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Cape Girardeau police warn of scam artist (09/26/03)
At least four Cape Girardeau businesses or residents have fallen victim to a scam artist offering yard-work materials for a low price, police say. The victims reported being swindled out of $40 to $50 each by a man driving a blue, 1980s model Chevrolet S-10 pickup. The man drives up with a load of small trees or mulch in the truck bed and explains that he is going out of business and is willing to sell his yard-work products at below cost, said officer Jason Selzer...
Discovering more about Lewis and Clark at the library (09/26/03)
When they went exploring 200 years ago, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark used compasses and their knowledge of the stars to navigate the unknown West. They knew how to find their way using the Big Dipper and the Little Dipper as guides. At night, they knew the hour by the position of the Big Dipper or the planets...
Student to raise funds with stay on billboard (09/26/03)
Jackson High School Spear-It dancer Amanda Watson will stand on a billboard from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of Fred's, located on East Jackson Boulevard in Jackson. Watson is raising money for a trip to New York to dance in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and for ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). She will split the money equally between the causes. A representative of the St. Louis chapter of the ALS Association will be present to answer questions...
DWI arrests jump 12 percent in Cape (09/26/03)
A warning is being issued to Cape Girardeau drivers this weekend: If you drink and drive, be prepared to join a long list of arrests. Cape Girardeau police will conduct sobriety checkpoints at various parts of the city, said traffic supervisor Sgt. Jack Wimp. The locations are being kept secret to heighten the "element of surprise," he said...
Word by word (09/26/03)
"Puh, puh, puh." Six-year-old Manuel Villasenor sounds out the letter "p" as he practices his spelling words. Pan. He recognizes the word, knows from a recent lesson in American folklore that it's what Johnny Appleseed wore on his head. But when it comes to actually writing the letters, a barrier presents itself...
Series of lawsuits center around strip searches (09/26/03)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Seven lawsuits have been filed against former teachers accused of strip-searching students at an elementary school last year. Six of the suits, including one filed this week, have been filed in Jackson County Circuit Court. The seventh suit was filed in February in U.S. District Court...
Jury returns guilty verdict in 2002 stabbing death (09/26/03)
BOLIVAR, Mo. -- A Windsor man was found guilty Wednesday of second-degree murder and armed criminal action in a stabbing death after a homecoming party last year. Robert Beal, 26, of Windsor, faces life in prison for stabbing Zandon Maddix, 22, last Oct. 5...
Murder suspect arrested driving victim's vehicle (09/26/03)
GAINESVILLE, Mo. -- A Theodosia man was charged Thursday in the execution-style killing of a Thornfield man at Bull Shoals Lake. Tony Youngblood, 35, was charged with first-degree murder, first-degree robbery and armed criminal action in the death of Densel Wilks, 63, Ozark County Prosecutor Tom Cline said...
Woman to repay fraudulently collected victim relief funds (09/26/03)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A St. Joseph woman who invented a story of a brother dying in the 2001 terrorist attacks on New York's World Trade Center must repay $63,818 she received from post-Sept. 11, 2001, victim relief funds, a federal judge ruled Thursday...
Campuses to weigh future of degree programs (09/26/03)
ST. LOUIS -- The University of Missouri's review of degrees offered at its four campuses is taking a closer look at the future of 48 programs, two-thirds of them graduate programs. A university system analysis of more than 600 programs flagged the 48 for their high costs, low enrollments or other challenges. The greatest concentration is at the Rolla campus, and the discipline with the most programs under scrutiny is physics...
Jury finds D'Antonio guilty of Music Row murder (09/26/03)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A jury found Las Vegas pit boss Richard D'Antonio guilty Thursday of gunning down a music chart researcher about 15 years ago outside a Music Row recording studio. D'Antonio, 56, was convicted of first-degree murder in the 1989 shooting death of Kevin Hughes, 23, of Carmi, Ill., who had worked with him at Cash Box, a music industry trade magazine...
Missouri public agencies increasingly using biodiesel (09/26/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Public agencies statewide are slowly turning to cleaner-burning biodiesel made largely from soybeans, given increasing pressure to cut tailpipe emissions from their fleets of trucks and tractors, government officials say. The state's Department of Transportation, for example, has been looking to expand its use of the soybean-bearing alternative fuel with its fleet of about 4,500 diesel-powered pieces of equipment, as essentially directed by the Missouri Legislature...
