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Stories from Sunday, June 1, 2003

Benefits for veterans get special showcase (06/01/03)
They struggled through the pain of boot camp. They lived knowing a call to battle could come any day. Some fought and survived wars. But the numbers show many Missouri veterans don't know how to get the benefits they deserve, benefits that could help them earn civilian jobs, medical services or financial assistance...
Pool teams play for chance to go to national tournament (06/01/03)
Area pool players have one last day to get out from behind the eight ball and go to Las Vegas. Amateur league pool players began the American Legion pool championship Friday night at the A.C. Brase Arena Building. The event ends at 2 p.m. today with four winning teams eligible to participate in the national team tournament in Las Vegas in August...
Cape Girardeau city residents transformed by disaster (06/01/03)
The Great Flood of 1993 changed Cape Girardeau's landscape. With federal and state funds, the city bought out more than 100 houses in the floodplain and had them torn down, mostly in the Red Star district. The Kingshighway and Meadowbrook areas in the southern part of the city also had buyouts...
City after city was soaked by the Mississippi's deep waters (06/01/03)
The Great Flood of 1993 in Southeast Missouri began as just another flirtation with the flood stage in early April. It became a disaster caused by a river that wouldn't go away until fall. Levees soaked with water for months began to fail. Traffic couldn't move on the Mississippi River from early July until the flood began subsiding late in August...
World briefs 14A (06/01/03)
Putin pitches visa-free travel between Russia, EU STRELNA, Russia -- The leaders of Russia and the European Union sought Saturday to allay Russian fears about the Western bloc's eastward expansion and engage each other more in solving common problems ranging from illegal migration to terrorism...
PB man alleged to have 2,000 pills to manufacture meth (06/01/03)
Daily American Republic POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A Poplar Bluff man is to appear in federal court Tuesday for a detention hearing after he was indicted for possessing pseudoephedrine. Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Darrell Spain picked up Ronald Lee Lunsford, 43, Thursday from the Butler County Jail, where he has been held since his May 6 arrest, and transported him to Cape Girardeau...
Cape police investigate death (06/01/03)
Cape Girardeau police spent Saturday evening investigating the death of a 38-year-old mother of two found dead inside her home by paramedics. There were no apparent signs of foul play, but investigators and the Cape Girardeau County coroner aren't ruling out a possible crime, chief Steve Strong said...
Dutchtown hopes new levee puts floods in town's past (06/01/03)
If the Great Flood of 1993 brought Dutchtown anything other than misery, it might have forged the town's determination to build a levee to protect the community from the Diversion Channel. In the broiling July heat of 1993, the flood brought volunteers from all over the region to help build a levee of gravel and sandbags atop Highway 74 in Dutchtown. ...
St. Louis to look into complaints over raids before protest (06/01/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Police will investigate whether officers acted improperly in raiding buildings and stopping vehicles in advance of protests outside a global agricultural forum in mid-May, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported in a copyright story. "We have an obligation to review what went on during that several-day period" leading up to the May 18-20 World Agricultural Forum, police chief Joe Mokwa told the newspaper...
Monsanto's new president stresses backing of biotech (06/01/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Monsanto Co.'s fledgling president and chief executive said Friday the biotechnology and agricultural giant has no plans to retreat from its pursuit of sharply debated genetically modified crops. "My mandate is simple: Deliver on the promise of Monsanto's technology," Hugh Grant, 45, told analysts a day after being announced as successor to Hendrik Verfaillie, who resigned in December after two years of lackluster financial performance...
Hispanic immigrants often rely on clinics for health care (06/01/03)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- After five years of repetitive labor in a chicken-processing plant in southwest Missouri, Edilma Pérez can hardly move her wrists without feeling pain. When Pérez was diagnosed with carpel tunnel syndrome, worker's compensation paid for her first doctor visit. ...
Ste. Genevieve spared due to massive effort by thousands (06/01/03)
P The town's fight against the Mississippi played out on television screens worldwide. The Associated Press STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. -- A decade since it was nearly engulfed by the Mississippi River, this trove of antique shops, bed-and-breakfasts and 18th-century homes has a confidence as quiet and mighty as the river itself...
Minimum wage increase passes Illinois House, heads to Senate (06/01/03)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Illinois' minimum wage would increase 35 cents an hour Jan. 1 and jump another $1 in 2005 under a plan the House approved Saturday. Framed as a way to help impoverished families better provide for themselves, the measure passed 71-45 over Republicans' cries that it would drive business from the state...
