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Stories from Sunday, April 13, 2003

St. Francis to be featured on MSNBC (04/13/03)
Of all the hospitals in the country, St. Francis Medical Center has been chosen to represent "the best of corporate America" on a nationally broadcast television show in a segment called "Terry Bradshaw's Pick of the Week." The two-minute segment will air Monday between 6:45 and 7:15 a.m. ...
Four injured in Perry County, Scott County accidents (04/13/03)
A Perryville woman was injured in a one-car accident on Saturday in Perry County and three people were injured in two separate accidents in Scott County on Friday, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. Heather Partlow, 18, was injured when the eastbound car she was driving on Route T, two miles west of Perry County Road 702, ran off the road on a curve. ...
Ex-senator Simon to lecture at SEMO April 30 (04/13/03)
Former U.S. senator Paul Simon will lecture on "Leadership and Iraq" on April 30 at Southeast Missouri State University. The Common Hour lecture, which is open to the public, will be held in Dempster Hall's Glenn Auditorium from noon to 1:30 p.m. Admission is free...
Regional athletes trek to Cape for Special Olympics (04/13/03)
Lisa Berryhill flashed a huge grin after race-walking to the finish line. She got hugs from her mother and congratulations from other family members. "I just like having fun," said Lisa, who finished second in the 25-meter race-walk, good for a silver medal at Saturday's Special Olympics at Cape Girardeau Central Junior High School...
Taking cold pills off store shelves already practiced (04/13/03)
In nearly every supermarket, gas station and pharmacy, they're hanging on pegs or in cardboard displays placed conveniently at the checkout counter. For a few bucks -- or even with a five-finger discount -- a person can quickly turn those inexpensive little boxes of pills meant to relieve colds and allergies into a load of cash and a fast, dangerous high...
Hundreds of children show for annual egg hunt in park (04/13/03)
Southeast Missourian Warm spring weather brought children out by the hundreds Saturday morning for the annual Easter egg hunt at Capaha Park. "This is a good turnout," said Mark Puetz, who grew up in Illinois and moved to Cape Girardeau two years ago. "Where I grew up there was not a lot of community involvement. There are a lot of things for children here."...
Senate considers easing sentences (04/13/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- After strict criminal sentencing laws nearly doubled Missouri's prison population in the 1990s, lawmakers are looking to ease the burden on the state's corrections system by easing sentences on nonviolent offenders. The Senate last week gave first-round approval to legislation that would lower mandatory minimum sentences for lesser felonies, expand judicial discretion in handling such cases and, when appropriate, encourage the imposition of alternative sentences such as house arrest or work-release.. ...
Missouri crater could be one of the largest in the United State (04/13/03)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Researchers at Southwest Missouri State University are investigating claims of a nearby meteor crater that stretches 12 miles wide and was created some 350 million years ago. The researchers have banded together to dig more deeply into research started by Southwest Missouri State geologist Kevin Evans, who discovered what could be a one of the largest such craters in the country...
Stoddard County makes litterer pick up old tires (04/13/03)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- A man convicted of littering after dumping old tires along rural roads rather than recycling them has been ordered to clean up after himself. And the Stoddard County Sheriff's Department hopes the message is now clear that the area is tired of litterbugs...
Reactor consultant files lawsuit (04/13/03)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A former consultant for the University of Missouri Research Reactor has sued an associate professor at the University of Missouri, claiming he defamed her in an opinion article. In the lawsuit filed last week in Boone County Circuit Court, Tamara Crockett alleged that Eddie Adelstein, an associate professor of pathology, wrote that two former scientists at the reactor had revealed that former director Ed Deutsch "paid $250,000 of university money to consultant Tamara Crockett to set up corporations in which he and his wife had significant financial interests.". ...
Boy who died in foster care remembered at ceremony (04/13/03)
MARSHFIELD, Mo. -- Sidney James fondly recalled how his 2-year-old son would grab his hand, bow his head and mumble a few words. He was confused at first by his son's actions -- but then he realized that the boy was praying. That memory became the centerpiece of the black granite headstone James designed for the grave of his son, who died after being removed from his parents' care and placed in a foster home...
