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New P&Z regulations go for final approval (09/18/03)
For more than a year, Jackson city officials have been poring over planning and zoning regulations. Now, after going through a small committee and the planning and zoning commission, a 138-page document lies in the hands of the board of aldermen. Most of the 138 pages include unchanged regulations, but there are numerous changes in the specific areas of special-use permits, cellular phone towers and billboards...
Bandits target Cape soda vending machines (09/18/03)
Seven soda vending machines across Cape Girardeau have been robbed in as many days, police say. Someone broke into the machines and took cash. Some of the machines sit outside car wash businesses or other locations where they are often isolated or dimly lit at night. Two reports concerned Pepsi-Cola machines, the other five were Coca-Cola machines...
Lilbourn man killed in New Madrid Co. crash (09/18/03)
An one-car accident in New Madrid County resulted in the death of a Lilbourn, Mo., man Wednesday afternoon, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Donald L. Caldwell, 48, was westbound on Route P, three miles east of La Forge, when his 1992 Ford Crown Victoria went off the left side of the roadway and struck a tree. The incident was investigated by trooper L.R. LeJeune...
'Best Little Fair' continues its down-home tradition (09/18/03)
The East Perry Community Fair continues its tradition as a down-home country fair at Altenburg, Mo., Friday and Saturday. Great food, free parking, entertainment and admission continue as trademarks of the "Best Little Fair in the Land." Activities include:...
Cape attorney to file for Division II judge spot (09/18/03)
Cape Girardeau attorney Benjamin F. Lewis recently announced his decision to file for the Division II circuit judge position with the 32nd Judicial Circuit of Missouri. Lewis was elected as an associate circuit judge in Cape Girardeau County in 1990 and served until 1994. He has been a member of the Layton & Lewis LLC firm in Cape Girardeau since 1995...
Building a strong relationship (09/18/03)
The name Lego is derived from the combination of the Danish words "leg godt," which means to play well. The company believes that play, the essential ingredient in a child's growth and development, is good for the human spirit and encourages imagination, conceptual thinking and creation...
Community digest 9/18/03 (09/18/03)
VFW art and essay contests coming up Patriot's Pen, an essay contest sponsored by VFW Post 3838 and the Ladies Auxiliary, is open to students in grades 7 or 8 who attend public, private, parochial or home school. The theme is "My Commitment to America's Future." Contestants are not required to read their entry during the judging. ...
Bond - $2 million in federal funds headed to state (09/18/03)
U.S. Sen. Kit Bond recently announced that the Department of Agriculture will send Missouri more than $2 million in federal funds. "With the help of these federal dollars, a number of important projects across Missouri will be possible," he said in a news release. "For these communities, today's dollars will mean a new water and sewer system, new equipment for firefighters, emergency warning alarms and new job opportunities."...
Students recite pledge with nation (09/18/03)
Second-grader Wyatt Mansell gave his pledge to the country Wednesday and thought more profoundly of the words he recited this time than he had in years past. "I was thinking about the words that the kindergartners don't know," he said. At 1 p.m., Wyatt, together with the other students of North Elementary School, Jackson Middle School and thousands of other children across the nation, took part in the annual Pledge Across America. ...
Patriot Act asks banks to collect more personal information (09/18/03)
Your bank teller might have quite a few more questions for you starting Oct. 1, when a section of the U.S. Patriot Act takes effect in an effort to protect the nation's banking system from being used to funnel money for terrorism. "These new rules are compliments of Osama bin Laden," said First National Bank training manager Keith Kirk, who has been explaining the new rules to the bank's employees this week...
A reason to rise up (09/18/03)
and Laura Johnston ~ Southeast Missourian "Surrounded by your glory ... will I dance for you, Jesus? Will I sing hallelujah? Or will I be able to speak at all? I can only imagine ..." The singing began softly, drowned out by the noise of passing cars and classmates calling to one another across the parking lot at Jackson High School, then grew stronger as more voices joined in....
