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Stories from Sunday, April 27, 2003

DWI appeal puts blood-alcohol test by police on trial (04/27/03)
If a local judge's ruling is upheld, Missouri's suspected drunken drivers could be exempt from further blood-alcohol-level tests -- involving blood and urine samples -- by first simply refusing to take a Breathalyzer test. It's another of several Cape Girardeau County cases in recent years with the potential to shape state law. ...
Steamboats' schedule gets expansion at Cape (04/27/03)
They're the queens of the Mississippi, the grand old river sisters. They're regal and elegant and when they grace Cape Girardeau with their majestic presence each summer, they offer more than a sense of royalty. They offer profit. Better known as the American Queen, the Delta Queen, the Mississippi Queen and the River Explorer, these four passenger steamboats have again made their seasonal home on the waters of the Mississippi River, stopping periodically to dump hordes of tourists onto the streets of several river cities.. ...
Nation briefs 10A (04/27/03)
Confederate emblem off Georgia's new flag ATLANTA -- Georgia lawmakers have voted to scrap the Dixie cross from the state's flag, potentially heading off an economic boycott by civil rights groups outraged by the Confederate emblem. With some black lawmakers cheering and others weeping, the Legislature voted Friday to replace the current flag with a new design, inspired by a Confederate national flag but lacking the well-known cross of stars...
Hundreds volunteer to clean up parks in Cape and Jackson (04/27/03)
CHRIS PAGANO*semissourian Participating in Jackson Park Day were, left, Angela Breese and Keith Sander, representing Boy Scout Pack 212 volunteers. By Chris Pagano ~ Southeast Missourian Hundreds of volunteers got some sunshine and exercise Saturday while saving the cities of Cape Girardeau and Jackson thousands in park maintenance costs...
House changes to bill upset supporters of nursing home reform (04/27/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Senate President Pro Tem Peter Kinder's nursing home reform bill has been the biggest bipartisan success of the 2003 legislative session. The challenge now is developing bicameral cooperation on the issue. Kinder, R-Cape Girardeau, and other supporters steered a carefully crafted compromise through the Senate two weeks ago. The unanimous upper chamber vote was considered remarkable as the Senate had killed similar bills the three previous years...
Rescue and recovery (04/27/03)
Jeanie Graham lays a photo album upon her kitchen table and begins to matter-of-factly explain each picture of the disaster that changed her life. "Here's what our home used to look like," she says, showing the log cabin home with a view of the lake -- a picturesque structure built by her husband, Eddie...
Leona Schindler (04/27/03)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Leona M. Schindler, 95, of Perryville died Friday, April 25, 2003, at Perry Oaks Manor. She was born Feb. 18, 1908, at Ste. Genevieve, daughter of Joseph T. and Bridget Kiefer Lurk. She and Gilbert A. Sutterer were married. He died Nov. 18, 1956. She and Clarence Schindler were married; he died in 1989...
Radio show to discuss remains of old boats (04/27/03)
The author of "Ghost Boats on the Mississippi" will be the featured guest today on KRCU's "Going Public" radio show. Dr. Leslie Stewart-Abernathy will discuss the remains of old boats found on the bottom of the Mississippi River at West Memphis, Ark., in 1988...
Capitol looks different in children's eyes (04/27/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Caleb Heckemeyer stood in the cavernous hallways of the Missouri Capitol and pondered a question he probably hadn't been asked before. Heckemeyer's eyes shifted back and forth as he considered what law he would like to see passed if he were someday elected to the Missouri Legislature...
Head Start director charged with failing to report abuse by vol (04/27/03)
NIXA, Mo. -- The director of a local Head Start program was charged with failing to tell authorities that a 3-year-old girl had allegedly been molested by a teenage volunteer. Cynthia L. Helm, 50, was charged Friday with one misdemeanor count of failure to report child abuse. Prosecutors said she admitted to Christian County authorities that she did not tell the Division of Family Services that the girl had accused a 15-year-old male volunteer of molesting her...
