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Stories from Sunday, December 15, 2002

Guns for Christmas bring out some buyers hunting for gifts (12/15/02)
All Donna Pullum wants for Christmas is a .308 Savage rifle. It's the only gun that will do. "I like the .308 because I can go deer or elk hunting with it," said Pullum of Poplar Bluff, Mo. "It's one of those all-around guns." Though Pullum and her husband, Ron, didn't find the right rifle for the right price at Cape's Original Gun Show Saturday morning, they said they still enjoyed browsing through the A.C. Brase Arena Building with their son, Terry...
Kenyan Southeast graduate shares mixed emotions at graduation (12/15/02)
Saturday was both a joy and a sorrow for Willis O. Ayieko. On the same day the Kenyan native walked across the stage at the Show Me Center to accept his degree, his heart and thoughts were thousands of miles away at his mother's funeral. Ayieko was one of several international students recognized by Southeast Missouri State University president Ken Dobbins at the closing of Saturday's commencement ceremonies...
Toybox needs help filling requests of area families (12/15/02)
After the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Rescue Heroes figures became a popular gift for children. And the same is true today with the police, firefighter and ambulance crew figurines. Mike, 5, wants some of the Rescue Heroes toys for Christmas this year. He and his family have asked Toybox for help with providing gifts to put under their tree...
Cape publisher to be on KRCU show (12/15/02)
Gary Rust, chairman of the board of Rust Communications, will be the guest today on KRCU's "Going Public" radio show. Rust, of Cape Girardeau, will discuss his newspaper chain and the role of the news media in society. The public affairs show will air at 3 p.m. on 90.9 FM, the region's Public Radio affiliate station...
Speaker to graduates- Show me commitment (12/15/02)
The best thing the 563 students receiving degrees Saturday from Southeast Missouri State University can do to ensure a prosperous Missouri is to stay put, said keynote speaker Joseph Driskill, director of the state's Department of Economic Development...
Making Christmas easy (12/15/02)
By the time Santa is resting his tootsies the day after his long night, My Daddy's Cheesecake in Cape Girardeau will have shipped 2,000 of their desserts to every state in the country. Last Monday alone, Esicar's Old Hickory Smokehouse shipped 400 packages of their specially cured or smoked hams, bacon and sausage. By the time the holiday season is over, they will have sold 1,700 hams and 3,000 slabs of bacon, more than two-thirds of which will be sent via UPS...
Woman with health problems requests gifts (12/15/02)
Mrs. T is 77 years old and lives alone, though she is legally blind. She does have some difficulty getting around, which is complicated by Parkinson's disease and arthritis. She does receive a pension and Social Security check. Mrs. T would like a few Christmas gifts from Christmas for the Elderly this year. She has asked for stamps, a fruit basket and Attends...
World briefs 9A (12/15/02)
Biggest march of strike held in Venezuela CARACAS, Venezuela -- In the opposition's biggest show of force since it launched a crippling general strike, more than 1 million Venezuelans poured into the streets of the capital Saturday to demand the resignation of President Hugo Chavez...
Capitol in midst of lengthy moving day (12/15/02)
Associated Press/Kelley McCall A work crew member carried a box into a suite of offices Thursday in Jefferson City, Mo. With one of the largest legislative turnovers in recent memory, nearly all of the 164 House members and more than half of the 34 senate offices are being moved.By Paul Sloca ~ The Associated Press...
Four charged in death of baby left unattended (12/15/02)
OZARK, Mo. -- Four people have been charged with child endangerment in connection with the January death of an 8-week-old baby boy. Baby Dakota was found dead in his crib Jan. 2 in a Nixa mobile home, Christian County Prosecutor Susan Spence said. The child's last name has not been released...
Artist finds new audience for his glass sculpture (12/15/02)
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Pushing back long dark hair from the shoulder of his faded denim shirt, artist Richard Jolley heaves a weighty column of glass figures and forms into the light. The colorful vertical sculpture, a design Jolley likens to a narrative totem pole, stands nearly 5 feet tall. Male and female faces look out below a frosted globe, topped by a garland-decorated head of a woman seemingly talking as blue birds fly around her...
St. Louis archdiocese spent $2.6 million since 1993 on sexual (12/15/02)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Archdiocese has acknowledged spending $2.6 million over the past decade in costs related to clergy sexual misconduct, with nearly half of that covering "care of victims" issues including settlements. A leading victims' advocate whose group for months pressed for the disclosure cautiously cheered Friday's release as "in all fairness, a step in the right direction."...
