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Stories from Wednesday, October 15, 2003

ACT preparation class a big help to Jackson students (10/15/03)
Jackson High School senior Clarissa Lorenz said that seniors think more about their hair, their clothes and boys than they do about commas, periods or other points of grammar found on the ACT. But her ACT score improved by four points this semester, she reads faster and is more competitive for college scholarships largely due to the work she did in a new ACT preparation class. ...
Jackson schools seek to move money (10/15/03)
First comes the bad news: The Jackson School District is operating on a shoestring. Then comes the solution: Approval from voters to waive a state sales tax rollback and gain $950,000 without raising local taxes. Jackson superintendent Ron Anderson has given this same presentation 30 times in the past month, seeking support for a Nov. 4 ballot issue that may be the district's only chance at keeping current programs and staff...
Builder says bridge deadline may be missed (10/15/03)
The project manager for the firm handling the construction of the new Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge cautioned area business leaders "about getting too overly excited" about the Dec. 13 deadline for the $100 million bridge's completion. "December 13 -- we're going to get as close to that as possible," said Larry Owens of Traylor Brothers Inc., who spoke at a Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce-sponsored dinner to thank those involved in the bridge project...
A fitting legacy (10/15/03)
For 86 years, Hecht's Store has been Cape Girardeau's grand lady of fashion. Now, she's ready for a well-deserved rest. The upscale clothing store, at 107 N. Main, will close after the first of the year, said owner Martin Hecht, whose father Louis Hecht opened the store in 1917...
Angry vandal damages cars, mailboxes on Whitener Street (10/15/03)
In the pre-dawn hours of Tuesday morning, the 2800 block of Whitener Street was littered with what resembled debris left by an angry storm. "When I turned the corner and my lights hit the street, it looked like a tornado had gone through there," said trooper Aaron Harrison with the Missouri State Highway Patrol. "There were mailboxes and all sorts of stuff everywhere. You couldn't even drive down that street."...
Flu shots available today in Scott County (10/15/03)
BENTON, Mo. -- The Scott County Health Department will offer flu vaccinations from 8 to 11 a.m. today at the health department offices in Benton. No appointment is necessary. Medicare and Medicaid are accepted. Other patients will be assessed a $10 fee. No one is refused for inability to pay...
Sikeston trooper's gun discharges, injures hand (10/15/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- A Missouri State Highway Patrol sergeant received minor injuries to his left hand Monday evening when his new handgun went off accidentally, patrol officials said. The injury occurred at approximately 8:15 p.m. Sgt. David M. Markham was off duty at the time of the accident and unloading the gun while inside in his Sikeston home...
Club news 10/15/03 (10/15/03)
Exchange Club The Exchange Club of Cape Girardeau met Sept 2 and Sept. 16. Norman Huhn presented the program on Sept. 2, and John Eggimann and crew presented the meal and entertainment for Stag night on Sept. 16. Club members worked the 4-H food stand during the SEMO District Fair and the 4-H members will help at the club's ham and bean day on Nov. ...
Suit against Holden challenged by Nixon (10/15/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Attorney General Jay Nixon's office has asked a judge to dismiss with prejudice a lawsuit challenging the governor's constitutional power to reduce approved spending for public schools in order to keep the state budget in balance...
Police board examining use of video cameras in patrol cars (10/15/03)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Some police officers have not been using their patrol cars' video cameras, and the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners wants to know why. Commissioners discussed the cameras at a business session on Monday. The video systems, which were installed two years ago in most police cars, are designed to automatically turn on when officers activate their red lights and sirens. Officers must manually turn on the microphone to record sound...
Univ. of Missouri may alter policies to fight discrimination (10/15/03)
ST. LOUIS -- The four-campus University of Missouri system's governing board is expected to consider a nondiscrimination policy this week to protect people regardless of their sexual orientation. A similar proposal supported by faculty, staff and student groups on all four campuses failed five years ago...
