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Stories from Sunday, October 13, 2002

The cowboy way (10/13/02)
He waits silently, confident they'll come. They always do. Out in the brush and weeds, Aaron Harrison sits with calm patience under night skies. He hears their footsteps or smells their cigarettes and sweat before he sees them. They never see him until it is too late...
Union County foliage still green for ColorFest special events (10/13/02)
UNION COUNTY, Ill. -- Though there is plenty going on, ColorFest is missing two ingredients this year. The first is color. Most leaves in Southern Illinois are still green, a result of summer drought and recent warm temperatures. Also absent this year from Union County's annual celebration of fall in Southern Illinois is Pumpkin Town, U.S.A., a popular tradition at Clyde L. ...
Changes likely to come in Congress only after election (10/13/02)
By David Scott ~ The Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- It's a lesson from the first day of Political Science 101: Little change comes about in Congress from the ballots cast on Election Day. Incumbents almost always win. The same is likely true this year in Missouri, where the state Republican Party thinks its best chance to unseat an incumbent is in the 3rd District -- the seat held for 26 years by Dick Gephardt, who just happens to be the House Minority Leader and a possible candidate for president.. ...
In Senate race, no overt appeals to Carnahan sympathy (10/13/02)
By Scott Charton ~ The Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missourians were shocked and sorrowful about the loss of Gov. Mel Carnahan, his son and an aide in a plane crash two years ago next week. Those emotions boosted the unprecedented election of Carnahan as U.S. senator almost three weeks after his death...
Woman killed by garbage can (10/13/02)
CHICAGO -- A Connecticut woman visiting Chicago for a wedding died late Friday night, a day after she was struck by a garbage can. Keith Braxton's car veered off the road on Thursday night and sent the wrought-iron can hurtling toward Jacqueline Neves, 54, who was hit in the head and chest as she stood with her husband along Michigan Avenue, police said...
Bakery marks milestone with tribute to MoonPie (10/13/02)
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Chattanooga Bakery is trying to stir up some sweet memories of its only product, the MoonPie. As part of its 100th anniversary Friday, the bakery is sponsoring a contest asking people to share memories, stories or photographs about the more than 8 billion MoonPies that have been sold. The winner gets a family trip to Chattanooga and a tour of the bakery...
Nation's nursing homes quietly killing thousands (10/13/02)
The Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- Thousands of America's elderly mothers, fathers and grandparents are being killed each year in the nation's nursing homes -- frail victims of premature and preventable deaths, according to a newspaper report. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, in a series that began Sunday, reported that the quiet pandemic is rarely detected by government inspectors, investigated by law enforcers, appraised by medical examiners or prosecuted...
Man convicted of 1987 rape (10/13/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A prison inmate has been convicted in the 15-year-old rape and attack that left an Independence woman with permanent brain damage. Ronald Dennis, 60, was found guilty Friday of first-degree assault and first-degree rape. Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 4...
Greene County circuit clerk to stand trial after election (10/13/02)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The trial of the Greene County circuit clerk on allegations of impropriety will be held after the November election, a judge has decided. Senior Supreme Court Justice William F. Mauer on Friday set Mike Carr's trial date for Dec. 2...
Auditor's role, not qualifications, at issue in election (10/13/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Win or lose in her re-election bid, State Auditor Claire McCaskill already has ushered the office into a new era -- or, more appropriately, an old era. McCaskill is the first Missouri auditor since 1974 not to be a certified public accountant. Four years ago, she defeated an opponent who had made that qualification a big issue...
Officials- 718 University of Missouri workers accept early reti (10/13/02)
More than 700 workers in the University of Missouri system have signed up for a special retirement offer meant to save millions of dollars and avoid layoffs, officials say. The 718 employees -- 36 percent of all those eligible -- still may revoke their decisions if the final calculations of their retirement benefits don't closely match preliminary ones. It's also still too early to tell whether the retirements will be enough to avoid layoffs...
Antique dealers say ghost haunts Illinois business (10/13/02)
BENLD, Ill. -- Cheryl and Davey Hammond simultaneously sat up straight in bed, awakened by two hard knocks on the door of their camper. Who would be knocking at 3 a.m. in the tiny town of Benld? Their minds raced. Could it be a burglar? Perhaps it was Cheryl's brother playing a practical joke...
