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Stories from Saturday, October 4, 2003

County, Jackson await lawyer's opinion (10/04/03)
A tax dispute that could involve several hundred thousand dollars is stuck in neutral as Cape Girardeau County and Jackson city officials wait to hear from an independent lawyer hired by the county. Almost two months after Jackson's mayor and the county presiding commissioner met privately, and about three months after the state attorney general ruled in favor of Jackson, the commission is waiting to hear back from William McCullah, a Forsyth, Mo., lawyer, before agreeing that it does, indeed, owe the city about $80,000 per year from the county's road and bridge tax fund.. ...
Judge named for newest River Campus lawsuit (10/04/03)
The Missouri Supreme Court has appointed New Madrid County Circuit Judge Fred Copeland to hear Cape Girardeau businessman Jim Drury's latest lawsuit against the River Campus project. Drury, a motel and restaurant owner, has fought a running legal battle with the city of Cape Girardeau over its involvement with Southeast Missouri State University's development of an arts school on the grounds of a former Catholic seminary overlooking the Mississippi River...
Authorities have one in custody following bomb threat at school (10/04/03)
Standard Democrat NEW MADRID, Mo. -- A suspect was taken into custody early Friday in connection with a bomb threat which emptied the schools in the New Madrid County School District Thursday morning. Acting on a tip at about 1 a.m. Friday, New Madrid County Sheriff Terry Stevens said officers arrested a New Madrid resident in connection with the anonymous bomb threat called in to 911 just after 10 a.m. Thursday...
Emergency coordinator tells businesses how to be prepared (10/04/03)
Thirty-five Jackson business owners found out the hard way what a tornado can do to business on May 6. On Friday morning, Cape Girardeau's business community found out the easy way -- sitting around tables, sipping coffee at the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce First Friday Coffee event at the Show Me Center...
Finding the limelight (10/04/03)
Southeast Missouri State University was still Southeast Missouri State Teachers College when Helen Harrelson enrolled in the early 1940s. The school had no theater department, though she recalls acting in "something by Noel Coward." Since then she has studied theater in Rome and London and has appeared on and off-Broadway, in regional theater and in the TV shows "Law & Order" and "Law & Order: Criminal Intent." Right now she can be seen in a Kodak commercial as a grandmother whose grandson enlarges a photo taken when she was a young ballplayer.. ...
Planned Parenthood sues to block new abortion law (10/04/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Planned Parenthood affiliates asked a federal court Friday to block a new Missouri law that would require women seeking abortions to wait 24 hours after consulting a physician. The lawsuit seeks an injunction against enforcing the so-called "informed consent" law, which is set to take effect Oct. 11, on claims it contains unconstitutionally vague and broad language...
Commission to appeal ruling on KKK role in program (10/04/03)
ST. LOUIS -- The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission will appeal a federal judge's decision allowing a Ku Klux Klan group to participate in the state's Adopt-A-Highway Program, the commission announced Friday. The KKK group had applied to participate in the highway cleanup plan in April 2001, but the commission denied its request to pick up litter along Highway 21 north of Potosi. ...
Attorney for absent mother proclaims her innocence (10/04/03)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- An attorney representing the jailed mother accused of letting her 2-year-old stay alone for 19 days said Friday that she is innocent and urged a complete investigation. Rodney Gregory, representing Dakeysha Lee, said at a news conference that both sides of the story have not come out, although he refused to elaborate on his client's side of the story...
Health foundation grants make impact (10/04/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- More than a year ago, the Southeast Missouri Health Network had on its wish list two projects that aimed to deliver health-care services that its clients might not otherwise receive. One proposal was to develop a video conference system through which patients at the network's Bootheel clinics could consult with medical specialists in other cities. ...
Women's groups, religious leaders rally opposition to Schwarzen (10/04/03)
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Women's groups and religious leaders worked feverishly Friday to galvanize opposition to Arnold Schwarzenegger after he acknowledged treating women badly and responded to reports that he told an interviewer he admired Adolf Hitler...
Human genes made to fit on a chip the size of a dime (10/04/03)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Scientists from two rival companies announced Thursday they had succeeded in placing vital bits of man's 30,000 genes on a chip the size of a dime, bringing so-called personalized medicine one step closer to reality. Affymetrix Inc. and Agilent Technologies produced so-called gene chips -- small pieces of glass infused with genetic material. Until Thursday, Affymetrix and Agilent needed two chips to hold the same genetic material...
