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Stories from Tuesday, January 6, 2004

Vienna man killed in crash (01/06/04)
Gregory L. Hutchison, 43, of Vienna, Ill., died Monday afternoon in a one-car crash on Illinois Route 146 after he crashed his vehicle into a tree, according to Illinois State Police. Hutchison was eastbound, about four miles east of Interstate 57 when he drove off the south side of the road...
Who do you think you are? (01/06/04)
Somebody wants to be you. With just a few bits of information -- a Social Security number, bank account or credit card numbers or even just your birth date -- a thief can ruin your finances or possibly get you arrested. Identity theft isn't new, but it appears to be a growing problem. It has affected 27.3 million Americans in the last five years, according to a recent survey by the Federal Trade Commission. Victims can spend months or years repairing the damage to credit or reputations...
Dead geese, ducks found in Cape home's front yard (01/06/04)
Residents of a quiet city street and the local police department are trying to figure out how 16 dead geese and ducks ended up in the front yard of a home in the northern part of Cape Girardeau early Monday morning. The Cape Girardeau Police Department responded Monday to a call from a residence near the intersection of Greenbrier and Chesapeake about the discovery of snow geese and mallard duck carcasses in a yard...
Cape to look at regulation of after-hours night spots (01/06/04)
The operator of the Taste after-hours club in Cape Girardeau defended his business Monday night after a handful of residents asked the Cape Girardeau City Council to shut down his popular gathering spot. It has been five days since a 25-year-old Cape Girardeau man was shot to death outside the Taste at 402 Good Hope St. ...
Two plead innocent in fatal Taste shooting (01/06/04)
As two Illinois brothers appeared in court via a computer video broadcast from jail Monday afternoon, investigators scoured the downtown riverfront looking for the gun used to kill Anton Shamon Miller outside the Taste club on Good Hope Street early Thursday morning...
Aldermen approve plat, right of way (01/06/04)
The Jackson Board of Aldermen took the following action on items Monday night: Passed an ordinance which authorized the mayor to sign depository agreements with US Bank and Bank of Missouri. Approved the minor plat of Skinny's Subdivision, as submitted by John and Donna Lichtenegger and Robert M. Janet...
Jackson man charged with child molestation (01/06/04)
A 28-year-old Jackson man was charged Monday with three felony counts of child molestation, two felony counts of sexual misconduct and two misdemeanors for furnishing pornographic material to minors. Matthew E. Prince of 143 Mango Circle is currently held on $75,000 bond at the Cape Girardeau County Jail. Investigators say he took a bath with two girls under the age of 14 years, exposed himself to them while watching a pornographic video and fondled them through their clothing...
Learning briefs 1/6/04 (01/06/04)
MVC dean's list includes two area students Andrew L. Obermann of Chaffee, Mo., and Talitha Hoffstetter of Gordonville were recently named to the Missouri Valley College dean's list for the fall 2003 semester. Missouri Valley College is a private liberal arts school in Marshall, Mo...
Cape Girardeau City Council action 1/6/04 (01/06/04)
Public Hearings Held a public hearing regarding the request of Gwenn Freitag to rezone 2984 County Road 620, currently in the process of annexation into the city limits of Cape Girardeau, from R-1, single family dwelling district, to C-2, general commercial district...
Testing into stupidity (01/06/04)
ACTs, MAPs and SATs are all glorious things we must encounter while in high school. Boy, I sure do love them. They bring back such good memories of ... oh, wait. There are none. There are memories, however. Like the times I wanted to stab myself in the heart with my pencil. ...
Commissioners look at new ways of doing business (01/06/04)
Seeking to improve the way the Cape Girardeau County Commission conducts meetings and records its decisions, Presiding Commissioner Gerald Jones proposed meeting guidelines Monday. The proposed policy would limit the commission to making decisions on agenda items only. Discussion on items not on the agenda would be allowed, but those topics would not be voted on until a later meeting when they are listed as action items on the agenda...