Prominent mall in St. Louis will have new owner (06/01/03)
RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Mo. -- The St. Louis Galleria, considered one of the foremost malls in the region, has been acquired by the country's second-largest shopping center owner. General Growth Properties Inc. of Chicago did not release a specific sales price. The company said only that it spent $626 million to buy the Galleria and the Coronado Center in Albuquerque, N.M...
Mediation project helps neighbors work out problems (06/01/03)
ST. LOUIS -- It's not always a beautiful day in the neighborhood. The guy next door won't muzzle his barking dog. The able-bodied woman down the street regularly steals the handicap parking space. Someone lays on his horn at 7 every morning to pick up a friend for work. The newly arrived immigrant parks in the alley and no one can explain to him he's not supposed to...
Conservation area on Mississippi, Missouri rivers reopens (06/01/03)
ST. LOUIS -- State officials hope that a refurbished conservation area will draw more people to the confluence of the nation's two largest rivers. The state Department of Conservation on Friday marked the reopening of the Columbia Bottom Conservation Area just north of St. Louis...
Man writes 400-page history of Bloomfield (06/01/03)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- There's more to Bloomfield than the Stars and Stripes Museum and Library. Much more, according to Robert H. Forister. His 400-page book on the small Stoddard County town, "Bloomfield, Missouri: Highland in the Swamps," began appearing on Southeast Missouri bookstore shelves last week...
When everything was washed away McBride residents rebuilt their (06/01/03)
McBRIDE, Mo. -- The runaway river first approached as faraway sparkles across rich bottom land, then sneaked up as syrupy rivulets pulsing through ditches in town. Then in a murky rush the Mississippi River took McBride, backfilling to the north through a broken levee, splashing against railroad boxcars, surging across the floor at Al's Place, where owners Lois and Leonard Naeger had already loaded out the pool table, bar stools and dishes...
Bush puts down speculation on Iran (06/01/03)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush is dismissing the idea that Iran would be the next U.S. military target as "pure speculation," even as the White House seeks to increase pressure on the Islamic nation to cooperate in the fight against terrorism and weapons proliferation...
Olympic Park bomb suspect Eric Rudolph caught in N.C. (06/01/03)
MURPHY, N.C. -- Eric Robert Rudolph, the Olympic Park bombing suspect who became almost a mythic figure during his years on the run in the Appalachian wilderness, was arrested early Saturday as he scavenged for food behind a grocery store. After a massive manhunt that included infrared scopes on helicopters and logs rigged with motion detectors, it was ultimately a rookie officer on patrol at 3:27 a.m. ...
Hearing recovery research gets break (06/01/03)
For the first time, scientists have made mature mammals regenerate a type of inner-ear cell important for hearing, a key step toward a treatment that might someday help millions of people with hearing loss. The researchers made adult guinea pigs grow new sound-sensing cells, called hair cells, in the spiral-shaped chamber called the cochlea...
Chicago suburb battles crime with ministers (06/01/03)
P The move has worried civil libertarians, but the mayor says he's doing nothing wrong. By Brandon Loomis ~ The Associated Press HARVEY, Ill. -- The mayor of this crime-ridden Chicago suburb says the town needs help that conventional forces cannot render. So he has turned to six Christian ministers, one for each ward...
Clinton- Limits on presidential service should be modified some (06/01/03)
BOSTON -- Former President Bill Clinton says in the future, a former two-term president might be able to return to office later in life -- but the Constitution would have to be amended. "It wouldn't affect me, but for future generations the 22nd amendment should be modified," Clinton said Wednesday during an appearance at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum...
Kinship center offers resources to families (06/01/03)
P The numbers of children living with grandparents has grown in the past decade, experts say. By Mitch Stacy ~ The Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. -- Before Freddie and Edna Myles could get their own seven children reared and out of the house, the couple started taking in their grandchildren...
Golf ball dispute prompts indictment (06/01/03)
QUINCY, Mass. -- A 54-year-old man has been indicted for manslaughter in a deadly argument over abandoned golf balls. Robert Carnathan pleaded innocent at his initial arraignment in the Nov. 9 death of Donald King, 79. He faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted...
