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Stories from Sunday, October 7, 2001

After 3 years, Southeast's continuing education program booming (10/07/01)
An Illinois corrections officer believes the paralegal course he is taking could open doors to a new career in law or at least provide him a way to make extra cash. The human resources director for a Kennett, Mo., hospital enrolled some of her employees in a conversational Spanish course to allow communication with Hispanic patients...
Community gears up for annual Make a Difference Day (10/07/01)
Whether it's schoolchildren donating piggy banks full of pennies to the American Red Cross or bank executives delivering meals to senior citizens, helping others helps the entire community, civic leaders say. Since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, the nation has answered a call to help. Thousands of people have donated millions to a relief fund for rescue workers and families of the attack victims...
Guard begins security duty at airports (10/07/01)
Missouri National Guard troops began security duty Saturday at Cape Girardeau Regional Airport and others around the state. About 200 of the 700 Missouri Guardsmen who volunteered were tapped to also augment security at airports in St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield, Joplin, Columbia, Kirksville and Fort Leonard Wood...
Animals get blessed at creation celebration (10/07/01)
Catholics celebrated the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the saint known for his love of animals, Thursday, but all Christianity recognizes that a special relationship exists between humans and animals, ministers say. "The Bible teaches us we're all responsible for the creatures in Creation," says the Rev. Jim Caughlan, one of five ministers who blessed pets Saturday morning on the lawn of the First Presbyterian Church...
Southeast Missourian wins for religion, online coverage (10/07/01)
LAKE OF THE OZARKS, Mo. -- The Missouri Press Association presented second place for newspaper Web sites and third place for religion coverage to the Southeast Missourian on Saturday. The winners were announced at the MPA convention at the Lake of the Ozarks...
Tour de Cape riders take to two wheels for recreation, therapy (10/07/01)
For most people, Saturday's Tour de Cape was just a recreational outing with friends or family members. How much recreation was involved depended on whether the 15-mile, 30-mile, 62-mile or 100-mile route was chosen. Dr. Debbie Stiles is training for her first triathlon, the Florida Ironman on Nov. ...
I-70 reopens after Missouri missile truck wrecks (10/07/01)
MIDDLETOWN, Md. -- Police reopened Interstate 70 to traffic early Saturday, hours after a Missouri company's semi rig carrying unarmed Navy missiles ran off the road and overturned. The eight missiles did not spill from the truck, which careened down an embankment and landed on its side in a ditch alongside eastbound I-70 about 8:45 a.m. Friday...
'Practical Farm' is work in progress (10/07/01)
MONTICELLO, Ill. -- Black Angus cows with calves by their sides peered curiously at visitors studying the cattle's Practical Farm accommodations. "When we first started this, they were over in the far corner of the pasture," said John Caveny, who is helping to plan and build a farm adjacent to Allerton Park that will follow some of founder Samuel Allerton's sustainable systems...
Pay picked as big reason why police officers leave rural towns (10/07/01)
TARKIO, Mo. -- Tarkio Police Chief Mick McAdams has seen numerous officers move in and move on since he took over the department 18 years ago. He can't remember the last time he had a full staff. "It's not uncommon for us to get down to just two guys, including me," McAdams said. "Then we gain a third officer, but before we can get the fourth and final one hired, one inevitably quits on us."...
St. Charles County takes over managing Family Arena (10/07/01)
ST. CHARLES, Mo. -- St. Charles County will oversee management responsibilities at the Family Arena, a $35 million sports and entertainment facility in the city. Joe Kernell, the county's director of administration, said Family Arena Management Enterprise, an investment partnership licensed to operate the center, had been unable to make a semiannual debt payment of $1.1 million...
Man knits scarf long enough for Guinness record (10/07/01)
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- When Ray Ettinger began knitting a 7-inch wide royal blue scarf in 1995, he knew it was going to be a long one. But he never envisioned it being 3,523 feet long. "I wanted to do something unique that no one else had done," said Ettinger, who has been knitting since age 10...
