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Stories from Sunday, January 19, 2003

Quake center at Southeast loses funds, closes doors (01/19/03)
The sign still advertises the former duplex at Southeast Missouri State University as the Center for Earthquake Studies, but nothing is shaking in the building at 810 Normal. The university quietly closed the center, the victim of budget cuts, at the end of October. Officials said there are no plans to reopen the center, which operated for 13 years as a partnership between the university and the State Emergency Management Agency...
Nation's oldest fruit tree developer looks to future (01/19/03)
LOUISIANA, Mo. -- The prepubescent Abe Lincoln hadn't grown his first whisker when a Kentucky pioneer in 1816 planted the first fruit trees of what would become Stark Brothers Nursery. Statehood for the Missouri territory was still five years in the future. Thomas Jefferson was enjoying retirement in Monticello...
Gov. Bush offers help to Florida shrimp industry (01/19/03)
PENSACOLA, Fla. -- Kenneth Farguson II was trying to sell his nets Friday to buy food for himself and his wife as Gov. Jeb Bush announced that a series of meetings will be held around Florida this week offering help to struggling and out-of-work shrimpers...
Football player to be on KRCU (01/19/03)
Eric Krauss, a tackle on the Southeast Missouri State University football team, will discuss the life of a student athlete and the rigors of football, on Sunday on KRCU's "Going Public" radio show. The show will air at 3 p.m. on 90.9 FM, the region's Public Radio affiliate station...
Police chief says bees take sting out of reality (01/19/03)
CARL JUNCTION, Mo. -- Pardon the pun, but it's safe to say things are buzzing around the Kitch home. Bees -- about 100,000 of the yellow-and-black striped stingers -- are currently housed in three hives outside the Carl Junction home of Tommy and Debbie Kitch...
War and remembrance (01/19/03)
It comes rushing back with every headline and newscast, the feel of oppressively hot days in the Saudi Arabian desert, or the sound of missiles whistling overhead, or the sight of the Persian Gulf's endless expanse. With deployment of tens of thousands of additional troops this month to the same region, the United States has poised itself for a repeat of the war President George W. Bush's father launched against Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein for invading Kuwait in 1990...
Bonfire explosion injures a dozen people (01/19/03)
Southeast Missourian A bonfire explosion injured a dozen people Friday night during a party at 3901 Cape Girardeau County Road 621. One girl was airlifted to St. John's Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis for treatment of second- and third-degree burns, while 11 others were treated at and released from local hospitals after a large bonfire exploded around midnight, said Lt. David James, chief of detectives with the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department...
EBay offering results in arrests (01/19/03)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Two men have been charged with trying to sell $47,000 worth of a local church's electronics and computer equipment on a popular Internet auction site. Douglas V. Daniel, 21, and Jason A. Rideout, 20, of Kansas City, are being held on $100,000 bond each on charges of second-degree burglary and stealing...
Kennett loses out on 150-job firm (01/19/03)
Daily Democrat KENNETT, Mo. -- The city of Kennett will be losing an industry employing 150 people. Wise Company will be returning its operations to Rector, Ark. The firm had relocated to the former UARCO building in Kennett after a fire destroyed its plant in Rector last September. And the firm apparently was willing to remain in Kennett had the city been able to provide a suitable building...
Study- Lion legend may be more myth than meat (01/19/03)
CHICAGO -- The legend of the man-eating Tsavo lions, reputed killers of 135 people, may have more myth than meat to it, a study says. The two lions, now stuffed and on display at Chicago's Field Museum, probably killed no more than 28 people, said Julian Kerbis Peterhans, an adjunct curator at the museum and professor of natural science at Roosevelt University...
Group protests removal of flags (01/19/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Protesters at the governor's mansion Saturday said the removal of Confederate flags from state historic sites was a destruction of their heritage done for political reasons. About 50 people attended Saturday's rally. The flags were ordered removed Tuesday...
Missouri senators divided on computers in chamber (01/19/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- An effort to allow state senators to use computers at their chamber desks is pitting Senate newcomers eager for change against veterans wedded to chamber tradition. The drive is led by one of the nine Senate freshmen who formerly served in the Missouri House, where computers have been allowed on desks since 1997...
Southwest faculty honored for patents (01/19/03)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- For the first time, Southwest Missouri State University holds three patents for inventions developed by its faculty. The inventors were given plaques commemorating their landmark work at Friday's board of governors meeting. The patents were for:...
