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Extra topping (08/27/03)
If two of the nation's largest pizza chains add delivery fees, it is likely to have a forked effect -- it would bring in more dough for the revenue-seeking restaurants, but it also might make some of its customers and employees crusty. For years, Domino's and Papa John's have trumpeted free delivery as a way to entice some customers to the phone with wallet in hand. But in the past year, both companies have been quietly testing delivery fees of up to $1 in some stores across the country...
Central holding back-to-school night (08/27/03)
Central High School will hold a back-to-school night at 7 p.m. Thursday at 1000 S. Silver Springs Road. Parents will move through a mock schedule of the school day, meeting faculty and staff and learning about the classes their children are taking. Students are also invited to attend. For more information, call 335-8228...
Local historical alliance disbands for lack of interest (08/27/03)
A local historical alliance that was developed in February and designed to provide more organization among the many local historical groups has folded due to lack of interest. About 20 people gathered at the original meeting, hoping that the Cape Girardeau County Historical Alliance would make it easier for an estimated 40 historical organizations to coordinate various events...
Southeast enrollment flat on first day (08/27/03)
It's not the academic buildings or the dorm rooms that students notice first. It's the sea of cars that fill every available parking spot at Southeast Missouri State University. "It seems like there is no parking," said Sarah Daniels, a senior from St. Louis...
Italian vista garners top prize for Foto Fest contest (08/27/03)
Selecting a grand prize winner and six finalists in the Foto Fest contest became simple this week, at least in terms of numbers. The judges only had to select seven winners this week from 24 semifinalists, while in previous weeks they had to choose four from as many as 250 entries...
Rehab for youthful criminals rates high (08/27/03)
Missouri's rehabilitation program for youthful offenders is getting national attention for its success at operating smaller centers as opposed to the large, prison-like facilities it ran in decades past. These successes of the Missouri Division of Youth Services prompted a visit Tuesday by 18 delegates from the state of Mississippi's Department of Human Services and Division of Youth Services. ...
Maxwell won't run for re-election (08/27/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Lt. Gov. Joe Maxwell will forgo a re-election bid next year in order to better care for his wife, who is suffering from a painfully debilitating -- but as yet undiagnosed -- illness. During a news conference Tuesday in his Capitol office, Maxwell, a Democrat, said the rigors of an election campaign would put too many demands on his time given his wife's condition...
Club news 8/27 (08/27/03)
Oak Ridge FCE The Oak Ridge FCE Club met on Aug. 19 at the home of Ruby Hitt. Marilyn Retherford presided. A contribution had been made to the 4-H Calf Show and a gift card was bought for Carole Jo Byrd for expenses she has assumed as historian for the past several years...
Social worker to lead division over Mo. child welfare system (08/27/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A longtime social services worker will lead a new state division responsible for overseeing Missouri's child welfare system. Frederic Simmens, currently the state's children's services director in Jackson County, was named Tuesday to head the new Children's Division in the Department of Social Services...
State auditor says transportation chief needs to quit post (08/27/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- State Auditor Claire McCaskill is calling for the resignation of the Missouri Department of Transportation director and for the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission to be abolished. McCaskill, who was reacting to a recent series of stories in The Kansas City Star newspaper, said in a story published in The Star's Tuesday edition that improvements needed to be made in the department...
State likely to borrow to fund benefits for jobless (08/27/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri will likely have to borrow an additional $120 million from the federal government to pay unemployment benefits due during the rest of this year, a state official said Tuesday. The money would come on top of $61 million already borrowed by the state this year to temporarily shore up its insolvent unemployment insurance trust fund...
Legion members say they stand by Bush (08/27/03)
ST. LOUIS -- American Legion members who gathered to hear President Bush speak at their national convention Tuesday know the trials of conflict firsthand. They've fought and killed, lost family members and friends. And many believe the country needs to have patience as the United States works to stabilize Iraq...
