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Stories from Sunday, April 21, 2002

Regents raise tuition costs, parking fines (04/21/02)
RECORD INCREASE By Mark Bliss ~ Southeast Missourian Southeast Missouri State University's regents reluctantly approved the largest increase in tuition in school history on Saturday, saying state spending cuts left them no choice...
Consumer groups say president could reverse food safety gains (04/21/02)
WASHINGTON -- For a fourth year in a row, the government is finding fewer germs on ground beef and other types of meat. Consumer advocates say Bush administration policies could reverse that trend. Last year, 2.8 percent of ground beef tested positive for salmonella bacteria, compared with 3.3 percent in 2000 and 6.4 percent in 1998...
Avocado growers pushing for nationwide ad campaign (04/21/02)
VENTURA, Calif. -- Got guacamole? Avocado growers say the right national ad campaign could do for their crop what the "Got Milk?" slogan did for the dairy industry. Avocado growers will vote this summer on whether to tax themselves to raise up to $14 million a year for research and promotion. About 6,000 growers and importers will be eligible to vote...
Half-shell hope Program to restore oyster beds surpasses expect (04/21/02)
HOLLYWOOD, Md. -- Tom and Julie Kemp are master gardeners of oyster cultivation. Each year, they shepherd thousands of young oysters, called spat, through their early stages of life in cages floating off their dock in an inlet near the mouth of the Patuxent River...
China frets about rural poverty, instability (04/21/02)
BEIJING -- Village official Shen Licheng trekked from his dusty hamlet of 2,000 people to Beijing to report on his part in China's fight to shore up its flagging agricultural sector. His words were not encouraging. "We feel as if we have suffered a great injustice because, as a rural official, it's just too hard to raise farmers' incomes," Shen, the Communist Party secretary of Wu'an village in northern Hebei province, grumbled to fellow lawmakers at China's national legislative session...
Central Junior High gets national honor (04/21/02)
MAKING A DIFFERENCE By Heather Kronmueller ~ Southeast Missourian On a sunny Saturday morning last fall, a group of 36 eighth- and ninth-graders from Central Junior High School in Cape Girardeau met at school with rakes and brooms so they could go clean the yards of houses near the school...
Breaking up (with your stylist) is hard to do (04/21/02)
The connection between client and hairstylist is so universal it made for a memorable "Seinfeld" episode. Dissatisfied with his longtime barber, Jerry sneaks another one up to his apartment for a quick haircut but ends up stashing him in another room when his regular barber shows up unannounced. The "affair" comes to an end when the suspicious barber spots Jerry's hair clippings on the floor and an ugly showdown ensues...
OYSTER #1 (04/21/02)
Associated Press photos/Matt Houston Juvenile oysters, known as spat, were attached to other halves of oyster shells in Hollywood, Md. Tom Kemp receives the spat from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and raises them just below the surface of the water at his Hickory Landing Creek bay lot in Hollywood. Kemp then dumps them in a protected area in the bay offshore where they live out their adult lives.Associated Press photos/Matt Houston...
Week to honor crime victims (04/21/02)
At 9 a.m. Monday church bells will toll in Cape Girar-deau, Jackson and Perryville honoring victims of crime and kicking off National Crime Victims' Rights Week. Victim advocates, criminal and justice officials, allied professionals and community volunteers will observe the week by wearing red, white and blue ribbons...
French elections under threat of voter apathy (04/21/02)
PARIS -- The top contenders in today's presidential contest in France have plenty to worry about. A record number of candidates and widespread voter apathy are threatening the prospects of rivals Prime Minister Lionel Jospin and President Jacques Chirac...
Fallen tree traps family in home (04/21/02)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- A family was trapped for a short time in a mobile home when a tree fell on it during a tornado in Wyatt, Mo., the Mississippi County sheriff's office said. No one was seriously injured in the storm. A boy who was trapped in the trailer suffered scratches but was not hospitalized...
fees and fines info box.1a (04/21/02)
HIGHER CLASSES Southeast's Board of Regents on Saturday approved increases in tuition and parking fines.Current incidental and general student fees
  • Undergraduates IN-STATE $117.50 OUT-OF-STATE $212.00
  • GRADUATESIn-state $138.00...
  • Northwest Missouri State to require meningitis vaccine for fres (04/21/02)
    MARYVILLE, Mo. -- Northwest Missouri State University will require freshman to be immunized against meningitis starting this fall. The campus will be one of only a few in the nation to require incoming students to receive the meningococcal vaccine, though health care officials have long recommended that those in college dormitories should receive the shot...
