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Stories from Sunday, December 29, 2002

Dunklin council gets grant to fight teen pregnancy (12/29/02)
Daily Dunklin Democrat KENNETT, Mo. -- The Missouri Foundation for Health recently approved a grant for more than $37,000 to the Dunklin County Caring Council. The grant will be used to implement a nationally proven pregnancy prevention program in high schools throughout Dunklin County...
Juvenile report bothers county official (12/29/02)
Cape Girardeau County could get sued over unsafe conditions at its 28-year-old juvenile detention center, a consultant has told county commissioners. Chicago consultant Bobbie Huskey said county officials also risk being sued over unequal treatment of male and female offenders and "failure to protect youth, staff and the public."...
Family flees as morning fire leaves home ruined (12/29/02)
A Cape Girardeau family will continue sorting through their belongings today, trying to salvage what they can after a fire at 421 S. Benton St. left them homeless early Saturday morning. The Cape Girardeau Fire Department is still investigating the cause, but the blaze appears to be electrical in origin, assistant fire chief Mark Hasheider said...
Five people hurt in two accidents (12/29/02)
Five people were injured, one critically, in two accidents in Southeast Missouri on Friday and Saturday. Michael Stephens, 33, of Bloomfield, Mo., was reported in critical condition Saturday night at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau after a 3 a.m. accident on Highway 25, a mile north of Bloomfield. His pickup ran off highway, struck a post and overturned...
World briefs 9A (12/29/02)
China replaces longtime central bank chief BEIJING -- China replaced its longtime central bank governor Saturday, putting a former stock market regulator in charge as it prepares to open its banking industry to foreign competition. Dai Xianglong, who headed the People's Bank of China for eight years, will be succeeded by Zhou Xiaochuan, former chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, the official Xinhua News Agency reported...
Drop 'til they shop (12/29/02)
The final numbers haven't officially been tallied, but the bottom line for the Christmas shopping season doesn't look very merry. Wal-Mart, the nation's biggest retailer, has lowered its holiday sales outlook. Target's national holiday sales are coming in "well under plan." Sears reported strong sales the day after Thanksgiving but then hit a two-week lull...
Back in the saddle (12/29/02)
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- There was a time Joseph Grant had it all -- a loving family, a successful horse-training business and a 40-acre ranch. Back in 1998, the 32-year-old Grant gained national press when he exposed a farm in Miami County, Kan., containing 200 starving and neglected Hackney ponies. While many of the horses had to be put down, Grant aided in rehabilitating the survivors...
Officials trying to pinpoint river's contamination (12/29/02)
ST. LOUIS -- While the Jacks Fork River is safe for recreational use, a government agency is testing water in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways to see if it can find the source of bacterial contamination. Horse trails, camping and recreation enthusiasts, septic tanks, even cattle may be contributing to elevated levels of fecal coliform bacteria in a portion of the river by Eminence, in south-central Missouri...
Columbia teenagers killed in collision (12/29/02)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Two teenagers were killed Friday after their car ran a stop sign and was broad-sided by another vehicle, police said. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said a car driven by Adam Popejoy, 16, of Columbia, was headed westbound at 4:25 p.m. on U.S. 40 when Popejoy ran a stop sign and drove into the path of a vehicle driven by Michael Dill, 36, of Pilot Grove...
New FBI boss in St. Louis must refocus office's efforts (12/29/02)
ST. LOUIS -- From time to time, the FBI field office in St. Louis gets a new boss. In the latest shuffle, the new boss is under orders to make it a new FBI. White-collar crime and public corruption are out as the top targets of the legendary G-men. Counterterrorism is in -- here and at every FBI location...
Settlement reached in case against circuit court clerk (12/29/02)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Greene County's circuit court clerk has agreed to end any involvement in residents' requests for protective orders as part of a settlement announced Friday. Mike Carr, who has been circuit clerk since 1973 and starts a new term Jan. 1, was accused of discouraging people from seeking adult or child protection orders against individuals they believed were dangerous...
Government blocks EPA warning on asbestos (12/29/02)
WASHINGTON -- A warning from the Environmental Protection Agency, informing millions of Americans their homes might contain asbestos-contaminated insulation, has not been issued because of White House intervention, a newspaper reports. The EPA was expected to announce the warning in April, and declare a public health emergency concerning Zonolite insulation, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported in its Sunday editions...
