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Stories from Wednesday, July 16, 2003

Hot jobs for summer (07/16/03)
Steam, sparks and sweat. That's what you'll find at some of the hottest places to work in Cape Girardeau, where it's 20 degrees warmer in the shade. A series of humid days with temperatures in the 90s have wilted the City of Roses, motivating those who work in its hottest jobs to do whatever they can to keep from dropping...
Banding together - Hundreds attend university's music camp (07/16/03)
You never know how a high school musician will turn out, says Larry Bennett, one of the instructors at this week's Southeast Missouri State University Music Camp. When he became the band director at Macon High School many years ago, one of the students Bennett wrangled with most was a top trumpet player named Barry Bernhardt...
Scott City School Board agenda (07/16/03)
6:30 p.m. today 3000 Main St. On the agenda: Technology program evaluation Elementary student handbooks revisions Set breakfast and lunch prices for 2003-04 Set gate prices for 2003-04 Approval of annual board secretary report for 2002-03 Resignation of employees...
First-week winners of amateur photography contest announced (07/16/03)
A mix of vacation photographs, pictures of children playing with pets, images of flowers and architectural details were among the entries in the first week of the Foto Fest contest. There were nearly 200 entries for judges to view. Semifinalist winners were Jan Chamberlain, Laura Ritter and Dr. Robert Gardner, all of Cape Girardeau, and Christi Stevens of Chaffee. Gardner is out of town until next week and couldn't be reached for comment...
Street closing surprises facilities in Cape (07/16/03)
Some retirees, parents of day-care children, bank customers and others may find their travel routines interrupted by construction work that will close a three-block section of Independence Street to through-traffic for the next two weeks or longer. Construction workers are tearing out and rebuilding the Mount Auburn Road intersection in Cape Girardeau, and the traffic change takes effect today. ...
Police ask residents for help to quiet Cape (07/16/03)
Police are stumped as to how to cut back the crime plaguing Cape Girardeau's southside streets. On Tuesday 18 area residents met with police and offered ideas on making the area less appealing to nighttime crowds and drug dealers. Sgt. Rick Schmidt led the neighborhood watch meeting, which takes place the third Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. He pleaded with the group to offer suggestions...
Club news 7/16 (07/16/03)
Town & Country FCE Town and Country FCE Club held its annual family picnic on July 10 at Cape Girardeau County Park South. Shirley Heise invited the most family members with 13. Linda Thompson presided over a business meeting where it was decided to donate two fans to the Salvation Army...
St. Louis Catholics want pastoral archbishop (07/16/03)
ST. LOUIS -- It's anyone's guess who will succeed Archbishop Justin Rigali as leader of the St. Louis archdiocese, though Roman Catholics here already are hoping the next prelate is more pastoral, accessible and close to the people. Rigali, 68, on Tuesday was named to succeed Philadelphia Archbishop Cardinal Anthony J. ...
Holden ahead in race for campaign money (07/16/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Democratic Gov. Bob Holden raised more money than either of his two major potential challengers in recent months and has twice as much campaign cash in the bank as either of them. Holden's campaign took in more than $623,000 from April through June and had just over $2 million on hand at the end of the period, according to campaign finance reports filed Tuesday with the Missouri Ethics Commission...
Region/state digest 07/16/03 (07/16/03)
Flute choir to perform at Cape Muny Band concert The SEMO Flute Choir will provide the special entertainment tonight at the Cape Girardeau Municipal Band's weekly concert at the Capaha Park Bandshell. The program will include "Strategic Air Command March," "Britannica Variants," "Parade of the Wooden Soldiers," "The Syncopated Clock," "Rock and Roll Classic," "Big Fan March," "La Bamba de Vera Cruz" and "Selections from South Pacific."...
Senate leader to announce political plans next month (07/16/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Senate President Pro Tem Peter Kinder said Tuesday he will decide by the end of August whether he will run for statewide office in 2004. Kinder, a Cape Girardeau Republican, is considering running for lieutenant governor or attorney general. Both offices are held by Democrats who are seeking re-election...
White House predicts record deficit (07/16/03)
From wire reports The Bush administration dramatically raised its budget deficit projections on Tuesday to $455 billion for this year and $475 billion for next. The prediction of all-time record levels set Republicans and Democrats at each other's political throats over an issue the public has largely ignored in recent years...
