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Stories from Sunday, June 30, 2002

KRCU show will focus on July 4 (06/30/02)
The historical significance of Independence Day will be discussed on KRCU's "Going Public" radio show on Sunday in taped comments from retired history professor Arthur Mattingly and political science professor Russell Renka. The show, which has aired previously, can be heard at 3 p.m. on 90.9 FM, the region's Public Radio affiliate station...
Taking the powder Government stuck with $1 billion worth of sur (06/30/02)
WASHINGTON -- Want milk? The government is trying to figure out what to do with $1 billion worth of nonfat milk powder that it bought over the past three years to prop up the prices paid to dairy farmers. That is the equivalent of about 1.3 billion gallons of skim milk, enough to supply the nation's entire consumption for 16 months. It would take 635,000 cows an entire year to make all that milk...
Makeshift donation site to help family (06/30/02)
DELTA, Mo. -- After a house fire consumed almost all of Alan Stoffregen and his family's belongings June 22, the Delta Fire Protection District has set up a makeshift donation site to help the family out. Stoffregen, his wife, and their two kids were out of town when the fire occurred at their house on County Road 254. The fire was determined to be electrical...
Informant files lawsuit against FBI for not paying (06/30/02)
LOS ANGELES -- A former FBI informant is suing the federal agency, claiming it abandoned him after he infiltrated a violent drug cartel in Mexico. Avery "Skip" Ensley, 56, alleges the FBI failed to pay more than $1 million he had been promised from seized assets linked to the investigation into the Arrellano Felix syndicate. He sued in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles on Friday...
Hezbollah, al-Qaida terrorist groups begin joining forces (06/30/02)
The Lebanon-based Hezbollah organization, one of the world's most formidable terrorist groups, is increasingly teaming up with al-Qaida on logistics and training for terrorist operations, according to U.S. and European intelligence officials and terrorism experts...
Search continues for man in river (06/30/02)
The New Madrid County Sheriff's Department will continue its search today for a man who was reported to have fallen out of a boat into the Mississippi River near the Old Ferry landing east of Portageville, Mo. Portageville police relayed the report of a man fallen overboard around 4 p.m. Saturday to the sheriff's department...
Sikeston teen killed in accident on Highway 61 (06/30/02)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Johnathan Spence, 16, of Sikeston died Saturday night after he was involved in a car accident on Highway 61 in Scott County. Spence was reportedly weaving through traffic in his 1994 Honda when he traveled into the path of another car. Spence was pronounced dead at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston at 7:10 p.m...
Law to regulate Islamic religious schools difficult to implemen (06/30/02)
RAWALPINDI, Pakistan -- President Pervez Musharraf's military government is expected to implement a law within the next few days to regulate the country's controversial Islamic religious schools, whose increasingly militant, anti-Western teachings have influenced a generation of young men...
immigrants.1a (06/30/02)
By Scott Moyers ~ Southeast Missourian A woman sneaks across the Mexican border into the United States just to give birth to a son who someday may want to live in the land of the free. A Turkish man comes to this country for a college education, but when his 5-year-old visa expires, he decides to take his chances here rather than return to a country where he will be sent to jail...
Group to hold two-mile walk on Independence Day (06/30/02)
The first annual Old Town Cape RiverWalk will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday in the riverfront area of Old Town Cape. The "Red, White and Blue" walk will kick off Cape Girardeau's Independence Day celebrations. The two-mile walk, sponsored by Sprint PCS, was planned by the RiverWalkers group of Old Town Cape...
Paving work starts this week (06/30/02)
Paving will start this week on Hawthorne, Edgewood and Howell as a part of the 2002 Street Overlay Project. The Overlay Project will provide two-inch asphalt overlays on selected city streets. Areas affected by the paving next week will be Hawthorne between E. Rodney and Hopper Road, Edgewood from Quince to William and Howell from Erna Street to the high water crossing. None of the streets will be closed...
World briefs 11A (06/30/02)
Thousands voice support for President Chavez CARACAS, Venezuela -- More than 100,000 people rallied Saturday in support of President Hugo Chavez's so-called "peaceful and democratic revolution." Chavez has gained popularity since April 11, when dissident generals briefly ousted the Venezuelan leader. Loyalists -- joined by tens of thousands of protesters in the street -- returned Chavez to power two days later...
The last taps Historic military school surrenders to financial (06/30/02)
BOONVILLE, Mo. -- In April, Kemper Military School had its military ball, an elegant night of dancing and tradition anticipated annually by students, parents and alumni of the oldest military school west of the Mississippi River. The ball's theme was "A Night to Remember," an ironic twist given that the book of the same title by Walter Lord told the story of the slow sinking of the Titanic...
