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Stories from Sunday, November 9, 2003

Santa gives animals head start on holidays (11/09/03)
If animals could say what they wanted for Christmas, many would ask to be exempted from future pet pictures with Santa. But since they can't speak, they were stuck looking adorable -- and maybe a little freaked out -- on St. Nick's lap Saturday at the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri's annual fund-raising event...
Cape, SEMO look to widen Broadway (11/09/03)
Broadway cuts a wide path from Kingshighway to Perry Avenue. But eastward it narrows to a two-lane street jammed with cars and pickup trucks carrying students, staff and visitors to and from the Southeast Missouri State University campus. City officials hope to ease traffic congestion with a wider street, but business owners worry that the construction work itself will be a major road block for their customers...
National briefs 7A (11/09/03)
CIA: N. Korea can validate nukes without test WASHINGTON -- The CIA has concluded that North Korea has been able to validate its nuclear weapons designs without a nuclear test, the agency disclosed to Congress. The intelligence service believes that conventional explosives tests, conducted since the 1980s, have allowed the North Koreans to verify their nuclear designs would work. ...
A life invasion (11/09/03)
One bullet nearly killed John Murphy -- twice. The first time he nearly bled to death as it pierced his left arm, passed through his chest and flew out to become lodged in his right wrist. The second time was three days after he left the hospital. He had trouble breathing because his left lung was filling with blood. The dirty bullet created an infection and he needed another emergency surgery...
Marines recall sacrifice at 228th birthday ball (11/09/03)
An evening of toasts, laughter and dancing was kept somber for 200 Marines and their families by a small white table with a place setting for one and a single red rose. The table, set up in remembrance of the military's prisoners of war and those missing in action, was part of an overriding theme for the 228th birthday ball of the local Cpl. Mason O. Yarbrough Detachment of the Marine Corps...
Petition seeks to rename postal distribution center after vet (11/09/03)
The Cape Girardeau Processing and Distribution Facility at 475 Kell Farm Drive in Cape Girardeau may have a new name if a petition is successful. Anthony Carroll, a retired Vietnam veteran employed by the U.S. Postal Service, and employees of the postal distribution center are petitioning Congress to rename the processing plant after Pfc. Richard G. Wilson, who served in the Korean War and posthumously received the Medal of Honor...
Holden, McCaskill differ on assessment of minority contracts (11/09/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Bob Holden last week touted his administration's efforts to increase the share of state contracts that are awarded to minority-owned businesses. Eight days earlier, State Auditor Claire McCaskill issued a report critical of the state for failing to achieve minority participation goals established in 1998 and cited the Office of Administration, which is under Holden, for some reporting inaccuracies...
6-year-old the focus in fatal shooting (11/09/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A 6-year-old boy is the focus of an investigation into the shooting death of his grandfather, Cole County Sheriff John Hemeyer said Saturday. The victim, whose name was not released, died Friday after he was shot once with a rifle...
State digest 11/09/03 (11/09/03)
Male lion kills female at Springfield zoo SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Tensions between the two lions at Springfield's Dickerson Park Zoo came to a violent end when one attacked and killed the other, zoo officials said. Thursday's attack by the male lion, Kenya, on the female, Kierra, was witnessed in part by a zoo staffer and two vendors working at a nearby concession trailer, zoo director Mike Crocker said...
Counterfeiters already at work on new bills (11/09/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Only a month after the rollout of retooled $20 bills meant to thwart savvy counterfeiters, authorities say a Missouri woman has joined the growing list of the opportunistic trying to cash in with knockoff versions of the newly colorized currency...
Optimism waning for northwest Missouri farmers (11/09/03)
TARKIO, Mo. -- High cattle and bean prices and a surprising harvest should help northwest Missouri farmers stay afloat for another year, but without abundant moisture between now and spring planting, prospects for next year's crops are bleak. Timely spring rains this year helped the soybean and corn crops, but that rain stopped in late June. Jim Crawford, University of Missouri extension agent in Rock Port, said there is virtually no subsoil moisture now and things could get worse...
Conservative Pittsburgh Episcopal Diocese votes for greater aut (11/09/03)
PITTSBURGH -- Less than a week after the Episcopal Church USA consecrated its first openly gay bishop, one of the most conservative Episcopal dioceses in America passed an amendment Saturday aimed at allowing the diocese to ignore some of the national church's policies...
