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First baby of the new year (01/02/04)
Unaware of what was going on, John Atkinson IV posed with his happy mom, Melissa Atkinson, and dad, John Atkinson III celebrating the first baby born for the New Year in Cape Girardeau. John IV was born at Southeast Missouri Hospital at 4:29 p.m., weighing in at 7 pounds, 8 ounces. He will join his brother Caleb, 4, and his sister Olivia, 5, at the family's home in Bernie, Mo...
Jackson soldier grateful for two-week visit home (01/02/04)
Before Iraq, John Plaskie never played video games with his two stepsons. "They always wanted me to play Xbox, but I thought it was just something kids do," said Plaskie, 44. "When I got home Tuesday, playing Xbox with them was the highlight of my day."...
Last chance to comment on Cape schools cuts (01/02/04)
Cape Girardeau School District patrons will have an opportunity to air concerns about impending budget cuts at a special school board meeting Monday night. More than 200 people crowded the board meeting room in December, when superintendent Mark Bowles presented his suggestions for making $1.3 million in cuts. ...
Homicide revives Taste concerns (01/02/04)
On New Year's Day, police arrested a 20-year-old Thebes, Ill., man they say hours earlier fatally shot a 25-year-old Cape Girardeau man. The shooting occurred outside the Taste, an after-hours club at 402 Good Hope in a Cape Girardeau neighborhood that has been plagued by violence for years...
Neighbors angry that club attracts violence (01/02/04)
Some Good Hope Street residents want the Taste after-hours club permanently closed in the wake of a fatal shooting New Year's Day. But Cape Girardeau City Council members say there is little they can do since the club doesn't sell liquor and as a result doesn't operate with a liquor license...
Community cuisine 1/2/04 (01/02/04)
Betterment association plans fish, chicken supper BELLCITY,Mo. -- A fish and chicken supper, including dessert and drink, will be sponsored from 4 to 7 p.m. Jan. 9 by the Bell City Betterment Association. The meal will be served at the Bell City Community Center. For more information about the supper, call Millie at (573) 733-4551...
Human remains discovered in southwest Mo. sent to St. Louis (01/02/04)
MOUNT VERNON, Mo. -- Human remains discovered in the rubble of an old farmhouse have been sent to a St. Louis lab, where DNA tests will be performed in hopes of identifying the partial skeleton. A study of the bones indicates the remains are those of a right-handed white female, age 19-33, who stood between 5-feet and 5-feet-2-inches, said Lawrence County Coroner Don Lakin...
Woman sues over arrest related to $2 ticket (01/02/04)
CENTRALIA, Mo. -- A Centralia woman arrested for failing to pay a $2 parking ticket has joined her husband in filing a federal civil-rights lawsuit against police officers in this town north of Columbia, along with other city officials and the municipality itself...
St. Louis murder rate sees big drop in 2003 (01/02/04)
ST. LOUIS -- The city logged its lowest murder rate in more than four decades in 2003, a dramatic showing that police credit to aggressive law enforcement efforts to rustle up violent offenders. Police said there had been just 69 killings in the Gateway City in 2003, matching the total of 1962. That was the last time St. Louis registered fewer than 100 murders in a calendar year...
Mad cow case hasn't created stampede to vegetarianism (01/02/04)
Droves of Britons gave up meat during England's mad cow outbreak in the 1980s, but since the discovery of an infected cow in Washington state American vegetarians mostly have trod carefully, trying not to take advantage of a situation that could cost lives and cripple a $40 billion industry...
Bush administration eases exports, aid rules for Iran disaster (01/02/04)
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration is easing restrictions on exports and private assistance to Iran in response to the country's devastating earthquake. Blanket licenses are being issued to permit American firms and individuals to transfer funds to Iran to be used in relief and reconstruction programs, the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control announced...
Cattle producers to fight bad mad cow publicity (01/02/04)
PIERRE, S.D. -- Cattle producers in South Dakota plan to give away discount coupons and talk with grocery store shoppers to encourage them to keep eating beef despite the first U.S. case of mad cow disease. South Dakota Cattlemen's Association president Brian Brockel said producers hope to convince people that beef is safe and persuade nations that have banned imports of American beef to reverse their stand. ...
