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Stories from Sunday, February 23, 2003

Gospel explosion - 'God is in the house' (02/23/03)
From the moment House of Prayer Outreach Mission pastor JoAnn McCauley took the stage and started singing at Academic Hall Saturday, there wasn't a still foot in the place. Toes tapped, hands clapped. Bodies swayed, music played. The Cape Girardeau pastor and others had gathered at Southeast Missouri State for Gospel Explosion 2003...
Sikeston man killed in lift accident (02/23/03)
Daily American Republic POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A 19-year-old Sikeston, Mo., man died Friday after becoming pinned beneath a lift being used to deliver portable buildings. According to Bruce Goin, assistant coroner for Butler County, Jacob Beck had finished delivering a portable building for Back Yard Buildings, a Sikeston business, at Pine and Gum in Poplar Bluff when the lift being used to carry it became stuck...
Art history the focus of KRCU show today (02/23/03)
Theresa Leininger-Miller, art history professor at the University of Cincinnati, will discuss the "New Negro Movement: Arts in the 1920s and 1930s" on KRCU's "Going Public" radio show today. She recently lectured at the Southeast Missouri State University Museum...
Southeast Missouri Hospital offers variety of medical services (02/23/03)
Special to the Southeast Missourian Southeast Missouri Hospital's rich tradition of providing health care services to the region began in 1928 when a group of future-focused community leaders founded what today is a 269-bed medical complex built around five regionally-recognized centers of excellence...
St. Francis remains committed to growth (02/23/03)
Special to the Southeast Missourian Bringing this region the latest in medical advancements is a mission St. Francis Medical Center has remained committed to for more than 125 years. Beginning as a 12-bed hospital in 1875, St. Francis has since grown to a 264-bed regional tertiary medical center...
Special edition highlights progress (02/23/03)
A residential building boom across the region. Major construction projects at both hospitals. The start of downtown revitalization in Cape Girardeau. New schools. New restaurants. New investments. All these made 2002 a banner year for the Southeast Missouri region, and all are described in today's Progress Edition...
Peace Corps searching for record recruitment (02/23/03)
Daniel Essner can't wait to embrace the poverty of Africa. The 43-year-old Cape Girardeau construction worker sold his house last month. He's planning to sell his two cars, including a bright red 1965 Chevy Nova. He's given away many other possessions...
Cape museum to display hats from historic shop (02/23/03)
A display of historic headgear is coming to the Cape River Heritage Museum next month. Merchandise from Dolye Hat Shop, one of Cape Girardeau's early businesses, will go on display March 15. The hats were donated to the museum's clothing collection by area families, according to museum officials...
Analyst- State needs big cut in spending (02/23/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Across-the-board spending cuts of around 15 percent are a necessary first step to regain control of Missouri's state budget, a respected analyst says in a new report. Throughout the continuing budget crisis, lobbyist and former state budget director Jim Moody has issued a much-read series of studies examining Missouri's financial problems. The latest version of the Moody Report, as it has become known, was released Friday...
Nonprofit group plans cleanup along Missouri, Kansas rivers (02/23/03)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A coalition of agencies will conduct a cleanup of almost 30 miles of the Missouri and Kansas rivers to boost a future trail system and raise awareness for its natural beauty. River cleanup expert Chad Pregracke visited the Missouri River in Kansas City on Friday to get a close look at the work ahead...
Chicago Fire Department steps up club inspections (02/23/03)
CHICAGO -- The Chicago Fire Department is stepping up inspections of nightclubs in the wake of a deadly fire at a Rhode Island club and a stampede at a Chicago night spot in the last week. Fire commissioner James Joyce said Saturday that inspections of 17 establishments around the city Friday night turned up a handful of violations such as unlit exit signs and locked or blocked rear doors...
Tricks of the trading (02/23/03)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Students at Central Elementary School huddle together at recess, before school or at lunch for some serious trading. One might have a rare card that someone else needs. Another student might have three cards they are willing to make a deal on. Someone else might be looking to find that one card they haven't been able to put their hands on -- yet...
