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Collegial beginnings at SEMO (08/22/03)
Matt Gibson, about to embark on his college education, had it in his mind to pack a television into his vehicle before he left St. Louis with his parents on Thursday. But there just wasn't enough room. His guitar, however, had a special place along with a couple of amplifiers for future jam sessions...
Cape man begins work as assistant prosecutor (08/22/03)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Criminals who use firearms in Mississippi County won't get a break: there's a new community gun violence prosecutor on the job. Neal Frazier of Cape Girardeau began work Thursday as Mississippi County's community gun violence prosecutor, replacing Gregory Spencer, whose last day was Wednesday. Spencer, who announced his resignation in July, said he was moving to be closer to his family...
Teen shoots own father as he tries to break into home (08/22/03)
PISOS POINT, Mo. -- A Wappapello, Mo., man is recovering from surgery at a Cape Girardeau hospital after he was allegedly shot by his teenage daughter Wednesday night during a domestic dispute. According to Wayne County Sgt. Ray Koch, the sheriff's department learned of the shooting at about 8:55 p.m. from the Missouri State Highway Patrol...
School official - Cape tax rate will not rise (08/22/03)
An unfavorable response from community members has prompted officials in the Cape Girardeau School District to rethink their decision to raise property taxes. The school board will meet Monday night to set the tax levy for 2003-04, and superintendent Mark Bowles had originally planned to recommend a tax increase of 7 cents per $100 assessed valuation...
Father of slain boy calls foster care reform 'sham' (08/22/03)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Grief has turned to anger for the father of a 2-year-old southwest Missouri boy who died one year ago while in foster care. Sidney James lashed out Thursday at politicians and civic leaders for failing to change the state's foster care system since his son's death...
Corn dogs, cows arriving for Du Quoin State Fair (08/22/03)
DU QUOIN, Ill. -- Even before stalls went up for the customary corn dogs, steaks-on-a-stick and lemon shake-ups, farmer Wayne Hinderliter's nine cows lined up Thursday along a cattle barn at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds, ready to be judged. The state's second and smaller state fair starts today in this south-central Illinois town and runs through Sept. 1...
State says arthritis cases in Missouri up dramatically (08/22/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The number of young-to-middle-age Missouri adults whose physical activity has been limited by arthritis jumped 17.7 percent from 1999 to 2001, the state Department of Health and Senior Services said Thursday. More than 571,000 Missourians between the ages of 18 and 44 were limited by the disease in 2001, up from 485,000 in 1999, according to data from the department's Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System...
Teen pleads guilty in hazing incident (08/22/03)
SKOKIE, Ill. -- An 18-year-old pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery for taking part in a violent hazing incident involving Glenbrook North High School students in May. Judge Timothy Chambers sentenced Rachel Guidone, a former Glenbrook North senior, to one year of court supervision and 40 hours of community service Wednesday, said Marcy Jensen, spokeswoman for the Cook County state's attorney...
Settlement allows St. Louis schools to borrow deseg money (08/22/03)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Public Schools can borrow almost $50 million in desegregation funds to use for operations during its current budget crunch after reaching a settlement with the NAACP, which had originally objected to the plan. Attorneys from the schools and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People signed the agreement Thursday in federal court, allowing the district to borrow up to $49.5 million between now and next June. ...
Man faces illegal pipe bomb possession charge (08/22/03)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A southwest Missouri man was sentenced Thursday to more than three years in federal prison for illegally possessing a pipe bomb. Kelly Lynn Hensley, 38, of Cabool, pleaded guilty in May to possession of a destructive device not registered to him. Hensley was sentenced Thursday morning to three years and four months in prison without parole...
Jobless rate dips slightly in July in Missouri (08/22/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell for the first time in five months during July, the Missouri Department of Economic Development said Thursday. Missouri's unemployment rate was 5.6 percent last month, down from 5.7 percent in the previous month. The state's rate was over a half-percentage point lower than the national unemployment rate of 6.2 percent...
Man dies in accident on Meramec River (08/22/03)
SULLIVAN, Mo. -- A Sullivan man was killed in a boating accident on the Meramec River, the Missouri State Water Patrol said. The patrol said Shane McMahan, 22, was killed Wednesday after he lost control of the boat he was driving on the Meramac near Sullivan and slid into a tree. He died later at a hospital...