Attorneys say police illegally tapped murder suspect's phone (06/30/02)
OLATHE, Kan. -- Wiretap evidence from serial murder suspect John E. Robinson Sr.'s cellular phone conversations should be thrown out because authorities failed to exhaust other investigative options first, Robinson's attorneys said. In a filing Thursday in Johnson County District Court, the defense also asked a judge to dismiss one of the less serious charges against Robinson, who is accused in both Kansas and Missouri of killing women and stashing their bodies in plastic barrels...
Watermelons ripen in time for holiday (06/30/02)
CORDELE, Ga. -- Geneva Jones sometimes imagines what it would be like to stick identification labels on the thousands of watermelons her family grows in the sandy south Georgia soil. It would be impossible, of course, in the haste to harvest their 17 acres, but she yearns for feedback, especially from people who eat them at Fourth of July picnics...
Governor to let children officiate for youth sports (06/30/02)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- A new law lets 12- and 13-year-olds serve as umpires and referees at youth sporting events. Gov. George Ryan signed a measure Thursday that changes the state's child labor law to make it legal for agencies such as youth clubs, park districts and recreational departments to hire children under some circumstances...
Body in 20-year-old murder case will be exhumed (06/30/02)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A judge has granted a request by the county prosecutor to exhume the body of a teen-ager who was killed in 1982. Authorities hope that advancements in DNA technology will provide new clues in the 1982 death of Tammy Smith, who was 15...
Carnahan, Talent come to Cape area for support (06/30/02)
HIGH-STAKES CAMPAIGN By Sam Blackwell ~ Southeast Missourian In a campaign with national ramifications, U.S. Sen. Jean Carnahan, D-Mo., and Republican challenger Jim Talent both made their first serious plays for Southeast Missouri votes Saturday...
Hit man pleads guilty, gets life sentence (06/30/02)
ST. LOUIS -- A stripper and gang member hired to kill a suburban St. Louis woman in her home last summer has been sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder. Michael A. Clark, 32, pleaded guilty Friday in the slaying last July of Janice Kapeller, 39. Clark was sentenced to life in prison on the murder charge and to a concurrent 30-year term on an armed criminal action count. He will be eligible for parole in about 25 years...
Hospitals say cuts will hurt where they can least afford it (06/30/02)
Although Illinois' 225 private hospitals will lose $100 million in state payments for treating the poor, half of what was originally proposed, the cuts will hurt where the hospitals can least afford more pain, officials said. Loyola University Health System in Maywood, near Chicago, will likely lose more than $5 million in Medicaid payments in the 2003 fiscal year, Dr. Anthony Barbato, the company's chief executive, said Friday...
Balloonist close to breaking his solo distance record (06/30/02)
ST. LOUIS -- American adventurer Steve Fossett on Saturday closed in on the coast of South Africa and on breaking his own record for distance covered by a solo balloonist. As of 4 p.m. Saturday the 58-year-old Chicago millionaire had traveled 13,790 miles since launching his latest around-the-world balloon quest June 18, about 445 miles short of the distance he covered in a 1998 attempt that began in Argentina and ended with a crash landing in the Coral Sea...
One small rock for man ... ... One strange case for lawyer kind (06/30/02)
MIAMI -- In a cross between science fiction and a children's tale, a moon rock gets dug up from its peaceful valley, flies aboard Apollo 17 to Earth, visits Honduras and winds up in a U.S. court. "It's one of these curious little cases," said Keith Rosenn, a University of Miami law professor recruited by the judge as a consultant on Honduran law. "But it is a real case with grown men arguing about it."...
Bush passes presidential power to Cheney during colon screenin (06/30/02)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush transferred presidential powers to Vice President Dick Cheney for more than two hours Saturday during a routine colon screening that ended in a clean bill of health. It was only the second time in history that the Constitution's presidential disability clause was invoked. Bush was sedated during the 20-minute procedure...
People talk 8B (06/30/02)
Graham apologizes for anti-Semitic remark CINCINNATI -- The Rev. Billy Graham condemned anti-Semitism on Friday, a few days after he apologized to local Jewish leaders for comments he made to President Richard Nixon in the 1970s. On the second night of his four-day appearance, Graham noted that anti-Semitism has been on the rise in Europe. He reminded a crowd of about 37,000 at Paul Brown Stadium that bigotry is sinful...