Renovation of railroad museum in Poplar Bluff nearly complete (12/15/02)
Daily American Republic POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Weather permitting, work is expected to be completed this month on the $56,000 renovation project for the depot building that houses the Poplar Bluff Railroad Museum. It was built in 1928 to replace the one blown away by a tornado, said Joe Falvey, museum custodian. It's the only Spanish-style historical depot in the state, he said...
Changes in road policies offered in new bills (12/15/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Scrapping the independent Missouri State Highways and Transportation Commission in favor of a transportation chief directly accountable to the governor is among the many proposed constitutional changes lawmakers will consider next year...
Springfield college revises policy on nondiscrimination (12/15/02)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Southwest Missouri State University has adopted a revised nondiscrimination policy that does not include protection for sexual orientation. The board of governors voted unanimously Friday to adopt the revised policy without the phrase "sexual orientation," despite advice from an Equal Opportunity Advisory Committee, which studied the issue for months and recommended the university include protection for sexual orientation in its policy...
Nurse gets three years for impersonating doctor (12/15/02)
SEDALIA, Mo. -- A nurse has been sentenced to three years in prison for impersonating a patient's doctor and calling in a phony prescription for a painkiller that she planned to give her arthritic husband. Jyl L. Goin, 47, of Warsaw, was sentenced Thursday in Pettis County Circuit Court. She had pleaded guilty in October to attempting to fraudulently obtain a controlled substance...
Small museum displays rare Illinois pottery (12/15/02)
COBDEN, Ill. -- "People come here and they're just amazed at how much we have," said Sue Brumleve as she led a visitor through the Cobden Museum. Like many other small historical museums, the one at Cobden has a diverse collection of pioneer artifacts, mounted animals, local memorabilia and the like...
LA may seize cars to slow crimes (12/15/02)
LOS ANGELES -- City leaders have a message for motorists caught soliciting prostitutes: Police will seize and sell your car. The city council gave initial approval to the proposed ordinance, which has been endorsed by police chief William Bratton. Final approval could come as early as Tuesday...
Scientists may kill part of river to stop infestation (12/15/02)
CHICAGO -- At one time the Chicago River was so polluted that no fish could live there, and now scientists are considering a longshot idea to make it unlivable again to prevent exotic species from using the river to migrate between the Mississippi River and Great Lakes...
Program changes mines to toys (12/15/02)
DONETSK, Ukraine -- Next holiday season, Ukrainian children will find something new under their trees: plastic toy pelicans and sandbox tools. The toys themselves are unremarkable: scoop-billed birds the size of a shoebox and mini shovel-and-pail sets. But their history is something else: In their former incarnation, these toys were casings for anti-personnel land mines...
Planet Hollywood plans makeover after second bankruptcy (12/15/02)
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Trying to regain its star power, Planet Hollywood International Inc. is getting a makeover as it emerges from bankruptcy for the second time in more than two years. The movie-themed restaurant and retail store company, which once counted actors Bruce Willis, Demi Moore and Arnold Schwarzenegger as backers, plans to re-emerge as a leaner company, having slimmed down from 22 to 10 restaurants...
Anthrax decontamination of postal facility starts (12/15/02)
WASHINGTON -- More than a year after anthrax killed two workers in the main mail-handling center of the nation's capital, crews began fumigating the building Saturday with a toxic gas. The 17.5 million-cubic-foot Brentwood facility has been closed since October 2001, after anthrax-laced letters to two senators were determined to have been processed there and the two postal workers died...
Odds & ends (12/15/02)
WATERLOO, Iowa -- Two university biologists have developed a nose for what lizards like. Brent Seegers, a biology professor, and his fiancee, a molecular biologist, have put their education to use making haute cuisine for cold-blooded animals, such as snakes, lizards and frogs...
FBI- Almost 100 terror attacks stopped (12/15/02)
WASHINGTON -- Nearly 100 terrorist attacks, some intended to take place on U.S. soil, have been thwarted since Sept. 11, 2001, FBI director Robert Mueller says. But he warns that many potential terrorists remain at large in the United States. "We will be at war until we make certain that every member of al-Qaida is incapacitated in his or her ability to harm the United States," Mueller said...