Benton teachers union files unfair labor practice complaint (08/27/03)
BENTON, Ill. -- The Benton teachers union on Tuesday filed an unfair labor practice complaint against the Benton Consolidated High School District, alleging it hasn't bargained in good faith. The district's 60 teachers and support workers have been on strike since Aug. 19 over wages and benefits...
Jury acquits minister of statutory rape (08/27/03)
MARSHFIELD, Mo. -- Jurors acquitted a Baptist minister from southwest Missouri Tuesday of charges he raped a teenage relative. Webster County jurors deliberated for about two hours before returning the verdict in the case against the Rev. Steven Rear, of Marshield. Rear, pastor of Westport Baptist Church in Springfield, had been charged with five counts of statutory rape involving a girl under the age of 14...
Some KC trees going dormant early (08/27/03)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Two straight years of drought have been devastating for corn and soybean crops, and now the impact of the hot, dry conditions is showing up in the leaves of trees. Chuck Conner, a forester for the Missouri Department of Conservation, said leaves are already turning yellow and brown because trees are fighting for their lives...
Officials say state electricity rates among nation's lowest (08/27/03)
Associated Press WriterJEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- While Missourians are cranking up their air conditioners to combat stifling heat, state officials say the state has the one of the lowest rates for residential electricity rates in the nation...
Caruthersville man acquitted of robbery charge (08/27/03)
A federal jury recently acquitted a Caruthersville, Mo., man of bank robbery and firearm charges, said defense attorney Matthew Hill. The jury of seven women and five men deliberated for over an hour in Cape Girardeau Aug. 21, before deciding Jerry Alvin Wilson, 32, was innocent of robbing First State Community Bank in Caruthersville on Dec. 23...
Sikeston police seek Monday shooting victim (08/27/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- A gunfight erupted Monday night at the corner of Branum and William streets, resulting in at least two people being shot, said Sikeston Department of Public Safety director Drew Juden. Officers responded to a disturbance in the area at 6 p.m., when about 10 shots were heard. Witnesses at the site were "extremely vague" in their accounts of the incident, police said...
Court - Death sentence wrong for juveniles (08/27/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Citing changing societal standards, a closely divided Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday declared unconstitutional the execution of offenders who were juveniles at the time they committed their crimes. The 4-3 decision came in the case of Christopher Simmons, who was 17 years old when he murdered a Jefferson County woman in 1993. A Cape Girardeau County jury found Simmons guilty of first-degree murder and recommended the death sentence in 1994...
Monument backers march, want attorney general gone (08/27/03)
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Protesters hoping to keep a Ten Commandments monument in the state judicial building marched on Attorney General Bill Pryor's office Tuesday, demanding he resign for abiding by a federal court order for the marker's removal. About 150 monument supporters marched from the judicial building to the nearby Statehouse to meet with Pryor, but were met by 10 state police blocking the door. ...
Texas lawmakers adjourn without redistricting bill (08/27/03)
AUSTIN, Texas -- The Texas legislature adjourned its second special legislative session Tuesday without passing a congressional redistricting bill, as Senate Democrats blocked the measure by their self-imposed exile in New Mexico and Republicans fumed...
Investigators say flawed NASA culture led to Columbia accident (08/27/03)
WASHINGTON -- A long-term relaxation of safety vigilance at NASA culminated in the loss of the space shuttle Columbia and seven astronauts, investigators said Tuesday, warning that without sweeping changes, "the scene is set for another accident."...
'Echos' of Challenger found in report (08/27/03)
WASHINGTON -- Lessons learned from the 1986 explosion of the space shuttle Challenger were "undone over time" by NASA managers long before the disintegration of its sister spacecraft Columbia in a fiery return to Earth in February. Eighty-seven shuttle missions after Challenger, investigators are wondering why...
Budget analysts predict decade of deficits (08/27/03)
WASHINGTON -- The federal government is in store for at least eight more years of budget deficits, including a record $480 billion shortfall in 2004, congressional budget analysts said Tuesday. The Congressional Budget Office also warned that the numbers will become more dire if the White House gets its way on tax cuts and Congress fails to rein in spending...
