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Stories from Tuesday, August 19, 2003

Lern Campus clothes (08/19/03)
hoosing back-to-school clothes is a student's rite of self-expression. Whether we're talking about a goth girl, an AV nerd, band groupie, jock or cheerleader, the right pair of jeans or the perfect counterculture T-shirt can immediately invest a student with campus cred. ...
Jackson mayor subject of probe (08/19/03)
Jackson's mayor, Paul Sander, is the subject of an investigation that began last April after years of allegations that he used his political office to benefit his business dealings. Sander, who has been Jackson mayor since 1993, is a real estate agent for Heartland Realty. Investigators for the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department and the Missouri attorney general's office have been looking into specific transactions in which Sander was either the seller or the agent...
Cape Girardeau City Council actions (08/19/03)
Public hearings Held a public hearing regarding the property tax rates proposed to be set by the city of Cape Girardeau for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2003, and the real property tax rate proposed to be set for the Special Business District No. 2 for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2003...
Jackson Board of Aldermen agenda 8/19/03 (08/19/03)
JACKSON BOARD OF ALDERMEN ACTION Action Items Established and approved the 2003 tax rates. Set a public hearing for Tuesday, Sept. 2 to discuss the city's submission of an application to the state of Missouri for the community development block grant program, relative to specific priorities for community development disaster recovery needs...
Aldermen set tax rates for 2003 (08/19/03)
The Jackson Board of Aldermen set the 2003 tax levy rates at Monday night's meeting, leaving them unchanged from the current figures. Jackson residents living within the Jackson Library District will be taxed $0.9940 per $100 assessed valuation. That is 0.0217 less than the maximum allowed by law. Those who live outside the library district will be charged $0.8670 per $100 assessed valuation...
Jackson board approves YMCA feasibility study (08/19/03)
The Jackson Board of Aldermen on Monday night authorized spending up to $15,000 as a matching expenditure with the Jackson School District relative to the preparation of a YMCA feasibility study. The school district, which has yet to iron out the details of a major high school campus modification, is considering building a school/community center in one of its proposed layouts. ...
Lice study shows clothes a more recent invention (08/19/03)
In a creative use of insect genetics to solve an enduring mystery of human evolution, scientists studying the DNA of lice have concluded that early humans may have started wearing clothes just a few tens of thousands of years ago, more recently than many had presumed...
Faces of 2morrow 8/19 (08/19/03)
Brown accepted to gifted program at MBC Laura Brown of Cape Girardeau has been accepted to the Program for the Exceptionally Gifted at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Va. Brown is the daughter of Kathy and Rick Brown. PEG is a residential program offering young women the opportunity to begin college years earlier than normal...
Ghosts in Cuba latest Clancy epic (08/19/03)
The Ghosts are in Cuba. The latest videogame to carry author Tom Clancy's blessing is "Ghost Recon: Island Thunder," from Red Storm and UBI Soft for Xbox. It's an excellent follow to last year's "Ghost Recon." The game is set in a near-future, post-Castro Cuba where free elections are finally scheduled. But politics never runs smoothly on the island nation, and the Ghosts are sent in to try to protect the voting...
Cape City Council to ask for input on fireworks rules (08/19/03)
Cape Girardeau children may be barred from buying, possessing or discharging fireworks if the city council imposes new restrictions on the celebration of Independence Day. The city council on Monday night discussed the possibility of keeping fireworks out of the hands of anyone under 18 years of age, but made no decisions...
Avoiding the norm (08/19/03)
It seems that teenagers are always getting a bad rap. Ever heard of Generation X? Apparently children aren't our future -- they're what will eventually cause the fall of society. Most adults can't seem to understand anything about youth -- their music, clothes or even political views...
Jackson board OKs abandoning street (08/19/03)
A few dozen Immaculate Conception Catholic Church members and school patrons breathed a collective sigh of relief Monday night when the Jackson Board of Aldermen narrowly passed their request for a partial street abandonment of Madison Street. Had the 5-3 vote not gone in the church's favor, those sighs of relief would have turned into six months of frustration as the school and church would have been forced to find a new way to reconfigure the campus, which was partly torn to shreds by the May 6 tornado.. ...
