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Stories from Wednesday, October 8, 2003

Local author decries modern-day persecution of Christianity (10/08/03)
Cape Girardeau lawyer David Limbaugh's latest book "Persecution" is an expose of the discrimination against Christians and Christian values in America, amply wrought with citings of court cases and other documentation. Though some might balk at the idea that Christianity, the most highly represented religion in the country, might suffer discrimination and need defense, Limbaugh makes his case that persecution against Christians is widespread in schools, government, the dominant culture and the media.. ...
Federal court briefs 10/8/03 (10/08/03)
California man sentenced on meth-related charge ~ Southeast Missourian Jerry D. Gear, 51, of Bakersfield, Calif., was sentenced in federal court Tuesday to 57 months in prison for unlawful possession of psuedoephedrine...
Gramling named interim public works director (10/08/03)
Tim Gramling has been appointed interim public works director for the city of Cape Girardeau. City manager Doug Leslie appointed Gramling to the position on Monday. Gramling has served as assistant public works director for the past eight years...
Hopeful for House minority leader position emerges (10/08/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The loyal opposition in the Republican-led House of Representatives could have a more aggressive leader next year as state Rep. Rick Johnson said Tuesday he will seek the top post in the House Democratic Caucus. Johnson, of High Ridge, currently serves as minority whip and was one of most vocal and animated critics of GOP House leaders during this year's legislative session...
Lessons with lethal weapons (10/08/03)
Some area residents learn concealed weapons training emphasizes safety, survival By Mike Wells ~ Southeast Missourian A former Scott County chief deputy looked stone-faced at the 12 of us, sipping our morning beverages and sitting at four round tables in his small classroom...
Cape officials send message about sign ads (10/08/03)
Cape Girardeau city inspectors are delivering a message to local businesses: Move those temporary sign boards off city and state rights of way and start complying with city sign regulations. It's leaving business owners such as Frank Bagbey and Kathy Brauss wondering how to promote their small businesses without breaking the law. They don't think their side-by-side message signs are hurting anybody, and they don't want to move them...
St. Francis Medical Center earns 'best in region' ranking (10/08/03)
A group that rates health-care organizations has given St. Francis Medical Center a "Best in the Region," designation for overall orthopedic, vascular and stroke-treatment services, with a five-star rating in each area. That places that Catholic Cape Girardeau hospital in the top 5 percent of the nation's hospitals for each of those areas, said St. Francis CEO Steve Bjelich at the hospital's annual meeting held Tuesday night at the Show Me Center...
Area National Guard off to Mojave Desert for war game practice (10/08/03)
A contingent of 110 area National Guardsmen are headed to a desert war in a few weeks to face off against an armed and hostile enemy. But the setting won't be Iraq and the combat -- while intensely realistic -- will only be a training exercise. Soldiers from the 1140th Engineer Battalion's B Company, which primarily has troops from the Jackson and Perryville areas, are leaving Oct. ...
Cape schools to cut $2.2 million (10/08/03)
A loss of local and state funding has officials in the Cape Girardeau School District asking teachers and community members to help cut $2.2 million from next year's budget. School officials say everything's on the table for possible elimination, including classes and teaching positions...
Residents line up for drive-through flu shots (10/08/03)
With their motors running, more than 200 residents waited Tuesday to receive their flu shots before driving down the road. The Jackson Fire Department's drive-through flu vaccination program has become quite popular in its three years of existence. Two hundred and 28 people took advantage of the service Tuesday, up from about 200 last year and less than 100 the year before that...
Club news 10/8/03 (10/08/03)
Eastside Homemakers The Eastside Homemakers met Sept. 17 at Golden Gate Restaurant in Jackson. After lunch, a short business meeting was held. Each member brought a short article to share. Also, everyone brought food to donate to the food pantry. The next meeting will be at 11 a.m. Oct. 15 at Mazzio's Pizza. There will be an election of officers for the next two years...
Suspicious fires hit two of company's lumber yards (10/08/03)
MOSBY, Mo. -- Fires that authorities believed to be of suspicious origin hit two lumber yards in Clay County Monday night and early Tuesday. The first fire was reported at the Porter Building Supply Store in Kearney about 10:30 p.m. The second was reported a couple of hours later at the Porter store in Mosby. Flames could be seen for miles, and firefighters from a number of communities were called in to help...
