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Stories from Sunday, October 20, 2002

Rain on SEMO's parade doesn't extinguish spirit (10/20/02)
Umbrellas and raincoats dotted Broadway as spectators pressed up against downtown buildings under short roof overhangs and waited for the Southeast Missouri State University homecoming parade to slosh by in the gray Saturday morning drizzle. But people love a parade...
161st List (10/20/02)
Itemized contributions to candidates for state representative in the 161st District for the reporting period of Sept. 1 through Sept. 30. Listed are donor, city of residence and amount:REP. LANIE BLACK, R-CHARLESTON David Boyd, Portageville, $100; Jennings Brothers, Sikeston, $300; J. ...
Region digest 10/20/02 (10/20/02)
Two parked cars hit by train on Water Street Two unoccupied, parked cars were hit by a Burlington-Northern train at 12:26 a.m. Saturday on North Water Street near Broadway, according to the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Both vehicles were sideswiped on the passenger side and were extensively damaged...
Financial gulf separates candidates in 161st District (10/20/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Despite raising slightly more money than his opponent during September, Democratic challenger Wayne Petit had less than one-fifth of the money in his campaign coffers as incumbent Republican state Rep. Lanie Black. According to the latest campaign finance disclosure reports, Petit, of Scott City, collected $5,938 during September. After spending $3,705.42, he was left with $6,738.35 on hand with five weeks to go until the Nov. 5 election...
Firefighters gather for weekend of training (10/20/02)
Outfitted in heavy fire suits with masks and oxygen tanks, area firefighters crawled through thick, black smoke to put out a pallet fire in a burning trailer on Saturday. It was part of the training during this weekend's 25th annual Cape Girardeau County Fire School...
Southeast Homecoming award winners (10/20/02)
  • Man of the Year: Brian Kohlberg, senior from St. Louis majoring in finance, sponsored by Order of Omega Woman of the Year: Brooke Adams, senior from Rolla, Mo., majoring in early childhood education, sponsored by Order of OmegaFLOAT WINNERS...
  • Church wants to halt new bar from opening (10/20/02)
    The folks at Lynwood Baptist Church have been spreading the word. By e-mail, through the church bulletin, from announcements, in Sunday school classes and by general word-of-mouth. And it's not just the word of Christ. A vocal group of Lynwood churchgoers has been spreading the message of government participation -- opposing a restaurant and bar that could open up across Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau from their place of worship...
    KC council OKs newspaper plan for new plant (10/20/02)
    The Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Star has received unanimous City Council approval of its plan to build a new printing plant in the city's downtown. The council's action rezones the property and grants a 10-year property tax abatement, which city officials have valued at around $12.8 million...
    Small town shaken by pornography arrest (10/20/02)
    WESTPHALIA, Mo. -- The mood in this small German-Catholic town isn't what it should be this time of year. Typically, the 320 residents of Westphalia are discussing the annual fall festival and talking about Fatima High School sports. This year, the mood is darker...
    Executive order challenge could be at risk (10/20/02)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- If the Missouri Supreme Court decides that public school teachers have collective bargaining power, it could sweep away a separate lawsuit challenging an executive order granting such rights to many state employees. In June 2001, Gov. Bob Holden, a Democrat, signed Executive Order 01-09, which extended the authority to bargain collectively to workers in state departments under his direct control...
    Long-standing ruling on collective bargaining goes to court (10/20/02)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- For 55 years, the Missouri Supreme Court has repeatedly ruled that the right of employees to bargain collectively as guaranteed by the state constitution does not pertain to public sector workers. No such exemption of government employees from that right is expressly stated in the state charter, Article I, Section 29, which says "That employees shall have the right to organize and to bargain collectively through representatives of their own choosing."...
    Man injured after grenade explodes (10/20/02)
    CARTHAGE, Mo. -- A Carthage man was in intensive care Friday after a grenade exploded in his hand. The blast seriously injured David McKinney, 43. Carthage police chief Dennis Veach said the U.S. military pineapple grenade was apparently inert -- the kind widely available in military surplus stores -- but someone had filled it with black powder...
    Doe Run strikes deal with creditors (10/20/02)
    ST. LOUIS -- Doe Run Co. said it has reached a deal with creditors that would pare its debt and avert its filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. St. Louis-based Doe Run, whose lead smelter in Herculaneum about 30 miles south of here is the nation's largest, said Friday that the complicated debt-swap offer should be finalized in writing in a week. Under the deal, the bondholders would receive options to buy up to 40 percent of Doe Run's common stock...
