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Scott City Council agenda 8/5 (08/05/03)
SCOTT CITY CITY COUNCIL ACTIONS New business Authorized mutual lease agreement with Larry Abbott. The city put up part of the money to install meters on each of the lots in Abbott's mobile home park in exchange for use of a piece of land Abbott owns...
Faces of 2morrow 8/5 (08/05/03)
Area students awarded SEMO scholarships Southeast Missouri State University recently awarded three scholarships to area students. Jennifer Pottorf and Kira Pottorf of Jackson, and Samantha Slayton of Blodgett, Mo., all received General Education Degree Scholarships for the fall semester...
Dispelling the tattoo taboo for teens (08/05/03)
Getting a tattoo has crossed the minds of most teenagers. I know we deny the fact that all of us go through some sort of stereotypical rebellious phase at some point in our lives even if it's just for a couple of days. I've passed through mine ... I think...
Fight it out with 'K-1 World Grand Prix' (08/05/03)
Combine boxing and kickboxing you get one of the fight game's more obscure disciplines -- K-1. K-1 is more structured than the current darling of the ring world, "The Ultimate Fighting Championship." More rules, gloves, no submission holds, not much blood flying. It's less a street brawl and more a skill which must be practiced...
Scott City officials designate Labor Day as City Flag Day (08/05/03)
In May, the Scott City Council voted to establish a city flag, in part to mark the beginning of the city's centennial celebration. Now Labor Day has been designated the official City Flag Day. Businesses and residents who own one of the new city flags are asked to let them fly on Labor Day. The Scott City City Council made the designation at its meeting Monday night...
Jackson Board of Aldermen action 8/5/03 (08/05/03)
  • Changed the regular Board of Aldermen meeting date from Monday, Sept. 1, 2003 to Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2003 in observance of Labor Day. Accepted the audit report for the year ending Dec. 31, 2002, as prepared by Beussink, Hey and Roe, certified public accountants...
  • Cape Girardeau City Council action 8/5/03 (08/05/03)
    Public hearings A public hearing was held regarding proposed amendments to the zoning ordinance regarding Section 30-39, special use regulations (d) special uses (14) public utilities. A public hearing was held regarding the request of SLS Investments and Breckenridge Three Limited Partnerships for a special use permit for a community unit plan to be located at the corners of Missouri Avenue, Jefferson Avenue and College Street, consisting of about 7.15 acres in an R-3, two family residential district.. ...
    Municipal band to focus on Lewis and Clark event (08/05/03)
    On Nov. 23, re-enactors will dress in period clothing in downtown Cape Girardeau to commemorate the landing here of Lewis and Clark on their way to explore the West nearly 200 years ago. Some of those re-enactors will perform a skit, and Steve Schaffner will play fiddle tunes during Wednesday's Cape Girardeau Muny Band concert...
    29 regional school districts join funding suit (08/05/03)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Twenty-nine Southeast Missouri school districts have joined a statewide coalition of mostly rural school systems in a planned lawsuit that will seek increased state funding for public education and a fairer distribution of the money...
    Band camp mixes military drills and music (08/05/03)
    By Laura Johnston ~ Southeast Missourian One day at band camp could seem like an eternity if you're marching back and forth across the field all morning with the hot sun beating down on your back as you check to see that your feet land where they are supposed to, but doing it without really looking down to see that your step is correct...
    Cape Central classes starting earlier (08/05/03)
    Central High School's first bell will ring well before those in any of the surrounding high schools this year, with students reporting for their first-hour classes five minutes earlier than last year and as much as 35 minutes earlier than students in neighboring schools...
    Residents ask for new fireworks rules (08/05/03)
    Several Jackson residents spoke at Monday night's board of aldermen meeting and their message was clear: It's time to cut the fuse on the use of bottle rockets in the city. All eight residents who spoke were in favor of changing regulations to some degree. Six were in favor of banning projectile-type fireworks like bottle rockets. The two who wanted to keep the regulations mostly the same said the minimum age to buy fireworks should be higher than what is currently mandated by the state...