Not enough helping hands (01/06/04)
Mary Vinson's morning visitors at Bull Run Elementary School in Centreville, Va., walked in with a bloody nose, a lost tooth, a sore throat and a tender hip. Then came the case of the conk on the head. After a tower of plastic cubes came crashing down on 9-year-old Cal Meunier in class, two buddies escorted him to see Vinson, the school's clinic room aide. She gave him an ice pack, told him to rest on the only available cot and shifted attention to other students...
Poplar Bluff man gets life for Cape shooting death (01/06/04)
The Poplar Bluff man who shot and killed 31-year-old Billy Jones Jr. of Cape Girardeau was sentenced Monday to life in prison by Butler County Judge Mark Richardson. In November, a jury found Jibril Walton, 26, guilty of involuntary manslaughter and armed criminal action in the Aug. ...
Public gives final ideas on Cape school cutbacks (01/06/04)
Don't cut a band director. Don't cut teachers. Don't cut counselors. Don't charge a student activity fee. Sell the board office. Cut administrators. Take fewer athletic trips. Shorten the school year. These were some of the suggestions the Cape Girardeau School Board received from a crowd of about 170 district patrons at a special meeting Monday night...
Council votes 6-1 to put fire sales tax on ballot (01/06/04)
A divided Cape Girardeau City Council voted Monday to put a quarter-cent fire sales tax on the April 6 ballot. The vote was 6-1 to seek voter approval of a permanent tax. Councilman Jay Purcell voted against putting the issue on the ballot, saying he first wanted a commitment from city officials to cut nonessential services to help balance the budget in future years...
Study urges tax breaks for some poultry industries (01/06/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A committee of farmers, government officials and university professors wants the state to create tax incentives for farmers who take environmentally sensitive steps to dispose of poultry waste. The committee was created by the legislature two years ago to study ways to keep the poultry industry profitable while lessening the environmentally harmful products it creates. ...
Abortion hearing delayed by judge until May (01/06/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A federal court hearing on whether to permanently block a state law that requires a 24-hour waiting period for abortions has been delayed until May. Senior U.S. District Judge Scott O. Wright issued a temporary restraining order against the law in October and scheduled a Jan. ...
Governor - Office space cutback saved $1 million (01/06/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Consolidating some state offices, switching from rented to state-owned property and getting rid of extra parking and warehouse space should save the state $1 million a year in rental costs, Gov. Bob Holden said Monday. The Office of Administration has worked to move several state offices spread around an area into one building and to use office space in state-owned or leased buildings rather than renting space. ...
Man claims he's Jesus, drives car into church (01/06/04)
SUNSET HILLS, Mo. -- The man who drove his car into the lobby doors of a church in this St. Louis suburb has become increasingly delusional since being injured in a 1997 boating accident that killed their father. No one was injured in the incident at the church. ...
Blunt to announce bid for governor next week (01/06/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Republican Secretary of State Matt Blunt plans to make official next week what has been assumed for months -- that he is running for governor. Blunt's campaign has booked a gymnasium for Jan. 14 at Strafford High School for what his campaign describes generally as "a major announcement."...
Schools file lawsuit over Missouri education funding (01/06/04)
Associated Press Writer JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- An attorney for more than two hundred school districts filed a long-expected lawsuit Tuesday challenging the way the state distributes money to public schools. The school districts claim the funding formula does not provide enough money for schools and does not distribute the money fairly...
Bush courts Missouri voters, raises record $2.8 million (01/06/04)
ST. LOUIS -- President Bush said he is laying the foundation for a "great victory in Missouri," a state he visited for the 14th time on Monday after narrowly carrying it in 2000. Part of the foundation is financial: Bush collected $2.8 million from his dinner and reception at America's Center, a Missouri record for a one-time event. ...
NASA probing slow air leak in space station (01/06/04)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The international space station is experiencing a slow, steady drop in air pressure, and American and Russian flight controllers are investigating possible causes. Mission Control notified astronaut Michael Foale and cosmonaut Alexander Kaleri about the leak just before their bedtime late Monday afternoon...