    Military retirees angry that defense-spending bill languishes (10/20/02)
    Knight Ridder Newspapers As Congress dimmed the lights last week to hit the campaign trail at home, it left the defense authorization bill hanging and stoked the anger of military retirees nationwide. Dozens of veterans groups have lobbied furiously for the bill, which contains a disputed provision that would allow retirees to draw both retirement pay from the Defense Department and disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs...
    Ex-mayor acquitted, two men convicted in 1969 killing (10/20/02)
    YORK, Pa. -- The former mayor was acquitted and two other men were convicted Saturday in the shotgun slaying of a young black woman during race riots that tore apart York in 1969, the verdicts all but closing the books on a crime that has haunted the city for more than three decades...
    Navy seaman blown overboard (10/20/02)
    SAN DIEGO -- A Navy seaman caught in the backdraft of a jet aboard the USS Constellation was swept into the ocean off the California coast early Saturday, surviving seven hours in 62-degree water before being rescued, authorities said. Michael Harris of Dillsburg, Pa., was walking onto the flight deck of when he got caught in jet engine backdraft and was blown overboard, said Cmdr. Jacquie Yost, a spokeswoman for the Navy's Third Fleet...
    World briefs (10/20/02)
    Taiwan's leader welcomes overture from China TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Frozen relations between Taiwan and China showed more rare signs of a thaw Saturday as Taiwan's leader welcomed a new overture from China to start talks about restoring aviation and shipping links between the rivals...
    Shooting probed for sniper links (10/20/02)
    ASHLAND, Va. -- A 37-year-old man was shot and wounded in a steakhouse parking lot Saturday night and authorities were investigating whether the sniper had struck again, for the first time on a weekend. The victim of the shooting outside a Ponderosa restaurant was rushed to a hospital and undergoing surgery, authorities said...
    Patients help their health by conquering fear of doctor-speak (10/20/02)
    WASHINGTON -- Toni Cordell-Seiple uses different-colored markers to carefully write "from lung doctor" or "for blood pressure" on her husband's myriad prescription bottles. It's easier than stopping to decipher the 10-letter, almost unpronounceable drug names each time she grabs one of the lookalike bottles. It's also something of a reflexive defense for the Georgia woman, who says she once read so poorly that she signed hospital forms unknowingly consenting to a hysterectomy...
    U.S. considers Israeli plan for joint operation to disarm Iraqi (10/20/02)
    WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration is weighing an Israeli proposal for a joint operation in Iraq's western desert to disarm Iraqi missiles before they could be launched against Israel. If successful, the operation might not only protect Israeli civilians from an Iraqi attack like the one they weathered in the 1991 Persian Gulf War but eliminate the troublesome prospect of an Israeli retaliatory attack on Iraq...
    Search continues for four Navy fliers (10/20/02)
    POINT SUR, Calif. -- The U.S. Coast Guard continued to search the ocean Saturday for four Navy pilots missing after two fighter jets collided in the course of a combat exercise Friday. Two cutters looked for the pilots through the night and at first light Saturday, an HH-65 Dolphin helicopter was sent to aid the search about 80 miles southwest of Monterey, Coast Guard spokeswoman Veronica Bandrowski said...
    Study finds another use for duct tape- wart removal (10/20/02)
    CHICAGO -- Duct tape, the all-purpose household fix-it with hundreds of uses, can also remove warts. Researchers say over-the-hardware-counter duct tape is a more effective, less painful alternative to liquid nitrogen, which is used to freeze warts...
    Gun hobbyists defend sniping, deplore killing (10/20/02)
    "One Shot, One Kill" is known as the unofficial motto of the professional law-enforcement sniper. It's a phrase that testifies to the skill and accuracy needed for extreme situations. But increasingly, the phrase has been co-opted by a group of amateur gun owners who share an avid interest in sniping. These sniper enthusiasts look on their activities as a hobby. They pass around tips, learn techniques through Web sites and videos, and attend training camps to hone their skills...
    Talent and Carnahan play up strengths on security, economy (10/20/02)
    WASHINGTON -- Missouri's economy was already struggling when Enron Corp. plummeted to failure last year, triggering a series of corporate scandals that sent stocks tumbling and erased millions of dollars from retirement funds nationwide. With the still-reeling economy lagging behind that of the state's neighbors, Democratic Sen. Jean Carnahan has focused heavily on the economy, and particularly on accounting abuses, in her campaign for election Nov. 5...
