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Community cuisine 11/11/02 (11/11/02)
Chili, chicken noodles to be served at Kelso KELSO, Mo. -- The St. Augustine Booster Club will be serving an all-you-can-eat chili and chicken noodle supper from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the St. Augustine Gym in Kelso. Cost is $4 for adults, $2 for children ages 6 to12. Children 5 and under eat free...
Vets home builds observation pavilion (11/11/02)
They fought for our freedom. It's time to give a little back. Rain or shine, residents of the Missouri Veterans' Home will soon be able to enjoy the independence of watching traffic on North Kingshighway and Interstate 55 from a much more comfortable and safer vantage point...
Salvation Army sets Tree of Lights goal (11/11/02)
It's a familiar scene during the Christmas season -- Salvation Army volunteers standing outside stores, ringing bells next to their shiny red kettles and encouraging generosity among holiday shoppers. The local Salvation Army kicked off this year's red kettle campaign Sunday evening with the annual Tree of Lights ceremony at Westfield Shoppingtown West Park...
Grow west (11/11/02)
Cape Girardeau's western fringe is home to the mall, Wal-Mart, McDonald's, Lowe's, Interstate 55, several doctors' offices and one of the city's two hospitals. It is also home to new big-name stores like Best Buy, Logan's Roadhouse and Petco. It will also soon be home to a new restaurant, O'Charley's, and another new bank branch. There's even buzz about a new International House of Pancakes moving in...
School secretary becomes published author by printing her novel (11/11/02)
Lisa Simmons has wanted to be a writer since she was 10, when she began making up stories about a heroine named Kip. As an adult she kept writing stories and began sending them to publishers. They only sent back rejection letters. Two years ago, she found salvation for people who have always wanted to become authors but can't interest a publisher and blanch at the upfront costs of self-publishing. ...
Insurance costs rising at SEMO (11/11/02)
Southeast Missouri State University employees could wind up with less take-home pay next year because of rising health insurance costs or be forced to drop coverage for their families. For Robert Lurker, it could be a financial disaster. Lurker, a drafting and technical graphics instructor in the School of Polytechnic Studies, said he will be forced to drop health insurance coverage for his wife as of Jan. ...
Hail strikes in Scott County; twisters reported in Illinois (11/11/02)
A cold front moving through Southeast Missouri brought severe weather to parts of Cape Girardeau and the surrounding counties Sunday afternoon. The storm caused no serious damage in the area, although a few tree branches were down and some garbage cans blown over...
Military digest 11/11/02 (11/11/02)
Jones graduates from communications course Air Force Airman 1st Class Gary L. Jones II has graduated from the ground radio communications equipment apprentice course at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Miss. Jones learned to use a variety of communication equipment as well install, maintain and repair high-powered ground communications equipment...
Business memo 11/11/02 (11/11/02)
MERS/Goodwill opens office in Cape Girardeau Metropolitan Employment and Rehabilitation Services/Goodwill Industries has opened a Cape Girardeau office at 332 Silver Springs Road and will provide vocational rehabilitation services for people with employment barriers...
Central High School classes of 1942 and 1943 hold reunion (11/11/02)
Cape Central High School classes of 1942 and 1943 recently held a combined weekend reunion. Friday evening, registration and a social hour was enjoyed in the Lincoln Room at Drury Lodge. Alumni received name tags, tiger-head bookmarks and roster books. At noon Saturday, a box lunch was held at Cape County Park, Shelter 21. This was followed by a tour of the new high school...
Volunteers, donations needed for Thanksgiving dinner (11/11/02)
Joyce Gauthier has a long shopping list for the annual Thanksgiving meal she cooks, which includes 60 turkeys and 30 hams, stuffing, vegetables and an assortment of desserts. But it's not just her family she's feeding -- it's an entire community...
Community digest 11/11/02 (11/11/02)
Scavenger hunt to be held at library Thursday Test your navigational skills at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Cape Girardeau Public Library with a fun yet challenging scavenger hunt. Children in grades 3 through 6 will rely on their sharp eyes and quick reflexes in a race to be the first to finish. Refreshments will be served...
