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Stories from Sunday, April 6, 2003

Prosecutor- DNA evidence expands possibilities, problems (04/06/03)
BODIES OF EVIDENCE WHAT IS DNA? DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid, is the genetic material found in the body's nucleic cells -- those with a nucleus -- such white blood cells, semen, bone, skin and hair. Only identical twins have the same distinctive DNA markers...
Assistant prosecutor Sutherland dies while skydiving (04/06/03)
Southeast Missourian He once showed up at a manhunt for an escaped murderer wearing combat fatigues and carrying a shotgun. He had an 18-year-old pet python named Monty. He was everything from a decorated Green Beret to published author, from strict-but-just prosecutor to tender and generous friend...
Red Cross provides special services to military (04/06/03)
Special to the Southeast Missourian The American Red Cross movement began on the battlefield and, 150 years later, the organization's commitment to serving those who serve is stronger than ever. Now that conflict is underway, the Red Cross continues to support our service men and women. Red Cross employees and volunteers honor this commitment both at home and abroad, serving side-by-side with our troops, anywhere they are deployed...
'West Side Story' subject of radio show (04/06/03)
Notre Dame Regional High School's production of "West Side Story" will be the focus of KRCU's "Going Public" radio show today. Cindy King, Notre Dame high school theatre director, and Casie Janet and Keith Seyer, Notre Dame students, will discuss the musical production...
Fire report 04/06/03 (04/06/03)
Cape Girardeau Sunday, April 6 Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: At 6:32 p.m., emergency medical service at 2525 Boutin. At 9:29 p.m., emergency medical service at 40 S. Sprigg. At 9:39 p.m., emergency medical service at Broadway and Clark...
Youth United Way helps out at Habitat home (04/06/03)
Several members of the Youth United Way spent Saturday steadily shoveling dirt into the bed of a pickup truck. To celebrate April as National Volunteer Month, the Youth United Way chose Habitat for Humanity to make a difference by helping an area family build their first home on College Street...
Source of mystery hum discovered (04/06/03)
ELGIN, Ill. -- The buzz in Elgin these days is more like a hum. For weeks, residents have been trying to figure out where that humming sound they heard was coming from. It bothered some of them so much they called the police, who investigated. For a while, the hum had the police stumped...
Suburban food firm cuts jobs (04/06/03)
MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. -- Aurora Foods Inc.-- the company known for Duncan Hines baking mix and Lender's bagels-- said it has eliminated about a quarter of its corporate staff. Company spokesman Chuck Dohrenwend told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about the reductions but would not say how many people were being laid off. He said most of the job cuts came from Aurora's headquarters in the St. Louis suburb of Maryland Heights...
Howell County deputy says he was fired over pins (04/06/03)
WEST PLAINS, Mo. -- A Howell County sheriff's deputy says he was fired for wearing religious pins on his uniform. Jimmy Denton, a former bailiff, jailer and transport officer, said he was fired by Sheriff Bill Shephard on Wednesday after he refused to remove a cross and guardian angel pin from his uniform...
Bee aficionado dies after being stung (04/06/03)
BRIMFIELD, Ill. -- A 67-year-old Brimfield retiree, known to local residents as the "Bee Man," has died after an allergic reaction to multiple bee stings, the Peoria County Coroner said. Don Waldman died Wednesday evening at Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, about two hours after his family called for an ambulance, Peoria County Coroner Dan Heinz said. He said he did not know how many times Waldman was stung...
Illinois governor's wife gives birth (04/06/03)
CHICAGO -- Gov. Rod Blagojevich took his overdue wife to a Mexican dinner Friday night and was repaid with a healthy baby daughter Saturday morning. Patti Blagojevich, 10 days overdue with the couple's second daughter, gave birth to Anne Blagojevich at 5 a.m. Saturday at Northwestern Memorial Hospital's Prentice Women's and Maternity Center. Mother and child were expected to be released from the hospital Monday...
Man seeking to avoid court gets charged with making bomb threa (04/06/03)
URBANA, Ill. -- A Champaign man has been arrested on suspicion of calling in a bomb threat to the Champaign County Courthouse. Police said Marvin Lacy, 57, called an employee of the circuit clerk's office around 8:45 a.m. Wednesday morning, 15 minutes before he was to appear at a hearing to revoke his probation in an obstruction of justice case...