Schools - MAP scores may be mistakes (09/18/03)
The news that more than half of Missouri's 2,000 public schools failed to meet new federal requirements on this year's MAP tests came as a shock to educators across the state. But some officials, including those in local districts, now believe their schools made the state's "needs improvement" list by mistake...
Baby girl found in shoe box (09/18/03)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A mail carrier on Wednesday found a newborn girl who had been abandoned in a shoe box near Research Medical Center, Kansas City police said. The infant, who appears to be one to three days old, was taken to a hospital. Police said the girl appears to be healthy...
Candidates emerge for House seats (09/18/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A Cape Girardeau lawyer and a Perryville doctor are Republican candidates for different seats in the House of Representatives likely to be left open as the incumbents look to move up to the Senate. Nathan Cooper, who works for the Jackson-based Lichtenegger law firm but resides in Cape Girardeau, will run for the seat currently held by House Majority Floor Leader Jason Crowell, R-Cape Girardeau...
State looks for alternative to trading used police force guns (09/18/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri is considering changing its policy of trading used police guns for resale in the wake of a deadly shooting at a local factory, a state official said Wednesday. Gov. Bob Holden expressed concerns about the practice just days after the July 1 shooting at Modine Manufacturing Co., where employee Jonathon Russell killed three co-workers and injured five others before killing himself...
Death-row inmate indicted in 1997 slaying of Missouri girl (09/18/03)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A five-year investigation of the death of a Springfield girl has resulted in the indictment of a Texas death-row inmate said to have confessed to at least a dozen murders across the country. A Greene County grand jury which heard testimony last week decided there was enough evidence to indict Tommy Lynn Sells, 38, for first-degree murder in the 1997 death of Stephanie Mahaney, 13...
St. Louis' claim to ice cream cone fame called into question (09/18/03)
ST. LOUIS -- As the hot and hungry multitudes traipsed through the St. Louis World's Fair in the summer of 1904, business was good for the ice cream vendors. Too good, in fact, for one, who sold so much he ran out of dishes. Wondering how in the world to sell ice cream without something to put it in, he shared his problem with the waffle-maker in the booth next door...
Hannibal putting limit on dogs, cats (09/18/03)
HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Concerned about people who collect too many pets to give them proper care, the city council in this northeast Missouri town has adopted a law limiting to five the combined number of dogs and cats a person can own. Police Capt. Lyndell Davis said the ordinance, approved Tuesday, was needed because of pet overpopulation as well as "complaints from citizens with people hoarding up to 20 or 30 animals in their home."...
Democrats disagree on investigating Dolan's leave (09/18/03)
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay laid the groundwork to investigate a state senator's military leave to vote for concealed weapons, while U.S. Rep. Ike Skelton said the matter was none of his business. The Missouri Democrats were responding Wednesday to questions about the leave granted state Sen. ...
NYSE chairman resigns amid furor over lavish pay package (09/18/03)
NEW YORK -- New York Stock Exchange chairman Dick Grasso resigned Wednesday amid rising fury over his $139.5 million pay package, his 36-year career ruined by cries that he made too much money running the world's richest financial market. Grasso called an emergency meeting of the NYSE board shortly after the market closed and offered to resign as chairman and chief executive if the board requested, said H. Carl McCall, chairman of the NYSE compensation committee...
Bush - No evidence linking Saddam to 9-11 attacks (09/18/03)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush said Wednesday there was no evidence that Saddam Hussein was involved in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 -- disputing an impression that critics say the administration tried to foster to justify the war against Iraq...
Clark enters race for presidential nomination (09/18/03)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Wesley Clark launched his first bid for elective office Wednesday, setting his sights on the presidency with a war-tested military record he said makes him the ideal Democrat to ensure the nation's security in a post-Sept. 11 world...
