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Stories from Sunday, January 12, 2003

Several stop signs yanked from roads near Scott City (01/12/03)
Vandals have uprooted several stop signs around Scott City, making for a dangerous and expensive situation, according to commissioners with the Illmo Special Road District. Bob Keesee, president of the road district, said the Scott County Sheriff's Department was alerted and that he requested deputies specifically check on County Road 307, which runs east out of Scott City and deadends at Tower Rock Quarry...
Students' T-shirt-shooting cannon gives blast (01/12/03)
With his weapon of choice strapped to his chest, Todd Marchi scans for his target, aims his homemade cannon and fires. The double-chambered, metallic contraption blasts its ammunition -- whoomp! -- which soars through the air hitting its mark 100 yards away...
Three men charged with sexual assault (01/12/03)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- A preacher, a Sunday school teacher and a song leader are accused in Bollinger County of sexually assaulting a 23-year-old woman with the mental capacity of a 5-year-old, said Sheriff Terry Wiseman. The sheriff's department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol began an 11-month investigation Feb. 2, 2002, after the woman's family sought help, Wiseman said...
Area reservists get call to prepare for war (01/12/03)
It was a day of military paperwork for U.S. Army Sgt. Jesse Seabaugh, form after form to be read and signed methodically. And then came the document that unsettled him, if only for a moment: his will. But a soldier knows when to set aside his emotions...
Antarctic grocer Each tomato 'a jewel' to gardener at bottom of (01/12/03)
Robert Taylor may have the coolest job of any gardener on Earth. He's the resident greenhouse technician at McMurdo Station, Antarctica. Taylor, 34, is green grocer and unofficial morale officer for the many scientific field teams conducting research as part of the National Science Foundation-run U.S. Antarctic Program...
Farmers hope new co-op, seed will boost profits (01/12/03)
ALBANY, Ga. -- Georgia could be on the verge of a canola revival. In the mid-1990s, Georgia farmers led the nation in the production of canola, a bean that produces a healthy cooking oil with half the saturated fat of other vegetable oils, and meal that can be used for poultry and livestock feed...
King events topic of KRCU show (01/12/03)
Dr. Ivy Locke, vice president for business and finance at Southeast Missouri State University, will be the featured guest on KRCU's "Going Public" radio show today. Locke will discuss the school's Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast, campus diversity and Black History Month activities...
Indoor soccer tournament keeps players, parents going Long-di (01/12/03)
When eight-hour trips to play games are routine, driving from Jackson to Cape Girardeau for the St. Francis Medical Center Indoor Invitational Soccer Tournament is like stepping into your back yard. So this weekend is a welcome break for the Roadrunners, a soccer team made up of girls 15 to 18 years old and based in Jackson, just one of 107 girls and boys teams from Missouri, Illinois and Kentucky participating in the three-day tournament that ends at 7 p.m. ...
For $100 a pound, trifling with truffles no trouble at all (01/12/03)
LEARY, Ga. -- The French use hogs and dogs to sniff out the pricey truffles favored by fine chefs around the world. But managers of the stately Magnolia Plantation rely on Robert Wilkerson, an experienced farmer, to locate and gather the underground mushrooms that are prized for their earthy taste...
Republicans hope to snap drought in seat held by Dick Gephardt (01/12/03)
ST. LOUIS -- The last time a Republican held Missouri's 3rd Congressional District, the state's own Harry Truman was calling the White House home, Uncle Miltie ruled TV in its infancy, and the New York Yankees beat the crosstown Brooklyn Dodgers in the World Series...
EPA offers state money for water (01/12/03)
The Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- The Environmental Protection Agency is willing to give Missouri funding to keep a state water-quality program in place through the end of the budgetary year. The state's Department of Natural Resources eliminated its water-quality certification program on Jan. 2 in order to save $99,000 a year...
Republican leaders streamline operations in House and Senate (01/12/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- In the General Assembly, the committee is the front line of the legislative process. After a bill is filed, it is assigned to a committee where it gets its first public airing. The handful of lawmakers serving on the committee decide whether the bill is worthy of being forwarded on to the full House or Senate for further debate...
