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Stories from Sunday, March 17, 2002

highway 74 crossover.1a (03/17/02)
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Cancer gala offers Emerald Isle theme (03/17/02)
Following a path strewn with golden coins, visitors to the Show Me Center Saturday night found it transformed into a classy Irish getaway. Since it fell so close to St. Patrick's Day, the theme for the Cape Girardeau County American Cancer Society annual gala was "Escape to the Emerald Isle."...
Wal-Mart wins court ruling against union (03/17/02)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has won a court injunction to keep union organizers out of its 3,200 U.S. stores, and company officials said Saturday they hoped the union abides by the order. Wal-Mart spokeswoman Jessica Moser said Wal-Mart employees have asked the company repeatedly since 1999, when the union activity began, to stop members of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union from "harassing them."...
Neighborhood haven shattered by shooting (03/17/02)
The children of Winford S. Griffith defended their father Saturday as an honorable man who snapped this week, tormented by innuendo about his private life and betrayed by his best friend of 50 years. Meanwhile at Ed's Bar, where Griffith's life ended in a shoot-out Friday, patrons reeled at the idea that something like that could happen in a place that had always been a neighborhood haven...
Disney opens new Paris theme park (03/17/02)
MARNE-LA-VALLEE, France -- Flanked by Mickey, Minnie and Goofy, executives of Walt Disney Co. opened the company's latest European theme park Saturday. Walt Disney Studios, the newest addition to the Disneyland resort outside Paris, opened its doors to provide visitors a behind-the-scenes look at the world of movies, television and animation...
Majority of area representatives opposed gaming-for-education b (03/17/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Southeast Missouri lawmakers generally voted with their parties last week on a key component of Democratic Gov. Bob Holden's education funding plan. The bill, which passed the House of Representatives 90-68, would raise $150 million, mostly through raises taxes and fees on riverboat casino operators. The money would be pumped into the state formula for distributing state aid to local school districts...
Convention of student councils ends (03/17/02)
As Cape Central's student government members, advisers, faculty members and a group of burly student workers known as the "Roustabouts" were briskly cleaning up Saturday, Jessica Layman had a satisfied look on her face. The Missouri Association of Student Councils convention was over, and, according to students and faculty, it was a huge success...
Hours shortened (03/17/02)
Southeast Missouri State University will observe shorter office hours this week during spring break. Hours will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. except in executive offices, which will remain open until 5 p.m. Power will be out in major campus buildings today to allow for electric and steam system repairs. In addition, people won't be able to log onto the university's Internet and computer network from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today...
Jury cannot reach verdict in penalty phase (03/17/02)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A judge on Friday recommended the death penalty for a man convicted of three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of his girlfriend and two of his family members. A Henry County jury deliberated for about five hours Friday before announcing around 8:45 p.m. that they could not decide between death and life in prison for Deandra Mekel Buchanan...
Lab tests should help show if man was buried alive (03/17/02)
ELKHORN, Mo. -- Authorities are awaiting laboratory tests to determine if a man found near the site of a Ray County traffic accident was alive when he was buried. According to Missouri Highway Patrol reports, James M. Dixon, 27, of Excelsior Springs, was a passenger in a 1989 Jeep Wrangler that crashed early March 10 on Rock Falls Road, about one mile west of Route N near Orrick. Troopers said the vehicle ran off the road, hit an embankment and overturned, ejecting Dixon...
Doe Run executive says firm doesn't plan bankruptcy (03/17/02)
ST. LOUIS -- The Doe Run Co., troubled by low lead prices and contamination around its smelter in Herculaneum, has no plans to file for bankruptcy, its chief executive said. Jeffrey Zelms said the company failed to pay about $15 million in interest due Friday on $305 million in junk bonds. Despite financial troubles, Zelms said bankruptcy isn't on the company's horizon...
St. Louis woman wins tickets to see Bush at fund raiser (03/17/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Jacque Niekamp can't grouse anymore about never winning anything, now that the suburban St. Louis homemaker has bagged something more than 2,500 people had coveted -- two tickets worth $2,000 to see President Bush here Monday. The Republican woman's good fortune Saturday perhaps frustrated some Democrats, who apparently had visited Senate hopeful Jim Talent's Web site to sign a pro-Bush petition to register for the freebie tickets to the GOP candidate's Monday night fund raiser...