Kerry finding new life in Iowa (01/06/04)
OTTUMWA, Iowa -- Democrat John Kerry is finding new political life in Iowa with a coalition of veterans, firefighters and undecided voters wondering about the viability of a Howard Dean or Dick Gephardt presidential nomination. The combination could be enough to salvage the Massachusetts lawmaker's campaign, perhaps even shake up the Democratic race...
Bush administration seeks secrecy for court filing on detainee (01/06/04)
WASHINGTON -- In an extraordinary request, the Bush administration asked the Supreme Court on Monday to let it keep its arguments secret in a case involving an immigrant's challenge of his treatment after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. Mohamed Kamel Bellahouel wants the high court to consider whether the government acted improperly by secretly jailing him after the attacks and keeping his court fight private. He is supported by more than 20 journalism organizations and media companies...
Bush to propose changes to immigration law (01/06/04)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush will propose immigration law changes to allow workers from Mexico to enter the United States if they have jobs waiting for them, officials said Monday in previewing an election-year measure intended to bolster support among Hispanic voters...
Holiday season ends; terror alert level remains high (01/06/04)
WASHINGTON -- The holiday travel season ended without incident but the nation must stay on a high terrorism alert because U.S. authorities continue receiving credible information about possible attacks, federal officials said Monday. Homeland Security officials closely monitored international flights, professional and college football games and other potential targets over the Christmas and New Year's holidays. ...
Police - Woman claims $162 million Mega Millions ticket lost (01/06/04)
CLEVELAND -- A woman has told police she picked the winning numbers for the $162 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot but lost the ticket before the drawing, according to a police report. Elecia Battle, of Cleveland, told police she dropped her purse as she left the Quick Shop Food Mart last week after buying the ticket. She said she realized after the drawing last Tuesday that the ticket was missing...
Foreign travelers get fingerprinted, photographed (01/06/04)
CHICAGO -- Foreigners arriving at U.S. airports were photographed and had their fingerprints scanned Monday in the start of a government effort to use some of the latest surveillance technology to keep terrorists out of the country. The program allows Customs officials to check passengers instantly against terrorist watch lists and a national criminal database...
Calves in herd linked to infected Holstein to be killed (01/06/04)
WASHINGTON -- U.S. agriculture officials have decided to kill 450 calves in a Washington state herd that includes an offspring of the cow diagnosed with mad cow disease. Ron DeHaven, the Agriculture Department's chief veterinarian, said Monday that the month-old calves would be slaughtered this week at an undisclosed facility that is not being used for processing...
Rush Limbaugh wins more time to keep medical records private (01/06/04)
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Rush Limbaugh's medical records will remain off-limits to prosecutors for at least 15 days more while his attorneys pursue an appeal to permanently seal them, a judge ruled Monday. Limbaugh's attorneys asked for the extension while they appeal the judge's earlier decision allowing prosecutors to examine the files for evidence that the conservative radio commentator illegally purchased painkillers...
Nation digest 01/06/03 (01/06/04)
Kinks singer wounded chasing purse snatcher NEW ORLEANS -- Singer-songwriter Ray Davies of the celebrated British rock band the Kinks was shot in the leg while chasing thieves who snatched a purse from a woman he was with, police said Monday. He was not seriously injured. ...
U.S. teens fatter than those in other industrialized countries (01/06/04)
CHICAGO -- Teenagers in the United States have higher rates of obesity than those in 14 other industrialized countries, including France and Germany, a study of nearly 30,000 youngsters ages 13 and 15 found. Among American 15-year-olds, 15 percent of girls and nearly 14 percent of boys were obese, and 31 percent of girls and 28 percent of boys were more modestly overweight...
Ohio school reopens after incident linked to sniper (01/06/04)
GROVE CITY, Ohio -- Some parents drove students who normally ride the bus and extra security guards were on hand as schools in this Columbus suburb reopened Monday after bullet holes in two buses were linked to a series of sniper shootings. In the parking lot of East Franklin Elementary School, parents sat in cars and watched their children walk to the front door after a two-week winter break...