FAA tests cameras to observe pilots, travelers in planes (10/04/03)
NEW ORLEANS -- The federal government is evaluating technology that would put video cameras on commercial flights so people on the ground could monitor pilots and passengers and get an early warning of hijackings or other trouble on board. The Boeing Co. ...
Jobs increase for first time in 8 months (10/04/03)
WASHINGTON -- Businesses added jobs in September for the first time in eight months and the nation's unemployment rate stayed at 6.1 percent, indicating better days may lie ahead for frustrated job seekers. Payrolls grew by 57,000 last month, the Labor Department reported Friday, and there was even new hope for the slumping manufacturing sector. Some 29,000 factory jobs were lost, considerably fewer than in previous months...
Pakistan holds al-Qaida suspects after big raid (10/04/03)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Authorities questioned 18 al-Qaida suspects Friday, trying to determine the identities and loyalties of the men captured in Pakistan's largest raid against Osama bin Laden's terror network. It was not yet known if any top-ranking al-Qaida figures were among the captured, three of whom were wounded in Thursday's battle at a compound in the dusty hills of South Waziristan, a rugged tribal area on the Afghan border...
Faced with encroaching salt water, Louisiana orange growers fig (10/04/03)
PORT SULPHUR, La. -- For the past decade, something eerie has taken place here. The ground is getting saltier and saltier. Patty Vogt, a sturdy 49-year-old farm owner who's herded cattle and lived off planting oranges all her working life, looks at her citrus trees and sees what an untrained eye doesn't: Death...
Reburial of colonial-era blacks closes one controversial chapte (10/04/03)
NEW YORK -- Twelve years have passed and more than $25 million has been spent since the discovery of a colonial-era burial ground for slaves and free blacks in lower Manhattan triggered a controversial preservation project. When the remains of more than 400 people are reinterred today in an elaborate ceremony that follows a five-city procession, it will be a high point for the federally sponsored effort to commemorate the site...
Effort to recall senator continues (10/04/03)
MADISON, Wis. -- A Wisconsin appeals court refused to delay a recall election against a state senator who angered some constituents when he sided with Republicans on a vote. The 4th District Court of Appeals rejected Democratic Sen. Gary George's request late Thursday to put off the election while he appeals an earlier ruling. ...
Shriver defends recall candidate husband as 'A-plus human being (10/04/03)
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- Maria Shriver gave a spirited defense of Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday, extolling her husband's qualifications for governor as she brushed aside allegations of misbehavior. "I wouldn't be standing here if this man weren't an A-plus human being," the journalist and Kennedy family member told a lunch meeting of the California Women's Leadership Association...
Ski industry split over putting ads on chairlifts (10/04/03)
DENVER -- The Forest Service has given the nation's ski resorts the OK to sell some advertising space on their chairlifts, drawing complaints that the messages will clutter up the great outdoors. The ads will be only a few inches in size and will consist of logos of companies that sponsor programs at resorts; they will not contain slogans or special offers...
Most candidates to skip forum at NAACP event (10/04/03)
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A presidential forum at the South Carolina NAACP's annual convention will be missing several candidates, a prospect that has upset leaders of the civil rights group. Only three of the 10 Democratic hopefuls -- Carol Moseley Braun, Al Sharpton and John Edwards -- have accepted invitations to attend a round-table discussion on minority issues in Charlotte, N.C., on Oct. 10...
Troops marriages to Iraqis probed (10/04/03)
PACE, Fla. -- Two Florida National Guard soldiers who married Iraqi women against their commander's wishes are being investigated for allegedly defying an order, their families said. The men, both Christians who converted to Islam so they could be married under Iraqi law, had expected to return to Florida this month, but a new Army policy that requires troops to remain in Iraq for 12 continuous months may keep them there until April...
Firefighting air tanker crashes, killing two (10/04/03)
REDLANDS, Calif. -- A firefighting air tanker crashed Friday in the San Bernardino National Forest, bursting into flames and killing both people aboard, authorities said. The plane, contracted to the U.S. Forest Service, was flying to San Bernardino when it went down late Friday morning about four miles outside Redlands, Donn Walker of the Federal Aviation Administration said...