    Cherokee poet to speak at SEMO Wednesday night (04/21/02)
    Awiakta, a Cherokee poet, storyteller and essayist, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Southeast Missouri State University Museum. "What sustains each of us in these difficult times" is one of the topics Awiakta plans to explore. This will be Awiakta's fourth visit to Southeast, school officials said...
    global graphic (04/21/02)
    WORKING ABROAD A portion of Cape Girardeau's multicultural businesses and multicultural workers: Saffron and Manee Thai restaurants, Su Hill Chan's restaurant, Peter Chan Dr. Benjamin H. Yuen. Dr. Mohammad Shakil Dr. Khalid I. Khan...
    Dozens of bands show for festival with jazz musician Clark Terr (04/21/02)
    Music students competed Saturday for a chance to share the stage with jazz legend Clark Terry. And at Southeast Missouri State University's fourth annual Clark Terry/Phi Mu Alpha Jazz Festival, the competition was fierce. More than 30 groups from Southeast Missouri and Illinois played in two different venues. Each played for 15 to 20 minutes...
    Priest donates part of liver to parishioner (04/21/02)
    CHICAGO -- Technically, Father Gary Graf isn't family. But when a dying parishioner needed a new liver, the distinction to the 42-year-old priest was meaningless. Graf last week donated half his liver to Miguel Zavala, who sometimes helped with collections and communion at his Waukegan church...
    Possible cheating prompts probe into firefighters exam (04/21/02)
    ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis' mayor has ordered a police investigation into allegations that a firefighter may have illicitly obtained a portion of the firefighters' promotion exam and used it to give others an edge on last month's test. Mayor Francis Slay has suspended grading of the test over the allegations, which also include prospects that other firefighters tried but failed to get portions of the test...
    Man carrying unloaded handguns at Rainbow/Push meeting arreste (04/21/02)
    CHICAGO -- Police arrested a Chicago man after he was seen brandishing firearms inside the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition headquarters Saturday on the city's South Side. Willie Wallace, 25, was arrested on two charges of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon after he entered a Rainbow/PUSH community meeting around 11 a.m. carrying two unloaded handguns, said Chicago police spokes-man Sgt. Robert Cargie...
    Herculaneum lead smelter owes $787,000 in taxes and penalties (04/21/02)
    HERCULANEUM, Mo. -- The Doe Run Co., which owes more than $787,000 in taxes and penalties on its massive lead smelter in Jefferson County, said it plans to pay off the debt by the end of April. Most of the money is owed to the Herculaneum-based Dunklin School District, which is due $461,000 plus penalties and interest, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Saturday. That's about 11 percent of the district's budget, said Steve Martin, vice president of the Dunklin School Board...
    Diocese responds to RICO lawsuit (04/21/02)
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Catholic diocese in Kansas City on Friday denied that its bishop helped cover for sexual predator priests, calling the accusation "neither true nor credible." A Massachusetts man identified only as John T. Doe sued the Vatican, a former bishop and four dioceses on Thursday, accusing them of maintaining a "web of predator priests" whose sexual misconduct spans three decades...
    Springfield schools return Harry Potter books to library (04/21/02)
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Harry Potter books should soon be flying off the shelves again at Springfield Public Schools. A specially appointed 11-member committee unanimously voted Friday to return the popular children's books to library shelves. The committee determined the books don't violate any board policies or guidelines for school libraries, associate superintendent Emmett Sawyer said...
    Lindbergh's grandson resumes quest to repeat grandfather's flig (04/21/02)
    CHESTERFIELD, Mo. -- With a wave of his plane's wings for the cheering crowd, Charles Lindbergh's grandson took off in fog Saturday and flew to New York, closing out the second leg of his bid to match his famed grandfather's historic 1927 solo crossing of the Atlantic...
    Chemical lures may hold key to controlling parasitic fish (04/21/02)
    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- Disrupting the sea lamprey's mating call may be the key to limiting its numbers in the Great Lakes, where the eel-like parasite sucks the life out of sport fish, scientists say. Male lampreys secrete a smelly bile acid during spawning season that draws ovulating females to nests, where they lay eggs for males to fertilize, Michigan State University researchers said...
    House again passes bill on elder abuse (04/21/02)
    Ready for Vivaldi Southeast Missourian/Charles DiStefano Penny Robinson, 5, warmed up before a Suzuki Play-in at the Brandt Music Building Saturday at Southeast Missouri State University while her mother, Bambi, watched. Almost 50 people ages 3 to adult from the Southeast Music Academy and the Brehmer Music Academy in Dexter, Mo., gathered informally to play together for the first time. ...
    Design students customize plastic flamingos (04/21/02)
    DECATUR, Ill. -- Ever wondered what Sonny and Cher would look like as flamingos? You can see them at Richland Community College, along with a host of other characters, real and imaginary. The project is part of Gil Rocha's design class and a whimsical way to bring out the creativity in his students -- all of whom he refers to as "kids," though all are adults and some are his elders...