Trespassing man gets four years for hate crime (10/07/01)
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- A Ku Klux Klan member whose case led to the Missouri Supreme Court upholding the state's hate crimes law has been sentenced to four years in prison. Joseph M. Callen, 42, was sentenced Thursday by Buchanan County Circuit Judge Daniel F. Kellogg. In a bench trial last month, Kellogg convicted Callen of a felony count of criminal trespass under the hate crimes law...
Officials claim no data on gang crackdown (10/07/01)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- After gang cross fire killed four children in the Chicago area last year, Gov. George Ryan dispatched hundreds of parole agents and prison guards to help sweep the streets free of trouble-making ex-convicts. But it's unclear whether that message got through...
Is a bird in the hand worth a bushy-tailed squirrel? (10/07/01)
EUREKA, Ill. -- By now, residents of Maple Lawn Homes had hoped to have wild birds eating out of the palms of their hands. But not even St. Francis of Assisi could accomplish this, if a pesky squirrel kept interfering. A couple of years ago, the editors of "Birds & Bloom" magazine came up with a novel approach to hand-feeding wild birds, which they shared for free with the nursing home and more than 200 other centers throughout the United States and Canada...
GOP lacks top candidates to challenge Durbin (10/07/01)
WASHINGTON -- With only two months to go before qualifying petitions must be filed, Illinois Republicans have a problem: No big-name candidate has surfaced to run against Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin in a race that tops the state ballot in 2002...
Illinois airports expanding traffic as security increases (10/07/01)
Long lines at security checkpoints, bomb-sniffing dogs and National Guardsmen nearby. While air traffic has increased at airports throughout Illinois, it's far from business as usual. Security has become the number one priority from bustling O'Hare International Airport in Chicago to downstate airfields since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the East Coast...
Girl Scouts oppose hunting plans in McHenry County (10/07/01)
The AssociatedPress WOODSTOCK, Ill. -- A small but determined group of Girl Scouts is taking on the McHenry County Conservation District for its decision to allow hunting this fall on district property near the Girl Scouts' camp. "I'm not against hunting because some things need to be hunted," said 11-year-old Katie Maurer. "But I really don't think they should be hunting near our camp."...
Maine rolls out welcome for retirees (10/07/01)
AUGUSTA, Maine -- When Ted and Toby Sanders started talking about where to retire, they considered the Caribbean. They both enjoy being near the ocean and had spent vacations on the islands before. Then, in 1995, the couple traveled to Maine from their home outside Philadelphia to visit a son. On a brilliant October morning, they went to Reid State Park and watched the waves crash against the shore...
Wind, rain interfere with WTC recovery (10/07/01)
NEW YORK -- Stiff winds buffeted the World Trade Center on Saturday and rain began to fall after workers recovered two more bodies from the site. The bodies were discovered separately in a smoky patch of rubble being excavated by heavy equipment operators. They were draped with American flags and carried from the site on stretchers by firefighters...
Heart beats on its own outside body (10/07/01)
PITTSBURGH -- A human heart was kept beating on its own outside a body Saturday during a test of a new medical device intended to aid in organ transplants. Doctors at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center used the heart from an 80-year-old man to show how the Portable Organ Preservation System works. The machine had already been tested using a human kidney and animal organs...
Preserving Hearst's California ranch an expensive proposition (10/07/01)
SAN SIMEON, Calif. -- The animals at Hearst Ranch are walking, swimming and flying history lessons, both of California's disappearing ecosystems and the exotic interests of its famous former owner. The zebras that media tycoon William Randolph Hearst brought here still roam, sharing the rolling grasslands with a cattle operation that dates to the 1860s. Endangered steelhead trout and threatened red-legged frogs swim in some of the last free-flowing California coastal streams...
Workers burn feet at company retreat (10/07/01)
MIAMI -- About a dozen Burger King marketing-department workers burned their feet when they walked over white-hot coals at a meeting intended to promote bonding. One woman was taken to a hospital emergency room, and Burger King brought in a doctor to treat others whose feet were blistered. Some workers used wheelchairs the next day when they went to the airport to leave for another company retreat...
