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Stories from Sunday, February 2, 2003

Black history month events (02/02/03)
Sixth-annual Read-A-Thon continues throughout the month. Elementary schools and Early Childhood Centers in the region will participate. Contact Joyce Renaud at 651-2499. Annual black history month book sale, sponsored by Southeast Bookstore. Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.FEB. 2...
Groundhogs predict spring, annoy farmers, taste like squirrel (02/02/03)
Groundhogs garner plenty of publicity as furry predictors of spring. But farmers say they're nothing but pests, and conservation officials see them as tasty game. It's a far cry from the celebratory mood surrounding Pennsylvania's Punxsutawney Phil, the most noted of the nation's groundhogs...
Anti-war rally draws 100 people (02/02/03)
An anti-war rally organized by the Southeast Missouri Coalition for Peace and Justice drew approximately 100 people to the Osage Community Centre Saturday."War can be avoided and should be avoided," said Tom Sager, a peace activist from Rolla, Mo., and the rally's guest speaker. "The reason I think it will be avoided is this group of people right here. If people speak out for peace in large enough numbers, there will be peace."...
Arson fire guts Jackson building; man arrested (02/02/03)
An Oak Ridge man was arrested early Saturday on a charge of arson stemming from a late Friday night fire that gutted a Jackson apartment building and left six tenants homeless. The six tenants and two visitors in the building at 502 N. Hope St. escaped by jumping out of second-floor windows as flames raced up the stairs, blocking the only door to the outside. Thick smoke clouded the two second-story apartments where three couples lived...
Oldest black church leading by example (02/02/03)
On Sunday mornings, members at St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church greet one another with hugs and handshakes. Families pile into pews to worship together. Some don purple robes and join the Chancel Choir before the service starts. For 140 years this church has served as the center of Cape Girardeau's black community. It is the oldest black congregation in Cape Girardeau County...
New York Times managing editor to speak at Davis lecture (02/02/03)
Gerald Boyd, managing editor of the New York Times, will deliver the annual Michael Davis Lecture at 7 p.m. Feb. 16 in the University Center Ballroom on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University. The event, part of the university's Black History Month activities, is free and open to the public. ...
River Campus topic of radio show (02/02/03)
Dr. Pauline Fox, former vice president of administration and enrollment management at Southeast Missouri State University, will discuss the River Campus arts school project, gender equity issues and campus construction on KRCU's "Going Public" radio show today...
Astronauts were heroes in their home countries (02/02/03)
Israel's first astronaut, Ilan Ramon, lifted the spirits of a troubled country when he blasted off last month on the space shuttle Columbia. Front pages of Indian newspapers Saturday carried pictures of Kalpana Chawla, the first Indian-born woman in space, to celebrate her expected return to earth on the space shuttle Columbia...
Fire kills Bollinger County man (02/02/03)
A Bollinger County man died in a fire early Friday which swept through his home near Arab, Mo. David Stephens, 56, died of smoke inhalation, fire officials said. His wife, Janette, managed to escape without injury. An Advance, Mo., firefighter spotted the blaze around 4 a.m., said Calvin Troxell, a Bollinger County fire investigator and assistant fire chief for Marble Hill Fire and Rescue...
Space fears rekindled for father of astronaut (02/02/03)
A call from an acquaintance prompted James Godwin to turn on his television Saturday morning. It was then the rural Jackson resident saw video footage of space shuttle Columbia becoming a fireball across the Texas sky. His thoughts immediately went to his daughter, Dr. Linda Godwin, a NASA astronaut who lives in Houston and was part of the ground crew for the Columbia mission. He's been on the ground at her NASA launchings and landings, praying for her safety...
Author will participate by phone in United We Read (02/02/03)
Participants in some of this month's United We Read discussions will sample catfish pâte from Mississippi, talk with Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Rick Bragg on the phone and maybe even dress up like their grandpa. The second annual United We Read, a program that encourages the entire community to read the same book, begins with a discussion Monday night...