Clinton ignores Democratic calls to run (06/01/03)
WASHINGTON -- When Democratic voters are asked which politician they want as president, one name consistently appears at the top -- Hillary Rodham Clinton. But the New York senator couldn't make it any clearer that she isn't running for the White House. At least not in 2004...
Routine patrol led to Rudolph's arrest by officer (06/01/03)
MURPHY, N.C. -- Friends say Jeff Postell, a rookie police officer in this small mountain town, has his eye on bigger things -- like becoming an FBI agent. On Saturday, he did what hundreds of FBI and other law enforcement officers couldn't, arresting one of the nation's most wanted fugitives, Eric Robert Rudolph...
People talk 9B (06/01/03)
Mayor O'Malley a natural for the part BALTIMORE -- Mayor Martin O'Malley says his role in a new John Travolta film, "Ladder 49," wasn't much of a stretch -- he played the part of a mayor. "I never came out of character," O'Malley said. His one day of work Thursday garnered him membership in the Screen Actors Guild and a $650 paycheck. O'Malley said he will donate the money to the Baltimore fire department's foundation...
FBI director traveling to Mideast (06/01/03)
WASHINGTON -- FBI director Robert Mueller is traveling overseas this week on a tour that will include a stop in the Middle East. An FBI spokesman said Mueller left yesterday on a foreign trip, but he declined to confirm a Time magazine report that the director would be stopping in Saudi Arabia to thank the Saudis for their cooperation following the May 12 suicide bombings in Riyadh...
Weapons hunt to follow clues, shift to new sites (06/01/03)
WASHINGTON -- As a new U.S.-led team of international experts is heading to Iraq to intensify the search for weapons of mass destruction, President Bush says banned armaments already have been found -- even though officials have said they have only located mobile laboratories suspected of producing them...
SARS scare triggers pilot furloughs (06/01/03)
EAGAN, Minn. -- Northwest Airlines expects to furlough 150 more pilots because of cutbacks in Asia flights stemming from travelers' fears about SARS, the union representing its pilots said. Although Northwest said Friday that no decision has been made about SARS-related layoffs in other work groups, the Eagan-based airline recently notified all of its unions that more jobs may be cut due to passenger fears about severe acute respiratory syndrome...
Campus speech (06/01/03)
DALLAS -- Time and again, Ruben Reyes asked the University of Texas at El Paso for permission to hold protests about environmental dangers, the administration and censorship -- typical stuff for a campus demonstration. Each time, Reyes was turned down by officials who said the student union where the creative-writing student wanted to talk was not one of the two "free-speech zones" on the campus of 17,000 students...
Hispanic grocers (06/01/03)
SANTA ANA, Calif. -- In the produce section, piles of shiny, green pasilla chiles sit beside paddle-shaped cactus leaves and bumpy brown yucca roots. At the meat counter, a customer greets a clerk in Spanish and asks him to marinate some ranchera-style beef...
Teen settles with school that refused to let her sing hymn (06/01/03)
WINNECONNE, Wis. -- A student who sued her public school district to sing about God at her graduation ceremony will get her wish, district officials and the student's lawyer said Thursday. Rachel Honer, 18, had alleged that Winneconne High School violated her constitutional rights of free speech and religious expression when it ordered her to substitute the three references to God in "He's Always Been Faithful" or not perform at the June 8 ceremony...
Report- Elderly often excluded from studies of cancer drugs (06/01/03)
CHICAGO -- Although cancer is usually a disease of the elderly, a large government review finds older people are often excluded from studies intended to discover better drugs to treat their disease. Older people may be left out for legitimate reasons, such as having other serious illnesses along with their cancer. But experts contend that many more should be offered a chance to take part in these experiments, known as clinical trials...
Hope for now (06/01/03)
WASHINGTON -- Looking for a little levity in troubled times? War, terrorism and stock market slumps have been unlikely fodder for decades' worth of reassuringly goofy jokes. The Library of Congress has a half-million of them, courtesy of Bob Hope. "I don't understand terrorists," Hope quipped 10 years before the Sept. 11 attacks. "How could anyone get so angry, so involved, so worked up about anything? ... I mean outside of golf."...