New details revealed in case of bodies stored in barrels (03/17/02)
OLATHE, Kan. -- A search of the property of serial murder suspect John E. Robinson Sr. turned up blood on everything from duct tape to a door threshold. Those and other details about the evidence seized in the investigation emerged Friday in court documents filed by both sides in Robinson's trial. The motion did not mention the results of later testing on those items...
A lot on our plates State has 120 kinds of specialty license ta (03/17/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Almost 30 colleges and universities have them. So do some city zoos and Missouri's professional sports teams. Specialty license plates are plentiful in Missouri and their numbers are likely to grow. As of Jan. 8, Missouri had authorized 120 different specialty license plates -- compared to 13 in Kansas -- and 42 bills on the topic are pending in the Legislature, according to Department of Revenue records. There are more than 26,000 specialty plates on Missouri roads...
Former Missouri seminary student plans to sue bishop (03/17/02)
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- A former Missouri seminary student will allege in a lawsuit that he was molested by a former Florida bishop who resigned after admitting he inappropriately touched another student during the 1970s. Jeffrey Anderson, a St. Paul, Minn. attorney, said Friday he represents a 47-year-old man who came forward after reading that former Bishop Anthony J. O'Connell had said there might be a second victim...
Gnarled trees line KC streets following January ice storm (03/17/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The boulevards and parkways that lead to this city's many fountains were once lined with leafy, mature trees. Weeks after the city's worst ice storm, many trees are gnarled and limbless. The storm that swept across Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri in late January temporarily knocked out power to about a million homes, caused more than $50 million in damage and led to federal disaster declarations in 123 counties...
Holiday offers tourism relief for Savannah businesses (03/17/02)
SAVANNAH, Ga. Diane Bailey says she had little choice: sell beer or go bust. So for the rowdy St. Patrick's Day weekend, she's turned her dress shop into a saloon. Dresses, sequined shirts and straw hats were pushed to the back of Bailey's store, and a temporary plywood bar was moved up front...
Sikeston grad pens Christian best seller (03/17/02)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- A Sikeston native and author of biblical-era fiction revisited his roots last week when he returned home for a booksigning to promote his best-selling novel. Thom Lemmons, a Sikeston High School graduate, spent Friday evening at Barnes & Noble in Cape Girardeau signing his new Christian Booksellers Association best seller, "Jabez: A Novel." Lemmons' novel jumped to No. 3 on the April CBA list, compared to the No. 9 ranking on the March list...
Dead Creek's pollution soon to be thing of past (03/17/02)
SAUGET, Ill. -- The stories sound like something out of a bad B-movie: A healthy dog runs through a polluted creek, climbs up the opposite bank and drops dead in its tracks. Workers in a railroad yard behind a chemical plant watch the same creek emit an eerie glow at night...
Holcomb Methodist Church reopens (03/17/02)
Daily Dunklin Democrat HOLCOMB, Mo. -- On June 1, 2001, pastor Ruth Edwards stood across the street from the Holcomb Methodist Church and watched the building burn. The new building was completed March 9, one day before the consecration services. The last bricks were put on the building that day...
Former officer admits fondling girl while on duty (03/17/02)
LIBERTY, Mo. -- A former Lawson police officer pleaded guilty to reduced charges of fondling a 16-year-old girl and having her fondle him, while he was on duty and ostensibly checking on her welfare. Douglas John Zimmer, 29, could face up to $5,000 in fines and seven years in prison on each of three counts of second-degree statutory sodomy...
Monkey with brain implant moves cursor by thought (03/17/02)
A monkey with a fingernail-size brain implant moved a cursor on a computer screen just by thinking -- the latest in a series of experiments that have raised hopes that paralyzed people might one day be able to control complex devices with their minds...
Navy hastens robot submarine plans (03/17/02)
NEW YORK -- Elated by the success of unmanned spy planes over Afghanistan, the U.S. military is rushing ahead with plans to build a new fleet of "drones." This time, they're robot-controlled submarines. Cruising surreptitiously along a hostile shore, the sensor-packed U.S. Navy submarines would hunt mines and map coastlines ahead of an invasion force...
