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State briefs 07/25/03 (07/25/03)
Cape man pleads guilty to cocaine, firearm charges A Cape Girardeau man pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to charges of possession cocaine base with an intent to distribute and unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Earl L. Harris, 26, appeared before U.S. District Judge Henry E. Autrey. He agreed to forfeit to the United States $5,857...
Scrap SEMO nicknames, says alumni council vote (07/25/03)
Southeast Missouri State University's National Alumni Council has voted to scrap the school's Indian nicknames and find more marketable names for the athletic teams. The council's desire comes at a time when the National Collegiate Athletic Association is encouraging schools to quit using American Indian symbols, said Alan Zacharias, vice president of university advancement...
Prompt TIF decision expected after hearing (07/25/03)
A public hearing Aug. 14 should quickly lead to a final decision on a controversial proposal to use tax-increment financing to help develop the Prestwick Plantation subdivision in Cape Girardeau, Mayor Jay Knudtson says. "The situation has lingered on long enough," he said Thursday. "The facts are what they are."...
More tax funding erased for Cape schools (07/25/03)
and Callie Clark ~ Southeast Missourian The financial hits just keep on coming for the Cape Girardeau School District. A $1.3 million adjustment in Cape Girardeau County's property tax valuation, spurred by Lone Star Industries' protest of its 2003 tax assessment, will mean $54,000 less in local revenue for schools...
Security remains low-key at local government buildings (07/25/03)
The recent shooting death of a New York City councilman by a political rival has put security at government buildings across the country back under scrutiny. In Cape Girardeau County, the only government buildings where visitors are required to show proof of identity and walk through a metal detector are the airport and the federal courthouse...
Sister Cities International opens convention (07/25/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Representatives of several nations -- including at least one king -- gathered in St. Louis Thursday for the Sister Cities International Annual Conference. Among the attendees is Fon Doh Gah Gwanyin III, king of the Republic of Cameroon, here with one of his four wives as part of a 20-person delegation...
Panel transfers action in case of Missouri River (07/25/03)
WASHINGTON -- A judicial panel on Thursday afternoon transferred dueling federal court rulings regarding the Missouri River to a different federal court in Minnesota. The order removed jurisdiction from U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler, who issued a contempt citation Tuesday ordering the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to drop water levels on the Missouri or pay $500,000 a day beginning today...
Former Missouri Gov. Warren Hearnes celebrates 80th birthday (07/25/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Warren Hearnes, the first man to serve eight consecutive years as governor after an upstart challenge to Missouri's Democratic political establishment, reached another milestone Thursday, celebrating his 80th birthday. The retired lawyer was honored with a surprise birthday party Thursday evening at a suburban St. Louis country club, organized by his wife, former state Rep. Betty Hearnes, now 76, who shares her husband's birthday...
Illinois Supreme Court says state must pay judicial raises (07/25/03)
CHICAGO -- The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the state's comptroller to pay salary increases for Illinois judges that were vetoed by the governor. State Comptroller Daniel Hynes earlier this week said he would not include a 2.8 percent cost-of-living increase when he prints judges' paychecks because the state did not appropriate the money...
Weather service to lead Panhandle-Alabama beach safety effort (07/25/03)
PENSACOLA, Fla. -- A new coalition of emergency and safety officials temporarily led by the National Weather Service will try to reduce the drowning danger in six Florida and Alabama counties, officials said Thursday. At least 18 people have drowned on Florida Panhandle beaches this year including 14 in Florida's four westernmost counties -- Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton -- included in the coalition with Alabama's Mobile and Baldwin counties. ...
Juveniles charged in 4-H camp brawls (07/25/03)
ROCKY MOUNT, Va. -- Three teenage counselors at a 4-H camp were charged Thursday with child abuse, disorderly conduct and assault for allegedly forcing young campers into organized bare-knuckle fights, then charging admission to the brawls and allowing betting...