Colleges turn student castoffs into charity cash (06/01/03)
Few students go through college without scavenging something, say a sofa from a sidewalk or a TV from a trash bin. And come graduation day, most young people on campus flee head-on into "real life," leaving their trash behind. Their schools, for years stuck with mountains of dorm room detritus from loads of fast-food mac and cheese to computers and stereos, have begun turning the trash into treasure, raising thousands of dollars for charities and donating tons of food to those who help the needy.. ...
U.S. postmaster general renews call for freedom to set rates (06/01/03)
WASHINGTON -- If the Postal Service is to be run like a business, it needs the freedom to set its prices like a business, postmaster general John Potter said Thursday. Potter told the President's Commission on the Postal Service that his agency is hampered by the complex 16-month process involved in setting rates...
U.S. soldiers go gaga for women's and baby products (06/01/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- What do U.S. soldiers use to cope with the grit and heat of Iraq? Why, cottony women's underthings, diaper ointments, pantyhose, and moist wipes with the aroma of baby powder. Drugstore products usually reserved for women and babies are all the rage among U.S. troops in Iraq...
Aides try to resolve disputes ahead of summit (06/01/03)
EVIAN, France -- The world's seven richest industrial countries and Russia struggled to reach common ground Saturday on a range of global issues in advance of an economic summit. The Group of Eight gathering, however, is likely to be remembered more for the disagreements separating the countries than for any modest achievements on combating AIDS or jump-starting global growth...
Tearful Bushes visit Nazi death camps- 'So sad' (06/01/03)
OSWIECIM, Poland -- President Bush passed under Auschwitz gate's chillingly misleading proclamation that "work makes you free" to pay tearful tribute Saturday to the victims of Nazi death camps. "Never forget," he exhorted. Bush and his wife, Laura, spent nearly two hours touring the Auschwitz and Birkenau extermination camps...
Palestinians- U.S. accepts that cease-fire must precede militan (06/01/03)
JERUSALEM -- The United States accepts a Palestinian plan to persuade militant groups to halt anti-Israeli attacks rather than launch an immediate crackdown, the Palestinians said Saturday ahead of a three-way summit with President Bush. Israel has said that for now it would accept a cease-fire from the militants, though it wants Palestinian officials to act to disarm and disband the groups as soon as possible...
Evil spirits and ill winds (06/01/03)
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Reaching for a pungent potion of solvent, wood sealer and perfume, Olga Santiago Ocana advises how to ward off bad spirits during hurricane season -- and forecasters warn this year's season could be busier than ever. Sandwiched between bundles of herbs, candles, beads and other paraphernalia of Santeria, the Afro-Caribbean religion, Santiago tells a client to sprinkle the anti-hurricane elixir around the home...
Civets and badgers and bats -- ye wei (06/01/03)
GUANGZHOU, China -- The civet cats are gone from their cages at the market, replaced by ducks and rabbits. The snakes, bats, badgers and anteater-like pangolins are missing, too. For years, the hundreds of stalls at Chatou Wild Animal Food Market in China's southern business capital of Guangzhou were a snapping, hissing zoo of exotic, endangered wildlife destined for the plates of the most adventurous diners...
Four from area claim second-place state finishes (06/01/03)
One day after Jackson's Stuart McIntosh captured the Class 4 pole vault title, area athletes had several more standout performances in the Missouri Track and Field Championships that concluded Saturday in Jefferson City. In Class 4, Central's Jennifer Pancoast and Cody Beaton both placed second in their respective events, as did Jackson's Heather West. Central's Ashley Colon was third...
Notre Dame denied a title sweep (06/01/03)
FENTON, Mo. -- His and her state soccer titles weren't in the cards for Notre Dame. John Burroughs, led by a talented combo of Jamie Greenwald and Erin Lingle, saw to that in the Class 1 state championship game Saturday at the Anheuser Busch Conference & Soccer Centre...
Lafayette stops Jackson with shutout (06/01/03)
FENTON, Mo. -- Michelle Moody finally ended the scoring drought between the Jackson Indians and the Lafayette Lancers. Moody, a Lafayette freshman, scored the only goal Saturday in Lafayette's 1-0 win over Jackson in a Class 2 quarterfinal at the Anheuser-Busch Conference & Soccer Centre...
Southeast athletes miss automatic national bid (06/01/03)
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Southeast Missouri State University's track and field program had several more solid performances Saturday but came away with no automatic national qualifiers as the NCAA Mideast Regional concluded. The top five finishers in each event from the four regionals across the nation qualify for the NCAA Championships June 11 to 14 in Sacramento, Calif. Six more at-large qualifiers in each event will come from the top marks turned in nationally this season...