Nation's 'armpit' sniffs notoriety (06/30/02)
BATTLE MOUNTAIN, Nev. -- Residents here thought they took an unfair hit last year when a national magazine listed their rural northeast Nevada town as the nation's armpit. Now, many hope that story was opportunity knocking. Reacting to the Washington Post Magazine article, the community is holding a "Festival in the Pit" -- with new events such as a deodorant toss replacing the old-fashion egg toss...
Spacecraft to take close-up look at comets (06/30/02)
NASA is preparing to launch a spacecraft this week on an ambitious mission to fly close to the icy cores of at least two comets during the next four years. If all goes well, the probe, called Contour, may resolve some of the mystery surrounding these primitive chunks of matter believed to be composed of the same material as the early solar system. ...
Anthrax probe focuses on scientists (06/30/02)
HAGERSTOWN, Md. -- The investigation into last fall's deadly anthrax attack has thrown an intense focus on Army scientists at Fort Detrick, putting the very people whose job has been to protect the nation from bioterror under suspicion. Former and current scientists at the military lab have been called for interviews by federal authorities, and some have been subjected to polygraph tests and home searches...
FEMA expands aid for WTC area (06/30/02)
NEW YORK -- Following criticism for its strict eligibility requirements, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is changing its housing aid program to help more people who lost income after the attack on the World Trade Center. Previously, applicants for mortgage or rental assistance had to prove their income losses were a direct result of the disaster, and many were denied aid...
Evacuated Arizona residents go home (06/30/02)
PINEDALE, Ariz. -- All that's left of the Pinedale fire station is a metal roof, blackened and twisted. But walk 30 feet and goldfish are swimming in a small pond beside a log cabin that was barely touched by the wildfire that spread through Pinedale last week...
Black Hills town evacuates as fire creates threat (06/30/02)
DEADWOOD, S.D. -- Residents of this Black Hills gambling town were ordered to evacuate Saturday because of an approaching wildfire, though by nightfall the main fire line had passed without damaging structures, fire officials said. Scott Randolph, a spokesman for the Lawrence County Office of Emergency Management, said that didn't mean Deadwood was out of danger, but he said no structures burned when flames singed the edges of town...
Al-Qaida teaches terror on the Net (06/30/02)
A bogus street address in Venezuela, a free e-mail account and a wire transfer to a bank in Malaysia were all that was needed to publish a militant Islamic Web site that promotes al-Qaida and asks readers to pray for America's destruction. The nature of the Web hosting business allowed the Arabic-language site's operators to keep it alive and on the run -- despite an FBI investigation -- while disguising themselves, online and off...
Family mill survives bumpy beginning (06/30/02)
WASILLA, Alaska -- When Virgil Poppert loaded up two flatbed trucks with equipment and headed to Alaska in 1961, he didn't realize he was putting his family on a bumpy road to the American Dream. Nearly 40 years after Poppert Milling began, grandson Dave Poppert has yet to take a paycheck. The husband and father of four has worked two jobs for 15 years to keep the family business going...
Louisiana rice farmers get federal OK for pesticides (06/30/02)
NEW ORLEANS -- Louisiana rice farmers have received emergency approval from the federal government to use a severely limited pesticide, a move that has angered bird groups. The Environmental Protection Agency restricted the pesticide Furadan in the 1990s after more than 80 bird kills around the country. It hasn't been allowed on rice since 1998...
Museum association makes annual rent payment in strawberries (06/30/02)
The Associated Press MECHANICSBURG, Pa. -- Talk about a sweet deal. For more than two decades, the Mechanicsburg Museum Association has paid its rent in strawberries -- four of them. On Tuesday, museum association member Joan Quick brought four plump red berries in a plastic bag to borough council...
Moss-Sievers (06/30/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A man who is under house arrest while awaiting sentencing in a murder case had had enough of his parents. So he volunteered to go to jail -- early. Michael Kempker II, 20, contacted the Cole County sheriff's department late Tuesday night and said he was having trouble at home. He said he wanted to leave before the situation escalated, Sheriff John Hemeyer said...
Corporate implosions don't change pension fund plans (06/30/02)
Public pension funds across the country were stung by millions of dollars in losses from the recent debacles at WorldCom, Enron and other companies, but their managers say they have no immediate plans to change strategies. Those losses, while huge, represent a tiny portion of most funds' well-diversified assets. But they show how even professional money managers were caught unaware of the fundamental problems underlying these once high-flying companies...
The test of time Franklin's kite experiment marks 250th anniver (06/30/02)
PHILADELPHIA -- Legend has it that 250 years ago this month, Benjamin Franklin sailed a kite and a key into a stormy Philadelphia sky and made a shocking discovery: Lightning is a form of electricity. His test sparked criticism from clergy who feared he was challenging God and earned him acclaim in America and Europe as one of the greatest minds of his era. ...
