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Stories from Wednesday, July 23, 2003

Cape schools pass goals for coming year (07/23/03)
The Cape Girardeau School District has set its sights on student achievement and professional development for teachers next year, although some parents find the wording of the open-ended goals confusing. During its Monday night meeting, the Cape Girardeau School Board approved three goals that will be implemented this year through an innovative reform movement known nationally as professional learning communities. The goals are:...
Complex terms leave parents confused (07/23/03)
The ambiguity of the Cape Girardeau School Board's recently established goals for 2003-04 has some local parents confused about what direction the district is headed. Teachers and administrators at each school will develop specific standards to accomplish the three open-ended goals the school board approved Monday...
Semifinalists chosen for week two of Foto Fest contest (07/23/03)
A snapshot taken during a spring trip to France captured the judges' eyes and was chosen as one of four semifinalist winners in the second week of Foto Fest, an amateur photography contest sponsored by the Southeast Missourian and Westfield Shoppingtown West Park...
Man accused of firing a shot during family dispute (07/23/03)
POPLARBLUFF, Mo. -- A Poplar Bluff man may face assault and weapons charges after he allegedly fired a shot at the ground near his sister following an argument Monday morning at his residence. Enis Franklin Cecil, 43, of the 200 block of South E Street was arrested at 12:15 p.m. on suspicion of first-degree assault and armed criminal action in connection with an incident involving his sister, Tammy Morey, 33...
Illinoisans want I-66; state plans to move forward (07/23/03)
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Based on broad public support, Illinois officials on Tuesday announced their intentions to "aggressively move forward" to bring Interstate 66 through Southern Illinois to Cape Girardeau's new Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge. The announcement on the proposed cross-country highway that would link California and Virginia comes after a June 17 public hearing in Ullin, Ill., and a 15-day period of public comment that saw 84 percent of the responses from Illinois residents supportive of an Illinois corridor.. ...
Open-ended district goals allow interpretation, teachers say (07/23/03)
New district goals adopted by the Cape Girardeau School Board may seem confusing now, but they will eventually be refined and made specific for each school. The end result, teachers say, will be a better, individualized education for students. At their Monday meeting, the board adopted three open-ended goals for the district this year, including student achievement, professional development and the implementation of a new reform model known as professional learning communities...
DWI case sent back to trial after appeals court ruling (07/23/03)
A local judge's ruling was overturned Tuesday by appellate court judges who said a prosecutor was within the law to use a search warrant to obtain a blood sample from a Jackson woman suspected of driving while intoxicated. The Missouri Eastern District Court of Appeals' decision strengthens a prosecutor's ability to obtain blood evidence in drunken driving cases when a suspect refuses to consent to chemical tests...
Windows delay return of Jackson police, fire departments (07/23/03)
The final important pieces of the once tornado-tattered Jackson police and fire station arrived Tuesday and Phil Penzel, president of Penzel Construction, said the police and fire departments should be able to move back into their building by some time late next week...
Shorter school break hurting profit margins, retailers say (07/23/03)
For weeks, grocery store lines have been shorter, the mall hasn't been as crowded and people have been able to get into and out of their favorite department stores in record time. Sound like a shopper's utopia? Well, not to the businesses. As if the lethargic economy weren't bad enough, now some area retailers are saying business this summer is slower than in years past because -- of all things -- the Cape Girardeau School District has a shorter summer break...
Former missionary - Bush should send troops to Liberia (07/23/03)
In 1998 and 1999, Marcia Ritter and her late husband, Dr. C. John Ritter, served five-month medical missions in Liberia at the Ganta United Methodist Hospital. They saw plenty of malnutrition and were in Monrovia when an insurrection killed 600 people in a single night...
Club news 7/23 (07/23/03)
New Salem UMW The New Salem United Methodist Women of Daisy met in the home of Susan Sterner July 9. Four sick calls and seven shut-ins calls were made during the month. It was announced that new bowls were bought for the kitchen. Everyone will bring two paper products and two cans of food for the adopted family to the next meeting which will be at Shirley Grebe's house. It was decided to have a blanket shower for the Festival of Sharing from the whole church...
Springfield man charged in former teacher's death (07/23/03)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A Springfield man was charged Tuesday with killing a retired teacher and school principal whose body was found in the cellar of the small home in which the retiree grew up. Kristofer Brendan Warden, 27, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Gaylen Terrill, 57...