Court asked to reinstate Oct. 7 election (09/18/03)
SAN FRANCISCO -- California's top elections official and pro-recall forces urged a federal appeals court Wednesday to reverse course and allow the election to go forward as originally planned on Oct. 7. Secretary of State Kevin Shelley told the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that it should stick to the Oct. 7 date because thousands of absentee voters have already been mailing in their ballots, reflecting their decisions whether to remove Gov. Gray Davis...
RJR Tobacco cuts about 40 percent of work force (09/18/03)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- R.J. Reynolds Tobacco said Wednesday it is eliminating 2,600 jobs -- a startling 40 percent of its work force -- as the nation's second-largest cigarette maker struggles with stiff competition from discount brands. RJR said it will focus spending on the more expensive Camel and Salem brands and cut its investment in cheaper Winston and Doral cigarettes...
Complaints delay citizenship oath revision (09/18/03)
WASHINGTON -- An attempt to revise the citizenship oath to make it more meaningful for new Americans has been stalled after conservatives complained it weakened a pledge to serve in the military and eliminated a promise to bear arms. The Wednesday debut of the new oath was postponed as immigration officials scrambled for another rewrite...
Federal deficit at twice the pace of last year (09/18/03)
WASHINGTON -- On track for a record deficit, the government has produced $400.5 billion in red ink in the first 11 months of the 2003 budget year -- twice the total for the same period a year earlier. The figures, released Wednesday by the Treasury Department, highlighted the worsening condition of the government's books, with just one month left in the fiscal year that ends Sept. 30...
House permanently bans taxes on Internet access (09/18/03)
WASHINGTON -- Connections to the Internet would remain tax-free under a bill the House passed Wednesday. The legislation, passed with bipartisan support, makes permanent a ban on taxing Internet connections. A temporary ban on the taxes, first enacted in 1998, runs out on Nov. 1...
Gunman at Dyersburg college fatally shot by police (09/18/03)
DYERSBURG, Tenn. -- A gunman held at least a dozen people hostage in a college classroom before he was fatally shot by police after a nine-hour standoff. Two hostages were wounded. Police heard gunshots from inside the building at Dyersburg State Community College around 10 p.m. The gunman, 26-year-old Harold Kilpatrick Jr., had left a note saying he "wanted to kill some people and die today."...
People talk 9/18/03 (09/18/03)
Ladies take lead at London Film Festival LONDON -- "In the Cut," a thriller about a serial killer in Manhattan starring Meg Ryan and directed by Oscar-winner Jane Campion, will open the London Film Festival on Oct. 22. Organizers said Wednesday that another film by a female director from New Zealand -- "Sylvia," starring Gwyneth Paltrow as doomed poet Sylvia Plath and directed by Christine Jeffs -- will be the closing night film on Nov. 6...
Armed man holds college classroom hostage (09/18/03)
DYERSBURG, Tenn. -- A gunman who left a note saying he "wanted to kill some people and die today" took at least a dozen people hostage in a college classroom Wednesday afternoon, releasing three students several hours later, authorities said. No injuries or gunshots were reported in the standoff at Dyersburg State Community College, about 75 miles northeast of Memphis. ...
McDonald's plans to offer adult Happy Meals with healthier food (09/18/03)
CHICAGO -- McDonald's Corp. has enlisted the aid of Oprah Winfrey's personal trainer to promote an adult version of the Happy Meal, the fast-food giant's latest effort to offer healthier products. Instead of Happy Meal standards like a burger and a toy, the new Go Active meal will include a salad, an exercise booklet and a pedometer meant to encourage walking...
Isabel or no, old salts insist they are not moving (09/18/03)
SEA LEVEL, N.C. -- In 35 years with the merchant marine, Mike Kowal has stood on deck in 40-foot seas off Cape Horn. He has lashed himself down to keep from sliding out of his bunk. He has watched an iron ore transport go down. So a little thing like a Category 2 hurricane was not about to chase the 86-year-old seaman away from the retirement home where he and other old salts have earned a reputation for fearlessly riding out big storms...