NASCAR's Gordon, wife make plans for divorce (03/17/02)
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Jeff Gordon's wife has filed for divorce after seven years of marriage to the four-time Winston Cup champion. Brooke Gordon said the marriage is "irretrievably broken" in court papers filed Friday, the Palm Beach Post reported Saturday. It did not specify the problems...
Phony drug cases put Dallas police, prosecutors on hot seat (03/17/02)
DALLAS -- The cases unfolded -- and unraveled -- one by one: drug bust after drug bust in which investigators later found little or no drugs in the evidence that was seized. The FBI is examining the role of Dallas police and prosecutors in about 70 drug cases -- involving more than 40 defendants -- dismissed in recent months after lab tests revealed fake drugs or tiny amounts of the real thing mixed with large amounts of gypsum...
Church task force to release report (03/17/02)
BOSTON -- Members of a task force formed by Cardinal Bernard Law pledged at their first meeting Saturday to produce a public report on ways to protect children from sexual abuse by priests. Law formed the Cardinal's Commission for the Protection of Children and selected its 15 members after it was revealed that the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston had transferred a priest accused of pedophilia from parish to parish...
St. Patrick's Day parades change to red, white and blue (03/17/02)
NEW YORK -- St. Patrick's Day celebrations unfolded across America Saturday, led by the nation's oldest and largest parade which paused for a silent moment to honor the dead in a city healing from terrorism. As bagpipers played the last chords of "God Bless America," thousands of marchers and hundreds of thousands of spectators along Fifth Avenue faced south in silence toward where the World Trade Center towers had stood...
Film festival showcases life of Arabs without stereotypes (03/17/02)
SEATTLE -- Organizers of the city's biennial Arab film festival say it is more important than ever for Americans to see a side of Arab life beyond what's on television. About 280 people turned out for the festival's opening night Friday -- about 100 more people than attended two years ago...
U.S. seeking more money to help Colombia combat kidnappings (03/17/02)
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration is seeking more money from Congress to enhance Colombia's ability to combat terrorist kidnappings and to make police stations less vulnerable to armed attack, a senior official says. The spending request is part of a plan to broaden American security assistance to Colombia beyond counternarcotics efforts. The cost of the new programs has not been disclosed...
USDA halts hiring aid with foreign doctors (03/17/02)
WASHINGTON -- The Agriculture Department stopped helping rural communities hire foreign doctors because some of the physicians turned up on government watch lists following the Sept. 11 attacks, according to a USDA memo made public Friday. Investigators also found evidence of fraud and criminal conduct in several cases, according to the memo provided by Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan...
Sierra Club leader tries positive message (03/17/02)
WASHINGTON -- Environmentalists howl about so many things. Sierra Club President Jennifer Ferenstein wants to change that, stressing what the oldest and largest volunteer-driven environmental group is for rather than what it opposes. The switch in attitude became more of a necessity than an option after the terror attacks, as President Bush's approval ratings soared and concern about his environmental record receded...
Al-Qaida moves money, signaling attack planning (03/17/02)
WASHINGTON -- Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida network has stepped up its financial activity markedly in recent weeks, suggesting some leaders are reasserting control and may be seeking to finance more attacks against American interests, a U.S. official says...
Vote to ban fox hunting polarizes Great Britian (03/17/02)
LONG CRENDON, England -- The hounds' baleful cries drifted across the fields, causing the riders to bristle with excitement. A flash of red darted from the woods and the huntsman's horn blared. The chase was on. For members of the Bicester Hunt with Whaddon Chase, fox hunting offers the chance to ride hard, control the population of an animal some consider a nuisance and preserve Britain's rural lifestyle...
Poverty talks in Mexico seek answers to problem (03/17/02)
MONTERREY, Mexico -- After years of squabbling and finger-pointing, leaders from both rich and poor nations have agreed to sit down Monday for a serious talk about how to end poverty. The meeting of business and government leaders -- including President Bush -- is aimed at improving the lives of more than 1 billion people living on less than $1 a day. Cuban President Fidel Castro is expected to be among the attendees...
