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Stories from Wednesday, July 30, 2003

Boy stabbed in chest with kitchen knife (07/30/03)
Stabbed in the chest with a kitchen knife, a 12-year-old boy laid bleeding on a Cape Girardeau driveway Tuesday afternoon until medical assistance and police arrived, authorities said. The boy, unidentified by police, was found at 540 S. Frederick. A 13-year-old juvenile female suspect was taken into custody within 25 minutes of the stabbing...
Prestwick planners end TIF chase (07/30/03)
Their patience exhausted, the developers of the Prestwick Plantation have withdrawn their hotly debated request for tax-increment financing, an economic development tool that would have paid to extend streets, sewers and water to the upscale 700-home subdivision planned for western Cape Girardeau...
Three 12-year-olds from Jackson excel in college math (07/30/03)
Heads below the crowd, 12-year-olds Gabe Eggers, Daniel Hooks and John Free have made their way this summer to math classes amid a sea of college students at Southeast Missouri State University. They typically find seats together near the front of classrooms, ignoring the questioning looks on their older classmates' faces, as they open their backpacks to retrieve their college algebra books...
Breathtaking scenery, children at play honored at Foto Fest (07/30/03)
A husband and wife who snapped photographs of some breathtaking scenery and vistas while on vacation in Italy were selected as semifinalists in a local amateur photography contest this week. All four semifinalists selected in the third week of the Foto Fest contest were from Jackson. Winners were Al and Brenda Nicolai, Dixie Crites and Patti Birk...
Innovation center at SEMO looks toward fall start (07/30/03)
Southeast Missouri State University is wooing a director candidate for a technology park that's now 410 acres of farmland along Interstate 55 north of Cape Girardeau. No buildings are on the site, and construction of an interstate exit there won't begin until 2006, but interviews started Tuesday to find an executive director for the Southeast Missouri State University Innovation Center...
Pavement planned for dusty stretch of Old Orchard Road (07/30/03)
The next important piece to Jackson's overall traffic puzzle will be cemented in place as soon as 1,175 feet of Jackson's Old Orchard Road is paved. The stretch of road that runs past Buchheit's store and Perryville Machine and Steel Inc. will eventually link East Jackson Boulevard with the East Main Street extension project. That project, which will connect Main Street with Interstate 55 is in the engineering stage at the city and state level...
Club news 7/30 (07/30/03)
Jackson American Legion The Altenthal-Joerns American Legion Post in Jackson met July 8. Commander Byron Fluegge opened the meeting. Gerald Adams gave a summary of American Legion baseball and the new batting cage. He introduced coach Bill Cosgrove, who reported the cage construction cost was $13,000. ...
Spending cuts are favored in state budgets (07/30/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- As the Missouri Legislature resisted pressure to raise taxes this year in favor of spending cuts, most other state legislatures chose a similar course of action in crafting new state budgets amid a continuing financial crunch...
State briefs 07/30/03 (07/30/03)
President Bush plans to visit St. Louis next month ST. LOUIS -- The White House said Tuesday that President Bush plans to visit St. Louis on Aug. 26. He's expected to make remarks at the 85th annual American Legion National Convention and attend a reception for Sen. Kit Bond, R-Mo...
Nixon - Drop in complaints, fraud due to no-call list (07/30/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The number of Missourians complaining about telemarketing fraud and unwanted telemarketing calls has dropped significantly since the state's no-call list went into effect more than two years ago, Attorney General Jay Nixon said Tuesday...
Nephew rides in his uncle's P-51 (07/30/03)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- The pilot climbed the single-prop P-51 to 2,000 feet, flipped it upside down and brought it screaming toward the ground. "I looked over his shoulder, and we were doing 300 knots," said Don Littge, the passenger. But Littge, a Perryville resident, was not just any passenger, and this was not any plane...
EEOC says Kmart Corp. violated disabilities act (07/30/03)
ST. LOUIS -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed suit Tuesday against Kmart Corp., alleging the company violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by refusing to hire a man because of his mental disability. The lawsuit was filed by the EEOC office in St. Louis on behalf of Edward Jones, 35, of Overland Park, Kan. It seeks back pay, unspecified damages and an injunction to prevent future discrimination against people with disabilities...