Forgotten journey (10/15/03)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Imogene Woods was looking for information about her father, abruptly taken away from her 59 years ago by enemy gunfire in World War II. The Springfield woman sought military records, contacted relatives and wrote letters to infantrymen who had served in Company K, 141st Regiment, 36th Infantry Division in hopes of uncovering details of the man whose memory had been erased by time...
Bond swells war chest; Farmer compiles one (10/15/03)
Republican Sen. Kit Bond fattened his campaign war chest to $4 million, while Democratic state Treasurer Nancy Farmer socked away $383,650 to challenge the three-term incumbent, new fund-raising reports show. Bond raised $1.5 million from July through September, bringing his total campaign contributions for the election cycle to $5.08 million. His cash on hand was $4 million...
Deficit at pension insurance agency at $8.8 billion (10/15/03)
WASHINGTON -- Finances at the government's pension insurance program deteriorated further this past summer with its deficit reaching a record $8.8 billion as of Aug. 31, the agency's executive director told Congress on Tuesday. The cash-strapped Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., or PBGC, had previously reported a deficit of $5.7 billion through July...
Bush to tell Japan, China to stop intervening in currency (10/15/03)
WASHINGTON -- China and Japan should stop intervening in the currency markets in a way that gives them an unfair trade advantage, President Bush said Tuesday, the eve of a nine-day trip through Asia. "Markets ought to be determining respective currencies," Bush said in an interview with Asian journalists...
Fast Hispanic growth will continue at least until 2020 (10/15/03)
WASHINGTON -- The population surge that has made Hispanics America's largest minority shows no sign of slowing in the next 20 years, according to a study released Tuesday by a Latino research group. The Pew Hispanic Center found that much of the growth will be from children born to parents who arrived during the immigration wave that began in the 1980s. ...
Bush appeal over medical marijuana rejected (10/15/03)
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court cleared the way Tuesday for state laws allowing ill patients to smoke marijuana if a doctor recommends it. Justices turned down the Bush administration's request to consider whether the federal government can punish doctors for recommending or perhaps just talking about the benefits of the drug to sick patients. An appeals court said the government cannot...
Senate bill bans discriminatory use of gene data by insurance (10/15/03)
WASHINGTON -- Insurance companies would be barred from using people's genetic information or family histories to deny medical coverage or set premiums under a bill passed 95-0 by the Senate on Tuesday. Employers would also be prohibited from using such information in hiring and firing...
FDA to rethink near-ban on silicone-gel breast implants (10/15/03)
WASHINGTON -- Women pleaded with the government on Tuesday to continue a ban on most silicone gel breast implants, telling of years of pain and suffering they blame on leaking devices. As many as 46 percent of women who get silicone-gel breast implants need additional surgery within three years, research indicates...
Southern California hit by transit strike, grocery strike (10/15/03)
LOS ANGELES -- Train and bus mechanics for the nation's third-largest mass-transit system walked off the job Tuesday, stranding hundreds of thousands of Southern California commuters already burdened by a supermarket strike and sporadic sickouts by sheriff's deputies...
Gene that enlarges cholesterol particles linked to long life (10/15/03)
CHICAGO -- One reason some people live into their 90s and beyond may be a genetic variation that makes the cholesterol particles in their blood really big. "Supersize it" is not usually associated with good health, but evidence increasingly is showing that bigger is indeed better when it comes to the lipoprotein particles that carry cholesterol through the bloodstream...
Sniper suspect pleads innocent at opening of trial (10/15/03)
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- With his life on the line, a stone-faced John Allen Muhammad pleaded innocent to murder charges Tuesday as the first trial in the deadly Washington-area sniper spree got under way. Muhammad entered his plea in the slaying of Dean Harold Meyers, 53, of Gaithersburg, Md., who was cut down by a single bullet that hit him in the head while he filled up at a gas station near Manassas on Oct. 9, 2002...
