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Stories from Tuesday, October 14, 2003

Judge says drug courts worth investment (10/14/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- State Supreme Court Judge William Ray Price Jr. told a panel of lawmakers and judges on Tuesday that an increased investment in special drug courts would save the state money in the long run by keeping more offenders out of prison...
Parity comes to NFL football videogames (10/14/03)
As it has in the National Football League, parity has come to NFL videogames. It's been easy in years past to simply anoint whatever iteration of Madden was current, and pick a second-place finisher from the herd of wannabes bringing up the rear. This year, however, I have "Madden 2004" from Tiburon and EA Sports for the PlayStation 2 and "ESPN Football," from Sega for the Xbox, in a dead heat...
The rehearsal's the thing (10/14/03)
For most students at Oran High School, Monday's Columbus Day holiday was a day to relax. For the majority of students in the drama club, it was a chance to squeeze in an extra play practice. The Scott County school is one of few small schools in the area that still attempts to perform a play each year, even though there isn't any stage in the gym or anywhere to store props...
Taste reinvents itself as after-hours club (10/14/03)
A business some residents along Good Hope Street had hoped was closed forever reopened its doors to the public Friday night, bringing crowds, noise and restless nights. The Taste is back -- but with no alcohol in the mix. New operator Patrick Buck opened the club for the first time in more than two years. The previous business owner, Michael Pryor, who still owns the building, was denied a liquor license renewal by the Cape Girardeau City Council in June 2001...
Jackson waiting for county's stance on road tax (10/14/03)
Impatience is growing among Jackson aldermen as they wait to hear from the Cape Girardeau County Commission regarding Jackson's potential share of the county's Road and Bridge Tax. Monday night, the board of aldermen directed city attorney Tom Ludwig to contact Prosecuting Attorney Morley Swingle this week to find out the commission's stance. The commission, so far, has decided not to fund Jackson road projects based on Swingle's opinion...
Studies- Good night's sleep may restore, enhance memories (10/14/03)
Getting a good night's sleep before a big exam might be better than pulling an all-nighter. A study found that sleep apparently restores memories that were lost during a hectic day. It's not just a matter of sleep recharging the body physically. Researchers say sleep can rescue memories in a biological process of storing and consolidating them deep in the brain's complex circuitry...
Vandals target Jackson car, store windows (10/14/03)
Jackson police are hoping residents can help pinpoint a suspect in a rash of broken windows and bring an end to the nighttime hail of steel ball bearings, said Lt. Rodney Barnes. Police believe the perpetrators may be using a sling shot while they either drive by or walk by their targets -- usually businesses and parked vehicles. Many businesses have been struck multiple times, Barnes said...
Bootheel state legislator announces he won't seek re-election (10/14/03)
POPLARBLUFF, Mo. -- After nearly 12 years of statewide public service, Sen. Bill Foster, R-Poplar Bluff, isn't ready to retire, but he is ready for a new opportunity. Foster has announced that he will not seek another term in the Senate in 2004. Foster said he's stepping aside to make way for a candidate he said he would like to see succeed him and keep the continuity of the Bootheel Team -- known colloquially as the Bootheel Mafia...
Fashioning Fountain Street (10/14/03)
Gone are the scraggly trees, dilapidated buildings and underbrush that once bordered the site of the River Campus. In its place, construction workers are fashioning a wide boulevard with a grassy median, decorative lighting and a massive underground drainage system...
School board takes part in self-evaluation process (10/14/03)
When members of the Cape Girardeau School Board recently embarked on a self-discovery mission, they weren't sure what they would uncover about their effectiveness to govern a school district. A self-evaluation through the Missouri School Boards Association revealed the board is doing many things well, but should focus on areas such as involving administrators and interacting with district patrons...
Environmental group sues EPA seeking cleaner waters (10/14/03)
ST. LOUIS -- A St. Louis-based environmental group has sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, saying the federal agency needs to push the state harder for clean lakes and rivers. The Missouri Coalition for the Environment is particularly concerned that the EPA has not made the state's Department of Natural Resources set limits on bacteria to protect Missouri's rivers, lakes and streams, according to the coalition's lawyer, Ted Heisel...
Ex-Missouri lawmaker Jet Banks dies (10/14/03)
ST. LOUIS -- J.B. "Jet" Banks, a once-powerful, well-tailored Democrat who served three decades in the Missouri Legislature before his colorful political career was unhinged by health issues and a tax felony, has died. He was 79. Banks, a sharecropper's son whose service as state Senate majority leader made him Missouri's highest-ranking black elected official, died Sunday at a Las Vegas hospital's emergency room, authorities in that Nevada resort city said Monday...
