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Stories from Tuesday, September 30, 2003

What'd you get for No. 1? (09/30/03)
Please solve the following problem: xcy7=32+H/Y+12S=? Couldn't solve it? Bet not! Looks made up? It is! Isn't what I just did the method that thousands of other mathematicians have done in their lives? Here's my theory: They got bored one day and decided to create textbooks that would eat at the minds of helpless teens around the country...
Students at Oran learn the drama of staging a play (09/30/03)
Huddled in a circle of wooden desks, 17 students listen intently as another student reads lines from a small, yellow book. "What happened to your volume?" the teacher asks. So he stands up and gets louder as he reads the lines, a little surprised by the amount of text he sees as he flips to the next page...
The power of friendship (09/30/03)
ROCHESTER, N.Y. At his weekly appearance in Juvenile Drug Treatment Court, Chad Kenyon acknowledged smoking on the sly during a stressful day trip home from a rehabilitation center. "I smoked a cigarette with one of my friends," said the 14-year-old boy, bowing his head in a drab county courtroom with fluorescent lighting. "I told staff and got frozen for it."...
Sign on and touch someone (09/30/03)
TALLINN, Estonia -- The software developers who wrote file-swapping legend Kazaa are taking the concept of peer-to-peer sharing to telecommunications, launching an Internet phone service they claim could put traditional phone companies out of business...
With mallets aforethought (09/30/03)
The genteel sport of croquet has always had a dark heart, and worn it proudly on its well-pressed sleeve. One player in Connecticut used to drive around in a pickup truck with a croquet-association bumper sticker on one side of the trailer hitch and a right-to-bear-arms sticker on the other. So it was probably inevitable that sooner or later somebody would dream up extreme croquet and dedicate it to the enjoyment of "nature and the near-death experience."...
Rigali calls appointment as cardinal 'awesome' (09/30/03)
The only American among 31 men named cardinals by Pope John Paul II called the title "very awesome" Monday, given that the select group he joins will be among those likely to tap the ailing pontiff's replacement. But Justin Rigali, the St. Louis archbishop who next week takes over the helm of Philadelphia's larger archdiocese, declined to discuss such successorship, saying it's "most appropriate not to comment on a future papal election while the pope is still alive."...
'Bombastic' a brain-snarling puzzler (09/30/03)
If you think videogame puzzles begin and end with "Tetris," it's time to think again. One of the best of the post-"Tetris" puzzlers is available now in the guise of "Bombastic" from Capcom for the PlayStation 2. Explaining "Bombastic" is almost as tough as playing it...
Sikeston police say cab driver fabricated robbery (09/30/03)
SIKESTON, Mo.-- Police say a cab driver made a false robbery report Friday morning in an alleyway behind the 200 block of Ruth Street. Officers checked the immediate area after first talking to the driver but found no evidence to corroborate his story, officials said...
Briefs 9/30/03 (09/30/03)
Happiness Four group will deliver message The Hobbs Chapel United Methodist Church will host the Happiness Four group at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The group is a Swedish family that travels throughout the United States with its ministry message and songs. The church is at 3024 Highway 177 in Cape Girardeau...
Learning briefs 9/30 (09/30/03)
Marching Tigers win second at competition Central High School's Marching Tigers band recently received second place in the Black Division at the Farmington Marching Invitational. The band, led by drum majors Nick Uptain, Josh Reimann and Amber Probst, played songs from its 2003 show including El Toro Caliente and Black Rhapsody...
SEMO radio station goes on the air (09/30/03)
MIKE WELLS * photos@semissourian.com Southeast Missouri State University senior broadcasting major Katie Mankus, station manager of the new student-operated campus radio station, KDMC 103.7 FM, watched as the station's advisor, professor Bruce Mims, put in a playlist change in the computer system.By Mike Wells ~ Southeast Missourian...