NASA gets 3-D Mars picture, picks first target for Spirit (01/06/04)
PASADENA, Calif. -- Combining 21st-century rocket science and 1950s movie technology, NASA on Monday released a 3-D, black-and-white panoramic picture of the bleak surface of Mars snapped by the newly landed rover Spirit. Reporters at a news conference were issued cardboard 3-D glasses to look at the 360-degree image of a desolate, wind-scoured plain strewn with rocks...
Mad cow's family of diseases still mystifies scientists (01/06/04)
WASHINGTON -- For all the worry mad cow disease is generating, it's just one in a family of 10 diseases discovered so far -- five in animals, five in humans -- that are arguably medicine's most mystifying maladies. Most so-called prion diseases are incredibly rare in this country, although one has spread into deer and elk herds in at least 12 states, sparking concern about contaminated game meat...
People talk 1/6/04 (01/06/04)
Oops -- Spear's quickie marriage annulled LAS VEGAS -- After 55 hours of marital madness and publicity gone wild, Britney Spears and temporary husband Jason Allan Alexander, a junior at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, La., decided Monday to scrap it. ...
Architects, engineers accused of illegal campaign donations (01/06/04)
HONOLULU -- Behind his state-issue desk in a small fourth-floor office sits a slightly built, soft-spoken man who has managed to shake Hawaii's power structure to its core. Over the past two years, Robert Watada and his staff at the state Campaign Spending Commission have exposed, bit by bit, a scandal in which respected architects and engineers illegally made political donations in the names of their employees, wives and children, allegedly to win government contracts...
Astronomers find oldest, most distant galaxy groups ever seen (01/06/04)
ATLANTA -- In observations looking back to the edge of time, astronomers have captured images of the oldest and most distant galactic clusters ever seen, a discovery that shows immense numbers of stars formed less than 2 billion years after the birth of the cosmos...
Qureia blames Israel for lack of progress along 'road map' (01/06/04)
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia said Monday he has ceased trying to schedule a summit with his Israeli counterpart aimed at restarting peace talks, amid continuing bloodshed in the 39-month-long conflict. Meanwhile, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was booed by members of his hard-line Likud party as he insisted Israel would withdraw from some Jewish settlements in the West Bank and Gaza Strip in a peace agreement with the Palestinians...
Outside forces teaching Iraqi guerrillas (01/06/04)
CAMP ANACONDA, Iraq -- Iraqi guerrillas blasting U.S. military convoys with improvised bombs hidden at roadsides may have learned tactics by talking to Chechen rebels and Taliban and al-Qaida fighters in Afghanistan, a U.S. Army intelligence officer told The Associated Press...
Puerto Rico naval base closing ends era of U.S. presence (01/06/04)
CEIBA, Puerto Rico -- Navy ships are vanishing from Roosevelt Roads Naval Station, ending an era when defense spending boosted Puerto Rico's economy and the U.S. territory was seen as a strategic asset. The military has used the base for six decades to keep watch over the Caribbean, and as the outpost closes, with thousands of troops and civilians to leave by March 31, Puerto Rico is losing an economic powerhouse that employed more than 6,000 people and brought an estimated $300 million a year to the island.. ...
World briefs 1/6/04 (01/06/04)
CIA: Voice on new tape believed to be bin Laden CAIRO, Egypt -- A speaker who was purportedly Osama bin Laden said on an audiotape that the U.S.-led war in Iraq was the beginning of the "occupation" of Gulf states for their oil and called on Muslims to keep fighting a holy war in the Middle East. ...
Letter bombs sent to three European parliamentarians (01/06/04)
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- Two letter bombs addressed to senior members of the European Parliament went off, bursting into flames when opened, and another was intercepted Monday, the latest in a series of explosives mailed to European Union targets. No one was injured in the two explosions. Authorities in Brussels also intercepted a suspicious package sent to a fourth parliamentarian and were investigating whether it contained a bomb...