Ill. death penalty bill headed back to legislators (07/30/03)
CHICAGO -- Gov. Rod Blagojevich, under pressure from police organizations, sent a bill aimed at overhauling the state's death penalty system back to the legislature on Tuesday after vetoing a portion that would punish officers who commit perjury. Lawmakers promised to override the governor in the fall veto session and the Senate president accused the governor of caving in to pressure from the state Fraternal Order of Police, which endorsed the Democrat in the 2002 election...
Judge rules suicide in hanging of black man (07/30/03)
BELLE GLADE, Fla. -- A black man who was found hanging from a tree committed suicide, a judge ruled Tuesday at an inquest into the man's death that was prompted by a civil rights group's concerns. Feraris "Ray" Golden, 32, was found hanging outside his grandmother's house two months ago. Circuit Judge Harold Cohen convened the rare coroner's inquest to determine whether he committed suicide, as police said, or was lynched, as some relatives feared...
Museums lure audiences with pop culture themes (07/30/03)
CHICAGO -- Tyler Blunier had a choice. He could go to the Chicago museum that's home to the largest, most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton ever discovered. Or he could see an exhibit with modern-day behemoths. Truth be told, the T. rex didn't stand a chance...
Panel says it will report on abuse even if it's used in court (07/30/03)
CHICAGO -- A panel of prominent Roman Catholics pledged Tuesday to publicly release its findings from several ongoing studies on molester priests -- even if its reports turn up information that will likely be used in lawsuits against the church. The promise came as the National Review Board, a dozen lay Catholics appointed by U.S. bishops to monitor the church's reform efforts, issued a progress report on its first year of work...
Two former Charter executives plead innocent (07/30/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Two former top executives of Charter Communications pleaded innocent Tuesday to 14 federal charges that they conspired to defraud investors. Former chief operating officer David Barford and former chief financial officer Kent Kalkwarf appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge David Noce. Both men, accused of mail fraud, wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud, are free on $100,000 bonds...
USDA - More U.S. farmers using Internet (07/30/03)
WASHINGTON -- Nearly half of the 2 million farms in the United States are connected to the Internet, more than triple the number in 1997, an Agriculture Department survey says. This year, 48 percent of farms have Internet access, a leap from the 13 percent that were online in 1997, the department said Tuesday. It's a slight increase from 2001, when 43 percent were online. The survey is conducted every two years...
Bush refuses Saudi request to release part of terror report (07/30/03)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush refused on Tuesday to release classified passages from a congressional report on possible links between Saudi Arabian government officials and the Sept. 11 hijackers. Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal agreed to let U.S. investigators question a suspected Saudi agent who befriended the hijackers...
Feds issue suicide hijacking warning (07/30/03)
WASHINGTON -- Federal officials are warning of the possibility that al-Qaida will attempt new suicide hijackings but said Tuesday they have no plans to raise the nation's terrorism threat alert level. The Department of Homeland Security sent a warning to airlines and law enforcement agencies on Saturday. Officials said the credibility of the threat is still being evaluated, and there was no precise information on when or where such an attack could take place...
SEC chief says crackdown helped lure back investors (07/30/03)
WASHINGTON -- The past year's crackdown on corporate corruption has helped lure investors back to the stock market, but some companies still haven't grasped the importance of reform, the chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission said Tuesday...
Sharon says barrier will not stop peace process (07/30/03)
WASHINGTON -- Israel will continue building a security fence that cuts into the West Bank despite criticism of the project by President Bush but will try to minimize disruptions to Palestinians, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon told Bush Tuesday...
Ala. governor says voters have Christian duty to okay tax hike (07/30/03)
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Alabama's new governor is trying to persuade voters to approve the biggest tax increase in state history by telling them it is their Christian duty. And for a state in the Bible Belt, that might seem like a winning strategy. Instead, Republican Gov. Bob Riley's $1.2 billion tax package is alienating even the Christian Coalition and other supporters, who see Riley as a Judas. Riley had consistently opposed new taxes while in Congress...
Pay raises smallest since at least mid-1970s, surveys find (07/30/03)
NEW YORK -- U.S. employers this year and next are handing out the smallest pay raises since at least the mid-1970s -- well below the 4 percent-plus increases routine before the economy lost its footing. Companies surveyed in two studies said they have budgeted raises averaging 3.3 percent to 3.5 percent this year and plan about the same next year...
