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Stories from Sunday, January 13, 2002

Cardinals stadium bill faces tough road in Legislature (01/13/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Securing state taxpayer funding for a new St. Louis Cardinals ballpark looks to be among the top issues of the 2002 legislative term, which began Wednesday. However, the team is facing an uphill battle in its efforts, particularly among rural lawmakers...
Marines open trust fund for crash victims' families (01/13/02)
A trust fund for families of the seven U.S. Marines who died Wednesday in a plane crash in Pakistan has been established, a Cape Girardeau relative of one of the victims said. The trust fund will be administered by the Marine Air Federal Credit Union in San Dimas, Calif., for the family members of the soldiers, said Bill Harkey, father-in-law of Marine Capt. Daniel McCollum, who died in the crash...
cuba.1a (01/13/02)
For many crops, prices have plummeted to 30-year lows. Equipment costs have tripled over the past decade. Seed and fertilizer have grown more expensive. The fallout of this devastating agriculture economy has resulted in record U.S. government farm bailouts, costing taxpayers billions each year...
Author to be guest on KRCU today (01/13/02)
Jim Bequette, author of "Voices in America: Growing Up in St. Francois County," will be the guest today on KRCU's "Going Public" show. Bequette will discuss growing up in St. Francois County and the history of Bonne Terre, Mo. The show airs at 3 p.m. on 90.9 FM, the region's Public Radio affiliate station...
Day of rehearsals ends with ensemble concert (01/13/02)
The 2002 Southeast Missouri Honors Wind Ensemble rehearsed Saturday for a concert the same evening. 50 students were chosen by au from By Andrea L. Buchanan ~ Southeast Missourian Students from all over Southeast Missouri were in Cape Girardeau Saturday as part of an honors program for musicians...
Events planned for MLK Day (01/13/02)
A humanitarian benefit at the Salvation Army on Jan. 21, the day Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday is observed, was designed to match charitable agencies with volunteers and donors who would like to help, organizers say. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the agencies will have informational tables set up to receive visitors. ...
Laws against spam called too timid to stop rising trend (01/13/02)
NEW YORK -- Ellen Spertus was outraged when Kozmo. com still sent her e-mail after she declined such pitches. So she sued the online retailer under California's 1998 anti-spam law. Spertus is among a handful of individuals who have chosen to fight unsolicited e-mail in court. They've had mixed success so far in what many consider only the early skirmishes of a war on spam...
National Guardsmen ready for Olympic security duty (01/13/02)
National Guardsmen from Company B of the 1140th Combat Engineers conducted final exercises Saturday, preparing for their duties to help provide security for the Winter Olympics, to be held Feb. 8-24 at Salt Lake City. A group of 102 area National Guardsmen will be among 400 Guardsmen from Missouri who will help provide security...
Clearing a new path (01/13/02)
BLODGETT, Mo. -- He was the symbol for a man in his element. A SEMO Motor Speedway hat bearing the logo of his new project covered his head, a racing firesuit covered his body. Fifty feet away, a $1,500 high-powered racing lawn mower whipped around his racetrack and sprayed chunks of dry dirt toward a cluster of bystanders...
Attractive retirement depletes schools of educators (01/13/02)
Incentives offered by the Missouri education retirement system are draining school districts of their most experienced educators by tempting many to leave the system in their early 50s. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is calling the problem a major concern and plans to address it in an annual session next month...
Mayoral candidates forum scheduled (01/13/02)
A public forum for the mayoral primary election in Cape Girardeau will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Cape Girardeau City Council chamber. All voters are urged to attend. The forum is a joint presentation by the League of Women Voters of Southeast Missouri, KZIM radio and the Departments of Communication and Political Science at Southeast Missouri State University. Its purpose is to acquaint voters with the candidates and election issues...
Not-so-mean streets Pediatrician moonlights as small-town polic (01/13/02)
THORNTON, Ill. -- Nick Stamat's other life gets little notice in Thornton. When he works its quiet streets -- patrolling a small town best known for its huge quarry -- he is known only as Officer Stamat. Only a few ask about the name tag on his policeman's blue uniform, the one that says "Doc" Stamat...