Bush to shift his focus from Iraq to the economy (10/13/02)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush and congressional Democrats shifted the political debate from Iraq and toward the sluggish economy Saturday ahead of the crucial Nov. 5 elections, responding to pocketbook issues that voters say are their chief worry. Bush cited the bipartisan cooperation seen in the Iraqi debate as he urged passage of a terrorism insurance plan that he said would get 300,000 construction workers back to work. ...
Key battle staffs ordered to Kuwait (10/13/02)
WASHINGTON -- In moves suggesting new Pentagon preparations for war against Iraq, key Army and Marine Corps battle staffs are being sent to Kuwait and officials said Saturday that Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld is likely to order extra germ warfare protection for hundreds of thousands of troops...
Lack of leads frustrate Florida police in attempted abductions (10/13/02)
MIAMI -- Law enforcement officials, frustrated by a lack of leads, are asking for added public vigilance to help solve three attempted child abductions in recent months by people posing as child welfare workers. All three foiled abduction attempts occurred in Miami, and took place between May 20 and Sept. 24. In all three incidents, strangers approached homes claiming to be from the state's Department of Children & Families, but fled without taking a child...
Prosecutor- Suspect tells FBI he wanted to shoot Jews in Americ (10/13/02)
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Federal prosecutors say they found Islamic books and printous from the Internet -- including one titled "How Do I Train Myself for Jihad" -- in the apartment of two suspected members of a terrorist cell. The material was discovered in the apartment October Lewis shared with her ex-husband Jeffrey Leon Battle. Both have been charged with conspiring to wage war against the United States...
Reconstruction starts in state's worst crash (10/13/02)
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. -- Authorities Saturday began the daunting task of reconstructing the state's deadliest car accident, a nightmare of scorched metal that killed 10 people on a foggy interstate. Up to 45 vehicles crashed over a quarter of a mile stretch of highway Friday, injuring 36 people. State patrol Sgt. John Jones said some cars were hit three or four times, and some were distinguished only by vehicle identification numbers stamped into metal...
odds and ends 10/13 (10/13/02)
LA CROSSE, Wis. -- How many tacos can $3,200 buy? That's what some parents of University of Wisconsin-La Crosse students may have been wondering after tuition payments were erroneously listed as charges to Taco Bell on some credit card statements...
Truck featured on poster in sniper manhunt (10/13/02)
From wire reports LICKSVILLE, Md. -- Investigators hunting a sniper responsible for 10 attacks released their first wanted poster -- composite images of a white box truck -- after authorities confirmed Saturday that an eighth death was linked to the killer...
Halloween costume makers in legal fight (10/13/02)
NEW YORK -- It's a scary time for Halloween costume importers and retailers. For years, imported costumes made from cloth -- including the most popular characters sought by children, such as Spiderman or Cinderella -- moved freely through U.S. borders without being subject to tariffs and import quotas. Now, these goods, known as nondurable costumes, are at the center of a legal battle that's sending shivers through the Halloween costume industry...
Nation briefs 6A (10/13/02)
Memorial honors fallen New York firefighters NEW YORK -- Thousands of firefighters from around the world packed Madison Square Garden and the surrounding streets Saturday for a solemn memorial ceremony to honor 356 city firefighters killed in the line of duty -- 343 of them at the World Trade Center...
Illinois town pays tribute to albino squirrels (10/13/02)
OLNEY, Ill. -- For a century now, an unlikely colony of albino rodents has made this prairie town a bit squirrelly. Olney's police officers celebrate the town's 200 white squirrels with big patches on their uniforms. Its city clerk has turned her home into a squirrel hospital. And a festival Saturday honored the fair furballs with a 5K "scamper," the unveiling of a monument and a "squirrel blessing" by a priest...
110 die in Indonesian bombing (10/13/02)
A bomb destroyed a nightclub on the tourist island of Bali Saturday, killing at least 110 people in what officials said was the worst act of terror in Indonesia's history. The bomb also injured 178 others and sparked a devastating inferno. Authorities said a second bomb exploded near the island's U.S. consular office...
European observers cite Pakistani election flaws (10/13/02)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- European Union observers assailed Pakistan's military government Saturday for giving preferential treatment to pro-government candidates, misusing state news broadcasts, and locking out top political rivals during elections held this week...
The nonworking class (10/13/02)
WARSAW, Poland -- Wieslawa Kozek, a sociologist at the University of Warsaw, realized how grim the job market had become when she remodeled her home this summer. The electrician offered to do the wiring for free -- if Kozek could find work for his son...
