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Trivia draws hundreds (02/17/02)
What were the call letters of the station where Mary Richards worked in the television hit "The Mary Tyler Moore Show?" How many hits does it take to sink a battleship in the classic board game of the same name? Who replaced Michael Keaton in the third "Batman" movie?...
SEMO breaks ground for alumni center (02/17/02)
Southeast Missouri State University broke ground Saturday for a privately funded $1 million alumni center on the north side of campus that school officials say will provide needed space for university fund-raising and alumni services. Over 100 people crowded into a red and white tent for the ceremony on a windy but sunny day that saw unseasonably warm temperatures...
Egyptian man gets six months in jail for lying (02/17/02)
NEW YORK -- An Egyptian man who flew to Kennedy International Airport a week after Sept. 11 with a fake pilot's uniform and license has been sentenced to six months in jail. District Judge Charles Sifton said Friday that imposing a longer sentence would be improperly punishing Wael Abdel Rahman Kishk since prosecutors, though suspicious of his terrorist ties, had not proven Kishk intended any wrongdoing...
KRCU to focus on Vietnam War (02/17/02)
Ben Humphries, a Vietnam War veteran, will be the guest on KRCU's "Going Public" radio show today. He will talk about America's longest war and its impact on American society. The show will air at 3 p.m. on 90.9 FM, the region's Public Radio affiliate station...
Couples have cold feet (02/17/02)
GEORGETOWN, Colo. -- When the Rev. Harry Heilmanz faced 50 men and 50 women about to exchange wedding vows, many had cold feet. His words of comfort? "The Bible says, 'Let the two come together so they may be warmer than one,'" he told the marrying couples, gathering atop the Loveland Basin ski area, 12,500 feet above sea level...
KC school employee seeks to join lawsuit (02/17/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Kansas City School District employee whose former administrative job was eliminated by the school board has asked a federal judge to make him a plaintiff in the decades-old desegregation case against the district. Linwood Tauheed also wants U.S. District Judge Dean Whipple to restore him to the his job as chief administrative officer...
NTSB report may hamper lawsuits in Carnahan crash (02/17/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A report on a test of an airplane part could hamper the wrongful death lawsuits filed in the plane crash that killed Gov. Mel Carnahan, his son and a campaign aide. However, a lawyer for the family questioned the report's accuracy Friday and reiterated that the Carnahans would proceed with the lawsuits, The Kansas City Star reported Saturday...
Day and night Small Illinois parish mounts perpetual prayer cir (02/17/02)
WESTVILLE, Ill. -- It's midnight when Elmer Nicklas climbs out of bed. He's on a mission -- and it's not to dig a late-night snack out of the refrigerator. The Catlin resident and his wife are among the 150 worshippers from St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Westville who belong to the church's perpetual prayer circle, called Perpetual Adoration. ...
Ring returned 35 years later (02/17/02)
COLUMBUS, Ga. -- Old-fashioned kindness and modern computers helped Emily A. Cheatham Hart get back her Baker High School class ring 35 years after it was lost. She and her boyfriend at the time of her 1966 graduation exchanged rings. He lost hers in Missouri while working with his father...
Speaker seeks partisan cease-fire (02/17/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- House Speaker Jim Kreider is declaring a week of "political amnesty" starting Monday. House Republican leaders responded with a collective "huh?" Kreider, D-Nixa, said lawmakers need to set aside partisan differences for at least a week to develop solutions to the state's budget problems. In exchange for their cooperation, the speaker promised to schedule time to debate bills on election reform and property tax assessment changes -- two issues dear to the GOP...
Kansas City pharmacist may face new indictment (02/17/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- An indication that prosecutors may seek more charges against a pharmacist accused of diluting chemotherapy drugs prompted a federal magistrate to confer with attorneys, citing concerns about a possible delay in the trial. The Kansas City Star reported Saturday that on Tuesday a federal judge overseeing the case received a letter from prosecutors that touched on a possible new indictment against Robert R. Courtney...
Republicans' approaches vary on Carnahan, U.S. Senate race (02/17/02)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Republican Jim Talent says he's promoting his own Washington experience as he campaigns to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Jean Carnahan -- not running against a widely admired widow who ascended to the Senate through tragedy and political appointment...