    Benefit to help teens battle cancer (04/21/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Instead of worrying about who they'll take to prom or what college they'll get into, Carson Peters, Brandon Garner and Dustin Heaton have bigger things on their minds. All three 17-year-olds have been diagnosed with cancer. The boys' classmates at Sikeston High School set out to do something to help and are working to raise money to show their support and concern. ...
    Law on junk faxes likely candidate for Supreme Court review (04/21/02)
    ST. LOUIS -- A Missouri federal judge's finding that bans unsolicited fax advertisements are unconstitutional departs from other rulings over the legal issue of what's an annoying, costly burden to the fax recipients and what's constitutionally protected free speech...
    Diverse protesters join forces (04/21/02)
    WASHINGTON -- Marching with puppets and placards and armed with many messages, tens of thousands of protesters joined forces on a warm spring Saturday to demonstrate peacefully against everything from U.S. policy in the Mideast to globalization and corporate greed...
    Bush juggles U.S. Mideast role between Arab, domestic demands (04/21/02)
    WASHINGTON -- President Bush is engaged in a careful balancing act as he seeks a U.S. role in the Mideast that does not alienate conservative activists in his party or the moderate Arab states he is courting for his war on terror. Thus far, Bush seems to be accomplishing it, sort of, despite Secretary of State Colin Powell's failure to win a truce during his 10-day mission, and despite fresh Arab consternation...
    'Superplumes' of magma may have quake role (04/21/02)
    WASHINGTON -- Hundreds of miles beneath southern Africa and the south Pacific, massive plumes of molten rock rise toward the Earth's surface, material that may affect the movement of the rocky lands above. Magma bursts forth as volcanoes in many parts of the world, but these superplumes originate so much deeper that they cross the boundary between Earth's upper and lower mantle 400 miles below...
    odds & ends 4/21 (04/21/02)
    Radio station wins case in slander suit SAN FRANCISCO -- It's not nice to call someone a "chicken butt" on the air -- but it's not slanderous either, a court ruled. A state appeals court this week dismissed a slander lawsuit filed against a radio station by a former contestant of the Fox television show "Who Wants to Marry a Multimillionaire."...
    G-7 believes global economy mending (04/21/02)
    WASHINGTON -- The world's top economic powers agreed Saturday to intensify efforts to combat terrorist financing and also adopted a plan to better deal with international debt crises. Finance officials acknowledged that rising oil prices and Argentina's economic woes threaten the fledgling global recovery. But they expressed confidence that the world's economy was on the mend following a U.S. recession and the Sept. 11 attacks...
    Government program offers nursing home information (04/21/02)
    WASHINGTON -- All that Anna Spinella wanted for her three elderly relatives was a place where they could spend their final years in comfort. Instead, she says she endured a nightmarish experience trying to find good nursing homes for them. "I went in to see my brother-in-law on Christmas Eve," said Spinella, 68, of Tampa, Fla. "His sheets were sopping wet. He was unshaven. He had not been cared for since I left the day before."...
    Police kill man who took daughters hostage (04/21/02)
    KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- A SWAT sharpshooter killed an armed man who was holding his infant daughter hostage in a sport utility vehicle Saturday, ending a five-hour standoff on a highway, authorities said. Richard Klockenga, 31, had been holding his 6-month-old and 3-year-old daughters hostage, but sheriff's negotiators managed to talk him into releasing the older child. Neither girl was harmed...
    5.1-magnitude earthquake hits Northeast (04/21/02)
    AU SABLE FORKS, N.Y. -- An 5.1-magnitude earthquake shook the Northeast awake early Saturday, collapsing roads in New York and rattling homes from Maine to Maryland. No injuries were immediately reported. The quake, centered 15 miles southwest of Plattsburgh, N.Y., left cracks in foundations and chimneys throughout the region, said Ray Thatcher, director of emergency services for Essex County...
    INS planning to hire 8,000 new employees (04/21/02)
    MONTPELIER, Vt. -- Six months after Congress authorized tripling the number of federal agents on the northern border, the Immigration and Naturalization Service is launching its biggest hiring push ever. By the end of September, the INS hopes to have 8,000 new employees, with 6,000 headed to work on the borders. By September 2003 the INS hopes to hire an additional 4,000 people...
    Protein analysis helping doctors tailor treatment to individual (04/21/02)
    SAN FRANCISCO -- A new way of analyzing tumors to see which proteins they produce shows promise in helping doctors tailor treatments for each patient's cancer. The idea is to see which proteins the cancer uses to fuel its out-of-control growth. That, in turn, would help doctors prescribe medicines that specifically block them...
