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Stories from Friday, July 11, 2003

Scott City police officers praised for role in record meth bust (07/11/03)
On June 19, Scott City patrolman Richard Copeland made a traffic stop that led to the largest methamphetamine bust in Scott County history and two arrests. But during an award ceremony Thursday, he credited his backup, Cpl. Joseph Hann, with saving his life...
Health workers push for septic tank regs (07/11/03)
Frustrated with their inability to enforce septic tank regulations at the local level, Cape Girardeau County Health Department officials took an official step Thursday in flushing out unqualified septic tank installers. Health officials outlined a draft of septic tank regulations to the county commission that would force installers to be trained and licensed before they hook up a septic system. ...
Cape man wins chess tournament at Piedmont (07/11/03)
Dave Koehler of Cape Girardeau was the winner, 5-0, of a Quick Chess tournament, hosted by The Piedmont Chess Club. The tournament, sanctioned by the United States Chess Federation, was June 28 at Ralf's Steak House in Piedmont. Vern Greer of Piedmont was second at 4-1, and Eathan and Jesse Weyand of Fredericktown tied for first at 3-2 each in the under-14 category...
Camping like a girl (07/11/03)
WAYNE COUNTY, Mo. -- Her blond hair pulled back in pigtails and dark eyes shining, 12-year-old Erica Steger clapped her hands, stomped her feet and sang along with the 42 other girls crowded into the camp dining lodge. There's little evidence left of the shy, reserved girl from Cape Girardeau who first came to Cherokee Ridge Girl Scout Camp four years ago. ...
U.S. News to drop rating in annual college rankings (07/11/03)
After years of being blamed for colleges' feverish competition to sign up their best applicants, the editors of U.S. News & World Report have decided to stop counting the success of such campaigns in their influential ranking of "America's Best Colleges."...
Funding crisis affects teacher salaries in Jackson district (07/11/03)
The state funding crisis that has forced Jackson School District to make major cuts to next year's budget has made its way into teacher's pocketbooks. Although Jackson teachers will receive a raise next year, it will not be as large as in previous years...
Region/state briefs 7/11/03 (07/11/03)
Police investigating Cape woman's death Cape Girardeau police are investigating what they have called the "suspicious" death of Johna Lynn Mitchell, 44, of Cape Girardeau, who died Monday at Southeast Missouri Hospital from an apparent head injury...
Waste transfer station in Cape to temporarily close for repairs (07/11/03)
When the Cape Girardeau transfer station closes for repairs from July 17 through July 28, Cape Girardeau individuals who haul their own garbage will temporarily have to dump it in Jackson. The transfer station, located at 2500 S. Sprigg St., will close at 3:45 p.m. July 17 and will reopen at 7 a.m. July 28. The backup station will be the transfer station of Jackson, located at 2003 Lee Ave...
Coroner rules death of Cape woman accidental (07/11/03)
The 38-year old Cape Girardeau mother paramedics found dead in her home May 31 died of a fractured skull, according to county coroner Mike Hurst. The autopsy of Penney Lynn Jackson was performed at the Mineral Area Regional Medical Center in Farmington, Mo. A fracture was found on the left rear lobe of her head...
Holden's veto of popular crime fund bill surprises supporters (07/11/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- In the five years Southeast Missouri lawmakers have worked to enact legislation to improve funding for local law enforcement, numerous arguments have been raised challenging their chosen method as a bad idea. But Gov. Bob Holden's stated reason for vetoing the latest effort hasn't been one of them...
Law designates tobacco money for life sciences (07/11/03)
ST. LOUIS -- A quarter of Missouri's proceeds from the national tobacco settlement will be designated for life sciences research starting in fiscal year 2007 under a measure signed into law Thursday by Gov. Bob Holden. The governor was in St. Louis to sign seven bills, a day after signing more than two dozen other measures. He has until Monday to sign or veto bills, and must still take action on 43 of the 254 bills passed during the legislative session that ended in May...
West Nile confirmed in birds in Sedalia, Kansas City (07/11/03)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Health officials have confirmed West Nile virus cases in several birds in western Missouri. The Kansas City Health Department said in a release Thursday that "the virus is probably present in all areas of the city." Officials said birds tested positive in Platte County in northwestern Kansas City, and in the southeastern part of the city...