Rivals in toyland (02/17/02)
NEW YORK -- When Manley Toy Quest came out in May 2000 with a $39 silver robotic dog called Tekno, the company expected a sure hit. And it was -- until a slew of knockoffs retailing for half the price started nipping at Tekno's heels just two months later...
President attracts diplomatic advice (02/17/02)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush, still taking a crash course in diplomacy, is getting pointers from an unlikely trio: Russian President Vladimir Putin, former Democratic rival Al Gore and former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. But as Bush begins a weeklong tour of Asia, there is little sign he is about to modify his blunt-spoken approach...
Wealthy town to charge beach visitors (02/17/02)
GREENWICH, Conn. -- Its previous residents-only beach policy voided by a court ruling, this wealthy New York suburb has imposed new restrictions, voting to make out-of-towners who want to visit its beaches buy more than $400 in permits. The Greenwich Board of Selectmen voted 2-1 Thursday in favor of the ordinance, which requires visitors to buy seasonal passes with no option for a day pass. ...
USDA investigating death of bear at Denver Zoo (02/17/02)
DENVER -- Federal officials are investigating the Denver Zoo's decision not to separate two Asiatic black bears that fought for years until one was killed by the other. The federal probe is the third there in the past five months. A female bear named Sherpa died Oct. 10 after an attack by a male bear during the zoo's public hours left her with a crushed throat, a mangled leg and internal injuries...
Leader of cultish 'family' used lovers to recruit (02/17/02)
SAN FRANCISCO -- The leader of a cult-like family charged in the starvation death of a 19-month-old boy once routinely dispatched one of his lovers to approach other women on the street in apparent attempts to expand their circle, according to police reports...
Oregon coyote thwarted after attempting train ride (02/17/02)
PORTLAND, Ore. -- When a coyote was chased off the tarmac at Portland International Airport, it hopped on a light-rail train instead. The coyote was spotted Wednesday darting under trains arriving at the airport, and then jumping into a train that had just pulled in from downtown Portland, Port of Portland spokeswoman Elisa Dozono said...
Lawmaker draws fire in renaming (02/17/02)
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- When a state lawmaker noticed the stone highway marker near Washington's border with Canada, he wondered: Why would Washington state, of all places, have a highway named after Confederate President Jefferson Davis? So Rep. Hans Dunshee, a Democrat, sponsored a bill to rename the highway for William P. Stewart, a black Union soldier who settled in Washington...
Gephardt seeks McCain's help (02/17/02)
WASHINGTON -- From his Capitol office, House Democratic Leader Dick Gephardt put in a call to Republican Sen. John McCain, the godfather of campaign finance legislation. The bill aimed at reducing the role of money in politics was on the House floor and in trouble...
Sheep producers trying new approach (02/17/02)
The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Beef is what's for dinner. Pork is the other white meat. Now, sheep producers have an advertising slogan they hope will get consumers to eat more lamb: "Meat Lovers Know." The new promotional campaign, which starts this month, is designed to reverse a slide in U.S. lamb consumption and revive the sheep industry...
Congress picks investigator for attacks (02/17/02)
WASHINGTON -- L. Britt Snider, who will run the congressional investigation into why the U.S. government didn't detect the preparations for the Sept. 11 attacks, frequently plays the outsider looking in. He has served as the CIA's inspector general and the lawyer for the Senate's intelligence oversight committee. He has been a part of a number of government studies of the secretive intelligence community. He's not afraid to criticize people with whom he works closely...
Bodies found in sheds, woods behind rural Georgia crematory (02/17/02)
NOBLE, Ga. -- Authorities arrested a man Saturday who operated a crematory where dozens of decomposing corpses were found stacked in storage sheds and scattered in nearby woods. Some of the bodies were in coffins that appeared to have been buried and disinterred...
Study- Mental disorders less common (02/17/02)
A new study suggests that mental disorders may be less prevalent among adults in the United States than previously thought. Two large surveys that for years have been used to determine the need for mental health treatment may have overestimated the prevalence of mental and addictive disorders, according to the study published in February's Archives of General Psychiatry...