Government says it's arming pilots faster (08/27/03)
WASHINGTON -- After a slow start in training pilots to carry guns, the government said Tuesday that it has filled its weekly classes and expects to arm all qualified pilots who volunteer within a year. An association of pilots says, however, that the government is discouraging volunteers by insisting on psychological testing, requiring lockboxes to carry weapons and holding training at a single remote site...
People talk 8/27/03 (08/27/03)
Ripa tired of rumors about fights with Regis NEW YORK -- Kelly Ripa says she's tired of the rumors that she and her "Live With Regis and Kelly" co-host Regis Philbin don't get along. "There are two men in my life I've never fought with. One is my husband, the other is my co-host," Ripa told Lifetime magazine for its September issue. "Every day before we go on the air, we tell each other, 'I'm really glad I'm here.'...
Immigrants make waves in recall race (08/27/03)
SANTA ANA, Calif. -- In a state where one out of four people comes from another country, many of the better-known candidates for governor in California's Oct. 7 recall election are immigrants or children or grandchildren of immigrants. An Austrian-born movie star, a political commentator from Greece, the grandson of a Mexican immigrant, a first-generation Venezuelan-American and a Vietnamese-born radio host are among those seeking to replace Gov. Gray Davis...
New study suggests dark chocolate may reduce blood pressure (08/27/03)
CHICAGO -- A small study suggests that eating dark chocolate can lower your blood pressure -- a delicious instance in which something that tastes good might, for a change, be good for you, too. The short study would need to be confirmed in larger, longer-term ones before doctors could recommend treatment with chocolate, researchers say...
Man gets death for raping his stepdaughter (08/27/03)
GRETNA, La. -- A man convicted of raping his 8-year-old stepdaughter received the death penalty Tuesday in what could be the state's first death sentence for a crime other than murder. The man, whose identity was being withheld to protect the victim, was convicted of aggravated rape Monday and jurors sentenced him to death after nearly two hours of deliberations...
Commuter plane crashes off Cape Cod; two presumed dead (08/27/03)
YARMOUTH, Mass. -- A commuter plane with just two pilots aboard crashed Tuesday off Cape Cod after the crew reported an emergency and tried to return to the airport, authorities said. The pilots were presumed dead. Recovery efforts were suspended for the night at about 7:30 p.m. without any bodies being recovered, said Mark Foley, a spokesman for the Yarmouth Fire Department...
Families brace for release of 9-11 transcripts (08/27/03)
NEWARK, N.J. -- Leila Negron, whose husband was killed at the World Trade Center, dreads hearing the details of the emergency calls made from the twin towers that day. "For me and my children, it's like being slapped in the face with it happening again," said Negron, 36, whose husband, Peter, worked at the trade center as an environmental specialist...
President pledges 'no retreat' in terror war at Legion meeting (08/27/03)
ST. LOUIS -- On a day when the postwar U.S. death toll climbed past the number killed in major combat, President Bush pledged "no retreat" in the war on terrorism and defended his actions in Iraq amid calls for more international help. "We're on the offensive against terror, and we will stay on the offensive against terror," Bush told about 6,000 people in the audience at the American Legion's 85th national conference Tuesday...
U.S.-Canada blackout task force takes shape (08/27/03)
A U.S.-Canadian task force to investigate the Aug. 14 blackout is taking shape, with key experts coming from across the two countries -- but not from some of the companies and power managers associated with the massive power failure. Also, the investigators will focus on the direct cause, rather than analyzing trends such as deregulation that may have indirectly contributed to the blackout, said a Bush administration official who spoke on condition of anonymity...
India blames militants for bombings (08/27/03)
BOMBAY, India -- India's government blamed Muslim militants Tuesday for explosions that shook Bombay a day earlier and accused rival Pakistan of trying to destabilize the country. Indian officials stopped short of saying Pakistan had dispatched the bombers, but the comments appeared sure to undermine a fragile peace process between the two nuclear-armed neighbors. They have fought three wars, two over the divided Kashmir province...
