- Gov. Bob Holden vetoed a concealed weapons bill Thursday, but the sponsor of the legislation remained confident it will become law. Holden signed the veto in suburban St. Louis -- an area of the state that played a big role in defeating 1999's Proposition B, a ballot measure that would have allowed Missourians to carry concealed guns. Seventy-eight percent of the voters in this community voted against it...
Three killed by co-worker at plant (07/03/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A man who fatally shot three fellow plant workers before committing suicide in a police shootout had calmly smoked a cigarette and sipped a soda before clocking in and pulling out a semiautomatic pistol, authorities said. The shooter, Jonathon Russell, 25, was described Wednesday by police as quiet but beset by personal woes, including being close to being fired at Modine Manufacturing Co. ...
Public speaks out on SUV safety, gas mileage (07/03/03)
WASHINGTON -- Americans think sport utility vehicles are safer than other vehicles -- for people driving or riding in them. For those who aren't it's a different story. There's more agreement on fuel rules. The majority in an Associated Press poll say SUVs should have to meet the same mileage standards as cars...
Bush to those attacking U.S. troops in Iraq- 'Bring them on' (07/03/03)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush said Wednesday that American troops under fire in Iraq aren't about to pull out, and he challenged those tempted to attack U.S. forces, "Bring them on." "We'll stay the course in Iraq," Bush said. "We're not leaving until we accomplish the task, and the task is going to be a free country run by the Iraqi people." He and his aides offered no timetable for the withdrawal of American forces. ...
Bush says constitutional ban on gay marriage not necessary -- y (07/03/03)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush said Wednesday that a constitutional ban on gay marriage that has been proposed in the House might not be needed despite a Supreme Court decision that some conservatives think opens the door to legalizing same-sex marriages...
Pressed to send troops to Liberia Bush is 'exploring all option (07/03/03)
WASHINGTON -- Reluctant to get involved in another military fight, the Bush administration on Wednesday debated how to respond to international pressure that it send peacekeepers to Liberia. "It is premature to say an announcement is forthcoming in the next day or so," Secretary of State Colin Powell said after consulting with U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan...
Government, industry warn of planned mass hacker attack (07/03/03)
WASHINGTON -- The government and private technology experts warned Wednesday that hackers plan to attack thousands of Web sites Sunday in a loosely coordinated "contest" that could disrupt Internet traffic. Organizers established a Web site, defacers-challenge.com, listing in broken English the rules for hackers who might participate. ...
Information panels vandalized at World Trade Center site (07/03/03)
NEW YORK -- Information panels along a viewing wall at the World Trade Center site, directly below a memorial list of victims' names, have been defaced with graffiti. "After what happened here ... it's tacky and unpatriotic," said JoAnn Marquis, visiting the site with her husband from Salem, Mass...
Court-martial ordered for Air Force Academy cadet (07/03/03)
DENVER -- An Air Force Academy sophomore will be the first to face a court-martial on rape charges since a sexual assault scandal broke at the academy earlier this year, officials announced Wednesday. Douglas Meester, 20, is charged with rape, sodomy, indecent assault and providing alcohol to minors. If convicted at a military trial, he could face life in prison and dismissal from the Air Force...
Suspect in serial killings enters innocent plea (07/03/03)
BATON ROUGE, La. -- The suspect in six killings of women in Louisiana pleaded innocent Wednesday to a murder charge in one of the slayings. Derrick Todd Lee was ordered to stand trial on March 1 in the May 2002 beating, stabbing and rape of Charlotte Murray Pace, 22...
Explosion levels two homes, hurts 10 people (07/03/03)
WILMINGTON, Del. -- A suspected gas explosion flattened two rowhouses Wednesday, injuring about 10 people, two of them seriously, authorities said. A work crew was tearing up the sidewalk in front of the buildings before the blast, said John Rago, a spokesman for Mayor James Baker...
AAA- Road travel up for Fourth (07/03/03)
GRAPEVINE, Texas -- The number of Americans celebrating their independence with out-of-town trips is rising, according to the AAA, which estimates travel for the Fourth of July weekend will be at its highest level in at least nine years. The automobile organization said Tuesday that 37.4 million people are expected to travel 50 miles or more during the weekend, up nearly 2 percent from 36.8 million last year. ...
