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Stories from Sunday, April 14, 2002

Kennett native going to teach in Rwanda (04/14/02)
KENNETT, Mo. -- An Associated Press photo editor with ties to Kennett is going to Africa to teach photojournalism later this year. Sally Stapleton, a native of Kennett now living in New York, is a recent recipient of a Fulbright research grant to teach photojournalism in Rwanda...
No more pole (04/14/02)
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- Local firefighters used to sliding down a traditional firehouse pole will soon have a new way to get to their trucks from their third-floor quarters -- a plastic, spiral slide. Officials hope it will reduce the number of ankle, knee and lower back injuries that were caused by sliding down the pole and making contact with the ground, fire Capt. Andy Theisen told the Morning Sun of Mount Pleasant for a Wednesday story...
Only geeks invited to special prom (04/14/02)
DULUTH, Minn. -- If you play lots of video games and are frequently taunted as a "spaz," a new prom may be just for you. The inaugural Geek Prom was planned for Saturday at Duluth's NorShor Theater. "We're not covering anything up," organizer Paul Lundgren said...
garage graphic (04/14/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU SPRING CLEANUP The Public Works Department's solid waste division will pick up a reasonable amount of trash placed at the curb on the day of your regular pickup. Here are the rules and regulations:...
Delta Center gets $99,900 grant (04/14/02)
The Missouri Delta Center, an agricultural research facility in Portageville, Mo., has been awarded a $99,900 federal grant to renovate an existing building for use as a soil-testing laboratory. U.S. Sen. Jean Carnahan, D-Mo., announced the Department of Agriculture grant, part of the Rural Business-Cooperative Service Program...
Senate revives bill to tap state's Rainy Day Fund (04/14/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- After House Republicans refused to open the umbrella for the state's financial rainy day last week, the Senate is taking steps to give them another chance. On Tuesday, the House voted 87-70 in favor of using $53 million from the state's Rainy Day Fund to balance the $19 billion budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1...
Medicare's aches and pains (04/14/02)
John Sonderman is 82, and at his age, coming up with money for his doctor bills should be the last thing on his mind, he says. But, along with 40 million other Americans, Sonderman is on Medicare, and he says that's cause enough for alarm. "When you get older, things can go wrong more often," said Sonderman, a Cape Girardeau resident. ...
Special Olympians all win at annual games (04/14/02)
He'd been anticipating this moment for a long year, Monday practice after Monday practice. And now Ryan Pocius would show his best friend how wrong he'd been to underestimate him as a competitor. The two eagerly toed the starting line for their heat in the 100 meter dash, waiting a near eternity for the starter to give the signal...
Random kindness celebration planned for May (04/14/02)
Area residents' daily acts of kindness don't make headline news. They're often little things like a Scout troop raking leaves for an elderly neighbor or a church group sewing comforters for the Red Cross. But on Random Acts of Kindness Day on May 12, the Southeast Missourian will focus on some of those acts of kindness that make our region such a caring place...
Taxpayers take more refunds at state's expense (04/14/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- For roughly every $8 Missouri collects in general revenue this fiscal year, it give back $1 to taxpayers. As recently as three years ago, the state had to give back only $1 for every $12 in general revenue collections. Despite some up-and-down fluctuations along the way, that 1-in-12 figure had remained generally consistent since FY 1985...
Illegal immigrants may get licenses to drive under bill (04/14/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Illegal immigrants could apply for driver's licenses under a bill that is quietly moving through the General Assembly. The bill would allow applicants for a driver's license to present an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number instead of a Social Security number. The Internal Revenue Service issues ITINs to illegal immigrants and other immigrants who are ineligible for Social Security numbers...
Carnahan's records slow to turn up at state archives (04/14/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Nineteen months after Gov. Mel Carnahan died in a plane crash, few of his official records have been turned over to the state archives. Instead, thousands of pages of documents, correspondence and notes amassed in Carnahan's seven years and nine months as Missouri's chief executive remain in boxes tucked away in various parts of the Capitol...
Doe Run to probe dumping charges (04/14/02)
HERCULANEUM, Mo. -- Executives at the Doe Run Co. have told state officials they will cooperate fully with any investigation resulting from allegations that employees dumped toxic garbage near the company's lead smelter. But while pledging to investigate the charges on their own, Doe Run officials stressed Friday any such dumping was done without the approval of management...
Priests accused of abuse still active in KC diocese (04/14/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph has admitted that a retired priest accused of child sexual abuse remains active, but only in a role that officials say doesn't put children at risk. Diocese vicar general Patrick R. Rush told The Kansas City Star for a story Saturday that four other retired priests have faced sexual abuse accusations as well. Those four priests also have varying levels of activity in the diocese, Rush said. He would not elaborate...
