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Stories from Wednesday, September 17, 2003

Cities, county ponder new gun law (09/17/03)
State legislators have left it up to local government officials to decide whether to allow concealed weapons to be carried into certain public buildings. Already, with a veto override, state representatives have declared guns off limits in certain buildings. And the concealed-weapons bill makes it illegal for the public to carry a weapon into a government meeting...
Police officer suspected of making bomb threat (09/17/03)
SENATH, Mo. -- Investigators say it was a police officer who phoned in a bomb threat Tuesday morning to the Senath Hornersville School in Senath, Mo. Lonnie Ray Ward, 22, a full-time Hornersville, Mo., police officer and part-time officer in Senath, was charged Tuesday with making a false bomb threat. His bond was set at $5,000...
Five-dollar bargain buy turns out to be a thousand-dollar find (09/17/03)
Standard Democrat SIKESTON, Mo. -- It looks as though a five-dollar bargain has turned out to be a thousand-dollar find for Vanduser resident Brenda Bryant. Like hundreds of yard sale goers, Bryant was rummaging from sale to sale early Friday when an ink-washed painting caught her eye during a yard sale at a Sikeston home...
Victims of juvenile crime lose advocacy program (09/17/03)
Crime victims in Cape Girardeau, Perry and Bollinger counties may soon find themselves sitting alone on a courtroom bench -- confused, angry and wondering if justice will be served. They were recently victimized by a juvenile, perhaps physically or sexually abused. But no one will be there to explain complicated court procedures, help fill out paperwork or simply hold their hands as they listen to lawyers discuss the traumatic details of the crime...
Neighbors thank Cape police with cookout (09/17/03)
Balloons, barbequed meats and a table full of picnic goodies set the festive mood, but it was the words of thanks from residents that touched Cape Girardeau police officers who joined neighbors for a cookout Tuesday evening in David Bangert's yard...
Appellate court denies rehearing, transferring Cape County DWI (09/17/03)
The Missouri Eastern District Court of Appeals has declined to rehear or to transfer to the state Supreme Court a Cape Girardeau County drunken driving case, in which a Jackson woman sought to keep blood test evidence from trial. The denial was issued Monday, reaffirming the court's June 23 decision to overturn a local judge's ruling. The appellate judges said the prosecutor was within the law to use a search warrant to obtain a blood sample from the defendant, Carol Sue Smith, 42...
New store by bridge raises car concerns (09/17/03)
A proposed Bi-State Southern convenience store and gas station has fueled controversy over whether it would create traffic jams near the new Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge. Neighborhood residents say it will. Missouri Department of Transportation officials don't expect a traffic problem. Cape Girardeau city officials aren't sure...
Banks plan to expand with branches in Cape (09/17/03)
The growth trend of new banks coming to the area isn't showing any signs of withdrawing, with plans recently announced for two new branches to open in Cape Girardeau during the next few months. Four months after Union Planters closed the city's only downtown bank, Scott City-based Security Bank and Trust has announced its intentions to take over that space at 325 Broadway and open its first Cape Girardeau branch around Dec. 1...
Young girl shot, killed by brother (09/17/03)
Standard Democrat CONRAN, Mo. -- A 7-year-old girl was killed when a gun accidentally discharged. Sydney Beth Pikey of Conran was pronounced dead Monday at the St. Louis Children's Hospital from a gunshot wound. According to the New Madrid County Sheriff's Department, the girl was shot by her 6-year-old brother at 6:27 p.m. Sunday at the children's home in Conran...
Club news 9/17 (09/17/03)
Missouri Retired Teachers The Missouri Retired Teachers met Sept. 10 at Chateau Girardeau. The program was on Lewis and Clark's Commemorative tour presented by Jane Randol Jackson, director of the Cape County Archive Center. The next meeting will be Oct. 1 at Chateau Girardeau. The program will be by Jack Smoot on the Bollinger Mill Historical Site...
Holden denies plea to release money for anti-abortion program (09/17/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Bob Holden turned down pleas Tuesday from some fellow Democratic lawmakers to restore funding to a state program that aids pregnant women as a way of discouraging abortions. Holden withheld the full $570,000 appropriated to the "alternatives to abortion" program as part of about $250 million in cuts made at the start of the state fiscal year in July...