ATF revokes license of gun dealer linked to sniper rifle (07/03/03)
SEATTLE -- Federal regulators are revoking the license of a gun dealer whose store was the source of the rifle used in the Washington, D.C.-area sniper shootings. The revocation takes effect July 25, Martha Tebbenkamp, special operations inspector at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, said Wednesday. Meanwhile, Bull's Eye Shooter Supply in Tacoma remains open...
Educators lament waning civics know-how of U.S. students (07/03/03)
NEW ORLEANS -- Apparently the truths in the Declaration of Independence aren't so self-evident. When Rep. Roger Wicker asked high school seniors in his Mississippi district to name some unalienable rights, he got silence. So the Republican congressman gave the advanced-placement history students some help...
Judge orders Malvo sniper trial moved from Washington area (07/03/03)
FAIRFAX, Va. -- A judge Wednesday moved the murder trial of sniper suspect Lee Boyd Malvo 200 miles away from the Washington suburbs that were so terrorized by the string of killings last fall. Over the objections of prosecutors who wanted the case to remain in the Washington area, Fairfax County Circuit Judge Jane Marum Roush ruled that the move was necessary to guarantee Malvo's right to a fair trial...
Judge orders terrorism suspect held (07/03/03)
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- A federal judge on Wednesday ordered a Maryland man held until his trial on charges of training to join an Islamic terrorist organization involved in attacks overseas, overturning a U.S. magistrate's decision to release him. A few minutes after the ruling that Masoud Ahmad Khan should remain in custody, the magistrate ordered and then delayed the supervised release of four other members of a group of 11 men who prosecutors said wanted to join an organization that wants to drive India from Kashmir.. ...
Sex crime charges against former judge dismissed (07/03/03)
NORWALK, Calif. -- Child molestation charges against a former judge were dismissed Wednesday after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a California law allowing the prosecution of decades-old sex crimes. Former Superior Court Judge Ronald Kline, 62, who is under house arrest for unrelated child pornography charges, could have gotten more than five years in prison if convicted...
People talk 7/3/03 (07/03/03)
Brandy, hubby split, two 'remain friends' Brandy is confirming reports that she's split from her husband, Robert Smith, the father of her 1-year-old daughter. A statement released Tuesday by her record company, Atlantic Records, said: "They will remain friends and raise their daughter jointly."...
Bush administration builds motley posse to keep peace (07/03/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Poland is sending 2,300 soldiers. Ukraine promises 1,800. Small bands of Macedonians and Albanians are already here. And Sri Lanka says it's ready to consider requests for help. A posse of nations is materializing to help keep Iraq's peace, but big powers like France, Germany and Russia are showing little inclination to join...
Professor's letter on job to Israeli starts probe (07/03/03)
LONDON -- Oxford University is investigating a professor who rejected an Israeli student's job application because of Israel's treatment of the Palestinians. Andrew Wilkie, the Nuffield professor of pathology at Pembroke College, could face disciplinary action if he is found to have violated the university's anti-discrimination rules while turning down the student's request to work in his college laboratory...
British leader challenges critics on Iraqi threat facts (07/03/03)
LONDON -- Prime Minister Tony Blair challenged critics Wednesday to produce evidence for claims the government exaggerated the scale of the Iraqi weapons threat. Blair said accusations that aides fixed material published in September 2002 to include claims Saddam could launch chemical and biological weapons at 45 minutes' notice were "completely untrue."...
Mine explosion kills one Marine, injures three (07/03/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- A U.S. Marine was killed and three others were injured Wednesday while clearing mines near the south central Iraqi city of Karbala, the U.S. military said. An Iraqi fire department technician accompanying the Marines was also injured, said a statement from U.S. Central Command...
Israeli withdrawls aid peace efforts (07/03/03)
BETHLEHEM, West Bank -- A Palestinian flag fluttered in Manger Square as Palestinian police marched into Bethlehem Wednesday, taking control of the ancient West Bank city after Israel withdrew under a U.S.-backed peace plan. The second handover of territory in three days, and the passage of another day without serious security threats, raised hopes that 33 months of deadly violence may be winding down...