Seasor makes first impression a lasting one in doubleheader (06/01/03)
Morehead State's Lance Seasor might seem a bit out of place on a Craftsman Union Capahas team that features eight players who competed for Southeast Missouri State University this year. But if Saturday's season-opening doubleheader against the visiting Valmeyer (Ill.) Lakers is an indication, Seasor will be right at home playing baseball in Cape Girardeau...
Hundreds flock to meet Cardinals hall of famer (06/01/03)
Rodney Shy took his first trip to Busch Stadium nearly 20 years ago. Over the course of that day's game between the Cardinals and Cubs, one player really stood out to him. "That was my first memory of seeing Ozzie play," said Shy of Oran, Mo. On Saturday, Shy and several hundred Ozzie Smith fans got their chance to get books, memorabilia and souvenirs signed by Smith in Cape Girardeau...
Pistons fire Carlisle, want Brown (06/01/03)
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Rick Carlisle sat elbow-to-elbow with the man who had just fired him, Joe Dumars. In a bizarre scene, talk turned to Larry Brown, who will become Detroit's next coach. "If you think he's going to bring in a stiff behind me, you're nuts," Carlisle said Saturday. "He's going to bring in a big-time guy, and if he can do that he will have done his job."...
Newman keeps his focus despite a rocky start (06/01/03)
DOVER, Del. -- Ryan Newman sees no problem with being far back in the Winston Cup standings, even though much more was expected of him this season. After all, he was the rage of NASCAR when he moved from 16th to a final standing of sixth last year and became rookie of the year. It was obvious that he was the fastest driver, leading the circuit with seven poles...
Overtime finish suits Ducks fine ... again (06/01/03)
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Martin Brodeur showed he's not perfect, but the Anaheim Mighty Ducks still are in playoff overtime -- and that's why they're still alive in the Stanley Cup finals. Ruslan Salei scored off Adam Oates' faceoff win at 6:59 into overtime and the Mighty Ducks, taking advantage of one of the biggest misplays of Brodeur's career, beat the New Jersey Devils 3-2 in Game 3 Saturday night...
No win, no more streak for Williams (06/01/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Kenny Lofton's 26-game hitting streak is history. But so is Woody Williams' 10-game winning string. Lofton went 0-for-5 to end his streak, but the Pittsburgh Pirates handed Williams his first loss in nine months in a 4-3 victory over the Cardinals on Saturday...
Local faces could show up in this week's baseball draft (06/01/03)
The annual baseball draft does not generate nearly the excitement or buzz of the other major professional sports drafts -- namely football and basketball -- but it's still plenty interesting. And it's always fun for area baseball fans -- myself included -- to follow the draft and see if any local players are selected. A few generally are every year and this week's 50-round event Tuesday and Wednesday figures to continue that trend...
FanFare 6/1/03 (06/01/03)
Briefly Baseball
  • The Astros activated right-hander Roy Oswalt from the 15-day disabled list Saturday and sent reliever Brandon Puffer to Triple-A New Orleans. Mets first baseman Mo Vaughn has probably played his last game. ...
  • Area digest (06/01/03)
    Jackson Legion splits its opening doubleheader Jackson's Senior American Legion baseball team split a pair of high-scoring games with Imperial in its season-opening doubleheader at home Saturday. Jackson used a five-run seventh inning to come from behind in the 10-9 opener. ...
    Sand dunes? In Michigan? Yes, and lots more to see (06/01/03)
    Summer's coming, time to dip a baited hook in a lake, play on a sandy beach or sand dune, hike in the woods or just do some leisurely exploring. You can find it all in northwest Michigan -- even the sand dunes. A 34-mile stretch of sand dunes along the shore of Lake Michigan is preserved in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore -- www.nps.gov/slbe/ -- where you can play in the sand, hike, fish and look for wildlife...
    Wearing white (06/01/03)
    NEW YORK -- White clothing is far more complicated than a simple T-shirt. White garments have more "rules" attached to them than probably any other category of clothes; some of them can be tossed into the summer wind, but others shouldn't be ignored...
    The natural beauty of pregnancy Many women use natural remedies (06/01/03)
    NEW YORK -- Pregnancy is supposed to be a beautiful time in a woman's life: She's happy, she's glowing. But sooner or later, she'll also start to notice the stretch marks and dark spots on her skin and the roots peeking through the hair that she used to color...