Multilingual community requires special needs of police, fire (10/14/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Police and firefighters in the St. Louis are finding it increasingly challenging to communicate with an influx of immigrants who speak a variety of languages. Over the past decade, several thousand Bosnians, Vietnamese and Mexican natives have moved into St. Louis neighborhoods, but only a handful of bilingual employees work at police and fire departments in the area, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported in its Monday editions...
Pulpit latest gift from Great Britain to college (10/14/03)
FULTON, Mo. -- Westminster College on Sunday will dedicate a 17th century church pulpit donated to the school in memory of the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The pulpit, given by the diocese of London, is the latest installment in a relationship between the college and Great Britain that began with Winston Churchill's "Iron Curtain" speech at the mid-Missouri school's gymnasium on March 5, 1946...
School support workers stay home in protest (10/14/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Several school support workers didn't come to work Monday, apparently in protest of their latest labor package and concerns about lost jobs. Their absence led to confusion as some schools started the day without food, water and electricity...
Luetkemeyer announces candidacy (10/14/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- State Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer made his candidacy for state treasurer official Monday while criticizing the office for investing most of Missouri's money out of state. Luetkemeyer kicked off his campaign at the state Capitol by passing out oversized play money with his portrait in the middle alongside a pledge to invest more money in Missouri...
Court denies appeal of order blocking concealed guns law (10/14/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The state Supreme Court refused Monday to lift a preliminary injunction against Missouri's new concealed guns law, meaning the law will remain on hold for at least a little while longer. A St. Louis Circuit Court judge on Friday blocked the law from taking effect Saturday, saying there were constitutional concerns that needed to be resolved...
Lumber companies add security measures (10/14/03)
KANSAS CITY, MO. -- Lumber companies are adding security measures after a spate of suspicious fires destroyed three lumberyards within the last week. The latest blaze leveled the Schutte Lumber Co. in midtown Kansas City early Sunday, and investigators said arson is suspected. ...
Defense in sniper case will cost Virginia over $1 million (10/14/03)
FAIRFAX, Va. -- With the first trial in the Washington sniper case set to begin today, the court-appointed lawyers for the two defendants have submitted nearly $900,000 in bills so far for reimbursement by Virginia taxpayers. The attorneys appear to be on their way to racking up the most expensive court-appointed defenses in Virginia history, though nobody keeps statistics on such matters...
Group with cockfighting ties gets tax break from federal govern (10/14/03)
HARRISON, Ohio -- Bob Hilsercop owns 30 gamecocks, roosters bred for their aggression in cockfighting pits. For Hilsercop, it's just a hobby. He no longer participates in cockfighting, which is banned in all but two states. But like other members of the Ohio-based United Gamefowl Breeders Association, he has sold many birds to buyers in places such as Guam, where cockfighting is legal...
Research surprise- Low-carb dieters eat more, lose fat (10/14/03)
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The dietary establishment has long argued it's impossible, but a new study offers intriguing evidence for the idea that people on low-carbohydrate diets can actually eat more than folks on standard low-fat plans and still lose weight...
Pumping iron seen as help in fighting cancer, relapses (10/14/03)
WASHINGTON -- More than 150 cancer patients a year trudge into Julie Main's weight room, often pale and weak next to the more buff regulars at her California gym. For 10 weeks, in a free program backed by the local cancer hospital, they rebuild muscles their disease has laid to waste...
China gets blame for part of American economic woes (10/14/03)
WASHINGTON -- China has Washington seeing red over trade. Chinese exports to the United States have tripled since 1995, with U.S. consumers snapping up clothes, shoes, toys and electronics. For every $6 in products that China sells here, U.S. companies sell $1 to China...
Six dead after bus rams tractor-trailer in northern Louisiana (10/14/03)
TALLULAH, La. -- A church bus from Texas slammed into a tractor-trailer Monday on Interstate 20, killing six people and injuring at least nine. The driver may have fallen asleep at the wheel before the bus veered into the truck, which was pulled over on the right shoulder, state police spokesman Lt. William Davis said...
Texas redistricting awaits governor's signature (10/14/03)
AUSTIN -- After six months, two walkouts and three special legislative sessions, lawmakers have signed off on a new congressional redistricting map that likely will send more Texas Republicans to Washington. The Texas Senate approved the bill Sunday, sending it to Republican Gov. Rick Perry, who was expected to sign it...