Six boys pulled from frozen Merrimack River; four dead (12/15/02)
LAWRENCE, Mass. -- Six boys plunged through the soft, thin ice of the Merrimack River on Saturday, and four who were trapped below for several minutes later died. Two of the boys were merely "cold and wet" after rescuers quickly retrieved them, Deputy Chief Joseph Marquis said...
Smallpox vaccination effort by feds does not include children (12/15/02)
WASHINGTON -- For decades, the vast majority of smallpox inoculations were delivered to children, but in the new vaccination program now under way, children won't qualify absent a bioterror attack, federal officials said. Ethical and safety concerns bar children from clinical trials being conducted now, meaning the vaccine cannot be licensed for them, said Dr. Anthony Fauci, who oversees vaccine development and bioterrorism programs at the National Institutes of Health...
Bush poised to win on spending demands (12/15/02)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush seems likely to win his first spending fight with the new Congress early next year, but a sterner test of his commitment to fiscal restraint may come soon afterward should he seek billions more for war with Iraq and other items...
Smallpox research may show need for extra shot (12/15/02)
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- In a hallway at Strong Memorial Hospital, two volunteers in a medical study showed off the results of booster vaccinations they were given for the smallpox vaccinations they had received as children. "I've got a nice big round thing that itches like crazy," said James Campbell, 67, pointing at the fresh scar on his left shoulder that matches one he got in 1940...
Dissident allowed to leave Cuba to receive top award (12/15/02)
HAVANA -- Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya received permission to leave Cuba on Saturday, three days before he is to receive the European Union's top human rights award. Paya leads a Christian-oriented group that advocates nonviolent change in Cuba's communist system. ...
Spania's story Abandoned Romanian baby symbolizes quandary ove (12/15/02)
BUCHAREST, Romania -- Spania Bancuta has been alive for three months, and alone almost as long -- ever since her mother dropped her off at a children's hospital in Bucharest and never came back. But it may be a while before the Gypsy girl with placid dark eyes can leave her steel crib in Room 5...
Resignation raises question of public influence on Vatican (12/15/02)
VATICAN CITY -- The resignation of Cardinal Bernard Law confronts the Vatican with an ominous question: Will the fate of its prelates now be decided by the court of public opinion -- not just in America but worldwide? Until now, the Vatican has tried to resist such pressures, but in the case of the Boston archbishop accused of covering up for abusive priests, that stance seems to be changing...
Judge orders U.S. companies to pay banana workers exposed to pe (12/15/02)
MANAGUA, Nicaragua -- A Nicaraguan judge has ordered three U.S. companies to pay $490 million to 583 banana workers allegedly affected by the use of the pesticide Nemagon, a lawyer for the plaintiffs said Saturday. The alleged victims sued Dow Chemical, Shell Oil Co. and Standard Fruit Co. in 1998 for using the banned chemical Nemagon in the banana fields of western Nicaragua...
North Korea steps up pressure on U.N. nuclear watchdog (12/15/02)
SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea hinted Saturday it would remove seals and surveillance cameras from its nuclear facilities on its own if the United Nations' nuclear watchdog doesn't do so immediately. Pyongyang announced Thursday that it will revive its frozen nuclear facilities to generate badly needed electricity and asked the International Atomic Energy Agency to remove the seals and surveillance cameras that have been in place since 1994...
For Arab governments, ties to the U.S. may outweigh sympathy fo (12/15/02)
CAIRO, Egypt -- Despite America's sagging image in the region, many Arab regimes know they have little choice but to stay friends with the United States if Washington goes to war with Iraq, political analysts say. For Kuwait, friendship with the United States made the difference between independence and becoming a province of Iraq. ...
Iran- U.N. atomic experts invited to inspect two nuclear facili (12/15/02)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Tehran on Saturday said U.N. atomic inspectors will be invited to visit two Iranian nuclear plants, a day after the inspectors' chief said Iran had canceled a planned trip to facilities that Washington says belong to a secret weapons program...
Iraqi exiles negotiate over the shape of a post-Saddam Iraq (12/15/02)
By Salah Nasrawi ~ The Associated Press LONDON -- Fractious Iraqi exile groups, united in little but their wish to get rid of Saddam Hussein, struggled to agree on a plan Saturday for a democratic government in Iraq if the president is ousted...
Jordan arrests two for killing of U.S. diplomat (12/15/02)
AMMAN, Jordan -- Jordanian police arrested a Libyan and a Jordanian accused in the killing of a U.S. diplomat in October, officials announced Saturday, saying a top al-Qaida operative supplied the two men with guns and money for a terrorist campaign in Jordan...