    Essner-Craft (10/20/02)
    Cannon turns pumpkins into projectiles ELLETTSVILLE, Ind. -- When Jim Bristoe told his wife he wanted to build a cannon that would shoot a pumpkin a mile, she told him he wasn't all there. But he built one anyway, with a 30-foot-long barrel. It is powered by a 700-gallon air tank and is appropriately named "Ain't All There." It looks much like a mobile anti-aircraft gun...
    Swept up after Sept. 11, 'material witness' has been in jail 40 (10/20/02)
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Although he has never been charged with a crime and there is no evidence he's involved in terrorism, Mukkaram Ali, 26, has been imprisoned for more than a year and remains in jail today -- thanks in no small part to the wishes of terror suspect Zacarias Moussaoui...
    Negotiations expected to keep warship open (10/20/02)
    BOSTON -- The USS Constitution will likely stay open to the public after the U.S. Navy and National Park Service worked Saturday to settle disagreements over security at the world's oldest commissioned warship afloat. The ship's commanding officer and park service managers plan to meet Sunday and resolve the issue for good, said Sean Hennessey, spokesman for the National Park Service...
    Coveted nanocrystals found in shavings from machine shops (10/20/02)
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Scientists who have worked for years to find a way to mass-produce tiny, unusually hard crystals called nanocrystals should look no farther than their local machine shop, new research suggests. Purdue University researchers say they found that metal shavings produced by lathes, drills and milling machines are filled with nanocrystals, which hold the promise of superstrong mechanical parts and composite materials...
    Judge- 'Brown men' taken off plane can sue (10/20/02)
    The Associated Press NEWARK, N.J. -- A federal judge has refused to dismiss a discrimination lawsuit by two men who were removed from a Continental Airlines flight on New Year's Eve when a passenger complained about "brown-skinned men." The Houston-based airline sought dismissal, arguing its employees have authority to bar passengers who might be "inimical to safety" under a federal law. The airline also said another law gives them broad protection in reporting "suspicious activity."...
    Finding may lead to tearless onions (10/20/02)
    Here's good news for cooks: Japanese scientists say they might have found a way to produce onions that won't make you cry. Ordinary onions, when chopped or crushed, create and release an eye irritant that makes tears flow in the kitchen. While some onions are called "tearless," they're actually just less prone than other varieties to cause eye irritation...
    FBI director says balance needed on security, rights (10/20/02)
    STANFORD, Calif. -- A delicate balance must be struck to protect the United States from another terrorist attack without violating the civil rights of Muslims here, FBI director Robert Mueller said Friday. Mueller said that as head of the nation's lead agency handling counterterrorism, he struggles to find that balance...
    People 7B (10/20/02)
    Louisiana town gets surprise visit by Oprah NATCHITOCHES, La. -- Oprah Winfrey took a fan up on her offer and made a surprise visit to Louisiana's oldest town. Peggy Plunkett was in the audience at a taping of The Oprah Winfrey Show two weeks ago when she stood up and said: "Oprah, everybody in Natchitoches loves you. You should come and visit," according to Winfrey...
    Explosion outside Moscow McDonald's restaurant injures 7 (10/20/02)
    MOSCOW -- A car bomb exploded Saturday outside a McDonald's restaurant in southwest Moscow that was crowded with lunchtime customers, injuring at least seven people. Officials disagreed on whether the explosion was a terrorist act or part of the criminal underworld violence that plagues Russia...
    Officials arrest Indonesian cleric linked to Bali blast (10/20/02)
    JAKARTA, Indonesia -- The spiritual leader of a militant Islamic group linked to al-Qaida was arrested in his hospital bed Saturday as police accused his fugitive top aide of responsibility for many of Indonesia's terrorist bombings. Defense Minister Matori Abdul Djalil stopped short of directly accusing Abu Bakar Bashir of organizing the bloody nightclub attack last week in Bali, but said it was unlikely that he would not have known about many of the country's bomb attacks...
    Minister- Pakistan will keep nuclear arms from extremists (10/20/02)
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Pakistan's armed forces will keep their nuclear weapons out of the reach of extremists, a Cabinet minister said Saturday. Information Minister Nisar Memon's comments follow reports that U.S. intelligence officials accused Pakistan of helping North Korea develop its nuclear weapons program. Pakistan has denied the charge...