Man accused of killing priest faces evaluation (10/04/03)
WORCESTER, Mass. -- A judge Friday ordered a preliminary psychiatric evaluation for the prison inmate accused of killing of a priest at the center of the sex abuse scandal in the Roman Catholic Church. Joseph Druce is accused of beating and strangling defrocked priest John Geoghan in his cell on Aug. 23...
People news 10/4/03 (10/04/03)
Lil' Kim's name removed from wanted fugitive list TEANECK, N.J. -- Lil' Kim is no longer a fugitive in New Jersey. Her real name, Kimberly Jones, was removed from Teaneck's wanted list Tuesday after someone posted $350 bail on her behalf, The Record of Bergen County reported in Friday's editions...
NASA targets next fall for shuttle flight (10/04/03)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA is targeting next fall for its next space shuttle launch, saying there are too many post-Columbia repairs to fly any sooner. Senior space agency officials decided Friday to aim for a launch in September 2004 for Atlantis. That date could slip even further into next year or even into 2005, depending on the progress of the shuttle repair work...
Doctoral student finds how the cookie crumbles (10/04/03)
LONDON -- Why does a cookie crumble? Using a laser beam to closely monitor the fault lines of cookies emerging from an oven, a doctoral student appears to have figured out how bakers can stop disappointing their customers by shipping crumbled ones. In fact, the discovery could result in the perfect cookie, or "biscuit," as it is called in Britain. ...
Targeted Iraqi chemical plant draws bead on WMD charge (10/04/03)
MULAHIMAH, Iraq -- Pigeons have taken over the rust-encrusted pipes and tanks of Fallujah II, where guards idle away hours stalking the birds with slingshots. Once the CIA's "best example" of a disguised weapons program, the derelict chemical plant stands today more as a symbol of the gap between fears and reality in the Iraq crisis...
Mexico's Gulf coast braces for Tropical Storm Larry (10/04/03)
VILLAHERMOSA, Mexico -- Residents in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz braced for floods, high tides and punishing rains Friday as a strengthened Tropical Storm Larry edged closer to land. Tropical Storm Nora, hovering far south of Mexico's Baja California peninsula, was predicted to strengthen to a hurricane by today as it moved slowly out to sea, and a third tropical storm, Olaf, developed well south of Mexico's Pacific coastline...
British deaths rose by 2,000 during August heat wave (10/04/03)
LONDON -- About 2,000 more people than normal died during August's heat wave in England and Wales, the government reported Friday. Experts said the soaring temperatures most likely accelerated deaths that would have happened soon anyway. The estimates released Friday by the Office for National Statistics do not prove that the extra deaths were caused by the unusually hot weather; they identify a suspicious correlation...
Cuban activist presses referendum (10/04/03)
HAVANA -- A leading democracy activist delivered more than 14,000 signatures to Cuba's parliament Friday demanding a referendum for sweeping political changes, just six months after the Fidel Castro government's major crackdown on dissenters. This is the second straight year activist Oswaldo Paya delivered thousands of signatures to the government as part of the Varela Project -- considered the biggest homegrown, nonviolent effort to push for reforms in Cuba's one-party system...
Scott City keeps Chaffee optimism short-lived in win (10/04/03)
For a brief moment Friday at Chaffee, Red Devils fans had something to cheer about, and the players had reason for hope. But a penalty erased Chaffee freshman Zach McDaniel's 90-yard interception return for a touchdown, which would have made the score 28-13 late in the second quarter. Scott City scored on the following play en route to a 55-14 win on Chaffee's homecoming...
ND meet returns for its 2nd year (10/04/03)
Notre Dame Regional High School's cross country team is enjoying one of its most successful years since its inception 10 years ago. Today the Notre Dame boys and girls will be able to show off their skills to the home crowd when they host the 11-school Notre Dame Invitational...
Pirates upset Windsor 48-35 for first triumph (10/04/03)
Matt Unterreiner ran wild Friday night to lead Perryville's football team to its first win under first-year coach Rick Chastain. Unterreiner rushed for 166 yards and scored five touchdowns as the Pirates defeated host Windsor 48-35. Perryville improved to 1-4 while Windsor fell to 2-3...
Otahkians stay perfect against Tennessee St. (10/04/03)
Even in these struggling times for Southeast Missouri State University's volleyball team, the Otahkians can still count on at least one thing -- beating Tennessee State. Southeast extended its all-time record against TSU to 28-0 Friday night by rolling to a 30-19, 30-11, 30-14 victory in front of about 200 fans at Houck Field House...