Missouri Army post trains troops in handling terrorist threats (04/27/03)
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. -- An Army post nestled in the Ozarks is home to the nation's training school for two mobile weapons labs that can analyze everything from air to dirt to detect anthrax and other hazardous materials. The U.S. Chemical School at Fort Leonard Wood has sole responsibility for certifying soldiers to operate the FOX M93A1 Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Reconnaissance System and the P3I Biological Integrated Detection System...
Judge rules discrimination suit against KC schools can proceed (04/27/03)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A man who claims he was passed over for promotion by the Kansas City School District because he is not black can take his discrimination lawsuit to trial, a federal judge ruled. The lawsuit by Robert Riggs, who is of Asian descent, claims that he was unfairly passed over for a promotion to human resources executive director...
Professor's book recognizes explorers Mackay, Evans (04/27/03)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Before Lewis and Clark, there were Mackay and Evans -- "the two most famous travelers of the northern countries of this continent." Of course, that was before Meriwether Lewis and William Clark made their historic journey to the Pacific...
Huge mulch fire stumps firefighters in Jefferson County (04/27/03)
HOUSE SPRINGS, Mo. -- A massive mound of mulch seems to be giving firefighters fits. For more than a week at a site in this St. Louis-area community, the one-acre pile has smoldered underground, having belched so much smoke that firefighters liken it to a volcano...
Mock accident shows teens dangers of drinking, driving (04/27/03)
Standard Democrat SIKESTON, Mo. -- Despite the rain, a mock car accident was held at Scott County Central High School Friday in an effort to prevent students from drinking and driving. The accident was so believable that a woman living near the school ran up to the scene, wondering if anyone was injured. She then stuck around to watch the event...
Publisher admits limestone theft (04/27/03)
LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. -- The publisher of Ingram's magazine was placed on unsupervised probation after pleading guilty to taking six limestone blocks from a historic farm in this Kansas City suburb. Joseph K. Sweeney, 43, pleaded guilty on Friday to taking the blocks from Longview Farm...
Woman who lost arm, leg settles suit against utility (04/27/03)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City Power & Light Co., its parent company and a parts supplier paid $12 million to settle a lawsuit by a woman who was nearly killed by a downed power line. Melanie Monroe, who lost an arm and leg when the line fell on her after a massive ice storm last year, grinned weakly as she left the Jackson County courtroom...
Rumsfeld paves way for top-level shake up (04/27/03)
WASHINGTON -- By firing the civilian chief of the Army, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld has set the stage for across-the-board leadership changes in the military's largest service. Rumsfeld soon will pick successors to Army Secretary Thomas White as well as the Army's two highest-ranking officers -- Gen. Eric Shinseki, the chief of staff, and Gen. John Keane, the vice chief of staff. The choices are subject to White House approval and Senate confirmation...
Factory that inspired film 'Norma Rae' to close soon (04/27/03)
ROANOKE RAPIDS, N.C. -- A textile mill where labor organizers claimed the first major union victory in the South, an effort that inspired the 1979 movie "Norma Rae," is closing this summer. WestPoint Stevens Inc. said Friday that to stay efficient in a global economy, it would have to close its complex in Roanoke Rapids and lay off 320 workers...
Military investigating Marine in back-of-head shooting (04/27/03)
LAS VEGAS -- Military officials are investigating a Marine who says he shot an Iraqi soldier twice in the back of the head following a grenade attack on his comrades. The Marine Forces Reserve announced the preliminary inquiry of Gunnery Sgt. Gus Covarrubias on Friday, the day the Las Vegas Review-Journal published an interview in which he described the killing...
Heston leaves NRA presidency (04/27/03)
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Charlton Heston made his last appearance as president of the National Rifle Association on Saturday, shuffling onto the stage before a crowd of 4,000 NRA members but too feeble to give a farewell speech. The actor, diagnosed with symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, was strong enough to raise an 1866 Winchester rifle over his head and deliver his trademark line, "From my cold, dead hands."...
World briefs 4/27/03 (04/27/03)
Iran says it wants no 'friction' over Iraq TEHRAN, Iran-- Iran's government said Saturday it is neither seeking "friction" with Washington over Iraq's future government nor pushing for a religious administration in Baghdad. Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi also said Iran "has not asked the Iraqi people to set up an Iranian-style government" in Baghdad, Iran's official Islamic Republic News Agency reported...