God's place in oath goes to high court (10/15/03)
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to decide whether it's unconstitutional for children in public schools to pledge their allegiance to "one nation under God." The Pledge of Allegiance case pushes the court into an emotional argument over religion, patriotism and schools. Activists on both sides of the church-state divide immediately predicted one of the most significant, and wrenching, rulings in the court's modern history...
Bedsheet-escape inmate now in 'prison within a prison' (10/15/03)
DALLAS, Pa. -- A murder suspect who escaped from jail by climbing down a rope of bedsheets spent his first full day in confinement Tuesday following his recapture, with his new quarters described as a "prison within a prison." Hugo Selenski's new maximum-security cell has no windows -- and when he's outside that cell he'll be under escort and in handcuffs...
Biotechnology protesters turn to sabotage, violence (10/15/03)
SAN FRANCISCO -- A growing militant movement opposed to genetic engineering in agriculture and medicine is turning to sabotage -- from the bombing of a biotech company to the destruction of genetically modified crops. As a result, targeted companies are taking extra security precautions and also often altering business strategies. ...
Youngest and smallest patient for robotic surgery recovering (10/15/03)
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Tiny robotic surgical equipment was made even tinier to handle the youngest and smallest patient yet to be treated using the technology: a 5-day-old, 8-pound boy who had a cyst pressing against his lung. David Dornbusch underwent the surgery a week ago at Blank Children's Hospital and was sent home five days later, doctors said Tuesday. The surgery to remove the cyst required just four incisions, each about the size of a dime...
Sprint replaces auditor, reduces exec severance (10/15/03)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Sprint Corp. has replaced longtime auditor Ernst & Young, which came under fire from some shareholders because of tax shelter recommendations it made to Sprint's top two executives on how to deal with their stock options. Sprint announced Tuesday that the audit committee of its board of directors chose KPMG as auditor for fiscal 2004. Ernst & Young will complete the 2003 audit...
Monsanto, Bayer CropScience settle some suits over patents (10/15/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Agriculture biotechnology leader Monsanto Co. and rival Bayer CropScience AG said Tuesday they have reached a broad truce in longstanding patent disputes, agreeing to dismiss several lawsuits against each other. Under the deal, St. Louis-based Monsanto and Germany's Bayer CropScience agree to license each other for various patented technologies, including insect-resistant and herbicide-tolerant products...
IRS, FTC examine consumer credit counseling firms (10/15/03)
WASHINGTON -- Consumers looking for help paying their debts should be wary of debt management services that charge high fees and offer little counseling, the Internal Revenue Service and Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday. "Consumers who are struggling financially need to be careful not to lose even more money to someone offering a quick and easy way to fix credit problems," said Federal Trade Commission chairman Timothy Muris...
Nation digest 10/15/03 (10/15/03)
Boston mobster pleads guilty to racketeering BOSTON -- Mob informant Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi pleaded guilty Tuesday to racketeering charges to avoid the death penalty under a deal in which he accused his former FBI handler of helping to set up a murder...
U.N. sanctions official claims Taliban get money from drugs (10/15/03)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- The al-Qaida terror network and Afghanistan's ousted Taliban regime are managing to find new sources of funding despite global economic sanctions, the head of a U.N. committee overseeing those sanctions said Tuesday. Increasingly, the Taliban have turned to drug revenue to pay for their insurgency against Afghanistan's U.S.-backed government, said chairman Heraldo Munoz, who is the Chilean ambassador to the United Nations...
China becomes third spacefaring nation with manned mission (10/15/03)
GOBI DESERT, China -- China launched its first manned space mission on Wednesday, becoming the third country in history to send a person into orbit -- four decades after the former Soviet Union and the United States. With a column of smoke, the Shenzhou 5 craft cut across a bright, azure northwest China sky at exactly 8 a.m. ...
