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World briefs (05/11/03)
American man arrested in Haiti for illegal arms PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Police have arrested an American man on charges of importing arms to Haiti illegally, a government spokesman said Saturday. James White Glenn was arrested Friday in the coastal city of Gonaives, 60 miles northwest of Port-au-Prince, in possession of assault weapons, munitions, and grenade launchers, spokesman Mario Dupuy said...
Patients' privacy evolving to meet new law (05/11/03)
When Beth Jennings was taken to Southeast Missouri Hospital to be checked out after a minor car accident recently, she was introduced to a strange-sounding word. HIPAA. "They told me it was a privacy form," said Jennings, a 51-year-old Cape Girardeau resident. "I signed it. I didn't know much about it. I just knew I didn't want people to find out my personal medical business."...
Spring Arts Festival weathers first year (05/11/03)
Strong wind gusts made applying chalk to pavement more difficult in the Chalk Walk Street Painting Festival, and some of the exhibitors' tents in the ArtsCape Fine Arts & Crafts Street Fair resembled parachutes at time, but the first ever Spring Arts Festival dodged a rain forecast to draw a moderate-sized crowd to downtown Cape Girardeau Saturday...
Cape man injured in I-55 accident (05/11/03)
A Cape Girardeau man received moderate injuries Saturday afternoon in an accident on Interstate 55 just south of Scott City. Dino Minutolo, 20, was taken to St. Francis Medical Center after the 5:45 p.m. accident. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, Minutolo's northbound vehicle swerved across the road, went down an embankment and hit a tree...
KRCU show to focus on politics (05/11/03)
David Thelen, Indiana University professor and former editor of the Journal of American History, will be featured Sunday on KRCU's "Going Public" radio show. Thelen will discuss the historical perspective of politics on the public affairs show. It will air at 3 p.m. on 90.9 FM, the region's Public Radio affiliate station...
Perryville city official dies of heart attack (05/11/03)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. --Craig M. Lindsley, city administrator at Perryville for the past 18 years, died early Saturday morning of an apparent heart attack. He was 50. Perryville Mayor Robert Miget said Lindsley was at home getting ready to go turkey hunting with one of his sons when he was stricken. "His son was getting up and heard his dad fall in the kitchen," Miget said. "When he went in he was lying on the floor."...
Buyers look for garage-sale bargains (05/11/03)
FRED LYNCH * flynch@semissourian.com About 60 people turned out for the first Mom's Day 3K event at Jackson City Park Saturday in celebration of motherhood, health and family fitness. The event was co-sponsored by Jackson Parks and Recreation and Main Street Family Fitness Center.By Chris Pagano...
Republicans urge governor to accept state budget plan (05/11/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- With the state budget sent to Gov. Bob Holden, Republican legislative leaders are traveling the state in an effort to build public support for the plan and put pressure on the Democratic chief executive to sign it into law. The Missouri Legislature passed a nearly $19 billion spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year on Friday, hours ahead of the constitutional deadline for doing so...
Lawmakers put focus on GOP agenda, budget (05/11/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Finishing work on priority legislation sought by majority Republicans and finding the money to pay for the state budget will dominate the final week of the 2003 legislative session. The $19 billion spending plan lawmakers approved last week is at least $200 million out of balance, a situation they hope to rectify before their constitutionally mandated adjournment at 6 p.m. Friday...
Vice president to speak at ag school graduation (05/11/03)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Vice President Dick Cheney will deliver a commencement speech May 18 at the University of Missouri's College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, the university said Friday. Lowell Mohler, director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture, had been scheduled as the school's commencement speaker. But Mohler's office previously told the Columbia Daily Tribune he no longer was scheduled to speak...
Pit bulls attack police officer during arrest (05/11/03)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A Columbia teenager was being held without bond Friday after his two pit bull terriers attacked a police officer. The 34-year-old officer was bitten "at least seven" times, Columbia police Capt. Moon McCrary said. The unidentified officer was taken to a local hospital for treatment, then released...
Missouri battered again by bad weather (05/11/03)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A week of stormy weather continued Saturday in Missouri, with another storm system moving east through the state. The most severe damage from the storms appeared to be in the Lewis County town of Canton, about 150 miles northwest of St. Louis, where officials said early reports indicated 20 to 30 houses and 10 mobile homes were damaged. No fatalaties were reported...
Gephardt's mother dies (05/11/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Democratic Rep. Richard Gephardt's mother died Friday night of heart complications, an aide to the congressman said. Loreen Estelle Gephardt, mother of the Democratic presidential candidate and longtime St. Louis congressman, was 95. Adella Jones, Gephardt's spokeswoman, said she died at a nursing home in St. Louis County...