Crowds flock to see total lunar eclipse (11/09/03)
CINCINNATI -- Sky-watchers in every continent but Australia reveled in the relative rarity of a total lunar eclipse Saturday night -- but as stargazers have noted for centuries, it was a matter of celestial perspective. "From the moon, they're having a solar eclipse," said Dean Regas, an astronomer at the Cincinnati Observatory Center...
Dean to skip public financing for White House bid (11/09/03)
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Front-runner Howard Dean became on Saturday the first Democratic presidential candidate ever to reject taxpayer money and avoid the accompanying spending limits, saying he had to act to compete against President Bush's cash-rich campaign...
U.S., Vietnamese defense chiefs to hold historic meeting Monday (11/09/03)
WASHINGTON -- Symbolism and substance blend when Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld meets Monday with his Vietnamese counterpart, the first defense minister from the communist country to visit the Pentagon since the war's end in 1975. Some 30 years after America's defeat in Vietnam, Pham Van Tra is expected to talk with Rumsfeld and Air Force Gen. ...
Poll shows independents lean against re-election of president (11/09/03)
Independent voters are leaning against the re-election of President Bush amid doubts about his handling of the economy and Iraq, a poll released Saturday indicates. A majority of independents, 53 percent, said they oppose Bush's re-election, while 40 percent favor it, according to the Newsweek poll. Republicans favor his re-election by an 86-10 margin, while Democrats oppose it by the same amount...
Pierce City likely to get Guard armory (11/09/03)
Tornado-ravaged Pierce City, Mo., would get a lifeline in its struggle to recover with a new $6 million Missouri National Guard armory moving swiftly through Congress. Approval for the new armory is part of a defense bill that cleared the House Friday. The Senate expects to approve the measure this week, sending it to President Bush for his signature...
Group petitions Vatican to remove two bishops from N.H. (11/09/03)
CONCORD, N.H. -- A Roman Catholic reform group has petitioned the Vatican to remove New Hampshire Bishop John McCormack, calling him unfit to lead the church. The complaint, filed Oct. 28 by New Hampshire Catholics for Moral Leadership, says McCormack and Auxiliary Bishop Francis Christian lost their moral authority during the clergy sex abuse crisis and that church law requires the resignations of bishops unfit to serve, according to a draft copy of the documents sent to Rome and obtained by The Associated Press.. ...
Explorers find gold in Civil War-era shipwreck off Georgia (11/09/03)
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- After searching the ocean for more than 10 years, marine explorers found crates of gold this week at the site of a Civil War-era shipwreck about 100 miles east of Savannah. Archeologists and technicians from Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc., on Thursday found 80 gold coins and at least two wooden crates of gold coins buried in the sediment, said company spokeswoman Laura Lionetti Barton...
Lynch struggled with Iraqi doctors who wanted to amputate (11/09/03)
NEW YORK -- Former prisoner of war Pfc. Jessica Lynch screamed and struggled with Iraqi doctors trying to anesthetize her after one of them said they were going to amputate her leg, according to newly released excepts from her soon-to-be-released authorized biography...
FBI analyst survived cancer only to fall victim to sniper (11/09/03)
When Linda Franklin discovered she had breast cancer several years ago, she faced her mortality head-on, just as she had with every other challenge. The 47-year-old underwent a double mastectomy and overcame the brutal rehabilitation that followed, all with the attitude of a fighter who had survived a war zone and raised two children while putting herself through college...
Teachers learn lessons in laughter (11/09/03)
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Former standup comic Wil Watson has a lesson for teachers: make your job a laughing matter. The former comedian who calls himself a "laughologist" gave a lesson in levity to about 250 educators Thursday, saying a few well-placed yuks can relieve classroom stress, engage students and defuse grouchy colleagues...
Leaving public life - Davis reflects on recall campaign (11/09/03)
LOS ANGELES -- In his final days as governor, Gray Davis hasn't looked like someone bounced from office in only the second gubernatorial recall in U.S. history. As wildfires devastated Southern California, he muscled resources to battle the flames, and toured the charred region with President Bush and Arnold Schwarzenegger, the actor-turned-politician who will replace him...
Royal 'incident' (11/09/03)
LONDON -- A newspaper in Britain has published an interview today with the former royal servant whose allegations involving Prince Charles have been the subject of media and public speculation for a week.But the report in The Mail today shed little new light on the allegations by former royal valet George Smith, because a court order restricted reporting...
Mauritanian president re-elected (11/09/03)
NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania -- The president who has led this Saharan nation for the past 19 years, moving it to close ties with Washington and Israel, won re-election, his government declared Saturday. The top challenger, who was backed by Islamic hard-liners, emerged from hiding and claimed the vote was a fraud...