March of Dimes division holds appreciation lunch (11/11/02)
Honorees present at a recent March of Dimes appreciation luncheon included, seated, from left: Regina Buerck of Nestle Purina Petcare and Ann Fisher of JCPenney; and standing, from left: WalkAmerica chairperson Shelly Kaiser, Debbie Schmittzehe of Nestle Purina Petcare, Kara Heuring of Commerce Bank, Dena Nelson of JCPenney, and March of Dimes spokeswoman Susan Davis.By Janis M. Gosche...
Robinson murder trial to proceed in Missouri (11/11/02)
HARRISONVILLE, Mo. -- Even though a Kansas jury has already recommended that John E. Robinson Sr. be executed, justice demands that he be tried for capital murder in Missouri as well, says the prosecutor who will try the case. Cass County prosecutor Chris Koster will get no argument from survivors of the three people whose bodies Robinson is accused of storing in barrels in Missouri...
Popularity of Route 66 helps Lebanon motel thrive (11/11/02)
LEBANON, Mo. -- A stretch of old road has given new life to a southwest Missouri motel. The resurgence of Route 66 has turned the Munger Moss Motel in Lebanon into a landmark -- and a favorite stopover -- for those looking for a piece of nostalgia. "It's like Route 66 lovers are one big family," motel owner Ramona Lehman said. "We care about each other."...
Legacy of Flight project dropped (11/11/02)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Developers have grounded a proposed aviation museum in southwest Missouri. The Kalamazoo (Mich.) Aviation History Museum, in a news release distributed Friday, said its trustees recently scrapped plans to build the Legacy of Flight museum in Springfield...
Veteran of 101st Airborne tells war, fish stories in book (11/11/02)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Norten Dablemont never envisioned himself signing books about his role in blunting Hitler's fierce attempt to push the Allies out of Europe in the winter of 1944. Dablemont didn't even learn to read or write until after he returned home a decorated veteran from serving as a paratrooper with the 101st Airborne Division in World War II...
With GOP in charge, focus shifts to tax cuts, energy, judges (11/11/02)
WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans are pulling out wish lists that grew tattered and faded over the past 17 months and busily underlining and highlighting and prioritizing. Among their favorites: cutting taxes, approving conservative judges, and drilling for oil in the Alaskan wilderness...
Lott says he has votes to pass homeland security bill (11/11/02)
WASHINGTON -- The Senate's incoming majority leader said Sunday he believes a compromise is close on creating a homeland security department and is confident he has the votes to pass it during the postelection session this week. President Bush has demanded immediate congressional action after months of delay...
Burial pace at cemetery shows loss of 'greatest generation' (11/11/02)
BUSHNELL, Fla. -- Three gray-haired men point their military rifles skyward and squeeze off shots that echo through the soaring oak trees of the Withlacoochee State Forest. Two other members of the volunteer honor guard ceremoniously fold an American flag and snap to a salute during taps. They stand by as the casket bearing yet another military veteran is wheeled off for burial in the vast Florida National Cemetery...
Nation briefs 11/11/02 (11/11/02)
World War II Memorial dedication set for 2004 WASHINGTON -- World War II veterans learned Sunday they are about a year and a half away from seeing completion of their war memorial on the National Mall. The American Battle Monuments Commission announced Sunday the memorial will be dedicated on Saturday, May 29, 2004...
17-year-old suspect in sniper attacks confesses (11/11/02)
McLEAN, Va. -- Defense attorneys said Sunday they will seek to suppress a police interrogation of 17-year-old sniper suspect John Lee Malvo in which he reportedly confessed to some of the shootings. The Washington Post, citing anonymous sources, reported Sunday that Malvo admitted pulling the trigger on several of the shootings that left 10 people dead and three others seriously wounded during a three-week spree through metropolitan Washington and Virginia...
NASA calls off Endeavour's launch due to oxygen leak (11/11/02)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- With just two hours remaining in the countdown Sunday night, NASA called off the launch of space shuttle Endeavour because of an oxygen leak. The seven astronauts had already begun boarding the spaceship when mission managers delayed the flight by at least one day, possibly much longer. A small leak had cropped up in the system that provides breathing oxygen for the crew during launch and landing, and engineers feared it could worsen...