Cemetery plots for $86,000 in Tokyo called 'reasonable' (07/03/03)
TOKYO -- If it costs a lot to live in Japan, try dying: Cemetery plots on sale in Tokyo are priced at up to $86,800 each. The city government began taking applications Wednesday for the 50 newly opened spots at Aoyama Cemetery -- the first such sale in 43 years...
Hope eludes Asian war victims (07/03/03)
PAGALUNGAN, Philippines -- Insecurity and fear gnaw at Basaluddin Gialodin. Insecurity because he and his family have been forced out of their home and are living in a makeshift shack with a tarp for walls. Fear that if they go home, they will be killed in the battle between the government and Muslim rebels...
Anti-corruption sweep called boon to Putin's party (07/03/03)
MOSCOW -- The campaign started last week when Russian officials announced "Operation Werewolves" and arrested seven top-ranking police on corruption charges. Just about every day since then has come a new revelation: Traffic cops on the take. Border guards busted for selling fake passports. Hundreds more police under scrutiny...
Japan's first space shuttle crash lands in Sweden (07/03/03)
TOKYO -- Japan's delta-wing space shuttle approached the speed of sound while cruising over Sweden, but tumbled into a field moments later -- a crash landing that was the latest setback for Japan's space program. The shuttle, an unmanned craft only 12.5-feet long, took flight Tuesday, lifted by a stratospheric balloon 13 miles above a test site in northern Sweden...
Nation founded by freed slaves looks to United States for rescu (07/03/03)
DAKAR, Senegal -- The United States is being called to the rescue of Liberia -- yanked by old bonds many Americans never knew the United States had. The two nations have economic and strategic ties dating back to 1822, when President James Monroe dispatched soldiers to escort ashore the first freed American slaves, who founded the nation with a U.S.-style Declaration of Independence...
Anti-subversion bill draws lawmakers' ire (07/03/03)
HONG KONG -- Hong Kong's government should reconsider its anti-subversion bill because of public fears that civil liberties will be taken away, pro-democracy lawmakers said Wednesday, a day after a half-million people marched against the proposal. Twenty-one pro-democracy lawmakers from the Legislative Council signed a letter to Hong Kong leader Tung Chee Wah asking that he stop the bill from moving forward and consult more openly with the public. ...
Clemons' condition 'fair' after weekend ATV crash (07/03/03)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- University of Missouri basketball player Ricky Clemons was in fair condition Sunday at a Columbia hospital with injuries he suffered when he crashed an all-terrain vehicle during a private Fourth of July party at the home of university President Elson Floyd, authorities said...
Sikeston racer bounces back from crash (07/03/03)
Daron Clayton's no stranger to the spills and tumbles that accompany short-track racing, but his crash Saturday, he said, tops his list of scary rides. Clayton, 19, of Sikeston was battling steering problems on his yellow No. 92 sprint during the feature race at Auto Tire and Parts Racepark when the steering locked and sent the car head-on into the pit-road exit along the back straightaway. ...
Hindman answers a calling to win (07/03/03)
There's a difference in calling a turkey to kill and calling a turkey to win. Jake Hindman can do both -- very well, in fact. Hindman, 18, a turkey caller from Egypt Mills, has been calling to attract turkeys into his shooting range for six years after picking up the hobby from his dad...
Cape rolls past Jackson 9-3 (07/03/03)
Ford and Sons runs winning streak to eight games. By Jeremy Joffray ~ Southeast Missourian Cape Girardeau Ford and Sons Senior Legion team put on an early fireworks display of its own Wednesday night at Capaha Park by banging out 17 hits in a 9-3 district win over Jackson...
Giants keep Cards in funk (07/03/03)
St. Louis again scores just one run in third straight loss to Giants. By R.B. Fallstrom ~ The Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- So far, the National League Championship Series rematch has been no contest. Barry Bonds homered twice and scored three times, leading rookie Jerome Williams and the San Francisco Giants over the Cardinals 4-1 Wednesday night...