People talk (01/02/04)
MTV to air chronicle of Gideon Yago in Iraq NEW YORK -- MTV News correspondent Gideon Yago, who previously traveled to Kuwait to report on how the war was affecting young people there, is now sharing his experiences with the youth in Baghdad. "Diary of Gideon in Iraq" is scheduled to premiere at 9:30 p.m. Jan. 14 on the cable music channel. The special chronicles Yago's two-week trip to Baghdad, in which he interviewed young Iraqis and talked to American soldiers still stationed there...
Gov. Schwarzenegger to swing a big budget ax (01/02/04)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Saddled with a shortfall of at least $14 billion and a promise not to raise taxes, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is likely to release a budget next week with few surprises -- it will contain cuts, cuts and more cuts. While the administration has released no details of the 2004-2005 spending plan, lawmakers and lobbyists engaged in budget negotiations with the governor say they expect to see a painful list of spending reductions that reach every corner of the state bureaucracy. ...
Sheriff - Officers never manhandled singer (01/02/04)
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department has denied manhandling Michael Jackson during his arrest and asked prosecutors to investigate the pop star's complaint, threatening to charge Jackson if the accusation is deemed false. ...
Passengers questioned aboard British Airways plane at Dulles (01/02/04)
WASHINGTON -- Security concerns prompted the cancellation Thursday of the same British Airways flight from London that U.S. authorities had boarded the night before when it landed at Washington Dulles International Airport. U.S. officials were acting on intelligence information -- and not just suspicious passenger names -- when they boarded a British Airways jet on New Year's Eve at Dulles, a national security official said...
Winning lottery tickets worth hundreds of millions (01/02/04)
SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio -- Someone who buys lottery tickets in this Cleveland suburb is going to have a prosperous new year. Ditto for ticket buyers in Pennsylvania and South Carolina. A winning Mega Millions ticket worth $162 million was sold at a convenience store here, Ohio Lottery spokeswoman Mardele Cohen said. ...
Annual parades escort in the new year (01/02/04)
The New Year marched in with Mummers in Philadelphia -- including paraders dressed as Saddam Hussein and Martha Stewart -- while a huge crowd gathered for the Rose Parade marveled at petaled spectacles including water-squirting elephants and a bubble-blowing octopus...
Getting the bull rolling (01/02/04)
NEW YORK -- The bulls returned with a flourish to Wall Street in 2003 as the Nasdaq, Dow Jones and Standard & Poor indexes all ended the year higher -- the market's first winning year since 1999. Investors -- both private and corporate -- hoped for more good news in 2004 following the too-recent grueling bear market that wiped out billions of dollars from investors' portfolios...
New York adopts regulations on 'fire-safe' cigarettes (01/02/04)
ALBANY, N.Y. -- To prevent house fires set by careless smokers, New York state has adopted the nation's first rules mandating that cigarettes sold in the state must be rolled with lower-ignition paper. The so-called "fire-safe" cigarettes will extinguish by themselves if not puffed on, and advocates say they will prevent many of the fires now triggered by smokers who leave cigarettes unattended...
Guardsmen, reservists bear growing share of death toll in Iraq (01/02/04)
WASHINGTON -- As they prepare to increase their role in Iraq, including more combat duty, soldiers with the Army National Guard and Army Reserve already are experiencing a bigger share of U.S. military deaths there. Of the 39 deaths in December in Iraq for which the Pentagon has released the victim's names, 10 were citizen soldiers, according to an Associated Press review of the Pentagon reports. ...
Iran quake survivors tell of brushes with death (01/02/04)
KERMAN, Iran -- Mehrdad Vakili remembers his father screaming, "Get out of the house!" as Iran's devastating earthquake began shaking the walls of the family's home. The 12-year-old boy ran but was immediately pinned by rubble. Mehrdad was rescued. His father and younger brother were not...
Aristide pledges progress while thousands protest (01/02/04)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Clashes between protesters and police marred celebrations Thursday marking Haiti's 200th anniversary of independence as embattled President Jean-Bertrand Aristide vowed to save his country from poverty and turmoil. Underscoring deepening political divisions, more than 15,000 government supporters rallied outside the National Palace in the capital while about 5,000 presidential opponents marched toward downtown, shouting "Down with Aristide!"...
