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Bus routes for area top MoDOT study (09/05/03)
A federally funded study on improving transit services will look at the feasibility of establishing a fixed-route bus system in the Cape Girardeau area, officials said Thursday. The Missouri Department of Transportation plans to hire a consultant to do the study. Shirley Tarwater, who deals with transit issues for MoDOT, said she currently is working to determine the scope of work...
Soldier's story to end happily on old pedestal (09/05/03)
Nobody will guarantee it to be totally tree-resistant, but the new statue being mounted on the fountain in Courthouse Park will be more sturdy than its fallen predecessor, the sculptor says. A wayward limb smashed the cast iron Civil War soldier, erected by the Women's Relief Corps in 1911, to pieces in June. Restoration seemed hopeless to Cape Girardeau County employees but not to Dexter artist Alan Gibson...
Benefit for David Purkey scheduled for today (09/05/03)
McCLURE, Ill. -- A benefit for "Little" David Purkey, who was injured in a truck accident recently, will be held at 7 p.m. today at the House of Prayer, located on Grapevine Trail in McClure, Ill. Entertainment will be provided by Darrel and Kathy Hobbs and Friends...
Color coding added to improve parking at fair (09/05/03)
To get to the livestock shows, carnival games and fried candy bars at this year's SEMO District Fair, fairgoers face an age-old challenge -- finding a parking space close enough to the gates so the walk won't exhaust them. But thanks to a new color-coding system, fair organizers say that shouldn't be a problem...
Two men file lawsuit against diocese, former priest for sexual (09/05/03)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Two men are suing the Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese, a bishop and two priests for sexual abuse they say they suffered more than two decades ago. An attorney for Kenneth Landes and a second man identified only by the initials DLB said Thursday she expects to file more lawsuits against former Kansas City priest Hugh Monahan and others, possibly in the fall...
Man held for attempted car burglary (09/05/03)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- A man who allegedly got a running start and twice head-butted a car's rear passenger window with a motorcycle helmet is charged with attempted burglary, Sangamon County prosecutors said. Zachary G. Holloway, 20, of Loami, was charged with attempted burglary...
Most Missourians have safe drinking water (09/05/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A state report released Thursday says that 95 percent of Missouri consumers received water free of contaminants in 2002. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources said the state has continued to meet or exceed the federal goal of 95 percent compliance since the goal was established in 1994...
Man gets 18 years for chase-related wreck (09/05/03)
ST. LOUIS -- A St. Louis man on Thursday was sentenced to 18 years in prison for his involvement in a car chase resulting in an accident that killed a city police officer. Stephion Sutton, 19, pleaded guilty in July to felony murder in the August 2002 death of officer Michael Barwick. The crash happened as Barwick, 27, and his partner, Jenna Christian, pursued a stolen 2002 Chrysler Sebring. Police said Sutton was a passenger in the stolen car...
Woman receives sentence in embezzlement case (09/05/03)
ST. LOUIS -- A suburban St. Louis woman was ordered Thursday to spend two years in federal prison and repay $661,520 she embezzled from her employer. Sheilah Smith, 47, of Chesterfield, pleaded guilty in April to two felony counts of mail fraud. From December 1995 to August 2001, authorities said, Smith was a bookkeeper at Kemco Tool and Machine Co. in Fenton, which makes aeronautic parts for NASA and the military...
Texas man shot, killed during argument (09/05/03)
GERALD, Mo. -- A Texas man was shot to death during a fight at an eastern Missouri apartment complex, police said. The shooting happened Wednesday night near the Franklin County town Gerald. The victim, Jodie Welch Jr., 35, was shot twice in the chest and in the leg with a .22-caliber rifle, Sheriff Gary Toelke said...
Man charged with DUI on night of lake drownings (09/05/03)
CLINTON, Ill. -- The boyfriend of a woman whose three young children drowned when their car plunged into a lake has been charged with driving under the influence on the night of the incident, authorities said Thursday. DeWitt County Sheriff Roger Massey said police had not determined whether the plunge was an accident, or even why the car was next to Clinton Lake. He said the couple were not launching or retrieving a boat...