World briefs 10A (02/02/03)
British firefighters begin new strike over pay LONDON -- Firefighters walked off the job for the fifth time in three months Saturday, starting a 48-hour strike in their bitter dispute over pay. Military crews with outdated trucks and equipment stood in once again for the 55,000 striking firefighters, on call to respond to emergencies starting at 9 a.m...
St. Louis court aimed at curbing bad behavior in downtown (02/02/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Dutifully repentant, Charles Reed answers correctly and politely to Judge Theresa Burke's tough-love questions about public drinking downtown, and how he will turn his life around. Yes, he is attending Alcoholics Anonymous and group courses for the homeless. Yes, he is staying at a shelter but wants a job and his own apartment. Yes, he will do community service...
Jefferson City seeks to double its size (02/02/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's Renaissance-style Capitol, with its white limestone walls and high arching dome, was built to project a grand image for the state. Now the capital city is seeking to boost its image, too -- proposing to double its geographic size and increase its population more than 30 percent in a massive and contentious annexation effort...
Man wanted for KC murder caught in England (02/02/03)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- For six years, Kansas City police Sgt. Dave Bernard has kept a wanted poster of Ralston Wellington taped to his office wall. Now, he finally can take it down. London police last week caught the fugitive, who allegedly took part in shooting a man and a woman in Kansas City in 1997 and, authorities say, was an international drug dealer who traveled between the United States and Great Britain...
Ancient roads found by satellite (02/02/03)
CHICAGO -- University of Chicago archaeologists using recently declassified satellite surveillance images have discovered that subtle depressions in land in Syria and Iraq are the remains of 5,000-year-old roads. The ancient thoroughfares were important for commerce in the ancient Near East as local settlements expanded and came into contact with people from southern Mesopotamia, according to Tony Wilkinson and Jason Ur of the university's Oriental Institute...
State unscrewing light bulbs, locking up supplies to save cash (02/02/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Maintenance workers are unscrewing light bulbs in government buildings. And posters urge employees to turn off their computers, printers and coffee pots when they go home for the day. It's all part of a plan to close the state's budget gap one dollar at a time. And true to government form, the campaign even has name -- "The Big Turn Off."...
Questions remain on tobacco bond deal to help budget (02/02/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Legal issues regarding Gov. Bob Holden's plan to fill a budget shortfall by borrowing against future proceeds from Missouri's financial settlement with the tobacco industry are expected to be resolved this week. But even if those issues are settled favorably, the Legislature will still be left to decide if the proposal is a good idea for the state...
'Columbia is lost' (02/02/03)
High over Texas and just short of home, space shuttle Columbia fell to pieces Saturday, raining debris over hundreds of miles of countryside. Seven astronauts perished -- a gut-wrenching loss for a country and world already staggered by tragedy...
Report- Giuliani firm employs expelled priest (02/02/03)
NEW YORK -- A priest who was barred from the ministry after he was accused of sexual abuse has been working for former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani's consulting business, according to published reports Saturday. Monsignor Alan Placa, an old friend of Giuliani's, has been working for Giuliani Partners about three days a week since August...
Experts say wide use of hydrogen technology is decades off (02/02/03)
KEARNEY, Neb. -- A company that made its name in camping lanterns hopes a portable generator it has begun manufacturing here will help shine the way to a future powered by clean energy. The Coleman Powermate generators combine hydrogen and oxygen to produce up to 1,000 watts of electricity. Pure water is the only waste product of this fuel cell technology, giving it tremendous appeal to promoters of clean energy...
Fire investigators search ruins of N. Carolina plastics factor (02/02/03)
KINSTON, N.C. -- Investigators finally entered the hulking ruins of a medical supply factory Saturday, even as the debris continued to smolder. Despite the unsafe condition of some of the building, investigators went inside the remains of the West Pharmaceutical Services plant, said Peter O'Connor, a special agent with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives...
