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Stories from Sunday, November 4, 2001

Perry County schools brace for crucial tax vote (11/04/01)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Kent Hadler entered high school believing he would have four years to catch the eyes of college scouts who would offer him scholarships for track and cross country. Without them, he knew it would be difficult to afford higher education...
First lady balances politics, policy, family (11/04/01)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Just a regular family of four dealing with the same issues and problems as countless other Missouri families. That is how Lori Hauser Holden views her private world. However, most families don't have tour groups coming through their house every day...
People clean out homes for community garage sale (11/04/01)
Behind tables at Saturday's Fall Garage Sale were a few antique dealers and some people who make crafts items. But most of the vendors were on a different mission. "My goal was to get rid of stuff," said Claire Watson. The sale is one of four sponsored annually by the Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department. The fall sale is so popular that all 70 exhibitor spaces sold out 30 minutes after registration began. A second session scheduled from 4-8 p.m. also sold out...
A look at three wars in the first month (11/04/01)
WASHINGTON -- A month into the Afghanistan campaign, Americans are fighting their way into winter. A month into the Kosovo campaign, they were fighting into spring. In the Persian Gulf War, it was just plain hot. The United States attacked Afghanistan in response to terrorists who killed Americans at home. It went to war against Iraq to free Kuwait and protect the region and its supply of oil...
Shop owner offers Bundy's jail bed for sale (11/04/01)
The Associated Prerss DENVER -- The owner of a costume and vintage clothing shop is offering $500 for serial killer Ted Bundy's old jail bed. Sue Gustafson hopes to use the bunk either to re-create Bundy's jail cell in the front window of the shop, Flossy McGrew's, or as part of a haunted house...
Children need better sleep habits (11/04/01)
DULUTH, Minn. -- Those parental pleas for children to go to bed can now be delivered with a little extra heft. Beginning with elementary schools in Duluth, the National Institutes of Health is undertaking a publicity campaign to persuade children to get more sleep...
St. Mary's thwarts ND again in OT (11/04/01)
ST. LOUIS -- St. Mary's got the best of Notre Dame again. The Bulldogs fell to the two-time defending state soccer champions 1-0 in overtime Saturday night in a Class 1A-3A sectional contest at Anheuser-Busch Soccer Park. Notre Dame (17-5-2), which has fallen to St. Mary's (14-6-5) in sectionals for four straight years, probably had more opportunities to score than St. Mary's did, but the game was evenly played...
SE drops 4th straight (11/04/01)
Falling behind any team by 28 points -- let alone a squad as powerful as Eastern Kentucky -- is almost always a recipe for disaster. Southeast Missouri State University found itself in that situation Saturday night and, even though the Indians staged a valiant rally, they could never crawl out of the big hole...
Colorado rallies past Missouri (11/04/01)
BOULDER, Colo. -- Prior to the game, Missouri coach Gary Pinkel said Colorado punt returner Roman Hollowell "can break a game open instantly. Boy, what a good player he is." On Saturday, Pinkel got to experience it up close. Backup quarterback Bobby Pesavento brought Colorado back from a 14-0 deficit with two touchdown passes. Running backs Cortlen Johnson and Bobby Purify kept the Buffaloes slightly ahead...
D-backs use rout to force Game 7 (11/04/01)
PHOENIX -- This time, the Arizona Diamondbacks were the team that wouldn't quit -- and they wouldn't quit hitting, either. Randy Johnson and Danny Bautista guaranteed this World Series would take one final turn, as Arizona beat the New York Yankees 15-2 Saturday night in a historic rout and set up every fan's fantasy -- Game 7...
In the end, the Mules really were stubborn (11/04/01)
It took a while, but the high school football Game of the Year in Southeast Missouri apparently lived up to its billing after all. As I spent my Friday night in a thick fog at Scott City watching -- barely, because of that fog -- Charleston wrap up the Class 2A, District 2 title by mauling the Rams 44-0, one ear was tuned in to a cheap transistor radio that was barely audible because of some faulty batteries...
Home is where the heart is (11/04/01)
JACKSON, Mo. -- The air suddenly has a cool crispness to it, and the afternoon sun shines brilliantly; offering a reminder of the warmth and shelter of home. This home at 1428 Primrose Lane is only a few years old, yet it has the warm feeling of a home with a heart...
14-pound baby is hospital's largest (11/04/01)
WEYMOUTH, Mass. -- It was the largest baby the South Shore Hospital's maternity ward had seen in its 80-year history. Tuesday, a Marshfield woman gave birth to a boy weighing 14 pounds, 12 ounces. The boy, named Jacob, was 24 inches long. The parents' names were not released, the Patriot Ledger of Quincy reported Thursday. Hospital spokesman Scott Pickard said Jacob was delivered by Caesarean section...