Inmates' handiwork comforts children, abuse victims (10/07/01)
CUMBERLAND, Md. -- They come to the visitor center three times a week with a singular purpose: to piece together colorful swatches of fabric. They will cut and stitch and turn rags into rich and glorious quilts that will comfort the sick and forlorn and give their own spirits a boost...
Passenger sues airline for letting him sleep (10/07/01)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- A man who fell asleep on a U.S. Airways plane and snoozed through the landing as well as the disembarkation has sued the flight attendants for negligence. Scott Bender, of Philadelphia, contends he awoke on his own and was so startled by the dark, empty cabin he believed the plane had crashed and he might be dead...
Man's green thumb helps garden grow (10/07/01)
MOORESTOWN, N.J. -- When William Laubenstein lived in Philadelphia, he got his corn, tomatoes and broccoli from a garden he farmed in the middle of the city. When he moved across the river to Moorestown in 1938, he asked the mayor and council to let him farm an empty patch of township-owned land near his home...
Wealthy countries pledge to help choke off money (10/07/01)
WASHINGTON -- The world's major industrial powers searched Saturday for ways to bolster a global economy badly shaken by the Sept. 11 attacks while pledging full cooperation in a U.S.-led effort to choke off the flow of money to terrorist groups. The Bush administration hoped its allies would offer additional economic stimulus measures to complement moves the United States is making to lower interest rates, provide new tax relief and boost government spending...
Vice President Cheney keeps low profile following attacks (10/07/01)
WASHINGTON -- It's been nearly a month since Vice President Dick Cheney was hustled into a bunker beneath the White House during the terrorist attacks. He hasn't been seen much since. Though he is out of sight, his aides say he is bringing to bear his experience as a former defense secretary and White House chief of staff. They scoff at any suggestion that Cheney has been intentionally sidelined so as not to outshine the commander in chief...
Military response coming into focus (10/07/01)
WASHINGTON -- Intelligence from Pakistan. Air strikes from Oman or from aircraft carriers. Troops on the ground in Uzbekistan to back up special forces operating inside Afghanistan. And perhaps a command center inside Saudi Arabia. Three weeks into America's declared war on terrorism, U.S. military options are taking shape...
Trips abroad may help explain terrorists' plot (10/07/01)
WASHINGTON -- Two months before flying a jetliner into the World Trade Center, Mohamed Atta went on a European road trip. He flew from Miami to Spain, rented a car and drove 1,190 miles in 12 days, including a brief visit to Switzerland. Spanish police say Atta's papers were in order and they had no reason to suspect he would emerge as the ringleader in a suicide hijacking plot that killed more than 5,200 people on Sept. 11...
Florida anthrax case puzzles investigators (10/07/01)
LANTANA, Fla. -- Relatives of a Florida man who contracted a fatal case of anthrax are being given antibiotics as a precaution and the man's co-workers have been tested and cleared, health authorities said Saturday. Investigators are awaiting test results from soil and other specimens as they try to learn how 63-year-old Bob Stevens contracted the rare and extremely lethal inhaled form of the disease. He died Friday...
Springsteen gives video tribute at fan's funeral (10/07/01)
YARDLEY, Pa. -- The memorial service for a fan who died in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks included a special videotaped tribute from Bruce Springsteen. James P. "Jim" Berger, 44, a senior vice president of the insurance company AON Consulting Group, died in the attack on the World Trade Center. His memorial service was attended by 1,000 people...
Some believe attacks show Florida is too reliant on tourism (10/07/01)
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Florida has relied on tourism ever since the days when Julia Tuttle, known as the Mother of Miami, implored industrialist Henry Flagler to extend his railroad tracks all the way to Miami. Flagler's railway, built more than 100 years ago, made it possible for visitors to reach South Florida easily. ...