Search for helicopter suspended; authorities consider possible (10/08/03)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Authorities have suspended the search for a helicopter that a 911 caller said went down during the weekend with six people on board, and weighed anew whether the call may have been a hoax. The caller -- at times sounding like he was sobbing, other times sounding disoriented -- told an emergency operator Saturday night that he was a passenger and that the pilot was dead...
Opponents to file lawsuit against concealed-guns law (10/08/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Opponents of Missouri's new concealed-gun law are attempting to shoot it down before it takes effect. They plan to file a lawsuit Wednesday claiming it violates various parts of the Missouri Constitution. The lawsuit, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press, seeks both an injunction blocking the law from taking effect Saturday and a permanent declaration striking it down. ...
Charges dropped against teen accused of taking toddler (10/08/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Kidnapping charges have been dropped against a 15-year-old girl accused of taking a St. Louis toddler to Detroit without the permission of the child's parents. The decision Monday upset the child's family. Denisha Hair was found in Detroit with the teenager in July, several days after Denisha's father allowed the 15-year-old to take his daughter to a neighborhood store to buy candy. When they didn't return, a nationwide search began...
Anheuser-Busch drops Holden, backs McCaskill for governor (10/08/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- In Missouri politics, it's roughly the equivalent of getting run over by the Budweiser Clydesdales: Gov. Bob Holden has lost the support of St. Louis-based brewer Anheuser-Busch, one of the state's wealthiest and most influential political voices...
Officials report enrollment up at university (10/08/03)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Fall enrollment at the University of Missouri-Columbia is up slightly from last year, the university announced Tuesday. Enrollment increased to 26,805 students, up from 26,124 students last year. The figures include record numbers of first-time freshmen and undergraduate students...
FBI sent money to Hamas as Clinton negotiated peace (10/08/03)
In an undercover operation run in the shadow of Mideast peace talks, the FBI secretly sent money to suspected Hamas figures to see if the militant Palestinian group would divert it from charitable purposes to terrorist attacks, according to interviews and court documents...
Decisions by senators send parties recruiting replacements (10/08/03)
WASHINGTON -- The Senate's recruiting wars took an uncertain turn Tuesday, with Sen. Don Nickles' retirement sending Republicans in search of an Oklahoma replacement while Democrats urged Sen. Bob Graham to run in Florida after folding his presidential bid...
Alaska's free money (10/08/03)
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Robert Lague fingered the price tags on the guitars in the pawn shop as he fantasized about what he will do with his check for $1,107.56 in free money. Lague, a 34-year-old laborer from Chugiak, said that even though he is not working now, he is going to "spend it on junk, on fun stuff, kind of using it as mad money."...
Heating costs to be higher this winter even with good weather (10/08/03)
WASHINGTON -- With natural gas costing twice what it did a few years ago and crude oil at $30 a barrel, homeowners can be sure of one thing: This winter's heating bills will be expensive, even if the winter is not severe. And there is no guarantee the weather will cooperate...
People talk (10/08/03)
Kilbourn throws himself to the Wolves COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. -- At least Craig Kilborn, host of CBS' "The Late Late Show," didn't cause the Minnesota Timberwolves any problems when he joined the team for two training camp workouts. Kilborn, a native of Hastings and an avid Wolves fan, brought a camera crew along Monday for footage that will air in the next few weeks...
Davis recalled; Arnold winning vote (10/08/03)
LOS ANGELES -- Californians banished Gov. Gray Davis just 11 months into his second term and elected action hero Arnold Schwarzenegger to replace him Tuesday -- a Hollywood ending to one of the most extraordinary political melodramas in the nation's history...
Give frost the cold shoulder by protecting your plants (10/08/03)
NEW MARKET, Va. -- About this time of year, many gardeners become gamblers, trying to coax a few more weeks of growth from their plants before the first killing frost arrives. A dicey game, that. And it's a situation where the odds are not with the house...
Episcopal conservatives work on details for split of churches (10/08/03)
DALLAS -- An insurgent conservative movement that could split the Episcopal Church opened a national rally Tuesday with prayers, heartfelt singing and sobering messages about a break with liberals. The meeting's goal is to shape plans for Episcopalians who oppose their denomination's increasing acceptance of gay relationships. ...
Wife of New Hampshire senator abducted, then set free, police s (10/08/03)
McLEAN, Va. -- The wife of Sen. Judd Gregg, R-N.H., was abducted at knife point from her home on Tuesday morning, but later released unharmed, said suburban Virginia police and spokesmen for the senator. Police said that 52-year-old Kathleen Gregg arrived at her house about 9:30 a.m. to find two men waiting inside. One drew a knife and demanded cash, said Jacki Smith, a spokeswoman for the Fairfax County Police Department...