Man charged with burglary in school, church vandalism (09/05/03)
EAST ALTON, Ill. -- A man who police say vandalized a church and school because he was angry at God was charged Thursday with burglary, authorities said. Jonathan Fluck, 21, faces up to 15 years if convicted of all four counts of burglary, said Madison County Sheriff's Detective John Lakin...
Probable cause at issue in case before Missouri Supreme Court (09/05/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Ross Swanberg and Chester James Tolliver admitted they had been drinking when police arrested them in separate incidents in Taney County. And they admitted they previously had been in automobile accidents. But neither man was in his vehicle when he was arrested. And their admissions weren't enough reason for police to presume they had been driving while intoxicated, an attorney argued Thursday before the Missouri Supreme Court...
Funding for Lewis and Clark monument still tenuous (09/05/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Meriwether Lewis and William Clark made good use of Missouri's natural transportation system when they paddled up the Missouri River two centuries ago. But a plan by Missouri transportation officials to spend $800,000 in federal funds for a monument honoring the explorers could face a bumpy road...
Challenge to school tax levies heard in high court (09/05/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- As various school systems prepare lawsuits over cuts in state education funding, the Missouri Supreme Court on Thursday heard a case that could invalidate tax levy increases imposed by more than 100 school districts. The case claims that a constitutional change Missouri voters approved five years ago conflicts with the state constitution's revenue-limiting Hancock Amendment...
Angry about economy, Iraq, hundreds protest Bush visit (09/05/03)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- About 300 protesters -- some carrying signs for Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean, but most angry about the economy and the war against Iraq -- were outside the convention hall where President Bush spoke Thursday. "There is so much to protest," said Bill Moretini, 69, of Kansas City, a Dean supporter who opposed the war in Iraq...
Democrats meet for first major debate (09/05/03)
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Democrats who want to replace President Bush brushed aside their own differences on Thursday and roundly condemned Bush's handling of the economy and Iraq. "This president is a miserable failure," said former House Democratic leader Dick Gephardt of Missouri, repeating the line twice and blaming Bush for the loss of American jobs and prestige...
New U.S. citizenship oath given (09/05/03)
WASHINGTON -- Immigrants will gladly raise their hands to a citizenship oath that eliminates a reference to princes and potentates, an immigrant advocate predicted Thursday. But a critic said the rewrite removes the oath's majesty. Immigration officials will use the new oath for the first time in a naturalization ceremony Sept. 17. Eduardo Aguirre Jr., director of Citizenship and Immigration Services, has said that the oath needed to be updated so its language makes "more sense to the brain."...
Ohio utility questioned why warnings were not issued (09/05/03)
WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers on Thursday pressed an Ohio power company at the center of the blackout investigation about its failure to warn neighboring utilities that it was having transmission line problems just before an eight-state region went dark. Power grid operators in Michigan have complained they had no warning that problems were developing in Ohio's power lines on the afternoon of Aug. ...
Nation's colleges toughen rules to prevent Internet infections (09/05/03)
WASHINGTON -- Still recovering from a summer of Internet infections, colleges are taking unusually aggressive steps to protect campus computer networks from virus outbreaks. Students returning to classes are finding themselves summarily unplugged if their computers are infected. Oberlin College in Ohio is threatening to fine students $25 for inadvertently spreading a virus...
Singer's bodyguard shoots himself in leg (09/05/03)
MARIETTA, Ga. -- A bodyguard for R&B singer R. Kelly accidentally shot himself in the leg at a Marietta nightclub after being asked to remove the gun before entering the club. Maceo Price, 32, of Covington, La., was escorting Kelly and Ronald "Slim" Williams, co-founder of Cash Money Records, into Vegas Nights on Saturday night, according to Marietta police...
