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Stories from Sunday, June 29, 2003

Businesswoman leaves Southeast $280,000 for scholarship fund (06/29/03)
Southeast Missouri State University has received more than $280,000 from the estate of Frances Elizabeth Daniel, a longtime businesswoman in Charleston, Mo. School officials announced the gift on Friday. Alan Zacharias, vice president for university advancement and executive director of the fund-raising foundation at Southeast, said the money will go to establish a business scholarship...
Surprise bride (06/29/03)
Tami and Lee Rutherford's wedding may not have been exactly what every girl dreams of. The couple was married in the chapel at the prison where Lee was incarcerated, with only two guests in attendance. But on their 12-year anniversary, Lee was determined to surprise his wife with what, he said, she has always deserved -- the perfect wedding...
Nerves for steel on the Mississippi (06/29/03)
Moving around tons of concrete and metal above the fabled river is dangerous duty, but builders say they love it By Scott Moyers ~ Southeast Missourian Each morning, Dayrl Reece's wife, Lisa, sees him off to work with the same apprehensive request -- to please be careful and to make sure he comes home in one piece...
Chinese leader Hu Jintao has smooth rise to power (06/29/03)
BEIJING -- China's new president, Hu Jintao, has moved rapidly to solidify his hold on power and, seven months after becoming Communist Party chief, has defied predictions that he would labor under the shadow of his predecessor. Hu has profited from crises -- China's battle against SARS and an extremely sensitive corruption investigation in Shanghai, the analysts said. ...
MoDOT sets hearings on altering Highway 72 (06/29/03)
Highway 72 between Patton and Fredericktown is like the famous sculpture Venus de Milo -- plenty of curves and some shoulder problems. But while millions across the globe marvel at the armless and partially nude statue, the twists and narrow body of the Southeast Missouri highway makes some car passengers vomit...
World briefs 12A (06/29/03)
Gas explosion in The Hague wounds 16 THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- A powerful explosion apparently caused by a gas leak ripped through a crowded shopping district in The Hague on Saturday, wounding 16 people, including a boy who was buried under rubble for nearly five hours...
Fire report 06/29/03 (06/29/03)
Cape Girardeau Sunday, June 29 Firefighters responded Friday to the following items: At 6:58 p.m., medical assist at 20 S. Sprigg. Firefighters responded Saturday to the following items: At 1:01 a.m., emergency medical service at 1432 Themis...
Police report 06/29/03 (06/29/03)
Cape Girardeau Sunday, June 29 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Cody Bell, 20, of 218 William, Cape Girardeau, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated...
Chamber president to be KRCU guest (06/29/03)
John Mehner, president of the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce, will be the featured guest today on KRCU's "Going Public" radio show. Mehner will discuss the activities of the chamber and the local economy. The show will air at 3 p.m. on 90.9 FM, the region's Public Radio affiliate station...
Purple Martins arrive late to Kansas home, leave early (06/29/03)
CLINTON, Kan. -- About this time every year, hundreds of people stop by Beth and Franklin Bidinger's house in tiny Clinton, 18 miles southwest of Lawrence. "Everybody's welcome," said 77-year-old Franklin Bidinger. "We're usually here, but if we're not, they can go out back and sit in the chairs and watch all they want."...
Lithuanian ice cream truck driver shot, left for dead (06/29/03)
ST. LOUIS -- A young Lithuanian college student was in the first days of a four-month visa to work and travel in the United States. He had hoped to earn some money and sample American culture. Instead, his ice cream truck was hijacked June 21, and he was shot and left for dead...
Small school district regains provisional accreditation (06/29/03)
NIANGUA, Mo. -- The future of the tiny Niangua school district is brighter now that is has regained provisional accreditation, said superintendent Don Peebles. Last June, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education took away the district's accreditation, citing a combination of low test scores and a failure to meet enough state standards on its annual performance report...
Kansas City teen acquitted in knife-fight killing (06/29/03)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Kansas City, Mo., man has been acquitted in the stabbing death last year of one Kansas City teen and assault of two others. James R. Tharnish, 18, was acquitted Friday of second-degree murder and five other felony charges in the June 2002 death of 17-year-old Matthew Vice and assault of Eric Sutherland and James Nik-Khah, both 17...
Train hits man lying on tracks (06/29/03)
NORWOOD, Mo. -- A south-central Missouri man was killed Friday afternoon when he was run over by a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. Michael Gray, 46, of Norwood, was lying on the tracks when the train rounded a curve and fatally struck him around 1:30 p.m. one mile west of Norwood, the patrol said...