Jury says inmate deserves death (01/19/03)
ST. CHARLES, Mo. -- Jurors recommended the death penalty Saturday for a Missouri inmate who killed his prison cellmate. Michael Taylor 23, was already serving a life sentence for killing a high school girl in 1995. St. Charles County jurors deliberated three hours Friday before finding Taylor guilty of first-degree murder in the October 1999 strangulation of Shackrein Thomas, 20, at the Potosi Correctional Center...
Death recommended for man convicted of killing cellmate in '99 (01/19/03)
ST. CHARLES, Mo. -- Jurors recommended the death penalty Saturday for a Missouri inmate who killed his prison cellmate. Michael Taylor 23, was already serving a life sentence for killing a high school girl in 1995. St. Charles County jurors deliberated three hours Friday before finding Taylor guilty of first-degree murder in the October 1999 strangulation of Shackrein Thomas, 20, at the Potosi Correctional Center...
Mom's boyfriend sentenced to life for child's death (01/19/03)
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- An Independence man was sentenced Friday to life in prison plus 60 years for the death of his girlfriend's young daughter. Bobby L. Matthews, 30, pleaded guilty last month to second-degree murder, abuse of a child resulting in death, and three counts of child abuse. He received the life sentence for the murder charge, plus 15 years for each of the child abuse charges...
Homeschool dads no longer content to sit on sidelines (01/19/03)
CHICAGO -- For Tim and Nicholas Peebles, school is always in session -- even at the grocery store. As the father and son stroll the aisles, Tim finds plenty of visual aids to teach 8-year-old Nicholas about subjects like health and nutrition, agriculture and economics...
Pilot commander says allied troop data not available (01/19/03)
BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. -- Information on allied troop locations in Afghanistan was "basically nonexistent" for U.S. pilots last spring, when two Air Force pilots mistakenly bombed Canadian soldiers, killing four, the aviators' former squadron commander testified Saturday...
Holden budget puts emphasis on taxes; passage uncertain (01/19/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Primarily balanced with tax increases and myriad other methods of raising more revenue, Gov. Bob Holden's proposed state budget for the upcoming fiscal year is built on an uncertain foundation. For his plan to work first requires Republicans, who control both chambers of the General Assembly, to break with their campaign pledge to make state government live within its existing means without further dipping into taxpayers' wallets...
Holden shows strong form in annual budget address (01/19/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Bob Holden's first State of the State address two years ago had all the components of a campaign speech -- long on broad goals but short on a specific agenda. But with Missouri mired in what some have called the state's worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, Holden delivered a much different speech last week...
FBI- Arrested man may have been plotting to kill Washington gov (01/19/03)
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Federal agents say the one-time leader of an anti-government group, arrested for alleged firearms violations, may have been plotting to assassinate Gov. Gary Locke. The FBI was tipped about an alleged plot nearly two years ago, according to court papers...
Ever-changing file formats threaten digital memory (01/19/03)
NEW YORK -- You may have recently discovered priceless photographs of your childhood, yellowing but still tangible. Your grandkids probably won't fare as well with your digital photos. The computer files may survive, but the equipment to make sense of them might not. This era could become a "digital dark age" -- a part of its collective memories forever lost...
Nation briefs (01/19/03)
Events resume on Yale campus after fourth death NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Athletic events resumed Saturday at Yale University following a daylong hiatus in memory of the four students killed when an SUV packed with nine friends hit a jackknifed tractor-trailer on a snowy highway...
'Retired' hard drives a trove of personal info (01/19/03)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- So, you think you've cleaned all your personal files from that old computer hard drive you're selling? A pair of MIT graduate students suggest you think again. Over two years, Simson Garfinkel and Abhi Shelat assembled a collection of 158 used hard drives, shelling out between $5 and $30 for each at secondhand computer stores and on eBay...
United States making plans to obtain arrests in Balkans (01/19/03)
WASHINGTON -- In a diplomatic effort this week, the Bush administration is seeking to persuade Yugoslavia and Bosnia to arrest and hand over two prime suspects long wanted by the U.N. war crimes tribunal. A State Department envoy is carrying the message that U.S. aid to Yugoslavia could be at risk if progress is not shown in cooperating with the Netherlands-based tribunal, a senior Bush administration official said...
Daschle fights in Senate, not campaign trail (01/19/03)
WASHINGTON -- When Senate Democratic leader Tom Daschle unexpectedly decided not to run for president in 2004, he said he preferred to "fight the fights" against the Bush administration and Republicans from the Senate floor. He has done little else since taking himself out of the White House race on Jan. 7...