Somalis who kicked Americans out now wish they would come back (12/15/02)
MOGADISHU, Somalia -- Ten years ago, Somalis welcomed American troops as saviors in their starved and battered land. Then they drove them out. Now many wish the Americans would come back. Instead, they find themselves on President Bush's terrorism blacklist...
Bulgaria arrests Iraqi man on suspicions of illegal arms trade (12/15/02)
SOFIA, Bulgaria -- Bulgarian authorities said Saturday they had arrested an Iraqi man wanted in Germany on suspicions he tried to procure weapons for the regime of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. Sahib Abd al-Amir al-Haddad, 59, was arrested Nov. 25 after arriving at the Sofia airport from Turkey, Interior Ministry spokeswoman Marusia Toshkova told The Associated Press...
Two ships collide in English Channel (12/15/02)
LONDON -- A cargo ship carrying nearly 2,900 luxury cars capsized and sank after colliding with another cargo ship in the English Channel early Saturday. There were no injuries. The Norwegian-registered Tricolor was resting on the bottom of the channel, but since the tide was low it was only partly submerged, the French coast guard said...
U.N. inspectors speed up the pace (12/15/02)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Reinforced with newly arrived staff, U.N. inspectors stepped up their searches Saturday, visiting a dozen sites in Iraq -- including rooms at an infectious disease center where they were denied access a day earlier. "Today was probably the single largest" group of sites inspected since the teams returned to Iraq after a four-year hiatus, said Hiro Ueki, a spokesman for the U.N. program. He said inspectors had visited a total of 70 sites...
ND finds tall order in St. Joe's (12/15/02)
St. Joseph's Academy was not head and shoulders better than Notre Dame Saturday. But being head and shoulders taller didn't hurt. With 6-foot-5 sophomore Erin McCarthy leading the way, the Angels held off a determined but undersized Notre Dame girls' basketball team 72-57 at Notre Dame Regional High School...
Central still looking for first win in new home (12/15/02)
So much for the home-court advantage. After picking up two wins in the Farmington Tournament last week, Central's girls' basketball team has dropped its first two games in its new gymnasium. The Tigers (2-3) were outscored 14-2 in the third quarter en route to a 39-30 loss to Mt. Vernon, Ill., Saturday. The loss was the second in a row to a visiting Illinois team following a 67-58 overtime loss to Marion, Ill., Monday...
Indians turn up pressure against Watson, UMKC (12/15/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Not letting Michael Watson beat them was the primary objective for Southeast Missouri State University's Indians Saturday night. Mission accomplished. The Indians used a variety of players to harass the nation's leading scorer and posted their first true road victory of the season, beating the University of Missouri-Kansas City 66-58 at Municipal Auditorium...
New group explores plans to preserve indoor game (12/15/02)
There are five leagues, four annual tournaments and plenty of individuals who participate in indoor tennis at the Universal Health and Fitness Center in Cape Girardeau. The bad news for them is that Universal's plan to open a new facility to in 2004 do not include indoor tennis courts...
Jonathon LeGrand, volleyball (12/15/02)
After a high school career in which he won his school's athletic award for participation in golf and soccer, 22-year-old Jonathon LeGrand of Cape Girardeau is taking his athletic abilities elsewhere. Every Tuesday night LeGrand joins his Grave Digger teammates in the Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department co-ed volleyball league...
Award goes west to Palmer (12/15/02)
NEW YORK -- Carson Palmer capped his rise from mediocrity to stardom by winning the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night, taking the bronze statue back to the West Coast for the first time in 21 years. The Southern California quarterback became the first player from the region to win college football's most prestigious award since running back Marcus Allen did it in 1981...
Benched Bryant leads Tigers past Memphis (12/15/02)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri coach Quin Snyder got exactly what he wanted by bumping Travon Bryant from the starting five. Bryant, benched in favor of Jeffrey Ferguson because of defensive lapses, tied his career high with 14 points and had six rebounds in 16 minutes as No. 11 Missouri beat Memphis 93-78 on Saturday...
Rams look for graceful exit after tough year (12/15/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Mike Martz has one wish for the final three weeks of the Rams' lost season. "I want to see them playing as hard as they can," Martz said. "I want to see things the way they're supposed to be, that's what I want to see." The Rams (5-8) are preparing for their third of four prime-time appearances this season in tonight's game against the injury-prone Cardinals (5-8), not that they've been deserving of national attention. ...