Small catfish restaurant turns into big success (04/14/02)
INDIANOLA, Miss. -- Silver-haired ladies gather in a storeroom at The Crown on weekdays for fellowship and to play card games while local businessmen feast on their favorite catfish dishes. Both groups can remember a time when the English-period antique shop and restaurant in this Mississippi Delta town was their little secret...
Archaeological site may yield clues to its occupants (04/14/02)
LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Nobody knows for certain where they came from or where they went. Nor can anyone say for certain what language they spoke or even what they called themselves. Anthropologists named them the Steed-Kisker culture after the owners of the land near Farley, Mo., where the first site was unearthed in the 1930s...
An undeserved death Macon County sheriff gets break in murder o (04/14/02)
GOLDSBERRY, Mo. -- Accounts from people who encountered Frank B. Shimek make you cringe. By their reckoning over years of sour encounters, he was the mean miser of Macon County. A business owner banned him for bad behavior, including fighting with his ex-wife in the parking lot. He often raided penny trays, prompting store clerks to hide them...
Prosecutors going after Ryan's campaign money (04/14/02)
CHICAGO -- Over the years, Gov. George Ryan's campaign fund has provided him with money for everything from Christmas gifts to country club dues to a fleet of cars and vans. But the days of luxury spending may be over. It is not clear just how much is left in what once was a multimillion-dollar campaign war chest. Recently, a lot of the money has been going to lawyers, federal prosecutors said last week...
Coalition says it has signatures to force vote on ballpark (04/14/02)
ST. LOUIS -- A group trying to force a citywide vote over whether the St. Louis Cardinals should get public funds for a new ballpark said Saturday it has more than enough petition signatures to get the matter on November's ballot. Saying it needs 9,800 valid signatures to bring about the public vote, the Coalition Against Public Funding for Stadiums said it has gathered more than 18,000 over the past six months...
Talk of Supreme Court exits heats up (04/14/02)
WASHINGTON -- A springtime rite that accompanies the cherry-blossom season is in full flower: speculation on which Supreme Court justices might retire, and when. The key players this time are Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist and Justices Sandra Day O'Connor and John Paul Stevens...
GOP criticizes Carnahan for groups' protests (04/14/02)
WASHINGTON -- Stung by criticism of their candidate for U.S. Senate, Missouri Republicans are firing back at Democratic Sen. Jean Carnahan and her supporters. The GOP is trying to link the senator, two groups and a union they say are illegally using charitable donations to campaign against Republican Jim Talent...
IRS paid $30 million for bogus tax credit (04/14/02)
WASHINGTON -- The Internal Revenue Service mistakenly paid out more than $30 million to tax filers seeking nonexistent slavery tax credits in 2000 and 2001, according to a Treasury Department investigation. A growing number of black taxpayers are being misled by scams falsely claiming that, for a fee, they can get tax credits or refunds as reparations for slavery. The scams are given credence when some taxpayers actually get money...
Science digest 04/14/02 (04/14/02)
Drug shows promise in preventing lung cancer SAN FRANCISCO -- A pill long used around the world to treat dry mouth may help protect against lung cancer in lifelong smokers, a study found. The drug appears especially promising for former smokers, who still face a higher-than-usual risk of lung cancers years after they quit...
Post offices plan for late hours (04/14/02)
WASHINGTON -- Last-minute taxpayers will find hundreds of post offices open late Monday to accommodate their filings. Tax returns must be postmarked by midnight April 15, and the Postal Service expects as many as 30 million tax forms to be mailed that day...
Bush writes new rules for military courts (04/14/02)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush made sweeping changes to the rules that govern military courts-martial, allowing courts to sentence criminals to life without parole and judges to order witnesses not to talk to reporters. The new rules, announced Friday, also spell out for the first time provisions for prosecuting military personnel for adultery. The rules say that to qualify for prosecution, the adultery must either damage military order and discipline or hurt the military's reputation...
Bush asks for extension of tax cuts beyond 2010 (04/14/02)
The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- President Bush reminded Americans ahead of Monday's tax deadline that they were saving money through his 10-year tax-cut plan and he urged Congress to make the reductions permanent. The president planned to travel to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Monday to promote the tax cuts as the Republican-led House prepared to take up a bill that would keep them in place beyond 2010...