Wreckage of Mexican-built ship helps archaeologists understand (02/17/02)
PENSACOLA, Fla. -- The wreck of a 50-gun Spanish frigate in Pensacola Bay is giving marine archaeologists a rare look at a ship built in the New World three centuries ago. Most vessels they have been able to examine from that era are of European origin. The Nuestra Senora del Rosario, however, was built in Mexico only about five years before it sank during a storm in 1705...
Virginia man survives fall into peanut pile (02/17/02)
NORFOLK, Va. -- Trapped beneath thousands of unshelled peanuts in a warehouse, Floyd Goodman Jr. slowed his breathing to conserve what little oxygen there was, and prayed. "I was saying 'Lord help me. This is not the way I would like to go. Lord, I know that's not the way you want me to go,'" Goodman recalled Friday from Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, where he was listed in good condition...
New owners of half-carat diamond may not know what's in their g (02/17/02)
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Someone found a diamond in the rough at a car dealership and doesn't know it. Alexander Chevrolet in Murfreesboro conducted a "Digging for Diamonds" sales promotion earlier this month. People who test drove a car had the chance to hunt through sand for one of 100 shiny stones...
Residents look for answers in accident (02/17/02)
MINOT, N.D. -- Tom Lundeen and his family must wait to discover if they are in mental and physical danger. For now, they'll settle for a home-cooked meal and a comfortable couch. The Lundeen family is among 20 still waiting to return to their homes near the site of a Jan. 18 train derailment that sent a cloud of anhydrous ammonia drifting over Minot. The toxic farm fertilizer killed one man and injured hundreds more...
Bush- U.S. will not let North Korea be threat to freedom (02/17/02)
ELMENDORF AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- In a star-spangled sendoff, President Bush told hundreds of fatigue-clad U.S. soldiers Saturday that "America will not blink" from the fight against terrorism and Osama bin Laden. He vowed to bring that message to Asia...
Bea Arthur won't do reunion or TV series (02/17/02)
WASHINGTON -- Fans may be nostalgic, but Bea Arthur has no plans to do a reunion show for her two hit sitcoms, "Maude" and "The Golden Girls." "I absolutely refuse to do a reunion," Arthur told AP Radio. "It'll never top what we did before."...
Old laundry secret leads to odd drug bust in Florida (02/17/02)
ORLANDO, Fla. -- When "laundering" comes up in narcotics cases, it usually has to do with concealing drug money. Not so in the latest case at Orlando International Airport, according to federal court documents. A Colombian laundry used heroin as starch for shirts and blue jeans and hired a smuggler to take the drug-soaked clothes into Florida, the documents said...
Dozens of refugees missing after blaze (02/17/02)
LONDON -- More than two dozen refugees remained missing Saturday after fires and rioting in Europe's largest asylum-seekers' detention center this past week, and police said some may have been killed in the chaos. Bedfordshire Police said the latest figures suggested that as many as 25 people remained unaccounted for after Thursday night's apparent attempted mass breakout at the Yarl's Wood complex. The destruction of the records office complicated the police search...
Troop increase greeted with grenades (02/17/02)
TABIAWAN, Philippines -- Grenade blasts ripped through a market and a movie theater in the southern Philippines on Saturday, killing at least five people as more U.S. troops arrived under tight security to join a growing American force on a new front in the campaign against terrorism...
Prosecutors say IRA is training Colombian rebels (02/17/02)
BOGOTA, Colombia -- Prosecutors have accused three suspected Irish Republican Army members of training leftist rebels in Colombia and of using false documents following a lengthy criminal investigation, the attorney general's office said Saturday. Prosecutors sent their case against Niall Connolly, James Monaghan and Martin McCauley to a federal judge on Friday, said Carolina Sanchez, spokeswoman for the attorney general's office...
French franc fades away as new euro takes over (02/17/02)
PARIS -- The first French francs bought freedom for King Jean le Bon, held hostage by the English in 1360. But by midnight Sunday the franc won't even buy a cup of coffee. Without fanfare or tears, France is preparing to say "adieu" to its old currency, to be fully replaced by the euro on Monday...