Great-grandmother receives five-year prison sentence (08/19/03)
Despite impassioned pleas from friends and family members, a 67-year-old great-grandmother from Illinois was sentenced to five years in prison Monday for conspiring to murder her granddaughter's husband. Circuit Judge John Heisserer sentenced Helen A. Severs to five years in prison, despite the fact that the Cape Girardeau County jury that found her guilty asked that she get probation and not serve any prison time...
Missouri issues heat advisory (08/19/03)
It was nearing noon and 93 degrees as Terry Byrd trekked through Cape Girardeau neighborhoods, beads of sweat forming on his forehead and a 20-pound bag of mail slung over his shoulder. He was three hours into his usual six-hour shift delivering letters and packages for the Cape Girardeau Post Office, and the hottest part of the day was yet to come...
Starting class on the right foot (08/19/03)
We all know the back-to-school rite. Go with mom/ dad/friends for some before-school shopping. Pick out the clothing principals (polo, denim, cargos, hoodie), take them home and try them on in front of the mirror. Model for mom/dad/friends. And don't neglect the shoes. Countless hours have been spent hemming and hawing over boots, flats, sneaks and slides. And this year should be no different...
Back to school in GI style (08/19/03)
By Laura Passero ~ Special to The Hartford Courant GI Joe, eat your heart out. This season, the hot look is faux military. And it's a must-have for back to school this fall. Regular jeans, shirts, mini skirts and warm-up outfits are all being spiced up with a little Army green...
Cape police investigate shooting of man (08/19/03)
Cape Girardeau police responded Monday afternoon to a shooting in a southside neighborhood. The victim, a male in his mid 20s, did not receive a life-threatening wound but was treated a local hospital, said Cpl. David Sanders. The incident occurred shortly before 5:30 p.m. As of late Monday, police had not apprehended the shooter, reportedly male. Investigators believe the two men were acquainted with one another, Sanders said...
The agony and the ecstasy (08/19/03)
By the time you read this, it will be too late for me. I may even be sitting at a desk, listening to the distant mumbling sounds of my teachers while the rest of the class seems to know what they're doing. I always hate the first day of school. First of all, we have to sit through a welcoming that our principal gives us. ...
Early-morning fire destroys college-town landmark (08/19/03)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- An early morning fire Monday destroyed the Heidelberg bar and restaurant, for 40 years a student hangout next door to the University of Missouri-Columbia. The cause wasn't immediately known because the building was so unstable that investigators were delayed getting inside, said Steve Sapp, battalion chief for the Columbia Fire Department. ...
Deaf sea lion presents unique challenges for trainers (08/19/03)
BROOKFIELD, Ill. -- Trainers for Harley, a deaf sea lion, are good with their hands. They can't call, whistle or talk to the little guy, so they've trained him to understand any number of finger points, jabs and waves. Since he came to Brookfield Zoo in March, the 2-year-old has presented a unique challenge for caretakers and a unique attraction for visitors...
New firetruck due in Scott City in September (08/19/03)
One of the primary benefits of a quarter-cent sales tax voters approved in 1999 is expected to roll into Scott City in mid-September. The city's new $191,000 firetruck should be ready to go into service a week after its delivery, Scott City fire chief Jay Cassout says...
Teen gets five years in prison for friend's death (08/19/03)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A southwest Missouri teen was sentenced to five years in prison Monday in the alcohol and drug-overdose death of his friend. Nathan W. Smith, 19, of Rogersville, pleaded guilty to first-degree involuntary manslaughter during his appearance in Greene County Circuit Court...
Man given toilet duty for urinating on inmates (08/19/03)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A former Greene County jailer was ordered Monday to scrub toilets while serving 15 days behind bars for urinating from a roof onto four inmates playing basketball below. Justin K. Hastings, 23, of Springfield was given the cleaning task as part of his "shock time" so that he might better understand what it was like to be dependent on those with power, Greene County Circuit Judge Don Burrell said...