Death row inmate raises legal issue with Cape jury (09/17/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The racial composition of Cape Girardeau County juries is again an issue in a death penalty case before the Missouri Supreme Court. Earl Ringo Jr., 29, claims he received ineffective legal counsel prior to and during his trial for murdering two people at a Columbia, Mo., restaurant on Independence Day 1998...
2-year-old virus' impact widespread but missed (09/17/03)
CHICAGO -- Something called the metapneumovirus, discovered just two years ago, is turning out to be an exceedingly common cause of human misery, responsible for garden-variety colds in grown-ups and more severe coughing, wheezing and congestion in children...
Man surrenders to authorities after crash that left two dead (09/17/03)
ST. LOUIS -- A man surrendered to St. Louis police in a hospital emergency room after telling a newspaper columnist he was the driver of a speeding car involved in an accident that killed two women on their way to a concert during the weekend. Claude Keaton, 30, of St. Louis, told Sylvester Brown of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the accident happened as he fled three men who pistol-whipped him in an earlier incident and then began chasing him in another car...
Senate OKs measure to undo media ownership regulations (09/17/03)
WASHINGTON -- The Senate approved a resolution Tuesday to repeal media ownership rules critics say could lead to a wave of mergers and ultimately stifle diversity and local viewpoints in news and entertainment. Defying a White House veto threat, the Senate voted 55-40 to undo changes to Federal Communications Commission regulations governing ownership of newspapers and television and radio stations. Those rules already have been placed on hold by a federal appeals court...
Court considers whether to allow music industry subpoenas (09/17/03)
WASHINGTON -- A federal appeals court panel offered few hints Tuesday whether it will permit the music industry to continue using special copyright subpoenas to track and sue computer users who download songs over the Internet. The three-judge panel from the U.S. ...
Nation digest 09/17/03 (09/17/03)
U.S. infant mortality reaches record low ATLANTA -- The U.S. infant mortality rate dropped to another record low in 2001, in part because of a decline in SIDS deaths, but is still higher than that of other industrialized countries, the government said Tuesday...
Full court may examine recall ruling (09/17/03)
SAN FRANCISCO -- In an unusual step, the federal appeals court that turned California politics upside down by postponing the Oct. 7 recall election signaled Tuesday that it may be willing to reconsider. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals asked California election officials and recall proponents to file briefs by this afternoon on whether they want an 11-judge panel to reconsider Monday's ruling by a three-judge panel...
Punch-card machines raise questions for other states (09/17/03)
The postponement of California's recall election because of old punch-card ballots raises pointed questions for many other states, with at least half still using outmoded equipment that critics say treats voters unfairly. The appellate panel's decision, if upheld by the full appeals court and the U.S. Supreme Court, promises to bring back the complaints of disenfranchised voters that dogged the last presidential election -- just in time for the next one...
Senator enters presidential race; ex-general ready to announce (09/17/03)
Democrat John Edwards, the Southern moderate dogged by complaints that he's short on political experience, formally launched his candidacy for the presidency Tuesday, vowing to "be a champion for regular people every day." Meanwhile, Wesley Clark, the retired general with a four-star military resume but no political experience, decided Tuesday to become a Democratic presidential candidate, officials close to him said...
NASA engineer - Repair kit may not be enough (09/17/03)
SPACE CENTER, Houston -- A top NASA engineer said Tuesday the next space shuttle crew may not be able to fix a hole the size of the one that brought down Columbia, despite accident investigators' insistence on a repair kit for astronauts. It was the first time that someone so high within the space agency expressed uncertainty about the possibility of equipping future shuttle astronauts with the necessary materials and tools to patch potentially deadly holes in spacecraft wings...
Study - States turning away from 'get tough' drug approach (09/17/03)
Scores of laws and voter initiatives since 1996 have turned states away from "get tough" drug policies that emphasize the penalties for drug offenses, according to a report released Tuesday by an advocacy group. States approved measures that stress treatment instead of incarceration, restore voting rights and welfare benefits for offenders and allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes. ...
Thousands flee as Isabel nears (09/17/03)
RODANTHE, N.C. -- Cars, recreational vehicles and SUVs streamed inland from North Carolina's Outer Banks on Tuesday as up to 90,000 people were urged to get out of the way of Hurricane Isabel, the most powerful storm in four years to menace the mid-Atlantic coast...