    Columbine marks third anniversary (04/21/02)
    LITTLETON, Colo. -- On the third anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre, friends and relatives released balloons and erected crosses on Saturday in memory of the 13 victims. "I love you Dave" was written on the balloon Linda Sanders let go to honor her husband, the teacher who died of wounds suffered while trying to rescue students during the attack on April 20, 1999...
    George Washington's estate plans new center to attract younger (04/21/02)
    MOUNT VERNON, Va. -- Officials at George Washington's estate are planning a new $85 million museum and high-tech orientation-center complex to attract younger visitors. For more than a century, visiting Mount Vernon has been a quiet and decidedly low-tech experience. When the project is finished in 2006, officials said, it will include a 15-minute film produced by Steven Spielberg about Washington's life, an education center and exhibits that couldn't be housed in the mansion...
    NASA to observe water cycle (04/21/02)
    LOS ANGELES -- A successful launch next month of a nearly $1 billion satellite would mark the fourth spacecraft NASA has sent into orbit recently to follow the global movement of life's most precious resource: water. The satellite Aqua will follow the Jason 1 and a pair of twin spacecraft called Grace, launched in December and March, respectively...
    Three hit emergency brakes prior to wreck (04/21/02)
    CRESCENT CITY, Fla. -- Two Amtrak engineers and a conductor all hit the emergency brakes just seconds before a train derailment that left four people dead and more than 150 injured, investigators said Saturday. The lead engineer of the Amtrak Auto Train told the National Transportation Safety Board that he saw a disjointed track about an hour into a trip from Sanford to Lorton, Va., and slammed on the engine's brake...
    Low-flying jet crashes, two die at air show (04/21/02)
    VENTURA, Calif. -- A low-flying F-4 crashed Saturday during an air show at the Point Mugu Naval Air Weapons station, killing its two crew members, Navy officials said. One of the crew members ejected from the jet as it flew less than 200 feet above the ground before crashing. The jet burst into an enormous ball of flame when it smashed into the ground on the west side of the base...
    Venezuela military suffers as four generals die in crash (04/21/02)
    CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuela's new air force commander and three other generals died in a helicopter crash, officials said Saturday, adding to the blows suffered by a military already split by a failed coup last week. Even as President Hugo Chavez tries to reassert the control over Venezuela that he briefly lost last weekend, the country's largest labor federation on Saturday announced plans for a massive march on May Day. The same union sponsored a march that led to the April 11 coup...
    Police raid firm offering sex tours (04/21/02)
    BANGKOK, Thailand -- Police raided an American-owned firm believed to be selling sex tours on a popular resort island in southern Thailand, police said Saturday. Police stormed the Life Style in Asia Co. in Phuket, 430 miles south of Bangkok, on Friday after monitoring the business for several months, police Capt. Yongyuth Kongmalai said...
    Bodies of four Canadian soldiers returned home (04/21/02)
    TRENTON, Ontario -- The bodies of four Canadian soldiers accidentally killed by a U.S. bomb in Afghanistan were welcomed home with a solemn ceremony Saturday, as Canadians expressed grief and anger over the accidental deaths. A gunmetal-gray Airbus carrying their remains touched down at the Canadian Forces Base here on Lake Ontario's shore, met by Prime Minister Jean Chretien, the country's top military officials and grieving relatives...
    Future of talks to end fights in Congo becomes murky (04/21/02)
    JOHANNESBUG, South Africa -- The future of talks aimed at ending Congo's 3 1/2-year war was thrown in confusion Saturday after negotiations deadlocked without agreement on the makeup of a new government or a temporary constitution. Contradictory reports came from former Botswana president Ketumile Masire, the chief mediator, on whether talks would resume Monday in South Africa as planned. ...
    Nostalgia for royalty Former monarch's return makes many Afghan (04/21/02)
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- The elderly man proclaims Afghanistan's drought is ending because the former king is back -- hopefully to reign again. "He is our fortune," he says. No, says a younger man sitting across from him in a battered Kabul pharmacy: Democracy is the path to peace...
    Israeli troops exit largest West Bank city (04/21/02)
    JERUSALEM -- Firing shells into the air, Israeli tanks began pulling out of the largest West Bank city, Nablus, earlier today, hours after leaving parts of Ramallah, scaling back Israel's 3-week-old military offensive. Israeli troops remain in Bethlehem and around Yasser Arafat's battered headquarters, where the Palestinian leader is confined. ...
    Russia stops Catholic bishop's trip (04/21/02)
    MOSCOW -- Roman Catholic Church officials sharply criticized Russia and questioned its commitment to religious freedom Saturday after a Catholic bishop heading back to his Siberian diocese was refused entry -- the second foreign priest barred from Russia this month...