Symons emerges from big shadow (10/04/03)
LUBBOCK, Texas -- For three years, B.J. Symons swallowed hard and paced the Texas Tech sidelines. There was never a competition or debate over who would start at quarterback for the Red Raiders. Kliff Kingsbury was it. Case closed. Maybe it shouldn't have been...
Indians explode past Jaguars (10/04/03)
With backup quarterback Marc Lumsden throwing three touchdown passes, the Jackson Indians broke a two-game losing skid with a 32-3 homecoming victory over visiting Fort Zumwalt West. Lumsden, a 6-foot-4, 215-pound senior, started in place of senior Tyler Profilet, who missed the game with the flu. Lumsden threw touchdown passes of 12, 34 and 93 yards in his first varsity start as Jackson (2-2) scored 32 unanswered points against the Jaguars (1-4)...
Indians meet their match- EIU (10/04/03)
The Eastern Illinois football team that will visit Houck Stadium today for Southeast Missouri State University's homecoming game is a far cry from Panthers squads of recent seasons -- and not just because of a subpar record. Entering a matchup of two struggling clubs that were expected to be among the Ohio Valley Conference's top units, EIU's normally explosive offense has been ground to a virtual standstill...
Holyfield, nearly 41, yet to hear final bell (10/04/03)
LAS VEGAS -- In the two decades he has toiled in the ring, Evander Holyfield has fought brilliant fights, known great moments, and captured the hearts of millions of boxing fans. He's won pieces of the heavyweight title four times, stopped Mike Tyson when no one gave him a chance and earned the label of warrior he wears so proudly on his boxing trunks...
Steinbrenner says Torre will be back (10/04/03)
MINNEAPOLIS -- New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner insists Joe Torre will be back to manage the team next season, no matter what the founder of USA Today thinks. Responding to a column in the newspaper by Al Neuharth, Steinbrenner gave Torre a vote of confidence Friday and said the manager will keep his job regardless of how the Yankees do this postseason...
Marlins beat Giants with 11th-inning hit (10/04/03)
MIAMI -- Ivan Rodriguez circled the bases pumping his fist, then pointed at the jubilant, towel-twirling crowd before he crossed the plate. That was in the first inning after Rodriguez's two-run homer. Nearly four hours later, he found himself in the middle of an even bigger celebration...
Limbaugh- 'Amazing' that remark was controversial (10/04/03)
PHILADELPHIA -- Rush Limbaugh told his radio audience Friday that he is amazed at the controversy over his comments about a black quarterback, but did not comment on reports that he's being investigated for illegally buying prescription drugs. The conservative commentator gave up his job as an ESPN sports analyst after saying Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb was overrated because the media wanted to see a black quarterback succeed...
Prior leads Cubs' win for a 2-1 series edge (10/04/03)
CHICAGO -- Mark Prior was more than ready for his first playoff start. He went out and pitched one of the best games of his life. Prior threw a two-hitter and outpitched Greg Maddux as the Chicago Cubs beat the Atlanta Braves 3-1 Friday night to take a 2-1 lead in their best-of-five NL playoff series...
Blues notch 3-2 exhibition victory over Blue Jackets (10/04/03)
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Pavol Demitra and Mark Rycroft each had a goal and an assist as the St. Louis Blues beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 Friday night. Christian Backman had two assists for the Blues who dominated the second period, scoring twice while holding the Blue Jackets without a shot...
Woods shoots into lead with 66 (10/04/03)
WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Baked greens and thick rough were troubling enough Friday at the American Express Championship. Even more daunting was Tiger Woods pulling away from a world-class field without breaking a sweat. In one of his best rounds of a roller-coaster year, Woods made seven birdies and finished with a 4-under 66 to take a five-stroke lead into the weekend at Capital City Club...
Red Sox attempt to avoid A's' knockout punch (10/04/03)
BOSTON -- There are nine guys in the Boston clubhouse who know firsthand how to overcome a 2-0 deficit in the opening round of the playoffs. Johnny Damon's memories of a big lead aren't quite as pleasant. The Red Sox center fielder was with the Oakland Athletics when they blew a 2-0 lead to the New York Yankees in the first round of the 2001 playoffs. It's one of just three times that a team has lost three straight games after winning the first two...