Electrical malfunction caused Heidelberg fire (08/22/03)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- An electrical malfunction in the kitchen caused the fire that destroyed the Heidelberg bar and restaurant, the Columbia Fire Department said Thursday. The Heidelberg had been closed for about half an hour when the fire was reported by a passing motorist early Monday morning. No one was injured in the fire...
Illinois company recalls egg rolls (08/22/03)
WASHINGTON -- An Illinois company is recalling pork egg rolls stuffed with shrimp because they contain an allergen that isn't marked on the label, the Agriculture Department said Thursday. Gung Ho Corp. in Bellwood, Ill., sold the egg rolls made with sodium bisulfite -- the unlisted allergen -- to stores and wholesalers in Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky, the department's Food Safety and Inspection Service said...
Minimum wage in Illinois increasing; critics fear job loss (08/22/03)
CHICAGO -- Illinoisans earning the minimum wage will see a pay raise over the next 16 months, but critics fear those jobs could be jeopardized if businesses hire fewer workers or move to other states to avoid paying higher salaries. Gov. Rod Blagojevich, a Democrat whose fall election campaign included a promise to hike the minimum wage, dismissed criticism of the bill he signed into law Thursday as "hollow."...
Culver-Stockton College readies for students following tornado (08/22/03)
CANTON, Mo. -- Culver-Stockton College's Chris Huebotter greets students returning for the start of classes next Tuesday at a table filled with packets of papers and a jar of free bubble gum. "Do you need to register? Here's your schedule," the associate registrar says to each student that strolls past her dressed in summer garb, T-shirts and shorts, flip-flops and sandals...
Crime fund supporters plan override of governor's veto (08/22/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The sponsors of vetoed legislation that aimed to boost funding for local law enforcement say they will attempt to override Gov. Bob Holden's action next month. The rejected bill would have authorized counties to establish "crime reduction funds" supported by fees of up to $250 paid by criminal defendants who receive suspended sentences and probation. ...
Quebec teen sues over unwanted fame after tap is put on Web (08/22/03)
It was a moment of unadulterated goofiness, the kind of thing anyone might do with no one watching: A teen from Quebec videotaped himself as he pretended to wield a light saber "Star Wars" style. But that private moment went public, very public, when classmates at his high school found the tape in a cabinet and uploaded it onto an Internet file-sharing site this past spring...
Cantankerous loner gives estate to Oregon youth park (08/22/03)
MEDFORD, Ore. -- Old Man Howard spent decades chasing children off his farm, shotgun in hand, watching little legs spin like windmills into the distance. Generations considered him the meanest man in Jackson County. But to others, Wesley Howard was simply an oddity: a loner who never married, who never left Oregon and who lived his whole life in the same place he was born, a century-old farmhouse without phones or toilets. ...
People talk 8/22/03 (08/22/03)
Garrett likely to return to CBS' 'Raymond' LOS ANGELES -- "Everybody Loves Raymond" star Ray Romano said holdout co-star Brad Garrett will likely return to the CBS sitcom. Work on the new season began this week without Garrett, who's asking for a bigger paycheck. He was written out of the first episode...
Nation briefs 8/22/03 (08/22/03)
Calif. top court upholds energy rate increases SAN FRANCISCO -- The California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the state regulators did not break the law when they imposed an electricity rate increase of as much as 40 percent during the California power crisis...
Marine admits shooting himself to avoid duty (08/22/03)
ANOKA, Minn. -- A Marine who had told authorities he had been shot while trying to help a stranded motorist has now admitted that he shot himself to avoid being shipped overseas. The Anoka County sheriff's department said Wednesday that Adam Welter, 20, acknowledged the gunshot wound was self-inflicted. He was treated and released from a hospital Monday, the day he was to ship out...
More than one in 10 adopted U.S. children born overseas (08/22/03)
WASHINGTON -- More than one in 10 of the nation's adopted children was born overseas and the largest number come from Korea, the Census Bureau found in its first report on adoptions. Experts say many American parents look abroad because the process of adopting foreign children usually is faster to complete. Also, the stigma once attached to parents who adopted a child of a different race or ethnicity has diminished...