Mexican, Central American leaders seek economic integration, d (06/30/02)
MERIDA, Mexico -- Mexican and Central American leaders ended a two-day summit by announcing an ambitious plan to integrate the region, including a $3 billion highway project. The goal of the so-called Plan Puebla Panama's is to promote the region's development by integrating its roads, electricity grids and tariff systems, and by building a gas pipeline from Mexico to Panama...
Saudi prince says U.S. should not dismiss Arab peace proposals (06/30/02)
CAIRO, Egypt -- The United States has taken a "step back" from its support of a Saudi plan to achieve Mideast peace by launching its own plan to end the Israeli-Palestinian crisis, a top Saudi official said. Saudi intelligence chief Prince Nawaf also called President Bush's call for a change in the Palestinian leadership "illegitimate."...
Unmanned Russian cargo rocket successfully docks with space sta (06/30/02)
MOSCOW -- A Russian cargo rocket carrying food, medicine and mail successfully docked with the international space station on Saturday, space officials said. The unmanned Progress M46 cargo ship made an automatic docking with the space station at 10:23 a.m. local time, a spokesman at Russian Mission Control said...
Soldiers buy Afghan goods (06/30/02)
BAGRAM, Afghanistan -- By Afghan standards, Abdul Matin is a very rich man. His shop -- the Snow Leopard -- is doing a booming trade at Bagram air base selling burqas, fur coats, jewelry and trinkets to American, British and other coalition forces. But like the endangered species it takes its name from, the Snow Leopard's days are numbered...
Indonesian power shift may affect anti-terrorism efforts (06/30/02)
JAKARTA, Indonesia -- A recent power shift inside the Indonesian military has raised questions about a U.S. proposal to resume aid to the country's armed forces and is likely to have an impact on the war on terror in the world's most populous Muslim country...
Quake rattles rural China; no deaths (06/30/02)
BEIJING -- A strong earthquake shook northeastern China early Saturday but local officials said there were no deaths or major damage. The magnitude-7.2 quake struck Jilin province, which borders Russia and North Korea, at 1:19 a.m., according to the official Xinhua News Agency, which cited the Beijing Seismological Bureau...
U.S. insists that its peacekeepers be exempt from prosecution b (06/30/02)
UNITED NATIONS -- The United States stuck to its demand that American peacekeepers be exempt from prosecution by the new international criminal court, putting at risk U.N. peacekeeping operations in Bosnia. Standing alone against the 14 other Security Council members, the United States on Friday threatened again to veto a U.N. resolution to extend the Bosnian operations without immunity for U.S. participants...
Pakistan steps up hunt for Muslim extremists (06/30/02)
PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- Authorities on Saturday intensified a hunt for suspected Muslim extremists in hideouts from hectic downtowns to craggy mountainsides, using wanted posters, reward offers and growing military force. In the largest deployment against al-Qaida since the Pakistan's government pledged support last year for the U.S.-led war on terror, more than 3,000 Pakistani soldiers searched mountainsides, houses and vehicles near the Afghan border Saturday for suspected fighters from Osama bin Laden's network.. ...
Korean leaders accuse each other after deadly naval clash (06/30/02)
SEOUL, South Korea -- Hours after North Korea sank a South Korean patrol boat Saturday, the president of the South and commander of U.S. forces in the country accused North Korea of violating the armistice that ended the Korean war. A defiant North said the South fired first...
Death toll in southern Russian flooding climbs to 93 victims (06/30/02)
ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia -- The death toll from flooding in southern Russia climbed to 93 on Saturday, emergency officials said, and President Vladimir Putin took local authorities to task for not doing more to help victims. The floods have forced thousands to flee their homes and caused more than $385 million in damage. On Friday, the Russian president toured the flood-ravaged region...
New device would fill tooth with cell phone (06/30/02)
LONDON -- Tired of losing your cell phone? Having other people listen in on your conversations? What about all the times you've had to turn it off at public events, or leave it behind while swimming? Two British inventors unveiled a prototype of a device Friday that could solve those problems...
Somalia calls for a U.N. force to disarm country (06/30/02)
MOGADISHU, Somalia -- Somalia's transitional government on Saturday formally called for the U.N. Security Council to send an armed force to the Horn of Africa nation. In a letter to the United Nations, Prime Minister Hassan Abshir Farah said a strong central government would be impossible to establish without the help of an international force to disarm the country's warring factions...