Toughman death ruled homicide (02/02/03)
SAGINAW, Mich. -- The medical examiner listed homicide as the cause of death of a Toughman contestant. But law enforcement officials said they would not seek criminal charges, noting the bouts are legal in the state. Scott Wood, 31, of San Antonio, died Jan. ...
Bush budget looks to beef up IRS (02/02/03)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush would strengthen the Internal Revenue Service's ability to pursue tax scofflaws, rich and poor, in a $2.23 trillion budget for 2004 that he will send Congress on Monday. The initiative will be part of a fiscal blueprint that will project federal deficits for each of the next five years, though the shortfalls will decline annually, a Republican familiar with the Bush administration's plans confirmed Saturday...
Columbia's problems started on left wing (02/02/03)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Investigators trying to figure out what destroyed space shuttle Columbia focused immediately on the possibility that its thermal tiles were damaged far more seriously than NASA realized by a piece of debris during liftoff. Just a little over a minute into Columbia's launch on Jan. ...
Search crews hunt debris around Texas, Louisiana (02/02/03)
NACOGDOCHES, Texas -- Debris plummeted from the sky over hundreds of square miles of Texas and Louisiana, smashing a rooftop, splashing into a reservoir and sending emergency crews on a far-flung hunt for bits of what was once space shuttle Columbia...
Russian space vehicle may retrieve space station crew (02/02/03)
Even with its shuttles grounded, NASA can easily retrieve the astronauts aboard the international space station using Russian vehicles. A Soyuz vehicle attached to the space station could bring the three astronauts onboard back to Earth at a moment's notice. But if the space agency's remaining shuttles are out of service for an extended period in the wake of Saturday's catastrophe, as seems likely, it could prove difficult to maintain the station's operations...
People talk 10B (02/02/03)
Bobby McFerrin doesn't worry, stays happy GRANVILLE, Ohio -- Jazz singer Bobby McFerrin doesn't get nervous any more before a gig because he doesn't worry any more about what the audience is expecting. "You're successful every time you perform, because everybody is moved -- one way or the other," said McFerrin, participating in an artist-in-residence program last week at Denison University...
X-ray shows how beetles breathe (02/02/03)
WASHINGTON -- Bugs don't have lungs, so how do they breathe? Maybe more efficiently than people, according to the first close-up view of insects forcing air in and out of tiny oxygen pipes. It took one of the world's strongest X-ray beams -- a view hundreds of times more detailed than today's medical scans can provide -- for scientists at The Field Museum in Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory to videotape how beetles breathe...
Archaeologists warn new dam threatens ancient Assyrian city (02/02/03)
An Iraqi dam under construction on the Tigris River threatens to submerge the remains of the spiritual capital of the ancient Assyrian empire in an act archaeologists liken to flooding the Vatican. Much of the city of Ashur, which thrived for more than 1,000 years until the Babylonians razed it in 614 B.C., could vanish under a lake to be created by the Makhoul dam, U.S. and European archaeologists said...
Underground movement (02/02/03)
BENEATH THE DEMILITARIZED ZONE, Korea -- In the tunnel's dank subterranean air, a nightmare scenario of war begins with the steady thud of boots on granite. South Koreans once feared that thousands of North Korean soldiers would surge through the dark, hundreds of feet below the ground, then burst to the surface far into South Korean territory...
Venezuela's opposition eases strike (02/02/03)
CARACAS, Venezuela -- Opponents of President Hugo Chavez began focusing on a petition drive to cut his term in power Saturday, after agreeing to ease a two-month strike that has crippled Venezuela's economy. Opposition leaders plan to hold what they call the "Great Sign-up" today, inviting citizens to sign various initiatives rejecting Chavez's government and seeking his ouster...