Authorities remove 'bomb' from suspected bank robber (08/19/03)
Standard Democrat SIKESTON, Mo. -- A Monday-morning bank robbery led to a wild chain of events in Sikeston, including U.S. 61 being shut down for a short time. According to initial reports, at just before 9:30 a.m., a man, later identified as Brad G. Brown, 23, of Sikeston, robbed First Security State Bank at 1150 S. Main St...
Four people injured after tram races down hill (08/19/03)
OSAGE BEACH, Mo. -- Four people from Illinois were injured over the weekend when an electrical tram careened down a hill, coming to rest near the Lake of the Ozarks, authorities said. Three of those injured in the accident at the Emerald Bay Condominiums on Saturday were taken by helicopter to University Hospital in Columbia, the Camden County Sheriff's Department said in a news release...
Scott City Council agenda 8/19 (08/19/03)
SCOTT CITY CITY COUNCIL ACTIONSMonday, Aug. 18 City Hall New Business The council: Authorized lease purchase agreement with Security Bank for $81,000 for equipment on new fire truck. Scheduled a public hearing Sept. 2 to set city tax rate...
People talk 8/19/03 (08/19/03)
Lowe to campaign for Schwarzenegger BURBANK, Calif. -- Actor and longtime Democrat Rob Lowe says he's volunteering for Arnold Schwarzenegger's gubernatorial campaign because he believes the action-film star has injected new energy into California politics...
'Mr. Little Guy' has the answers for inquiring child (08/19/03)
MINNEAPOLIS -- Four-year-old Shira Rabkin wanted to ask just the right questions, so she thought long and hard. "Dear Mr. Little Guy," she finally scrawled in big letters across a sheet of paper. "Do you like mints?" After some more pondering, she added, "and going to Camp Snoopy? Love, Shira."...
Bank robbery-carjack suspect killed by officers after standoff (08/19/03)
LITHONIA, Ga. -- A man robbed a bank Monday, carjacked a vehicle, then ran to an empty house where he was shot to death after an hourlong standoff with police, authorities said. James T. Williams, 29, taunted police by patting his chest and saying "shoot me" as he waved a handgun toward them from the steps to the house, said Sgt. Pat White of DeKalb County Police. SWAT team officers hit Williams with as many as 20 rounds after he fired several times at them...
Nation digest 08/19/03 (08/19/03)
Judge bans cameras at Peterson hearing MODESTO, Calif. -- A judge has banned cameras from the court hearing in which prosecutors will lay out their case against Scott Peterson, saying he didn't want the case to become even more of a televised spectacle...
Experimental West Nile vaccine shows promise in lab monkeys (08/19/03)
WASHINGTON -- A vaccine that combines key parts of two viruses has been shown to protect monkeys from West Nile virus, a mosquito-borne illness that has killed 10 Americans this year. Scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, or NIAID, one of the National Institutes of Health, made the vaccine by placing West Nile virus proteins into a modified virus that causes dengue fever. This created a live but weakened virus...
Review finds states failing new test of child welfare system (08/19/03)
WASHINGTON -- Not a single state has passed a rigorous test of its ability to protect children from child abuse and to find permanent homes for kids who often languish in foster care. The 32 states evaluated so far could lose millions of dollars from the federal government if they fail to fix problems within a few years. Neither Missouri nor Illinois has been evaluated yet...
Smithsonian unveils Enola Gay, now in 'mission day' condition (08/19/03)
DULLES, Va. -- The Smithsonian Institution unveiled a restored Enola Gay on Monday, making the B-29 bomber that helped end World War II the centerpiece of the new annex to the Air and Space Museum. The restoration, the result of 300,000 hours of work over nearly 20 years, made the B-29 bomber look as it did on Aug. 6, 1945, when it dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan...
Justice Department signs off on California recall vote (08/19/03)
LOS ANGELES -- The Justice Department on Monday signed off on the Oct. 7 election to recall Gov. Gray Davis in response to warnings from a federal judge in San Jose, who questioned whether the voting rights of minorities would be upheld. In a separate challenge to the recall date, a federal judge in Los Angeles said Monday he would rule by midweek on an effort to postpone the election because some counties will use old punch-card voting machines...