Congress considers tobacco buyout (07/25/03)
WASHINGTON -- Momentum is growing for efforts in Congress to pay tobacco farmers to stop growing the crop and allow the Food and Drug Administration to regulate the tobacco industry. Tobacco-state senators say they hope to finalize an agreement among themselves within days on a proposal to pay farmers to relinquish their tobacco quotas, or government allotments dictating how much leaf a farmer can grow under the federal price stabilization program...
RV group's Sedalia rally 'like family reunion' (07/25/03)
SEDALIA, Mo. -- Hundreds of recreational vehicle enthusiasts have come to this mid-Missouri town for the 11th annual National African-American RVers Association rally. The five-day gathering at the Missouri State Fairgrounds began Wednesday evening with a parade in which marchers dressed in African garb and played native instruments...
Truck driver who hit patrol car charged (07/25/03)
LEXINGTON, MO. -- The driver of a truck that hit a Missouri State Highway Patrol car and killed a state trooper has been charged with four misdemeanor counts in Lafayette County Circuit Court. Paul A. Daniel, 30, of New Hampton, is charged with failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, failing to operate a motor vehicle in a single lane, no valid commercial driver's license and careless and imprudent driving...
NBC's Lynch movie will focus on Iraqi rescuer (07/25/03)
LOS ANGELES -- NBC said it envisions its Jessica Lynch TV movie as an action-adventure with the Iraqi lawyer who contributed to her rescue as the hero. The film, being made without Lynch's participation, will focus less on her and more on the experience of her Army unit and her rescuers, NBC Entertainment President Jeff Zucker said Thursday...
Four former Charter executives indicted (07/25/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Four former top executives of Charter Communications, the nation's third-largest cable television company, were indicted Thursday on federal charges of scheming to defraud investors by inflating the company's revenue and operating cash flow, federal authorities said...
Memphis will easily qualify for federal aid (07/25/03)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Traffic lights were out all over town. Fallen trees littered city streets. And the death toll from this week's powerful storm that raked through Memphis continued to rise. The storm, which hit early Tuesday, was blamed on a fourth death Wednesday. Residents were still picking up from damage caused by 100-mph winds and utility crews from surrounding counties arrived to help restore power...
Chief - Man who shot co-workers held grudges (07/25/03)
SAN ANTONIO -- Police said Thursday that a man who walked into the real estate office where he worked and shot two women dead and critically wounded a third had grudges against co-workers. The gunman didn't like having female peers and supervisors, police chief Albert Ortiz said, based on interviews with people who knew 48-year-old Ron G. Thomas...
Shooting deaths possibly drug-related, police claim (07/25/03)
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- An Ohio State University student and two other people who were bound and shot to death execution-style in a house near campus may have been victims of a drug-related crime, police said Thursday. "It appears drugs may be involved," said Amy Morris, a Columbus homicide detective...
Colin McMillan, Bush nominee for Navy secretary, dies at age 67 (07/25/03)
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Oilman Colin McMillan, nominated as Navy secretary by President Bush in May, died Thursday at his ranch in southern New Mexico. He was 67. The cause and manner of death were not immediately disclosed. Roswell Mayor Bill Owen, a family spokesman and longtime McMillan employee, said neither the Otero County sheriff's office nor the state Office of the Medical Investigator in Albuquerque had determined the cause...
'The Greatest' gets ready to meet the Dalai Lama (07/25/03)
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Muhammad Ali will meet the Dalai Lama when the exiled Tibetan leader visits Bloomington in September. "It will be the first time the two have met," said the Dalai Lama's nephew, Jigme Norbu of Bloomington. "We're honored that he is taking the time and making the effort to be with us."...
Four people found shot in Louisiana (07/25/03)
SHREVEPORT, La. -- Police found four people shot to death in two units of an apartment complex Thursday. The (Shreveport) Times newspaper, citing an unidentified source in its online edition, said the victims were shot and had been bound, with pillowcases over their heads. Police would not confirm or deny that report Thursday afternoon...