Prosecutors check 100 clergy abuse complaints (04/13/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Prosecutors have looked into complaints against 61 Catholic priests and may seek to charge as many as 10 clergy accused of sex abuse. Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce received more than 100 complaints against 61 priests after national attention about sexual abuse by religious authorities. She told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in Saturday's edition that all the complaints seemed credible...
Black soldier finally gets hero's recognition (04/13/03)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A black World War I veteran who drove off a raiding party of almost 20 German soldiers and rescued a comrade, even though he was wounded, has received the recognition friends and family say he deserved. Almost 85 years after the end of the war in which he served, Henry Johnson posthumously received the Distinguished Service Cross during ceremonies Thursday at the Liberty Memorial. Johnson was on night sentry duty in May 1918 when the incident occurred...
UM system merger idea not attractive to Southeast (04/13/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Southeast Missouri State University officials say they have no interest in following the lead of one of its sister regional schools in seeking to join the University of Missouri system. Southeast president Ken Dobbins said the university is content with its role serving its corner of the state. Becoming part of a statewide system would detract from that mission, he said...
World briefs 4/13/03 (04/13/03)
China raises SARS death toll to 60 BEIJING -- China raised its death toll from a mysterious new respiratory disease to 60 on Saturday and reported the first two fatalities in its northern Inner Mongolia region. The two deaths Friday were among 10 cases of severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS, in Inner Mongolia, the official Xinhua News Agency said...
Nation briefs 4/13/03 (04/13/03)
37 soldiers, driver injured in bus crash FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- A bus carrying soldiers to a Fort Drum firing range crashed just outside the military post Saturday, injuring all 37 soldiers onboard and the civilian driver. The Army reservists from Company A, 479th Engineer Battalion, of Canandaigua in northern New York, were on the bus when it crashed at an intersection about 8 a.m. No other vehicles were involved...
Florida man indicted for selling military faulty parts (04/13/03)
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- A South Florida military contractor has been accused of selling the Department of Defense thousands of faulty parts. Nestor Daniel Lopez, owner of now-defunct Damon Industries Inc. of Pompano Beach, was indicted Friday on 92 counts of submitting false documents to the military, making false claims to the government and wire fraud...
Truck accident kills mother and daughter, injures six (04/13/03)
GLEN ROCK, Pa.-- A dump truck that lost control while driving down a steep hill slammed into parents and children at a school bus stop, killing a woman and her daughter and seriously injuring two other children. Authorities were still investigating Friday afternoon's multiple-vehicle crash, but police chief Jim Childs said it appeared the truck was too heavy to have been legally traveling on the hill in Glen Rock, about 90 miles west of Philadelphia...
New York expecting deepest budget cuts since '70s, '80s (04/13/03)
NEW YORK -- During the 1970s and early '80s, New Yorkers endured a period memorable for all that was awful about it. The city fired 64,000 workers, closed 22 fire companies and raised subway fares. Garbage piled up, crime spiraled and theaters began playing dystopian films such as "Escape from New York" and "The Warriors."...
Alleged con man arraigned on fraud charges (04/13/03)
NEW YORK -- A Frenchman accused of posing as a Rockefeller heir to swindle wealthy acquaintances out of more than $1.5 million has pleaded innocent to federal fraud charges. Christopher Rocancourt, 36, was arraigned Friday on 11 counts including charges of passport fraud and credit card fraud, and was ordered held without bail. He was extradited last month from Canada, where he was arrested in 2000...
Longtime personal friendships can help business in world of mil (04/13/03)
WASHINGTON -- When the retired general charged with rebuilding Iraq was questioned about the tens of millions of dollars in Pentagon contracts his company won since leaving the Army, he answered with a touch of bravado. "I do not go to my friends for business," Jay Garner said in sworn testimony last year. "I get business from my friends, but it's not solicited by me -- it's given to us because of the quality of our company."...
