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Stories from Sunday, May 26, 2002

Red House prep work continues (05/26/02)
Volunteers sledgehammered square pegs into a round hole Saturday morning at the construction site of the Red House Interpretive Center. They also moved and split 300-pound logs as prep work continued on the likeness of Cape Girardeau founder Don Louis Lorimier's trading post. Volunteers, working from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, began laboring April 25 at the site on Aquamsi Street across from Old St. Vincent's Church. The construction is expected to conclude in the fall...
Muny band to perform Monday (05/26/02)
The Cape Girardeau Municipal Band will give its first concert of the year Monday, playing a Memorial Day salute to veterans. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. at the Capaha Park Band Shell. The band, directed by Ron Nall, will play patriotic music and marches...
Nation briefs 8A (05/26/02)
FBI: Small planes may be used for terror attacks WASHINGTON -- The FBI has issued a fresh warning that terrorists may be interested in using small planes to carry out suicide attacks. FBI supervisory special agent Steven Berry said Saturday the agency had issued an "intelligence update" to law enforcement regarding small planes but he declined to be more specific...
Rural Cairo boy drowns in pool (05/26/02)
CAIRO, Ill. -- A 5-year-old rural Cairo boy drowned Friday afternoon after he wandered into a next-door neighbor's in-ground pool. Sidney Pittman, who lived in a community just north of Cairo called Patierdale, was taken to St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Cape Girardeau County Coroner Mike Hurst pronounced him dead at 2:25 p.m...
Train collision kills 196 in southern Mozambique (05/26/02)
MAPUTO, Mozambique -- A train carrying weekend visitors to South Africa slammed into a freight train parked at a station in southern Mozambique on Saturday, killing 196 people and injuring hundreds more. Authorities were investigating the cause of the crash, and one official said it appeared to be human error...
Cairo graduation to be held today (05/26/02)
Cairo High School graduation is scheduled for 3 p.m. today at the high school gymnasium. The speaker will be Dr. Nathel Burtley, a Cairo native and graduate of Sumner High School. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from Southern Illinois University in Carbondate. His doctorate is from Michigan State University...
McCollum.1a (05/26/02)
In the past 4 1/2 months, Jennifer McCollum and her parents have attended a Marine memorial service with 1,500 people in San Diego, a funeral with 1,100 in South Carolina and another service at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. The death of her husband, Capt. Daniel McCollum, and six other Marines in a plane crash in Pakistan last January was a national tragedy she shared with all Americans...
Cape wages low compared to other cities (05/26/02)
Cape Girardeau may be in a financial quagmire, but it can't be tracked to inflated employee salaries, at least in comparison to similar cities. Based on numbers gathered by the Southeast Missourian from five other cities, Cape Girardeau's average salaries seem moderately low but reasonably competitive...
Former SEMO president dead at 92 (05/26/02)
Special to the Southeast Missourian Dr. Mark Finney Scully, president emeritus of Southeast Missouri State University, died Saturday. He was 92. Scully served as president of Southeast Missouri State College from 1956 to 1972 and as the first president of the renamed Southeast Missouri State University from 1972 until he retired in 1975...
SEMO's summer classes gain popularity (05/26/02)
Many Southeast Missouri State University students hit the books instead of the beach during the summer, spending their days in classrooms or studying online in an effort to get ahead. Sparked in part by more online courses, Southeast has seen summer enrollment grow from 3,838 in 2000 to 4,116 in 2001, and school officials said enrollment already stands at 6,200 for this summer's sessions...
Cairo labor dispute to end school year (05/26/02)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Teachers and administrators in the Cairo School District are set to end the school year on Wednesday because they have been unable to agree on a contract. Friday was the agreement deadline set by the Cairo Association of Teachers, but union spokesman Ron Newell said no agreement was reached...
Sister wants honors for brother who died in Korea (05/26/02)
ORLAND PARK, Ill. -- The pictures of Mike Fitzpatrick are the pictures of a younger America at war. With an army cap perched on his head at an angle, he smiles out of the 1950s with a devilish charm. He was about to head to Korea. Fitzpatrick was killed just months after the picture was taken, in September 1951. Awarded a posthumous Purple Heart for being killed in action as a medic, he was the model of a drafted serviceman who served his country proudly...
Homes cleaned of lead dust quickly recontaminated (05/26/02)
The Associatedss Press HERCULANEUM, Mo. -- Interiors of homes that had been cleaned of lead dust became contaminated again within a month, in some cases at levels above government safety standards, according to tests conducted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency...