Greenspan - More interest rate cuts may be necessary (07/16/03)
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve will leave short-term interest rates at the lowest level in more than four decades "for as long as it takes" and might cut them even further to revive the sluggish economy, Fed chairman Alan Greenspan told Congress Tuesday...
Judge grants class-action status in models' lawsuit (07/16/03)
NEW YORK -- A federal judge Tuesday granted class-action status to a lawsuit accusing the nation's top modeling agencies of overcharging models commissions for finding them work. Judge Harold Baer Jr. ruled that six little-known models from California can expand the lawsuit they brought in June 2002 to include others who want to allege the agencies violate antitrust laws...
Court bars enforcement of patriotism law at schools (07/16/03)
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A federal court on Tuesday barred education officials from enforcing a state law that requires public and private school students to recite the Pledge of Allegiance or sing the national anthem each morning. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Robert F. Kelly agreed with the arguments of several plaintiffs, including a private school in Harrisburg, that the law violates students' right to freedom of expression under the First Amendment...
Most Democratic presidential candidates oppose gay marriage (07/16/03)
WASHINGTON -- Most of the Democrats running for the White House said Tuesday that gay couples should have the same legal rights as husbands and wives, but the leading candidates stopped short of supporting homosexuals' right to marry. The only three candidates who say federal law should protect the right to same-sex marriages are Al Sharpton, former Illinois Sen. ...
Corps of Engineers refuses to drop levels of Missouri River (07/16/03)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers refused late Tuesday to reduce water levels on the Missouri River, despite orders from a federal judge to cut flows to protect endangered birds and fish. Instead, the corps launched formal talks with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service intended to result in a new "master manual" for the river's flow by spring 2004. The new plan of operations was due in 2002, but the Bush administration postponed it last summer...
Senate rejects effort to curtail deployment of reserves to Iraq (07/16/03)
WASHINGTON -- The Senate rejected an effort Tuesday by its most vocal critic of the war in Iraq to curtail President Bush's deployment of National Guard and Reserve forces there and in Afghanistan. The attempt by Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., to limit the overseas missions of Guard and Reserve forces to six months, one time a year, came as Democrats called anew for an investigation into prewar intelligence that turned out to be bogus...
Wildfire hits Arizona Indian reservation for second time (07/16/03)
WHITERIVER, Ariz. -- Hundreds of people were kept from their homes for a second day Tuesday as a wildfire swept across an Indian reservation that was devastated a year ago by the largest wildfire in state history. Crews dug firebreaks along the fire's flanks and hoped to join the lines in an effort to protect other communities north of the Fort Apache Indian Reservation...
Nation briefs 07/16/03 (07/16/03)
FCC Democrats seek to freeze media ownership rules WASHINGTON -- Democrats on the Federal Communications Commission sought Tuesday to prevent recently relaxed media ownership rules from going into effect in order to allow more time for legislative attempts to reverse the changes...
Historically black colleges get creative to raise enrollment (07/16/03)
On billboards and funny pages, historically black colleges get creative in raising cash By Tim Whitmire ~ The Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- People driving around Charlotte have been getting an eyeful of Elizabeth City State University, a small, historically black school on the other side of the state...
Valium celebrates 40th anniversary this year (07/16/03)
Mother's little helper not so little: Valium is 40 years old this year By Linda A. Johnson ~ The Associated Press NUTLEY, N.J. -- Mother's little helper is not so little anymore. Valium, the drug that revolutionized the treatment of anxiety and became a cultural icon, is 40 years old this year...
Former POW Lynch heading home on July 22 (07/16/03)
ELIZABETH, W.Va. -- Former POW Jessica Lynch will soon be heading home to West Virginia, nearly four months after she became a hero when she was rescued by special forces during the war in Iraq. The private first class is to be released from Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington on July 22, family spokesman Randy Coleman said...
Black bear mauls two campers (07/16/03)
DENVER -- A black bear mauled two campers at Rocky Mountain National Park over the weekend, leaving them with torn scalps and forcing rangers to shut down a number of backcountry camping sites. Patrick Finan, 22, of Boulder and Tim Schuett, 23, of Glen Ellyn, Ill., were attacked as they slept in separate tents early Sunday, park officials said...
Davis allies file lawsuit over recall (07/16/03)
LOS ANGELES -- A group fighting the Republican-led drive to oust Democratic Gov. Gray Davis filed a lawsuit Tuesday that alleges signatures on recall petitions were gathered illegally. Attorneys for Taxpayers Against the Governor's Recall said that recall proponents violated the law by using petition circulators who were not registered California voters and did not witness signatures being signed...