Kansas City schools turn to cash to keep students motivated (06/29/03)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Students across the country are getting more than a pat on the back for scoring well on tests or attending school this summer. They're earning gift certificates, pizza parties and even prepaid credit cards. As pressure grows to improve test scores, schools in places like Kansas City and Buffalo, N.Y., say they're successfully using such incentives. Critics, however, call them a poor use of public money at a time when many states are struggling to fund education...
St. Louis man indicted in Kashmir conspiracy (06/29/03)
ST. LOUIS -- A St. Louis native is among 11 men, nine of them U.S. citizens, charged with conspiring to join a Muslim extremist terror group that has been blamed for thousands of deaths in the disputed Kashmir territory of India and Pakistan. Randall Royer, 30, who also goes by Ismail Royer, graduated from Parkway South High School in St. Louis County and still has family here...
Making music - State workers chase away budget blues with songs (06/29/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- With threatened layoffs, budget cuts and no or few pay raises, a choral group of Missouri state workers might be expected to sing the blues. Not the Music Makers. The noise is joyful with this all-volunteer chorus combining more than 600 years of state government experience...
High-speed rail backers seeking more daily trains for Chicago (06/29/03)
NORMAL, Ill. -- By next summer, passenger trains could zip through a 120-mile stretch of central Illinois at more than 100 mph, shaving nearly an hour off of the 5 1/2-hour trip from Chicago to St. Louis. But high-speed rail supporters contend the faster trains alone won't be enough to help trains carve out a bigger niche among travelers who prefer the convenience of cars and the speed of airplanes...
Budget wrangling may prompt look at constitution (06/29/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- With the prolonged political showdown on the state budget at an end, legal challenges to clarify untested provisions of the Missouri Constitution relevant to the process likely have been avoided. However, numerous constitutional questions raised in recent weeks still lack definitive answers amid conflicting interpretations...
Last wave of N.C.-based Marines return home from war in Iraq (06/29/03)
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. -- Families and friends greeted troops with tears and cheers Saturday as the last wave of Marines from Task Force Tarawa returned to their home base from Iraq. "I'm super blessed," said Gunnery Sgt. Bryant Davis, 36, of Atlanta, who let out three "Wooos!" after embracing his young nieces outside Camp Lejeune's barracks...
Finding a date in rural America is tough (06/29/03)
PLAZA, N.D. -- Keith Hegney hadn't had much luck finding love over the past five years, so the 27-year-old slipped on a cowboy hat and went to try his luck bidding on a date. He attended the annual singles auction at the Wabek Bar, which for rural residents of communities like Plaza can become a vital way for unmarried people to mingle and perhaps even meet that special someone...
Odds and ends (06/29/03)
Bus shelters built, but no buses run MESA, Ariz. -- City officials in Mesa have mistakenly installed two bus shelters where no buses run. The installation cost $32,000 at a time when the city is cutting its public transit budget to save money. Both are on Broadway Road and were installed as part of a $7.7 million improvement project finished about a year ago...
Real government drug help not likely to start until 2006 (06/29/03)
WASHINGTON -- You're 65, maybe older, and tired of paying hundreds, maybe thousands, of dollars for drugs. So how is the government going to help? Bills passed by the House and the Senate at week's end offer the first Medicare subsidies for drugs taken outside the hospital. They also would change Medicare to give older people more choices and hold down costs for a program forecast to go broke...
Hispanic issues highlighted by Democrats, Republicans (06/29/03)
PHOENIX -- Courting an important and growing constituency, Democrats lashed out at Bush administration immigration policies, while administration officials touted the gains Hispanics have made since the president was elected. Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman accused the administration of using the threat of terrorism to slap new restrictions on immigration and establishing other policies harmful to minorities...
Romancing engineers at the submarine races (06/29/03)
Some see event as way to recruit future military engineers By Garance Burke ~ The Washington Post They came in flippers and wetsuits, even a mermaid tail, intent on powering their submarines through a giant pool of water...
A conservative court steps back in term marked by affirmative a (06/29/03)
By Anne Gearan ~ The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- In blockbuster rulings on affirmative action and gay rights and in less heralded decisions this term, a Supreme Court dominated by conservative jurists looked less conservative than it has in years...
'Vettes stream into Tennessee, Kentucky for 50th anniversary (06/29/03)
By Karin Miller ~ The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tom Meadows isn't kidding when he says his two children, both in their 30s, are too young to inherit his all-original 1966 Corvette. "It's in my will that if something happens to me before they come of age -- which I believe is at least 40 -- she goes to the National Corvette Museum until they're old enough to treat her right," said Meadows of Salisbury, Md., on Thursday as he stood beside the pristine convertible with only 8,800 miles on it.. ...