Diplomat- U.S. holds 'momentum' to alter Iraq despite attacks (11/09/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- A senior U.S. official insisted on Saturday that the U.S. military has the upper hand in the escalating war in Iraq, on a day when two paratroopers died in a roadside ambush and the international Red Cross said it was closing two main offices due to deteriorating security...
300,000 Saddam enemies believed in 263 mass graves (11/09/03)
The Associated Press BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Saddam Hussein's government is believed to have buried as many as 300,000 opponents in 263 mass graves that dot the Iraqi landscape, the top human rights official in the U.S.-led civilian administration said Saturday...
Senior Iranian official affirms pledge to allow tough nuclear i (11/09/03)
VIENNA, Austria -- Iran will firm up pledges next week to allow snap inspections of suspect nuclear sites and announce when it will suspend uranium enrichment, the head of the U.N. nuclear agency and a top Iranian official said Saturday. Working to deflect the possibility of international sanctions, Mohamed ElBaradei, the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, met with Hasan Rowhani, the head of Iran's Supreme National Security Council...
Arafat wins power struggle with prime minister Qureia (11/09/03)
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat will keep his grip on security forces and place a handpicked confidant in the post of interior minister after winning a power struggle Saturday with his prime minister. The agreement clears the way for the formation of a government in the coming days and the resumption of high-level talks with Israel, but frustrates American efforts to sideline Arafat...
Syria calls Bush sincere in effort to achieve Mideast stability (11/09/03)
DAMASCUS, Syria -- Syria does not doubt that President Bush is sincere in his urging a more stable Middle East but believes his policies are spoiling American relations with Arabs and Muslims worldwide, a Syrian Cabinet minister said Saturday. The comment in a government newspaper was the first official Syrian reaction to Bush's speech Thursday in which he called for greater democracy in the Middle East and criticized Syria and Iran in particular, accusing them of torture and oppression...
3 explosions by al-Qaida rock Saudis (11/09/03)
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- Three explosions rocked a residential compound in the Saudi capital Saturday night, killing an undetermined number of people and wounding 86, in what a government official said was a suicide car bombing. The attack came a day after the U.S. Embassy warned that terror attacks could be imminent in the tense Gulf kingdom, and America's three diplomatic missions in Saudi Arabia were closed Saturday as a result...
Area teams set for sectional tests (11/09/03)
The road to the TWA Dome begins Wednesday with several area teams still in the hunt for a football state championship. The area's schedule is highlighted by the second sectional meeting in three years between North County and Central. The Tigers (8-2) are coming off a Thursday rout of Poplar Bluff, the state's sixth-ranked team in Class 4, and will host the fourth-ranked Raiders at Houck Stadium. Central handed North County (9-1) its only loss of the season in a 25-18 game at Houck in Week 4...
Bell City rallies to claim second Class 1 state title (11/09/03)
WARRENSBURG, Mo. -- At this rate, Bell City's becoming a safe bet in volleyball final four situations. The Cubs won the Class 1 state championship Saturday by defeating Lockwood 15-25, 25-23, 25-19 at the Central Missouri State University Multipurpose Building. It was Bell City's second championship after also winning the title in its only other final four trip in 1996...
Notre Dame dropped to fourth in state title run (11/09/03)
WARRENSBURG, Mo. -- It wasn't the finish Notre Dame's volleyball was looking for Saturday. The Bulldogs, 30-7-1 and ranked No. 1 in the Southeast Missouri media poll, fell 25-15, 25-21 in the Class 3 third-place game to Duchesne at the Central Missouri State University Multipurpose Building...
Notre Dame boys second in state meet (11/09/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Notre Dame's best cross country season in school history almost ended in a state title. The Bulldogs' boys team, which made its first trip to the state meet Saturday at Oak Hills Golf Center, finished second in Class 2 behind Herculaneum. Notre Dame finished with 115 points behind Herculaneum's 89...
Otahks topple Morehead for sixth victory in a row (11/09/03)
Southeast Missouri State University's volleyball team continued its late-season surge Saturday night. The Otahkians won their sixth straight match, sweeping visiting Morehead State 30-17, 31-29, 30-27 in front of more than 300 fans at Houck Field House...
