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Worth of college an issue, panel hears (07/28/03)
Raising income levels by increasing the number of bachelor degrees awarded is one of the key educational issues facing Missouri, the new Commission on the Future of Higher Education has suggested. But business, community and education leaders who attended a meeting sponsored by the commission Monday at Southeast Missouri State University say that goal may be unrealistic. ...
University among area grant and tax credit recipients (07/28/03)
State Rep. Jason Crowell, R-Cape Girardeau, has announced that Southeast Missouri State University will receive a $20,000 grant for waste management. The grant will be used for the purchase of a storage building for recyclable waste, a forklift and a vertical baler. The storage facility will house the new equipment and enable the university to limit exposure of its recyclables to the weather, thereby increasing the value of the recyclable materials...
Cape band performs Wednesday (07/28/03)
The Cape Girardeau Municipal Band will hold its weekly concert at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Capaha Park Bandshell. Admission is free. Bring a lawn chair. Guest band Pat Schwent and the Saxy Jazz Band includes Pat Schwent, former band director for three decades, mostly at Jackson High School; Pete Parysek on keyboard and vocals; Steve Williams, drummer; and Sam Godwin on bass. Celebrity guest director is Becky Fulgham, director of Cape County Arts Council...
Residents reunited with Maryland neighbor biking to Oregon (07/28/03)
Kathie Jeschke and her family have lived in Cape Girardeau for only two years, and last thing she expected to see on TV was one of her neighbors from Maryland. But when Jeschke tuned into WSIL Tuesday night, that's what she saw: 21-year-old Stephen Sroka, who had been her next-door neighbor for about a decade...
Community briefs 07/28/03 (07/28/03)
This week's events at the Cape public library Today: From 10 to 10:30 a.m. the "Toddler Time" program for 18-month-old to 2-year-old children will feature Storyteller Favorites; from 7 to 8 p.m. the "Cool Reads" program, for fourth through sixth grades, will feature Mark Twain Award nominees and ice cream...
Folk group to play with Jackson band (07/28/03)
The Jackson Municipal Band will hold its weekly concert at 8 p.m. Thursday at the band shell on Route D in Jackson City Park. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating. Special guest will be The Shade Tree Folk Company, which includes Terry Wright, Jim Hickam, David Giles and Stephanie Fridley. ...
Musicians try performing on downtown streets Saturday nights (07/28/03)
Saturday night in downtown Cape Girardeau was typically noisy, with the sounds of people and live bands. On the other side of the floodwall it was quiet. Well, almost. The concrete divider knocked out the hustle and bustle of downtown, and all that was left was the sound of the river and acoustic rock music...
Cape considers partnership with university on warning system (07/28/03)
The piercing wail of warning sirens may alert residents to dangers across the skies of Cape Girardeau in the near future. The city council is exploring the idea of installing a network of sirens for severe weather and disasters. But within the heart of Cape Girardeau, the building blocks for such a network already exist on a smaller scale...
Gallery of mayors tells Scott City history (07/28/03)
The photographs on the back wall of the Scott City Council chambers tell stories about the history of the community. J.P. Lightner, a cigar in one hand, served 14 years in as mayor in different terms beginning in 1908. Lightner owned the town's opera house and donated the land that is now the city cemetery named for him...
Program that brings community to classroom may be cut (07/28/03)
An educational program that local teachers say is invaluable to students is on its deathbed as the likelihood of finding funding diminishes. For the past three years, Junior Achievement Inc. has brought community members -- bankers, construction workers, salespeople, firefighters -- into local classrooms to teach elementary students about career choices, the economy and life...
Towns developing on flood plains despite the hazard (07/28/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Since the Great Flood of 1993, developers have taken a strong interest in the flood plains, the largest amount of open, private land left in the region. City officials and landowners have worked with developers to take advantage of liberal regulations and public subsidies for flood-plain development, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Sunday...