Other developments in Iraq 1/6/04 (01/06/04)
Three U.S. soldiers were wounded when a roadside bomb exploded near a U.S. military convoy west of Baghdad, and insurgents shot and wounded another soldier in an ambush northwest of the capital, the military said Monday. In London, Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said British forces would likely remain in the country for years to come. ...
All civet cats ordered slaughtered by end of week in China (01/06/04)
BEIJING -- China on Monday confirmed its first SARS case since an outbreak of the disease was contained in July, and authorities ordered an emergency slaughter of civet cats and other species thought linked to SARS' transmission be completed by the end of the week...
Pakistan, India leaders meet in face-to-face talks (01/06/04)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Building on momentum toward better relations after a half-century of venom, Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf held much-anticipated, face-to-face talks Monday with Indian leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The talks were seen as a milestone toward increasing confidence for a rapprochement, two years after their armies stood on the brink of war...
Hurdle behind them, Afghans still see many new challenges (01/06/04)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghans have thrashed out a new constitution and opened the way for national elections this summer, but an ugly ethnic split laid bare at the convention that drew up the charter and a continuing Taliban insurgency show that a brighter future still rests on a razor's edge...
Georgian leader says Shevardnadze's corruption will be targeted (01/06/04)
TBILISI, Georgia -- Attacking corruption is the key to fixing Georgia's many troubles, and the targets will include the assets of ousted President Eduard Shevardnadze, the country's new leader said Monday in an interview with The Associated Press...
China, Russia plan action on N. Korea nuclear standoff (01/06/04)
SEOUL, South Korea -- Talks on ending the North Korean nuclear crisis hung in limbo Monday: North Korea blamed the impasse on Washington's demand for disarmament, and South Korea and Russia said it was unlikely a new round of six-nation negotiations could open this month...
Donettes overtake Tigers (01/06/04)
Strong 3-point shooting and stifling defense in the second half allowed Doniphan to come away with a 42-35 road victory Monday night over Cape Central. Senior Karri Thomas paced Doniphan with 22, including six 3-pointers. Doniphan as a team had nine 3-pointers...
Jackson girls end Bluff's 34-game home win streak (01/06/04)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Jackson's girls basketball team ended Poplar Bluff's 34-game home winning streak on Monday night and gave coach Sam Sides a 42-41 win on his birthday. The Mules had not lost a home game since the 2000 season and had not lost to Jackson at Poplar Bluff since the 1999 district finals. Jackson improved to 9-1, and Poplar Bluff fell to 8-4...
Big 12 squads begin title crusades this week (01/06/04)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- This is the time of year when the Big 12 coaches start saying nice things about each other, predicting a tough road to the conference championship and expressing guarded optimism for their own teams' prospects. Let the games that matter begin...
USC, LSU divvy up national title (01/06/04)
LOS ANGELES -- Coach Pete Carroll promised the USC Trojans will remain humble in their reign as The Associated Press' national champion -- humble and hungry. "How do you top this? How about doing it again a couple times?" a jubilant Carroll said Monday morning after he was presented The AP's championship trophy...
Blues strike early, settle for 1-1 tie with Minnesota (01/06/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Dwayne Roloson gave up a goal in the opening minute, then shut out the St. Louis Blues the rest of the way to help the Minnesota Wild earn a 1-1 tie Monday night. Mark Rycroft scored at the 29-second mark of the first period for the Blues and Andrei Zyuzin tied it midway through the second period. The rest was all goaltenders as Roloson and Chris Osgood of St. Louis made 23 saves apiece...
Rams shake off Lions, focus on Panthers (01/06/04)
ST. LOUIS -- The bad taste is almost gone from the St. Louis Rams' loss to the Lions in the regular-season finale. The NFC West champions got a week to mull over the upset that knocked them out of home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs, and they returned to work for a practice walkthrough on Monday refreshed...