Nuclear plants beef up power supply as millions return to work (08/19/03)
NEW YORK -- Electrically powered commuter trains ran on time and stop lights kept traffic running smoothly Monday as millions of people headed back to work for the first time since the big blackout. In Detroit, residents returned to drinking straight from the tap...
Study - Pain relievers may reduce risk of Parkinson's (08/19/03)
CHICAGO -- Regular use of over-the-counter pain relievers might help delay or prevent Parkinson's disease, the neurological disorder that affects more than half a million Americans, research suggests. The risk of developing the disease was 45 percent lower in people who used drugs such as ibuprofen and naproxen at least twice weekly than it was in nonusers, according to a review of two large studies...
Campaign aims at preventing jaundice-caused brain damage (08/19/03)
WASHINGTON -- Susan Sheridan recalls frantically racing her days-old son to doctor after doctor because his skin was so yellow -- only to be assured that jaundice is a rite of infancy. But as pediatricians looked on, the baby's neck suddenly arched backward and he began a strangely high-pitched, catlike howl...
Blackout warnings came too late over telephone hot line (08/19/03)
NEW YORK -- Warnings of trouble in the sprawling electric power grid ahead of the nation's worst blackout came too late, or not at all, over a telephone hot line network created to prevent widespread breakdowns, power officials and politicians said Monday...
Investigators who worked on D.C.-area sniper case helping W.Va. (08/19/03)
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Investigators who worked on last year's Washington sniper shootings have joined the probe into three fatal shootings in the Charleston area, authorities said Monday. "We have the agents that worked that particular case," Kanawha County Sheriff Dave Tucker said at a Monday afternoon briefing. ...
Fixing grid likely to mean greater federal intervention (08/19/03)
WASHINGTON -- The companies that deliver electricity have had little incentive to make the kinds of capital improvements that might have helped contain last week's blackout. For that to change, experts say, utilities will need to be allowed to charge more for power...
Mideast version of talent search has fans in streets (08/19/03)
BEIRUT, Lebanon -- And you thought "American Idol" fans were excitable. They've got nothing on the millions of Arabs backing their national favorites on the show's Middle East knockoff. When the Lebanese frontrunner was eliminated in the semifinals last week, angry fans in the audience pelted each other with chairs or anything else they could find, and the two remaining contestants fainted. Scores of people took to the streets in Lebanon to protest...
Mexico buses get panic buttons (08/19/03)
MEXICO CITY -- Julieta Lopez was riding the 128 bus to her cleaning job in a ritzy Mexico City neighborhood when she felt the chill of pistols pressed against her cheek and forehead. A gang of teenagers took everything from the 45-year-old maid and everyone else on board the pesera, or microbus, making passengers throw money and valuables into a bag of sand to conceal the loot...
Blackout wracks ex-Soviet Georgia (08/19/03)
TBILISI, Georgia -- All of Georgia was without power for the entire day on Monday, and officials in the impoverished former Soviet republic were struggling to determine the cause of the blackout. Electricity went off at 7 a.m. in the entire country of 4.4 million people and was not fully restored until about 10 p.m...
U.N. - Rwanda media fanned genocide with radio, TV spots (08/19/03)
ARUSHA, Tanzania -- The message said the enemy was easy to spot because of his height and his nose: "Break the nose," said the voice on the radio as gangs armed with machetes massacred minority Tutsis in the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. Stephen Rapp, senior prosecutor at the U.N. ...
Taliban waging larger attacks in eastern Afghanistan (08/19/03)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Until recently, guerrilla attacks in Afghanistan were hit-and-run assaults launched by small bands of gunmen. But fierce battles over the weekend brought an unprecedented show of force: Hundreds of fighters stormed into two towns and overran police stations...
Rebels, leaderfs sign peace accord in Liberian struggle (08/19/03)
MONROVIA, Liberia -- The Liberian government and rebels signed a peace accord Monday to end a bloody three-year insurgency that toppled warlord-president Charles Taylor as calm settled into the capital and shopkeepers opened for the first time in a month...