Cabinet officials, relatives top Camp David guest list (01/19/03)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush and first lady Laura Bush have played host to more than 240 guests at Camp David since moving to Washington, inviting a range of friends, family, Republican donors and Cabinet members to stay with them at the presidential retreat...
Star of the show - Rare telescope becomes focal point for town (01/19/03)
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- When Dave and Barbara Fye were house-hunting, they met the agent only at night, far from any street lights. They were moving, in part, to be near a rare and valuable telescope. They had to be sure the night sky was sufficiently dark...
Judge approves class-action status for lawsuit against cable TV (01/19/03)
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- A judge approved class-action status for a lawsuit accusing cable television company Charter Communications of requiring South Carolina customers to rent unnecessary equipment or pay a bogus wire maintenance fee. Circuit Judge Don Beatty also placed no limit in his ruling Thursday on how much Charter's 250,000 customers in the state may recover...
Israeli shuttle astronaut too busy to observe Sabbath (01/19/03)
CAPE CANAVERAL -- The first Israeli in space, Ilan Ramon, said Saturday he was too busy with science experiments aboard shuttle Columbia to observe the Jewish Sabbath. "I didn't even have the chance to think about Sabbath," Ramon said in a TV interview...
Israeli scientists say human, pig kidney cells can develop in m (01/19/03)
WASHINGTON -- A team of Israeli researchers transplanted human and pig kidney stem cells into mice, where they developed into small kidneys that appear to work. Stem cells are parts of a developing embryo that can change into various organs as the baby grows. Harvesting stem cells causes the death of the embryo, which has made the process a focus of controversy...
Telescope sees black hole gobbling up matter (01/19/03)
SEATTLE -- The supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way flares with intense eruptions every day as it gobbles up nearby gas, dust and objects. But the most sensitive X-ray images ever taken show it is starved and puny compared with black holes in other galaxies...
Small Bible college in Kentucky shuns beastly 666 phone number (01/19/03)
VANCLEVE, Ky. -- A small Appalachian Bible college is fighting to change its telephone number because the 666 prefix is disturbing to Christians who recognize it as the biblical mark of the beast. "People say, 'You're a Bible college and you have 666 in your phone number?"' said Carlene Light, an office worker at Kentucky Mountain Bible College. "It's the connotation. No one wants to be part of the mark of the beast."...
Thousands of protesters march against war in D.C. (01/19/03)
Tens of thousands rallied in the capital Saturday in an emphatic dissent against preparations for war in Iraq, voicing a cry -- "No blood for oil" -- heard in demonstrations around the world. A rally in the shadows of Washington's political and military institutions anchored dozens of smaller protests throughout Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States...
King's legacy Civil rights icon's name invoked in causes from w (01/19/03)
Martin Luther King Jr.'s image has been used to protest a potential war on Iraq, denounce a gay rights law and sell wireless phone service. The trouble, of course, is that the civil rights leader "is not here to speak for himself," said the Rev. Richard Bennett, executive director of the African American Council of Christian Clergy in Miami...
Odds and Ends (01/19/03)
Farm animals get printed -- by their noses HARRISBURG, Pa. -- How do judges keep track of the steer, lambs and other animals competing at the Pennsylvania Farm Show? Turns out, the nose knows. "We tried to make sure all the animals going to the farm show have a unique identification that can't be changed, and they found that nose-printing is one of the methods that can be used because no two are alike," said Chet Hughes, livestock extension agent for Lancaster County. ...
People talk 10B (01/19/03)
Police videotape of Ross' arrest released TUCSON, Ariz. -- A police videotape shows singer Diana Ross walking around and leaning on a police cruiser while two officers talk to her, but it doesn't have audio of the singer's comments. The 42-minute videotape, released Friday, was shot when Ross was arrested for drunken driving Dec. 30. She has pleaded innocent to the charge...
U.N. inspectors check mobile laboratories (01/19/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Top U.N. officials warned Iraq on Saturday that it is running out of time to cooperate and avoid war, and arms inspectors examined the type of mobile lab the United States says could be used to make biological weapons. America's top general, meanwhile, said there's still time for Iraq to come clean about its banned weapons programs and avoid an attack...
S. Korea-U.S. considered attack on N. Korea (01/19/03)
SEOUL, South Korea -- High-ranking U.S. officials last month considered attacking North Korea before agreeing to seek a peaceful solution to the standoff over nuclear weapons, South Korea's president-elect said Saturday. Roh Moo-hyun, speaking on television, said there were top-level U.S. discussions about a possible invasion, but Washington officials Saturday were quick to say they had no knowledge such talks took place...