5-year-old accidentally kills woman (05/26/02)
NEWTON, Ill. -- A 32-year-old woman died of a gunshot wound when a 5-year-old child she was caring for shot her. Jasper County Sheriff Ed Francis said Kevin Graves found the body of his wife, Tamera L. Graves, before 1 a.m. Friday. The sheriff would not name the child or comment on any family relationship between the woman and child...
High society Enthusiasts of medieval era avoid the mundane (05/26/02)
CARLYLE, Ill. -- Chivalry and courtesy are their watchwords, except when they're beheading their enemies. Admirers of medieval nobility's customs, dress and warfare have a word for everything in their ordinary, day-to-day 21st century lives: Mundane...
Diverse list of artists pay tribute to Willie Nelson on TV spec (05/26/02)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Willie Nelson grinned when told of a rumor that he and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones were spotted knocking back a few drinks at a famous Nashville honky-tonk. "No, but it's a good story," Nelson said about the fictional meeting of music greats at Tootsie's Orchid Lounge. "You pass it around if you want to."...
Changes in assessment wouldn't hit outstate until 2005 (05/26/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- On the heels of a scandal in St. Louis County over so-called "drive-by" assessments and homeowners around the state smarting over dramatic jumps in property taxes last year, a movement in the General Assembly to reform how property is assessed for tax purposes seemed afoot this year...
St. Charles official pleads guilty to theft (05/26/02)
ST. CHARLES, Mo. -- A former St. Charles County official pleaded guilty Friday to stealing nearly $50,000 in public funds. Marvin Freeman, the former director of the county's Department of Workforce Development, entered his plea in St. Charles County Circuit Court to Judge Ellsworth Cundiff...
Week of warnings raises questions about efforts to prevent Sept (05/26/02)
WASHINGTON -- It's been a head-snapping week in the fight against terrorism, raising unsettling questions about both the future and the past. A rat-a-tat round of fresh warnings about possible future terror attacks has been matched almost day to day by new doubts about whether the government did all it should have to forestall Sept. 11...
FBI urging Internet sites to remove video of reporter's killing (05/26/02)
WASHINGTON -- The FBI has contacted at least two Internet Web sites and asked them to stop displaying video footage of the killing of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, the agency said Saturday. Special agent Sandra Carroll of the FBI's field office in Newark, N.J., said the sites had been asked to voluntarily remove the video "out of consideration for the family" of Pearl. "To my knowledge, most have voluntarily done that," she added...
Piece of clothing found could have been used to bind Chandra Le (05/26/02)
WASHINGTON -- Police have found a knotted piece of clothing with Chandra Levy's remains that could have been used to restrain her, a person close to the investigation said Saturday. Investigators are trying to determine whether Levy's stretch leggings were used to tie her up, the person said...
White House slowly gives up its Enron contacts (05/26/02)
WASHINGTON -- In its handling of the Enron affair, the Bush White House is following the same technique of political damage control pursued by previous administrations -- parceling out information slowly. In January, when Enron fever was at its height, the Bush White House said there were half a dozen Enron meetings with the administration's energy task force and several contacts with Cabinet officials as the Texas-based company was collapsing. ...
Budget woes batter state governments (05/26/02)
ECONOMIC PAINS By Robert Tanner ~ The Associated Press The recession may be officially over, but don't tell that to Arkansas college students who won't get scholarships, outdoor lovers in Arizona who will likely see parks shut, or thousands of state workers -- from Iowa to Washington -- who are about to lose their jobs...
Study disputes claim about life in ancient rock (05/26/02)
WASHINGTON -- A conclusion that a 3.85-billion-year-old rock contains evidence of life may be in error, according to a study that suggests the rock formed at temperatures too torrid to make life possible. A study published in 1996 concluded a band of rocks on the Greenland offshore island of Akilia contained a high ratio of the isotope carbon-12, which was interpreted as evidence for the presence of microscopic life billions of years ago...
Astronomers map earliest light (05/26/02)
WASHINGTON -- Scientists analyzing tiny variations in the sky's background radiation have detected the earliest light emitted at the formation of the universe. The detailed new images show indications of the first bits of matter that would evolve into the stars and planets that exist today...
16 accused priests committed suicide (05/26/02)
CLEVELAND-- At least 16 Catholic priests accused of sexually abusing children, including 12 priests in the United States, have killed themselves since 1986, a newspaper reported Saturday. The numbers were found in an investigation by the Plain Dealer after the suicide April 4 of the Rev. Don Rooney, a priest in the Cleveland Roman Catholic Diocese who faced allegations that he sexually abused a child...