Jury finds man innocent in Hannibal shooting death (09/26/03)
HANNIBAL, Mo. -- A northeast Missouri man has been found innocent of first-degree murder charges in last summer's shooting death of a St. Louis man. Jurors deliberated nearly seven hours Wednesday before clearing Dennis Simon, 20, in the July 2002 killing of 17-year-old Dorian Johnson...
Missouri youths ignore tobacco addiction warnings (09/26/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Nearly all youths know tobacco is addictive, yet many try it anyway and believe they can quit if they want to, according to a newly released survey of Missouri middle and high school students. The state Department of Health and Senior Services is promoting the study as the first to look at the influences and beliefs about tobacco, not just its use, by Missouri youths...
Eighth-grader charged in N.C. school shooting (09/26/03)
LAWNDALE, N.C. -- An eighth-grader fired two shots inside a middle school Thursday morning, but no one was injured and the boy was quickly taken into custody by a sheriff's deputy working at the school, a school spokeswoman said. Justin Daniel Earwood, 13, was charged with felony possession of a firearm on school property...
No-call list blocked by second judge (09/26/03)
With remarkable speed and near unanimity, Congress on Thursday passed legislation intended to ensure consumers can block many unwanted telemarketing calls. But whether the service millions of Americans signed up for takes effect next week was thrown into doubt when a second federal judge ruled the list violates free speech protections...
New food message hard to swallow for experts (09/26/03)
WASHINGTON -- The government's plan for a new food pyramid to help fat people lose weight is running into opposition from experts on the panel writing the guidelines for it. Obesity, the panel members acknowledge, is a problem -- 64 percent of adults and 13 percent of the nation's children are defined as being overweight, according to the government's latest survey in 2001. But some are questioning whether the guidelines are the place for tackling that problem...
French researchers first to clone rats (09/26/03)
WASHINGTON -- While people all over the world try to get rid of rats, researchers in France have cloned them. The scientists overcame a quirk in rat physiology to produce genetic duplicates for use in medical research. Led by researchers at the National Institute of Agricultural Research scientists cloned both male and female rats and then mated them and produced normal, healthy pups. A report on the study appears today in the journal Science...
War on terror takes toll on U.S. economy (09/26/03)
WASHINGTON -- Two years into the war on terrorism, hopes that the struggle would be only a brief drag on the economy are fading. Businesses and consumers are facing a growing list of security-related burdens, the federal deficit is ballooning from increased military spending and Americans are jittery about the future...
Congress OKs $368 billion bill for defense (09/26/03)
WASHINGTON -- Congress unanimously approved a compromise $368 billion defense bill for next year, underscoring that despite differences over President Bush's Iraq policies, there is a bipartisan consensus on the military's role in the fight against global terrorism...
Tech expert fired after criticism of Microsoft (09/26/03)
WASHINGTON -- The chief technology officer for a technology firm that works closely with Microsoft Corp. lost his job after he helped write a study critical of the insecurity of Microsoft software. Daniel E. Geer Jr., an expert with nearly three decades studying technology and computer security, learned Thursday he was no longer employed by AtStake Inc. of Cambridge, Mass...
Federal government seeks dismissal of Moussaoui case to expedit (09/26/03)
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Prosecutors have agreed with Zacarias Moussaoui's lawyers that all charges against the terrorism defendant should be dismissed but only to hasten an appeal that challenges his right to question fellow al-Qaida prisoners. In a written motion made public Thursday, the government also asked U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema to issue a stay, an order that would keep the charges in place during the appeal...
New-to-party - Clark avoids criticism, specifics in debate (09/26/03)
NEW YORK -- Right from the start, Wesley Clark bluntly acknowledged his political inexperience -- then used it as an excuse to dodge specifics and blunt criticism in his first presidential debate. "If I've learned one thing in my nine days in politics," the retired Army general said with a smile, "you better be careful with hypothetical questions."...
Judge delays sale of veteran's home (09/26/03)
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- A former Marine who could lose his home because he violated homeowners' association rules by flying an American flag from a pole can keep the house at least a little longer. Circuit Judge Edward Fine on Thursday delayed the foreclosure on George Andres' home until his case is heard by the 4th District Court of Appeal. ...