Couple who aided aboriton doctor's killer are freed (08/22/03)
NEW YORK -- A husband and wife who conspired to help the man who gunned down an abortion doctor in 1998 were freed Thursday after serving more than two years in prison. U.S. District Judge Carol Amon, ruling after a two-day hearing, said sentencing guidelines precluded a longer prison term than the two years and five months Loretta Marra and Dennis Malvasi had already served...
Two die trying to save electrocuted crane operator (08/22/03)
TELFORD, Pa. -- A crane operator was electrocuted and two co-workers died trying to save him Thursday after the crane struck an overhead power line at a concrete plant. As electricity coursed through the rig, one of the rescuers began administering CPR. But the second worker touched the still-electrified crane, sending a deadly jolt through all three men, authorities said...
Driver rescued after 3 days in van (08/22/03)
LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE, Calif. -- A driver stranded for about three days after his van plunged 500 feet off a mountain highway was rescued early Thursday by firefighters responding to a blaze he set to get attention. The man, who asked that his name and extent of injuries be withheld, was dehydrated but in fair condition at a hospital on Thursday evening...
Father arraigned for shooting his four children, killing three (08/22/03)
DETROIT -- A father was arraigned on murder, assault and other charges Thursday for allegedly shooting his four children, killing three of them, and setting fire to his home to conceal the crimes. The surviving girl reportedly told a rescuer, "My daddy killed me."...
Elizabeth Smart's parents sign book and movie deals (08/22/03)
SALT LAKE CITY -- A two-hour CBS television movie about Elizabeth Smart's nine-month kidnapping ordeal is expected to be aired in November, her father said Thursday. The story will be told from the viewpoint of her parents, Ed and Lois Smart, who have also signed a book deal about the kidnapping...
Alabama commandments monument ordered down (08/22/03)
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- State Supreme Court justices overruled Chief Justice Roy Moore on Thursday and directed that his Ten Commandments monument be removed from its public site in the Alabama Judicial Building. The senior associate justice, Gorman Houston, said the eight associate justices instructed the building's manager to "take all steps necessary to comply ... as soon as practicable." Some supporters of Moore vowed to fight the move through civil disobedience...
Technology key to anticipating, preventing outages (08/22/03)
NEW YORK -- Every two to 10 seconds, the power grid operator for a group of Mid-Atlantic states collects thousands of measurements on voltage, circuit breaker positions and the like. Computers at PJM Interconnection summarize the information in graphic form and run what-if scenarios every five to 15 minutes to project whether a hypothetical failure in one component could be catastrophic...
Congressional Democrats endorse Bustamante campaign strategy (08/22/03)
SAN FRANCISCO -- California's congressional Democrats endorsed Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante's motto of "No on recall, yes on Bustamante" on Thursday -- another blow to Gov. Gray Davis' anti-recall strategy. "We strongly oppose the recall, but if California voters make a different choice, then Lt. Governor Bustamante is the appropriate person to assume the office," Rep. Zoe Lofgren said after she and other Democratic representatives nailed down the endorsement in a conference call Thursday...
Davis goes on recall offensive (08/22/03)
LOS ANGELES -- His approval ratings at rock bottom, Gov. Gray Davis has gone on the offensive this week in his fight to save his job, and in doing so appears to be pulling a page directly from the playbook of the original "Comeback Kid" of politics: Bill Clinton...
U.N. - No security increase coming after bomb attack (08/22/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- More bodies were pulled from the rubble of the bombed U.N. headquarters on Thursday, and the United Nations announced plans to withdraw one-third of its staff. A previously unknown group claimed responsibility for the unprecedented suicide attack against the United Nations. ...
British scientist foretold own death, says colleague (08/22/03)
LONDON -- Five months before he committed suicide, government weapons scientist David Kelly told a colleague that he feared he might "be found dead in the woods" if a U.S.-led coalition went to war with Iraq, a judicial inquiry was told Thursday. Many in the packed courtroom gasped at the testimony. Kelly, identified as a source of a BBC report that questioned the integrity of the government's case for war, was found dead at the edge of a clump of woods near his rural home July 18...
U.S. nabs 'Chemical Ali,' says military (08/22/03)
By Anthony Shadid ~ The Washington Post BAGHDAD Iraq -- Ali Hassan al-Majid, a close confidant of former president Saddam Hussein who earned the nickname "Chemical Ali" for overseeing chemical weapons attacks that killed thousands of Iraqi Kurds, has been taken into U.S. custody, the second former senior government official reported detained this week, the U.S. military said Thursday...