Conference focuses on meth explosion (02/23/03)
PACIFIC, Mo. -- As methamphetamine quickly becomes the No. 1 crime problem in rural America, Missouri could be the center of meth use and production in the Midwest, experts say. That has politicians backing longer sentences and stronger measures to restrict access to ingredients used to make the drug. Meanwhile, police are calling for tougher laws and more money for local drug task forces, state crime labs and drug treatment programs...
Audit questions state meal expenses (02/23/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A state audit released Friday said the state Department of Conservation has spent excessive amounts on food for luncheons and other gatherings during the past two years. In 2001 and 2002, the department spent more than $500,000 on meals that "do not appear to be prudent uses of public monies and are not necessary to accomplish the mission of the department," according to the report from State Auditor Claire McCaskill's office...
Man learned that dishonesty doesn't pay (02/23/03)
BELVIDERE, N.J. -- A man who tried to profit from a bank teller's mistake could learn the hard way: It doesn't pay to be dishonest. Charles A. Delvecchio Jr., 36, who received $2,600 from a bank teller when he cashed a check for about $26, has been charged with theft...
Governors meet, talk of budget assistance (02/23/03)
WASHINGTON -- Democrats said Saturday that the White House was taking unprecedented steps to limit conversation at Monday's scheduled policy discussion between governors and President Bush. With their states' economies in tatters, members of the National Governors Association -- who began their four-day winter meeting Saturday -- are hoping to win more federal aid to cover soaring costs for health care, homeland security and education...
Man invents toilet 'Courtesy Wand' (02/23/03)
STATESBORO, Ga. - Four years ago, when his mother couldn't bend over to lower the toilet seat, Emory Jones sprang into action. First, he put the seat down for her. Then he began work on a tool to help people with similar dilemmas, a gizmo to assist them in raising and lowering the lid. Jones named his invention the "Courtesy Wand," and once it's manufactured, it will sell for $19.95...
Bush demands vote on appeals court nominee Estrada (02/23/03)
CRAWFORD, Texas -- President Bush charged Saturday that Democratic senators are stalling Miguel Estrada's nomination to a federal appeals court. Democrats said Estrada's unwillingness to be more open has made it impossible for them to evaluate him...
Report- Professor carried plague on airline trips (02/23/03)
LUBBOCK, Texas -- The Texas Tech University researcher accused of lying to the FBI about missing vials of plague bacteria repeatedly carried live samples of the germ aboard commercial airliners, a newspaper reported. Thomas Butler's attorney, Floyd Holder, told the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal that the professor imported plague about 60 times over the past 30 years, but said his method of transporting the specimens was "absolutely safe."...
Toys 'R' Us store roof collapses during rain (02/23/03)
LANHAM, Md. -- The roof of a Toys "R" Us store collapsed Saturday, injuring at least eight people, as heavy rain soaked an area already stressed by the weight of snow from the Presidents Day blizzard, authorities said. Fire chief Ronald Blackwell said the injured people, including a 3-year-old, were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries...
BellSouth exec appeals delay on joining Sprint (02/23/03)
ATLANTA -- BellSouth Corp. executive Gary Forsee has asked a Superior Court judge to lift her order banning him from joining rival Sprint Corp. for 30 days, pending arbitration of a dispute over his switch. Forsee, a 1968 graduate of Central High School in Cape Girardeau who is vice chairman of BellSouth, asked Fulton County Superior Court Judge Stephanie Manis on Friday to allow him to join Overland Park, Kan.-based Sprint immediately...
U.S. hopes to begin moving troops, supplies into Turkey (02/23/03)
WASHINGTON -- The United States hopes to begin moving troops and equipment into Turkey as early as this week, preparing for an expected second front in a possible war with Iraq, Pentagon officials said Saturday. They confirmed a tentative agreement on U.S. aid to Turkey, whose parliament could vote on the deal Tuesday. A Turkish official said the deal involved $5 billion in grants and $10 billion in loan guarantees from the United States...