North Korea could reap benefits from several deals (01/19/03)
SEOUL, South Korea -- The offers being waved at North Korea to abandon its nuclear ambitions are getting more attractive all the time. The United States has spoken of a "bold initiative" of aid, a top nuclear inspector predicts plenty of international aid and South Korea's president-elect sees the future North as part of a dynamic Asian economy...
Kuwait, Iraq make progress on war's missing, says U.N. (01/19/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Kuwait and Iraq have made "very good progress" in early talks on determining the fate of hundreds of people still missing from the Gulf War, a U.N. diplomat said Saturday. Yuli Vorontsov said the talks also encompass the case of a U.S. Navy pilot whose F-18 was shot down over Iraq on Jan. 17, 1991, the first night of the war...
Inspector- Documents point to failed nuclear fuel efforts (01/19/03)
LARNACA, Cyprus -- An Iraqi scientist confirmed Saturday that documents found at his home outlined high-tech attempts to enrich uranium in the 1980s but said the information was from an experimental program that was declared a decade ago. Senior experts in the U.N. agency have said the enrichment method -- which could be used to make nuclear weapons -- proved too sophisticated for the Iraqis to exploit at the time...
Canberra's inferno - Bush fires in Australian capital kill two (01/19/03)
CANBERRA, Australia -- A fire swept into Australia's capital Saturday, destroying hundreds of homes and forcing thousands to flee. Two people were killed, police said. Emergency services said early today that 388 homes were destroyed by the flames, Australian Broadcasting Corp. radio reported...
Two U.S. soldiers injured by bicycle bomb in eastern Afghanista (01/19/03)
BAGRAM, Afghanistan -- A parked bicycle loaded with explosives blew up as a U.S. army patrol passed by in Afghanistan, slightly injuring two U.S. soldiers, a spokesman said Saturday. The two soldiers, from the 82nd Airborne Division, suffered minor cuts and bruises, said Col. Roger King at the Bagram Air Base...
Westerners trained at al-Qaida camps in Indonesia, official say (01/19/03)
JAKARTA, Indonesia -- Seven men who appeared to be light-skinned foreigners trained at Indonesian terrorist camps organized by the al-Qaida network, an intelligence official said Friday. Al-Qaida provided money, weapons and explosives training for volunteers at jungle camps Authorities believe at least 50 Indonesians attended the camps between March and November 2001 along with the seven men who appear to be from Western countries, Yara said...
France, Spain open new border road tunnel (01/19/03)
COL DU SOMPORT, France -- France and Spain opened a new cross-border tunnel as mayors and environmental groups led protests warning of the dangers of truck traffic through the passage. The French and Spanish governments say the 5.3-mile Somport tunnel through the western Pyrenees mountains will ease traffic on the top of the range and foster economic growth...
Kuwaiti man planned to poison U.S. troops, newspaper reports (01/19/03)
KUWAIT CITY -- A Kuwaiti soldier accused of spying for Iraq was working on plans to poison a large number of American soldiers, a well-connected Kuwaiti newspaper reported Saturday. The alleged spy, Sgt. Mohammed Hamad al-Juwayed of the Kuwaiti National Guards, also was helping Iraqi agents infiltrate the country with the aim of assassinating Kuwaiti politicians and blowing up oil and power facilities, according to the newspaper Al-Watan...
Palestinians- Man shot dead in Gaza (01/19/03)
JERUSALEM -- A Palestinian man fixing a satellite dish on his roof was shot and killed in the Gaza Strip Saturday, Palestinians said. In the West Bank, Israeli troops tracked down and killed a Palestinian who took part in a deadly attack on a Jewish settlement, the army said...
ND surges in second half, turns back Kelly (01/19/03)
Notre Dame's boys basketball team used a hot-shooting second half to pull away from Kelly and grab a 79-60 victory in a makeup game on the road Saturday night. The Hawks (7-6) used a 14-point first-half performance from Chris Romas to grab a 31-29 halftime lead. Romas and Trey Simmons combined for 26 of Kelly's 31 first-half points...
Otahkians look for a step up in season's first home meet (01/19/03)
Southeast Missouri State University's gymnastics team won its season opener without performing all that well. But coach Patty Stotzheim says it will take a much better effort to beat Illinois State when the Otahkians have their first home meet today. Action begins at 2 p.m. at Houck Field House...
Short-handed MU clobbered in Oklahoma (01/19/03)
STILLWATER, Okla. -- Beating Oklahoma State on the road would have been a tall order for Missouri under the best of circumstances. Without their second-leading scorer, the 11th-ranked Tigers had no chance. Playing without suspended point guard Ricky Clemons, Missouri fell into an early hole and couldn't get out as the 24th-ranked Cowboys easily won their 12th in a row 76-56 Saturday...