Baghdad announces return of Blix, ElBaradei for crucial talks (02/02/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- The chief U.N. weapons inspectors will return to Baghdad on Feb. 8 for last-minute talks before their next Security Council report on the hunt for banned weapons in Iraq, Iraqi and U.N. officials said Saturday. Arms monitors Hans Blix and Mohamed ElBaradei are seeking concessions to speed their investigators' day-to-day work -- in particular removing obstacles to U.N. reconnaissance flights and to private interviews with Iraqi scientists...
Avalanche in Canada kills seven skiers (02/02/03)
The Associated Press REVELSTOKE, British Columbia -- Another avalanche in eastern British Columbia killed seven skiers, including some high school students, provincial authorities said Saturday. The 10 survivors were airlifted to Glacier Park Lodge by helicopter, said Bob Pearce of the British Columbia Ambulance Service. Several suffered minor injuries, he said...
Foreign journalists released after 11 days as captives (02/02/03)
SARAVENA, Colombia -- Leftist guerrillas freed an American photographer and a British reporter on Saturday after kidnapping them 11 days earlier in one of the most violent regions of Colombia. Scott Dalton, of Conroe, Texas, and Ruth Morris, a British citizen raised in southern California, were the first foreign journalists to be kidnapped in Colombia's four-decade-long war. Both live in Bogota and had been in Arauca on assignment for the Los Angeles Times...
Gunman opens fire on U.S. troops searching caves in Afghanistan (02/02/03)
BAGRAM, Afghanistan -- A lone gunman opened fire on U.S. troops searching caves in southeastern Afghanistan, a U.S. military spokesman said Saturday. No one was hit and the gunman was not captured. The U.S. patrol was fired upon around noon Friday by an assailant hiding in the Adi Ghar mountain, the site of a firefight Monday between a group using the mountain caves as a supply depot and U.S. and coalition forces...
Biggest protest yet in Ivory Coast draws 100,000 (02/02/03)
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast -- Nearly 100,000 loyalists marched through Ivory Coast's main city Saturday, burning French flags and calling for the death of the French president in the biggest protest yet against a French-brokered peace deal. The demonstration by government supporters angered at the prospect of sharing power with rebels came as West African leaders met with President Laurent Gbagbo in Abidjan to try to salvage the accord...
Taiwan's New Year celebration (02/02/03)
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Taiwan's leader celebrated the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year on Saturday by handing out 15,000 red envelopes stuffed with cash to people in his hometown. President Chen Shui-bian gave away the equivalent of $5.80 in every envelope, for a total of $86,705, in the southern farm village of Kuantien. He ran out of envelopes before he got to the end of a line that stretched about two miles...
Italian police found circled photo of British admiral at arrest (02/02/03)
ROME -- Authorities found a newspaper photo of Britain's military chief when they arrested 28 Pakistanis in Naples this week with powerful explosives, forged documents and maps of the area with "sensitive targets" highlighted, a police official said Saturday...
Iran celebrates anniversary of 1979 revolution (02/02/03)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Helicopters rained flowers over Tehran and sirens wailed across the city Saturday to celebrate the 24th anniversary of Iran's Islamic revolution. But the festive spirit was lost on Iranian reformists, with some complaining that the country's hard-line establishment had not delivered on promises made after the 1979 revolution to reform the Persian state's society...
Nerinx Hall completes 2-0 trip, beats Central (02/02/03)
Central's girls basketball team couldn't defend its home court Saturday and lost 49-35 to Nerinx Hall of St. Louis. It was the final stage of a two-day trip to Southeast Missouri for Nerinx Hall, which beat the area's top-ranked team, Jackson, on Friday night...
Chase finds her touch, runs Otahks past Tech (02/02/03)
Lori Chase almost single-handedly helped Southeast Missouri State University's Otahkians overcome another slow start and finally notch a victory over Tennessee Tech. Chase, a senior forward and one of Southeast's few returning players, poured in 18 first-half points and finished with a season-high 32 as the Otahkians held off the Eaglettes 86-80 Saturday night at the Show Me Center...