People talk (02/23/03)
'Doonesbury' takes on Oregon's school crisis PORTLAND, Ore. -- Oregon's school budget crisis is hardly a laughing matter, but don't tell that to the maker of the comic strip "Doonesbury." Garry Trudeau's strip next week will introduce the nation to the plight of Oregon's cash-strapped schools by poking fun at the decision to cut 24 days from the Portland school year...
Agent Orange goes to Supreme Court (02/23/03)
NEW ORLEANS -- During an appendectomy in 1996, surgeons discovered that Vietnam veteran Joseph Isaacson had a form of cancer associated with exposure to the defoliant Agent Orange. But when he tried to claim payment from a settlement fund set up by Agent Orange manufacturers, he was told he was too late and, besides, the $180 million kitty had been exhausted...
Bush says U.S. will offer new U.N. resolution next week (02/23/03)
CRAWFORD, Texas -- President Bush, declaring that Saddam Hussein has not disarmed and does not intend to, said Saturday the United States will submit a new resolution to the U.N. Security Council early this week to set the stage for war against Iraq...
Rallies support military action in Iraq (02/23/03)
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Thousands rallied Saturday in support of President Bush and U.S. troops in a possible war against Iraq, turning their criticism to anti-war protesters and France's opposition to military force. About 2,000 people turned out at an Orlando rally that featured a reading of the Gettysburg Address, while another 1,000 prayed and marched in Pensacola, Fla...
World briefs 02/23/03 (02/23/03)
Bolivia's president may legalize coca LA PAZ, Bolivia -- The president of Bolivia is considering a plan to resume cultivation of the raw ingredient in cocaine in a remote jungle basin -- a move the U.S. government fears would undermine what is viewed as its most successful anti-drug program in South America...
Two transplants later, teen taken off life support in N.C. (02/23/03)
DURHAM, N.C. -- Jesica Santillan, the teenager who survived a botched heart-lung transplant long enough to get an odds-shattering second set of donated organs, died Saturday, two days after the second transplant. Doctors declared her brain dead at 1:25 p.m., said Duke University Medical Center spokesman Richard Puff...
Identifying fire victims to take days (02/23/03)
WEST WARWICK, R.I. -- As the painstaking process of identifying dozens of charred bodies began, the co-owner of the nightclub where 96 people were killed in a fast-spreading fire insisted Saturday he had no idea the rock band Great White planned to use the pyrotechnics that ignited the blaze...
Tragic deaths raise interest in fire codes (02/23/03)
Two nightclub tragedies in which 117 people were trampled or burned to death in the span of a week have cities across the nation rewriting old fire and building codes and demanding immediate inspections to head off more disasters. Less than a day after a band's pyrotechnics turned a small Rhode Island club into a raging inferno that killed 96 -- nearly a third of the crowd -- the governor of neighboring Massachusetts mobilized a task force to begin immediate, unannounced inspections of every nightclub in the state.. ...
Magnitude-5.4 quake shakes up California (02/23/03)
BIG BEAR CITY, Calif. -- A magnitude-5.4 earthquake shook Southern California early Saturday, jarring residents awake as far south as San Diego and rattling buildings in downtown Los Angeles. There were no immediate reports of injuries or serious damage...
Hospitals and health-care workers saying 'no' to shots (02/23/03)
WASHINGTON -- Despite President Bush's recommendation, hospitals and health-care workers are turning down the smallpox vaccine, worried about the inoculation's side effects and unconvinced that the threat of a bioterror attack justifies the risk. Federal officials had hoped to inoculate almost 450,000 health-care workers in the program's first month. With the month ending Monday, the figure is coming in at about 1 percent of that goal...
Searchers find aluminum in Nev.; unclear if pieces from shuttle (02/23/03)
LAS VEGAS -- Volunteers looking for a large piece of space shuttle Columbia's landing gear found several small scraps of aluminum in a remote part of Nevada on Saturday, but it was not immediately clear whether they belonged to the doomed spacecraft...
Iraqi factory chief pleads to keep defensive weapons (02/23/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- U.N. weapons inspectors tagging Al Samoud 2 missiles for destruction were met Saturday by an irate factory director, who pleaded with them to let Iraq keep its weapons so it can defend itself in the face of war. Nine inspectors, many wearing blue U.N. caps and black leather jackets, pulled up in sports utility vehicles at the Ibn al-Haithem company on the northern outskirts of Baghdad, which is involved in producing the missile...