Pair plans to return promotional CDs to AOL (11/11/02)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Two California men rebelling against a sea of America Online promotional compact discs have got mail like never before. People around the world have sent Jim McKenna and John Lieberman more than 80,000 CDs offering trial subscriptions to AOL's Internet services. They say when they collect a million, they'll go to the company's front door in Virginia to say, "You've got mail."...
United reaches tentative agreement with flight attendants (11/11/02)
CHICAGO -- United Airlines has reached a tentative cost-cutting agreement with its flight attendants union as part of an effort to avoid bankruptcy, the carrier announced Sunday. Terms of the agreement were not released. United said it is in line with the airline's plan to achieve $5.8 billion in labor cutbacks with its flight attendants and machinists...
With military plan ready, Bush administration watching Iraq (11/11/02)
WASHINGTON -- War plans in hand, Bush administration officials on Sunday promised "zero tolerance" if Saddam Hussein refuses to comply with international calls to disarm. A new U.N. Security Council resolution demands Iraq eliminate its weapons of mass destruction and open up to inspectors or face "serious consequences," and top White House aides said they are watching closely to ensure Saddam cooperates...
Rice defends CIA missile strike in Yemen (11/11/02)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush has given U.S. officials "broad authority in a variety of circumstances" to protect the country, such as the CIA missile strike that killed a top al-Qaida suspect in Yemen, a senior White House aide said Sunday. "I can assure you that no constitutional questions are raised here. There are authorities that the president can give to officials," said his national security adviser, Condoleezza Rice...
Study - Hospitalized adults not being vaccinated for flu (11/11/02)
CHICAGO -- Doctors are not following guidelines recommending flu and pneumonia vaccinations for hospitalized adults, leaving millions of elderly patients vulnerable to potentially deadly ailments, a study suggests. Of patients aged 65 and older who were not already vaccinated, more than 95 percent were not immunized against either disease during their hospital stays, the researchers found. ...
People Talk 11/11/02 (11/11/02)
LaLanne has longevity down to a routine PALM SPRINGS, Calif. -- With 88 years behind him and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, fitness guru Jack LaLanne could be forgiven for resting on his laurels -- but he's too busy. "How many of you have a disease called flabbyseatitus?" LaLanne asked about 100 men and women as he led them through a workout Friday at the Arthritis Institute of the Desert Regional Medical Center...
Winona Ryder's conviction may put shoplifting in spotlight (11/11/02)
HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Winona was not a lone rider. Winona Ryder's conviction Wednesday for stealing $5,500 in merchandise from a Beverly Hills department store put shoplifting in the spotlight, but the problem has been growing for years, said Dan Butler, vice president of retail operations for the National Retail Federation, a Washington, D.C.-based trade association...
Former servant of Britain's Prince Charles says he was raped (11/11/02)
LONDON -- The royal family was faced with further awkward revelations on Sunday after a former servant of Prince Charles said in a newspaper interview that he was raped by another man on the staff. Prince Charles' office has said the allegations were investigated internally, and by police, and that there was no basis for prosecution...
Arab foreign ministers demand Arab experts on inspection team (11/11/02)
CAIRO, Egypt -- Arab foreign ministers urged Saddam Hussein on Sunday to accept the U.N. Security Council resolution ordering new, tougher weapons inspections and demanded that Arab arms experts be included on the U.N. teams. The ministers adopted the eight-point statement shortly after the Iraqi leader ordered his nation's parliament to recommend a response to the U.N. ...
Turkish officials give stern warning to radical Islamists (11/11/02)
ANKARA, Turkey -- Turkey's leaders on Sunday warned they would counter any surge by extremist Islamic movements, a week after a party with Islamic roots swept national elections. The head of the country's military, meanwhile, said on his return from the United States that he had demanded compensation for any economic losses in the event of war against Iraq...
Britain preparing for possible military action against Iraq (11/11/02)
LONDON -- Prime Minister Tony Blair's government said Sunday it is preparing for possible military action against Iraq in case diplomatic efforts to disarm Saddam Hussein fail. Defense Secretary Geoff Hoon said military action would be a last resort, but "we have to show Saddam Hussein that we mean business."...
Cannon no longer booms on gloomy Ramadan (11/11/02)
NABLUS, West Bank -- One gun has fallen silent in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: the century-old cannon that used to signal the end of the day's fast during Ramadan. As the Muslim holy month got under way this week, the gun's thunderous boom has been silenced by the fire chief of this Palestinian city because he doesn't want to spook already jittery residents, and he can't get gunpowder anyway...