Inspectors detect traces of enriched uranium at Iranian site (08/27/03)
VIENNA, Austria -- U.N. inspectors found traces of highly enriched, weapons-grade uranium at an Iranian nuclear facility, a report by the U.N. nuclear agency says. Iran said Tuesday the traces came with equipment purchased abroad decades ago. The find heightened concerns that Tehran may be running a secret nuclear weapons program...
Ignacio downgraded to tropical storm status (08/27/03)
LA PAZ, Mexico -- Ignacio weakened to a tropical storm Tuesday as it drifted slowly toward the coast of the southern Baja California Peninsula, but forecasters said it still posed a danger of floods and mudslides. The storm was moving northwest into the peninsula at 3 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, which said mountainous terrain would weaken it. Forecasters said the storm could dissipate before the weekend...
Peacekeepers keep eyes open for top U.N. war crimes fugitive (08/27/03)
PALE, Bosnia-Herzegovina -- NATO troops in Bosnia on Tuesday gathered outside the home of Radovan Karadzic's daughter, suspected of helping the top U.N. war crimes fugitive elude justice. There were no signs the operation was an attempt to arrest Karadzic himself, who reportedly has been hiding in remote eastern Bosnia...
U.S., Afghan military forces battle insurgents (08/27/03)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- U.S. and Afghan forces clashed with suspected Taliban fighters in the mountains of southeastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, a day after American jets bombarded a camp and killed at least 14 rebels, officials said. It was not immediately possible to confirm whether any Taliban were killed in the latest fighting in Zabul province, said Khalil Hotak, chief of the provincial intelligence service...
Israel steps up raids in pursuit of militants (08/27/03)
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Israel accelerated its deadly campaign against militants Tuesday, killing a water-pipe vendor in a botched missile strike targeting Hamas gunmen in the Gaza Strip. Three Hamas members managed to flee their car in a crowded Gaza City street before the missiles hit, witnesses said. Doctors said 26 bystanders were injured, including five children...
Fermented Russian brew makes fervent comeback (08/27/03)
By Douglas Birch ~ The Baltimore Sun MOSCOW - Outside the Savelovskaya Metro station, Galina Krivonosova performs one of the city's rites of summer, pouring draughts of the national semi-soft drink from a tanker-trailer that looks like it could be used to haul toxic chemicals...
Air force chief denies bombing of civilians (08/27/03)
BOGOTA, Colombia -- The commander of the Colombian air force announced his retirement Tuesday, saying he leaves with "a clean conscience" despite U.S. complaints that he stalled probes into an alleged air force attack that killed 17 civilians. Colombian Defense Minister Martha Lucia Ramirez said Tuesday that the United States had pushed for Gen. ...
American claims world roller-coaster record (08/27/03)
BERLIN -- An American set a world record for roller-coaster riding Tuesday, surpassing his own mark of 147 hours after six days of careening rides in a German amusement park, organizers said. Richard Rodriguez, 43, followed Guinness Book of World Records rules requiring eight-hour periods of riding with no more than 15-minute breaks, the Holiday Park in the southwest German town of Hassloch said in a statement...
North Korean ship suspected of smuggling leaves Japan (08/27/03)
NIIGATA, Japan -- A suspected North Korean smuggling ship set sail from Japan on Tuesday after being detained for safety violations amid a global crackdown on alleged drugs and weapons trafficking by the communist state. The ferry, suspected of running arms, illicit drugs and money in the past, had been scheduled to leave Niigata in northern Japan with 200 passengers Tuesday morning. But Transportation Ministry officials announced the night before that it wasn't safe to sail...
Six nations' envoys meet with goal of reducing Korean tension (08/27/03)
BEIJING -- Hoping for a breakthrough, diplomats from six nations convened in the Chinese capital today for talks to resolve East Asia's most urgent security concern -- North Korea's nuclear program and demands by the United States that it stand down immediately...