Bionic eye seeks to follow success of cochlear implants (05/26/02)
NEW YORK -- When 68-year-old Robert Rosene became a bionic-eyed man, he didn't get the Six Million Dollar Man's telescoping vision. Rosene, of St. Charles, Ill., was all but pitch-black blind before getting a microchip slipped into his retina last year. He now sees globs of light and shadow, but not his wife's face...
Proposed gas terminal fuels Mexican protests (05/26/02)
ROSARITO, Mexico -- It's the biggest thing to hit Rosarito since the invention of Spring Break: a proposed $400 million terminal to import natural gas and distribute it in the energy-hungry U.S.-Mexico border region. But this beach town 20 miles south of the border isn't exactly welcoming what would be the largest private investment project in its history...
Single gene may stymie many cloning efforts (05/26/02)
Scientists say they've identified a single gene that could explain most failures to clone mammals. Cloning involves taking DNA from a cell of an adult animal and putting it into an unfertilized egg. So the DNA must switch gears, telling the egg how to divide and grow into a new individual. The switchover requires shutting some genes off and turning others on...
Astronomers see planet outside solar system (05/26/02)
WAIKOLOA, Hawaii -- Astronomers at the University of Hawaii have photographed a planet outside our solar system, but it may be two years before they know if it is a large, young planet or an old, brown dwarf. University astronomer Eduardo Martin and Victor Bejar first saw either a planet or a "failed star" on the Keck I telescope atop Mauna Kea in 1998...
World War I memorial reopens after years of neglect, disrepair (05/26/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Looking at the crumbling base of America's largest World War I memorial two years ago, it was hard to imagine the thousands of spectators who had filled its lawn in 1921 as generals from Europe and America dedicated the monument...
Peopletalk 8B (05/26/02)
Claudia Schiffer married in private ceremony SHIMPLING, England -- German supermodel Claudia Schiffer married film producer Matthew Vaughn Saturday in a private ceremony at a 14th century church near her country home. The guests included retired tennis star Boris Becker, designer Valentino -- who created Schiffer's silk wedding dress -- and film director Guy Ritchie, Madonna's husband...
Fewer people expected to fly over holiday weekend (05/26/02)
LOS ANGELES -- Americans were inclined to take to the road on Memorial Day weekend as terrorism fears caused many travelers to avoid flying. Traditionally, the Memorial Day holiday is one of the nation's busiest. But this year, it comes on the heels of warnings about possible terrorist attacks...
China Airlines flight to Hong Kong crashes with 225 aboard (05/26/02)
PENGHU, Taiwan -- A Boeing 747-200 that China Airlines planned to retire next month crashed Saturday in the Taiwan Strait as it was flying 225 people to Hong Kong. No survivors were immediately found, and the airline said about 100 bodies were spotted floating in the choppy waters...
Bush, Putin urge Pakistani leader to avert war with India (05/26/02)
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia -- President Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin, fearing South Asia is catapulting toward war, joined forces Saturday in pressuring Pakistan's president to curb cross-border violence in Kashmir and ease tensions with neighboring India...
Peruvian spy chief charged in killing (05/26/02)
LIMA, Peru -- A Peruvian prosecutor has filed homicide charges against ex-spy chief Vladimiro Montesinos and 18 army officers for allegedly executing three leftist rebels during a 1997 hostage rescue. The attorney general's office announced the charges late Friday. A judge must now decide whether to proceed with a trial...
Ultra-Orthodox Jews volunteer to clean up after suicide bombing (05/26/02)
JERUSALEM -- At their headquarters in an underground bombshelter, ultra-Orthodox Jewish men in pristine white shirts, black vests and black pants are on call for what they believe is God's mission. With walkie-talkies dangling from their belts, they are ready to run to the scene of the next bombing or shooting where, donning yellow vests and hardhats, they will first help rescue the wounded and then collect body parts for burial. Jewish law requires burial of the entire corpse within 24 hours...
Haiti seeks frozen loans in standoff (05/26/02)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti --Few people have access to clean water in Haiti, and most must pay for it. The Inter-American Development Bank could help, but a $54 million loan to improve access to potable water is on hold because of Haiti's political crisis, hampering even modest progress in the Western Hemisphere's poorest country...
Original mountain man Hillary recalls Everest conquest nearly 5 (05/26/02)
AUCKLAND, New Zealand -- When climbers scramble to the summit of the world's highest peak, their last obstacle is a 40-foot rock face covered in ice -- the Hillary Step. Before May 29, 1953, it had no name. Nobody had ever seen it up close, let alone scaled it...
