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Stories from Sunday, January 26, 2003

SEMO education majors can teach for a year in KC (01/26/03)
Elementary education majors at Southeast Missouri State University will have a chance to student teach for a school year in Kansas City beginning next fall. The Kansas City, Mo., Urban Residential Internship program offers student teaching opportunities for students at several Missouri colleges...
Hospital to be topic of radio show (01/26/03)
Southeast Missouri Hospital, which is celebrating its 75th year in Cape Girardeau, will be the topic of discussion on Sunday on KRCU's "Going Public" radio show. The show will air at 3 p.m. on 90.9 FM.
Kentucky farm taking tobacco money to process llama wool (01/26/03)
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Landmark Farm looks like any other well-tended homestead until you get a glimpse of llamas grazing in the field and see the century-old tobacco barn stripped with new wood. A closer look inside the barn reveals a handful of gleaming machines and gadgets that make up a wool processing plant...
Limbaugh legacy to be published in his own words (01/26/03)
Longtime Cape Girardeau lawyer Rush Hudson Limbaugh Sr. will be remembered this year in a new book from the Southeast Missouri State University Press, a work that brings together a collection of his own words. Limbaugh's thoughts in the book titled "Rush Hudson Limbaugh and His Times: Reflections on a Life Well-Lived" came from four taped interviews that retired history professor George Suggs conducted over a six-month period, from August 1987 to February 1988...
USDA to pay farmer $6.6 million in discrimination suit (01/26/03)
WASHINGTON -- The Agriculture Department will pay a black farmer $6.6 million for discriminating against him, officials said Friday. Department officials had been considering for a month whether to appeal a judge's decision which ordered the agency to pay Will Sylvester Warren, of Southampton County, Va., for 17 years of discrimination...
Swingle book may go to Hollywood (01/26/03)
The author of Southeast Missouri State University Press' first book could be going Hollywood. Morley Swingle said he spent a half-hour on the phone with a movie producer Saturday, talking about turning "The Gold of Cape Girardeau" into a film. He wouldn't divulge any details...
Rally to support troops puts focus on U.S. flag (01/26/03)
A gathering of military families and others in Cape Girardeau on Saturday was not so much about going to war, said its organizer. But it was about enduring freedom. "It is called a flag rally because it is not for or against possible warfare, it is just to show support for our troops and what our flag represents," said Donna Sternickle of Jackson, who organized the rally...
Joyless Israelis vote for new parliament (01/26/03)
JERUSALEM -- It's a miserable time for Israel: Fear of suicide bombings is keenly felt on every corner, the ranks of the destitute are swelling, and in many parts of the world the Jewish state is a pariah once again. But with the Palestinian uprising now in month 28, it's a time for retrenchment as well -- which is a chief reason why, if the polls are borne out, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon will succeed in keeping his job when Israel votes Tuesday...
Lambert Airport reports fewer runway errors (01/26/03)
ST. LOUIS -- After working to improve safety, Lambert Airport saw fewer potentially dangerous runway errors last year. The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday released figures showing that there were five runway errors last year at the St. Louis airport, most of them minor and none requiring evasive action. The airport recorded nine in the previous year...
Kansas man uses unique approach to train dogs for law enforcem (01/26/03)
LAWRENCE, Kan. -- It only took Rocko a couple minutes to find his tennis ball -- and along with it a small bag of marijuana. Oblivious to his real mission, Rocko, a Belgian Malinois dog, snapped the bouncing ball from the air, reared on his hind legs and jumped into the arms of his master, Haskell County Deputy Sheriff Derrick Ploutz...
Christian County sheriff annoyed with budget cuts (01/26/03)
OZARK, Mo. -- Christian County Sheriff Joey Matlock said budget cuts imposed by the county forced him to lay off nine jailers and institute other reductions that will jeopardize law enforcement service. County commissioners respond that Matlock's department has to share the budget pain with the rest of the county, especially since the department gets the most county funds...
Food pantry donations fall as demand rises (01/26/03)
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Margie Parker used to fill the boxes people take home from her food pantry with at least two weeks' worth of staples -- canned meat, fruit juice, and plenty of carbohydrates. Those days are over. Like other pantries for the poor in Illinois, Parker's in this Southern Illinois town is barely providing enough to feed a family for a week, and what's there isn't as nutritious as in the past: fewer canned goods and other protein-rich food, and little of the instant potatoes that used to fill her storeroom to the ceiling.. ...