Consumer confidence posts unexpectedly sharp drop (07/30/03)
NEW YORK -- With Americans worried by a rise in unemployment to a nine-year high, consumer confidence took an unexpected tumble in July that could mean a longer road to recovery for the U.S. economy. The Consumer Confidence Index fell to 76.6 in July, nearly a seven-point drop from 83.5 in June. Analysts had expected a 1.5-point increase...
People talk 7/30/03 (07/30/03)
Madonna, Elliott join campaign for the Gap NEW YORK -- For its new fall ad campaign, the Gap gave Madonna and Missy Elliott a pair of corduroy pants and several tops to customize to their individual styles. Each had a big M embroidered onto the back pocket of her pants. ...
Judge strikes down part of California recall law (07/30/03)
SAN DIEGO -- A federal judge struck down a portion of California's recall law Tuesday in a ruling that will not stop the Oct. 7 election to remove Gov. Gray Davis but will change the way the balloting is done. U.S. District Judge Barry Moskowitz said voters will be allowed to cast a ballot for a potential successor to Davis even if they do not vote on whether he should be removed from office...
Pentagon dumps plan for futures market in Mideast terrorism (07/30/03)
From wire reports WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon unceremoniously jettisoned plans Tuesday to establish a futures market in Middle Eastern terror attacks, handing another in a long string of defeats to Iran-Contra figure John M. Poindexter, the point man for the program...
Nation digest 07/30/03 (07/30/03)
Hung jury declared in police beating case LOS ANGELES -- A judge declared a hung jury Tuesday in the police brutality case against a white former officer who punched and slammed a handcuffed black teenager onto a squad car during a videotaped arrest...
Women activists take over Nigerian oil site (07/30/03)
WARRI, Nigeria -- Toting babies and stirring cooking pots, village women are occupying a Shell Oil installation in a peaceful demonstration amid surging ethnic violence in Nigeria's restive oil delta. At least 20 people have been killed in the Niger Delta since mid-July in attacks allegedly linked to tribal competition for oil revenue...
Ivory Coast students riot over lost school (07/30/03)
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast -- Thousands of college students -- some brandishing knives, iron bars and sticks -- rioted in Abidjan on Tuesday, demanding compensation for a lost school year canceled by Ivory Coast's civil war. Police in helmets and carrying shields attempted to control rioters in the lagoon-side economic capital by firing AK-47 machine guns in the air and launching canisters of tear gas...
Bangladeshi man sentenced to death for maiming 9-year-old wife (07/30/03)
DHAKA, Bangladesh -- A Bangladeshi court sentenced a man to death by hanging for hurling acid on his 9-year-old wife, leaving her partially deaf and blind, one of her attorneys said Tuesday. The accused, Swapan Gazi, poured a glass of acid on the girl's face and head after she refused to leave her parents' house for his, attorney Salma Ali said...
Philippines leader vows retribution for mutineers (07/30/03)
MANILA, Philippines -- President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo promised Tuesday to crush any political rivals linked to a failed military mutiny, saying those who "still live in the dark ages of dictatorship and deception" are trying to destabilize her government...
First refugee convoy since fall of Saddam returning to Iraq (07/30/03)
GENEVA -- The first convoy of refugees returning to Iraq since the fall of Saddam Hussein left their camps in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday evening, the U.N. refugee agency said. To avoid the daytime heat, more than 240 people were traveling by overnight bus from the Rafha camp in northern Saudi Arabia through Kuwait to Basra, in southern Iraq, said Kris Janowski, spokesman for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees...
'Saddam' audiotape acknowledges sons' deaths (07/30/03)
TIKRIT, Iraq -- In a new audiotape attributed Tuesday to Saddam Hussein, a calm voice acknowledged the deaths of the ousted dictator's two sons and called them martyrs. U.S. forces searched for clues to Saddam's whereabouts in documents and photo albums seized in his hometown...
Blast at Chinese fireworks factory kills 29, injures 141 (07/30/03)
BEIJING -- An explosion sparked by hot weather ripped through a fireworks factory in northern China, killing 29 people and injuring at least 141, state media said Tuesday. The blast took place Monday night at the Guoxi fireworks factory in the town of Wangkou in Hebei province, China Central Television reported...
