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Stories from Sunday, January 5, 2003

Jackson takes it to the streets (01/05/03)
This year the city of Jackson has scheduled $5.7 million in infrastructure improvements, more than it may be able to complete, city administrator Jim Roach acknowledges. The fast-growing city that takes pride in its football teams has a game plan for 2003 that doesn't leave much time to take a breath...
Community helps out family left homeless by fire (01/05/03)
The family of Denise Williams and Sonny Kuehn, whose Cape Girardeau home was destroyed by fire Dec. 28, has experienced an overwhelming response from the community as people brought them with clothing and other necessities throughout the week. "There are more open hearts out there than I thought," Williams said...
Inspiration for movie "Catch me if you can" visited Cape once (01/05/03)
When he visited Cape Girardeau over 20 years ago, Frank Abagnale Jr. spent an evening teaching merchants how to catch a thief. He ought to know. He had been wanted for arrest in all 50 states. As the inspiration for director Steven Spielberg's latest film, "Catch Me If You Can," Abagnale's life-of-crime story starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Abagnale and Tom Hanks as an FBI agent is entertaining millions of moviegoers. ...
Smaller center for juveniles draws support (01/05/03)
A circuit judge, Cape Girardeau County's chief juvenile officer and county commissioners -- who have argued for two years over whether to construct a new juvenile detention center and how big it should be -- agree that a $4.3 million, 38-bed building is out of the question...
Professor collects cabins to preserve history (01/05/03)
CRAWFORD, Ga. -- Professor Bob Rhoades has a severe case of cabin fever. The University of Georgia anthropologist collects log cabins built by slaves and poor farmers around the early 19th century. So far, he's brought six of them to his 320-acre Oglethorpe County farm over the past six years...
New book reads the same frontward or backward (01/05/03)
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Saga a gas? On startup, put rats. No saga a gas. Which is to say, very loosely translated, it wasn't fun getting this story under way with a palindrome about, kind of, the difficulty of stringing palindromes together that makes some semblance of sense...
Small Pittsfield company looms big in the spice trade (01/05/03)
PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Go ahead. Take a whiff. The scent of spices and seasonings fills the air. "The first time I walked in here, it was overwhelming, but you get used to it," Dave Riley said. It's the smell of success for Pittsfield-based Riley's Seasonings and Spices -- and the spice of life for customers across the country...
Native Missouri fruit trees getting more attention (01/05/03)
MOUNT VERNON, Mo. -- Ask most people to list fruit trees and the list will start with apples and will probably fall short of listing persimmons or paw-paw. A few people are making money from persimmons and paw-paw, and others are developing improved varieties to stimulate more interest...
Ad nets kidney donor for 5-year-old (01/05/03)
MADISON, Wis. -- A 5-year-old girl who received a new kidney from a donor who answered an ad her family put in a newspaper was in good condition Saturday. So was her donor, David Harper, 38, of Mount Morris, Ill. Harper responded to the ad Angela Rushford's mother, Patty, placed in the Rock River Times that said her daughter needed a kidney. Doctors determined he was a match for her...
Ex-probation officer charged with rape and sexual abuse (01/05/03)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A former Johnson County, Kan., probation officer has been accused of soliciting sexual favors from four Missouri women in return for favorable treatment. Randall Nester, 35, of Kansas City, Kan., was charged Friday with forcible rape, sexual abuse, four counts of acceding to corruption by a public servant and four misdemeanor counts of sexual misconduct...
State digest 01/05/03 (01/05/03)
Advertising the topic on KRCU show today Alvin Styles, vice president at Burrell Advertising Inc., will be the guest Sunday on KRCU's "Going Public" radio show. The show will focus on advertising, media consulting and minority consumers. The public affairs show, hosted by Tom Harte and Chris Schnell, will air at 3 p.m. on 90.9 FM, the region's Public Radio affiliate station...
2003 start for state's Legislature tests new lawmakers (01/05/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- After a decade of waiting and speculation, Missourians are about to discover what impact term limits will have on the legislative process in the General Assembly. While supporters heralded them as ushering in a golden age of true citizen lawmakers, opponents warned of untold problems that would result from mass legislative inexperience...
Special work force erases, then recycles tapes, disks (01/05/03)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- There's a distinct mechanized sound that often fills the workshop at the Alternative Community Training offices. When the magnet inside ACT's degaussing machine comes on, it emits a pitch similar to the engine of a small plane as it erases stored data on computer disks and videocassette tapes. ...