Feds want to limit acreage for wilderness protection (04/13/03)
WASHINGTON -- The Interior Department wants to limit Bureau of Land Management lands eligible for wilderness protection to 23 million acres nationwide, a figure environmental groups say leaves millions of pristine acres vulnerable to development. The department told Congress on Friday that it intends to halt all reviews of its Western land holdings for new wilderness protection and to withdraw that protected status from some 3 million acres in Utah...
Red Cross promises to meet blood safety standards (04/13/03)
WASHINGTON -- The Red Cross is promising to upgrade its blood collection program to meet government safety standards and could face substantial fines if it fails to do so. The agreement announced Friday by the Food and Drug Administration comes after 17 years of government complaints about procedures at the nation's largest blood collector...
Space agency picks two landing sites for Martian rovers (04/13/03)
PASADENA, Calif -- NASA picked landing sites for twin rovers targeted for a January arrival at Mars to prospect for geological evidence that the Red Planet was once a warmer, wetter place hospitable to life. The sites, announced Friday, were selected after extensive analysis to maximize the chances for safe landings while ensuring a good scientific result...
Discovery of six new moons push Jupiter's known total to 58 (04/13/03)
HONOLULU -- Six more moons have been found orbiting Jupiter, pushing to 58 the total number of known natural satellites of the solar system's largest planet. University of Hawaii's David Jewitt and Scott Sheppard, along with Jan Kleyna of Cambridge University, announced the discoveries...
The McCrea mystery (04/13/03)
FORT EDWARD, N.Y. -- An archaeological team exhumed skeletal remains from the grave of an 18th-century woman whose death during the Revolutionary War turned her into an early American icon. Excavation work at Jane McCrea's purported grave site began before dawn in a snow-covered cemetery where two workers used a chain hoist to remove the half-ton marble tombstone...
SARS bringing some U.S. students home from China early (04/13/03)
PHILADELPHIA -- Susannah Kurtz hoped to study Eastern and traditional medicine during a four-week program for medical students in Beijing. But two weeks into the program, Kurtz flew home, worried about doing hospital rotations in China because of the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome...
Man keeps battling state over land (04/13/03)
ENFIELD, Conn. -- Augustus J. Simmons would rather go back to prison than give up his land. The 83-year-old man has been battling for four decades with the state over land at Bradley International Airport. Simmons was sentenced to a year in prison for his latest legal skirmish. He claims the state illegally took 14 acres of land from him in 1962...
Kurds in Colorado give thanks (04/13/03)
LITTLETON, Colo. -- Ari Alani, an Iraqi Kurd, wishes he could say thank you to U.S. and British troops nonstop. "I don't know how to say it enough times," he said Saturday as more than 50 Iraqi Kurds gathered at a park in this south Denver suburb to show appreciation for the campaign that toppled Saddam Hussein...
Encroaching ocean puts TWA Flight 800 memorial in jeopardy (04/13/03)
NEW YORK -- A memorial to the victims of the TWA Flight 800 explosion is in danger because the Long Island beach it stands on has been rapidly eroding. The black granite memorial to the 230 victims of the 1996 crash was 100 feet from the Atlantic Ocean when it was completed last year, but now it is just 50 feet away, Newsday reported in Saturday editions. A series of severe storms took far more beach out of Smith Point County Park than the three feet or so that washes away in a normal year...
Hungarians overwhelmingly vote yes to join EU (04/13/03)
BUDAPEST, Hungary -- Hungarians voted overwhelmingly Saturday to join the European Union, according to results in a referendum that drew a low turnout. Eighty-four percent of voters said yes to membership, the National Election Office announced after a count of 99 percent of the ballots...
Iran's former president offers to help restore ties (04/13/03)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's former president offered Saturday to help restore ties with the United States, breaking with hard-liners nervous about American-led forces in Iraq. Hashemi Rafsanjani still occupies a powerful position in Iran as the head of the powerful Expediency Council, which advises Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's supreme leader...