Beam slump trips Southeast gymnasts (02/02/03)
Despite a forgettable balance- beam performance, Southeast Missouri State University's gymnastics team stayed close enough to nearly upset visiting Illinois-Chicago, falling 193.375 to 192.450 Saturday at Houck Field House. In front of an announced crowd of 612, the Otahkians stood toe-to-toe with the Flames -- No. ...
Southeast holds off Tech for big OVC win (02/02/03)
When Southeast Missouri State University saw Tennessee Tech trim what had been an 18-point deficit to just three in the late going Saturday night, the Indians didn't panic. They simply drew strength from a similar situation against Murray State on Jan. 18, when the Racers cut a 19-point deficit to two before the Indians finished strong and prevailed...
Tigers overcome late letdown against Buffs (02/02/03)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri put it on cruise control and nearly paid the price. Ricky Clemons had 23 points, four assists and five steals and the 25th-ranked Tigers avoided a late collapse for a 73-70 victory over Colorado on Saturday. "I think our team has matured a lot this last week," coach Quin Snyder said. "The last five minutes, that's another lesson we need to continue to learn...
Southeast holds off Tech for big OVC win (02/02/03)
When Southeast Missouri State University saw Tennessee Tech trim what had been an 18-point deficit to just three in the late going Saturday night, the Indians didn't panic. They simply drew strength from a similar situation against Murray State on Jan. 18, when the Racers cut a 19-point deficit to two before the Indians finished strong and prevailed...
Andy Dodd, judo (02/02/03)
Maybe Andy Dodd likes that he can swing as hard as he can, and there is no foul called. Maybe it's that he can choke someone dry, and there is no jail time. Or maybe it's that he can tie up someone in an arm lock and not be thrown into the penalty box...
Absence makes Rice's heart grow fonder for Pro Bowl (02/02/03)
HONOLULU -- Jerry Rice thought he could relax in Hawaii this week. He planned to play some golf, soak up some sun and run through the light practices until his 13th Pro Bowl appearance today. Instead, he spent the week dealing with constant attention from his fans, who took breaks from their regular jobs as the AFC's best players to savor the chance to play with the 40-year-old receiver for the first time in his career...
Teams, fans pause for shuttle crew (02/02/03)
Florida Tech postponed its men's and women's college basketball games Saturday, and fans across the country paused to mourn the seven astronauts killed aboard the space shuttle Columbia. The shuttle broke into pieces over Texas, just minutes before it was supposed to land at Cape Canaveral in Florida...
Cardinals manager laments ending (02/02/03)
ST. LOUIS -- The passage of time has done little, if anything, to soothe Tony La Russa's anguish. As Cardinals players prepare to report to spring training Feb. 14, their manager is still stewing over last season. For a time, it appeared the Cardinals were a team of destiny, a team that surmounted tragedy to reach the postseason for the third straight time...
Bucs weren't a surprise, but domination was (02/02/03)
That Tampa Bay won last Sunday's Super Bowl wasn't a major surprise. The Bucs were only four-point underdogs, and most people expected a close game. But the way Jon Gruden's team thoroughly dominated Oakland could not have been anticipated by many gridiron fans, except maybe die-hard Bucs loyalists. Tampa Bay's 48-21 romp put a major exclamation point on a dominant postseason run...
Sports letters 2/2/03 (02/02/03)
There's something to be said for a coach To the editor: I've always admired and respected coaches. After all, I was one. For one season. I thought since I played basketball in high school, I'd have no trouble coaching. I knew everything there was to know...
FanSpeak 2/2/03 (02/02/03)
It pays to win I'M CURIOUS to know if, in the Super Bowl, both the winners and the losers get a Super Bowl ring. Second, how much are the members of the losing and winning teams paid? Each player on the winning team receives about $60,000, while players on the losing team get about $35,000 apiece. ...