Indians hang on after Murray State charges back (01/19/03)
This time, Southeast Missouri State University's Indians didn't let a double-figure lead in the second half get away from them. The result was a rare victory over Murray State that, according to Southeast players, said a lot about their team. "We definitely showed our character tonight," sophomore guard Derek Winans said...
Otahks erase deficit, defeat MSU (01/19/03)
Southeast Missouri State University women's basketball coach B.J. Smith has stressed how important it is for the Otahkians to protect their home court as they chase an Ohio Valley Conference championship. The protection plan, however, wasn't working very well for a good portion of Saturday night's game against Murray State at the Show Me Center. The Racers opened up an 18-point lead midway through the first half and led by 13 at the intermission...
Legion baseball expands to include all 19-year-olds (01/19/03)
As part of a national rule change, senior American Legion baseball teams around the area will have an expanded pool of players to choose from this year. An adjustment in the age limitation rules for senior Legion teams will allow all 19-year-olds to participate in the league. In the past, any player who turned 19 before Aug. 1 was excluded...
Bob James, bowling (01/19/03)
A perfect game is rare for a recreational bowler. Most bowlers can bowl a lifetime and never clip the 300 mark. But Bob James is that rare bowler 10 times over. James has rolled a perfect game 10 times in a bowling career that started when he was 17. James is 44 now....
Hewitt taking care of business in Australian Open (01/19/03)
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Lleyton Hewitt is at the Australian Open on business, and he says it's only half completed. Hewitt routed Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-2, 6-0 in the third round Saturday to move into the second week of the Australian Open...
Boguniecki gives Blues a push against Blackhawks (01/19/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Two big plays on one big shift by Eric Boguniecki broke up a tight game. The Blues' forward set up a pair of goals in a 44-second span of the third period, giving his team a two-goal cushion in a 4-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night...
AFL mavericks Davis, Adams back on top of NFL (01/19/03)
OAKLAND, Calif. alking through the Raiders' locker room after another victory, Al Davis stopped next to offensive tackle Langston Walker and tight end Doug Jolley -- two fresh-faced rookies who became key members of the venerated owner's latest winning team...
Local ties add a twist to NFC final (01/19/03)
Anybody who got to know Jon Gruden during his brief stint as a Southeast Missouri State University assistant football coach in the late 1980s would no doubt love to see him finally reach the Super Bowl. I say finally because, although Gruden is only 39 and is in only his fifth season as an NFL head coach, he came ever so close with the Raiders two years ago before losing in the AFC championship game...
FanSpeak 1/19/03 (01/19/03)
Now the secret's out ONE OF the area's best kept secrets is the Jackson wrestling team. This group of young men continued to improve every weekend. They should have a lot to say about who wins the SEMO Conference this year, which happens to be at Jackson High School. Come watch...
Smile and say 'cheese' for the cell phone (01/19/03)
Camera and imaging technology are moving fast -- very fast. Affordable digital cameras, for example, have only been around for a few years, yet today we have 4-megapixel digital cameras that take photo-quality pictures. Imaging technology is moving at lightning speed, too. Anyone with a computer and a digital camera can send pictures as e-mail attachments to anyone on the planet with access to the Internet -- in a matter of seconds...
Don't let winter weigh down your wardrobe (01/19/03)
NEW YORK -- When fashion followers hear the word "winter," chills go down their spines. They envision pouffy, Michelin Man-style coats that camouflage chunky sweaters, which, in turn, conceal gym-toned figures; they think of hats with floppy ears that cover up stylish hairdos; and they cringe at the image of thick lotions that protect skin but leave an undesirable shine...
Chicago's O'Hare still world's busiest airport (01/19/03)
CHICAGO -- O'Hare International Airport has kept its title as the world's busiest airfield, according to preliminary figures from the Federal Aviation Administration. O'Hare logged 922,787 takeoffs and landings in 2002 -- a 1.2 percent increase over the previous year's 911,861 and a record, the FAA says...
A clean slate A sleek design and modern features are highlight (01/19/03)
With a brand-new year under way, it's a good time to think about clean slates, fresh starts and new beginnings. That's what comes to mind when you see the house at 1607 Boxwood in Rosewood Estates subdivision in Jackson. This house has the marks of a brand-new home, with carpeting, walls and tile that seem to be in perfect condition. And the house has many modern design features, yet enough traditional touches to make it comfortable...