Magnitude 7.1 earthquake strikes south of New Zealand (08/22/03)
WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- A powerful earthquake struck the remote southern coast of New Zealand today. There were no immediate reports of injury in the temblor, which was felt hundreds of miles away. The magnitude 7.1 quake, about 12.5 miles deep, hit the Fiordland coast of South Island at 12:12 a.m., the Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences said...
Powell wants U.N. to back increase in international forces (08/22/03)
UNITED NATIONS -- Secretary of State Colin Powell launched a new effort Thursday to broaden the American-led coalition force in Iraq. But he made clear Washington won't cede any authority, as France and other nations have demanded. France, which led opposition to the war in Iraq, said that if the United States now wants countries to share the military burden of restoring peace to the country, it must share authority. Powell insisted U.S. leadership provides "competent control" of the force...
Chirac raises death toll to 10,000 (08/22/03)
PARIS -- President Jacques Chirac promised to correct failings in France's health service Thursday, his first comment on a heat wave his government said probably killed 10,000 people. Chirac, under fire from opposition politicians and newspapers for remaining silent during the crisis, noted that many victims "died alone in their homes."...
Israel, U.S. loan guarantee clouded by security barrier (08/22/03)
JERUSALEM -- Israel and the U.S. have signed a $9 billion dollar loan guarantee agreement clouded by Israeli plans for a security barrier cutting deep into the West Bank, a Finance Ministry official said Thursday. U.S. officials said last month they were considering reducing the loan guarantees by the same amount Israel spends on any sections of the disputed, partially built barrier that extend beyond the so-called "Green Line" marking Israel's eastern border...
Actor arrested for killing in movie (08/22/03)
MEXICO CITY -- An actor in a low-budget action movie shot and killed a colleague after apparently being handed a gun with real bullets instead of blanks, authorities said Thursday. Flavio Peniche, the brother of internationally known soap-opera star Arturo Peniche, was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and then released on nearly $40,000 bail Wednesday, according to the attorney general's office of Morelos state, just south of Mexico City...
Palestinian militants abandon truce (08/22/03)
JERUSALEM -- Palestinian militants called off a tattered two-month-old truce on Thursday after an Israeli helicopter killed a senior Hamas political leader with a volley of missiles. Tens of thousands of Hamas supporters marched in protest through the streets of Gaza, vowing revenge...
Chechen rebels, Russian troops killed in clash (08/22/03)
VLADIKAVKAZ, Russia -- Eight Russian soldiers and 12 rebels were killed in fierce fighting in southern Chechnya, an official in the war-ravaged region's Kremlin-backed administration said Thursday. Russian special forces combed forests around the southern villages of Serzhen-Yurt and Avtury, where the fighting took place, and military helicopters shelled the routes along which rebels could have retreated after Wednesday's fighting, the official said on condition of anonymity...
China ignores pledges on rights, U.S. charges (08/22/03)
BEIJING -- The Bush administration has accused China of backsliding on human rights commitments it made to address U.S. concerns, including specific promises that helped persuade President Bush not to pursue a resolution condemning Beijing at a U.N. forum in Geneva this year...
In Liberia, U.S. forces are heroes in hiding (08/22/03)
MONROVIA, Liberia -- Children turned joyful cartwheels when a team of U.S. Navy SEALs stormed Liberian beaches -- even though the Americans rushed back to sea just as quickly, apparently after surveying landing sites. At the main airport, U.S. Marines provide valuable training and backup for a steadily growing West African peace force -- but behind high walls, out of sight...
Equipped for the job (08/22/03)
By Marty Mishow ~ Southeast Missourian Robby Rasco is too busy to settle down and start a family right now, but he would no doubt make some woman a fine husband one day. The guy sure knows how to do laundry -- and plenty of it...
Reeling Baylor hires Drew as head coach (08/22/03)
The Associated Press WACO, Texas -- Scott Drew is leaving Valparaiso to take over the challenge of repairing a Baylor basketball program torn apart by the death of a player, the shame-filled resignation of coach Dave Bliss, a string of transfers and potentially strong NCAA violations...