Senate bill puts expiration date on state programs (04/06/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The era of never-ending government programs could itself come to an end under legislation that won unanimous Senate approval last week. The bill would set a six-year expiration on new state programs and provide a review process to determine whether a program is worthy of renewal...
People 9B (04/06/03)
Bestselling author Dahl prepares new book LONDON -- Sophie Dahl, a model and granddaughter of children's author Roald Dahl, has signed a deal for her second book, the publishing house Bloomsbury said. Bloomsbury, which publishes the hugely successful Harry Potter series, said Friday it likely would release the book next year...
College race case could affect elementary through high school (04/06/03)
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court's upcoming ruling on affirmative action in college admissions has the potential to subtly or significantly affect the nation's 15,000 school districts, many of which have long considered race in shaping student enrollment plans...
U.S. backs off stern measures for convicted Cuban agents (04/06/03)
The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department, citing security concerns, held five Cubans in isolation cells where lights burned 24 hours a day and some detainees wore only underwear. The department relaxed the extraordinary restrictions this week following an interagency review. The restrictions had been in place for a month...
Experts say eventual spread of mystery disease is likely (04/06/03)
Can severe acute respiratory syndrome be stopped? As hard as public health officials work to stamp out the virus, many experts reluctantly conclude it is likely if not inevitable that it eventually will spread everywhere. The highly contagious disease has already sickened more than 2,000 people, and new cases appear daily in Hong Kong, despite an all-out effort to isolate victims and quarantine those at risk...
Blacks organize to prevent environmental racism (04/06/03)
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- David Baker remembers the upheaval in his hometown of Anniston in the 1990s when many residents realized their health and property had been contaminated by toxic PCBs from a nearby chemical plant. The experience spurred Baker and others in predominantly poor, black west Anniston to form Community Against Pollution to fight for damages and clean up the contamination. Today, most of the group's members have been involved in lawsuits against the chemical company...
Nation briefs 4/6/03 (04/06/03)
American peace activist shot in West Bank JERUSALEM-- An American peace activist volunteering as a human shield in the West Bank was seriously wounded on Saturday when Israeli troops allegedly opened fire on him. Brian Avery, 24, from Albuquerque, N.M., heard shots fired and came out of his apartment building in Jenin to investigate just as an armored personnel carrier rounded a corner, said Tobias Karlsson, a fellow activist from Sweden...
U.S. forces help Iraqi civilians (04/06/03)
NASIRIYAH, Iraq -- A flimsy donkey cart rolled slowly toward the heavily guarded bridge. In it rode a teenage boy, his legs horribly burned from accidentally spilling hot oil on himself. The boy needed help. He found it from U.S. forces. When the Americans reached Nasiriyah after days of heavy fighting, many anticipated an angry reception. ...
Honduran prison riot kills 86 inmates (04/06/03)
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -- A fistfight at a prison in northern Honduras escalated into a riot Saturday that left 86 inmates dead and dozens of prisoners and guards injured after the prisoners set fire to their mattresses and furniture, authorities said...
Army pilots learn lessons in urban combat (04/06/03)
NAJAF, Iraq -- Saddam Hussein's face on a sign outside an amusement park made a perfect target for Lt. Col. Stephen Schiller. The Army helicopter pilot fired a rocket through it, then blasted military equipment hidden inside the park in Najaf. "We didn't hit any of the rides," Schiller boasted on Wednesday...
WHO team- Key to controlling disease could be 'super spreaders' (04/06/03)
GUANGZHOU, China -- The key to controlling the fast-spreading respiratory illness known as SARS could lie in identifying highly infectious people, a World Health Organization official said Saturday. Puzzled by the rapid but seemingly erratic spread of the new disease, a WHO team is visiting hospitals and talking with experts in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong, where the epidemic of severe acute respiratory syndrome began...
As explosions rock Baghdad Iraqi troops take to streets (04/06/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Deafening explosions rocked central Baghdad earlier today as Iraqi troops, members of President Saddam Hussein's Fedayeen militia and teenage soldiers patrolled streets to protect the capital from U.S.-led forces. With the Americans trying to send the message they can strike anywhere, Iraqi leaders maintained a bold front...
Refueling is sky tango for F-16 fighters (04/06/03)
OVER NORTHERN SAUDI ARABIA -- Its lethal payload of bombs already delivered, a U.S. Air Force F-16 fighter refueled for the ride home, performing a delicate sky tango with a KC-10 tanker plane. Master Sgt. Rod McClary, the boom operator controlling the pipe that feeds fuel to the jet, asked the other pilot whether the bombs reached the target...