Colombian archbishop shot, killed (03/17/02)
BOGOTA, Colombia -- Gunmen killed Archbishop Isaias Duarte Cancino of the city of Cali on Saturday, silencing a voice that had often been critical of leftist Colombian rebels. The gray-haired bespectacled archbishop had just completed a group wedding when he was shot outside the church in Cali, witnesses said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack...
Afghan commanders question Operation Anaconda's success (03/17/02)
GARDEZ, Afghanistan -- To some veteran Afghan commanders, the recent U.S. offensive against al-Qaida fighters in eastern Afghanistan failed because most of them got away. Moreover, they say, this month's Operation Anaconda, the biggest U.S.-led offensive of the Afghan war, should serve as a warning of what lies ahead if the United States wants to crush al-Qaida and Taliban forces still in Afghanistan...
Cheney confers with Saudis on peace (03/17/02)
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia -- Vice President Dick Cheney encountered more resistance Saturday to American action against Iraq even as he conveyed growing U.S. interest in a Saudi-sponsored Middle East peace initiative. Cheney met with Saudi leaders who have expressed sharp reservations about any U.S. plan to move militarily against Iraq...
British military helicopter crashes (03/17/02)
BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- A British military helicopter crashed Saturday in Northern Ireland, injuring seven of the nine people on board, two of them critically, army and hospital officials said. Army officials in the British province said they had ruled out a terrorist attack but were still investigating the cause of the crash...
EU leaders to partially open up energy markets (03/17/02)
BARCELONA, Spain -- Eager to get economic reforms back on track, European Union leaders signed off on a slew of pledges Saturday to cut red tape and boost Europe's floundering economies. The leaders, however, announced a deal that would only partially open energy markets to competition, one of the more contentious areas of reform at the two-day EU summit that ended Saturday...
Israel's prime minister denies plan to call for cease-fire (03/17/02)
JERUSALEM -- Israel backtracked from a statement claiming that at a meeting Sunday, Israel and the Palestinians would declare a cease-fire to end nearly 18 months of fighting, after U.S. and Palestinian officials said it was premature. Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's office said that no such meeting has been arranged. ...
Bell City has easy time with Santa Fe (03/17/02)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- It's not often a team can end a season on its own terms. The Bell City Cubs were able to do that Saturday in the Class 1A boys state championship game, from orchestrating individual player exits from the Hearnes Center floor to team leaders Eric Henry and Jason Rampley hoisting a trophy before delirious fans...
notre dame.1b (03/17/02)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Last year, Notre Dame was denied a state title by Stockton's Jenna Armstrong. On Saturday, the Bulldogs weathered an attempt by Elsberry's Kari Koch. Koch exceeded Armstrong with 34 points, but she couldn't keep Notre Dame from winning the Class 2A championship at the Hearnes Center...
Indians sweep doubleheader (03/17/02)
Southeast Missouri State University's baseball team picked up its first home wins of the season Saturday as the Indians swept a doubleheader from Culver-Stockton at Capaha Field. The Indians posted a hard-fought 4-3 victory in the first game and then romped 13-5 as they improved to 5-7 on the season. The Wildcats, an NAIA squad from Canton, Mo., fell to 7-8...
sports digest.5b (03/17/02)
Baseball
  • San Diego pitcher Bobby Jones, Anaheim infielder Scott Spiezio and Padres outfielder Ryan Klesko were penalized the most in Bob Watson's first decisions as baseball's disciplinarian...
  • Duke struggles while Kent State rolls (03/17/02)
    Defending national champion Duke assumed its rightful place in the next round, but not without struggling. Kent State is simply on the country's longest roll. Both booked spots in the NCAA tournament's round of 16 Saturday. No. 1-seeded Duke needed a 20-6 game-closing run to rally past eighth-seeded Notre Dame 84-77 in the South Regional...
    Cardinals slip past Orioles in 10th 2-1 (03/17/02)
    JUPITER, Fla. -- Rookie outfielder William Ortega's one-out, run-scoring single in the 10th inning lifted the St. Louis Cardinals to a 2-1 victory Saturday over the Baltimore Orioles, snapping the Orioles' eight-game winning streak. Ortega's game-winner to right field off a Kris Foster curve ball followed a single by Al Martin and a walk by Tony Mota...