Chinese leaders take to capitalism (11/11/02)
BEIJING -- The setting matched that of eras past: ranks of China's Communist Party leadership, some in military regalia, seated before a backdrop of hammer and sickle flanked by crimson flags. But the message from party leader and President Jiang Zemin was revolutionary for a leadership that still claims loyalty to Marxism, Leninism and "Mao Zedong Thought": admit capitalists to your ranks...
Cyprus, Greece launch ancient ship replica as symbol of hope (11/11/02)
LIMASSOL, Cyprus -- Cyprus and Greece on Sunday launched a replica of an ancient ship as a symbol of hope the Mediterranean island, divided between the Greek and Turkish Cypriots, soon will be reunited. The presidents of Cyprus and Greece, Glafcos Clerides and Costis Stephanopoulos, acted as godfathers at the christening and launching of the ship Kyrenia-Eleftheria, Greek for Kyrenia-Freedom. The Greek president was represented at the ceremony by Greek Minister of Shipping Giorgos Anomeritis...
Brazilian leader's success secret - democracy from ground up (11/11/02)
RIBEIRAO PRETO, Brazil -- When the people of this prosperous city in sugar-cane country talk, the government listens. Each year, City Hall asks its citizens how it should spend their tax money. A new highway? Better sewage? More kindergartens? Today, as President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva prepares to take office in January, this city 185 miles northwest of Sao Paulo has become a showcase for the innovative style of governing of his leftist Workers Party -- a form of grass-roots democracy in a country with bitter memories of military dictatorship.. ...
World briefs 11/11/02 (11/11/02)
Airplane crashes into Manila Bay after takeoff MANILA, Philippines -- An airplane with 34 people on board crashed into Manila Bay shortly after takeoff early Monday, killing at least three people. Officials said 17 survivors were taken from the murky water...
High school football playoff schedule (11/11/02)
EIGHT-MAN Saturday's semifinals DeKalb at Mound City North Andrew at King City (10-0) CLASS 1 Wednesday's sectionals Hayti (8-1) at Paris (7-3) Salisbury (9-1) at Tipton (8-1) Ash Grove (9-1) at Sarcoxie (3-6) Lockwood (9-0) at Osceola (4-6)...
Indians' line cleared the way for surprise at No. 16 EKU (11/11/02)
RICHMOND, Ky. -- A football team's offensive line is generally an anonymous bunch -- it's the nature of the position -- but skill-position players who normally grab the bulk of the headlines pay close attention to what's happening up front. That was the case Saturday night after Southeast Missouri State University's 35-21 upset victory at Eastern Kentucky, marking the Indians' first win over the Colonels in 13 tries...
EIU kicks OVC title away from Otahks (11/11/02)
After 100 minutes of intense, even competition that found Southeast Missouri State and Eastern Illinois tied 2-2, the Ohio Valley Championship and a trip to the NCAA Tournament came down to a guessing game. Unfortunately for Southeast, goalie Lindsay Dechert and her Panther teammates won that game 4-3 in a penalty-kick shootout to capture the OVC women's soccer tournament title Sunday...
It's a draw - Steelers, Falcons finish in a tie (11/11/02)
PITTSBURGH -- Two blocked field goals in overtime resulted in the 16th tie in NFL history and the first in five years. Michael Vick rallied Atlanta from 17 points down in the fourth quarter, and the Falcons withstood Tommy Maddox's franchise-record 473 yards passing to tie Pittsburgh 34-34 Sunday...
MU finding little comfort in string of near-misses (11/11/02)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- So close, and yet so far. Missouri's second-year coach, Gary Pinkel, appears to be on the verge of turning the program around. Week in and week out, the Tigers are competitive. They've put scares into No. 1 Oklahoma, No. 21 Iowa State and No. 18 Colorado, losing by a touchdown each time. They led in the second half against Iowa State last week and Colorado on Saturday...
Fourth-quarter antics seal Rams' fourth straight win (11/11/02)
ST. LOUIS -- The Rams' wild season just got a little bit crazier. The defending NFC champions kept their midseason comeback on track in off-the-wall fashion, overcoming four lost fumbles -- two of them returned for touchdowns -- in a 28-24 victory over the San Diego Chargers on Sunday...