Digital cameras are just the start of photography fun (02/02/03)
My 11-year-old son and I enjoy playing our electric guitars. I like a clean sound from our amplifier. He likes to play around with the amplifier's special effects, including reverb, fuzz (technically called overdrive), bass and treble. He is amazed by the sound coming out of the amp, and how the amp "powers up" the flat sound of the unplugged electric guitar. ...
Spring style (02/02/03)
New color palette drives shoppers to buy new merchandise for spring wardrobe. By Samantha Critchell ~ The Associated Press NEW YORK -- They're already starting to pop up in store windows like the first flowers that emerge from the frozen ground: a handful of spring styles in sweet sherbet colors...
Parents complain about cursing in 'Les Miserables' (02/02/03)
WILLIAMSPORT, Md. -- Even in this age of raunchy rap and tasteless television, high school drama coach Ruth Ridenour warned students trying out for "Les Miserables" that it contained swear words. Three, precisely: "hell," "bitch" and "bastard."...
Flowers add color in winter (02/02/03)
Even though it's winter, there's no need to forsake flowers -- real, live, growing flowers. Tropical plants know nothing of winter, and some are capable of growing and flowering practically nonstop as long as they have year-round moisture, warmth, food, and light. They share our winter quarters well...
A little suit can make a big difference (02/02/03)
NEW YORK -- The instructions read: The day before the job interview, decide what you will wear and check that it is clean, pressed and not missing buttons. The night before the interview, decide what you will be taking in your handbag and set it aside. The day of the interview, don't wear flashy jewelry; keep it small and simple...
Accessories can make the outfit (02/02/03)
A filmy cotton and silk shawl with exotic oriental embroidery and edging from Natori can take you from your afternoon's labor at the office to an evening celebration. If the occasion is important but still daytime, try adding a long scarf, like one from Banana Republic with navy polka dots and fringe...
Location and luxury Cape Girardeau house situated in good neig (02/02/03)
The house at 2126 Kenneth Drive in Cape Girardeau represents two of the most crucial elements of new home selection: location and affordability. This brick and vinyl split level in the Alma Schrader School district will be open for showing from 2 to 4 p.m. today...
At the low ebb time of living (02/02/03)
Editor's note: This column originally was published Feb. 3, 1991. Well booted, mittened, coated and capped, I ventured over to the creek recently to determine if I could see any form of wildlife. At least that was my stated purpose. I think, in truth, I just wanted to get outside for a little longer time than it takes me to go to the garage, the mail box or to take the garbage out. Our outside existence is at low ebb in February....
How were wolves domesticated? (02/02/03)
By Dr. John Koch Question: I know that modern dogs are descended from prehistoric wolves. My question is when and how were dogs domesticated from wolves? Answer: Some time ago, an archeological dig in Egypt uncovered a grave in which were found the fossilized remains of a man hugging a small puppy. ...
Parents lend helping hand when Buddy loses his (02/02/03)
You may have heard of the Fox TV show "Man Versus Beast." Well, this was a case of beast against Buddy. It was a disaster of epic proportions. Our dog, Cassie, chewed the hand and most of the arm off Bailey's beloved Buddy Bear. Of course it took me a while to realize the full gravity of the situation. ...
See eagles at Mingo refuge (02/02/03)
Our trip this week is to the Mingo National Wildlife Refuge near Puxico, Mo. During this time of year, it's possible to see eagles nesting in the area. Also, near Mingo is Duck Creek Conservation Area where you'll find ducks, particularly in the colder months...
ABC wins bidding war to air Michael Jackson documentary (02/02/03)
NEW YORK -- ABC won a network bidding war to acquire the rights to a documentary on Michael Jackson and immediately scheduled it for prime time on Friday. The documentary, "Living with Michael Jackson," features "unprecedented and exclusive access to Jackson's private life," ABC promised...
Backstreet Boy tackles politics, Broadway (02/02/03)
NEW YORK -- "You don't want to get me started on this," Kevin Richardson warns, shaking his head and pushing aside his lunch. "I could go on all day." The status of his band, the Backstreet Boys? His job as the latest Billy Flynn in the Broadway version of "Chicago"?...