    Children willing to help protect the enviromment (06/01/03)
    NEW YORK -- Children seem to have a natural affinity toward animals -- they want to see them, hold them and learn more about them whenever they have the chance. Have you ever noticed how young zoo visitors widen their eyes as they pass the bears, big cats and elephants? Or, how long the line is for a chance to touch the stingrays at the aquarium?...
    Keeping white clothes white (06/01/03)
    KEEPING YOUR WHITES WHITE When white is bright, it's stylish and sophisticated; when white turns dingy, it's just plain dingy. Cotton Incorporated, an industry research and marketing company, offers the following tips in its seasonal newsletter "Lifestyle Monitor" on proper white washing techniques:...
    Focusing on flower photos (06/01/03)
    "Flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words. They are the hieroglyphics of angels, loved by all men for the beauty of their character, though few can decypher even fragments of their meaning." Those words were written by U.S abolitionist, writer and editor Lydia M. Child in 1842...
    Strong winds blow landscape office into pond (06/01/03)
    BOZEMAN, Mont. -- A couple arrived for work at their new landscaping business only to find that their office wasn't there. The modular trailer had been blown into a nearby pond the night before when a powerful wind roared through the area. "I told my wife she should have paid the office bill because it's gone," said Bob Norton. His wife Julia Royston owns J&B Rock and Landscape Materials west of town...
    Cirque du Soleil (06/01/03)
    NEW YORK -- Inside the tent, four young women soar through the air, legs hooked around trapeze bars, one hanging only by an ankle. Dropping deftly to the floor, they critique the performance -- in Russian, Italian, Portuguese, English. Near a trampoline, three boys are conversing in Chinese...
    Quality craftsmanship - Touchdown Estates house being raffled (06/01/03)
    Imagine getting a $275,000 house for just $100. Talk about a dream come true! And on top of that, the $100 spent goes to a great cause: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. That dream will come true for someone who gets the chance to live at 146 Super Bowl Drive in Touchdown Estates. Tickets are still available for the benefit raffle. The drawing will be held June 22...
    Three kinds of ladders to climb (06/01/03)
    When one is young and full of idealism, there is no reason for anything that smacks of the trite. Everything is bright and new and shiny. So it is with the high school graduating classes this year. When I reflected upon my class motto, "We build the ladder by which we climb," I thought there were never more meaningful words. There it was, in blue letters, on white paper, forever stamped in our memory...
    Is dog's eyesight better than human's? (06/01/03)
    jkoch By Dr. John Koch Question: I know that dogs have the ability to both hear and smell better than their human masters. However, after having observed several dogs over the years I have come to the conclusion that humans see better than dogs. Am I correct?...
    Daughter revels in 'Me-Me-Me TV' (06/01/03)
    Becca may have a career ahead of her in television. At least, she sees it as fun to dress the part at a career day event at her middle school. Students came to school last Thursday dressed for their dream-world jobs. Becca chose the job of TV reporter. She came to school with curled hair, a tape recorder, and a microphone carrying the made-up logo, "Me-Me-Me TV." She sported a news badge around her neck...
    Vester Long (06/01/03)
    Vester Earl "Dick" Long, 89, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, May 31, 2003, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Dec. 19, 1913, in Vinson, Okla., to Lawrence L. and Fannie P. Smith Long. He was a supervisor for Natural Gas Pipeline Co. of America until his retirement in 1976...
    Nadine Koch (06/01/03)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Nadine Francis Pennington Koch, 83, died Friday, May 30, 2003, at Clearview Nursing Home in Sikeston. She was born Dec. 20, 1919, near Dewitt, Mo., daughter of Fred and Ada Goodbar Pennington. She and Marvin Harold Koch were married Sept. 8, 1940. He died Sept. 5, 1992...
    Edwin Clausen (06/01/03)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Edwin L. Clausen, 78, of Perryville died Friday, May 30, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Feb. 1, 1925, in McNabb, Ill., son of Hans and Effie Paulsen Clausen. He and Dorothy Doll were married June 12, 1980, at Ste. Genevieve, Mo...