President predicts his re-election (07/25/03)
LIVONIA, Mich. -- President Bush predicted Thursday he will be re-elected next year but sought to shore up public support on the economy, making sure voters give him credit for rebates heading to millions of taxpayers this week. Bush insisted the refund checks will stoke the economy by putting money into Americans' hands. "Better days are ahead," Bush said, standing before a giant mock-up of a check...
Gunman said councilman offered him cash not to oppose him (07/25/03)
NEW YORK -- Hours before he gunned down Councilman James Davis, Othniel Askew told the FBI that Davis offered him $45,000 to give up a primary election challenge -- and threatened to hurt his family if he did not, law enforcement sources said Thursday...
Army readies chemical weapons incinerator (07/25/03)
ANNISTON, Ala. -- Fear and uncertainty are running high these days in the pink zone -- the area closest to the first Army chemical weapons incinerator to be built near homes, churches, schools and businesses. With the destruction of munitions set to begin soon, some worry what will happen once workers start chopping up Cold War-era rockets, shells and mines and begin feeding them to the superheated flames. They have visions of terrified children running for shelter during an accident...
Guard - Malvo wanted to anger police chief (07/25/03)
FAIRFAX, Va. -- Sniper suspect Lee Boyd Malvo told a prison guard that he shot a teenage victim to anger Montgomery County, Md., police chief Charles Moose and that he had intended to shoot an entire busload of children, the guard testified Thursday...
Parents convicted of manslaughter for starving son (07/25/03)
CARLISLE, Pa. -- A couple was convicted of involuntary manslaughter Thursday for starving their 4-year-old son to death, but a mistrial was declared on the more serious charge of third-degree murder after the jury deadlocked. Whether prosecutors would retry the murder charge was not immediately clear...
Death row inmate seeks DNA test (07/25/03)
INDIANAPOLIS -- A man facing execution next week for murder is vying for a DNA test his lawyers say may cast doubt on his guilt, and his supporters include a prosecutor and a juror who helped convict him. Lawyers for Darnell Williams asked a U.S. District Judge John Tinder on Wednesday to allow DNA testing of blood stains found on Williams' clothing. ...
Intelligence lapses take 9-11 blame (07/25/03)
WASHINGTON -- Failure to share intelligence on two future Sept. 11 hijackers destroyed perhaps the best chance to stop the attacks, says the final report of a congressional inquiry that details a maddening government chain of actions not taken, information not shared and help not given...
Music industry aims law at downloaders (07/25/03)
WASHINGTON -- Move over, college kids. Grandparents and roommates may be the first ones to pay for downloading songs on the Internet. The music industry's earliest subpoenas, issued as part of a high-stakes campaign to cripple online piracy by suing some of music's biggest fans, are aimed at a surprisingly eclectic group: a grandfather, an unsuspecting dad and an apartment roommate...
Plan to vaccinate health workers against smallpox is faltering (07/25/03)
WASHINGTON -- The number of health care workers vaccinated against smallpox varies widely across the country, a top federal health official said Thursday, offering the most detailed picture yet of the foundering vaccination program. Nationally, only about 38,000 people have been vaccinated against the virus, which has been wiped from earth but could return in an act of bioterrorism. ...
Senate approves $28.5 billion for Homeland Security Department (07/25/03)
WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Thursday easily approved its first bill financing the Homeland Security Department, though lawmakers traded sharp words and a Republican Party leader contended that Democrats are taking a passive approach to fighting terrorism...
Jobless claims drop second week in a row (07/25/03)
WASHINGTON -- The number of workers filing new applications for jobless benefits dropped to a five-month low last week, a hopeful sign for an economy trying to shift into a higher gear. The Labor Department reported Thursday that claims for unemployment insurance declined by a seasonally adjusted 29,000 to 386,000 for the work week ending July 19. ...