Second shoe found in search for missing man (01/13/02)
Standard Democrat CHARLESTON, Mo. -- The search intensified Saturday for an Illinois man who has been missing for more than a month. Walter Gibbs Sr., 73, of Alto Pass, Ill., was last seen Dec. 11 while driving to Thebes, Ill., to visit friends. On Saturday, Sheriff Larry Turley's office reported a second shoe was found near the river in the search area. ...
Dexter publisher, editor dies (01/13/02)
Daily Statesman DEXTER, Mo. -- Newspaper editor and publisher Barney Miller died Friday morning at his home in Dexter following a brief illness. He was 81. He began his career as a high school student, working part-time on the Rolla Herald. During World War II, Miller enlisted in the Army and was eventually stationed in California, where he was the editor of the post newspaper...
Missouri lawmaker seeks to ban dangerous card game (01/13/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- State Sen. Larry Rohrbach isn't willing to put up with any bull, especially if it involves poker. The Republican has introduced a bill that would ban the sponsorship of "Mexican Poker," a common event at rodeos nationwide. The game puts people around a poker table inside a rodeo ring, then a bull is released into the ring. ...
Word of presidential visit travels fast (01/13/02)
AURORA, Mo. -- President Bush's planned visit to Aurora didn't stay secret for long. "It's supposed to be a hush-hush deal, but everybody's talking about it," street department worker Richard Levingston said Friday as he pitched branches out of a drainage ditch, gussying up Olive Street in preparation for the big visit...
Two die in crash (01/13/02)
JAMESPORT, Mo. -- Two people were killed Saturday after a pickup truck went off the side of Daviess County road, authorities said. The truck hit an embankment and overturned, ejecting the occupants, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. Joshua Truitt, 21, of Milan was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident five miles south of Jamesport. Lyle Bohr, 34, of Green City was pronounced dead at Heartland Hospital...
Mother and daughter create life from paper and paste (01/13/02)
NORTON Kan. -- Norton artists Ruby Meyer and Melissa Nelson have mastered the art of using newsprint and glue to put a comical spin on life. "I don't know which came first, birth or art," Nelson said about being part of a mother-daughter artist duo...
Finding jobs tough for Kentucky actor (01/13/02)
ASHLAND, Ky. -- Tough-guy actor Sonny Landham, whose roles alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger and Eddie Murphy made him popular among action-film fans, has found celebrity status means nothing in the search for work in eastern Kentucky. He has been turned down for jobs as riverboat crewman, stock clerk, even bag boy...
Red Cross site honors Sikeston hero (01/13/02)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- A Web site honoring everyday heroes is featuring one of Sikeston's own, Charles Mitchell. While on duty as a custodian at Lee Hunter Elementary last April, Mitchell spotted fifth-grader Jessica Williams choking on a piece of pizza. Mitchell saved her life with the Heimlich maneuver...
Firefighter awarded $285,000 (01/13/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Kansas City firefighter has been awarded $285,000 after she sued the department for failing to provide bathrooms and protective clothing that fit. Battalion Chief Anne Wedow also faced retaliation from the Kansas City Fire Department when she was denied extra duty that would have helped advance her career, a federal jury found on Friday...
Dad gets 15 years for shaking infant (01/13/02)
PEORIA, Ill. -- A 27-year-old Peoria man will spend at least 12 years in prison for shaking his infant daughter for "fussing," causing her to go blind and have brain-development problems. Circuit Judge Thomas Abel on Friday sentenced Tracy Stinson to 15 years for shaking 2-month-old Jennifer last April...
Authorities probe incidents near Air Force base (01/13/02)
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- Authorities were searching for two men who tried to gain access to Scott Air Force Base shortly before noon Friday. Later in the afternoon, military and law enforcement officers investigated an apparently unrelated report of people trying to take pictures of the base from an area under the Illinois 158 overpass on the west side of the base...
White supremacists meet at riot site (01/13/02)
YORK, Pa. -- Several dozen police officers in riot gear kept demonstrators at bay on Saturday as white supremacists gathered to bring their message of racial segregation to a city still feeling the lingering effects of deadly race riots more than 30 years ago...
odds and ends (01/13/02)
Shark birth remains a mystery for zookeepers OMAHA, Neb. -- A bonnethead shark was recently born at the Henry Doorly Zoo, but something seems to have been missing from the process -- a male shark. The shark was born in a tank that only contained females, leaving zoo officials scratching their heads as to how one of them became pregnant...