Source - AOL Time Warner expected to drop 'AOL' (09/18/03)
NEW YORK -- AOL and Time Warner got married at the height of the Internet boom, and now they seem ready to acknowledge that it's time for a separation -- in name, at least. AOL Time Warner Inc.'s board will vote today on a proposal to drop "AOL" from the company's name, according to a source familiar with the matter who spoke on condition of anonymity...
Isabel closes in on North Carolina (09/18/03)
NAGS HEAD, N.C. -- Hurricane Isabel closed in on North Carolina's Outer Banks on Wednesday, with 105 mph winds and the potential for up to a foot of rain, threatening to cause ruinous flooding across a huge swath of the already soggy East. Isabel had weakened to a Category 2 hurricane from a Category 5, 160-mph monster, but is still expected to be dangerous when it hits the barrier islands this morning with a storm surge of up to 11 feet...
Saddam audio warns against cooperation (09/18/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- In an audiotape broadcast Wednesday, a speaker purporting to be Saddam Hussein urged Iraqis to escalate attacks on Americans and called on U.S. and other coalition forces to leave the country "as soon as possible and without any conditions."...
N. Korea says abduction issue closed (09/18/03)
TOKYO -- North Korea accused Japan on Wednesday of plotting "aggression" and blamed it for souring relations a year after a historic summit that some saw as a step toward ending a decades-old Cold War rivalry. The statement from North Korea's Foreign Ministry underscored how far the two countries' relationship has regressed since Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi flew to Pyongyang on Sept. 17, 2002, and shook hands with leader Kim Jong Il in the breakthrough meeting...
Colombian group denies kidnapping backpackers (09/18/03)
SIERRA NEVADA DE SANTA MARTA, Colombia -- Colombia's main rebel group denied responsibility for the abduction of eight foreign tourists, saying the military did it with plans of staging a dramatic rescue. The eight backpackers -- four Israelis, two Britons, a German and a Spaniard -- were snatched at gunpoint Friday from cabins in the archaeological ruins of Ciudad Perdida, or the Lost City, high in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountains...
Swedish police use DNA test to link suspect (09/18/03)
STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Swedish police used DNA testing in hopes of linking a 35-year-old drifter now in custody to the slaying of Foreign Minister Anna Lindh. But they said Wednesday he wasn't the only suspect and they were seeking at least five more people...
Arafat expulsion put to General Assembly (09/18/03)
UNITED NATIONS -- Arab countries asked the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday to adopt a resolution calling on Israel to halt threats to expel Yasser Arafat after the United States vetoed the resolution in the Security Council. After a closed-door meeting, Arab nations agreed to request an emergency special session of the General Assembly, with some diplomats expressing hope it could take place as early as Friday...
Ballerina too big for Bolshoi (09/18/03)
MOSCOW -- The Bolshoi Theater fired a top Russian ballerina known as much for her diva status as for her dancing, and worst of all, some theater management complained she had literally gotten too big for her tutu. Anastasia Volochkova, who has danced in "Swan Lake" and other ballets, was dismissed following a highly publicized rift with the theater's management, which said that male dancers refused to dance with her because her height and weight made for heavy lifting...
Spain indicts bin Laden in 9-11 attacks (09/18/03)
MADRID, Spain -- Spain's leading investigating judge issued the first known indictment against Osama bin Laden in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on Wednesday, accusing al-Qaida of using the country as a base to plot the devastating strikes on New York and Washington...
Settlers convicted in bomb plot (09/18/03)
JERUSALEM -- A Jerusalem court on Wednesday convicted three Israeli settlers for attempting to blow up an Arab girls' school in Jerusalem last year to avenge Palestinian attacks against Jews. Shlomo Dvir, Yarden Morag and Ofer Gamliel, all from the West Bank settlement of Bat Ayin, were convicted of attempted murder and illegal weapons possession in connection with the failed attack in the Jerusalem Arab neighborhood of A-Tur in April 2002. Sentences will be passed later...