Safer D.C. street (09/05/03)
WASHINGTON -- The concrete barriers in front of the White House should be gone by the next presidential election. But you still won't be able to drive past on Pennsylvania Avenue. Final design plans approved Thursday by the National Capital Planning Commission would include removal of a collection of huge concrete planters, sections of Jersey wall and prefabricated guard shacks along the north side of the White House grounds...
FBI says al-Qaida presence in U.S. small but still a top danger (09/05/03)
WASHINGTON -- The al-Qaida presence in the United States is small and mainly involved in support for possible future attacks, but the terror network remains the most severe threat to Americans, the FBI's top counterterrorism official said Thursday...
Lawmakers vote themselves a $3,300 per year pay raise (09/05/03)
WASHINGTON -- The House on Thursday agreed to a 2.2 percent pay raise for Congress -- slightly less than average wage increases in private business but enough to boost lawmakers' annual salaries to about $158,000 next year. The House members decided to allow themselves a fifth straight cost-of-living raise after rejecting them for several years during the 1990s. ...
Boxcar bandits (09/05/03)
NEWARK, N.J. -- Instead of six-shooters and horses, these modern-day train robbers used two-way radios, night-vision goggles and bolt cutters. Instead of bandanas, they had ski caps monogrammed "CRB," for Conrail Boyz. And while alleged ringleader Edward Mongon is unlikely to become the stuff of legend, authorities say his gang lasted longer and stole far more than Jesse James or Butch Cassidy ever did...
Senators ask Bush to tap oil reserves to aid growth (09/05/03)
WASHINGTON -- A group of senators sent President Bush a letter on Thursday asking him to release 15 million barrels of oil from the domestic petroleum reserves unless Saudi Arabia increases its oil exports to the United States. Charging that the recent spike in gas prices is due to the decrease in Saudi oil exports, the 32 senators said the higher costs are hindering America's economic growth...
Gulf storm may dump up to 15 inches of rain on sodden Florida (09/05/03)
STEINHATCHEE, Fla. -- A growing tropical depression in the Gulf of Mexico spawned heavy rain across Florida on Thursday, further dampening areas already soaked by one of the wettest summers in years. As much as 15 inches of rain was expected during the weekend as the depression, likely to become a tropical storm, moves across the state toward the Atlantic Ocean...
Bush to take part in events commemorating terror attacks (09/05/03)
ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE -- President Bush will attend a prayer service of remembrance and observe a moment of silence to mark the second anniversary of the terrorist attack of Sept. 11, 2001. While Bush will be in Washington, Vice President Dick Cheney will attend a memorial service at Ground Zero in New York City and Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld will take part in a wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery...
Judicial nominee pulls out after Senate battle (09/05/03)
WASHINGTON -- Miguel Estrada, whose nomination became a flash point for Democratic opposition to President Bush's judicial choices, withdrew from consideration for an appeals court seat Thursday after Republicans failed in seven attempts to break a Senate filibuster...
Bush says nation's economy showing 'signs of promise' (09/05/03)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- President Bush, facing growing concerns and criticism about the economy, expressed optimism Thursday that the country is heading in the right direction -- toward "greater prosperity and more jobs." Expressing sympathy for unemployed workers, Bush said, "The recession was hard on a lot of Americans." He added that many people were helped by the tax cuts he pushed through Congress...
New heights (09/05/03)
ATOP MOUNT FUJI, Japan -- Having conquered Japan's highest peak, American paraplegic mountain climber Keegan Reilly said Thursday he is already setting his sights on bigger -- and higher -- goals. Next up, Mount Rainier. After that, maybe the highest mountain in South America...
Authorities seize $7 billion in assets from drug ring (09/05/03)
BOGOTA, Colombia -- British and Colombian authorities seized nearly $7 billion in securities from an international drug and money-laundering ring, Colombia's attorney general's office said Thursday. The stocks and bonds were seized in London, along with about $11 million in cash and drugs such as ecstasy and speed, Guillermo Anibal Ortega, director of the attorney general's office investigative unit, told reporters...