CDC- Flu shot supply expected to be plentiful (09/26/03)
ATLANTA -- This year's supply of flu vaccine is expected to be plentiful, and shots will be available starting next month, federal officials said Thursday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said October and November are the best time to receive a shot to be protected during peak flu season, which typically runs from December to March...
NYSE director resigns position (09/26/03)
NEW YORK -- H. Carl McCall resigned Thursday from the New York Stock Exchange board, the first director to leave since chairman and chief executive Dick Grasso was ousted a week ago because of public outrage over his lavish pay. In a letter to interim chairman John Reed, McCall said he hoped the exchange could "move forward without being encumbered by the past." He said his resignation would take effect Monday...
Microchip helps reunite cat after 10 years (09/26/03)
SAN CARLOS, Calif. -- Call it Ted's excellent adventure, with a high-tech twist: A cat with an ID microchip implanted under his skin was returned to his owner 10 years after he jumped out a window and vanished. Chris Inglis' sleek, black feline, Ted, was fitted with the chip back when the technology was still new in the early 1990s...
Florida attorneys scramble to beat DNA testing deadline (09/26/03)
TAMPA, Fla. -- Time is running out for perhaps hundreds of Florida convicts to ask for DNA testing that might clear them. A two-year window opened by the state legislature for inmates to seek post-conviction DNA analysis is set to close on Tuesday. The Innocence Project, a nonprofit legal clinic researching hundreds of old cases on inmates' behalf, has little hope of completing the task by the deadline...
Students, parents discuss fatal Minnesota shooting (09/26/03)
COLD SPRING, Minn. -- Emotional parents hugged each other as they escorted their children to an information session at a middle school Thursday, a day after a 15-year-old boy opened fire at the nearby high school, killing one student and critically wounding another...
People news 9/26/03 (09/26/03)
Stamps designed by Lennon sold at auction LONDON -- Stamps that John Lennon designed to support a postal workers' strike sold for $2,000, double the pre-sale estimate, auctioneers at Sotheby's said. The stamps, which depict a clenched fist, were part of a sale of rock 'n' roll and film memorabilia auctioned Wednesday at London's Olympia exhibition hall. The buyer and seller weren't identified...
Ohio man, suspected al-Qaida errand boy, seeks to withdraw guil (09/26/03)
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- A man accused of plotting to topple the Brooklyn Bridge on orders from al-Qaida has asked to withdraw his guilty plea. Iyman Faris, 34, formerly of Columbus, Ohio, pleaded guilty in May to charges that he provided sleeping bags, cell phones and cash to al-Qaida...
The next step (09/26/03)
NAIROBI, Kenya -- Aid workers, pharmaceutical companies and donors have made drugs available to a small number of African AIDS patients, but as new programs take root, the lack of trained doctors and facilities are becoming the biggest barriers to care...
Operation Pencil Box - U.S. Army refurbishes schools (09/26/03)
TIKRIT, Iraq -- Sitting inside a dusty office in a shrapnel-damaged building, Gerald Fox stares intently at his laptop, juggling the cost of electrical wiring, pipes, brick and mortar. In recent weeks, the 34-year-old U.S. Army sergeant has been working on a proposal to have nine schools rebuilt in Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit, at a cost of $243,300. He already has contracts for repairs to 14 other schools and has assessed 92 others...
Revived R&R program gives troops in Iraq needed break (09/26/03)
WASHINGTON -- American troops will get a vacation from the campaign in Iraq under an R&R program being revived for the first time since the war in Vietnam. A planeload of troops is to arrive Friday in Baltimore, the first of thousands to be flown out of deployments that have turned out to be longer and tougher than some expected...
Council member dies; blast hits NBC offices (09/26/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- A leading figure in Iraq's Governing Council died Thursday of wounds suffered in an ambush last week, marking the first time Iraq's violence has claimed the life of a member of the U.S.-appointed administration. Aquila al-Hashimi's death came as a bomb damaged a hotel housing the offices of NBC News, raising fears of attacks against international media. ...
