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Stories from Sunday, September 23, 2001

Mules take spotlight at East Perry fair (09/23/01)
[ Browse a gallery of photos from the fair ] ALTENBURG, Mo. -- The sun was fading and commentator Charlie Mangels was encouraging them to pick up the pace a little, but the athletes were feeling a bit, well, mulish. One skittish contestant managed to get loose from his handler and make his way into the parking lot...
Arnold's terrorist movie indefinitely put on hold (09/23/01)
NEW YORK -- Arnold Schwarzenegger said there was no hesitation in postponing the release of his movie "Collateral Damage" after last week's terrorist attacks. In the film, which was scheduled to open Oct. 5, Schwarzenegger plays a Los Angeles firefighter whose wife and son are killed in a terrorist attack. The movie has been delayed indefinitely...
Town's post office could retire with its postmaster (09/23/01)
ORRIN, N.D. -- The postmaster in this tiny town is retiring, and the post office may retire with her. Postmaster Katherine Fettig plans to retire next week after more than 30 years of service. She plans to sell her house -- and with it the post office, which is in her garage...
Area military families wait for president's call to duty (09/23/01)
Six months ago, Matt Hampton was a full-time soldier. He served in the U.S. Army for 12 years as a generator mechanic. That included a long six months in the Middle East during his tour in the Persian Gulf War. He joined the army shortly after he graduated from Cape Central High School. The military was his life...
POW ceremony also honors terrorist victims (09/23/01)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Blair Moran was in Washington on Sept. 11, a witness to the horror of a terrorist strike against the Pentagon. But when the smoke cleared, he saw something that lifted his spirits. "You could see the gaping hole left by the crashing airliner at the Pentagon, but you could also see the American flag flying," he said...
Jackson considering new fee for trash collection (09/23/01)
JACKSON, Mo. -- In 1974, Jackson residents passed a 1-cent sales tax aimed at providing residential trash collection, developing the city parks system, making capital improvements for the fire and police departments and improving streets. The campaign slogan was "A penny will do the job."...
Card writers grapple with own sorrow (09/23/01)
For more than a decade, Alarie Tennille's prose has been in those Hallmark cards, often the ones that help the grieving find strength. But the 49-year-old woman herself doesn't feel so strong these days, and the words aren't coming so easily. More than a week since terrorism touched America like never before, it's she who grieves...
Two die in home explosion and fire (09/23/01)
STELLA, Mo. -- Two people died and another was injured Friday night during an explosion and house fire, authorities said. The blast Friday night killed Gary English of Granby and Terry Pichenor, who lived in the Newton County home. Their ages were not immediately available...
Nonprofit groups hope public remains in giving mood (09/23/01)
Steve Metzler calls them a "litany of angels" -- the people and companies donate money each year to cultural and service organizations across the Kansas City area. Now, even as stock markets plunge and money flows out of America's heartland to victims of terrorist attacks on the East Coast, Metzler is convinced those "angels" will come through again for causes close to home...
Governor cuts ribbon on new Charleston prison (09/23/01)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Gov. Bob Holden was among those cutting the ribbon Friday on the new $72 million Southeast Correctional Center. The primarily maximum-security prison is expected to start accepting inmates in early October. Eventually, it will hold up to 1,596 male prisoners...
Pilots rethink security as they return to skies (09/23/01)
WASHINGTON -- Flight attendant Bill Geisert refuses to obsess over the "what ifs" when he gets back in the air this week. But anxious as he is to return, there is no denying his job has changed since Sept. 11. "My eyes are going to be open," said Geisert, who did not want to disclose his employer. "I'm going to be a lot more aware, and I won't hesitate to inform the cockpit if there's anything at all that bothers me."...
Residents return to WTC area; mayor candidates resume campaigns (09/23/01)
NEW YORK -- Lugging their bags behind them, teary residents of eight newly reopened buildings in lower Manhattan made their way home Saturday, as crews blocks away continued picking through the debris of the World Trade Center. The homecomings marked yet another step toward normalcy for this city, where mayoral candidates also gently resumed campaigning Saturday...