    Street abandonment issue put on hold by aldermen (08/05/03)
    The Jackson Board of Aldermen tabled the abandonment of two city streets Monday night after a few property owners surrounding the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church issued concerns. Immaculate Conception is asking for the city to abandon Madison Street so it can rebuild its campus after the May 6 tornado. It has plans to build a gymnasium across the street...
    First-round approval given to affordable housing complex (08/05/03)
    Despite concerns from a handful of residents, the Cape Girardeau City Council gave first-round approval Monday night to a $4.1 million affordable housing project that would create 19 duplexes bordering Missouri and Jefferson avenues. "It's an area that needs to be developed," Mayor Jay Knudtson said after the meeting. "I think all the issues and concerns that the neighbors had can be worked out. It's all about communication."...
    Police - Suspect assaulted woman (08/05/03)
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A man who was shot to death by police had just assaulted a pregnant woman and was threatening officers, the Police Department said Monday. Juan Meraz, 21, was shot early Sunday morning and died at a hospital. Capt. Rich Lockhart, a police spokesman, said Meraz was killed after police went to an apartment complex on a disturbance call around 12:30 a.m. ...
    St. Louis cab drivers protest regulations (08/05/03)
    ST. LOUIS -- Regulations requiring newer taxis and higher insurance coverage could force some independent cab operators out of business and leave some economically disadvantaged customers without their primary mode of transportation, taxi drivers said at a rally Monday...
    Popcorn now Illinois state snack (08/05/03)
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Next time you order popcorn at the movies or throw a bag into the microwave, show a little respect. That's not just a snack you're getting. It's the "official state snackfood" of Illinois, thanks to legislation signed Monday by Gov. Rod Blagojevich...
    Gruender likely court nominee (08/05/03)
    WASHINGTON -- U.S. Attorney Ray Gruender is undergoing the review process as a potential nominee for a vacancy on the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Sen. Kit Bond's office confirmed Monday. Gruender is President Bush's likely nominee for the position, Bond spokesman Ernie Blazar confirmed. If Gruender is nominated, the Senate must confirm his selection...
    Three killed in collision in eastern Missouri (08/05/03)
    ANTONIA, Mo. -- Three people died when a car and motorcycle collided at a Jefferson County intersection, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. The dead were identified as Jeremy J. Desroche, 24, and Amanda Kaut, 21, both of Imperial; and Bernice C. Bruning, 79, of Maryland Heights. Bruning's husband, a passenger in her car, was seriously injured...
    Fire leaves Rolla, part of St. James without power (08/05/03)
    ROLLA, Mo. -- A fire at an AmerenUE substation left at least 17,000 people without electricity Monday afternoon, utility officials said. The entire city of Rolla and part of St. James were affected after a fire of unknown origin broke out at a substation Monday afternoon, burning the transformers, said Jim Stoffer, the Board of Public Works president for Rolla Municipal Utilities. No injuries were reported...
    Firm OKs $75,000 settlement in sex harassment suit (08/05/03)
    ST. LOUIS -- A trash disposal company will pay $75,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by a former eastern Missouri employee, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said Monday. Heartland Disposal is a subsidiary of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Republic Services Inc., the nation's third-largest waste disposal firm...
    Man, 73, run over by own car (08/05/03)
    ST. LOUIS -- A 73-year-old man died after being run over by his own car. The accident happened Sunday at a Bank of America branch in the Central West End area. The victim's name has not been released. Police say the man got out of his car to use the ATM, then got back in his car and hit a parked car. ...
    Group tries to stall Army's plans to burn chemical agents (08/05/03)
    WASHINGTON -- An environmental group filed an 11th-hour petition Monday seeking to delay this week's planned burning of chemical weapons at an Army incinerator in Anniston, Ala. The Chemical Weapons Working Group filed the emergency petition here in federal court, asking it to at least stall the incineration -- set to begin as early as Wednesday -- until it can hear a lawsuit seeking to block the burning...
    Episcopalians delay vote on first openly gay bishop (08/05/03)
    MINNEAPOLIS -- Plans by Episcopalian leaders to vote on confirming the church's first openly gay elected bishop were thrown into turmoil Monday when allegations emerged that he inappropriately touched a man and was affiliated with a youth Web site that had a link to pornography...