All the right moves (12/29/02)
UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. -- Talent is free. It's the lessons and dance shoes and leotards that cost money. The Center of Contemporary Arts, a community-based arts center in the St. Louis area, offers a program aimed at giving its best young dancers a real chance at becoming professionals...
Holden holds to 'bright future' at his term's halfway point (12/29/02)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- On a huge banner strung from the Capitol's columns and in blue-and-white neon lights above the Rotunda's grand staircase, Gov. Bob Holden proclaimed a vision of "one bright future" for Missouri as he took office two years ago...
Snow, rains end eastern drought (12/29/02)
A rainy, snowy fall and early winter are fast quenching the remnants of the two-year drought along the East Coast. The Christmas storm that blew across Pennsylvania, New York and New England was icing on the cake for soil moisture and groundwater watchers, said Randy Durlin, a U.S. Geological Survey hydrologist in Harrisburg, Pa...
Hart dodges the question of running for president (12/29/02)
DENVER -- Fifteen years after withdrawing from his second presidential bid and quietly settling back into private law practice, Gary Hart has found his voice again. Frustrated because people didn't listen to his warnings about terrorist attacks and worried about the future of the nation, Hart has done nothing to turn away attention generated when he hinted that he may seek the Democratic presidential nomination again...
Pennsylvania surgeons threaten closures (12/29/02)
PHILADELPHIA -- Dozens of surgeons in northeastern Pennsylvania have threatened to effectively go on strike in January if the state doesn't do something about the high cost of medical malpractice insurance. Claiming high premiums are forcing them out of business, at least 45 doctors in Scranton said they have stopped accepting new patients and won't perform surgeries after Jan. ...
Thousands left powerless after wind-storm damage (12/29/02)
SEATTLE -- Utility crews scrambled to restore power Saturday to tens of thousands of homes and businesses left in the dark after a deadly storm whipped the coasts of Washington and Oregon. More than 300,000 homes and businesses were without power at the height of the storm Friday. Only a few thousand customers remained without power by Saturday afternoon...
Saudis approve U.S. use of bases to fight (12/29/02)
WASHINGTON -- Saudi Arabia has privately assured U.S. officials they could launch air support missions from Saudi bases in the event of a war with Iraq and could coordinate the air war from a central command post near the Saudi capital, Pentagon officials said Saturday...
Ranger danger (12/29/02)
WASHINGTON -- National Park Service rangers still guide nature walks and offer information and advice to millions of visitors each year. These days, they also frequently are called upon to put their lives on the line to stop drug smugglers and apprehend violent criminals...
Robo Deer fools would-be poachers (12/29/02)
PANAMA CITY, Fla. -- Tales of Rudolph of red-nose fame, Dasher, Prancer and Santa's other tiny reindeer dominate at Christmas time, but have you heard of the strangest deer of all? He's Robo Deer. The mechanical decoy helps Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers nab poachers and deter the illegal shooting of Rudolph's real-life cousins at night and from vehicles...
Bush list outlines early themes for re-election agenda (12/29/02)
CRAWFORD, Texas -- An internal White House document outlining President Bush's re-election agenda starts with "War on terrorism (Con't)" and homeland security. It's the latest sign, critics say, that presidential advisers are seeking political gain from the Sept. 11 attacks...
Pastors prepare for Powerball windfall (12/29/02)
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- One of the Church of God's basic tenets is the tithe -- the donation of 10 percent of one's earnings to the parish. In Summers County, where the median income is $21,147, that doesn't necessarily add up to big bucks. Ten percent of $170 million, though -- that's another story...
Fog leads to 71-vehicle pileup on Texas tollway; 21 injured (12/29/02)
HOUSTON -- Dense fog contributed to a fiery chain-reaction crash Saturday involving 71 cars, vans and trucks on the Sam Houston Tollway. Police said 21 people were injured, five seriously, though there were no deaths and no injuries were life-threatening...
WTC steel salvaged to make USS New York (12/29/02)
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Steel salvaged from the wreckage of the World Trade Center was headed to a Mississippi shipyard Saturday for use in the USS New York, a warship named in honor of those who perished in the Sept. 11 terrorist attack. It was the Navy's idea to incorporate the steel into the vessel, said Capt. Kevin Wensing, a Navy public affairs officer in Washington...