Gore- GOP agenda 'is wrong for America' (04/14/02)
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Al Gore told cheering Florida Democrats Saturday it was time "to speak out boldly" and rejoin the political debate with President Bush and Republicans because much of their agenda "is wrong for America." The former vice president and 2000 Democratic presidential nominee returned to the site of the disputed recount in that election to tell the Florida Democratic Convention both parties can stand together on the war against terrorism, while debating many other issues...
Hundreds gather for final look at beams of light to remember W (04/14/02)
NEW YORK -- Hundreds of people gathered in lower Manhattan Saturday night to take a final look at the towers of light that have served as reminders of the World Trade Center for the past month. "Tribute in Light," two shafts of massed searchlight beams shooting into the night sky, represented the 110-story twin skyscrapers destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks. Since March 11, they have been lighted from dusk to 11 p.m. every night...
Big Game jackpot at $300 million (04/14/02)
ATLANTA -- If you had big plans for $220 million, then how about $300 million? That's the jackpot for Tuesday night's Big Game drawing because Friday night's drawing failed to produce a winning ticket, lottery officials said. Thousands of people in seven states gobbled up tickets for the $220 million jackpot -- one of the largest prizes in American lottery history -- but no one managed to match all five numbers plus the Big Money Ball...
Digital recording flap further slows HDTV sales (04/14/02)
A new wrinkle in digital television's sluggish introduction goes far beyond the current dearth of programming and the high cost of the special TV sets needed to view it. Consumer activists are up in arms over Hollywood studios' campaign for standards that would restrict viewers' rights to record digital programs. Such standards could make HDTV sets sold today obsolete because the sets are not hard-wired to protect copyrighted films and TV programs...
Bribery, biological clock fueled sperm-smuggling ring (04/14/02)
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- It must have seemed like a bargain to New York mobster Antonino Parlavecchio and his wife. For about two years, they paid a guard at Allenwood Federal Prison $300 or less per trip to smuggle Parlavecchio's semen from the prison, where he was doing time for racketeering, to Maria, who was desperately trying to get pregnant...
San Francisco mulls Guiliani-style tough love (04/14/02)
SAN FRANCISCO -- For morning commuters, it's an assault on the senses. First, the stench of urine as they emerge from the subway. Then the sight of crack sellers, heroin users and the people using the sidewalk as a toilet. A wagon train of shopping carts, stacks of bedrolls and sprawled drunken bodies also tell the story of the homeless who have migrated to one of the world's most tolerant cities, where street people get cash handouts of more than $300 a month...
Not just another synonym (04/14/02)
NEW ORLEANS -- Cajuns have long learned to cope with being stereotyped as backward swamp-dwelling caricatures, but phrases coined by national news media outlets this week got their Tabasco-laden blood boiling. The words "Cajun Taliban" and "Ragin' Cajun" were used by ABC Radio and Time magazine in reference to Yasser Esam Hamdi, the second alleged American Taliban. Hamdi was born in Baton Rouge to Saudi Arabian parents...
Youth need more teaching on spending money wisely (04/14/02)
Ask teen-agers where they get most of their information about finance, and the majority say it's from their parents. But if you dig a bit deeper, a survey by the National Consumers League found, the bulk of those conversations involve kids asking their parents for money to spend...
Program uses religion to improve health (04/14/02)
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- The pulsing rhythms of atabaque drums fill the temple, sending the guests spinning, clapping and singing the praises of Ossae (Oh-SY-eim), the Yoruban god of medicine and herbs. It's an unusual setting for a health meeting, but this is a special audience...
New device would keep seabirds away from hooks (04/14/02)
HONOLULU -- A new device is being tested that would keep fish bait -- and fish hooks -- away from seabirds, making way for a possible return of commercial fishing for swordfish from Hawaii-based vessels. The device still does not address the main drawback of longline fishing -- the killing of sea turtles. But it appears to clear a major hurdle, according to government and industry officials...
Walton family gives $300 million gift to Arkansas university (04/14/02)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The University of Arkansas has received $300 million from the family behind the Wal-Mart empire -- the largest gift ever to a public university in the United States. The money, from the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation, will establish an undergraduate honors college and also go toward the university's graduate school...
College graduates face tight job market (04/14/02)
When Jeffrey Levy finished college in December, he figured by spring he'd be commuting to a new job on Wall Street, earning $40,000-plus a year and celebrating his financial independence by looking for his own apartment. Four months later, Levy is still planted in his parents' house in Melville, N.Y. He doesn't need to set the alarm clock and his commute is limited to the distance between his bed and the computer, where he logs on day after day, prospecting for a job...
Denver reaps farm subsidies (04/14/02)
DENVER -- The city is reaping bountiful returns on land it owns around Denver International Airport, collecting nearly $400,000 over five years in federal farm subsidies. The farm subsidy program was created to support family farms, and is under close scrutiny as federal lawmakers try to work out how they will hand out $73.5 billion over the next 10 years...