Oddsmaker- Emmys are sure bet (11/04/01)
LAS VEGAS -- At least one Las Vegas oddsmaker thinks a third attempt to hold the annual Emmy Awards today is a sure bet. And he has set odds, for entertainment purposes only, on who will take home the most statuettes during the 53rd television awards show at the Shubert Theatre in Los Angeles...
Patriotic duty (11/04/01)
Stars and stripes are chic fashion looks. Red, white and blue is now the must-wear color combination. These familiar -- and clearly patriotic -- styles are a far cry from the grommet-covered belts and leather jodhpurs that were touted as the season's hottest styles before Sept. 11...
Reconstruction days all over again (11/04/01)
My Grandmother and Grandfather Bell were born in the mid-1850s. It boggles my mind to think that Abraham Lincoln was their president for a number of years. It's like looking backward through some telescope. Both, born in Virginia, may have had parents who were Southern sympathizers, but I'm not sure about that...
Halloween brings out best in America's 'little monsters' (11/04/01)
There's nothing like Halloween to make you feel good about being a good, old American parent. Terrorism has done nothing to stop our candy crusade, at least judging from all the tasty treats Becca and Bailey and their friends collected in a door-to-door journey on Halloween night...
Water could prove life on mars (11/04/01)
Well, we finally made it back to Mars, again. The Mars Odyssey spacecraft slipped into orbit and is returning data to ground controllers. We can see signs of past water flow on the Martian surface, but now Mars is a cold, dry, barren planet. Scientists want to know where the water went...
Burger-Mosby (11/04/01)
NEW HAMBURG, Mo. -- Lyndsey Meredith Burger and Justin Gregory Mosby were married Aug. 4, 2001, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church. The Rev. Normand Varone performed the double ring ceremony. Pianist was Hope Essner of Kelso, Mo., and soloists were Fred and Tina Higdon of New Hamburg. Reader was Stephanie Burger, aunt of the bride. Mass servers were Major, Paris and Mark Burger, cousins of the bride...
Herbst-Sinn (11/04/01)
Donna Foeste Herbst and Randy Lee Sinn were married July 14, 2001, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Chapel. The Rev. Barry Pfanstiel performed the double ring ceremony. Organist was Judy Foeste of Cape Girardeau and soloist was Renee Reinagel of Kelso, Mo...
Crump-Kester (11/04/01)
Christ Church of the Heartland was the setting April 13, 2001, for the wedding of Laura Marie Crump and Mitchell Lee Kester. The Rev. Rick E. Crump, father of the bride, performed the double ring ceremony. He was assisted by the Rev. Joe McCullough...
Bock-Seibel (11/04/01)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Dana Bock and Jeff Seibel were married June 2, 2001, at Immanuel Lutheran Church. The Rev. Craig Otto performed the ceremony. Organist was Tyson Wunderlich, and soloists were Rachel Weber and Brittney Moore. Liz Lukefahr was reader, and greeters were Carrie Kiefer and Steph Brown...
McClellan-Holliday (11/04/01)
Reagan McClellan and Russell S. Holliday were married Aug. 18, 2001, at Children's Harbor Chapel in Lake Martin, Ala. Don Cross performed the ceremony. Soloist was Heather Alston of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Parents of the bride are Ted and Jean McClellan of Jackson, Mo. The groom is the son of the late Jimmy and Frances Holliday...
Strautmann-Raterman (11/04/01)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Lisa Ann Strautmann and Matthew Scott Raterman were married Aug. 4, 2001, at St. Francis Xavier Church in St. Louis. The Rev. Charles Prost performed the double ring ceremony. Reader was Alison Brown of St. Louis. Parents of the couple are Gary and Ellen Strautmann and David and Arlene Raterman, all of St. Louis...
Cross-McBride (11/04/01)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Marca Malyn Cross and Donald Jason McBride were married Sept. 5, 2001, at Grand Lido Braco, Jamaica. Derrick Samuda performed the double ring ceremony. Mark and Beth Cross of Portageville, Mo., are parents of the bride. The groom is the son of Glenn and Madelein McBride of Jackson...
Lah-Arthur (11/04/01)
David Lah of O'Fallon, Mo., announces the engagement of his daughter, Sarah Geraldine Lah, to Joseph Louis Arthur IV. He is the son of J.L. and Sharon Arthur of Covington, La. Lah is a 1992 graduate of Central High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in interior design from Southeast Missouri State University. She is pursuing a master of arts degree at Concordia Seminary in Clayton, Mo...
Long-Watkins (11/04/01)
James Long and Karen Long of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Lee Long, to Sean Linn Watkins. He is the son of Dr. Paul and Susan Watkins of Farmington, Mo. Long is majoring in civil engineering at the University of Missouri-Rolla...