Carving their own niche Kansas City institute trains underemplo (01/26/03)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Guadalupe Culinary Arts Institute student Alida Williams flashed a lottery winner's smile as she slipped her arms into the pristine white chef's coat, her name embroidered over the left breast pocket. "Getting the jacket was, man, like an accomplishment. Wow! My face said, 'Hallelujah!' It was exciting. Overwhelming," Williams said later...
Kansas man faces second death sentence (01/26/03)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Finding three missing women who knew convicted killer John E. Robinson Sr. is a priority for the prosecutor handling Robinson's Missouri murder trial. Cass County prosecutor Chris Koster said he won't even consider dropping the Missouri charges against Robinson, who was sentenced to death in Kansas for the murders of two women. ...
Just visiting (01/26/03)
BENTON, Mo. -- After an hour-long tour, Norman Baker bragged for several minutes about Scott County's new $4.8 million jail, including its innovative design, its state-of-the-art security equipment and the pristine new holding cells. Not that he wanted to give anyone the wrong impression...
Business, labor draw lines for battle (01/26/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- From the moment the November elections put Republicans in control of the General Assembly for the first time in a half-century, pro-business interest groups have been giddy with delight. Finally, legislation long sought by Missouri employers would be heard in a sympathetic forum...
State GOP moves on lowering cost of health care (01/26/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Republicans took the first step last week on legislation aimed at reducing the costs to health-care providers and businesses that result from lawsuits. Such reforms are a top GOP goal for the year. Similar bills introduced in both the Senate and House of Representatives would cap the amount of punitive damages and awards for pain and suffering a plaintiff could receive...
Out of steam Springfield railroad museum closes; man buys colle (01/26/03)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Although the Frisco Railroad Museum has run out of steam and is closed after a 16-year run, its collection of historic items will stay in Springfield. Springfield Underground president Louis Griesemer bought the collection and hopes to interest other groups in helping preserve a variety of Frisco Railway records, photographs and historic items...
KC bridge may be closed two weeks (01/26/03)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Paseo Bridge may remain closed longer than had been expected after inspectors found more damage on the structure. An inspection Friday of all four corners of the bridge revealed a crack in a metal plate that connects the bridge girder to the bridge pier. The bridge deck sits atop the girder...
Electronic attack slows down Internet (01/26/03)
A fast-spreading, virus-like infection dramatically slowed Internet traffic Saturday, overwhelming the world's digital pipelines and interfering with Web browsing and e-mail delivery. Sites monitoring the health of the Internet reported detecting at least 39,000 infected computers, which transmitted floods of spurious signals disrupting hundreds of thousands of other systems worldwide. Monitors reported significant slowdowns, although recovery efforts appeared to be succeeding...
Study- Doctors stopping high-risk procedures due to insurance (01/26/03)
ATLANTA -- Nearly one in five Georgia doctors are abandoning high-risk medical procedures, including delivering babies, and hundreds more are leaving the state or retiring because of high medical malpractice insurance rates, according to a study released Saturday...
Researchers- Scorpions produce two venom types (01/26/03)
WASHINGTON -- Scorpions don't bother to waste venom killing a victim if they don't have to. Instead they use a prevenom that causes extreme pain, resorting to the deadlier version only when necessary, researchers have discovered. A team led by entomologist Bruce D. Hammock of the University of California, Davis, was researching the possibility of an anti-venom for scorpions when they discovered that the stinging creatures produced two kinds of venom...
NTSB blames Air Force in crash (01/26/03)
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- A deadly midair collision between an F-16 and a small civilian plane two years ago was the fault of an Air Force pilot whose plane was not involved, investigators said.The Nov. 16, 2000 crash occurred because Lt. Col. James Parker failed to watch what was going on around him as he searched for the practice bombing range at Avon Park near Bradenton, The National Transportation Safety Board concluded in a report released Friday. ...
Florida gets help from new warming trend (01/26/03)
MIAMI -- Bright sunshine across most of the state Saturday helped temperatures begin climbing back toward normal across Florida after two days of freezing weather that citrus growers had feared could damage their $9 billion-a-year crop. Growers said Saturday they were largely spared significant crop damage...
U.S., Japanese leaders discuss North Korea (01/26/03)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush and Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi on Saturday discussed ways to pressure North Korea to abandon its reconstituted nuclear weapons program. The two leaders shared a 15-minute telephone call, in which Bush also told Koizumi he hoped for a "full and speedy recovery" for Japan's Emperor Akihito, said Ken Lisaius, a White House spokesman...