Missouri could save $7 million by cutting energy bills (07/23/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri could save more than $7 million a year if it reduced its energy bills by 10 percent, according to a state report released Tuesday. The Governor's Energy Policy Council said that the savings could be used for other state programs in desperate need of money because of recent budget troubles...
Authorities search for burial site of two missing children (07/23/03)
CONCORD, N.H. -- Prosecutors who have charged a man with murdering his two children said Tuesday the youngsters are probably buried in or around northern Indiana or northeastern Illinois. An indictment announced Monday said Manuel Gehring shot his children in New Hampshire around July 4 and then disposed of the bodies during a cross-country trip to California. Authorities have refused to say why they suspect that...
Ohio woman charged with defrauding banks in 11 states (07/23/03)
ST. LOUIS -- An Ohio woman said to have smooth-talked her way into bank accounts in 11 states is being brought to Missouri to face federal bank fraud charges. Lottie Mae Stanley, 51, also used fake identities and stolen checks to defraud banks of more than $150,000, authorities told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch...
Archaeologists sift through ancient refuse at road site (07/23/03)
JANE, Mo. -- Archaeologists are sifting through piles of ancient refuse, hoping to learn more about those who lived in what is now McDonald County. Archaeologists from Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield have been working for the past month on three sites within about a half-mile of the intersection of U.S 71 and Missouri 90. ...
Illinois law provides students with same tuition rate each year (07/23/03)
URBANA, Ill. -- Incoming freshmen at public universities can be sure they'll pay the same tuition each year until graduation under a law Gov. Rod Blagojevich signed Tuesday. The new "truth-in-tuition" law locks in tuition rates for students for four consecutive years, or five years for specialized fields that require the extra training...
Pedestrian dies in hit-and-run accident Tuesday (07/23/03)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Police on Tuesday identified a man killed the night before in a hit-and-run accident. Jeffrey L. Stamets, 48, was struck by a pickup truck while crossing Blue Ridge Boulevard on Monday night and died later at a hospital. Police found the abandoned pickup truck, but were still looking for the driver, who did not stop after the accident...
Water patrol finds drowning victim (07/23/03)
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- The Missouri State Water Patrol found the body of a St. Joseph man Tuesday morning about three miles from where he disappeared while fishing along the banks of the Missouri River. The Buchanan County Sheriff's Department identified the man as Randy West, 51. ...
Warrensburg man sentenced for possessing pipe bombs (07/23/03)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Warrensburg, Mo., man was sentenced Tuesday to nearly six years in prison for possessing two pipe bombs that were seized from his home along with anti-government literature and information about weapons of mass destruction. U.S. District Judge Fernando J. Gaitan Jr. sentenced Lawrence Wayne Logan, 24, to five years and 11 months in federal prison without parole...
Four charged in homicide case (07/23/03)
MEXICO, Mo. -- Four men have been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a Mexico, Mo., man, Audrain County Prosecutor Jason Lamb said. Jamie Miller, 27, died Monday morning at Audrain Medical Center, where he was taken for treatment after being shot Sunday night, County Coroner Pat Farnen said...
Not just for (07/23/03)
he story of one man's struggle of faith, his protest against the practices of the church and his desire for change can be an inspiration to all people, area pastors say. "Luther" is a movie not just for Lutherans but has messages for all Christians, said the Rev. Robert Heinrichs, associate pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson...
Judge dismisses two top counts in New York terror indictment (07/23/03)
NEW YORK -- A judge dismissed the two main terror counts against a civil rights lawyer and her co-defendants Tuesday, saying charges they conspired to support a terrorism organization were unconstitutionally vague. U.S. District Judge John G. Koeltl left intact charges that attorney Lynne Stewart and the others conspired to defraud the United States and that Stewart made false statements...
Nation briefs 07/23/03 (07/23/03)
Sept. 11 report expected to reveal more errors WASHINGTON -- Sept. 11 hijackers lived freely in San Diego, even after they were linked to al-Qaida. Warnings that terrorist groups were training pilots were ignored. Intelligence officials were more focused on stopping attacks abroad than at home...