Liberia's Taylor hedges on plan to cede power (07/30/03)
MONROVIA, Liberia -- Charles Taylor's forces battled Tuesday to retake key cities captured by rebels in fighting that had the Liberian warlord-turned-president threatening to hang onto power despite his pledge to resign. Aid workers tending to emaciated babies in Monrovia said the new combat cut the starving capital's last aid lifeline. Desperate refugees, crossing paths as they fled one embattled Liberian city for another, said there was no place to turn...
Belgian lawmakers approve changes to war crimes law (07/30/03)
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- Belgium's lower house approved a revision of a war crimes law Tuesday, removing provisions that were used to file complaints against President Bush over the Iraq war. Current law allows Belgium to prosecute wars crimes suspects regardless of where the alleged offenses occurred or the nationality of those involved...
Four dead, thousands evacuated in fires (07/30/03)
SAINTE-MAXIME, France -- Forest fires swept through the French Riviera on Tuesday, killing at least four people, devastating scenic woods and chasing thousands from prized vacation areas. Firefighters speculated the fires in the drought-parched Var region -- some 30 that broke out nearly simultaneously Monday -- were caused by arson. Molotov cocktails were found in the region, radio and television reports said...
Turkish parliament OKs amnesty for Kurdish rebels (07/30/03)
ISTANBUL, Turkey -- Turkey's parliament on Tuesday approved a new amnesty bill to encourage Kurdish rebels to lay down their arms in exchange for less severe prison terms. Thousands of Kurdish rebels, fighting for autonomy from Turkey, are believed to be based across the border in northern Iraq. The United States has encouraged an amnesty, saying it will help provide stability in Iraq and in the region. The bill, approved by a vote of 356-71, excludes top rebel leaders...
WHO facing $210 million shortfall in polio fight (07/30/03)
GENEVA -- A shortage of money is undermining the World Health Organization's goal of eradicating polio from the globe within two years, its new chief said Tuesday. Jong-wook Lee said the U.N. agency will be forced to slash polio immunization and surveillance programs unless it receives $210 million...
Fighters kill up to 150 in attacks in northeast Congo (07/30/03)
NAIROBI, Kenya -- Thousands of tribal fighters attacked three villages in volatile northeastern Congo with mortars, rocket-propelled grenades and assault rifles, killing as many as 150 people, a commander of a rival group said Tuesday. Some 3,000 men, mostly from the Lendu tribe, staged early morning raids on Drodro, Largu and Blukwa on Friday to loot and kill, Saba Rafiki, security chief for a militia from the Hema tribe, said by telephone from Bunia, the provincial capital...
Militants detained in Saudi raids were trained by al-Qaida (07/30/03)
JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia -- Saudi authorities said Muslim militants arrested or killed in recent police raids were trained by al-Qaida in Afghanistan and possibly Saudi Arabia itself, acknowledging for the first time the kingdom may have been infiltrated by Osama bin Laden's terror network...
Heavy rains lash South Asia sending death toll above 750 (07/30/03)
KARACHI, Pakistan -- Monsoon rains triggered landslides, snapped electricity cables and inundated a wide swath of South Asia, pushing the region's death toll from this year's rainy season past 750, officials said Tuesday. The heaviest one-day downpour in a quarter-century pummeled Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi with 4 inches of rain Monday, leaving 14 people dead, said Arif Mahmood, an official in the state-run meteorological department...
Lawyers allege Northwestern covered up death of football player (07/30/03)
CHICAGO -- Lawyers for the mother of a Northwestern University football player who died during a 2001 training session said Tuesday they will file an amended lawsuit alleging the school tried to cover up the circumstances of his death. The new complaint, which attorneys said they plan to file Wednesday, also will add makers and sellers of dietary supplements containing ephedra as defendants -- a decision Northwestern says supports its claim that the supplements, not poor medical care, caused Rashidi Wheeler's death.. ...
Neuheisel's firing becomes official; assistant moves up (07/30/03)
SEATTLE -- Five months ago, Keith Gilbertson had an opportunity to leave Washington and become an assistant coach in the NFL. Gilbertson was tempted by the chance to return to the pros, but the timing wasn't quite right. He wanted to stay to coach quarterback Cody Pickett and receiver Reggie Williams -- the stars of the Huskies' offense...