North Korea hints it would accept multilateral talks (04/13/03)
SEOUL, South Korea -- After months of insisting on direct talks with Washington, North Korea signaled on Saturday that it would be willing to accept U.S. demands for multilateral discussions over the communist country's alleged nuclear weapons program...
Iraqis patrol with U.S. (04/13/03)
Joining forces in a city of shattered order and ransacked history, U.S. troops and Iraqi police are setting up patrols to rein in waves of thievery in Baghdad. Marines rolled north to confront what could be Saddam Hussein's last holdouts. A wild firefight outside a Baghdad hotel Saturday and the threat of suicide bombings kept American soldiers wrapped in the urgent business of putting down armed resistance in the capital even as looting spread...
Rescued U.S. POW Lynch heading back to America (04/13/03)
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany -- A plane carrying rescued U.S. POW Jessica Lynch left for the United States on Saturday after a week of treatment at a military hospital in western Germany. The C-17 military transport took off from Ramstein Air Base at 2:20 p.m. with the 19-year-old private first class, several members of her family, and some 50 other injured soldiers on board. She was expected to travel to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C...
Saddam's science adviser gives up (04/13/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Saddam Hussein's science adviser surrendered to U.S. military authorities Saturday, becoming the first of the 55 most wanted Iraqi figures to go into coalition custody. He insisted that Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction and that the war was unjustified...
War opponents push for key U.N. role (04/13/03)
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia -- Russia, France and Germany -- outspoken opponents of the war in Iraq -- pushed Saturday for the United Nations to play the key role in rebuilding that country, but toned down their criticism of the United States. French President Jacques Chirac voiced hope that fractured ties with Washington would be mended...
Baghdad neighborhood handles fear, unexploded cluster bombs (04/13/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Steely, silent and menacing, they're just about everywhere -- in Najah Jaffar's garden, on Ahmad Hussein's doorstep, hanging from palm trees along the shop-lined sidewalks of Khairala Tilfah street. People who live in Dura, a southeastern Baghdad neighborhood, have been treading gingerly through their streets and in some cases staying away from their homes since what appear to be cluster bombs fell upon them -- but didn't explode -- during a wave of U.S. bombardment Monday...
Quebec's Separatist party seeks third term (04/13/03)
MONTREAL -- A party created to make French-speaking Quebec independent from Canada seeks a third straight term in power Monday after an election campaign in which it toned down its sovereignty message. Premier Bernard Landry and his Parti Quebecois face a strong challenge from the Quebec Liberal Party headed by Jean Charest when the province's 5.4 million voters decide who controls the 125 seats in the National Assembly...
Shagadelic Saddam (04/13/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- The doors of the town house opened to reveal a playboy's fantasy straight from the 1960s: mirrored bedroom, lamps shaped like women, airbrushed paintings of a topless blonde woman and a mustached hero battling a crocodile. Troops thought it was the home of Saddam Hussein's mistress, though on the wall and in the bedroom were photos of the Iraqi president and a woman who appeared to be his wife. ...
Central girls, PB boys pass Jackson test (04/13/03)
While ACT exams left several teams shorthanded Saturday at the Jackson Invitational, Notre Dame's Tyler Cuba was facing a test of his own on the track. Cuba, troubled by muscle pulls and tears over the past year, passed his exam with victories in the 100 and 200 meter races Saturday...
Jackson loses opener, takes third at Anna (04/13/03)
Jackson's baseball team returned from a first-round loss with a lopsided third-place win Saturday in the four-team Quad State Tournament at Anna, Ill. The Indians (5-4) scored 10 runs in the third inning to defeat South Fulton, Tenn., 17-0 for third place. Nine batters had hits for Jackson, led by Jason Owen, Tyler Profilet and Brandon Gendron with three apiece. Derek Biri, Austin McDowell and Trevor Thompson each had two...
Indians set record, split at Eastern Ky. (04/13/03)
RICHMOND, Ky. -- Southeast Missouri State University's baseball team broke the school record for consecutive wins Saturday, but the afternoon was bittersweet. The Indians romped 15-5 in the opener for their 14th straight win, then squandered a five-run lead in the finale as host Eastern Kentucky won 10-9 and split the Ohio Valley Conference doubleheader...