Girl dies in fall at Chicago museum (05/11/03)
CHICAGO -- A 17-year-old girl was killed Saturday after she tried to slide down the railing of a staircase, lost her balance and fell inside the Museum of Science and Industry, police and museum officials said. The accident happened in a public stairwell known as the "Blue Stairway," museum officials said...
Ex-prosecutor angry that judge overturned 1988 death sentence (05/11/03)
ST. LOUIS -- A St. Louis county official who prosecuted a capital murder case is infuriated that a federal judge would overturn the death sentence nearly two decades later. St. Louis County Executive George R. Westfall lashed out Friday at a federal judge's decision to overturn a death sentence for the murder of a potential drug witness almost 16 years ago...
House GOP get head start on fund raising (05/11/03)
WASHINGTON -- Republican Rep. Bob Beauprez won his first term in Congress from the Denver suburbs by 121 votes last fall, began fund raising for re-election with scarcely a pause and quickly pulled in more than $300,000. "Maybe that sends a message to someone thinking about taking us on, that they'll have second thoughts," Beauprez says...
Lawyer calls for witnesses to murders (05/11/03)
MODESTO, Calif. -- The attorney for Scott Peterson has publicly called for witnesses to come forward, saying he believes at least one young woman has information that Laci Peterson was abducted and murdered. "We have extremely credible information that we are following up on," defense attorney Mark Geragos said at a Friday news conference...
Toby Keith sings duet with former POW at homecoming (05/11/03)
VALLEY CENTER, Kan. -- Former prisoner of war Pfc. Patrick Miller got a huge surprise at a parade and rally in his honor Saturday -- courtesy of country star Toby Keith. Miller, who enjoyed irritating his Iraqi captors by singing Keith's "Courtesy of the Red White & Blue," was reluctantly persuaded to strike up the tune with three school buddies during the homecoming in his childhood hometown...
Woman charged with using perfume to hurt husband (05/11/03)
STUART, Fla. -- A woman was arrested for dousing herself with perfume, spraying the house with bug killer and disinfectant, and burning scented candles in an attempt to seriously injure her chemically sensitive husband, prosecutors said. Police charged Lynda Taylor, 36, with aggravated battery Thursday...
Heavy snow falls in Colorado, Wyoming (05/11/03)
DENVER -- A spring storm dumped several inches of heavy, wet snow on Wyoming and Colorado Saturday, snapping branches of trees that had bloomed for the season and causing several accidents on slick roads. Up to a foot of snow fell in the Colorado Rockies, and more snow was expected, according to the National Weather Service. ...
People talk 051103 (05/11/03)
Madonna x-statically promoting new album LONDON -- Film director Guy Ritchie watched from the wings as his wife, pop star Madonna, performed before 500 fans at a London record store to promote her new album, "American Life." Madonna took to the stage 90 minutes later than scheduled on Friday and sang live in an acoustic set backed by a five-piece band, opening with the title track of her new album...
Experts doubt people will head to national parks this summer (05/11/03)
WASHINGTON -- A federal study predicts fewer people will trek through the national parks this year, a finding one analyst blamed on the sagging economy, higher unemployment and high gas prices. Outdoors industry officials pray the projection is wrong but the prosepects are mixed...
Accused university shooter is graduate, had military training (05/11/03)
CLEVELAND -- The 62-year-old man accused of a shooting spree at a prestigious Cleveland university had military training with the Indian army and a grudge against an employee, authorities said Saturday. Biswanath Halder, armed with two handguns, allegedly killed one person, wounded two others and held police at bay for seven hours Friday in a shiny, swirling building filled with twisting corridors that complicated his capture...
Girl brings skulls to show-and-tell (05/11/03)
COVINA, Calif. -- A 12-year-old girl brought three human skulls to her school for show-and-tell, authorities said. The girl claims she obtained the skulls from her grandmother, who allegedly found them in the trash at her mobile home park, police said...
Sex abuse instruction too explicit, parents say (05/11/03)
BOSTON -- A parents' group has complained that the Boston archdiocese's new sex abuse prevention curriculum, "Talking About Touching," is too explicit and violates a parent's right to have the ultimate say over their child's education. The program began in late fall in the kindergarten through fourth grades as part of reforms aimed at better protecting children from sex abuse. ...
Man paints house in color that irks neighbors (05/11/03)
AVONDALE ESTATES, Ga. -- Stan Pike's protest against the city is green with polka dots. After the Avondale Estates Historic Preservation Commission rejected Pike's plan to add a rounded front stoop to a house he's renovating, he called two painters Wednesday to paint the front of his house lime green, with large, purple polka dots...