Congressmen given access to Russian secret nuclear facility (08/27/03)
MOSCOW -- A U.S. congressional delegation was given access Tuesday to a top secret production and storage site for weapons-grade plutonium, and said Russian officials at the plant were concerned the material could fall into the hands of terrorists. Rep. ...
U.S. military begins anti-bandit operation (08/27/03)
KHALIS, Iraq -- Hundreds of U.S. forces launched a series of raids Tuesday to hunt down bandits, gangsters and Saddam Hussein loyalists, capturing at least 24. Meanwhile, the number of American troops killed in postwar Iraq surpassed the toll of those killed in major combat, reaching 140 with the deaths of a soldier in a roadside bombing and another in a traffic accident...
Wide loads - New bodies at fullback figure to be an armful (08/27/03)
Southeast Missouri State University has primarily used a one-back offense in recent years, but the fullback position figures to play a bigger role this season. And Southeast coaches believe that spot is in good hands, thanks to a converted defensive end and a true freshman from the local high school ranks...
Most OVC coaches don't mind having a Div. I-A payday (08/27/03)
As Ohio Valley Conference football teams prepare to open their seasons this week, league coaches say playing Division I-A squads on the road for money is a necessary evil on the I-AA level. Virtually every OVC team plays at least one Division I-A squad every season, and several face two higher-division opponents in some years...
Professor leading investigation described as a straight shooter (08/27/03)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The professor named to lead an investigation of the Missouri men's basketball program was described Tuesday as fair, tough, thorough -- a "straight shooter" Eagle Scout. He is neither hostile to Tiger athletics nor particularly a sports fan, friends and family said of Michael Devaney, a professor of electrical engineering who has taught at the Columbia campus since 1969...
Fallen star Ricky Williams regains luster (08/27/03)
MIAMI -- Multipurpose threat Ricky Williams does his own shopping and cooking, and he deftly maneuvers down the aisle at a grocery store on hip South Beach seeking ingredients for his latest favorite dish -- duck stew. He's at the celery, cuts back to the tomatoes and heads for the onions. Other customers pay little attention as the reigning NFL rushing champion fills his basket...
Agassi leaves more peers behind, wins in 1st round (08/27/03)
NEW YORK -- It's getting a bit lonely out there for Andre Agassi. One by one, the generation of American stars who grew up playing junior tennis against each other in the 1980s and collected Grand Slam singles titles together for more than a decade is calling it quits...
Pace finally budges, signs 1-year contract (08/27/03)
The Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- The Rams' offensive line got a big boost Tuesday when left tackle Orlando Pace ended his holdout and signed a one-year contract as the team's franchise player, the Rams said. Details of the contract were not released, but the St. Louis Post-Dispatch said the 6-foot-7, 320-pound Pace was expected to sign for the franchise tender offer of $5.73 million...
Cubs leapfrog Cards (08/27/03)
ST. LOUIS -- A six-run inning was overkill for the Chicago Cubs, considering Mark Prior was on the mound. Prior allowed three hits in eight sharp innings, and Randall Simon and Aramis Ramirez hit back-to-back home runs in the pivotal third as the Cubs defeated the Cardinals 7-4 Tuesday night...
The week ahead in golf (08/27/03)
Area Events
  • Mixed scramble, Eagle Lake Golf Club, Farmington, Mo., Saturday. Four-person scramble, Fourche Valley Golf Club, Potosi, Mo., Saturday and Sunday. Two-man scamble, Canyon Golf Club, Piedmont, Mo., Saturday and Sunday.PGA TOUR Deutsche Bank Championship...
  • The Nicklaus of book collectors (08/27/03)
    PEPPER PIKE, Ohio -- Alastair Johnston finished his internship with IMG in 1969 and returned to Scotland, taking with him 30 books on Arnold Palmer and Gary Player that had been collecting dust in a storage room. He never imagined where it all would lead...