Car plows through fence and crashes into Cape house (09/30/03)
Samuel Pollard was relaxing on his couch at 907 S. Ellis in Cape Girardeau Monday afternoon watching television and waiting for his girlfriend to return from the store when he heard a series of terrifying noises. "I heard a bunch of squealing down the street, then a 'boom' and then a big 'ka-boom' when it hit the house," he said, looking out his front door at the mangled black Ford Taurus crumpled into his brick and concrete front porch. "Then I heard the glass shatter."...
Cape man charged with Wal-Mart liquor robbery (09/30/03)
A Cape Girardeau man stole two bottles of liquor from Wal-Mart Thursday and, when confronted outside the store, pushed a store employee as he tried to escape, police said. Edwin W. Minner, 36, began to run but was caught when the employee grabbed his shirt. Minner turned to swing his right fist at the employee, Wayne Cargill, police said...
Sikeston man sentenced in meth conspiracy (09/30/03)
Donnie Williams, 49, of Sikeston, Mo., was sentenced to 92 months in prison Monday in federal court for conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine. Prosecutors said Williams previously admitted that beginning in February through March 5, he and John A. Chadd agreed to obtain the required ingredients to make methamphetamine. In addition, the men made the drug and were experimenting with two different methods...
Secretary of state discusses state role with fourth-graders (09/30/03)
The average civics lesson at Clippard Elementary School doesn't begin with a reminder about good behavior. But the appearance of Secretary of State Matt Blunt and the requisite news media following him were too much for the fourth-graders to resist, evoking a few shushes and sharp words from their teachers...
Counties hope to avoid changes in legal status (09/30/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Several Missouri counties are laying the groundwork to change their legal classifications as early as 2005, but officials in some are hopeful the law will be revised next year to prevent that from happening. The Missouri Legislature passed such a bill in the spring, but Gov. ...
Cape man nabs one of 101 Neiman Marcus Cadillacs (09/30/03)
There are only 101 of them in the entire world and the relatively few that there are sold out in a scant 14 minutes. It's been highly sought after and it's a car that will remain sophisticated and stylish for years. And as of Monday, Kenneth Ochs of Cape Girardeau has one...
Panel says state transportation agency needs public confession (09/30/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's transportation department needs to publicly confess its error in abandoning a 1992 road plan and then develop a new statewide transportation strategy that includes completion of the long-promised projects, according to a draft report compiled Monday by a citizens' advisory panel...
Accounting professor offers committee ways to boost corporate (09/30/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A professor who teaches prospective accountants how to use Missouri's corporate tax code to their clients' advantage now is offering state lawmakers advice on how to collect more taxes from businesses. John McGowan, an accounting professor at St. Louis University, said Monday that Missouri's plunging corporate tax revenue reveals a problem with its tax laws that goes beyond any recent decline in corporate profits because of the economy...
Prisoner beaten to death; investigation under way (09/30/03)
POTOSI, Mo. -- An inmate at Missouri's maximum-security prison in Potosi was found beaten to death, and his cellmate is suspected, prison superintendent Don Roper said Monday. Lamont Daugherty, 29, was discovered face-down in his cell at 10:37 p.m. Sunday as guards were performing a head-count, Roper said. Emergency responders were unable to revive him...
World digest 09/30/03 (09/30/03)
Four Serbs convicted in '92 killing of 16 in Bosnia BELGRADE, Serbia-Montenegro -- A court convicted four former Serb paramilitary soldiers of war crimes Monday, sentencing them to up to 20 years in prison for the 1992 killing of 16 Muslim civilians in Bosnia...
SEC wants court to force Lay to turn over documents (09/30/03)
WASHINGTON -- The Securities and Exchange Commission asked a federal judge on Monday to force Kenneth L. Lay, the former head of Enron Corp., to turn over documents the agency is seeking in its investigation of the business practices that led to one of the largest corporate bankruptcy filings in U.S. history...