Southeast knocks off OVC-leading TSU (11/09/03)
Football games don't get much wilder than Saturday's crucial Ohio Valley Conference matchup between host Southeast Missouri State University and Tennessee State. They also don't get much sweeter if you're an Indian. Southeast scored the last 21 points of the contest in the final eight minutes to rally past TSU 52-35 in front of an announced crowd of 5,375 at Houck Stadium. It was the most points the Indians have scored in a game since 1985, when they beat Tennessee-Martin 57-17...
Colorado protects late lead, tops No. 22 MU (11/09/03)
The Associated Press BOULDER, Colo. -- Dominique Brooks had two critical interceptions and also tipped a fourth-down pass in the fourth quarter, almost singlehandedly protecting Colorado's lead over Missouri. Not bad for a freshman safety. Joel Klatt threw two touchdown passes and Colorado hung on to beat No. 22 Missouri 21-16 on Saturday, ending a three-game losing streak...
Scott City grad Amick scores big as walk-on (11/09/03)
Brandon Amick was beginning to wonder if he was ever going to catch a touchdown pass for Southeast Missouri State University. That elusive TD came Saturday -- and it proved to be the game-winner as the Indians rallied past Tennessee State 52-35. Amick, a walk-on junior from Scott City in his second season with the Indians, hauled in a 62-yard pass from Andrew Goodenough with 7:41 left in the game to put Southeast ahead 38-35...
Tkachuk leads Blues' shutout (11/09/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Keith Tkachuk scored twice, and Chris Osgood made 21 saves for his 39th career shutout in the Blues' 2-0 victory over the Florida Panthers on Saturday night. Tkachuk, who has nine goals, has scored the game-winner in three straight games for the Blues, who have won five of their last six...
Advice calms Kenseth in race for title (11/09/03)
ROCKINGHAM, N.C. -- Calming advice from defending champion Tony Stewart has helped steady Matt Kenseth as he nears his first Winston Cup title. Kenseth, who has led the driver standings since the fourth week of the season, can clinch the championship today at North Carolina Speedway in the Pop Secret 400...
Faulk back as Rams prepare for Ravens (11/09/03)
ST. LOUIS -- At least the Rams will have one of their MVPs back on the field. Marshall Faulk returns from a six-week absence due to wrist and knee injuries for tonight's game against the Baltimore Ravens (5-3). He's healthy just in time for an offense that managed only nine yards rushing, the second lowest in franchise history, in last week's 20-point loss at San Francisco...
Southeast's turnaround has been a thrilling ride (11/09/03)
It's almost hard to believe after their 0-5 start, but Southeast Missouri State University's football Indians are now just two wins away from their first-ever NCAA Division I-AA playoff berth. Who would have thunk it? When the Indians suffered their fifth straight loss to open the season -- being thumped at Samford in their Ohio Valley Conference opener on Sept. 27 -- they appeared to be a team reeling badly...
FanSpeak (11/09/03)
Slash their checks THIS PERTAINS to the Rams' game Sunday against the 49ers. The 49ers just whipped their butt. I've never seen such a mess of a team like that on the field. Every one of them ought to have to take a pay cut. Settling the scores IN SUNDAY'S Sports section, Saturday's college football scores were not included. College football scores should be in the Sunday paper. Also, could smaller print be used for the on-the-air column in the Sports section? I can barely read it now...
Sports briefs 11/9/03 (11/09/03)
Colleges
  • John Gagliardi became college football's career victory leader Saturday when St. John's rallied to beat Bethel 29-26. Gagliardi, in his 55th season and his 51st at the Division III liberal arts school in central Minnesota, got his 409th victory. ...
  • New book pinpoints 10 classic pieces for women (11/09/03)
    NEW YORK f you have the choice between a trendy little track jacket and a functional trench coat this season, don't dismiss the trench as a dowdy throwback. Trends come and go, but the trench coat is a classic that has maintained its power to bestow mystery and allure on its wearer without being overtly sexy -- think Audrey Hepburn in "Breakfast at Tiffany's" or Catherine Deneuve in "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg."...
    Pretty and ladylike are synonymous with hip and cool (11/09/03)
    NEW YORK -- Grunge is gone and even boho is behind us, thankfully, says designer Carolina Herrera. Instead, both for this season and the upcoming spring, pretty and ladylike clothes are in fashion. "I like to see women look polished. My collections have always been polished. I didn't go with the minimalist or grunge trends. I want to make women look more beautiful," says Herrera...
    Pecky Cypress paneling and wooden beams are featured in many of (11/09/03)
    Everyone needs a place to catch their breath, slow down and relax. When that place is home, that's the best of all possible worlds. The house at 815 Jurie in Cape Girardeau provides such a retreat. This house is a classic brick story and a half executive home in a well-established neighborhood just off Cape Rock Drive...