    Sideline chatter (08/27/03)
    Been there, done that Andy Massa of Hudson, Mass., lost his $130,000-a-year job when the Evidian software company downsized, so now he works at a variety of places just to make ends meet -- such as in a golf-course pro shop for $8 an hour. "It's a lot simpler and less challenging than it used to be, but I've learned to be humble," Massa, 58, told The Associated Press. ...
    Sticky garlic chicken skewers (08/27/03)
    On a summer's day in the back yard, spicy chicken skewers sizzling on the grill are a mouth-watering prospect. Advantages of this recipe are that it's low in fat and is a breeze to prepare. If you prefer or if the weather isn't favorable, you can cook the skewers inside, under the broiler. You can make the marinade the night before, add the chicken and let it absorb flavor overnight, leaving you more time to spend with guests...
    Peachy keen - Peaches in season make delectable desserts (08/27/03)
    Nothing says summer more than desserts made with fresh fruit. Peaches, our delectable fuzzy friends now in high season, taste wonderful as a pie or cake ingredient, as well as by themselves. The following two recipes are worth a trip to your local farmers' market to find peaches at their luscious best...
    Enjoy easy summer eating around the grill (08/27/03)
    However hot and lazy the summer day, people will find the energy to wander over to the grill when there's a tasty meal being cooked up. This recipe for nicely seasoned Hawaiian ribs should go down well. Hawaiian Ribs 8-ounce can crushed pineapple in juice, undrained...
    Salsas use abundance from gardens (08/27/03)
    Now that school is back in session, that seems to be the hot topic everywhere I go. "How's school going?" is the question of the day for our children, with the usual response of "OK." The questions really should be directed to the parent. When school begins, it's like the parent starting a part-time job. The homework, PTA meetings and various volunteer duties keep parents hopping...
    Ground covers - A step in the right direction (08/27/03)
    Do you remember when you were growing up and playing baseball, wiffle ball, soccer or football in your yard at home? The game would always begin with these instructions from Mom, "You can play ball in the yard, but make sure it doesn't get into my flower bed."...
    Wanda Wolfe (08/27/03)
    Wanda Jewell Wolfe, 74, of Allenville died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2003, at her home. She was born July 28, 1929, at Chaffee, Mo., daughter of Marvin Eldridge and Goldia Rister Bishop. She and Henry F. Wolfe were married Feb. 20, 1946. Wolfe retired as a presser from Thorngate Ltd. in Chaffee. She was a member of Allenville Baptist Church, and treasurer of Allenville Park Board...
    Charles Reaves (08/27/03)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Charles Melburn Reaves, 55, of Sikeston died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2003, at Forest Park Hospital in St. Louis. He was born Jan. 1, 1948, in Dunklin County, Mo., son of Melburn J. and Dorothy Watson Reaves. He and Pat Cassetty were married Aug. 17, 1971, in Jeffersonville, Ind...
    Henry Rogers (08/27/03)
    OLMSTED, Ill. -- Henry O. Rogers, 89, of Olmsted died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2003, at Union County Hospital in Anna, Ill. Arrangements are incomplete at Jones Funeral Home in Villa Ridge, Ill.
    Evelyn Stevenson (08/27/03)
    Evelyn Gilmore Stevenson, 82, of Jackson died Monday, Aug. 25, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Feb. 28, 1921, in Neely's Landing, Mo., daughter of John M. and Maude Sides Ackman. She and John Woodrow Gilmore were married Feb. 16, 1936. He died June 16, 1986. She and John A. Stevenson were married Nov. 24, 1987...
    Denise Williams (08/27/03)
    CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Denise Rene Williams, 38, of Charleston died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born July 21, 1965, in Charleston, daughter of Earnestine Williams and Booker Woods. She was a 1983 graduate of Charleston High School...