Kenseth gets win; Stewart's season title not yet a lock (11/11/02)
AVONDALE, Ariz. -- Matt Kenseth gave Jack Roush a win Sunday, but it's clear the team owner isn't completely happy. Roush, who fields four cars in the Winston Cup series, is still steaming over a 25-point penalty NASCAR levied last week against Roush Racing driver and title contender Mark Martin...
Stoops - There are still plenty of games left (11/11/02)
A loss to Texas A&M knocked Oklahoma out of the No. 1 spot and dealt a blow to the Sooners' hopes of playing for the national title. Whether it's a knockout blow remains to be seen. With their 30-26 loss Saturday at College Station, the Sooners (8-1, 4-1 Big 12) fell into a tie for fourth in the Associated Press media poll and dropped from second to sixth in the coaches poll. ...
Coaching changes add twists at the top (11/11/02)
From prominent coaches on the move to new twists in the NCAA tournament, there's change afoot in women's basketball. So much could be different that Connecticut might not even win the national championship. No matter who does, it will come at the end of a l-o-o-o-ng season...
Finally, Miami's a unanimous No. 1 (11/11/02)
Miami is back at No. 1, and this time it's unanimous. The Hurricanes regained the top spot in The Associated Press media poll on Sunday, a week after a 25-point victory over Rutgers saw them drop to No. 2 behind Oklahoma. With the Sooners losing to Texas A&M 30-26 and Miami overpowering Tennessee 26-3 on Saturday, the Hurricanes (9-0) received all 74 first-place votes and 1,850 points from the sports writers and broadcasters on the AP panel...
Maryland wearing the bulls-eye as defending national champ (11/11/02)
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Now that Gary Williams has captured college basketball's ultimate prize, his next challenge is to put together a team worthy of defending the national championship. "It's different, something I've never done before," he says. "I like the idea."...
Fans give Olajuwon his final sendoff from Houston (11/11/02)
HOUSTON -- Hakeem Olajuwon relived a moment from his past, hearing the Houston Rockets' fans chanting "MVP, MVP," just as they did when he won the honor in 1994. Then, Olajuwon departed to begin his new life away from basketball. And he promised not to look back...
The sounds of this season - Playoffs (11/11/02)
There are essentially four seasons in one. Just like there are four seasons in a year, there are four seasons in a sport: offseason, preseason, regular season and postseason. The last is the most critical and, this week, the most prominent. For high school sports there is no recruiting or free agents or trades. There are just offseason workouts and conditioning to prepare the players they have for a season. Everyone looks to the postseason. Once a team gets there, anything can happen...
Who's not really No. 1 now? Detractors owe Miami an apology (11/11/02)
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- The biggest surprise isn't that Tennessee rolled over, Oklahoma lost, Ohio State squeaked by or the University of Miami ran off another field, after another Saturday, waving another poll-defying No. 1 finger in the air. The biggest surprise is how anyone could be surprised...
FanFare 11/11/02 (11/11/02)
Briefly Baseball
  • Athletics general manager Billy Beane withdrew from consideration for the same job with the Red Sox on Sunday night, ending a whirlwind weekend in which he was widely expected to leave. Former White Sox general manager Ron Schueler is seeking to land a similar job with the Orioles. ...
  • Well-done deal - O'Charley's to open in May (11/11/02)
    I was taken to the woodshed by two readers about my column last week. One chastised me for poking fun at Armistice Day -- "For shame!" she chided -- and another accused me of laziness in my reporting on the possibility of O'Charley's Restaurant coming here...
    Teens watching TV shows for insight on parents (11/11/02)
    NEW YORK -- Cheryl Gottlieb, a teenager from East Meadow, N.Y., watches NBC's 1960s-era drama, "American Dreams," for insight into two people not on television -- her mom and dad. "My parents grew up during that time," she said. "It's interesting to see what they went through, and the similarities or differences with living in today's society. The main difference is the family spending a lot of time together and eating every meal together."...