Move over, Fido! Chickens are becoming hip suburban pets (06/29/03)
BALA CYNWYD, Pa. -- Gail Herrine approaches a large rectangular cage in her backyard, asks her "girls" if they'd like to come out and hoists the coop several inches off the ground. Out stroll Dottie and Tina, two of Herrine's nine pet chickens. Herrine scoops up Tina, a Partridge Cochin born last year, gently strokes her black and red feathers and lets her loose to join her sister at the edge of the yard...
Frustrated youth struggle to find hope in long-troubled Michiga (06/29/03)
BENTON HARBOR, Mich. -- They gather in front yards, ride bicycles and walk the streets of this southwest Michigan town where young people have plenty of one thing: time on their hands. Dante Allen is one of them. The 22-year-old has been looking for a job for weeks since returning to his native Benton Harbor from Atlanta, where he had worked in a grocery store bakery...
Atlanta's first black mayor remembered (06/29/03)
ATLANTA -- Congressmen, a former U.N. ambassador and a former president joined more than 5,000 mourners Saturday in remembering Maynard Jackson, Atlanta's first black mayor and a political mastermind. Jackson, who died Monday of a heart attack at age 65, influenced urban politics for decades after his 1973 election, including pioneering the practice of designating a portion of government contracts for minority-owned businesses...
Investigators find decomposing remains at funeral home in Ohio (06/29/03)
TOLEDO, Ohio -- Denise Jones took home a porcelain urn with what she thought were her husband's ashes and put it on a dining room table so she could talk to him. "That's what I thought, anyway," she said. "We'd say things like 'Hi Vern, bye Vernon. I'm going to work, Vernon."...
Federal airport security draws criticism on luggage (06/29/03)
By Sara Kehaulani Goo ~ The Washington Post WASHINGTON -- When John Latta flew to Reagan National Airport from Miami last month, he discovered that a $1,000 pair of binoculars were missing from his checked luggage. "What can I do?" he asked an airline agent who took a report. Her answer, Latta said, was: "Nothing. Zero."...
Gay parenthood boom turning gay-pride events into family affair (06/29/03)
SAN FRANCISCO -- For 10 years, Bryan Nadeu strutted in the Gay Pride parade as part of a marching band, hammering out a beat on a drum while wearing a rainbow-plumed hat. But that was B.F. -- Before Fatherhood. Now, with a 14-month-old toddler in tow, he has other things to worry about while preparing for today's San Francisco parade: Baby backpack or stroller? Will there be diaper-changing stations? And how to retreat if his kid melts at the loud music and crowds?...
Two years later, FEMA's Sept. 11 field office winds down (06/29/03)
WASHINGTON -- An office in a nondescript Manhattan building became a focal point for anxious New Yorkers after the attacks on the World Trade Center. Residents lined up to seek help paying bills, find temporary housing, arrange to have their apartments cleaned...
Goodyear, United Steelworkers halt negotiations (06/29/03)
CINCINNATI -- The United Steelworkers union broke off contract talks with Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. after rejecting the company's latest offer, and the union has said it is prepared to strike if necessary. No new talks were scheduled, union spokesman Wayne Ranick said Saturday...
U.S security adviser meets Palestinian, Israeli premiers (06/29/03)
JERICHO, West Bank -- Seeking to advance a U.S.-backed peace plan, national security adviser Condoleezza Rice held talks with the Palestinian prime minister on Saturday, a day ahead of an expected truce announcement by Palestinian militants. Rice's first stop was in the West Bank city of Jericho, where she and Abbas met at a plush hotel. Before the meeting, Abbas said he would press her for guarantees on the release of Palestinian prisoners held by Israel...
U.S. death toll reaches 200 (06/29/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- After days of intense searching by ground and air, U.S. forces on Saturday found the bodies of two soldiers missing north of Baghdad, as the toll of American dead since the start of war topped the grim milestone of 200. Also Saturday, British forces were greeted peacefully as they returned to a southern Shiite town where six of their troops were killed in clashes. ...
Brazil urges South America to unite (06/29/03)
CARMEN DEL VIBORAL, Colombia -- Brazil's president told a summit of South American leaders they must merge the continent's two largest trading blocs to force the United States into granting concessions in upcoming free trade negotiations. Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said greater regional integration would strengthen South America's bargaining position in negotiations for a proposed hemisphere-wide Free Trade Area of the Americas by 2005...