Belarus weapons sales alarm U.S. (02/17/02)
MINSK, Belarus -- A U.S. congressman told Belarus officials on Saturday the United States is alarmed by reports the former Soviet republic sells weapons to countries that support terrorism. Rep. Jim Saxton, a New Jersey Republican, led a congressional delegation to Minsk to meet with senior Belarusian officials...
Peacekeepers fired on for first time (02/17/02)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Peacekeepers in the Afghan capital came under fire for the first time Saturday, their commander said. Interim Prime Minister Hamid Karzai, speaking at the grave of a slain government minister, prayed for an end to "the culture of the knife and the gun."...
Camp X-Ray reaches inmate capacity (02/17/02)
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba -- The makeshift prison at Guatanamo Bay holding suspected terrorists officially hit full capacity Saturday after 12 more men filled out paperwork and filed into their small chain-link and cement cells. The dozen men arrived late Friday, bringing the total number of detainees at the camp to 300. Camp X-Ray actually has 320 temporary, open-air cells of chain-link fence walls set on a cement slab. However, officials plan to keep 20 units empty...
NYC youth go to Germany on chancellor's invitation (02/17/02)
BADEN-BADEN, Germany -- Tired but excited, 25 juniors from high schools near the site of the World Trade Center in New York arrived Saturday in Germany for a weeklong visit at the invitation of Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder. Stepping off a gray German air force jet that flew them to Stuttgart, the students were greeted by officials and a throng of German journalists. Bandar Albuliwi, a 17-year-old from Murry Bergtraum High School, aimed his camera at the group pursuing a shot of him...
Jackson's Love 2nd in 4A state title chase (02/17/02)
Southeast Missourian COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Jackson's James Love fell one win short in his bid to claim the 152-pound state title at the Class 4A state wrestling tournament, losing to undefeated Tom Doerr of Hazelwood Central in the championship match Saturday night...
Notre Dame races into inaugural track season (02/17/02)
The calendar still says winter and basketball, but anticipation is building for spring sports. The high school girls swimmers are already getting their feet wet with practice having started Wednesday, and the rest of the spring teams will begin preparations Feb. 25...
New Salem sweeps tournament finals (02/17/02)
Girls basketball New Salem 40, So. Mo. Christian 34 MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- New Salem Baptist's fourth-quarter comeback vaulted it past Southern Missouri Christian in final round-robin play at the Ozark Christian Conference Tournament. Sarah Green led New Salem (13-5) with 21 points, while Nikki Slavings and Rachel Whelan scored 11 and 10 for Southern Missouri (3-9)...
Local coach looks to follow familiar path to title (02/17/02)
How did New Madrid County Central replace retired boys' basketball coach Lennies McFerren? They found Joby Holland, who appears to have the team again primed to make a run at the Class 3A state championship. For more on this story, see Monday's Southeast Missourian...
Otahks hang on after MSU rally (02/17/02)
What looked like a blowout early turned into a battle for Southeast Missouri State University's women. But all that mattered to coach Ed Arnzen was that the Otahkians were able to post their second straight victory, 72-64 over Murray State at the Show Me Center Saturday night...
Racers survive Indians' rally (02/17/02)
Southeast Missouri State University coach Gary Garner said his team's can't play any better than it did Saturday night. But facing the Ohio Valley Conference's hottest squad, even that kind of performance wasn't quite good enough as Murray State hung on for an 92-86 win in front of 4,768 fans at the Show Me Center...
Southeast falls to 0-2 in Oklahoma (02/17/02)
NORMAN, Okla. -- The University of Oklahoma combined a mix of power hitting and stingy pitching to hand Southeast Missouri State University a 10-1 defeat. Southeast (0-2) dropped its season opener to the Sooners Friday, 5-4, in ten innings. A shaky Southeast defense led to two unearned runs early, then Oklahoma chased starter Ryan Cheo with four runs in the fourth inning, the big blow a two-run homer by rightfielder Tyler Johnson...
Olympic focus shifts back to athletes; U.S. earns bronze (02/17/02)
SALT LAKE CITY -- A quick reminder from the Winter Games: The Olympics are still about the athletes. Skier Kjetil Andre Aamodt, along with biathlon winner and Norwegian teammate Ole Einar Bjoerndalen, transcended the figure skating judging controversy Saturday and swept to medals that ensured their spots in Olympic history...