People talk 07/23/03 (07/23/03)
Former POW Lynch returns home to West Virginia (07/23/03)
ELIZABETH, W.Va. -- Former POW Jessica Lynch returned home to a flag-waving hero's welcome Tuesday, saying "it's great to be home" in her first public words since being rescued. "I'd like to say thank you to everyone who helped and prayed for my return," said Lynch, who was brought to the podium in a wheelchair wearing a beret and green Army dress uniform...
Colleges nationwide plan large increases in tuition and fees (07/23/03)
State colleges and universities in every region of the country are preparing to impose this fall their steepest tuition and fee increases in a decade -- the latest fallout of state fiscal crises in which most governors and legislatures this year sharply reduced aid to higher education...
Kinko's spy case highlights risks of cybercafe terminals (07/23/03)
NEW YORK -- For more than a year, unbeknownst to people who used Internet terminals at Kinko's stores in New York, Juju Jiang was recording what they typed, paying particular attention to their passwords. Jiang had secretly installed, in at least 14 Kinko's copy shops, software that logs individual keystrokes. He captured more than 450 user names and passwords, and used them to access and open bank accounts online...
White House official apologizes for role in Bush speech (07/23/03)
WASHINGTON -- Stephen Hadley, President Bush's deputy national security adviser, on Tuesday became the second administration official to apologize for allowing a tainted intelligence report on Iraq's nuclear ambitions into Bush's State of the Union address...
Weeks later, Pennsylvania couple claims other half of prize (07/23/03)
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The leftover half of a $261.3 million jackpot was claimed by a Pennsylvania couple Tuesday, nearly two weeks after the winning numbers were drawn. Scott Calligan, 40, and his wife, Marian, 39, chose a lump sum payment of $73.6 million over the 30-year, $130.6 million annuity...
Salt Lake City paper fires writer after questioning material (07/23/03)
SALT LAKE CITY -- The Salt Lake Tribune fired a reporter for a fishing column that contained material "not original to the writer," the newspaper said Tuesday. A lawyer for Skip Knowles, the reporter who wrote The Hook column, said he had opened talks with Tribune Editor Nancy Conway on Knowles' firing...
Michigan high court won't hear appeal in Jenny Jones Show case (07/23/03)
LANSING, Mich. -- The Michigan Supreme Court won't hear the appeal of a lower court decision that threw out a $29.3 million award against the "Jenny Jones Show" following the murder of a guest. The lawsuit stemmed from the 1995 death of Scott Amedure, who was shot to death by Jonathan Schmitz three days after Amedure revealed an attraction to Schmitz during a taping of the show in Chicago. The show never aired...
Vegetarian diet may work as well as drugs on cholesterol (07/23/03)
CHICAGO -- A low-fat vegetarian diet including soy, eggplant and almonds can reduce cholesterol levels about as much as widely used statin drugs, a small, one-month study suggests. If the findings hold up in a larger, longer study, they could have broad implications for the millions of people with high cholesterol...
Republicans fret about re-election chances for Bush (07/23/03)
WASHINGTON -- For the first time since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, rank-and-file Republicans say they are worried about President Bush's re-election chances based on the feeble economy, the rising death toll in Iraq and questions about his credibility...
New urban school scores show room for improvement (07/23/03)
WASHINGTON -- Students in six big cities are largely behind their national peers in reading and writing, but there are pockets of promising performance, new figures show. The 2002 urban scores are the first school-district results to be included in the report card known as the National Assessment of Educational Progress. The achievement yardstick, which began in 1969, had only covered state and national performance...
NASA manager weeps as she defends herself (07/23/03)
SPACE CENTER, Houston -- With tears in her eyes, the NASA manager who dismissed the possibility during Columbia's doomed flight that the shuttle had been seriously damaged by foam defended her decisions Tuesday and said no one should be blamed for the tragedy...
California governor says he doesn't fear recall election (07/23/03)
LOS ANGELES -- Gov. Gray Davis said Tuesday he did not fear a recall election, which appeared nearly certain to qualify for the ballot this week. "If the people want me to present my credentials again, I do not fear them," Davis said during an appearance at an East Los Angeles health clinic...
Employers increasingly dropping insurance for younger retirees (07/23/03)
WASHINGTON -- Employers are increasingly dropping health insurance coverage for their younger retirees, a study finds, suggesting the problem of providing prescription medicine for the elderly may be growing more urgent. Many employers offer their retirees coverage to fill in the gaps in Medicare coverage. That includes prescription drugs, which Medicare does not generally pay for outside a hospital...