Leopold, Advance roll into Class 1 clash (09/18/03)
Two of the area's top Class 1 volleyball teams will clash today in what could be a preview of a state quarterfinal matchup. Advance (8-1) will make the trip to Leopold (9-1) for the first time this season. Leopold is the defending Class 1 state champions, while the Hornets were eliminated by Bismarck in the sectional round...
Goodson, receivers keep faith in Indians' offense (09/18/03)
Ray Goodson is pleased to be a much bigger part of Southeast Missouri State University's receiving corps this season -- but he'd be a whole lot happier to see the Indians' struggling offense hit its stride. Goodson, a junior tight end from Jackson High School, thinks that will finally happen Saturday night when the Indians (0-3) host Southwest Missouri State (1-1)...
Make a bowled choice for the fall (09/18/03)
Tired of swatting at mosquitoes and sweating through T-shirts during the humid summer outdoor sports? There is a solution: Area bowling leagues have started their fall seasons for hundreds of area men, women and children -- all in the comforts of air conditioning...
All about bowling (09/18/03)
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  • West Park Lanes: 354 S. Silver Springs Road, 334-1047 Jackson Bowling Lanes: 304 E. Monroe St., 243-2303 K of C Bowling Center: 304 E. South St., Perryville, 547-2519...
  • Special events dot area late-season schedules (09/18/03)
    The point seasons that aren't over are at least winding down, but the lineup of special events has never been more competitive than it will be over the next month. Tracks across theMidwest will try to gain an upper hand in a busy late-season schedule beginning this weekend when I-55 Raceway near Pevely, Mo., hosts the rescheduled Pepsi Nationals for late models. The event is a $10,000-to-win event with bonus money also planned in the modified class...
    Graham team wins Jackson title (09/18/03)
    The Graham Business Machines men's slow-pitch softball team finished its season with a league-best 25-5 record to win the Division I title in the Jackson summer league. The team went 14-4 in the first half of the season and was 11-1 in the final half...
    For team's benefit, keep Bulger No. 1, Warner says (09/18/03)
    ST. LOUIS -- Now that Marc Bulger has the Rams' quarterback job, Kurt Warner expects him to keep it for a while. Warner said Wednesday that coach Mike Martz needs to stick with his choice, even if it's not him. "You have to say, 'This is our guy, we're going to go with him,'" Warner said. "The two times we went to the Super Bowl I didn't play 16 straight games...
    Shanle's injury not as serious as feared (09/18/03)
    The injury scenario Wednesday couldn't have been much better for the Rams. There was only one addition to the weekly report from last week, a hamstring injury to rookie backup linebacker Scott Shanle. And Shanle's injury is not as serious as the team had feared...
    No time to look back on failures, win leader says (09/18/03)
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Ryan Newman has been upside down, on his side, bounced around like a pinball and come close to catching on fire. In between all his horrific crashes and bad luck this season, he's put together a Winston Cup series-high six victories and won seven poles. That success isn't enough to overcome all the failures, so Newman sits a distant fifth place in the standings...
    The week ahead in motorsports (09/18/03)
    AREA EVENTS FRIDAY
  • Modifieds, pure stocks, mini stocks at Fredericktown Raceway, 7:30 p.m. Late models, modifieds, hobby stocks, pure stocks, cruisers at Malden Speedway, 7:30 p.m.Saturday
  • Karts, ATVs, motorcycles at SEMO Raceway, Blodgett, 6 p.m...
  • Brewers win, shove Cards further behind (09/18/03)
    ST. LOUIS -- Jason Conti drove in a career-high five runs, including a go-ahead single in the ninth inning that helped the Milwaukee Brewers rally past the Cardinals 7-6 Wednesday night. Pinch-hitter Brooks Kieschnick tied it with a two-run homer off Cardinals closer Jason Isringhausen, who blew a 6-4 lead in the ninth. The loss dropped St. Louis 5 1/2 games behind first-place Houston in the NL Central -- the Astros played later at Colorado...