    FCC chairman says he's staying, despite criticism (08/05/03)
    WASHINGTON -- Soon after joining the Federal Communications Commission, Michael Powell said one of his mottos would be: "Fight with ideas and not emotion." His efforts to ease rules governing media ownership are prompting plenty of emotional debate -- and lots of criticism of Powell. So much that Powell met with top aides after returning from vacation Monday and assured them he won't quit...
    Millions doing away with landline telephones (08/05/03)
    WASHINGTON -- The curly-corded phone by Brandon Fogel's bed was starting to seem like a relic. A graduate student living in Chicago, Fogel used his cell phone for most calls. And when he replaced his dial-up Internet connection with a cable line, he realized his regular phone wasn't central to his life...
    People talk 8/5/03 (08/05/03)
    Rapper Eminem sued by former classmate DETROIT -- Eminem wants a Macomb County judge to dismiss a $1 million lawsuit that a former schoolmate filed against him. The Grammy-winning rapper, born Marshall Mathers III, is scheduled to appear Aug. 18 in Macomb County Circuit Court to ask Judge Deborah Servitto to dismiss the case, The Detroit News reported Monday...
    Montana park opens after fire threat (08/05/03)
    WEST GLACIER, Mont. -- Glacier National Park's busy west gate reopened to tourists Monday, more than a week after a fast-moving wildfire threatened the park headquarters and this tiny town. Orville Stover, a school bus driver from Portland, Ore., was waiting at the gate in his car at 8 a.m. He had planned to see Glacier on his way to Mount Rushmore and was afraid he might not get the chance...
    Arab sheik's links lead to concerns over contributions (08/05/03)
    RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. -- Parents were excited when a $15,000 pledge that would enable them to keep class sizes down at the elementary school came in from halfway around the world. But now they are wondering whether to return the money. They began having second thoughts after learning that the donor -- Sheik Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, president of the United Arab Emirates -- has ties to a think tank that critics say promotes anti-American and anti-Semitic views...
    Nation digest 08/05/03 (08/05/03)
    Verizon talks continue past strike deadline WASHINGTON -- Nearly 80,000 Verizon employees worked past their strike deadline Monday as talks continued under a federal mediator. A three-year contract expired at midnight Saturday, but telephone operators and technicians avoided any disruption of service at the nation's largest provider of local and wireless phone service...
    Thousands in Memphis still without power after 2 weeks (08/05/03)
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- For nearly two weeks, extension cords have crisscrossed streets, generators have been running at full bore and residents have been getting by with flashlights and splashes of water in the face. More than 15,000 people in Memphis were still without power Monday as the result of a July 22 storm that uprooted trees all over town. The storm left seven people dead and cut off power to more than 320,000 homes and businesses at its peak...
    Governors want compromise on Medicare to ease state drug costs (08/05/03)
    WASHINGTON -- The nation's governors, facing large budget deficits, are pressing lawmakers to lift the states' $7-billion-a-year burden of paying for prescription drugs for the 6.2 million Americans who receive both Medicare and Medicaid. The governors see an opportunity to cut states' rising health-care costs as negotiators for the House and Senate attempt to reconcile their versions of a new prescription drug benefit under Medicare, the federal health program for older and disabled Americans.. ...
    Colin Powell dismisses idea he wouldn't serve in second term (08/05/03)
    WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Colin Powell dismissed as gossip and nonsense a published report that he had sent word to the White House he would not serve in a second Bush administration. "I don't know what they are talking about," Powell said of the story in The Washington Post. "I serve at the pleasure of the president. The president and I have not discussed anything other than my continuing to do my job for him."...
    Doctors struggle over best teen candidates for obesity surgery (08/05/03)
    WASHINGTON -- Amy Topel had tried exercise, weight-loss pills and every diet, real or fad, around. But at age 15, she'd reached 260 pounds and a difficult decision: It was time to try surgery. Operating was scary, but her mother had undergone it and lost 100 pounds -- and Amy was tired of classmates' taunts. So in June, the same surgeon shrank Amy's stomach. She's dropped 30 pounds and counting...