Rolling on the river (01/19/03)
PADUCAH, Ky. Still churning up America's most scenic rivers at age 77, the paddlewheeler Delta Queen just keeps on rolling as the nation's oldest and most beloved authentic steamboat. By bragging rights common to most pilot houses, it really ought to be classified as a cat boat, having survived at least nine lives...
Grow a six-pack garden (01/19/03)
A winter musing: How much space would be needed to grow a six-pack of beer this summer? The first plant you'd need is a grain. The Incas grew corn for brewing, the old Germanic tribes grew wheat, but barley was discovered long ago to be excellent for brewing...
Off to see the queen in London (01/19/03)
Editor's note: This column originally was published Jan. 23, 2000. So, little Lauren, now half a head taller than I am, is off to London to study at one of the colleges there. How can this be? A time warp? Why, only a few months ago she, breathlessly, told me the story of the Velveteen Rabbit as we walked through the park. It took the whole former racetrack and several side roads...
Can growth on eye be removed? (01/19/03)
jkoch By Dr. John Koch Question: My dog has developed a bright red growth on the inside corner of its eye. It is about the size of a pea. A friend of mine, who is a dog breeder, tells me this is a condition called cherry eye. She tells me that I will need to have this surgically removed. Could you give a little more information about cherry eye?...
Family finds drama in cell phones (01/19/03)
The penguins are going crazy at the San Francisco Zoo. Dozens of them are doing laps for hours in the penguin pool. It has zoo keepers scratching their heads. All 52 of the birds are involved in a daily frenzy of circle swimming. Six penguins from Ohio reportedly started it all. No doubt, they were excited by Ohio State's bowl win...
Visit quaint Missouri town (01/19/03)
Dear Readers, Our trip this week is to Rocheport, Mo. Explore the quaint village of Rocheport that sits on a huge bluff overlooking the Missouri River. This community offers antique shops, historic bed and breakfasts, the Les Bourgeois Winery and Bistro Restaurant -- and beautiful views of the Missouri River along the Katy Trail. This town dates back to 1825...
Sydney Poitier's namesake making her own way in 'Abby' (01/19/03)
LOS ANGELES -- Sydney Tamiia Poitier carries her famous name proudly. Acting is a very individual thing, she says, but she's also aware of inherited character traits. "My mother and I are both very superstitious and kind of magical in our thinking, and we believe in things that cannot necessarily be proven," she explains. "Then my dad, on the flip side, he's very analytical, and I can get that way, too, and I can over-think."...
Falk takes time to make another 'Columbo' (01/19/03)
LOS ANGELES -- Conversation with Peter Falk runs on its own idiosyncratic time. An answer to even a simple question is usually filled with numerous pauses, several "ehs" and "ums," phrase repetitions, a few second thoughts, a chuckle or a murmur, and finally, a succinct conclusion -- sometimes...
Zella Davenport (01/19/03)
Zella Mae Davenport, 89, of Warrenton, Mo., and a former resident of the former Lutesville, Mo., died Friday, Jan. 17, 2003, at the Crossroads Regional Hospital in Wentzville, Mo. She was born Dec. 24, 1913, in Doniphan, Mo., daughter of Loyd and Elsie Brooks Hornbuckle. She married Lonnie McCallie. He preceded her in death. She later married Jess Davenport. He also preceded her in death...
Venus Martin (01/19/03)
Venus C. Martin, 91, of Jackson died Friday, Jan. 17, 2003, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born April 8, 1911, near Oak Ridge, Mo., daughter of Robert and Fannie Reid Cotner. She and William D. Martin were married Sept. 26, 1934. He died July 10, 1984...
Myrtle Williams (01/19/03)
ANNA, Ill. -- Myrtle Ora Williams, 87, of Anna died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003, at Jonesboro Healthcare Center in Jonesboro, Ill. She was born April 30, 1915, in Pope County, daughter of Samuel and Anna Towns Bryan. In 1941, she married J.B. Lambert, who preceded her in death. She later married Elbert Williams in 1960. He died June 28, 1975...
Thelma Thomson (01/19/03)
Thelma Marie Thomson, 91, of Desloge, Mo., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2003, at Mineral Area Regional Medical Center in Farmington, Mo. She was born Dec. 8, 1911, at Mine La Motte, Mo., daughter of Joseph and Mary Spray LaBrot. She and Dr. William A. Thomson were married April 17, 1937, at St. Louis. He died March 22, 1994...
The Rev. Loy Barks (01/19/03)
The Rev. Loy Barks, 98, of Jackson died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003, at the Jackson Manor Nursing Home in Jackson. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.