Mothers under the gun (05/11/03)
With one single mother from the U.S. Army killed in Iraq and another wounded and captured, some conservatives are urging the military to halt its march toward gender equality and restrict the deployment of mothers in war zones. "Healthy, responsible nations do not send the mothers of small children to or near the front lines -- that violates the most basic human instincts," said Allan Carlson, a historian affiliated with the Family Research Council...
Oregon county seeks Klingon interpreter for mental health (05/11/03)
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Position Available: Interpreter, must be fluent in Klingon. The language created for the "Star Trek" TV series and movies is one of about 55 needed by the office that treats mental health patients in metropolitan Multnomah County...
Second Oklahoma City storm prompts declaration by Bush (05/11/03)
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Homeowners collected scattered belongings Saturday after the second tornado to strike the city in as many days skipped through some neighborhoods and spared others, part of the nation's worst one-week barrage of tornadoes on record...
Iranian opposition group in Iraq agrees to surrender weapons (05/11/03)
CAMP ASHRAF, Iraq -- Surrounded by American tanks, an Iranian opposition group under orders to surrender agreed Saturday to turn over its weapons and submit to the demands of U.S. forces, Army officials said. The United States used the occasion to warn other forces not to assert power...
Israelis, Palestinians wary of proposed temporary state (05/11/03)
JERUSALEM -- It would be one of the odder countries in history, on scattered patches of land with wildly zigzagging borders, ringed by foreign troops, without a capital and less than full sovereignty. Yet such a "Palestinian state with provisional borders" is a centerpiece of the new Mideast peace plan, perhaps the one idea that makes this prescription for ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict different from its many predecessors...
Saturday vote may elect first female prime minister in Iceland (05/11/03)
REYKJAVIK, Iceland -- The charismatic mayor of Iceland's capital sought to become the nation's first female prime minister Saturday in a national vote expected to be the tightest in years. Ingiborg Solrun Gisladottir has campaigned on social issues including welfare, health and housing, which some Icelanders see as neglected by long-serving Prime Minister David Oddsson...
Powell seeks new peace deal with Palestinian prime minister (05/11/03)
JERUSALEM -- Secretary of State Colin Powell began a new push Saturday for Middle East peace that has been bolstered by a change in Palestinian leadership. His message to Israel and the Palestinians: "Let's get on with it." In contrast to the bitter confrontation he found on his last trip 13 months ago, Powell said Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas "is beginning to make the right statements with respect to terror and violence" and that Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, too, had shown signs of cooperation.. ...
WHO concerned that missing SARS data hampering containmentfo (05/11/03)
BEIJING -- Beijing has not explained how half of its SARS patients caught the virus, hindering efforts to slow the highly contagious illness in the world's most populous nation, the World Health Organization said Saturday. The WHO announcement came as Taiwan reported its biggest one-day jump in SARS cases, 23, and four more deaths. ...
One month later - Saddam is gone (05/11/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- A statue fell in Paradise Square, a symbol of televised triumph. But for the people on nearby Paradise Street, where life is lived day to day, symbols don't light your home at night, and history doesn't keep the looters at bay. "Freedom is useless," says a man at No. 1, Hani Hashem, "unless you have security, too." A stroll up his block-long street found Hashem's neighbors sharing his view...
Ayatollah ends exile, calls for Islam rule (05/11/03)
BASRA, Iraq -- Greeted by fervent flower-throwing admirers, the leader of Iraq's largest Shiite Muslim group returned triumphantly to his U.S.-occupied homeland Saturday after two decades in Iranian exile and immediately called for creating a "modern Islamic regime."...
Russian musical that was interrupted by deadly hostage-taking r (05/11/03)
MOSCOW -- A romantic Russian musical closed nearly a year ahead of schedule Saturday, unable to win back audiences after a hostage-taking raid last fall that left 129 people dead. Chechen gunmen seized the theater on Oct. 23 during the second act of the musical extravaganza "Nord-Ost" and took about 800 people hostage...
Indians dance past I-55 competition for title (05/11/03)
There were several lessons to be learned Saturday at the I-55 girls soccer tournament at Notre Dame Regional High School: Comparing scores to predict future success against opponents can be deceiving. Scoring the first goal can form a huge wave of momentum...
Bell City claims Woodland title in five innings (05/11/03)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Third-seeded Bell City defeated No. 4 Bismarck 12-1 in five innings in the championship game of the Woodland Optimist Tournament on Saturday. Bell City (11-3) continued its two-day run of quality baseball by scoring four runs in both the first and third innings...