World digest 10/14/03 (10/14/03)
Ahead of Bush visit, U.S. spy planes scour jungles MANILA, Philippines -- The U.S. military has deployed surveillance planes to scour jungles in the Philippines for al-Qaida-linked guerrillas posing a threat to American counterterrorism trainers, officials told The Associated Press on Monday...
People news 10/14/03 (10/14/03)
'The Bachelorette' readies for wedding NEW YORK -- Trista Rehn will wear a strapless Badgley Mischka wedding gown with a full skirt when she abandons her status as "The Bachelorette" for married life with her made-for-TV honey, Ryan Sutter. Rehn, the cover model for the December/January issue of Modern Bride, tells the magazine she's been doing Pilates, tanning and getting frequent facials in preparation for her nuptials, which ABC will broadcast in November. ...
Two women found dead in cabin in California's rustic Big Sur (10/14/03)
GORDA, Calif. -- Two women were found dead in an oceanview cabin, their hands bound and black plastic garbage bags around their heads, one with a Halloween mask attached to it. The Sheriff's Department identified the two women found Friday as Abigail Tapia, 27, and Jacqueline Toves, 26, who shared an address in Long Beach. Authorities said the deaths were being treated as homicides and autopsies were scheduled, but they declined to release other information...
Study shows extreme obesity is ballooning in U.S. adults (10/14/03)
CHICAGO -- Americans are not just getting fatter, they are ballooning to extremely obese proportions at an alarming rate. The number of extremely obese American adults -- those who are at least 100 pounds overweight -- has quadrupled since the 1980s to about 4 million. That works out to about 1 in every 50 adults...
Lieberman proposes raising taxes on wealthy (10/14/03)
MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Democrat Joe Lieberman, hoping to jump-start his presidential campaign with a fresh attack on White House policy, is promising to ensure that upper-income Americans pay more taxes than they did before President Bush's record-breaking tax cuts...
Monkeys with brain implants use thought to move robotic arm (10/14/03)
Monkeys with brain implants were trained to move a robot arm with their thoughts, a key advance by researchers who hope one day to allow paralyzed people to perform similar tasks. A series of electrodes containing tiny wires were implanted about a millimeter deep into the brains of two monkeys. A computer then recorded signals produced by the monkeys' brains as they manipulated a joystick controlling the robotic arm in exchange for a reward -- sips of juice...
Unofficial talks produce test treaty for Middle East (10/14/03)
JERUSALEM -- Succeeding where their governments have failed, prominent Palestinians and Israelis have produced an unofficial peace settlement that gives the Palestinians a state and could divide part of Jerusalem with a bulletproof glass wall, but keeps most refugees out of Israel...
U.S. pushes resolution for Iraq to set timetable for elections (10/14/03)
UNITED NATIONS -- The United States pressed for a new Iraq resolution Monday with a draft that gives Iraq's Governing Council until Dec. 15 to submit a timetable for holding elections and writing a new constitution. Early reaction to the draft, obtained by The Associated Press, was mixed...
North Korea abductees mark somber anniversary (10/14/03)
TOKYO -- She stepped off the plane from North Korea shy and reclusive, keeping her comments short and simple in rusty Japanese. "Very good" was all Hitomi Soga could muster about being back in Japan for the first time in nearly a quarter-century. A year later, however, Soga pours out her despair as she marks the homecoming's first anniversary this week with a soul-searching series of forlorn writings about the American husband and two daughters she left behind in Pyongyang...
Cheering crowds greet Liberia's new interim leader (10/14/03)
MONROVIA, Liberia -- Businessman Gyude Bryant came home Monday to lead Liberia, greeted by U.N. peacekeepers and cheering crowds packing streets that just months ago were filled with panicked refugees, shrapnel and the dead. Bryant, a longtime civilian campaigner against Liberia's warlords, takes the oath of office today as chairman of a two-year interim administration to lead Liberia out of 14 years of bloodshed and into elections in 2005...
U.S.- Saddam may be hiding in Tikrit (10/14/03)
TIKRIT, Iraq -- Saddam Hussein is believed to have been hiding out recently in Tikrit, influencing the anti-American insurgency, the U.S. military said Monday. Fresh attacks by resistance forces across central Iraq were reported to have killed three American soldiers and wounded five others...