Handling unholy acts Church struggles with punishing pedophile (01/13/02)
Nearly two decades have passed since a child molestation case involving a Roman Catholic priest in New Orleans created a national scandal. Yet even now, as another high profile case heads to court, the church is still struggling with how to punish pedophiles in its ranks...
'Jurassic Park' author divorces fourth wife (01/13/02)
LOS ANGELES -- "Jurassic Park" author Michael Crichton has filed for divorce from his fourth wife, his publicist said. The author of the sci-fi novels "The Andromeda Strain" and "Sphere" separated from Anne-Marie Martin last summer and has since filed to end their marriage of 14 years, according to the writer's spokesman, Joseph Marich...
Scientists working to make biological, chemical sensor the size (01/13/02)
GOLDEN, Colo. -- Scientists are working on sensors that could sound the alarm if chemical or biological agents show up in mail sorting machines, air vents or offices at risk for attack. The challenge for researchers at the Colorado School of Mines and Tennessee's Oak Ridge National Laboratory is reducing a bulky military sensor towed on a small trailer to the size of a shoebox...
Former secretary of state Vance dies (01/13/02)
NEW YORK -- Cyrus R. Vance, who resigned as President Carter's secretary of state over an ill-fated attempt to save American hostages from Iran, died Saturday. He was 84. Vance died at Mt. Sinai Medical Center after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease, said his son, Cyrus R. Vance Jr. He said he did not know the cause of death...
U.S. recovers bodies from plane crash in Pakistan (01/13/02)
Military investigators have recovered the bodies of five of the seven U.S. Marines killed when their plane crashed in Pakistan this week, a military spokesman said Saturday. The remains will be flown to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, and should arrive there either today or Monday, said Maj. Brad Lowell, a spokesman for U.S. Central Command headquarters in Tampa, Fla...
Texas power sources (01/13/02)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush bestowed the nickname "Kenny Boy" on embattled Enron executive Kenneth Lay back when the two were up-and-comers in Texas. That doesn't mean they are best buddies; Bush dispenses nicknames freely and not just on intimates. Yet as their careers soared, their interests became more intertwined, whether in business, politics or baseball...
Tax cuts attacked as Bush touts food aid (01/13/02)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush said Saturday that his budget will increase food aid for the swelling number of recession victims. But with deficits looming, a leading Democrat was set to propose rolling back one-quarter of Bush's tax cut. Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., would be the most prominent Democrat to call for delaying part of the $1.35 trillion, 10-year tax cut, enacted last year. ...
Finale of star formation came early (01/13/02)
WASHINGTON -- A half-billion years of utter blackness following the Big Bang, the theoretical start of the universe, was broken by an explosion of stars bursting into life like a fireworks finale across the heavens, a new theory suggests. An analysis of faint galaxies in the deepest view of the universe ever captured by a telescope suggests there was an eruption of stars bursting to life and piercing the blackness very early in the 15-billion year history of the universe...
Egyptian student charged with lying (01/13/02)
NEW YORK -- An Egyptian graduate student has been charged with lying to federal investigators about an aviation radio found in a hotel across from the World Trade Center, in the room where he was staying the day two hijacked planes slammed into the center's 110-story towers...
What is good for the goose is good for the wing commander (01/13/02)
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Taking a cue from the world of geese, scientists are developing a system that will allow airplanes to fly autonomously in tight V-formations over long distances. For geese, the carefully arranged formation saves energy on migratory flights. Scientists hope passenger, cargo and military planes will one day mimic the flight pattern to cut fuel consumption by as much as 20 percent...
ford.9a (01/13/02)
DETROIT -- For a guy who took a job he says he didn't really want, William Clay Ford Jr. is acting as if it's the job he always craved. "I've been CEO for about 10 weeks and I've been pleased with the progress we've made," Ford said Friday just before he told his employees one-tenth of their jobs would be cut as part of a restructuring plan...
Convicted hockey dad's sentencing (01/13/02)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- He's been called a raging bully, the 270-pound truck driver who killed another hockey dad with his fists. But a gentler picture of Thomas Junta will likely emerge when his family testifies at his sentencing later this month. Junta, 44, was convicted Friday of involuntary manslaughter in the July 5, 2000, beating death of Michael Costin...