    Madonna flop won't be released in home of her director-husband (11/11/02)
    LONDON -- The movie "Swept Away" has been swept aside in a nation that likes to think of its star, Madonna, as one of its own. The singer's latest film, directed by her British husband, Guy Ritchie, won't screen at theaters in Britain because it flopped so badly across the Atlantic, its distributor said...
    Small firm offering software to copy DVDs (11/11/02)
    ST. LOUIS -- After two decades in computer consulting, Robert Moore pulled out his laptop and pulled his son aside, hoping to teach the young man a thing or two about dad's work. What came of their brainstorming last year ultimately blossomed into 321 Studios, a developer and seller of DVD-copying software...
    Securities group plans to restore investor confidence (11/11/02)
    BOCA RATON, Fla. -- With all the recent improprieties on Wall Street and scandals involving stock analysts, it's no wonder that investor confidence has plunged so dramatically. That's why rebuilding investor confidence was the theme of the Securities Industry Association's annual meeting this past week...
    E-commerce company offers downloadable audio books (11/11/02)
    WAYNE, N.J. On the surface, it looks like a rare recipe for e-commerce success. Audible Inc., an Internet graybeard at age 7, sells books you cannot read. Thousands of them. The small company offers downloadable audio versions of books, magazines, radio shows and newspaper summaries that can be listened to at a computer, burned onto a CD or stored on a portable device for playing later...
    People on the move 11/11/02 (11/11/02)
    Three Elite Travel workers graduate Eric Denson, Laura Poole and Sandy Wahlsmith of Elite Travel and Cruises recently graduated from MLT University in Minneapolis, Minn. MLT University provides training for agents to increase knowledge on worldwide destinations. While in Minneapolis, Denson, Poole and Wahlsmith visited the Mall of America, which is the newest product line offered by MLT Vacations...
    Carole Price (11/11/02)
    TAMMS, Ill. -- Carole Elaine Price, 58, of Thebes, Ill., died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Dec. 10, 1943, in Cairo, Ill., daughter of Walter and Nellie Thompson Bishop. She and Roger Price were married Oct. 26, 1968...
    Martin Heider (11/11/02)
    Martin E. Heider, 88, a former resident of Fruitland, Mo., died Friday, Nov. 8, 2002, at Ozark Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. He was born Sept. 2, 1914, in Cape Girardeau County, son of Karl L.H. and Minnie Pensel Heider. He married Lela Fay Schenimann, who preceded him in death...
    Lillian Etherton (11/11/02)
    JONESBORO, Ill. -- Lillian Etherton, 91, of Dongolas, Ill., died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2002, in Evansville, Ind. Arrangements are pending with Hileman & Parr Funeral Services in Jonesboro.
    Kathryn Jones (11/11/02)
    EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- Kathryn Jones, 90, of East Prairie died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2002, at the Bertrand Nursing Center. She was born Feb. 26, 1912, in Roxton, Texas, daughter of Reverdy and Allie Belle Winfrey McCune. She and Thomas Orlie Jones were married Aug. 12, 1939, in Seminole, Texas. He died June 1, 1970...
    Homer W. Staten (11/11/02)
    TAMMS, Ill. -- Homer W. Staten, 78, of Ullin, Ill., formerly of Thebes, Ill., died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2002, at the Jonesboro Health Care Center in Jonesboro, Ill. He was born March 29, 1924, in Risco, Mo., son of Earl and Lelia Anglin Staten. He married Lola Mar Staten, who died April 6, 1997...
    Betty Jo Parr (11/11/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Betty Jo Parr, 71, of Bertrand, Mo., died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2002, at the Bertrand Nursing Facility. She was born Feb. 6, 1931, in Bertrand, daughter of Robert Losson and Lula Mae Taber Skelton. She and Charles "Buddy" Parr were married Dec. 20, 1952...
    Wilfred Ressel (11/11/02)
    Wilfred W. Ressel, 79, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2002, at the Missouri Veteran's Home. He was born April 16, 1923, in Kelso, Mo., son of the late John and Christine Mary Diebold Ressel. On Nov. 23, 1950, he married Patsy P. Essner in New Hamburg, Mo. She preceded him in death May 27, 1997...