American Airlines' new CEO described as financial expert (04/27/03)
By David Koenig ~ The Associated Press FORT WORTH, Texas -- The new chief executive of troubled American Airlines came into the company as a finance specialist and studiously learned other facets of the business, even earning a pilot's license, as he climbed through the management ranks, colleagues say...
Iraqi exiles bearing expertise return to Baghdad to rebuild (04/27/03)
WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon is sending to Baghdad teams of Iraqi exiles with professional experience suited to rebuilding the government in postwar Iraq, defense officials said Saturday. The group comprises small teams of individuals selected for the kinds of expertise needed to revive various government ministries such as oil, public health, industry and transportation. The teams have been assembled by Paul Wolfowitz, the deputy secretary of defense...
Cruise lines begin policy to curb spread of SARS (04/27/03)
MIAMI -- Having a fever above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit and recently visiting Toronto could get you booted from Carnival Cruise Lines and Royal Caribbean Cruises under a new policy intended to stem the spread of SARS. Both cruise lines said Friday they would send home anyone who had been in Toronto in the past two weeks and had a fever or showed other symptoms of severe acute respiratory syndrome...
EPA investigators diverted for Whitman security detail (04/27/03)
WASHINGTON -- Environmental Protection Agency criminal agents are being diverted from their normal investigative work to provide security and drivers for agency chief Christie Whitman -- and getting long lists of do's and don'ts to keep her happy...
Tax proposal aims to fight population loss on the Plains (04/27/03)
MICHIGAN, N.D. -- Matt Kroke offers a grim assessment of managing a store in this sleepy northeastern North Dakota town of 345. "Someone dies in this town and it affects our bottom line," he says. Business at the store he runs for his father has slowly deteriorated, leaving Kroke with little choice but to begin closing up and selling off what remains, from the furniture to the bike helmets that had been shelved near the front windows for so long their boxes were faded by the sun...
U.S. Army reaches out to help restore stability (04/27/03)
MOSUL, Iraq -- Joint police patrols began Saturday in Mosul -- one measure among many initiated by American forces to establish order and trust between the troops and a tense city of 700,000 people. After two straight days without any reports of attacks on U.S. forces, "we feel that security has dramatically improved in the city," said Maj. Gen. David Petraeus, commander of the 101st Airborne Division...
Pope appeals to Castro for leniency with dissidents (04/27/03)
VATICAN CITY -- Deeply dismayed by Cuba's crackdown on dissent, Pope John Paul II decried harsh sentences handed down against the island's dissidents and implored Fidel Castro to show leniency. In a letter made public Saturday, the pontiff also denounced the execution of three men who seized a ferry in a failed bid to reach the United States...
Second U.S. soldier dies after gunbattle in Afghanistan (04/27/03)
BAGRAM, Afghanistan -- A second American soldier died Saturday from wounds suffered the day before in a battle with rebel fighters in eastern Afghanistan, a military spokesman said. The soldier died hours after Friday's battle, Col. Roger King said from Bagram Air Base, the headquarters of U.S. operations in Afghanistan. Another U.S. soldier died Friday...
Japan's giant panda goes home (04/27/03)
TOKYO -- Ling Ling the giant panda came home to Tokyo on Saturday after a failed third attempt to mate with females of the endangered species in Mexico. The 17-year-old spent three months with three female pandas at the Chapultepec Zoo in Mexico City, but didn't impregnate any of them, Kyodo news agency said, citing officials at Tokyo's Ueno Zoo...
Beijing orders closure of entertainment venues (04/27/03)
BEIJING -- China today shut down all theaters, cinemas and other places of entertainment in Beijing in an effort to curb the spread of SARS. The official Xinhua News Agency said the length of the closures would depend on progress made in combatting severe acute respiratory syndrome, which has killed at least 42 people and sickened 988 in Beijing...