    VA proposes major overhaul of hospitals (08/05/03)
    WASHINGTON -- The Department of Veterans Affairs announced a plan Monday proposing to close seven VA hospitals, open others and retarget services in a major restructuring of its health care services. The plan includes major mission changes at 13 facilities, Veterans Affairs spokeswoman Karen Fedele said...
    California governor adds own challenge to state recall law (08/05/03)
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The outcome of California's anything-goes recall effort could be determined by the state's highest court, where Gov. Gray Davis added his own complaints Monday to a docket already crowded with legal challenges to the election. Legal experts said the governor's case is among the strongest of the five challenges pending before the California Supreme Court, since it addresses fundamental voting-rights issues...
    Manufacturing orders up 1.7 percent in June (08/05/03)
    WASHINGTON -- America's manufacturers saw demand for their products rise in June by the largest amount in three months, another encouraging sign that the fragile factory sector is on the mend along with the rest of the economy. The Commerce Department reported Monday that orders to U.S. ...
    U.N. policeman killed in Kosovo sniper attack (08/05/03)
    PRISTINA, Serbia-Montenegro -- The first fatal shooting of a U.N. policeman in Kosovo has shifted attention from ethnic tensions in the U.N.-controlled province to the underworld figures thought responsible for his death. A sniper shot Satish Menon, 43, of India, shortly before midnight on Sunday as the policeman traveled in a U.N. car near the village of Slatina, 30 miles north of Kosovo's capital, Pristina, police said. A British officer driving the car was not wounded...
    Failed mutiny brings senator up on charges (08/05/03)
    MANILA, Philippines -- Police named an opposition senator as a leader of last week's failed military mutiny, charging him, four senior officers and two civilians Monday with backing the attempt to topple President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. Sen. Gregorio "Gringo" Honasan, now in hiding, is the highest official so far to be implicated in the July 27 uprising by more than 350 officers and enlisted men, who took over a ritzy apartment building and mall in the heart of Manila's financial district...
    Peacekeepers arrive in Liberia (08/05/03)
    MONROVIA, Liberia -- Hoisting a Nigerian army officer on their shoulders, Liberians cheered Monday's arrival of the first soldiers in an international rescue mission that will try to end 14 years of carnage and send warlord-turned-president Charles Taylor into exile...
    Iran says al-Qaida detainees will not be deported to U.S. (08/05/03)
    TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran said Monday it won't hand over its senior al-Qaida captives to the United States and denied reports it hopes to swap the detainees for U.S.-held Iranian opposition figures. "We hand over al-Qaida operatives who belong to friendly countries or countries we have signed extradition treaties (with). We don't have an extradition treaty with the United States," government spokesman Abdollah Ramezanzadeh told reporters...
    Iraq Central Bank asking for return of frozen assets (08/05/03)
    UNITED NATIONS -- The acting head of Iraq's Central Bank asked the Security Council on Monday to urge all nations to freeze and transfer assets from Saddam Hussein's regime to a fund for financing humanitarian and reconstruction efforts. Under a resolution adopted May 22, all 191 U.N. member states are required to identify, freeze and immediately transfer any assets held by Saddam's government or senior regime officials...
    Angry residents attack police; Iraqi army begins training (08/05/03)
    BAGHDAD, Iraq -- The U.S. military took 400 volunteers for the new Iraqi army to the northern city of Kirkuk on Monday to begin two months basic training, and American forces passed a third straight day without reporting the loss of a soldier in combat...
    Acvitist ends effort to force government to provide AIDS drugs (08/05/03)
    CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- South Africa's top AIDS activist said Monday he is abandoning his pledge not to take potentially lifesaving AIDS drugs, ending an unsuccessful effort to force the government to give its people the medicine. Zackie Achmat, who has been HIV-positive for years, accused President Thabo Mbeki and other officials of not caring about the lives of those infected with the virus that causes AIDS...