Georgia's Vidalia onion has seven new varieties (01/05/03)
ALBANY, Ga. -- Chilly temperatures and plant diseases delayed the planting of Georgia's sweet Vidalia onion crop, but there's also been some good news about the ballyhooed bulbs. Growers had the option of choosing from seven new varieties during the planting season, which ended with the new year...
World briefs 9A (01/05/03)
Two die as train derails in southeastern Spain MADRID, Spain -- Part of a passenger train derailed Saturday in southeastern Spain, killing two people and injuring 15. About 220 people were on the Madrid-Cartagena intercity train when the accident occurred about 7 p.m. near the small station 180 miles southeast of Madrid...
Shots in the dark (01/05/03)
NEW ORLEANS -- It was a textbook example of how not to stop a serial sniper: Police from dozens of agencies, with only a handful of radios for coordination, blazing away at a high-rise downtown hotel from all sides. But the textbook hadn't been written 30 years ago when Mark James Robert Essex took over the Howard Johnson's during a nine-day killing spree...
Kidnapper arrested, accused of trying to buy a child (01/05/03)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Thirty years after the kidnapping of Steven Stayner, a case that shocked the nation and was made into a television movie, the man who snatched the 7-year-old as he walked home from school has been arrested for allegedly trying to buy a 4-year-old child...
Odds & ends (01/05/03)
Ad error sends sales calls to 911 dispatch GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- An error in a newspaper advertisement touting a New Year's Day sale at a sporting goods store created extra work for some 911 dispatchers and police officers. In the full-page ad that ran Tuesday morning in The Grand Rapids Press, the prefix for the telephone number of Dunham's Sports store was incorrectly listed as 911. The correct prefix is 977...
Gephardt says Bush offering poor leadership (01/05/03)
Democratic Rep. Dick Gephardt, who is taking a first step toward a White House bid in 2004, said Saturday that President Bush is offering poor leadership at a critical time in the nation's history. "On nearly every issue of importance to the country -- national security, the economy, health care, education, energy policy -- President Bush is leading the country either down the wrong path or not leading at all," Gephardt said in a statement...
Congress returns with new leaders, old troubles ahead (01/05/03)
WASHINGTON -- Old problems are likely to occupy the new Congress that convenes Tuesday with Republicans in control of the House and Senate. Lawmakers are looking to finish work left over from last year -- the federal budget, extending unemployment benefits, confirming judges and helping the ailing economy...
Sen. Jim Talent to serve on Armed Services Committee (01/05/03)
Missouri Sen. Jim Talent will join the Senate Armed Services Committee when Congress convenes Tuesday, an appointment he said would afford an opportunity to help create jobs in the state. The newly elected Republican discussed the appointment Friday and again Saturday, when he spoke in Belton, Mo., to a company of Army Reserve troops being deployed as part of the war on terrorism...
Friend of two Sept. 11 hijackers talks (01/05/03)
SAN DIEGO -- A former college student who befriended two Sept. 11 hijackers says what they did was wrong, but he understood how their hatred for American culture would give them "the courage to do what they did." Mohdar Abdullah has been detained since September 2001 as a material witness. He has been seeking his release on bond while he awaits deportation to Yemen, but a judge on Friday ruled he should stay at an immigration detention facility because he is a danger to the community...
Nonprofits get increased calls from jobless as benefits expire (01/05/03)
PHILADELPHIA -- The stack of message slips measured a quarter-inch thick by late afternoon. Five callers needed mortgage assistance, three needed help with back rent, but most just wanted to know what was going on with the unemployment benefits extension...
Democrats pounce on Bush plan for growth (01/05/03)
By Scott Lindlaw ~ The Associated Press CRAWFORD, Texas -- As President Bush put the finishing touches on an economic growth package that could cost $600 billion over 10 years, Democrats who want his job pledged to scuttle what they characterize as a plan that would help the wealthy without reviving the economy...
Men's magazine names Houston nation's fattest city -- again (01/05/03)
HOUSTON -- Houston, we still have a weight problem. For the third year in a row, "Men's Fitness" magazine has named the city the nation's fattest, blaming the region's hot and humid climate, "abysmal" air quality, relative lack of outdoor recreation and residents' love of junk food...
Scientist probes myth for clues on tsunamis (01/05/03)
SEATTLE -- When scientists figured out that sea water drowned groves of tall trees up and down the coast of Washington state the same year a tsunami hit Japan, they theorized that a massive earthquake in the Pacific most likely triggered both events...