Tennessee Tech completes its run to OVC softball title (05/11/03)
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee Tech got another strong pitching performance from Lori Bayless as the Eaglettes concluded a romp through the Ohio Valley Conference softball tournament. Host Tech, the regular-season champion and No. 1 seed, rolled past second-seeded Eastern Kentucky 7-1 Saturday to claim the title and earn an automatic NCAA Tournament berth...
Jackson group will protest Alabama's hiring of Shula (05/11/03)
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The Rev. Jesse Jackson continued his criticism of Alabama's choice of Mike Shula as head football coach over Green Bay assistant Sylvester Croom and said he's planning a protest at the state Capitol. Jackson said in a telephone interview Saturday from Chicago he wants to draw attention to Alabama's decision to choose Shula, who is white, over Croom, who is black. Croom's experience, he said, is "superior."...
Indians blitz Morehead State for OVC doubleheader sweep (05/11/03)
Records fell in abundance Saturday -- and Southeast Missouri State University continued to batter the bottom feeders of Ohio Valley Conference baseball. The Indians set or tied three school records and piled up 34 hits -- including six home runs, seven doubles and one triple -- during a doubleheader sweep of visiting Morehead State, romping 11-4 in the nine-inning opener and 22-8 in the seven-inning finale...
Florida St. braces for summer heat of gambling probe (05/11/03)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A former player calls Florida State coach Bobby Bowden to ask if his quarterback tried to throw a game. Two months later, Bowden can't remember the call. Two of the school's assistant athletic directors, Bob Minnix and Andy Urbanic, interview people who may know about gambling troubles within the football program, but neither keep any written records...
FanSpeak 5/11/03 (05/11/03)
Seeing similarities THE COACH from Iowa State should not have been able to keep his job. Before the embarrassing photos were published, he should have resigned, pretty much on the same scale, maybe a little bit different than the Scott City coach. She should completely lose her job, not just a few weeks of softball season. Also, she should be made to take some kind of alcohol awareness class because she also teaches PE and health and she is still having an influence on young students...
Sports letter 5/11/03 (05/11/03)
Horseshoes and its players prove an old saying wrong To the editor: Randy (Grady) is a good horseshoe pitcher. He doesn't give me, his little brother, any mercy when he plays me, either. I don't play as much as Randy and will never be as good, but it is an enjoyable sport...
Steady rain postpones Indy pole qualifying (05/11/03)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Scott Dixon was primed and ready for Indianapolis 500 pole qualifying Saturday when the rain started falling. The Indy rookie turned a lap of 233.236 mph in an abbreviated practice halted by the wet weather that eventually forced postponement of the opening round of time trials until today...
Lakers' Jackson undergoes heart procedure (05/11/03)
Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson underwent an angioplasty Saturday after experiencing tightness and pain in his chest for about a week. The procedure to open Jackson's left anterior descending artery lasted a little over two hours, team spokesman John Black said...
Anaheim opens conference finals with double-OT win (05/11/03)
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Anaheim Mighty Ducks had the Minnesota Wild just where they wanted them -- in overtime. Jean-Sebastien Giguere continued his postseason brilliance with 39 saves, and Petr Sykora scored the winning goal 8:06 into the second extra session as the Mighty Ducks beat the Minnesota Wild 1-0 in the opener of the Western Conference finals...
Riggs races to Busch Series win at Gateway (05/11/03)
MADISON, Ill. -- Scott Riggs raced to his third Busch Series victory Saturday, taking the Charter Pipeline 250 when Mike Bliss ran out of fuel on the final lap. "Never give up! Never give up!" Riggs shouted as he climbed out of his car. "We've lost them this way before, but this is the first time I've had to win this way. I thought we had another second-place today. I couldn't believe he ran out of fuel."...
Gonzalez HR counters a comeback by Cards (05/11/03)
CHICAGO -- Alex Gonzalez keeps delivering the late-inning homers for the Chicago Cubs, an uncanny display of clutch hitting that even he can't explain. "It's unbelievable it happened again," Gonzalez said Saturday when his 10th-inning homer sent the Chicago Cubs to a 3-2 win over the Cardinals...
Photo leads to questions about Derby jockey and item in hand (05/11/03)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The jockey who won the Kentucky Derby aboard Funny Cide is being investigated by track stewards who examined a photo of him possibly holding something besides his whip as he crossed the finish line. The investigation will focus "most particularly on the actions" of Jose Santos at the race, chief Churchill Downs steward Bernie Hettel said Saturday. ...