Muslim cleric in Iran calls for death of Falwell (10/13/02)
Shiite Muslim clerics in Lebanon and Iran have reacted with rage at the Rev. Jerry Falwell for calling Islam's prophet a terrorist and an envoy of Iran's supreme leader reportedly called for his death. Iranian cleric Mohsen Mojtahed Shabestari, addressing weekly Friday prayers in the northwestern town of Tabriz, said Falwell was a "mercenary and must be killed," the Farsi-language daily Abrar reported Saturday...
Kuwait says 15 suspects confess to deadly attack on U.S. Marine (10/13/02)
KUWAIT -- Kuwait's interior minister said Saturday that 15 Kuwaitis in police custody had confessed to a deadly attack on U.S. Marines, but that no firm link has been established between them and al-Qaida. Sheik Mohammed Khaled Al Sabah told reporters that although there was no clear evidence linking the attackers to Osama bin Laden's terror network, the leader of the cell and one of the assailants, Anas al-Kandari, had pledged allegiance to bin Laden...
Iraq says U.S. manipulation would stop U.N. mission (10/13/02)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraq reserves the right to end cooperation with U.N. weapons inspections if it deems Washington is manipulating them, the Iraqi inspections chief said, clouding prospects of the high-stakes U.N. missions before they even resume. The Iraqi warning by inspections chief Gen. ...
Colombia tackles corrupt police (10/13/02)
BOGOTA, Colombia -- Colombia's new national police chief promised to root out corrupt officers, expressing concern that an unfolding scandal could jeopardize U.S. anti-drug aid to the world's largest cocaine producer. "There are bad apples in every barrel," Gen. Teodoro Campo said in an interview with The Associated Press late Friday...
Aide says Arafat to name new Cabinet in 10 days (10/13/02)
JERUSALEM -- Seeking to build support ahead of an election, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat will name a new Cabinet within 10 days to replace one that resigned in a showdown with the Palestinian legislature, his aide said Saturday. Meanwhile, hospital workers in the West Bank town of Tulkarem said Israeli soldiers in tanks shot to death an 18-year-old Palestinian with heavy machine-gun bullets while they were reimposing a curfew. The army said it was checking the report...
Stunned Finland searches for motives after fatal blast (10/13/02)
VANTAA, Finland -- Police searched for a motive Saturday behind a blast in a quiet suburban Helsinki shopping mall that killed seven people, including the suspected bomber, injured 80 others and shocked this normally peaceful nation. "Nothing like this has happened in Finland before," Prime Minister Paavo Lipponen said of Friday's bombing at a crowded mall in Vantaa, about 10 miles north of the capital, Helsinki...
Notre Dame puts away Windsor in 10th for district softball titl (10/13/02)
Notre Dame's softball team scored twice in the 10th inning Saturday to win the Class 3, District 2 championship with a 7-5 victory at home over Windsor. Lindsay Reinagel pitched all 10 innings for her 18th win of the season. She gave up three earned runs, walked one and struck out one for the Bulldogs (20-6), who host District 1 champion Festus (20-6) in a 4 p.m. sectional game Wednesday...
Indians shake UTM late for 2-0 OVC start (10/13/02)
MARTIN, Tenn. -- Tennessee-Martin once again proved to be a pesky opponent for Southeast Missouri State University -- but the Skyhawks eventually wilted under another offensive outburst by the Indians. For the second straight week, the Indians reached a team record for points on the NCAA Division I-AA level. And they needed most of them Saturday afternoon as they posted a wild 50-35 victory in front of 4,713 fans at Hardy Graham Stadium...
Tomco has another record game in Indians' 50-35 win (10/13/02)
MARTIN, Tenn. -- Jack Tomco's golden right arm continues to make a dent in Southeast Missouri State University's football record book. One week after tying a school record with four touchdown passes against Tennessee State, Tomco broke that mark along with several others in the Indians 50-35 win over Tennessee-Martin 50-35 Saturday...
Otahks rally again, knock off AP for fourth straight conference (10/13/02)
After a back-and-forth opening game that saw Austin Peay edge Southeast Missouri State University 30-28, the Otahkians came out fired up and swept the next three games to capture their fourth straight Ohio Valley Conference win at home Saturday. Southeast (10-9, 5-2 OVC) rallied after losing Game 1 for the second day in a row. The Otahkians needed four games to defeat Tennessee Tech a day earlier...