Father in rat-biting case also charged (01/12/03)
AURORA, Mo. -- A southwest Missouri man whose estranged wife is charged with child abuse after a rat-biting incident now faces charges himself. Arthur Heitz, 21, is charged with one count of child abuse and is scheduled to appear in court Jan. 30. His wife, Charlee, 22, has been charged in a separate incident in which the couple's twin 5-month-old sons were found bitten by rats while they were strapped in car seats in an upstairs room...
Scientists search for cancer cures at bottom of ocean (01/12/03)
FORT PIERCE, Fla. -- Scientists plunging to deep corners of the ocean are finding rare sponges that could lead them to a cure for cancer or other diseases. Researchers at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution pull hundreds of new specimens from the sea every year, hoping at least one of them will be tougher than the cancer cells they carefully grow in a laboratory...
Military robots focus on lessons of Afghanistan (01/12/03)
SOMERVILLE, Mass.-- In future wars, robots may drop from the sky by the hundreds from unmanned aircraft, swarming like giant insects over battlefields in coordinated, terrifying assaults. But that is a decades-away scenario. For now, military planners and robot designers are simply trying to improve devices -- some of which could see action soon in Iraq -- by incorporating lessons from Afghanistan, where robots saw their first significant military action...
Teenager's punch cited in death (01/12/03)
NEWARK, N.J. -- The teenage son of a go-go dancer charged with endangering a child who died in her care has told investigators he struck the 7-year-old boy in the stomach while wrestling with him, The Associated Press has learned. That blow might have killed Faheem Williams, whose mummified remains were found stuffed into a plastic storage bin, two law enforcement sources who spoke on condition of anonymity said Saturday...
World briefs 10A (01/12/03)
Israeli tanks enter Gaza Strip, kill Palestinian GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Israeli tanks entered the Gaza Strip in two locations early today, destroying a suspected arms workshop and battling Palestinian gunmen. One Palestinian was killed and 14 others were wounded, hospital officials said...
Medical helicopter crashes in fog in Utah (01/12/03)
SALT LAKE CITY -- A medical helicopter responding to an emergency crashed in dense fog, killing two hospital employees and leaving the only survivor in critical condition, authorities said. The helicopter went down in a field near the Salt Lake City airport about 9 p.m. Friday with the pilot, a nurse and a paramedic aboard, said Fire Department spokesman Scott Freitag...
Somali supporters, white supremacists square off (01/12/03)
LEWISTON, Maine -- In response to a smaller white supremacist demonstration, more than 4,000 people gathered Saturday for a rally against racism in this city where the mayor once urged Somali immigrants to stay away. Police brought in reinforcements and closed roads to keep the groups of demonstrators apart...
Authors of nun abuse report get calls (01/12/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Authors of a study that found that about 40 percent of U.S. Catholic nuns had experienced some form of sexual trauma say they have been overwhelmed with calls from victims since the findings were reported in a major newspaper. The 1996 survey had appeared only in two religious journals, Review for Religious and Review of Religious Research, before the St. Louis Post-Dispatch wrote about it on its front page earlier this month...
Man arrested in 1993 slaying of punk singer (01/12/03)
SEATTLE -- A Florida man has been arrested and charged with murder after DNA linked him to the death of rising punk-rock star Mia Zapata in 1993, police said Saturday. Seattle police said Jesus C. Mezquia, 48, was arrested late Friday in the Miami area. His DNA profile matched a sample taken from the crime scene more than nine years ago, police said...
Health-care industry helps pay way for Senate leader (01/12/03)
WASHINGTON -- Shortly after Sen. Bill Frist introduced legislation limiting suits against vaccine makers, the drug industry's trade group gave $10,000 to the surgeon-turned-politician's political action committee. Throughout his political career, the new Senate majority leader has supported the health-care industry and the industry has supported him...