Mars Odyssey completes aerobraking (01/13/02)
PASADENA, Calif. -- NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft finished an aerobraking process Friday used to tighten its orbit around the Red Planet in preparation for mapping surface minerals and chemicals. The technique involved Odyssey dipping into the planet's atmosphere to get a drag effect on the spacecraft. By using Mars' atmosphere, scientists saved the expense of launching additional heavy fuel for rocket firings...
Biden- Afghanistan's future based on security issues (01/13/02)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Calling Afghanistan "the other end of ground zero," U.S. Sen. Joseph Biden said Saturday that basic security supersedes every other concern in reconstructing the nation, stressing the need for a powerful international peacekeeping force...
Basque car bomb (01/13/02)
BILBAO, Spain -- A car bomb exploded on a downtown street in this Basque region city after a warning call on Saturday, wounding two people who were hit by flying shards of glass, police said. They said an anonymous caller claimed the Basque separatist group ETA was responsible...
Catholic postal worker dies in shooting attack in Belfast (01/13/02)
BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- A Catholic postal worker was shot and killed as he arrived for work in Belfast on Saturday, and an outlawed Protestant group claimed responsibility. Daniel McColgan, 20, was shot several times outside a Royal Mail sorting office in north Belfast's largely Protestant Rathcoole area just before 5 a.m., police said. He died two hours later in a hospital...
Pakistani leader bans terrorist groups (01/13/02)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- President Gen. Pervez Musharraf declared Saturday that Pakistan will not be a base for terrorism and banned two extremist groups accused in an attack on India's parliament. Police raided religious schools and mosques and arrested more than 300 suspected militants...
Deadline for reviving Columbian peace talks passes (01/13/02)
SAN VICENTE DEL CAGUAN, Colombia -- A deadline for reviving peace talks between Colombia's government and main rebel army passed Saturday night, with the rebels saying the president had not responded to their last-minute proposals. A few minutes after the deadline, leaders of the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia said they sent President Andres Pastrana a draft agreement proposing that a commission be formed to investigate the security controls that had led the rebels to abandon the peace talks in October.. ...
Official- First day OK for U.S. Camp X-Ray (01/13/02)
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL STATION, Cuba -- Al-Qaida and Taliban prisoners were allowed an exercise walk Saturday -- with their hands bound and a U.S. soldier on each side -- and given medical exams on their first full day under tight security at this remote U.S. military outpost, U.S. officials said...
No identity crisis- Central rolls (01/13/02)
Athough it might have looked otherwise, the Cape Central girls team did not hire cheap impersonators to play the part of their cross-town rival on Saturday. The Lady Tigers played a team with Notre Dame printed across the front of their uniforms, but the similarities ended there. Cape Central administered a 66-35 thumping to Notre Dame of St. Louis, a team that was several notches below the level of local Notre Dame, a 2A powerhouse from Cape Girardeau...
Indians scare visiting Hickman, fall 52-47 (01/13/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- The Jackson Indians gave one of the top basketball teams in the state a scare before fading late in the game Saturday. Columbia Hickman, 12-2 and ranked sixth in Class 4A, needed a big fourth quarter to get out of town with a 52-47 come-from-behind win...
Another slip late costs Southeast home win (01/13/02)
Southeast Missouri State University's inability to close out games showed up again Saturday night. Morehead State scored the game's final nine points to squeeze out a 59-53 victory in front of 4,235 fans at the Show Me Center, handing the Indians another in a recent string of disheartening losses...
Otahkians close frustrating week with OVC defeat (01/13/02)
Morehead State is the latest Ohio Valley Conference women's basketball team to contribute to Southeast Missouri State University's trouble at home. The Otahkians suffered their third loss of the week at the Show Me Center Saturday night after the Lady Eagles used a late 10-0 run in a 79-70 victory...
Defense should rule for Dolphins-Ravens (01/13/02)
MIAMI -- Combine two dominating defenses with a pair of turnover-prone, spasmodic offenses led by erratic quarterbacks, and you've got today's playoff game between the Baltimore Ravens and Miami Dolphins. Should be a bruising, low-scoring scrum, right?...