    Missouri romps into Sweet 16 (03/17/02)
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The only hit Missouri took Saturday was to Kareem Rush's already stitched-up lip. Rush and the Tigers did a lot more damage to Ohio State. Unranked heading to the NCAA tournament and lightly regarded by the selection committee, 12th-seeded Missouri put on another dazzling display of offensive punch and rebounding power in an 83-67 upset of the No. 4 Buckeyes in the West Regional...
    ncaa tournament off to wild start (03/17/02)
    The first few days of the NCAA Tournament proved to be wild and wacky. So what else is new? If there's anything predictable about the Division I men's basketball championships over the years, it's that things are totally unpredictable. And that's what continues to make the event the most exciting few weeks in sports...
    fanspeak 3/17/02 (03/17/02)
    Rams needed Carter The Rams had the nerve to tell Chris Carter, "That's OK, we don't need your services." That is one more ignorant move that the Rams have made yet again. Carter is and has been an All-Pro, big-time player for years. I am not nor will be a Rams fan, but the opportunity to get one of the best receivers in the game is worth making an exception. ...
    Bell City facts were off in story (03/17/02)
    To the editor: I was a member of the 1981 Bell City Cubs' third-place team and your facts were off in a previous article. William Henry actually graduated in 1980 and we were beaten in the district title that year. Nevertheless, it is great to see Bell City competing at a high level again...
    Food bites (03/17/02)
    Torres says chocolate both magical, versatile CHICAGO -- Pastry chef Jacques Torres says chocolate is both a magical and versatile product. "So many people do so many different things with it," says Torres, who recently launched the television series, "Chocolate with Jacques Torres" on the Food Network. You can drink chocolate or use it in everything from cakes to ice cream, cookies to pies and even souffles...
    Garden brings ancient China to Portland (03/17/02)
    PORTLAND, Ore. -- Bats are everywhere in this garden, if you take the time to find them. They hover with stone wings unfurled over arching gateways and peer out from terra cotta tiles, carved wings tucked under like so many tiny curlicues. They lie disguised in the delicate latticework of a whitewashed window, and masquerade as spade-shaped picture hooks, with bronzed bodies and pointed heads...
    Heritage walk traces women through history (03/17/02)
    BOSTON -- The brownstone facade at 28 Commonwealth Avenue is indistinguishable from its neighbors. It shares the same smooth brick, the same ochre window frames, the same ritzy proximity to the Boston Common. But a small plaque to the right of the doorway marks its modest place in history...
    Request for vanity plate denied by state government (03/17/02)
    PORTLAND, Ore. -- Wine maker Michael Paul Higgins is whining about his license plate. Oregon's Driver and Motor Vehicle Services Division has rejected his request to have WINE, VINO or IN VINO as a vanity plate, a move Higgins says violates his constitutional right to free speech...
    luck of irish (03/17/02)
    Sue Coomer carries a lucky rabbit's foot and a couple of shamrocks to bring her good luck. The rabbit's foot, dyed red and worn in places, was one her son, Todd, carried to his high school baseball game when the team played in a state championship. And since it brought the team good luck, Coomer believes it might help her...
    Family name still fuels disputes among Scottish (03/17/02)
    EDINBURGH, Scotland -- More than 300 years since members of the Campbell clan slaughtered 38 of their rival MacDonalds at Glencoe in the Scottish Highlands -- on the pretext that the MacDonalds had failed to swear allegiance to the English crown -- passions still run high...
    Hospital's $7.5 million project to bring fitness services into (03/17/02)
    St. Francis Medical Center plans to build a new $7.5 million health and fitness center along North Mount Auburn Road that would help patients as they recover from injuries and illness. The structure would unify the fitness, therapeutic and rehabilitation services already offered by St. Francis, changing the hospital's focus of health care from illness to wellness, said Steven C. Bjelich, president and CEO of St. Francis Medical Center...
    Pleasant place (03/17/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. The golden shades of autumn turn to the tranquil ivory of a snowy day. The green and pastels of spring turn to the warm brightness of a summer day. To everything there is a season, and one of life's blessings is to view the changes. The view of nature's changes is one of the wonderful things about the home at 1041 Shady Lane in Jackson. ...