Air traffic controller appeals charge of violating 9-11 flight (09/30/03)
GREAT FALLS, Mont. -- The only air traffic controller charged with violating a nationwide shutdown on Sept. 11, 2001, is appealing the decision. William C. Noble III was fired in April for allowing a FedEx cargo plane to take off from the Great Falls airport on Sept. 11, 2001. A federal magistrate convicted him this summer of violating a Federal Aviation Administration order, a misdemeanor, and fined him $500...
Rock band vows to defy new law with onstage, Web aided suicide (09/30/03)
TAMPA, Fla. -- The leader of the rock band Hell on Earth said Monday that an onstage suicide will be conducted during a private St. Petersburg concert this weekend in defiance of a new city law designed to stop the act. "The show will go on," Billy Tourtelot said. "It will be available on the Internet and it will be in the city limits of St. Petersburg."...
Electronic monitors soon to tag Florida immigrants (09/30/03)
MIAMI -- As many as 100 illegal immigrants awaiting their day in court will be released from jail in Florida if they wear electronic monitoring devices in the biggest such experiment in the country. The Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement began a six-month test of the ankle bracelet program in South Florida in August for possible nationwide use...
Gunman, not police, wounded hostages (09/30/03)
DYERSBURG, Tenn. -- Two hostages seriously wounded when police stormed a college classroom to end a standoff were shot by their captor, not police, authorities said Monday. Harold Kilpatrick Jr., 26, held as many as 14 hostages for up to nine hours at Dyersburg State Community College Sept. 17 before he was killed by a police SWAT team. The two people who were wounded have been discharged from hospitals and are recovering...
Schwarzenegger campaign accused of 'dirty tricks' (09/30/03)
SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- The feud between Gov. Gray Davis and Arnold Schwarzenegger escalated Monday as the governor's campaign accused the actor's handlers of engaging in "dirty tricks" by plotting to disrupt a Davis event. Davis spokesman Peter Ragone said the campaign had obtained an e-mail showing that the Schwarzenegger camp was trying to stack one of the governor's town-hall meetings "with shills for their campaign, Republicans who would disrupt and attack the governor."...
Reviving history Sippin' 'whisky' flowing again at Dickel disti (09/30/03)
TULLAHOMA, Tenn. -- Whisky is flowing again at the George Dickel distillery, which shut down four years ago when an attempt to compete with Jack Daniel's failed miserably and left the company with a glut of spirits. Now that the 126-year-old Dickel brand is getting a new life, it won't try to compete again with its powerhouse cousin down the road...
People news 9/30/03 (09/30/03)
Drew Carey takes show to troops serving in Iraq TIKRIT, Iraq -- Comedian Drew Carey performed at an American base in Saddam Hussein's hometown, staging the show for the troops in front of a bomb-damaged palace. Carey entertained hundreds of soldiers from the 4th Infantry Division for more than an hour on a stage in front of Saddam's main Tikrit palace. Flanked by two tanks, Carey showed up on stage in a desert camouflage uniform...
Gorilla exits Boston zoo, injuring toddler and teenager (09/30/03)
BOSTON -- A 300-pound gorilla will be kept off display after it escaped from its zoo enclosure for the second time in two months, snatching a 2-year-old girl and injuring a teenager, zoo officials said. The gorilla, known as Little Joe, escaped Sunday night and roamed through the Franklin Park Zoo and along nearby streets for nearly two hours before it was sedated with tranquilizer darts, according to Zoo New England CEO and president John Linehan...
Episcopal leader defends gay bishop as meetings near (09/30/03)
NEW YORK -- With two key meetings ahead that could determine whether the Episcopal Church splits over homosexuality, the denomination's leader defended his support Monday for an openly gay bishop in an interview with The Associated Press. Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold said he voted at last month's General Convention to confirm Bishop-elect V. ...