    Clinton to open memorial center in Bosnia (08/05/03)
    SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina -- Former President Clinton will preside at the opening of a memorial center for victims of the worst massacre in the Bosnian war, his spokeswoman and Bosnian officials said Monday. The memorial ceremony will take place Sept. 20 at the site near Srebrenica, where Serb forces in 1995 overran a besieged Muslim enclave and executed up to 8,000 Muslim men and boys. Clinton was chose to open the center, officials said, because of his role in helping end the war...
    Pakistan foreign ministry blasts departed U.S. ambassador (08/05/03)
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Pakistan blasted America's recently departed ambassador to neighboring India on Monday, calling him "ill-informed" and "heartless" for alleging that Islamabad was allowing terrorist incursions into India's portion of disputed Kashmir...
    World briefs 8/5/03 (08/05/03)
    Eleven face death in Rwanda genocide trial KIGALI, Rwanda -- A tribunal has convicted 100 people of rape, torture, murder and crimes against humanity in the largest trial so far seeking justice for Rwanda's genocide. The three-judge panel sentenced 11 people to death and 71 to life imprisonment, J.M. Ntete, prosecutor for Butare province, said Monday...
    Scott City football coach resigns post (08/05/03)
    With high school football practices beginning on Monday, Scott City High School is scrambling to fill its head coach position with the recent resignation of Jason Burkman. Burkman, who coached the Rams for one season, approached Scott City superintendent Diann Bradshaw two weeks ago about being released from his contract due to family issues. Burkman, who has four children, recently moved to the Scott City area from Piggott, Ark., after commuting most of last year...
    Preseason OVC favorite Indians begin practice (08/05/03)
    For the first time in school history, Southeast Missouri State University's football team began preseason practice as the Ohio Valley Conference favorite. So, did coach Tim Billings notice anything different about the Indians as they held their first workout Monday at Houck Stadium?...
    Lewis says no more fights this year, mulls retirement (08/05/03)
    LOS ANGELES -- Heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis is considering retirement and has decided against fighting again this year, meaning a discussed rematch against Vitali Klitschko in December won't take place. "Lennox has been very public in his comments that he was seriously considering retirement, that he just wasn't sure he wants to go forward," Lewis' attorney, Judd Burstein, said Monday from his home in Westport, Conn. "He is still considering whether he wants to keep fighting...
    A Cy of relief? Braves' Smoltz on pace for record 61 saves (08/05/03)
    ATLANTA -- John Smoltz got to spend an entire game in the dugout. No pressure. No apprehension. No wondering if he'd get called on to pitch. Ahh, like the good ol' days. "It's what it felt like as a starter," Smoltz said. "I just kicked back and recharged."...
    Bryant and his wife have had their share of hurdles (08/05/03)
    LOS ANGELES -- They met at a music video shoot. She was an 18-year-old high school student working as a background model. He was 21, living in wealthy Pacific Palisades with a huge NBA contract and millions of dollars in endorsement deals. Six months later, Kobe Bryant and Vanessa Laine were engaged. A year later, in April 2001, they walked over red rose petals to begin their life together...
    Sorenstam relishes career Grand Slam (08/05/03)
    Louise Suggs, an LPGA Tour founder and the first woman to complete the Grand Slam, was among those who worried that Annika Sorenstam would bring harm to women's golf if she failed miserably at the Colonial. Three months later, the 79-year-old Suggs was glued to the television as she watched Sorenstam step to the 18th tee at Royal Lytham & St. Annes, tied for the lead at the Women's British Open with no less than the career Grand Slam riding on her tee shot...
    Judge denies request to keep cameras out (08/05/03)
    EAGLE, Colo. -- The judge in the Kobe Bryant case Monday rejected the NBA star's request to keep cameras out of the courtroom during his first court appearance on a sexual assault charge. Bryant's attorneys argued against allowing cameras during the hearing scheduled Wednesday, saying they could jeopardize Bryant's right to a fair trial...
    Victims of accident upset by diver's bid to drive (08/05/03)
    Bruce Kimball wants to drive again. R.J. Kerker doesn't think that's such a good idea. Kerker can't forget the last time Kimball was behind the wheel, driving drunk on a rural Florida road. Every morning he's reminded of it when he puts on his plastic leg brace...