McGraw loses battle with cancer (01/06/04)
PHILADELPHIA -- Tug McGraw, the zany relief pitcher who coined the phrase "You Gotta Believe" with the New York Mets and later closed out the Philadelphia Phillies' only World Series championship, died Monday. He was 59. McGraw died of brain cancer at the home of his son, country music star Tim McGraw, outside of Nashville, according to Laurie Hawkins, a family spokesperson. He had been battling the disease since March when he underwent surgery for a malignant tumor...
Panthers' coach will attempt to 'out-Fox' his ex-employer (01/06/04)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- It's impossible to predict the course John Fox's coaching career might have taken if not for a one-year furlough with the St. Louis Rams. Perhaps he wouldn't be in Carolina, where in less than two years he has successfully rebuilt the Panthers from the worst team in the NFL to NFC South champions...
Hall of fame results today (01/06/04)
NEW YORK -- Dennis Eckersley could set the standard for Hall of Fame closers. Eckersley hopes to become only the third relief pitcher elected by the Baseball Writers' Association of America when voting results are announced Tuesday. He and 3,000-hit man Paul Molitor, both on the ballot for the first time, have impressive Cooperstown credentials -- but the waiting is driving Eckersley mad...
Rose waits on baseball after finally coming clean (01/06/04)
NEW YORK -- Now the wait begins. Pete Rose hopes baseball will end his lifetime ban after his first public acknowledgment he bet on games while managing the Cincinnati Reds. The admission in "My Prison Without Bars," his autobiography due out Thursday, will be part of the evidence in Rose's case for reinstatement, commissioner Bud Selig's chief deputy, Bob DuPuy, said Monday...
Sports briefs 1/6/04 (01/06/04)
Baseball The Expos traded pitcher Scott Stewart to the Indians on Monday for a pair of minor leaguers, outfielder Ryan Church and infielder Maicer Izturis. Stewart, 28, was 3-1 with a 3.98 ERA in 51 relief appearances last season. ...
Writer finds himself old in dog years (01/06/04)
It's hard to summarize a half century of life. Traveling down memory lane gets harder the older you get. I turned the Big 5-0 on Monday. My wife and kids and friends wouldn't let me forget it. I got my share of black balloons, a plastic black coffin, an over-the-hill parking permit, a "whine" list, a black T-shirt proclaiming that I "got old" and a blow-up cane. ...
Ford unveils crossover; GM debuts Corvette in Detroit (01/06/04)
DETROIT -- Ford Motor Co. unveiled its new flagship sedan, the Five Hundred, and the Freestyle crossover vehicle, two family-oriented vehicles aimed at helping the world's second-largest automaker recapture a piece of the car market. Ford also introduced an updated version of its classic Mustang sports car and the concept for a new Shelby Cobra performance car, while GM unveiled a new version of the Corvette...
Labor Department offers employers tips to avoid overtime pay (01/06/04)
WASHINGTON -- The Labor Department is giving employers tips on how to avoid paying overtime to some of the 1.3 million low-income workers who would become eligible under new rules expected to be finalized early this year. The department's advice comes even as it touts the $895 million in increased wages that it says those workers would be guaranteed from the reforms, which Labor Secretary Elaine Chao called long overdue...
Big Three see sales declines for 2003; foreign cars gain ground (01/06/04)
DETROIT -- General Motors Corp. fell short in its bid to increase U.S. market share for a third straight year as the world's largest automaker, along with Ford Motor Corp. and DaimlerChrysler AG's Chrysler Group, saw sales decline in 2003. At the same time, some foreign automakers posted record results for the year, including Toyota Motor Corp., Honda Motor Co. ...
Americans build mountain of debt as savings rate falls (01/06/04)
NEW YORK -- As the bills from holiday spending sprees arrive, Americans are finding that the mountain of debt they've built has gotten even higher. Consumer debt has more than doubled in the past 10 years to record levels, making it hard for many families to cope...