Israel expels Palestinian detainees to Gaza (10/15/03)
JERUSALEM -- Israel's military on Tuesday ordered 15 Palestinian detainees expelled from the West Bank to the Gaza Strip, an action human rights groups denounced as a violation of international law. The new Palestinian prime minister, meanwhile, sparred in public with Yasser Arafat -- a sign the rift between the two is deepening, as Israeli troops invaded a Palestinian refugee camp on the Gaza-Egypt border, looking for arms-smuggling tunnels...
Homosexuality issue threatens to split Anglican Communion (10/15/03)
LONDON -- The unity of the worldwide Anglican Communion hangs in the balance as international church leaders gather for a closed-door summit to talk and pray about homosexuality, the issue threatening to fracture the 77-million member association. Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, spiritual leader of the communion, called the unprecedented meeting in August, after Episcopalians in the United States ratified the election of their first openly gay bishop, the Rev. ...
Soldiers kill 11 Maoist rebels at Nepal school (10/15/03)
KATMANDU, Nepal -- Soldiers stormed a high school that was taken over by Maoist rebels, battling for hours while terrified students hid behind desks, officials and witnesses said Tuesday. The army said 11 insurgents and four students were killed. Five students were wounded in Monday's gunbattle, which lasted at least four hours, in the remote mountain village of Mutuhara, about 375 miles northeast of the capital, Katmandu...
Conjoined Greek twins separated successfully (10/15/03)
ROME -- Two 4-month-old twin girls from Greece who were joined at the temple have been successfully separated and should be able to live normal lives, doctors said Tuesday. A team of more than 30 doctors and nurses participated in the 13-hour operation at the infant neurosurgery department of Rome's Policlinico Gemelli hospital on Saturday, but no information was previously released at the request of the girls' parents...
Bolivian demonstrators demand president resign (10/15/03)
LA PAZ, Bolivia -- Protesters threw up road blockades of giant boulders and burning mounds of trash in and around Bolivia's capital Tuesday, demanding the president resign after days of deadly rioting and clashes. With stocks of food, gasoline and other basics dwindling, La Paz ground to a standstill. Leaders of labor unions and Indian groups called for more protests, a day after clashes between demonstrators and soldiers killed at least 16 people...
Ethnic Albanians, Serbs launch direct postwar talks on Kosovo (10/15/03)
VIENNA, Austria -- Rival Serbian and ethnic Albanian leaders clashed Tuesday in their first face-to-face talks on Kosovo since the 1999 war that led to NATO intervention in the ethnically troubled province. The largely symbolic launch of the U.N.-sponsored talks avoided the contentious issue of Kosovo's future: independence, as demanded by the ethnic Albanians, or status as part Serbia, as called for by the Belgrade leadership...
Afghan president welcomes Security Council vote to expand peace (10/15/03)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- The Afghan president on Tuesday hailed a U.N. vote allowing an international peacekeeping force to expand beyond the capital, a crucial boost for Afghan efforts to rein in warlords and prepare for historic elections next year. The 15-member U.N. ...
Officials - suspect gave terror group's 'wish list' of targets (10/15/03)
MANILA, Philippines -- Top Asian terror suspect Hambali devised several plots against American targets in the Philippines -- including crashing bomb-laden speedboats into U.S. warships -- but the error-filled schemes were never attempted, security officials told The Associated Press on Tuesday...
Nobel winner returns as new soul of reform movement in Iran (10/15/03)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Greeted by throngs of supporters wearing white as a symbol of peaceful change, Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi returned to her homeland Tuesday as the new guiding force of the reform movement. "Many thanks to all of you," she said as well-wishers -- including dozens of reformist parliament members -- surged into the VIP lounge at Tehran's international airport. ...
Businessman takes control as Liberia's peacetime leader (10/15/03)
MONROVIA, Liberia -- Businessman Gyude Bryant took office as Liberia's interim leader Tuesday under red, white and blue bunting in the looted Capitol rotunda, inheriting a nation in ruins after years of civil war and rebellion. Bryant, a low-key political reformer welcomed as a neutral figure in the country's power struggles, was sworn in two months after warlord Charles Taylor was ushered into exile under international pressure as rebels surrounded Monrovia...