Federal Reserve leaves key interest rate at 1 percent (09/17/03)
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve kept a key interest rate at a 45-year low on Tuesday and repeated its pledge to keep rates at rock-bottom levels for a "considerable period." The action triggered a broad rally on Wall Street as investors were bolstered by the Fed's assurances that the central bank is determined to hold rates down for as long as it takes to engineer a sustained economic rebound...
Rumsfeld sees no link between Iraq and 9-11 (09/17/03)
WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Tuesday he had no reason to believe that Iraq's Saddam Hussein had a hand in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States. At a Pentagon news conference, Rumsfeld was asked about a poll that indicated nearly 70 percent of respondents believed the Iraqi leader probably was personally involved...
States joining IRS to crack down on income tax evasion (09/17/03)
WASHINGTON -- The Internal Revenue Service announced Tuesday a new partnership with state tax administrators aimed at cracking down on tax evasion. Under agreements with 40 states and the District of Columbia, the IRS will share information about abusive tax avoidance transactions and taxpayers that use them. The IRS expects more states to join the partnership shortly...
Declaration of Independence, Constitution go back on display (09/17/03)
WASHINGTON -- The original Constitution, Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence, locked away for two years for treatment to ensure their longevity, are going back on display in state-of-the-art cases. And for the first time, all four pages of the Constitution will be on permanent display. Previously, just the first and last pages had been on exhibit at the National Archives...
People talk 9/17/03 (09/17/03)
Actress' martial art skills draw attention NEW YORK -- Lucy Liu practices kali-eskrima-silat, a martial art involving sticks and knives. And while she's shown off her skills in the "Charlie's Angels" movies and "Shanghai Noon," she's never had to use them to defend herself in real life...
Suspected Americans, Britons held in Iraq (09/17/03)
ABU GHRAIB, Iraq -- Six people claiming to be Americans and two who say they are British are in U.S. custody on suspicion of involvement in attacks on coalition forces, an American general said Tuesday. They would be the first Westerners reported held in the insurrection against the U.S.-led occupation...
Americans offer Iraq defense minister chance to surrender (09/17/03)
MOSUL, Iraq -- The commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division has promised to treat Saddam Hussein's fugitive defense minister with "utmost dignity and respect" if he surrenders. The offer, made in a letter dated Aug. 28 by Maj. Gen. David Petraeus, was in response to a request by Sultan Hashim Ahmed's family and tribal chiefs that Ahmed's name be removed from America's list of 55 most-wanted Iraqis in return for his surrender...
World Bank to discuss rebuilding Iraq (09/17/03)
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Choking off the flow of funds to terrorists, rebuilding Afghanistan and Iraq and bailing Argentina out of its worst economic crisis are among the issues facing world economic leaders as they gather this month. World Bank president James Wolfensohn kicks off the annual meeting of the boards of the bank and its sister organization, the International Monetary Fund. ...
World briefs 9/17/03 (09/17/03)
EU giving $13.5 million in emergency aid to Liberia BRUSSELS, Belgium -- The European Union said Tuesday it would give another $13.5 million in emergency aid to support African peacekeepers in Liberia. The European Commission said $9 million would be used to cover support costs for peacekeepers from Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal and Mali and other peace-building efforts in the West African nation...
Saudi reforms stalled (09/17/03)
JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia -- Political reform, desired by many in Saudi Arabia and publicly championed by the kingdom's de facto ruler, is stalled by powerful forces. The Muslim religious establishment has traditionally resisted granting freedoms that Saudis might use to debate the country's ultraconservative version of Islam. And some in the Saudi royal family seem to equate democracy with surrendering power and privilege...
Swedish police arrest suspect in slaying of foreign minister (09/17/03)
STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Swedish police arrested a suspect Tuesday night in the killing of Foreign Minister Anna Lindh, a spokesman told The Associated Press. The suspect was captured in a restaurant near a soccer stadium in Solna, a suburb of the capital Stockholm, police spokeswoman Stina Wessling said. The man was not identified...