Most Americans want U.N. uniting countries against terrorism (09/23/01)
WASHINGTON -- Nine of 10 Americans want the United Nations to play a major role in pulling countries together to fight against terrorism, says an Associated Press poll taken after the Sept. 11 attacks. Sixty-four percent said the United Nations is doing a good job solving problems it must face, while 24 percent said it was doing a poor job, according to the poll conducted for the AP by ICR of Media, Pa...
Bush confers with Putin on terrorism (09/23/01)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush consulted at length with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday as the United States mustered a military assault in what Putin called the "battle with terror." Americans returned to their weekend games in a semblance of normalcy, but now their stadiums were no-fly zones...
Probe draws in hot leads, dead ends and breakthroughs (09/23/01)
WASHINGTON -- The terrorist hunt turns up more by the day. More hot leads. Many mirages. Fugitives wanted abroad. Arabic names that ring alarms here but are as common in the Middle East as Smith and Jones in America. Confusion, yes. Evidence, too. Through the haze of the most massive criminal investigation in U.S. history, a body of knowledge is building...
New York life goes on with reminders of terror present (09/23/01)
NEW YORK -- At the start of the second weekend since the World Trade Center attacks, everything in the city seemed to be tinged with reminders of how life has changed. A star-studded telethon was broadcast Friday night to benefit relief funds, but organizers worried about security concerns did not disclose where it was held...
Texas mother competent for trial in drownings (09/23/01)
HOUSTON -- A jury of 11 women and one man decided Saturday that a mother who allegedly drowned her five children was competent to stand trial on capital murder charges. Prosecutors will seek the death penalty against Andrea Yates, Harris County District Attorney Chuck Rosenthal has said...
Thousands mourn Arizona Sikh killed by gunman (09/23/01)
PHOENIX -- Nearly 3,000 people gathered Saturday to remember Balbir Singh Sodhi, an Indian immigrant killed in what police say was a hate crime that followed the terrorist attacks. They were Sikh, Jew, Christian, Muslim and more, some with veils or turbans, others in suits and ties. Many never knew Sodhi, but they offered prayers, songs, tears and sympathy anyway...
Decline of business travel causes suffering for carriers (09/23/01)
The airline industry was in awful shape long before airborne terrorist attacks sent shivers through the traveling public. Now, the synchronous decline of business travel spending and the U.S. economy are merely the backdrop to what many expect will be a long period of suffering for carriers -- their solvency dependent upon huge layoffs and a multibillion-dollar bailout...
Master violinist Isaac Stern dies at 81 (09/23/01)
NEW YORK -- Isaac Stern, the master violinist who saved Carnegie Hall from the wrecking ball, died Saturday. He was 81. Stern was one of the last great violinists of his generation and helped advance the careers of generations of musicians who followed, including Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman and Yo-Yo Ma...
Miss Oregon captures Miss America 2002 beauty crown (09/23/01)
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Miss Oregon Katie Harman, a collegian who aspires to a career in bioethics, was crowned Miss America 2002 on Saturday night. Harman, 21, outshone 50 other women in a pageant that celebrated patriotism and mourned lives lost in the terrorist attacks less than two weeks earlier...
Desegregation busing stops after 30 years (09/23/01)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- After 30 years of running its schools under a court-ordered busing plan meant to desegregate, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg district has been ordered to stop basing school assignments on race. The 7-4 decision Friday from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ends a system of busing innercity students to mostly-white suburban schools and suburban students to the innercity...
Severely burned firefighter will work again (09/23/01)
SEATTLE -- A 21-year-old firefighter whose hands were severely burned during a wildfire that killed four others plans to return to the job. "You have to get on with your life," Jason Emhoff said at a news conference Thursday, a week after he was released from the hospital...
North Korea denies missile exports (09/23/01)
SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea denied a CIA report that said the communist state continued to export missile equipment and technology to countries in the Middle East, South Asia and North Africa last year. "It's nothing but a shameless allegation. The United States is absurdly picking quarrels with us and other countries," state-run Korean Central Radio said Friday in a commentary...