United States and 10 other countries agree on weapons interdict (09/05/03)
PARIS -- The United States and 10 other countries struck an accord Thursday outlining steps for uncovering shipments of weapons of mass destruction, including boarding ships, forcing suspected planes to land and inspecting cargoes. The agreement, which came at the end of a two-day meeting in Paris, laid out guidelines for increasing cooperation on detecting transfers of weapons, delivery systems and related materials...
Bermuda braces for hard hit from Fabian (09/05/03)
HAMILTON, Bermuda -- Hurricane Fabian pushed toward Bermuda on Thursday, churning waters and sending residents into frenzied preparations for what could be the worst storm to hit the islands in years. Fabian's eye was expected to reach Bermuda by Saturday. Bermuda's government issued a hurricane warning Thursday ahead of the Category 3 storm with winds of 120 mph...
Taiwan holds largest public military display of the year (09/05/03)
SUAO, Taiwan -- Swooping fighter jets knocked flares out of the air and cannons bombarded the calm blue Pacific Ocean with shells Thursday during Taiwan's biggest public military display of the year. Watching from a shaded VIP stand, President Chen Shui-bian and other senior leaders applauded as planes, tanks and ships defended Taiwan's northeastern coast from imaginary invading Chinese forces...
N. Korean ferry meets protests in Japan dock (09/05/03)
NIIGATA, Japan -- A North Korean ferry long suspected of smuggling missile parts and illicit funds arrived in a Japanese port amid noisy protests Thursday, but it was cleared by customs and safety inspectors. Dozens of demonstrators watched by riot police chanted slogans denouncing North Korea's communist regime and protesting the North's kidnapping of Japanese as the Mangyongbong-92 slid into its berth in the northern port of Niigata for an overnight stay...
Testimony- BBC reporter suggested aide behind misleading Iraq d (09/05/03)
LONDON -- A British Broadcasting Corp. reporter -- and not a top government weapons adviser -- was the one who suggested during an interview that a top aide of Prime Minister Tony Blair was behind an exaggeration of the threat posed by Iraq, an arms expert said Thursday...
Fears over free trade (09/05/03)
TLAXCALA, Mexico -- The verdant farm hamlets in Mexico's central highlands have become a front line in the battle over globalization ahead of a World Trade Organization meeting in Cancun. These farms hundreds of miles from Cancun lie in the ancestral heartland of corn, a crop now flooding in from the United States at lower prices under 1994's North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA...
World briefs (09/05/03)
Britain, Ireland, U.S. on N. Ireland cease-fire panel BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- Officials from Britain, Ireland and the United States were appointed Thursday to a new expert commission that will monitor Northern Ireland's myriad outlawed groups -- particularly the Irish Republican Army...
Bloody violence plagues Kashmir after calm summer (09/05/03)
SRINAGAR, India -- After a relatively calm summer, a new wave of violence has spread across Kashmir, the disputed Himalayan province ravaged by a decade-long separatist war. Nearly every day brings at least a few attacks: soldiers ambushed, suspected informers tortured and killed, civilians cut down in gunbattles...
U.S. commander says more international troops needed (09/05/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- More international troops are needed in Iraq to stave off threats ranging from al-Qaida terrorists to brewing ethnic and religious conflicts, the top U.S. commander said Thursday. Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez said he had enough soldiers to accomplish the mission given to him by Washington, but its scope did not include guarding Iraq's porous borders or its thousands of miles of highways. ...
West Africa peacekeepers investigate reports of Liberian interi (09/05/03)
MONROVIA, Liberia -- West African peacekeepers headed to a region north of the capital Thursday to investigate reports of fighting that has forced tens of thousands of civilians to flee despite a peace deal. The small team left Monrovia by road for Totota, about 60 miles north, said Col. Theo-philus Tawiah of Ghana, the peace mission's chief of staff...