    Welcome harbingers of the gentlest season (03/17/02)
    First, a visitor said he had sowed lettuce seeds. Then I read a notice of a coming plant sale. Mary said that behind the little garden seat the house leek (Frog's Tongue) was up, looking like a cluster of little cabbage heads. Hey, I thought, time, which seemed to pause for long periods during the cold days, was moving right along...
    March Madness brings out the gambler in us all (03/17/02)
    Americans by their nature are gamblers. At no time is that more apparent than during March Madness when everyone from car dealers to file clerks takes a gamble and bets a few bucks on a bunch of college students in hopes that their teams will win a national championship...
    Thanks to titles, 'Six Feet Under' starts with a bang (03/17/02)
    NEW YORK -- The HBO funeral-home drama "Six Feet Under" is a splendid undertaking. But the way it begins each week is magnificent. Even after you see it dozens of times, the "Six Feet Under" opening can give you a start with its trippy take on life and death, despair and hope, the kookie and the divine...
    'Smallville' star lands 'Snow White' lead (03/17/02)
    LOS ANGELES -- When Kristin Kreuk auditioned for "Snow White: The Fairest of Them All," she didn't believe she would land the title role in the TV movie. "I didn't think I even had a chance," the 19-year-old actress said in a telephone interview from her hometown of Vancouver...
    Delphine Longinette (03/17/02)
    ST. LOUIS -- Delphine E. Longinette, 79, of St. Louis, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Friday, March 15, 2002, at Missouri Baptist Hospital. She was born Dec. 24, 1922, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Joseph and Pauline Seyer. She was married to Louis V. Longinette, who preceded her in death...
    Mary Blechle (03/17/02)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Mary Magdalena "Lena" Blechle, 95, of Perryville died Friday, March 15, 2002, at Perry County Nursing Home. She was born Nov. 11, 1906, in Biehle, Mo., daughter of Anton and Agnes Biehle Schemel. She and John M. Blechle were married May 23, 1936. He died March 12, 1966...
    Ada Huston (03/17/02)
    PERKS, Ill. -- Ada Rose Huston, 93, of Metropolis, Ill., formerly of Perks, died Saturday, March 16, 2002, at the Magnolia Manor Care Center in Metropolis. Arrangements are pending at Wilson Funeral Home in Karnak, Ill.
    Mary Behner (03/17/02)
    MARSHALL, Ill. -- Mary E. Pulver, 93, of Clark County, Ill., died Thursday, March 14, 2002, in Marshall. She was born July 12, 1908 in Clark County, daughter of James and Naoma Pulver. She and W. Paul Behner were married Jan. 10, 1932. He died Oct. 2, 1986...
    Lee Fuist (03/17/02)
    Lee M. Fuist, 81, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, March 16, 2002, at the Fountainbleau Lodge. Funeral plans are pending at Lorberg Memorial Funeral Chapel.
    Evelyn Sikes (03/17/02)
    Evelyn Geraldine Sikes, 77, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, March 15, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center. She was born June 1, 1924, in Flat River, Mo., daughter of Frank G. and Josie Davis-Johnson. She and Paul Sikes were married Aug. 14, 1943. He died June 21, 1994...
    Bernice Loesel (03/17/02)
    Bernice E. Loesel, 94, of Cape Girardeau and formerly of Perryville, Mo., died Saturday, March 16, 2002, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Gir-ardeau. She was born Jan. 28, 1908, in Perryville, daughter of Adolph and Martha Mehner-Bock. On July 31, 1932, she married Rev. Berthold J. Loesel, who lives at the Lutheran Home...
    Juanita Neal (03/17/02)
    JONESBORO, Ark. -- Juanita Neal, 80, of Jonesboro, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Friday, March 15, 2002, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born Nov. 27, 1921, in Cape Girardeau, and had lived in Jonesboro since 1958. She was married to L.J. Neal, who died in 1997...
    Heffington-Layer (03/17/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Barbara Ann Heffington and John Roy Layer were united in marriage Feb. 2, 2002, at Route 25 Hall. The Rev. Art Hunt performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of the late Luther Tackett and the late Vena Tackett. The groom is the son of Roy and Sondra Layer of Jackson...