U.S.-Russia economic tensions show (05/26/02)
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia -- President Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin told a national Russian television audience Saturday they hoped the new relationship between the former rivals would help speed Russia's economic recovery. But their comments, in fielding questions from university students and faculty at St. Petersburg University, also revealed some economic tensions...
Bush visit evokes mixed emotions in Normandy (05/26/02)
LISIEUX, France -- Didier Douailen, who sells space-age phones in this ancient Normandy town, has no qualms about a globalized world with a U.S. accent. But he doesn't know what to make of George Bush. President Bush arrives in France today and is to spend Memorial Day on the beaches where U.S troops landed 60 years ago. To this day, the occasional shop window here still reads, "Welcome to our Liberators."...
Baby weighing 9.97 ounces at birth stays in good health (05/26/02)
ROME -- A healthy 3 1/2-month-old girl who came into the world weighing just 9.97 ounces spent her first full day home from the hospital Saturday, and her doctors said they believe she is the tiniest human being on record to live so long. Doctors at Careggi hospital in Florence sent the "miracle" baby home Friday weighing 4.4 pounds, saying she has a nearly 100 percent chance of enjoying a normal life...
Castro tells Americans he supports war on terrorism (05/26/02)
HAVANA -- Fidel Castro told Americans on Saturday that they should never fear an attack by Cuba and can always count on his communist country's support in the war against terrorism. In his first public comments since President Bush's tough Cuba speech on Monday, Castro told a rally of several hundred thousand people that Cuba does not fault Americans for their government's restrictions on the communist island and recognizes that many U.S. citizens support improved relations...
Central doubles team falls on second day (05/26/02)
The Central team of Trevor Blattner and Andy Tansil lost in three sets to Oakville's Adam Franke and Jake Menz in doubles competition of the Class 4A consolation (fifth-place) quarterfinals Saturday. Blattner and Tansil won the first set 6-2 before dropping two closely contested sets, a 7-6 tiebreaker in the second and a 10-8 super tiebreaker in the third...
Whitney sets 200-meter dash record, wins twice in state meet (05/26/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Jackson's Mario Whitney swept the 100- and 200-meter dashes at the Class 4A state track and field championship Saturday. Whitney's blistering time of 20.9 seconds in the 200 eclipsed the state record of 21.28 set by Jon Vaughn of McCluer North in 1988...
Bonilla combines a big day with MVP award (05/26/02)
PADUCAH, Ky. -- Southeast's Clemente Bonilla sounded pleased to be voted the most valuable player of the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament. But Bonilla said that honor couldn't compare to the bigger prizes he and the Indians claimed -- the tournament championship and automatic NCAA Tournament berth...
Indians are OVC champs, earn spot in NCAA tournament (05/26/02)
PADUCAH, Ky. -- Southeast Missouri State University didn't go through the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament without a loss. But the Indians left little doubt they were the best team in the field. The top-seeded Indians, after falling into the loser's bracket Thursday, stormed back with three straight victories, capped by Saturday's 13-1 rout of fifth-seeded Tennessee Tech for the championship. ...
2002 OVC All-Tournament Baseball Team (05/26/02)
Tournament MVP -- Clemente Bonilla, Southeast. 1B -- Ryan Hay, Tennessee Tech. 2B -- Clemente Bonilla, Southeast. SS -- Zach Borowiak, Southeast. 3B -- Michael Johnson, Austin Peay. C -- Tristen McDonald, Southeast. OF -- Jesse Johnson, Tennessee Tech...
Celtics overcome record odds, top Nets in Game 3 (05/26/02)
BOSTON -- Paul Pierce and the Boston Celtics pulled off the greatest fourth-quarter comeback in NBA playoff history. Pierce scored 19 of his 28 points in the final 12 minutes Saturday night as Boston overcame a 21-point deficit to beat the New Jersey Nets 94-90 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals...
For U.S., it can't get much worse (05/26/02)
SEOUL, South Korea -- They can't finish any lower this time. Going into the 1998 World Cup, some players on the U.S. soccer team doubted they could advance to the second round for the second straight time. They were right, but they didn't just flop, they finished last in the 32-nation field, whining about their coach and playing terribly...