Living with half a brain (10/07/01)
BRISTOL, Pa. -- Christina Santhouse entered high school last month. Not unusual for most 14-year-olds, but a big deal for a girl living without the right side of her brain. It was removed five years ago after Christina developed a rare, progressive disease that causes uncontrollable seizures...
Clamp slows leak from Alaska pipeline (10/07/01)
FAIRBANKS, Alaska -- Crews on Saturday installed a clamp over a bullet hole in the trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline, which has leaked about 285,600 gallons of oil into the wilderness over the past three days. The temporary fix has reduced flow onto the ground from as high as 140 gallons a minute to about a half-gallon a minute, said officials with Alyeska Pipeline Service Co., which operates the 800-mile pipeline. Workers also used a hose to channel oil away...
Last federal crew leaves WTC site (10/07/01)
NEW YORK -- The last federal rescue crew left the World Trade Center on Saturday, leaving New York officials to continue the nearly month-old effort to locate nearly 5,000 bodies buried in the rubble. The Urban Search and Rescue Task Force was the last of 20 Federal Emergency Management Agency teams sent in after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks that collapsed the twin towers...
Arafat criticizes Palestinian attacker as truce crumbles (10/07/01)
JERUSALEM -- In a rare public criticism of Palestinian militants, Yasser Arafat's Cabinet has demanded gunmen stop attacking Israel, saying they have violated the Mideast truce and damaged Palestinian interests. Still, several days of heavy fighting have greatly undermined a Mideast cease-fire announced 10 days ago after both sides came under considerable pressure by the United States...
Gunman arrested at NATO summit (10/07/01)
SOFIA, Bulgaria -- A gunman was arrested hours before the start of a recent summit in the Bulgarian capital of countries wanting to join NATO, senior police officials said Saturday. The man, whose identity was not disclosed, was arrested late Thursday near the Hilton hotel in downtown Sofia, Interior Ministry official Boiko Borisov told reporters...
Bush tells Taliban 'time is running out' (10/07/01)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Taliban gunners in Afghanistan's capital unleashed a thunderous barrage at a plane cruising high over Kabul on Saturday as President Bush delivered a stern warning that "time is running out" for the regime to hand over Osama bin Laden...
Explosion in Saudi city kills 2, injures 5 (10/07/01)
KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia -- A remote control bomb went off outside a shop in the eastern Saudi city of Khobar, police said. Saudi television reported two people were killed and five injured. All the casualties were non-Saudis, the television said. There was no immediate word on their nationalities...
Investigators continue to seek cause of Russian jet crash (10/07/01)
SOCHI, Russia -- Investigators sorted through debris pulled from the Black Sea -- a wheel, mangled seat frames, a metal fragment with jagged holes -- trying on Saturday to determine why a Russian airliner exploded, killing 78 people. Emergency workers continued to search for bodies and plane fragments that could serve as evidence, but bad weather slowed their efforts. ...
Bell City wins Stoddard Co. Tournament (10/07/01)
ESSEX, Mo. -- Bell City won the championship match of the Stoddard County Tournament Saturday, winning its first title since 1997 with a 16-14, 15-10 victory over Richland. The Lady Cubs (14-5-1), who took second place last year. were trailing 14-11 in the first set before rallying to win...
Cape Central claims district with no-hitter (10/07/01)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Cape Central's softball team weathered a few storms during the season, but now it's all sunshine and blue skies. A no-hit pitching performance by Holly Schnurbusch triggered the Lady Tigers to a 3-0 win over Jackson for the Class 4A, District 1 championship on Saturday...
Notre Dame brings Kelly's 15-year reign to an end (10/07/01)
Lady Bulldogs wrestle Class 2A, District 2 trophy away with 7-0 victory. By Bob Miller ~ Southeast Missourian For Notre Dame seniors Mika Williamson, Tracie Kluesner and Katlyn Kelley, it has been a four-year work-in-progress...