Navy hopes for cockpit without gauges (01/05/03)
PENSACOLA, Fla. -- Pilots flying on instruments when the sky is too dark, cloudy or stormy to see the ground must slow their procedures while they scan a myriad of gauges one at a time and determine the significance of each number. "The question is why?" said vision scientist David Still. "The pilot's the same. The airplane's the same. The atmosphere's the same. The only difference is how the pilot's getting information about how things are going."...
Man charged with killing family captured (01/05/03)
BAKER CITY, Ore. -- A fugitive charged with killing his wife and three children and dumping their bodies in a forest was captured Saturday after a two- week manhunt, prosecutors said. Edward Morris, 37, was arrested without incident in a drug store parking lot here, said Baker County District Attorney Matt Shirtcliff. He had been described as "armed and dangerous" but authorities did not say whether he had a weapon...
Surgeons threaten additional walkouts (01/05/03)
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The state should expect more surgeon walkouts if Gov. Bob Wise doesn't offer them relief from the high cost of medical malpractice insurance in his upcoming legislative package, a surgeon said Saturday. About two dozen surgeons in West Virginia's Northern Panhandle started taking monthlong leaves of absence last week, beginning Wednesday at Wheeling Hospital and Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling, Reynolds Memorial Hospital in nearby Glen Dale and Weirton Medical Center.. ...
Wrongly convicted man gets pardon (01/05/03)
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- A man who was freed after serving 20 years in prison for a rape he didn't commit has been pardoned by Gov. Parris Glendening, the first step in the process of receiving financial compensation from the state. Bernard Webster, 40, of Baltimore, was cleared of the crime by DNA evidence. With the pardon, Webster can now go before the Board of Public Works and ask for reimbursement for spending two decades at the Maryland Correctional Institution...
Report- Two jurors in embassy bombings case consulted pastor (01/05/03)
NEW YORK -- Two members of a jury that convicted four men of conspiring with Osama bin Laden in the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa consulted their pastors before deciding whether to sentence them to death, The New York Times reported...
Activation of Guard gives 'rude' awakening (01/05/03)
PENSACOLA, Fla. -- During the 11 years he spent in the Army, Curtis McQuaid was sent to Bosnia, Korea and Saudi Arabia. He thought those days were over when he later joined the National Guard. But in what he calls a "very rude, very sudden" awakening, the father of five has become one of 1,200 soldiers ordered to duty as part of the Florida National Guard's biggest call-up since World War II...
Feds debunk belief that hijackers had N.J. licenses (01/05/03)
The Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. -- A persistent belief that two of the Sept. 11 hijackers carried New Jersey driver's licenses has proven false, a congressman says. The FBI has confirmed that none of the hijackers possessed New Jersey identification, real or counterfeit, according to the office of U.S. Rep. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., chairman of the House Democratic Task Force on Homeland Security...
Former Serbian leader won't resist arrest for war crimes (01/05/03)
BELGRADE, Yugoslavia -- Serbia's former president said Saturday that he would not resist arrest to face war crimes charges before the U.N. tribunal at The Hague. Milan Milutinovic claimed he posed no danger to anyone who might try to detain him on crimes allegedly committed in Kosovo during the 1998-1999 conflict. But he refused to say whether he would surrender voluntarily. He could theoretically fight any move to extradite him in local courts...
Ivory Coast rebels agree to respect cease-fire (01/05/03)
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast -- Ivory Coast's main rebel movement Saturday agreed to Paris peace talks with the government after mediation by the French foreign minister in a French diplomatic push to end the crippling war in its former West African colony...
India sets up strategic command to manage nuclear arsenal (01/05/03)
NEW DELHI, India -- India formally established a strategic command to manage its nuclear arsenal Saturday, restating its commitment not to use nuclear weapons first in a conflict, the government said. The establishment of the Nuclear Command Authority was approved at a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security, chaired by Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a government statement said...
Venezuelan protesters aiming to raise money for referendum (01/05/03)
CARACAS, Venezuela -- Supporters of President Hugo Chavez returned to the streets for another round of demonstrations Saturday, a day after two people were killed in clashes with police and he threatened to implement martial law. Chavez's opponents, meanwhile, proposed raising money for a referendum on his rule...
New law proposed for Japanese troops to help rebuild Iraq (01/05/03)
TOKYO -- A senior ruling party official pledged Saturday to push for a new law allowing Japanese troops a significant role in the postwar reconstruction of Iraq if there is a military conflict. Secretary General Taku Yamasaki of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party said he wanted to see the law passed in the upcoming session of Parliament, which reconvenes Jan. 20...