    Cletus Francis (06/01/03)
    KELSO, Mo. -- Cletus C. Francis, 77, of Kelso died Saturday, May 31, 2003, at Chaffee Nursing Center. He was born June 25, 1926, in Advance, Mo., son of David and Lillie Murry Francis. He and Evoleen Shell were married Dec. 3, 1945, at Grassy, Mo. Francis retired after 20 years at General Grocery Co. in St. Louis as an order selector. He was a member of First General Baptist in Cape Girardeau...
    Marshall Vowels (06/01/03)
    Marshall Lee Vowels, 74, died Thursday, May 29, 2003, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Oct. 8, 1928, at Wyatt, Mo., son of Albert and Gladys Miller Vowels. He and Mary Faith Estes were married Dec. 3, 1950, at Fornfelt, Mo...
    Martha Barnard (06/01/03)
    Martha Louise Barnard, 90, died Saturday, May 31, 2003, at Heartland Care and Rehab in Cape Girardeau. She was born July 6, 1912, in Fornfelt, Mo., daughter of James and Laura Alice Freeman Gill. She and Fred M. Barnard were married Sept. 15, 1940, at St. Louis. He died Dec. 15, 1972...
    Blane Stafford (06/01/03)
    Blane Stafford, 92, of Franklin, Tenn., died Saturday, May 31, 2003, at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. He was born Sept. 19, 1910, in Stoddard County, Mo., son of Thomas and Minnie Allen Stafford. He and Oma Fletcher were married July 4, 1928, at Bell City, Mo.; she died April 9, 1994. He then married Frances Hart on Nov. 26, 1994, at Jonesboro, Ark. She died May 22, 2001...
    Viola Smith (06/01/03)
    Viola "Vi" Weber Smith, 74, of Newburgh, Ind., died Thursday, May 29, 2003, at Deaconess Hospital. She was born March 21, 1929, to Joseph Ludwig Weber and Caroline Schram Weber Grootens. She attended St. Mary's Cathedral School in Cape Girardeau...
    Frank Ponder (06/01/03)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Frank E. Ponder, 68, of Perryville died Friday, May 30, 2003, at his home. He was born May 24, 1935, at St. Louis, son of Frank and Edna Peppers Ponder. He and Cecelia Y. Silebi were married May 16, 1994. He was an U.S. Air Force veteran and was employed making neon signs. He was a member of the IBEW Union Local No. 1 in St. Louis...
    Weakley-Koch (06/01/03)
    Julie Anne Weakley became the bride of Jeffrey John Koch May 24, 2003, at Centenary United Methodist Church. Dr. Clayton L. Smith performed the ceremony. Organist was Mary Miller, trumpeter was Marc Fulgham, and soloist was Leslie Buck, all of Cape Girardeau...
    Emerson-Barnes (06/01/03)
    The Honorable Jo Ann Emerson and Ronald Craig Gladney of Cape Girardeau announce the marriage of her daughter, Victoria Marie Emerson, to Andrew Wolcott Barnes. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wolcott Barnes of Great Falls, Va. The bride is also the daughter of the late Congressman Bill Emerson...
    Doberenz-Kagy (06/01/03)
    Edie E. Doberenz and Randall L. Kagy were married May 10, 2003, at Abundant Life Church. David Butler performed the ceremony. Maid of honor was Theresa Degroot of Ponca City, Okla. Bridesmaids were Amy Wienstoroer of Washington, Mo., and Janice Doberenz of St. Louis...
    Hoehn-Looney (06/01/03)
    Judy Looney of Cape Girardeau and Ronald Looney of Puxico, Mo., announce the engagement of their son, Everett Earl Looney, to Amanda Sue Hoehn. She is the daughter of Clyde and Sandra Hoehn of Doe Run, Mo. Looney is a 1993 graduate of Leopold High School at Leopold, Mo. He is employed at Motorcycle Stuff of Missouri...
    Schultz-Schuster (06/01/03)
    TAMMS, Ill. -- Jim and Phyllis Schultz of Tamms announce the engagement of their daughter, Tonika C. Schultz, to Chad M. Schuster. He is the son of Mike and Ginny Williams of Sesser, Ill. Schultz is a 1996 graduate of Shawnee High School, and a 1999 graduate of Shawnee College. She is a medical secretary for Dr. Karen Yates in Cape Girardeau...