Oran teen going to national pageant (07/28/03)
ORAN, Mo. -- Even though she won the Miss Missouri Teen pageant in October, Amber Seyer has mixed feelings about going to the Miss Teen USA pageant. "I'm scared, but I'm not really scared about walking across the stage," she said. "I think what makes me nervous is just getting through it and getting enough sleep."...
Family's chain letter wins them reunion trip (07/28/03)
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- The fat manila envelope arrives in Doug Pletcher's mailbox every year, stuffed with letters and photographs from uncles and cousins of some 24 branches of his family tree scattered from Florida to California. Pletcher of Riverside, Ill., reads through the pile, removes his old letter and writes a new one to bring his relatives up to speed on his marketing work, his two grown children and his softball league...
Experts to investigate Ozarks soldier's pneumonia death (07/28/03)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Epidemiologists are investigating two fatal cases of pneumonia among troops stationed in the Middle East and 10 other cases so severe that soldiers had to be placed on respirators, The Springfield News Leader reported. A two-person team has already been sent to the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, where Spc. ...
Experts - Kansas is flatter than a pancake (07/28/03)
LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Scientists have confirmed what many cross-country motorists long have suspected: Kansas is flatter than a pancake. A study published recently in the tongue-in-cheek Annals of Improbable Research compares the geography of Kansas to that of a griddle cake purchased at International House of Pancakes...
For roller coaster fans, state is attracting more attention (07/28/03)
BRANSON, Mo. -- Aaron Girard let out one of those screams that start deep in the belly and cause the throat to ache as the wooden roller coaster he was riding entered its first drop: a 310-degree, double-down spiral. When the Ozark WildCat came to a stop 90 seconds later, the 7-year-old from Wichita, Kan., had one thing to say: "I want to ride it again."...
Missouri planning to tax refund checks (07/28/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- By now, most people have probably heard that the federal government is mailing families $400 for each child in their home -- an advance refund on their 2003 taxes. What most Missouri residents may not realize is that the state government will demand families pay $24 of that back in taxes...
Authorities find missing St. Louis toddler in Detroit (07/28/03)
ST. LOUIS -- A missing 23-month-old girl was found safe Sunday in Detroit with a teenage runaway more than a week after the toddler was abducted from her mother's St. Louis home, authorities said. "She is healthy and happy," said David Thomas, Assistant Special Agent in Charge for the St. Louis office...
Consumers are paying more to grill choice cuts this summer (07/28/03)
ALBANY, Ga. -- Summer is America's grilling season, when the smell of prime sirloin broiling over gas flames or charcoal drifts through neighborhoods. But this summer, consumers will have to pay more for the finer cuts of U.S. beef. Increased demand, helped by a popular high-protein diet, has raised the average retail price for grade A beef cuts, such as steaks and roasts, to $3.61 per pound, 30 cents more than a year ago, according to the University of Georgia...
Lynching rumors prompt investigation into black man's hanging (07/28/03)
BELLE GLADE, Fla. -- Not long after the family of Feraris "Ray" Golden found his dead body dangling from a tree outside his grandmother's home, ugly suspicions began to surface. Police concluded Golden committed suicide, hanging himself with a work shirt as a noose. But relatives say that's impossible; they claim the 32-year-old, who was black, was found with his hands tied behind his back...
Nation briefs 07/28/03 (07/28/03)
Land O' Lakes issues voluntary recall for butter ARDEN HILLS, Minn. -- Land O' Lakes Inc. issued a voluntary recall for its one-pound packages of salted stick butter on Sunday because they may contain small fragments of metal. The company said it is working with the FDA to remove the butter from stores and homes, but there have been no reports of illness related to the recall...
Many groups interested in being part of cultural center at WTC (07/28/03)
NEW YORK -- More than 75 cultural institutions, ranging from established city museums to newcomers like the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, want to be part of the arts center being planned for the new World Trade Center site. The Lower Manhattan Development Corp. is not asking for formal proposals yet, but it invited responses from groups around the world to see what types of institutions are interested, said LMDC spokeswoman Joanna Rose...