Moscow's landmark St. Basil on shaky ground (07/23/03)
MOSCOW -- St. Basil's Cathedral, Russia's most recognizable landmark with its swirling, multicolored onion domes, is on shaky ground. Over the years, the rumble of tanks during Soviet-era military parades, the construction of underground infrastructure and the excess decibels of outdoor rock concerts have taken their toll on the cathedral's foundations...
Dealer arrested on suspicion of forging antiquities (07/23/03)
JERUSALEM -- Police have arrested an Israeli antiquities dealer suspected of creating two forgeries that shook the religious and archaeological world, including a burial box purported to be that of Jesus's brother James. Odad Golan also is suspected in connection with a shoebox-sized tablet inscribed with forged instructions for caring for the Jewish Temple...
Tehran prosecutor accused of journalist's death to head inquiry (07/23/03)
TEHRAN, Iran -- The prosecutor accused by reformers of responsibility for the death in custody of a Canadian-Iranian journalist has been appointed to investigate what happened to her after she was detained while covering anti-government protests. Tehran prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi was named to head the investigation into the death of Zahra Kazemi, the official Islamic Republic News Agency reported Tuesday...
Borders becoming meaningless to younger generation of Europeans (07/23/03)
MADRID -- For a glimpse of Europe's young generation on the move and the future of the borderless continent, head to the late-partying Spanish capital, drink a strong shot of coffee and try to keep up with Stina Lunden, a 25-year-old Swedish transplant...
Rebel group calls for cease fire in Liberia (07/23/03)
MONROVIA, Liberia -- Rebels waging a brutal battle for control of Liberia's capital announced a cease-fire Tuesday, a day after mortars rained down on the city in some of the bloodiest fighting in three years of civil war. At the same time, West African defense chiefs were trying to work out details of a long-awaited peacekeeping force many Liberians believe could have averted Monday's carnage...
World briefs 7/23/03 (07/23/03)
Austrian doctors claim first tongue transplant VIENNA, Austria -- The man believed to be the first recipient of a human tongue transplant was recovering Tuesday and showed no signs of rejecting the organ, his doctors said. The 42-year-old patient, who had a malignant tumor on his tongue and part of his jaw, underwent a 14-hour operation Saturday in which doctors amputated his tongue and attached the new one...
Palestinian premier Abbas wants firm plan from Bush (07/23/03)
JERUSALEM -- Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas will ask the United States to press Israel for a firm schedule of peace moves when he meets with President Bush this week, a Palestinian lawmaker said Tuesday. Abbas "cannot come back empty handed from Washington," said Palestinian legislator Saeb Erekat. "It's essential for Bush to send (Abbas) back with a comprehensive implementation plan ... especially timelines and monitors."...
Suspected militants storm Kashmir camp (07/23/03)
JAMMU, India -- Three suspected Islamic guerrillas attacked an army camp in Indian-held Kashmir on Tuesday, killing at least eight soldiers and wounding more than a dozen others before being slain themselves, police said. Throwing hand grenades and firing wildly, the gunmen burst into the camp at Tanda, near the cease-fire line that divides the region between India and Pakistan, a police officer said on condition of anonymity...
Eiffel Tower evacuated following discovery of fire (07/23/03)
PARIS -- A fire broke out on the top of the Eiffel Tower on Tuesday, sending black smoke pouring from the 1,069-foot Paris landmark and forcing the evacuation of a stream of visitors. The fire -- which erupted in a knot of cables in a telecommunications room just below the tower's broadcast antenna -- was put out after 40 minutes, said fire official Christian Decolloredo...
U.S. forces kill two of Saddam's sons in raid (07/23/03)
MOSUL, Iraq -- Saddam Hussein's sons Odai and Qusai died in a blaze of gunfire and rockets Tuesday when U.S. forces, acting on a tip from an Iraqi informant, stormed a palatial villa in northern Iraq. The U.S. military claimed their deaths will blunt Iraqi resistance to the American occupation...