Morris to start Saturday (08/22/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Cardinals pitcher Matt Morris, sidelined with a broken hand and sprained left ankle since July 22, will start Saturday without the benefit of a rehab assignment. The Cardinals decided to give Morris, the staff ace the last three seasons, the ball after he pitched in a simulated game at Pittsburgh last week and then threw about 70 pitches in the bullpen on Wednesday. ...
Edmonds' HRs lift Birds (08/22/03)
P Center fielder's walkoff blast gives Cardinals a 6-3 victory over Pirates. By R.B. Fallstrom ~ The Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- Jim Edmonds hit his second homer of the game, a three-run shot in the ninth inning that sent the St. Louis Cardinals over the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-3 Thursday night...
Sampras to officially retire at U.S. Open (08/22/03)
By Howard Fendrich ~ The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Pete Sampras will return to a tennis court one last time -- to say goodbye. The owner of a record 14 Grand Slam singles titles hasn't played a match since winning the 2002 U.S. Open, though he never officially announced he was quitting the sport...
Mound to tee - Ex-pitcher tries hand at Champions Tour (08/22/03)
By Chcuk Schoffner ~ The Associated Press WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- Concentration is critical for major league pitchers and professional golfers. Humility also is essential. A short memory is a must. Rick Rhoden also sees a glaring difference...
Greene confident he'll regain form at World Championships (08/22/03)
SAINT-DENIS, France -- Maurice Greene has signature racing shoes designed for the World Championships. He's featured on huge billboards in Metro stations throughout Paris. He has three straight 100-meter titles. But Greene has not sprinted competitively in six weeks, and it's been a lot longer since he won a race -- raising doubt about whether he can win a fourth straight sprint title Monday night...
Curtis has flashback, leads NEC Invitational (08/22/03)
AKRON, Ohio -- British Open champion Ben Curtis, who is getting married this weekend, had a 6-under 64 Thursday and shared the first-round lead of the NEC Invitational with Sergio Garcia. Tiger Woods, who has won the last three times at Firestone, shot a 65...
Judge to unseal Bryant arrest warrant (08/22/03)
EAGLE, Colo. -- A judge on Thursday rejected the media's request to see detailed court records in the Kobe Bryant sexual assault case, agreeing to unseal only the arrest warrant. Eagle County Judge Frederick Gannett said the search warrant, the affidavit and other material will remain sealed until the case is decided. He put his order on hold and gave attorneys 10 days to appeal...
Summer is perfect time to get ready for dove season (08/22/03)
With the sweltering temperatures that we have recently endured, it might seem inappropriate to think about hunting. We associate most hunting seasons with the cool, crisp days of autumn or the bitter cold days of winter. Unless you are a hard core squirrel hunter, you are probably limiting your hunting activity to daydreaming as you stare wistfully out the window of an air conditioned building or motor vehicle...
Coaches' salaries, scandals both on the rise (08/22/03)
Once a profession of high esteem and low pay, coaching is a hot job even in these days of endless scandals. Top NFL coaches make $5 million a year, NBA coaches up to $6 million. In colleges, top football coaches make as much as $2.4 million, basketball coaches $2.2 million. The $10 million-a-year coach is coming in a few years, the $100 million long-term deal probably by the decade's end...
Mountaineer gets a makeover (08/22/03)
Auto industry markets Mercury vehicle to suburban professionals In ancient Greece the planet Mercury went by two names: Hermes, the rapidly moving winged messenger of the Gods, and Apollo for its apparition as a rising morning star. Today, the Mercury Mountaineer is modern-day Detroit's rapidly rising star, having benefited from a complete makeover giving it not only good looks, but improved technology....
The fully automated column (08/22/03)
Welcome to River City Journal, the world's first fully automated tele-column. If you are calling to hear this week's column, press 1. If you are calling to hear previous columns, press 2. If you are calling to suggest column ideas, follow these instructions carefully: Call the blood relative who lives farthest from you. Ask your relative (no twice-removed cousins, please) to select Option 2 or Item 74 from the menu in Column 9 and enter the appropriate activity code...
Professor makes transition from James to Jenny (08/22/03)
WATERVILLE, Maine -- A loving husband and father, acclaimed novelist, respected professor at Colby College and keyboardist in a rock 'n' roll band, James Finney Boylan had an enviable life that overflowed with success and happiness. Or so it seemed...