Cardinals avoid sweep against Giants (07/03/03)
AP Sports Writer ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Albert Pujols and Edgar Renteria hit three-run homers in an eight-run second inning and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Francisco Giants 9-5 Thursday to avoid a four-game sweep. The Giants were trying to complete the franchise's first four-game sweep at St. Louis since the great Christy Mathewson finished off the Cardinals on May 9, 1912...
Time to regroup Morris tries to heal body, mind (07/03/03)
ST. LOUIS -- A break in the action certainly can't hurt Matt Morris, the way he's been pitching. The St. Louis Cardinals' ace won 39 games the past two seasons, each time making the All-Star team. But he was 2-2 in June with a 9.51 ERA as shoulder soreness led to an altered delivery, reduced velocity and effectiveness...
World watches as English star switches allegiance (07/03/03)
MADRID, Spain -- England captain David Beckham finally pulled on the famous white jersey of Real Madrid at his long-awaited introduction Wednesday as millions of adoring fans watched worldwide. With TV cameras broadcasting the ceremony live, team president Florentino Perez unveiled his fourth multi-million dollar acquisition in as many years and hailed Beckham as one of the best English soccer players of all time...
O Canada! Vancouver lands Games (07/03/03)
PRAGUE, Czech Republic -- Vancouver was awarded the 2010 Winter Olympics on Wednesday, taking the games back to Canada for the first time since 1988. The International Olympic Committee selected the British Columbia city over bids from Salzburg, Austria, and Pyeongchang, South Korea...
Waltrip gets his turn to race for Daytona history (07/03/03)
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Michael Waltrip is quietly having the best season of his career and returning to Daytona International Speedway isn't likely to slow him down. When last seen at the Northern Florida track in February, Waltrip was celebrating a victory in the rain-shortened Daytona 500. Since that win in the season-opener, he hasn't visited Victory Lane again but is a solid fifth in the season standings...
Jones ready to be back behind the wheel (07/03/03)
Buckshot Jones was so convinced his racing career was over that he got a real job. "I've got two kids, and they drain you a little bit," Jones said. "I had to start bringing home a paycheck." After he was fired early last season by Petty Enterprises, Jones struggled to find another ride. He got a one-race deal with buddy Michael Waltrip i October, but rain washed away qualifying at Atlanta Motor Speedway and kept him out of the starting lineup...
Federer masters field for first major title (07/03/03)
WIMBLEDON, England --Roger Federer is not for the martini-and-sports car set, or for the tabloid gossip hounds, or even for the armchair sports junkies. He is strictly a tennis player's tennis player, an artist of the game who does nothing radically but everything beautifully...
Williams on target in defeat of Cubs (07/03/03)
CHICAGO -- Woody Williams was hitting his spots from the mound and doing some hitting of his own at the plate. Williams doubled off the Wrigley Field ivy in left-center, scored a run and outpitched Mark Prior to lead the Cardinals to a 4-1 win over the slumping Chicago Cubs on Sunday...
Dennehy case isn't about being an athlete (07/03/03)
Some people can't understand why Baylor basketball player Patrick Dennehy's disappearance has so widely captured the attention of the media and the public. Dennehy is just a nondescript transfer on a low-level basketball team. He's no celebrity. He's no different than the countless other missing Americans, most of whom the media and the public ignore...
Golfers may need to employ Sosa line (07/03/03)
Just in case the PGA Tour ever gets serious about testing for illegal equipment, cheaters are advised to memorize the following: "This is my practice driver. I have it just to put on a show for the fans. I like to make people happy and I do that on the driving range."...
Area digest 7/3/03 (07/03/03)
Babe Ruth tournament will light its fuse Friday The annual Pop's Pizza Firecracker Classic baseball tournament begins Friday and will feature 12 pool-play games in the first two days. Charleston, Oran, New Madrid, Dexter, Chaffee, Steele and Cape Girardeau will be represented in an eight-team field...
Guilty American pleasures (07/03/03)
July 3, 2003 Dear Pat, Each Fourth of July, we celebrate the American belief in freedom, in securing "the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity ..." the Preamble to the Constitution speaks of. But it's easy to feel just a bit guiilty about all the abundance that freedom has brought...