Balkan regions fight over claims to Mother Teresa (10/15/03)
SKOPJE, Macedonia -- Just about everyone in this city accepts that Mother Teresa was a good person. That's about all they agree on. As the late nun and Nobel Peace Prize laureate heads toward sainthood, a distinctively Balkan quarrel has broken out over bragging rights to her ancestry. The world knows her as Albanian. Or should that be Macedonian? Or Vlach? And what about Kosovo?...
Bomber targets Turkish Embassy; Shiite leader demands U.S. pull (10/15/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Suicide car bombers struck in Baghdad for the third time in a week Tuesday, this time outside the Turkish Embassy in yet another blow against those who would help the U.S. occupation. Witnesses said the driver and a bystander were killed, and hospitals said at least 13 were wounded...
France, Russia and Germany urge U.S. to set timetable to hand o (10/15/03)
UNITED NATIONS -- France, Russia and Germany urged the United States on Tuesday to add a timetable for the transfer of power to Iraqis to its new U.N. resolution, but Washington called for a quick vote and a U.S. official cautioned against major changes...
Surprising Tigers sit atop standings after comeback (10/15/03)
Other than perennial bottom feeder Tennessee-Martin, Tennessee State and Samford were considered the least likely teams to challenge for the Ohio Valley Conference championship. But, even though there is still plenty of football to be played, Tennessee State and Samford are both currently at or near the top of the OVC standings...
Central, Kelly shoot for sectional victories (10/15/03)
Despite a few district upsets, a pair of area softball teams will be in action today when sectional games begin across the state. Heading into district play, four area teams held No. 1 seeds. But with losses by Notre Dame in the Class 3, District 1 semifinals and Delta in the Class 1, District 1 finals, only Central in Class 4 and Kelly in Class 2 remain...
Indians get 2nd player to commit (10/15/03)
Southeast Missouri State University's men's basketball program has received its second oral commitment for the 2004-2005 season. James White, a sophomore forward at Southwestern Illinois College, plans to sign with the Indians during the early signing period that begins Nov. 12, said Dutchmen coach Jay Harrington...
Pinkel flashes wild side in upset of Nebraska (10/15/03)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Gary Pinkel may not be ready to supplant the St. Louis Rams' Mike Martz as the mad scientist of coaching, but the Missouri coach's normally conservative game plan has taken a turn for the unpredictable. The Tigers (5-1, 1-1 Big 12) play No. 1 Oklahoma (6-0, 2-0) Saturday in Norman, and Pinkel has given the Sooners something to think about...
Top-ranked Sooners eye Mizzou after ripping Texas (10/15/03)
NORMAN, Okla. -- Bob Stoops doesn't even bother with an answer anymore, since the question comes every year. Repeatedly since Oklahoma's 65-13 rout of Texas on Saturday, the coach has been asked some variation of this: Are the Sooners in danger of a letdown after such an emotional win against arch rival Texas?...
Two easy wins give Rams their look of old (10/15/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Two years removed from a Super Bowl, the St. Louis Rams appear to be back in championship form. But was it the Rams' skill or the ineptitude of the Atlanta Falcons on Monday night and the Arizona Cardinals two weeks ago that's responsible? Coach Mike Martz doesn't know for sure yet, and a day after the Rams' 36-0 victory over the Falcons, he didn't care...
Florida overcomes late deficit, wins 8-3 to force Game 7 (10/15/03)
CHICAGO -- Five outs to go. Wrigley Field crowd on its feet. World Series within their grasp. Then, it was almost as if the baseball gods realized these were the Chicago Cubs. Those lovable losers blew it again thanks in part to -- of all things -- one of their own fans...