Arafat- Peace talks welcome (09/23/01)
The Associated Press JERUSALEM -- Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat said he was holding out hope of meeting Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres today for a fresh attempt to end nearly a year of violence. "We welcome any meeting," Arafat told reporters after talks Saturday with Turkish Foreign Minister Ismail Cem...
French seek survivors of big explosion (09/23/01)
TOULOUSE, France -- Rescue workers with search dogs scoured the ruins of a chemical fertilizer plant Saturday, looking for survivors of an explosion that toppled houses, killed 29 people and left at least 650 in the hospital. With many houses damaged or destroyed for nearly a 1 1/2-mile radius around the leveled AZF chemical plant after Friday's apparently accidental blast, some 150 families were moving into gymnasiums-turned-shelters or homes volunteered by other residents...
Pope arrives in Kazakstan (09/23/01)
ASTANA, Kazakstan -- Protected by massive security, Pope John Paul II arrived Saturday in this mostly Muslim nation and was welcomed as a voice of reason in the tense climate in Central Asia following the terrorist attacks in the United States. John Paul made no specific mention of the Sept. 11 attacks or of the U.S. military buildup to strike back -- most likely in nearby Afghanistan -- but he expressed "my good wishes ... to all people of good will" who promote peace...
ND kickers win sixth Pepsi title (09/23/01)
MURRAY, Ky. -- Notre Dame won the Pepsi Invitational for the sixth time in eight years, defeating host Murray High School 4-2 in the championship game Saturday. Notre Dame (8-2-2) built a 4-0 halftime lead behind a pair of goals by Adam Prasanphanich and single tallies by Tyler Cuba and Travis Siebert. Prasanphanich scored the game-winning goal unassisted just one munte into the contest...
Indians stun Illinois St. again (09/23/01)
Southeast scores late TD to overtake Redbirds 38-33. By Marty Mishow ~ Southeast Missourian NORMAL, Ill. -- Thrilling finishes are fast becoming old hat for Southeast Missouri State University's football team. And Saturday afternoon, the Indians were finally able to pull out a victory in one of those down-to-the-wire contests, using an amazing fourth quarter to rally for a stunning 38-33 triumph over Illinois State in front of 7,027 fans at Hancock Stadium...
Otahkians roll past Morehead (09/23/01)
The Houck Field House mystique, 35 straight wins, is alive and well for the Southeast Missouri State University volleyball team. Defending Ohio Valley Conference champion Southeast bounced back from a first-set loss to sweep three straight in a 16-30, 30-22, 30-10, 30-16 win over conference foe Morehead State Saturday...
Otahkians place sixth in Vanderbilt meet (09/23/01)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. Southeast Missouri State University's women's cross country team took sixth place among 25 teams in the 5K 2001 Vanderbilt Cross Country Invitational Saturday. The men's team took 13th. Leading the way for Southeast was Kari Pilcher with a time of 18:56. Kelly product Amy Arteme finished 21st in 19:28, followed by Kris Woolf (37th) in 20:10, Anna Verseman (43rd) in 20:19, Jessie Thompson (46th) in 20:20 and Jen Burke (48th) in 20:24...
Brune leads comeback after injury to McDowell (09/23/01)
NORMAL, Ill. -- Southeast Missouri State University football coach Tim Billings has said numerous times over the past year how fortunate the Indians are to have what he considers to be an abundance of depth and talent at the quarterback position. Saturday afternoon, that depth and talent came in handy when starting signal caller Jeromy McDowell suffered a knee injury late in the first quarter against Illinois State and spent the rest of the game on crutches along the sidelines. ...
Dodgers rally past Diamondbacks 6-5 (09/23/01)
LOS ANGELES -- Adrian Beltre's two-run single capped a three-run rally in the 11th inning and gave the Los Angeles Dodgers a huge 6-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Randy Johnson outpitched Kevin Brown in a marquee matchup and was three outs from his 20th victory, but the Dodgers came from behind twice in the late innings to win for just the second time in eight games...
Cardinal winning streak hits nine (09/23/01)
PITTSBURGH -- Albert Pujols drove in his 15th run of the week as the St. Louis Cardinals extended their winning streak to nine games by beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-1 Saturday night. Bud Smith (6-2) won his third straight decision, pitching five innings and allowing four hits, including a solo homer by Craig Wilson -- the only run Smith has allowed in 21 innings...