Germany, France say no to resolution (09/05/03)
DRESDEN, Germany -- France and Germany refused Thursday to support a U.S. draft resolution that would spread the burden of running postwar Iraq, but said they believed a compromise was possible. French President Jacques Chirac and German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder demanded that Washington give the United Nations more influence in Iraq's political future. Their stance threatened to reopen a barely healed trans-Atlantic rift over their ardent opposition to the Iraq war...
Abbas to parliament- Support my effort or send me home (09/05/03)
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas asked parliament Thursday to either support him or strip him of his post, saying infighting is keeping him from making progress on a U.S.-backed peace plan. Weakened by a power struggle with Yasser Arafat, Abbas told legislators he must be given full power to carry out reforms required by the "road map" peace plan. ...
Syrian, U.S. cooperation slowing as Iraq stabilizes (09/05/03)
DAMASCUS, Syria -- Having nervously watched the U.S. Army take hold of neighboring Iraq, Syria seems to have opted for a policy of one step forward, one step back. It says it has shut down the offices of Islamic Jihad and Hamas, the main authors of suicide bombings against Israel. But it hasn't expelled its operatives...
Today's area football games (09/05/03)
Central at St. CharlesWest
  • Last year's record: Central 10-2, St. Charles West 9-2
  • Last year's game: Central 33, St. Charles West 25 n Notes: St. Charles West went 6-0 in the GAC North last season before losing 29-19 to Hannibal in the sectionals, but West lost its starting quarterback and top two running backs. ...
  • Congress weighs in, calls BCS unfair (09/05/03)
    WASHINGTON -- While reluctant to take any action, lawmakers put college football on notice Thursday they don't care for what they called an emphasis on marketing over fairness in the way it picks a national champion. "I think you're throwing the baby out with the bath water by allowing this to continue," House Judiciary Committee Chairman James Sensenbrenner told college football officials during a hearing on the Bowl Championship Series...
    Clarretts contemplate suit against the NFL (09/05/03)
    P Suspended running back may test league's draft eligibility rule. By Rusty Miller ~ The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Maurice Clarett and his mother are considering suing the NFL for a chance to enter the league a year early, the family's attorney said Thursday...
    Hurricane strength Miami continues to build (09/05/03)
    By Eddie Pells ~ The Associated Press GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The catchphrase of the week at Miami and Florida is "Talent Gap," as in the one that makes the Hurricanes two-touchdown favorites over the Gators on Saturday. Clearly, the gap exists, just as it did last season, and the season before, when Miami won lopsided games...
    Jackson's Meystedt looks for a running start at Sikeston (09/05/03)
    Jackson entered its season opener against Sikeston a year ago coming off a state semifinal appearance with playoff aspirations on its mind. But with the help of a strong running attack led by quarterback Blake DeWitt, the Bulldogs pulled off the upset 21-14...
    Central, Jackson win in shutouts (09/05/03)
    Central, Jackson and Notre Dame all opened their boys soccer seasons with victories Thursday at the Notre Dame Soccerfest. Central and Jackson both won in shutouts, while Notre Dame, the reigning Class 1 state champion, debuted with a double-overtime victory...
    Rams, Williams take a safety 1st approach (09/05/03)
    By R.B. Fallstrom ~ The Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- When Aeneas Williams began rehabilitating from a broken leg and torn ankle ligaments that cost him the second half of last season, a move from cornerback to safety was out of the question...
    Cards suffer another painful defeat (09/05/03)
    CHICAGO -- Now that was a series, five games of spirited baseball that the Chicago Cubs turned into four emotional victories over the Cardinals. "If you weren't a fan and you watched this series, you became one," Tony Womack said Thursday after his RBI single pushed the Cubs to a 7-6 victory and moved them within a half-game of the NL Central lead...
    Rush shakes 'em up in his ESPN debut (09/05/03)
    Commentator Rush Limbaugh made his ESPN debut at a fitting location -- Washington, D.C. Actually, it was Landover, Md., in the parking lot of FedEx Field but it was still familiar territory for the right-wing radio host best known as the host of the politically focused "Rush Limbaugh Show," which is syndicated in more than 650 markets worldwide...