Johnson's first shutout helps push Blues past Thrashers (12/15/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Brent Johnson earned his first shutout of the season, and Tyson Nash scored his first goal to spark the Blues to a 4-0 victory over the Atlanta Thrashers on Saturday night. Johnson made his first start at home this season and helped stretch Atlanta's losing streak to six games. ...
Bassets return to hunting dogs (12/15/02)
PIKEVILLE, Ky. -- They're the puppies that trip over their extra-long ears. The lazy hounds that would rather be pulled along in a wagon than walk. The couch potatoes of the dog world that dream their lives away on the porch. They're the lowly basset hounds, but their lazybones image is beginning to change...
Ohio basketball star has lived up to the hype so far (12/15/02)
It's not common in sports when an athlete who is tremendously hyped lives up to his or her billing. But LeBron James certainly did. If you follow basketball -- or high school athletics -- you probably know who I'm talking about. But for those who don't, James is a senior at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron, Ohio, who has been touted as one of the most talented prep players ever and will almost certainly be the top pick in the next NBA draft...
Sports letter 12/15/02 (12/15/02)
To the editor: Pete Rose's reinstatement evokes a baseball paradox in my mind. I am conflicted about his reinstatement. As a youngster I grew up in New York as an avid Cincinnati Reds fan (a paradox in itself), and quickly admired Rose as an inspirational role model of baseball athletic purity. ...
FanSpeak 12/15/02 (12/15/02)
Lift the Pete ban BASEBALL SHOULD lift the ban against Pete Rose. He has been punished long enough, and he just got caught doing something that a lot of other people do. Let him be in the Hall of Fame. Wondering about Mario I'M WONDERING if anyone knows anything about Mario Whitney and his football playing at Mizzou this year? I've heard rumors recently that Mario is no longer playing for Mizzou. ...
Shooting wildlife (12/15/02)
KALISPELL, Mont. -- Photographers and wildlife enthusiasts share a common goal: They want to see animals "up close and personal." Photographers need to be relatively close so they can get good head shots of the animals as well as environment pictures, that is, pictures that show the animals in their native environment...
Ask yourself- Am I taking enough pictures? (12/15/02)
While looking through one of my wife's cooking magazines, I noticed an ad from the Tea Council of the U.S.A. Inc. The advertisement's headline, "Are you drinking enough tea?" caught my eye. It extolled the health benefits of drinking tea (because of the abundance of antioxidants)...
Classic construction (12/15/02)
Every once in a while you see a house that looks as if it could be from a Currier & Ives painting -- a picture of classic Americana. The house at 5993 Route W is just that. This house is well over 50 years old, which means it was built with solid craftsmanship. It's been updated with vinyl siding, yet it still kept its classic look with the addition of green shutters. A replica of an antique yard light welcomes visitors...
About 30 million Americans buy a fresh Christmas tree each year (12/15/02)
Marjorie Swan remembers cutting her Christmas tree from the family farm when she was growing up. Today, the Pocahontas resident comes to the Optimists lot in Jackson to buy her Christmas tree. Swan's purchase of a fresh-cut evergreen makes her one of the 30 million Americans who buy a fresh tree each year. Statistics from the National Christmas Tree Association show a 6 percent increase over last year's tree purchases...
Travel Briefs (12/15/02)
Thousands enjoy Dickens Festival HOLLY, Mich. -- Thousands are getting into the holiday spirit by taking in the street theater at the Olde Fashioned Dickens Festival here. Sophia and Maria Raphael of Holly like Santa Claus, but every December the sisters look forward to his opposite at the festival, which features performances by characters from Charles Dickens' holiday classic, "A Christmas Carol."...
Stuffed toys and old memories (12/15/02)
Editor's note: This column originally was published Dec. 16, 2001. If you have an old dresser or chest of drawers you are about to discard, here's something you can do with it for Christmas, if you have the time: Paint it, if you wish, in Christmas colors. ...
Family finds plenty to assemble (12/15/02)
It's that time of year again when we get those twinkling lights out of the attic and look for higher utility bills. It's Christmas, the season of taxes, tinsel and a little eggnog. We're fallen behind in getting our holiday decorations up this year. But we did manage to put together a new entertainment center. Santa's elves would have been proud...