Weapons blast angers Iraqis (04/27/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- A U.S.-held weapons cache laden with 80 Iraqi missiles exploded Saturday on the teeming edge of Baghdad, killing six people and pummeling homes for miles around with a cascade of warheads, rockets and mortars. The U.S. military blamed unknown attackers who they said fired four flares into the sprawling open missile dump. But hundreds of enraged, screaming Iraqis blamed Iraq's new American overseers...
Asian health officials plan ways to fight SARS (04/27/03)
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Health officials from across Asia came up with a joint plan Saturday to fight SARS with tighter screening of travelers, while a health minister blamed for China's slow response to the outbreak there was replaced. Health ministers and senior officials from Southeast Asia, China, Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea approved a plan to boost screening at international departure points, bar travelers with SARS symptoms and require health forms for visitors from affected countries.. ...
Concerns for prisoners of U.S. voiced (04/27/03)
LONDON -- Amnesty International said it was disturbed by a Norwegian newspaper report that included a photo purportedly showing U.S. soldiers escorting three naked Iraqi men through a Baghdad park. The U.S. Central Command said Saturday it is looking into the report...
South Korea to use crucial Cabinet talks (04/27/03)
SEOUL, South Korea -- On the eve of crucial Cabinet-level meetings between the two countries, South Korea said Saturday it will demand that North Korea abolish its nuclear weapons programs, while the communist state vowed to stand up to "U.S. imperialists."...
Russian, American blast off into orbit (04/27/03)
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan -- American astronaut Edward Lu and Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko thundered toward the international space station Saturday as those who stayed on Earth hailed the opening of a new chapter in space travel after the Columbia shuttle disaster...
Coalition allies reap success at home after war effort (04/27/03)
MADRID, Spain -- They bucked the polls and backed the war. And now that bombs have stopped pounding Iraq, they're heaving a sigh of relief. With the possible exception of Spain, it looks like a return to business as usual for the second-tier countries that supported the U.S.-led campaign. Domestic issues are back in the fore...
Leet, Millham finalists for state basketball award (04/27/03)
Jackson's Jenna Leet and Notre Dame's Ashley Millham are among the nominees for Miss Show-Me Basketball, given annually to the top female basketball player in the state. Millham and Leet both earned all-state honors after they led their teams to berths in the state's final four...
Pancoast highlights record-setting day (04/27/03)
One steady, methodical step at a time, Central's Jennifer Pancoast is establishing herself as the premier girls distance runner in Southeast Missouri. On Saturday, the blonde-haired sophomore made herself at home at her own school's Cape Relays at Abe Stuber Track and Field Complex. She helped her 3,200-meter relay team christen the day with a victory in meet-record time, later set her own meet record in winning the 1,600 and ran the final 1,600 leg on the distance medley relay...
New rules designed to help safety may hurt vault's future (04/27/03)
MACHESNEY PARK, Ill. -- David Ziemann reaches the peak of his vault, stalls in midair, then topples backward onto the coarse runway. It's a nasty spill, but Ziemann's had far worse. "My junior year I had a really bad fall," said the senior pole vaulter from Harlem High School. "I was up in the air like I was today, only I let go and I grabbed back onto the pole, and it bent and shot me off the mat. Good thing there was a pad on the stand or I would have been pretty badly hurt...
Brooks brings hard work ethic to UK program (04/27/03)
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky football coach Rich Brooks says a lot of teams already have penciled in a "W" beside Kentucky's name on their 2003 schedules. The way Brooks sees it, most teams figure the Wildcats will fade during the fourth quarters of games, as they have in the past...
Indians can't make strong start last in OVC split at AP (04/27/03)
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- Southeast Missouri State University's baseball team had a strong start but fizzled at the end after the Indians failed to sweep an Ohio Valley Conference doubleheader for the third straight weekend. After rolling to a 9-3 victory over host Austin Peay in Saturday's opener, the Indians wasted a bases-loaded, no-out rally in the final inning of the second game. The Governors prevailed 4-2...
Otahks sweep a pair against Tenn.-Martin (04/27/03)
Southeast Missouri State University's softball team continued its late-season Ohio Valley Conference surge Saturday by sweeping a doubleheader from visiting Tennessee-Martin. The Otahkians defeated the Skyhawks 3-0 and 5-4 and have won five of their last six conference games...