Chat room threats of attack lead Arkansas teen to police (01/26/03)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- High school junior Lauren Hess says she grew increasingly alarmed as a boy in an Internet chat room told her he wanted to recreate a Columbine-like massacre at his New York City high school. "I told him it's not worth it to kill all these people. You need to really think about this," said Lauren Hess, 17...
College lite (01/26/03)
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. -- Smith College professor George Robinson worked the classroom, trying to convince students he was psychic by offering details about their lives -- including names of family members and descriptions of childhood neighborhoods. Some were mesmerized, others uncomfortable -- but all were agreed that "Paranormal Phenomena" wasn't just another class at Smith College. ...
Mixing black and brown (01/26/03)
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Frank Gilbert has watched the nation's demographics shift from his front yard as more and more Hispanics have moved into the neighborhood where the 78-year-old retired postal worker, who is black, raised three daughters. About five years ago, Hispanics began buying homes that blacks once owned across the street and down the block from Gilbert's one-story house. Now, black and Hispanic neighbors navigate the friendships and tensions that come with living side-by-side...
States struggle to fill need for more veterans homes (01/26/03)
GEORGETOWN, Ohio -- A veterans' home being built in the hills of southwest Ohio will house 168 people once it opens this summer and already has a waiting list of more than 100. The Southern Ohio Veterans Home is only the second such home in more than a century to be built to accommodate Ohio's 1.2 million veterans, a number that is growing...
Odds and ends (01/26/03)
Armored car driver vanishes SAN DIEGO -- The driver of an armored car has vanished -- along with more than $100,000, police said. The Loomis Fargo armored car was found abandoned Thursday with its engine running and door open in downtown San Diego, a few blocks from a major command center police have set up in preparation for the upcoming Super Bowl...
15-year-old pleads guilty in fatal mob beating of Milwaukee man (01/26/03)
MILWAUKEE -- A 15-year-old boy has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge in the death of a man who was beaten by a mob of juveniles and adults. Rahman Pirtle, originally charged with first-degree homicide, pleaded Friday to a charge of second-degree reckless homicide and agreed to testify against others...
County in Colorado debates guns brought to government workplace (01/26/03)
WELLINGTON, Colo. -- Wearing flip-flops to work at Larimer County's food stamp office is prohibited. Bringing a gun to work is allowed. Commissioners in this northern Colorado county are working to clarify their stance on guns in the workplace with a written policy after two employees were spotted with handguns. There were no injuries in either case...
1966 Klan killing puts man on trial (01/26/03)
JACKSON, Miss. -- A federal judge has ruled that a white man accused in a 1966 Ku Klux Klan slaying is competent to stand trial. Ernest Avants, 71, was indicted in 2000 on charges of aiding and abetting the murder of Ben Chester White. On Thursday, U.S. District Judge William H. Barbour Jr. set a Feb. 24 trial date for Avants, who suffered a stroke last year, A federal probation officer testified that Avants now communicates as he did before...
People talk 10B (01/26/03)
Actress/author Somers gets her own star LOS ANGELES -- Suzanne Somers, who played ditsy blond Chrissy Snow on the 1970s sitcom "Three's Company," now has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. "And the nuns in Catholic school said I'd never get to heaven," Somers joked at the ceremony Friday. "This is heaven and I'm just floating in it."...
Woman recounts plane collision over house (01/26/03)
DENVER -- Sheryle Nappele-Olson was cooking dinner when she heard a piercing whir and a boom as a small airplane smashed into the back of her home. She grabbed her son and husband and ran to the street barefoot -- just minutes before natural gas ignited and blew the house apart...
Fiat boss Giovanni Agnelli mourned (01/26/03)
TURIN, Italy -- Thousands of mourners, from athletes and factory workers to top politicians, on Saturday streamed past the simple wooden casket of Fiat patriarch Giovanni Agnelli, whose vast financial empire touched millions of Italians. Agnelli, 81, had been ill with cancer and died Friday, ending decades as Italy's most prominent businessman and a stylish symbol of its postwar recovery and prosperity...
More Iraqi scientists refuse private interviews (01/26/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Three Iraqi scientists rejected a request by U.N. weapons inspectors to undergo private interviews to aid the U.N. search for evidence of forbidden arms programs, a senior Iraqi official said Saturday. Both the United Nations and the United States have pressed Iraq to persuade its scientists to speak privately to the inspectors, hoping the absence of Iraqi officials would encourage them to be more candid about the nature of their work...
Scenic and political views At Diamond Mountain, North Korean gu (01/26/03)
DIAMOND MOUNTAIN, North Korea -- Chun Kyong Ok, a North Korean "environmental monitor," had a ready answer to why the United States does not attack the isolated communist state while "poking its nose into every corner of Iraq, even its president's palace."...