Blair predicts imminent talks on nuclear crisis (07/23/03)
HONG KONG -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair dealt Tuesday with big Asian worries, predicting talks within weeks to end the North Korean nuclear standoff and praising China's apparent hands-off approach to Hong Kong's political crisis. Despite political troubles at home, Blair has discussed North Korea with leaders in Tokyo, Seoul and Beijing. ...
Swimming with dolphins controversial vacation highlight (07/23/03)
CANCUN, Mexico -- More than two dozen dolphins captured off the Solomon Islands were flown Tuesday to an aquatic park halfway around the world in Cancun, sparking an international debate about the growing entertainment industry surrounding the animals...
Investigators search gravel pit for body (07/23/03)
P Former teammate charged with murder opposes transfer back to Texas. By Angela K. Brown ~ The Associated Press WACO, Texas -- Investigators on foot and horseback searched a gravel pit near the Brazos River on Tuesday for the body of Baylor basketball player Patrick Dennehy, who police believe was killed by a former teammate...
Tigers cut ties with Clemons (07/23/03)
P School revokes scholarship of suspended player. By Scott Charton ~ The Associated Press COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Ricky Clemons, who is serving a jail term, on Tuesday was permanently removed from Missouri's basketball team. Athletic director Mike Alden told reporters he visited the Boone County Jail earlier Tuesday -- more than two weeks after a circuit judge cancelled a less stringent sentence in a halfway house -- to tell Clemons his athletic scholarship was revoked...
Henson reveals recent cancer diagnosis, still plans to coach (07/23/03)
The Associated Press LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- New Mexico State coach Lou Henson says he plans to continue coaching even though he was recently diagnosed with cancer. Henson, 71, has non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a cancer that affects the body's lymph system, the school said Tuesday...
Cape squeaks past Sikeston in district play (07/23/03)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- All things considered, Cape Girardeau's Ford & Sons American Legion baseball team felt mighty lucky to escape with a win Tuesday. Top-seeded Cape had barely half the hits of fourth-seeded Sikeston and did not score an earned run after the second inning -- yet still managed to hold on for a 7-6 victory in the winner's bracket semifinals of the District 14 Tournament...
Cardinals lose to Padres, fall to four games behind Houston (07/23/03)
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- After finding plenty of ways to lose games, the San Diego Padres have finally discovered how to win. Behind a solid start from Oliver Perez and clutch outings from three relievers, the Padres won their fourth straight game with a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night...
Rams release receiver Wilkins after one season (07/23/03)
ST. LOUIS -- A year ago, the St. Louis Rams thought Terrence Wilkins was a replacement for Az Zahir-Hakim, who left as a free agent for Detroit. A full season and five catches later, Wilkins was released. The Rams also announced Tuesday the release of backup quarterback Scott Covington and Joe Cooper, a free agent linebacker out of Ohio State signed in January...
Unexpected faces are winning biggest prizes (07/23/03)
SANDWICH, England -- The sand was rumpled in the pot bunker just right of the 16th hole at Royal St. George's, no doubt the result of amateurs wanting to see just how badly Thomas Bjorn blew his chance to win the British Open. Up ahead, workers trying to keep their balance in 35 mph gusts were tearing down the massive grandstands surrounding the 18th green...
Fractured finger puts Morris on DL (07/23/03)
P Cardinal right-hander to miss three to six weeks. The Associated Press SAN DIEGO -- The St. Louis Cardinals placed right-hander Matt Morris on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with a fractured right index finger. Morris was hurt when he was hit by a line drive Monday night and is expected to miss three-to-six weeks, the team said...
The week ahead in golf (07/23/03)
PGA TOUR GREATER HARTFORD OPEN
  • Site: Cromwell, Conn. Schedule: Thursday-Sunday. Course: TPC at River Highlands (6,820 yards, par 70). Purse: $4 million. Winner's share: $720,000. Television: USA (Thursday-Friday, 3-5 p.m.) and CBS (Saturday-Sunday, 2-5 p.m.)...
  • Padres get rare win against Cards with 10th-inning HR (07/23/03)
    SAN DIEGO -- After toiling in the Mexican Leagues, this was a moment for Miguel Ojeda to savor. Ojeda, who played eight seasons in Mexico, enjoyed his biggest major league moment Monday night when he hit a one-out home run in the 10th inning off Lance Painter, giving the San Diego Padres a 5-4 win over the Cardinals...