Earnhardt's presence still strong at Daytona 500 (02/17/02)
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The winner of today's Daytona 500 will have to share Victory Circle with an intimidating presence. Dale Earnhardt will be on the minds of many drivers and fans at the track where he was killed in a last-lap crash a year ago. The seven-time Winston Cup champion also has left a legacy of changes that have, hopefully, improved driver safety...
Outdoor digest (02/17/02)
Deer total tops 257,000 The weather was good -- so was the deer harvest. Missouri hunters posted a record-setting deer harvest of at least 257,910 during Missouri's 2001-02 firearms and archery deer hunting seasons. Reports from check stations statewide show that bowhunters bagged 21,767 deer during the split archery hunting season Oct. ...
Arnzen's farewell deserves to be made memorable (02/17/02)
For whatever reason, Southeast Missouri State University women's basketball has never really caught on with area fans, much to the chagrin of Otahkians coach Ed Arnzen. Arnzen has told me often how frustrated he's been by that, especially when he sees other communities -- Springfield, Mo., is one fairly local example -- go crazy for their women's teams...
Canseco a Hall of Famer? Not so far (02/17/02)
In a few weeks, when the 2002 Winter Games are over, our attention will invariably shift to the beautiful mess that is big-league baseball. Contraction, no collective bargaining agreement, a New York Yankee payroll at a trim $128 million. And yes, Jose Canseco...
Sunday's FanSpeak (02/17/02)
Where are scores? I AM a former resident of Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois. I frequently look into your Web site for local content. I find the reporting of sports scores too lacking, especially as it concerns Charles-ton and deeper into the Boot-heel. Do you have any explanation?...
Local team seeks big finish in Osage tournament today (02/17/02)
It's one of only a couple of times they'll team together this year, but the goal of a top local six-person group in today's Osage Invitational Volleyball Tournament sounds familiar: Come home a champion. Pat Elfrink of Cape Girardeau said he and his teammates -- Tracy Casey of Park Hills, Mo., Kent Kassel of Perryville, Mo., Erin Hoffman of Laflin, Mo., Mike Moyers of Marble Hill, Mo., and Leena Reeves of Park Hills -- won't likely suffer from their lack of playing time as a team when games begin at 10 a.m. ...
Butterflies leave people bug-eyed (02/17/02)
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. -- How long does a butterfly live? That's the most often asked question at Butterfly World, the largest center of its kind in the world. The center, which includes a laboratory and museum, is home to thousands of butterflies, several species of moths and dozens of species of exotic birds and plants. It attracts people from around the world, all eager to experience the wonders of some of nature's most beautiful and graceful insects...
Fearful flight A flock of exotic birds and their owner escape f (02/17/02)
Story by Helen O'Neill Photos by Chad Rachman ~ The Associated PressNEW YORK Sometimes she dreams things are back to normal, that she's lying in bed, sunlight streaming off the steel tower that soared above her window, the birds -- African greys and yellow-fronted Amazons -- screeching up a racket in the next room...
Megaships, excursions offer passengers of new millennium more o (02/17/02)
Packing for a Caribbean cruise? Dont forget your ice skates. Youll need them if you're sailing on one of Royal Caribbean's three Voyager Class ships, which the cruise line says offer the only ice skating rinks at sea. On the other hand, if you're crossing the Atlantic on Queen Elizabeth 2, you might want to bring Rover or Mittens along for the ride. Cunard, operators of the fabled vessel, proclaim that it is the only one with an on-board kennel...
Cybertrips- Morocco could be the start of a beautiful vacation (02/17/02)
Try something a little exotic on your next big vacation, a visit to the casbah, a trek across the desert, maybe even a fast ride to Marrakech. Morocco doesn't have the biggest selection of travel information on the Web, but you can find enough information to get your travel juices flowing and pick places to see...
Magnificent memories (02/17/02)
A house with a story to tell -- that is the home at 1621 Bloomfield St. It's a story of people who helped found Cape Girardeau. It's a story of life's promises and disappointments. It's a story of children grown and life's changes -- all in this three-story Georgian revival home, which was built at the turn of the century...