Renovated Moscow theater reopens three months after crisis (01/26/03)
MOSCOW -- The Moscow theater where Chechen militants took hundreds of people hostage in a deadly raid last October officially reopened Saturday after three months of repairs. Meanwhile, Russian police detained three Chechens suspected of involvement in the attack, a news agency reported...
Tip- Terrorists may be on the move to Europe (01/26/03)
BERLIN -- German intelligence services are investigating a tip that as many as 20 terrorists trained in Afghanistan may be heading to several countries in Europe, a federal police spokesman said Saturday. Christian Brockert, the spokesman, confirmed a newspaper report that German intelligence had received a tip regarding terror groups on the move, but he said they were still working to confirm it in with other intelligence services and there was no immediate danger. ...
Foreign journalists abducted in Colombia enter fifth day in cap (01/26/03)
By Michael Easterbrook ~ The Associated Press BOGOTA, Colombia -- The Red Cross failed Saturday to make contact with rebels who kidnapped an American photojournalist and a British reporter early last week. Photographer Scott Dalton and reporter Ruth Morris were captured on Tuesday in the eastern province of Arauca. The two were on assignment for the Los Angeles Times...
Foreign journalists in Colombia enter fifth day in captivity (01/26/03)
By Michael Easterbrook ~ The Associated Press BOGOTA, Colombia -- The Red Cross failed Saturday to make contact with rebels who kidnapped an American photojournalist and a British reporter early last week. Photographer Scott Dalton and reporter Ruth Morris were captured on Tuesday in the eastern province of Arauca. The two were on assignment for the Los Angeles Times...
Babies' deaths at Mexican hospital prompt calls for better heal (01/26/03)
COMITAN, Mexico -- Alberto Perez was devastated when his baby boy died at Comitan's hospital. He soon found out he was not alone. "Your baby died too?" someone in the waiting room asked. "Did you hear about the twins?" another parent piped in. Before long, 13 families were united in grief and anger over the deaths of infants at the small hospital. And when they went as a group to the prosecutor's office to see about filing charges, they found 12 more families doing the same...
London train derails; 16 hurt (01/26/03)
LONDON -- A train on London's Underground hit a tunnel wall and derailed Saturday, starting a fire and injuring 16 people, police and the fire service said. The London Fire Brigade said rescue workers had led 16 injured people to safety and were searching the for anyone else who might have been hurt...
Another freed Indian detainee alleges torture during 16 months (01/26/03)
HYDERABAD, India -- The second of two Indian Muslim men held in the United States for 15 months as Sept. 11 suspects claimed Saturday that he was tortured, threatened and kept in solitary confinement for months. Mohammed Azmath, 37, said he was forced to remain outside in the cold, told he would die in prison, denied access to a lawyer for three months, and kept in solitary confinement for a year, with lights and cameras on him 24 hours a day...
Ivory Coast president Gbago names interim prime minister (01/26/03)
PARIS -- Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo named a transitional prime minister Saturday, taking the first step toward implementing a peace plan aimed at ending a 4-month-old civil war. Gbagbo said he had appointed Seydou Diarra, a former prime minister who chaired national reconciliation talks once before, as his partner in a new power-sharing government...
Kelly tops No. 1 seed Delta for Scott-Mississippi title (01/26/03)
Kelly limited Delta to one point in the fourth quarter and held on to upset the top-seeded Bobcats 39-30 for the championship of the Scott-Mississippi Conference girls basketball tournament Saturday. Second-seeded Kelly (11-4) led at each break, including 25-23 at halftime. Kelly outscored Delta 14-7 in the second half, including 7-1 in the fourth quarter...
Late pins push Jackson to SEMO title (01/26/03)
There's no such thing as back-to-back grand slams in baseball. There is in wrestling -- a frenzied crowd at Jackson High School witnessed them Saturday night in the finals of the SEMO Conference Wrestling Tournament. Jackson's Dustin Fluegge and Charles Doerge hit them and in the bottom of the ninth inning nonetheless...
Notre Dame's balance lends to defeat of Visitation (01/26/03)
Notre Dame's girls basketball team used an all-around team effort to hold off the one-woman wrecking crew of Visitation star Kate Dierdorf to win 55-35 in the finale of the third annual Notre Dame Girl's Basketball Shootout on Saturday. The Bulldogs (8-7) got strong scoring performances from Ashley Millham and Sommer McCauley. Millham led the Bulldogs with 21 points and McCauley added 11...