Stewart looks like a favorite as title chase goes to Lowe's (10/13/02)
CONCORD, N.C. -- Tony Stewart is the man to beat over the last six races in the Winston Cup season. Maybe. Stewart took the lead in the close title chase last week, moving 72 points ahead of Mark Martin going into today's UAW-GM 500. But no one has emerged as a dominant force...
Blues, Wild finish overtime with 2-2 tie (10/13/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Andrew Brunette scored with 15.4 seconds left in the third period Saturday night to lead the Minnesota Wild to a 2-2 overtime tie with the Blues. Brunette, stationed in front of the net, converted a pass from Marian Gaborik with Wild goaltender Dwayne Roloson on the bench for a sixth attacker. It was Brunette's second goal of the season...
Nebraska defense hits its stride in defeat of MU (10/13/02)
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- After getting embarrassed in losses at Penn State and Iowa State, Nebraska's defense finally has something to be proud about. The Cornhuskers held Missouri to less than half its offensive average Saturday in a 24-13 victory, Nebraska's 24th straight over the Tigers...
Cardinals beat Giants, cling to hope in NLCS (10/13/02)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Kannon Kile hopped around the field, giving low-fives to his dad's former teammates. The 5-year-old leaped into Fernando Vina's arms and then ran toward the plate, sliding home in his clean, white St. Louis uniform. A Cardinals victory was secured and their season once again saved as they held the San Francisco Giants at bay -- barely...
Duval moves closer to win at Las Vegas (10/13/02)
LAS VEGAS -- David Duval, showing signs he might ready to reclaim his spot among golf's best, shot a 9-under 63 Saturday in the Invensys Classic at Las Vegas to get in position for his first win since last year's British Open. Revitalized by the Ryder Cup and hoping to end a miserable year on a positive note, Duval made nine birdies and nine pars to take a one-shot lead over third-round leader Jim Furyk (69) and Jeff Sluman (68) going into the final round of the 90-hole event...
Raiders bring their own 'Greatest Show' to Dome (10/13/02)
ST. LOUIS -- First in total offense, check. First in first downs per game, check. First in points scored, check. Yes, after a long absence, the "Greatest Show on Earth" will be back at the Edward Jones Dome today. And along with the Oakland Raiders, the only undefeated team in the NFL, the Rams will be there, too...
EIU challenge finally comes into focus (10/13/02)
OK, Indians, now you can start thinking about Eastern Illinois. All this past week, Southeast Missouri State University football coach Tim Billings stressed the importance of focusing on Tennessee-Martin and not looking ahead to EIU. Well, the players evidently listened to their boss, even though it probably would have been easy not to, considering the sorry state of UTM's program. ...
Area digest 10/13/02 (10/13/02)
Southeast women win Saluki Invitational CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Southeast Missouri State University's women's cross country team won the 28th annual Saluki Invitational Saturday at SIU-Carbondale. Southeast finished with 45 points to top the nine-team field, beating runnerup Southern Indiana by 21 points...
FanSpeak 10/13/02 (10/13/02)
Coverage needs a kick WHY IS there so little coverage of Central soccer? There are impressive athletes on the team. Central has beaten two state-ranked teams (ranked by mosports.com), lost in double overtime to Quincy Notre Dame; beat Columbia Hickman; and had four players participate on a team playing in the nationals in North Carolina that made it to the final four in the nation. I could go on, but I have a feeling it would not make a lot of difference...
Leafpeeping (10/13/02)
Before you pile the kids into the minivan and hit the road in search of spectacular fall foliage, you can narrow your search and expand your enjoyment by logging onto the World Wide Web. The tourism Web sites of the larger Northeastern states are chock full of information on where and when to find peak foliage, and events and attractions to enjoy during your visit. Here's a shortcut to finding the best fall foliage facts and figures on the information superhighway...
Keep shooting on cloudy and rainy days (10/13/02)
Look at any postcard rack and you'll see pictures taken on bright, sunny days. The pictures were often taken late in the day or early in the morning, when the scenes are bursting with warm colors, contrast and detail. Those are the kind of pictures that sell a destination -- pictures that make us want to be there...