Can dogs suffer from gallstones? (12/15/02)
jkoch By Dr. John Koch Question: I have just been diagnosed with gallstones and am probably going to need surgery to have them removed. Since I have learned this, I have noticed that my dog has been acting a little strange. We eat a lot of the same foods, drink the same water, and live together literally 24 hours a day. I know this question may sound silly, but I have to know. Is it possible for my dog to also have gallstones?...
Explore a cave in Southern Illinois (12/15/02)
Dear readers, This column shares information about trips you and your family can take to interesting spots around Missouri and Southern Illinois. Most of them can be made in one day and are free, making them great for family outings...
E!'s newest show matches singles, celebrities (12/15/02)
NEW YORK -- Love may have been exciting and new when "The Love Boat" ruled Saturday nights in the 1970s and '80s. Now, the actress who played Capt. Stubing's daughter is among the stars on the latest blind date show trying to prove it's just as exciting -- if not new -- to watch strangers struggle for small talk over Cobb salad...
Morgan Fairchild parodies herself in movie about teen selling s (12/15/02)
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- The elevator doors are closing fast and Morgan Fairchild wants to go up. The slender blonde steps forward, thrusts her arms out and heaves the doors back open. She steps inside for the ride to her publicist's fourth-floor office, chuckling, amused by her own determination...
Tom Johnson (12/15/02)
Tom Johnson, 63, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Ford & Sons Funeral Home.
Wendell Shirrell (12/15/02)
ZALMA, Mo. -- Wendell I. Shirrell, 41, of Zalma died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Aug. 30, 1961, at Advance, Mo., son of Ivan and Karen Stotts Shirrell. He was a graduate of Zalma High School and a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Dongola, Mo...
Gary Mansfield (12/15/02)
Gary R. Mansfield, 55, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Ford & Sons Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
Howard Adams (12/15/02)
MOREHOUSE, Mo. -- Howard L. Adams, 78, of Morehouse died Friday, Dec. 13, 2002, at his home. He was born March 10, 1924, at Morehouse, son of Joseph Clarence and Ethyl O'Brian Adams. He and Florence Stephens were married Jan. 20, 1951, at Piggott, Ark...
Donald Belk (12/15/02)
Donald Belk, 45, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002, at his home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Ford & Sons Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
Doyle Baldwin (12/15/02)
MCCLURE, Ill. -- Doyle Gene Baldwin, 53, of McClure died Friday, Dec. 13, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born July 2, 1949, at Anna, Ill., son of Doyle E. and Evelyn Keller Baldwin. He and Patricia D. Kinsey were married June 28, 1969, at Cape Girardeau...
Lawrence Taylor (12/15/02)
Lawrence Elmer Taylor, 86, of Bryan, Texas, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2002, at his home. He was born April 24, 1916, at Calla, Ky., son of John and Sarah Taylor. He and Anita Gerecke were married Dec. 1, 1950. She died Nov. 1, 1974. He then married Francis Rieg Nov. 3, 1979. She died in 1990...
Robert Koeppel (12/15/02)
Robert E. "Bob" Koeppel, 79, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Sept. 2, 1923, in Cape Girardeau, son of Marie Amanda Koeppel. He and Jessie L. Cook were married June 3, 1948, in Baltimore, Md. She died Aug. 8, 2002...
Cheryl Wallgren (12/15/02)
Cheryl Wallgren, homemaker, gardener, animal-lover and mathematics professor, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002, at her rural Jackson home after a 44-month struggle with ovarian cancer. Survivors include her husband, Tom, and her son, Charlie; her parents, Mr. ...
Dorothy Karraker (12/15/02)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Dorothy Violet Karraker, 96, of Cairo died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002, at the Monroe County Care & Rehabilitation Center in Waterloo, Ill. She was born Nov. 28, 1906, at Cairo, daughter of William A. and Rose Ferguson Webster. She and Herman Ward Karraker were married March 15, 1971. He preceded her in death...
Dockins-Dixon (12/15/02)
St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson was the setting June 14, 2002, for the wedding of Laurie Ann Dockins and Kevin Dale Dixon. The Rev. David Johnson performed the ceremony. Soloist was Julie Walker. Parents of the couple are Jerry and Carolyn Dockins and Kenneth and Betty Dixon, all of Jackson...
Hoffmeister-Winslow (12/15/02)
Kimberly Ann Hoffmeister and John Gordinier Winslow were married Sept. 14, 2002, at Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kan. The Rev. Pam Morrison performed the ceremony. Readings were given by Brian Hoffmeister of Dallas, Texas, brother of the bride, and Bill Longston...