Clonaid claims second cloned human born (01/05/03)
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands -- Clonaid, the company that claims to have produced the first human clone, said Saturday a second cloned baby has been born to a Dutch lesbian couple. Neither baby has been confirmed to be a clone by genetic testing, and mainstream scientists are skeptical of the company's claims...
Questions and answers about confrontation in Korean Peninsula (01/05/03)
SEOUL, South Korea -- Tensions over North Korea's nuclear programs intensified when the communist government expelled U.N. inspectors amid rising concerns the North was resuming nuclear weapons work. Here are some questions and answers about the roles of North Korea and the United States in the Korean Peninsula:...
Pakistan denies U.S. claim it has rights of hot pursuit (01/05/03)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Pakistan insisted Saturday that it never gave the United States permission to chase Taliban and al-Qaida fighters from Afghanistan into Pakistan, the latest fallout from a week-old border incident that is still touching raw nerves...
Wok of fame - Foreigners compete in Chinese cooking competition (01/05/03)
HANGZHOU, China -- The contestants stood on one side of the table, stirring shrimp, pork and vegetables in sizzling woks. On the other side, an even larger crowd of reporters and TV crews jostled to catch every morsel of action. Why all the excitement? The 20 or so amateur chefs competing in a cook-off in the eastern city of Hangzhou on Friday were foreigners, showing off their stir-frying skills in the birthplace of one of the country's ancient regional cuisines...
Receding danger - Floods in Germany are beginning to ebb (01/05/03)
BERLIN -- Rivers swollen by heavy rainfall that caused flooding across Germany were mostly receding Saturday, sparing major cities like Cologne and Bonn from the damage done to lower-lying towns. Strong winds, heavy rain and snow swept in from the west late Thursday, felling trees, cutting roads and causing at least three deaths as a string of towns and large areas of farmland were submerged...
S. Korea- 'getting closer' to resolving crisis with North (01/05/03)
SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea honed a compromise proposal Saturday to resolve the standoff over North Korea's nuclear program, but Pyongyang warned the situation remained "serious and unpredictable." The pace of diplomacy was picking up, with a South Korean diplomat in Russia -- an ally of the north, and talks slated in Washington early next week among the United States, the South and Japan. The South Korean proposal was expected to dominate a joint strategy session...
Roman warship pulled from mud graveyard in Pisa (01/05/03)
PISA, Italy -- Archaeologists have raised a 2,000-year-old Roman ship from a muddy former riverbed packed with more than a dozen ancient boats just a short walk from the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The 40-foot long ship is the largest and best-preserved of about 20 Roman vessels discovered by chance in 1998. The ships sank, probably due to floods, between the second century B.C. and the sixth century A.D. while docked on a long-vanished river tributary...
U.N. inspectors set up new office (01/05/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- U.N. weapons inspectors began setting up a new office Saturday in the northern city of Mosul to broaden the range of their searches. Iraq's government declared that U.S. funding and military training for Iraqi opposition groups violate international law and Iraqi sovereignty...
ND girls charge by New Haven (01/05/03)
Notre Dame picked up its first win of the new year with a 55-42 win over New Haven at MICDS Saturday night. Notre Dame's defense was key, holding New Haven to 15 first-half points. The Bulldogs took a 23-15 lead into halftime and pushed their lead to double figures by the end of the third...
McGahee suffers severe knee injury in title game (01/05/03)
PHOENIX -- Willis McGahee's professional career will have to wait. Miami's All-American running back tore three ligaments in his left knee against Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl and will have reconstructive surgery, assistant coach Don Soldinger said Saturday...
Panthers pounce on SE (01/05/03)
Eastern Illinois' hot hands burn Southeast for 87-75 road victory. By Marty Mishow ~ Southeast Missourian Henry Domercant scored 35 points Saturday night -- but he was far from the only reason Eastern Illinois blistered Southeast Missouri State University 85-75 in the Ohio Valley Conference opener for both teams...
Otahks hand Smith first OVC victory (01/05/03)
Southeast opens conference schedule with 74-59 win over Eastern Illinois. By Marty Mishow ~ Southeast Missourian It was not the prettiest of performances, but B.J. Smith wasn't about to complain. Southeast Missouri State University's women gave their first-year coach a victory in his inaugural Ohio Valley Conference game as the Otahkians opened league play by beating Eastern Illinois 74-59 Saturday night at the Show Me Center...