Defense gets a boost with four No. 1 picks (07/30/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Bill Kollar, the Rams' defensive line coach, couldn't ask to work with more talent. Now that rookie tackle Jimmy Kennedy has signed a five-year contract, Kollar has four No. 1 picks at his disposal. Damione Lewis and Ryan Pickett were taken in 2001, and Grant Wistrom was the sixth overall pick of the 1998 draft...
Cardinals' rally makes it complete in a win for Stephenson (07/30/03)
MONTREAL -- Scott Rolen made Garrett Stephenson's wish come true. Rolen's sacrifice fly in the ninth inning led the Cardinals over the Montreal Expos 2-1 Tuesday night. Stephenson pitched a four-hitter for his first complete game since Aug. 5, 2000, and beat Livan Hernandez, who threw a five-hitter, in a game that took just 2 hours, 4 minutes...
Overnight express lands Kennedy a spot in camp (07/30/03)
MACOMB, Ill. -- Jimmy Kennedy was so excited about finally getting his contract done, he began the drive to training camp in the middle of the night. The Rams signed their first-round draft pick, a defensive tackle from Penn State, to a five-year deal on Tuesday. The agreement was actually reached late Monday night, and Kennedy then did his laundry, packed and left for the 3 1/2-hour drive to Western Illinois University at 4:40 a.m...
Opportunity at every stop (07/30/03)
RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif. -- All he had to do was make pars at Royal St. George's and Tiger Woods might have captured the silver claret jug. He still wonders how the 1999 U.S. Open might have unfolded had he made that short par putt on the 17th hole at Pinehurst No. 2...
Sorenstam looks for UK win to complete Slam feat (07/30/03)
LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England -- For someone who is so good at her game that she has even played against the top men in golf, Annika Sorenstam hasn't much else to achieve. She has won 25 tournaments in three years, including three majors, and she became the first woman in 58 years to play on the PGA Tour when she competed in the Colonial in May, though she missed the cut...
Lakers, Spurs get top billing in NBA opener (07/30/03)
NEW YORK -- Kobe Bryant's Los Angeles Lakers will play the Dallas Mavericks on the opening night of the NBA season in one of three games scheduled for Oct. 28. The league released its 2003-04 schedule Tuesday, also giving defending champion San Antonio a marquee spot on the first night of the season. The Spurs play the Phoenix Suns that night after the Miami Heat and Philadelphia 76ers tip off the season's first game...
Rumbles reveal golf course's loud underground secret (07/30/03)
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- Most golf courses offer a peaceful, relaxing atmosphere. But at WinterStone Golf Course, one hour every Monday through Saturday is "Thunder Time." Even on a cloudless summer day, a rumble arises between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., but no storms come with it. Instead, the rumbling is coming from below the greens and fairways...
The best part is that this horse doesn't talk (07/30/03)
There are horse trailers, and there are horse trailers, and the coming-attraction preview for "Seabiscuit" made the movie sound like classic summer Hollywood fare. Spider-Man goes horseback riding. Three men and a pony. You can't get much more high-concept than that...
Sideline chatter (07/30/03)
Hope had the classic lines for all seasons, all reasons Bob Hope, the entertainer for the ages who died at age 100 Sunday, was certainly no stranger to the sports world. He had his own PGA Tour event, he introduced college football All-Americans on his NBC Christmas specials, and a golf club was his constant prop on his annual USO gigs for the troops...
Area digest (07/30/03)
Team of Belote, Barnard, McKinnis, Long take win The team of Betty Belote, Cindy Barnard, Sandy McKinnis and Vicki Long won the championship flight of the Dalhousie Four-Lady Scramble on Tuesday at Dalhousie Golf Club...
Hot stuff - A dash of pepper enhances fruit salads (07/30/03)
A hint of hot seasoning can offer a delicious contrast and exotic flair to summer fruit salads. These fruit salad recipes use green pepper sauce, pairing spicy and sweet much in the same way these elements are used in Caribbean jerk dishes, Thai chili sauces, and Mexico's mole sauces-- which combine chocolate and peppers...
Herb garden by the grill adds flavor to meals (07/30/03)
By Doug Brown ~ The Washington Post For even the most enthusiastic family cook, sometimes the eagerness to cobble together dinner hinges on where he'll be cooking. If asked to step to the stove and saute a tuna steak, he'll scratch his head and look for the nearest exit. But say the word "grill," and he'll be donning an apron and blowing on the coals...