Kwikkel-Bucher (12/15/02)
Tammy S. Kwikkel and Scott R. Bucher were married in a private ceremony April 18, 2002, in Barbados, West Indies. The couple's son, Colton Bucher, participated in the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Bucher own and operate Imo's Pizza in Cape Girardeau. The couple resides in Cape Girardeau...
Call-Lacy (12/15/02)
Christine Marie Call and Matthew Ryan Lacy exchanged vows June 15, 2002, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. The Rev. Pat Keeley performed the ceremony. Pianist was Jeffrey Overbey, and vocalists were Diane Mueller, aunt of the bride, and Caroline Mueller, cousin of the bride, all of Cape Girardeau...
Yingling- Buhs (12/15/02)
Dr. and Mrs. David Yingling of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Meghan Ann Yingling, to Michael Patrick Buhs. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Buhs of Cape Girardeau. Yingling is a senior at Central High School. She is employed at Pacific Sunwear...
Police report 12/15/02 (12/15/02)
Cape Girardeau Sunday, Dec. 15 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Jody Omohundro, 37, of 1737 Themis, Cape Girardeau, received a summons Saturday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated...
Fire report 12/15/02 (12/15/02)
Cape Girardeau Sunday, Dec. 15 Firefighters responded Friday to the following call: At 5:12 p.m., emergency medical service at 19 S. Kingshighway. Firefighters responded Saturday to the following calls: At 2:11 a.m., emergency medical service at 2917 Alta Cuesta Drive...
Out of the past 12/15/02 (12/15/02)
10 years ago: Dec. 15, 1992 After 13-year-old boy brought two handguns to school last week to show off weapons to friends, Superintendent Neyland Clark told Board of Education Monday he plans to review district's discipline policy, which likely will be toughened; boy had guns in duffel back and was showing them to other children at L.J. Schultz Middle School; he never took them out nor threatened anyone...
Mizzou faces tough choices on tuition (12/15/02)
When a St. Louis judge recently ruled that the University of Missouri had illegally charged tuition for 15 years -- a staggering $450 million -- the university was left wondering what it should do next. Appeal? Pay back the students? Give out vouchers to be used at any of its four campuses?...
Title IX choices aren't easy for Southeast (12/15/02)
It isn't easy to run sports programs at colleges and universities. Virtually ever facet of every sport is heavily regulated by NCAA rules, conference guidelines, school policies and various laws -- including Title IX, the federal law passed in 1972 that prohibits sex discrimination in college programs...
Story on starlings was example of fair reporting (12/15/02)
To the editor: In response to the article "Dairy farmer gets help in fight with starlings": You did a really professional job reporting this story. It is fair, honest and balanced reporting. JOE HORNER Columbia, Mo.
Kiwanis' offer to help with park is a good idea (12/15/02)
To the editor: In response to the article "Kiwanis look for park to call their own": I think it's great the Kiwanis want to help with a park. The city should not turn them down. There are about 12 acres overlooking the river that is grown up. If I'm not mistaken, the VFW asked about that property once before. It seems like this might be a good project to consider...
Anti-gun crowd wants to disarm their victims (12/15/02)
To the editor: The so-called anti-gun crowd really isn't anti-gun at all. Many believe and support the use of -- or threat of use of -- guns by government to take the hard-earned wages of the producers of this nation in order to fund their many pet social projects. ...
Lott humilated himself; now he needs forgiveness (12/15/02)
To the editor: The public has been subjected to the vitriol of the mob out for Trent Lott's job. The words spoken by Lott were unfortunately thoughtless and hurt a lot of people. He has apologized numerous times. Why can't people forgive him and go on with life? It is a mistake to fire this man at a time when our country may have to go to war. Our republic needs his experience in this time of danger...
Cherokee Park's name deserves to be preserved (12/15/02)
To the editor: In response to the article "Kiwanis look for park to call their own": It appears that money is getting in the way of heritage that should be preserved. Cherokee Park was named for a proud tribe. Now the white man is trying to take a little of their history...
Speak Out 12/15/02 (12/15/02)
Personal preferencesTHIS IS in response to the Speak Out caller who said he had loud pipes on his car because he liked the way the engine sounded. I can only presume that if one of his neighbors started keeping hogs in his backyard simply because he liked the way pigs smell, the caller wouldn't have any complaints about that either...
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