Mood swing - Pro-U.S. crowd finds voice in South Korea (02/23/03)
SEOUL, South Korea -- Not long ago, angry chants of "murderous American GIs" and the somber flicker of anti-U.S. candlelight vigils once filled the downtown streets of Seoul. But as tension builds over North Korea's suspected nuclear weapons program, pro-American rallies are drawing big crowds in the South Korean capital...
Colombian rebels admit holding three Americans as hostages (02/23/03)
BOGOTA, Colombia -- Leftist rebels on Saturday acknowledged for the first time that they shot down a U.S. plane and are holding hostage three Americans they accuse of being CIA agents. The White House sent 150 soldiers to join the search for the captives...
Foreigners stay in Kuwait despite warnings to go (02/23/03)
The Associated Press KUWAIT CITY -- First, the Canadian government advised all its citizens to leave Kuwait. Then the U.S. Embassy followed suit. On Wednesday, the British government told its citizens to clear out and began plans to evacuate the spouses and children of embassy officials...
Powell, Japanese prime minister discuss N. Korea (02/23/03)
TOKYO -- Secretary of State Colin Powell and Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi shared concerns about North Korea's nuclear weapons and missile programs, and agreed Saturday to coordinate efforts to deal with the problem, officials said. Powell, who also met with Foreign Minister Yoriko Kawaguchi, is on his first visit to East Asia since North Korea acknowledged in October that it was developing uranium-based nuclear arms...
Chirac relishes role as leader of opposition to U.S. plans for (02/23/03)
PARIS -- After seven unremarkable years in office spent mostly fending off corruption scandals, French President Jacques Chirac risked becoming the most forgettable chief executive in modern French history. But he may have found a way to make his mark on French destiny and allow his nation to take what it feels is its rightful place on the world stage. Like a soufflé, Chirac is suddenly rising now that the heat has been turned on...
Gunmen fire on Shiite mosque, killing at least nine (02/23/03)
KARACHI, Pakistan -- Attackers stormed into a Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan and sprayed worshippers with automatic weapons fire Saturday, killing at least nine people and wounding nine others, police and hospital officials said. The gunmen jumped off motorcycles and rushed into the Imam Bargha Mehdi mosque shortly after the call to evening prayers in this southern port city and fired upon worshippers, witnesses said...
Jackson sophomore takes 3rd in state wrestling finals (02/23/03)
Jackson sophomore Cody Rouse took third at the state wrestling championships at the Hearnes Center in Columbia, Mo., Saturday. Rouse started the day with a 9-2 decision over Kellen Delaney of Park Hill in the consolation semifinals. In the third-place match Rouse defeated Charles Brown of Hazelwood Central 6-5...
Notre Dame girls, Bell City boys win first titles (02/23/03)
It was a year to remember for a couple of area high school basketball teams. Notre Dame's girls and Bell City's boys pulled off firsts by winning state championships. In winning the Class 2 title, Notre Dame hoisted its first girls state championship banner of any kind in its gymnasium...
Halftime is teams' make-it or break-time (02/23/03)
otre Dame senior Cory Beussink chuckled at the thought of the flying crutch from his disgusted coach. Beussink was a freshman on the junior- varsity team, and his coach, Brian Brandtner, had seen enough. "We were losing to Charleston at halftime by about 20 points, and coach Brandtner came in and threw his crutch across the room," Beussink recalled with a laugh. "He broke his leg about a week earlier. He threw his crutch across the room and we came back and won."...
Down 7-2, Indians rally for opening win at Alabama (02/23/03)
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- After having their season-opener postponed a day, Southeast Missouri State University's baseball team came back from a 7-2 deficit to win 8-7 over host Alabama. The Crimson Tide, which eliminated Southeast last year in the regional playoffs, jumped out to a 7-2 lead after the second inning, but the Indians used a four-run sixth to pull within one. Brian Hopkins, who went 3-for-4 with three RBIs, had a key two-run double with two outs in the inning...