Johnson takes pole at Kansas with record run (10/04/03)
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Jimmie Johnson broke the track qualifying record Friday at Kansas Speedway to take the pole for Sunday's Banquet 400. Winston Cup points leader Matt Kenseth, meanwhile, continued his recent struggles and had to rely on a provisional starting position for a second straight week...
The final launch? Yanks' Clemens may make his final start today (10/04/03)
MINNEAPOLIS -- The New York Yankees will turn to Roger Clemens in a big game, possibly for the final time. It would be hard to imagine a better choice -- the Rocket doesn't figure to get rattled by the deafening din at the Metrodome, where the Twins are 13-3 in the postseason...
Helen Dodds (10/04/03)
Helen Dodds, 88, of Waterford, Mich., died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2003. She was born Nov. 19, 1914, in Franklin, Tenn., daughter of John Adam and Alvina Bleckwendt Inman. She first married Rudolph Sebastian in Missouri. He preceded her in death. She later married John Dodds in Michigan. He also preceded her in death...
Leonard Carroll (10/04/03)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Leonard N. Carroll, 84, of Chaffee died Friday, Oct. 3, 2003, at his home. He was born June 14, 1919, at Vanduser, Mo., son of William and Loretta Miller Carroll. He and Ruth B. Nations were married Oct. 12, 1946, in Mayfield, Ky. Carroll was a retired farmer, and retired from Carpenters Local 1770 in Cape Girar-deau. He was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in New Hamburg, Mo., and its St. Joseph Sodality, DAV Chapter 16 in Cape Girardeau, and Morley VFW Post 5368...
Jerald Washer (10/04/03)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Jerald "Jerry" Washer, 55, of Charleston died Friday, Oct. 3, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. He was born March 22, 1948, in Wyatt, Mo., son of Charles Pope and Mattie Lou Barber Washer. Washer had lived in Mississippi County most of his life, and was a deckhand...
Leroy Wunderlich (10/04/03)
ALTENBURG, Mo. -- Leroy Edward Wunderlich, 86, of Altenburg died Friday, Oct. 3, 2003, at the Lutheran Home. He was born Jan. 22, 1917, in Cape Girardeau, son of Leo and Lydia Hunt Wunderlich. He and Eleonora Palisch were married Jan. 23, 1945. Wunderlich was a farmer, and a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg...
Helen Meyer (10/04/03)
Helen Meyer, 92, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Oct. 3, 2003, at the Lutheran Home. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Delbert Lingle (10/04/03)
ANNA, Ill. -- Delbert D. Lingle, 90, of Anna died Friday, Oct. 3, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Nov. 23, 1912, in Dongola, Ill., the son of Charles and Eva McIntosh Lingle. He married Violet Sheffer on Feb. 8, 1933. She survives...
Ralph Newell (10/04/03)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Ralph "Newly" Newell, 58, of Tamms died suddenly Thursday, Oct. 2, 2003, at his home. He was born Dec. 11, 1944, in Cairo, Ill., son of Henry Lee and Virtie May Warren Newell. He married Brenda Hazelwood. Newell retired as a foreman with Illinois Department of Transportation, where he worked 32 years. He was a member of Wickliffe Gospel Tabernacle Church in Wickliffe, Ky., Missionary Navajo Indians, and Teamsters Union...
Jerry Bone (10/04/03)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Jerry Lynn Bone, 67, of Charleston died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2003, at his home. He was born Dec. 19, 1935, in Charleston, son of Jack and Helen Brown Bone. He and Judith Ann Mohundro were married April 21, 1962. Bone was a carrier with U.S. Postal Service. He was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, VFW Post 4294, and the former Charleston Jaycees...
Essie Cooper (10/04/03)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Essie Leah Cooper, 95, of Marble Hill died Friday, Oct. 3, 2003, at Elder Care. She was born Feb. 16, 1908, at Lutesville, daughter of Andrew and Eva Ann Settle Englehart. She and Robert E. Cooper were married March 29, 1930. He died April 16, 1983...
Mary Pittman (10/04/03)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Mary E. Pittman, 89, of Perryville died Friday, Oct. 3, 2003, at Perry County Nursing Home. She was born March 28, 1914, at Ste. Genevieve, Mo., daughter of David and Cora Hahn Holmes. She and Ivroy J. Pittman were married July 21, 1930. He died July 7, 2002...