    Missouri duo lifts U.S. past Uruguay (08/05/03)
    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- The U.S. men's basketball team was 85 seconds from leaving the Pan American Games without a medal. While the Americans are not guaranteed a top-three finish, three free throws and a key defensive stop gave them a thrilling 74-72 victory over Uruguay on Monday -- and renewed hope for gold...
    Cardinals didn't add a Woody this year (08/05/03)
    dwilson In 1998, Gregory Scott Williams had one of his better seasons as a San Diego Padre. He went 10-8 with a 3.75 ERA -- his best numbers so far as a professional. Then he went to the St. Louis Cardinals in 2001. "Woody" Williams is 30-9 with a 2.76 ERA with the Cardinals after he was acquired through waivers for a disgruntled, underachieving Ray Lankford...
    Roger McClain (08/05/03)
    Roger Dale McClain, 50, of Buford, Ga., died Friday, Aug. 1, 2003, at Gwinnett Medical Center. McClain is the son of Forrest and Pauline McClain. He was a graduate of Sedalia High School in Kentucky and attended Morehead State University in Morehead, Ky. He was sales manager at Gwinnett Place Ford in Georgia...
    Ray Nunnally (08/05/03)
    MORLEY, Mo. -- Ray E. Nunnally, 59, of Morley died Monday, Aug. 4, 2003, at Sikeston Convalescent Center. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
    Joseph Shell (08/05/03)
    ADVANCE, Mo. -- Joseph "Grant" Shell, 76, of Okawville, Ill., died Friday, Aug. 1, 2003, at Freeburg Care Center in Freeburg, Ill. He was born Oct. 7, 1927, at Dongola, Mo., son of Norman and Rita Sample Shell. Shell was a retired pipefitter with Local 798. He was a member of Advance VFW...
    William Hente (08/05/03)
    William Howard Hente, 62, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Feb. 10, 1941, in Cape Girardeau, son of Alvin Henry and Agnes Louise Brown Hente. Hente was a hand sewer at Florsheim Shoe Co. He was a member of Elks Lodge and life member of National Rifle Association...
    Loretta Kunze (08/05/03)
    Loretta E. Kunze, 89, of Winnsboro, La., died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2003, at Franklin Medical Center in Winnsboro. She was born Feb. 11, 1914, at Lutesville, Mo., daughter of John William and Bertie Reed Wampler. She married Willard T. Kunze, who preceded her in death...
    Charley Wren (08/05/03)
    Charley "Frank" Wren, 83, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born March 28, 1920, at Bell City, Mo., son of Louis and Minnie Wren. He first married Gladys Morgan Oct. 4, 1940, in New Madrid County. She died Dec. 21, 1960. He and Edna Dabbs were married Dec. 14, 1966, in Cape Girardeau...
    Harold Krause (08/05/03)
    ANNA, Ill. -- Harold W. Krause, 86, died Monday, July 28, 2003. He was born May 10, 1917, in Chicago, Ill., the son of Daniel and Mary Krause. He worked as a merchant seaman for many years. He is survived by a daughter, Mary Martin of Anna; a sister, Rose Peasley of Chicago; and three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren...
    Jake Johnson (08/05/03)
    EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- Jake Johnson, 16, of Mandeville, La., died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2003, at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, La. He was born Nov. 19, 1986, in Sikeston, Mo., son of Timothy Lee Johnson and Nicka O'Connor Gorostiza. Johnson had lived in Mandeville five years and was a sophomore at Mandeville High School...
    Louise Payton (08/05/03)
    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Louise J. Payton, 76, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2003, at her daughter's home in Indianapolis. She was born in Cape Girardeau and moved to Fort Wayne, Ind., in 1952. She married Andrew Payton. He preceded her in death. She was a longtime home child-care provider and member of Church of the Harvest...
    Billy Mabrey (08/05/03)
    Billy L. "Bill" Mabrey, 67, of O'Fallon, Mo., died Friday, Aug. 1, 2003, at St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles, Mo. He was born June 7, 1936, in Bollinger County, Mo., son of Clarence E. and Velma Mabrey. Mabrey was a teacher in Thebes, Ill., for a year, and then was a teacher six years at Alma Schrader School in Cape Girardeau. ...