Otahkians split series at OVC-leading Tenn. Tech (04/13/03)
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- Southeast Missouri State University's softball team came within one-third of an inning of sweeping a doubleheader from the top team in the Ohio Valley Conference. Despite the disappointment of a 4-3 nine-inning loss to host Tennessee Tech in Saturday's finale, the Otahkians proved they can play with the class of the conference...
Depth helps give Billings clearer look at fall season (04/13/03)
The way Southeast Missouri State University football coach Tim Billings sees things, the fact that the Indians were able to have an actual spring game Saturday night shows how far the program has come in a relatively short period of time. Billings will be in his fourth season with the Indians when the season begins Aug. 28. Because of a player shortage, Southeast's first three spring games under Billings were nothing more than controlled scrimmages...
Sports letters 4/13/03 (04/13/03)
Thanks for area's support during a difficult time To the editor: We want to give thanks for so many things and to so many people. When I was struck by a car in Mississippi and was hospitalized in New Orleans for 16 days, my parents and I received so much support from everyone back in Missouri...
FanSpeak 4/13/03 (04/13/03)
Stars made the mistake COLUMNIST JIM Litke was way off base and flashing his own political pitches when he pounded Baseball Hall of Fame president Dale Petroskey for the decision to cancel HOF recognition of the 15th anniversary of the movie "Bull Durham." Petroskey isn't the one who politicized this event. ...
Campbell keeps love for tennis alive (04/13/03)
Ken Campbell jumped on the tennis banwagon when it was just starting to roll. He's been riding it ever since. "Tennis used to be the popular thing. It was just getting started up back in the late 1970s and early '80s," he said. "It was like golf is today."...
Maggert climbs to first; Woods closes the gap (04/13/03)
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The biggest buzz at Augusta National came from the players, not the protesters. The Masters roared to life Saturday behind an unlikely leader -- Jeff Maggert -- and a familiar charge by Tiger Woods, who was one putt away from going home and wound up in a great position to make history...
Williams right at home in Houston; Cards win (04/13/03)
HOUSTON -- Woody Williams pitched six sharp innings, extending his surprising success in Houston and leading the Cardinals to a 3-0 victory over the Astros on Saturday night. Jim Edmonds and Edgar Renteria hit RBI singles for the Cardinals, who snapped a three-game losing skid and won for only the second time in seven games...
Tournament combined surprises with a big finish (04/13/03)
First of all, let me preface any comment on the NCAA Tournament by saying that I trashed my bracket during the early rounds -- and I'm sure I was not alone in doing that. But aside from some money I might have won with better predictions, I don't think any true-blue college basketball fan could have asked for a better few weeks of action...
Hootie needs to resign, return Masters to glory (04/13/03)
Considering he'll be looking for a new line of work -- provided he survives the coalition forces' march through Baghdad -- the Iraqi minister of information might consider future employment at the Augusta National Golf Club. Job prerequisites include possessing a delusional interpretation of reality...
Area digest 4/13/03 (04/13/03)
Gators win St. Louis short-course title The Gator Swim Team finished its short-course season by winning the Small Club Championship at St. Louis last weekend. The Gators finished with 685.5 points. Mehlville-Oakville (MOST) was second, more than 100 points behind...
What does photography mean to you? (04/13/03)
Readers of this column have many different photography interests. Some enjoy tech talk and learning about new products. Some are interested in improving their outdoor or indoor photo techniques. Others want to read about professional photographers and their work, and perhaps learn how they, too, can turn pro...
Something special Small house makes great use of living space (04/13/03)
A lot of work and a little creativity can turn even a smaller house into a homeowner's dream. The house at 346 Barberry is a good example of how to turn a small house into something special. This brick and vinyl home is listed at $123,200, which makes it an unusual find in today's housing market. It has a two-car garage, four bedrooms, and three baths. Though the house is at least 20 years old, it has been updated with touches that make its interior much more contemporary...