Automakers showcase latest eco-friendly cars (09/30/03)
SONOMA, Calif. -- General Motors Corp. calls it the Hy-wire: a car that puts fuel-cell technology in a futuristic body. It lacks foot pedals and a traditional steering wheel. It scoots along on a skateboard-like chassis containing everything that runs the car, including hydrogen fuel cells that power an electric motor. The driver controls the Hy-wire by twisting handgrips to accelerate, squeezing them to brake and tilting them to steer. In a test drive, the ride was smooth and quiet...
Anti-anthrax options reach testing phase (09/30/03)
WASHINGTON -- Consider it an anthrax bloodhound, a drug that can swoop into the body, latch onto deadly toxins spewed by anthrax bacteria and get rid of them. Two years after the anthrax-by-mail attacks, scientists are hard at work on such an antidote...
Consumer spending has strong increase in August (09/30/03)
WASHINGTON -- America's consumers -- flush with tax cuts that left them with extra cash in their wallets -- ratcheted up their spending by a strong 0.8 percent in August, helping to power an economic resurgence. The advance in spending reported by the Commerce Department on Monday came on top of an even bigger 0.9 percent increase in July as larger paychecks and other incentives from President Bush's third tax cut began to take hold...
Remains of only Coast Guard MIA from Vietnam are identified (09/30/03)
WASHINGTON -- The only member of the U.S. Coast Guard missing in action from the Vietnam War -- a pilot lost in a 1968 crash -- has had his remains positively identified and returned to his family. The remains of Lt. Jack C. Rittichier, of Barberton, Ohio, were among those of four U.S. servicemen recovered from the crash site near Ban Kaboui, Laos, and positively identified, the Pentagon announced Monday...
Number of uninsured up by 2.4 million (09/30/03)
WASHINGTON -- The ranks of the uninsured swelled by 2.4 million last year as insurance costs kept rising and more Americans lost their jobs and health-care coverage. The number of people without health insurance the entire year rose to 43.6 million, a jump of almost 6 percent from 2001 and the second consecutive annual increase, the Census Bureau said in a report being released today. The percentage of Americans without health coverage rose from 14.6 to 15.2...
FCC says it will enforce do-not-call list (09/30/03)
WASHINGTON -- While court fights continued, President Bush on Monday signed legislation to ratify the Federal Trade Commission's authority to set up a national do-not-call list that could lead to fines for telemarketers. "The public is understandably losing patience with these unwanted phone calls, unwanted intrusions," Bush said. "Given a choice, Americans prefer not to receive random sales pitches at all hours of the day. The American people should be free to restrict these calls."...
Music group settles 52 of 261 lawsuits over downloading (09/30/03)
WASHINGTON -- The recording industry on Monday announced settlements with 52 of the 261 Internet users it sued over allegations they illegally permitted others to download music from their computers using popular file-sharing software. The Recording Industry Association of America, which plans to file hundreds more lawsuits in October, did not specify how much it collected. ...
NYSE chair says reforms precede board changes (09/30/03)
WASHINGTON -- The man who temporarily is leading the embattled New York Stock Exchange insisted Monday that it should be reformed before the makeup of the exchange's board is changed. John S. Reed, who was meeting with Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman William Donaldson, denied a news report that he was expected to seek the removal of Wall Street chief executives from the board to reduce potential conflicts of interest...
New Jersey first state to make driving while tired a crime (09/30/03)
BORDENTOWN, N.J. -- As if staying alive were not enough of an incentive, motorists in New Jersey have another reason to make sure they are well-rested when they get behind the wheel -- a first-in-the-nation law against driving while drowsy. Under Maggie's Law, police will not be pulling over drivers whose eyelids look heavy. ...
Laura Bush tries to mend fences at U.N. ceremony (09/30/03)
PARIS -- Laura Bush ushered the United States back into the U.N.'s main cultural agency Monday and urged the organization to work to make education accessible to all the world's children as a weapon against terrorism. The first lady also offered a firm defense of U.S. policies in Iraq, an issue that has divided the Bush administration from many of the countries represented at the meeting of UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization...