Alaska climb turns tragic as two vanish (04/14/02)
ANCHORAGE -- John Griber was inching his way down a 45-degree ice face on Mount St. Elias, choosing his route to avoid almost certain death if he fell, when he heard the swishing. About 40 feet away, fellow climber Aaron Martin was off his skis and on his side, sliding with no way to stop...
DNA chips leading revolution in cancer, other research (04/14/02)
SAN FRANCICO -- Steven Potter is attempting to grow kidneys in his laboratory in hopes of someday saving the lives of patients who now die awaiting organ transplants. He's a long way from achieving his goal. But dime-sized pieces of glass infused with a million human DNA fragments are helping him get there faster than he ever could have imagined...
George Lucas awarded by British film academy (04/14/02)
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- George Lucas was presented the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts-Los Angeles. Lucas, the creator of "Star Wars" and the co-creator of the Indiana Jones trilogy, was honored at the 11th annual Britannia Awards ceremony Friday night at the Beverly Hilton...
Logging protester dies from falling (04/14/02)
PORTLAND, Ore. -- A woman who climbed 150 feet up a tree to protest a timber sale fell and died from her injures before rescuers could reach the remote site in the Mount Hood National Forest. The timber sale she apparently was protesting had been canceled three days before her death Friday, and the protesters expected to leave the area within a week...
Florida town celebrates worm grunters' talents (04/14/02)
SOPCHOPPY, Fla. -- As professional grunters, Gary and Audrey Revell get up before sunrise and drive 25 miles over dirt roads deep into the heart of the Apalachicola National Forest to catch worms. As the sunlight barely pokes through the pine trees, they climb out of a Ford pickup truck adorned with a bumper sticker that reads "Welcome to the South. Now go home." Audrey hauls a sack filled with empty one-gallon buckets and Gary carries a 10-pound iron rod and a wooden stake...
Spacewalking grandpas bolt girder (04/14/02)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The world's first pair of spacewalking grandfathers, nicknamed the Silver Team, floated outside and finished bolting a 44-foot girder to the international space station on Saturday. Shuttle Atlantis astronauts Jerry Ross and Lee Morin had to contend with some sticky bolts, but still managed to snap two three-pronged struts into place and complete the work begun by two of their colleagues earlier in the week...
GAO- 'Ghost soldier' numbers lower than report in USA Today (04/14/02)
As the National Guard gets attention for its role in homeland security and the war on terrorism, it's also the subject of investigations into inflated troop numbers and misconduct among some former top generals. A federal General Accounting Office report completed last month found the National Guard overstated federal funding requests for the past two fiscal years by $74.5 million based on estimated troop strength...
Earnings concerns prompt more selling (04/14/02)
AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Mixed earnings from Citigroup and Eli Lilly set off more selling on Wall Street Monday as investors, still unimpressed by first-quarter reports, shied away from commitments to stocks. Trading volume was light, a reflection of investors' unwillingness to participate until corporate forecasts become less murky. Analysts said that until companies start to express confidence that business is improving, a rally is unlikely...
Groups protest exhibit on atrocities (04/14/02)
VIENNA, Austria -- Leftist activists clashed Saturday with police who stopped them from approaching far-right demonstrators protesting against an exhibition that documents atrocities committed by regular German soldiers during World War II. Throwing eggs, beer cans and paint bombs, several of the 3,000 leftist demonstrators tried to push their way through barricades sealing off Heldenplatz, or Heroes' Square, police spokeswoman Doris Edelbacher said...
The young and the restless Saudi Arabian youths struggle with r (04/14/02)
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- They can be seen on the streets and in coffee shops -- teen-agers flashing their phone numbers on pieces of cardboard or leaving them on bits of paper stuck to car windows. These young Saudis are risking a public flogging in hopes of snaring a date -- even if it's confined only to the phone...
Film fest drops Sharon documentary (04/14/02)
TORONTO -- The Toronto Jewish Film Festival is dropping a documentary on Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon due to security concerns. The festival's organizers say the award winning film, "The Accused," based on Sharon's life, could invite unwanted attention from interest groups...
Ex-Serbian interior minister dies in suicide (04/14/02)
BELGRADE, Yugoslavia -- An associate of ex-President Slobodan Milosevic died Saturday, two days after shooting himself in the head to protest passage of a law that would have allowed his arrest and extradition to the U.N. war crimes tribunal. Vlajko Stojiljkovic, 65, Serbia's interior minister in charge of police under Milosevic, had been indicted by the U.N. ...