    South Koreans call North Korea poor curiosity rather than nucle (10/20/02)
    IMJINGAK, South Korea -- Birds flew over the muddy river that divides the two Koreas. School children jostled at an observation post. Tourists paid to gaze at their northern neighbor. A village along one of the most heavily fortified borders in the world betrayed few signs of uneasiness amid reports that North Korea had developed nuclear weapons...
    U.S., South Korea to press Pyongyang on nuclear program (10/20/02)
    SEOUL, South Korea -- A U.S. envoy on Saturday urged North Korea to dismantle its nuclear weapons program, warning there will be no easy way out for the recalcitrant communist regime. Assistant Secretary of State James Kelly, speaking after meetings with Chinese and South Korean officials, said Washington will lead a global campaign to bring "maximum international pressure on North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons ambition."...
    Colombian rebels kill threatened mayor, two town councilmen (10/20/02)
    BOGOTA, Colombia -- Leftist rebels shot and killed a mayor and two town councilmen in southwestern Colombia after earlier telling them to resign or face execution, police said Saturday. Luis Antonio Motta, mayor of Campoalegre, was driving with his nephew and the council members on Friday when they were stopped, forced from their car, and shot along a road outside the town...
    'Yes' to EU expansion takes early lead in Irish election (10/20/02)
    DUBLIN, Ireland -- In a dramatic aboutface, Irish voters gave the go-ahead to a vast expansion of the European Union expansion, endorsing a plan to push the union to the borders of Russia, first returns from a crucial referendum indicated Sunday. Irish approval would remove the last major, legal impediment to expanding the Union into a community of nearly a half billion people, overcoming the divisions that have wracked Europe throughout its long and often turbulent history...
    Kurdish leader- Forces would claim oil fields (10/20/02)
    SORAN BASE, Iraq -- The top Iraqi Kurdish military commander said Saturday his forces would try to capture nearby oil-rich areas if the United States strikes at Saddam Hussein's regime. The battlefield strategy outlined by Cmdr. Hamid Efendi gives added muscle to a draft constitution proposed earlier this month that envisioned the oil center of Kirkuk as the future capital of their homeland...
    Notre Dame girls win North County meet (10/20/02)
    Notre Dame's girls' cross country team won the overall meet title and the boys' squad finished fourth overall in Saturday's North County Invitational in Bonne Terre, Mo. Among the girls, Sarah Unterreiner (11th), Megan Rosenquist (12th) and Kasie Essner (15th) took top-20 spots. Sam Montgomery was 20th in the boys' event, where Notre Dame won the small-school title...
    Romo key in leading EIU back from deficit (10/20/02)
    Eastern Illinois quarterback Tony Romo has won the last two Ohio Valley Conference offensive player of the year awards -- and his performance at Houck Stadium Saturday probably put him on a fast track to make it three in a row. Romo carved up Southeast's defense, throwing five touchdown passes and helping rally the Panthers from a 21-7 deficit to a 44-27 victory that gave them sole possession of first place in the OVC...
    EIU wins 44-27, drops Southeast out of tie for OVC lead (10/20/02)
    Southeast Missouri State University stunned Eastern Illinois early, but the Panthers showed their championship mettle by delivering the majority of the blows the rest of the way. The Panthers, after falling behind 21-7 early in the second quarter Saturday, scored 30 unanswered points and cruised to a 44-27 victory in front of an announced crowd of 9,178 at Houck Stadium...
    Otahkians knock off UT-Martin in three sets (10/20/02)
    Southeast Missouri State University's volleyball team controlled Tennessee-Martin at Houck Field House on Saturday in a battle of two of the Ohio Valley Conference's top squads. During homecoming festivities in which the team welcomed the families of the Otahkian players, the daughters treated the parents to a three-set sweep of the OVC's top team, 30-19, 30-25, 30-24...
    DiMarco leads Kendall by 2 strokes at Disney Classic (10/20/02)
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Chris DiMarco shot a 3-under 69 on Saturday to maintain his lead after the third round of the Disney World Golf Classic. Despite missing a 5-foot birdie putt on the final hole, DiMarco was at 20-under 196 and had a two-stroke lead over Skip Kendall, Scott Hoch and Bob Burns...
    Upset by call, Bodine vows to re-earn respect (10/20/02)
    MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- Martinsville Speedway seems like the most difficult place for Todd Bodine to begin his NASCAR probation for careless driving. The .526-mile track is the oldest and shortest on the Winston Cup circuit, and the beating and banging of cars in the Old Dominion 500 is as sure a thing as the track's famous hot dogs being eaten in bunches...