War history for children (01/12/03)
WASHINGTON -- Just a few stark cells are all that remain of the Hoa Lo prison where Lt. Cmdr. John McCain spent three years in captivity during the Vietnam War and where a faded picture of the Navy officer greeted his children during a recent visit...
U.S. military presence doubles near Iraq as deployments grow (01/12/03)
WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld has ordered about 62,000 more U.S. troops to head for the Persian Gulf region in coming days, doubling the size of the force now arrayed on the periphery of Iraq, two senior U.S. officials said Saturday...
Israel's first astronaut eclipses nuances of NASA flight (01/12/03)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Space shuttle Columbia's pure science mission initially was seen as a vehicle for an all-female crew, but that idea was abandoned. Then it was proposed as a carrier for GoreSat, the Earth-observing spacecraft dreamed up by Vice President Al Gore, but that was put on ice by a Republican Congress...
North Korea's gambit is framed in the familiar language of war (01/12/03)
WASHINGTON -- When North Korea coupled its decision to get out of a nuclear arms treaty with warnings of a fiery confrontation and world war, Korea-watchers acted as if a flea had landed on their lapels. Flick. "Certainly it gives you a sense things are not going well," said Joel Wit, a global security scholar, speaking with what would seem to be comical understatement if his views were not shared so widely...
Speed of gravity found to be same as speed of light (01/12/03)
SEATTLE -- Einstein was right. The speed of gravity matches the speed of light, according to astronomers who took advantage of a rare planetary alignment to measure one of the fundamental forces of nature. Edward B. Fomalout of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory and Sergei Kopeikin of the University of Missouri measured the amount that light from a distant star was deflected by the gravity of Jupiter as the planet passed in front of the star...
Criminal charges dismissed against owners of Web site (01/12/03)
The Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. -- A judge has dismissed conspiracy charges against two owners of an Internet escort service and racketeering charges against four women linked to the site because they were denied their right to a speedy trial. Felony defendants have a right to trial within 175 days of arrest, and the charges thrown out Friday involved defendants arrested in June. Prosecutors said they would appeal...
Search turns up anchor in marina (01/12/03)
MODESTO, Calif. -- The submerged object found by sonar in a marina turned out to be a boat anchor, not the body of a missing pregnant woman as feared, her sister-in-law said Saturday. "I have to laugh," said Susan Caudillo as volunteers applauded and cheered. "It's a very common thing to have in a marina. We just knew it wasn't going to be Laci."...
Clonaid subpoenaed to disclose whereabouts of alleged clone (01/12/03)
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- An executive with the company that claims to have produced a human clone was subpoenaed Saturday to appear in court, and the company was ordered to disclose the whereabouts of the baby girl and her mother. The witness subpoena and summons were approved by a court at the request of attorney Bernard Siegel, who has filed a lawsuit asking the state to appoint a guardian for the child, the attorney said...
Ryan clears Illinois' death row (01/12/03)
CHICAGO -- Calling the death penalty process "arbitrary and capricious, and therefore immoral," Gov. George Ryan cleared Illinois' death row Saturday, commuting 167 condemned inmates' sentences in the broadest attack on the death penalty in decades...
Astronomers find evidence of galaxy torn apart by Milky Way (01/12/03)
SEATTLE -- Like a celestial bully, the Milky Way may have ripped apart a smaller galaxy billions of years ago and scattered its stars into a faint surrounding ring. A new survey scanning the outskirts of the Milky Way has found a belt of stars that are different in chemistry and in motion from stars within the galaxy, suggesting they are the remnants of a galactic collision that may have occurred 10 billion years ago...
Newly found planet so hot it can rain iron (01/12/03)
SEATTLE -- Using a new technique that will be used to search for Earthlike planets, astronomers have found a distant extrasolar planet, a bizarre place of torrid heat, with clouds and raindrops made of iron. A team from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics found the planet orbiting a star 5,000 light-years away by detecting the slight dimming of light caused as the planet moved between the star and telescopes on Earth...