Otahks fall into Austin Peay's 16-game win streak (02/23/03)
Austin Peay's women continued their record-setting season Saturday night with a stirring comeback victory over Southeast Missouri State University. The Governors won their school-record 16th consecutive game, extended their school record for victories and clinched the Ohio Valley Conference regular-season title by beating the Otahkians 80-78 at the Show Me Center...
Football, basketball reflect highs, lows (02/23/03)
Southeast Missouri State University's two marquee sports represented some of the highs and lows for the school's athletic program in 2002. While the football Indians set numerous records on the way to their first winning season since 1994 -- and best record since 1969 -- the basketball Indians plummeted to one of their worst seasons ever...
Austin Peay spoils Indians' home finale (02/23/03)
Southeast Missouri State University's men's basketball team lost in its final home game of the season Saturday night as Austin Peay defeated the Indians 63-56 at the Show Me Center. The Indians fell to 10-17 overall and 4-10 in Ohio Valley Conference play as they remained in eighth place in the nine-team league...
Helv focused on remaining competitive in area billiards (02/23/03)
Nine years ago, Kevin Helv of Cape Girardeau took up billiards. He hasn't regretted it since. The future looks bright for Helv, 34, who's now getting his feet wet in heavy-duty competition. "I used to go out with friends when it was more of a hobby," he said. "It started as a pastime. We would go to the pool room, play a few games and just talk. Eventually it grew on me."...
FanSpeak 2/23/03 (02/23/03)
A good Saxony story IREALLY enjoyedJeff Breer's article about coach John Daniel and the Saxony Lutheran High School basketball team. I went to some of the games and was very impressed with the team's discipline, attitude and unselfish play. It is great that the team finished 19-4, but more importantly, the team has created pride, hope and optimism in the Lutheran community. ...
Penguins' knack for OT costly for Blues (02/23/03)
PITTSBURGH -- Open ice, open teammates, a more wide-open style of play. No wonder Mario Lemieux likes overtime so much. Lemieux set up Shawn Heins' first goal in nearly 2 1/2 years, giving the Pittsburgh Penguins a 2-1 victory over St. Louis on Saturday -- their second overtime win in three games...
Got an opinion? Say it loudly (but just say it carefully) (02/23/03)
It's never hard to find an audience for an opinion. Internet message boards are bustling with anonymous truths, lies and everything in between. Chat rooms are the perfect place to pop in, make your case and log out, never to be heard from again. Radio call-in shows and Jim Rome-inspired, in-your-face TV programs are powered by listeners with nothing more than a first name and a point to make...
Southeast's QB position keeps getting richer (02/23/03)
When Southeast Missouri State University's football program announced its recruiting class a couple of weeks ago, one of the first things that struck me was why a former Arizona State quarterback would transfer into what appears to be a crowded and stacked position...
FanFare 2/23/03 (02/23/03)
Briefly Baseball
  • Robert Person agreed to a minor league contract with the Red Sox on Saturday, two years after winning 15 games for Philadelphia. Person is a veteran pickup on a pitching staff filled with them. If he makes the team, he'll provide depth in the bullpen and an emergency starter...
  • And you thought your hobby was weird (02/23/03)
    Many of the enthusiasts interviewed by Susan Sheehan and Howard Means in their book "The Banana Sculptor, the Purple Lady, and the All-Night Swimmer: Hobbies, Collecting, and Other Passionate Pursuits" started out like any blithe soul pruning a bonsai tree or flying a kite...
    Photo tips for taking digital baby pictures (02/23/03)
    Digital cameras give us the ability to see our pictures right away, and then to share them with family and friends through the Internet, either as attachments to e-mails or as photos posted on a family Web site. The sharing aspect of digital photography is popular among all photographers, amateurs and professionals. But there are picture-takers who take special joy in sharing their pictures: proud new dads and moms...