Appeals court reviews case of last woman executed in Britain (09/17/03)
LONDON -- The case had all the ingredients to make it one of the country's most memorable: A beautiful blonde nightclub hostess, her dashing race car driver lover and a so-called crime of passion that led Ruth Ellis to become the last woman executed in Britain...
Arafat wants a truce; Israel brushes it off (09/17/03)
JERUSALEM -- Yasser Arafat wants to reach a truce with Israel, his national security adviser said Tuesday, but Israeli officials brushed aside the offer and demanded that the Palestinian Authority crack down on militant groups. Arafat himself struck a conciliatory tone, but stopped short of making a specific cease-fire offer...
U.S. vetoes call for protection (09/17/03)
UNITED NATIONS -- The United States vetoed an Arab-backed U.N. resolution Tuesday demanding that Israel halt threats to expel Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat from the West Bank, because it did not contain a condemnation of terrorist groups such as Hamas...
Indians' top rusher dismissed from team (09/17/03)
Corey Kinsey, Southeast Missouri State University's leading rusher last season who like the rest of the Indians' offense has started slowly this year, won't have a chance to get on track. Southeast coach Tim Billings announced Tuesday that he has dismissed Kinsey from the squad. Billings emphasized that the junior tailback did nothing major, but an accumulation of unspecified team rules violations caused the dismissal...
Jackson beats Central in two, climbs to 7-1 (09/17/03)
Jackson's volleyball team improved to 7-1 by beating visiting Cape Girardeau Central 25-13, 25-18 Tuesday night. Shay Priester led the Indians' offense with nine kills, while Molly Hartmann had eight kills and six blocks. Jennifer Ferrell served 12 points, Katie Loos had 14 assists, Rebecca Martin had 10 digs and Linden Hahs added five digs...
Wins jump-start Tenn Tech, TSU (09/17/03)
Ohio Valley Conference football teams lost six of eight games over the weekend, but those two victories were significant for their respective schools. Tennessee Tech, after losing to Division I-A teams Memphis and Northern Illinois to start the season, finally broke into the win column by routing Chattanooga 35-10...
MU's Zack attack Abron expands his game for Tigers (09/17/03)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- When Damien Nash transferred to Missouri it looked like the Tigers would go to a running-back-by-committee. Instead, Zack Abron has taken control of playing time by doing things he's not known for. Abron, a senior, had six catches for 46 yards all of last season. ...
Friends aid in Parcells' celebration of first win with Dallas (09/17/03)
IRVING, Texas -- Bill Parcells was on his way to the team bus in the wee hours Tuesday morning, still smiling from an incredible first victory as coach of the Dallas Cowboys and thrilled to have shared it with so many friends. Then he clicked on his cell phone and listened to about eight messages. All were congratulatory, though most aren't fit for print...
Cardinals nurse slim hopes with win over Brewers (09/17/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Albert Pujols had three hits to increase his major league-leading total to 202, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-5 Tuesday night. Sterling Hitchcock (3-1) improved to 9-2 against the Brewers, allowing four runs, three hits and five walks in 5 1-3 innings. Four relievers finished the five-hitter, with Jason Isringhausen pitching the ninth for his 18th save...
Golf glance 9/17/03 (09/17/03)
Area Golf
  • Mixed scramble, Perryville Country Club, Perryville, Mo., Saturday and Sunday MGA Senior Amateur, Springfield Golf and Country Club, Springfield, Mo., Tuesday and WednesdayPGA TOUR 84 Lumber Classic
  • Site: Farmington, Pa. Schedule: Thursday-Sunday...
  • For first time both Ryder, Solheim Cups are held abroad (09/17/03)
    LODDEKOPINGE, Sweden -- For the second time in less than a year, the best collection of American golfers took a chartered flight home from Europe and left behind the most important piece of luggage. The cup. A year ago at The Belfry, Europe won the first three singles matches to build momentum and carried that to its largest margin of victory at the Ryder Cup in 17 years...
    After abysmal start, Tomko makes case to stay with Cards (09/17/03)
    ST. LOUIS -- The unsightly 5.27 ERA suggests that Brett Tomko has been a $3 million bust for the St. Louis Cardinals. He also leads the National League in two undesirable categories: hits allowed (237) and runs allowed (119). But the right-hander's strong finish might be enough to convince the team to re-sign him for next season. Tomko has won seven of his last eight decisions to match his career best of 13 victories...