Hurricane Claudette blows through Texas (07/16/03)
PALACIOS, Texas -- Hurricane Claudette sloshed ashore on the Texas Gulf Coast on Tuesday, barely at hurricane strength but still powerful enough to peel off roofs, knock out power and flood low-lying areas. No serious injuries were reported along the 350-mile Texas coast, but the Coast Guard had to rescue two men whose 92-foot shrimp boat sank...
Man who held women as sex slaves sentenced to 18 years to life (07/16/03)
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A judge sentenced a retired handyman to 18 years to life in prison Tuesday, calling the defendant "a sick coward" and "an evil man" for keeping five women as sex slaves in a concrete bunker. John Jamelske, 68, pleaded guilty last month to kidnapping five women and girls and holding them from 1988 to 2003 at his home in DeWitt, a Syracuse suburb...
Rhode Island tribe, state file lawsuits in tobacco dispute (07/16/03)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The state and the Narragansett Indian Tribe have taken their dispute over the tribe's tax-free tobacco store to court, following a state police raid that included seven arrests of tribal members. The tribe sued Tuesday in federal court seeking a declaration that as a sovereign nation it has the right to sell tobacco tax-free. The state attorney general is asking the Washington County Superior Court to declare that the tribe acted illegally...
Cuba says three die in attempted hijacking (07/16/03)
HAVANA -- Three hijackers died in a shootout among themselves and seriously injured a 10-year-old boy as they attempted to hijack a fishing boat to the United States, Cuba's Interior Ministry said Tuesday. The three hijackers, all alleged to have "terrible criminal backgrounds," were with a woman and her two sons as they tried to seize the fishing boat Monday morning at the port of La Coloma, some 100 miles west of Havana, officials said...
U.S. soldier charged with slaying pleads guilty (07/16/03)
WIESBADEN, Germany -- A military judge sentenced a U.S. Army private on Tuesday to 40 years in prison with possibility of parole for participating in the killing and robbing of a fellow soldier. Pfc. Andrew Humiston, 23, of Champlin, Minn., was also ordered dishonorably discharged for his role in the murder in 2001 of Pfc. Clint C. Lamebear, 18, of Church Rock, N.M...
Thousands join procession for late Cuban musician (07/16/03)
SANTIAGO, Cuba -- Thousands of Cubans marched in a hometown funeral procession Tuesday for Compay Segundo, singing his famed song "Chan Chan" as he was lowered into his grave. The cigar-smoking guitarist who helped revive worldwide interest in traditional Cuban music died Sunday of kidney failure. He was 95...
President moving Colombian capital to war-torn Arauca (07/16/03)
ARAUCA, Colombia -- Colombia's president transferred the seat of government to a rebel war zone Tuesday to show broadening federal control, while outlawed paramilitary fighters -- avowed enemies of the rebels -- agreed to talk peace with the government...
Turkey issues statement of regret over detention of soldiers (07/16/03)
ANKARA, Turkey -- Turkey released a statement Tuesday saying it and the United States regretted the capture of 11 Turkish special forces soldiers in northern Iraq in early July. But a U.S. official said Washington still had not approved the document...
Ex-Marine will contact FBI about missing British girl, brother (07/16/03)
LONDON -- Toby Studabaker, the former U.S. Marine who disappeared with a 12-year-old English girl he met over the Internet, has phoned his relatives to say the child is safe and that he was contacting the FBI, his brother said Tuesday. Leo Studabaker told BBC News his brother did not give his location or that of the girl, Shevaun Pennington. Police traced them as far as Charles de Gaulle airport near Paris...
Former inspector attacks Bush, Annan, Blix and U.N. in book (07/16/03)
UNITED NATIONS -- Former U.N. weapons inspector Scott Ritter released a new book, accusing President Bush of illegally attacking Iraq and calling for "regime change" in the United States at the next election. Ritter criticized key figures caught up in the U.S.-led war at Monday's U.N. ...
Coalition's departure in hands of Iraqis, according to Bremer (07/16/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- For the first time, the U.S. administrator linked the U.S. occupation in Iraq to the political process, saying Tuesday that American forces would remain in the country until Iraqis agree on a new constitution and set up a democratic government...