Lightning strike kills Idaho woman (07/28/03)
GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. -- Lightning struck and killed an Idaho woman and injured five others as the group was climbing the 13,770-foot Grand Teton, a park spokeswoman said. The thunderstorm moved in around 3:45 p.m. Saturday while the climbers were on Grand Teton's Exum Ridge...
Study finds 1 in 5 workers were laid off during recession (07/28/03)
TRENTON, N.J. -- Serge Kher had never been unemployed until his job as general manager of a car dealership in Virginia Beach, Va., was eliminated in March. After sending out 107 resumes, trolling Internet job sites and looking into different fields, the 48-year-old father of four had only one interview...
Parents of Columbine killers, some victims to be deposed (07/28/03)
DENVER -- Lawyers for families of five students killed in the Columbine High School massacre will take depositions this week from the parents of teen gunmen Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold for a wrongful death lawsuit, attorneys said. Klebold and Harris killed 12 students, a teacher and themselves on April 20, 1999...
Wildfires put Glacier National Park buildings in jeopardy (07/28/03)
WEST GLACIER, Mont. -- Firefighters started a defensive backfire Sunday in an effort to save buildings at Glacier National Park headquarters and more than 500 homes and summer cabins threatened by a 9,300-acre fire. Fire crews were making their stand along the Middle Fork of the Flathead River, which forms part of the western boundary of the national park...
New Bush proposal offers Amtrak reform plan (07/28/03)
NEW YORK -- Three decades of debate about the role of gays in the Episcopal Church have created rifts that could finally split the denomination and global Anglicanism this week when church leaders gather for their national meeting. Delegates to the Minneapolis convention will decide whether to approve blessing ceremonies for same-sex couples and confirm the church's first election of an openly gay bishop -- V. Gene Robinson of New Hampshire...
Researchers developing key pesticide substitute (07/28/03)
MOBILE, Ala. -- Auburn University researchers say they've developed a substitute pesticide for methyl bromide, a widely used pest, weed and plant disease killer that's being phased out because it damages the ozone. For many farm operations, finding a substitute is a matter of economic survival because of their years of dependence on methyl bromide. ...
USDA researchers find peanut variety missing major allergen (07/28/03)
WASHINGTON -- At potlucks, Joe Craighead sniffs the casseroles, stews, salads and pastas before taking a bite. Whenever he shops for groceries, he examines the ingredients on the back of the package before putting it into his cart. Craighead is looking for peanuts. His body responds to them as if they were a poisonous invader. His mouth and palms become irritated, his eyes itch and his, throat constricts. He inhales and exhales faster and faster -- all part of a horrible allergic reaction...
MCI faces federal investigation over cost-saving schemes (07/28/03)
WASHINGTON -- A possibly illegal cost-saving scheme by MCI is the subject of a federal investigation and could intensify questions over its contracts for work throughout the U.S. government and in Iraq, lawyers and others with the probe said Sunday...
NAACP still trying to gain meeting with president (07/28/03)
WASHINGTON -- Since the days of Warren G. Harding, presidents have met at the White House with leaders of the NAACP. Not President Bush -- at least not yet. More than halfway through his presidency, Bush has yet to receive the nation's oldest civil rights group or the Leadership Conference of Civil Rights, an umbrella organization...
Lawmakers accuse Bush administration of protecting Saudis (07/28/03)
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration should make public the facts about Saudi Arabia's complicity with terrorists rather than worry about offending the kingdom, lawmakers said Sunday. One senator said 95 percent of the classified pages of a congressional report released last week into the work of intelligence agencies before the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, was kept secret only to keep from embarrassing a foreign government...
Growing numbers of prisoners strain state budgets (07/28/03)
WASHINGTON -- America's prison population grew again in 2002 despite a declining crime rate, costing the federal government and states an estimated $40 billion a year at a time of rampant budget shortfalls. The inmate population in 2002 of more than 2.1 million represented a 2.6 percent increase over 2001, according to a report released Sunday by the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Preliminary FBI statistics showed a 0.2 percent drop in overall crime during the same span...