Opening your heart at any age (07/30/03)
One of the most touching scenes I've ever witnessed was between my grandfather and grandmother, just a few months before she died. She could barely see. He couldn't hold his hand steady enough to write. When their car didn't start one morning, they had to get the serial number off the old battery. I walked into their garage to find Pop-Pop slowly reading off the numbers and Grammy carefully writing them down...
Red Hot pickles have surprising candy taste (07/30/03)
smcclanahan Last week we had a request from Pat Wissman for recipes using Red Hots candies to make pickles. It is always surprising to me what recipe requests will be popular. From this request I received dozens of recipes -- all similar, but yet a little different. I have never made these pickles, but with all of the recipes I have received, it has sparked my curiosity to give them a try...
Making mayonnaise (07/30/03)
What do paint and mayonnaise have in common? Preferably not much, except that both are emulsions, combinations of two liquids that do not mix. Emulsions form due to amphiphiles, fundamental structural components of all living systems. Thus, as science writer Harold J. Morowitz points out, the microstructures of both living cells and salad dressings depend on a class of molecules every bit as important as DNA. They are central to the very origin of life...
Maine company shows plight of paper, pulp industry (07/30/03)
MILLINOCKET, Maine -- Stephen Shaw once was a lucky man. Back in the day, he could virtually roll out of bed and be at work at the paper mill next door. The plant was so busy it recruited folks right off the street, and Shaw and his wife, also a millworker, raised three children on healthy wages...
Stephanie Romann (07/30/03)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Stephanie B. Romann, 102, of Perryville died Tuesday, July 29, 2003, at Montclair Residential Care. She was born July 30, 1900, in Perry County, daughter of John and Leonie Martens Devenyns. She and Henry W. Romann Sr. were married Nov. 22, 1927. He died May 4, 1998...
Jimmy Yarbro (07/30/03)
Jimmy L. Yarbro, 69, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, July 29, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Irene Voges (07/30/03)
Irene Voges, 89, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, July 29, 2003, at Heartland Care Rehab Center. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Sandra Sparks (07/30/03)
PATTON, Mo. -- Sandra Faye Sparks, 46, of St. Louis, formerly of Patton, died Sunday, July 20, 2003. She was born Jan. 31, 1957, at Parma, Mo., daughter of Hollis Andrew and Margie Norma Wills Stinson. She married Donald Sparks, who preceded her in death...
Lewis Bain (07/30/03)
ORAN, Mo. -- Lewis Scott Bain was stillborn Monday, July 28, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Survivors include his parents, Charles E. and Tabatha Bain Jr. of Oran; maternal grandparents, Gary and Ruth Burke of Whitewater, Michelle Rae Melvin of Anoka, Minn.; and paternal grandparents, Charles and Bernice Bain Sr. of Oran...
Robert Sullivan (07/30/03)
ULLIN, Ill. -- Robert L. "Bud" Sullivan, 80, of Ullin died Monday, July 28, 2003, at City Care Center in Anna, Ill. He was born July 24, 1923, at Mounds, Ill., son of Fred and Lorene Wildy Sullivan Sr. Sullivan served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and also served in the Merchant Marines...
Births 7/30/03 (07/30/03)
Chiumento Daughter to John and Kara Chiumento of Aurora, Ill., Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Ill., 2:20 p.m. Friday, April 11, 2003. Name, Paige Alexandra. Weight, 6 pounds 9 ounces. Second child, first daughter. Mrs. Chiumento is the former Kara Weber, daughter of Norbert and Jane Weber of Creve Coeur, Mo. ...
Cape fire report 7/30/03 (07/30/03)
Cape Girardeau Wednesday, July 30 Firefighters responded Sunday to the following items: At 5:26 p.m., medical assist at 1702 Grandview. At 6:26 p.m., transformer fire at 1332 Bertling. At 7:29 p.m., electrical at 1714 Hunnington. At 7:56 p.m., medical assist at 334 S. Plaza Way...
Cape/Jackson police report 7/30/03 (07/30/03)
Cape Girardeau Wednesday, July 30 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Brenda Joyce Mitchell, 42, of 1232 W. Jackson Blvd., Jackson, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of probation and parole arrest for absconding electronic monitoring...