British Treasury chief wins standing ovation as Blair's popular (09/30/03)
BOURNEMOUTH, England -- The key to winning applause for Prime Minister Tony Blair's policies, it seems, is simple: be somebody else. Treasury Chief Gordon Brown won a prolonged standing ovation from the governing Labor Party's annual conference Monday after insisting the government will not back away from policies -- including the war in Iraq -- that are unpopular at the grass roots...
U.S. forces at Syrian border battle to keep insurgents at bay (09/30/03)
HUSAYBAH, Iraq -- With only a starry sky and distant twinkling lights to guide them, 12 men started to cross from Syria into Iraq, hoping to slip across the border undetected. Their chances were slim. U.S. soldiers -- using sophisticated night vision equipment in their tanks and in a helicopter hovering out of earshot behind them -- saw the dozen would-be infiltrators immediately...
Palestinian official says armed struggle has been a mistake (09/30/03)
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- The Palestinians were better off before they launched their uprising against Israel, the ousted Palestinian security chief said Monday, as thousands marched to mark the three-year anniversary of the revolt. In an interview with The Associated Press, Mohammed Dahlan also said the Palestinians misread the dramatic changes brought by the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks on the United States, and that hurt their aspirations of statehood...
Tribes offer stiff resistance to hunt for Osama bin Laden (09/30/03)
MIRAN SHAH, Pakistan -- Pashtun tribesman Anargul Khan has a Russian-made AK-47 assault rifle around his shoulder and a red rose behind his ear. The rose, Khan says, shows he is a a lover of peace -- the gun that he is ready for war. It is men like Khan, children of this unforgiving and unconquerable tribal belt along the Pakistan-Afghan border, that the United States and Pakistan are struggling -- and failing -- to win over in their quest to hunt down Osama bin Laden, the al-Qaida mastermind believed hiding in their midst.. ...
Yemen issues terror warning (09/30/03)
SAN'A, Yemen -- Yemen has warned Western ambassadors of new information indicating potential terror attacks targeting foreign interests in the country, a security official said Monday. Interior Minister Rashad al-Eleimi met late Sunday with ambassadors of the United States, Britain, Germany, France and Italy to share the information and ask them to warn their citizens to be vigilant, the official said on condition of anonymity...
Italy looks for blame in its worst blackout (09/30/03)
ROME -- Italians were told that a blackout like the one that darkened North America last month couldn't happen to them. A day after power went out on the entire peninsula, anger mounted Monday over the country's dependence on imported energy and resistance to building new power plants...
Newest cardinals cement pope's conservative stance (09/30/03)
VATICAN CITY -- Pope John Paul II's selection of 31 new cardinals has cemented the conservative line of the group that will pick his successor, but it has also broadened it geographically and increased the possibility of a Third World pope, experts said Monday...
Remnants of Juan hit Canada's eastern coast (09/30/03)
CHARLOTTETOWN, Prince Edward Island -- The downgraded remnants of Hurricane Juan knocked out power and sank boats at a yacht club Monday while blowing across Prince Edward Island before heading out to sea and quickly losing steam. Hurricane Juan lashed Nova Scotia with 86 mph winds Sunday, ripping off roofs, uprooting trees, knocking out power and killing two people before weakening to a tropical storm and heading north to Prince Edward Island. ...
U.S. fights off ambushes near Baghdad, launches raids in north (09/30/03)
KHALDIYAH, Iraq -- Iraqi insurgents ambushed U.S. convoys with roadside bombs and rocket-propelled grenades Monday, triggering an eight-hour battle in which the American military -- in a display of force -- sent in fighter jets, bombers, helicopters and tanks. One U.S. soldier was killed and three were wounded...
Unpredictable OVC holds out hope for Southeast (09/30/03)
Three of the top four teams in preseason poll were upended in the opening week of conference play. By Marty Mishow ~ Southeast Missourian In most seasons, Southeast Missouri State University coach Tim Billings figures losing the Ohio Valley Conference opener at supposed lightweight Samford would severely damage the Indians' OVC title hopes...