    Lightning flashes early in Cape Relay events (04/21/02)
    A late afternoon thunderstorm put a premature ending on the Cape Relays on Saturday, washing away the final three races and four field events. But lightning was spotted a few times earlier in the day at the Abe Stuber Track and Field Complex. Jackson senior sprinter Mario Whitney made his first appearance since straining a hamstring two weeks ago and proved to be as fast as ever. Whitney won the boys 100-meter dash and anchored Jackson's victorious 400 relay and sprint medley teams...
    Indians slip past Lipscomb before rain (04/21/02)
    A thunderstorm waited just long enough to allow Southeast Missouri State University's baseball team to claim the opener of a doubleheader Saturday against Lipscomb University at Capaha Field. The Indians took a 3-1 lead into the bottom of the fifth inning when rain canceled the remainder of Saturday's doubleheader...
    Brewers win third straight for new manager (04/21/02)
    MILWAUKEE -- Jerry Royster has a simple explanation for the Milwaukee Brewers' success since he replaced manager Davey Lopes. The Brewers won their third straight game under Royster, beating the St. Louis Cardinals 5-3 Saturday behind Alex Sanchez's tiebreaking single in the eighth inning...
    Weight lifts Blues to 1-1 tie in series (04/21/02)
    ST. LOUIS -- After a difficult year made worse by a serious injury, Doug Weight is finally starting to feel like he fits in. The St. Louis Blues center sneaked home a rebound 2:53 into the game and Scott Mellanby scored in the third period as the Blues beat the Chicago Blackhawks 2-0 on Saturday to even the first-round playoff series at 1...
    h0519 BC-GLF-GolfCapsules 04-20 0315 (04/21/02)
    HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- Making up for years of frustration at Harbour Town, Justin Leonard shot a 5-under 66 Saturday to break the WorldCom Classic's 54-hole scoring record. Leonard, who has never finished higher than 30th in the event and thought about skipping the tournament, has thrived on the Harbour Town's tight, tree-lined fairways and small greens...
    Team defections don't appear to be cause for alarm (04/21/02)
    Southeast Missouri State University men's basketball coach Gary Garner said following the Indians' dismal 2001-02 season that he wouldn't be surprised if some players left the program. Garner didn't know exactly who the defections might be, but he said any time a team struggles like the Indians did -- going 6-22 for one of the program's worst records -- a few players generally depart...
    Sunday's Briefly 4/21/02 (04/21/02)
    AREA SOUTHEAST SOFTBALL TEAM SWEEPS MOREHEAD STATE MOREHEAD, Ky. -- Southeast first baseman Reagan Hamlin hit home runs in both ends of a doubleheader, including a grand slam in the second game, as the Otahkians swept Morehead St. 7-5, 9-3 Saturday in Ohio Valley Conference softball action...
    Steamboat field prepares to battle competition, rain (04/21/02)
    Is that rain in the forecast? No problem. That, Tom Farden says, is triathlon weather. "It keeps my heart rate lower, so I love it," Farden said. "There are a lot of riders who would rather have the sun and 70 degrees, but not me. Let it rain." Mother Nature may be on his side with rain in the forecast today for the Steamboat Classic Triathlon, the 18th annual event that will send nearly 200 competitors through a morning test over more than 20 miles through Cape Girardeau...
    FanSpeak 4/21/02 (04/21/02)
    Recognition was overdue YOU MIGHT see the article on Eagle Ridge printed in the paper this week. I was beginning to wonder if the local media was going to recognize that we not only had two state champions in our area being Notre Dame and Bell City but also the girls' team from Eagle Ridge. Great job on a good season...
    Jaycee course presents a challenging design (04/21/02)
    If you enjoy a challenging layout, yet reasonably priced, then Cape Jaycee Municipal Golf Course should be a nice fit. Opened in the late 1970s, the 18-hole, par-70 public course features hilly, tree-lined fairways, small elevated greens and water on six holes...
    Charm and tranquility adds to club's history (04/21/02)
    Overlooking the Mississippi for 81 years, Cape Girardeau Country Club is the elder statesman of Cape Girardeau County golf courses. The par 70 layout, which lies between the clubhouse and the river, lends a unique taste, providing more than just a great opportunity to play golf. ...
    Renovations keep Kimbeland appeal fresh, competitive (04/21/02)
    Kimbeland Country Club, a semi-private golf course in Jackson, Mo., has gone through several renovations since opening in 1963. PGA professional Jim Davey, the club professional for two years, said another is still to come. "There will be no design changes, just improvement in the cosmetics of the course," he said. "But 18 holes will always be in play during the renovations."...