    Family friendly features (02/23/03)
    It's not always easy to find a home that pleases both the adults and the children in a family. Adults want some spaces of their own for relaxation and entertainment, and children, of course, want plenty of space to play. The house at 2540 Allendale is as family friendly as it gets. It's a classic ranch-style home with warm red brick, welcoming green shutters, elegant white pillars, and an old-fashioned brick entry way...
    Passionate pursuits (02/23/03)
    How do you spend your spare time? New surveys by the Hobby Industry Association show that 80 percent of the nation has a hobby -- and that's what consumes those hours spent away from work. Most people with a hobby use it as a means of relaxation -- it's something they enjoy. And more people are enjoying hobbies today than in 1948 when a similar study was conducted. Only 50 percent of the nation reported having a hobby then...
    What's piled on our plates, and tops in our tastes? (02/23/03)
    LOS ANGELES -- We all know what we like to eat, but it's fun to find out what makes other people's mouths water, too. You'd guess that Italian food and chocolate are strong favorites -- but how do folk feel about kiwis and sausages? "How America Eats 2003" in Bon Appetit magazine's March issue dishes up answers from a wide sampling...
    How to feed people at the exhausted end of the day (02/23/03)
    A book titled "Reality-Check Cooking" will grab the attention of a host of stressed cooks, with its implied promise of recipes for the real, workaday world. The book exists, a team effort written for a good cause by Claudia Drumheller-Tomkiel and Julie Drumheller-Bushinski, who cheerily dub themselves "Two Crazed Sisters."...
    Putting the right accent on the day (02/23/03)
    Editor's note: This column originally was published Feb. 24, 1991. A person should declare for himself, every once in a while, an Aunt Polly Day. Such a day isn't noted on a calendar nor does it appear in any book describing holidays or any other special kind of day.Only a few people scattered up and down the river valley community knew, first hand, what such a day would be like. They were Aunt Polly's contemporaries...
    Visit historic sites in New Madrid (02/23/03)
    A drive south on Interstate 55 can lead you to a stop in New Madrid, along the Mississippi River. Here's a few places to see: Hunter-Dawson House This mansion, the Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site, illustrates the grand lifestyle once enjoyed by one of Southeast Missouri's wealthy families during the late 1800s...
    Tracking tasty trends - A look at popular foods of 2002 (02/23/03)
    "Change is one thing, progress is another," the philosopher Bertrand Russell observed. As you wade through the Progress edition of the newspaper today, it's well to keep that distinction in mind, especially as we consider the culinary trends that emerged over the last year and contemplate what's in store for the year to come. After all, as food writer Marty Meitus notes, "The main food trend is the same as it's always been: scrambling to figure out what's for dinner."...
    Dad wrapped up in Linus art, not duct tape (02/23/03)
    Bailey's not auditioning for a hockey team; it just looks that way now that she's lost another top, front tooth. She spent much of last week doing baby tooth calisthenics to help things along. It dangled there precariously during an evening reading program at her elementary school on Thursday. Once safely home, she wiggled it some more and it popped out...
    Can product stop cat's bad behavior? (02/23/03)
    By Dr. John Koch Question: I have a cat that has been urinating outside of her litter box. Susie is spayed; however, periodically she backs up to a wall, lifts her tail and squirts urine in a straight stream against it. I understand that there is a new product available that will prevent this. Could you give me a little information? Is it effective?...
    Two Clark Kents collide on 'Smallville' (02/23/03)
    NEW YORK -- Tom Welling has learned firsthand: Being Clark Kent isn't easy. That, above all, is the lesson of "Smallville," which finds Clark, even more than the typical teen, consumed with awkward self-discovery. Clark feels like an outsider without understanding why. He senses an emerging destiny, yet he's blind to his future as the Man of Steel. His plight is any teen's plight, writ large and shrouded in secrecy...
    Post-'Bachelorette,' Trista and Ryan anticipate togetherness (02/23/03)
    NEW YORK -- No, Trista isn't pregnant. No, she never went joy-riding with Charlie. Dispelling false rumors was on the agenda Thursday when "Bachelorette" babe Trista Rehn and her man, Ryan Sutter, took questions from reporters as part of a publicity blitz...