Palestinians urged to lead cease-fire efforts (01/02/04)
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- A senior Egyptian official pressed Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat on Thursday to lead the way toward ending three years of violence with Israel, saying he is hopeful the response will be positive. The Egyptian truce efforts came amid signs the Palestinians are growing concerned over Israel's threat to abandon peacemaking and draw its own border with the Palestinians. ...
Bomb kills 10 revelers in Indonesian province (01/02/04)
JAKARTA, Indonesia -- A bomb tore through a crowded New Year's concert in Indonesia's Aceh province, killing 10 people -- including three children -- and challenging government claims that security in the restive region is improving. Wednesday's blast, which also wounded 45 people, was the bloodiest bombing in Aceh since the government on May 19 abandoned a six-month truce and launched a military offensive against the rebels. ...
U.S. soldiers clash with insurgents in Afghanistan (01/02/04)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- U.S. troops and helicopters killed as many as 14 enemy fighters in clashes in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan, the military said Thursday. Three U.S. soldiers were wounded in the battle Wednesday some 12 miles northeast of Shkin, a town in Paktika province near the Pakistan border. ...
Afghan constitutional convention paralyzed by power struggle (01/02/04)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghanistan's constitutional convention came off the rails Thursday, as panicked officials adjourned the gathering in the face of a boycott by opponents of President Hamid Karzai. The delay was the most severe setback yet to this war-ravaged nation's attempt to put its vision of a secure future on paper, and raises real concern that the historic gathering will end in failure...
Marchers in Hong Kong call for democracy (01/02/04)
HONG KONG -- Tens of thousands of protesters marched peacefully Thursday to push for full democracy in this former British colony, echoing a huge rally in July that threw the government into crisis. Organizers proclaimed the latest demonstration a success and said it showed Hong Kong's "people power" movement was very much alive. ...
Antarctic trip brings together Palestinian and Israeli climbers (01/02/04)
SANTIAGO, Chile -- Eight Israelis and Palestinians left Thursday on an expedition to climb an unnamed, unconquered mountain in Antarctica, vowing to show they can work together under difficult, dangerous conditions. The two yachts carrying the six men and two women of the "Breaking the Ice" expedition sailed from Puerto Williams, a Chilean navy base 2,050 miles south of Santiago...
Pakistan's president wins vote of confidence (01/02/04)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Pervez Musharraf won a vote of confidence Thursday that supporters hailed as the final step on the general's journey from dictator to democrat. Opponents derided the proceedings -- which will keep the Pakistani leader in power as president until 2007 -- as a tattered fig-leaf barely obscuring his continued military rule...
Digital technology adapted to hunt for Iraqi rebel leaders (01/02/04)
TIKRIT, Iraq -- On mud-spattered computer screens in their Humvees, American soldiers scan digital street maps, monitor enemy positions, zoom in on individual buildings through satellite imagery and download instructions from commanders. Back on base, senior officers watch raids unfold on large screens showing real-time footage from aerial drones and displaying maps with moving icons for ground and air forces. Their locations are tracked by global positioning satellites...
MU shakes bowl loss (01/02/04)
SHREVEPORT, La. -- Except for the game itself, Gary Pinkel insisted he wouldn't change a thing. Despite Missouri's uncharacteristically sloppy showing in a 27-14 Independence Bowl loss to Arkansas on Wednesday night, the Tigers' third-year coach has no doubts that his disciplined approach will pay off in the postseason. And he means next season...
USC shows up BCS with Rose Bowl win (01/02/04)
PASADENA, Calif. -- Now there's nothing left to do but wait. Top-ranked Southern California all but assured itself a piece of the national championship Thursday with a 28-14 thumping of No. 4 Michigan in the Rose Bowl. The Trojans say they're No. 1 -- and few will disagree...
Southeast laments lost opportunities in DePaul loss (01/02/04)
CHICAGO, Ill. -- The most frustrating part of Southeast Missouri State University's 57-50 New Year's Eve loss at DePaul is that the Indians had every opportunity to win. But the Indians simply did not play -- or shoot --quite well enough to pull off the upset...
Otahks recover from Kansas St. loss, beat Alcorn (01/02/04)
SAN ANTONIO -- Southeast Missouri State University's women's basketball team bounced back from a 36-point loss to nationally ranked Kansas State with a 73-63 victory over Alcorn State in the Texas-San Antonio New Year's Classic on Wednesday. Southeast (5-6) led from wire-to-wire as it grabbed a 7-0 lead and built a 15-point lead in the first half before setting for a 36-25 advantage at intermission. Alcorn State (1-7) closed to within six points in the second half but never got closer...