Blues keep Lemieux scoreless in return (01/13/02)
PITTSBURGH -- Mario Lemieux was all he hoped to be -- for one period. After that, the St. Louis Blues were exactly what they've been for weeks: a streaking team that looks like it might get better. Lemieux played for the first time in nearly two months, but his return wasn't enough to get Pittsburgh a badly needed victory as Scott Mellanby had two goals in the Blues' 4-1 win Saturday...
Gasol finally feels at home in U.S. (01/13/02)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Pau Gasol had more than American culture to adjust to when he joined the Memphis Grizzlies. The 21-year-old rookie from Spain had to learn a faster, rougher style of play than he had known back home, and then there are all those games, 82 of them in the regular season...
Ice Bowl II unlikely for Packers-49ers (01/13/02)
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Don't expect Ice Bowl II. When the San Francisco 49ers play at Lambeau Field today, this will be the deepest into January the Green Bay Packers have ever played a home game. The teams awoke to a fresh snowfall Saturday that forced them to move their walkthroughs indoors. But in this wimpy winter, temperatures are expected only in the 20s, with some sunshine, by kickoff...
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EAGLES 31, BUCCANEERS 9 Tampa Bay 3 6 0 0 -- 9 Philadelphia 3 14 7 7 -- 31 First Quarter TB--FG Gramatica 36, 10:48. Phi--FG Akers 26, 6:18. Second Quarter Phi--Lewis 16 pass from McNabb (Akers kick), 12:17...
Woodpeckers can be pesky, but manageable (01/13/02)
"No, this is not a bird; it is a jackhammer with feathers!" That's how an irritated caller described a woodpecker to me. Her romantic notion of living in harmony with nature was shattered with every bill stroke of that bird. The bird, she said, was ruining her house and driving her crazy. She wanted to know how to make the madness end, so she called the Conservation Department...
Robinson's return to area was a treat (01/13/02)
It was great to see current St. Louis Cardinals player and former Southeast Missouri State University baseball star Kerry Robinson Saturday night at he signed autographs prior to the Indians' basketball game against Morehead State and then was honored during the contest...
travel briefs 1/13 (01/13/02)
Kayak trip next for Antarctic explorers MINNEAPOLIS -- Explorers Ann Bancroft and Liv Arnesen are preparing for an adventure closer to home. The two women are getting ready for a six-week kayaking adventure through four Great Lakes, starting in mid-May...
Even novice can enjoy wine valley tour (01/13/02)
SONOMA, Calif. -- There is no wine cellar in my home and at supper, well, water frequently graces the table. So when I set out for California's Napa and Sonoma counties recently, I approached the wine country with the trepidation of a beginner. My anxiety turned out to be baseless. Even among the most sophisticated oenophiles (wine talk for connoisseurs), my husband and I felt welcome and our novice palates were no impediment to enjoyment...
Check Internet before taking trip on Mississippi River's Great (01/13/02)
The Mississippi isn't just a river, it's also a collection of scenic highways following the river's bends through 10 states across the nation's heartland, linking cities and hundreds of small towns. Do a little exploring on the Web to get an idea of the places to go and things to see, and pick out a stretch of the Great River Road for your next road trip vacation...
Practical perfection (01/13/02)
JACKSON, Mo. Practical perfection -- that's a good description for the home at 2650 Old Cape Road. This brick and vinyl siding split-level home is built with practicality for a family in mind. Located in the Jackson school district, the half moon window and sidelight windows create a sunny entrance. ...
Violets perk up look of any garden (01/13/02)
Of all the flowers that linger this late in the season, Johnny-jump-ups are among the best. Alyssum's flowers also last, but begin to look ragged by now. Chrysanthemums have the opposite fault, staring out too bright-eyed and stiff, seeming almost lifeless...
gig (01/13/02)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. His guitar-slinging days in a band long past, Ray Brookover finds the song remains the same: Grab a few pieces of good wood, string together some time in a dusty workshop and make the power tools sing. For this crafter of electric guitars, it's a gig that rocks...
Finding wintergreen and other things to do in January (01/13/02)
Wintergreen, anyone? I don't mean chewing gum, flavoring or tooth powder. I mean do you know where the shrub grows? Encyclopedias say that it grows in almost all of the Northern Hemisphere. How have I missed it? I know where the yahoo and other lesser known shrubs grow...