New Bush proposal offers Amtrak reform plan (07/28/03)
WASHINGTON -- A new Bush administration proposal for Amtrak's future could end the government-subsidized railroad's monopoly on intercity passenger rail travel, a congressional supporter says. Officially, the legislation is intended to eliminate unprofitable long-distance routes and force states to give more financial support to intercity passenger rail...
Pentagon - U.S. must be prepared to act on 'murky' intelligence (07/28/03)
WASHINGTON -- Intelligence about terrorism is inherently murky, and the Pentagon's second-ranking official says the United States must be prepared to act on less-than-perfect information in a world where terror is the main threat. "If you wait until the terrorism picture is clear, you're going to wait until after something terrible has happened," Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press."...
Israel OKs release of militants prior to Sharon's U.S. trip (07/28/03)
JERUSALEM -- Israel's Cabinet voted Sunday to release up to 100 jailed Islamic militants, partially satisfying a Palestinian demand in peace talks and strengthening Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's hand ahead of a meeting with President Bush...
Irregularities raise doubts about Cambodia's election (07/28/03)
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia -- In voting that saw scattered reports of irregularities, Cambodians were deciding Sunday whether to retain their long-serving prime minister to run one of Asia's poorest countries as it seeks to consolidate its recent tradition of democracy...
Mutinous Philippine soldiers end standoff (07/28/03)
MANILA, Philippines -- Mutinous troops who seized a Manila shopping and apartment complex demanding the government resign ended a 19-hour standoff late Sunday and returned to barracks without a shot fired. As President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo announced the crisis was over in a televised address, retreating mutineers defused the explosives they had rigged up inside the financial district's glass-and-stone Glorietta center...
World briefs 07/28/03 (07/28/03)
Chechen suicide bombing wounds bystanderROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia -- A female suicide bomber blew herself up Sunday near a base of a security force commanded by a son of Chechnya's Kremlin-appointed administration chief, wounding a woman who was nearby, officials said...
Mobile cinemas showing films to Afghans for first time (07/28/03)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghans who have never seen a film before will get their chance this summer, courtesy of a French-organized network of mobile cinemas now traveling across the war-shattered nation, a United Nations spokesman said. Caravans of four-wheel-drive vehicles equipped with video screens, projectors and generators will show three educational films in eight cities through next month, U.N. spokesman Manoel de Almeida e Silva said...
Prime minister - Health care should be high on India's agenda (07/28/03)
NEW DELHI, India -- India's prime minister urged top policy-makers to make health issues part of the nation's political agenda in an effort to slow the rapid spread of HIV-AIDS. Indian Health Minister Sushma Swaraj told a conference of political leaders and AIDS workers Saturday that clinical trials were under way in Indian laboratories to develop an AIDS vaccine. Swaraj said she hoped India would be the first country to develop such a vaccine...
Marines work to rebuild ancient capital of Hammurabi (07/28/03)
BABYLON, Iraq -- This 4,300-year-old town -- now mainly an archaeological ruin and two important museums -- knows political and military upheaval well. Dynasties have risen and have fallen here since the earliest days of settled human civilization. King Hammurabi wrote his famous code of laws here...
BBC says it was pressured to change tone of war coverage (07/28/03)
LONDON -- The chairman of the BBC's board of governors on Sunday accused the government of trying to pressure the broadcaster to change the tone of its coverage of the Iraq war's fallout. The British Broadcasting Corp. and Prime Minister Tony Blair's government have been locked for weeks in a nasty spat over a story in which the BBC quoted an unidentified official accusing the government of exaggerating intelligence on Iraqi weapons to support its case for going to war...
U.S. ambassador urges rebels to pull out of Liberia's capital (07/28/03)
MONROVIA, Liberia -- The U.S. ambassador to Liberia on Sunday appealed to rebels to pull back from the bloodied capital to allow food and other aid into the city crowded with hungry refugees, while shelling around the rebel-held port killed at least 16 civilians...