Local tourney turns 10 today (01/02/04)
The St. Francis Indoor Invitational soccer tournament celebrates its 10-year anniversary as the event kicks off today at 5 p.m. at three locations on the Southeast Missouri State University campus. The annual tournament was first organized in 1995 with 41 teams involved, but a decade later the competition has grown to 97 teams, with age groups ranging from under-8 boys to under-18 boys and girls...
Blues plug in power play, win 5-4 (01/02/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Chris Pronger scored the first of St. Louis' four power-play goals and Doug Weight added four assists, sparking the Blues to a 5-4 victory Thursday night over the New York Rangers. The Blues won for just the second time in seven games. The Rangers, 3-2-0-1 in their last six, failed to win three straight for the fifth time this season...
Zebra fish points to the importance of saving species (01/02/04)
Know someone with a damaged heart? Ever heard of a zebra fish? Want to know the connection? While a broken heart often fixes itself over time, no human as far as we know can physically re-grow a heart. But apparently a zebra fish can. In an article in Science magazine, researchers reported cutting out 20 percent of a zebra fish's heart. ...
Final deer kill numbers hit 254,367 for 2003 season (01/02/04)
Department of Conservation Missouri's 2003 firearms deer season had some ups and downs, but the final tally shows that hunters bagged 254,367 deer. That is up almost three percent from last year's record harvest of 247,826. This was the first year for the Urban Portion of Firearms Deer Hunting Season. Hunters bagged 91 deer in the St. Louis and Kansas City areas Oct. 25 and 26...
Sports briefs 1/2/04 (01/02/04)
Baseball David Wells, the hefty, free-spirited lefty, spurned the New York Yankees and agreed to a one-year contract with his hometown Padres on Wednesday. College Kansas State quarterback Ell Roberson was accused Thursday of sexually assaulting a woman at the team hotel, leaving his start in tonight's Fiesta Bowl in question. ...
A better-built Buick (01/02/04)
Celebration model LeSabre offers large car comfort at a reasonable price The old adage, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it," certainly applies to the current edition of the Buick LeSabre. For years it has been the best-selling full-size car on the road, and one test drive will show you why. I recently picked up a LeSabre Celebration Edition from VanMatre Buick and headed across the new Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge for a test drive...
Life is better than a movie (01/02/04)
Most of you have probably recovered by now from any revelry regarding the new year. Fortunately or unfortunately, I don't have a problem with late-night partying. That's because "late night" for me is anything past 9 p.m. Occasionally my wife and I go a little crazy and stay up to watch "Judging Amy" until 10 p.m. On rare occasions, both of us remember how it ended...
Artifacts 1/2/04 (01/02/04)
Views of Midwest exhibit to open "Five views of the Midwest" featuring works of Jeff Aeling, Tim Anderson, Ahzad Bogosian, Michael Dubina and Jeffrey Vaughn will be on display Jan. 8 through 31 at Gallery 100 and the Lorimier Gallery. In the exhibit, each artist presents his interpretation of the Midwest landscape, from the prairies of Kansas to the bluffs and river views. ...
Mixing art and science (01/02/04)
Stepping into Dr. David Crowe's office is like walking into an art gallery, with panoramic shots of a crumbling stone mill amid a forest of flowering trees ready to bud, photographs of rock formations in Utah and Western skylines lining the walls. Much of his office on Broadway in Cape Girardeau was designed so it could showcase Crowe's photography. Office manager Carol Statler said one of the rounded walls was designed and built long before Crowe had the perfect picture to hang on it...
Canceled TV shows get an afterlife on DVD (01/02/04)
LOS ANGELES -- There are three stages of afterlife for a dead TV show, and a program's fate can be decided by its unaired episodes. Heaven is a DVD release -- a kind of immortality for a series like Fox's "Firefly" or "The Tick," which had devoted viewerships that were too small for network advertisers but large enough to justify selling a boxed-set of discs...
Vampire's farewell (01/02/04)
NEW ORLEANS -- Anne Rice, the author who gave new life to the undead, lives in a house full of saints. Her library holds half a dozen 15-inch to 2 1/2-foot-high statues, including a porcelain Virgin Mary and Child dressed in embroidered velvet and stiff, gold lace. ...