    Area digest 9/17/03 (09/17/03)
    LeGrand sinks ace at Kimbeland C.C. Tony LeGrand of Sikeston, Mo., recently sank his first career hole in one at Kimbeland Country Club in Jackson. LeGrand got the ace on hole "A" -- a 110-yard par 3 -- during the SEMO Seniors Tournament. Witnesses were
    Harry White, Ronald Eaker and Miller Moll...
    Cornmeal-coated green tomatoes and grilled corn salad (09/17/03)
    VEGETARIAN COOKING The Associated Press A vegetarian menu that stars cornmeal-encrusted green tomatoes offers a wonderful way to use produce left on the vine after the season ends, say Caprial and John Pence, originators of the menu. The meal, including Cheddar biscuits, serves six. ...
    Around the house (09/17/03)
    In the garden Things to do in the garden this week: Begin readying houseplants for winter indoors. Prune back rampant growth and protruding roots. Check for pests and treat if necessary. Houseplants should be brought indoors at least one month before the heat is normally turned on...
    Fruit-flavored pizzas are topped with raisins, apples, cheese (09/17/03)
    Fruit-flavored pizzas are easy to make and offer a tasty variation on traditional snacking options. Mini pizzas are appealing for children to handle, to munch while playing -- and even to help prepare. So these raisin-apple mini pizzas should be a success with youngsters. The raisins add natural sweetness and a chewy texture to compliment the ingredients. In this recipe that means crisp apples and nutritious cheese...
    Ballparks cater to more sophisticated palates (09/17/03)
    There's no mention of sushi and shrimp tacos in "Take Me Out to the Ball Game." Although fans might still be singing about buying peanuts and Cracker Jack during the game, they're being more and more adventurous at the concession stands. Just take a look at what's being served at baseball stadiums around the country. ...
    Sticky garlic chicken skewers (09/17/03)
    On a summer's day in the back yard, spicy chicken skewers sizzling on the grill are a mouth-watering prospect. This recipe from chef-television host Ainsley Harriott is low fat and a breeze to prepare. Sticky Garlic Chicken Skewers 3 garlic cloves, crushed...
    Parish women share their favorite foods (09/17/03)
    smcclanahan The women in the Benton area are known to be good cooks, and the women of St. Denis Catholic Church want to share a bit of their tradition with you. The St. Denis Ladies Sodality printed a second edition of the parish family cookbook. Proceeds from the 750-recipe cookbook will benefit various parish and community projects that the women of the group support. ...
    A breath of fresh air for your lawn (09/17/03)
    When gardeners get together and talk about lawn care, the subjects discussed usually revolve around weed control, insect control, mowing and fertilization. I would like to discuss another cultural procedure that makes a tremendous impact on the quality of your lawn -- aerating. Aeration, or aerification, is a procedure of removing cores of soil out of your lawn's root and soil zone...
    Where else are chickens wearing wigs? (09/17/03)
    In this Xbox and iPod world, when young people would rather swap music files and play Grand Theft Auto than swap baseball cards and play kickball, it's refreshing to see a return to wholesome, all-American activities. I'm talking about real family fun such as, say, dressing up a live chicken in a mermaid costume, complete with tiny blond wig, and putting it in a contest against another chicken wearing a fur cape and feather boa...
    Thomas Omohundro (09/17/03)
    Thomas J. Omohundro, 37, formerly of Jackson, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2003, at St. Luke's Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., due to complications from an undetected heart ailment. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at Schrader Funeral Home in Ballwin, Mo. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Announcement is courtesy of McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson...
    Madeline Casebolt (09/17/03)
    CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Madeline Casebolt, 89, of Warrenton, Va., formerly of Chaffee and Poplar Bluff, Mo., died Friday, Sept. 12, 2003, in Virginia. She was born Aug. 9, 1914, in Piedmont, Mo., daughter of Edward and Bertha Kirkland Brown. She and John Osborn Casebolt were married Jan. 27, 1934. He died Feb. 26, 1956...