    Marilyn Gregg (08/27/03)
    Marilyn Jo Gregg, 52, of Harrisonville, Mo., died Monday, Aug. 25, 2003, at her home. She was born Jan. 20, 1951, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Howard Odell and Hester Goehman Henson. She and Billy Gregg were married Dec. 21, 1981. Gregg grew up in Cape Girardeau and lived in Carrollton and Cuba, Mo., before moving to Harrisonville...
    William Angel Jr. (08/27/03)
    ANNA, Ill. -- William Robert Angel Jr., 84, formerly of Kankakee, Ill., died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2003, at Union County Nursing Home in Anna. He was born Sept. 3, 1918, in Mendota, Ill., son of William and Helen Lafferty Angel. He and Madeline Hammond were married Nov. 29, 1952. She died Sept. 8, 1998...
    Births 8/27/03 (08/27/03)
    Vogt Son to Dr. Eric and Jenny Vogt of Columbia, Mo., Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, 1:02 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, 2003. Name, Peyton Ian. Weight, 7 pounds 14 ounces. Second child. Mrs. Vogt is the former Jenny Broom, daughter of John and Sharon Broom of Cape Girardeau. Vogt is the son of Fred and Pat Vogt of Cape Girardeau. He is a physician...
    Cape/Jackson police reports 8/27/03 (08/27/03)
    Cape Girardeau Wednesday, Aug. 27 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Nicholas B. Davis, 20, of 2704 Jewel, Cape Girardeau, was arrested Monday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated...
    Cape fire report 8/27/03 (08/27/03)
    Cape Girardeau Wednesday, Aug. 27 Firefighters responded Sunday to the following items: At 7 p.m., emergency medical service at 6 River Crest. At 8 p.m., emergency medical service at 1132 N. Frederick. At 8:01 p.m., emergency medical service at 1713 Northwoods...
    Out of the past 8/27/03 (08/27/03)
    10 years ago: Aug. 27, 1993 Project started last year by Union Electric Co. to replace all its cast-iron natural gas main distribution system in Cape Girardeau with more durable plastic mains is continuing this summer; work is now going on in south part of city, in alley between South Sprigg and South Ellis, from Good Hope to Hackberry; because of work, east-west streets between Ellis and Sprigg have been closed for one or two days as main is installed southward toward Hackberry...
    In God I trust (08/27/03)
    By Roy S. Moore MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The battle over the Ten Commandments monument I brought into Alabama's Supreme Court is not about a monument and not about politics. (The battle is not even about religion, a term defined by our Founders as "the duty we owe to our creator and the manner for discharging it.") Federal Judge Myron Thompson, who ordered the monument's removal, and I are in perfect agreement on the fact that the issue in this case is: "Can the state acknowledge God?" Those were the precise words used by Judge Thompson in his closing remarks in open court. ...
    Jackson faces unsettling questions (08/27/03)
    A description of the well-polished image of Jackson reads like a dream brochure any chamber of commerce would be proud to hand out: A small but fast-growing community whose housing, businesses, industries, schools, churches and amenities make it a magnet for newcomers who seek the charm of neighborhood life and a lifestyle that is both safe and prosperous...
    Church teaching has evolved on key issues (08/27/03)
    To the editor: In a letter last week, Brandon Ruth expressed his belief that Pope John Paul II's statements on the death penalty reflect the pope's personal beliefs and not the "true teaching" of the Roman Catholic Church. The church's teaching on the death penalty, like many other moral teachings, has evolved over time after further reflection and greater understanding. ...
    MDA telethon helps people in this area (08/27/03)
    To the editor: This Labor Day weekend, I hope the people of Southeast Missouri will tune in to the Jerry Lewis Telethon, which will raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and its commitment to assisting people with more than 40 neuromuscular diseases, including ALS...
    Speak Out A 08/27/03 (08/27/03)
    Consistent policy THE CURRENT stance of the Roman Catholic Church on the issue of the death penalty is consistent and anything but relativist. It is based on the principle of sanctity of life. This principle informs the anti-abortion and the anti-death penalty stances. ...
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