OPEC ministers expected to hold oil output steady (07/28/03)
LONDON -- When OPEC oil ministers last met to review their production quotas for crude, some feared that exports from a resurgent Iraq would soon undermine the high prices they were then enjoying. One month later, as its ministers gather once again, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries can afford to relax...
Castro's Europe bashing shows he's still willing to take a risk (07/28/03)
SANTIAGO, Cuba -- In rejecting future European aid despite his nation's cash crisis, Fidel Castro is showing that he has changed little from the young lawyer who launched a reckless armed raid 50 years ago. Calculated risk-taking is as much a part of the 76-year-old leader's personality as his nationalism and strongly held belief that he is on the side of right and good...
Korean War veterans on both sides of border mark armistice (07/28/03)
PANMUNJOM, Korea -- Old soldiers gathering on the border where the Korean War ended 50 years ago Sunday remembered the snow and heat of the battlefields, sobbed at the memories of buddies lost and celebrated the prosperity of modern South Korea. But their pride was tempered by tension over the communist North's nuclear programs...
U.S. raids farms in search for Saddam (07/28/03)
TIKRIT, Iraq -- American forces focused their hunt for Saddam Hussein around his Tigris River hometown and reported a near-miss Sunday in a raid to capture his new chief of security -- and perhaps the ousted dictator himself. A U.S. soldier was killed south of Baghdad, the latest death in a spike of guerrilla attacks...
Baghdad councils meet to discuss city problems (07/28/03)
The AssociatedPress BAGHDAD, Iraq -- After years of dictatorship, local Baghdad councils met for the first time in joint session Sunday to discuss the capital's infrastructure and how to improve the lives of residents. In a scene unimaginable before the capital fell to U.S. ...
Body identified as Baylor basketball player Patrick Dennehy (07/28/03)
WACO, Texas (AP) -- Medical examiners on Sunday identified a body found in chest-high weeds near Waco as that of Baylor University basketball player Patrick Dennehy, who had been missing since June 19. McLennan County Sheriff Larry Lynch provided no other details on the condition of the body or the possible cause of death, but said Dennehy's family had been notified...
Murray, Carter take their places in Hall of Fame (07/28/03)
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Eddie Murray asked for the chant, and it came in waves. With hundreds of Baltimore Orioles fans chanting "Eddie, Eddie, Eddie" before, during and after he spoke, Murray was inducted Sunday into the Baseball Hall of Fame. And although he struggled with emotions and nerves, the reticent former slugger, who shunned the media during his 21-year major-league career, delivered as he did so often on the field...
Pujols breaks Cardinals' mold with a late flourish (07/28/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Albert Pujols knows what he likes to hit. He was patient enough to wait for it, too. Pujols' two-out RBI single capped a three-run rally in the ninth inning and gave the Cardinals a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday. Pujols, leading the majors with a .377 batting average, laid off two curveballs from reliever Mike Lincoln before getting the pitch he wanted...
Sehorn out up to 10 weeks (07/28/03)
MACOMB, Ill. -- Rams free safety Jason Sehorn broke his left foot during a non-contact drill Sunday and is expected to be out until October. Sehorn was carted off the field about 30 minutes before the end of practice. X-rays revealed a fracture of the fifth metatarsal...
Newman escapes with Pocono win (07/28/03)
LONG POND, Pa. -- Late caution flags helped Ryan Newman stretch his gas to the end, allowing him to barely hold off hard-charging Kurt Busch and win Sunday at Pocono Raceway. Newman, who started on the pole, would not have been able to make the final 46 laps without stopping. But crashes involving rookie Casey Mears and Bobby Labonte slowed the field for a total of 12 laps in the Pennsylvania 500...
Williams ready to resume his role as shutdown cornerback (07/28/03)
MACOMB, Ill. -- As far as Aeneas Williams is concerned, he's not one of the Rams' question marks. Williams is coming off a devastating injury, a broken leg and torn ankle ligaments that cost him the second half of last season. At 35, he's no kid...