Report- Pope has decided not to retire but to continue on until (06/30/02)
VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican specialist who collaborated with Pope John Paul II on the best-selling book "Crossing the Threshold of Hope" says the pontiff has firmly decided not to retire. In a front-page article Saturday in the Milan daily Corriere della Sera, Vittorio Messori quoted what he said he had deduced from the pope's thoughts on the subject:...
Next phase will give facelift to stadium (06/30/02)
Planned renovations to Houck Stadium have not gone nearly as quickly as Southeast Missouri State University officials hoped, but there appears to be light at the end of the tunnel. Southeast athletic director Don Kaverman said work is expected to start in the next few weeks on enhancement of the stadium exterior facades and landscaping, along with renovations to the existing press box...
Transforming Houck- Stadium project will be a boost, Southeast (06/30/02)
Southeast Missouri State University's football coaches use a unique approach with prospective recruits regarding Houck Stadium, where the Indians play their home games. "In recruiting, we take them back there at night, where they can see the field but not the outside of the stadium," head coach Tim Billings said...
Venus bounces back; U.S. men's hopes exit (06/30/02)
WIMBLEDON, England -- Finally, a bit of intrigue in the women's draw at Wimbledon: Venus Williams trailing by a set. Not only that, but the two-time defending champion was limping slightly and playing erratically against a fired-up opponent. And then -- quicker than you could say, "Who's Maureen Drake?" -- Williams won 16 of 17 points to take control against the 110th-ranked Canadian journeywoman and win 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 Saturday...
Outfield miscue sends Reds to win, closer to NL Central lead (06/30/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Left fielder Albert Pujols dropped a routine fly ball in the seventh inning and allowed the Cincinnati Reds to score the go-ahead run in a 4-2 victory over the Cardinals on Saturday night, cutting St. Louis' lead in the NL Central to one game...
Home runs fuel Mets win over Yankees (06/30/02)
NEW YORK -- Roger Cedeno scored on a straight steal of home, and Mo Vaughn, Mike Piazza and Vance Wilson all homered Saturday as the Mets beat the New York Yankees 11-2. AL Leiter (8-6) shut down the powerful Yankees, who lead the majors with 125 homers, and the Mets evened this Subway Series at a game apiece and have won three of five against their crosstown rivals this season...
Briefly (06/30/02)
Briefly Baseball
  • Roland "Rollie" Latina, the retired chief glove designer at Rawlings Sporting Goods in St. Louis, has died of cancer at his home in Belleville, Ill. He was 78. Latina was born in East St. Louis, Ill., and was a gunner for the Navy during World War II. ...
  • U.S. faces slow road ahead despite its soccer success (06/30/02)
    Landon Donovan and DaMarcus Beasley are stars for the summer. They hope they will be regarded as pioneers one day. Now that Donovan, Beasley and the rest of the U.S. soccer team are home from their unexpectedly successful performance at the World Cup, the tough part begins. They want to make sure American soccer capitalizes on the team's trip to the quarterfinals -- its best showing since 1930 -- without overplaying expectations...
    Hnatuik preserves St. Jude Classic lead (06/30/02)
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Glen Hnatiuk proved he can protect a lead Saturday, shooting a third consecutive 6-under-par 65 that kept him atop the leaderboard with a four-stroke margin after three rounds of the St. Jude Classic. Hnatiuk had never led a PGA tournament before this week, but he put himself in position to win his first title wire-to-wire with an eight-birdie, two-bogey round that gave him an 18-under 195 total...
    Local teams play today for bragging rights (06/30/02)
    The Capahas have been around for more than 100 years, during which they have experienced all kinds of success. The Riverdogs are in their fourth year of existence and have fared only so-so during that time. But those Cape Girardeau amateur baseball teams have one thing in common -- they have never played each other...
    Area player tops Busch youth baseball event (06/30/02)
    At age 10, Ethan Essner of Kelso, Mo., has spent more time on the field at Busch Stadium than most players toiling in the St. Louis Cardinals organization. Essner, who plays baseball for the Kelso Cardinals, recently made his second Busch Stadium appearance at the Pepsi Pitch, Hit & Run Competition. ...
    Local digest (06/30/02)
    St. Louis Printers rally to beat Capahas 10-9 ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Printers scored twice in the bottom of the ninth inning to hand the Cape Girardeau Craftsman Union Capahas a 10-9 defeat Saturday. The Capahas (14-5) had scored five times in the top of the ninth to go ahead 9-8 before the Printers came back and won the game on a two-out, two-run double by Lance Cannizzaro...