    More rain, then a storm of matches at U.S. Open (09/05/03)
    NEW YORK -- At 1:43 p.m., the announcements began over the loudspeakers in the lounges and locker rooms of Arthur Ashe Stadium. "Attention players," the voice intoned. "Ai Sugiyama and Francesca Schiavone, please report to player operations." A pause. "Anastasia Myskina and Mary Pierce, please report to player operations."...
    Giants' Strahan will start against Rams (09/05/03)
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Pro Bowl defensive end Michael Strahan hopes to play every down against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday despite missing all four of the New York Giants' preseason games with a broken toe on his right foot. "I don't want to play three plays and call it a day," Strahan said Thursday after his last major practice for the regular-season opener. "The toe feels good."...
    Dove hunting is one way to forget about heat (09/05/03)
    St. Joseph News-Press When will it ever end? How much longer will the heat last? Will autumn ever arrive? Well, we learned the answer to those questions this week: Of course, soon, not much longer and certainly. With the start of September came the promise of cooler weather, and so far it hasn't been disappointing...
    Public invited to comment on catfish management plan (09/05/03)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri may never again produce a catfish like the one taken from the Missouri River near Portland in 1866. It weighed 315 pounds. Two years later, two anglers landed one near Hermann that tipped the scales at 242 pounds. "Those days are long past," said Steve Eder, fisheries field operations chief for the Missouri Department of Conservation. ...
    Home opener will take rivalry to national stage (09/05/03)
    A great rivalry, great community pride in each football team, excitement in both communities, regional television coverage on Fox Sports Net Midwest and Fox Sports Net Chicago and two excellent football teams should make for a great Saturday night at Houck Stadium...
    Sideline chatter 9/5/03 (09/05/03)
    Gruden treasures trash Jon Gruden, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' coach, is as smart as a fox. At least, Red Foxx. "You should see where I live," Gruden told the St. Petersburg Times, referring to all the souvenirs he picks up from NFL stadiums. "It's like 'Sanford and Son.' My wife doesn't understand the importance of these items...
    Area digest (09/05/03)
    Lynn VanMatre of Cape Girardeau recorded a hole in one at Cape Girardeau Country Club. VanMatre used a 6-iron on No. 6, a par 3 playing 125 yards. Witnesses were Donna VanMatre, Joe Coad and Nell Coad.
    The perfect car for man and beast (09/05/03)
    Dear Tom and Ray: I'm looking for a vehicle to be my "vet-mobile." I'm a mobile veterinarian and am looking for a used SUV/minivan with four-wheel drive that's durable for horrible, nasty roads, lots of snow and llama spit. I have a fiberglass vet box with drawers that I would need to fit in the back -- probably with the seats out. ...
    Here, let me show you how it's done (09/05/03)
    You'd be surprised how often Friday comes around. Sure, it's once a week for you. But for me, every day is "You better think of something for Friday's column, buster." Let me show you how a column gets done. Please pay attention. As I am writing this, it is about 1 p.m. on Thursday. I've just had a wonderful lunch at my favorite Chinese restaurant. What I need is a nap...
    Keeping in Focus (09/05/03)
    Ford vehicle makes list of 10 best cars in world If I said, "Name the 10 best cars in the world," what brands come to mind? European old standards like Mercedes, and Rolls Royce? Japanese marquees such as Lexus? Or do you think of American standbys Cadillac and Lincoln? And if you had to pick the 10 best cars, what parameters would you use? Reliability? Safety? Styling? Performance?...
    Everybody's a critic - 'Freddy vs. Jason' (09/05/03)
    Two stars (out of four) "Freddy vs. Jason" is a very typical modern horror film, full of violence, gore and mayhem. Included is the stereotypical hero and heroine, who seem to be the only characters who have any moral inclination whatsoever...