Fruit of raisin tree tastes more like candied pear (04/13/03)
If you like the taste of raisins, why not grow a raisin tree? You're right: Real raisins do not grow on trees. Nonetheless, there is a "raisin tree" that you might want to consider planting. Raisin tree is an unusual "fruit" because the part you eat is the fruit stalk. ...
What's in your Easter basket? (04/13/03)
Although Christians observe Easter for its religious significance, many of the traditions associated with the holiday had their start before the birth of Christianity. Easter was first associated with the pagan celebration of spring and the goddess of offspring, Eastre. It wasn't long until Christians, observing the resurrection of Christ, began to add their own traditions to the spring festivals...
Bee skep (04/13/03)
One of my favorite flower-garden ornaments was a bee skep. Skeps were the first kind of container for honeybees to occupy and make honey. The only kinds of homes for the bees to now occupy are square or oblong wooden boxes on legs. They, no doubt, are much easier for the beekeeper to handle...
What causes dog's stomach pain? (04/13/03)
jkoch By Dr. John Koch Question: My dog has had a long history of bowel problems. I can always tell when a flare up is going to occur because he won't eat, his stomach growls, and he acts like he is in pain. This can go on for several hours and then diarrhea starts. ...
Camping out means camping in for 7-year-old (04/13/03)
Bailey loves to sleep in a tent in the great indoors. Our youngest daughter has been camping out in her upstairs bedroom for the past week while most of her stuffed animals have remained on the bed. A tent covers much of the blue carpet in our 7-year-old's room. Joni and I have to crawl into the tent just to kiss Bailey goodnight...
Arthur Schnurbusch (04/13/03)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Arthur L. Schnurbusch, 70, of Perryville died Friday, April 11, 2003, at Perry County Nursing Home. He was born July 1, 1932, at Apple Creek, Mo., son of Hugo and Louisa Wichern Schnurbusch. He and Kathryn Tarrillion were married June 20, 1975...
William Bolen (04/13/03)
William "Bill" Bolen, age 76, of Jackson passed away Friday, April 11, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call today from 4 to 8 p.m. at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, April 14, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Dean Heady officiating. Burial will be in Russell Heights Cemetery, with a Missouri military honors service...
Dianna Bollinger (04/13/03)
Dianna Lee Bollinger, 57, of Scott City died Friday, April 11, 2003, at the home. She was born April 3, 1946, at Elgin, Ill., daughter of James Young Holmes and Esther Marie Hilliker Holmes. She and Jimmy R. Bollinger were married Nov. 26, 1969, at Scott City. Bollinger was an adult assistant coordinator at the Career Technology Center in Cape Girardeau. She belonged to the First Church of Christ Science in Cape Girardeau...
Lucell Riehn (04/13/03)
Lucell S. Riehn, 83, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, April 11, 2003, at home. She was born Dec. 17, 1919, at Tomato, Ark., daughter of Harry B. and Mayetta Boothe Stewart. She and Alban Riehn were married September 19, 1937, at New Madrid, Mo. He died Dec. 20, 2002...
Births 4/13/03 (04/13/03)
Bailey Son to Jeffrey Kent and Faith Marie Bailey of Advance, Mo., Southeast Missouri Hospital, 2:51 a.m. Sunday, March 30, 2003. Name, Drew Kent. Weight, 7 pounds 6 ounces. Fourth child, second son. Mrs. Bailey is the former Faith Nall, daughter of James C. and Judith Nall of Advance. She is a teacher at Zalma R-5 School District. Bailey is the son of Carolyn and Melvin Staggs of Bloomfield, Mo., and the late Bob Bailey. He is employed by Bailey Wood Products...
Jauch-Hollensbe (04/13/03)
La Croix United Methodist Church was the setting July 20, 2002, for the wedding of Jayne Marie Jauch and Richard Forrest Hollensbe. The Rev. Ron Watts performed the ceremony. Pianist was Chris Nall, and vocalists were Michelle Warren and Nall, both of Cape Girardeau...