Advance turns away Tigers for 20th win (10/14/03)
Advance's volleyball team won for the 20th time this season Monday with a quick 21-13, 25-15 win at home over Central. Dana Williams had 12 kills, three aces and two blocks for the Hornets, 20-6 and ranked No. 4 in the SEMO Top 10. Nikki Kennedy had five digs and Leslie Rainey added eight assists...
Central's district title crown is its fourth in a row (10/14/03)
Central's softball team captured its fourth straight Class 4, District 1 tournament title Monday after Shana Wadlington's bases-loaded single with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning produced a 1-0 win over Hillsboro at Farmington. Hillsboro starter Amanda Clack held the top-seeded Tigers without a hit through the first four innings and allowed only five hits in the game. ...
Grapperhaus expects to be ready for practice (10/14/03)
At one time this summer, Cole Grapperhaus had doubts he would ever play competitive basketball again. Grapperhaus, a sophomore forward at Southeast Missouri State University, was involved in a jet ski accident near his home town of Breese, Ill., that caused fairly significant back and knee injuries...
Former Southeast coach steps into Army interim job (10/14/03)
WEST POINT, N.Y. -- Former Southeast Missouri State University football coach John Mumford was announced as interim coach Monday at Army after the school fired Todd Berry, a former Southeast assistant. Berry, who served as Southeast's offensive coordinator in 1991 under Mumford, was fired after compiling a 5-35 record over four years. Army is 0-6 this season, with no loss closer than 15 points...
Nutt contacts SEC; review expected Tuesday (10/14/03)
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- Arkansas coach Houston Nutt on Monday contacted the Southeastern Conference about a pair of holding calls that nullified a 78-yard touchdown run and another 68-yard gain. Videotape from Arkansas' 10-3 loss to Auburn wasn't expected at the SEC's Birmingham, Ala., headquarters until Tuesday. Bobby Gaston, the league's coordinator of football officials, said he would review the footage in an effort to determine whether the calls were proper...
Nebraska player allegedly assaults Missouri fan (10/14/03)
OMAHA, Neb. -- Nebraska coach Frank Solich is investigating the alleged assault of a Missouri fan by one of his football players after Saturday night's game in Columbia, Mo. The incident occurred as fans stormed Faurot Field after Missouri's 41-24 victory...
Returning lineup, depth fuel Indians' hopes (10/14/03)
After two straight down seasons, is this finally the year that Southeast Missouri State University's men's basketball team gets back into the Ohio Valley Conference championship hunt? The answer during Southeast's media day at the Show Me Center Monday was a resounding yes...
Offense is name of the game in Big 12 (10/14/03)
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- More freshmen than ever are playing. Tackling is a lost art. Spread offenses have taken over. Those are the three reasons Colorado coach Gary Barnett gives for the dominance shown by Big 12 offenses so far this season. "I see this as a wide-open grass basketball kind of sport, the way it's going now," Barnett said Monday during the Big 12 coaches' conference call with reporters...
Indians shift focus to EKU (10/14/03)
Southeast Missouri State University football coach Tim Billings used the Indians' open week to try and improve the team in a number of areas. Billings figures he'll be able to tell just how productive last week was when the Indians play their next game Saturday at Ohio Valley Conference rival Eastern Kentucky...
Defensive end no longer just a pass-rush specialist (10/14/03)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The key to the St. Louis Rams' pass rush is giving opponents cause for concern on every down. Leonard Little had five sacks in the first four games, tied for the NFL lead entering the weekend and giving him 31 1-2 since becoming a full-time player in 2001. He's a small handful for offensive linemen given his remarkable speed for a 260-pound player, and has greatly improved his game against the run...
Rams turn on cruise, control Falcons in blowout (10/14/03)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Look out NFL, the Rams have a stingy defense to go with their precise offense. Veteran Aeneas Williams forced two early turnovers as the Rams outclassed the Atlanta Falcons 36-0 Monday night. Atlanta managed only 209 yards in St. Louis' first shutout in two years...
Red Sox move into a series tie with Yankees (10/14/03)
BOSTON -- No beanballs or brawls, just a dynamite knuckler by Tim Wakefield that gave the New York Yankees fits and allowed the Boston Red Sox to knot the AL championship series. Wakefield struck out eight over seven-plus innings, and Todd Walker and Trot Nixon backed him with solo homers, leading Boston over New York 3-2 Monday night to tie the best-of-seven series at two games apiece...
Cubs shed their image as sport's lovable losers (10/14/03)
CHICAGO -- Whatever happens at Wrigley Field this week, whether his team reaches the World Series or not, Dusty Baker already has posted a huge victory for the Chicago Cubs. He's managed to get them to shed their longtime image as baseball's lovable losers...