Israeli foreign minister warns time to disarm is running out (07/16/03)
The Associated PressJERUSALEM -- Israel's foreign minister warned Tuesday that Palestinians are running out of time to disarm militants, while a militant group claimed responsibility for the fatal stabbing of an Israeli sitting with his girlfriend on a seaside bench...
Fiberglass cows are inpiration for equine art in Austria (07/16/03)
VIENNA, Austria -- Vienna's famed Lipizzaner stallions are known for their elegant trotting and sprightly dancing. But the horses standing outside the Hofburg Palace on Tuesday didn't budge, and one was bright pink. Inspired by the goofy fiberglass cows that have popped up in New York, Chicago and other cities, a herd of life-size, gaily painted Lipizzaner figures is bringing some art and whimsy to the staid streets of the Austrian capital...
Mosquito-borne disease kills 110 children (07/16/03)
HYDERABAD, India -- Mosquito-borne encephalitis has killed 110 children in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh in the past six weeks, health officials said Tuesday. Most of the victims were poor, malnourished children from rural areas who may have succumbed because of a sudden change in weather from intense summer heat to monsoon rains...
Britain shocks Italians by claiming medieval lasagna recipe (07/16/03)
LONDON -- After a hard day's jousting, what a medieval English knight needed was .... a plate of lasagna. And he apparently could have it, according to British researchers who claim to have found a British recipe for lasagna dating from the 14th century -- long before Italian chefs came up with the delicious concoction of layers of pasta topped with cheese...
U.N. to withdraw staff from capital of Burundi (07/16/03)
BUJUMBURA, Burundi -- The United Nations decided Tuesday to withdraw its nonessential staff from Bujumbura after six days of fighting in Burundi's capital. The fighting erupted in the capital when Hutu rebels launched an attack on southern neighborhoods with mortars and rocket-propelled grenades, leaving scores of people dead...
Harry Potter fans in Germany translate novel (07/16/03)
BERLIN -- Harry Potter enthusiasts in Germany are not letting the 4 1/2-month lag for the translation of the latest installment stop them from plunging into the young wizard's latest adventure. The thousands of fans are translating the 766-page British edition themselves -- section by section -- and swapping finished bits via e-mail. Demand for "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" has been so great that it has become the first English-language book to top the German bestseller list...
Israeli soldiers rescue kidnapped taxi driver in West Bank raid (07/16/03)
JERUSALEM -- Israeli special forces stormed a house in the West Bank early Wednesday and freed a taxi driver from his Palestinian captors, the military said, ending an abduction that threatened a tenuous Mideast cease-fire. Eliyahu Goral, 61, was rescued hours after a Palestinian group claimed responsibility for the fatal stabbing of an Israeli sitting with his girlfriend on a seaside bench. ...
Two Liberian officials reported killed (07/16/03)
MONROVIA, Liberia -- Two Liberian deputy Cabinet ministers who were arrested last month when a coup plot was announced have been killed, relatives of the men said Tuesday. The ministers were arrested June 5 about the time President Charles Taylor announced he had uncovered the plot...
HHS chief confident Congress will provide funds for AIDS relief (07/16/03)
PARIS -- Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy Thompson said Tuesday he is confident American lawmakers will approve at least $2 billion this year to launch President Bush's emergency AIDS relief plan for the developing world. Bush announced in his State of the Union address in February an unprecedented plan to spend $15 billion over five years to combat HIV and AIDS in Africa and the Caribbean...
North Korean leader, Chinese envoy meet amid nuclear standoff (07/16/03)
SEOUL, South Korea -- China's critical role in the nuclear standoff with North Korea was evident Tuesday, with a Chinese envoy reportedly urging the North's leader to accept U.S.-proposed talks aimed at resolving the crisis. North Korean leader Kim Jong Il met an envoy of Chinese President Hu Jintao on Monday amid conflicting reports about whether Pyongyang has reprocessed spent nuclear fuel rods, a step toward making atomic bombs...
Area golfers embark on a lassie tradition (07/16/03)
A lot can take place in 25 years. A dinosaur can grow approximately 23 feet. An annual gathering can increase from 60 people to in excess of 200. A dream can not only turn into reality, but give root to tradition. All this and more has happened at the Lassies Classic, which celebrates its 25th birthday today at Cape Girardeau Country Club...