    Lee-Bogle (03/17/02)
    CHAFFEE, Mo. -- First Baptist Church in Delta, Mo., was the setting Oct. 20, 2001, for the wedding of Sandra Michele Lee and Jerry Lea Bogle Jr. The Rev. Eric Hodge performed the double ring ceremony. Pianist was Darlene Dumey of Chaffee, and soloist was Linda Mahy of Cape Girardeau...
    Lynn-Claes (03/17/02)
    BENTON, Mo. -- Donna Jean Lynn and Jason Joseph Claes were married Oct. 13, 2001, at St. Vincent de Paul Archdiocesan Pastoral Center in St. Louis. The Rev. Michael T. Butler performed the double ring ceremony. Readers were Katie Valadares and Greg Robeson, and prayers of the faithful were given by Tammy King, cousin of the bride. Gift presenters were Devon and Emilie Beard, cousins of the bride; Debbie Sidelinker and Glen Clayton, godparents of the bride...
    Griesemer-Renfrow (03/17/02)
    Bethel Grace Griesemer and Samuel Kelso Renfrow were married Sept. 15, 2001, in an outdoor setting at Arboreta, home of the groom's grandmother. The bride's father, the Rev. David Griesemer, performed the double ring ceremony. Music was provided by Steve and Stephanie Schaffner of Cape Girardeau...
    Jackson-Matlock (03/17/02)
    THEBES, Ill. -- Victoria Lee Jackson and Shane Allen Matlock exchanged vows Oct. 13, 2001, at Grace United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau. Pianist was Shane Steck of Cape Girardeau, and soloist was Staci Matlock of Thebes. Stephen and Terri Jackson of Thebes are parents of the bride. The groom is the son of Roberta Matlock of McClure, Ill...
    Patrick-O'Connell (03/17/02)
    Cindy Eggimann Patrick and Christopher D. O'Connell were married Feb. 16, 2002, in Cape Girardeau, by the Rev. Ronald Cox. Maid of honor was Sandy Hermann. David Popp served the groom as best man. A reception was held after the ceremony. Mrs. O'Connell is employed at Southwestern Bell...
    Browning-Edmunds (03/17/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Robert and Nora Browning of West Frankfort, Ill., announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Lynn Browning, to Michael Jacob Edmunds. He is the son of Michael and Susan Edmunds of Jackson. Browning is a graduate of West Frankfort Community High School. She expects to receive a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Southeast Missouri State University in May. She is employed at St. Francis Medical Center...
    McClure-Turner (03/17/02)
    MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Michael E. McClure of Gladstone, Mo., and Linda and John Wilcoxson of Harrisburg, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Marie McClure of Athens, Ga., to Jeffrey Scott Turner of Milledgeville, Ga. He is the son of Robert and Shirley Turner of Marble Hill...
    Pigg-Boehlke (03/17/02)
    Don and Judy Pigg of Sikeston, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Cynthia Pigg, to Chadwick Boehlke, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Frank and Yvonne Boehlke of Ozark, Mo. Pigg received a bachelor of science degree from Southeast Missouri State University in 2000, and is pursuing a master's degree in historic preservation at the university. She is employed at the university...
    Trickey-Craiglow (03/17/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Milford and Dorothy Seabaugh of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Beth A. Trickey, to Jon M. Craiglow. He is the son of Bill and Velma Craiglow of Jackson. Trickey is a 1997 graduate of Jackson High School, and is attending Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at Firstar Bank...
    Niggemann-Eftink (03/17/02)
    GORDONVILLE, Mo. -- Jerry Schulte of Farmington, Mo., announces the engagement of her granddaughter, Jamie Marie Niggemann, to Rodney Joseph Eftink. He is the son of Ronnie Eftink and Patti Eftink of Gordonville. Niggemann is employed at Bloomin' Balloons and Flowers...
    Daugherty-Gladden (03/17/02)
    William and Bonnie Daugherty III of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Lisa Michelle Daugherty, to Michael Joseph Gladden. He is the son of Joseph and Debbie Gladden of Fenton, Mo. Daugherty received a bachelor of science degree in health management from Southeast Missouri State University in 2000. She is a fitness supervisor at Korte Recreation Center in Highland, Ill...