ND softball stops Kelly 3-1 (09/30/03)
Notre Dame's softball team improved to 12-2 with a 3-1 victory Monday at Kelly. The Bulldogs finished the year 2-0 against the Hawks, with the other win coming in the finals of the Notre Dame Softballfest. Notre Dame jumped out in front Monday with two runs in the first and another in the second...
Warner's wife returns to the airwaves (09/30/03)
ST. LOUIS -- The wife of benched St. Louis Rams quarterback Kurt Warner sounded off again on Monday, saying in a radio interview that a trade would be welcomed after the season if the situation stayed the same. Last season, Brenda Warner called a radio show to complain that she -- and not coach Mike Martz -- had suggested that the two-time MVP have his injured hand X-rayed. The X-ray revealed a broken hand that Warner had been playing with...
September slumber has Cards packing, watching (09/30/03)
St. Louis will make numerous changes with 16 potential free agents in the ranks. By R.B. Fallstrom ~ The Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- On Sept. 1, the St. Louis Cardinals had the rest of the NL Central chasing them. Then it all fell apart. Seven losses in eight games to the contending Cubs and Astros knocked them to the fringes of the race, and going 3-3 against the lowly Rockies and Reds compounded their predicament...
Williams battles severe accident injuries (09/30/03)
DURHAM, N.C. -- Jay Williams remembers the motorcycle crash as though it happened in slow motion, the red-and-black Yamaha R6 getting away from him and heading for a utility pole. Moments later, his body was contorted on the grassy curb of a Chicago street. He was face down from the waist up, with his mangled pelvis and left leg tilting grotesquely skyward...
White Sox, Orioles quick to pull trigger on manager change (09/30/03)
CHIGAGO -- Frustrated that yet another talent-laden team fell short of the postseason, the Chicago White Sox decided it was time to change directions. And manager Jerry Manuel was the first to be left behind. Manuel was fired Monday, a day the White Sox originally hoped to spend getting ready for the playoffs. But after taking a two-game lead in the AL Central on Sept. 9, the White Sox collapsed in stunning fashion, losing 10 of their next 15 to finish four games behind Minnesota at 86-76...
Perfect six sit 24-0 Broncos, Chiefs, Colts, Panthers, Seahawks (09/30/03)
By Dave Goldberg ~ The Associated Press Last season, seven NFL teams started 3-0 and only one made the playoffs -- Oakland, which had to suffer through a four-game losing streak before turning back around and getting to the Super Bowl...
Alignment of the stars? Deprived Cubs, Red Sox could meet (09/30/03)
By Ben Walker ~ The Associated Press Even before Pedro Martinez pitches or Sammy Sosa swings, there's a buzz about these playoffs. Baseball romantics, this really could be the year: Red Sox vs. Cubs. And what a World Series it would be...
Hubert Sebastian (09/30/03)
Hubert T. Sebastian, 85, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2003, at Missouri Veterans Home. He was born Dec. 11, 1917, in Cape Girardeau County, son of Henry W. and Rosa Birk Sebastian. He and Lillian M. Walker were married April 15, 1949, at Tilsit. She died March 5, 1989...
George Mazurkiewicz (09/30/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- George Mazurkiewicz, 75, of Sikeston died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Feb. 6, 1928, in Milwaukee, Wis., son of Stefan and Josephine Mazurkiewicz. He and Mary Jester Massey were married July 2, 1988, in Zion, Ill...
James Calvin Sr. (09/30/03)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- James L. Calvin Sr., 70, of Mounds died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Dec. 6, 1932, in Pulaski, Ill., son of Charles and Stella Egner Calvin. Calvin was co-owner of Calvin Siding and Windows. He was a member of the American Legion...
Gene Walker (09/30/03)
OLMSTED, Ill. -- Gene Robert Walker, 77, of Olmsted died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2003, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Marion, Ill. He was born Sept. 28, 1926, in Granger, Ind., son of George and Bernice Cripe Walker. He and Mary Hancock were married July 10, 1950...