    Area's newest course nears its grand debut (04/21/02)
    The long-awaited opening of Cape Girardeau's newest golf course, the Dalhousie Golf Club, is in sight. Dalhousie officials confirmed that the first 18 holes will open May 20 for members and June 15 for the public. Another nine holes is scheduled to be added this fall to the course designed by Gary Nicklaus, son of golf legend Jack Nicklaus...
    Hall column served as motivational tool (04/21/02)
    To the editor: Are you kidding me? How can you possibly be mad at Jamie Hall? This guy is a genius, this guy is a mastermind at his job. Do you not see what he has done? He has done everything we can ask for and people are still mad. I understand that people think he shot a direct bullet at our city and at our fans, but he was only trying to help. ...
    Rustic (04/21/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. The home at 2212 Old Cape Road in Jackson, Mo., was built a few years before the urban sprawl that has turned much of Jackson countryside into prime Cape Girardeau County real estate. Because of that, it has a certain amount of rustic charm...
    Planet's largest island offers scenery, Viking ruins, adventure (04/21/02)
    SISIMIUT, Greenland -- Two huge whale bones form an arched portal outside the blue wooden church in this picturesque town surrounded by mountains in the Arctic Circle. Dogs bark impatiently as they wait to pull sleds out into the wilderness. Down by the nearby harbor, a freshly peeled seal skin lies in the grass, waiting to be reclaimed by the hunter who killed it. The raw seal meat, especially the liver, is considered a delicacy...
    Internet can provide what you need to know to visit the Grand C (04/21/02)
    What, you haven't been to the Grand Canyon yet? Just a few Web sites will show what you've been missing, and help you find most of what you need to plan your visit. When you drive in from Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Phoenix or Albuquerque, you can ditch the car at Williams and take the Grand Canyon Railway -- www.thetrain.com/ -- to spend the last 50-odd miles concentrating on the scenery instead of traffic. ...
    'Cow town' trying to change its image (04/21/02)
    OKLAHOMA CITY -- It's not just cows, twisters and tumbleweeds sweeping across the prairies around here. The city -- known mostly for its cattle stockyards, severe storms and the 1995 bombing of the federal building -- is trying to change its image, taking on one of the most extensive downtown revitalization projects in the country...
    Catfish catapult cafe to culinary celebrity (04/21/02)
    INDIANOLA, Miss. -- Silver-haired ladies gather in a storeroom at The Crown on weekdays to chat and play cards, while local businessmen feast on their favorite catfish dishes. Both groups can remember a time when the antique shop and restaurant in this Mississippi Delta town, where catfish is king, was their little secret...
    Spring rain gear turns trendy (04/21/02)
    NEW YORK -- Fashionistas and rain have never been friends. The stylish set tolerates an occasional shower since it's an excuse to trot out a trench coat, but rain mostly has been an excuse to stay inside. After all, soaked leather loafers aren't very appealing, and galoshes are probably the one pair of shoes not inside a fashion junkie's closet...
    Getting into April's drama (04/21/02)
    April is a stage play with many acts. The props and characters change with every shower. Just when you think you have discovered the main characters and the story line for the present act, along comes the silvery, slanting rain which, like a misty veil, obliterates the current scene. It lasts just long enough for the producer to get all the new things in place for the next act...
    Family finds the grass is greener everywhere else (04/21/02)
    Our front yard is increasingly rough terrain. One of these days it will take a four-wheel drive to get across it. In a neighborhood of lush green lawns, our yard is the poor stepchild. No self-respecting goat would ever be caught grazing in our yard...
    'The Osbournes' MTV's biggest hit (04/21/02)
    NEW YORK -- "The Osbournes," the reality sitcom about rocker Ozzy Osbourne and his colorful family life, is officially the biggest hit series in MTV's 21-year history. Just under 6.3 million people watched last Tuesday's episode, up from 6 million the week before as the series continues to grow...
    The Rock rolls between wrestling, movies, family life (04/21/02)
    LOS ANGELES -- To understand The Rock, you have to break him into three pieces. First there's his World Wrestling Federation persona, also nicknamed "The People's Champ," a body-slamming muscleman known for raising his eyebrow suggestively and snarling wisecracks that whip crowds of thousands into a frenzy...
    Cape's global community Business owners from afar take a chance (04/21/02)
    By Scott Moyers ~ Southeast Missourian He's your waiter, your doctor, your jeweler. She pampers your nails, tweaks your computer and cooks your dinner. They are like you. But they are not like you, not exactly. They look a little different, sometimes sound slightly different and read a holy book different than yours...
    Bethani Vandeven (04/21/02)
    CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Bethani Clarice Vandeven, 21, of Chaffee died on Saturday, April 20, 2002, due to injuries from a traffic accident north of Blomeyer, Mo. She was born on Oct. 16, 1980 in Cape Girardeau, the daughter of Richard and Jackie Glaus Vandeven...