UConn holds off Lady Vols 63-62 in OT (01/05/03)
HARTFORD, Conn. -- As Tennessee ran off the Hartford Civic Center floor, stung by yet another loss to Connecticut, one of the 16,000-plus fans shouted what the Lady Vols already knew: "Too much Taurasi!" Diana Taurasi kept the third-ranked Huskies rolling toward the record book with a 25-point performance that included the tying shot in regulation and the game-winner with 31 seconds left in overtime of UConn's 63-62 victory...
Community spotlight - Ronnie Ford, motocross (01/05/03)
Ronnie Ford, motocross Three broken legs, a torn knee, two broken arms, a cracked collarbone and three shattered ribs. Oh, was there mention of the two titanium rods in his shins? Even all the pain isn't enough to stop the intensity of motocross for 29-year-old Ronnie Ford of Jackson...
QBs lack experience in Browns vs. Steelers (01/05/03)
It all started for Tommy Maddox with a must-win situation in a Browns-Steelers game. Kelly Holcomb can only hope it works out so well for him. The Steelers were seen as a certainty to reach the playoffs when the season began -- with Kordell Stewart at quarterback, not Maddox. The Browns had no idea until a few weeks ago they would get this far and, even then, never figured Holcomb would be their man...
Short-handed Blues haunt Lightning (01/05/03)
ST. LOUIS -- One short-handed goal is a hard blow. Two, on the same power play, is game over. Petr Cajanek and Martin Rucinsky scored short-handed goals on consecutive shots to start the second period, matching the St. Louis Blues' season total for the first 39 games, in a 5-1 victory over Tampa Bay on Saturday night...
A Boy-kins among men - Warriors' 5-foot-5 guard earns respect (01/05/03)
OAKLAND, Calif. -- At 5-foot-5, Earl Boykins doesn't have a lot of weight to throw around. Yet that's exactly what he did shortly after the Golden State Warriors signed him. In one of his first practices, Boykins stood in front of his new teammates and lectured them on the importance of desire and tenacity. After all, Boykins has shown an excess of both while scratching out an NBA career as the shortest player in the game...
Receiver Harrison tops list of all-stars (01/05/03)
Marvin Harrison was the only unanimous selection to The Associated Press NFL All-Pro Team that featured a new look, with 13 first-time choices, including rookie Jeremy Shockey. Veteran safety Rod Woodson made the team for the sixth time -- and at the third different position. ...
Falcons stun Pack with 27-7 victory at Lambeau (01/05/03)
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- It looked so perfect for Green Bay. Snow falling. Packers in green and gold. Lambeau Field in January. Only it wasn't Brett Favre making all the plays. It was Michael Vick. Undaunted by the storied stadium where his own coach lost in the "Ice Bowl" 35 years ago, Vick made history of his own Saturday night...
Tigers cash in on big bank shot (01/05/03)
Clemons caroms in 3-point shot to help lift MU to 88-82 win over Iowa. By Chuck Schoffner ~ The Associated Press IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Never underestimate the value of banking a shot off the glass -- even if it's an accident...
Giants, 49ers match budding stars (01/05/03)
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Julian Peterson knows it's a rare opportunity. This type of matchup of two budding superstars under the NFL's brightest lights will occur only a few times in any player's career. Peterson, the San Francisco 49ers' athletic linebacker, will spend much of today's wild-card game in one-on-one coverage against Jeremy Shockey, the New York Giants' heralded rookie tight end...
Soaring Jets zoom past Colts 41-0 (01/05/03)
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- After what they went through to make the playoffs, what a waste it would have been to exit early. That was the message Herman Edwards gave his New York Jets. They heeded it superbly, routing the befuddled Indianapolis Colts 41-0 Saturday...
Nice guys don't always finish last (01/05/03)
By Jim Litke ~ The Associated Press TEMPE, Ariz. -- As one of the greatest college football games ever spilled into double overtime, Ohio State coach Jim Tressel had to wonder whether it would finish at all. "I'll tell you what," Tressel said after the Buckeyes beat Miami 31-24, "I'm so proud of these young men."...
Bluejays definitely looked like a team on a mission (01/05/03)
The coaches whose teams played in the seMissourian Christmas Basketball Tournament evidently knew what they were doing when they made Charleston a unanimous No. 1 seed. Charleston didn't simply win its record 15th tournament championship -- and second in a row -- the Bluejays totally decimated the field...