    Velma Davis (09/17/03)
    Velma Julia Bertha Davis, 88, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2003, at Jackson Manor in Jackson. She was born Sept. 5, 1915, at Illmo, daughter of Louis and Anna Voss Sprenger. She and Earl H. Davis were married April 9, 1939, at Illmo. He died Nov. 3, 1997...
    Joe Gunn (09/17/03)
    Joe White Gunn, 84, of Pekin, Ill., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Ill. He was born Aug. 10, 1919, in Little Rock, Ark., son of James Oliver and Mattie Ophelia White Gunn. He and Pauline Gladys Blank were married Dec. 20, 1944, in Cape Girardeau. She died May 6, 2003...
    Charlotte Sherfield (09/17/03)
    Charlotte V. Sherfield, 82, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Sept. 15, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Nov. 16, 1920, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Charles F. and Helen Rose Marie Kies Blattner. She and Lester I. Sherfield were married Feb. 14, 1942, in San Luis Obispo, Calif. He died Sept. 27, 2000...
    Henry King Sr. (09/17/03)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Henry C. King Sr., 63, of Perryville died Monday, Sept. 15, 2003, at John J. Pershing Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo. He was born July 1, 1940, at Wittenberg, Mo., son of Henry and Frona Grace Shraw King. He and Janet F. Boyer were married Feb. 4, 1963, in Perryville...
    Births 9/17/03 (09/17/03)
    Shoemaker Son to James Russell "Joe" and Theresa Renee Shoemaker of Oran, Mo., Southeast Missouri Hospital, 7:21 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2003. Name, Samuel James. Weight, 8 pounds 5 ounces. Second son. Mrs. Shoemaker is the former Theresa Sindle, daughter of James and Suzanne Sindle of Oran. She is employed at Leopold Elementary School. Shoemaker is the son of Kenneth and Carolyn Shoemaker of Allenville, Mo. He is employed at Advance High School...
    Cape police reports 9/17/03 (09/17/03)
    Cape Girardeau Wednesday, Sept. 17 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Jody A. Omohundro, 38, of 312 N. High, Jackson, was arrested Monday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and failure to signal...
    Cape fire report 9/17/03 (09/17/03)
    Cape Girardeau Wednesday, Sept. 17 Firefighters responded Tuesday to the following item: At 12:17 a.m., medical assist at 1115 Woodland. At 1:47 a.m., alarm at 1000 N. Sprigg. At 11:36 a.m., medical assist at 2580 Cobblestone. At 12:41 p.m., medical assist at 134 West Park Mall....
    Out of the past 9/17/03 (09/17/03)
    10 years ago: Sept. 17, 1993 Doug Leslie, director of public works, will become Cape Girardeau's new assistant city manager, effective Oct. 1; in addition to his new duties, Leslie will retain his position as director of public works; he will fill position vacated by Al Stoverink, who last week accepted position as physical plant director at Southeast Missouri State University...
    Corrections 9/17 (09/17/03)
  • In Monday's edition, the date for the 2003 Semi-Annual Antique and Collectibles Show should have been given as Sunday, Oct. 12, at the A.C. Brase Arena Building in Cape Girardeau. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error. Stephanie Scott of Gideon, Mo., won first place in the teen category (14 to 16) of the SEMO District Fair pageant held Sept. 7. Due to incorrect information provided to the Southeast Missourian, the wrong person was listed as the winner in the Sept. 8 edition...
  • New study will consider Cape bus system (09/17/03)
    Transportation programs in Cape Girardeau County, mostly government funded, have been a topic of discussion and debate for a number of years. As a result of several of those studies, a transit authority was created three years ago in an effort to streamline and coordinate services to best meet the needs of county residents...
    Kiwanis, Evening Optimists assist special program (09/17/03)
    To the editor: The Cape Girardeau area is blessed to have several outstanding service organizations working to make a difference. I serve on the board of Mississippi Valley Therapeutic Horsemanship and have witnessed the impact to two such groups. Recently, the Kiwanis donated $8,000 to our riding program, allowing us to buy land and build an outdoor arena. ...
    Speak Out 09/17/03 (09/17/03)
    Fair assistance SINCE I cannot walk a long distance, a woman and boy in a motorized cart at the fair very graciously offered to drive up and get a box of taffy for me. I did not get their names, but I want them to know how much I appreciated their kindness. Thank you...
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