Ticket in $261.3 million Powerball jackpot bought in Hermann (07/11/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Winning half a share of Wednesday's $261.3 million Powerball jackpot hasn't -- yet -- produced any big spending dreams for William and Claudia Walkenbach. Bill wants to "finally get me a tractor with brakes." For wife Claudia, it's a new refrigerator to replace the 30-year-old model sitting in their kitchen in Hermann...
Retiring of chancellor may cut university position (07/11/03)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Budget cuts could return daily control of the Columbia campus to the University of Missouri system president once the incumbent chancellor retires next year, officials said Thursday. Chancellor Richard Wallace, 67, will retire Aug. 31, 2004, eight years after taking reins of the four-campus system's flagship operation...
Lawsuit to challenge constitutionality of 'Megan's Law' (07/11/03)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A group of registered sex offenders in Missouri filed a state lawsuit Thursday challenging the constitutionality of a Missouri law that requires sex offenders to register with authorities in their home county. Attorney Arthur A. Benson II filed the lawsuit in Jackson County Circuit Court on behalf of six men and two women who remained anonymous. The lawsuit claims Missouri's Sex Offender Registration Act is unconstitutional on six grounds...
Missouri puts in bid for new Boeing plant (07/11/03)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City and St. Joseph submitted bids to land Boeing Co.'s new 7E7 jetliner assembly plant, a state official said Thursday. Jim Grebing, communications director for the State Department of Economic Development, said proposals from Kansas City and St. Joseph were sent to Boeing last month. He said other proposals were submitted by at least 18 other states, including Washington state, where Boeing was founded in 1916...
More Americans file new claims for jobless benefits (07/11/03)
WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans filing claims for jobless benefits climbed to a five-week high last week, a fresh sign that businesses are still of a mind to pare down rather than bulk up. And big retailers reported only modest gains in June as wet weather and cool temperatures combined to dampen sales...
Writing scores up, but huge room for improvement remains (07/11/03)
WASHINGTON -- From essays to arguments, the writing of America's young students is getting better, but the quality of prose by high school seniors is slipping. Students in the fourth and eighth grades have made significant strides in handling challenging writing assignments, according to 2002 results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress...
House backs Bush plans to revise rules on overtime (07/11/03)
WASHINGTON -- The House voted Thursday to let the Bush administration move ahead with proposed rules that could stop at least 644,000 white-collar workers from receiving overtime pay, heeding a White House veto threat and taking the side of business in its battle against unions...
Asbestos liability bill gets approval from Senate committee (07/11/03)
WASHINGTON -- Legislation creating an $108 billion asbestos liability trust fund in exchange for an end to litigation gained approval from a powerful Senate committee Thursday night after lawmakers agreed on payout limits to people made sick by the material...
Smithsonian opens display of jeweled art (07/11/03)
WASHINGTON -- Fishing would never be the same with a fly reel studded with hundreds of rubies and sapphires. And what mouse could resist a diamond "cheese wedge" in a solid gold mousetrap? Those and other spectacular pieces of jeweled art by Sidney Mobell go on display today at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History...
Note boy launched in bottle in 1984 comforts grieving parents (07/11/03)
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Almost five years to the day that Roger Clay died in a motorcycle accident, his parents got one last message from him -- a sun-scorched note he had stuffed in a bottle as a child and set adrift in 1984. A man found the bottle in a St. Petersburg canal on the Fourth of July and returned it this week to Clay's mother...
Wildfire burns near river considered sacred by Indians (07/11/03)
TAOS PUEBLO, N.M. -- Firefighters battled a blaze Thursday in the mountains of northern New Mexico that is threatening a river considered sacred by an American Indian community. The fire has burned 5,000 acres, including patches of the Rio Pueblo watershed, since it started July 4 by lightning. It was 10 percent contained Thursday morning...
Girlfriend of factory killer interrupts memorial service (07/11/03)
MERIDIAN, Miss. -- The girlfriend of the factory worker who killed five fellow employees this week interrupted a memorial service Thursday by standing up in the church and saying the gunman also should be viewed as a victim. As the mayor said the actions of one man did not reflect the attitude of the community, Shirley Price stood and spoke: "Excuse me. Don't criticize this man. He was a human being, too."...