    Funny Cide, Empire Maker to race (07/23/03)
    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- It's the talk of the town, from the bars to the backstretch: Funny Cide and Empire Maker renewing their rivalry during the biggest racing meet of the summer at the nation's oldest track. "That's all the buzz you hear," said Mike Badgett, who works with his brother, trainer Billy Badgett. Next door to Badgett's barn at Saratoga Race Course is the one where Funny Cide will stable for the next six weeks...
    Victim's friend tells of 'visible evidence' (07/23/03)
    EAGLE, Colo. -- The 19-year-old woman who accused Kobe Bryant of sexually assaulting her had "visible evidence" of the alleged attack a week later, one of her friends said Tuesday. Luke Bray declined to be more specific out of respect for his friend and her family...
    Researchers delve into cause of yips (07/23/03)
    ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Bob Jensen's nickname is "No Way" -- appropriate for a thin man who can drive a golf ball more than 350 yards. But it also fits Jensen when he stands over a 1-foot putt under pressure. Jensen suffers from what golfers call the yips, a tendency to flinch, jerk and twitch during a stroke that turns those routine tap-ins into torture. ...
    Sideline chatter 7/23/03 (07/23/03)
    Horse tail raises stink at USC Traveler, the white Trojan horse that has galloped along the sideline at USC football games for the past 42 seasons, has been given his walking papers. "I'm not going to get into all this," Michael Jackson, USC vice president for student affairs, told the Los Angeles Times. "The important thing is, Traveler has been a part of USC's tradition for many years, and we are working on continuing that."...
    Dangerous dust - Fighting household allergens (07/23/03)
    With record-low interest rates, home remodeling continues at high levels all around the country. As a result drywall dust, sanding debris, lead paint from layers in an old home, and dust and toxic particles tracked around by family, guests and workers cause an invisible but substantial threat...
    More homeowners hiring out home-improvement projects (07/23/03)
    The prevalent notion that the United States is a nation of do-it-yourselfers is taking a hit on the home front. More homeowners say to heck with the hard work and are hiring project managers to oversee every phase of home-improvement projects, and, according to one industry expert, the trend spans age groups and income brackets...
    California's cuisine shows Mediterranean influence (07/23/03)
    Santa Barbara, Calif., has often been thought of as a kind of American Riviera, with its balmy year-round Mediterranean climate, blue sea and red-tile roofed villas. In the same vein are nearby acres of lemon, avocado and olive orchards, and vineyards. Which naturally leads to the subject of food...
    Around the house 7/23 (07/23/03)
    In the garden In the kitchen Around the house
    Blueberries in season make delectable desserts (07/23/03)
    Quick-to-assemble desserts using blueberries combine the fruit of the season with simple extras to delectable effect. Blueberry-mango colada salad is refreshingly light and easily made in a matter of minutes using blueberries, mango and frozen pina colada mix, plus an optional dash of rum...
    Use summer's harvest in your recipes (07/23/03)
    smcclanahan Sometimes our children say something so funny I just have to stand and cherish the moment because it is so cute. But on the other hand, sometimes they say things that really make me pause and think. The other evening Lexie just popped off the top of her head, "Mom, what does a typewriter thing do?" I looked at her astonished and thought at first she was just kidding with me. Then I realized that she probably had never seen a typewriter...
    Getting rid of his nasty T-shirt (07/23/03)
    Let's face it. When a woman checks out a guy across the room, she often thinks, "He's really hot, except for ..." And it's that "except for," should the two meet, she'll immediately set about trying to change. Every woman wants her man to look his best and, in the process, reflect well on her...
    Elmer Koenig (07/23/03)
    Elmer Koenig, 73, of Jackson died Tuesday, July 22, 2003, at his home. McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
    Gary McClain (07/23/03)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Gary Lee McClain, 59, of Sikeston died Tuesday, July 22, 2003, at his home. He was born May 16, 1944, in Mississippi County, son of J.C. and Lillian Earline Delk McClain. He and Paula Segraves were married June 16, 1962. McClain lived in Mississippi and Scott counties most of his life. He was a 1963 graduate of Kelly High School at Benton, Mo...
    Margie Fenimore-Jordan (07/23/03)
    Margie M. Fenimore-Jordan, 85, of Edwardsville, Kan., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Tuesday, July 22, 2003, at the home of a daughter. She was born in Whitewater. She first married Charles Fenimore, who preceded her in death. She later married James Jordan, who also preceded her in death...