    Cecilia Tennis (11/11/02)
    MOUNDS, Ill. -- Cecilia M. Tennis, 95, of Olmsted, Ill., died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2002, at Daystar Care Center in Cairo, Ill. She was born March 25, 1907, in Olmsted, daughter of A.J. and Emma Elizabeth Ehrstein Schoenborn. She married Clarence Tennis. He preceded her in death in 1967...
    Mildred Ramsey (11/11/02)
    MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Mildred B. Ramsey, 92, of Marble Hill died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2002, at Elder Care in Marble Hill. She was born April 7, 1920, in Bessville, Mo., daughter of Ellis and Amanda Denton Shrum. She and Robert L. Ramsey were married Nov. 9, 1929. He died April 10, 1981...
    Rose Parmer (11/11/02)
    STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. -- Rose I. Parmer, 83, of Ste. Genevieve died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2002, at Ste. Genevieve Care Center. She was born June 10, 1919, in Bloomsdale, Mo., daughter of Martin Luther and Ida Carron Beckermeyer. She and Howard W. Parmer were married Jan. 14, 1941. He died Jan. 15, 1982...
    David Dalton (11/11/02)
    David W. "Shagg" Dalton, 44, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2002, at his residence. He was born March 7, 1958, in Cape Girardeau, son of Warren and Clorene Ladd Dalton of Cape Girardeau. He was assistant sexton with the Cape Girardeau City Cemetery and was of the Methodist faith. He was a graduate of Cape Girardeau Central High School...
    Cape fire reports 11/11 (11/11/02)
    Cape Girardeau Monday, Nov. 11 Firefighters responded Saturday to the following calls: At 5:46 p.m., an emergency medical service at 230 Mill. At 7:47 p.m., an emergency medical service at Morgan Oak and Frederick. At 8:58 p.m., an emergency medical service at Independence and Mt. Auburn...
    Cape police reports 11/11 (11/11/02)
    Cape Girardeau Monday, Nov. 11 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Matthew P. Medzger, 22, of Sikeston, Mo., was issued a summons Sunday for driving while intoxicated. Arrests Vicky Mae Jenkins, 43, of Jackson was arrested Saturday on a warrant...
    Out of the past 11/11/02 (11/11/02)
    10 years ago: Nov. 11, 1992 One of largest Veterans Day parades in Illinois, consisting of about 200 units, is held at Anna in afternoon; parades, avenues of flags and other program are held throughout area as nation honors its war dead; parade is also held in Jackson prior to Veterans Day program at American Legion Hall...
    What is a vet? (11/11/02)
    The following essay was taken from the October issue of Polaris magazine, a publication of the U.S. Submarine Veterans of World War II. I thought it was well-written and deserving of wider dissemination at this time. -- Vance Combs, Cape Girardeau...
    A report on democracy in America (11/11/02)
    KENNETT, Mo.Cousin Democritus 887 Apollo Drive Athens, Greece Dear Cousin: Welcome from America, whose citizens proudly declare is the world's greatest democracy, a melding of mankind's most important religions, cultures and systems of self-government. ...
    Today we honor our heroes - U.S. veterans (11/11/02)
    With our nation fighting a war on terrorism, one not against a specific country but against an enemy with tentacles spread across the globe, it behooves all of us enjoying the comforts of our regular lives to pause on patriotic holidays and consider those who gave up their comfortable lives -- some for a time, some forever...
    Ballot changes coming across Missouri (11/11/02)
    The process that seemed to baffle Florida voters in 2000 is as much a part of life for Cape Girardeau County residents as the SEMO District Fair. It's punch-card voting, the process of sliding a ballot into a clearly marked slot, pricking it as many times as necessary with a small tool and then slipping it into a big box to be taken to County Clerk Rodney Miller's Jackson headquarters to be counted...
    Veterans deserve our thanks for job well done (11/11/02)
    To the editor: This Veterans Day we honor the long line of men and women who have served in our nation's armed forces. More than half of the 48 million Americans who have served since the Revolutionary War are with us today. They range from a few World War I veterans, all more than 100 years old, to recent high school graduates serving on military duty around the world in our nation's war on terrorism...
    Speak Out 11/11/02 (11/11/02)
    Teen treatment I CAN'T believe some of the treatment I receive at some stores because I'm a teenager. It's terrible that just because of my age I'm stereotyped as soon as I enter the store and don't receive the assistance older customers get. Ready for arts campus...
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