Love letters (10/13/02)
Carly Button is almost 6 years old and learning to read. She has a lot of material waiting for her. Her parents, Diane and Mark Button, have been writing her letters since the day she was born. Diane and Mark also have penned letters to their 4-year-old son Jack and 2 1/2-year-old daughter Hannah to be opened on all the big milestones of their lives, such as their high school and college graduations, their wedding days and their 50th birthdays...
Write family letters that last lifetimes (10/13/02)
The Associated Press The most important thing about creating a letter box for a loved one is to get started, says Mark Button, who with his wife Diane wrote "The Letter Box: A Story of Enduring Love" (Beyond Words Publishing). It's probably easiest to peg your first letter to a particular occasion, to be read now or in the future, the authors say...
Plan your foliage trip carefully (10/13/02)
IF YOU GO Plan ahead and make reservations early for an enjoyable foliage outing These foliage travel tips from the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing can be applied to almost any popular fall foliage destination:...
Packed with possibilities (10/13/02)
The house at 224 Pebble Lane in Cape Girardeau represents the endless possibilities that a new owner will find in this structure. Though it was built 20 years ago, this house has timeless elements that make it just as wonderful today as the day the carpenters packed up their tools...
Storage tips make food last longer (10/13/02)
The precious time you spend food shopping can be wasted if the groceries you buy aren't stored properly and used in timely fashion. Investment of time in organizing food storage is well spent -- you'll reap the rewards later. Chaos in the kitchen drains you of time, energy, and peace of mind...
Dad brushes up on daughters' nail polish (10/13/02)
It's tough being a dad in a house full of girls. I'm still trying to figure out the feminine mind. But having two daughters has taught me a few things, like the fact that it's important not to spill the red nail polish. The other day, I not only kept the nail polish off the carpet, I also managed to paint Bailey's toes and fingernails without turning her into a football mascot...
Highlights and lowlights for the viewing week ahead (10/13/02)
Only on that kookie Comedy Central could the ritual consumption of fried chicken and porn films be considered a meaningful act of rebellion. Well, only on Comedy Central and at Yale University, where a few years ago students formed the Porn 'n Chicken secret society for just such rites. After that, thanks to indulgent press accounts, it took on mythic status far beyond New Haven...
WB network fares well at start of new season (10/13/02)
NEW YORK -- Thanks to dramas about a teenage Superman, a transplanted widower and a romantically challenged mother-and-daughter team, the WB television network is on a hot streak. Just two weeks into the new season, the network had 29 percent more viewers than in the comparable period last year. The season's second week was the WB's best ever among people age 18 to 34, the network's target audience...
Green-Schiwitz (10/13/02)
Eisleben Lutheran Church in Scott City was the setting June 29, 2002, for the wedding of Shannon Green and Timothy W. Schiwitz. The Rev. Robert Azinger performed the ceremony. Pianist was Debbie Lancaster of Delta. Parents of the bride are David A. Green of Scott City and Carolyn A. Green of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of Thomas and Patty Schiwitz of Chaffee, Mo...
Petitt-Lowery (10/13/02)
The Church of Christ in Jackson was the setting March 30, 2002, for the wedding of Dana Elizabeth Petitt and Timothy Scott Lowery. Bryan McAlister and Frank Monroe performed the ceremony. Vocalists were Cheryl Crews of Scott City and Geoff Smith of Cape Girardeau...
Burgfeld-Hefner (10/13/02)
Jamie Beth Burgfeld and Darren Ray Hefner exchanged vows March 16, 2002, at Old Hanover Lutheran Church. The Rev. Samuel Roethemeyer performed the ceremony. Christy Shinn of Jackson played keyboards, Sophinisba Gathman of Pocahontas, Mo., played the harp, and soloist was Jamie Burgfeld...
Avritt-Knaup (10/13/02)
Gail Lynn Avritt and Todd William Knaup exchanged vows July 20, 2002, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Cape Girardeau. The Rev. J. Friedel performed the ceremony. Pianist was Cheryl Oberhaus and soloist was Alan Bruns, both of Cape Girardeau...
Zoellner-Schmidt (10/13/02)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Tracy Jo Zoellner and Brandon Schmidt were married May 4, 2002, at Christ the Savior Parish in Brewer, Mo. The Rev. Felipe Martinez performed the ceremony. Music was provided by Judy Wengert. Soloist was Nelda Koeberl. Mr. and Mrs. Gary R. Zoellner of Perryville are parents of the bride. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul W. Schmidt of Frohna, Mo...