Artifacts 7/3/03 (07/03/03)
Jackson Muny Band will play tonight, Friday The Jackson Muny Band will play its regularly scheduled concert tonight and a special concert at the Jackson Jaycees' annual Fourth of July celebration. Tonight's concert will feature Dan Wiethop, a former national autoharp champion from Cape Girardeau. He will perform with his group No Borders, which includes Don Greenwood on percussion and Ken Keller on bass...
Everybody's a critic - '28 Days Later' (07/03/03)
One star (out of 4) Name 3 things that occur after 28 days: Sandra Bullock gets sober after her movie rehab; March begins after the cold weather of February; The entire civilization of the world is destroyed after a virus is released in London...
Beyonce busts out (07/03/03)
NEW YORK -- With millions in album sales, Grammys, more than a half-dozen hit singles, a blockbuster movie and A-list endorsements, it's hard to imagine how Beyonce Knowles' star could get much brighter. Yet with the release "Dangerously in Love" -- Knowles' first solo disc apart from the megagroup Destiny Child -- the 21-year-old is moving into a celebrity stratosphere so luminous even she's a bit nervous about it...
In search of Lewis and Clark (07/03/03)
Reading all about the men who opened the American West By Sam Blackwell Southeast Missourian It may be difficult to imagine adding books about Lewis & Clark to your summer reading list, but in less than five months re-enactors and National Park Service displays will arrive in Cape Girardeau to celebrate the Lewis & Clark Bicentennial. The Fourth of July is a fitting time to begin learning about why these two men and their Corps of Discovery are so important to America...
Playboy to publish Vegas magazine (07/03/03)
LAS VEGAS -- "Vegas is an attitude, a hormone," says Michael Carr, a former president of Playboy's publishing division. "It's a level of energy, mystique, sensuality that lives in a person's heart no matter where they are." So Carr, now vice president of business development for Greenspun Media Group, has teamed up with the publisher of the hip Miami magazine Ocean Drive, to create a glossy magazine called Vegas. ...
Paul Martin (07/03/03)
Paul William Martin, 79, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, July 2, 2003, at his home. McCombs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mary LaMar (07/03/03)
WITH PHOTO Mary LaMar CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Mary Lovina LaMar, 87, of Portageville, Mo., died Tuesday, July 1, 2003, at Portageville Nursing Center. She was born Aug. 10, 1915, in New Madrid County, daughter of John Edward and Bertha Mae Sandy Garrison. She and Harry Robert LaMar were married April 1, 1951. He died June 25, 1980...
Martha Finley (07/03/03)
Martha Finley, 88, of Littleton, Colo., died Tuesday, June 24, 2003, at her home. She was born Dec. 16, 1914, in Jackson, daughter of Edward Oliver and Okalona Kirksey Seabaugh. She and John T. Finley were married Feb. 4, 1940. He died Oct. 10, 1990...
Billy Stout (07/03/03)
LICK CREEK, Ill. -- Billy G. Stout, 73, of Lick Creek died Tuesday, July 1, 2003, at his home. He was born July 16, 1929, in Johnson County, son of Lois O. and Elsie Marie Baker Stout. He and Maye Haire were married Feb. 28, 1948, in Osceola, Ark. Stout was a carpenter 37 years with E.T. Simonds Construction Co. He was an elder at First Christian Church in Anna, Ill., and chairman of the Mission Committee many years...
Adelma Krahn (07/03/03)
PAID OBIT Adelma H. Krahn, 93, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, July 2, 2003, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Jan. 29, 1910, at Farrar, Mo., daughter of Herman and Martha Moeller Klaus. She and Henry A. Krahn were married May 22, 1927, at Farrar. He preceded her in death...
Neeley Stinebrook (07/03/03)
Neeley Stinebrook, 79, of Piggott, Ark., died Monday, June 30, 2003, at Three Rivers Healthcare in Poplar Bluff, Mo. He was born Aug. 22, 1923, in St. Francis, Ark., son of Earl and Dorothy George Stinebrook. He and Norma Green were married Jan. 25, 1944...