160 injured in Japan temblor (09/26/03)
TOKYO -- A strong quake with a magnitude of 8 rocked the northern Japan island of Hokkaido early today, injuring more than 160 people, knocking out power, derailing a train and touching off an industrial fire. Public broadcaster NHK reported that at least 164 people were hurt in the quake, including at least two seriously, mostly by falling objects in their homes. It blacked out 16,000 homes and capsized fishing boats...
World briefs 9/26/03 (09/26/03)
VARA aid worker killed in Afghanistan ambush KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- Gunmen ambushed a pickup truck carrying three Afghan aid workers, killing one of them, injuring the driver and prompting their agency to suspend operations in the region, officials said Thursday...
U.N. agency finds new uranium traces in Iran (09/26/03)
VIENNA, Austria -- U.N. atomic experts have found traces of weapons-grade uranium at a second site in Iran, diplomats said Thursday. The development heightened international concerns about the nature of Tehran's nuclear activities. The diplomats said minute quantities of the substance were found by the International Atomic Energy Agency at the Kalay-e Electric Co., just west of Tehran. They did not specify where at the site the uranium was found...
Nigerian death by stoning verdict overturned on appeal (09/26/03)
KATSINA, Nigeria -- An Islamic court overturned the conviction of an illiterate mother sentenced to be stoned to death for having sex out of wedlock, easing pressure on the Nigerian government in a case that has drawn sharp criticism from around the globe...
Saudi Arabia hunting attack suspects (09/26/03)
JIZAN, Saudi Arabia -- Shootout by shootout, surrender by surrender, Saudi authorities are working their way through a list of al-Qaida suspects in a bombing assault that brought Muslim terrorism to the heart of the kingdom. The latest suspect to die in a nationwide dragnet -- one that has featured unprecedented cooperation with the United States as well as unusual openness -- was Zubayr al-Rimi. ...
Palestinians, Israeli soldier die in raids (09/26/03)
JERUSALEM -- Israeli forces raided a West Bank city and a Gaza refugee camp on Thursday, setting off battles that left four Palestinian gunmen and a soldier dead. The raids came despite a lull in Palestinian bombing and shooting attacks against Israelis, underlining Israel's policy of hunting down militants regardless of the ebbs and flows of violence...
European heat wave tally tops 19,000 dead (09/26/03)
PARIS -- The heat wave that scorched Europe in August killed more than 19,000 people, according to official estimates tallied by The Associated Press, making it one of the most deadly natural disasters in the past century. The death toll may be higher: the AP survey of a dozen countries found that two -- Germany and Spain -- have attributed only a fraction of summer fatalities to heat so far...
Stop them if you can (09/26/03)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It's been awhile since the longest-running rivalry west of the Mississippi brought together teams that are 7-1 between them. It's been still longer since Kansas (3-1) and Missouri (4-0) brought the two best quarterbacks in the conference into an annual clash that started in 1891...
Today's area football games (09/26/03)
Valle (2-1) at Scott City (1-2) Last week: East Prairie 34, Scott City 7; Valle 28, St. Pius 14 Last year: Valle 50, Scott City 13 Notes: The Rams' offense has fallen flat after a 27 point outburst in their opener. ...
Central misses no-hitter in shutout of PB (09/26/03)
Central's Megan McDonald narrowly missed a no-hitter as she pitched the softball Tigers past visiting Poplar Bluff 1-0 Thursday afternoon. McDonald allowed just one hit, a leadoff single in the top of the seventh and final inning. She finished with 12 strikeouts and two walks...
Tigers roar off the ropes (09/26/03)
Sometimes all it takes is a lucky bounce to swing the momentum of a game. For the Central Tigers football team Thursday, that lucky bounce came on a 50-yard field-goal attempt as time expired in the first half at Houck Stadium. With North County up 12-6, Central kicker Colin Schermann's field-goal attempt dropped on the goal post and bounced over. ...
No. 9 Razorbacks try to keep success going (09/26/03)
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Arkansas corralled the Texas Longhorns a week after Alabama came up short against No. 1 Oklahoma. The Razorbacks pounded North Texas the day Northern Illinois upset the Crimson Tide. It's been that kind of year for the two division rivals entering Saturday's meeting:One team on the rise and the other at times in the dumps...