Fanfare 1/5/03 (01/05/03)
College The Fiesta Bowl drew the highest television rating since the Bowl Championship Series started pairing the top teams for the national title after the 1998 season. ABC reported an 18.6 rating for Ohio State's thrilling 31-24 double-overtime victory against Miami on Friday night -- a 30.7-percent jump from last year's national championship, when Miami routed Nebraska 37-14 in the Rose Bowl...
FanSpeak 1/5/02 (01/05/03)
Questionable selections I WOULD like to comment on the all-tournament team from the Christmas tournament. I think the team should consist of players who show good sportsmanship and are good role models. This year's team consisted of players who tried to fight with other players during games and some who did not get to play because of disciplinary reasons. What kind of examples are they setting?...
Photo ops are everywhere, you just have to find them (01/05/03)
I have been on many photo workshops where novice photographers often feel that there aren't any photo opportunities. This week's column is for them, and maybe for you. Photo opportunities are everywhere. You just have to use your imagination. Where and how do we get ideas? Some of my photographer friends have some thoughts on the subject...
A home for all seasons (01/05/03)
The master bedroom features a tall, peaked ceiling and large double windows with a Palladium window at the top.By Tammy Raddle ~ Southeast Missourian Snow-covered hills can be seen through the large bank of windows in the living room at 351 Touchdown Drive in Touchdown Estates. The hills are perfect for children who want to spend a winter day sledding or for parents who want to enjoy the view with a cup of hot chocolate...
Where is the flamboyant Wild West showman really buried? (01/05/03)
GOLDEN, Colo. -- High on a mountain overlooking Denver and the Great Plains lies the body of a Wild West icon. Or maybe not. Some people say Buffalo Bill Cody is buried in Cody, Wyo., a town he founded, while others say he's in North Platte, Neb., where he spent many years...
A stamp on your style (01/05/03)
You might have heard that the logo look is over. Not true. The new take on wearing a monogram or any other identifiable mark on your sleeve, ankle or elsewhere, though, is to forgo the initials of a fancy Frenchman and use your own instead. Retailers and manufacturers are encouraging you to put your stamp on your shoes, handbags, jeans and everything else in your closet. There also is a complementary emphasis of one-of-a-kind things from vintage jewelry to custom-made chinos...
Staying 'neat' as time marches on (01/05/03)
Editor's note: This column originally was published Jan. 7, 1996. During the recent holidays I received an unexpected and unintentional gift from a youngster who was totally unaware of the intangible present she bestowed. I'm not sure I've used the right adjectives describing the gift, so let me explain. ...
How to tell if dog has ringworm (01/05/03)
jkoch By Dr. John Koch Question: I was watching the evening news on television a few days ago and someone from the Humane Society was talking about crusty circular round lesions on a dog being ringworm. That is exactly what my puppy has on it. ...
Christmas still shines in January (01/05/03)
Christmas has a way of lingering in our house. Things are so busy during the holidays that I barely have time to enjoy the stuffed Santa doll atop our water cooler or the Victorian village with fiber optic lights glowing in the dining room. But after New Year's Day, life slows down a little...
Union Station blends history with fun (01/05/03)
Dear readers,This week's trip is to Union Station in St. Louis. A massive, Romanesque-style building, designed by architect Theodore Link in 1894, was once the largest and busiest railroad terminal in the world. In 1976, the Saint Louis Union Station was designated a National Historic Landmark. After an extensive $150 million restoration, the facility reopened in 1985 with a hotel, shops, restaurants and a lake ... all under one roof...
'Gong Show' host enjoys intrigue about his life (01/05/03)
LOS ANGELES -- "Gong Show" host Chuck Barris would kill for a little respect -- and says he has. The new film "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind," based on his 1982 autobiography, depicts his alleged work as a CIA hitman while he was creating such shows as "The Dating Game" and "The Newlywed Game."...
TV veteran Ken Howard finds it easy 'Crossing Jordan' (01/05/03)
LOS ANGELES -- The more years Ken Howard works, the more of himself he sees in the characters he portrays. "You unavoidably bring who you are to roles and who you are, we would hope, would be a little richer and a little fuller when you're older," says the 58-year-old actor...
Gabrielle Seiler (01/05/03)
Gabrielle Marie Seiler died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 2, 2003, at Cape Girardeau, daughter of Brent D. and Jennifer Marie Lowes Seiler. Survivors include her parents of Jackson; maternal grandparents, Michael G. and Kathy S. Besand Lowes of Cuba, Mo.; paternal grandparents, Glenn R. and Jackie L. Crader Seiler of Leopold, Mo.; and maternal great-grandparents, Doris M. Besand of Perryville, Mo., and Arline B. Lowes of Jackson...