    Celebrity couple help roommates 'Mix It Up' (11/09/03)
    LOS ANGELES -- Courteney Cox likes her living space lean and clean. David Arquette revels in collecting everything from miniature pigs to large shoes to nesting dolls, which makes for a lot of clutter. No wonder Arquette felt more comfortable at Cox's house when they began dating. She had food in the refrigerator. He had old pizza boxes and people hanging out watching TV...
    Dora Poole (11/09/03)
    Dora Poole, 80, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Nov. 7, 2003, at Heartland Care and Rehabilitation. Arrangements are pending with Ford & Sons Funeral Home.
    Mike Blattel (11/09/03)
    NEW HARMBURG, Mo. -- Mike Blattel, 85, of New Hamburg died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2003. Arrangements are pending with Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee, Mo.
    Michael Barker (11/09/03)
    ANNA, Ill. -- Michael Glenn Barker, 40, of Anna died Thursday, Nov. 6, 2003, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale, Ill. He was born Feb. 18, 1963, at Anna, son of Glenn and Mary Edith Davis Barker. Barker was a manager at IKT Auto Parts in Anna. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Anna...
    Camille Hawkins (11/09/03)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Lois Camille Hawkins, 88, of Sikeston died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. She was born April 25, 1915, daughter of William Franklin and Etta Barnett Henley. She and Woodrow Hawkins were married Feb. 6, 1946, at Sikeston...
    Rose Tull (11/09/03)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Rose J. Tull, 80, of Perryville died Friday, Nov. 7, 2003, at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis. She was born March 2, 1923, at Kansas City, Kan., daughter of Joseph and Amalia Molly Baldasso Mastellotto. She and Melvin L. Tull were married Jan. 23, 1943...
    Marie Lueders (11/09/03)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Marie L. Lueders, 88, of Perryville died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2003, at her home. She was born Oct. 8, 1915, at Cedar Fork, Mo., daughter of Deitrick and Irene Adams Canter, and was adopted by Alfred and Minnie Klobe Hoehn. She and Edgar Lueders were married Aug. 15, 1943. He died March 27, 1977...
    Births 11/9/03 (11/09/03)
    Zimmerman Daughter to Randy Wayne and Michelle Sue Zimmerman of Millersville, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 11:26 a.m. Friday, Oct. 31, 2003. Name, Ryleigh Nikole. Weight, 8 pounds 8 ounces. Second daughter. Mrs. Zimmerman is the former Michelle Wilson, daughter of Cheryl and Michael Vowels of Dexter, Mo., and Mike Wilson of Jackson. Mr. and Mrs. Zimmerman are officers with Cape Girardeau Police Department. He is the son of Bill and Geri Zimmerman of Scott City...
    Ramey-Bledsoe (11/09/03)
    Stephanie Dawn Ramey and Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher Brent Bledsoe exchanged vows Sept. 20, 2003, at Deerfield Lodge. The Rev. Paul Short and Jim Hicks performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Steve and Vicki Ramey of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of the late Lloyd and Clara Bledsoe of Olive Branch, Ill...
    Maevers-Donley (11/09/03)
    Mecca Diane Maevers and Nicholas V. Donley exchanged vows June 14, 2003, at Trinity Lutheran Church. The Rev. Douglas Breite performed the ceremony. Jeff and Debbie Maevers of Cape Girardeau are parents of the bride. The groom is the son of Robert Donley of Gideon, Mo., and Kitty Durbin of Jackson...
    Johnson-Roberts (11/09/03)
    ADVANCE, Mo. -- Amanda Jill Johnson and Jeramy Shane Roberts were united in marriage Sept. 6, 2003, at Advance United Methodist Church. The Rev. Tom Zych performed the ceremony. Music was by Trio Girardeaux. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John F. Johnson Jr. of Advance. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Groves of Sikeston, Mo...
    Weissinger-Shepard (11/09/03)
    Katie Weissinger and Sam Shepard were married Aug. 16, 2003, in an outdoor setting at their home. The Rev. Gene Proffer performed the ceremony. Soloist was Storm Rehkop. The bride is the daughter of Bill Weissinger and Pat Hurt of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of Jim and Phyllis Hicks of Fredericktown, Mo...