Hamm directs American team to shutout of Nigeria (09/26/03)
PHILADELPHIA -- Mia Hamm was unstoppable for the second straight World Cup game, scoring two early goals, then setting up one in the second half as the United States beat Nigeria 5-0 Thursday night. Hamm treated a crowd of 31,553 to yet another masterful performance. After assisting on all three goals in a 3-1 victory over Sweden on Sunday, soccer's career scoring leader with 144 goals almost single-handedly did in the Nigerians...
Reds keep Cards alive with win over Cubs (09/26/03)
CINCINNATI -- Sammy Sosa climbed the career charts with two more homers, only to watch the Chicago Cubs let a big one slip away. Sean Casey's homer capped a six-run sixth inning that silenced thousands of Chicago fans and rallied the Cincinnati Reds to a 9-7 victory Thursday night that left the NL Central tied up again...
Massey hopes to adjust to fullback in a snap (09/26/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Now it's the long snapper's turn to try his hand at fullback for the Rams. Chris Massey takes no guff in his limited role, proudly hiking the ball on a line and taking care of the vital first step of a field-goal attempt or extra point, just before getting nailed by defenders keen on busting up the play...
Delgado blasts 4 HRs against Tampa Bay (09/26/03)
TORONTO -- Carlos Delgado sure woke up in a big way. The Toronto slugger took cold medicine and a nap before the game, then hit four home runs Thursday night to become the 15th player in major league history to accomplish the feat Delgado connected in all four of his at-bats, leading the Blue Jays over Tampa Bay 10-8. His first homer of the game was the 300th of his career...
Name of new Converse sneaker creates a stink (09/26/03)
The company that brought the world the original basketball sneaker has come up with a new one: "Loaded Weapon." What would Chuck Taylor think? The name of the latest Converse sneaker is drawing criticism because of recent high-profile cases involving guns, murder and basketball players...
The A's Rough Rider (09/26/03)
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Theodore Roosevelt Lilly III is making quite the name for himself in Oakland's talented pitching rotation. And that's not surprising, considering his namesake. The reticent left-hander is nothing like the brash, rough-riding 26th president of the United States -- but the Athletics sure like what he's done for them in the second half...
Possibilities continue to grow in archery season (09/26/03)
In just five days, archery hunters in Missouri will continue a tradition that dates back more than half a century. Wednesday marks the start of Missouri's archery deer and turkey hunting season. Only 73 archers participated in the first archery season in 1946, a three-day, bucks-only season in Crawford County. They failed to harvest even one deer. Last year 99,630 archery permits were sold. Archers took 29,587 deer statewide...
Special quail hunts set for area conservation sites (09/26/03)
Applications are being accepted through Sept. 30 for special quail hunts on the Dan and Maureen Cover Prairie Conservation Area (C.A.) and the Carrick W. Davidson-Robert G. Paris Wildlife Area (W.A.). Both areas are close to West Plains. Permits for the hunts will be issued by a Missouri Department of Conservation lottery. ...
Willows help provide solution to stream erosion (09/26/03)
One of the most common small trees in a stream is a willow. They provide shade and cover for stream life and improve water quality by absorbing and storing chemicals. From the stream bank stabilization standpoint, willows have a unique ability to withstand flooding and grow quickly in saturated areas -- and that makes them ideal for re-vegetating stream banks...
Sports market is on the decline (09/26/03)
Booms and busts can hit any business. Tulips, dot-coms, sports. Wall Street's bubble began to burst 18 months before 9-11, Main Street took it on the chin next, and the country still hasn't fully recovered from the recession, the attacks, the wars and the job losses...
Area digest (09/26/03)
Southeast volleyball begins OVC play Southeast Missouri State University's volleyball team begins Ohio Valley Conference play tonight as Austin Peay visits Houck Field House for a 7 p.m. match. The Otahkians are 1-11 and have played just one home match, losing to Southern Illinois Tuesday. The Governors are 5-7...
Portable AC unit can keep car cool (09/26/03)
Dear Tom and Ray: A few summers ago, the air conditioner on my 1993 Dodge Caravan went out. The cost to fix the unit (from two different sources) is $1,700 to $2,000. The car is not worth that much, so I have not fixed it. Last week, while walking through a Home Depot, I saw a portable, stand-alone air conditioner on sale for $595 (you can see where I'm going with this ...). ...
