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Stories from Wednesday, November 14, 2001

Motorists injured in accident (11/14/01)
FRUITLAND - Two Dexter residents were injured in a one-vehicle accident at 1:56 a.m. Tuesday as they traveled south on Interstate 55 at Fruitland in Cape Girardeau County. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, Heather A. Hardin, 18, fell asleep as she was driving and her...
Commission in no hurry to pay local contractor (11/14/01)
BENTON - Kenny Bridger asked Scott County commissioners once again to pay him for the new heating and air conditioning unit he installed in the old county jail in August. "I want to know if you all had a change of heart," said Bridger during Tuesday's county commission...
Officials make plans for election (11/14/01)
MINER - Election news was one of the top items on the agenda for the Miner Board of Aldermen which gathered Tuesday night at City Hall. Last week, voters in Miner defeated a proposal to have the chief of police become an appointed position rather than elected. The election results were 79 no...
Linguistics class project gets approval (11/14/01)
SIKESTON - In a continuing effort to help older students having trouble with speech and language, the Sikeston Board of Education approved a linguistics class as part of vocational resource education. Andy Comstock of the Sikeston Career and Technology...
R-6 district board OKs truck purchase (11/14/01)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Board of Education approved the purchase of a $18,980 pick-up truck from Sikeston Motors for the buildings and grounds department as a replacement for the 15-year-old truck currently in use. In addition to Sikeston Motors' bid, Sikeston Schools...
COLUMN - NMCC HAS MORE THAN JUST SPEED (11/14/01)
Speed, speed, speed. After New Madrid County Central plays, it seems that's all opposing coaches and fans have talked about this season. The Eagles have it, the losing teams don't. While I do agree having blazers scattered all over the field is a huge advantage, I don't think it's what makes them such a dangerous team...
Elnora McIntyre (11/14/01)
BELL CITY - Elnora Alice McIntyre, 84, died at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13, 2001, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Caseline Henry (11/14/01)
CHARLESTON - Caseline Ethel Henry, 45, died unexpectedly Nov. 11, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston of an apparent heart attack. Born Aug. 5, 1956, in Charleston, daughter of the late Lanie and Edith Fulton Henry, she graduated in 1975 from Charleston High School. She was a member of Holy Trinity Church of Deliverance, where she sang in the State Choir, served on the Usher Board and Hospitality Committee and was Sunday school secretary...
Looking Back In Time (11/14/01)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Paul Higgins, who owned and operated a confectionery in Decatur, Ill., for several years, have disposed of their business and intend to stay in Sikeston for a year. --- SIKESTON - Last week in the high school, girls wore long britches to school. The boys got together and talked over the proposition of coming to school wearing dresses, but for some reason finally abandoned the idea - probably because they would have had to shave their hairy legs...
Do we really need pizza watchdogs? (11/14/01)
Here's something I didn't know. A pizza's not a pizza unless the government says it's a pizza. Under Department of Agriculture regulations, the ingredients in a frozen pizza are dictated in terms of meat and cheese content, tomato-based sauce and the...
SPEAKOUT (11/14/01)
I want to comment about the lawyer, Spencer Edwards. He was caught with 50 grams of methamphetamine and got only 40 months. That's ludicrous. If a black man got caught with 50 grams of crack cocaine, can you imagine the time he'd get? Come on, America, come on, law makers, come on, judges. If we're going to be fair about this thing, let's be fair about it. OK? Methamphetamine is just as bad a thing to sell as crack cocaine...