Official- India developing long-range surface-to-surface nuclea (01/12/03)
NEW DELHI, India -- India is developing a powerful, nuclear-capable missile with a range of 1,800 miles, said a government adviser, expanding its military reach to more targets in rival Pakistan and some parts of China. The new surface-to-surface Agni-III missile is likely to be test-fired later this year, according to a report Saturday by the independent Press Trust of India...
A brewing intifada Attacks on Jews lead to upsurge in immigrat (01/12/03)
PARIS -- Jewish parents tell their sons not to wear yarmulkes. A rabbi is stabbed. Elderly women are frisked before entering synagogues -- just in case. As the stresses of being Jewish in France multiply, some feel it safer to hide their religion. Others have decided the only solution is to pack up and leave -- more than twice as many as a year earlier, according to statistics released last week by the Jewish Agency...
Ivory Coast rebels may sign cease-fire (01/12/03)
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast -- Western rebels reversed their decision to pull out of peace talks set for next week in Paris, saying Saturday they would attend despite what they said were continuing government attacks. Rebel Sgt. Felix Doh also said he would sign a countrywide cease-fire in advance of the talks...
Venezuelan president says strike will not drive him out (01/12/03)
President Hugo Chavez vowed Saturday he will not be driven from office by an opposition strike and threatened to fire or jail teachers joining the work stoppage. Meanwhile, Chavez supporters blocked the route of a planned opposition march through the streets of Maracay, the military's nerve center 42 miles from Caracas, to demand Chavez resign and call fresh elections...
Rescuers spot Peru airliner's wreckage near mountain top (01/12/03)
After two days of rain and fog, rescue helicopters on Saturday spotted the wreckage of a Peruvian airliner that plowed into a mountain with 46 people aboard, including eight children. Officials confirmed there were no survivors and said the recovery effort would be slow...
Fury then fizzle- Student protests expose depth of anger and ap (01/12/03)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Bonfires rose wild and menacing during the height of campus rage against Iran's Islamic establishment. Then, last month, the flames sputtered out. Riot police withdrew. Students went back to class. All that's left from four weeks of anger are patches of charred pavement and a puzzle: how could such fury end with such a whimper?...
Washington urged to give inspectors time to finish work (01/12/03)
DOHA, Qatar -- With U.N. inspectors having found no evidence of banned weapons, U.S. allies are urging Washington to give the experts time to find proof that Saddam Hussein is hiding banned weapons before deciding to go to war. Much of the pressure is coming from Britain, where Prime Minister Tony Blair faces growing opposition within his own Labor Party to rushing into armed conflict without hard evidence against the Iraqis...
Brazil mudslides kill at least 16 (01/12/03)
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- Mudslides touched off by torrential rains killed at least 16 people early Saturday in a mountain resort city outside Rio de Janeiro, civil defense authorities said. The mudslides buried three houses built on precarious piece of hillside in Petropolis. Authorities said the water flooding the city's main street and square had risen to about 5 feet and was only slowly withdrawing, although the rain had stopped...
U.N. may seek private interviews with Iraqi scientists (01/12/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- U.N. arms inspectors may start inviting Iraqi scientists suspected of being linked to weapons programs for private interviews this week, a U.N. spokesman said Saturday, in a step Washington sees as key to uncovering Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction...
N. Korea hints it may end missile testing moratorium (01/12/03)
SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea sent sharply mixed messages Saturday, vowing to "smash U.S. nuclear maniacs" in a "holy war" while its diplomats told New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson their country had no intention of building nuclear bombs. Pyongyang's belligerent message included threats as well to resume long-range missile tests and to begin reprocessing spent fuel rods from its nuclear reactor to make atomic bombs...
Central avoids a repeat, closes its own Shootout with a bang (01/12/03)
A day after blowing a 10-point halftime lead in a loss to Kennett, Central's boys basketball team was in danger of dropping a 13-point haltime lead to Jennings in the final game of the Tiger Shootout Saturday at Central High School. Up by two heading into the fourth quarter, the Tigers (10-4) slowed their offense, hit nine of 10 free throws and shook off a pesky Warriors squad for a 78-69 victory...