Otahks spot Austin Peay a big lead early in defeat (01/26/03)
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- This time there was no digging out of a big hole for Southeast Missouri State University's women. The Otahkians had seen both Murray State and Tennessee-Martin score the first eight points in their previous two games -- Murray led by 18 in the opening half -- but Southeast was still able to win both contests handily...
'Horns power past Tigers for 8th straight win (01/26/03)
AUSTIN, Texas -- Missouri coach Quin Snyder felt like a sprinter who got a bad start. And once No. 4 Texas got rolling, there was no catching the Longhorns. Brandon Mouton scored 20 points and T.J. Ford sparked Texas' key second-half run as the Longhorns pulled away for a 76-55 victory Saturday over No. 21 Missouri...
Austin Peay shoves its way around Southeast (01/26/03)
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- Austin Peay, owning up to its offensive limitations, tries to turn every basketball game into a defensive slugfest -- a street fight, if you will. Saturday afternoon, the Governors bludgeoned visiting Southeast Missouri State University for virtually the entire 40 minutes on their way to a 62-49 Ohio Valley Conference victory...
Gruden's big year began far from Tampa Bay (01/26/03)
Jon Gruden was, at least for a while, an Indian. Long before Jon Gruden was making commercials, stirring up controversy with his departure from Oakland or leading Tampa Bay to its first Super Bowl, Gruden was a 24-year-old quarterbacks coach -- his first full-time job as an assistant -- for Southeast Missouri State University...
Andrew Mudd, men's lacrosse (01/26/03)
Men's lacrosse hasn't made a big splash in Southeast Missouri, but Andrew Mudd is optimistic the future holds better things for the sport locally. Mudd, a junior at Southeast Missouri State University, heads up the Southeast Missouri State University club team again this year after leading the team last season...
So, what's all the talk about 'Chucky?' (01/26/03)
He's the subject of Chucky dolls and Chucky bobbleheads and Chucky bumperstickers, but Jon Gruden doesn't exactly embrace his nickname. It's not surprising, seeing how it's based on a child's toy that terrorized children in a series of four movies...
Stars score three in third, drop Blues (01/26/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Pierre Turgeon and Scott Young scored in a 1:48 span midway through the third period as Dallas beat St. Louis 4-2 Saturday night in a battle of Western Conference heavyweights. The conference-leading Stars scored three goals in the third, also getting an insurance goal from Brenden Morrow, a day after their 12-game unbeaten streak (9-0-3) was ended in a 4-1 loss to Tampa Bay. The Blues, who entered the night third in the West, are 0-2-1 in their last three games...
Just as it should, Super Bowl pits the best against the best (01/26/03)
SAN DIEGO -- For all the intriguing matchups through 36 Super Bowls, the one that never occurred was No. 1 vs. No. 1. That changes today. The Oakland Raiders' dynamic, ultradangerous offense that has trampled nearly everyone faces the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' miserly defense, which has stymied almost everybody. It is a confrontation so juicy, so delicious, that the players are looking forward to it as much as the rest of America...
Indians not quite ready to contend for league title (01/26/03)
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- In this topsy-turvy Ohio Valley Conference men's basketball race, Southeast Missouri State University has been ever-so-close the past several days to making a strong move toward the top of the standings. Instead, a pair of tough defeats have pushed the Indians toward the bottom...
FanSpeak 1/26/03 (01/26/03)
It's not all about offense I ATTENDED a Notre Dame girls basketball game and was impressed with the defensive strategy that won them the game. Nothing was mentioned in the newspaper article about the defensive game. I do realize you must score points to win, but without defense, no one would win a game. I really wish the media and coaches would not single out players who score and stop overlooking defensive players. As a coach, I give credit to every player who is part of a team...
Explore color options on digital cameras (01/26/03)
According to Michael J.McNamara, technology editor for Popular Photography and Imaging magazine (formerly Popular Photography magazine), "Many digital cameras offer better color accuracy than any film we've tested." So, many digital camera shooters have no problem getting true-to-life colors, if they set their camera's white balance control for the existing lighting condition, and if their computer monitor and Inkjet printer are properly calibrated...
Report cards often surprise parents -- not students (01/26/03)
NEW YORK -- It's the shock that shakes many parents out of their post-holiday daze: Their children come home with their report cards. While less-than-stellar grades often come as a surprise, Richard Bavaria, the vice president of education for Sylvan Learning Center, urges parents to keep their cool...
A younger older generation (01/26/03)
According to a new report by the American Association of Retired Persons, the average age of today's first-time grandparent is 48 By Laura Johnston ~ Southeast Missourian Grandparents are getting younger and are taking a more active role in the lives of their grandchildren today than they did in the past, according to a new report by the AARP...