Former MU backup joins Rams' competition at QB (05/11/03)
ST. LOUIS -- All last season, Kirk Farmer watched Brad Smith put up big numbers at Missouri. Now the shoe is on the other foot: The guy who spent his senior season on the bench as the Tigers' backup quarterback is getting his first taste of the NFL with the Rams, this time with Smith looking on...
Toms breaks away from Wachovia pack for third-round lead (05/11/03)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A chip-in for eagle and a brilliant fairway bunker shot enabled David Toms to pull away from the pack Saturday in the Wachovia Championship and take a big step toward his first victory in 20 months. On a steamy, blustery afternoon at Quail Hollow, Toms matched the best score of the tournament with a 6-under 66 to build a five-stroke lead...
Indians take right attitude into today's home finale (05/11/03)
If today's game against Morehead State is anything like Saturday's doubleheader, then Southeast Missouri State University's baseball team will close out its home schedule in grand style. Of course, baseball is a funny game, and you never knows what's going to happen from day to day. ...
Brotherly isn't quite how we'd describe Philadelphia (05/11/03)
PHILADELPHIA -- Welcome to Philly. Or as the locals say, "Boooooooo." In your search for the most negative sports city in America, you will inevitably wind up here. The evidence against Philly is ample. This is the town that routinely booed its own Mike Schmidt, merely the best third baseman who ever lived; that roundly booed hometown hero Kobe Bryant every time he touched the ball at an All-Star Game; that booed and booed and finally chased former Phillie Scott Rolen and former Flyer Eric Lindros out of town; that cheered as opposing Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin lay motionless on the Veterans Stadium turf; and that keeps listening to sports-radio station WIP, the smelliest cesspool in a field of cesspools.. ...
FanFare 5/11/03 (05/11/03)
Briefly Baseball
  • Cubs star Sammy Sosa was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday after having the toenail removed from his big right toe. Cubs general manager Jim Hendry said Sosa's big toe on his right foot was nearly twice the size of the one on his left foot. ...
  • Kids' pictures require timing, talking and technique (05/11/03)
    Ask a group of professional portrait photographers what they feel is the most challenging subject to photograph, and the answer often will be young children. That's easy to understand. Kids don't like to sit still for long, and they don't like being asked to put on an insincere smile for the camera...
    Hybrids build better fruits and vegetables (05/11/03)
    As you peruse seed racks and catalogs, you might notice that some seeds are touted as "hybrids." What are hybrid seeds, and are they really "highbred"? Suppose that you had two tomato plants, one of which bore ugly but tasty fruits and the other of which bore fruits that had poor flavor but were alluringly red. ...
    Lighten up! New spring fragrances are based on airy florals (05/11/03)
    NEW YORK -- With spring breezes blowing in full force, one might catch a whiff of a sweet, airy smell. Sure, it could be an early blooming flower, but, more likely, the scent is coming from someone's perfume. "Floral fragrances never go out of style. They're the classic among fragrance trends, but this season's new scents are not the florals of past seasons," says Rochelle Bloom, president of the Fragrance Foundation...
    Simple help for cosmetic catastrophes (05/11/03)
    NEW YORK -- There is a product out there to suit just about every imaginable beauty need. There are moisturizing bronzers with exfoliating powers and an SFP of 30 for smooth, tanned skin without one second of exposure to harmful ultraviolet sun rays...
    Travel briefs (05/11/03)
    Cruise line interested in Mississippi Gulf Coast GULFPORT, Miss. -- The State Port at Gulfport, which serves as the temporary dock for the Carnival Cruise line ship Conquest, is being considered by another cruise line, said Don Allee, the port's executive director...
    Aviary takes flight at Miami's Metrozoo (05/11/03)
    MIAMI -- More than 10 years ago, Hurricane Andrew shredded Miami Metrozoo's aviary and killed many of its 300 exotic birds. Since then, the shattered exhibit has stood as a symbol of the storm's destruction and the ongoing struggles of one of the nation's top zoos...
    Managing multiples (05/11/03)
    Having a set of twins is no different than caring for any other children, area mothers of multiples say. It just means the children achieve milestones at the same time and everything happens in doubles. Statistics show that the number of twin births in the United States continues to rise slightly, up 55 percent since 1980. ...
    Small but spacious (05/11/03)
    Home's open floor plan makes good use of available space
    Moms' skills inspire children to share family cooking (05/11/03)
    PORTLAND, Ore. -- Come Mother's Day, 17-year-old Andrew O'Sullivan wakes up, goes outside to gather pastel-colored eggs from chickens at the family's Chehalem Valley farmhouse, and then heads for the kitchen. He cracks some eggs into his homemade pancake batter, slips others into simmering water to poach, and lays slabs of bacon in a pan to sizzle on the stove...