Safe sleeping Children flood Ugandan town each night to avoid (06/29/03)
GULU, Uganda -- Alice Acielo has a family and a home, but the 11-year-old girl has slept on the streets of this town in northern Uganda for nearly a month. Acielo is among an estimated 20,000 children who leave their families every night and walk more than a mile to the government-controlled town of Gulu, afraid to sleep in their own homes in rural areas where rebels known for abducting children roam unopposed...
In Zimbabwe's economic crisis, the rich elite prosper (06/29/03)
HARARE, Zimbabwe -- Ruinous government management has left Zimbabwe's once vibrant economy in shambles, and some of its millions of people are forced to sell their furniture to survive -- if they have any. But agencies selling limousines and even luxury cosmetics have reported record sales and the few rich in the country enjoy boom times...
Rapper jailed for use of profanity (06/29/03)
BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- Authorities arrested American rapper DMX on Saturday for using profanity during a concert the night before on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts and Nevis, police said. DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was released on bail of $376 until Monday, when he is due in Basseterre Magistrate's Court...
Arrest of 4,000 protesters shows crisis in Iran is deepening (06/29/03)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran announced that more than 4,000 people were arrested during a month of violent pro-reform protests, and a student leader warned on Saturday that the crackdown was only fueling hatred of the ruling clerics. Iran's prosecutor general, Abdolnabi Namazi, said about 800 students and 30 key student leaders were among the 4,000 arrested as a result of the June protests, the state's daily newspaper Iran reported Saturday...
Road block - American evangelical Christians help Israelis (06/29/03)
ARIEL, West Bank -- Digging into the West Bank soil, Christians from suburban Denver plant seedlings in a vineyard as a blessing for the 18,000 Jews who have built a town here on land the Palestinians claim for their state. The two dozen visitors are from a congregation that gives around $100,000 each year -- much of it raised from selling Christmas fruit baskets -- to this settlement, believing the Old Testament obliges them to support the Jewish people's return to lands from which they were exiled 2,000 years ago.. ...
Vatican says celibacy rule not negotiable (06/29/03)
VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican reaffirmed celibacy for priests Saturday, rejecting arguments that the Roman Catholic Church could resolve the "crisis" of decreasing numbers of clergy by opening the priesthood to married men. Instead, the Vatican said, current priests should dedicate themselves to attracting more candidates by better explaining the priesthood to lay Catholics and encouraging families and children to consider religious vocations...
No leader yet to fill power vacuum in postwar Iraq (06/29/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- The man who would be king spent his life outside Iraq and his claim to the throne is questionable. Former exiles favored by Washington have little support at home. Shiite clerics favored at home have little support in Washington. Without any obvious leader for postwar Iraq, U.S. occupiers have promised to appoint an Iraqi consultative panel by July 15, but many worry that America's preoccupation with a worsening security situation may delay self-rule...
Patrolling US troops in firefight with insurgents (06/29/03)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Insurgents attacked U.S. troops in southeastern Afghanistan, sparking a gunbattle in which American helicopters were called in for strikes, the military said Saturday. Meanwhile, a U.S. Army soldier died Saturday when his vehicle flipped over elsewhere in the southeast of the country, the military said. An investigation was under way to determine the cause of the accident, which occurred near a U.S. base in Orgun in Paktika province...
Private high school rules Louisiana football (06/29/03)
The Associated Press SHREVEPORT, La. -- The football stadium rises into the hot, north Louisiana sky, towering above Evangel Christian Academy. Founded in 1989 to combine religion and academics, the little school has become a potent symbol of big-time high school football...
Police turn to missing player's teammates (06/29/03)
WACO, Texas -- Police have been questioning Baylor University basketball players in the disappearance of a teammate, who authorities fear may be a victim of homicide. No body has been found, but authorities say Patrick Dennehy, 21, hasn't been heard from in more than two weeks, and his sport utility vehicle turned up abandoned in a parking lot last week in Virginia with its license plates missing...
Capahas stay hot with a lopsided home sweep (06/29/03)
The Craftsman Union Capahas continued a sensational season Saturday by sweeping another lopsided home doubleheader. After mauling Saline County (Ill.) twice Friday night by a combined 16 runs, the Capahas rolled past Springfield (Ill.) 10-0 and 9-2 at Capaha Field. The opener ended in the bottom of the fifth inning by way of the 10-run rule...
Thies saves the day with no-hitter (06/29/03)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Cape Girardeau's Ford & Sons American Legion baseball team stranded an astounding 17 runners against host Chaffee Saturday. In most games, that failure to produce in the clutch would be a recipe for disaster. Saturday's District 14 contest, however, was not like most games...