Pieces of a winter day in January (01/26/03)
Editor's note: This column originally was published Jan. 28, 1996. There is nothing like snow or a frigid morning to bring the birds to the feeder. I wondered if something strange had happened to the goldfinch, house finch, chickadees, pine siskins. ...
Visit Stars and Stripes Museum (01/26/03)
This week's day trip is to the Stars and Stripes Museum in Bloomfield. On Nov. 9, 1861, soldiers of the Illinois 11th, 18th and 29th Regiments set up camp in Bloomfield after forcing the Confederates south. Upon finding the newspaper office empty, they decided to print a newspaper for their expedition, relating the troop's activities. They called it the Stars and Stripes. This was the beginning of the "soldier's newspaper" 140 years ago...
Can dog in heat still be spayed? (01/26/03)
jkoch By Dr. John KochQuestion: I have been planning to have my dog spayed for several months and for various reasons have kept postponing it. Suddenly a few days ago she came into heat. Since she occasionally sneaks out of the house, I am afraid she will wind up pregnant. Is it possible to have her spayed while she is in heat?...
Family yearns for heat wave (01/26/03)
We've been in a deep freeze this week. It's been so cold that my kids haven't complained about wearing coats. Our dog, Cassie, is the only member of our family who doesn't seem to mind. She likes running across the snowy, frozen ground. She's constantly barking to go outside. I realize she has her natural fur coat, but at this rate she'll be wanting to grow up to be a sled dog...
Derek Luke's ascension is the stuff of Hollywood dreams (01/26/03)
NEW YORK -- Taking a job as a store cashier turned out to be a slick career move for Derek Luke. Luke was just another struggling actor in Los Angeles, selling candy and movie memorabilia at the Sony Pictures gift shop on the studio's lot, when he struck up a conversation with an emerging screenwriter named Antwone Fisher -- who mentioned he was working on a screenplay of his troubled but triumphant life story...
Charlene Hillhouse (01/26/03)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Charlene Kunz Hillhouse, age 81, a resident of Charleston, died at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 2003, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. She was born Aug. 7, 1921, in Wyatt, Mo., to the late Charles Anthony and Anna Lee Hutcheson Kunz. She lived her entire life in Mississippi County and was a member of the Wyatt United Methodist Church...
William Evans (01/26/03)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- William Norton "Dude" Evans, 84, of Bloomfield, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died Friday, Jan. 24, 2003, at the John Cochran Veterans Medical Center in St. Louis. He was born March 31, 1918, at Hickman, Ky., son of William and Nettie Lee Johnston Evans. He and Lois Lovella Frix were married Oct. 26, 1946...
James Merchant (01/26/03)
ZALMA, Mo. -- James C. Merchant, 78, of Zalma died Friday, Jan. 24, 2003, at the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo. He was born May 9, 1924, at Haileville, Okla., son of William and May Crowder Merchant. He was a former resident of Madison, Ill., before moving to Zalma 13 years ago. He was a retired maintenance man for Marhan Trucking in Madison. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II...
Callie Dockins (01/26/03)
Callie Allison Dockins, age 3 days, first daughter of Jamey and Dee Dee Sarff Dockins of Jackson, passed away Friday, Jan. 24, 2003, at 2:30 p.m. at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Friends may call today, Jan. 26, between 4 to 7 p.m. at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. The funeral service will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by a private graveside committal service. Dr. Derek Staples and the Rev. Raymond McAfee will officiate...
Clyde Wisdom (01/26/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Clyde "Peck" Wisdom, 73, of Sikeston died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003, at Hunter Acres Caring Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Stella Esselman (01/26/03)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Stella Marie Esselman, 93, of Perryville, Mo., died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2003, at Perry County Nursing Home. She was born Aug. 11, 1909, daughter of Fred and Mary Louise Cissell Moore. She and David Edward Esselman were married Feb. 22, 1927, at Perryville. He died June 6, 1982...
Lucille McCamy (01/26/03)
COLUMBIA, Tenn. -- Lucille Tooke Westfall McCamy, 87, of Columbia died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2003, at Maury Regional Hospital. She was born in Piedmont, Mo., daughter of Robert Tooke. She was the widow of Alston R. McCamy. She was a former long-time resident of Indianapolis and worked as a waitress in the Indianapolis area with McShane's Restaurant and Bradley's BBQ. She was a licensed beautician and cosmetologist...