Mortgage rates climb again (07/25/03)
WASHINGTON -- Rates on benchmark 30-year mortgages climbed for the fifth week in a row, rising this week to the highest level since the middle of January, a trend that is slowing -- but not stopping -- refinancing activity. The average rate on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages for the week ending July 25 was 5.94 percent, up sharply from last week's rate of 5.67 percent, Freddie Mac, the mortgage giant, reported Thursday in its weekly nationwide survey...
Recall election set for Oct. 7 for California governor (07/25/03)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- State officials Thursday set an Oct. 7 date for the election to recall Democratic Gov. Gray Davis, giving him less than three months to fight for his political life. Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante announced the date a day after state officials certified that the Republican-led drive to recall Davis had collected more than enough signatures to make it onto the ballot...
Israelis protest after Arab national is killed at checkpoint (07/25/03)
JERUSALEM -- An Arab-Israeli man was shot and killed at a checkpoint by Israeli Border Police Thursday in the second deadly incident of its kind in 48 hours, sparking a small-scale riot by angry residents who claimed that police are too quick to shoot at Palestinian-looking men in circumstances that do not warrant deadly force...
Afghanistan forces strike rebel position (07/25/03)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A B-52 bomber and two fighter jets pounded a suspected rebel position after attackers fired two rockets at a U.S. base in northeastern Afghanistan, a military spokesman said Thursday. No coalition casualties were reported in the fighting Wednesday near the eastern city of Asadabad...
Typhoon Imbudo's strong winds slam into China (07/25/03)
BEIJING -- A powerful typhoon plowed into China's southern coast Thursday after killing at least 10 people in the Philippines, injuring 11 in Hong Kong and forcing the daring sea rescue of 16 sailors who lost control of their ship. Typhoon Imbudo had winds of up to 100 mph, the official Xinhua News Agency said. The Hong Kong Observatory said it was one of the strongest typhoons to hit southern China's Guangdong province in recent years...
West Africa promises first peace troops to Liberia (07/25/03)
MONROVIA, Liberia -- Liberia's rebels and government troops battled Thursday for the capital's port, dueling with guns and grenades as West African leaders promised the first troops of a multinational peacekeeping force within a week. At a makeshift refugee camp at an American rubber plantation outside the capital, famished, rain-soaked and desperate survivors of the latest siege said the peacekeepers could come too late...
Article on Islam gets Newsweek issue banned in Pakistan (07/25/03)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Pakistan has banned the latest issue of Newsweek's international edition, saying an article on new interpretations of the Quran offends Islam. The information minister said Thursday that customs authorities have been ordered to seize copies of the edition...
Kidnapping concerns prompt manhunt for Israeli soldier (07/25/03)
JERUSALEM -- Hundreds of soldiers, police and volunteers backed by helicopters searched northern Israel's Galilee area for a missing Israeli soldier Thursday as fears grew he may have been kidnapped by Palestinian militants. Oleg Shaichat, 20, was in uniform and armed when last seen Monday by a fellow hitchhiker traveling in a car near the biblical village of Cana on his way home to a nearby Jewish satellite of Nazareth, Israel's largest Arab town...
World briefs 7/25/03 (07/25/03)
Guatemalan protests support former dictator GUATEMALA CITY -- Violent protests in support of former dictator Efrain Rios Montt engulfed the capital Thursday, forcing the U.S. Embassy to close and the president to call out the army to restore order...
Doubts linger as Iraqis view photos of Saddam's dead sons (07/25/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- The United States released grisly photos Thursday to convince Iraqis that Saddam Hussein's sons were dead and to weaken support for an anti-American insurgency. But some Iraqis saw the pictures of the bloodied, bearded men as a ruse...
Three soldiers killed in Iraqi grenade attack (07/25/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Gunfire and rocket-propelled grenades killed three American soldiers Thursday from the 101st Airborne -- the division that carried out the deadly assault on Saddam Hussein's sons -- another sign insurgents are intent on driving U.S. troops from Iraq...