    Directions from Grandma II (05/11/03)
    "Lydia, did you hang up on me yesterday? Lightnin'? Weren't no lightnin' here. Well, anyways, where did I leave you? At the end of the pecular fence? All right, you go a piece and you'll see one of them there mountains I've been talking 'bout. ...
    Are pet medicines sold online safe? (05/11/03)
    By Dr. John Koch Question: I have been hearing on television an advertisement for heartworm medication that is cheaper than I can get from my veterinarian and is sent right to my doorstep. Since I live on a budget, I thought I might be interested. However, my daughter who once worked for a veterinarian said she understood that several of these companies had been in trouble for selling bogus medications. Is this true?...
    Child loves monkey business (05/11/03)
    Nature Girl likes to shout like a monkey. She does this regularly with the passenger window down as I drive along city streets. It can be embarrassing. I worry that someone might hear her and actually wonder if I have a real zoo monkey in the car. Of course, it has its advantages. It's better than the music on the radio...
    Cybill Shepherd takes on role of Martha Stewart (05/11/03)
    BURBANK, Calif. -- Cybill Shepherd doesn't mince words. When she was asked to play Martha Stewart for a TV movie, "My first impulse was that it was like being offered the role of Marie Antoinette," Shepherd said. Stewart hasn't been charged with a crime and has denied any wrongdoing in an insider trading probe. ...
    Conan O'Brien breaks the mold with a full hour done in clay (05/11/03)
    NEW YORK -- Here's the dirt on Conan O'Brien: His show has been remodeled in clay. In the grand tradition of "Celebrity Deathmatch" and "Wallace and Gromit," NBC's "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" has been transformed into clay animation for an episode that will air Thursday night...
    Ivo Zahner (05/11/03)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Ivo Francis Zahner, 97, of Perryville died Thursday, May 8, at St. Francis Medical Center. He was born Aug. 24, 1905, at Perryville, son of Romanus J. and Anna Hoffman Zahner. He and Pearl Grass were married May 7, 1927, at Perryville. She survives...
    Beauford Duniphan (05/11/03)
    ADVANCE, Mo. -- Beauford Duniphan, 95, of McGee, Mo., died Friday, May 9, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born June 2, 1907, at Gipsy, Mo., son of Sam and Nancy Ritchey Duniphan. He and Mary Morgan were married Nov. 10, 1924, at Flat River, Mo. She died May 8, 1995...
    Marguerite Rendleman (05/11/03)
    JONESBORO, Ill. -- Marguerite Jane Rendleman, 69, of Jonesboro died Friday, May 9, 2003, at her home. She was born Feb. 11, 1934, at Roxanna, Ill., daughter of Edward and Bertie Vanzant Farrar. She and Carl E. Rendleman were married April 30, 1951, at Wolf Lake, Ill...
    Almeta Houston (05/11/03)
    MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Almeta Faith Houston, 71, of Marble Hill died Friday, May 9, 2003, at the Lutheran Home. She was born March 7, 1932 at Glenallen, Mo., daughter of James Dorse and Marie Alexander Stevens. She and Douglas Houston were married Nov. 19, 1947, at Paragould, Ark. He died June 1, 1995...
    Craig Lindsley (05/11/03)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Craig M. Lindsley, 50, died Saturday, May 10, 2003, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. Lindsley was the city administrator of Perryville. Arrangements are incomplete at Young & Sons Funeral Home.
    Joshua Leggett (05/11/03)
    Joshua Lewis Wayne Leggett died Saturday, May 10, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born May 10, 2003, son of Joshua Michael Leggett of Chaffee, Mo., and Jessica Daniel Fellows of Jackson. Survivors include his parents; his maternal grandparents, Allen and Kathy Fellows of Jackson; and paternal grandmother, Mia Kaye Anglin of Chaffee; maternal great-grandparents, Ray and Raetta Kimbel of Jackson and Andy and Mary Fellows of Jackson; and paternal great-grandparents, David and Diana McCormick of Chaffee.. ...
    Diane Rowland (05/11/03)
    Diane L. Rowland, 40, of Jackson passed away Thursday, May 8, 2003, at her home, after a courageous battle with cancer. Friends may call at 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 12, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jackson. Funeral Mass will follow at 6:30 p.m. with Monsignor Edward Eftink officiating...