AL gets the edge with All-Star win (07/16/03)
CHICAGO (AP) -- Hank Blalock's team is going nowhere. Thanks to him, though, a lot of his AL teammates have a much better chance to go all the way. In an All-Star game that clearly meant more than a mere exhibition, Blalock connected for a two-run, pinch-hit homer off Eric Gagne in the eighth inning that rallied the Americans over the NL 7-6 Tuesday night...
All-Star game a boon for Boones (07/16/03)
CHICAGO -- The All-Star game is doubling as a family reunion for the Boone family. Seattle Mariners second baseman Bret Boone and younger brother Aaron, the third baseman for the Cincinnati Reds, were both chosen for the All-Star game this year. So the rest of the family came along for the show...
Furyk and Weir get a feel for the major club (07/16/03)
SANDWICH, England -- Jim Furyk strolled off No. 18 at Royal St. George's, hanging a left toward the putting green to get in a little more practice. Not so fast, Mr. Major Champion. Furyk was quickly surrounded Tuesday by a horde of British Open fans. Autograph seekers came at him with pens drawn. His pace slowed, coming to a halt several times as he paused to pose for pictures...
Simpson drops suit against NASCAR over Earnhardt death (07/16/03)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Safety manufacturer Bill Simpson on Tuesday dropped a defamation lawsuit that accused NASCAR of wrongly blaming his former company's seat belt for Dale Earnhardt's death. The $8.5 million suit was filed last year in Indianapolis and was set for trial in September, but Simpson and NASCAR representatives resolved their differences Monday...
Woods, Els riding high as a British showdown awaits (07/16/03)
SANDWICH, England -- Tiger Woods and Ernie Els have everything it takes to form a major rivalry except for one critical piece -- a Sunday showdown at a major championship. Royal St. George's might be the perfect place to start. Woods, without a major trophy for the first time in four years, shot down any suggestions he was in a slump two weeks ago by going wire-to-wire for a five-stroke victory in the Western Open, his fourth win of the season...
Former Cowboys president, general manager Schramm dies (07/16/03)
DALLAS (AP) -- Tex Schramm, who turned the Dallas Cowboys into "America's Team" with his bold innovations and keen eye for promotion and was instrumental in making the NFL a billion-dollar industry, died Tuesday. He was 83. The former Cowboys president and general manager died at his Dallas home, said Schramm's son-in-law, Greg Court...
A new peril in Armstrong's Tour chase - street protests (07/16/03)
MARSEILLE, France -- Crashes, fatigue and sweltering heat are the usual perils. Lance Armstrong was presented with a new hazard Tuesday at the Tour de France -- street protests. The disruption cost him and other riders precious time, but his overall lead was safe on a day when organizers said temperatures soared to 115 along the 136-mile route...
Missouri should give the boot to Clemons (07/16/03)
The lesson Ricky Clemons is teaching the University of Missouri is that for some people, there is no rock bottom, at least not one on this earth. Elson Floyd, president of MU, justifiably thought that a 60-day jail sentence, a one-year loss of playing privileges and widespread public scorn was rock bottom for Clemons, the Missouri basketball guard. Floyd, naively but understandably, thought there was no way Slick Ricky would lie, certainly not about the stipulations of his work-release program...
Area digest 7/16/03 (07/16/03)
Cape Ford &Sons gets hits, loses on the road PADUCAH, Ky. -- Cape Girardeau's Ford & Sons Senior American Legion baseball team outhit Paducah (Ky) by four but suffered an 11-6 road loss Tuesday night. Ford & Sons (22-12) had 15 hits, led by Seth Hudson with three. Patrick Slattery, Matt Wulfers and Luke McClellan all added two hits...
Florida White House hopeful dealing in wheeling (07/16/03)
Sen. Bob Graham, D-Fla., trying to get out front in the 2004 presidential race, has signed on as a sponsor for Jon Wood's No. 50 ride in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck series. And he already boasts a victory in the O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., on July 5...
Yard-sale recipe boxes are treasure chests of family favorites (07/16/03)
CONCORD, N.H. -- It's yard sale season again, that time of year when virtual buffets of bargains laid out on lawns draw us from our homes at obscenely early hours on weekends. On Thursdays my wife and I scan the classifieds for good hits. Saturday morning, coffee and cash in hand, we're on the road by 7 a.m...