Arena says team may play both Keller and Friedel in goal (05/26/02)
SEOUL, South Korea -- Bruce Arena may have a split decision for his goalkeepers: Play Kasey Keller and Brad Friedel during the first round of the World Cup. A day after arriving in Asia for the World Cup, the U.S. coach said he had three options: "One, is we go with the same goalkeeper in all three games. ...
World Cup will put familiar rivals in a new setting (05/26/02)
The World Cup becomes a truly global tournament on Friday when soccer's international championship travels to Asia for the first time. Two nations will share the role as host, another first and perhaps the only time in decades Japan and South Korea have cooperated on a major event. And while security always has been a concern at the tournament, the Sept. 11 attacks have raised even more fears...
Marrero's RBIs help lift Cardinals at Pittsburgh (05/26/02)
PITTSBURGH -- Eli Marrero drove in four runs, and Albert Pujols hit a two-run homer in the first inning as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-3 Saturday night. Cardinals starter Woody Williams (2-0) allowed his first two homers this season, but yielded only one other hit over six-plus innings to win his seventh decision in a row dating to last season...
h0439 BC-HKN-NHLPlayoffDailyG Sub 05-25 0650 (05/26/02)
NHL playoffs CONFERENCE FINALS Thursday, May 16 Toronto 2, Carolina 1 Saturday, May 18 Detroit 5, Colorado 3 Sunday, May 19 Carolina 2, Toronto 1, OT Monday, May 20 Colorado 4, Detroit 3, OT Tuesday, May 21 Carolina 2, Toronto 1, OT Wednesday, May 22...
San Diego ponders whether it can keep Chargers (05/26/02)
SAN DIEGO -- This city's checkered relationship with pro sports is getting tested again. San Diego has lost two NBA franchises, almost said goodbye to big league baseball and had a lucrative Super Bowl and a new downtown ballpark threatened by lawsuits...
Tway shines for Memorial lead amid day of miscues (05/26/02)
DUBLIN, Ohio -- Tiger Woods was nowhere to be found the last time Bob Tway won the Memorial Tournament. That appears to be the case this year, too. On a day that produced low scoring and big mistakes, Tway played bogey-free in a round of 4-under 68 on Saturday and grabbed a one-stroke lead over Stewart Cink (69) going into the final round at Muirfield Village Golf Club...
Agassi looks strong; Capriati eyes repeat (05/26/02)
PARIS -- "Conventional" probably isn't the best word to describe Andre Agassi. So it shouldn't surprise anyone that after winning one key French Open tuneup he decided to skip another, swallow a $40,000 fine and make an extra trip back to the United States before heading to Paris...
Indy field is mix of youth, speed (05/26/02)
INDIANAPOLIS -- This year's Indianapolis 500 has it all -- speed, talent and an unsurpassed combination of experience and youthful daring. From six former Indy champions in today's 33-car field to the pack of twentysomethings, competition is expected to be fierce in the fastest field ever to race at the Brickyard...
Indy 500 Driver Profiles (05/26/02)
Profiles of the 33 starters and alternate in Sunday's Indianapolis 500, in starting order with car number in parentheses, age, hometown, car chassis-engine, four-lap qualification average in mph, and biographical information: (w-former winner; r-rookie):Row 1...
Go ahead, just drop the gloves and go on strike (05/26/02)
There's a theory on hockey fighting that purports to explain why it's been allowed to become so large a part of the game. The idea is that emotions on the ice run so hot that it's preferable to let two players vent by throwing dukes than to wait until someone in a blind rage jams a stick into somebody's eye...
Facing elimination, Bonilla called this one perfectly (05/26/02)
PADUCAH, Ky. -- After Southeast Missouri State University suffered an upset loss to Murray State in Thursday's second round of the Ohio Valley Conference Baseball Tournament, senior second baseman Clemente Bonilla looked me square in the eye and said confidently that the Indians would still win the championship...
FanSpeak (05/26/02)
Deal directly with problem AS A former student-athlete of a private school, I find it very disconcerting that the private schools are being singled out because a few schools are taking advantage of their private-school status. I think Brother David was correct in saying that the door should swing both ways on this issue. ...
Sunday's briefs (05/26/02)
Riverdogs open season with a split on the road The Cape Girardeau Riverdogs' amateur baseball team opened its season on the road Saturday with a double-header split against the Southern Illinois Merchants. The Riverdogs lost the opener 9-1, but won the second game 11-4...
The quiet life (05/26/02)
House offers perfect space for young family. By Tammy Raddle ~ Southeast Missourian While it's very true that you can't always buy peace of mind, sometimes it is possible to at least find a peaceful place -- if you know where to look...