Dexter hands Delta its first defeat, wins tournament (01/12/03)
DELTA, Mo. -- Delta's undefeated girls basketball season came to an end Saturday with a 57-47 loss to Dexter in the final of the Delta New Year's Tournament. Dexter jumped on the Bobcats (10-1) early, outscoring Delta 12-4 in the first quarter. Amy Rose was key for Dexter, hitting five 3-pointers in the first half, helping Dexter build a 31-16 lead at half...
Gymnasts open today with a sigh of relief (01/12/03)
After waiting through the fall just to find out whether their sport would survive budget cuts, today's meet against Centenary College in Shreveport, La., will come as a welcome relief for Southeast Missouri State University's gymnasts. The Otahkians, who finished 9-11 last year with two regional qualifiers -- Ashley Godwin and Michelle Walker -- found themselves in the precarious position of preparing for a season they weren't sure would happen. ...
Record 3-point night helps boost Otahks to OVC win (01/12/03)
MOREHEAD, Ky. -- Natasha Starkes almost singlehandedly made sure Southeast Missouri State University's women had more than enough of a cushion to win its Ohio Valley Conference road opener Saturday night. Starkes, a junior guard in her first season with the Otahkians, scored eight straight points during a short stretch midway through the second half as Southeast built a 10-point lead on its way to an 83-63 victory over Morehead State...
OVC-leading Morehead State smothers Southeast (01/12/03)
MOREHEAD, Ky. -- Morehead State's Eagles showed Southeast Missouri State University why they have quickly jumped to the top of the Ohio Valley Conference standings. It took the Eagles only 10 minutes to build a 10-point lead Saturday night. That advantage soon grew to 19, and MSU cruised to a 77-63 victory at Johnson Arena...
Ashley Welker, rodeo (01/12/03)
The quiet community of Scopus, Mo., is home to one of the region's top teenage rodeo stars. Ashley Welker, 16, is a life-long resident of Scopus, where she's been home-schooled since first grade. Her three horses share the grounds in the small Bollinger County town...
Overtime field goal lifts Titans (01/12/03)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Titans didn't need another Music City Miracle -- just a few kicks and a helpful call from the latest NFL officiating crew to make playoff headlines. After a series of kicks -- some counted, some didn't -- Joe Nedney made a 26-yard field goal 2:15 into overtime that gave the Titans a bruising 34-31 playoff victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday...
Duke, Wake Forest find added stakes in rivalry (01/12/03)
DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke and Wake Forest finally figure to face a test. Both 10-0 and both beating opponents by more than 20 points a game, the only two major college undefeated teams will play each other tonight. The top-ranked Blue Devils certainly will have the mental edge heading into the Atlantic Coast Conference game: They have won 13 straight games against the No. 17 Demon Deacons...
Johnson powers MU in Big 12 opener (01/12/03)
The Associated Press COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Usually, Missouri coach Quin Snyder tempers his praise. Not after watching his center dominate Baylor. "Arthur Johnson was something special tonight, in every way," Snyder said Saturday after the 13th-ranked Tigers' 77-69 victory. "I was unbelievably proud of his effort...
Lemieux, Jagr together again on All-Star roster (01/12/03)
NEW YORK -- Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr are teammates again, this time as Eastern Conference All-Stars. Lemieux, the NHL's leading scorer with 68 points, was picked by fans to be the East's starting center. He will be joined on the forward line by former Pittsburgh Penguins teammate Jagr and current teammate Alexei Kovalev...
Hurricanes' championship defeat was a surprise for the ages (01/12/03)
MOREHEAD, Ky. -- As I try and pass the time during Southeast Missouri State University's annual grueling Ohio Valley Conference basketball trip deep into the mountain region of eastern Kentucky, here is a bit more on that thrilling Fiesta Bowl national championship football game...
FanSpeak 1/12/03 (01/12/03)
Maddox no award-winner TOMMY MADDOX as the NFL's comeback player of the year is an absolute joke. You had to have been a decent player to be the comeback player. The guy stunk his whole career. Give me a break. The guy never was and never has been. One lucky year and he's comeback player of the year. Not happening...