Area digest (10/14/03)
Southeast women win cross country meet Southeast Missouri State University's cross country program came home with first-place and second-place finishes from Saturday's three-team Murray State Ohio Valley Conference Preview Meet in Murray, Ky. Southeast's women won with 30 points, finishing ahead of Murray State (37) and Tennessee State (63). Southeast's men were second with 41 points, behind Eastern Illinois (32) and ahead of Murray State (47)...
Sideline Chatter 10/14/03 (10/14/03)
'Shoe' was never too attired to ride Willie Shoemaker, the Hall of Fame jockey who died this weekend at age 72, was up for a good ride anytime. Wrote Beth Harris of The Associated Press: "In 1965, he was returning to his hotel from a party at 4:30 a.m. on the day of the Kentucky Derby when a friend suggested they go to Churchill Downs and that Shoemaker work out a horse the friend had stabled there...
Gaiman's Sandman returns after seven years (10/14/03)
NEW YORK -- It's a fan's dream come true: the Sandman is back. Seven years after he stopped writing his groundbreaking, history-making comic book series, author Neil Gaiman has returned, again telling stories about Morpheus, the King of Dreams, and his six siblings, collectively known as the Endless...
New Potter ads reach out to older, hipper readers (10/14/03)
NEW YORK -- The ad shows a tattooed biker, scowling and shaggy-haired, against a harsh backdrop of blue and black. "Flying cars. Fire Whiskey. Death Eaters," reads the caption above the picture. At the bottom, next to the catch phrase "We all have our reasons. What's yours?" comes the real pitch:...
Rita Ward (10/14/03)
Rita Ward, 89, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Oct. 13, 2003, at the Lutheran Home. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Marvin Gesell (10/14/03)
Marvin W. Gesell, 73, of Norfolk, Neb., died at his home Thursday, Oct. 9, 2003. He was born March 10, 1930, in Miltona, Minn., son of John and Amalia Hartfiel Gesell. He and Lucille Dreyer were married July 26, 1953, in Norfolk. He worked in sales, farmed, worked at Montgomery Ward and Star Clothing. ...
Willa Mae Chasteen (10/14/03)
Willa Mae Chasteen, 83, died Sunday, Oct. 12, at Bloomfield, Mo. She was born Dec. 1, 1919, to the late Fred and Canna Myers Dixon at Dexter, Mo. She married Russell Chasteen Jan. 18, 1946. He died Feb. 14, 1987. Chasteen spent most of her life in the West Pleasant Valley community. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Bloomfield, the Dexter Hospital Auxilliary and the Golden Age Quilting Club...
Mary Moore (10/14/03)
Mary Lawana Moore, 80, of Bonne Terre, Mo., formerly of Scott City, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2003, at St. Joe Manor. She was born Nov. 2, 1922, at Elvins, Mo., daughter of William Henry and Maude Elizabeth Jansen Moore. Mary graduated from Ursuline Academy in Kirkwood, Mo., Southeast Missouri State University, Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, pursued a degree in music at St. Louis University, and worked on a doctorate at the University of Illinois...
Kenneth Averbeck (10/14/03)
Kenneth R. Averbeck, 60, of Jackson died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Nov. 18, 1942, in Washington, Mo., son of Richard and Marie Averbeck. Averbeck was an insurance agent. Survivors include a daughter, Kimberly Averbeck of Washington; a friend, Sara Freeman of Cape Girardeau; two sons, a brother, and two grandchildren...
Mabel Riehn (10/14/03)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Mabel F. Riehn, 73, of Perryville died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2003, in the Emergency Room at Perry County Memorial Hospital. She was born Feb. 26, 1930, at Daisy, Mo., daughter of Frank and Jettie Drum Friese. She and Norman Riehn were married May 10, 1946, at Perryville...
LaBerne Brooks (10/14/03)
LaBerne Lina Brooks of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center. She was born Feb. 3, 1913, in Belleville, Ill., daughter of Robert and O'Tillie Schlenk Stevenson. She and Garland A. Brooks were married in November 1935 in Belleville. He died in July 1967...
Wayne Zook (10/14/03)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Wayne L. Zook, 78, of Charleston died Monday, Oct. 13, 2003, at Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born July 21, 1925, in East Prairie, Mo., son of Willie W. and Lillie Mae Phillips Zook. He and Dorothy Tanksley were married May 20, 1950...