Great getaways Beaches, cruises and mountain retreats draw va (05/26/02)
Break out the bathing suits and beach towels -- summer vacation is here. And many Americans are planning trips that take them to Florida beaches, on Caribbean cruises and to the mountains. Area travel agents have seen an increase in customers seeking inclusive vacation packages -- both near and far -- for their summer travel. And with the Memorial Day holiday marking the unofficial beginning of summer, the travel industry expects even more business...
getaway tips (05/26/02)
TRAVEL TIPS
  • Be honest about your budget. Tell a travel agent exactly what you're willing to spend on a trip so they can help you find the best deals. Imagine a perfect vacation, and then tell your travel agent about it. The more you tell an agent about what you leisure activities you like and what you find relaxing, the better they'll be able to help you plan a vacation...
  • Renovating a circus mansion Ringling's home reopens after $15 m (05/26/02)
    SARASOTA, Fla. -- The velvet curtains are rich and plush again, the gilded doorways are buffed to a luster, and the silver Tiffany vase which was John and Mable Ringling's wedding present is stuffed with fresh pink roses. Ca d'Zan, the fabled winter home of the circus magnate and his bride is again bustling with glamorous parties and awed visitors -- 77 years after the terra cotta palace on the Sarasota waterfront first hosted the rich and famous...
    Tours of inland Alaska can be booked at ports of call (05/26/02)
    JUNEAU, Alaska You've booked an Alaskan cruise early enough to secure a stateroom with a private balcony. You've seen the cruise line advertisement that boasts, "One picture tells the story." One problem with the ad: The photographic image of a whale's fluke so close to the balcony is misleading, if not an outright fabrication...
    Get off the boat (05/26/02)
    JUNEAU, Alaska Minutes after leaving the dock in Auke Bay, the Cape Aialik's engines slowed. The captain maneuvered the 70-foot catamaran closer to the rock-strewn shore. A bald eagle apparently was swimming -- "doing the breast stroke," the captain quipped over the ship's intercom...
    travel briefs.10d (05/26/02)
    Maryland salutes people in uniform with discounts ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Four weeks of discounts for military, police, fire and emergency medical services workers will be offered by Maryland businesses to thank those who work to protect the nation. Salute to the Services began May 18 with a parade of classic cars and hot rods on the Ocean City boardwalk. It will end there June 14 with a Flag Day celebration...
    if you go...alaska (05/26/02)
    WANT TO GO? GETTING THEREBookings are still available for the 2002 summer season on the major cruise lines, a popular way to reach the southeast Alaska ports of call from which shore excursions originate. Passengers first fly into Vancouver, B. C., or Anchorage, traveling to or from the northern terminus of cruises at Seward, Alaska, by bus...
    Coax tulips into repeat blooming performance (05/26/02)
    Tulips often disappoint after their first show of blooms. That first show reflects the skill of the commercial bulb grower because the flower buds form the season before blooms open. After that first season, you have to provide conditions for good repeat bloom. The healthier the leaves and the longer they can do their work, the better the blossoms will be the following season...
    Baseball memories stirred up (05/26/02)
    With Steve's recent induction into Central High School's Athletic Hall of Fame, both as an individual and as a member of the 1962 state baseball champions, old memories of baseball came pleasantly to my mind. Such memories go way back to the time Dad purchased our first radio. It was an Atwater Kent that we powered by a Delco System since we were still on the farm without electricity. It was the heyday of the St. Louis Cardinals' Gas House Gang at Sportsman's Park...
    Children thrilled that school's out for the summer (05/26/02)
    Our kids are thrilled. School's out for the summer. Our oldest daughter, Becca, loves the summer. "You don't have to think," she tells me. She clearly sees it as a brain rest, a vacation from homework and backpacks. Both Becca, age 10, and our youngest daughter, Bailey, age 6, view summer as a chance to stay up late and sleep late...
    Producer revamps 'Law & Order' (05/26/02)
    NEW YORK -- When "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" filmed a tale of murder, a Catholic priest and sexual abuse, it was set to air in the fall. But with a real-life scandal in the priesthood heating up, the show made a last-minute change. The episode wrapped up the NBC series' third season...
    Glenn Chandler (05/26/02)
    WHITEWATER, Mo. -- Glenn C. Chandler, 74, died Friday, May 24 2002, at his home in Whitewater. Born Oct. 12, 1928, in Ironton, Mo., he was the son of Fred and Minnie Achers Chandler. On Jan. 25, 1958, in Hernando, Miss., he was married to Lorraine L. Rhodes...