James Sneed (01/26/03)
BENTON, Mo. -- James J. "Jack" Sneed, 89, of Benton died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003, at the Lutheran Home. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Benton.
Sydney Stroup (01/26/03)
Sydney Alan Stroup of Scott City died Friday, Jan. 24, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Jan. 24, 2003, son of Glendon Ray Stroup and Erica Susan Partin. Survivors include his parents; a sister, Rylee Stroup of Scott City; his grandparents, Ben and Liana Partin of Scott City, Randy and Deb Stroup of Chaffee, Mo., and Janice Thomas and Edward Thomas of Jacksonville, N.C...
Dillman Reisenbichler (01/26/03)
Dillman R. Reisenbichler, age 73, of Pocahontas passed away Friday, Jan. 24, 2003, at his home. Friends may call between 3 and 8 p.m. today, Jan. 26, 2003, at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson and after 10 a.m. at the church on Monday. The funeral service will be Monday, Jan. 27, at 11 a.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church in Pocahontas, followed by interment in the church cemetery. The Rev. Robert Mann will officiate...
Dorothy Schabbing (01/26/03)
Dorothy M. Schabbing, 79, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Jan. 24, 2003, at her home. She was born June 24, 1923, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Herman and Mary E. Volz Schabbing. She and her sister, Clara, lived on the family farm all their lives. She was supervisor of Central Services at Southeast Missouri Hospital and had worked at International Shoe Factory and Superior Electric. She was a member of St. Mary's Cathedral in Cape Girardeau and St. Mary's Council of Catholic Women...
Dwight Jones (01/26/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- William Dwight Jones, 74, of Sikeston died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. He was born March 22, 1928, in Sikeston, son of William Wood and Annell Lee Lambert Jones. He and Charlotte Lee Burch were married in 1953, and she died in 1978...
Selimos-Renick (01/26/03)
Vickie G. Selimos and Steven J. Renick exchanged vows Nov. 2, 2002, at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Merrillville, Ind. The Rev. Theodore Poteres performed the ceremony. Music was provided by Alexis Brataeskis. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George T. Selimos of Sandwich, Ill. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George S. Renick of Cape Girardeau...
Whaley-Watkins (01/26/03)
Leslie Rose Whaley and James Roy Watkins were united in marriage Oct. 12, 2002, at Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Oran, Mo. The Rev. John Harth performed the ceremony. Organist was Betty Vandeven of Chaffee, aunt of the bride. Vocalists were Melissa Judd of Scott City and Doug Moore of Kelso, Mo...
Hester-Overbeck (01/26/03)
Candida Dawn Hester and Roger Lynn Overbeck were married Dec. 23, 2002, at Zion United Methodist Church in Gordonville. The Rev. Ann Mowery performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Paul and Mary Robertson of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of Howard and Christine Overbeck of Cape Girardeau...
Henson-Dohogne (01/26/03)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Baley Lee Henson and Blake Joseph Dohogne were married Oct. 5, 2002, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso, Mo. The Rev. Oliver Clavin performed the ceremony. Lector was Connie Sherman of Advance. Pianist was Gretchen Dunivan of Ironton, Mo. Soloists were Deanna Mason and Gary Reutzel of Advance...
Johnston-Hearnes (01/26/03)
Jamie Marie Johnston and John Robert Hearnes were married July 14, 2001, at First Baptist Church. The Rev. Paul Jones performed the ceremony. Music was provided by the Marimba Quartet, comprised of Kelly Durcholz of Jasper, Ind., Darrell Thompson of Kansas City, Mo., Art Quanstrom of Atlanta, Ga., and Stephen Richardson of Nashville, Tenn...
Wiley-Armstrong (01/26/03)
Michael and Mary Pascavis of Rockford, Mich., announce the engagement of her daughter, Angelia Denise Wiley of Plainfield, Ill., to Daniel Lee Armstrong of Crest Hill, Ill. He is the son of Bobby and Sherry Armstrong of Metairie, La. Formerly of Cape Girardeau, Wiley is a 1989 graduate of Central High School. She is a 2001 graduate of Concordia University in River Forest, Ill. She is a deaconess at Peace Lutheran Church in Plainfield...
Lyons-Marshall (01/26/03)
Kathleen A. Lyons of Cape Girardeau announces the engagement of her daughter, Kristine Ann Lyons, to Ronald Robert Marshall, both of St. Louis. He is the son of Alan and Sue Marshall of Bridgeport, Mich. Lyons is a 1995 graduate of Jackson High School. She received a bachelor's degree from Southeast Missouri State University in 1999, and expects to receive a master's in divinity from Eden School of Theology in May. She is a student pastor at Living Water Free Methodist Church...