Tourists freed by al-Qaida militants after six-month captivity (08/19/03)
BAMAKO, Mali -- Islamic extremists freed 14 European tourists on Monday, six months after they were kidnapped by an al-Qaida-linked group in the Sahara Desert. The negotiated release ended an ordeal that began in southern Algeria, where the militants snatched a total of 32 tourists making desert safaris without guides. After some of the tourists were freed in a raid, the militants fled with their remaining captives into neighboring Mali...
China meets AIDS crisis with police raid (08/19/03)
XIONGQIAO, China -- Xiong Jinglun was lying in bed on the night of the raid, resting his frail, AIDS-weakened body when the shouting outside jarred him awake. The 51-year-old farmer struggled to his feet and shuffled out of his shack to investigate, but someone had cut off the electricity in the village, and it was difficult to see in the pitch dark...
World briefs 8/19/03 (08/19/03)
Three dead, many injured in Chinese earthquake BEIJING -- The death toll from an earthquake that shook a swath of northern China over the weekend has risen to three and the number of injured has climbed to 1,100, the government said Monday as authorities worked to shelter people displaced by the tremor...
Israel balks on roadblock removal (08/19/03)
JERUSALEM -- Israel and the Palestinians will press on with talks on the handover of West Bank towns despite disagreements over Israeli roadblocks and the threat of militant attacks, officials said. Talks bogged down Sunday because the Palestinians demanded that Israel dismantle roadblocks around the four towns. The Israeli side, meanwhile, said the Palestinians must guarantee they will control militants who could resume attacks...
Iraqi informers give promising leads, use tips as revenge (08/19/03)
BAQOUBA, Iraq -- Notes passed to U.S. patrols, whispers in the ear of an Army interpreter, tips hidden in loaves of bread -- these are essential tools in the hunt for holdouts from Saddam Hussein's regime. Yet, as the U.S. Army becomes more entrenched in Iraq, soldiers have learned the hard way they were sometimes used as instruments of revenge by feuding Iraqis...
Baylor still committed to Big 12, president says online (08/19/03)
WACO, Texas -- Baylor University is committed to remaining in the Big 12 Conference and putting a complete team on the court next season despite the scandal of a murdered player and coach Dave Bliss' attempted coverup of NCAA violations. "I fully intend to compete," university president Robert Sloan said Monday...
Indians may find immediate help as freshman talent improves (08/19/03)
Southeast Missouri State University's football team has increased its talent level and depth enough to where the Indians no longer have to rely on true freshmen to play key roles -- which was not the case during coach Tim Billings' first two years with the program...
Mavs acquire Jamison in nine-player trade (08/19/03)
DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks finally made a major offseason move, acquiring Antawn Jamison in a nine-player trade with the Golden State Warriors. The Mavericks also got Danny Fortson, Jiri Welsch and Chris Mills from the Warriors for Nick Van Exel, Avery Johnson, Evan Eschmeyer, Popeye Jones and Antoine Rigadeau...
Spencer suspended, fined for punching Busch after race (08/19/03)
Jimmy Spencer was suspended Monday from all NASCAR-sanctioned competition until Aug. 26 for punching Kurt Busch in the garage at Michigan International Speedway. Spencer was also fined $25,000 and placed on probation through the end of the year. Busch was put on probation until Dec. 31...
Yankees' hot-hitting Matsui leads a tame life off the field (08/19/03)
New York Yankees slugger Hideki Matsui makes $7 million a year but his life in America doesn't appear too flashy. He does his own laundry and cleaning in his New York bachelor pad, and prefers a quiet sushi joint to hitting the town with teammates...
PGA ratings plummet with Tiger out of contention (08/19/03)
The PGA Championship's final-round TV ratings dropped 41 percent this year. With Tiger Woods out of contention, and a surprise champion in Shaun Micheel, Sunday's action drew a 4.7 overnight rating and 10 share on CBS. The network got an 8.0 overnight rating and 17 share when Rich Beem held off Woods down the stretch to win the 2002 PGA...
Golf is struggling much like Woods (08/19/03)
It is a folly to figure out golf. One day a golfer can do no wrong, another day he can do no right. A ball at rest on a tee can seem imperious or inviting. Love and hate come and go with each swing. There is something wonderfully satisfying in seeing even the most masterful player in the universe, Tiger Woods, hooking drives and misreading putts. For the briefest moment, he becomes one with the duffer, threatening mayhem with his clubs as he chops through the air...