Steamboat provides its athletes an early test (04/27/03)
Athletes from ironman hubs like St. Louis and Memphis are expected to be among hundreds of competitors in today's 19th annual Steamboat Classic, one of the area's first early-season triathlons. The event, coordinated by the Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department, has grown to around 250 competitors, said event director Doug Gannon...
Marlins turn tough breaks into motivation, win (04/27/03)
MIAMI -- The Florida Marlins faced plenty of adversity Saturday night against the Cardinals. They learned ace A.J. Burnett was heading to the disabled list again. They played in a steady rain that led to an error, a fly ball lost in the lights and a wild pitch. And they managed just two hits in six innings against Jason Simontacchi...
Rams put focus on defense with first-day draft selections (04/27/03)
ST. LOUIS -- It almost seems the Rams are trying to corner the market on defensive tackles. In 2001, the Rams took Damione Lewis and Ryan Pickett in the first round of the NFL draft. In the first round on Saturday, they added 320-pound Jimmy Kennedy of Penn State to the mix with the 12th overall pick...
Webb takes lead as Wie gains fans (04/27/03)
STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. -- Michelle Wie is feeling more comfortable with her driver. She's getting used to the course. Hey, it's time to make a move in the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship. You know how impatient these teenagers can be. The 13-year-old Wie is fitting right in on the LPGA Tour, making the cut Saturday with a 2-under 142 total that left her nine strokes behind leader Karrie Webb...
Agassi becomes oldest to take world's No. 1 ranking (04/27/03)
HOUSTON -- Andre Agassi became the oldest men's player to be ranked No. 1 in the world and advanced to the finals of the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Jurgen Melzer on Saturday night. Agassi's victory gave him enough points to surpass Lleyton Hewitt of Australia and regain the top spot for the first time since Sept. 10, 2000...
Marlin out to better a rocky start (04/27/03)
FONTANA, Calif. -- Sterling Marlin keeps running up against obstacles as he tries to put himself into contention for the Winston Cup championship. The latest barrier was the concrete wall at California Speedway. While practicing for today's Auto Club 500, Marlin ran through oil from another car and wrecked...
Teams use first day to bolster defenses (04/27/03)
NEW YORK -- NFL teams did their best Saturday to stem the league's increase in offense. They drafted for defense, taking 11 defensive linemen in a first round also marked by an aborted trade between Minnesota and Baltimore that led to three of the quickest first-round picks ever...
Offseason silence in basketball may not be a bad sign (04/27/03)
Southeast Missouri State University basketball fans hope no news turns out to be good news. The Indians' coaching staff no doubt is hoping for the same thing. Southeast's men's program, with three available scholarships for the spring signing period that runs from April 16 through May 15, still has not yet landed anybody...
Fan behavior is reality TV of the worst possible kind (04/27/03)
By Dan LeBetard ~ The Miami Herald Evolution isn't the same as progress, so our nation's most historic game finds itself in an uncivilized place today. If you believe sports is indeed the fun-house mirror where society goes to see its reflection, then it can't surprise you that what America saw while watching its pastime last week was too much violence...
FanSpeak 4/27/03 (04/27/03)
Defining a ball hog I THOUGHT it was really funny that somebody complained about a ball hog. A person that plays post could be a ball hog. Again we see how much knowledge some of these people have of basketball. A fan club at rest I EXPRESS my sincere apology to the junior fan club members at Auto Tire and Parts Racepark in Benton. ...
Nestled in a neighborhood (04/27/03)
Cape Girardeau home is like a hidden jewel with a stately entrance and simple style. By Tammy Raddle ~ Southeast Missourian Every once in a while you find a house nestled in a great neighborhood but not so far away as to be inconvenient...
Hometown girl in the fashion world (04/27/03)
She's been to Paris but dreams of owning a Montana ranch By Laura Johnston ~ Southeast Missourian At home she dresses in Wrangler jeans, T-shirts and boots, but when she's working you can find Ali Turner in some incredible outfits designed by top names like Catherine Malandrino or James Coviello...