Burl Statler (01/19/03)
Burl Rusby Statler died on Friday, Jan. 17, 2003, at the Lutheran Home. The funeral service will be at Ford and Sons Sprigg Street Chapel at 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 20. Visitation will be at 1 p.m. on Monday prior to the service, with the Rev. Jimmie Corbin officiating. Burial will follow at Cape Girardeau Memorial Park Cemetery. Full military rites will be conducted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3838 and the Missouri Honor Team...
Irene Feltz (01/19/03)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Irene Lillian Feltz, 83, of Perryville died Friday, Jan. 17, 2003, at the Perry County Nursing Home. She was born March 14, 1919, at Colncurry, Australia, daughter of Leslie John Creedon and Margareta Catherine Sciarmella Creedon. She and Dr. Lawrence W. Feltz were married Feb. 14, 1944. He died Jan. 5, 1992...
Jessie Henderson (01/19/03)
Jessie Giles Henderson, 95, of Cape Girardeau and formerly of Wickliffe, Ky., died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Milner and Orr Funeral Home in Wickliffe.
Buchheit-Schwartz (01/19/03)
APPLE CREEK, Mo. -- St. Joseph Catholic Church was the setting May 4, 2002, for the wedding of Tonya Buchheit and Philip Schwartz. Msgr. Richard Buchheit performed the ceremony. Musician and soloist was Angie Kapp of O'Fallon, Mo. Lawrence and Shirley Buchheit of Apple Creek are parents of the bride. The groom is the son of John and Neisha Schwartz of Thebes, Ill...
Schneider-Williams (01/19/03)
Trinity Lutheran Church was the setting May 25, 2002, for the wedding of Stephanie Dawn Schneider and Roger Dale Williams. The Rev. Jack Schneider, uncle of the bride, performed the ceremony. Pianist was Geri Beussink and soloist was Greg King. Parents of the couple are Sharon Schneider of Gordonville, Butch Schneider of Jackson, Ron and Ramona Lawrence of Anna, Ill., and Bill and Judy Williams of Harrisburg, Ill...
Stuckey-Klipfel (01/19/03)
BENTON, Mo. -- Jill Suzanne Stuckey and Mark Anthony Klipfel were married June 15, 2002, at St. Denis Catholic Church. The Rev. Normand Varone performed the ceremony. Organist was Ashley Hahn and soloists were Jim Simmons and Kari Lape. Lector was Cheri Klipfel of Benton, sister-in-law of the groom. Mass servers were Chris Asmus of Oran, Mo., Kimberly Klipfel of Kelso, Mo., and Carissa Klipfel of Benton, nieces of the groom...
Heuring-Miller (01/19/03)
Gina Beth Heuring and Josh Charles Miller were united in marriage Sept. 7, 2002, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso, Mo. The Rev. Oliver Clavin performed the ceremony. Organist was Hope Essner, aunt of the bride; soloists were Danny Moore, uncle of the groom, and Renee Reinagel, all of Scott City. Servers were Matt and Nick Reinagel, cousins of the bride...
Kohlfeld-Ponder (01/19/03)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Andrea L. Kohlfeld and Scott L. Ponder exchanged vows Sept. 7, 2002, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Apple Creek, Mo. The Rev. Mark Bozada performed the ceremony. Music was by the Kinnison Family of Perryville. Reader was Lorelei Meyer, cousin of the bride...
Schlichting-Schaupert (01/19/03)
FROHNA, Mo. -- Renee D. Schlichting and Timothy L. Schaupert were married Aug. 3, 2002, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Perryville, Mo. The Rev. Charles Weber performed the ceremony. Organist was Barb Burroughs, trumpeter was Jennifer Zoellner, and soloist was Mike Hadler...
Hoffman-Collins (01/19/03)
Bobbie Inskeep of Cape Girardeau has announced the engagement of her daughter, Alice Hoffman, to Willard Wayne Collins, both of Chaffee, Mo. He is the son of Jackie and Janet Collins of Olden, Texas. Hoffman is a 1986 graduate of Jackson High School, and a 1995 graduate of Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center. She is employed at Fountainbleau Lodge...
Welch-Cagle (01/19/03)
Carol Ann Welch and Jay Lewis Cagle of Cape Girardeau announce their engagement. Welch is a graduate of the respiratory therapy program at Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center. She is a respiratory therapist at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Cagle is a graduate of Shawnee High School in Wolf Lake, Ill. He is pursuing a bachelor's degree in biology from Southeast Missouri State University. He is employed at Southeast Missouri Stone Co...