Groves-Brazil (10/13/02)
Kim Groves and David Brazil were married Sept. 28, 2002, in the Serenity Garden on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University. The Rev. Clayton Smith performed the ceremony. Reader was Jane Stacy of Cape Girardeau. Steve Brazil of Cape Girardeau, brother of the groom, was guitarist and soloist...
Harrison-Reggio (10/13/02)
Ericka Lynn Harrison and Nicholas Edward Reggio were married Sept. 20, 2002, at Mater Dolorosa Church in New Orleans. The Rev. Paul Hart performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael P. Harrison of Spokane, Wash. The groom is the son of Richard N. Reggio Jr. and Jeanne Keene of New Orleans...
Forrester-Weltch (10/13/02)
Herb and Kathy Forrester Jr. of Oklahoma City, Okla., formerly of Cape Girardeau, announce the engagement of their daughter, Mandy Forrester, to Charlie Weltch. He is the son of Judy May of Springfield, Ore. Forrester is a graduate of Bishop McGuinness High School in Oklahoma City, and is attending Oklahoma State University. She is employed at Communication Federal Credit Union...
Fehr- Ingvalson (10/13/02)
Earl and Marsha Fehr of Scott City announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Marie Fehr, to Kenneth William Ingvalson. He is the son of Kenneth and Dorothy Ingvalson of Scott City. Fehr is a graduate of Scott City High School, and attended Southeast Missouri State University...
Meyer-Gross (10/13/02)
Michael L. and Betty K. Meyer of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsey Michelle Meyer, to Michael David Gross. He is the son of Carl M. and Christine D. Gross of Jackson. Meyer is a 1998 graduate of Jackson High School, and expects to graduate from Southeast Missouri State University in December. She is employed at Outback Steakhouse...
Heisserer- Daniel (10/13/02)
ORAN, Mo. -- Kenneth and JoAnn Heisserer of Oran announce the engagement of their daughter, Dana Lynne Heisserer, to Jeremy Cole Daniel. He is the son of Randy and Linda Daniel of New Hamburg, Mo. Heisserer is a graduate of Oran High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in psychology and fashion merchandising from Southeast Missouri State University in 1999, and a master of arts degree in guidance and counseling in 2001. ...
Greene-Koestel (10/13/02)
Janet Greene of Cape Girardeau and Kenneth Greene of Dexter, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Angela Greene, to Derek Koestel. He is the son of Steven and Johneen Koestel of Partridge, Kan. Greene received a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla. She is employed by Monsanto Co. in Creve Coeur, Mo...
McCullough-Butrum (10/13/02)
The Rev. Joe and Debbie McCullough of Sikeston, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Lynn McCullough, to Matthew Marvin Lynn Butrum, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of the Rev. Marvin and Carolyn Butrum of Sikeston. McCullough is employed at Visiting Nurse Association of Southeast Missouri...
Correction 10/13 (10/13/02)
A story in Friday's edition incorrectly identified alleged victim in a Scott County murder case. The correct name is Alexia Janis Lewis. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
Fall's love affair with leaves (10/13/02)
Editor's note: This column originally was published Oct. 17, 1999. Dr. Leo Buscaglia, teacher, author and lecturer, speaks of his love for leaves, especially when they are dried and rustling. He took big bags of them from east coast to west coast on airplanes! I, too, love leaves, especially during this season...
Tax proposal is based on faulty reasoning (10/13/02)
By Henry J. Waters III ~ Columbia Daily Tribune Nontraditional tobacco traders are not reporting campaign donations to the No on Proposition A campaign, but they have plenty of reason to hope voters pass the big increase in cigarette taxes. If we voters approve the plan to raise taxes to 72 cents on a package of cigarettes and boost other tobacco taxes by 20 percent, sellers of cigarettes on the Internet and black-market smugglers will want to kiss us...
Moody report points to hard decisions (10/13/02)
James Moody, a Jefferson City lobbyist, was the budget director under former Gov. John Ashcroft. Over the last 15 years, Moody has earned a reputation as one of the foremost experts on trends in Missouri's state budget. Increasingly, he is being listened to by members of both parties when he speaks on the arcane details of budgetary matters...
Speak Out 10/13 (10/13/02)
CATHY HAS become the most dimwitted cartoon in the newspaper. It used to be something that would address women in the workplace, but now it's just become a fashion thing. I wish the writer could get back to more serious issues of women in the workplace...
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