David Moses (01/05/03)
HICKMAN, Ky. -- David Moses, 53, of Hickman, formerly of Mounds, Ill., died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Union City, Tenn. He was born Aug. 22, 1949, in Cairo, Ill., to Sam and Judy Wilburn Moses. He married Rebecca Newton...
Robert King (01/05/03)
Robert "Bob" P. King, 86, passed away Friday, Jan. 3, 2003 at the Monticello House in Jackson. Friends may call between 4-8 p.m. today at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. Funeral service will be at 1:30 Monday at the funeral home, followed by interment in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Fruitland. The Rev. Raymond V. Epps will officiate...
Caden Simmons (01/05/03)
Caden Daniel Simmons died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2003, at the Oklahoma University Children's Hospital. He was born Dec. 30, 2002, son of Daniel L. and Connie Tilley Simmons of Jackson. Survivors include his parents; maternal grandparents, Jimmie and Joyce Tilley of Glenallen, Mo.; paternal grandparents, David and Shirley Simmons of Glenallen; maternal great-grandparents, Alidene King of Glenallen and Morlie Tilley of Cape Girardeau; a brother, Mason Simmons, and a sister, Shaelyn Simmons, both of the home.. ...
Shirley Paschon (01/05/03)
ANNA, Ill. -- Shirley Ann Ellis Paschon, 71, of Anna died Friday, Jan. 3, 2003, at Union County Hospital in Anna. She was born Dec. 2, 1931, at Makanda, Ill., daughter of Leland R. and Lelia Maria Chicon Ellis. She and Donald L. Paschon were married Dec. 29, 1951, at Springfield, Ill...
James Biggs (01/05/03)
CENTERTOWN, Mo. -- James Marion Biggs, 74, of Centertown, Mo., died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2003, at his home. He was born Aug. 17, 1928, in Burkley, Ky., son of William Marion Biggs and Mary Isabelle Brock Biggs. He and Sharon Ann Pinner were married March 17, 1971, at Salem, Mo...
Jack Bixler (01/05/03)
Jack Bixler, 79, of Jackson, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Friday, Jan. 3, 2003, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. He was born Jan. 21, 1923, at Atkins, Ark., son of Bertie and Katie Muirhead Bixler. He was a member of Murray Lane Baptist Church at Sikeston and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the American Legion and Masonic Lodge, both in Cape Girardeau. He was part owner of and an accountant with an accounting firm in Arkansas...
Margaret Salisbury (01/05/03)
Margaret F. Salisbury, 77, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Jan. 3, 2003, at Ratliff Care Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Cloit Lee (01/05/03)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Cloit W. Lee, 81, of Poplar Bluff died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003, at the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. He was born Nov. 12, 1921, at Biggers, Ark., son of Benjamin Franklin and Iva Caliver Lee. He and Jane A. Dornin were married Nov. 10, 1952, at East St. Louis, Ill...
Clara Schabbing (01/05/03)
Clara Schabbing died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003, at her home in Cape Girardeau. Plans are incomplete at Lorberg Memorial Funeral Chapel.
Irvin-Schaefer (01/05/03)
Jamie Lynn Irvin and Bryan Walter Schaefer were married Sept. 7, 2002, at My Old Kentucky Home in Bardstown. The Rev. Ron Hoye performed the ceremony. Parents of the bride are Wayne and Alice Irvin of Columbia, Ky. The groom is the son of Don and Diane Schaefer of Cape Girardeau...
Smith-Kunefke (01/05/03)
Stephanie A. Smith and William D. Kunefke were married Dec. 21, 2002, in Oakland, Miss., by Frank Tillman. The bride is the daughter of Louise Skaggs of Cape Girardeau, and the late Virgil A. Skaggs. Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Kunefke of Gore Springs, Miss., are parents of the groom...
Schloss-Koehler (01/05/03)
Erin Elizabeth Schloss and Randy Lee Koehler were married Dec. 29, 2002, at St. Mary's Cathedral. The Rev. J. Friedel performed the ceremony. Pianist was Cheryl Oberhaus, and soloist was Alan Bruns. Larry and Brenda Schloss of Cape Girardeau are parents of the bride. The groom is the son of Roger and Margie Koehler of Jackson...