    Carl Koeberl (05/11/03)
    Carl H. Koeberl, 90, of Pocahontas died Thursday, May 8, 2003, at the Monticello House in Jackson. He was born Aug. 26, 1912, at Pocahontas, son of Andreas H. and Ida L. Wallmann Koeberl. He and Bertha E. Walther were married March 7, 1943 at Jackson. She died Sept. 9, 2002...
    Shaw-Olson (05/11/03)
    MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Molly Shaw and David L. Olson were married Dec. 3, 2002, at The Wedding Chapel in the Glades in Gatlinburg, Tenn. The Rev. Dan Saffelder performed the ceremony. Parents of the bride are Jeff Shaw of Festus, Mo., and Brenda Shaw of Herculaneum, Mo. The groom is the son of Lee and Mary Olson of Burfordville...
    Whitlock-Breedon (05/11/03)
    Barbara Joyce Whitlock and Jeffrey Wayne Breedon were married Nov. 30, 2002, at First United Methodist Church in Sikeston, Mo. The Rev. Sandy Schaller performed the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. William Whitlock of Sikeston are parents of the bride. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Clayton of Rector, Ark., and the late Alfred Breedon of Kennett, Mo...
    Stricker-Christian (05/11/03)
    CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Carl and Bernadette Stricker of Charleston announce the engagement of their daughter, Angela Denise Stricker, to Paul David Christian of Sikeston, Mo. He is the son of Gary and Patricia Christian of Dexter, Mo., and Robert and Regena Barrett of Wappapello, Mo...
    Story- Sheppard (05/11/03)
    THEBES, Ill. -- Donna Story of Thebes announces the engagement of her daughter, Deana M. Story, to Travis W. Sheppard. He is the son of Donald and Barbara Jacobs Jr. of Jackson. Story is a 1997 graduate of Egyptian High School, and attended Shawnee Community College...
    Summers-Kinder (05/11/03)
    LEOPOLD, Mo. -- Don and Connie Beal of Leopold announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Summers, to Kristopher Wayne Kinder, both of Jackson. He is the son of Yvonne Kinder of Scott City. Summers is a 2000 graduate of Leopold High School. She is employed at Henschel Manufacturing Co. in Sedgewickville, Mo...
    Favier-Brewer (05/11/03)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- James and Doris Favier of Perryville announce the engagement of their daughter, Jamie Marie Favier, to Landon Phillip Brewer. He is the son of William and Debra Davidson of Chesterfield, Mo., and Larry Brewer of Cape Coral, Fla. Favier is a 1998 graduate of Perryville High School. ...
    Jordan-Schaefer (05/11/03)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Jack and Lois Jordan of St. Louis announce the engagement of their daughter, Michelle Jordan, to Bryan Schaefer. He is the son of Gary and Karen Schaefer of Sikeston. Jordan graduated from William Jewell College and Duke University with a bachelor of science degree in nursing and a master of science degree in pediatric nursing. She is a surgical nurse at Cardinal Glennon Hospital in St. Louis...
    Vinson-Landewee (05/11/03)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Joel and Patricia Vinson of Sikeston announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary-Katherine Vinson of Chaffee, Mo., to Darren Ray Landewee of Oran, Mo. He is the son of Jerome and Carolyn Landewee of Oran. Vinson is a 1993 graduate of Sikeston High School. She received bachelor of science degrees in agriculture business and animal science from Southeast Missouri State University in 1997. She is a precision ag specialist with MFA Agri Services in Chaffee...
    Schaper-Seabaugh (05/11/03)
    OLD APPLETON, Mo. -- Thomas and Shirley Schaper of Old Appleton announce the engagement of their daughter, Kacey Lynn Schaper, to Andrew Luke Seabaugh. He is the son of Terry and Mona Seabaugh of Fruitland, Mo. Schaper is a 1997 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, and attended Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff, Mo. She is a pediatric dental assistant at the office of Drs. David Johnson and Jayne Scherrman...
    Hines-Moen (05/11/03)
    Leonard Hines and Jeff and Mary King of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Cheryl Hines, to Michael Lauren Moen of Jacksonville, Fla. He is the son of Roger and Diana Moen of Fargo, N.D. Hines is a 1993 graduate of Central High School, and a 2001 graduate of Cape Career and Technology Center School of Practical Nursing. She is employed at St. Francis Medical Center...
    Harshaw-Yung (05/11/03)
    William and Carol Harshaw Jr. of Gordonville and Anthony and Margaret Yung of Kaneohe, Hawaii, announce the engagement of their children, Elizabeth Ellen Harshaw and David Chi-Wei Yung, both of Concord, Calif. Harshaw is a graduate of Jackson High School and the University of Missouri. She is pursuing a degree in environmental engineering at the University of California...