Russia's 13 percent flat tax rakes in cash (04/14/02)
MOSCOW -- Like many Russians, Nellie dreads her annual visits to the local tax office, with its long lines, surly officials, and Byzantine tax forms. But recently, the 66-year-old grandmother, who supplements her meager pension by cleaning apartments, had a pleasant surprise...
Death toll at synagogue rises to 13 after explosion (04/14/02)
DJERBA, Tunisia -- Two Germans and a French citizen died Saturday from injuries suffered in a firey truck crash at a famous synagogue in this Muslim North African nation, bringing the death toll to 13 people. Questions about whether the explosion at the Ghriba synagogue was an accident, as Tunisian authorities have contended, or an attack remained unanswered. Germany has sent officials to help in the investigation...
Powell to press Arafat for action, calls on Israel to show rest (04/14/02)
JERUSALEM -- Struggling to salvage his peace mission, Secretary of State Colin Powell will press Yasser Arafat when they meet today to take "effective action" to end Palestinian attacks against Israel. Powell also is calling for restraint by Israeli forces on the West Bank...
Afghans seek quake survivors (04/14/02)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Residents used shovels, picks and their bare hands Saturday to search for survivors in the rubble of an earthquake in northern Afghanistan. Officials said at least 50 people were killed and 200 were injured. Gen. Haidar, the senior military commander of Baglan province, appealed for aid, especially bulldozers and other heavy equipment to help dig bodies from the rubble and to search for survivors from Friday's quake...
New Venezuelan president resigns (04/14/02)
CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuela's interim president resigned Saturday -- a day after taking office -- in the face of protests by thousands of supporters of the ousted president, Hugo Chavez. "Before the nation, before the Venezuelan people, I present this resignation," Pedro Carmona told Union Radio...
The drive to compete- Eagle Ridge has a plan to play closer to (04/14/02)
It was a crowning moment, a victory over New Salem Baptist Academy of Marble Hill, Mo., for the Class 2A Missouri Christian Schools Athletic Association girls' basketball state title. But it was on the western fringe of the state in Joplin, Mo., characteristic of what Eagle Ridge Christian Academy has endured throughout the sports program's seven years in Cape Girardeau...
New Salem not likely to follow Eagle Ridge into state organiza (04/14/02)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- New Salem Baptist Academy athletic director Ken Jones said his school would like to follow Eagle Ridge Christian's lead and join the Missouri State High School Athletic Association, but finds its path hampered by finances. Schools must first be accredited by an organization recognized by MSHSAA, a process that can be expensive, mostly because of the cost of using certified teachers...
Indians sweep Skyhawks, roll into OVC lead (04/14/02)
When Southeast Missouri State University's Indians hit the baseball like Mark Hogan knows they can, the coach believes his team is tough to beat. But that's something Tennessee-Martin couldn't do Saturday. As a result, the Indians are in first place in the Ohio Valley Conference...
Marrero discovers 9th-inning solution, keeps Cards on a roll (04/14/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Eli Marrero got the fastball he was expecting, and handled it. Marrero singled home the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Houston Astros 2-1 Saturday for their fifth straight victory...
Tiger, contenders emerge from the muck in Masters (04/14/02)
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Look past the muck and the mess covering Augusta National. This Masters is shaping up to be a real beauty. Tiger Woods roared into his familiar position, pointing confidently to the cup as his birdie putt disappeared on the final hole Saturday to give him a 6-under 66 and a share of the lead...
Indians are a big draw as the conference race heats up (04/14/02)
mishow You just can't beat fun at the old ballpark. At least that's what the more than 1,100 fans at Capaha Field Saturday appeared to say as Southeast Missouri State University swept an Ohio Valley Conference baseball doubleheader from Tennessee-Martin...
FanSpeak 4/14/02 (04/14/02)
Not a one-person team OUR SCOTT City girls' varsity basketball team wasn't a great team this year. It doesn't look like our future team will be much better. At our sports banquet, almost all of the awards that were given to the JV team were given to only one girl. Is our coach saying he only had a one-man show this year? Come on, coach. Surely the rest of the team did some things right...
Country charmer Old-fashioned feel with modern amenities (04/14/02)
JACKSON, Mo. The sky seems to be the limit and the dreams are for the making at the home at 214 Carolina Place. This is a home with all the charm of your grandparents' farm house, but all modern conveniences from maintenance-free vinyl siding to an interior that is minimum maintenance and maximum beauty...