NASCAR will give drivers time to recover from high emotions (09/23/01)
DOVER, Del. -- Dale Jarrett's biggest concern Sunday might be his quick transition from being an American deeply touched by the terrorist attacks to a hard-charging racer. The polesitter for the MBNA Cal Ripken Jr. 400 said drivers will need a few extra minutes after Tanya Tucker sings the national anthem to focus on the race. Aware of the emotion bound to be generated by 140,000 flag-waving fans, NASCAR is complying...
Allenby shoots into lead at Pennsylvania Classic (09/23/01)
LIGONIER, Pa. -- Robert Allenby made 10 birdies in the 24 holes he played Saturday in the Pennsylvania Classic. His swing was so pure that he said it was simply a matter of seeing the shot and hitting it. He did just that until he couldn't see any longer...
49ers 'D' grows in maturity (09/23/01)
SAN FRANCISCO -- In Jason Webster's first NFL start, he barely survived the pro football equivalent of learning to swim by jumping head-first into the deep end of a pool. Webster, a rookie cornerback last season, was pushed into the San Francisco 49ers' starting lineup for a game against the high-flying St. Louis Rams. He admits his head was spinning for most of the afternoon as the Rams' passing and punishing ground game piled up 529 yards in a 41-24 victory...
Mariners lose three straight for the first time this season (09/23/01)
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Terrence Long, Ramon Hernandez, Eric Chavez and Miguel Tejada homered as the Oakland Athletics beat Seattle 11-2 Saturday and sent the Mariners to their first three-game losing streak in a year. Seattle hadn't lost three straight since Sept. 21-23 last year against the A's at Safeco Field. The Mariners (104-63) also failed in their bid to become first major league team to go an entire season without losing a series on the road...
Excercise safety with tree stands (09/23/01)
Department of Conservation JEFFERSON CITY--The Missouri Department of Conservation reminds hunters that not all accidents in the field involve firearms. Some injuries result from falls from tree stands. Archery deer and turkey hunters commonly hunt from tree stands that are 10 to 20 feet above ground...
Missouri archery season to open soon for deer, turkey (09/23/01)
Monday, Oct. 1, marks the start of Missouri's archery deer and turkey season. After 40 days, on Nov. 9, it will close for firearms deer hunting. On Nov. 21, it will reopen for another 56 days and close on Jan. 15, 2002. That means archers can pursue their quarry for a total of 96 days...
SE not perfect, but real exciting (09/23/01)
Southeast Missouri State University's 2001 football team is a thrill-a-minute outfit -- as Saturday's 38-33 win over Illinois State proved once again. The Indians might not be perfect -- they have a 2-2 record -- but they're second to none in excitement...
Theme park banks on remote location (09/23/01)
ATHOL, Idaho -- The largest amusement park in the Northwest isn't in Seattle or Portland, Ore. It's not in Spokane, Wash., or Boise, Idaho. It's near Athol, Idaho, far from any large city, in the middle of northern Idaho lake country. Silverwood -- the name evokes the region's economic history of extracting silver and timber from the surrounding mountains -- draws 350,000 visitors each year...
Remodeled ranch ideal for golfing enthusiasts (09/23/01)
JACKSON, Mo. -- With a tree line separating the back yard from the links, golfing enthusiasts will want to take a look at this Lakewoods Drive home in Jackson. Extensive remodeling in 1999 included a new roof, water heater, some carpeting, doors and trim...
A brilliant facade (09/23/01)
The facades look so real you almost expect to feel the roughness of the stones in the archway, but the images are just paintings used to embellish homes and rooms, including some around Cape Girardeau. Marty Riley of Cape Girardeau and Roger Brown, a native of the city who now lives in Tennessee, both use mural paintings in homes and businesses as a creative outlet...
Caribbean islands stung by U.S. terrorist attacks (09/23/01)
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Many resorts across the Caribbean stand empty, their beachfronts void of tourists and manicured lawns dotted by goats in a tourism slump brought on by weakened world economies. Now islands whose economies depend on tourists fear the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington will be the last straw...