A wild Tiger (08/19/03)
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Tiger Woods was on the practice green about an hour before his final round in the PGA Championship when he looked over at a large clock. "I'm playing so early, I can get home and watch the finish," he said. Majors used to end with Woods at the closing ceremony, not on his couch...
USFL alum Flutie among senior statesmen in NFL (08/19/03)
CARSON, Calif. -- Doug Flutie was talking about his long-ago days in the USFL when he suddenly paused and looked around the San Diego Chargers' locker room. "Most of these guys don't even remember the USFL," said Flutie, who took his first pro snap with Donald Trump's New Jersey Generals in 1985...
A preseason D-elight (08/19/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Kim Herring returned a fumble by Keyshawn Johnson 59 yards for a touchdown in the St. Louis Rams' 26-16 exhibition victory over the Super Bowl champion Tampa Buccaneers on Monday night. Kurt Warner was perfect on his only drive of the game, going 7-for-7 for 55 yards to set up a field goal, while the Bucs' defense failed to lay a hand on him...
Sideline chatter 8/19/03 (08/19/03)
He's an X-soccer player X-Games skateboarder Shaun White, 16, credits his soccer-playing days for putting him where he is today, telling The Associated Press: "I remember I showed up at one game late and some other kid's mom said to me, 'You better get out there and you better score!' I was like, 'You gave us terrible (driving) directions, you know?'...
Back to the future in modern mod (08/19/03)
NEW YORK -- Those 1960s British hipsters were on to something: Both then and now, bold, graphic and swinging styles put the "mod" in modern fashion. This season, many designers and retailers are forgoing fall's traditional muted colors and soft styles in favor of go-go boots, microminis, A-line jumpers, opaque tights and patent leather. Splashes of bright primary colors sharply contrast with dominant black and white...
Joan Gerhardt (08/19/03)
Joan A. Gerhardt, 77, of Kirkwood, Mo., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Monday, July 14, 2003, at St. Luke's Hospital in St. Louis County. She was born Feb. 23, 1926, at Hannibal, Mo., daughter of Joseph R. and Agnes L. Gerhardt. Gerhardt retired from the advertising department of Famous-Barr in St. Louis, where she worked 29 years. Prior to moving to St. Louis, she wrote a weekly column for the former Southeast Weekly Bulletin...
Houston Anderson Jr. (08/19/03)
ANNA, Ill. -- L. Houston "Buddy" Anderson Jr., 61, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2003, in an automobile accident near Ste. Genevieve, Mo. He was born Oct. 13, 1941, in Cobden, Ill., son of L. Houston and Addie Lucille Treece Anderson Sr. He and Heleine Myers were married Oct. 24, 1971. She died Sept. 13, 1994...
Glenda Goza (08/19/03)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Glenda Fay Goza, 56, of Dexter died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 3, 1946, near Marble Hill, Mo., daughter of Frank and Agnes McCulley Goza. Survivors include two daughters, Jennifer Goza of Cape Girardeau, Kristy Goza of Kentucky; two brothers, Kenneth Goza of Dover, Tenn., Bud Goza of St. ...
Ray Crum (08/19/03)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Ray E. Crum, 63, of Cairo died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Oct. 22, 1939, in Corinth, Miss., son of Arlander and Mary Harris Crum. Crum was a retired iron worker. He was a member of Iron Workers Union, Cairo VFW Post 2649, Cairo Masonic Lodge 237 AF&AM, KIM Shrine Club of Cairo, Ainad Shrine Temple in East St. Louis, Ill.; and was a York Rite Mason...
Valerie Baker (08/19/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Valerie Ann Baker, 38, of Sikeston died Monday, Aug. 18, 2003, at her home. She was born Feb. 26, 1965, in Spokane, Wash., daughter of Ralph R. and Jo Ann Moodie Ebersole. She and Todd Baker were married Jan. 3, 1987. Baker was a registered nurse and had worked at Missouri Delta Medical Center. She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church...