Armstrong equals Indurain's record for most Tour wins (07/28/03)
PARIS -- Never did his reign look so uncertain. Never did he savor a victory quite like this one. Only with his Tour de France title finally assured during the last leg on the cobblestoned Champs-Elysées, did Lance Armstrong celebrate by lifting a flute of champagne to a resounding "Cheers!"...
Slogans, mascots aren't all they're cracked up to be (07/28/03)
"Experience Southeast. Experience tradition." I always thought that was a bold statement --no disrespect to the athletes and teams that have emerged through Southeast Missouri State University's athletic program, or to the ones to come. But look at the facts. Southeast's men's basketball program entered Division I in 1991, just 12 years ago. And their record since? One NCAA Tournament appearance and a 153-158 record against Division I opponents...
An early warning - Lance isn't finished yet (07/28/03)
PARIS -- If only for a day, Lance Armstrong rode his bike like someone who really was on a tour of France. Pedaling smoothly on the run-in to Paris, the hard work behind him, Armstrong grabbed a flute of champagne offered from his team car, took a sip and then toasted himself by clinking the glass against the lens of a TV camera that had pulled up alongside...
Area digest (07/28/03)
Heartland Nationals team wins regional softball title DENVER, Colo. -- The Heartland Nationals 10-and-under softball team won 10-0 Sunday to secure the Midwest Regional Babe Ruth title. The Heartland team, a group of area all-stars, defeated Southern Plains of Colorado in four innings...
Scott City getting needed new restaurant (07/28/03)
Getting fired was the best thing that ever happened to Shauna Watson. Not that the longtime Scott City waitress was fired for not filling up a coffee cup enough times or for being rude to customers -- far from it. She was fired, she says, because new management came in and made sweeping changes to the restaurant staff...
Cooper shares 'Seabiscuit' character's stoicism (07/28/03)
ARCADIA, Calif. -- Chris Cooper fills one of the thousands of empty seats at the Santa Anita race track, lights a cigarette and doesn't hurry to say anything. The July sun has baked the air over the grassy infield to about 95 degrees and a few hulking silhouettes in the haze are the only evidence of the surrounding San Gabriel mountains...
Original Duran Duran lineup performing after 18-year break (07/28/03)
LOS ANGELES -- The members of British pop group Duran Duran were barely out of their teens in the early 1980s when their glossy music videos and danceable hits like "Hungry Like The Wolf" ruled the airwaves and MTV. Then came the grind of nonstop recording and touring, the pressures of celebrity, and disputes among band members and their handlers. After just three studio albums, the band split up following a tense performance at the 1985 Live Aid concert in Philadelphia...
'Spy Kids' at box office top; four contend for second spot (07/28/03)
LOS ANGELES -- The big story at the weekend box office was not which movie came in first -- it was "Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over" with $32.5 million -- but which of four possible contenders placed second. Two new films -- the Angelina Jolie adventure sequel "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider -- The Cradle of Life" and the true-life racehorse drama "Seabiscuit" -- became locked in a virtual dead heat for the follow-up slot with the recent releases "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" and the action-comedy "Bad Boys II.". ...
Mo. attorney general sues companies for not garnishing wages (07/28/03)
When the payroll department at Procter & Gamble Paper Products in Cape Girardeau gets a court order that one of its 1,400 employees must get his wages garnished because of child support, there's not a second thought. "It's our responsibility because of the law," said Mike Jennewein, human resources director at the P&G plant. ...
Business memo 07/28/03 (07/28/03)
Microsoft to spend $6.9 billion on reserach REDMOND, Wash. -- Microsoft Corp. will spend $6.9 billion in the coming year on research and development and add up to 5,000 positions as part of its plan to spread its software to wireless phones, video-game consoles and other devices, chairman Bill Gates said...
Critics say patents on methods stifling innovation in business (07/28/03)
BOSTON -- In the early 1990s, Tim O'Reilly's company had a new and potentially lucrative idea: Use advertising revenue to run a Web portal. Essentially, O'Reilly claims, Global Network Navigator invented the Internet banner ad. According to a landmark court decision handed down five years ago this month, O'Reilly may have been able to patent the idea as a "business method" -- a move that could have changed the course of Internet history...