Hal Robertson (10/14/03)
A military funeral for Hal Robertson will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, at Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Highway 25 South, Bloomfield, Mo. A celebration of Hal's life will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Sikeston Country Club, Highway 60 East, Sikeston, Mo...
Charlene Clark (10/14/03)
Charlene "Char" Clark, 58, of St. Charles, Mo., died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2003, at St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield, Mo. She was born Dec. 9, 1944, at Shawneetown, daughter of Arthur and Loraine Fiedler. She married Wayne Clark. Mrs. Clark had been an optometrist assistant more than 20 years at Eye Care St. Peters in St. Peters, Mo...
Velda Trapp (10/14/03)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Velda Marie Trapp, 89, of Chaffee died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2003, at her home. She was born Jan. 14, 1914, at Perryville, Mo., daughter of Jesse and Loretta Grampp Tucker. She and Leo John Trapp were married Jan. 26, 1931. He died Feb. 18, 1991...
Births 10/14/03 (10/14/03)
Moore Son to Joseph P. and Melissa O. Moore of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 7:55 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, 2003. Name, Gage Joseph. Weight, 8 pounds 9 ounces. Fourth child, third son. Mrs. Moore is the former Melissa Maddox, daughter of Judy Hefele of Advance, Mo. Moore is the son of James and Katherine Moore of Cape Girardeau. He is a maintenance worker at Community Day School...
Police report 10/14/03 (10/14/03)
DON FRAZIER * dfrazier@semissourian.com Patrick Buck is the new operator of the Taste at 402 Good Hope Street. Buck re-opened the club Friday after it was closed for more than two years. The Taste is now an after-hours pool hall that does not sell or allow alcoholic beverages inside. But already, neighbors are complaining about last weekend's noise, traffic and garbage created by the some in the crowd that migrated to the block after other local bars closed.Cape Girardeau...
Correction 10/14/03 (10/14/03)
Due to incorrect information provided by the Cape Girardeau Police Department, an arrest suspect's name was incorrectly published in the listed in the Saturday edition. The report should have listed Fred Ray Drury Sr., 52, of 8401 Highway 62W, Bertrand, Mo. Drury was arrested on warrants for driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of an accident, making an improper turn and striking a legally stopped vehicle...
Foundation has big impact on health (10/14/03)
Thanks to the Missouri Foundation for Health, projects aimed at delivering health care to people who might not get it are receiving grants to make those endeavors a reality. The foundation, which has a goal of giving away $35 million a year, awarded $9.7 million to 78 health-care organizations from August to December 2002, when it first started making grants. The total had grown to $32 million by July 2003, according to the group...
This wedding brought to you by Acme Inc. (10/14/03)
Hey, Dad: If your daughter tells you she's getting married, you don't have to pull out your wallet if you don't want to. You can tell her to find an advertising sponsor to foot the bill. Many couples these days are paying for their own weddings by allowing advertisers to borrow small pieces of the big day...
Orville Grimm had active life, many interests (10/14/03)
To the editor: As I read through the newspapers that have collected in my absence, I find that the wheels of life have continued to turn. I often met Colonel Grimm at breakfast. When we planned a trip to Alaska, I learned that he had made the Alaska Highway trip three times. ...
New York was attacked before terrorist activity (10/14/03)
To the editor: It may be of little relevance, but might I correct Gary Rust's column? New York has been attacked many more times than twice. The British attacked the city when it was still New Amsterdam to honor a promise that it be given to the Duke of York. ...
Judge's decision on guns punishes honest citizens (10/14/03)
To the editor: In response to the article "Governor should accept his loss on conceal-carry": It's time for the law-abiding citizens of this shameful state to get punished again. There is a powerful, and this time expensive, lesson to be learned: It simply doesn't matter what the people want. We no longer have a democratic process in this state. We don't need a legislature. Why should we bother?...
Smelterville story brings back lots of memories (10/14/03)
To the editor: I left Cape Girardeau in the middle 1960s. I still have family there. I enjoy hearing about the people and events there. I really enjoyed reading about the Smelterville reunion. I lived in Smelterville in the 1940s and 1950s. I often think about it and the people. I remember Jake Kitchen. Lewis Hobbs, the Kellys and so many others...
Speak Out 10/14/03 (10/14/03)
IT'S ONLY a couple of weeks to Halloween. I encourage folks who remember their fun nights of trick or treating as a child to bring back some of that magic for their children. Parents, stop thinking the mall is a great candy destination. Get out of your cars and walk with your children down blocks and spend some time with them. ...
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