Ruth fanatic helps prolong The Curse (10/15/03)
By Ronald Blum ~ The Associated Press BOSTON -- David Wells is a longtime, die-hard Babe Ruth fan, and he's doing his best to keep The Curse alive. Wells worked his way out of trouble to put the New York Yankees on the verge of another World Series, beating the Boston Red Sox 4-2 Tuesday for a 3-2 lead in the AL championship series...
Man identifies himself as fan punched by Nebraska player (10/15/03)
LINCOLN, Neb. -- A Missouri football fan stepped forward Tuesday and claimed he was the person assaulted by a Nebraska player following the Cornhuskers' loss Saturday night to the Tigers. Kellen Huston, the player involved, said in a brief statement after practice he regretted the incident. Nebraska coach Frank Solich said he planned to decide Tuesday night or today whether to take disciplinary action against Huston, the team's place-kick holder...
Ciao, America (10/15/03)
NEW YORK -- Mario Batali says the state of the nation with regard to Italian food and cooking is just great. He should know, having sampled it from coast to coast researching his latest Food Network series, "Ciao America With Mario Batali." Batali, master chef and genial television-show host, talks with characteristic gusto and authority about Italian cooking, his forte, and its place in American life...
Pumpkins in their prime (10/15/03)
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Anne Cuggino, chef of the Veritable Quandary restaurant, focuses on cooking with local, sustainable ingredients -- and right now that means pumpkins. She uses squashes and pumpkins as mainstays of fall menus, and the local farmers' market is full of them. For Cuggino, that's convincing evidence autumn has really arrived...
Crisp air signals time for autumn baking (10/15/03)
A couple of weeks ago, churches all over the world celebrated World Communion Sunday together on the same day. In lieu of a traditional Communion service, our pastor had the idea of having a meal together, then celebrating with Communion afterward. It was a wonderful idea and it was so much fun to gather together around tables eating soup, chowder and chili...
Statistic won't be celebrated (10/15/03)
Did you hear the news? A RAND Corp. study found that the number of extremely obese American adults -- at least 100 pounds overweight -- rose from 1 in 200 in 1986 to 1 in 50 in 2000. It was in the paper Tuesday, but I also heard it on CNN Headline News. The thin anchor said something to the effect of: "Americans have hit a new high, but it's nothing to cheer about."...
Kenneth D. Sadler (10/15/03)
Kenneth D. Sadler, 70, of Jonesboro, Ill., died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2003, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, Ky. Funeral arrangements are pending at Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro.
Bobby Beck (10/15/03)
BENTON, Mo. -- Bobby Gene Beck, 67, of Benton died Monday, Oct. 13, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Dec. 13, 1935, at Hayti, Mo., son of Raymond and Nellie Beck Darnell. He first married Mary Franks Jan. 2, 1954, at Hayti. She preceded him in death. He and Martha Clessen were married Jan. 16, 1982, in Jackson...
Rita Ward (10/15/03)
Rita Ward, 89, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Oct. 13, 2003, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 15, 1914, in Hayti, Mo. She and Robert L. Ward Jr. were married in 1938. He died in 1976. They resided in Caruthers-ville and McCarty, Mo...
Louis Whitler (10/15/03)
Louis Henry Whitler, 84, of Gordonville died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2003, at his home. He was born Sept. 19, 1919, at Wolf Lake, Ill., son of Elbert Louis and Pauline Irene Brase Whitler. He and Minnie Clara Hanschen were married Sept. 19, 1946. They celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary earlier this year...
Margaret Bagby (10/15/03)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Margaret Berbling Bagby, 75, of Cairo died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born April 28, 1928, in Cairo, the daughter of Carl Wolffe and Mary Magdeline Cordova Berbling. She married A. Dean Bagby on Dec. 27, 1950. He preceded her in death on May 5, 1997...
Pauline Boswell (10/15/03)
Pauline R. "Hannie" Boswell, 97, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Oct. 13, 2003, at Ratliff Care Center. She was born Feb. 28, 1906, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of David Lee and Sarah Ann Clark Baker. She and Roy A. Moore were married Aug. 25, 1948. He preceded her in death. She later married Homer D. Boswell Aug. 3, 1966, in Cape Girardeau. He died April 4, 1974...