    Clodine Doernhoefer (02/23/03)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Clodine Doernhoefer, 91, of Perryville died Friday, Feb. 21, 2003, at Perry County Nursing Home. She was born Nov. 29, 1911, at Sedgewickville, Mo., daughter of Ora and Minnie Statler Hahs. She and Gilbert M. Doernhoefer were married May 19, 1934. He died Nov. 25, 1981...
    Jacob Beck (02/23/03)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Jacob Thomas "Jake" Beck, 19, of Sikeston died Friday, Feb. 21, 2003, as the result of an injury while working in Poplar Bluff, Mo. He was born Sept. 4, 1983, at Cape Girardeau, son of Joe E. Jr. and Lee Ann Napier Beck. He was a 2002 graduate of Sikeston Senior High School and had attended Southeast Missouri State University. Beck was employed by Backyard Buildings. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church...
    Larry Musgaves (02/23/03)
    WOLF LAKE, Ill. -- Larry L. Musgraves, 55, of Wolf Lake died Friday, Feb. 21, 2003, at Union County Hospital. He was born Feb. 12, 1948, in Anna, Ill., son of Dennis and Beulah Johns Musgraves. Survivors include his wife, Wanda; a son; a daughter and one sister, Betty Ann...
    Lillian Guiling (02/23/03)
    Lillian C. Guiling, the daughter of the late William P. and Lealer Ann Wood Fowler, was born in Wayne County, Tenn., on May 5, 1921, and passed at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau on Feb. 22, 2003, at the age of 81 years, 9 months and 17 days...
    Walter Tucker (02/23/03)
    CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Walter G. Tucker, 81, formerly of Chaffee died Feb. 17, 2003, at Sarasota, Fla. He was born March 6, 1921, at Chaffee to the late Len and Lena Hofler Tucker of Rockview, Mo. On June 3, 1941, he married Alice Elfrank of Perkins, Mo., who survives...
    Parsons-Couch (02/23/03)
    Carrie Lynne Parsons and Richard Kevin Couch exchanged vows Feb. 14, 2003, in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. The Rev. Garland Black performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Virgil L. Parsons III and Julia L. Parsons of Columbia, Mo. The groom is the son of C. Richard Couch of Sikeston, Mo., and Shirley A. Phillips of Cape Girardeau...
    Gillihan-Evans (02/23/03)
    Lori Ann Gillihan and David Lee Evans were married Sept. 28, 2002, in the Baptist Student Center at Southeast Missouri State University. The Rev. Ron Taylor performed the ceremony. Soloist was Janice Duckett of Poplar Bluff, Mo., sister of the bride...
    McNeil-Davis (02/23/03)
    Mr. and Mrs. Kerney McNeil of Corinth, Miss., announce the engagement of their daughter, Andrea Lauren McNeil, to Adam Michael Davis. He is the son of Frances Gould of Cape Girardeau and Joe Bill Davis of Benton, Mo. McNeil is a 1995 graduate of Lee Academy in Clarksdale, Miss. ...
    Miller-Acey (02/23/03)
    CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Charles Lingle Jr. of East Prairie, Mo., announces the engagement of his daughter, Charla Denise Miller, to Leslie Allen Acey, both of Chaffee. He is the son of Pansey Acey of Chaffee, and the late Lester Acey. Miller is also the daughter of the late Teresa Lingle...
    West-Schaefer (02/23/03)
    WOLF LAKE, Ill. -- Robert and Tippy West of Plainfield, Ill., announce the engagement of their daughter, Ying West, to Bill Schaefer, both of Naperville, Ill. He is the son of Jerry and Sharon Schaefer of Wolf Lake. West received a bachelor's degree in organizational communication from North Central College in Naperville. She is an inside sales representative with Molex Inc. in Lisle, Ill...
    Hubbert-Wolsey (02/23/03)
    BENTON, Mo. -- David and Mary Hubbert of Benton announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Suzanne Hubbert, to Jerry Don Wolsey II. He is the son of Jerry and Debbie Wolsey of Chaffee, Mo. Hubbert is a 1994 graduate of Kelly High School, and attended Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed by Interior Plus Inc...