British discover boxes of remains (04/06/03)
KUWAIT CITY -- British forces in southern Iraq have found hundreds of boxes containing human remains in a warehouse near Zubayr and are investigating how they got there, military officials said Saturday. There was no immediate indication of the nationalities of the dead, and it appeared they had died some time ago -- not in the current fighting...
Little medicine for Iraqi hospitals (04/06/03)
AMMAN, Jordan -- Baghdad's hard-pressed surgeons, flooded with war-wounded, are amputating the limbs of children and adults with too few anesthetics to block the pain and too few antibiotics to protect the patients, a Greek doctor newly arrived from Iraq reported Saturday...
The dolphin platoon is Navy's most effective mine-finding team (04/06/03)
CAMP PATRIOT, Kuwait -- Meticulously combing their way through the murky waters of Iraq's Umm Qasr port is the U.S. Navy's most sophisticated mine-detection team -- the dolphin platoon. For the past week, a crew of Atlantic bottle-nosed dolphins, specially trained to spot lethal mines littering the sea floor, have been scouring the country's only deep-water port to allow humanitarian aid to be shipped in...
GIs blast Baghdad targets (04/06/03)
By Calvin Woodward ~ The Associated Press U.S. troops dashed inside Baghdad on Saturday, blasting targets nestled in palm trees, to show they can move at will against Iraq's beleaguered defenders. Allies adapted their air campaign to prepare for a climactic ground assault on the capital...
Parkway North slips past ND (04/06/03)
In a pitcher's duel, Notre Dame's baseball team fell 2-1 to visiting Parkway North Saturday. The Bulldogs (4-2) scored a run in the sixth inning to cut the lead to 2-1, but Jeff Brosey was gunned out at the plate in the bottom of the seventh to end the game. Brosey was trying to score from second on a single...
Southeast men, women combine for Gatorade title (04/06/03)
Despite the return of the 2001 women's champions Southwest Missouri State, host Southeast Missouri State University won its second straight Gatorade Classic at Abe Stuber Track Complex Saturday. The Otahkians fended off a strong Southwest running day by dominating the field events. ...
Pitching shines in a doubleheader sweep (04/06/03)
There is no guarantee that Southeast Missouri State University will win a second consecutive Ohio Valley Conference baseball championship this season. But, in front of more than 1,200 enthusiastic fans at Capaha Field, the Indians began their title defense with a bang Saturday by sweeping a doubleheader from Tennessee Tech, 5-0 and 6-5...
Jayhawks breeze into title game (04/06/03)
NEW ORLEANS -- The Kansas Jayhawks played as though they belonged in the NBA, not the NCAA. Showing off their superior speed and versatility at both ends of the court, the Jayhawks overwhelmed Marquette 94-61 Saturday night in one of the most lopsided victories in Final Four history...
Otahkians split doubleheader against AP (04/06/03)
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- Southeast Missouri State University and host Austin Peay split an Ohio Valley Conference softball doubleheader Saturday, the Otahkians winning the opener 5-0 and losing the finale 2-1. The Otahkians are 7-18 overall and 3-2 in OVC play. The Governors are 14-17-1 and 4-1...
Kuba eyes another division win (04/06/03)
Kyle Kuba spent time using weights in his high-school gym, but the thought of lifting them seriously never crossed his mind. Then he came to Southeast Missouri State University and met Ron MacCubbin, a local bodybuilder. "In high school I lifted, but I had no idea what I was doing," Kuba, 19, said. "Since coming to Southeast, Ron has really pushed me, he got me interested and also prepared me for my shows."...
Ausmus awes Cards with late dazzle (04/06/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Right now, Brad Ausmus is the best clutch hitter the Houston Astros have. Ausmus drove in the go-ahead run for the second straight game with a ninth-inning single as the Astros beat the Cardinals 2-1 on Saturday. He had a grand slam and then homered in the 12th of a 6-5 victory Friday night, and is 7-for-15 overall with seven RBIs...
Indians solid in first step toward title defense (04/06/03)
If you're a Southeast Missouri State University baseball fan, days don't get much better than Saturday afternoon at Capaha Field. The weather, although perhaps a bit cooler than normal for this time of the year, was almost picture-perfect. And Kohlfeld Distributing provided free beverages for the more than 1,200 fans in attendance. It was a festive atmosphere to say the least...