Kathleen Holland (07/03/03)
Kathleen Chapman Holland, 89, of Little Rock, Ark., died Sunday, June 22, 2003, at her home. She was born Oct. 14, 1913, in Port Royal, Ky. She and W.T. Holland were married in June 1942. Her husband was pastor of First Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau from 1959 to 1976, when they retired and moved to Little Rock...
Pearl Stacy (07/03/03)
WITH PHOTO Pearl Stacy Pearl Irene Stacy, 75, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, July 2, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center. She was born March 14, 1928, at Grand Tower, Ill., daughter of Thomas B. and Grace P. Virge Hager. She and Clifford Raymond Stacy were married Jan. 30, 1976...
Ronald Stepp (07/03/03)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- Ronald Stepp, 60, of Advance, Mo., formerly of Bloomfield, died Wednesday, July 2, 2003, at Beverly Healthcare in Bloomfield. He was born Sept. 10, 1942, in Barbarton, Ohio, son of David and Velma Kern Stepp. He was a retired auto mechanic and served in the U.S. Navy...
Births 7/3/03 (07/03/03)
Gray Son to Sean A. and Mary E. Gray of Whitewater, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 7:11 a.m. Thursday, June 26, 2003. Name, Chase Oscar. Weight, 9 pounds 7 ounces. Third child, first son. Mrs. Gray is the former Mary James, daughter of Don and Julie James of Cape Girardeau. She is employed by Cape Girardeau Public Schools. Gray is the son of Ron and Esther Gray of Cape Girardeau. He is employed at Dana Corp...
Police report 7/3/03 (07/03/03)
Cape Girardeau Thursday, July 3 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI
  • Anthony R. Pugh, 20, of 1710 N. Sprigg, Apt. 107 A, Cape Girardeau, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of DWI, suspended license, failure to drive in lane, no seat belt, minor in possession and possession of drug paraphernalia...
  • Out of the past 7/3/03 (07/03/03)
    10 years ago: July 3, 1993 For sixth time in six days, National Weather Service has revised flood crest for Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau; latest crest could be highest here in 10 years, and fifth highest in 100 years; forecasters now predict crest of 43 feet on Friday, 13 feet above flood stage...
    July 4- A time to celebrate our freedom (07/03/03)
    None of us who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not free. -- Pearl S. Buck Independence Day is Friday. Someone might be tempted to argue that at 227 years old -- with the new scars of terrorism and an ongoing war -- America is finally showing her age....
    Libraries should be safe places for youths (07/03/03)
    There is sometimes a fine line between censorship and protection, but when you add children into the equation, the line becomes clearer. The U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling that Congress can require public libraries to install anti-pornography filters if they accept federal funding is example...
    Urge Congress to fund research on Alzheimer's (07/03/03)
    To the editor: Lost in the health-care news this week is a major setback for Alzheimer research. By failing to provide adequate funding, the president and Congress will halt the momentum toward ending the epidemic of Alzheimer's at a moment when scientists are close to finding answers...
    'Doc' Yallaly is highly deserving of Spirit award (07/03/03)
    To the editor: No one deserves the Spirit of America Award more then John "Doc" Yallaly. I played baseball for the Cape American Legion team and Doc back in 1962 and 1963. He was the main reason players like me wanted to be on the Legion team. He knew what he was talking about, and he had a knack for knowing when a local player had talent. ...
    Story provided positive focus on local nurses (07/03/03)
    To the editor: On behalf of the nurses at Southeast Missouri Hospital, I want to thank you for your attention to "What it takes to be a nurse" in the June 24 Southeast Missourian. There is a shortage of nurses across the nation, and considerable attention is given to nurses working in environments where care of patients is often considered unsafe. ...
    Speak Out A 07/03/03 (07/03/03)
    A great choice I WAS surprised and happy to see the choice for the Spirit of America Award. Doc Yallaly has helped a lot of people in his life. This is a great choice. Political panhandlers PRESCRIPTION DRUGS are a God-given right? What sort of lunacy is this? I'm sorry that anyone has trouble affording prescription drugs. ...
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