Births 10/15/03 (10/15/03)
SeyerSon to Kenny and Sherry Seyer of Oak Ridge, Perry County Memorial Hospital in Perryville, Mo., 1:57 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2003. Name, Alex Daniel. Weight, 8 pounds 1 ounce. Second son. Mrs. Seyer is the former Sherry Schaupert, daughter of Calvin "Kelly" and Shirlene Schaupert of Perryville. She is a bookkeeper at Shawneetown Feed and Seed. Seyer is the son of Lester and Semina Seyer of Oak Ridge. He is employed at BioKyowa Inc...
Fire report 10/15/03 (10/15/03)
Cape Girardeau Wednesday, Oct. 15 Firefighters responded Monday to the following items:n At 4:59 p.m., illegal burn at 101 S. West End Boulevard.
  • At 11:53 p.m., electrical malfunction at 905 S. Ellis. Firefighters responded Tuesday to the following items:n At 6:54 a.m., medical assist at 2477 Camel Back...
  • Fire report 10/14/03 (10/15/03)
    Cape Girardeau Wednesday, Oct. 15 Firefighters responded Sunday to the following items: At 6:34 p.m., strange odor at 121 S. Lorimier. At 7:15 p.m., smoke scare at 1526 Independence. 10:14 p.m., alarm sounding at 1025 N. Sprigg. Firefighters responded Monday to the following items: At 4:56 a.m., emergency medical service at 2477 Camel Back Road...
    Police report 10/15/03 (10/15/03)
    Cape Girardeau Wednesday, Oct. 15 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Jody A. Omohundro, 38, of 312 N. High, Jackson, was arrested Monday on two Cape Girardeau warrants for failure to appear...
    Cheney- Our course is clear (10/15/03)
    By Dick Cheney WASHINGTON -- For most of this year, the attention of the world has centered on Iraq. Now, having liberated that country, it is crucial that we keep our word to the Iraqi people, helping them to build a secure country and a democratic government. And we will do so...
    Elections tend to follow the money (10/15/03)
    It's much too early to write off Gov. Bob Holden's chances for re-election, but there are growing signs that neither public sentiment nor essential financial backing favor his chances. The first three years of Holden's term have been marked with controversy -- from his lavish inauguration that left the governor obligated to union sponsors, to his executive order allowing collective bargaining for many state employees, to his bitter battles with legislators that resulted in more veto overrides than any other governor in state history.. ...
    Partial-birth abortion bill nears reality (10/15/03)
    It appears that President Bush will soon have an opportunity to sign a bill that bans partial-birth abortions. The House approved the bill a few days ago, and once the Senate acts the bill will be on its way to the White House, perhaps this week. The president says he will sign it...
    CERT training gets community ready for attacks (10/15/03)
    To the editor: Discussion about the likelihood of more terrorist attacks and resulting disaster has been prevalent since Sept. 11, 2001. While that possibility exists, earthquakes, damaging weather systems, hazardous material leaks, fires and vehicular accidents are just a few of the events that are equally as damaging and disruptive to our lives. ...
    Spirit T-shirts tacky, show wrong values (10/15/03)
    To the editor: Here are excerpts from a letter I sent to Cape Girardeau School District superintendent Mark Bowles regarding the T-shirts that were displayed for the Cape Girardeau-Jackson football game: I am a 1979 graduate of Central High School and have always been proud to say that. ...
    Speak Out 10/15/03 (10/15/03)
    Work it out PARENTS HAVE become so concerned about their money that they've forgotten their children. If you don't want to pay child support, go to counseling and work out your problems. Learn that the world isn't always going to do what you want, then teach that lesson to your children. Walking away from a difficult situation is the easy way out. Working through it is tough but rewarding. Cowards run. Heroes stay and fight...
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