    Otis Sams (04/21/02)
    Otis Marion Sams, 84, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, April 20, 2002 at the Lutheran Home. He was born Sept. 18, 1917, in Whitewater, Mo., son of Joseph Marion and Dolly Beatrice Huckstep Sams. From Nov. 3, 1954 to Jan. 16, 1981, he worked at the United States Post Office in Cape Girardeau and retired as head window tech...
    Lillian Lorenz (04/21/02)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Lillian L. Lorenz, 81, of Perryville died Friday, April 19, 2002, in Perry Oaks Manor. She was born Nov. 23, 1920, in Friedenburg, Mo., daughter of Albert Henry and Louise Ochs Schamburg. She and Wilbert Emanuel Lorenz were married Oct. 19, 1941. He died Dec. 6, 2000...
    Harry Batts (04/21/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Harry Batts, 65, of Sikeston died Friday, April 19, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. He was born Oct. 9, 1936, in Fulton, Ky., son of Arlie and Emily Thompson Batts. He had been married to Rena Jane Ligon, who died May 23, 1991. He and Mella Copous Parker were married Aug. 30, 1991...
    Lorene Powell (04/21/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Lorene W. Powell, 67, of Sikeston died Saturday, April 20, 2002, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. She was born Feb. 12, 1935, in Pope County, Ark., daughter of Grady and Mary Paraline Bratton Darter. She and Gordon William Powell Sr. were married in 1957, and he died March 27, 1995...
    Ada Mansker (04/21/02)
    Ada Dell Mansker, 70, of St. Cloud, Fla., died Thursday, April 18, 2002, at the Tandem Health Center in Kissimmee, Fla. She was born April 5, 1932, at Crump, Mo., daughter of George Elbert and Ruby Bell Proffer. She worked as cheese shop manager for Goodings Supermarkets in Orlando, Fla...
    Jolly-Foster (04/21/02)
    SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Nina Jolly and James Kevin Foster were married Feb. 14, 2002, in a private ceremony in Scott City. Steve Vester performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Holly Jolly of Kelso, Mo. The groom is the son of James and Bertha Foster of Glen Allen, Mo...
    Kelley-Petzoldt (04/21/02)
    ALTENBURG, Mo. -- Darlene Eugenia Kelley and Daniel Eltor Petzoldt exchanged vows March 23, 2002, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg. The Rev. Ronald Paseur performed the double ring ceremony. Organist was Tyson Wunderlich and soloist was Brittany Moore...
    Wright-Essner (04/21/02)
    St. Mary's Cathedral was the setting Jan. 18, 2002, for the wedding of Leslie Mae Wright and Douglas J. Essner. Msgr. Richard Rolwing performed the ceremony. Pianist was Pat Renard and soloist was Cathy Huskey, both of Cape Girardeau. The bride is the daughter of Terry and Helen Heugel of St. Louis. Raymond and Marion Essner of Kelso, Mo., are parents of the groom...
    Wells- Coalter (04/21/02)
    Roger and Debbie Wells of Charleston, Ill., announce the engagement of their daughter, Lesley Jo Wells, to Jason Scott Coalter, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Ted and Debbie Coalter of Cape Girardeau. Wells is employed by Catholic Campus Ministry at Southeast Missouri State University...
    Whaley-Lindsey (04/21/02)
    Dorothy and Paul Brown of Jackson, Mo., and Larry and Anna Whaley of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Gretchen Marie Whaley, to Devin Lee Lindsey of Salem, Mo. He is the son of Darrell and Peggy Lindsey of Mountain Grove, Mo...
    Halter-Glasser (04/21/02)
    KELSO, Mo. -- Fran and Marty Sprous of St. Peters, Mo., and Diane and Reed Halter of Warrenton, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Annie Lynn Halter, to Jason Michael Glasser of St. Charles, Mo. He is the son of Karen and Wilfred Glasser of Kelso...
    Spears-DeJournett (04/21/02)
    BELL CITY, Mo. -- Brad and Rose Angela Spears of Bell City announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Danielle Spears, to Matthew Darren DeJournett. He is the son of Madeline DeJournett of Advance, Mo., and the late Dale DeJournett. Spears is a 1998 graduate of Bell City High School. She expects to receive a bachelor of science in education degree in May from Southwest Missouri State University at Springfield...
    James-Honey (04/21/02)
    MILLERSVILLE, Mo. -- Jimmy and Linda James of Millersville announce the engagement of their daughter, Crystal Jean James, to Travis Curtis Honey. He is the son of Wendell and Pat Honey of Olive Branch, Ill. James is a 2001 graduate of Woodland High School at Marble Hill, Mo., and completed the dental assistant program at Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center. She is a dental assistant in the office of Dr. Susan Sheets in Cape Girardeau...