    Rockwell- Smith (02/23/03)
    Roy Rockwell of Redding, Calif., and Mr. and Mrs. Jerry White of Troy, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Dana Lynne Rockwell, formerly of Cape Girardeau, to Steven Anthony Smith of Troy. He is the son of Hazel Smith of Warrenton, Mo., and Gene Smith of Elsberry, Mo...
    Guyer-Komorech (02/23/03)
    Robert and Donna Komorech of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their son, Christopher Alan Komorech, to Heidi Jo Guyer. She is the daughter of Gaylord and Kathleen Guyer of West Union, Iowa. Guyer is a 1999 graduate of North Fayette High School in Iowa. She expects to receive a degree in elementary education from Simpson College of Indianola, Iowa, in May...
    Hynes-Chisman (02/23/03)
    Richard and Mary Hynes of Louisville, Ky., announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Richelle Hynes, to Benjamin Cameron Chisman. He is the son of Rodger and Jan Chisman and Michael and Margaret Riggs, all of Cape Girardeau. Hynes received a bachelor's degree from the University of Louisville and a master's degree from the University of Arizona. She is employed at the University of Louisville...
    Tucker-Thompson (02/23/03)
    Cathy and Jerry Bounds and Jerry and Sharon Tucker, all of Yakima, Wash., announce the engagement of their daughter, Melanie Victoria Tucker, to Leland Michael Thompson. He is the son of Connie and David Thompson of Cape Girardeau. Tucker received a bachelor's degree in applied psychology from Eastern Washington University and a master's in counseling from the University of New Orleans. She is employed by Snohomish County as a designated mental health professional...
    Matlocks mark 50 years (02/23/03)
    MCCLURE, Ill. -- Mr. and Mrs. Rollie S. "Mitt" Matlock of McClure celebrated their 50th anniversary with a dinner and open house Dec. 15, 2002, at Davis Hunting Club in Ware, Ill. Hosts were their sons and daughters-in-law, James and Darla Matlock and Rollie and Kathy Matlock, all of McClure...
    Police report 02/23/03 (02/23/03)
    Cape Girardeau Sunday, Feb. 23 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI A person was placed in custody Friday pending the filing of formal charges of driving while intoxicated at 200 Morgan Oak...
    Fire report 02/23/03 (02/23/03)
    Cape Girardeau Sunday, Feb. 23 Firefighters responded Friday to the following items: At 7:24 p.m., an odor investigation at 2592 Saddle Gate. At 7:56 p.m., an emergency medical service at 1567 Grandview. At 11:06 p.m., an emergency medical service at 4945 Nash Road...
    Out of the past 2/23/03 (02/23/03)
    10 years ago: Feb. 23, 1993 Children cheering snow-prompted vacation last week may not cheer for long; those days will be made up one way or another; for most it will mean shorter spring or Easter vacation, or later last day of school. With approach of spring and warmer weather, officials at Trail of Tears State Park remind park visitors that abandoned rock quarry at north edge of park is closed and off limits to public; quarry was closed last year following series of accidents that resulted in serious injuries to people who fell from steep, vertical cliffs on walls of quarry.. ...
    Counties could benefit from local authority (02/23/03)
    Missouri's 114 counties provide a tier of government that falls between municipalities and the state legislature. Only the largest counties -- all in urban areas -- are permitted to seek voter authorization for charter government. And only counties with charter government are able to pass ordinances to address local regulatory needs. For most counties, this means the Missouri Legislature is the governing body when it comes to regulating even minor details...
    Public can get TIF info at board meeting (02/23/03)
    For months, the idea of using a special funding mechanism known as tax-increment financing, or TIF, for a housing development around Cape Girardeau's new Dalhousie Golf Club has been the subject of considerable research and discussion. Almost every group of coffee drinkers in town has gone over this idea in detail...
    Speak Out B 02/22/03 (02/23/03)
    The real complaint BE SKEPTICAL about Speak Out callers who complain closing school detracts from a child's education. If the truth be known, the reason for the complaint is likely that the parent doesn't know what to do with the little rugrat. Free baby sitting...
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