    Now's a good time to end SMS Bears' three-year run (09/18/03)
    I'm looking forward to another great football game Saturday night at Houck Stadium when the Southwest Missouri State Bears come to town. We had an electric atmosphere at the SIU game, and we need the same type of enthusiastic crowd Saturday night. We're disappointed to be 0-3, but our team is making progress. We played well against a good Division I-A team at Arkansas State last Saturday, and, although disappointed with the loss, I came away excited about the progress we're making...
    Our guys are healthy (or maybe they're not) (09/18/03)
    For a guy who doesn't mind lying to others, Mike Shanahan certainly goes to great lengths to make sure others don't lie to him. The Broncos coach drew headlines and the ire of NFL officials this week for admitting he fibbed by telling a CBS sideline reporter during Denver's game in San Diego that his quarterback, Jake Plummer, had a concussion instead of a separated right shoulder. It happened on a bootleg play midway through the second quarter...
    Herpes virus tied to rare lung disease (09/18/03)
    BOSTON -- A herpes virus, cousin of the culprits behind cold sores and genital herpes, has been found to cause a rare and deadly lung condition that can make patients gasp for breath and overload their hearts, researchers say. The findings, published today in The New England Journal of Medicine, focus on a long-mysterious disease known as primary pulmonary hypertension -- high blood pressure in the blood vessels of the lungs. It can be fatal and sometimes prompts a lung transplant...
    The road to recovery (09/18/03)
    Whether they got hurt during a sports game, had a fall at work or suffered extensive head injuries in an automobile accident, millions of Americans live with a disability after an injury or illness. Therapists often play a tremendous role in helping people recover and regain their strength...
    Health calendar 9/18 (09/18/03)
    Today Blood drive from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the University Center at Southeast Missouri State University. Menopause and you seminar at 6:30 p.m. in Harrison Room at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Speaker is Dr. Dianne Woolard. For information, call the Generations Center at 651-5825...
    The last days of the first tree-hugger (09/18/03)
    Sept. 18, 2003 Dear Patty, As a young reporter in California, I was assigned to write a story about people who volunteer to do hospice work. At one of their training meetings, a question I asked was why? Why volunteer to help someone preparing for death? ...
    Thomas Omohundro Jr. (09/18/03)
    Thomas J. "Tommy" Omohundro Jr., 37, formerly of Jackson, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2003, at St. Luke's Hospital in St. Louis, due to complications from an undetected heart ailment. He was born Sept. 9, 1966, at Hannibal, Mo., son of Tom and Joyce Beatty Omohundro. He and Teri Paczkowski were married in January 1989...
    Virginia Defferari (09/18/03)
    Virginia Lee Defferari, 62, of Houston, Texas, died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2003, at her home. She was born May 30, 1941, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Harry and Lorene Sandlin Rhyne. Defferari was a member of St. Dominic Catholic Church. Survivors include two daughters, Terri Loveless of Moscow Mills, Mo., Sandy Smith of Warrenton, Mo.; two sisters, Shirlene Voerg of Cape Girardeau, Donna Martinez of Houston, Texas; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren...
    Ernest Cathcart (09/18/03)
    Ernest Cathcart, 96, of Millersville died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born June 5, 1907, in Jonesboro, Ill., son of Henry and Anna Tillman Cathcart. He and Ava Marie Rumfelt were married Dec. 30, 1931. She died March 11, 1995...
    Paul Conrad (09/18/03)
    Paul "Diz" Conrad, 69, of Scott City, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2003, at his home. Ford and Sons Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau is in charge of arrangements.
    Robert Miller (09/18/03)
    GLENALLEN, Mo. -- Robert E. Miller, 72, of Glenallen died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2003, at his home. Ford and Sons Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau is in charge of arrangements.