FanSpeak (04/06/03)
Less skin, please IT AMAZES me how guys who are in sports can manage to wear enough clothes, but if it's a woman in sports they have to wear as little as possible, such as on your front page Thursday. Personally, I don't think that picture is appropriate. How she chooses to run around the track at Southeast Missouri State University is her and the school's business. But as far as the front page of my paper, I resent it...
FanFare (04/06/03)
Briefly Baseball
  • Ken Griffey Jr. dislocated his right shoulder while diving for a fly ball Saturday, the second year in a row that the Cincinnati Reds outfielder was hurt in the season's first week. He left the game immediately and had the shoulder popped back into place by team physician Dr. Timothy Kremchek. Griffey was taken to a hospital for tests to see how much damage was done. There was no immediate estimate on how long he'll be sidelined...
  • Letter (04/06/03)
    To the editor: A recent letter to the editor legitimately questioned our lack of weekend baseball games recently at Southeast Missouri State University. The Ohio Valley Conference schedule dictates when we schedule non-conference games. The OVC asked all member schools to not schedule games on the weekends of March 14 to 15 and March 21 to 22. ...
    Spring's ladylike looks are a fashion flashback (04/06/03)
    NEW YORK -- The fashion pendulum has swung again, this time knocking out the loose bohemian styles that were all the rage only a year ago. Many of spring's top looks are polished, pretty and quite ladylike; the clothes are reminiscent of the 1950s with their polka dots, small floral prints and bows, but they are a little sexier than the average American housewife was wearing at the time...
    Books to fit a fashionista (04/06/03)
    NEW YORK -- It's spring and the urge to shop is almost overwhelming. The brightly colored frocks are practically calling your name from newly decorated store windows. Yet something is holding you back. Are you a little jittery about the economy? Is there no room left in your closet? Maybe the trendy miniskirts are just a little too miniature...
    Beauty experiments can produce stunning results (04/06/03)
    NEW YORK -- New season, new look, right? 'Tis the time to test out the self-tanner that was purchased but is still in the box, or the liquid eyeliner that you haven't figured out how to use. These beauty projects shouldn't be rushed, though. Take an hour or two to play with some new cosmetics and to allow their looks to sink in -- mentally and physically...
    New resort lodge to open near Kansas City (04/06/03)
    KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- A $51.5 million north woods-themed resort hotel under construction near Kansas Speedway will feature a 38,000-square-foot indoor water park and a 100-game arcade. There's nothing else like it in the region, said Tom Holden, director of the Hotel and Motel Association of Greater Kansas City...
    Costa Rica offers plenty of exotic animals (04/06/03)
    SAN JOSE, Costa Rica -- During a recent trip to Costa Rica, I found myself constantly looking up to see the host of exotic animals that reside in this beautiful country. I spotted toucans -- even the famous "Froot Loops" species -- monkeys, gorgeous butterflies, poisonous frogs as small as an inch long and more lizards and colorful birds than I could count...
    Bits of news from the Leadbelt (04/06/03)
    A niece and nephew, Ann and Charles Wichman, who live in Doe Run, Mo., send me copies of the newspaper, The Farmington Press. Doe Run was my last home before I departed for college, teaching, marriage and Cape Girardeau. Doe Run was once a thriving little town, headquarters for St. ...
    Even in war, some want to clear the air (04/06/03)
    We're glued to the ultimate reality show - the war in Iraq, beamed into our homes in living color, complete with sandstorms, bombs bursting in air and embedded reporters in combat gear. There have always been dispatches from the front, but today's technology gives us a front-row seat at the battle for Baghdad...
    Van Buren offers natural wonders (04/06/03)
    Our trip this week is to Van Buren, Mo., and Big Springs Park. To get there, take Interstate 55 south to Sikeston, Mo., and then turn west on U.S. 60 and go through Dexter, Mo., Poplar Bluff, Mo., and on to Van Buren. It is a little more than 100 miles one way, but easy to do in a day and well worth the trip...
    First aid for minor dog bite wounds (04/06/03)
    jkoch By Dr. John Koch Question: I have a Yorkshire terrier who thinks he is king of the hill. Unfortunately my neighbor's Maltese has the same attitude. In spite of our good intentions to keep them apart, they occasionally get together. ...