Rachel Jones (01/06/04)
SEDGEWICKVILLE, Mo. -- Rachel B. Jones, 74, of Sedgewickville died Monday, Jan. 5, 2004, at her home. She was born Jan. 7, 1929, at Zalma, Mo., daughter of Homer M. and Goldie Bitterman Bohnsack. Jones was a certified nurse assistant, and had worked at Jackson Manor in Jackson...
McKaeley Chappell (01/06/04)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- McKaeley Nicole Chappell, 1 day, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004, at St. Louis Children's Hospital. She was born Jan. 2, 2004, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Crystal City, Mo., daughter of Michael and Michelle Reiss Chappell of Copperas Cove, Texas...
Paul Smither (01/06/04)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Paul G. Smither, 73, of Cairo died Monday, Jan. 5, 2004, at his home. Barkett Funeral Home in Mound City, Ill., is in charge of arrangements.
Juanita Porter (01/06/04)
Juanita Porter, 91, of Jackson died Monday, Jan. 5, 2004, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Oct. 9, 1912, at Lutesville, Mo., daughter of Marion Hezekiah and Rosa Baker Small. She and Ralph Webster Porter Sr. were married Nov. 12, 1934. He died Oct. 22, 1958...
Thelma Johnson (01/06/04)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Thelma Lorraine Sissom Johnson, 80, of Sikeston died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004, at her home. She was born March 1, 1923, in Caledonia, Mo., daughter of John Hughes and Pearl Virginia Hicks Grenia. She married Henry Casper Sissom, who preceded her in death. She later married Henderson Anderson Sissom, who also preceded her in death. She married Jerome Johnson, who died April 6, 1989...
Elve Johnson (01/06/04)
VANDUSER, Mo. -- Elve Johnson, 93, of Vanduser died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2004, at Miner Nursing Center. She was born Jan. 6, 1910, in Blytheville, Ark., daughter of James Andrew and Ada Ellis Hargett. She and R.A.P. Johnson were married March 3, 1928, in Blytheville. He died Dec. 4, 1980...
Mary Halter (01/06/04)
Mary Ellen Halter, 81, of Sun City, Ariz., died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2004. She was born Nov. 5, 1922, at Painton, Mo., daughter of Loe and Ruth Jeffress. She and Michael J. Halter were married 58 years ago. Halter was formerly of Cape Girardeau. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Jeff Halter of Jackson, Tenn., Jim Halter of Sun City; a daughter, Bev Peterson of Carefree, Ariz.; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren...
William Coleman Jr. (01/06/04)
ANNA, Ill. -- William Michael Coleman Jr., 60, of Anna died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2004, from injuries received from falling off a ladder. He was born July 25, 1943, in Chicago, son of William and Helen Coleman. He and Valrey Lyerla were married April 4, 1970, in Kankakee, Ill...
Ernest McElrath (01/06/04)
Ernest McElrath, 81, of Farmington, Mo., died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2004, at his home. He was born Aug. 15, 1922, at Bismarck, Mo., son of Harry and Ona Buxton McElrath. He married Ann Kirk. McElrath lived in Jackson seven years before moving to Farmington four years ago. He was a retired rural mail carrier, and a real estate broker...
Mary Hubbs (01/06/04)
ANNA, Ill. -- Mary R. Hubbs, 88, of Anna died Monday, Jan. 5, 2004, at Jonesboro Health Care Center in Jonesboro, Ill. She was born June 29,1915, in Cobden, Ill., daughter of Everett and Madie Hinman Rendleman. She and Carl Hubbs were married Aug. 2, 1941...
Helena Cracraft (01/06/04)
Helena Paulina Cracraft, 88, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2004, at Kindred Hospital in St. Louis. She was born July 3, 1915, at Tilsit, daughter of Louis Christian and Minnie Matilda Wedekind Burgfeld. She and John W. Cracraft were married Feb. 9, 1943, in Cape Girardeau. He preceded her in death...