Central girls win Potosi Inv. (10/07/01)
POTOSI, Mo. -- The Cape Central girls won their third meet of the season Saturday as six Lady Tigers medaled at the Potosi Invitational. Cape Central compiled just 52 points as it won by its widest margin of the season, finishing 50 points ahead of runner-up Festus. The Lady Tigers have also won the Cape Invitational and Anna-Jonesboro Invitational...
SE survives upset bid (10/07/01)
Maybe Southeast Missouri State University's football team is destined to participate in a down-to-the-wire thriller no matter who the opponent is. The Indians were expected to have their first breather of the season Saturday night when perennial Ohio Valley Conference whipping boy Tennessee-Martin paid a visit to Houck Stadium...
Mizzou stops Cowboys in triple OT 41-38 (10/07/01)
By Owen Canfield ~ The Associated Press STILLWATER, Okla. -- Brad Hammerich's 36-yard field goal in the third overtime, after Missouri had blocked an Oklahoma State field goal try, gave the Tigers a 41-38 victory Saturday night...
Oklahoma's trickery helps topple Texas (10/07/01)
DALLAS -- The Oklahoma Sooners didn't dominate the Texas Longhorns this time. They tricked 'em instead. Third-ranked Oklahoma set up its only touchdowns by running an option on fourth-and-2 and pooching a punt on a fake field goal, leading to a 14-3 victory over No. 5 Texas on Saturday...
An 'embarrassed' McGwire again contemplates retirement (10/07/01)
ST. LOUIS -- Mark McGwire is again considering retirement -- prompted by yet another frustrating day at the plate, not the loss of his home run record to Barry Bonds. "I'm fried and embarrassed," McGwire said Saturday. He struck out in all four at-bats Friday night, continuing a season-long trend of not making contact...
Blues notch second tie of young season (10/07/01)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Mike Keane jammed a shot under goalie Tomas Vokoun's legs in the second period as the St. Louis Blues tied the Nashville Predators 2-2 Saturday night. It was the second tie in as many games for the Blues, who opened the season Thursday night with a 3-3 tie with Columbus...
Mariners tie record with 116th victory (10/07/01)
SEATTLE -- The Seattle Mariners tied the major league record for wins with their 116th Saturday night, beating the Texas Rangers 1-0 behind Bret Boone's first-inning homer. The Mariners (116-45) can break the record set by the 1906 Chicago Cubs (116-36-3) by winning their final regular season game Sunday against the Rangers. Aaron Sele (15-5) will start against Darren Oliver (11-11)...
Cards, Astros to play for title (10/07/01)
ST. LOUIS -- With one game to go, the NL Central is still up for grabs. Jim Edmonds homered and had three RBIs as the St. Louis Cardinals regained the division lead by defeating the Houston Astros 10-6 Saturday. While both teams clinched postseason berths when San Francisco lost late Friday night, the division title will be decided on the final day, with the winner of today's game also winning the Central...
Toms closes in on Michelob repeat (10/07/01)
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- David Toms battled chilly conditions and some early bungles to finish with a 4-under-par 67 Saturday, good for a two-shot lead in his bid to repeat his victory in the Michelob Championship. Playing in the second-to-last group, with greens softened by heavy morning rain but temperatures in the low 50s and gusting winds making it feel much colder, Toms proved the day's best survivor at Kingsmill...
Ripken says his final farewells, retires (10/07/01)
BALTIMORE -- In his final game in the major leagues, Cal Ripken didn't hit a dramatic home run. He didn't even get a hit. It hardly mattered. Ripken's career wasn't about clutch hits or home runs, even though he had plenty of both. The Baltimore Orioles' star attained worldwide fame because he showed up every day to play, whether he was hurt or mired in a miserable slump...
Fall firearms turkey season opens Monday (10/07/01)
The 2001 Fall Firearms Turkey Season opens Monday and runs through Oct. 21. The turkey population this year is in excellent condition and should provide good hunting opportunities in most counties. There are a few counties that are not open to fall turkey hunting, including the following Southeast Missouri counties: Dunklin, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot and Scott...