    Lynn-Engert (04/21/02)
    CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Forrest and June Lynn of Chaffee announce the engagement of their daughter, Kellie Renae Lynn, to Michael Norman Engert. He is the son of Gladys Engert of Altenburg, Mo., and the late Norman Engert. Lynn is a 1992 graduate of Chaffee High School, and received a bachelor of science degree in education from Southeast Missouri State University. She is a teacher at Perryville Middle School...
    Ward-Jones (04/21/02)
    SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Cheryl Ann Ward and Walter Ray "Wally" Jones of Scott City announce their engagement. She is the daughter of Duane Wiggins of Advance, Mo., and the late Gonnie Wiggins. Jones is the son of Charles Jones of Calhoun, Ky., and the late Nancy Jones...
    Miller-Hayes (04/21/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- M. Kent and Gloria Miller of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Cathlin Amelia Miller, to Kevin Patrick Hayes. He is the son of Janine Graybill of St. Louis and Larry Hayes of Jackson. Miller is a 1998 graduate of Central High School, and expects to graduate in May from St. Louis Community College at Meramec. She is doing an internship as a physical therapist assistant at Southeast Missouri Hospital Outpatient Rehabilitation Services...
    anniv/watkins.sr 4/21 (04/21/02)
    Ernest and Wanda Watkins of Mountain Home, Idaho, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary by renewing their vows April 20, 2002. The ceremony was at River of Life Church in Mountain Home and was performed by the Rev. Larry Semore. Hosts were their children and grandchildren...
    blanchard elementary (04/21/02)
    Blanchard Elementary School A Honor Roll
  • 6th Grade - ALLISON HAROLD, TINA JOHNSON, CARISS PATRIDGE, ANDY SCHEIBE, CHRIS SCHINDELE.
  • 5TH GRADE - Josh Egbuka, Jonathan Fleming, Kris Seib. 4th Grade - KATIE BEATON, MEGAN BOMAR, ERICA CHILDS, DONIQUE MCCLINTON, AUSTIN MYRICK-DOCKINS, VEDA RILEY, NINA SCHEIBE, JOSH SCHINDELE, DYLAN STOVER, WILLIAM WATTERS, ADAM WHITE...
  • franklin elementary honor roll (04/21/02)
    Franklin Elementary School A Honor Roll 6th Grade - Russell Hoffman, Stevie Probst, Marjorie Savoy. 5th Grade - Catherine Goeke, Jesse Lawrence, Trey Simpson, Sing-Sing Starrett. 4th Grade - Amber Glassmire, Adeline Yates. B Honor Roll 6th Grade - Ashley Erlbacher, Josh Hubbard, Sirena Irving, Brittany Luttman, Joseph Parent, Katie Scholl, Blaine Smith, Jackie Twidwell, Kimberly Williams...
    delta jr. & sr. high (04/21/02)
    Delta Jr. & Sr. High A Honor Roll n 12TH GRADE - Tina Ball, Luke Blattel, Craig Bock, Katie Lemonds, Regina McCoy, Amanda Sanders, Tasha Santoyo, Jessica Sprenger, Kasie Williams.
  • 11TH GRADE - Rebecca Below, Rebecca Cook, Sarah Jo Cook, Andrea Dohogne, Katrina Flores, Ashley Hinkebein, Thomas Horn, Joey Keys, Amanda Kridelbaugh, Steven Moore, Alexis Nussbaum...
  • Police report 04/21/02 (04/21/02)
    Cape Girardeau Sunday, April 21 ArrestsBeth Nicole Cash was arrested Friday for failure to appear. Otis Johnson of Sikeston, Mo., was arrested Friday for violating parole, contempt of court and fleeing. Jason T. Pearson, 22, of 308 W. Lorimier was arrested Friday for domestic assault...
    Fire report 04/21/02 (04/21/02)
    Cape Girardeau Sunday, April 21 Firefighters responded to the following call Saturday:At 4:01 p.m., motor vehicle accident on Interstate 55. Scott City Sunday, April 21 Firefighters responded to the following calls April 13:At 12:54 p.m., an emergency medical service...
    correction.2a (04/21/02)
    The Cape Girardeau County Genealogy Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Riverside Regional Library in Jackson, Mo. The date was listed incorrectly in Thursday's edition. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
    Hospital salutes past and future (04/21/02)
    jrust The theme of the Southeast Missouri Hospital annual dinner Thursday night was a salute to the physicians and leaders who, 20 years ago, developed the first heart surgery program in the region. More than 5,200 of our friends and neighbors have since been treated...
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