Talk show host Jerry Springer to file for U.S. Senate race (07/11/03)
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Jerry Springer, the talk show host who put wife-swappers, strippers and skinheads on the air and then watched the punches fly, will file papers to run for the U.S. Senate as early as Friday, advisers said. Springer, 59, the former Cincinnati mayor, will not decide whether to actually run until later this month, said Mike Ford, his political adviser...
Feds inflate small business funding (07/11/03)
WASHINGTON -- They are among America's larger companies: Verizon Communications, AT&T Wireless, Barnes & Noble booksellers and Dole Food Co. But in the government's contractor database they are listed as small businesses. The mistaken designations, contained in records obtained by The Associated Press, mean the government has overstated the contract dollars that are going to small business at a time when the Bush administration has been pressing to give smaller firms as much federal work as possible.. ...
Teen testifies he can't recall much of arrest caught on tape (07/11/03)
LOS ANGELES -- A teenager who was punched by a police officer and slammed onto a squad car while handcuffed testified at the officer's trial Thursday that he could not remember many details of his arrest and passed out after an officer choked him. Donovan Jackson, who was 16 at the time, said he was afraid of the officers when he first saw them because one had his hand on his gun...
People talk 7/11/03 (07/11/03)
Country singer forced to undergo surgery LOS ANGELES -- Mickey Gilley, the country music entertainer and entrepreneur whose Texas nightclub spawned the 1980's "Urban Cowboy" craze, underwent emergency surgery for a burst appendix, his publicist said...
Company sues to recover cost of unused body bags (07/11/03)
NEW YORK -- A company sued the city Thursday for the cost of 100,000 body bags that it said the city hastily ordered after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks but later realized were not needed. Fordion Packaging Ltd., of Hackensack, N.J., said in the lawsuit that it was owed at least $203,388 for the body bags the city ordered immediately after two planes hit the World Trade Center...
City ordered to pay $2.5 million over death (07/11/03)
HARTFORD, Conn. -- A federal jury ordered the city of East Haven to pay $2.5 million Thursday to the family of a black driver who was shot and killed by a white police officer in 1997. The jury in the civil trial found that Sgt. Robert Flodquist used excessive force against Malik Jones, 21...
Two women crash cars into people after fights (07/11/03)
SUMMERVILLE, S.C. -- A woman rammed her car into two people after a bar fight just days after a similar incident outside a movie theater killed one teen and seriously injured another in the same small town, police said. "It's just a horrible coincidence," said Summerville police Lt. Craig Legates. "If you told me Sunday night before I went to bed that all this would happen, I would have told you that you were crazy."...
Storms plague Plains with rain, hail, twisters (07/11/03)
DECATUR, Ind. -- Flood warnings stretched from parts of Iowa into West Virginia on Thursday, and more storms were expected across much of the region, but in one flooded community dotted with sandbagged homes, hope was finally spreading. Eric Light stood on his porch, his foot resting on a pile of sandbags, and gazed at the floodwaters that had started receding from his house...
Two ex-Pentagon officials convicted of taking bribes (07/11/03)
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Two former Pentagon officials were convicted Thursday of taking more than $1 million in bribes and accepting prostitutes and title-fight tickets from government contractors. Robert Lee Neal Jr., 50, of Bowie, Md., was convicted of conspiracy, extortion, money laundering, witness tampering and obstruction of justice. A Clinton appointee, he controlled a government program that distributed $28 million annually to small minority-owned businesses...
Two winning tickets match Powerball numbers (07/11/03)
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Two tickets, one in Missouri and the other in Pennsylvania, matched the numbers drawn in the Powerball lottery, splitting the estimated $261.3 million jackpot, lottery officials said. The winning Missouri ticket was sold at a Fuel Mart in Hermann, a town of about 2,600 on the Missouri River, to Bill and Claudia Walkenbach of Hermann...
Mexico's old ruling party shows resiliance in elections (07/11/03)
MEXICO CITY -- Final vote counts Thursday in congressional elections confirmed setbacks for President Vicente Fox and showed that -- against all odds -- Mexico's old ruling party is very much alive three years after Fox ended its 71-year grip on power...