Armed man arrested at cathedral (10/08/03)
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Am armed man who said he was "disturbed about the world's religions" used lighter fluid to set fire to the pulpit and bishop's chair in a historic Roman Catholic cathedral Tuesday, then surrendered after a brief standoff with police, authorities said...
Do not call list cleared by federal appeals court (10/08/03)
DENVER -- A federal appeals court on Tuesday cleared away a hurdle that has kept the government from fully cracking down on telemarketers who contact people on the national do-not-call list. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals temporarily blocked a lower court order barring the Federal Trade Commission from enforcing the registry of more than 50 million numbers...
Government will appeal Moussaoui decision (10/08/03)
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- With a military tribunal possibly looming for al-Qaida defendant Zacarias Moussaoui, the government served notice Tuesday that it will ask an appeals court to salvage a civilian prosecution that was nearly gutted by a trial judge...
President doubtful source of CIA leak will be caught (10/08/03)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush questioned on Tuesday whether investigators would be able to determine who leaked the identity of an undercover CIA officer but said his staff was cooperating. "I want to know the truth," he said. Bush's chief of staff, Andrew Card, urged some 2,000 White House employees to turn over any relevant documents by Tuesday night. ...
Iraqi women are urged to increase democracy efforts (10/08/03)
HILLA, Iraq -- The U.S. administrator in Iraq told a gathering of Iraqi women Tuesday that they could make a vital contribution to a free and democratic society. "The work you do will make a difference for years to come," L. Paul Bremer told about 200 women attending a conference on women's rights in Hilla, 40 miles south of Baghdad. "There is indeed hope in Iraq today and women across the country are working to improve the society."...
Soldiers killed in Iraq with roadside bombs (10/08/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Insurgents killed three U.S. soldiers with roadside bombs, the military reported Tuesday, and former Iraqi intelligence officers demanding jobs hurled stones and charged American forces guarding occupation headquarters in the capital...
Turkish parliament votes to send its troops to Iraq (10/08/03)
ANKARA, Turkey -- Parliament voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to give the government permission to send Turkish peacekeepers to Iraq, but members of Iraq's interim council opposed the move, a sign of the problems Washington faces as it tries to assemble a peacekeeping force...
Former prime minister denies role in job scheme (10/08/03)
Souchard ~ The Associated Press NANTERRE, France -- A former prime minister defended himself Tuesday in a corruption trial, denying knowledge of a fake jobs scheme that allegedly operated at Paris City Hall when President Jacques Chirac was mayor...
Plan will create economic community in Asia (10/08/03)
BALI, Indonesia -- Ten Southeast Asian nations signed an ambitious accord Tuesday establishing a Europe-like economic community by 2020 in a region where democracies neighbor dictatorships and First World economies abut financial basket cases. But the Association of Southeast Asian Nations emphasized that the agreement, part of a blueprint dubbed Bali Concord II, was limited to economic relations. ...
South African military infected with HIV; defense minister not (10/08/03)
CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- At least one-fifth of South Africa's military is infected with the virus that causes AIDS, the defense minister said Tuesday. But he sought to dismiss concerns about the effects of the disease on the armed forces. South Africa is one of the hardest-hit nations by HIV and AIDS, with some 4.7 million South Africans, roughly 11 percent of the population, infected with the virus and an estimated 600 to 1,000 dying from the disease, and related complications, each day...
Global survey ranks nations by their level of corruption (10/08/03)
LONDON -- Rich countries should end their financial support for corrupt governments and blacklist companies that get caught paying bribes abroad, a watchdog group that monitors corruption in 133 nations said Tuesday. Half of developing countries suffer from "a high level of corruption," and some wealthy nations fare little better, according to surveys of business people, academics and risk analysts by Transparency International...
Pope asks faithful for prayers (10/08/03)
POMPEII, Italy -- Pope John Paul II traveled Tuesday to a shrine near the ruins of ancient Pompeii, appearing alert, waving to crowds and asking the faithful to pray for him "today and always." The pope spent only three hours in Pompeii after arriving from the Vatican in an Italian air force helicopter to pray for peace, but the visit defied skeptics who thought his travel days were over. It was a major test a week before he faces a packed schedule to mark a quarter-century as pope...