Asset allocation is key to successful investing (07/28/03)
NEW YORK -- With the stock market up sharply since March, many Americans may want to take a fresh look at how their money is invested. Financial experts say that the most important ingredient for successful investing is asset allocation -- deciding how much of your money you want in stocks, bonds and cash -- and periodically rebalancing your holdings to meet those targets...
People on the move 07/28/03 (07/28/03)
Limbaugh featured in A.G. Edwards report A.G. Edwards recently featured Cape Girardeau branch manager Marsha Limbaugh in the company's annual report. The St. Louis-based brokerage firm selected Limbaugh and one of her clients for one of three profiles used to illustrate the firm's commitment to customer service. The firm distributes the annual report nationally to all its shareholders...
Loretta Tarrillion (07/28/03)
PERRYVILLE, Mo.-- Loretta A. Tarrillion, 91, of Perryville died Wednesday, July 23, 2003, at Perry County Nursing Home in Perryville. She was born Aug. 31, 1911, daughter of Louis and Francis Hennemann Behrle. She and Lonnie Tarrillion were married Nov. 22, 1932, at Highland, Mo. He preceded her in death...
George Miller (07/28/03)
George E. Miller, 82, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, July 26, 2003, at the Ratliff Care Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Aug. 14, 1915, at Ancell, Mo., son of John and Bertha Ash Miller. He and Mary Moore were married Sept. 20, 1940, at Cape Girardeau...
Willie Miller (07/28/03)
ANNA, Ill.-- Willie Mae Miller, 84, of Anna died Saturday, July 26, 2003, at Oak Grove Nursing Home in Carbondale, Ill. She was born Aug. 10, 1918, at Murray, Ky., daughter of Herman and Zadie Wells Bridges. She and Vernon O. Miller were married July 15, 1944, in Jonesboro, Ill. He died Jan. 6, 1999...
Cape police report 07/28/03 (07/28/03)
Cape Girardeau Monday, July 28 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs Nicholas E. Powderly, no age given, of 606 Robinhood, Chaffee, Mo., was issued a summons Sunday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, no insurance, speeding and failure to drive on the right half of roadway...
Cape fire report 07/28/03 (07/28/03)
Cape Girardeau Monday, July 29 The Cape Girardeau Fire Department responded Sunday to the following items: At 8:05 a.m., a medical assist at 1215 W. Cape Rock Drive. At 12:10 p.m., a medical assist at 1704 Bel Air Drive. At 12:54 p.m., an electrical fire at 430 Broadway...
Out of the past 7/28/03 (07/28/03)
10 years ago: July 28, 1993 Local government and Corps of Engineers officials say they are spending considerable time responding to rumors of impending levee failures and other Mississippi River flood-related problems; despite almost daily assurances that Little River Drainage District's Diversion Channel levee is in good condition, officials with Memphis District of Corps say they continue to get telephone calls and inquires from residents who live south of drainage district levee...
County road-tax issue still up in the air (07/28/03)
The reaction from at least two Cape Girardeau County commissioners to the state attorney general's opinion on the county's road and bridge fund was quick and crystal clear: Jackson, if you want our money, you'll have to fight us for it. There has been a bone of contention between Jackson and the county over the county's road and bridge tax. ...
Athletes face full fury of the law (07/28/03)
The past several days have seen news about two talented basketball players, different in many ways, tangled up in problems with women and getting more bad press than they could have possibly conceived. The first is University of Missouri's Ricky Clemons, who pleaded guilty in April to holding a woman against her will in his apartment in January and possibly choking her. ...
Speak Out A 07/28/03 (07/28/03)
Source of mutants SAM BLACKWELL'S column comparing centuries was a hoot while being quite profound. My only complaint is that his bias showed through about the origin of superhuman mutants. Only a handful are playing the PGA tour. The bulk of them were first seen in the NBA...
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