Vivian Ward (09/30/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Vivian Christine "Butchie" Ward, 65, of Sikeston died Monday, Sept. 29, 2003, at her home. She was born Dec. 21, 1937, in Osceola, Ark., the daughter of Coleman and Mamie Lusk Lannum. She married John E. Ward on May 28, 1955, at Hernando, Miss. He survives...
Inez Rainwater (09/30/03)
Inez N. Rainwater, 96, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2003, at Lifecare Center. She was born Dec. 2, 1906, in Missouri, daughter of William and Mollie Belle Eads Ward. She and Herbert G. Rainwater were married April 20, 1924, in Wayne County, Mo. He preceded her in death in September 1974...
Geneva Lambert (09/30/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Geneva Estelle Lambert, 74, of Springdale, Ark., died Friday, Sept. 26, 2003, at Springdale Northwest Medical Center. She was born Feb. 1, 1929, in Crystal Springs, Ark., daughter of Charles Bearden and Sarah Lucinda Moon Murphy. She and Robert Joseph Lambert Sr. were married May 16, 1949...
Births 9/30/03 (09/30/03)
Maxfield Son to Kevin Casey and Leasa Marie Maxfield of Cape Girardeau, St. Francis Medical Center, 6:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, 2003. Name, Payton Lee. Weight, 5 pounds 2 ounces. Mrs. Maxfield is the former Leasa Eudy, daughter of Kaye Hathhorn of Cape Girardeau and Stan and Kacky Eudy of St. Louis. She is a teacher with Cape Girardeau Public Schools. Maxfield is the son of Junior and Wanda Maxfield of Harrisburg, Ill. He is employed by KBSI-TV Fox 23...
Police report 9/30 (09/30/03)
Cape Girardeau Tuesday, Sept. 30 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Gabriel Alvarado, 24, of 233 N. Ellis, Apt. 7, Cape Girardeau, was arrested Monday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and driving without a valid license...
Fire report 9/30 (09/30/03)
Cape Girardeau Tuesday, Sept. 30 Firefighters responded Sunday to the following items: At 4:26 p.m., motor vehicle accident at Interstate 55. At 4:58 p.m., medical assist at 823 Locust. At 8:31 p.m., medical assist at 329 Albert. At 10:46 p.m., assist police at 1901 Independence...
Out of the past 9/30/03 (09/30/03)
10 years ago: Sept. 30, 1993 Perryville, Mo. -- Free, passenger-ferry-boat shuttle will begin operating tomorrow between Perryville and Mississippi River bridge at Chester, Ill.; shuttle will operate over flooded portion of Highway 51 between McBride and Chester bridge in Perry County; highway has between 8 and 9 feet of water over it...
Homecomers' fire safety is important issue (09/30/03)
Turns out that whether Jackson Homecomers moves to City Park or stays put in uptown isn't the biggest issue about the annual event. That point was driven home when Jackson fire chief Brad Golden showed a series of unsettling slides. One photo showed exposed wires used for slides laying in the middle of the street. One slip during a rain shower could have meant an electrocuted youngster...
Missouri fall is certain to beat all (09/30/03)
Some swear by the sunny days of summer or the cheerful holidays of December. Others like the promise of spring. But a Missouri autumn truly is a season to savor. Consider an autumn day. Brilliantly brisk mornings lead to jacket-shedding afternoons. Temperatures top out in the 70s and then drop to the 40s, a sweet end to August's sweltering heat. ...
Speak Out 9/30/03 (09/30/03)
Human kindness I JUST wanted to thank a guy working at the Osage Centre on Saturday. A friend and I were riding on the bike trail when it start raining. We stopped at the Osage Centre to call for a ride home, but we didn't have any money for the pay phone. The employee gave us money to use the phone. It's nice to know that there are still kind people out there...
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