Parents do their part to boost economy (09/23/01)
Economists may worry that our country is dipping into a recession, but, as a dad, I know better. Our economy is strong, fueled largely by children's clothes. Our home is full of enough dresses, pants, shirts, socks and assorted other kids' clothes to outfit a Third World country or at least those in elementary school...
Elizabeth Russell (09/23/01)
Elizabeth F. Russell, 88, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Sept. 21, 2001, at Heartland Care and Rehab. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Lorberg Memorial Funeral Chapel.
Jewell Rankins (09/23/01)
ST. CHARLES, Mo. -- Jewell Rankins, 95, of St. Charles, formerly of Patton, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2001, at St. Joseph Hospital. She was born Oct. 19, 1905, in Patton, daughter of George and Susannah Shirley Grindstaff. In 1930, she was married to John Rankins. He died in 1942...
Joan Ramage (09/23/01)
OLMSTED, Ill. -- Joan G. "Mildred" Ramage, 63, of Olmsted died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2001 at St. Francis Medical Center. She was born July 25, 1938, in Desark, Ark., daughter of Earl and Vera Smith Dunn. She and Homer Ramage were married Oct. 1, 1955...
Jessie Dalton (09/23/01)
Jessie Dalton, 99, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Sept. 21, 2001, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Dalton was born Sept. 11, 1902 in Friedheim, Mo., daughter of Dr. Alexander and Julia Klauss Dalton. She played varsity basketball at Cape Central and received a bachelor of science in education from Southeast Missouri State University. ...
Thomas Boyd (09/23/01)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Thomas J. Boyd, 76, of Jackson and formerly of Sedgewickville, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2001, at his home. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Sedgewickville Cemetery...
John Braswell (09/23/01)
John W. Braswell, 84, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2001, at Southeast Memorial Hospital. He was born Oct. 9, 1916, in Desloge, Mo., son of John Walter and Nola Belle Wheeler Braswell. He and Nelda Ruth Taylor were married June 24, 1939, in St. Louis...
John Houlihan (09/23/01)
John J. "Joe" Houlihan, 92, of Cape Girardeau, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2001, at the Lutheran Home. He was born June 12, 1909, in Gainesville, Texas, son of John J. and Alice McGeary Houlihan. He and Nell Hazel Norvell were married Aug. 29, 1923, at St. Vincent's College in Cape Girardeau...
Margaret Johnson (09/23/01)
Margaret M. Johnson, 81, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
Caila E. Myklebust (09/23/01)
Caila E. Myklebust, 96, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Sept. 21, 2001, at Monticello House in Jackson. Born Oct. 12, 1904, in Emmett County Iowa, she was the daughter of Ben and Mary Erickson Hatland. On Nov. 22, 1930, she was married to Chester G. Myklebust in Des Moines, Iowa. He died Aug. 4, 1992...
Births 09/23/01 (09/23/01)
Schneider Son to Todd Lance and Karen Lynne Schneider of Jackson, Mo., Southeast Missouri Hospital, 3:57 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, 2001. Name, Michael Todd. Weight, 8 pounds 1/2 ounce. Mrs. Schneider is the former Karen Faire, daughter of Donna Faire of Cape Girardeau and Glenn Faire of Jackson. Schneider is the son of Butch and Sharon Schneider of Gordonville, Mo...
McMillan-Ponder (09/23/01)
FRIEDHEIM, Mo. -- Jessica Leigh McMillan and Daniel James Ponder exchanged vows May 19, 2001, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Wells, Mo. The Rev. Walter Patzwitz performed the ceremony. Pianist was Tyson Wunderlich and soloist was Brittany Moore. Readers were H.W. and Dianne Meyr of Cape Girardeau, uncle and aunt of the bride...
Monroe-Lee (09/23/01)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Susan Nichole Monroe and James Lee were married May 4, 2001, at Court Square Wedding Chapel in Troy, Tenn. Kevin Thompson performed the double ring ceremony. Soloists were Emma Seabaugh of Cape Girardeau, sister of the bride, and Evan LaBruyere of Farmington, Mo., brother-in-law of the bride...