Around the house 7/16 (07/16/03)
In the garden In the kitchen Around the house
Grading ground cover (07/16/03)
Ground cover is one of those terms that one suspects would sound so much better in French. Couvert de la terre. The sheer bluntness of the American name only reinforces the lowly status of the class of plants -- below trees, below shrubs, below borders, below even lawn...
Be on the lookout for summertime weeds (07/16/03)
I hear more about lawn weeds during the spring than any other time of the year. I think there are lots of reasons behind this interest. Advertising about lawn-care products floods the media. Lawn owners have been cooped up all winter and want to get out and do something. Probably most importantly, yellow dandelions, white chickweed and purple henbet show up extremely well against the background of the green of spring grass...
Recipes to help homesick students (07/16/03)
smcclanahan There are millions of parents all over the world suffering from a condition this time of year that causes feelings of loneliness, occasional crying and intense sadness accompanied with joy and excitement. Sounds pretty strange, but for any of you who have sent children off to college, you know how this feels...
Alice Burger (07/16/03)
Alice L. Burger, 54, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, July 15, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Ford & Sons Sprigg Street Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Esther Leird (07/16/03)
ANNA, Ill. -- Esther M. Leird, 99, of Springfield, Ill., formerly of Anna, died Monday, July 14, 2003, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. She was born Oct. 15, 1903, in Johnson County, Ill., daughter of Ben and Rosa Adams. She and Hubert C. Leird were married in 1924 in Anna. He died Dec. 5, 1985...
Keith Sullivan (07/16/03)
ANNA, Ill. -- Keith L. Sullivan, 53, of Anna died suddenly Tuesday, July 15, 2003, at Union County Hospital. He was born Dec. 29, 1949, in East St. Louis, Ill., son of Keith M. and Grace Hylene Treece Sullivan. He and Sue Wells were married Jan. 29, 1967, in Roodhouse, Ill...
Harold Mansker (07/16/03)
Harold Mansker, 55, of Jackson died Tuesday, July 15, 2003, in Bollinger County. He was born Sept. 12, 1947, in Bollinger County, son of Cecil and Inatha Bitterman Mansker. He and Mary Sue Kasten were married March 19, 1966, in Cape Girardeau. Harold worked at the former Jackson Hosiery Mill and then at Thorngate Ltd. in Cape Girardeau...
Martha Lankheit (07/16/03)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Martha Melinda Lankheit, 92, of Charleston died Monday, July 14, 2003, at her home. She was born Feb. 15, 1911, in Miller City, Ill., daughter of Thomas Louis and Ella Mae Houston Wilson. She and Rudolph John Lankheit were married Jan. 24, 1933. He died Nov. 21, 1973...
Wilma Seabaugh (07/16/03)
Wilma I.V.D. Seabaugh, 85, of Jackson died Tuesday, July 15, 2003, at Jackson Manor. She was born July 24, 1917, at Gravel Hill, Mo., daughter of Pervis and Sara Francis Pullium Crites. She and Truman Dayton Seabaugh were married Nov. 9, 1935. He died Jan. 8, 1975...
Jessica Dale (07/16/03)
Jessica R. Dale, 14, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, July 15, 2003, at her home. Arrangements are pending at Ford & Sons Mount Auburn Chapel in Cape Girardeau.
Eula Cobble (07/16/03)
Eula C. Cobble, 91, of Manchester, Mo., died Monday, July 14, 2003, at St. Luke's Hospital in St. Louis. She was born Feb. 4, 1912, at Millersville, daughter of Daniel L. and Elsie Miller Wallis. She and Jessie Ray Cobble were married in February 1933, at Benton, Mo. He died in 1995...
Carl Romines (07/16/03)
MATTHEWS, Mo. -- Thomas Carl Romines Jr., 89, of Matthews died Monday, July 14, 2003. He was born July 9, 1914, in East Prairie, Mo., son of Thomas and Martha Romines Sr. He and Maxine Montgomery were married Aug. 28, 1945. Romines was employed 20 years by Inman Freight Co., retiring in 1979. He was a member of First Christian Church and served as a deacon...
Philip Slinkard (07/16/03)
WHITEWATER -- Philip Lee "Laddie" Slinkard, 65, of Whitewater died at the family home Monday morning, July 14, 2003. He was born at Allenville, Jan. 18, 1938, to the late Melvin and Juanita Pennington Slinkard. He married Shirley Evans March 8, 1958...