Duck Creek to be open during waterfowl season (10/07/01)
Department of Conservation Duck Creek Conservation Area will be open to duck and goose hunting during the 2001-02 waterfowl season. On-going construction which caused the Missouri Department of Conservation to close hunting during the early teal season will be completed by the end of November...
Rams are looking super so far (10/07/01)
There is still a long way to go in the 2001 National Football League season, but already I don't feel very comfortable about something I wrote in an early September column. I talked about how I believed the St. Louis Rams would be better than they were last year -- when their defense was statistically one of the worst in NFL history -- and that I thought they would make the playoffs, but I didn't see the Super Bowl in their future...
Police searching for candy bandit (10/07/01)
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Police are on the lookout for a sweet tooth bandit who is probably repulsed by now with chewy chocolate. A whole trailer of Tootsie Rolls, valued at more than $50,000, was swiped last month and eventually abandoned behind a vacant store...
Timeless toys (10/07/01)
P Toys can evoke fond memories of younger days By Laura Johnston Southeast Missourian Byron Bonner was a fan of the X-Men action figures, especially Wolverine. It was the one toy he never wanted to part with. Eventually, he did. Now 16, Byron also has fond memories of his Fisher-Price lawn mower that blew bubbles...
Success is no rocky road for ice cream business (10/07/01)
MATTOON, Ill. -- And now, a hot news scoop from the world of ice cream: A giant cone has landed in Mattoon. Well, "landed" is waxing a bit lyrical. "Built" is more exact. The 22-foot-tall fiberglass faux dessert -- complete with 16-foot-wide cone -- was assembled by a team that included Ron Rhoads, his dad, Dale, with later assistance from Ron's wife, Laurie, and a whole bunch of others...
Subdivision setting (10/07/01)
JACKSON, Mo. Settle the family into this affordable quad-level brick and vinyl Jackson home. The subdivision setting offers an immediate chance for all family members to make new friends and enjoy group activities. A covered porch extends across the front of the home offering shade from the noon-day sun. Have jackets ready to grab in a hurry as well as a place for guest coats in the cloak closet just inside the entry...
Shaken nation travels closer to home (10/07/01)
The Hirsches had long been looking forward to visiting family in California. But in the wake of last month's atrocities, they've canceled that trip and instead are planning to spend their vacation at an inn much closer to their New England home. Their reaction is typical of many people these days who are deciding now isn't the time to wander far afield, and instead are opting for trips near their own back yards...
Internet offers travel tips for visiting New Orleans (10/07/01)
You've read about the parties and parades during Mardi Gras, but New Orleans is worth a visit at any time of year. Get an idea of what there is to see and do, and learn where to find it, by trolling through a few informative sites on the Web. Take a quick look at the Visitor's Guide at the city's Convention and Visitors Bureau -- www.neworleanscvb.com -- for a searchable database of hotels and restaurants. ...
Naturalists on view tallying birds of prey (10/07/01)
CAPE MAY POINT, N.J. -- Broad-winged hawks don't get mail from the U.S. Census Bureau. Peregrine falcons won't pause long enough to fill out the form. The task of counting birds of prey is done one at a time through binoculars by naturalists like Bruce McWhorter, who stands vigil on a platform at the extreme southern tip of New Jersey...
Textures of earth offer healing (10/07/01)
When I looked at the unfamiliar wall calendar, I noted it stated that the date was Sept. 22. For one who has been a careful and interested watcher of the seasons, it came to me slowly that this was the beginning of Autumn. In normal times for me, I would be thinking of all the joys of the seasons of mists and mellow fruitfulness -- C.S. ...
No frogs, but family finds hopping time at home (10/07/01)
Just when you thought it was safe to drink coffee, along comes the Environmental Protection Agency with news that this is one drink that can kill you -- if you're a Caribbean tree frog. The EPA has approved using caffeine to kill the tiny frog, a species known for its piercing mating calls...