Pear blossoms and butterflies (04/27/03)
Spring came in through my 16-paneled window on little pear-blossomed cat's feet. I didn't know she even wanted to get in. A visitor, looking out the window, exclaimed, "Oh, what beautiful pear trees!" "Where?" I demanded. "Right there." She pointed at them and looked at me with alarm, no doubt thinking I had lost the rest of my vision...
Family pet just wants a good bed (04/27/03)
Nature girl has gone domestic. Bailey is keeping house in her bed. The Easter bunny brought her a house-shaped tent that fits over her mattress. It has plastic windows and tent flaps that serve as a door to her sleeping abode. Inside, her stuffed animals stand guard against any unwelcome intruder. There's little room for anything else...
Virus not related to SARS outbreak (04/27/03)
jkoch By Dr. John Koch Question: I read in the newspaper that they now think a Corona virus is causing the SARS outbreak. Recently when I took my dog to the veterinarian, he received a vaccination for Corona virus. Are these the same viruses?...
Award honors history books written for youth (04/27/03)
NEW YORK -- Lynne Cheney, wife of Vice President Dick Cheney, has established a charitable fund that will finance an annual award for the best work of history written for young people. The James Madison Book Award will have a cash prize of $10,000. "I hope by recognizing books that teach children and young people about our country's past, this award will encourage authors to take up this subject and publishers to seek out writers who can make American history come out alive," Cheney said. ...
John Baldwin (04/27/03)
John R. Baldwin, 69, of Jackson died Friday, April 25, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Sept. 25, 1933, in Vincennes, Ind., son of Ralph M. and Benna B. Holmes Baldwin. He and Wilma J. Compton were married June 4, 1955, in Vincennes...
Charlotte Moll (04/27/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Charlotte Jean Moll, 76, of Sikeston died Friday, April 25, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. She was born May 11, 1926, at Sikeston, daughter of Harry and Tessie Dill Strain. She and Miller Gene Moll were married Sept. 27, 1947...
Ralph Thompson (04/27/03)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Ralph E. Thompson, 79, of Perryville died Saturday, April 26, 2003, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. He was born Feb. 14, 1924, son of Charles and Estella A. Green Thompson. He and Lorene M. Mueller were married Dec. 16, 1944. Thompson was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Fellowship Club, LLL, Berean Bible Class and American Legion Post 133. He served two terms as Ward I alderman in Perryville. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the South Pacific...
Stella Knuckles (04/27/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Stella Knuckles, 83, of Sikeston died Saturday, April 26, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. She was born Nov. 10, 1919, at Bugscuffle, Okla., daughter of Wylie and Minnie Gamble Downs. She and Herschel were married Aug. 31, 1938, at Charter Oak. He died Jan. 28, 1987...
Georgia Damron (04/27/03)
CHRIS PAGANO*semissourian Seen cleaning up Litz Park, one of the four parks benefitting in Jackson's Park Day, were from left, Angela Breese and Keith Sander. ANNA, Ill. -- Georgia Reischauer Damron, 78, of Marion, Ill., died Friday, April 25, 2003, at her home...
Katie Curry (04/27/03)
Katie Curry, 91, of Jackson died Saturday, April 26, 2003, in Ratliffe Care Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.
Sadie Davis (04/27/03)
Sadie Velma Davis, 86, of Scott City died Friday, April 25, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 6, 1917, in Whitewater, daughter of Andy Mance and Effie Arizona Young. She and Cletis Davis Sr. were married Feb. 19, 1937, in Jackson. He died March 21, 1994...
Mary Matheney (04/27/03)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Mary "Frances" Matheney, 80, of Bell City, Mo., died Saturday, April 26, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Aug. 28, 1922, at Pleasant Grove, Mo., daughter of Oscar and Nancy Elizabeth Bennett Vickens...
Richard Myer (04/27/03)
Richard Dean "Dick" Myer, 68, of Jackson passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2003, at the home of a friend. Friends may call between 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 28, at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. A Knights of Columbus service will be held at 7 p.m. and an American Legion service at 7:30 p.m. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 29, at the funeral home, with Monsignor Edward Eftink officiating. Interment will be in Russell Heights Cemetery with U.S. Navy military honors...