    LeRoy Winkler (08/05/03)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- LeRoy A. Winkler, 64, of Overland, Mo., died Monday, Aug. 4, 2003, at his home. He was born Dec. 27, 1938, at Perryville, son of Herman and Florine Lappe Winkler. He and Velda Fay Winkler were married July 26, 1958, in Overland. Winkler was retired from Chrysler. He was a member of United Auto Workers and Overland Moose Lodge 1948...
    Irene Trentham (08/05/03)
    MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Irene Elizabeth Trentham, 77, of Marble Hill died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2003, at her home. She was born Sept. 13, 1925, at Crump, Mo., daughter of James Franklin and Emma Elizabeth Brase Williams. She and Clifton Trentham were married May 4, 1945, in Blytheville, Ark...
    Morley man injured in single-vehicle accident (08/05/03)
    MORLEY, Mo. -- A 35-year-old Morley man received moderate injuries Monday when he swerved to avoid an animal, hitting a wire fence and an irrigation pipe. Wayne Price was taken to St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau after the 7:40 a.m. accident. It occurred on Route C. 2.8 miles east of Morley...
    Cape fire report 8/5 (08/05/03)
    Cape Girardeau Tuesday, Aug. 5 Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: At 12:15 a.m., a tree in the road in the 200 block of Park Drive. At 4 a.m., a medical assist at 531 Louis St. At 11:08 a.m., a citizen assist at 915 Bloomfield Road...
    Cape/Jackson police reports 8/5 (08/05/03)
    Cape Girardeau Tuesday, Aug. 5 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs Christopher Alan Burrow, 36, of 1651 N. Main St., Cape Girardeau, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident...
    Out of the past 8/5/03 (08/05/03)
    10 years ago: Aug. 5, 1993 Start of school at Delta has been postponed three weeks due in part to flooding; first day of classes is scheduled for Sept. 7 instead of Aug. 19; communities of Allenville and Dutchtown, both virtually cut off by flooding Mississippi, are part of district; but Delta School District superintendent Larry Beshears says opening of school would have had to be delayed anyway to allow for completion of improvements being made to elementary building...
    TIF effort was an education for Cape (08/05/03)
    An effort that divided opinions in Cape Girardeau -- accusations of tax breaks for the rich on one side and an anti-development outlook on the other -- and taught us what "TIF" stood for came to an abrupt end last week. A proposed housing development around a golf course touched off the debate three years ago...
    Families provide strong support for troops (08/05/03)
    Southeast Missouri is proud to have so many fighting men and women representing the area in the war on Iraq. These soldiers risk their lives daily to secure the freedom of an oppressed nation and, ultimately, protect America from the threat of a homeland attack...
    Story about Round Pond will be passed on (08/05/03)
    To the editor: In response to the article "Today marks 140th anniversary of Round Pond massacre": I enjoyed reading the article on Round Pond. Having lived near Round Pond in my childhood years. I will treasure the story and pass it on to my children and grandchildren...
    Health system would level playing field (08/05/03)
    To the editor: It has been said that one should listen to the words spoken by our elders. I want to thank Gilbert Degenhardt for his letter to the editor concerning universal health coverage. This is an issue that has been ignored since the Clinton debacle in the early 1990s. I hope people will take Mr. Degenhardt's words very seriously...
    Can't imagine four more years of this nonsense (08/05/03)
    To the editor: Millions are unemployed, and there are record federal and state deficits. The CEO scandal was overlooked due to political contributions. There are lies about the Iraq war. Just a month ago President Bush was transferring intelligence officers over weapons of mass destruction misinformation. Just a few weeks ago he was blasting his CIA director about the same problem. Now he is blaming himself for the words he used in a speech...
    Speak Out A 08/05/03 (08/05/03)
    Reality check THANK GOD we have some people in Jefferson City who are in touch with reality. We do not need more taxes. We need to cut spending. Packages for soldiers PLEASE REMEMBER the soldiers who are in Iraq. An average of one U.S. soldier a day is killed there. ...
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