Freeman-Conner (09/23/01)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Emanuel United Church of Christ was the setting June 30, 2001, for the wedding of Tara Lee Freeman and Michael James Conner. The Rev. Samuel Roethemeyer performed the double ring ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Danny "Rerun" Freeman of Jackson are parents of the bride. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Conner of Effingham, Ill...
Noffel-Hopkins (09/23/01)
Kaffee Lynn Noffel and William Banister Hopkins were married June 30, 2001, at the home of her parents. Dr. Clayton L. Smith performed the double ring ceremony. Music was by the string trio of Melvin Gilhaus, Steve and Stephanie Schaffner, all of Cape Girardeau...
Stoverink-Friga (09/23/01)
Jennifer Marie Stoverink and Travis Keith Friga were married June 9, 2001, at Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Oran, Mo. The Rev. Lewis Hejna performed the ceremony. Pianist was Jeff Overby, violinist was Beverly Reece, and soloists were Casie Janet and Julie Stoverink, sister of the bride, all of Cape Girardeau...
Hanson-Stout (09/23/01)
Michelle Renee Hanson and Richard Michael Stout were married June 30, 2001, at the Presbyterian Church in Clay Center, Kan. The Rev. David Bybee performed the double ring ceremony. Organist was Cyndi Affolter and vocalist was Emily Fawcett. Parents of the bride are Max and Marsha Hanson of Clay Center. The groom is the son of Richard and Margaret Stout of Cape Girardeau...
Giles-Hemmer (09/23/01)
Mr. and Mrs. David B. Giles of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Susan Kay Giles, to Nicholas Todd Hemmer. He is the son of Richard and Barbara Hemmer of Hillsboro, Mo., and Loren and Denise Neely of Arnold, Mo. Giles is a 1995 graduate of Central High School. ...
Meyer-Shearer (09/23/01)
OAK RIDGE, Mo. -- Terry and Beverly Meyer of Oak Ridge announce the engagement of their daughter, Bree Ann Meyer, to Andrew Carson Shearer. He is the son of Charlotte Shearer of Cape Girardeau. Meyer is a 1995 graduate of Oak Ridge High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in recreational management from Southeast Missouri State University. She is store manager at Claire's Boutiques in Cape Girardeau...
Stoverink-Moore (09/23/01)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Gerald and Catherine Stoverink of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca A. Stoverink, to Christopher L. Moore. He is the son of Lindel and Julie Moore of Jackson. Stoverink is a customer service representative at LDD Inc. in Cape Girardeau...
Brown- Hodges (09/23/01)
Rodger and Deborah Brown of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Leigh Brown, to Sonny Hodges. He is the son of Gene Hodges of Jackson, Mo., and Linda Hodges of Altenburg, Mo. Brown attended Southeast Missouri State University. She is a shipping/receiving manager with Terra Dynamic in Cape Girardeau...
Sindle-Woods (09/23/01)
ORAN, Mo. -- James and Suzanne Sindle of Oran announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Suzanne Sindle, to Darin Earl Woods. He is the son of Sharon and Gordon Hodge of Oran, and Junior and Bonnie Woods of Morley, Mo. Sindle is a 1999 graduate of Sikeston Public School's LPN Program in Sikeston, Mo. She is a licensed practical nurse and is employed at Staff Builders in Sikeston...
Breig-Clifton (09/23/01)
ST. MARY'S, Mo. -- Dean and Sandy Breig of St. Mary's announce the engagement of their daughter, Shannon Breig, to Randy Clifton. He is the son of Bernard M. Clifton and Karen Ellis of Perryville, Mo. Breig is a 1995 graduate of Perryville High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Southeast Missouri State University in 2000. She is a nurse at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau...
Wolfenkoehler - Aufdenberg (09/23/01)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Wolfenkoehler of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Millie Jean Wolfenkoehler, to James Dennis Aufdenberg. He is the son of Dennis and Liz Aufdenberg of Burfordville, Mo. Wolfenkoehler is a 1996 graduate of Jackson High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in health management from Southeast Missouri State University in 2000. She is employed by Southeast Missouri Hospital...