Capahas double their pleasure with win and NBC bid (07/25/03)
The Craftsman Union Capahas learned Thursday afternoon that they received an at-large bid to the National Baseball Congress World Series. Later Thursday, the Capahas went out and celebrated their 18th straight selection to the tournament in Wichita, Kan., by beating the host St. Louis Sox 8-1...
Ford & Sons powers into district final (07/25/03)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- For all the offense Cape Girardeau's Ford & Sons American Legion baseball team put together Thursday, perhaps the squad's most valuable player was a relief pitcher. Michael Taylor came in early to close the door on Dunklin County, and Cape eventually exploded for a 16-7 victory in the winner's bracket final of the District 14 Tournament at Harmon Field...
Hospital stay puts accuser's mental health under scrutiny (07/25/03)
EAGLE, Colo. -- Scrutiny of Kobe Bryant's accuser intensified Thursday when authorities said she had been hospitalized as a "danger to herself" four months before the alleged sexual assault. University of Northern Colorado police chief Terry Urista said campus police received a call about 9 p.m. on Feb. 25 regarding a woman in a dormitory room...
Rams head to work for first day of camp (07/25/03)
MACOMB, Ill. -- The opening of two-a-day practices for the Rams on Thursday got a big thumbs-up from Kyle Turley. The new offensive tackle, signed as a free agent from New Orleans, likes the team's regimented, down-to-the-minute philosophy. There's very little standing around with players shuttling from drill to drill...
Johnson looking for two in a row (07/25/03)
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) -- Jimmie Johnson looks at the series standings and realizes a second straight victory will do little more than solidify his spot in the top five. Winning Sunday at Pocono Raceway would represent a major gain in the Winston Cup championship chase only if leader Matt Kenseth were to falter. Johnson isn't counting on that...
Crouch says future likely won't be in pro football (07/25/03)
OMAHA, Neb. -- Pondering his future over a cup of coffee Thursday morning, Eric Crouch thought aloud that maybe he should take one of those career tests that match one's personality to a suitable job. What if the result indicated he should be a professional football player?...
Armstrong keeps overall lead; Knaven takes first Tour win (07/25/03)
BORDEAUX, France -- Saving himself and his overall lead for their great battle to come, Lance Armstrong finished grouped with archrival Jan Ullrich in the Tour de France's pancake-flat 17th stage Thursday, their focus on an expected race-deciding time trial...
Jacobsen, Haas in lead; Whaley shoots 75 (07/25/03)
CROMWELL, Conn. -- Jay Haas and Peter Jacobsen shot 7-under 63s Thursday to share the first-round lead of the Greater Hartford Open, while Suzy Whaley birdied the final hole to cap a 75 that stole the attention at the PGA Tour event. Whaley, a 36-year-old local teaching pro, became the first woman to qualify for a PGA tournament since Babe Zaharias in 1945 when she won the PGA Connecticut section title last fall...
Time is here to think about fall permits (07/25/03)
With the recent cool temperatures, it's easy to start thinking about the crisp, cool temperatures of the soon-to-come fall hunting seasons. If you deer hunt in Missouri, you should think about one of the many managed deer hunts offered by the Missouri Department of Conservation...
These warriors have a new battle ahead (07/25/03)
July 24, 2003 To: Southeast Missouri State University From: The National Mascot Security Council Re: Our future It has come to our attention that another of our beloved mascots of American sports teams has come under attack -- in fact, an attack symbolic of the redskinned savages of our fine land...
Sideline chatter (07/25/03)
Where there's a will, there's really a way Pickpockets lifted Robert Flowers' wallet while he rode a subway in Moscow on Sunday, getting away with $100 and running up about $15,000 on his credit cards. "They're good at what they do," Flowers told the Deseret News of Salt Lake City. "They really worked me over...
Area digest (07/25/03)
Fifty-three advance to stroke play finals James Blose of Cape Girardeau shot a 75 on Thursday to make the cut for the final round of the Missouri Golf Association's Stroke Play Championship. Blose has a two-day score of 146 after shooting 71 on Wednesday...