    Kern-Holman (06/01/03)
    NEW HAMBURG, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. Aloysius Otto Kern Jr. of New Hamburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Denitra Michelle Kern, to Steven Dale Holman Jr. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Pullen Sr. of Charleston, Mo., and the late Steven Holman...
    Spiers-Smith (06/01/03)
    Larry and Barbara Sanford Spiers of St. Clair, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Molly Ellen Spiers, to Eric Neil Smith. He is the son of Richard and the Rev. Marilyn Smith of DeSoto, Mo. Mrs. Spiers is formerly of Scott City. Spiers is a graduate of St. ...
    McArthy-Walker (06/01/03)
    Brenda and Rich Yahnke of Ridott, Ill., and Garrett and Delta McArthy of Carbondale, Ill., announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa McArthy, to James Walker Jr., both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of James and Suzanne Walker of Fredericktown, Mo...
    Perkinson-Rouggly (06/01/03)
    Alan and Kay Perkinson of Kansas City, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Alana Kay Perkinson, to Lucas Michael Rouggly, both of Florissant, Mo. He is the son of Mike and Cindy Rouggly of Jackson. Perkinson received a degree in children's ministries in 2003 from Johnson Bible College in Knoxville, Tenn...
    Fisher-Sievers (06/01/03)
    Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fisher of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Kate Elizabeth Fisher, to Eric Ryan Sievers. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Sievers of Jackson. Fisher is a 2001 graduate of Jackson High School, and is pursuing a degree in early childhood education at Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at Pioneer Market in Jackson...
    Fire report 06/01/03 (06/01/03)
    Cape Girardeau Sunday, June 1 Firefighters responded Friday to the following items: At 7:43 p.m., medical assist at William and Farrar. At 9:30 p.m., medical assist at 1710 N. Sprigg. At 11:16 p.m., medical assist at 118 S. Sprigg. Firefighters responded Saturday to the following items:...
    Police report 06/01/03 (06/01/03)
    Cape Girardeau Sunday, June 1 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Brandon C. Baker, 23, of 909 Ranney, Cape Girardeau, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated...
    Out of the past 6/1/03 (06/01/03)
    10 years ago: June 1, 1993 Should 8th District U.S. Rep. Bill Emerson decide to seek Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, Emerson's chief of staff, Lloyd Smith, says he will give serious consideration to running for Emerson's House seat; Smith, who will turn 42 next month, has been on congressman's staff since March 1981, two months after Emerson took office...
    Sales-tax holiday will start next year (06/01/03)
    After a couple of years of trying, the Missouri Legislature this year passed a sales-tax holiday that is expected to save shoppers about $5 million at a critical retail time: back-to-school shopping. The first sales-tax holiday will be in August of next year. An emergency provision to have a tax holiday this year failed to pass...
    Missouri's budget- too many unknowns (06/01/03)
    On Monday, Missouri legislators will begin returning to Jefferson City for a special session to deal with the state budget. The special session was called by Gov. Bob Holden after he vetoed several budget bills that were approved in this year's regular legislative session. The new budget takes effect July 1, which leaves one month to resolve the budget issues...
    Incomplete data supports those who oppose cuts (06/01/03)
    To the editor: I am disappointed in the presentation of data accompanying your May 29 story about the tax cut signed by President Bush. It showed the tax cuts for a range of taxpayers from low middle income to high income. With out presenting the total tax paid by each taxpayer, the reader has no way to put the numbers in perspective. ...
    Limit how often issues can be put before the voters (06/01/03)
    To the editor: Paul Zmolek's letter regarding the Drury lawsuits over the River Campus, "Good citizens accept results and move on," made a good point. Now, change "citizens" to "politicians." Then think of all the things that are repeatedly up for vote (tax increases, gun control) that have been voted down and apply the phrase "they fought the good fight, ... ...
    Patriotic display is good reminder of our greatness (06/01/03)
    To the editor: My old flag was faded, and it seemed appropriate to replace it with a new one on this past Memorial Day. When my family and I took the old flag to the deposit box at Freedom Corner, we were met with a pleasant surprise. The display of flags was most impressive. ...
    Speak Out AAA 6/1/03 (06/01/03)
    Need representation DOES STATE Sen. Peter Kinder represent all Cape Girardeans or just Republicans? He spends so much time with partisan politics that he is neglecting the needs of his own constituency. Southeast Missouri State University and our two major school districts are among our largest employers, yet he has done nothing to defend state funding for public education. ...
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