Irma Schwepker (02/02/03)
Irma Rose Schwepker, 94, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Jan. 31, 2003, at The Lutheran Home. She was born July 8, 1908, at Cape Girardeau, daughter of Goley and Alvinia Emma Schrader Robinson. She and Herman A. Schwepker were married Jan. 9, 1932, at Advance, Mo. He died July 9, 1986...
Lucille Enderle (02/02/03)
Lucille Clementine Enderle, 87, of Scott City died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Donald Shepard (02/02/03)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Donald W. Shepard, 66, of Jonesboro died Friday, Jan. 31, 2003, at his sister's home in Jonesboro. He was born March 24, 1936, at Dongola, Ill., son of Harry and Beatrice Boshell Shepard. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was a laborer in highway construction...
David Stephens (02/02/03)
STURDIVANT, Mo. -- David B. Stephens, 56, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2003, as a result of a fire in his home. He was born Jan. 30, 1947, at Brownwood, Mo. He and Jannett Sneed were married in 1991. He was a pipefitter and spent most of his life in the Sturdivant and Advance, Mo., communities...
Volkerding-Huesgen (02/02/03)
St. Mary's Cathedral was the setting Oct. 12, 2002, for the wedding of Michelle Lynn Volkerding and Daniel Joseph Huesgen. The Rev. Gefford Lamprea performed the ceremony. Music was by Trio Girardeaux. Parents of the bride are Dr. Christopher and Myra Jung and Steve and Sherri Volkerding, all of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of Karl and Jane Huesgen of Bridgeton, Mo...
Reynolds-Newman (02/02/03)
Jim and Fay Bruening of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Marie Elizabeth Bruening, to Michael E. Stock Jr. He is the son of Karoline A. Stock of Belleville, Ill., and Mike Stock Sr. of Columbia, Ill. Bruening is a 1998 graduate of Central High School. She received a bachelor's degree in geological engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla in 2002, and is pursuing a master's degree in geological engineering at the university...
Reynolds-Newman (02/02/03)
Lisa Kaye Reynolds and Michael Joseph Newman of Jackson announce their engagement. She is the daughter of Budd and Sue Pence of Advance, Mo. Newman is the son of Bill and Sue Newman of Burfordville. Reynolds is a graduate of Zalma High School at Zalma, Mo. She is a training coordinator at Procter & Gamble...
Schweiss-Weatherspoon (02/02/03)
KELSO, Mo. -- Dale and Mary Dannenmueller of Kelso announce the engagement of their daughter, Kayleen Marie Schweiss, to Ryan Christopher Weatherspoon. He is the son of Michael and Joyce Weatherspoon of Scott City. Schweiss is a 1999 graduate of Scott City High School. She expects to receive a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Southeast Missouri State University in May. She is employed at Immediate Health Care in Cape Girardeau...
Welker-Rhymer (02/02/03)
Robert Welker of Cape Girardeau and Mary Jo Rogers of Scott City announce the engagement of their daughter, Charrity Ann Welker, to Jeremiah David Rhymer, both of McClure, Ill. He is the son of Patricia Rhymer of McClure and Charles Rhymer of Cape Girardeau...
Proffer-Schwendinger (02/02/03)
Joseph and Marilyn Gilmore of Cape Girardeau and Frank and Theresa Proffer of Sikeston, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Renee Marie Proffer, to Scott Brendon Schwendinger. He is the son of Gary and Linda Schwendinger of Chesterfield, Mo...
Hall-Johnson (02/02/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Jay and Gwen Phenicie of Sikeston and John and Sandy Hall of Bertrand, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Wade Hall, to Justin Lynn Johnson, both of Farmington, Mo. He is the son of Terry and Saundra Johnson of Sikeston...