Russian roulette game on TV sparks debate (10/08/03)
LONDON -- More than 3 million people in Britain watched on live television as Derren Brown held a gun to his head and fired three times, then turned the weapon away and appeared to blow a hole in a sandbag with the next round. Brown, who claims to be a mind control expert, said he could read the thoughts of the volunteer who placed the gun's single bullet in a numbered chamber. ...
N. Koreans balk at Japanese participation in nuclear talks (10/08/03)
SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea dealt a blow Tuesday to prospects for further multilateral talks aimed at curbing its nuclear weapons development, saying it will not allow Japan to participate in any new dialogue because it is untrustworthy. Japan firmly rejected the North Korean position, saying it had a role to play in any talks on the nuclear issue. "We simply cannot accept such a statement," Japanese government spokesman Jiro Okuyama said at a regional summit in Bali...
Carter to build homes in Mexico (10/08/03)
MEXICO CITY -- Former President Jimmy Carter vowed Tuesday to help ease Mexico's housing deficit, saying the world's greatest challenge is closing the gap between rich and poor. Carter was in Mexico City on Tuesday to announce that Habitat for Humanity International plans to build 150 homes in Mexico next year...
Key Palestinian minister refuses oath (10/08/03)
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- The new Palestinian Cabinet ran into its first hitch Tuesday while being sworn in, when the man slated to oversee security refused to take the oath in what officials called a turf struggle with Yasser Arafat. The outcome of the dispute over control of security forces is critical to the future of the U.S.-backed "road map" peace plan, which calls for Palestinian statehood by 2005 while demanding that the Palestinians dismantle violent groups. ...
Tigers hopes to upgrade weak passing game against Huskers (10/08/03)
By Adam Hughes ~ The Associated Press COLUMBIA, Mo. -- So far, Missouri quarterback Brad Smith is having a tough time finding a go-to receiver. Last year, Smith had Justin Gage. But since Gage graduated, no one has stepped forward to fill the void as the Tigers (4-1, 0-1 Big 12) host No. 10 Nebraska (5-0, 0-0) Saturday at Faurot Field...
Snyder welcomes ethics summit despite trouble brewing at home (10/08/03)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Despite the controversy swirling around his program, Missouri coach Quin Snyder said he has no qualms about attending a National Association of Basketball Coaches summit on ethical concerns next week. In response to several scandals in the past six months, the NABC is requiring NCAA Division I men's head basketball coaches to attend a summit Oct. 15 in Chicago. The summit will focus on accountability and ethical conduct of all NCAA coaches...
Indians optimistic after wild weekend (10/08/03)
Southeast Missouri State University's first win of the season -- 30-17 over visiting Eastern Illinois on Saturday -- wasn't the only thing that has lifted the Indians' spirits in a big way. Also giving the Indians a major shot in the arm is what transpired around the rest of the Ohio Valley Conference on a wild weekend that sent what most people figured would be an unpredictable league race into even more of a tizzy...
Skyhawks are soaring high after ending OVC drought (10/08/03)
Tennessee-Martin typifies open fight for title with win over highly regarded Tennessee Tech. By Marty Mishow ~ Southeast Missourian It's highly unlikely that Tennessee-Martin will challenge for the Ohio Valley Conference football championship this season...
Perfect Peyton Manning nearly flawless in leading Colts to 5-0 (10/08/03)
By Michael Marot ~ The Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS -- Perfect Peyton Manning is living up to his nickname. His last two games have been almost flawless. His Indianapolis Colts are undefeated, and Manning is playing the best football of his six-year NFL career...
Cubs good 'til Lowell point (10/08/03)
CHICAGO -- Mike Lowell sure wrecked this Wrigley Field party in a hurry. With the old ballpark still shaking after Sammy Sosa's tremendous, tying homer with two outs in the ninth inning, Lowell led off the 11th with a pinch-hit home run that sent the Florida Marlins over the Chicago Cubs 9-8 Tuesday night in the NL championship series opener...
Old rivals meet tonight (10/08/03)
NEW YORK -- When the Yankees play the Red Sox, it's baseball's version of the Hatfields versus the McCoys -- and that's when they meet during the regular season. Starting tonight, the AL pennant will be on the line. And if you listen to Boston's Todd Walker, the title of best team in baseball is at stake in the AL championship series...