    Liberal authors fight back (09/05/03)
    NEW YORK -- If you wanted to write a book about the books coming out this fall, you could call it "Liberals Fight Back." "I think liberals are now responding with the aggressiveness they perceive in their adversaries," says Joe Conason, a columnist for The New York Observer and Salon.com and one of many on the left to have a book published this fall...
    Artifacts 9/5/03 (09/05/03)
    Ceramics exhibit opens at arts council "Crossing Paths: Ceramic Artists/ Faculty and Students" opens today at the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri. The exhibition is composed of pottery, vessels and sculpture by artists from Missouri, Illinois, Alabama and Texas...
    Marshall Tucker still taking the highway (09/05/03)
    lthough most members of the Southern rock band Marshall Tucker have been in the group since the mid-1980s, lead singer Doug Gray is the only original member. He was in the band in 1972, when Marshall Tucker released an album containing big hits like "Can't You See" and "Take the Highway."...
    Hattie Johns (09/05/03)
    FREDERICKTOWN, Mo. -- Hattie Mae Johns, 49, of Fredericktown died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2003, at the home of her mother. She was born Dec. 17, 1953, in St. Louis, daughter of Willard Reace and Mary Ethel Finch. Johns was a member of Gospel Mission Church at Millcreek, Mo...
    Albert Daniels (09/05/03)
    JONESBORO, Ill. -- Albert Daniels, 53, of Jonesboro died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2003, at his home. He was born June 6, 1950, in East St. Louis, Ill., son of Arthur and Lola Daniels. Survivors include two brothers, Mike Daniels of Anna, Ill., and Arthur Daniels of Paducah, Ky...
    William Greer (09/05/03)
    CAIRO, Ill. -- William M. "Bill" Greer, 63, of Cairo died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2003, upon arrival at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born April 16, 1940, in Grand Chain, Ill., son of Roscoe and Inez Eddleman Greer. He married Teresa Diggs...
    Mary Brown (09/05/03)
    CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Mary B. Brown, 82, of Charleston died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 28, 1921, in Columbus, Ky., daughter of James H. and Carrie Boyd Jones. She and Paul Brown were married May 17, 1941. He died May 15, 1985...
    Elsie Floyd (09/05/03)
    Elsie Morine Floyd, 93, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Sept. 1, 2003, at the Lutheran Home. She was born July 19, 1910, in Linden, Tenn., daughter of Lige and Minnie Ardella Plunkett. She married William David Floyd, who preceded her in death. Floyd was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church...
    Scottie Adkinson (09/05/03)
    CAIRO, Ill. -- Scottie Eugene Adkinson Jr., 26, of Carbondale, Ill., died Monday, Sept. 1, 2003, at Carbondale Memorial Hospital. He was born July 30, 1977, in Paducah, Ky., son of Scottie Eugene and Karen Muriel Seavers Adkinson. He and Tiasha Victoria Faust were married in 2000...
    Helen Vangilder (09/05/03)
    Jackson -- MRS. HELEN P. (SEABAUGH) VANGILDER, 85, OF JACKSON, DIED THURSDAY, SEPT. 4, 2003, AT HER HOME. SHE WAS BORN SEPT. 30, 1917, IN CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO., DAUGHTER OF GARRETT AND EMMA BOLLINGER SEABAUGH. SHE AND ROBERT "BOB" VANGILDER WERE MARRIED IN PERRYVILLE, MO., OCT. 13, 1938. HE PRECEDED HER IN DEATH AUG. 15, 1991...
    William Eakins (09/05/03)
    William C. Eakins, 84, of Jackson died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2003, at Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Dec. 16, 1918, at Poplar Bluff, Mo., son of William Fritz and Lula Huskey Eakins. He and Maxine L. Crites were married Nov. 29, 1939, in Jackson...