Out of the past 7/30/93 (07/30/03)
10 years ago: July 30, 1993 There's been no change in 48.5-foot record flood crest that's expected to pass Cape Girardeau on Thursday; and good news is no heavy rains are forecast for next six to 10 days over Midwest, which has been deluged with heavy rains nearly every week for past three weeks; bad news is that even if it doesn't rain another drop north of here after today, Mississippi River will remain at flood stage at Cape Girardeau through late August...
Economic optimism and F-15 fighters both soar (07/30/03)
There are more reasons for optimism about the economic outlook, supporting our call of a 3.5 percent pace of growth in the second half and a 3.5 percent to 4 percent gain in calendar year 2004. Consumers are perking up amid tax cuts and a postwar loosening of the purse strings. June's strong retail sales gain wasn't a blip. Rather, it's a signal of better times to come...
2001 recession ended -- in 2001 (07/30/03)
It's not always easy to tell what, exactly, the economy is doing. If economists were able to compile information the same way fans keeps stats at a baseball game, there would always be a clear-cut snapshot of where the economy is, where it has been and where it is going...
Cape airport rallies in face of AA cuts (07/30/03)
The news from American Airlines earlier this month was a blow to the economic interests of St. Louis and to the thousands of travelers from the Midwest, including Southeast Missouri, who routinely took advantage of the airline's hub operation at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport...
Need health plan for all that is funded by all (07/30/03)
To the editor: Will all the procrastination, concern and crocodile tears about Social Security, health care and prescription drugs, only one stern reality remains abundantly clear: Until Americans abandon their anti-government psychosis and assent to a system providing for all and funded by all to the extent of each one's capability, there will never be a reasonable resolution or peace in these matters...
Name for Cape can be found in the Bible (07/30/03)
To the editor: After reading about the drug dealing, the street partying, the hallucinogenic drug availability and where to purchase it in Cape Girardeau and the pictures you might expect to find in Playboy magazine, I believe you will find the appropriate name for the beautiful City of Roses in the Bible (Genesis 18 and 19). May God have mercy on an ungrateful nation he has so richly blessed...
Visitors could have fine view from old bridge (07/30/03)
To the editor: I hate to see the Cape Girardeau bridge destroyed. In Keokuk, Iowa, they closed off both ends of the bridge. Now people walk, ride bikes and stop to take pictures of bald eagles, steamboats and fireworks. People here would enjoy a nice walk to see the river...
Family, friends will be watching to support Amber (07/30/03)
To the editor: In response to the article "Oran teen going to national pageant": I would like to thank you for the article about my niece, Amber Seyer, who is Miss Missouri Teen USA. Leonna Essner of the Standard Democrat in Sikeston did a great job on the article...
Bush's comment not the same as Patton's quote (07/30/03)
To the editor: When Paul Greenberg conducts his annual review of his writings, I believe he will find a big problem when justifying "Bring 'em on." via General "Old Blood and Guts" Patton. Patton's statement that "no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country -- you won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country," when taken in the context of war where you must kill or be killed is morale-building. ...
Save old bridge for bike-riding, walking place (07/30/03)
To the editor: Greetings from Alabama. I grew up in Cape Girardeau and still visit there often. I also read the Southeast Missourian on the Internet. At a recent 1950s Central High School reunion, a lot of us were talking about old times. A good part of that discussion was about the new and the old bridge. ...
U.S. must help create democracy in Middle East (07/30/03)
To the editor: To all who are obsessing over the Bush administration's policy of military intervention in the Middle East, there is only one democratically free nation in that area: the fragile democracy of Israel. Israel is surround by at least 23 nations that have various forms of Islamic governments, most of which are strongly opposed to Judaism, Christianity and democratic freedoms. ...
Speak Out A 07/30/03 (07/30/03)
Whistles here first PEOPLE IN Scott City who complain about train whistles are like the people who buy a house near an airport and then complain about the noise. The railroad has been in Scott City since 1904. Those who are complaining knew about the trains beforehand and moved here anyway...
Speak Out B 07/30/03 (07/30/03)
PEOPLE IN Scott City who complain about train whistles are like the people who buy a house near an airport and then complain about the noise. The railroad has been in Scott City since 1904. Those who are complaining knew about the trains beforehand and moved here anyway...
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