Glastetter-Geringer (01/26/03)
Jim and Margaret Glastetter of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Greta Glastetter, to Gerald Geringer, both of St. Louis. He is the son of Sylvester and Lunette Geringer of Perryville, Mo. Glastetter is a 1993 graduate of Notre Dame High School. ...
Boettcher-Cripps (01/26/03)
FROHNA, Mo. -- Donald and Marlies Boettcher of Frohna announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristina Marlies Boettcher of Mound City, Ill., to Donnie L. Cripps of Cairo, Ill. He is the son of David and Virginia McAfee of Mount Pulaski, Ill. Boettcher is employed at Nu Dinner in Cairo...
Johnston- Huffman (01/26/03)
Philip S. and Paula R. Johnston of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Deanna Kaye Johnston, to Ian Maxwell Huffman. He is the son of Joice Whitby of Cape Girardeau. Johnston is a senior at Jackson High School. She is employed at Hobby Lobby in Cape Girardeau...
Hogan-Ogles (01/26/03)
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 is a 1999 graduate of Central High School, and expects to receive a degree in family life from Southeast Missouri State University in May...
Sauter-Brunke (01/26/03)
Stephen and Mary Karen Sauter of Ballwin, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Michelle Lynn Sauter, to Glen Edwin Brunke, both of Jackson. He is the son of Ed and Diana Brunke of Jackson. Sauter received a degree in middle school science and math education from the University of Missouri-Columbia in December 2002...
Blankenship-Cattoor (01/26/03)
James and Linda Blankenship of Barnhart, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Shelly Ann Blankenship, to Jason Richard Cattoor. He is the son of H. Richard and Nancy Cattoor of Cape Girardeau. Blankenship is a 1994 graduate of Northwest High School. ...
Bollinger-Goodson (01/26/03)
Geraldine Meier of Jackson announces the engagement of her daughter, Karen M. Bollinger, to Mark D. Goodson. He is the son of David and Jean Goodson of Jackson. Bollinger is also the daughter of the late Wilbur "Speed" Meier. Bollinger is a graduate of Jackson High School and Southeast Missouri State University. She is an accountant at Ceramo Co., and a cashier at K's Merchandise...
Eatons to mark 50th event (01/26/03)
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Eaton of Cape Girardeau will celebrate their 50th anniversary Saturday. Eaton and Lorraine Bertrand were married Feb. 1, 1953, in Cape Girardeau. They have two daughters, Marilyn Mick of Vienna, Ill., and Kristi Honeywell of Pierre, S.D. The Eatons have seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild...
Ladreiters wed 50 years (01/26/03)
Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Ladreiter of Jackson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception Dec. 15, 2002, in the fellowship hall at New McKendree United Methodist Church. Hosts were their children and spouses, Carole and Robert Baugh, Martha and Kenneth Austin, and Rob and David Ladreiter, all of Jackson...
Fire report 01/26/03 (01/26/03)
Cape Girardeau Sunday, Jan. 26 Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: At 4:34 p.m., an alarm sounding at 1353 N. Mount Auburn. Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: At 2:39 a.m., a medical assist at 112 Edgewood. At 7:20 a.m., a medical assist at 203 Franks Lane...
Police report 01/26/03 (01/26/03)
Cape Girardeau Sunday, Jan. 26 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Calvin Harper, 25, of 1022 Broadway Apt. A was issued a summons at the corner of Sprigg and Olive for driving while intoxicated...
Out of the past 1/26/03 (01/26/03)
10 years ago: Jan. 26, 1993 With new governor in place who has said he would sign collective bargaining legislation, labor unions are making push in this session of General Assembly for law that would allow public employees to bargain; but many legislators are skeptical whether there is enough support to pass such a bill this year...
Gambling on Missouri's budget (01/26/03)
The Missouri Constitution requires the governor to present a state budget plan each year. Gov. Bob Holden has met the constitutional requirements. The question is, did he offer a plan that is motivated more by politics than financial reality? The governor says that without spending cuts or revenue increases, both of which were part of his budget message, the state faces a $1 billion budget gap in the fiscal year that starts July 1. ...
Involuntary commitment abuses rights (01/26/03)
To the editor: The Dec. 16 letter from James Beebe regarding Rodney Yoder's involuntary commitment hearing in Chester, Ill., not only attacked Scientologists, but also fired a continuous stream of hate directed at Mormons, Christians and Moslems. Beebe ignored the central issue, which is the involuntary commitment of Yoder. ...
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