Morning primping is enough to curl a father's hair (02/17/02)
You can hear the screams almost every morning. No, it's not the Inquisition in our home. Becca and Bailey are getting their hair curled. It's amazing how quickly our daughters can get dressed when they want Joni to curl their hair before they go to school...
Bluegrass sidesteps radio with television exposure (02/17/02)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Television is the new best friend of bluegrass music, which was boosted by a hit film soundtrack last year but still gets scant radio airplay. Video play on the Country Music Television cable channel played a key role in the 2001 success of the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack, and the breakthrough of photogenic young trio Nickel Creek...
Elmore Leonard returns with 37th novel, 'Tishomingo Blues' (02/17/02)
BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Elmore Leonard removes a cigarette from his mouth and blows smoke into the air as he talks about the bad guys who populate his best-selling crime novels. "It's not that I like them. I kind of sympathize with them because they're dumb," the author says...
Elmore Leonard on writing (02/17/02)
Elmore Leonard, who has been described by some as the dean of American crime authors, discussed his writing style: "The way I work, I make it up as I go along. And I start with a character, then I add a character. ... I'm never sure until I get to about page 100, what's going to happen and who the main character is. ... I rewrite as I go along. I rewrite all the time. That's what writing is: rewriting."...
George Tuttle (02/17/02)
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Lt. Col. George E. Tuttle, 80, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2002. He was born Oct. 5, 1921, in Cape Girardeau, son of Samuel and Minnie Taylor Tuttle. He was a pilot and air traffic controller in the U.S. Air Force, retiring after 22 years of service...
Edith Meyer (02/17/02)
BONNE TERRE, Mo. -- Edith G. Meyer, 93, of Bonne Terre died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2002, at Parkland Health Center in Farmington, Mo. She was born Jan. 19, 1909, in Bisbee, Ariz., daughter of Fred and Marguerite Barbey Buscher. She was married to Louis F. Meyer, who preceded her in death...
Judith Miller (02/17/02)
Judith L. Miller, 78, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Feb. 15, 2002, at Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. A memorial service will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Feb. 23 at Lorberg Memorial Funeral Chapel in Cape Girardeau.
Loretta Hamilton (02/17/02)
Loretta Dora Hamilton, 79, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2002, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. She was born Aug. 27, 1922 at New Hamburg, Mo., daughter of Otto Charles and Mamie Katie Westrich Scheeter. She and Clyde E. Hamilton were married Oct. 19, 1946, at St. Louis. He died Oct. 14, 2001...
Paul Deck (02/17/02)
LEOPOLD, Mo. -- Paul Robert Deck, 54, of Leopold died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Hutchings Funeral Chapel in Marble Hill, Mo.
Gladys Hartline (02/17/02)
EAST CAPE GIRARDEAU, Ill. -- Gladys Earlene Hartline, 98, of East Cape Girardeau and formerly of Elco, Ill., died Friday, Feb. 15, 2002, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 20, 1903, at Delta, Ill., daughter of John and Sarah Bass Gearing...
William Absher (02/17/02)
William H. "Junior" Absher, 80, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Dongola, Ill., died Friday, Feb. 15, 2002, at his home. He was born May 19, 1921, in Anna, Ill., son of Benjamin H. and Edna Rushing Absher. He and Naomi R. Sowers were married July 20 1945, in Anna...
Rudolph Wibbenmeyer (02/17/02)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Rudolph Joseph Wibbenmeyer, 87, of Sikeston died Friday, Feb. 15, 2002 at the Missouri Delta Medical Center. He was born Oct. 10, 1914, in Biehle, Mo., son of Theodore F. and Louisa E. Meyer Wibbenmeyer. He and Virginia G. Ponder were married June 3, 1946, in Apple Creek, Mo. She died Sept. 12, 2001...
Lewis Smith (02/17/02)
WOLF LAKE, Ill. -- Lewis Smith, 87, of Wolf Lake died Friday, Feb. 15, 2002, at the Jonesboro Health Care Center. He was born Feb. 4, 1915, at Wolf Lake Ill., son of Rolla and Gertie Wilson Smith. He and Annie Sims were married Oct. 20, 1934, in Jonesboro, Ill...