Ruby Johnson (04/27/03)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Ruby A. Johnson, 84, of St. Ann, Mo., died April 26, 2003 at the Woodlands Nursing Home. She was born May 8, 1918, at Advance, daughter of Comelous and Althea Zimmerman Cox. She was a factory assembler for Valve Manufacturer. She married George Johnson, and he preceded her in death...
Amy Haman (04/27/03)
Amy Mills Haman, 103, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, April 26, 2003, at Ratcliff Care Center. She was born Dec. 12, 1899, at Thebes, Ill., daughter of C. Monroe and Mary Elizabeth McCrite Buster. She and Walter W. Mills were married Nov. 24, 1919. He died March 5, 1954. She and William Heiple were married May 2, 1957. He died in 1971. She and Chester Haman were married July 1, 1975. He died March 21, 1993...
Mittrucker-Klipfel (04/27/03)
Laura Michelle Mittrucker and Travis Joseph Klipfel were married Nov. 30, 2002, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. The Rev. Charles Prost performed the ceremony. Parents of the couple are James and Linda Mittrucker and Herman and Priscilla Klipfel, all of Cape Girardeau...
Meyer-Gross (04/27/03)
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church was the setting Nov. 30, 2002, for the wedding of Lindsey Michelle Meyer and Michael David Gross. Msgr. Edward Eftink performed the ceremony. Parents of the couple are Michael and Betty Meyer and Carl and Christine Gross, all of Jackson...
Maune-Kuntz (04/27/03)
Lisa Lynn Maune and Gregory Louis Kuntz were married Sept. 28, 2002, at St. John's Gildehaus Church in Villa Ridge, Mo. The Rev. Jeff Knight performed the ceremony. Lectors were Laura Freese of St. Charles, Mo., and Michelle Weimert of St. Louis Park, Minn. Vocalist was Marilyn Zeitzmann of New Haven, Mo...
Daniels-Hamm (04/27/03)
KELSO, Mo. -- St. Augustine Catholic Church was the setting June 22, 2002, for the wedding of Andrea Daniels and Bill Hamm. The Rev. Oliver Clavin performed the ceremony. Organist was Betty Ressel of Kelso. Vocalists were Caroline Mueller of Cape Girardeau and Sara Palmer of Kansas City, Mo...
VanGennip-Roberts (04/27/03)
GLENALLEN, Mo. -- Christy J. VanGennip and R. Scott Roberts were married Oct. 12, 2002, at First Baptist Church in Jackson. The Rev. Fred Ritter performed the ceremony. Honorary soloist was Marlene Creech. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Laverne VanGennip of Glenallen. The groom is the son of Randall and Janice Roberts of Leland, N.C...
Beggs-Barnett (04/27/03)
Cameron and Sheila Beggs of Benton, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Brooks Beggs, to Keith Alan Barnett. He is the son of Bill Barnett of Cape Girardeau and Cathy O'Dell of Scott City. Beggs attended Thomas W. Kelly High School. She received a degree in social work from Southeast Missouri State University in December 2002. She is employed by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri...
Ferrell- Gross (04/27/03)
Jerry and Patricia Ferrell of Scott City announce the engagement of their daughter, Kandi Lea Ferrell, to Michael William Gross. He is the son of Gregory and Kimberly Gross of Scott City. Ferrell is a 2000 graduate of Scott City High School. She is a secretary at Security Bank and Trust Co...
Steffens-Williams (04/27/03)
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Steffens of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Shelly Deanne Steffens, to Cliff Abram Williams, both of Jefferson City, Mo. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Williams of Jefferson City. Steffens is a 1995 graduate of Central High School. ...
Griffin- Holmes (04/27/03)
ORAN, Mo. -- Kellee Griffin and Nathan Holmes of Oran announce their engagement. She is the daughter of Deanna Tierney of Taylor, Texas, and Roy Griffin of Oran. Holmes is the son of Bill and Bonnie Holmes of Oran. Griffin is pursuing a degree in early childhood at Southeast Missouri State University...