Garage beautiful Americans use the space for more than just p (04/14/02)
To most Americans, the garage is simply a place to park a car or stash a lawn mower. Maybe sit in a chair, have a beer and watch life pass by the driveway. For one week in Cape Girardeau, some garages might become the cleanest they'll ever be. During the city's Spring Cleanup Week, people remove the clutter from their garages, basements and workshops and haul it to the street curb for pickup with the trash...
Mr. Roboto (04/14/02)
ELK, Wash. -- John Rigg loves Robby the Robot from "Forbidden Planet" and B-9 from "Lost in Space." He loathes C-3PO, but R2-D2 is A-OK. Such are the passions of Rigg, who moved from Seattle to rural Spokane County a couple of years ago to build a showcase for his collection of 2,500 robots...
Temples, shrines featured at Tainan (04/14/02)
TAINAN, Taiwan -- Start strolling down the streets of Taiwan's old capital and it looks much like the island's other cities: Blocky concrete apartments and stores cluttered with shop signs and eateries spilling out onto sidewalks selling noodles and rice in plastic bowls...
travel briefs (04/14/02)
Alabama city to honor heroes at festival DECATUR, Ala. -- The Spirit of America Festival in this North Alabama City will pay tribute to New York firefighters and policemen and the "let's roll" passenger killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and the CIA agent slain in Afghanistan...
Making sense of time (04/14/02)
So, here we are, this very morning starting a second week of living daily with another acronym, DST. I'm still upset from the recent change, else I'd be writing about my beautiful viburnum bush in full and fragrant bloom or the satisfactory progress of many hollyhock plants from last summer's split seeds...
All's well that ends well in frog play (04/14/02)
There's more to life than cable television. Every now and then, parents want to expose their children to cultural stuff, which can be a challenge. Unlike television, culture doesn't come with a remote control. Of course, when you have young kids, Shakespeare is probably not an option...
TV companies consider cutting end credits (04/14/02)
What, exactly, does a key grip do? That's one of those questions that drift through the mind while watching the credits flash at the end of a television show, assuming you're even paying attention. One of TV's traditions -- the end credits -- is on the endangered list. Discovery Communications is weeks away from eliminating them on its 11 cable channels...
Skunk spray helps cops catch suspect (04/14/02)
LEWISTON, Maine -- Police who were chasing a man after a traffic stop got an unlikely assist from a skunk, who sprayed the suspect in the face. Kenneth Rideout, 32, was nailed after he ran into the woods Tuesday night Rideout was wanted for violating release conditions stemming from a domestic assault...
briefs.9c (04/14/02)
James Bond parody OKed by MGM MGM has agreed to allow New Line Cinema to parody its James Bond film "Goldfinger" in the title of the new "Austin Powers" sequel. In January, MGM successfully petitioned the Motion Picture Association of America to ban the suggestive name of the summer comedy "Austin Powers in Goldmember," saying it infringed on the title of its 1964 Bond thriller...
Rose Purdom (04/14/02)
Rose P. Purdom, 93, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, April 12, 2002, at Chateau Girardeau. She was born Jan. 16, 1909, at Patton, Mo., daughter of Tivis Damon and Maggie Eva Heitman Robinson. She and Maxwell Calvin Purdom were married July 14, 1945. He died Nov. 8, 1948...
George Bruhl (04/14/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- George Daniel Bruhl, 99, died Friday, April 12, 2002, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Nov. 20, 1902, at Fruitland, Mo., son of Ernst Hermann and Emma Virginia Daniel Bruhl. He married Alice Francis Kostal Oct. 19, 1928. She preceded him in death July 24, 1993...
Carolyn Duncan (04/14/02)
ANNA, Ill. -- Carolyn S. Duncan, 53, of Anna died Saturday, April 13, 2002. She was born March 6, 1949, at Anna, daughter of George and Mary Hileman Sivia. She lived in Union County most of her life. She was a member of the Anna Moose Lodge. Survivors include two sons, Perry Youngblood of Alto Pass, Ill., and Scott Sivia of Dongola, Ill.; five sisters, Clara Seals of Dongola, Della Dillow of Cypress, Ill., Betty Doughty of Alto Pass, Audrey Doughty of Jonesboro, Ill., and Mary Jackson of Georgia; a brother, Gilbert Sivia of Cape Girardeau; and two stepgrandchildren.. ...
Sharon Rice (04/14/02)
MOUND CITY, Ill. -- Sharon Lynn Rice, 50, of Mound City died Friday, April 12, 2002, at Union County Hospital in Anna, Ill. She was born Nov. 29, 1951, in Portsmouth, Va., daughter of Ernest A. and Doris Dunn Dartt. She was married to Eddie Rice. He preceded her in death...