Four killed, 18 injured at hotel fire (12/29/02)
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. -- Fire spread through the top floor of a small residential hotel in the early morning darkness Saturday, killing four people and injuring 18 as firefighters pulled dozens more to safety. When firefighters reached the Sunset Hotel just before 1 a.m., several people were hanging from the upper floor windows, fire officials said...
Texas increases inmate executions while other states' numbers d (12/29/02)
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Texas executed 33 people this year, the most of any state in the nation and almost double the number put to death in the state last year, a study showed. Since resuming executions 20 years ago, 289 Texas inmates have been executed, far more than in any other state. The 17 executions in Texas in 2001 represented a sharp drop for the state, which executed a record 40 people in 2000 and has executed an average of 22 inmates annually since 1992...
People talk 122902 10B (12/29/02)
Comedian Smirnoff paints Sept. 11 mural BRANSON, Mo. -- Russian comedian Yakov Smirnoff, best known for regaling crowds with his observations of life in the United States, has painted a mural that hangs at ground zero in New York. It depicts the landscape forever changed by the Sept. ...
13-year coma ends in death, charge (12/29/02)
NEW YORK -- A man who spent nearly seven years in prison for his role in a 1989 assault was arrested again, days after the victim died following 13 years in a coma, authorities said. Mervil Granja, 35, was arrested Thursday, after the Brooklyn District Attorney reclassified the case as a homicide, said Detective Joe Cavitolo, a police spokesman. The charges against Granja were not immediately known...
Poultry becomes Kentucky's No. 2 money maker (12/29/02)
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- In one year, poultry jumped to the No. 2 spot in top money makers for Kentucky farmers, bringing in $603.9 million last year, new figures show. That was less than horses but more than tobacco, according to a newly published report of farm income for Kentucky and the nation...
Pilots union bosses back United's offer (12/29/02)
CHICAGO -- Union leaders on Saturday urged United Airlines pilots to join flight attendants in accepting the bankrupt airline's proposal to keep their contracts in exchange for voluntary pay cuts. Under the company's proposal, made Friday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, the unions would keep their contracts at least through spring if they agree to wage reductions and if the court agrees to force concessions from non-cooperating unions...
Federal scientists battle to unlock pathogen secrets (12/29/02)
FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- Giant beakers filled with blood clutter countertops and extra refrigerators cramp the hallways at the federal government's main research center for West Nile virus. Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have had to sharply shift the focus of their work toward the sometimes fatal disease that is spreading across most of the country...
Adrenaline rush Skydivers leap from world's tallest buildings i (12/29/02)
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Skydivers plunged off the world's tallest buildings Saturday to warm up for a competition held only rarely because the activity is banned in most countries. The skydivers, who will take part in a tournament scheduled to start Sunday, leaped from a balcony of the 1,483-foot Petronas Twin Towers in downtown Kuala Lumpur...
Mexican protesters borrowing tricks from bandit-revolutionary P (12/29/02)
MEXICO CITY -- There's a Pancho Villa revival going on, but it's not the books, the new Antonio Banderas movie or the nostalgia wave that worries some Mexicans. It's the real-life reawakening of Villa's violence. Rising social unrest swept to the pinnacles of power Dec. 10 when protesters on horseback broke down the ornate wooden doors of Congress and surged into the lower legislative chamber to demand subsidies for farmers and pay raises for teachers...
Group says U.S. should investigate allegations military torture (12/29/02)
BAGRAM, Afghanistan -- A human rights group demanded that Washington investigate reports the United States tortured prisoners at secret detention facilities overseas, including one in Afghanistan, allegations that the U.S. military denied Saturday. "U.S. officials who take part in torture, authorize it, or even close their eyes to it, can be prosecuted by courts anywhere in the world," the Human Rights Watch said in a statement Friday...
Sudan closes newspaper, warns two others from running Saturday (12/29/02)
KHARTOUM, Sudan -- Sudanese authorities closed an independent daily newspaper and warned two others against running Saturday editions, journalists at each paper said. State-run television said Saturday that security officials ordered the Al-Watan daily closed for reasons having to do with national security. Further details were not provided and officials were not immediately available for comment...
Chechnyan suicide bombers passed security cordons disguised as (12/29/02)
GROZNY, Russia -- The suicide bombers who set off twin blasts that leveled Chechnya's government headquarters were allowed through several security cordons around the building because they were disguised as Russian servicemen, officials said Saturday, as the death toll rose to 57...