Paintings of Lewis and Clark trail are on display (08/22/03)
In this year beginning the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial, many artists are imagining the adventures and the landscapes the explorers encountered as they opened the West for America. Kenneth Holder decided to paint the Lewis and Clark trail not as it was but as it is, at places crossed by bridges and flanked by metropolises and, as Holder discovered in his own explorations, at other majestic places almost unchanged. ...
Artifacts 8/22 (08/22/03)
'The Lion King' opens today in St. Louis ST. LOUIS -- "The Lion King," the six-time Tony Award-winning musical, begins a run at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis today. The United States National Tour is one of eight productions running worldwide along with shows in New York, Chicago, Toronto, London, Hamburg, Tokyo and Nagoya. A production is scheduled to open in Sydney, Australia, in October...
New on CD 8/22/03 (08/22/03)
'truANT'On "truANT," Alien Ant Farm, a group best known for its gimmicky cover of Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal," turns already solid hard rock on its ear in the best kind of way. The real innovation of Alien Ant Farm's latest effort is the music, as most of the songs are about a boyfriend trying to fix real or imagined relationship sins. The group turned the project into something special by adding elements of salsa, classical and jazz that enhance and differentiate...
Everybody's a critic - 'Whale rider' (08/22/03)
Three stars (out of four) Just because the central character is a young girl doesn't mean this is a kid's movie or a chick flick. Nearly everyone should enjoy it. At first, the story is hard to follow and the characters' actions seem incomprehensible. By the end of the movie, everything makes sense within the context of local culture in spectacularly beautiful New Zealand...
Jack Harris (08/22/03)
DEXTER, Mo. -- John W. "Jack" Harris, 60, of Dexter died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. He was born Feb. 12, 1943, in Detroit, Mich., son of Floyd and Thelma Williams Harris. Harris was formerly of Cape Girardeau and had worked in management at Sears...
Wardell Coleman (08/22/03)
WILSON CITY, Mo. -- Wardell "Poddie" Coleman, 60, of Wilson City died Monday, Aug. 18, 2003, at his home. He was born Oct. 23, 1942, at Wyatt, Mo., son of Helen Douglas and Mansfield Coleman Sr. He and Dorothy Treadwell were married Aug. 16, 1965...
Grace Gilliland (08/22/03)
BELL CITY, Mo. -- Grace A. Gilliland, 85, of Town and Country, Mo., died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2003, at Des Peres Hospital in St. Louis. She was born April 17, 1918, in Norfork, Ark., daughter of James William and Martha Jane Simpson Kincaid. She and Quincy Gilliland were married May 11, 1935, at Benton, Mo. He died Feb. 9, 1993...
Nadine Robison (08/22/03)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Nadine Robison, 79, of Advance died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Feb. 1, 1924, at Hurricane Fork, Mo., daughter of Bland and Minnie Welker Long. She and Elwood Robison were married Feb. 11, 1940, in Advance. He died Feb. 7, 1986...
Helen Ponder (08/22/03)
Helen Louis Ponder, a resident of Charleston, Mo., died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Dec. 9, 1932, in Canalou, the daughter of Willie and Delphia Pierce Elderbrook. A graduate of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, she began her teaching career on an Indian reservation in Arizona and later taught in Oklahoma and Mississippi before moving to Mississippi County in Missouri. There she taught in the Charleston R-1 School District...
Virginia Byrum (08/22/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Virginia "Toby" Byrum, 81, of Sikeston, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. She was born Dec. 5, 1921, to the late Ambrose and Dola Scroggins Turner. She lived in Mississippi County most of her life where she was a member of the New Bethel Baptist Church and worked for the Brown Shoe Company for 41 years...
Josephine Henson (08/22/03)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Josephine Henson, 80, of Advance died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2003, at her home. She was born Dec. 29, 1922, in Louisville, Ill., daughter of Oliver and Leah Rogers Hayes. She and Harley Henson were married June 13, 1942, in Jackson. He died Dec. 30, 1992...