    Copeland-Morris (03/17/02)
    Bill and Elizabeth Berry of Cape Girardeau and Jon and Susan Copeland of Columbus, Ohio, announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Lynn Copeland, to Timothy Raymond Morris, both of Charleston, S.C. Copeland is a 1987 graduate of Central High School, and is pursuing a business degree at Southern Wesleyan University. She is a contact center manager for Hill-Rom Inc...
    Talley- Edwards (03/17/02)
    Bill and Pat Talley of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Meghan Elizabeth Talley, to Thomas Delvin Edwards. He is the son of Don and Charlotte Edwards of Cape Girardeau. Talley is a 1996 graduate of Central High School. She is manager at Gadzooks...
    Senciboy-Straw (03/17/02)
    ADVANCE, Mo. -- Rick and Sandy Massey of Advance and Bill G. Senciboy Sr. of Perkins, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Vicki Lynn Senciboy, to Craig Alan Straw. He is the son of Gene and Trina Straw of Sikeston, Mo., and Joyce Straw of Boise, Idaho...
    Shy-Tannous (03/17/02)
    ORAN, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. Larry G. Shy of Oran announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather E. Shy, to James S. Tannous Jr., both of Jacksonville, Fla. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James S. Tannous of Jacksonville. Shy is a 1999 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University. She is a teacher with Duval County School District in Jacksonville...
    Harmons mark 70th event (03/17/02)
    Mr. and Mrs. Ross Harmon of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 70th anniversary recently at Hobbs Chapel Church. Hosts were nieces, nephews and friends. Approximately 94 guests attended. Harmon and Elma Baker were married Feb. 27, 1932.
    Shells are married 50 years (03/17/02)
    ADVANCE, Mo. -- Glen and Bonnie Shell of Advance recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner at Holiday Inn in Cape Girardeau. Hosts were their children and grandchildren. Guests attended from Advance, Jackson, Mo., Marble Hill, Mo., Poplar Bluff, Mo., and Makanda, Ill...
    Out of the past 3/17/02 (03/17/02)
    10 years ago: March 17, 1992 Cape Girardeau's proposed five-year Capital Improvements Plan came under fire last night at city council meeting; Councilman David Barklage said he though council should be responsible for cutting projects from plan, rather than abdicating burden to city administrative staff...
    MoDOT puts safety over cost in Jackson plan (03/17/02)
    The Missouri Department of Transportation plans to widen Highway 34-72 through Jackson, Mo., from Highway 25 to the western edge of town. The plan calls for a four-lane highway with a median barrier and signalized intersections with turn lanes and U-turns. Some city officials, business owners and residents prefer a four-lane highway with a center turn lane....
    Enron on the Potomac (03/17/02)
    KENNETT, Mo. -- Few corporate failures have equaled in scope or duplicity the ongoing collapse of Houston's Enron Corp., a business concept built on the economic potential of distributing energy and other commodities from point of origin to customer...
    Bill would allow concealed guns in vehicles (03/17/02)
    A glance at a U.S. map, like the one in Wednesday's Southeast Missourian, showing which states do and don't permit the carrying of concealed weapons is informative. All but six states allow concealed weapons. Most of them have fairly lenient laws, while a dozen of the states that allow citizens to carry handguns have more restrictive laws...
    In addition to Rainy Day Fund raid, Holden eyes new taxes (03/17/02)
    This is written on the Ides of March, looking toward the balance of the legislative session that ends May 17. We return next week for business through Thursday afternoon before adjourning for a week's spring break that, this year, happens to be during Holy Week...
    Latest INS blunder shows problems remain (03/17/02)
    The Immigration and Naturalization Service, already in hot water over how it handled visas for the men involved in the September terrorist attacks, found itself in the middle of another huge blunder last week. The Florida flight school where two of the terrorists were trained received formal INS notification that student visas for the two men had been approved...
    Speak Out A 03/17/02 (03/17/02)
    Sky is falling SINCE I never read David Limbaugh's biased accountings, I can't say that I read this. But someone told me that he actually wrote a column criticizing President Bush's stance on the steel industry. As Chicken Little said, the sky must be falling for Limbaugh to criticize a Republican...
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