Rainier raises the bar (09/26/03)
srobertson Buick Rainier offers a quiet, comfortable ride Several months ago, after test driving a new Buick Rendezvous, I had this to say: "Upscale, good looking and comfortable -- that's always been my impression of a Buick." I went on to describe the competent, comfortable Rendezvous and added, "... I've not been in [an SUV] that delivers a better ride or has more comfortable seats."...
On cutting at universities (09/26/03)
Last week Southeast Missouri State president Ken Dobbins announced a curriculum review policy which has been approved by the board of regents. All of the departments have been involved in the selection of 18 degree programs for review necessitated by recent budget shortfalls, but reviews should be regularly implemented with or without "financial emergency" considerations...
Christopher Cross is still sailing (09/26/03)
When Christopher Cross' ship came in in 1981, it dropped anchor at the top of the pop music world. His self-titled first album won five Grammy Awards that year and an Oscar for "Arthur's Theme," from the Dudley Moore-Liza Minnelli movie. The album's hits, the evocative "Sailing," upbeat "Ride Like the Wind" and sentimental "Arthur's Theme," made a Texas singer-songwriter who happens to look like an average guy into an instant star...
Artifacts 9/26/03 (09/26/03)
Festival for single-reed instruments Saturday Southeast Missouri Single Reed Day will be presented from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Southeast Missouri State University. The festival is for clarinet and saxophone teachers and students. John Cipolla, a professor of clarinet and saxophone at Western Kentucky University, is one of the two featured clinicians. ...
Even movie directors get the blues (09/26/03)
LOS ANGELES -- What would lure a high-flying filmmaker like Clint Eastwood into making a documentary for PBS? The blues, nothing but the blues. Eastwood, Martin Scorsese and five more directors offer their visions of the great American art form in "The Blues," a seven-part series airing 8 p.m. CDT Sunday through Saturday, Oct. 4...
Audio reviews 9/26 (09/26/03)
'World Wide Underground'Extended jams and verbal gymnastics make Erykah Badu's latest album, "World Wide Underground," feel like a live concert. Although the CD has only eight tracks, plus intro and outro, the project feels full to bursting. The creativity of past efforts is in full force. ...
Everybody's a critic - 'Secondhand Lions' (09/26/03)
Three and a half stars (out of four) I really like "Secondhand Lions" on many levels. The movie looks good. The cinematography truly depicts Texas in the late 1950s. Robert Duvall as Hub and Michael Caine as Garth are the two cantankerous uncles Walter is dumped on with orders to discover where the two old codgers have their money hidden. As summer rolls along we learn of Hub and Garth's past and watch as they come to accept and love Walter...
James C. Mosley (09/26/03)
DEKOVEN, Ky. -- James C. Mosley, 76, of Dekoven died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003, at his home. He was a veteran of World War II. He was a retired coal miner and coal truck driver. He is survived by four daughters, Bonnie Blackburn of Sturgis, Ky., Carlene Long of Morganfield, Ky., Barbara McManus of Paducah, Ky., and Tammy Hunter of Morganfield; five sons, James Edward Mosley of Evansville, Ind., Jimmy Mosley of Chaffee, Mo., David Mosley of Sturgis and Larry Mosley and William Mosley, both of Dekoven; two sisters, Velda Frost of Morganfield and Hershelene Oglesby of Henderson, Ky.; two brothers, George Mosley and Lewis Mosley, both of Dekoven; 38 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.. ...
John Brase (09/26/03)
John E. Brase, 94, of Festus, Mo., died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003, at Delmar Gardens South Nursing Center in St. Louis County. He was born Aug. 8, 1909, in Jackson, son of Dr. Ferdinand and Bertha Haman Brase. He married Helen T. Sander, who died Feb. 25, 1999...
Alvin Howell (09/26/03)
Alvin "Tony" Anthony Howell, 51, of Benton, Ky., died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2003, at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah, Ky. Survivors include a daughter, Shondra Davisson of St. Louis, Mo.; a son, Donald Howell; a brother, Ronnie Howell of Jackson; five sisters, Demetra Lyons of Bellville, Texas, Shirley Diggs of Delta, Mo., Barbara Freeman of Jackson, Peggy Bramlett of Jacksonville, Fla., and Diane Serrano of Vermo, Calif.; and three grandchildren...