    Velma Sams (05/26/02)
    Velma Sams, 95, died Thursday, May 23, 2002, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born March 26, 1907, at Columbus, Ky., the daughter of George and Lala Gardner Lochridge. She married Clois W. Sams on March 17, 1924, at Charleston, Mo. He preceded her in death on April 12, 1963...
    Albert Mann Jr. (05/26/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Albert Mann Jr. of Jackson, asleep with Jesus on Friday, May 24, 2002. Loving husband of June Mann (nee Cotner), loving father of Kevin (Marci) Mann; loving grandfather of Jessica and Drew Mann; our dear brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend to many...
    Bennett Johnson (05/26/02)
    Bennett Hall Johnson, 85, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, May 24, 2002, at the Chateau Health Center. He moved from Nashville, Tenn., to reside at Chateau Girardeau in February 1998. Johnson was born Oct. 30, 1916, in Nashville, son of William Roy and Bessie Aileen Hall Johnson. He was a graduate of Hume-Fogg High School in Nashville...
    Catherine Jordan (05/26/02)
    Catherine B. Jordan, 87, of Decatur, Ga., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Saturday, May 25, 2002, in Decatur. Plans are incomplete at Lorberg Memorial Funeral Chapel.
    Evelyna Gravelle (05/26/02)
    Evelyna Andora Gravelle, 75, of Evans, Colo., died Wednesday, May 22, 2002, at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colo. She was born Jan. 8, 1927, in Cape Girardeau, the daughter of Florentine and Hulda Koehler Senn. She married Lester L. Stephenson on May 16, 1946, in Cape Girardeau. He preceded her in death on Dec. 2, 1961. She married Donald R. Gravelle on April 29, 1963, in Cape Girardeau. He preceded her in death on March 9, 2001...
    Sidney Pittman (05/26/02)
    CAIRO, Ill. -- Sidney Pittman, 5, of rural Cairo died Friday, May 24, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau as a result of an accidental drowning. Arrangements are incomplete at Massie Funeral Home in Cairo.
    Roy Gross (05/26/02)
    BENTON, Mo. -- Roy "Killer" Gross, 43, of Benton died Saturday, May 25, 2002, at his home. He was born Oct. 8, 1958, in Advance, Mo., the son of Tom and Eithel Neldon Gross. He married Teresa Burton on Feb. 28, 1980. He had worked for Discount Rentals in Sikeston...
    Ethel Schlosser (05/26/02)
    Ethel Rosalia Schlosser, 81, of Oran died Thursday, May 23, 2002, at Monticello House in Jackson, Mo. She was born on Jan. 25, 1921, in Oran, the daughter of Frank Lawrence and Sophia Goetz Heisserer. She married Alfred H. Schlosser on Aug. 25, 1945, in Oran. He preceded her in death on April 2, 1998...
    Wallis-Sides (05/26/02)
    Jenny Rebecca Wallis and Stephen Destan Sides exchanged vows March 2, 2002, at St. John's Catholic Church in St. Louis. The Rev. John Johnson performed the double ring ceremony. Music was provided by Don Massey and Sheryl Luber of St. Louis. Ron and Darlene Wallis of Eugene, Mo., are parents of the bride. The groom is the son of Stanley and Kay Sides of Cape Girardeau...
    Scheper-Martin (05/26/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Christina Louise Scheper and Troy Lee Martin exchanged vows March 23, 2002, at Concordia Lutheran Church in Frohna, Mo. The Rev. Wayne Palmer performed the double ring ceremony. Pianist was Deborah Myers of Oak Ridge, Mo., and soloist was Brittany Moore of Pocahontas, Mo...
    Martin-Hale (05/26/02)
    Joey Machel Martin and David Franklin Hale were married March 30, 2002, at their home. The Rev. Paul Short performed the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Dianne Martin and Dorsey and Debbie Martin of Choctaw, Okla. The groom is the son of Harold and Sheila Hale of McClure, Ill...
    Walz-Ward (05/26/02)
    Donna Doris Walz and Todd Allen Ward were married in a private ceremony March 16, 2002, at Faith Lutheran Church in Jefferson City, Mo. The Rev. Tony Alter performed the double ring ceremony. Heartstrings of Columbia, Mo., provided instrumental music...
    Roland- Lukefahr (05/26/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Charity Jenice Roland and Joshua Tyler Lukefahr were married April 6, 2002, on the beach in Destin, Fla. The bride is the daughter of Mozella Roland and Willis Roberts of Kennett, Mo. Robert and Suzie Lukefahr of Jackson are parents of the groom...