    Colliers mark golden event (05/11/03)
    Mr. and Mrs. Carmon Collier of Scott City celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house April 5, 2003. Hosts were their children. Collier and Jean Strauser were married April 5, 1953, at Ancell, Mo., by the Rev. Wilburn Coates. Their attendants were Norma Foulk and Jessee Stevenson...
    Immaculate Conception School (05/11/03)
    Immaculate Conception School A Honor Roll 8th Grade -- Brooke Beussink, Jordan Buchheit, Joshua Buell, Kristan Dumas, Claire Goodson, Katie Lakner, Chelsea McDowell, Rachel Poythress, Allison Schwent, Sarah Sutterer, J.P. Thompson. 7th Grade -- Jessica Banda, Ben Beussink, Michelle Dirnberger, Katelynn James, Austin Kramer, Jeremy Sarno, Jonathan Sarno...
    R. O. Hawkins Junior High School (05/11/03)
    R.O. Hawkins Junior High A Honor Roll 9th Grade -- Tom Aufdenberg, Erica Bock, Alisha Bohnert, Cynthia Chapman, Lonnie Chapman, Robert Cheney, Shannon Cobb, Zachary Deneke, Caitlen Denny, Geoffrey Enders, Kathleen Farrow, Jodie Gibson, Kelsey Gjerstad. ...
    Jackson High School (05/11/03)
    Jackson High School Scholastic Honor Roll 12th Grade - Courtney Bonney, Amanda Dumey, Jordan Hinkle, Sarah Luehrs, Caitlin McCuan, Nicole McMillan, Kathryn Perry, Michal Scienski, Melissa Shinn, Lee Strickert, Fallan Thiele, Heather Tuschhoff, Heather West...
    Central Jr. high School (05/11/03)
    Central Jr. High School A Honor roll 8th Grade - Cassie Bennett, Anne-Marie Bernhardt, Brittany Bollinger, Dale Brannock, Meredith Busch, Grace Courvolsler, Stuart Greaser, Emily Hiett, Matt Hileman, Callie Hoffman, Kelsy Holloway, Marissa Kemp, Alex Kies, Nathaniel Kinsey, Tracy Kiser, LaQuean Lands, Asad Malik, Cara McElmurry, Taylor McMillan, Whitney Moore, Renee Moreland, Amanda Nabors, Bekah Pfanstiel, Emily Ponder, Kat Renfrow, Brittany Rhodes, Rebecca Rollins, Sami Roussel, Sarah Schneider, Betsy Schroeder, Courtney Schuessler, Claire Sagar, Ashley Smith, Greg Sprengel, Melody Stone, Emily Viers, Emily Williams, Andrea Wilson.. ...
    Fire report 05/11/03 (05/11/03)
    Cape Girardeau Sunday, May 11 Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: At 4:18 p.m., a medical assist at a motor vehicle accident at 2100 Broadway. At 6: 54 p.m., a medical assist at 15 Village Drive. At 9:06 p.m., smell of gas at Independence and Rodney...
    Police report 05/11/03 (05/11/03)
    Cape Girardeau Sunday, May 11 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Amanda R. Driskell of 340 N. Frederick, Cape Girardeau, was arrested Friday for possession of a controlled substance...
    Out of the past 5/11/03 (05/11/03)
    10 years ago: May 11, 1993 Proposed 27-cent increase in schools' building fund levy rejected by voters last month may go back on ballot in fall; Cape Girardeau Schools superintendent Neyland Clark says vote could occur in October or November; levy would increase school's building maintenance fund from about $200,000 annually to $750,000 annually...
    MU finds procurement benefits (05/11/03)
    By Nikki Krawitz The University of Missouri's internal audit reports have been the subject of recent stories and an editorial in the Southeast Missourian. The articles, which originated in the Kansas City Star, reported details of some of the internal audit findings. ...
    A few smiles for mothers everywhere (05/11/03)
    Every year, we dutifully and thankfully acknowledge our mothers. We buy gifts. We select greeting cards that say the nicest things. We become part of the crowd at our favorite restaurant. We make a special day in every way we can. Which is exactly what we ought to be doing today...
    Nursing home reforms make good headway (05/11/03)
    A decision to relocate a loved one to a nursing home can be an emotional one for family members. Imagine the distress that occurs when problems arise that keep a nursing home from providing a humane level of care. There are plenty of regulations for nursing homes, but making sure they comply cannot be guaranteed. ...
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