Copeland-Schaefer (01/19/03)
Bill and Elizabeth Berry of Cape Girardeau and Jon and Susan Copeland of Columbus, Ohio, announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Beth Copeland, to John W. Schaefer II. He is the son of John and Ronna Schaefer of Mitchell, S.D. Copeland is a 1990 graduate of Central High School, and is pursuing a degree in the arts. She is employed at Atlanticville Cafe on Sullivan's Island, S.C...
Hogan- Ogles (01/19/03)
Mark and Becky Hogan of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Julie Jean Hogan, to Mitchell Lee Ogles. He is the son of Jerry and Jane Ogles of Cape Girardeau. Hogan expects to receive a degree in family life from Southeast Missouri State University in May...
Kralich-Horrell (01/19/03)
LEOPOLD, Mo. -- Bob and Signe Kralich of College Station, Texas, announce the engagement of their daughter, Signe Mary Kralich, to Rodney Horrell. He is the son of Dennis and Pam Horrell of Leopold. Kralich is a 1995 graduate of A&M Consolidated High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in nursing from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in 1999. She is a registered nurse in a neonatal ICU in the Dallas, Texas, area...
Thompson-Huber (01/19/03)
OLD APPLETON, Mo. -- Michael and Audrey Roth of Old Appleton announce the engagement of their daughter, Shauna Nicolle Thompson, to Cole Huber. He is the son of Glen and Janet Huber of St. Mary's, Mo. Thompson is a graduate of Oak Ridge High School in Oak Ridge. She is employed at Bilt Best Windows in Ste. Genevieve, Mo...
Klipfel-Bryant (01/19/03)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- William E. and Peggy Klipfel of Chaffee announce the engagement of their daughter, Laramie Anne Klipfel, to Dustin Bryant. He is the son of Larry and Linda Kraemer of Jackson. Klipfel is a 1996 graduate of Oran High School in Oran, Mo. She received a bachelor of science degree in nursing from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2000. She is a registered nurse in ICU at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau...
Anderson-Wilson (01/19/03)
GLENALLEN, Mo. -- Bob and Sarah Anderson of Glenallen announce the engagement of their daughter, Nichole Dawn Anderson, to Jackie Lee Wilson of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Phillip and Cheryl Wilson of Jackson. Anderson is a graduate of Woodland High School at Marble Hill, Mo. She is employed in the office of Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney...
Police report 01/19/03 (01/19/03)
Cape Girardeau Sunday, Jan. 19 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Justin Graham of 7 E. Rodney St., No. 2, Cape Girardeau, was arrested Friday on a warrant for harassment by phone...
Fire report 01/19/03 (01/19/03)
Cape Girardeau Sunday, Jan. 19 Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: At 7:37 p.m., an alarm sounding at 1112 Linden. At 7:41 p.m., a fire and still alarm at 4561 Hopper Road. At 8 p.m., a medical assist at 508 Cape Meadows Circle, No. 36...
Out of the past 1/19/03 (01/19/03)
10 years ago: Jan. 19, 1993 While Cape Girardeau police corporal's back is turned, prisoner he is guarding ducks out door of City Hall, avoiding jail for few hours; but 21-year-old DeSoto man is back in custody in afternoon, facing new charges of escape from custody; he had been sentenced earlier in day to serve 30 days in city jail on municipal traffic charges...
Make sure you have life resources (01/19/03)
By Carol Daniel ST. LOUIS -- It's a new year, and I'm about to go into a meeting with my news director about my professional and personal goals. Management at the "Mighty Mox" has quarterly meetings that include goal setting for department heads, and contract time usually includes a conversation about where one has been and where one needs or wants to go. Goal setting for employees is rather new. Even so, I'm looking forward to my one-on-one...
North Elementary is model of excellence (01/19/03)
If state and federal experts want a model for the delivery of an elementary education that gets results, they should spend some time at North Elementary School in Fruitland, which is part of the Jackson School District. The school's Missouri Assessment Program scores for 2002 rank North Elementary as the top-performing school in our area. Such an outstanding performance is naturally a source of tremendous pride, but it's also the result of a collaborative effort that bears notice...
Idle threats do not resolve budget crisis (01/19/03)
If you want to stir up a real hornet's next in the state budgeting battle, just announce that there won't be enough money to keep a couple of state colleges open next year. That's what state Rep. Chuck Graham did last week. He said Missouri Southern State College at Joplin and Missouri Western State College at St. Joseph might have to close in order to balance the state budget...
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