- Longtime downtown Cape bartender Marcellus Jones remembered by friends (6/12/18)2
- Stormy Daniels to visit East Cape Girardeau (6/13/18)20
- Peter Kinder resigns federal agency post, concludes position unnecessary and waste of tax dollars (6/16/18)1
- Singer Neal Boyd dies after struggle with health issues (6/12/18)1
- Cape man charged with stabbing, killing dog for revenge (6/8/18)9
- Feeding deer in Bollinger, Cape and Perry counties prohibited soon to help curb spread of CWD (6/13/18)7
- Couple charged in beating death at Brick's (6/13/18)
- 'All Nite Skate' filming in Jackson this weekend (6/8/18)
- New Zaxby's restaurant open in Cape (6/13/18)3
- New urban dance studio opens on Broadway (6/15/18)2
Nation briefs 11/2/04
Rehnquist missing from bench as court returns
WASHINGTON -- Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist disclosed Monday that he's undergoing radiation and chemotherapy for thyroid cancer. Rehnquist was expected to be on the bench when the court returned from a two-week break. But instead he issued a statement saying "at the suggestion of my doctors, [I] am continuing to recuperate at home." Rehnquist was released from a Maryland hospital last Friday after undergoing surgery to have a tube inserted in his throat to help his breathing.
Pakistan's Senate OKs Musharraf as army chief
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Pakistan's Senate passed a bill Monday allowing President Gen. Pervez Musharraf to remain as army chief, despite the military leader's earlier promise to rule as a civilian by the year's end. Lawmakers in the upper house of parliament, which is dominated by the pro-Musharraf ruling party, approved the bill in a voice vote. It must now been signed into law by the president himself, seen as a formality.
IRS business audits decline from last year
WASHINGTON -- The pace of corporate audits by the Internal Revenue Service continued to decline in the first six months of fiscal 2004, despite IRS pledges to crack down on tax violators, an analysis of government data shows. The IRS differed with the findings. Syracuse University's Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse said Monday that the IRS carried out 7,794 corporate audits from October 2003 through March 2004, down 26 percent from the pace set in fiscal 2003.
Shell, oil unions open court battle in Nigeria
LAGOS, Nigeria -- Oil giant Royal Dutch/Shell Group opened a court action Monday to try to block a strike targeting oil exports in the world's No. 7 crude exporter, but failed in a first-round bid to block wildcat strikes or other union action in the meantime. The case comes one day after Nigeria's unions called the Nov. 16 strike over rising fuel prices here, and promised to target Shell -- the top multinational in Nigeria -- as an "enemy" of the people for taking legal action.
-- From wire reports
Ohio judges bar GOP-backed poll challengers
CINCINNATI -- Two federal judges Monday barred Republican Party representatives from challenging the eligibility of voters at polling places on Election Day. U.S. District Judge Susan Dlott said that a black couple suing over such challenges would probably be able to prove them unconstitutional. In a similar case in Akron, U.S. District Judge John Adams said it is up to regular poll workers to determine if voters are eligible.
-- From wire reports