    McCurter- Steed (05/26/02)
    SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Melvin and Erma McCurter of Scott City announce the engagement of their daughter, Shelly Lynn McCurter, to Randy Glen Steed of Arlington, Texas. He is the son of Clara Williams of Texarkana, Ark., and the late Andrew O. "Ted" Steed of Texarkana, Texas...
    Wessel-Nix (05/26/02)
    CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. Michael Wessel of Chaffee announce the engagement of their daughter, Jamie Lyn Wessel, to Shawn Dale Nix. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Nix of Milburn, Okla. Wessel is a 1996 graduate of Chaffee High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in physical therapy from Maryville University in 2000. She is employed at Red River Rehabilitation in Madill, Okla...
    Stuckey- Klipfel (05/26/02)
    BENTON, Mo. -- Sharon Stuckey and Paul Stuckey of Benton announce the engagement of their daughter, Jill Stuckey, to Mark Klipfel. He is the son of Lawrence and Shirley Klipfel of Benton. Stuckey is a 1991 graduate of Thomas W. Kelly High School. She is employed at Care-A-Lot Learning Center...
    Hochthurn-Miller (05/26/02)
    Kathy Hochthurn of St. Louis announces the engagement of her daughter, Bridget Kathleen Hochthurn, to Matthew Thomas Miller. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Miller of Cape Girardeau. Hochthurn is a 1998 graduate of Notre Dame High School in St. Louis. She is pursuing a degree in elementary education at Southeast Missouri State University...
    Sparks- Weaver (05/26/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Wilburn and Brenda Sparks of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Amber Nicole Sparks, to Jason Clark Weaver. He is the son of Marilyn Weaver of Cape Girardeau and Gary Weaver of Austin, Texas. Sparks is a 1997 graduate of Jackson High School, and received a bachelor of science degree in microbiology from Southeast Missouri State University earlier this month. She is employed at Southeast Missouri Hospital...
    Stone-Eudy (05/26/02)
    Margaret Alice Stone of Cape Girardeau announces the engagement of her daughter, Gwendolyn Ann Stone, to Michael Todd Eudy. He is the son of Genell and Lynn Eudy of Jonesboro, Ill. Stone is a graduate of Notre Dame High School. She is pursuing a degree in middle and secondary education at Southeast Missouri State University. She is an ice skating coach at The Ice in Plaza Galleria...
    Jones-West (05/26/02)
    Sam and Jyl Jones of Sedalia, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Hillary Jones, to Brandon West, both of Springfield, Mo. He is the son of Stan and Terri West of Cape Girardeau. Jones is a 1997 graduate of Smith-Cotton High School in Sedalia. She received a bachelor of science degree in marketing from Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield. She is a media assistant at ADsmith Communications in Springfield...
    Ladd- Van Dorpe (05/26/02)
    ADVANCE, Mo. -- Shelby Harrington and Nancy Sims of Advance announce the engagement of their daughter, Leslie Janine Ladd, to Christopher Steven Van Dorpe of Advance. He is the son of Bruce and Georgina Hardman of Jackson, N.J. Ladd is a graduate of Advance High School. She is co-owner of Advance Florist...
    Stuessel- Plassman (05/26/02)
    Mr. and Mrs. Gary Stuessel of Mount Carmel, Ill., announce the engagement of their daughter, Val-Lisa Marie Stuessel, to Nicholas James Plassman. He is the son of Pamela Plassman and James Plassman of Cape Girardeau. Stuessel is a 1998 graduate of Mount Carmel High School. She received a degree as a physical therapist assistant from Southeast Missouri State University in 2001. She is employed at Healthsouth Tri-state Rehabilitation Hospital in Evansville, Ind...
    Georger- Shoemaker (05/26/02)
    ADVANCE, Mo. -- Gary and Helen Georger of Advance announce the engagement of their daughter, Katrina Marie Georger, to Ryan Andrew Shoemaker. He is the son of Tommy and Shirley Shoemaker of Perkins, Mo. Georger is a 1997 graduate of Advance High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in agribusiness from Southeast Missouri State University in 2001. She is employed by Midwest Agri-Chemico Inc. in Cape Girardeau...
    Loennekes married 50 years (05/26/02)
    SEDGEWICKVILLE, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. Joe E. Loenneke of Sedgewickville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner and dance March 16, 2002, at the American Legion Hall in Jackson, Mo. Hosts were their daughters and sons-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and nieces...
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