Callahan-Woodard (04/13/03)
Diane May Callahan and Randy Lee Woodard were married Feb. 14, 2003, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Louisburg, N.C. The Rev. Bill Wallace performed the ceremony. Steve and Deborah May of Louisburg are parents of the bride. The groom is the son of Ron and Glenda Woodard of Jackson...
Bernal-Jackson (04/13/03)
Sherri Lyn Bernal and Matthew David Jackson were married Nov. 2, 2002, at Episcopal Church of the Holy Mount in Ruidoso, N.M. Parents of the bride are JoAnna and Don Chism of Houston, Texas. The groom is the son of Dave and Kathy Jackson of Cape Girardeau...
Cook-Brown (04/13/03)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Mindy Deann Cook and Nathaniel Joseph Brown were married Nov. 9, 2002, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso, Mo. The Rev. Oliver Clavin performed the ceremony. Reader was LaDonna Gosche of Kelso, godmother of the groom. Pianist was Betty Ressel and soloist was Bob Ressel, both of Kelso...
Brennan-Kinder (04/13/03)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. Michael P. Brennan of St. Louis announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth A. Brennan, to Devin S. Kinder. He is the son of Rosetta Kinder of Chaffee, and the late Dennis Kinder. Brennan received a degree in early childhood education from Southeast Missouri State University...
Randol-Lape (04/13/03)
THEBES, Ill. -- Michael and Susan Randol of Thebes announce the engagement of their daughter, Stefanie Randol, to Jeremy Scott Lape. He is the son of Darwin and Nancy Lape of Marble Hill, Mo. Randol is a 2001 graduate of Egyptian High School. She is employed at Cape Small Animal Clinic in Cape Girardeau...
Howell-Mott (04/13/03)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Charles and Karen Howell of Franklin, Ky., announce the engagement of their daughter, Carissa Leigh Howell of Louisville, Ky., to Jason Dennis Mott of Madison, Tenn. He is the son of Larry and Marilyn Mott of Chaffee. Howell is a 1999 graduate of Franklin Simpson High School. She expects to receive a bachelor of arts degree in accounting from Bellarmine University...
Kelso-Hicks (04/13/03)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Robert and Pam Kelso of Chaffee announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica A. Kelso, to Kurt E. Hicks of Chaffee. He is the son of the late Sandy Tucker. Kelso is a 1995 graduate of Chaffee High School, and received a degree as a medical administrative assistant from Metro Business College in 1999. She is employed in the lab at Ferguson Medical Group...
Wehr-Whaley (04/13/03)
Roger and Carol Wehr of Jasper, Ind., announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Wehr, to Darrin Whaley, both of Evansville, Ind. He is the son of Jim and Rita Whaley of Jackson. Wehr is a 1997 graduate of Jasper High School. She received an associate degree in radiologic technology from the University of Southern Indiana. She is a radiologic technologist at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville...
Smith-Byrd (04/13/03)
Stephen and Patricia Smith of Creve Coeur, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Lynn Smith, to Michael Linn Byrd. He is the son of Mike and Margit Byrd of Jackson. Smith received a degree in business administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1997, and a master's in business administration from the University of Dallas in 2002. She is employed at SBC Services Inc...
Isreal-Froggatt (04/13/03)
SEDGEWICKVILLE, Mo. -- James and Glenda Isreal of Sedgewickville announce the engagement of their daughter, Kimberly Danell Isreal, to Timothy Jason Froggatt. He is the son of Ira and Donna Froggatt of Scott City. Isreal received a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Southeast Missouri State University. She is an optician at Wal-Mart Vision Center in Jackson...
Crites-Smith (04/13/03)
Keith and Sharon Crites of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristy Lynn Crites, to Kirkley Wayne Smith. He is the son of Gena Welker of Patton, Mo., and the late Wayne Smith. Crites is a graduate of Jackson High School. She expects to receive a degree in early childhood education from Southeast Missouri State University in May. She is employed at Hobby Lobby Creative Center...