Saddam notes still circulating widely (07/11/03)
By Douglas Birch ~ The Baltimore Sun BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Every day, with the blessing of U.S. officials, Iraqi government printing presses produce 4 million portraits of Saddam Hussein. Saddam is rendered in purple ink against a filigreed pink and blue background, in a pose reminiscent of George Washington. One difference is that he is depicted wearing a business suit and striped tie...
Rediscovered Rembrandt has record sale (07/11/03)
LONDON -- A Rembrandt self-portrait unrecognized for more than three centuries sold at auction Thursday for $11.3 million, a record price for a self-study by the Dutch master. American collector Steve Wynn bought the work, which had been largely overpainted by a Rembrandt pupil. A recent cleaning revealed it as a self-portrait, a Sotheby's spokeswoman said, speaking on condition of anonymity...
Iraqi police protest presence of troops as attacks continue (07/11/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- With daily shootings and rocket attacks against U.S. soldiers claiming two more lives, even Iraqi policemen said Thursday they want to keep a safe distance from coalition troops for fear of getting caught in the crossfire. Several dozen Iraqi police, most wearing new uniforms provided by the U.S. ...
Advisers pay visit to camp in Liberia (07/11/03)
MONROVIA, Liberia -- U.S. military advisers on Thursday toured a camp that once housed tens of thousands of Liberian refugees from more than a decade of civil strife -- now largely deserted after it was overrun by fighting. The few who remained -- mostly too old or too frail to flee -- pleaded for America to come to their rescue...
Tropical storm nears Cancun (07/11/03)
CANCUN, Mexico -- Mexican authorities issued hurricane warnings and evacuated tourists from beach-side cabanas on Thursday as a strengthening Tropical Storm Claudette churned toward Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. A hurricane warning was in effect for the entire length of the eastern Yucatan Peninsula including Cancun, as well as for the nearby island of Cozumel, a frequent stopover for cruise ships...
Africa's 'Big Brother' show unites continent (07/11/03)
Search for unity Africans debate if 'Big Brother' TV show can break stereotypes By Mehul Srivastava ~ The Associated Press JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- A Nigerian and an Angolan stand at a kitchen table arguing over who deserves more eggs. In the next room, a South African and a Namibian coyly flirt on the couch. Outside on the basketball court, a Zimbabwean stands alone and sulks...
Bush says U.S. will partner with Botswana to fight AIDS (07/11/03)
GABORONE, Botswana -- President Bush pledged to the nation with the world's highest AIDS infection rate that it will have a strong partner in his administration in fighting the disease. "You will not face this enemy alone," he said Thursday. Bush's remarks were greeted with chants of "Pula! Pula!," which means "all good things" in Botswana. But even as he was delivering the pledge, his $15 billion, five-year AIDS program was being trimmed in Congress...
Big season ends with first-team spots for 5 area stars (07/11/03)
Southeast Missouri's strong-est state tournament showing ever in girls soccer during the 2003 playoffs made an impression on coaches around the state as the release of the Class 1 and Class 2 all-state teams shows. Five players were selected to the first teams and six to the second teams, while three more were bestowed honorable mention status by the Missouri Soccer Coaches Association...
Capahas focused on World Series berth in regional (07/11/03)
Only three teams stand in the Craftsman Union Capahas' way as they attempt to regain the National Baseball Congress Mid-South Regional championship. The Capahas, who were upset in last year's regional tournament, will host the event for the 13th straight time today through Sunday at Capaha Field. The winner earns an automatic bid to the NBC World Series in Wichita, Kan...
Slattery adds offensive boost in Ford & Sons' defeat of Jackson (07/11/03)
Patrick Slattery was more than enough to beat Jackson all by himself Thursday afternoon. Slattery went 5-for-5 -- including two home runs and a double -- and drove in six runs as Cape Girardeau's Ford & Sons American Legion baseball team pounded out a 16-3 District 14 road victory that was stopped after seven innings by the 10-run rule...
U.S. team in position for Alps test (07/11/03)
NEVERS, France -- Lance Armstrong's team has plenty of champagne in stock. But while the four-time champion is in good position for another Tour de France victory, he is not about to start popping corks with more than two weeks of racing left. The Texan remained in second place overall behind teammate Victor Hugo Pena, playing it safe and finishing 53rd in Thursday's fifth stage of cycling's showcase event...