Ready for a Ram - Mayor of Truckville heats up the competition (07/25/03)
Competition is a wonderful thing. Competition put a man on the moon. It pushes Lance Armstrong over the Pyrenees. It gives us the World Series, the Indy 500 and the Dodge Ram! If you haven't met the "mayor of Truckville," it's time for an introduction. ...
Changing an oxygen sensor (07/25/03)
Dear Tom and Ray: This morning I went to my car to find that it had grown what appeared to be "hair" from the tailpipe. It was about 10 inches long and gray, with brown highlights. I had to get to class for a test, so I gave my car a haircut with my Swiss army knife. ...
Artifacts (07/25/03)
Children's workshop at University Museum Spaces remain open in the "Stories and Art" workshop to be held Saturday at the University Museum in Memorial Hall at Southeast Missouri State University. The workshop will use the illustrations of artist Barry Moser to teach children how illustrations work and how they affect literature. Children will make their own sketches based on passages from books. Andrea Morrill, the museum's curator of education, will be the teacher...
Maktub - Putting Seattle back on the music map (07/25/03)
SEATTLE little after 1 p.m. on a Tuesday, a cab pulls up at the home of Daniel Spils, keyboardist for Seattle "heavy soul" band Maktub. Out steps lead singer Reggie Watts, bearing his impressive Afro, a box of Kellogg's and a carton of soy milk. "Hey man," he says to Spils. "Can I borrow a bowl?"...
The real inspiration behind 'The Luca Stories' (07/25/03)
When Jan Thies died in March at age 60, Serenda Jenks lost both a good friend and the inspiration for her book: "Dancing Heart: The Luca Stories." "Dancing Heart: The Luca Stories" is a children's book about a disabled heroine who takes on the challenges life presents her -- her parents' divorce, her mother's remarriage, a move, making new friends -- with courage and determination...
Music Top 20 concert tours (07/25/03)
The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week's ranking is in parentheses. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers...
New on CD 7/25/03 (07/25/03)
'Strays' If Jane's Addiction had been forgotten as a burnout band that recorded only a few albums before disbanding under the weight of their own success, they're giving fans a new reason to remember them on "Strays." Opening with "True Nature", a high-energy guitar onslaught that sets the tempo for the entire album, 44-year-old singer Perry Farrell cries through poetry with a voice that hasn't changed an octave since 1990, when the band released it's last album "Ritual De Lo Habitual.". ...
Everybody's a critic - 'Bad Boys II' (07/25/03)
One and a half stars (out of four) We've seen this buddy-movie in various forms a hundred times before. The only thing original about the plot proves offensive --the concept of having the bad guys hide their dope and money in the hollowed-out shells of dead bodies...
Elsie Limbaugh (07/25/03)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Elsie Limbaugh, 84, of Advance died Wednesday, July 23, 2003, at Advance Nursing Center. She was born Sept. 22, 1918, at Swinton, Mo., daughter of Isaac "Ike" and Rosa Rolison Martin. She and Cletis Limbaugh were married Dec. 25, 1957, at Ardeola, Mo...
James Green (07/25/03)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- James Harrison Green, 88, of Poplar Bluff died Tuesday, July 22, 2003, at his home. He was born March 10, 1915, in Brownfield, Ill., son of Charles Harrison and Iris Ethel Reedus Green. He and Gertie Inez Blagg were married Aug. 12, 1939, at Benton, Mo. She died Jan. 29, 1980...
Audrey Newman (07/25/03)
CANALOU, Mo. -- Audrey Newman, 90, of Morganton, N.C., died Tuesday, July 22, 2003, at Grace Heights Nursing Home in Morganton. She was born Nov. 11, 1912, at Canalou, daughter of William and Carrie Robison McWaters. She married Aymon M. Newman, who died April 30, 1979...