    Sportsbook claims insiders betting on 'Survivor' (04/06/03)
    LOS ANGELES -- An online sportsbook said it has dropped betting on CBS' "Survivor" after allegedly finding that network employees were wagering -- and winning -- on the hit reality show. The Costa Rica-based BoDog.com found at least two CBS employees betting on the show's outcome, said BoDog spokesman Lance Bradley. The suspicion is they had insider knowledge, he said Thursday...
    Julia Louis-Dreyfus makes return (04/06/03)
    SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- "We have an audience," proclaims Julia Louis-Dreyfus. The Emmy-winning actress is referring to how "Watching Ellie," her series about struggling Los Angeles club singer Ellie Riggs, is being recreated this season. The show returns to NBC Tuesday, April 15 at 8 p.m...
    Mary Whitney (04/06/03)
    ANNA, Ill. -- Mary B. Whitney, 86, of Anna died Friday, April 4, 2003, at Union County Nursing Home. She was born Dec. 15, 1916, at Anna, daughter of Dee and Vica Young Brimm. She and Leon Whitney were married Nov. 7, 1942. He died Nov. 16, 1972. Whitney was a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and the First Baptist Church. She was city clerk for the city of Anna for 28 years before retiring...
    Frieda Clore (04/06/03)
    Frieda Clore of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, April 5, 2003, in Des Peres, Mo. Arrangements were incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
    Ian Sutherland (04/06/03)
    Ian Sutherland, 70, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, April 5, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. Arrangements are incomplete at Fords and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel.
    Junior Miller (04/06/03)
    ANNA, Ill. -- Junior R. Miller, 70, of Anna died Friday, April 4, 2003, at the Illinois Veterans Home in Anna. He was born April 22, 1932, at Reynoldsville, Ill., son of Dorothy Hazel Miller Skiles. Miller was a veteran of the Korean conflict. He worked at Carter Carburetor in St. Louis for many years...
    Diebold-Joplin (04/06/03)
    Donna J. Diebold and Dr. Timothy S. Joplin were married in a private ceremony Feb. 14, 2003. The Rev. Charles Prost performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Diebold of Scott City. The groom is the son of Irene Joplin of Benton, Ill., and the late Rev. Walter Joplin...
    Henderson-Leggett (04/06/03)
    Maple United Methodist Church was the setting Oct. 5, 2002, for the wedding of Kristi Dawn Henderson and Cameron Leggett. Jim Cooper performed the ceremony. Parents of the bride are Kayla and Jeff Winters of Rocky Mount, Mo., and Gerald and Brenda Henderson of Mt. Vernon, Ind. The groom is the son of Tom and Flossie Leggett of Cape Girardeau...
    Lange-Pepmiller (04/06/03)
    CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Amanda Kaye Lange and William Henry Pepmiller were united in marriage Dec. 28, 2002, at Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Oran, Mo. The Rev. John Harth performed the ceremony. Readers were Emily, Sarah and Andrew Lange, sisters and brother of the bride...
    Williamson-Johnston (04/06/03)
    Tony and Mary Dell of Morley, Mo., and Michael and Johnna Williamson of Farmington, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Mika Williamson, to Travis Johnston, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Henry T. and Kay Johnston of Cape Girardeau...
    Dinkins-Blattel (04/06/03)
    Don and Sharon Dinkins of Whitewater announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Lee Dinkins, to Alan Thomas Blattel. He is the son of Tom and Pat Blattel of Cape Girardeau. Dinkins is a 1998 graduate of Delta High School. She expects to receive a degree in elementary education from Southeast Missouri State University in May, and is student teaching at Woodland Elementary School in Marble Hill, Mo...
    Mayer- Webster (04/06/03)
    Katherine Mayer and George H. Webster III announce their engagement. She is the daughter of Paul and Jean Hermsdorfer of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Jeff and Karen Webster of Jackson. Mayer is a 1999 graduate of Notre Dame High School, and is a senior at Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed by Drury Inns Inc...
    Fowler-Langston (04/06/03)
    Kenny D. and Bambi L. Fowler of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Heidi Nicholle Fowler, to Stacy Alan Langston. He is the son of Terry L. and Betty Langston of Jackson, and the late Toni K. Langston. Fowler is a 1997 graduate of Jackson High School. She is a 2000 graduate of Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center School of Practical Nursing. She is a licensed practical nurse at Cape County Regional Dialysis Center...