Bad handwriting won't stop love for Letter People (01/13/02)
When it comes to penmanship, I flunk. I cross my T's and dot my I's, but they still look like hieroglyphics even to my closest friends. My 9-year-old daughter, Becca, routinely criticizes my handwriting. She can't believe I made it through school without better penmanship...
Insults permeate 'Monday Night Football' booth in TNT movie (01/13/02)
LOS ANGELES -- Roone Arledge is trying to persuade his boss to bring prime-time football to ABC. He believes having three announcers in the booth is the key to ratings success. Arledge wants someone who's going to stir things up, someone "that's going to smash the toadyism that these (CBS and NBC) announcers have been ruining the great game of football with."...
Viola Sylvester (01/13/02)
Viola Mae Sylvester, 80, wife of the Rev. Helmuth Sylvester, former pastor of Egypt Mills Trinity Lutheran Church, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2002, in Henderson, Nev. Funeral arrangements are pending at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Lloyd Kidd (01/13/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Lloyd Kidd, 8, of Jackson died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002, at his home. Born Oct. 7, 1913, in Arbor, Mo., he was the son of Adam and Gladys Beck Kidd. A pipefitter for Local 562, Kidd was of the Baptist faith. He also belonged to the Advance Masonic Lodge 590 AF&AM...
Darrell DuRall (01/13/02)
DONGOLA, Ill. -- Darrell DuRall, 64, of Grand Chain, Ill., died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002, at his home. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Crain Funeral Home in Dongola, Ill. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Larry Buckles officiating. Burial will be in the National Cemetery at Mound City, Ill...
Pauline Cunningham (01/13/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Pauline "Pat" Cunningham, 88, of Jackson died Friday, Jan. 11, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born March 1, 1913, at Glen Allen, Mo., daughter of Edmond and Elizabeth Williams McDaniel. She and Ralph M. Cunningham were married June 3, 1933. He died Sept. 1, 1985...
Eula Schearf (01/13/02)
Eula Ann Schearf, nee McBride, of Fairview Heights, Ill., died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002. She was born on June 8, 1919 at Flat River, Mo., daughter of John William and Isabelle Walker McBride. She married Joe C. Bond on Sept. 18, 1937. Mr. Bond died May 30, 1970. She married Elmer L. Schearf on June 26, 1971. Mr. Schearf died on April 4, 1989...
Charlotte Anderson (01/13/02)
Charlotte Anderson, 63, of Dallas, Texas, passed away Sunday, Dec. 23, 2001, at Medical Center of Plano. Charlotte was a loving wife, mother and friend. She was born May 26, 1938, to Charles Frances and Lady May Allen Moore, in Cape Girardeau. She married Ron Anderson June 2, 1974, in Durant, Okla...
Melbourne Helton (01/13/02)
VILLA RIDGE, Ill. -- Melbourne W. "Pete" Helton, 52, of Chaffee, Mo., formerly of Cairo and Mound City, Ill., died Friday, Jan. 11, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Nov. 24, 1949, at Mounds, Ill., son of William Archie Helton and Rosie Rachel Smith Helton...
Russell Dodd (01/13/02)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Russell L. Dodd, 92, of Dexter died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002, at Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff, Mo. He was born April 1, 1909, at Dexter, son of John and Pauline Queffenne Dodd. He and Edith Parrish were married April 2, 1929 at Bloomfield. She died June 21, 1993...
Lucille Fite (01/13/02)
MOUND CITY, Ill. -- Lucille H. Monan Fite, 90, of Mound City died Friday, Jan. 11, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Nov. 20, 1911, in Miller City, Ill., daughter of Charles and Susan Houston Hanley. Fite was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Mound City...
Dorothy Brown (01/13/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Dorothy M. Brown, 76, of Jackson died Friday, Jan. 11, 2002, at her home. She was born April 21, 1925, at Galesburg, Ill., daughter of William and Clara Smith Fuller. She and Kenneth O. Brown were married Feb. 1, 1945. He died July 16, 1995...
Helen Phillips (01/13/02)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Helen Phillips, 73, of Bloomfield, Mo., died Friday, Jan. 11, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. She was born April 20, 1928, at Frankfort, Ill., daughter of Francis and Beaulah Strobel McCain. She was a member of Mount Pisgah Church near Bloomfield. She was a former employee of Elder Manufacturing in Bloomfield and a former owner of the Hornet's Nest Restaurant in Advance, Mo...