Emma Pittman (01/02/04)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Emma D. Pittman, 75, of Dexter died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. She was born Oct. 8, 1928, at Greenbrier, Mo., the daughter of Henry and Evie Borders Jones. She married Leon Pittman in 1942 at Zalma, Mo. He preceded her in death on Aug. 15, 1958...
Joseph Francis (01/02/04)
Joseph A. Francis, 85, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003, at the Lutheran Home. He was born Dec. 22, 1918, in St. Louis, the son of Joseph A. Francis Sr. and Anna Seper Francis. He married Lela Marie Gammon on July 29, 1940, at Cape Girardeau. She survives...
Rettia Crites (01/02/04)
Rettia M. Crites, 82, of Daisy, Mo., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 3, 1921, in Daisy, the daughter of Phillip and Rebecca Propst Sebaugh. She and Alfred Crites were married Oct. 12, 1940. He passed away Oct. 1, 1993...
Hiram Fisher (01/02/04)
MCCLURE, Ill. -- Hiram Junior Fisher, 74, of McClure died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2003, at his home. He was born Feb. 14, 1929, in Alexander County, son of William and Buena Jackson Fisher. He married Esther Smith, who preceded him in death. Fisher retired from Lonestar Cement in Dixon, Ill. He was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church in Olive Branch, Ill...
Elmer Reisenbichler (01/02/04)
POCAHONTAS, Mo. -- Elmer R. Reisenbichler, 88, of Pocahontas died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girar-deau. He was born May 6, 1915, in Pocahontas, the son of Rudolf and Lena Tanz Reisenbichler. He married Lillian Wachter on May 23, 1943. She survives...
Charles Lawson (01/02/04)
WHITEWATER, Mo. -- Charles H. "Skip" Lawson Sr., 59, of Whitewater, Mo., died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003, at the family home following an illness. He was born June 10, 1944, at St. Louis, the son of Homer and Irene Durbin Lawson. He married Diana Lynn Strayhorn on Oct. 5, 1981, at St. Louis. She survives...
Mildred Young (01/02/04)
Mildred M. Young, 84, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center. She was born June 15, 1919, in Graves County, Ky., the daughter of Floyd W. and Eugenia E. Scherfflus Morris. She married Walter Young on May 15, 1942, in Kennett, Mo. He survives...
Kathryn Barringer (01/02/04)
DONGOLA, Ill. -- Kathryn Barringer, 79, of Dongola died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003, at her home. She was born April 22, 1924, in Dongola, daughter of John and Clara Bracken Baker. She and Vincent "Dutch" Barringer were married May 8, 1948. He died Oct. 31, 2000...
Delvin Roth (01/02/04)
Delvin Edward Roth, 75, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Sept. 24, 1928, in Cape Girardeau, son of Walter and Cora Koeppel Roth. Roth was a 1947 graduate of Central High School. He worked 37 years at Goodwin Printing Co. in St. Louis, retiring in 1990...
Nathan Wibbenmeyer (01/02/04)
Nathan Vincent Wibbenmeyer, 15, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003, at his home, after a battle with cancer. Friends may call at Notre Dame Regional High School from 2 to 9 p.m. today, with a vigil service at 7. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the high school, with the Revs. Ed Stanger, Charles Prost, Scott Sunnenberg and Oscar Lukefahr officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery...
William Seabaugh (01/02/04)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- William B. Seabaugh, 93, of Sikeston died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. He was born Nov. 15, 1910, in Patton, Mo., the son of Garrett and Emma Bollinger Seabaugh. He married Wanda Elizabeth Blunt in Poplar Bluff, Mo., on Nov. 10, 1937. She preceded him in death on May 17, 1994...
Lula Etherton (01/02/04)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Lula Lois Etherton, 80, of Jonesboro died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003, at her home. She was born Nov. 4, 1923, in Mulkeytown, Ill., the daughter of William Carl and Lula Maude Snider Short. She worked as tech at Choate Mental Hospital for many years...
Bonnie Gereau (01/02/04)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Bonnie Jean Happe Gereau, 75, of Sikeston died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. She was born Sept. 21, 1928, in Farrenburg, Mo., the daughter of Jake C. and Esther Farrenburg Happe. She married Robert Iver Gereau on Dec. 13, 1957. He preceded her in death on Jan. 8, 1976...