Experts say Bryant will likely waive the preliminary hearing (10/08/03)
Prosecution will lay out evidence for all to see if the Lakers star attempts to avoid a trial. By Tim Dahlberg ~ The Associated Press EAGLE, Colo. -- Attorneys in the Kobe Bryant case huddled with the judge Tuesday but didn't answer the biggest question: Will the NBA star waive his preliminary hearing to keep potentially damaging evidence from being heard publicly?...
WGC tries to track down prestige (10/08/03)
By Doug Ferguson ~ The Associated Press WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Brad Faxon could be excused for not realizing he was in a $6 million tournament for the world's best players. The World Golf Championships logo adorned tee markers and caddie bibs, but the practice range was full of faces Faxon didn't recognize and names he couldn't pronounce...
Area digest 10/8/03 (10/08/03)
Otahkian gymnastics gets assistant coach Former Oregon State All-American Lara Degenhardt has been hired as Southeast Missouri State University's assistant women's gymnastics coach. Degenhardt was a first-team All-American in 2001 and made the second team in 2000...
Improving the earth where your plants live is the first step (10/08/03)
Occasionally you hear talk about the monstrous plants in such-and-such a person's garden. Their soil, it seems, possesses mystical properties or is home to green-thumbed gnomes who labor by moonlight. It's true that some soils are naturally better than others, but anybody's back yard can be home to exuberant plants, no matter the soil...
The rules of having girlfriends (10/08/03)
Apparently, it's time for a refresher course on maintaining female friendships. It's not always easy. Women -- while far and away the superior gender when it comes to relationships, multitasking and handling illness -- can be an emotional lot. We're tuned in to every infraction of the friendship code...
Mulch matters (10/08/03)
As you drive around the region, you can see that most landscape beds are covered with some sort of mulch. Although many people consider decorative gravels as mulch, I would like to define landscape mulch as an organic material that is used as a ground cover. There are a number of different mulches to choose from. Perhaps I can help you discover the facts about different mulches and make your selection a little easier...
Serve up a taste of fall with sweet potato pies (10/08/03)
smcclanahan It is officially autumn, and that means apple season is here. Last weekend we spent time with some of my relatives in Nashville, Ill., making homemade apple butter. It had been years since I was involved in the process of making apple butter, and it was a terrific learning experience for me. ...
Robert McKinney (10/08/03)
MARSTON, Mo. -- Robert McKinney, 88, of Marston died Friday, Oct. 3, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. He was born Oct. 6, 1914, in Como, Miss. McKinney had lived in Missouri 43 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include two daughters, Lora Thomas of Lilbourn, Mo., Carol Triblett of Sikeston; two stepdaughters, Delores Burton of St. ...
Henry Wolfe (10/08/03)
Henry Franklin Wolfe, 80, of Allenville died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2003, at Jefferson Barracks VA Medical Center in St. Louis. He was born Aug. 28, 1923, at Portageville, Mo., son of Charles Ernest and Mary Ann Ourth Wolfe. He and Wanda Jewell Bishop were married Feb. 20, 1946. She died Aug. 24, 2003...
Minnie Bush (10/08/03)
Minnie Bush, 93, of Jackson died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2003, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
Delmar Alcorn Sr. (10/08/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Delmar H. Alcorn Sr., 82, of Sikeston died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. He was born Sept. 18, 1921, in Pyletown, Mo., son of Ellis K. and Wrista Fulkerson Alcorn. He and Helen Marie Wyman were married Dec. 30, 1939. She died Nov. 19, 1981...
Paul Jones (10/08/03)
Paul F. Jones, 95, of Cape Girardeau, and formerly of Alto Pass, Ill., died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2003, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are pending at Lutz & Rendleman Funeral Home in Alto Pass.
Henry Mathis (10/08/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Henry Mitchell "Beaver" Mathis, 38, of Sikeston died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2003. He was born July 31, 1965, in Turrell, Ark., son of Elbert Lee and Jodie Freeman Mathis. Survivors include two sons, Scotty and DeCoda Mathis of Lilbourn, Mo.; his mother and stepfather, Jodie and Bill Sprous of Sikeston; two brothers, John and Hollis Mathis of Sikeston...
Ernestine Lence (10/08/03)
Ernestine Davis Lence, 83, of Anna, Ill., died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2003, at her home. She was born March 18, 1920, in Cobden, Ill., to the late Ernest Davis and Cecil Vespa Casper Davis. She married Albert "Barney" Lence Jan. 17, 1945, in Coronado, Calif. He preceded her in death Jan. 11, 2000...