    Willis- Thompson (04/06/03)
    MILLER CITY, Ill. -- David and Debbie Willis of Miller City announce the engagement of their daughter, Leslie R. Willis, to Sgt. David L. Thompson. He is the son of Audry "Lee" and Brenda Thompson of Olive Branch, Ill. Thompson is serving in the U.S. Army with the 1st Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division, and is currently stationed in the Middle East...
    Griffin-Kellogg (04/06/03)
    CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Sheila Diane Griffin and Jon Eric Kellogg of Sedalia, Mo., announce their engagement. She is the daughter of Paul and Charlene Griffin of Chaffee, and the late Yvonne Griffin. Kellogg is the son of Jules E. "Bud" Kellogg of Rich Hill, Mo., and the late Marcheta Kellogg...
    Rowe-Carr (04/06/03)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Tim and Karen Savage of Belton, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Pamela Rowe, to James Carr. He is the son of Charles and Mary Ellen Carr of Sikeston. Rowe expects to receive a degree in secondary English education from the University of Missouri-Columbia in May...
    Smith-Hanlon (04/06/03)
    CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. Bob Smith of Chaffee announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Lynn Smith, to Joshua Paul Hanlon. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hanlon of Chaffee. Smith is a 1999 graduate of Chaffee High School. She expects to receive a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Southeast Missouri State University in May. She is employed at Kids Academy Preschool...
    Latimer- Jones (04/06/03)
    Stan and Lois Latimer of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Renee Latimer, to Seaman J. Wes Jones. He is the son of David and Doris Jones of Millersville. Latimer is a senior at Jackson High School. Jones is a 2000 graduate of Jackson High School. He is serving in the U.S. Navy, stationed at Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia Beach, Va...
    Menz-Kiehne (04/06/03)
    Robert and Carla Scheper of Gordonville and Kenneth Menz of Chaffee, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Julie Michelle Menz, to Mark Darin Kiehne, both of Jackson. He is the son of Larry and Lois Kiehne of Millersville. Menz is a 1996 graduate of Jackson High School. ...
    Sebastians mark 60 years (04/06/03)
    Mr. and Mrs. Vern H. Sebastian of Jackson recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. The couple was honored at a family dinner at the home of their daughter and son-in-law, Rhonda and Wayne Parenteau of Jackson. Sebastian and Viola M. Welty were married Feb. 27, 1943, at Emanuel United Church of Christ in Jackson, by the late Rev. H.H. Borne...
    Braggs mark golden event (04/06/03)
    Mr. and Mrs. Orville G. Bragg of Cape Girardeau observed their 50th wedding anniversary March 28, 2003. Bragg and the former Juanita Holder were married March 28, 1953, in Cape Girardeau, by the Rev. A.J. Langston. The Braggs have lived in Cape Girardeau all their married life...
    Out of the past 4/6/03 (04/06/03)
    10 years ago: April 6, 1993 Jackson Board of Aldermen yesterday voted to appoint four-member study committee to look into formation of board that would assist in promoting tourist attractions in Jackson; Ward 4 Alderman LeRoy Brown as appointed chairman of committee; he will work with city administrator Carl Talley, city attorney David Beeson and Ward 3 Alderman Glenn Oldham to determine whether tourism board is needed...
    What is a farmer? (04/06/03)
    By Denny Banister JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- In this day and age of political correctness, we have to be very careful what title we use when addressing someone. Some women are offended if they are addressed as Mrs. or Miss, although never call my wife Ms. to her face...
    Rescue of POW is a stunning success (04/06/03)
    P A West Virginia soldier has provided inspiration. As coalition forces bear down on Saddam Hussein's stronghold in Baghdad, the fighting is escalating to its most intensive phase. Casualties on both sides are likely to increase. There already have been casualties in the war in Iraq, as would be expected of any conflict between armed military forces...
    To all U.S. troops everywhere- Thank you (04/06/03)
    P Americans are showing their support for the troops by praying, wearing yellow ribbons, meeting together and honoring soldiers in print. In spite of political and philosophical differences, Americans once again are showing their high regard for the men and women who serve this nation by wearing the uniforms of its various military branches...
    Speak Out 04/06/03 (04/06/03)
    Siren song REGARDING Snake Hill: Far too many us believe almost as a matter of course that planned change of any sort is progress. That is a uniquely American and a usually worthy idea, but it is not always correct. The closing of Wimpy's and the proposal to rescind almost any meaning of the word "snake" in Snake Hill is not progressive, but regressive. We should not sacrifice treasures like Snake Hill to the sometimes siren song of progress...
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