LA roughs up Morris, keeps offense rolling (07/11/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Shawn Green had four hits and scored four as the Los Angeles Dodgers got production from an underachieving offense for a third straight game, beating Matt Morris and the Cardinals 9-4 Thursday night. Jolbert Cabrera and Adrian Beltre each drove in two runs for the Dodgers, who swept the two-game series. Los Angeles won consecutive games for the first time since June 20-21, going 4-13 since then...
Scioscia wants change to All-Star selection rules (07/11/03)
The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Now that the All-Star game "counts," AL manager Mike Scioscia thinks it's time to drop the rule requiring every team to have a player in the game. "It does water down the honor sometimes," Scioscia said Thursday. "It should be a guideline, not the structure."...
Player won't face charges after hitting team mascot (07/11/03)
MILWAUKEE -- Prosecutors grilled Pirates first baseman Randall Simon, then let him off the hook for hitting one of the Brewers' sausage mascots with his bat. Still, he was cited by the sheriff's department for disorderly conduct and fined $432 for a swing that got more attention than any other around the majors Wednesday night...
A blind wonder fish gets stuck in Missouri (07/11/03)
What would you think if I told you a unique fish was marooned here in Missouri? Most of us associate islands with being marooned, so the notion of marooning a fish sounds absurd, right? As silly as it may sound, the secretive spring cavefish is stranded, and its uniqueness is nearly as interesting as the story behind its distribution...
Anglers can prevent overheating by following a few simple rules (07/11/03)
The spring-like weather in May and June has given way to the sweltering heat of July, so if you're going to spend a day fishing or boating on the lake, one of your biggest concerns should be overheating. By following a few simple rules, you can eliminate the possibility of an unexpected trip to the hospital for heat exhaustion...
Summer plans call for more water safety (07/11/03)
About 700 boaters are expected to die this year in boating accidents, and most will occur inland on rivers, streams and lakes. That number would drop by as much as 75 percent if every boater wears a life jacket, the U.S. Corps of Engineers says. The Corps, which operates more than 2,500 recreation areas, oversees several lakes in the region, including Lake Wappapello and Rend Lake near Benton, Ill. And it has suggestions for boaters who plan to use any of the lakes this summer...
This sport's just the way it looks - a slippery mess (07/11/03)
Wrestling in Turkey, it turns out, isn't any different than cooking a turkey: It's all in the basting. "Just like the United States has American football and Spain bullfighting, we have oil wrestling," Kadir Birlik, an official from the Turkish Wrestling Federation, told The Associated Press. "This is Turkey's sport. Turks started it first, and Turks are still doing it."...
Always investigate strange noises (07/11/03)
Dear Tom and Ray: I have a '95 Oldsmobile Achieva with less than 64,000 miles on it. A rubbing noise that sounds like doves cooing can be heard (especially at parking-lot speeds) when I am turning the car. It sounds like it's coming from the dashboard area. ...
Tahoe offers tough competition (07/11/03)
Test-driving the Tahoe brings back memories of old Suburban I can't remember my first ride in an SUV. The Chevy Suburban, introduced in 1936, has been around longer than I have, so I was too young to remember. My uncle drove Suburbans from his home in Eagle Pass, Texas, to his ranch in Mexico, and I recall the long, hot, dusty ride over unpaved Mexican roads of the 1950s. ...
Tourism magnet is over the wall (07/11/03)
Thursday I passed a tour bus at Broadway and Sprigg Street in downtown Cape Girardeau. A tour guide was talking into a microphone while 40 or 50 visiting tourists gazed out the windows of the bus. I couldn't hear what the tour guide was saying, of course. I tried to think what I would tell a busload of visitors to our city...
Everybody's a critic - 'Terminator 3 - Rise of the Machines' (07/11/03)
Three stars (out of 4) "She'll be back." Again and again and again. Borrowing from "T2"'s basic premise, a superior TX and Arnold Schwarzenegger, flesh-covered machines are sent from the future in "Terminator 3." One machine is to protect and one to destroy John Connor and his lieutenants, who will lead a force to destroy Skynet, a program that allows machines to rule the world...