U.S. offers aid to Turkey's economy in event of Iraq war (12/29/02)
The Associated Press ANKARA, Turkey -- U.S. officials said Saturday they made progress on a possible aid package to help protect Turkey's struggling economy from any damage caused by a possible war in neighboring Iraq. "We've established an agreement on the overall structure of the assistance," John Taylor, the Treasury Department's undersecretary for international affairs, told reporters at the end of two days of talks in the Turkish capital Ankara...
Troop, protesters clash in Bethlehem day after shootout (12/29/02)
JERUSALEM -- Israeli troops shot to death a Palestinian child in the Gaza Strip on Saturday, Palestinian medical workers said, while in the West Bank soldiers clashed with Palestinian university students. The unrest came a day after four Israelis died in a Palestinian attack on Jewish seminary students...
Reform party senior killed at Yemen congress (12/29/02)
SAN'A, Yemen -- A senior leftist politician was shot to death Saturday after speaking at an Islamic political party's congress. Jarallah Omar, the deputy secretary general of the Yemeni Socialist party, was gunned down minutes after delivering a speech at the annual congress of the Islamic Reform Party in the capital, San'a...
Transfer of power (12/29/02)
NAIROBI, Kenya -- Veteran politician and former finance minister Mwai Kibaki seemed headed for a landslide victory in Saturday's presidential elections in Kenya, apparently breaking the ruling party's 39-year grip on power in this East African nation...
Outgoing Brazilian president leaves mixed legacy (12/29/02)
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- When outgoing President Fernando Henrique Cardoso steps down next week, he leaves a mixed legacy as a leader who tamed superinflation and raised health standards, but struggled unsuccessfully to improve the economy. The former Stanford University sociology professor made impressive strides in combatting infant mortality and illiteracy among the nation's 175 million people. ...
U.N. nuclear agency to pull inspectors out of N. Korea (12/29/02)
SEOUL, South Korea -- The U.N. nuclear watchdog decided Saturday to pull its inspectors out of North Korea by New Year's Eve, a step demanded by the North that will leave the world without an eye into the secretive nation's nuclear program. Trying to stave off the escalating tensions, South Korea said Saturday it would appeal to China and Russia -- North Korea's longtime allies -- to pressure the North to back down...
Jackson wins in OT, sets up a shot at Central (12/29/02)
Close finishes are getting to be second nature for Jackson. Less than 24 hours after Jackson lost to Bell City in overtime, the Indians beat Scott City 61-58 in overtime in a fifth-place semifinal game Saturday at the seMissourian Christmas Tournament...
Woodland rallies to set up consolation final vs. Advance (12/29/02)
In a whistle-filled shootout, No. 11 Woodland overcame a six-point deficit in the final two minutes of regulation to force overtime and beat Meadow Heights 87-81 in an seMissourian Christmas Tournament consolation semifinal Saturday at the Show Me Center...
Foul problems plague Bell City as Notre Dame advances (12/29/02)
The Notre Dame Bulldogs took advantage of foul problems to Bell City all-state guard Dominitrix Johnson to reach the championship game of the seMissourian Christmas Tournament with a 76-63 victory Saturday night at the Show Me Center. Second-seeded Notre Dame improved to 6-2 in reaching their first Christmas tournament final since winning it in 1986. The Bulldogs will face top-seeded and defending champion Charleston (9-2) in Monday night's 7:30 championship game...
Charleston makes a statement with a one-sided semifinal win (12/29/02)
The Charleston Bluejays had a message for doubters going into Saturday's seMissourian Christmas Tournament semifinal. Their top seed was no fluke. If Oran had doubts, Charleston's 79-51 defeat of the fifth-seeded Eagles made that message loud and clear...
Hot shots are worth $1,000 for Illinois fan (12/29/02)
Through 15 games no one had made it past the 3-point shot during the seMissourian Christmas Tournament halftime giveaway. On the final game of Friday's schedule, Josh Clinard of Murphysboro, Ill., walked away with the prize. Clinard sank a layup, free throw, 3-pointer from the top of the key and finally a half-court shot to win the $1,000 prize...