    Hillman-Gardner (11/09/03)
    Kristi Mae Hillman and Michael Edward Gardner were married July 19, 2003, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso, Mo. The Rev. J. Friedel performed the ceremony. Readers were Pearse Mullally of St. Louis, uncle of the groom; Joyce Frees of Dallas, Texas, and Eva Richards of Benton, Mo., aunts of the bride...
    Oldham-Oney (11/09/03)
    Jennifer Christin Oldham and Andrew Scott Oney were married Sept. 20, 2003, at the Old Cathedral in St. Louis. The Rev. Bernard Barry performed the ceremony. Organist and soloist was Dan Vizor. Readers were Barb Wilson of Chicago, aunt of the groom; Pat Saali of St. Louis, aunt of the bride; and Melody Smith of Cape Girardeau...
    Griffith-Caszatt (11/09/03)
    Debbie Welker of Cape Girardeau and Richard Griffith of Millersville announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Griffith, to Eric Caszatt, both of Orlando, Fla. He is the son of Richard and Maria Caszatt of Lake City, Fla. Griffith is a 2000 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is employed in product development at Walt Disney World...
    Summers-Yamnitz (11/09/03)
    John and Linda Summers of Ellisville, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Jackie Marie Summers, to Kyle Michael Yamnitz, both of Jackson. He is the son of Mike and Beth Yamnitz of Perryville, Mo. Summers received a bachelor of science degree in industrial technology-technical graphics at Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed by Cates and Associates at Procter & Gamble...
    McGintys to mark 60 years (11/09/03)
    Dr. and Mrs. Charles P. McGinty of Cape Girardeau will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a family reception Nov. 16. The event will be held at the home of a son, Charles P. "Chuck" McGinty Jr. of Cape Girardeau. The McGintys were married Nov. 20, 1943...
    Police report 11/09/03 (11/09/03)
    Cape Girardeau Sunday, Nov. 9 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs Donald Ganim, 33, of 729 Themis, No. 2, Cape Girardeau, was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated Saturday...
    Cape woman injured in accident (11/09/03)
    A Cape Girardeau woman received minor injuries in a two-vehicle accident Friday after she failed to yield to an oncoming truck. Betty Thompson, 81, was eastbound in a 1994 Lincoln eight miles west of Jackson when she was struck by a westbound 1989 Dodge truck while attempting to make a left turn onto Highway 34...
    Fire reports 11/09/03 (11/09/03)
    Cape Girardeau Sunday, Nov. 9 Firefighters responded Thursday to the following items: At 6:22 p.m., emergency medical service at 1112 Linden St. At 7:46 p.m., alarm at 4614 Nash Road. Firefighters responded Friday to the following items: At 1:45 a.m., motor vehicle accident at 1001 Broadway...
    Out of the past 11/9/03 (11/09/03)
    10 years ago: Nov. 9, 1993 Gaming company which wants casino at Southeast Missouri Port Authority has asked commissioners to consider feasibility of having Scott City annex port; suggestion of annexation was made by Casino Magic, says port's executive director, Dan Overbey...
    No apology required (11/09/03)
    Like all state-funded agencies, the Missouri Department of Transportation is struggling to find ways to keep thousands of miles of highways in good shape while building bridges. One cloud hanging over the highway department's head is the so-called 15-year plan adopted in 1992 when voters approved a 6-cent increase in the state fuel tax. ...
    Afghan democracy (11/09/03)
    Afghanistan, so much in the news after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States, has been a low news priority ever since the Taliban's stranglehold was broken and Osama bin Laden was chased away. But life has been returning to some semblance of normalcy under U.S. administration. War damage has been repaired and businesses and schools have reopened...
    Jack Stapleton is remembered for his knowledge (11/09/03)
    To the editor: The beautiful words of praise for Jack Stapleton in the Southeast Missourian could not have been more fitting or more commendable. The nation has lost a fine citizen and a man of extraordinary knowledge, courage and interests. His loss will be felt for a long time...
    Column erodes true meaning of Christmas (11/09/03)
    To the editor: In response to Heidi Hall's column, "A plan for Christmas giving": I am curious as to whether or not she knows Jesus Christ. I am disappointed by her reasoning for Christmas: "The idea is a good one: devote a day to peace on Earth and good will toward men and hope the idea carries through the rest of the year. ...
    Speak Out 11/09/03 (11/09/03)
    Following the rules AS A classroom teacher I let my students chew gum in class. I do not feel it takes away from the educational process. If it would become a distraction, I would take the privilege away from my students. However, when I take my students to any special class, I tell them to spit out their gum. ...
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