Riding the waves (01/12/03)
SYDNEY, Australia -- "Whoo hoo," yelled Dave as he cut across the crest of a wave and accelerated toward the beach, pumping his fist in excitement. Clearly this was a man passionate about his surfing -- and his enthusiasm was infectious. After just an hour in the ocean with Dave "Big Wave" Hannagan, a surfing instructor at Sydney's world-famous Bondi Beach, all six members of the class had managed to stand, albeit briefly, and catch their first waves...
Alabama birding trail to draw flocks of tourists (01/12/03)
FLORENCE, Ala. -- Alabama draws lots of golfers with the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail and fishermen with the Alabama Bass Trail. Bird watchers could be next with development of another major bird-watching trail. Proponents of the North Alabama Birding Trail hope to complete plans for the route early this year. It would stretch from Mississippi to Georgia, says Keith Hudson, a nongame biologist for the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries...
This year begins the bicentennial of Lewis and Clark (01/12/03)
ON THE MISSOURI RIVER -- With sunset light gleaming on his paddle, the young man in the old-fashioned military uniform pushes the canoe against a current as determined as the passing of time. There's a camp knife at his waist, tucked into the red sash that is a sign of captain's rank -- and the captain is smiling as he launches into an old boat song. It's one Lewis and Clark's crew might have sung when they passed this point near St. Louis...
Excerpts from expedition's journals The journals of Meriwether (01/12/03)
"Set out at 4oClock P.M, in the presence of many of the neighboring inhabitents, and proceeded on under a jentle brease up the Missouri ..."-- May 14, 1804, Clark, at the mouth of the Missouri "I commence Copying a Map of the river below to Send to the President U.S."-- July 23, 1804, Clark...
Century-old home has large windows, high ceilings and crafted (01/12/03)
The house at 825 Merriwether is an example of graceful aging. Though it is 100 years old, in many ways this house has only improved with age. The home was built a century ago by the Rodobaugh family, who operated a successful lumber business. The family's love of finished, polished, shining wood became a staple of the house, with the floors being made of quarter-sawn oak and cherry. Wood moldings and accents can be found throughout the house...
Travel tips for Washington, D.C., abound on the Internet (01/12/03)
You can have a great time exploring Washington and its wide range of art and historical museums, plus its top-notch zoo, national monuments, wide variety of restaurants and things to entertain your kids. Security considerations have put restrictions on visits to the White House -- www.whitehouse.gov/ -- but clicking on "History & Tours" will take you to information on what groups can visit, and a wealth of photos, videos, 360-degree panoramas and articles. ...
Amateur photographers can help good cause (01/12/03)
A photograph can influence different people in different ways. Photographers, by picturing their world in their own way, can influence people, too. As a professional photographer, I am interested in reading about other professionals who are involved in worthwhile projects -- projects that can create a greater awareness of good causes, as well as generate some donations for them...
This old wintertime house (01/12/03)
Editor's note: This column originally was published Jan. 12, 1997. It is always somewhat surprising to me that in January the coldest part of winter descends upon us. It seems that with the days becoming infinitesimally longer, the rising sun starting back up the northern horizon, that we'd be over the cold. ...
Why does my dog chase its tail? (01/12/03)
By Dr. John Koch Question: My dog has this terrible habit of chasing its tail. Sometimes he will chase it for several minutes. Is there anything I can do to stop this? Answer: Tail chasing is an example of a syndrome known as canine compulsive disorder. ...
Family hit with germ warfare (01/12/03)
The stomach flu hit our family last week, turning our daughters into walking zombies and leaving all of us wishing for cast-iron stomachs. You know it's bad when you're drinking a truckload of Sprite and viewing crackers as a good main course. Joni even felt bad, coming down with the stomach flu on my birthday a week ago today. ...