Emma Cade (09/26/03)
EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- Emma F. Cade, 87, of East Prairie died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003, at East Prairie Nursing Center. She was born March 13, 1916, in New Madrid County, Mo., daughter of John and Ethel Woods Buttry. She and Bennie Franklin Cade were married in 1931. He died Dec. 19, 1986...
Harold Strack (09/26/03)
Harold A. Strack, 71, of Cape Girardeau passed away Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center. He was born June 15, 1932, in Cape Girardeau, son of Albert H. and Hilda M. Borgfield Strack. He and Dortha J. Sachse were married June 2, 1957...
Roxie Kenter (09/26/03)
Roxie Ann Kenter, 91, of St. Louis died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003, at Alexian Brothers Lansdowne Village in St. Louis. She was born June 16, 1912, at Neelys Landing, daughter of Carl and Nora Clingingsmith Craft. She and Charles "Red" Kenter were married June 16, 1934, in Waterloo, Ill. He died Nov. 19, 1983...
Dessie Drum (09/26/03)
Dessie Viola Drum, 84, of Oak Ridge died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003, at Perry County Nursing Home in Perryville, Mo. She was born June 15, 1919, at Millersville, daughter of Robert and Mary Fulbright Moore. She and John F. Drum were married Oct. 20, 1943...
Maudie Denton (09/26/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Maudie I. Denton, 80, of Sikeston died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003, at her home. She was born Jan. 1, 1923, at Kennett, Mo., daughter of Henry William and Levadie Mae Hoxworth Abernathy. She and Herbert Guy Denton were married Jan. 8, 1969, in Kansas City, Mo. He died Aug. 6, 1991...
Finley Burke (09/26/03)
BENTON, Mo. -- Finley A. Burke, 63, of Benton died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003, at his home. He was born Jan. 18, 1940, in St. Louis, son of John Adam and Mary Duncan Burke. He and Donna Pulliam were married June 10, 1994, in Cape Girardeau. Burke was a self-employed small engine repairman, and a member of Unity Baptist Church in Benton...
Ralph Walters Jr. (09/26/03)
Ralph M. Walters Jr., 75, of Jackson passed away Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born April 27, 1928, in Johnson City, Tenn., son of Ralph M. and Fannie H. Cassier Walters Sr. He and Betty Jo Germain were married May 7, 1955. She preceded him in death Oct. 6, 1999...
Fire report 9/26 (09/26/03)
Cape Girardeau Friday, Sept. 26 Firefighters responded Thursday to the following items: At 11:33 p.m., medical assist at 806 William. At 11:53 p.m., medical assist at 103 N. Kingshighway. Firefighters responded Friday to the following items: At 1:43 a.m., medical assist at 325 N. Sprigg...
Police report 9/26 (09/26/03)
Cape Girardeau Friday, Sept. 26 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Wendell E. Woodson, 25, of Box 365 Tamms, Ill., was arrested Wednesday on a Cape Girardeau County warrant for probation violation...
Out of the past 9/26/03 (09/26/03)
10 years ago: Sept. 26, 1993 The Rev. Dell J. Crockett has accepted call to become pastor of First Evangelical Lutheran Church and School in San Fernando, Calif.; this is his last weekend as pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church at Tilsit, Mo., where he has served since June 1987...
Study reflects positive effort but not all facts (09/26/03)
In recent years, the Area Wide United Way has distinguished itself as a significant agency for gathering facts about Cape Girardeau and Scott City -- its service area also includes Perryville -- and espousing ideas on how to make the area a better place to live...
Musical festival brings many acts to downtown (09/26/03)
As the sun sets tonight, downtown Cape Girardeau will come alive with the sound of music. Thanks to the annual City of Roses Music Festival, we're talking lots of different kinds of music literally everywhere visitors turn tonight and Saturday. The festival will open at 8 tonight with music by the Southeast Missouri State University Jazz Band on the Main Stage, followed by the Acme Blues Band and Mid-life Crisis, all popular, local groups...
Speak Out 9/26/03 (09/26/03)
Go to McClure SOMEONE WAS talking about the tall weeds and junk cars around property in Cape. Well, if you want to see more, go through McClure. I travel through that road every day and, oh my, those weeds on that main street are terrible. All those weeds and junk cars and all kinds of trash in those yards. ...
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