Weaving with your soul (07/11/03)
FRED LYNCH * flynch@semissourian.com Lora Adams, elementary art teacher at Meadow Heights, wove her tapestry "Panther Pride" Tuesday at the Serena Building.By Sam Blackwell ~ Southeast Missourian Most art starts with an inner picture of something the artist wants to make or it attempts to reproduce something that already exists. In Pat Reagan's Experimental Tapestry Weaving Workshop, the creation begins with a kind of scavenger hunt for personal totems...
Artifacts 7/11 (07/11/03)
Girardot National Juried Exhibition opens today More than 300 entries were received for the 2003 Girardot National Juried Exhibition, a multimedia show opening today at the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri. Juror Barbara Thompson chose 65 works by 43 artists to be displayed in the organization's galleries at 32 N. Main St. in Cape Girardeau. The show continues through July 26...
New on CD 7/11 (07/11/03)
'Diamond Dave' This is where the once (and future?) Van Halen frontman casts off the mantle of Metal God and assumes the role of Soul Man. If you remember Roth as the long-haired blond banshee howling on VH classics such as "On Fire" and "Running With the Devil," you probably won't like his new album, "Diamond Dave," a collection of covers of '60s and '70s songs by The Doors, Jimi Hendrix and others...
'League' borrows from literature to fight evil (07/11/03)
LOS ANGELES -- Mutants, freaks and angry hulks were on the loose more than a century before today's comic-book craze. Back then, they just wore classy Victorian garb instead of gaudy Spandex. "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen," Hollywood's latest dabble in comics, unites a passel of rogues, swashbucklers and scientific wonders borrowed from literature to battle global evil at the close of the 19th century...
Violet Wareing (07/11/03)
PAID OBIT Violet Wareing, 85, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, July 9, 2003, at the home of her granddaughter, where she was residing. She was born Nov. 17, 1917, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Walter and Alberta Poole Lacy. She and Clyde Wareing were married Feb. 15, 1936. He died Feb. 6, 1999...
Abe Jamison (07/11/03)
MARSTON, Mo. -- Abe "Bud Cool" Jamison, 74, of Marston died Sunday, July 6, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Feb. 28, 1929, in Wardell, Mo., son of Abe and Hattie Ransom Jamison Sr. Survivors include four daughters, Gracie Harris of Omaha, Neb., Bertha Jamison of Lansing, Mich., Mattie Jamison of Memphis, Tenn., Evie Stone of Cleveland, Ohio; two sons, Brian and Sherrod Evans of Marston; a sister, Vinia Willis of Cape Girardeau; and 15 grandchildren...
Robert Malahy (07/11/03)
WITH PHOTO NEEDS FLAG Robert Malahy Robert Conrad Malahy, 87, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, July 9, 2003, at Ratliff Care Center. He was born Sept. 3, 1915, in Shawnee, Okla., son of John and Elizabeth Weisenborn Malahy. He and Charlotte G. Olson were married Jan. 4, 1947, in St. James, Minn...
Phil Porter (07/11/03)
EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- Phil W. Porter, 67, of East Prairie died Tuesday, July 8, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. He was born Jan. 15, 1936, in Coldwater, Miss., son of Homer and Irene Cassell Porter. He and Rosie Strayhorn were married Oct. 15, 1961...
Johna Mitchell (07/11/03)
Johna Lynn Mitchell, 44, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, July 7, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born May 19, 1959, in Las Vegas, Nev., daughter of Lee and Janet Hansen Mitchell. She married Fred Payne, who preceded her in death. Mitchell was a hairdresser. She was formerly of Pahrump, Nev., and a member of Pahrump Valley Methodist Church...
Stella Glasnapp (07/11/03)
BELL CITY, Mo. -- Stella Mae Glasnapp, 94, of Bell City died Thursday, July 10, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 28, 1908, in Advance, daughter of Fred and Laure DeLay Winemiller. She and Eugene Bollinger were married April 9, 1928, at Advance. He died in 1932. She later married John H. Glasnapp Jan. 5, 1934, at Benton, Mo. He died July 15, 1972...