Frankie Allen (02/17/02)
NEELY'S LANDING, Mo. -- Frankie M. Allen, 86, formerly of Neely's Landing, passed away Friday, Feb. 15, 2002, at Beverly Health and Rehabilitation in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 6, 1916, in Oriole, Mo., she was the daughter of William and Nora Webb Myer...
Steve Jeans (02/17/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Stephen "Steve" L. Jeans, 51, of Jackson died Friday, Feb. 15, 2002, at his home north of Jackson. Friends may call Monday, Feb. 18, between 6 and 8 p.m. at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. Funeral arrangements are pending at Grandview Funeral Home in Hannibal, Mo., with burial in Grandview Burial Park. The Rev. David Huck will officiate the service...
Edwards-Biggerstaff (02/17/02)
OLMSTED, Ill. -- Heather Dawn Edwards and Nicolas Bronson Biggerstaff were married Aug. 4, 2001, at First United Methodist Church in Mounds, Ill. The Rev. Gene Edwards, uncle of the bride, performed the double ring ceremony. Music was by Lorrie Dixon of Riverton, Kan., cousin of the bride...
Casteel-Harper (02/17/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Curt and Kathy Casteel of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Lynn Elaine Casteel, to Ryan Paul Harper, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Paul and Pam Harper of Jackson. Casteel is a 1998 graduate of Jackson High School. She expects to receive a bachelor of arts degree in English from Southeast Missouri State University in May...
Goetz-Richter (02/17/02)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Larry and Vickie Goetz of Chaffee announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Renee Goetz, to Matthew Ray Richter. He is the son of Raymond and Audrey Richter of New Wells, Mo. Goetz received a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed in Testing Services at the university...
McSpadden-Demopoulos (02/17/02)
Autumn McSpadden and Konstantinos Nikolaos Demopoulos announce their engagement. She is the daughter of Fred Naeter of Cape Girardeau and Fara McSpadden of Advance, Mo. Demopoulos is the son of Nikolaos Demopoulos of Anna, Ill., and Fatoula Demopoulos of Cape Girardeau...
Stockton-Kitchen (02/17/02)
PARMA, Mo. -- Harvey and Betty Stockton of Parma announce the engagement of their daughter, Joyce Lanette Stockton of Blytheville, Ark., to Michael William Kitchen. He is the son of Shirley Kitchen of Oran, Mo., and the late William "Bud" Kitchen...
Wooster-Wischmann (02/17/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Ron Wooster of Lake Arrowhead, Calif., and Patty Main of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Nicole Wooster, to Ashley Brent Wischmann. He is the son of Gus and Trisha Wischmann of Jackson. Wooster is a 2001 graduate of Jackson High School, and is attending Southeast Missouri State University. She is a secretary at First General Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau...
Scherers wed 50 years (02/17/02)
KELSO, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. Theon Scherer of Kelso celebrated their 50th anniversary with a mass Sept. 16, 2001, at St. Augustine Catholic Church. Celebrant was the Rev. Oliver Clavin. A reception and dinner was held at the parish center. Scherer and Leona Schwartz were married Sept. 12, 1951, at St. Augustine Church by Msgr. Joseph Keusenkothen. Their attendants were Coena Schwartz Reinagel, Alma Westrich Heisserer, the late Leon Scherer and the late Albert Schwartz Jr...
McCrarys to mark 50th (02/17/02)
MCCLURE, Ill. -- Joel and Wilma McCrary of McClure will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a party from 1-5 p.m. Feb. 23 at the American Legion Hall in McClure. The couple was married Feb. 26, 1952, in Leachville, Ark. He was a construction electrician more than 20 years, retiring in 1990, and is a retired member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 474. Mrs. McCrary worked at Southeast Missouri Hospital more than 13 years...
Bocks celebrate 60 years (02/17/02)
UNIONTOWN, Mo. -- Gilbert and Hilda Bock of Uniontown recently observed their 60th wedding anniversary with a family celebration. The couple was married Jan. 17, 1942. The Bocks children and spouses are Gilbert and Donna Bock of Uniontown, and Carol and Phil Henson of Riverview, Mich. They have five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren...