Kathy Reeves (07/25/03)
ANNA, Ill. -- Kathy Ann Reeves, 51, of Selah, Wash., died Tuesday, July 22, 2003, at Oregon Health Science University Hospital in Portland. She was born Jan. 17, 1952, in Anna, daughter of Edwin A. and Mary F. Clutts Flamm. She and John Thomas Reeves were married Aug. 29, 1970...
Ernest Cushman (07/25/03)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Ernest W. Cushman, 84, of Perryville died Wednesday, July 23, 2003, at Mineral Area Regional Medical Center in Farmington, Mo. He was born Aug. 15, 1918, in Minneapolis, Minn., son of D.V. and Mary E. Wright Cushman. Cushman retired as a mechanic at McDonnell-Douglas Corp...
Frank Osborn (07/25/03)
Frank E. Osborn, 77, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, July 24, 2003, at the Lutheran Home. Friends may call at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. today. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Georgia Cauble (07/25/03)
Georgia O. Cauble, 91, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, July 23, 2003, at the Lutheran Home. She was born May 22, 1912, at Crowder, Mo., daughter of Oliver A. and Olive Hileman Boswell. She and James O. Cauble were married Jan. 12, 1928, at Jackson. He died Nov. 25, 1981...
Births 7/25/03 (07/25/03)
Scherer Son to Tim A. and Michelle M. Scherer of Scott City, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 3 p.m. Friday, July 18, 2003. Name, Blake Joseph. Weight, 6 pounds 4 1/2 ounces. Second son. Mrs. Scherer is the former Michelle LeGrand, daughter of Patricia LeGrand of Benton, Mo., and the late Denis J. ...
Cape/Jackson police reports 7/25/03 (07/25/03)
Cape Girardeau Friday, July 25 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Timothy Michael Morris, 29, of North Main Street, Cape Girardeau, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, careless and imprudent driving and leaving the scene.Arrests...
Cape fire report 7/25/03 (07/25/03)
Cape Girardeau Friday, July 25 Firefighters responded to the following items Thursday: At 8:34 a.m., an emergency medical service at 3020 Boutin. At 10:11 a.m., an emergency medical service at 2427 Melrose. At 10:39 a.m., an alarm sounding at 1000 N. Sprigg...
Out of the past 7/25/03 (07/25/03)
10 years ago: July 25, 1993 Four area natives and residents were among group of Adorers of the Blood of Christ who recently celebrated their anniversaries of religious profession; they are: Sister Ignatia Graser, Sister Celeste Compas, Sister Dorothy Reinhold and Sister Etheldreda Heard...
SB 280 sought fair guidelines (07/25/03)
By John Kistler JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- I am writing in response to John. L. Cook's guest column regarding Senate Bill 280. I concur the bill is being held hostage. However, we differ on who is holding it hostage. We also differ substantially in our view of the legislation's contents...
Death of Saddam's sons eases the tension (07/25/03)
It is not impossible to presume that the mother of Odai Saddam Hussein and Qusai Saddam Hussein is grieving over the deaths this week of her two sons at the hands of American troops who stormed the house where they were hiding in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul...
Pets -- wanted and unwanted -- in the wild (07/25/03)
The very notion of catching a 6-foot-long Asian water monitor in an Illinois wheat field is enough to make you wonder if reality has turned into a really bad B movie. But, as it turns out in so many stories like this, the amphibious lizard was somebody's stray pet. Lizard and owner are happily reunited...
State legislators tried to assist small businesses (07/25/03)
To the editor: As a small-business owner, I wish to express my appreciation to our state legislators for their attempts to help Missouri's small-business community. With small businesses employing half of the nation's workers and responsible for the creation of two-thirds of the nation's new jobs, creating an environment helpful to small business is beneficial for all. ...
Speak Out A 07/25/03 (07/25/03)
Save the old bridge I SAW recently that they were planning to spend about $3.5 million to blow up the old Cape bridge when the new bridge is completed. Rather than spend money on blowing it up, why not spend that $3.5 million on fixing it up and using it as a bicycle and pedestrian path?...
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