Kelly wins in first round at Twin Rivers (12/29/02)
Dana Essner scored 15 points to lead Kelly to a 54-35 first-round victory over Malden in the Lady Royals Classic girls basketball tournament at Twin Rivers on Saturday. Kelly Essner added 12 points for Kelly (4-3). Kelly led 15-13 after one quarter and 24-17 at the half. The Hawks extended the advantage to 40-26 by the close of the third quarter...
Oklahoma pulls away from Otahks early in win (12/29/02)
NORMAN, Okla. -- No. 19 Oklahoma built a 20-point lead before halftime and never let Southeast Missouri State University closer Saturday in OU's 87-59 win. Oklahoma dominated the first half, hitting 62.1 percent of its field goal attempts and all 10 free-throw tries to take a 49-25 halftime lead...
Indians try to catch No. 18 Creighton napping (12/29/02)
OMAHA, Neb. -- Gary Garner hopes Creighton is thinking about Xavier and not Southeast Missouri State University. Garner knows that would benefit his Indians (5-5) today when they shoot for an upset against the 18th-ranked Bluejays (9-0). The tipoff is 2 p.m. at Omaha's Civic Auditorium...
Creighton a financial win for underdog SE (12/29/02)
OMAHA, Neb. -- For anybody who wonders if Southeast Missouri State University basketball coach Gary Garner was nuts for scheduling a game with national powerhouse Creighton, there are extenuating circumstances. The main reason the Indians will play unbeaten and 18th-ranked Creighton today is money. ...
Rob Hale, tennis (12/29/02)
A trip to the tennis courts with Dad when Rob Hale was 12 changed his life. It was then Hale began playing tennis, and it's kept him coming back enough so that he says that he will play until he physically can't. That could be a long career since carpal tunnel surgery wasn't enough to stop him...
Jets zoom into playoffs on final day; Pats are out (12/29/02)
The New York Jets won the AFC East title -- and shook up the entire NFL playoff picture -- with an emphatic victory over Green Bay, while New England won't get to defend its Super Bowl title. The Jets' 42-17 win over the Packers on Sunday knocked both the Miami Dolphins and the Patriots out of the playoffs. The Patriots made a last-ditch try for the postseason by coming back to beat the Dolphins at home, 27-24 in overtime...
Rams to give Covington the start in finale (12/29/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Scott Covington will be the Rams' fourth starting quarterback of the season, making his first career start in Monday night's finale against the San Francisco 49ers. Covington, the third-stringer before Marc Bulger injured his back last week, will start in place of Jamie Martin. Martin hasn't practiced all week because of a bruised left knee and again was out for Saturday night's practice, although coach Mike Martz said he would be available in the game...
Blues keep streak intact with victory over 'Jackets (12/29/02)
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Doug Weight assisted on St. Louis' first two goals as the Blues improved their unbeaten streak to four games with a 6-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night. Brent Johnson made 26 saves for the Blues who've won three in a row. Keith Tkachuk and Al MacInnis each had a goal and an assist. Christian Laflamme and Pavol Demitra each had two assists...
Indians show improvement going into OVC schedule (12/29/02)
OMAHA, Neb. -- I hope I'm proven wrong about this, but Southeast Missouri State University's basketball team is probably going to lose at Creighton today. It doesn't take a genius to predict that outcome. The 9-0 Bluejays are ranked 18th nationally, have handed eighth-ranked Notre Dame its only loss and are only playing Southeast because they're paying the Indians $40,000 plus picking up all the expenses for the trip to Omaha...
FanSpeak 12/29/02 (12/29/02)
No competition, no fan I READ Jamie Hall's column on the seMissourian Tournament, and I, like the schools involved, also have a vote: I refuse to spend money and invest my time to watch such abysmal mismatched games which are the norm of the first round...
Letter to the editor 12/29/02 (12/29/02)
To the editor: Jamie Hall's summary of memories he and others had of the Christmas tournament was super. He referred to my memory of holding Notre Dame great Kenny Reiker to six points, however, full disclosure requires I would have never remembered that if I had not been asked to guard him again in a game later that season...
Lake view and lovely (12/29/02)
Cape Girardeau home provides a taste of Cape Cod By Tammy Raddle ~ Southeast Missourian The house at 2725 Oakshire Circle in Tanglewood Estates is a little bit like Cape Cod in Cape Girardeau. The exterior features a unique combination of shake and vertical siding in a soft gray with red shutters that gives the house a cottage look. And naturally, the home has a wonderful lake view from the rear...