Millers celebrate 60th (02/17/02)
SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Vincent and Dorothy Miller of Scott City are celebrating their 60th anniversary with a special mass today at St. Joseph Catholic Church. The Millers were married Feb. 17, 1942. The couple has eight children: Tommy, Larry, Vincent, Paul and Dennis Miller, Barbara Payne and Carol Ann Faith, all of Scott City, and Marilyn Craiglow of Cape Girardeau. They also have 18 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren...
Couple to observe 70 years (02/17/02)
MILLER CITY, Ill. -- James and Pearl Ice of Miller City will be honored on their 70th wedding anniversary with a celebration Feb. 24 at the Olive Branch, Ill., Community Center. The event will be held from 2-4 p.m. The Ices have two children, Betty Williams of Olive Branch and Forrest Ice of Miller City. They have five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and a great-great-granddaughter...
Fire report 02/17/02 (02/17/02)
Cape Girardeau Sunday, Feb. 17 Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday:At 2:13 p.m., an emergency medical service at South Kingshighway and Interstate 55. At 3:25 p.m., a gas leak at 124 S. Lorimier. At 3:28 p.m., an emergency medical service at 1539 N. Main Street...
Police report 02/17/02 (02/17/02)
Cape Girardeau Sunday, Feb. 17 ArrestsJessie Dorris, 32, of 1208 Big Bend Road was arrested Friday for possession of a controlled substance. Adrian Sanders, 21, of 2816 Themis was arrested Friday for failure to appear. Clarice Shannon, 25, of 1721 Cape Meadows was arrested Friday for obstruction of justice...
Out of the Past 2/17/02 (02/17/02)
10 years ago: Feb. 17, 1992 After suffering through year with no general pay hikes, Southeast Missouri State University employee groups are pushing for increased salaries and other compensation; three major employee groups presented their proposals to university's budget review subcommittee last week...
River Campus- Big potential for Cape (02/17/02)
How much will the average Cape Girardeau citizen pay in local taxes to support the River Campus? Assuming you don't stay regularly in a local hotel: only 1 percent of your restaurant bills. So if you spend $2,000 a year in local restaurants, the total charge comes to $20...
High court is set to make history on school vouchers (02/17/02)
$$$Start This Wednesday, Feb. 20, history will be made in the U.S. Supreme Court. Friends of mine will be in our nation's capital that day to listen as justices hear arguments in the landmark case from Cleveland concerning the constitutionality of school vouchers under the First Amendment...
Crusade promises hard-hitting preaching (02/17/02)
One wonders how members of newly founded Christian churches around the Mediterranean felt about St. Paul in the 1st century when they received letters scolding, cajoling and reprimanding them on their behavior in general and their beliefs in particular...
Time has come to move River Campus ahead (02/17/02)
For more than two years, attention has been focused on legal efforts to stop the city's financing plan for its share of Southeast Missouri State University's school for the visual and performing arts. The River Campus is aptly named and located. Thanks to a generous gift a few years ago, the university was able to purchase the former St. Vincent's Seminary property, which has one of the most commanding vistas of the Mississippi River to be found between St. Louis and Memphis...
Photo didn't show positive side of art class (02/17/02)
To the editor: While I am happy with the words of the article, I am very disappointed in the picture chosen to represent St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School and its art class in the Learning page feature Feb. 12. To highlight and promote art in our schools, it would have been a better choice to feature a picture that showed a child who was excited about art. ...
Van service is offered for those who don't fly (02/17/02)
To the editor: Recently, much has been made by and on behalf of the local airport about the advantages of flying to St. Louis to avoid the long lines and security checks. I don't necessarily disagree with that reasoning for those who wish to fly, who can make good connections and who are flying beyond St. ...
Speak Out A 02/17/02 (02/17/02)
No thanks to you WHAT'S THE deal with these liberals? Now it's Ted Turner calling the terrorists "at least brave." And then he attacks the president. Next it's Al Gore who says he and Bill Clinton knew how to run foreign policy while President Bush is some sort of idiot. Hello! Earth to Gore and Turner. There's a reason Bush's popularity rating is nearly 90 percent. He's doing a darn fine job of running the country, no thanks to you two...
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