    Oct. 19 college football scores (10/20/02)
    EAST Albany, N.Y. 44, Canisius 14 Alfred 10, Utica 0 Bentley 33, Pace 13 Bloomsburg 31, Kutztown 21 Boston College 46, Navy 21 Brockport 21, Ithaca 0 Bryant 25, St. Anselm 13 C.W. Post 34, Merrimack 6 Catholic 41, Frostburg St. 35, OT Cent. Connecticut St. 10, Monmouth, N.J. 9...
    Weight's power plays lift Blues over Stars (10/20/02)
    ST. LOUIS -- Doug Weight scored two power-play goals in the third period to give the Blues a 5-3 victory over the Dallas Stars on Saturday night. Weight's second goal came at 11:39 when he beat Dallas goalie Marty Turco from inside the right circle. Before that goal, St. Louis had a two-man advantage for just over four minutes but couldn't score...
    Feat to beat- Three pitches, three swings, three home runs (10/20/02)
    NEW YORK -- There is something about the month of October, with its autumn colors at the start and trick or treat at the end, that always got Reggie Jackson's juices going. "I've always loved October," Jackson said. "It's cool. It's dark at 6:15. There's a nice tingle in the air. It makes me feel so good."...
    Coaches accustomed to winning try to end slumps (10/20/02)
    ST. LOUIS -- Two down-on-their-luck NFL coaching geniuses get a chance to butt heads this weekend. Mike Holmgren, who led the Green Bay Packers to a pair of Super Bowls in the 1990s and has spawned six head coaches, and Mike Martz, the offensive architect behind the Rams' two title game appearances the last three seasons, have one win apiece in mid-October. One of the slumps will have to continue...
    Tech quarterback burns Tigers for 510 yards in Missouri loss (10/20/02)
    LUBBOCK, Texas -- Kliff Kingsbury completed 49 of 70 passes for 510 yards and five touchdowns as Texas Tech beat Missouri 52-38 Saturday night. Kingsbury broke his own school records for completions, attempts and yards and also became the 20th passer in Division I-A history to reach 10,000 career yards...
    The OVC gap is shrinking, but it's still there (10/20/02)
    Southeast Missouri State University's football program has made major strides so far this season, but the Indians showed on a rainy Saturday afternoon in Cape Girardeau that they still have a ways to go before catching up to the Ohio Valley Conference's elite...
    Brand may be president, but money's still the boss in NCAA (10/20/02)
    Just more than a week has passed since the surprising announcement that Myles Brand will be the next president of the NCAA. The muscle-twitch, knee-jerk reaction to a Brand name taking over NCAA headquarters was: "Gee, Bob Knight must be throwing furniture."...
    FanSpeak 10/20/02 (10/20/02)
    'Cats are the real deal ALL THIS hype about Notre Dame volleyball. You need to get out of your own back yard and come check out the Leopold Wildcats. That's the team from the area that you'll see bringing home a state championship trophy. Come out and cover Leopold vs. Notre Dame on Oct. 24. We'll see who's the better team...
    Celebrate the season by decorating with fall favorites (10/20/02)
    Do you find you change your attitude when the seasons change? You look at things differently and your mood makes note of the transition. So can your home. The change of seasons can give a kick-start to room-freshening projects and ideas. As summer fades, it's time to pull out quilts and comforters. ...
    Country connection (10/20/02)
    If you are looking for a place with a country feel but the convenience of a town nearby, this could be the house for you. This solidly classic brick house is in the Jackson School district but is equally close to both Cape Girardeau and Jackson. It's a wonderful house, and a wonderful location for a growing family. With more than three acres, there is plenty of room for children to roam and explore, and plenty of landscaping opportunities for those with a green thumb...
    Tour offers glimpse of New Jersey town's past (10/20/02)
    OCEAN CITY, N.J. -- A woman known only as Emily doesn't have a room at the Flanders Hotel in Ocean City. But workers say she spends a lot of time on the premises anyway. When confronted, she runs away and disappears into a dark hallway. Later, children of guests say they see the nice lady in another hallway and she tells them secrets...
    feng shui (10/20/02)
    When faced with the uncertainty of the world around them, people seek out things that make them calm, comfortable and relaxed. And for many Americans, home is often that refuge. "People are going out less and staying in more, which has made them increasingly aware of ways in which they might make their homes more comfortable and reassuring," said Todd Imholte, president of Environmental Graphics, a Minnesota-based company...