Roma Merritt (10/04/03)
Roma M. Merritt, 93, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2003, at her home. She was born Jan. 11, 1910, in Providence, Ky., daughter of Charlie and Katherine McNeely Winstead. She and George "Bob" Merritt were married Dec. 24, 1926, in Dixon, Ky. He died June 1, 1995...
Bess Kohrumel (10/04/03)
Bess Kohrumel, a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, departed this life Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2003, at the age of 96. She was born Nov. 5, 1906, in St. Louis, daughter of Fred and Blanche Elworthy. She and Eugene Kohrumel were married Aug. 20, 1924, in St. Louis...
Adria Meyr (10/04/03)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Adria Anne Meyr, 23, of Chaffee died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2003, at Loudoun Hospital in Leesburg, Va. She was born April 27, 1980, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Glen M. and Corliss Grossheider Meyr. As a youth she was active in scouting, 4-H, school activities and community sports. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Chaffee and church youth group...
Albert Brucker (10/04/03)
PERKINS, Mo. -- Albert Michael Brucker, 93, of Perkins died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2003, at his home. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel at Oran, Mo., is in charge of arrangements.
Orville Grim (10/04/03)
Retired Army Maj. Orville L. Grim, 78, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Oct. 3, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hobbs Chapel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Janet Hopkins officiating...
Cape police report 10/4/03 (10/04/03)
Cape Girardeau Saturday, Oct. 4 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Bradley R. Miller, 27, of Advance, Mo., was arrested Thursday for possession of drug paraphernalia...
Births 10/4/03 (10/04/03)
Short Daughter to David Edward and Wendy Ann Short of Jonesboro, Ill., St. Francis Medical Center, 5:01 a.m. Friday, Sept. 26, 2003. Name, Halle Breann. Weight, 6 pounds 2 ounces. First child. Mrs. Short is the former Wendy Johnson, daughter of Leona Bone of Dongola, Ill. Short is the son of the Rev. Clark Short and Debra Short of Sandusky, Ill. He is employed at Unimin Specialty Minerals in Elco, Ill...
Passenger hurt when vehicle overturns (10/04/03)
A 17-year-old Chaffee, Mo., youth sustained moderate injuries Thursday night when the vehicle he was a passenger in ran off the road and overturned three times near Scott City. Michael Bayer was taken to Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau after the 8 p.m. accident. It occurred on County Road 323, three miles south of Scott City...
Chamber responds to Holden (10/04/03)
By Daniel P. Mehan The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the University of Missouri joined forces last week to host the Missouri Job Summit, an attempt to bring together employers and policymakers to find solutions to Missouri's staggering job loss. ...
PSC thanks town hall meeting participants (10/04/03)
To the editor: The Missouri Public Service Commission thanks all of those who attended the recent natural gas town hall meetings in Cape Girardeau. We believe it is very important to bring our message to communities across the state in an effort to help prepare consumers for the upcoming winter heating season and the potential of higher natural gas bills. We appreciate those who attended and the excellent questions that were asked...
Early planning has been key to tax success (10/04/03)
Cape Girardeau's Transportation Trust Fund, which keeps Cape's streets paved and in good shape, has to be one of the most successful tax issues ever taken up in Southeast Missouri. Twice, voters have given the nod for a half-cent sales tax. Thus, there's no reason for the city's planning and zoning commission to delay discussing some possible projects to be funded by the next round...
Homecoming time for fun and reunions (10/04/03)
The painted windows along Broadway. The quiet rustle of crepe paper. A morning chill in the air. All can mean only one thing: It's Homecoming for Southeast Missouri State University. It's an annual event that is exciting for everyone in Cape Girardeau, Southeast alumni and non-alumni alike. Themed floats glide down Broadway, thousands crowd the sidewalks to look and children scamper around, hoping for candy treats to be tossed...
Speak Out 10/4/03 (10/04/03)
Likes Speak Out YOUR SPEAK Out comments from your readers are particularly interesting. I am impressed. I'm a longtime newspaper reader, and I think Speak Out is quite telling about the city of Cape Girardeau and the people who live here. I like the straightforward comments, whether I am in agreement with the particular comment or not. Aren't we blessed to live in a country that still has a free press?...
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