Daniels-Dow (02/02/03)
Linda Marie Daniels and Timothy Wayne Dow of Cape Girardeau announce their engagement. She is the daughter of the late Clarence and Margaret Daniels of DeSoto, Mo. Dow is the son of Charlotte Dow of Cape Girardeau and Darrell Dow of St. Louis. Daniels attended DeSoto High School, and received a bachelor of science degree in sociology from Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at Family Counseling Center Inc. in Cape Girardeau...
Limbaughs are married 65 years (02/02/03)
Joe and Eula Limbaugh of Jackson were honored with a surprise anniversary celebration Jan. 19 at Holiday Inn in Cape Girardeau. About 20 guests attended the event. The couple has been married 65 years.
Couple marks 60 years (02/02/03)
WITTENBERG, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Theiss of Wittenberg observed their 60th wedding anniversary with a celebration Dec. 28, 2002, in Altenburg, Mo. Hosts were their children and spouses, Kathy and Danny Schoenherr of Frohna, Mo., Nancy and Lynn Ponivas of Alton, Ill., and Bud Theiss of Detroit, Mich...
Fire report 02/02/03 (02/02/03)
Cape Girardeau Sunday, Feb. 2 Firefighters responded to the following calls on Friday: At 6:18 p.m., alarm at 450 Siemers Drive. At 8:57 p.m., emergency medical service at 3439 William. Firefighters responded to the following calls on Saturday: At 12:24 a.m., an alarm at 201 N. West End Blvd...
Police report 02/02/03 (02/02/03)
Cape Girardeau Sunday, Feb. 2 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Jason Lee Guynn, 29, of Gilmer, Texas, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Arrests Larry Hood, 49, of 1006 N. Frederick, Cape Girardeau, was arrested Friday on a warrant for contempt of court...
Out of the past 2/2/03 (02/02/03)
10 years ago: Feb. 2, 1993 Cape Girardeau residents who lock themselves out of vehicles will no longer be able to summon help of police department; at last night's meeting, city council unanimously voted to approve contract with Seabaugh's Auto Repair to provide city vehicle lockout service for $15 per vehicle in lieu of past policy of free police department service...
Europe, America must stand united (02/02/03)
The following letter was published Thursday in The Times of London. It is signed by the heads of government in eight European nations. The real bond between the United States and Europe is the values we share: democracy, individual freedom, human rights and the Rule of Law. These values crossed the Atlantic with those who sailed from Europe to help create the USA. Today they are under greater threat than ever....
America is not alone (02/02/03)
Let me tell you about an extraordinary man, a playwright, who, imprisoned by the communist leaders of his country for five years, rose to become its president. His name is Vaclav Havel, and he is the recipient of countless awards around the world for his advocacy of human rights...
The case against Iraq grows stronger (02/02/03)
Last week, the world learned what has been known or suspected about Iraq's secret weapons for a long time. It was these suspicions that motivated the U.N. Security Council to adopt Resolution 1441, which calls not just for inspections in Iraq, but for complete cooperation and disclosure from the Iraqis regarding their past and current weapons programs...
League supports recommendations from chief justice (02/02/03)
To the editor: The League of Women Voters of Missouri strongly supports the juvenile justice recommendations of Chief Justice Stephen Limbaugh made in his State of the Judiciary message to the Missouri General Assembly. The league continues to support the following measures to assure a coordinated and efficient system of juvenile justice that would treat all children fairly and act quickly...
Holden proposes one of largest tax increases ever (02/02/03)
To the editor: Gov. Bob Holden's budget proposal calls for one of the largest tax increases in the history of this state. Over $750 million in new taxes would attack individuals, small business and corporations if the proposal passes. The governor claims the tax increases would only affect large corporations and the gaming industry, with no individual taxpayer feeling the effect of this monumental increase. ...
Speak Out 2/2/03 (02/02/03)
Now they want respect I HAD to laugh at the hypocrisy I heard on the radio. It was a public-service announcement about how kids are getting things over the Internet and downloading music. It said the music industry is at risk. It asked people to respect the law and not download music. ...
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