    Interior designer on cusp of making it big (10/20/02)
    Varkonyi Schaub ~ South Florida Sun-Sentinel The year is 1979. The location: Sao Paulo, Brazil. A precocious 9-year-old girl goes to work with her widowed mother at an interior design studio. The girl, drawn to the drafting room, amuses herself by drawing her own sketches of the projects...
    Children like 'Trading Spaces' with throw rugs (10/20/02)
    Man was born to decorate. At least, that's how television's "Trading Spaces" show sees it. Give two neighbors $1,000 apiece, designer and handyman services and 48 hours to redo a room in each other's home and you've got a hit show and some really strange and wonderful decorating ideas. It gives a whole new meaning to "love thy neighbor." Our family is hooked on the show. Even Becca and Bailey like watching it...
    Lorene Glueck (10/20/02)
    CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Lorene Louise Glueck, 90, of Chaffee died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002, at her home. She was born Nov. 4, 1911, at Kelso, Mo., daughter of Charles B. and Pauline Bisher Scheeter. She and Ervin Andrew Glueck were married Nov. 24, 1937. He preceded her in death June 13, 1995...
    Joe Littrell (10/20/02)
    Joe Littrell, 86, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Southern Illinois, died on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born on Aug. 11, 1916, at Dalton, Mo., son of Selba and Margaret Teut Littrell. He grew up on a farm in Chariton County, Mo., and attended the University of Missouri College of Agriculture...
    Raford Bettiegrue (10/20/02)
    Raford D. Bettiegrue, 90, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Oct. 18, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center. He was born Jan. 14, 1912, at Patton, Mo., son of William and Emma Killian Bettiegrue. He and Hazel Estes were married Aug. 2, 1932, at Marble Hill, Mo. She died Oct. 1, 1951. He and Pearlie Fulkerson were married July 7, 1962, at Cape Girardeau. She died Feb. 1, 1984...
    Cora Brown (10/20/02)
    VILLA RIDGE, Ill. -- Cora Brown, 84, of Villa Ridge died Friday, Oct. 18, 2002, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Dec. 30, 1917, in Pulaski County, Ill., daughter of Elmer and Cora Clifford. She married John T. Brown, who died May 31, 1992...
    Stella Hoffman (10/20/02)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Stella L. Hoffman, 77, of Perryville died on Friday, Oct. 18, 2002, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. She was born on Oct. 23, 1924, at New Haven, Mo., daughter of Gottlieb A. and Regina Ohse Nething. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Chancel Guild, Lutheran Women Missionary League and church choir...
    Louise Bradley (10/20/02)
    ANNA, Ill. -- Louise K. Bradley, 87, of Anna died Friday, Oct. 18, 2002, at Union County Hospital in Anna. She was born Sept. 11, 1915, at Bloomfield, Mo., daughter of Herman and Virgie Mae Edwards Tanner. She married James Bradley, who preceded her in death...
    Bill Corzine (10/20/02)
    ANNA, Ill. -- Bill M. Corzine, 70, of Anna died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born on Aug. 17, 1932, at Mount Pleasant, Ill., son of William L. and Velma M. Miles Corzine. He was a member of the Union Masonic Lodge 627, Anna Moose Lodge 1346 and Teamsters Local 346 at West Frankfort, Ill. He retired as a mechanic from E.T. Simonds Construction Co...
    James Duncan (10/20/02)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Pastor James P. Duncan II, 83, of Perryville died Friday, Oct. 18, 2002, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. He was born Nov. 19, 1918, at St. Louis, son of Robert Cole and Theodora Conzelman Duncan. He and Shirley L. Simmons were married Oct. 16, 1950...
    Brian Sides (10/20/02)
    Brian Sides, 28, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002, at his home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.
    Thorne-Heisserer (10/20/02)
    KELSO, Mo. -- Stacey J. Thorne and Daniel P. Heisserer were married May 4, 2002, at Kelso. The Rev. Oliver Clavin performed the ceremony. Organist was Betty Ressel of Kelso, violinist was Felicia Jenkins of Cape Girardeau, vocalists were Bobby Ressel and Renee Reinagel of Kelso, and Jason Heisserer of St. Louis...