'Trading Spaces' tops dad's list (12/29/02)
Every year at this time we all start acting like David Letterman. We see the end of the year approaching and we want to come up with a Top 10 list of our own. In the news business, we recount all the important events of the year. That generally boils down to bad weather and bad people unless we're talking ESPN highlights...
Watch eagles on the Mississippi (12/29/02)
Dear Readers, Ready for a family outing? Why not take a trip to Clarksville, Mo., where you can view eagles flying over the Mississippi River. Clarksville is located northwest of St. Louis on Highway 79. To get there you go to St. Louis and then head west on Interstate 70. ...
Hollywood and Dickens- New 'Nickleby' marks author's latest fil (12/29/02)
LOS ANGELES -- This guy Dickens seems to be one of Hollywood's busiest writers. Probably no author besides Shakespeare has had so many works produced for film and television as Charles Dickens, whose latest screen adaptation is a new version of "Nicholas Nickleby," which opened Friday...
Susan Musgrove (12/29/02)
ANNA, Ill. -- Susan Jane Musgrove, 70, of Anna died Friday, Dec. 27, 2002, at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis. She was born April 10, 1932, at Cobden, Ill., daughter of Luther and Sue E. Doughty Dixon. She and Joseph K. Musgrove were married Sept. 11, 1948, at Jonesboro, Ill...
Amy Winchester (12/29/02)
Amelia "Amy" Jean Rhodes Winchester, 43, of Advance, Mo., was born Dec. 18, 1959 in Cape Girardeau, the daughter of the late Bill E. and Jean F. Rhodes, and passed away Dec. 27, 2002 in Fayetteville, Ark., due to injuries sustained in a car accident...
Curtis Cline (12/29/02)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Curtis Henry Cline, 91, of Sikeston died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2002, at Clearview Nursing Center. He was born May 14, 1911, on a dairy farm near Morehouse, Mo., son of William Henry Cline, a native of Hickman County, Ky., and Nannie Lena Kline of New Madrid County, Mo...
Philip Beussink (12/29/02)
Philip A. Beussink, 74, of Jackson died Friday, Dec. 27, 2002, at his home. He was born April 11, 1928, at Leopold, Mo., son of Anthony and Mary Arnzen Beussink. He and Angela Wubker were married May 17, 1952. He was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Army from 1950 to 1952. A lifelong carpenter, he established the Philip Beussink & Son Construction Company in Jackson...
Mary Wood (12/29/02)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Mary Bernice Wood, 72, of Chaffee died Friday, Dec. 27, 2002, at the Chaffee Nursing Center in Chaffee. She was born Feb. 28, 1930, at Blytheville, Ark., daughter of Albert Gustess Jackson and Pearlie May Thrasher Miller. She married Joseph Wood. He died Feb. 6, 1983...
Caroline Lohmann (12/29/02)
ALTENBURG, Mo. -- Caroline A. Lohmann, 68, of Altenburg died on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2002, at the Perry County Nursing Home. She was born on July 25, 1934, at Altenburg, daughter of Elmer and Edna Schlichting Lichtenegger. She and Emil Lohmann were married July 26, 1953...
Hazel Davis (12/29/02)
THEBES, Ill. -- Hazel M. Davis, 76, of Thebes died on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2002, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 11, 1926 at Corning, Ark., daughter of Willis and Ivory Tucker McKinney. She and Herschel M. Davis were married March 19, 1945. He died March 19, 2000...
Viola Kern (12/29/02)
Viola Hannah Kern, 84, of Scott City died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2002, at Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Oct. 21, 1918, at Ancell, Mo., daughter of Frank and Rosalie Pfefferkorn Arnold. She and Harold John Kern were married Jan. 21, 1940. He died Feb. 29, 1964...
Meta Overbey (12/29/02)
Meta W. "Dean" Overbey, 81, of Cape Girardeau died on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2002, at her home. She was born Sept. 12, 1921 at Ethel, Miss., daughter of John Edward and Lillie Mae Ward Crow. She and Leonard Overbey were married June 24, 1939, at Etowah, Ark. He died June 8, 1973...