Rebecca Dirnberger (01/13/02)
NEW HAMBURG, Mo. -- Rebecca Dirnberger, 92, of New Hamburg died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are pending at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Benton, Mo.
Birthssun (01/13/02)
Haggerty Son to Robert Joseph and Tracy Lynn Haggerty of Cape Girardeau, St. Francis Medical Center, 1:25 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, 2002. Name, Zachary Robert. Weight, 7 pounds 10 ounces. Second son. Mrs. Haggerty is the former Tracy Gragg, daughter of David and Tammy Gragg of Cape Girardeau. Mr. and Mrs. Haggerty are teachers at Central High School. He is the son of Jack Haggerty and Marlene Haggerty of Tallahassee, Fla...
Parker-Ruppel (01/13/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Beverly Marie Parker and Bradley Paul Ruppel were married Aug. 25, 2001, in an outdoor setting at Enchanted Gardens. The Rev. Grant Gillard performed the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Bradley Parker of Jackson, and the late Susan Parker. The groom is the son of Clinton Ruppel of Oak Ridge, Mo., and June Collier of Jackson...
Steska-Myers (01/13/02)
Kelly M. Steska and Jeffrey A. Myers exchanged vows Aug. 25, 2001, at La Croix United Methodist Church. The Rev. Ron Watts performed the double ring ceremony. Pianist was Chris Nall of Cape Girardeau. Vocalists were Chris Nall and Jeffrey Myers. Daniel and Sarah Steska of Cape Girardeau are parents of the bride. The groom is the son of Saundra Myers of Cape Girardeau, and the late Edward Myers...
Oslund-Huber (01/13/02)
Cape Bible Chapel was the setting Oct. 7, 2000, for the wedding of Jennifer Kristine Oslund and Phillip Brian Huber. Dan Greene performed the double ring ceremony. Parents of the bride are Eric and Kathy Oslund of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of Jared and Dianna Huber of Appleton, Wis...
Peppers-Hindman (01/13/02)
Connie Renee Peppers and Gregory Alan Hindman were married Sept. 8, 2001, at Praise Temple Church in Fredericktown, Mo. Gene Rauls performed the ceremony. Music was provided by Darla Miles and Sam and Delania Reed of Fredericktown. Parents of the couple are Bill and Evelyn Peppers of Coldwater, Mo., and Eugene and Donna Hindman of Cape Girardeau...
Tally-Moore (01/13/02)
Mandi Michelle Tally and Jason Keith Moore were united in marriage Oct. 20, 2001, at Bethel Assembly of God Church. The Rev. Phillip Roop performed the double ring ceremony. Music was by a string quartet. Soloist was Gerry McCloud II of Scott City, Mo...
Maurer-Miller (01/13/02)
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church was the setting Nov. 17, 2001, for the wedding of Lori Terese Maurer and James Yates Miller III. The Rev. Charlie Prost performed the double ring ceremony. Pianist was Bev Reece, trumpeter was Matt Martin, and soloist was Alan Bruns, all of Cape Girardeau...
Griffith-Wyandt (01/13/02)
Toby Griffith and Lee Wyandt were united in marriage Dec. 1, 2001, at First Methodist Church in Port Isabel, Texas. A reception was held at Outdoor Resort in South Padre Island, Texas. A second reception was hosted by the bride's family at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Dr. and Mrs. Kent Griffith of Cape Girardeau...
Becker-Arteme (01/13/02)
BENTON, Mo. -- Tammy Lynn Becker and Thomas James Arteme announce their engagement. She is the daughter of Jim McNabb of Maryville, Ill., and Joyce McNabb of Glen Carbon, Ill. Arteme is the son of Jim and Margaret Arteme of Benton. Becker is a graduate of Cahokia High School in Cahokia, Ill. She received cosmetology licenses from the Academy of Beauty Culture in Belleville, Ill. She is operations manager of several Custom Cuts shops in Missouri...
Boren-Wessell (01/13/02)
Steven and Beverly Boren of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Boren, to Bryan Wessell. He is the son of Maureen Tygett of Jackson, Mo., and the late Dan Wessell. Boren expects to receive a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Southeast Missouri State University in May...