Five questions with Ben Stiller (10/07/01)
NEW YORK -- Ben Stiller is photographed all the time. But that doesn't mean he likes it. "Depending on the picture, I could go from horrified to queasy to maybe kind of OK with it but embarrassed -- and that's probably the best it gets," the 35-year-old actor says...
Security changes add $1 million to Emmy costs (10/07/01)
The Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- The Emmy Awards show will cost about an extra $1 million because of increased security and a three-week postponement caused by the terrorist attacks, award officials said this week. Changes to include celebrities in New York as part of the ceremony also increased the cost of the show, which had a $3.5 million production budget, said Jim Chabin, president of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences...
Emmy Awards add New York broadcast (10/07/01)
LOS ANGELES -- The Emmy Awards will go bicoastal, adding a broadcast from an NBC studio in New York for nominees who want to avoid traveling to California for the ceremony, which airs tonight. Once an Emmy staple, the East Coast-West Coast simulcast was discontinued by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences more than two decades ago...
Jack Moore (10/07/01)
Jack Harold Moore, 80, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, at the Missouri Veterans Home. He was born April 21, 1921, in Moberly, Mo., the son of Harry and Lula Manuel Moore. He married Mary Ann Lynch March 12, 1943, at Coral Gables, Fla. She died Dec. 16, 1985...
Linda Sandvos (10/07/01)
GORDONVILLE, Mo. -- Linda Sandvos, 94, of Gordonville died Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, at Jackson Manor Nursing Home in Jackson, Mo. She was born Dec., 8, 1906, in Cape Girardeau County, the daughter of Alvin and Emma Dambach Reitzel. She married Fritz W. Sandvos Oct. 2, 1952. He died Sept. 4, 1976...
Lela Reimann (10/07/01)
Lela Reimann, 88, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2001, at the Lutheran Home. Arrangements are incomplete at Lorberg Funeral Home.
Gertrude Bey (10/07/01)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Gertrude H. Bey, 86, of St. Louis, formerly of Perryville, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, at her home. Born Oct. 6, 1914, in Perryville, she was the daughter of John Emil and Marie Dorrenbach Bey. She was a child-welfare worker with the St. Louis Division of Family Services for 20 years before retirement...
Pauline Kohler (10/07/01)
ANNA, Ill. -- Pauline A. Kohler, 83, of Anna died Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, at the Union County Hospital. Born March 2, 1918, in Cobden, Ill., she was the daughter of Charles and Mamie Jungers Fischer. On Jan. 15, 1941, she married Samuel Kohler in Cobden. He died Feb. 27, 1989...
Imogene Mungle (10/07/01)
Imogene Mungle, 79, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, at the Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 23, 1922, at Marble Hill, Mo., the daughter of John Franklin and Mary Ann Reynolds Jones. She married Charles E. Mungle Sr. June 4, 1947, at Piggott, Ark., He died Dec. 1, 1989...
Glastetter-Hogan (10/07/01)
NEW HAMBURG, Mo. -- Kimberly Ann Glastetter and Roger Lance Hogan exchanged vows May 26, 2001, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church. The Revs. Ralph Duffner and Roger Hogan performed the double ring ceremony. Organist was Nichole Buehrle of Cape Girardeau, and soloist was Christin Lewis of Park Hills, Mo., sister of the groom...
Montgomery-Pletcher (10/07/01)
KELSO, Mo. -- Elizabeth Anne Montgomery and Byron Leon Pletcher were united in marriage June 2, 2001, at St. Augustine Catholic Church. The Rev. Oliver Clavin performed the ceremony. Organist was Hope Essner and soloist was Renee Reinagel, both of Kelso. Sophonisba Gathman played the Celtic harp, and Hannah Gathman accompanied on the tin whistle...
Morris-Statler (10/07/01)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Howard and Michelle Morris of Columbia, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Tania Christine Morris, to Travis Lawrence Statler. He is the son of Pete and Judy Statler of Jackson. Morris is a 1996 graduate of Central High School in Cape Girardeau, attended Stephens College and the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is a dance instructor at Academy of Dance Arts in Cape Girardeau...