Wendel-Owens (12/29/02)
Lori Jo Wendel and Allan James Owens were married April 20, 2002, at the home of the bride's parents. Randy Abernathy performed the ceremony. Soloist and guitarist was Todd Mayberry of Advance, Mo. The bride is the daughter of David W. and Janel S. Wendel of Jackson. The groom is the son of Gerald F. and Shirley J. Owens of Advance...
Loepker-Schlimpert (12/29/02)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Christi Loepker and Bruce Schlimpert were married Oct. 5, 2002, at St. Augustine Church in Breese, Ill. Deacon Bob Lippert performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Wendell and Lucille Loepker of Breese. The groom is the son of Milton and Mary Schlimpert of Altenburg, Mo...
Venable-McLain (12/29/02)
Linda Susan Venable and Kerry James McLain were married July 27, 2002, at First Baptist Church in Park Hills, Mo. Phil Vaughn performed the ceremony. Soloist was Bill Bonney. Parents of the couple are Gerald and Susan Venable of Jackson, and Jerry and Sue McLain of Park Hills...
Swan-Childress (12/29/02)
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church was the setting Oct. 25, 2002, for the wedding of Maria Kathryn Swan and James Michael Childress. The Rev. Michael V. McDevitt performed the ceremony. Pianist was Shane Steck and soloists were Brandon Hahs and Tina Trickey, all of Cape Girardeau. Trio Girardeaux also performed...
Weakley-Koch (12/29/02)
Mr. and Mrs. Ken Weakley of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Julie Anne Weakley, to Jeffrey John Koch. He is the son of Dr. and Mrs. John Koch of Cape Girardeau. Weakley received a bachelor of science degree in communication disorders from the University of Mississippi, and a master of arts degree in speech-language pathology from Southeast Missouri State University. She is a speech-language pathologist with Columbia Public Schools...
Heisserer-Parrish (12/29/02)
BENTON, Mo. -- Ralph and Brenda Heisserer of Benton announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Heisserer, to Robert Parrish, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Clifford Parrish of Murray, Ky., and Nancy Hutchings of Chadron, Neb. Heisserer is a graduate of Scott City High School, and is pursuing a bachelor's degree in business administration from Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at Harold Meyr Accounting Service Inc...
Poes to observe 45 years (12/29/02)
Ronald and Carolyn Poe of Jackson will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary Dec. 31. The Poes are formerly of Cape Girardeau. They are members of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson. He retired from Cape Girardeau Fire Department with 30 years of service...
Out of the past 12/29/02 (12/29/02)
10 years ago: Dec. 29, 1992 Official with Missouri Campaign Review Board is in Cape Girardeau investigating complaint filed against committee that promoted ballot initiative on city zone elections; Curt Smith, former city councilman, filed complaint against Elect a Neighbor Committee in late October, charging group violated several state campaign disclosure laws...
Rivers as tourist attractions (12/29/02)
Editor's note: This column originally was published June 20, 1993. Of all the Missouri rivers I have seen, swam in, floated on, fished from or at least crossed over once, my favorite is the St. Francis. This is not surprising since I was reared less than a quarter-mile from its fresh, clear, flowing water. At least it was fresh and clear then. We thought nothing at all about cupping up a handful of its water to drink, or even, if a place was handy, to lie on our stomachs and sip the cool water...
Stop the worship (12/29/02)
By Thomas C. Reeves ~ From The Wall Street Journal With the stampede over revelations about John F. Kennedy's medical problems now a memory from several weeks ago, this veteran historian would like to make some sober observations. ...
County has reserves to offset budget needs (12/29/02)
The city of Cape Girardeau spent a year looking for ways to find enough revenue to cover spending plans. The result: Four proposed tax and fee increases will be on the ballot in April. Earlier this year, the Cape Girardeau School District considered raising its property-tax levy a little bit to offset its budget squeeze. ...
New Jackson book showcases area history (12/29/02)
Jackson's historical roots are deep, and many of the Cape Girardeau County seat's residents share those ties to early settlers. But as a fast-growing city, Jackson also has a sizable number of newcomers. Now both groups can share their common history through a new book called "History of Jackson, Missouri, and Surrounding Communities."...
Speak Out 12/29/02 (12/29/02)
Proud of heritageMY ANCESTORS walked the Trail of Tears. Some of my ancestors died along the way. My people went through this area. Cherokee Park was named for my people. I am a Native American, and I am proud of it. Republican insuranceNOW'S A good time to ponder our nation's claim to be Christian. ...
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