Births 8/22/03 (08/22/03)
Kasten Son to Kevin C. and Carla J. Kasten of Waco, Texas, Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center in Waco, 9:18 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2003. Name, Nicholas Charles. Weight, 8 pounds 12 ounces. Mrs. Kasten is the former Carla Haertling, daughter of Ruben and Carol Haertling of Altenburg, Mo. She is an administrative assistant at L-3 Communications Integrated Systems. Kasten is the son of Milton and JoAnn Kasten of Jackson. He is a mechanical engineer with L-3 Communications...
Cape fire report 8/22/03 (08/22/03)
Cape Girardeau Friday, Aug. 22 Firefighters responded Wednesday to the following items: At 7:26 p.m., medical assist at 701 N. Spanish. At 7:35 p.m., medical assist at 203 Franks Lane. At 8:48 p.m., carbon detector at 22 N. Hanover. At 9:47 p.m., vehicle fire at 24 S. Hanover...
Cape/Jackson police reports 8/22/03 (08/22/03)
Cape Girardeau Friday, Aug. 22 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Derick J. Tripp, 24, of 636 St. Matthews Road, Swansea, S.C., was arrested Thursday on two Cape Girardeau warrants for driving while intoxicated and failure to drive on the right half of the roadway...
Out of the past 8/22/03 (08/22/03)
10 years ago: Aug. 22, 1993 For first time since it was closed in early July, Mississippi River is opened for limited commercial use between St. Louis and Cairo, Ill., but on highly restricted basis; U.S. Coast Guard officials in St. Louis and Paducah, Ky., reopen river after running five groups of barges -- four downstream and one upstream -- to test waters of still swollen river...
No gray areas in God's Word (08/22/03)
By Mark K. Slinkard I feel compelled to reply to the article by Richard Ostling of the Associated Press, "Gay's place in the Bible," and to address the sadly inadequate reporting on your Religion page. Ostling sates that the Episcopal Church "agonized over the confirmation" of Gene Robinson as its first openly gay bishop. It is clear to see why Episcopalians would agonize. They have chosen to ignore most parts of the Scripture concerning the qualifications of ministers...
Plenty of activity at Jackson Homecomers (08/22/03)
The five-day Jackson Homecomers celebration ends Saturday night. But there are plenty of opportunities today and Saturday to make the most of a popular event that has drawn crowds for 95 years. Tonight, the Homecomers talent show finals are scheduled along with a performance by Coyote Creek and attendance prizes. Saturday night winds up with a gospel-music show, queen contest and grand-prize attendance drawing...
KC desegration case may not be over yet (08/22/03)
Anyone who thinks the Kansas City school desegregation case is finally over doesn't know Arthur Benson II, the lawyer who has led the legal challenges that have kept the case alive for 26 years. The cost of having the district run by a federal judge all those years has far exceeded the $2 billion often cited in news stories. That amount is what state taxpayers have paid -- under orders by a federal judge and without a vote -- since 1985...
Homecomers' ice cream came from DeMolay (08/22/03)
To the editor: The Aug. 16 story regarding the 95th anniversary of the Jackson Homecomers celebration quoted a woman as saying the Masons have really good homemade ice cream. To provide a small clarification, the homemade ice cream stand was provided by Excelsior Chapter of the Order of DeMolay, which is a young men's fraternity sponsored by Excelsior Lodge 441 in Jackson...
Protesters wrong about reasons for war in Iraq (08/22/03)
To the editor: I am really tired of the protesters here in Cape Girardeau. I am really tired of seeing the signs that say, "We don't need to kill for oil" This war is by no means over oil. It is about the fact that over 3,000 of our American citizens died on Sept. 11, 2001, for no reason whatsoever...
Shame and woe to those who ignore Scriptures (08/22/03)
To the editor: In answer to those who have written to the Southeast Missourian stating that the Bible does not forbid homosexuality, I would say that such people don't know their Bible. In his writings which were also inspired by God, St. Paul names a long list of sins, including homosexuality. "They that do these things shall not inherit the kingdom of heaven."...
Speak Out A 08/22/03 (08/22/03)
Masses in charge TO THE intellectual elites who view those who are supportive of the war in Iraq as "ignorant masses": When was the last time you drove a nail, harvested a crop, bucked a bale or laid concrete? You enjoy the things the blue-collar worker and the soldier provide, and then you spit in our face by calling us "ignorant." Thank God our Founding Fathers gave us a government run by the masses and not by elites...
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