Ruth Shelby (08/19/03)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Ruth R. Shelby, 90, of Los Angeles, Calif., died Thursday, July 3, 2003, in Los Angeles. She was born March 12, 1913, in Washington, D.C., daughter of Edmund Allen and Helen Greeley Russell Jr. She and Peter P. Shelby were married Feb. 2, 1935, in Los Angeles, Calif. He died Feb. 24, 1989...
Births 8/19/03 (08/19/03)
Sladek Son to Shawn Michael and Charisse Ann Sladek of Chaffee, Mo., Southeast Missouri Hospital, 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2003. Name, Keaton Michael. Weight, 9 pounds 6 ounces. Second son. Mrs. Sladek is the former Charisse Garner, daughter of Donna Corn of Scott City and Gary Garner of Natchitoches, La. Sladek is the son of Paula Niswonger of Cape Girardeau. He is employed at Morlan Dodge in Sikeston, Mo...
Cape police report 8/19/03 (08/19/03)
Cape Girardeau Tuesday, Aug. 19 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests James L. Littleton, 34, of 233 Tavy Drive, was arrested Friday on suspicion of statutory sodomy. Antwan M. Barnhill, 30, of 216 William, Apt. A, Cape Girardeau, was arrested Sunday on a Cape Girardeau warrant for contempt of court...
Cape fire report 8/19/03 (08/19/03)
Cape Girardeau Tuesday, Aug. 19 Firefighters responded Sunday to the following items: At 5:05 p.m., alarm sounding at 1000 Woodland. At 7:23 p.m., medical assist at Cecilia and Perry. At 8:26 p.m., illegal burn at Water and Fourth. Firefighters responded Monday to the following items: At 6:55 a.m., medical assist at 2416 Camelback...
Out of the past 8/19/03 (08/19/03)
10 years ago: Aug. 19, 1993 A 50-foot crack developed in Fayville-Miller City agricultural levee near Olive Branch, Ill., Wednesday; Corps of Engineers officials hope to stop leak with additional rock; crack appeared shortly after noon in crown of private levee, forcing authorities to order immediate evacuation of flood workers in case it fails...
We didn't mean to jinx the cool weather (08/19/03)
Perhaps we spoke too soon. Last week, we ran a story announcing that, for the first time in at least 30 years, Cape Girardeau residents had not seen a high temperature reach 90 degrees over the first 12 days of August. That was true enough. The average high temperature in the first 12 days of August was 85 degrees, the second-coolest in the last 10 years...
Big milestone as bridge gap closes (08/19/03)
Is it weird to be excited by something as mundane and functional as a new bridge? If so, call us weird. And last week those of us who have been intently watching the new Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge work from the start got a major thrill as we saw the final gap closed. Now, the bridge truly spans the width of the river from Cape Girardeau to Illinois...
Those opposed to power plants need to conserve (08/19/03)
To the editor: In light of the recent massive Northeast power outage that was, if not caused by an overload of the power grid due to marginal generating capacity, certainly exacerbated by such an overload, I call on Alan Journet and environmentalists who consistently block all efforts to modernize, expand and construct new power-generating plants, advocating conservation instead, to practice what they preach. ...
Republicans lean more to socialism than Democrats (08/19/03)
To the editor: Who would have ever guessed that the Republicans would have to be defending central planning (Trotsky style) in Iraq against the attacks of leftist Democrats? The U.S. government under George Bush and a Republican-controlled Congress has set up a directorate under the leadership of L. ...
Peace movement is really protest against president (08/19/03)
To the editor: It is amazing that a peace protest of only 10 people warrants the front page. What is even more remarkable is that those entrusted with the education of our young men and women are leading the protest. Their reasons for protesting are flat-out political and hypocritical. ...
Speak Out A 08/19/03 (08/19/03)
If he wrote today ... TO THE annoyed Episcopalian: Maybe you should reread Paul's letter in I Corinthians 5:11: "You must not associate with anyone who calls himself a brother but is sexually immoral." And I Corinthians 6:9-10: "Neither the sexually immoral ... nor prostitutes nor homosexual offenders ... will inherit the kingdom of God." I find no ambiguity in these statements at all. Can you imagine how Paul's letter to the Episcopal Church would read today?...
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