    Rev. Buford Rhodes (09/05/03)
    MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- The Rev. Buford B. Rhodes, 63, of Marble Hill died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Nov. 8, 1939, at Lutesville, Mo., son of the Rev. Milas and Lunda Rhodes. After his mother's death he was raised by an uncle and aunt, Silas and Delphia Rhodes...
    Births 9/5/03 (09/05/03)
    Johnson Twin daughters to Chadwick Heath and Melissa Renea Johnson of Cape Girardeau, St. Francis Medical Center, Monday, Aug. 18, 2003. Katie Ann was born at 12:42 p.m. and weighed 3 pounds 7 ounces. Kristen Ashley was born at 1:17 p.m. and weighed 4 pounds 7 ounces. Mrs. Johnson is the former Melissa Bonta, daughter of Cheryl Buchheit of Cape Girardeau. She is employed at Blue Cross Blue Shield. Johnson is the son of Donny and Cheryl Johnson of Cape Girardeau. He is employed at Ford Groves...
    Fire 9/5 (09/05/03)
    Cape Girardeau Friday, Sept. 5 Firefighters responded Wednesday to the following items: At 7:07 p.m., illegal burn at 2814 Bloomfield. At 7:36 p.m., emergency medical service at 902 Jefferson. At 9:31 p.m., citizen assist at 3967 Granite Drive. At 9:41 p.m., alarm at 1000 N. Sprigg...
    Police 9/5 (09/05/03)
    Cape Girardeau Friday, Sept. 5 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Francine A. Pierce, 56, of 2 N. Fountain, Apt. 4, Cape Girardeau, received a summons Thursday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and making an improper turn...
    Out of the past 9/5/03 (09/05/03)
    10 years ago: Sept. 5, 1993 Gov. Mel Carnahan's decision to award Cape Girardeau and Jackson license fee offices to Southeast Missouri State University Foundation has prompted concern on part of some members of foundation's board of directors; foundation's 45-member board, including its executive committee, will convene Tuesday at Show Me Center to discuss issue...
    Spam, viruses- Looking for new rules (09/05/03)
    The Internet has become so much a part of our culture that it's hard to imagine life without it. The instant communication and the access to information provided by our computers have made our jobs easier and our lives more interesting. But for as much "good" as the Internet has created, it also is the source of enough "bad" to warrant a closer look at how the digital universe operates, especially in ways that are disruptive, offensive or criminal...
    Rain, cooler temperatures signal fall is near (09/05/03)
    The rain and cooler temperatures that have visited Southeast Missouri in the last few days provided welcome relief from the heat and humidity that made being outdoors so uncomfortable for much of August. Of course, not everyone was happy that plans for the long Labor Day weekend were disrupted by rain. But the moisture was a relief...
    Litzelfelner gave players a lesson they never forgot (09/05/03)
    To the editor: We'll miss Jim Litzelfelner, who died recently. He coached Jackson's American Legion baseball team many years, and I went with him to New Madrid to play that city's team. On the return trip, we stopped at a cafe in Sikeston. Jim said, "Cover the grill with hamburgers and make plenty of chocolate malts for a hungry baseball team."...
    Tests mandated by those who aren't teachers (09/05/03)
    To the editor: If you really knew what goes on in a classroom and how much most teachers care about a student's progress, we wouldn't have asinine articles and comments from people who couldn't handle one day in a classroom. You try teaching with massive budget cuts and lawmakers who make decrees but have no basis for doing so. ...
    Protectionism raises prices but adds employment (09/05/03)
    To the editor: This past weekend more than 250,000 motorcycle riders assembled in Milwaukee to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Harley-Davidson Inc., a proud American industrial organization with one of the strongest brands in the world. It is important to remember, however, a pivotal event that contributed to the company's success. ...
    Speak Out A 09/05/03 (09/05/03)
    Understanding the tests REGARDING THE MAP tests: I am a Jackson High School student. I was appalled to read someone in our community believes our students are dumb. This person is saying if we don't pass a test, we should not pass our grade. Go to a high school. ...
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