Spend a Sunday at the Bollinger Mill (01/12/03)
Dear readers,This week's trip is to the Bollinger Mill State Historic Site in Burfordville. To get there you follow Missouri Highway 34. When you get to Burfordville, you turn left into town and follow the road. About a mile down the road, you will see the four-story stone and brick structure, located on the Whitewater River...
ABC Family launches new reality series, original movie (01/12/03)
LOS ANGELES -- Angela Shapiro had been president of the ABC Family Channel only a few weeks when she approved her first show, a reality program featuring families who think they're funny enough to star in their own sitcom. "I did it on two sentences from (producer) Bruce Nash: 'Haven't you always said your life is funnier than a sitcom? Well we're going to find the families whose lives really are,'" Shapiro said Wednesday...
'Oz' creator frees himself from prison drama (01/12/03)
NEW YORK -- Tom Fontana is free! Six years after bringing "Oz" to life, he has sprung himself from his jailhouse drama. "I'm thrilled that HBO let me conceive of the idea, produce and write it," he says. "And now I'm thrilled they're letting me stop it."...
Donald Windeknecht (01/12/03)
SPARTA, Ill. -- Donald Ray Windeknecht, 67, of Sparta died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2003, at Randolph County Care Center in Sparta. He was born Jan. 15, 1935, at Cape Girardeau, son of Charles and Emma Darsy McLain Windeknecht. He and Judith Ann Russell were married Dec. 9, 1984, at Cahokia, Ill...
Mary Ann Hodge (01/12/03)
Mary Ann Hodge, 54, of Parkland, Fla., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2003. She was born Sept. 23, 1948, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Leonard and Agnes Webb. She was a resident of Parkland since 1998, having previously lived in California...
Births 01/12/03 (01/12/03)
Shaffer Son to Jason and Jenny Shaffer of Florissant, Mo., St. John's Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis, 2:28 a.m. Thursday, May 2, 2002. Name, Benjamin Alden. Weight, 7 pounds 7 ounces. First child. Mrs. Shaffer is the former Jenny Lage, daughter of Wally and Dori Lage of Cape Girardeau. She is a teacher at Sacred Heart School in Florissant. Shaffer is the son of Terry and Sharon Shaffer of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He is a representative with Fresenius Medical Care...
Spears-DeJournett (01/12/03)
BELL CITY, Mo. -- Laura Danielle Spears and Matthew Darren DeJournett exchanged vows July 13, 2002, at Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Oran, Mo. The Rev. John Harth performed the ceremony. Parents of the bride are Brad and Rosie Spears of Bell City. The groom is the son of Madeline DeJournett of Advance, Mo., and the late Dale DeJournett...
Shroyer-Hinze (01/12/03)
Alaina Joe Shroyer and Christopher Brent Hinze were married Sept. 7, 2002, at First Assembly of God Church in Cape Girardeau. Blake Tiemann performed the ceremony. Teri Smothers of Cape Girardeau was pianist, and soloist was Laura Pullen of Charleston, Mo...
Welter-Tingwall (01/12/03)
BENTON, Mo. -- Dana Donelle Welter and Randy Andrew Tingwall were married May 11, 2002, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso, Mo. The Rev. Oliver Clavin performed the ceremony. Lector was Heather Burger of Kelso. Mass servers were Alison Peters, Jordan Jansen and Tyler Clubb, cousins of the bride. Organist was Betty Ressel and soloist was Renee Reinagel...
Hogan-Burger (01/12/03)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Charles Renner of Perryville and Bonnie and Kenneth Hartman of Chester, Ill., announce the engagement of their daughter, Corrie Lane Hogan, to Travis Dean Burger. He is the son of Michael and Judith Burger of Scott City. Hogan is a 1998 graduate of Perryville High School. She is employed at Perry County Sheriff's Department, and is a member of the Army National Guard in Perryville...
Devenport-Weadon (01/12/03)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Darrel E. Devenport and Kimberly D. Devenport of Marble Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Dawn Devenport, to Jeremy Linn Weadon. He is the son of Joseph M. Weadon Jr. of Farmington, Mo., and the late Vicki L. Weadon...