Diebold-Gotter (10/07/01)
Morrell Charles and Ola Mae Diebold of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Brenda Gail Diebold, to Stephen Robert Gotter. He is the son of Robert Fletcher and Shirley Ann Gotter of St. Louis. Diebold received a bachelor of science degree in communication disorders from Southeast Missouri State University in 1994. ...
Schaaf-Kiefer (10/07/01)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Chris and Jean Schaaf of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Marie Schaaf, to Shane Edward Kiefer. He is the son of Richard and Linda Kiefer of Perryville, Mo. Schaaf is a graduate of Jackson High School, and is attending Southeast Missouri State University School of Nursing. She is employed at Southeast Missouri Hospital...
LeGrands married 50 years (10/07/01)
ORAN, Mo. -- Norman and Margie LeGrand of Oran celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 8, 2001. The Rev. John Harth gave the couple his blessing at Guardian Angel Catholic Church. A dinner and dance was held at the Knights of Columbus Hall. The LeGrands have three children, Marcia Roslen, Patrick LeGrand and Michele Anderson, all of Oran. ...
Police 10/07/01 (10/07/01)
Cape Girardeau Sunday, Oct. 7 DWIDerek Lee Vaughn of Poplar Bluff, Mo., was arrested Saturday for driving while intoxicated and possession of drug paraphernalia. Jason Robert Welker of Scott City, Mo., was arrested Saturday for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia...
Fire 10/07/01 (10/07/01)
Cape Girardeau Sunday, Oct. 7 Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday:At 3:42 p.m., an emergency medical service at 1319 Whitener. Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday:At 12:36 a.m., an emergency medical service at 40 S. Sprigg...
Out of the past 10/7/01 (10/07/01)
10 years ago: Oct. 7, 1991 Year-old city dispute resurfaces when City Council approves membership in Southeast Missouri Coalition for Better Highways, but snubs Mayor Gene Rhodes' appeal to represent council in the group; council votes to name Councilman Al Spradling III as city's representative in coalition, which is lobbying state for several highway projects in area...
A time to re-examine ourselves (10/07/01)
Our once-free union must be freed from the horrific rules and regulations of Washington bureaucrats. -- American Conservative Union KENNETT, Mo. -- The day following the above statement by a spokesman for the American Conservative Union, America's world seemed to go crashing down before our very eyes. Some declared the nation was at war, while others predicted America would soon enough return to the normalcy we now regard with utmost favor and respect....
Newspapers provide vital, needed services (10/07/01)
National Newspaper Week starts today. This is the week daily and weekly newspapers across the country remind readers of the precious guarantees of the First Amendment and toot their own horns about the many services they provide to readers. In an age of instant communication, newspapers can too easily be regarded as dinosaurs in a digital landscape. But that impression is wrong, and it ignores the reality of the important role newspapers play in our daily lives...
Killing those who commit terrorism is fully justified (10/07/01)
To the editor: I am optimistic that killing terrorists is possible -- and absolutely justified -- immediately for the sake of deadly retribution and, in a long-term sense, always for the sake of our very earthly existence. To spill the blood and bring the heads of those who masterminded the acts in September to the doorstep of democracy and freedom is an absolute cause, but it is merely like patching a boat in a murky sea of gigantic icebergs. ...
Too much info gives terrorists an advantage (10/07/01)
To the editor: I would like to offer some feedback on the Oct. 3 article "Guard headed to airports." It isn't in the public's best interest to give the specifics of the Guard or city police presence at the airport. This information has the potential to place everyone at greater risk. The bad guys know what to expect...
Speak Out 10/07/01 (10/07/01)
Easy handouts IT IS a much better plan to put our tax dollars into fighting meth labs and users. We pump I don't know how many thousands of dollars into inept rehab centers where users are allowed to come and go at will, watch big-screen TV and are treated like royalty. ...