Clarence Pulliam (01/06/04)
ANNA, Ill. -- Clarence Pulliam, 95, of Anna died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2004, at Jonesboro Health Care Center in Jonesboro, Ill. He was born Aug. 28, 1908, son of David and Ida Boner Pulliam. He married Lois Wiggs in 1941, who died July 6, 1999. Pulliam was a farmer and a member of Anna Heights Baptist Church...
Births 1/6/04 (01/06/04)
Abraham Son to Ronnie Abraham Jr. and Robbin Dale Rohlfing of Cape Girardeau, St. Francis Medical Center, 12:27 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, 2003. Name, Koda Lee. Weight, 5 pounds 6 ounces. Fifth child, fourth son. Ms. Rohlfing is the daughter of Larry and Darlene Clover of Jonesboro, Ill. She is a home health aide. Abraham is the son of Ronnie and Jametter Abraham of Cape Girardeau. He is a cook...
Cape fire report 1/6/04 (01/06/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded Sunday to the following items: At 4:48 p.m., emergency medical service at 822 S. Sprigg. At 5:30 p.m., alarm at 141 N. Silver Springs. Firefighters responded Monday to the following items: At 12:44 a.m., emergency medical service at 40 S. Sprigg...
Cape/Jackson police reports 1/6/04 (01/06/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Thefts Gasoline was reported stolen Sunday by Rhodes 101 at 401 Morgan Oak. Chrome wheel rings were reported stolen Sunday at 265 Notre Dame Drive...
Out of the past 1/6/04 (01/06/04)
10 years ago: Jan. 6, 1994 Representatives from 10 companies attended meeting yesterday of casino operators and developers interested in submitting riverboat gambling proposal to Cape Girar-deau. "Images of the Past in the City of Roses," history book published by Southeast Missourian staff, has sold out; 2,000 books were printed, and 1,000 were pre-sold...
Astronomy lesson (01/06/04)
(Camdenton, Mo.) Lake Sun Leader With their increasing affection for invective, idiocy and illusion, Republican and Democratic office-holders in Jefferson City are unable to agree on a revenue forecast for the coming year, effectively derailing the legislative budget process before it begins...
Chancellors' salaries (01/06/04)
The (Independence, Mo.) Examiner University of Missouri President Elson Floyd is under pressure to release the source of some funds used to pay the university's four campus chancellors. Floyd, who has been a needed breath of fresh air for the university, should release the information. .....
There's plenty of forecasting expertise, so why not use it? (01/06/04)
An offer we shouldn't refuse! In a recent interview in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Walter Metcalf, chairman of the Bryan Cave law firm in St. Louis and future chairman of the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank, made an offer to Missouri's legislative leaders -- state Sen. Peter Kinder, president pro tem of the Senate, and state Rep. Catherine Hanaway, speaker of the House -- as well as Gov. Bob Holden...
Fireworks control (01/06/04)
Cape Girardeau and Jackson officials would like to make the Fourth of July safer. Some residents say fireworks make their neighborhoods seem like war zones. It's more than an appearance issue. In 2002, 8,800 people were treated nationally for fireworks-related injuries, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Most of those were from aerial fireworks such as bottle rockets...
Kinder, Hanaway gave employees more days off than governor did (01/06/04)
To the editor: If giving state employees who have not received a raise in three years two extra days off is so repugnant to you, why did you not heap criticism on state Sen. Peter Kinder and state Rep. Catherine Hanaway, who issued memos long before the governor's executive order giving all 560 Senate and House employees the day off after Thanksgiving and Christmas as well as giving all their employees even more days off with pay? Hanaway gave all House employees the Monday before Veterans Day and Christmas Eve off, and Kinder gave Senate employees Christmas Eve off.. ...
Speak Out 01/06/04 (01/06/04)
Restrict divorces WHY DOESN'T state Rep. Jason Crowell propose a constitutional amendment to eliminate no-fault divorce in support of the family? Time for a break EVERYBODY IS growling and griping about state employees getting an extra holiday. They haven't gotten a pay raise in two years. It's about time they got a break...
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