Martin-Beard (01/05/03)
Anna-Marie Nicole Martin and Brian Daniel Beard exchanged vows Aug. 10, 2002, at St. Joseph's Chapel in Arcadia, Mo. Randy Dettmer performed the ceremony. Music was provided by Sean Montgomery of Piedmont, Mo., cousin of the bride, and Dusty Dettmer of Arcadia. Scripture readers were Holly Hasenfuss of Homewood, Ala., and Nick Centanni of Scott City...
Niswonger-Bickings (01/05/03)
Marty and Nancy Niswonger of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Amber Niswonger, to Justin Bickings. He is the son of Danny and Debbie Bickings of Cape Girardeau. Niswonger is a 1998 graduate of Central High School. She is currently working on a degree in physical education at Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at Natural Health Organic Foods...
Hill-Porter (01/05/03)
Mark and Lisa Hill of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Kyla Marie Hill, to Christopher Clark Porter, both of Dallas, Texas. He is the son of Sandra Porter of Plano, Texas, and Randy Porter of Brownwood, Texas. Hill is a 1997 graduate of Central High School, and a 2001 graduate of Texas A&M University at College Station. She is head of store for Parallel Stores by Max Azria in Dallas...
Palmer-Ruth (01/05/03)
Don and Peggy Palmer of Pleasant Hill, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristen LeeAnn Palmer, to Joseph Ruth. He is the son of Michael and Betty Ruth of Scott City. Palmer is a 1998 graduate of Pleasant Hill High School. She is employed at Cass County Pediatrics in Belton, Mo...
Lucy-Winborne (01/05/03)
Kenneth and Pamela Lucy of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Arika Britt Lucy, to Timothy C. Winborne. He is the son of Carolyn Winborne of Mount Olive, Miss., and the late Gilbert Winborne. Lucy is a 2000 graduate of Jackson High School. She attended Webster University, and is pursuing a bachelor's degree in vocal music education at Southeast Missouri State University...
Fehr-Clark (01/05/03)
Richard and Catherine Fehr of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Angela Fehr, to Brandon Clark. He is the son of Wanda Rasmuson of Scott City and Ron Clark of Perryville, Mo. Fehr is a 1997 graduate of Notre Dame High School, received a degree in human environmental studies from Southeast Missouri State University in 2002, and is pursuing a master's degree in human environmental studies from the university. She is employed at the university...
Sheriff's report 01/05/03 (01/05/03)
Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department Sunday, Jan. 5 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Victor W. Powell, 22, of Scott City was arrested Dec. 29 on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, failure to register motor vehicle, displaying the plates of another vehicle and failure to drive on the right half of the roadway...
Police report 01/05/03 (01/05/03)
Cape Girardeau Sunday, Jan. 5 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Charles R. Park, 57, of 2310 Big Bend Road was arrested Thursday for driving while intoxicated. Elizabeth Ann Tarrants, 29, of 1831 Stoddard was arrested Thursday for driving while intoxicated and with no headlights...
Fire report 01/05/03 (01/05/03)
Cape Girardeau Sunday, Jan. 5 Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: At 7:33 p.m., an emergency medical service at 1738 Lake Shore. At 7:33 p.m., an extrication at 5285 Highway W. Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday:...
Out of the past 1/5/03 (01/05/03)
10 years ago: Jan. 5, 1993 Cape Girardeau voters will decide June 8 whether they want riverboat gambling in their city; despite objections of several residents and personal opposition of most council members, city council yesterday approved motion to hold special June election for gambling measure...
SAT, ACT contain weaknesses (01/05/03)
By Sarah Lichtenegger Many high school students worry about getting into college. Colleges usually admit students based on college entrance test scores, and most colleges require a minimum score to even consider a student for admission. Because of these factors, less importance should be placed on college entrance tests...
Wary Americans looking for explanations (01/05/03)
A national poll suggests that Americans are concerned about many of the issues listed on the Bush administration's agenda for the next two years (see above), even though many Americans may be wary of White House plans to deal with those topics. The Associated Press poll found that most Americans wonder about plans for deeper tax cuts and fear Osama bin Laden and his al-Qaida terrorists more than Saddam Hussein...
Important issues for the whole nation (01/05/03)
There was a time -- recently enough to be remembered by many Americans -- when "politics" was a word that conveyed, among other things, the art of compromise. In an era that seems to have vanished into history, politics placed a hefty premium on achieving a better way of life for the nation. These days, politics is all but limited to the gaining of an advantage by one political party over another...
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