Gladys Jones (04/14/02)
ANNA, Ill. -- Gladys Jones, 96, of Vienna, Ill., formerly of Anna, died Saturday, April 13, 2002, in Vienna. Crain Funeral Home in Anna is handling the arrangements.
Mabel Anthony (04/14/02)
ORAN, Mo. -- Mabel Anthony, 79, of Oran died Friday, April 12, 2002, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. She was born March 19, 1923, at Cloud Switch, Tenn., daughter of Jim and Eva Gordon Poore. She and Earl Anthony were married June 26, 1942. He died Aug. 25, 1990...
Michael Perdue (04/14/02)
ORAN, Mo. -- Michael Dennis Perdue, 50, of Gillsville, Ga., died Monday, April 1, 2002, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. He was born May 20, 1951, at Sikeston, Mo., son of Stanley Catus and Jean Olive Lupardus Perdue. He married Theresa Godfrey...
Bryant-Robert (04/14/02)
Jessica Leah Bryant and Justin Fenimore Robert exchanged vows June 9, 2001, at First United Methodist Church in Garland, Texas. The Rev. Michael Haynes performed the double ring ceremony. Scripture reader was Katie Cox of Kingsville, Texas, cousin of the bride...
Bohnert-Geringer (04/14/02)
ALTENBURG, Mo. -- Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg was the setting Sept. 15, 2001, for the wedding of Nicole Marie Bohnert and Brian Charles Geringer. The Rev. Wayne Palmer performed the double ring ceremony. Organist was Tyson Wunderlich, cellist was Steve Schaffner, violinists were Melvin Gilhaus and Stephanie Schaffner, and soloist was Sally Buerck...
Dillon-Podolsky (04/14/02)
MCCLURE, Ill. -- Gina Rene Dillon and Dr. Howard Scott Podolsky were united in marriage Jan. 13, 2002, at the Royal N'Orleans in Cape Girardeau. Rabbi Randy Fleisher of St. Louis performed the ceremony. Music was provided by a string trio. The bride is the daughter of Pat and Cheryle Dillon of McClure. Podolsky is the son of Harvey and Roz Podolsky of Buffalo, N.Y...
McDowell-LeGrand (04/14/02)
Gina Sue McDowell and Darryl Alan LeGrand were married March 9, 2002, at the Elks Lodge. The Rev. Christopher E. Vaughn performed the double ring ceremony. Parents of the bride are Gene and Marilyn Vaughn of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of Ben LeGrand of Cape Girardeau...
Farrow-LeGrand (04/14/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Amy Marie Farrow and Teddy Robert LeGrand were married March 2, 2002, at Little Chapel of the Flowers in Las Vegas, Nev. The Rev. Jeri Stevens performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Terry and Margaret Farrow of Jackson. The groom is the son of Timothy LeGrand of Cape Girardeau...
Ruch-Kirchhoff (04/14/02)
Jennifer Ruch and Dr. Shanon Kirchhoff were married March 21, 2002, at Lake Tahoe, Nev. Mrs. Kirchhoff is a graduate of St. Vincent de Paul High School in Perryville, Mo., and Southeast Missouri State University. She is pursuing post graduate degrees in counseling and nursing...
Cordia-Stieneke (04/14/02)
JACKSON, Mo. -- Peggy Sue Cordia and Jason Craig Stieneke of Jackson announce their engagement. She is the daughter of James M. and Verna M. Cordia of Oak Ridge, Mo. Stieneke is the son of Mike and Charlene Christian of Cape Girardeau and Dave and Cindy Stieneke of Aurelia, Iowa...
Davis-Erzfeld (04/14/02)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Ronald L. and Nancy M. Davis announce the engagement of their daughter, Shannon Marie Davis, to Damian Christopher Erzfeld. He is the son of Jerry and Mary Schafroth and Kenneth Erzfeld, all of Perryville, Mo. Davis is a 1995 graduate of Meadow Heights High School at Patton, Mo. She is employed at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau...
Alternative Education Center (04/14/02)
Alternative Education Center A Honor Roll 12th Grade - Sumantha Nickens. 11th Grade - Tonya Sinn. 10th Grade - Genevieve Grimaldo. 9th Grade - Sarah Riley-Land. B Honor Roll 12th Grade - Roy Bryan, Jacob Culver, Jessica Huff, Shaquaia Twiggs. 11th Grade - Sonya Sinn...