Emmons-LeGrand (09/23/01)
SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. David G. Emmons of Scott City announce the engagement of their daughter, Trisha Dawn Emmons, to Matthew Denis LeGrand. He is the son of Patricia LeGrand of Benton, Mo., and the late Denis J. LeGrand. Emmons is a 1994 graduate of Scott City High School. She received certification in surgical technology from St. Louis Community College at Forest Park in 1997. She is a certified surgical technologist at St. Francis Medical Center...
Sheriff 09/23/01 (09/23/01)
Cape Girardeau County Sheriff Sunday, Sept. 23 DWIElaina G. Froemsdorf, 32, of Jackson, Mo., was arrested Sept. 15 for driving while intoxicated. Nicki L. Cato, 19, of Chaffee, Mo., was arrested Wednesday for driving while intoxicated. Kenneth E. Keesee, 40, of Cape Girardeau was arrested Thursday for driving while intoxicated...
Fire 09/23/01 (09/23/01)
Cape Girardeau Sunday, Sept. 23 On Saturday, firefighters responded to the following calls:At 6:15 a.m., an emergency medical service at 1112 Linden. At 10:43 a.m., an emergency medical service at 916 College Hill Place. At 4:07 p.m., an emergency medical service at 49 North Park...
Out of the past 9/23/01 (09/23/01)
10 years ago: Sept. 23, 1991 Robertson Contractors, Inc., of Poplar Bluff submitted low bid of $1.29 million for next phase of Cape Girardeau's Lexington Avenue arterial street project; Robertson's bid was lowest of four bids opened Friday in Jefferson City; project will include construction of signalized intersection of North Kingshighway, Lexington and Mt. Auburn Road and five-lane bridge over Cape LaCroix Creek...
One nation under God, with justice for all (09/23/01)
When candidate George W. Bush was asked in a presidential debate to name who had the greatest philosophical influence on him, he said, "Jesus," and much of the media elite laughed at him or, worse, denigrated him as shallow. This column is not to castigate some of the media for the perspective that Jesus was not worth citing as a serious philosopher, although such criticism would be fair. ...
Don't underestimate the enemy (09/23/01)
$$$Start By Dr. Tony Kern Recently, I was asked to look at the recent events through the lens of military history. I have joined the cast of thousands who have written an "open letter to Americans." Dear friends and fellow Americans:...
Locals come together for prayer ... (09/23/01)
The response was nearly immediate, the impulse as noble as it is quintessentially American: Within a few hours of the deadly terrorist attacks that occurred shortly before 9 a.m. Sept. 11, Americans were gathering at houses of worship for prayer and meditation, consolation and reflection...
President explains plan for response (09/23/01)
The text of President Bush's address Thursday to a joint session of Congress and the American people: Mr. Speaker, Mr. President Pro Tempore, members of Congress, and fellow Americans: In the normal course of events, presidents come to this chamber to report on the state of the union. Tonight, no such report is needed. It has already been delivered by the American people....
Stand together during this crisis (09/23/01)
To the editor: To those who out of fear turn their anger toward the innocent, all Americans share the frustration you feel. However, you must keep in mind the terrorists' goals to disrupt the American way of life and bring attention, if not agreement, to their cause...
When terrorists have defeated us (09/23/01)
To the editor: When we look at the pictures from last Tuesday and no longer feel the pain and sorrow, they have won! When we steal a flag from someone, they have won! When we exploit money at a time of crisis, they have won! When we make excuses not to give blood or donate money, they have won! When we lose faith in our economy, they have won! When we criticize our leaders, they have won!...
Speak Out 09/23/01 (09/23/01)
Good men gone CONGRATULATIONS TO the Cape Girardeau school board. Once again, they've run off another good man. First it was Randie Fidler, now Dan Steska is leaving. We can't seem to keep any good men around here. We need to look deep into this situation. There must be a worm in the apple somewhere. It's not Fidler or Steska. The worm needs to step aside so we can have a good school system and an honest school board, one that really cares about the kids and stops playing so much politics...