    Baumann-Etherton (10/20/02)
    Drs. Kimberly Ann Baumann and Robert Clark Etherton were married July 20, 2002, at Church of the Incarnation in Sarasota, Fla. Charles and Linda Baumann of Sarasota are parents of the bride. The groom is the son of Robert and Joan Etherton of Cape Girardeau...
    Macke-Stork (10/20/02)
    Stacy Lynn Macke and Benjamin John Stork exchanged vows Sept. 7, 2002, at First General Baptist Church in Jackson. Luther Rhodes performed the ceremony. Pianist was Marilyn Ahrens of DeWitt, Iowa. The bride is the daughter of Mitch and Theresa Jackson and Greg and Darla Macke of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of Roy and Sharon Stork of Waterloo, Ill...
    Pierce-Bisher (10/20/02)
    Hanover Lutheran Church was the setting Aug. 24, 2002, for the wedding of Jennifer Kay Pierce and David Wayne Bisher. The Rev. Mark Martin performed the ceremony. Organist was Judy Foeste of Cape Girardeau. Roger and Sharon Pierce of Cape Girardeau are parents of the bride. The groom is the son of Simon Bisher of Cape Girardeau, and the late Rose Bisher...
    Wilson-Morse (10/20/02)
    Emily Grace Wilson and Nathaniel Adam Morse exchanged vows June 29, 2002, at First Assembly of God Church in Scott City. The Rev. Randy Morse, father of the groom, performed the ceremony. Parents of the couple are Chuck and Lisa Wilson of Cape Girardeau and the Rev. Randy and Brenda Morse of Scott City...
    Essner-Craft (10/20/02)
    KELSO, Mo. -- St. Augustine Catholic Church was the setting Aug. 10, 2002, for the wedding of Toni Lynne Essner and Stephen Lance Craft. The Rev. Oliver Clavin performed the ceremony. Organist was Laura Bollinger of Cape Girardeau, and vocalist was David Glastetter of Kansas City, Mo...
    Hesse-McNew (10/20/02)
    Shannon Hesse and Corey McNew were united in marriage July 20, 2002, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso, Mo. The Rev. Oliver Clavin performed the ceremony. Lector was Phil Hesse of Affton, Mo., brother of the bride. Eucharistic ministers were Eddie Barnhill, nephew of the bride, and Tim Joplin, both of Cape Girardeau...
    Milde-Otten (10/20/02)
    Leeann Beth Milde and Marco Matheus Jozef Elisabeth Otten were married Nov. 17, 2001, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jackson. Msgr. Edward Eftink performed the ceremony. Organist was Nicole Poythress of Jackson, and vocalist was Nicole Arnzen of Cape Girardeau. Reader was Alan Ziegler of San Jose, Calif...
    Wallis-Morris (10/20/02)
    David and Susan Wallis of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristina Nichole Wallis, to Daniel Clayton Morris. He is the son of Craig and Coleen Morris of Liberty, Mo. Wallis received a bachelor of science degree in health sciences from the University of Missouri. She is a registered occupational therapist at Rusk Rehabilitation Center-Hand Clinic...
    Cotner- Powers (10/20/02)
    Ronald and Karen Cotner of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Danielle Kristine Cotner, to Michael Jason Powers. He is the son of Judith A. Kirk of St. Louis. Cotner is attending the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She is employed at Wildflower Restaurant...
    Muka-Knotts (10/20/02)
    CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Jeannie Marie Muka of Chaffee and Troy Lee Knotts of Oran, Mo., announce their engagement. She is the daughter of Tammie Harmon of Delta, Mo., and Gary Muka of Plantation, Fla. Knotts is the son of Roger and Rosa Knotts of Oran. Muka is attending Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau...
    Skaggs-Smith-Kunefke (10/20/02)
    Louise Skaggs of Cape Girardeau announces the engagement of her daughter, Stephanie Skaggs-Smith, to William D. Kunefke, both of Oakland, Miss. He is the son of Melvin and Caroline Kunefke of Gore Springs, Miss. Skaggs-Smith is also the daughter of the late Virgil A. Skaggs...
    Bowman-Smith (10/20/02)
    Rodney and Vickie Bowman of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Michelle Bowman, to Scott Neal Smith. He is the son of Donnie and Karen Smith of Millersville. Bowman is a 2001 graduate of Central High School, and is pursuing a degree in nursing at Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at Southeast Missouri Hospital...