Joseph Martin (01/02/04)
MILLERSVILLE, Mo. -- Joseph Douglas Martin, 43, of Millersville died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003, at Scopus, Mo. He was born June 4, 1960, in St. Louis, the son of Samuel D. Barnwell and Rose Martin. He attended Mineral Area Junior College. He was a land surveyor...
Muriel Dyer (01/02/04)
Muriel L. Dyer, 90, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003, at the Lutheran Home. She was born July 17, 1913, in Cape Girardeau, the daughter of Vivan and Paula Waldman Dyer. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and a graduate of the University of Missouri. She worked at Brown Shoe Co...
Madge Miller (01/02/04)
ULLIN, Ill. -- Madge Miller, 99, of Ullin and formerly of Dongola, Ill., died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Crain Funeral Home in Dongola.
Births 1/2/04 (01/02/04)
Broshuis Daughter to Bradley Michael Broshuis and Karen LaDawn Taylor of Leopold, Mo., St. Francis Medical Center, 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003. Name, Taylor Michelle. Weight, 7 pounds 11 ounces. Second daughter. Ms. Taylor is the daughter of Larry and Florence Taylor of Benton, Mo., and Marian Wyatt of Scott City. Broshuis is the son of Roy and Phyllis Broshuis of Whitewater. He is employed at Crader Tire and Retread Service Inc...
Cape fire report 1/2/04 (01/02/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday: At 9:05 p.m., an alarm sounding at 245 Aquamsi. At 11:21 p.m., a medical assist at 2835 Whitener. Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday: At 6:53 a.m., a medical assist at 147 N. Silver Springs Road...
Cape police report 1/2/04 (01/02/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Brian P. Boyer, 42, of 313 Gerard Street, Bonne Terre, Mo., was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and failure to maintain a single lane...
Out of the past 1/2/04 (01/02/04)
10 years ago: Jan. 2, 1994 Dr. Fred Rawlins delivered 6-pound, 3-ounce William Wyatt Perry Wednesday, marking last of about 8,000 babies Cape Girardeau obstetrician has helped bring into world; he is giving up obstetrics portion of his practice. Giving reached all-time high for local Salvation Army's Tree of Lights campaign, which surpassed its 1993 goal, raising $118,000; goal was $115,000...
Leave FDR on the dime (01/02/04)
The Greenville (S.C.) News Some Republican lawmakers want to put the image of Ronald Reagan on the dime. They'd get rid of the dime's current occupant, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. This is a bad idea. Reagan is uniquely loved by many Americans, but even Nancy Reagan, speaking for her husband, has come out against the proposal...
A victim of Castro's tyranny tells his story (01/02/04)
On the first day of January 1959, 8-year-old Carlos Eire awoke to a tropical sun peering through the wooden shutters of his Havana bedroom. There were "galaxies of swirling dust specks" in the soft light and he "stared at the dust, as always, rapt."...
Safety alerts in the air (01/02/04)
The delicate balance between security and threats of terrorism reached another milestone this week. The United States has informed foreign airlines that fly over U.S. air space they may be required to include armed law enforcement officers among their passengers...
Plenty of Show Me sports (01/02/04)
The thousands of high school basketball fans who cheered for their favorite teams at the Southeast Missouri Christmas Tournament this year at the Show Me Center had their share of thrills. The championship game between Jackson and Cape Girardeau's Central High School nearly filled the house, which made the Show Me Center an exciting place to be...
O'Connor would find analogy blasphemous (01/02/04)
To the editor: I was intrigued by Paul Greenberg's claim of Flannery O'Connor as his champion for banning flag burning. O'Connor would find his analogy between her belief in the "real presence" in the Eucharist and his belief in "presence" -- the presence of what he never makes clear -- in the American flag far more offensive than her companion's view that it was only a "symbol." She would have found Greenberg's abuse of her faith blasphemous...
Speak Out 01/02/04 (01/02/04)
Changing history SOME OF the Founding Fathers were openly anti-Christian, with Thomas Jefferson being the best example. Read what he wrote in depth. I think it's amazing that all of these fundamentalist types want to rewrite history to fit their fanatical belief system...
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