Fulkerson-Palmer (04/27/03)
Mr. and Mrs. Kenny Fulkerson of Karbers Ridge, Ill., announce the engagement of their daughter, Crystal Fulkerson, to Jeremy Palmer. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Rick Stroer of Jackson and Mr. and Mrs. Dale Palmer of Harrisburg, Ill. Fulkerson is a 1997 graduate of Harrisburg High School. She is employed at Millstone Market in Carrier Mills, Ill...
Arnolds to mark 40th event (04/27/03)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Mr. and Mrs. Richard Arnold of Jonesboro, Ill., will observe their 40th wedding anniversary with a celebration May 31, 2003, at their home. The event will begin at 5 p.m. Hosts are their sons, Will and Doug Arnold. Arnold and Cecilia Enderle were married May 4, 1963, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso, Mo...
Fire report 04/27/03 (04/27/03)
Cape Girardeau Sunday, April 27 Firefighters responded Friday to the following items: At 4:45 p.m., emergency medical service at 3439 William. At 8:37 p.m., alarm sounding at 500 William. Firefighters responded Saturday to the following items: At 9:24 a.m., alarm sounding at 1225 William...
Out of the past 4/27/03 (04/27/03)
10 years ago: April 27, 1993 Two new principals were named to head Cape Girardeau elementary schools Monday; both are women, first to lead any of city's public schools since 1957, when Lyda Gibbs became principal at Jefferson; Barbara Kohlfeld was appointed principal of May Greene School, and Barbara Blanchard, who has been interim principal at Washington School, was named permanent principal...
Homecoming for injured Marines (04/27/03)
By Andrea Schneider Sometimes the war and its effect seem very far away from Cape Girardeau. For my family it has come a lot closer. My husband is a Marine reservist who was activated in January. He is stationed at Camp Pendleton. Last week marked our first time together as a family when we went to visit him. I wanted to share something with your readers that hasn't been widely reported. It may be a little long, but it was a powerful moment for me...
Decide about organ, tissue donations (04/27/03)
During April, events have been held around the country for National Donate Life Month, which encourages Americans to talk about and agree to donate organs and tissue that would mean longer and better lives for individuals seeking transplants and treatment...
Missouri's school funding raises challenges (04/27/03)
Unless you have a job -- bookkeeper, accountant, financial planner, budget director -- that requires you to work with figures every day, you probably face the same math challenges as many Americans who find balancing a checkbook to be a chore and can't even comprehend their telephones bills...
Reassessment, less net pay had effect on voting (04/27/03)
To the editor: The Cape Girardeau mayor plans to ask residents why they didn't vote for the tax increases on the April ballot. I am not a Cape Girardeau resident, but I am a concerned business owner. I can give four reasons: 1. Property is reassessed every two years. The last reassessment produced sticker shock for many home and business owners. Not knowing what this year's reassessment will bring makes everyone wary of committing to new taxes...
Cape, Jackson police retrieve missing bunny (04/27/03)
To the editor: On Wednesday, my mother was contacted by the Cape Girardeau Police Department regarding her stolen Easter bunny. It seems that someone abandoned it in someone's yard in Jackson. Those kind people turned him over to the Jackson Police Department who contacted Cape Girardeau in an attempt to find its rightful owner. ...
Cape Girardeau needs off-leash park for dogs (04/27/03)
To the editor: I am not a dog owner, but I have access to a delightful beast whom I am frequently asked to enervate. We exercise leashed, according to Cape Girardeau's ordinances. I think he finds his walks to be somewhat mundane and limited in scope and his walker's pace slow. Although allowed to sniff and occasionally greet other dogs, I know he longs to be free to run, to chase balls and to explore with freedom loving canine friends...
Speak Out A 04/27/03 (04/27/03)
Benefits for MU FOR THOSE who favor SEMO joining the MU system, first realize the ulterior motives that MU president Elson Floyd has. The MU system is taking such huge cuts in state funding. Smaller schools such as Northwest receive more money per student than any school in the MU system. ...
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