    Patience is necessity for photographers (06/30/02)
    When it comes to travel photography, the expression "patience pays" applies. If you don't have patience, you'll miss some good travel photo opportunities. Here are a few examples of what I mean. When I travel, I like to look for an interesting scene, and then wait for someone to walk into it. ...
    Nasturtiums are pleasant nose twisters (06/30/02)
    Most people envision waterlilies daubed on large canvases when they think of the artist Monet's flowers. Nasturtiums are another possibility, for Monet planted them in abundance. They spilled out of beds into paths, frothing like ocean water on a beach to soften his garden's edges...
    Entrance into elegance (06/30/02)
    Home decorated in warm colors, tones to create elegant feel By Tammy Raddle ~ Southeast Missourian It's not often that you find the perfect house in the perfect location, but this house at 360 Tonopah may be it. From every vantage point it offers beautiful views...
    Exotic experience Local couple travels to Costa Rica for thrill (06/30/02)
    Editor's note: Wayne and Joan McPherson traveled to Costa Rica in March for a vacation with family members. Here is an account of their trip. By Wayne McPherson Dorothy had traveled this road before and was eager for a sea bass lunch. ...
    McPHERSON Iguana.JPG (06/30/02)
    An iguana stopped near a swimming pool in Punte Leone, Costa Rica.An iguana stopped near a swimming pool in Punte Leone, Costa Rica.
    travel briefs. 8c (06/30/02)
    Survey rates Enterprise tops among customers WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. -- In a tough year for rental car companies, Enterprise Rent-A-Car found competitive pricing to be a key in satisfying customers, according to a recent survey by the marketing firm J.D. Power and Associates...
    Erie looks for more cruise business at new terminal (06/30/02)
    The Associated Press ERIE, Pa. -- With its new waterfront terminal almost complete, Erie hopes to tap into the popularity of cruising the Great Lakes. "We're going to be able to provide people something that's very desirable from a traveler's standpoint and position ourselves pretty well for drawing more of these cruises," says Raymond Schreckengost, executive director of the Erie-Western Pennsylvania Port Authority...
    Visitors see inside factories (06/30/02)
    YORK, Pa. -- The sound of a motorcycle engine revving fills the quiet movie theater as nearly 30 Harley-Davidson enthusiasts stare at a dark screen, awaiting one of the most exciting rides of their lives. In the next hour, they will witness the piece-by-piece construction of the coveted bikes during a tour of the company's York factory...
    Everthing from ice to terrorism (06/30/02)
    On Wednesday of this week, 80 years ago, I'm sure this was what happened: Up before daylight, with all farm chores done, Dad, Lou and I climbed into our Ford touring car with a brass radiator and made our jerky way over the river and through the rocky hills to Elvins, Mo., about 10 miles away as the crow flies. Nothing was ever as close as the crow flew...
    Family finds Disney magic has plenty of 'character' (06/30/02)
    Our bank account is a little depleted. But then that's understandable. We just returned from a weeklong trip to Disney World. Mickey's gang knows how to make money. Not only that, they make you feel good about spending all your hard-earned cash on everything from park passes to souvenirs. That's the true Disney magic...
    Martha 10A (06/30/02)
    NEW YORK -- This is a mess even Martha Stewart may not be able to clean up. Sorry. Martha jokes are all the rage these days, particularly lame ones that involve prison cell decor or recipes for cakes with files baked in. "I am so hot," David Letterman said this past week, "I am sweating like Martha Stewart."...
    Grateful Dead concert approved; fans to converge on Wisconsin (06/30/02)
    The Associated Press MILWAUKEE -- The Grateful Dead will live again. The Walworth County board voted 5-0 Friday to allow the band to hold a reunion concert Aug. 3-4. It will be the first time band members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh and Bob Weir have played in concert since the 1995 death of Jerry Garcia, the Dead's leader...
    Virginia Babb (06/30/02)
    Virginia Babb, 67, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Charleston, died Saturday, June 29, 2002, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
    Anna Pobst (06/30/02)
    ORAN, Mo.--Anna Mae Pobst, 78, of Oran died Saturday, June 29, 2002, at her residence. She was born Jan. 16, 1924, at Oran, daughter of Robert Patrick and Ada Jane Welsh Harris. She and Earnest Franklin Pobst were married Feb. 14, 1942, at Oran. He preceded her in death...
    Fern Holloway (06/30/02)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo.--Fern Holloway, 88, of Perryville, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Saturday, June 29, 2002, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born June 1, 1914, at Painton, Mo., daughter of Monroe and Octavia McNeely Kynion. She and Heulett Holloway were married Dec. 30, 1931. He preceded her in death June 27, 1969...