Milde-Otten (11/04/01)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Frank Milde and Janet Milde of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Leeann Beth Milde, to Marco Matheus Jozef Elisabeth Otten. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Hubertus Jozef Otten of Eijsden, The Netherlands. Milde is a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University. She is a graphic designer with Concord Printing Services in Cape Girardeau...
Straus-Metz (11/04/01)
Mr. and Mrs. Sylvan David Straus of Hattiesburg, Miss., announce the engagement of their daughter, Stacey Rebecca Straus, to Todd Glennon Metz. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Jerome Metz of Poplar Bluff, Mo., formerly of Cape Girardeau and Oran, Mo...
Vogt-Brewer (11/04/01)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Fred and Pat Vogt of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Vogt, to Bobby Brewer, both of Tucson, Ariz. He is the son of Larry and Jane Brewer of Lakemont, Ga. Vogt expects to receive a degree in communications from the University of Arizona in May 2002...
Skinner-Diebold (11/04/01)
Roger and Joanie Skinner of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Jean Skinner, to Daryl Allen Diebold. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Daryl Diebold Sr. of Elizabethtown, Ky. Skinner is a 1997 graduate of Central High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in exercise science from Murray State University in May 2001. She is director of wellness and fitness at Murray Famiy YMCA in Murray, Ky...
Heisserers celebrate 50th (11/04/01)
SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Louis "Butch" and Alene Heisserer of Scott City celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception, dinner and dance Oct. 6, 2001, at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Heisserer and Alene Raines were married Oct. 6, 1951, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. He is the son of the late Louis W. and Carolina Heisserer of Scott City. Mrs. Heisserer is the daughter of the late Frank and Pauline Raines of Scott City...
McCulleys wed 60 years (11/04/01)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. Ben McCulley of Manteno, Ill., celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary July 28, 2001, with a reception at Limestone Park Building in Kankakee, Ill. Hosts were their children and spouses: Ben and Mary McCulley of Malvern, Ark., Danny and Virginia McCulley of Momence, Ill., Tommy McCulley of Tinley Park, Ill., and Patricia McCulley of Manteno...
Out of the past 11/4/01 (11/04/01)
10 years ago: Nov. 4, 1991 Jackson - Cape Girardeau County's budget process for 1992 is officially under way, but Auditor H. Weldon Macke is anticipating very little excitement or debate connected with new budget; one reason for lack of excitement is county's tight financial condition, which is caused by flat sales tax growth this year...
Sales-tax holiday after Thanksgiving would be big boost (11/04/01)
This past legislative session saw this writer championing a measure called the sales-tax holiday bill. A concept that has worked well in six other states (including Texas and Florida, where the governors Bush signed it into law) plus New York City, sales-tax holiday is simply the suspension of sales taxes on purchases of $100 or less. ...
Time to recall, renew, rededicate (11/04/01)
KENNETT, Mo. -- One of the most interesting, and heartening, responses to the September attacks in New York and Washington has been the sublimation of politics-as-usual in America which only a year ago experienced cone of the most controversial elections in our nation's history...
Photo ID for voting makes good sense (11/04/01)
With memories of the election-day outrages of last November fresh in the minds of Missourians, proposed election reforms are much in the news. Special committees of the Missouri House and Senate are holding hearings to look into needed reforms, and Secretary of State Matt Blunt is joined by U.S. Sen. Kit Bond in highlighting the issue...
No case has been made for early voting (11/04/01)
Another idea to be advanced amid all the election-reform talks in Missouri is the proposal for early voting. Under the plan, 11 days would be set aside for voting in advance of an election, with early voting closing on Wednesday -- nearly a full week -- before Election Day...
MoDOT wastes taxpayers' money on games, parties (11/04/01)
To the editor: I read in Speak Out where our Missouri Department of Transportation spent $870,000 on heavy-equipment competitions for safety and pre-trip inspectors. I cannot understand what our transportation leaders are doing. They are getting paid for this, so why should we have to put out extra money?...
Germans release traveler carrying terrorist items (11/04/01)
To the editor: There was an article in the Southeast Missourian Oct. 3 regarding a Middle Eastern man who was detained and then released by German authorities. This individual had in his luggage a chemical-biological protective suit with face mask. There were parts that could be assembled to make a detonator. He also had a CD-ROM on conducting a holy war...
Speak Out 11/04/01 (11/04/01)
Tax-cut priorities AS A rule of thumb, the Southeast Missourian is generally a strong advocate of states' rights but enthusiastically defers to a federal ruling if it results in tax savings. Consuming faith I CANNOT believe the Southeast Missourian would challenge the laissez-faire, caveat-emptor brand of capitalism long advocated on the editorial page by warning readers of alleged risks in purchasing Cipro and other pharmaceuticals via the Internet. ...