    Jedan-Stvelpner (10/20/02)
    Dr. and Mrs. Dieter Jedan of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Noelle Nancy Jedan, to Brian Alan Stvelpner. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alan Stvelpner of Randolph, N.J. Jedan received a bachelor of science degree in business administration from the University of Missouri, and a master's degree in business administration from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis...
    Neeley-Sims (10/20/02)
    William and Marcy Dockins of Cape Girardeau and Charles Neeley of Olmsted, Ill., announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Elaine Neeley, to John David Sims. He is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Michael H. Sims of Knoxville, Tenn. Neeley is the Sprint LDD account manager for Eastern Tennessee. She is also a choreographer and dancer...
    Dewrocks mark 50 years (10/20/02)
    Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Dewrock of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 27 at Cape County Park. Hosts were their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dewrock and Shirley Bazzell were married Sept. 27, 1952. Their attendants were Robert and Georgia Bazzell...
    Man dies in Butler County crash (10/20/02)
    POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A three-vehicle accident in Butler County Friday afternoon resulted in the death of a Williamsville, Mo., man, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Ricky W. Keith Jr., 19, was pronounced dead at the scene by Butler County Coroner Larry Cotrell. The incident occurred seven miles north of Poplar Bluff...
    Police report 10/20/02 (10/20/02)
    Cape Girardeau Sunday, Oct. 20 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Jeramy Roberts, 25, of Morehouse, Mo., was charged with driving while intoxicated and speeding on Saturday in the 700 block of Broadway...
    Fire report 10/20/02 (10/20/02)
    Cape Girardeau Sunday, Oct. 20 Firefighters responded Friday to the following calls: At 5:14 p.m., a medical assist at 2800 Pioneer. At 11:20 p.m., an alarm sounding at 1050 Greek Housing. Firefighters responded Saturday to the following calls: At 6:02 a.m., an alarm sounding at 30 Doctors' Park...
    Out of the past 10/20/02 (10/20/02)
    10 years ago: Oct. 20, 1992 Weather conditions have been good for Southeast Missouri farmers this fall; Terry Birk of Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service office at Jackson says some corn has yielded 240 bushels an acre and soybeans 60 bushels an acre; early cotton harvests in Bootheel area of Missouri were slowed by rains last week, but have shown good early production figures...
    Taking a century by the book (10/20/02)
    Editor's note: This column originally was published Aug. 1, 1999. It took me more than half a year to read an account of the major happenings of the past 100 years. Put that way, it doesn't seem I'm such a slow reader. The book, "The Century," by Peter Jennings and Todd Brewster was a Christmas gift from Steve and Viney. ...
    Vote no on Amendment 2 (10/20/02)
    Voters who believe locally elected officials should make important decisions on salaries for public employees will want to vote no on Amendment 2, which will be on the ballot across Missouri on Nov. 5. Amendment 2 proposes to change the Missouri Constitution to allow collective bargaining for firefighters, ambulance personnel and dispatchers. ...
    Shape Up Cape- Healthy fun (10/20/02)
    When the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce announced its Shape Up Cape program a few months ago, no one had any idea how well it would turn out. As it turns out, the citywide effort to encourage more physical activity has grabbed the attention of other chambers around the nation who want to try similar programs. And it's all in the name of fun...
    Let conscience be your guide in voting booth (10/20/02)
    To the editor: Are you tired of obstructionists in Congress halting important work from being done because they are under the thumb of women who hate being wives and mothers? The politically correct elitists cry loudly for tolerance, yet they pressure politicians to block judicial nominations for anyone who has ever ruled pro-life. ...
    Check ballots carefully before putting in box (10/20/02)
    To the editor: For the first time ever, I examined my ballot after voting in the primary election this year. I noticed the punch did not go through, leaving it with dimples. I put the ballot back in and punched again. This time it was punched all the way through, but chads were left hanging. Before depositing the ballot in the box, I told poll workers what happened. They said it would be taken care of. I told a poll worker I already pulled the chads off...
    Elderly deserve good care from nursing homes (10/20/02)
    To the editor: In response to the story "Nursing homes quietly killing thousands," why is it every few years a story like this appears, but when you try to convince government agencies or doctors or nursing-home administrators this is going on, they ignore you?...
    Speak Out A 10/20/02 (10/20/02)
    Old news TO THE person who is angry about the cameras at the stoplights: Who cares where they got the money for those cameras? If you're not doing anything illegal, then they shouldn't bother you. And in case you haven't noticed, there have been cameras at Interstate 55 and Route K for several months...
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