    Roxie Penrod (06/30/02)
    DONGOLA, Ill.--Roxie Belle Penrod, 97, of Dongola died Friday, June 28, 2002, at Memorial City Hospital in Houston, Texas. She was born Aug. 11, 1904, at Union City, Ill., daughter of Frank and Laura Meisenheimer Johnson. She and William James Penrod were married 71 years. He preceded her in death...
    Dathal Sams (06/30/02)
    OLIVE BRANCH,Ill.--Dathal Sams, 89, of Olive Branch died Friday, June 28, 2002, at her home. She was born Mar. 5, 1913, at Hickman, Ky., daughter of Peter and Maggie Anne Stone Brown. She and Ralph Sams were married November 1936. He preceded her in death June 8, 1967...
    Bernice Parks (06/30/02)
    BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- Saran Bernice Parks, 84, of Bloomfield died Friday, June 28, 2002, at Southern Missouri Healthcare in Dexter, Mo. She was born Oct. 15, 1917, at Bloomfield, the daughter of Walter Daniel and Armitte Josephine Wren Shrum. She was a lifelong resident of Bloomfield and a homemaker...
    William Harper (06/30/02)
    GODFREY, Ill. -- William Lewis Harper, 67, of Godfrey died Thursday, June 27, 2002, at Beverly Farm Foundation in Godfrey. He was born Dec. 9, 1934, in Sikeston, the son of John Earnest and Mildred Stubblefield Harper. He is survived by a brother, John Harper of Sikeston; and three nieces...
    Sarff-Dockins (06/30/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Dee Dee Sarff and Jamey Dockins were married April 27, 2002, at St. John's United Church of Christ. The Rev. Raymond McAfee performed the double ring ceremony. Pianist was Jim Rhodes of Cape Girardeau. Vocalists were Christi Guilliams, sister of the groom, and Bruce Dockins, father of the groom, both of Jackson...
    Carroll-Henderson (06/30/02)
    SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Leann M. Carroll and Roger D. Henderson were married April 27, 2002, at Giant City State Park in Makanda, Ill. Tim Salder of Anna, Ill., performed the double ring ceremony. Music was provided by Rebekah Miller of Cape Girardeau. The bride is the daughter of Tom and Anna Miller of Scott City. The groom is the son of Jean Henderson of Anna, Ill., and the late Raymond Henderson...
    Haynes-Messmer (06/30/02)
    BENTON, Mo. -- Mindy Beth Haynes and Matthew Clay Messmer were united in marriage Dec. 14, 2001, at the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas, Nev. Parents of the couple are Steve and MaryBeth Jesse of Ballwin, Mo., and Walter and Carol Messmer of Benton...
    Emmons-LeGrand (06/30/02)
    SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- St. Augustine Catholic Church at Kelso, Mo., was the setting Nov. 24, 2001, for the wedding of Trisha Dawn Emmons and Matthew Denis LeGrand. The Revs. Oliver Clavin and Normand Varone performed the double ring ceremony. Organist was Betty Ressel of Kelso, and vocalists were LaDonna Lynch of Cape Girardeau and Bobby Ressel of Kelso...
    Talley-Edwards (06/30/02)
    First Presbyterian Church was the setting May 18, 2002, for the wedding of Meghan Elizabeth Talley and Thomas Delvin Edwards. The Rev. Paul Kabo performed the double ring ceremony. Organist was Dr. Gary Miller, cellist was Kirk Miller, both of Cape Girardeau, and soloist was Jill Prince of Jackson, Mo...
    Rubel-Grayum (06/30/02)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Immanuel Lutheran Church was the setting May 18, 2002, for the wedding of Tammy Elva Rubel and Kent Luther Grayum. The Rev. Matthew Marks performed the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Darvin and Rita Rubel of Perryville. The groom is the son of Kenneth and Diane Grayum of Cape Girardeau...
    Troxel-Burley (06/30/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Angela Lee Troxel and Dominick Richard Burley were married April 6, 2002, at Zion Lutheran Church in Dallas, Texas. Dr. David Bahn performed the double ring ceremony. Organist was Susan Sipe, pianist was Diane Bahn, and soloist was Gene Frizzell...
    Moss-Sievers (06/30/02)
    Leslie Lynn Moss and Boyd Duane Sievers were married May 11, 2002, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Tilsit, Mo. The Revs. Donald Reder and David Johnson performed the ceremony. Pianist was Keith Koening and soloist was Robin Koetting. Parents of the bride are Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Price of Bowling Green, Ky., and Mr. and Mrs. Jack R.O. Slaughter of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Sievers of Jackson, Mo...