Lumsden-Libby (04/13/03)
Kristin Marie Lumsden and Matthew Paul Libby announce their engagement. She is the daughter of Jim Lumsden of Kirksville, Mo., and Karla Holton of Overland Park, Kan. Libby is the son of Ernie and Kathy Libby of Brookfield, Mo. Lumsden is a 1999 graduate of Brookfield High School, and expects to graduate in May from Southeast Missouri State University...
Vinyard-Simpson (04/13/03)
Mr. and Mrs. Phillip M. Vinyard of Clarkson Valley, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Rachel Vinyard, to John David Simpson. Mr. Vinyard is formerly of Cape Girardeau. Simpson is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Raese Simpson of Town and Country, Mo., and Margaret Simpson of Chesterfield, Mo...
Hinkebein-Rueseler (04/13/03)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Charles and Glenda Hinkebein of Chaffee announce the engagement of their daughter, Kimberly Ann Hinkebein, to Ryan Charles Rueseler. He is the son of Ronald and Judy Rueseler of Cape Girardeau. Hinkebein is a 1998 graduate of Delta R-V High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in human environmental studies child development from Southeast Missouri State University in 2002. She is a teacher with DAEOC Chaffee Head Start...
Sheriff's report 04/13/03 (04/13/03)
Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department Sunday, April 13 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Charles W. Lingo, 21, of Delta was arrested April 4 on suspicion of supplying alcohol to a minor...
Fire report 04/13/03 (04/13/03)
Cape Girardeau Sunday, April 13 Firefighters responded Thursday to the following items: At 9:06 p.m., emergency medical service at 1803 Bloomfield. At 9:30 p.m., carbon monoxide detector at 555 N. Spring, Apt. 50. Firefighters responded Friday to the following items:...
Police report 04/13/03 (04/13/03)
Cape Girardeau Sunday, April 13 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI David Paul Thompson, 27, of 2717 Hawthorne, Cape Girardeau, was arrested Friday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated after the vehicle he was driving struck a concrete retaining wall at 103 N. Kingshighway...
Out of the past 4/13/03 (04/13/03)
10 years ago: April 13, 1993 Cape Girardeau elected officials voted to increase their salaries by 10 percent when their new term starts during meeting Monday of County Pay Commission; Presiding Commissioner Gene Huckstep, chairman of salary commission, began meeting by point out county officials haven't had pay raises since 1987, and salaries of employees have gone up average of 25 to 27 percent during same period...
Cape voters need plainer, simpler plan (04/13/03)
It will take a while to absorb the impact of Tuesday's voting in Cape Girardeau on four tax and fee issues that would have generated more than $4 million a year in revenue for operating needs and capital improvements which the city says are urgently needed...
No muddy issues for Pocahontas voters (04/13/03)
Anyone who has ever had to deal with an overflowing toilet or a sewer that's backing up into a basement has some idea of the trials and tribulations of septic tanks, particularly those in the clay soil common to this area. So when voters in Pocahontas got the opportunity to vote last week on a new sewer system, the decision was a no-brainer for all but one of the 31 voters (48 percent of the 61 registered voters in the rural Cape Girardeau County community)...
Relay for Life teams sought for July 11-12 (04/13/03)
To the editor: The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life is just around the corner. This event provides us with money to do cutting-edge research; educate students, health-care professionals and the public on prevention and early detection of cancer; advocate public policies that further the fight against cancer; and provide services for patients in our community...
We used power effectively to help people of Iraq (04/13/03)
To the editor: I would like to thank the man who said President Bush should be impeached. This man only drives home the reason why our nation fights for our freedom and the freedom of those around the world: so people as completely wrong as he have the right to express utter stupidity in public...
Speak Out A 04/13/03 (04/13/03)
Socio-economic factor ACT AND SAT scores as well as report cards are much better measurements of students' success and predictors of future student achievement than the counterproductive, terrible MAP tests. Of course, the most reliable predictor of student success remains the socio-economic background of the student's family...
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