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Stories from Wednesday, July 31, 2002

Indianapolis man arrested for murder (07/31/02)
SIKESTON -- A two week investigation by the Sikeston Department of Public Safety has led to the arrest of Andrew B. Laura for the July 16 murder of Steven White. A Sikeston man is also in custody in connection with the fatal shooting. Laura, 21, is originally from Indianapolis, Ind., and had been living with relatives in Sikeston for two weeks prior to the homicide. He is charged with armed criminal action and first degree murder. No bond was set and arraignment is not yet scheduled...
Proposition B will fund work on interstates (07/31/02)
BENTON - Win or lose Aug. 6 on Proposition B, the Missouri Department of Transportation will be shifting their focus toward maintenance. With only a week remaining before voters decide on the transportation tax proposition, Barry Horst, MoDOT project development engineer, and Stan Johnson, area engineer for MoDOT, presented information on the proposition and took time to answer questions at the Scott County Commission's regular meeting Tuesday...
Rave drug, ecstasy, found in Bootheel now (07/31/02)
SIKESTON -- Just as area law enforcement officials are cracking down on the meth problem, another drug is moving in the area to keep them busy -- ecstasy. "It's here in Southeast Missouri. There's no doubt about it," Sgt. Kevin Glaser, coordinator of the Semo Drug Task Force, said...
Business destroyed (07/31/02)
The Sikeston Department of Public Safety responded to an early morning fire at CP Sales, 510 N. Main St. The building, owned by Tony Heckemeyer, was severely damaged by the blaze. Further details were not available at press time.
SAY Team of the Day: KSIM (07/31/02)
SIKESTON -- KSIM took second place in the Junior Babe Ruth League this year, finishing with a record of 9-3. The team fielded just nine players, but six of the nine were chosen for the all-star team. "It was great," said KSIM coach Philip Black. "When we were all there, we played pretty well. ...
Buttrum edges Harper in Super Pro; Ames wins E.T. (07/31/02)
Here are the weekend racing results from local tracks. SIKESTON DRAG STRIP SIKESTON -- Mark Buttrum, of Murphysboro, took top honors in the Super Pro Class on Saturday at the Sikeston Drag Strip. With a 5.77 dial, he ran 5.78 at 120 m.p.h. His reaction time was .517. Sikeston's Jeremy Harper came in second. He ran 6.17 on a 6.16 dial at 109 m.p.h. His reaction time was .518...
Heartland National in Series (07/31/02)
CHAFFEE -- Chaffee hosted the Midwest Plains Regional Girls Babe Ruth League Tournament this past weekend with teams from Colorado, Kansas, Minnesota and Missouri competing for the honor of representing their region in the World Series for the 12 & Under Girls Division...
Nettie Sloan (07/31/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Nettie Pearl Sloan, 88, died at 7:30 a.m. July 30, 2002, at Hunter Acres Caring Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 17, 1913, in Elvins, daughter of the late Elijah and Stella Lewis Brooks, she retired in 1978 from the Prince Gardner Billfold Factory in St. Louis. She moved to East Prairie in 1988 and was of the Protestant belief...
Esther Adkins (07/31/02)
MOREHOUSE - Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at Big Ridge Baptist Church near Morehouse for Esther Jewell Adkins, 80, who died July 28, 2002, were: Wayne McGuirt, Danny McGuirt, Bobby Cooper, Bob Cooper, Larry Frazier, Mike Brashears and Jeff Bryant...
Roy Gillespie (07/31/02)
CHARLESTON - Roy Lee Gillespie, 42, died July 28, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born May 18, 1960, in Charleston, son of Perry and Esther B. Fisher Gillespie of Charleston, he lived in Missouri all his life and graduated in 1978 from Charleston High School. He was employed by the Bunge Corporation in Cairo, Ill., and member of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church of Henson, where he served as treasurer for the Charleston and Wyatt branches...
Dovie Bennett (07/31/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Dovie Bennett, 90, died at 4 a.m. July 30, 2002, at her daughter's home. Born Aug. 31, 1911, in Harrisburg, Ill., daughter of the late George and Rose Allen Lucas, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life and was of the Baptist belief...
Cotton Griffin (07/31/02)
MOREHOUSE - James W. "Cotton" Griffin, 72, died July 29, 2002, at his home. Born Oct. 29, 1929, in Morehouse, son of the late Alvia Griffin, he was a lifelong resident of Morehouse and retired from Associated Natural Gas Company. Survivors include: one son, James David Griffin of Morehouse; one daughter, Donna Kaye Sladek of Ballwin; two sisters, Anna Anderson of New Madrid and Betty Sue Tooley of Chicago, Ill.; five grandchildren, Terri Duncan and David L. ...
Births (published 7/31) (07/31/02)
JACKSON - Daniel Stuart and Stephanie Ann Long are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at noon July 2, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Ann Marie Long weighed 9 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20.1-inches long. The former Stephanie Thompson, Mrs. Long is the daughter of Larry Thompson and Marty Thompson of Dexter. She is employed by Cardiovascular Consultants of Cape Girardeau...
Looking Back in Time at July 31 (07/31/02)
SIKESTON - The following girl campers expect to leave Aug. 2 for Shelby, Mich., to spend two weeks at Camp Miniwanca: Misses Evelyn Klein, Alice Van Horne, Carolyn Weltecke of Sikeston and Jimmie Harris and Riley Deal of Cape Girardeau. Miss Betty Roth of Cape is a counselor at the camp...
State unions may be governor's undoing (07/31/02)
When Gov. Bob Holden shocked the state legislature last year by signing an executive order expanding union bargaining powers in state government, there were massive accusations that the state's top official had simply gone too far. Holden has long been cozy with state unions and depends on their finances and their rank and file for support...
SpeakOut 7/31 (07/31/02)
Mike Jensen is a fair person. Ninety-eight percent of the time he will put comments in SpeakOut if there's not cussing or anything like that. Besides that, I just want to respond to the article that ran in the paper about the senior citizen and disabled voting "no." You have my vote and I know of at least 50 more senior and disabled citizens who are going to vote no. ...