Bill Everett (07/11/03)
NEEDS FLAG ULLIN, Ill. -- Bill "Red" Everett, 65, of Ullin died Wednesday, July 9, 2003, at his home. He was born May 13, 1938, in Cairo, Ill., son of David and Gertrude McClure Everett. He and Ruby Mitchell were married Dec. 22, 1981. Everett was a welder. He was a member of the Pentecostal Church in Sandusky, Ill., and a lifetime member of Carroll P. Foster VFW Post 3455...
Ardell Ridings (07/11/03)
PATTON, Mo. -- Ardell A. Ridings, 77, of Patton died Wednesday, July 9, 2003, at Patton. He was born Jan. 31, 1926, near Mayfield, Mo., son of Everett W. and Clara E. Williams Ridings. He and Viola Lincoln were married Dec. 8, 1946, at Glenallen, Mo...
Births 7/11/03 (07/11/03)
McAlister Son to Bryan Duane and Mendy Beth McAlister of Jackson, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 1, 2003. Name, Connor Ward. Weight, 7 pounds 8 ounces. First child. Mrs. McAlister is the former Mendy Karraker, daughter of Steve and Cheryl Karraker of Metropolis, Ill. She is a music teacher at Kelly Public Schools. McAlister is the son of Bob and Kris McAlister of Jonesboro, Ill. He is a minister at Jackson Church of Christ...
Cape/Jackson police reports 7/11/03 (07/11/03)
Cape Girardeau Friday, July 11 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI
  • Aristed Ramirez Islas, 80, of 315 S. Lorimier, Apt. 5, Cape Girardeau, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and failure to stop for a stop sign...
  • Cape fire report 7/11/03 (07/11/03)
    Cape Girardeau Friday, July 11 Firefighters responded to the following items Wednesday:
  • At 5:09 p.m., a power line down at 306 Independence.
  • At 8:02 p.m., a transformer at 1249 S. Kingshighway.
  • At 9:00 p.m., a fire alarm at 3257 William...
  • Out of the past 7/11/03 (07/11/03)
    10 years ago: July 11, 1993 Relentless floodwaters of rain-swollen Mississippi River continue to take toll in Southeast Missouri from Ste. Genevieve to Commerce; forecasts call for record crest at Cape Girardeau of 47 feet on July 20; yesterday's stage was 42.7 feet; U.S. Sen. Christopher Bond visited flood-threatened Dutchtown area Saturday, where high water from river-connected Diversion Channel has flooded acres of farm land and is approaching homes...
    Ricky Clemons no longer deserves MU (07/11/03)
    Ricky Clemons' name has been in headlines all over Missouri this week. The University of Missouri basketball player, on suspension from the team after pleading guilty to assaulting a woman, was injured while riding an ATV on the Fourth of July at the home of university president Elson Floyd...
    County taxes affected by soft economy (07/11/03)
    As much as it would like to, it is highly unlikely that the Cape Girardeau School District will find any more tax dollars from assessment calculations made by the county assessor's office. Even though this is a reassessment year, the school district's assessed valuation didn't go up as much as district officials hoped. Some of those officials say they wonder if the figures are correct...
    Use local PR, marketing folks for city tourism (07/11/03)
    To the editor: Before hiring professional consultants on how to market Cape Girardeau, I believe the Convention and Visitors Bureau director could reach out to some of the professionals in public relations and marketing in town first as a preliminary step...
    Let the residents of Cape submit slogans, logos (07/11/03)
    To the editor: I recently read the local tourist bureau is spending $40,000 to devise a new slogan and logo to be used for promoting visitors. Coming up with a promotional gimmick is not a bad idea. Spending $40,000 is. My suggestion is the city and the Southeast Missourian should sponsor a contest for Cape Girardeau residents to come up with an idea or artwork for a city identity...
    Thanks to those involved in Cape events on Fourth (07/11/03)
    To the editor: On behalf of the several thousand Cape Girardeau residents who enjoyed our downtown Fourth of July celebration, I wish to thank the Old Town Cape Libertyfest Committee and financial sponsors for their efforts in keeping this salute to our independence a special family-focused event in our community...
    Speak Out B 07/10/03 (07/11/03)
    Don't blame pond scum AFTER READING the comment about Capaha Park's dirty pond, I started laughing. Mosquitoes don't come from pond scum. They come from the water. The only way to fix that problem is drain the pond. Pond scum has nothing to do with attracting mosquitoes...
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