Lois Hedrick (10/08/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Lois W. Hedrick, 85, of Leawood, Kan., formerly of Sikeston, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2003, in Overland Park, Kan. She was born June 5, 1918, at her home in Ocean, Md., daughter of Thomas and Isabella Williams. She and Walter Hedrick were married Oct. 10, 1942...
Mary Young (10/08/03)
Mary Louise Young, 82, of Cape Girardeau, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center. She was formerly of Dexter, Mo. Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home at Dexter is in charge of arrangements.
Nelson Patrick (10/08/03)
Nelson D. Patrick, 80, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Oct. 6, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born April 8, 1923, in Cape Girardeau, son of William and Lorene Scherf Patrick. He and Geraldine "Jerry" Froemsdorf were married Nov. 15, 1941, in Cape Girardeau...
J.R. James Jr. (10/08/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Jacob Rance "J.R." James Jr., 85, of Sikeston died Monday, Oct. 6, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born March 24, 1918, at Kennett, Mo., son of Jacob Rance and Ella Mae Davis James Sr. He and Velma Ruth Hinton were married May 16, 1941, at Flat River, Mo...
Births 10/8/03 (10/08/03)
Stevens Son to James Michael and Claudia Leia Stevens of Marble Hill, Mo., Southeast Missouri Hospital, 12:45 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, 2003. Name, Daniel Scott. Weight, 7 pounds 15 ounces. Mrs. Stevens is the former Claudia Simedru, daughter of Petra and Mariana Simedru of Portland, Ore. She is employed at Southeast Hospital. Stevens is the son of Don and Freida Stevens of Marble Hill. He is employed at Cape Girardeau Printing Co...
Police report 10/8 (10/08/03)
Cape Girardeau Wednesday, Oct. 8 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Darnell S. Young, 40, of 412 Koch, Cape Girardeau, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of burglary, stealing and property damage...
Fire report 10/8 (10/08/03)
Cape Girardeau Wednesday, Oct. 8 Firefighters responded Monday to the following items: At 2:51 p.m., medical assist at 1315 Randol. At 5:37 p.m., motor vehicle accident at North Kingshighway and Broadway. At 8:40 p.m., medical assist at 205 S. Plaza Way...
Book signing, arts on display (10/08/03)
Cape Girardeau lawyer, author and nationally syndicated columnist David Limbaugh will be autographing his new book "Persecution" at 7 p.m. Thursday at Barnes and Noble. This is a must-read book for any politician, church leader, moralist or educator who wants to use his mental juices in focusing on the subject of intolerance to Christians...
Smoking survey offers few surprises (10/08/03)
Missouri's Department of Health and Senior Services has released the findings of a special survey of students at middle schools and high schools across the state regarding smoking and the use of tobacco products. The results aren't terribly surprising. They show a majority of Missouri's students have either tried or regularly used tobacco products even though nearly all of them understand they could become addicted...
FBI probe has political overtones (10/08/03)
For the first time, the Bush administration is facing a serious and official inquiry into alleged wrong-doing by someone (possibly more than one) on the White House staff. There are some remarkable traits in this case involving spies and diplomatic intrigue that deserve special notice...
American values should take lead over the economy (10/08/03)
To the editor: I am very tired of hearing how great the economy was when Bill Clinton was president. It appears that money is the only thing that matters to the liberals. The economy was good, but Clinton was dragging the morals of our country through the mud. Our country was founded on "In God We Trust," not "In Bill Clinton We Trust. Where has American decency gone?...
Burning stubble in cornfields creates hazard (10/08/03)
To the editor: I would like to propose a much-needed bill for the Missouri Legislators, and I would like to ask Gov. Bob Holden to support it and sign it when it reaches his desk. I would like to see a law passed that bans the burning of cornfield stubble...
Take a stand for our nation's Christian ideals (10/08/03)
To the editor: If for the last 300 years Christianity and the moral ideals it teaches have been the ultimate guide for our rule of law, then who is fighting to strip away the Christian basis of our constitutional government? If our rule of law for 227 years had its basis in the Ten Commandments, who broke the rule of law in Georgia?...
Speak Out 10/08/03 (10/08/03)
THE DOUBLE standard at SEMO reeks to high heaven. A well-known businessman can smoke a cigar in the stands at the football game, and a SEMO board member can also puff away. But when a SEMO coed lights up, security guards immediately douse the offender...
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