Hays-Bowman (01/13/02)
Mr. and Mrs. James Hays of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Anne Marie Hays, to Eric Scott Bowman. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Bowman of Cape Girardeau. Hays is a 1998 graduate of Notre Dame High School. She expects to receive a degree in computer science from Southeast Missouri State University in May...
Welter-Scott (01/13/02)
BENTON, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. Paul Welter of Benton announce the engagement of their daughter, Jaclyn Dawn Welter, to Paul Jackson Scott Jr. He is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Paul Scott Sr. of Yellville, Ark. Welter is a 1997 graduate of Thomas W. Kelly High School. She expects to receive a bachelor of science degree in early childhood education from Southeast Missouri State University in May...
Mirly-Click (01/13/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Thomas and Terry Mirly of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Elizabeth Mirly, to Adam Jason Click. He is the son of Gene and Linda Click of Cape Girardeau. Mirly is a 1998 graduate of Jackson High School. She expects to receive a bachelor of science degree in music education from Southeast Missouri State University in May...
Illers-Spooler (01/13/02)
David and Gloria Illers of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Julie Christine Illers, to Douglas Ben Spooler. He is the son of Kenny and Michelle Spooler and Michael and Vickie Webb of Jackson, Mo. Illers is a 1997 graduate of Central High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in communication disorders from Southeast Missouri State University in 2001. She expects to receive a master's degree in speech language pathology from St. Louis University in May 2003...
Fire report 01/13/02 (01/13/02)
Cape Girardeau Sunday, Jan. 13 Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday:At 7:11 p.m., a vehicle fire at the Towers complex, Southeast Missouri State University. At 11:23 p.m., an emergency medical service at 812 Good Hope. Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday:At 3:11 a.m., an emergency medical service at 1937 Delwin, Apt. 5...
Police report 01/13/02 (01/13/02)
Cape Girardeau Sunday, Jan. 13 DWIGary Tillman Turner, 45, of 1400 S. West End was arrested Saturday for driving while intoxicated. Terry Lynn Price, 29, of 329 Middle was arrested Saturday for driving while intoxicated. ArrestsPercy Parrow, 42, of 445 Jefferson was arrested Friday for possession of drug paraphernalia and traffic offenses...
Out of the past 1/13/02 (01/13/02)
10 years ago: Jan. 13, 1992 In tearful announcement, Cape Girardeau Board of Education member Carolyn Kelley resigns from board; Kelly, who has served on board almost eight years, will remain member of board through Jan. 23 educational summit; she and her family will be moving to Little Rock, Ark...
Citizens need agenda for real change (01/13/02)
KENNETT, Mo. -- If all the programs, projects and agendas for Missouri should accidentally come to fruition, I'm sure we would experience a condition resembling nirvana, or at least its second cousin. For the past several weeks now, Missourians have been exposed to almost as many agendas as there are members of the General Assembly and the executive branch in Jefferson City...
When patriotism and sign ordinances clash (01/13/02)
Like millions of Americans, Independence, Mo. resident Benny Hoke wanted to show his patriotism after the Sept. 11 terror attacks. But where he lives -- a city that also is home to the Harry Truman presidential library -- he can't do so, at least not the way he has chosen to do so...
Bush tax cut is still good for the economy (01/13/02)
With the turn of the calendar, the election-year debate over the nation's economy has begun. Democrats, led by Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, say the tax cut President Bush pushed through last year helps explain why the federal government is now facing a budget deficit after several years of mounting surpluses. In a major speech on the economy the first week of the year, Daschle also claimed that Bush's tax cut helped to send the economy into recession...
Native Americans suffered from foreign attackers (01/13/02)
To the editor: My heart was saddened as I watched on TV the attacks on America. Innocent people died by the thousands due to being Americans. Why did these foreign people come to our country? I saw Americans jumping out of buildings, falling to their deaths...
Speak Out A 1/12/02 (01/13/02)
Cocky troopers WE KNOW a young man in a different part of Missouri who left the highway patrol for personal reasons. He enjoyed his work. But one of the things that he never liked about his job was that he had to work with too many younger troopers who were too cocky and felt they didn't have to obey every law...
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