    Hennrich-Feret (06/30/02)
    Nikole Ann Hennrich and Matthew Paul Feret exchanged vows May 26, 2002, at historic Hanover Lutheran Church. The Rev. Ron Watts performed the double ring ceremony. Music was by Trio Girardeaux. Paul and Karlis Hennrich of Cape Girardeau are parents of the bride. The groom is the son of Alice Feret of Blacksburg, Va., and the late Peter Feret...
    Essner-Silman (06/30/02)
    BENTON, Mo. -- Andrew and Carla Essner of Benton announce the engagement of their daughter, Michelle LeAnn Essner, to Andrew David Silman. He is the son of Mark and Cindy Silman of Benton. Essner is a 1998 graduate of Thomas W. Kelly High School, and a 2001 graduate of Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing. She is employed at Orthopaedic Associates of Southeast Missouri...
    Essner-Craft (06/30/02)
    KELSO, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. Jim Essner of Kelso announce the engagement of their daughter, Toni Lynne Essner, to Stephen Lance Craft. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Craft and Mr. and Mrs. Danny Eaker of Cape Girardeau. Essner is a 1995 graduate of Notre Dame High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in health management from Southeast Missouri State University in 1999. She is employed at St. Francis Medical Center...
    Kindle-Wheatley (06/30/02)
    MORLEY, Mo. -- Mark and Karen Breedlove of Morley announce the engagement of their daughter, Leslie Ann Kindle of Bell City, Mo., to B.J. Wheatley. He is the son of Bill Wheatley of East Prairie, Mo., and the late Minnie Wheatley. Kindle is a 1992 graduate of Sikeston High School, and attended Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed by Southwestern Bell in Cape Girardeau...
    Butlers married 50 years (06/30/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Chester and Betty Butler of Jackson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary May 25, 2002, in Farmington, Mo. The couple was married May 24, 1952, at Parma, Mo. They have two children, Rick Butler of Coon Rapids, Minn., Donna Schrautemeir of O'Fallon, Mo.; and a grandson...
    Postons mark golden event (06/30/02)
    Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Poston of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 22, 2002, at Holiday Inn. Hosts were their children and spouses: Karen and Richard Lipps and Shelley and Mike Lucas of Jackson, Mo., Debbie and Mark Lunte and Bev and Jim Givens of Arnold, Mo., and Rodney and Tracy Poston of Mayfield, Ky...
    Ressels married 50 years (06/30/02)
    SCOTT CITY, Mo. -- Lucas J. and Alice A. Ressel of Scott City celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary May 25, 2002. An anniversary mass was held at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso, Mo., with Msgr. Oliver Clavin officiating. Organist was Betty Ressel and soloist was Walter Seyer...
    cape police (06/30/02)
    Cape Girardeau Sunday, June 30 ArrestsTimothy H. Carter, 38, 2801 Bloomfield Apt. 54, was arrested Saturday for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Charles D. Demolle, 17, 814 Morgan Oak, was arrested Saturday for delivery of a controlled substance and patronizing prostitution...
    Cape fire 6/30 (06/30/02)
    Cape Girardeau Sunday, June 30 Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: At 6:57 p.m., an emergency medical service at 217 Westfield Shoppingtown, West Park. At 7:08 p.m., an emergency medical service at 351 S. Silver Springs Road. At 7:10 p.m., an emergency medical service at Westfield Shoppingtown, West Park...
    Out of the past 6/30/02 (06/30/02)
    10 years ago: June 30, 1992 Roof over cafeteria at L.J. Schultz Middle School has partially collapsed, forcing workers to shore up roof and rebuild part of brick wall; roof at northwest corner of cafeteria didn't cave in; it settled about seven inches; settling caused western wall of structure to buckle and sway...
    The price tag of America's freedom (06/30/02)
    KENNETT, Mo. -- Two hundred twenty-six years ago, 56 men affirmed these inspiring words from the U.S. Declaration of Independence: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."...
    Ruling puts to rest the debunkers' claims against vouchers (06/30/02)
    It is the most important school case, and perhaps the most important judicial advance in civil rights, since Brown vs. Topeka Board of Education, 48 years ago. It is Zelman vs. Harris-Simmons. Is a Cleveland school-voucher program unconstitutional simply because 96 percent of the parents took $2,250 in voucher funds and used the money to send their children to parochial schools? Or because 82 percent of the schools choosing to participate happen to be religious in character? No, said a majority of the U.S. ...
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