    Births 9/18/03 (09/18/03)
    Esterline Daughter to Adam Ray and Julie Ann Esterline of St. Louis, Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis, 10:36 a.m. Monday, Sept. 8, 2003. Name, Lily Ann. Weight, 6 pounds 15 ounces. Mrs. Esterline is the former Julie Stroup, daughter of Jerry and Carol Stroup of Chaffee, Mo. Esterline is the son of Rhonda Lowery of Dexter, Mo., and Ray Esterline of Dixon, Mo. He is a senior technical associate at Washington University...
    Cape/Jackson police reports 9/18/03 (09/18/03)
    Cape Girardeau Thursday, Sept. 18 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs Elton R. Provo, 36, of 608 Locust, Cape Girardeau, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, driving while revoked, possession of a controlled substance and operating an unlicensed vehicle...
    Cape fire report 9/18/03 (09/18/03)
    Cape Girardeau Thursday, Sept. 18 Firefighters responded Tuesday to the following items: At 6:42 p.m., medical assist at 3120 Independence. At 7:24 p.m., medical assist at 3254 William. At 7:58 p.m., medical assist at 1080 Linden, No. 18. Firefighters responded Wednesday to the following items:...
    Out of the past 9/18/03 (09/18/03)
    10 years ago: Sept. 18, 1993 Ste. Genevieve, Mo. -- About 300 weary residents, tired of fighting floodwaters for weeks on end, relax together at Ste. Genevieve High School football field; group of residents organized county-wide picnic to thank those who aided the flood fight; hundreds of residents, volunteers, National Guardsmen and members of Coast Guard worked tirelessly to erect floodwall, barricading majority of community from encroaching Mississippi River...
    Bipartisan votes send message to the governor (09/18/03)
    The Missouri Legislature recently handed Gov. Bob Holden a dubious place in state history. The governor is the first chief executive ever to be overruled by the legislature on more than one issue during the course of his administration. During the recent veto session, the legislature gathered enough votes for three veto overrides that will:...
    NASA thinks it can overcome its safety issues (09/18/03)
    Eight months after the Columbia disaster killed seven astronauts, NASA has announced it wants to resume its shuttle flights next year. Naturally, this announcement has some observers of the U.S. space program wondering if the human shuttle flights are worth the risk...
    Don't let politics shadow support for our freedoms (09/18/03)
    To the editor: When World War II was declared, people went together and fought the war here. We gathered aluminum. We bought war bonds. We did without shoes, sugar, tires and other things. We did these things willingly. The country was behind the war almost 100 percent...
    Washington state offers example of conceal-carry (09/18/03)
    To the editor: Missouri might look to Washington state for clues on how to make concealed-carry work. Washington's law is relatively liberal. No training is required. A licensee may carry his gun to just about any public venue except courtrooms, bars and schools. State firearms laws pre-empt local ordinances. Recent reports indicate that 250,000 Washington residents hold licenses...
    Residents oppose convenience store special-use permit (09/18/03)
    To the editor: We are opposed to having a gas station near our residences. The Planning and Zoning Commission recently approved a special-use permit for a convenience store at the southeast corner of Sprigg Street and Highway 74. Five residents spoke in opposition, and the pastor of the Cape Girardeau Church of God had a letter signed by 27 members. The board didn't ask to see the letter...
    Speak out 9/12 (09/18/03)
    I AM sick and tired of all the kids who walk in the middle of the street. If the police won't do anything about it soon, some kid is going to get run over. Current violation IF I drive straight through the stop sign on Mount Auburn Road at Hopper Street and two weeks later the city takes the stop sign down, does my crime go away? Of course the crime remains, because it was committed before the law changed. ...
    Speak out A 09/18/03 (09/18/03)
    Walking in the street I AM sick and tired of all the kids who walk in the middle of the street. If the police won't do anything about it soon, some kid is going to get run over. Current violation IF I drive straight through the stop sign on Mount Auburn Road at Hopper Street and two weeks later the city takes the stop sign down, does my crime go away? Of course the crime remains, because it was committed before the law changed. ...
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