Shawnee High School (04/14/02)
Shawnee High School A Honor Roll 12th Grade - Ashley Brown, Terry Smith, Jessica Stone. 11th Grade - Sarah Burford, Colin Campbell, Sean Copeland, Catrina Craver, Joshua Franklin, Lindsey Freese, Richard Hanneken, Ashley Lesch, Nicholas Matlock, Christina McLane, Vanna Mouser, Samantha Peters, Katie Prater, Cecilia Rhymer, Jennifer Wilkerson, Ashley Williams...
alma scharder elementary (04/14/02)
Alma Schrader Elementary School A Honor Roll 6th Grade - Nick Allen, David Berry, Katie Bowles, Suzanne Burke, Nikki Cochran, Amity Downing, Sarah Fee, Audrey Feuerhahn, Catherine Feuerhahn, Vesslin Georgiev, Erin Gerlach, Kristina Gowen, Diana Harper, Josh Hinton, Matt Holmes, Jeremy Jernigan, Mara Kennon, Kaeli Kimes, Juneal Lane, Courtney Markhart, Tommy McGowan, Jenni Miinch, Brooks Osburn, Tara Pickens, Lindsey Pingel, Casey Popp, Charlotte Schaffner, Alex Shell, James Thompson, Ashley Todaro, Jessica Tufts, Peyton Waggener, Alleigh White.. ...
clippard elementary (04/14/02)
Charles C. Clippard Elementary A Honor Roll
  • 6TH GRADE - Danielle Blake, Cole Bradley, Kacie Broemmelsick, Beth Davey, Heather Deisher, Patrick Duffy, Erica Hendrix, Jenny Huo, Cassie Kuehn, Laura Lusk, Tyler McNabb, Austin Mehner, Katie Peel, Carly Schneider, Chrissy Ulrich, Ryan Willen, Ty Williams...
  • Meridian High School (04/14/02)
    Meridian High School High Honor Roll 12th Grade - Nicki Brown, Gibson Sheena, Nadia Karenaho, Nichole McClellan, Kimberly Simpkins, Carmetha Waddy, Jorisa Williams, Evonnia Woods. 11th Grade - Rebekah Herring, Michael Palmisano, Clottee Woods. 10th Grade - Janiece Blake, Whitney Brown, Rashata Cross...
    Egyptian Community Elementary (04/14/02)
    Egyptian Community Elementary High Honor Roll 12th Grade - Leslie Houston, Emily Randol, Sara Rivet, Brennan Gibson, Gabriela D'Avila, Robert Skaggs. 11th Grade - Ebone Barnett, Torie Bennett, Charidy Terry, Monisha Powell, Ashley Ledbetter, Jessica Bradshaw, Stephanie Burton...
    Fire report 04/14/02 (04/14/02)
    Cape Girardeau Sunday, April 14 Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday:At 9:18 p.m., motor vehicle accident at 2126 Broadway. At 10:12 p.m., emergency medical service at 40 S. Sprigg. At 11:39 p.m., emergency medical service at 13 N. Fountain...
    Police report 4/14/02 (04/14/02)
    Cape Girardeau Sunday, April 14 ArrestsKristin Romano, 18, of 134 S. Lorimier was arrested Friday for failure to appear in court. Christopher Welker, 27, of 417 S. Minnesota was arrested Friday for a probation violation. Kristian Henderson, 17, of 2427 Windy Hill was arrested Friday for stealing...
    Out of the past 4/14/02 (04/14/02)
    10 years ago: April 14, 1992 Cape Girardeau school officials Monday defended school district against charges that it's "top heavy" with administrators; at meeting of finance committee of Citizen Advisory Commission on Education, officials said number of administrators in district now is equal to recommended state guidelines for district of Cape Girardeau's size...
    America at global crossroads (04/14/02)
    By Christopher Robertson ST. LOUIS -- April 11 promises to become a landmark day in world history. Depending on your perspective, it either marks a turning point for long-range peace, justice and security against global-size criminals, or the date marks a slap in the face to national sovereignty that will destabilize the world by undercutting America's ability to unilaterally project power abroad...
    Budget heads list of big state issues yet to be resolved (04/14/02)
    Five weeks to go before the constitutional adjournment date of May 17. As usual, there are plenty of issues hanging. First and most important, in this year of difficult fiscal challenges, is the 2003 budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1. On this, we face a deadline of May 10, or four weeks from now. ...
    Rainy Day Fund appears safe -- for now (04/14/02)
    No one ever hears much about Missouri's $458 million Rainy Day Fund that has been set aside for an emergency. Most folks think of an emergency as a calamity, a tragedy, an event that requires enormous amounts of money to recover from. This year, Gov. Bob Holden considered attempts to spend way more than the state expects to take in as a calamity, a tragedy, a real emergency. He asked legislators to approve borrowing from the Rainy Day Fund. They said no...
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