Lungwitz-Smith (01/12/03)
Ron and Chris Lungwitz of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Keri Lungwitz, to Ike Smith of Altenburg, Mo. He is the grandson of Jerry and Liz Smith of Jackson. Lungwitz is a 2002 graduate of Jackson High School, and received a degree in medical transcription from Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center. She is employed at The Cardiovascular Group...
Renner-Wagoner (01/12/03)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Mark and Bonnie Renner of Perryville announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsey Renner of Cape Girardeau, to Eddie Wagoner. He is the son of Dennis and Frances Wagoner of Chaffee, Mo. Renner is a 1997 graduate of St. Vincent de Paul High School in Perryville. She received a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Southeast Missouri State University in 2001. She is marketing and advertising manager at Plaza Tire Service in Cape Girardeau...
Lane- Dugan (01/12/03)
Mr. and Mrs. Roger Lane of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Jane Lane, to C. Garett Dugan. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Dugan of Weldon Spring, Mo. A June wedding is planned.
Scheffer-Goodin (01/12/03)
Charles and LaDonna Scheffer of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Kea Danette Scheffer, to Joshua Marshall Goodin. He is the son of Eddie Goodin of Cape Girardeau, and the late Tonya Goodin. Scheffer is a 1997 graduate of Notre Dame High School, and a 2001 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University. She is an accountant with Rubbermaid in Jackson...
Palmers mark 50th event (01/12/03)
Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Palmer of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner Jan. 5, 2003, at Cedar Street Restaurant. Hosts were their children. Palmer and Donna Kenney were married Jan. 7, 1953, in Monett, Mo. Palmer worked many years at American Greetings. Mrs. Palmer worked at Southeast Missouri Hospital a number of years...
Fire report 01/12/03 (01/12/03)
Cape Girardeau Sunday, Jan. 12 Firefighters responded Friday to the following calls: At 4:12 p.m., emergency medical service at North Kingshighway and Cape Rock Drive. At 6:11 p.m., alarm at 2071 Corporate Circle. At 7:16 p.m., emergency medical service at 1234 W. Cape Rock...
Police report 01/12/03 (01/12/03)
Cape Girardeau Sunday, Jan. 12 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI A person was placed in custody Friday pending the filing of formal charges for driving while intoxicated. A person was placed in custody Saturday pending the filing of formal charges for driving while intoxicated...
Out of the past 1/12/03 (01/12/03)
10 years ago: Jan. 12, 1993 Cargo moved through Southeast Missouri Regional Port on Mississippi River near Scott City increased substantially in 1992; at meeting yesterday, new board of commissioners chairman, Mysie Keene, said total tonnage moved in and out of port last year increased more than 50 percent over 1991...
Tax cuts offer relief, big boost for economy (01/12/03)
In the first hours of activity by a Congress and White House controlled by Republicans -- for the first time since Dwight Eisenhower's presidency half a century ago -- there is ample evidence that major steps are being taken in short order to support economic recovery and give Americans much-deserved tax relief...
USDA survey is just more bureaucracy (01/12/03)
To the editor: Every five years the U.S. Department of Agriculture sends out an intrusive survey that, by law, has to be filled out by anyone who is considered a farmer. I went to the USDA Web site. The latest information posted was from 1997. The 2002 information will not be compiled until 2004. The only purpose I can see for this survey is to create more bureaucracy and laws that intrude on personal-property rights...
Here's a test on history facts for conservatives (01/12/03)
To the editor: Mona Charen's recent column lamenting America's ignorance of historical facts is interesting. It is not surprising, since our schools have stressed science and math while ignoring the humanities. Facts may be important, but the ability to evaluate causes and outcomes are even more important...
Speak Out 1/12/03 (01/12/03)
Dealing with reality A PRAGMATIST deals with reality. A dreamer buries his head in the sand, refusing to face reality. Sept. 11, 2001, was a wake-up call to reality and must be dealt with by supporting our president. Cuts for those who pay EVERY DEMOCRAT is howling about tax cuts for the rich. ...
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