Births 7/16/03 (07/16/03)
Dugan Daughter to Robert and Rebecca Dugan of Nashville, Tenn., Centennial Hospital in Nashville, 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, 2003. Name, Mary Charlotte. Weight, 6 pounds 11 ounces. Fourth child. Mrs. Dugan is the former Rebecca Edwards, daughter of Don and Charlotte Edwards of Cape Girardeau. Dugan is the son of Tom and Delores Dugan of Camillus, N.Y. He is employed by Polk and Sullivan Group...
Oran High School (07/16/03)
Editor's note: These honor rolls were omitted from a special section in Tuesday's Southeast Missourian. Oran School 12th Grade -- Joey Bickings, Jon Burns, Tyler Cookson, Josh Dennis, Brandon Dirnberger, Candice Duncan, Tray Graviett, Teresa Hodges, Danielle Klipfel, Tyler Nelson, Ashley O'Neal, Jacob Ressel, Nathan Seyer, Brandy Shy, Alicia Webb, Kathleen Windeknecht, Ryne Wood, Emily Young...
Jefferson Elementary (07/16/03)
Jefferson Elementary A Honor Roll Justin Eason, Hannah Holman, Casey Irvine, Brandon Kile, Tenika King, India Newbern, Lorey Pender, Devin Rowett, Dominick Whitaker. B Honor Roll Shawn Amos, Deven Brandes, Jillian Bowers, Breanna Brown, David Burton, Kendra Cagle, Ranisha Cayce, Nakiya Curry, David Davis, Candace Dodd, Moniquwa Hunt, Elizabeth Hutson, Tynesha Ivy, Samantha Kuehn, Gabrielle Murray, Darrin Penny, James Purnell, Gregory Sprenger, Samantha Steel, Nicquala Thomas, Karissa Wagers, Brittany Williams.. ...
Cape fire report 07/16/03 (07/16/03)
Cape Girardeau Wednesday, July 16 Firefighters responded Monday to the following items: At 6:34 p.m., medical assist at Broadway and Perry. At 7:35 p.m., alarm sounding at 325 N. Sprigg. At 8:20 p.m., alarm sounding at 325 N. Sprigg. Firefighters responded Tuesday to the following items:...
Cape/Jackson police reports 07/16/03 (07/16/03)
Cape Girardeau Wednesday, July 16 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrest Rodney J. Harris, 24, of 660 Timon Way, Cape Girardeau, was arrested Monday on suspicion of property damage...
Out of the past 7/16/03 (07/16/03)
10 years ago: July 16, 1993 Olive Branch, Ill. -- Earthen levee along Mississippi River south of Miller City broke yesterday afternoon, flooding farm land and forcing area residents to flee to higher ground. Missouri Highway and Transportation Department says it will close Highway 25 at Dutchtown at 2 p.m. to facilitate closing of gap in sandbag levee built last week to protect the town; highway will remain closed until water drops to safe level...
Holden's veto strategy not likely to stir voters (07/16/03)
There was no guessing what Gov. Bob Holden would do if the Missouri Legislature, controlled by Republicans for the first time in half a century, passed bills that have been part of the GOP agenda for years but never went anywhere because of the Democratic power structure...
Violent murders - There are few answers (07/16/03)
Any violent death has a rippling effect that affects surviving relatives, friends and co-workers. Any community where one person's rampage ends the lives of innocent victims also suffers from a fear that fraught with questions but not enough answers...
River is Cape's biggest asset, lure for tourists (07/16/03)
To the editor: Cape Girardeau is having an identity crisis, so a Tennessee firm is being hired to tell us who we are and how to attract tourists. Is this a case of not seeing the forest for the trees? Cape Girardeau is, as it always has been, a Mississippi River town. ...
Sponsors deserve credit for making Libertyfest a hit (07/16/03)
To the editor: As the lead sponsor of the Libertyfest celebration, Old Town Cape has been pleased with the compliments regarding the Fourth of July events. It was very gratifying to plan an event that was enjoyable for so many residents. We are pleased that the 7,000 participants had the opportunity to again experience the historic district and its unique architecture, entertainment venues and the Mississippi River...
Speak Out A 07/16/03 (07/16/03)
Cash box is found I WOULD like to say thank you to the person who found the cash box in the Jackson City Park trash can and turned it into the police department. This box and its contents belonged to the Jackson Girls Softball League. It makes me feel good to know that there are still honest people in this world, and for that I applaud you and thank you. ...
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