    Lloyd Hinkle (07/23/03)
    ANNA, Ill. -- Lloyd Hinkle, 68, of Anna died Monday, July 21, 2003, at Union County Hospital. He was born May 9, 1935, in Union County, son of Norman and Josephine Peeler Hinkle. Hinkle was a heavy equipment operator. He was a member of Apostolic Lighthouse Church...
    Amelia Sandvos (07/23/03)
    Amelia Elizabeth Sandvos, 65, of Scott City died Monday, July 21, 2003, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 20, 1937, at Illmo, daughter of Hugo Ernest "Shine" and Alma Ann Mirgaux Sandvos. Sandvos had been a bookkeeper at Ely Walker and also had worked at Bank of Illmo, Blair Industries and Drury Industries. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and its Ladies Sodality, an associate member of Society of St. Francis De Sales and was a lay minister...
    Births 7/23/03 (07/23/03)
    Jones Daughter to Hugh and Gina Jones of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Middle Tennessee Medical Center, 9 a.m. Monday, July 21, 2003. Name, Anna Marie. Weight, 4 pounds 12 ounces. First child. Mrs. Jones is the former Gina Lage, daughter of Wally and Dori Lage of Cape Girardeau. She was publications coordinator for the Tennessee Bar Association. Jones is the son of Lee and Sue Jones of Murfreesboro. He is an account executive with Courier Printing of LaVergne, Tenn...
    Cape fire report 7/23/03 (07/23/03)
    Cape Girardeau Wednesday, July 23 Firefighters responded Monday to the following items: At 1:18 p.m., illegal burn at 420 S. Hanover. At 1:53 p.m., medical assist at 211 Minnesota. At 9:22 p.m., medical assist at 401 S. Pacific. Firefighters responded Tuesday to the following items:...
    Cape/Jackson police reports 7/23/03 (07/23/03)
    Cape Girardeau Wednesday, July 23 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Virginia Hunter-Claire Featherston, 22, of Guehring Road, St. Louis, Mo., was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, driving while revoked and failure to signal...
    Out of the past 7/23/03 (07/23/03)
    10 years ago: July 23, 1993 When Mississippi River crests today at expected 46.6 feet, it will set new all-time record flood stage at Cape Girardeau; previous flood crest prediction of 47.2 feet tomorrow was revised downward yesterday by National Weather Service; forecasters have warned Mississippi may not fall below flood stage at Cape Girardeau until some time in mid-August...
    MU president open to fresh thinking (07/23/03)
    Almost any discussion about the budget crunches many cities, school district and universities face these days will include at least a passing reference to the high cost of administrators. This is fueled, in part, by the growth in administrative positions in our city halls and schools. In response to this criticism, the president of the University of Missouri system, Elson Floyd, is proposing a major cut...
    Rockaway Beach wants casino gambling (07/23/03)
    It wasn't all that many years ago that Rockaway Beach, a tiny town on Lake Taneycomo south of Springfield, Mo., was best known for the high jinks of college students whose parties frequently got out of hand. Aside from that, the 275-population hamlet hasn't drawn much attention as it watched the phenomenal growth of its neighbor a few miles away, Branson...
    War's supporters see dream turn into nightmare (07/23/03)
    To the editor: Trivializing the controversy over the Niger forgeries to "just 16 words" in the State of the Union address ignores the fact that, to anyone paying serious attention, almost the entire case for war has long been known to be a load of manure. The Niger documents, for example, were exposed as forgeries months ago...
    Cape has lots of history that should be shared (07/23/03)
    To the editor: There are things to see in Cape Girardeau. I grew up in Cape and have lived away since 1985. When I bring my children back to visit, I show them the history of the area. I am very disappointed in the Fort D area. This wonderful historical area has not been restored. Why not? There is much history that can be developed into a historical tour...
    Speak Out A 07/23/03 (07/23/03)
    City of neighbors I DON'T need a Tennessee firm to tell me the attractions of our town. Cape Girardeau is where neighbors still help neighbors, be it pushing a car that is stuck in the snow or passing out tomatoes from the summer garden. Cape is where the country and city entwine on the river bank. Those who move away can't wait to return...
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