Jackson reaches semifinals of Sr. Legion tournament (06/29/03)
LEBANON, Mo. -- Jackson's Senior American Legion baseball team used a 12-hit attack to cruise past St. Peters 13-4 Saturday and earn a berth in the semifinals at a tournament in Southwest Missouri. Jackson (18-9) jumped in front with four runs in each of the first and second innings. Josh Parham had two hits, both home runs, to lead Jackson's explosion. Kyle McMinn added three hits, which included a home run, and Jason Meystedt and Tyler Profilet had two hits apiece for Jackson...
Agassi, Serena join a crowd in the round of 16 (06/29/03)
WIMBLEDON, England -- It was enough to draw double-takes. Was that really Andre Agassi charging the net the way a classic grass-courter would? Serve-and-volleying as if he'd done it all his life? And winning the points? It sure was. Hey, this is one ol' guy quite capable of new tricks...
Cards' offense hits stride (06/29/03)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Jim Edmonds hit two more homers and had four hits as the Cardinals beat Kansas City 13-9 Saturday night, snapping the Royals' five-game winning streak. Edmonds went 4-for-4 with two doubles and three RBIs. He has five homers in the last four games for the Cardinals, who took sole possession of first place in the NL Central...
American program optimistic for overall progress (06/29/03)
LYON, France -- Ever so slowly, U.S. soccer is growing up. To some American soccer fans, the national team's first-round exit in the Confederations Cup was a disappointment, especially following last year's appearance in the World Cup quarterfinals...
Armstrong prepares for Tour feat (06/29/03)
PARIS -- Lance Armstrong is already one of the greats of the Tour de France, a member of a select group to have won cycling's premier race four times. The question now: How close will he get to being the greatest? The Texan is aiming for his fifth consecutive victory when this year's Tour begins July 5. The feat would match a record held by only one man, Spain's Miguel Indurain, who won in 1991-95...
Johnson stays on pace for first PGA Tour win (06/29/03)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The putter never quite felt right in Richard Johnson's hands Saturday. He didn't let it bother him. The Swede shot a steady 2-under 69, giving the PGA Tour rookie a one-stroke lead over David Toms after three rounds of the St. Jude Classic. Johnson planned to spend time at the practice green after needing 29 putts Saturday...
Wildlife officials give fishing a new, younger push (06/29/03)
ALBANY, Ga. -- Susan Soto squinted in the morning sun as she untangled nylon fishing lines and baited hooks during a fishing trip with four of her sons to a southwestern Georgia catfish pond. Ignoring the warning from the bait salesman, she had put the earthworms in the refrigerator overnight to keep them "fresh." That took the wiggle out of some. "They got too cold," she said. "The little ones got mushy."...
Best of the week (06/29/03)
Was that a legal hold?
  • Los Angeles Times columnist T.J. Simers on the "Lingerie Bowl 2004," a pay-per-view event featuring scantily clad women tackling each other next Feb. 1 -- coincidentally, during halftime of Super Bowl XXXVIII: The "game is being billed as alternative entertainment for those bored with the Super Bowl's traditional lip-synching halftime show and a chance for women to see a lingerie show. (They tell me that's how you explain it to the wife.)"...
  • LeBron is the best and worst of times (06/29/03)
    By Greg Cote ~ The Miami Herald Would you want to be LeBron James right now? Certainly your inclination is to snort incredulously and cry, "No, genius, of course not! Who in his right mind would want a hundred million bucks!?"...
    Preseason poll talk adds to Indians' optimism (06/29/03)
    I wrote last week that Street & Smith's Magazine, despite picking Southeast Missouri State University to win its first Ohio Valley Conference football title, didn't have the Indians ranked in its preseason NCAA Division I-AA national top 25, probably because the OVC has fared so poorly in the playoffs over the past decade...
    FanSpeak (06/29/03)
    A perfect fit I THINK Nextel and NASCAR will make a wonderful fit next season and in the years to come. Ican't help but think that NASCAR also is relieved that they're getting a more politically correct sponsor, because let's face it:We're led to believe cell phones are cool and cigarettes are bad. NASCAR can benefit from that misconception for a few years now...
    Form and function (06/29/03)
    There is an art to simplicity, and no where can that be seen more dramatically than in architecture and home design. The house at 2456 Brookwood, is one built in the heyday of split-level ranch-style homes. But architect Fred Dormeir Jr., who designed the house, was influenced by simplicity, function and a relationship to the natural environment...
    Choose from hot, new interior colors when redecorating (06/29/03)
    Vivid hues and knockout tones are no longer bit players when it comes to interior color schemes. Newcomers such as coppery orange and robin's egg blue are in starring roles on today's livelier color palette. According to color experts at Lowe's, walls, carpets, window treatments and accessories are starting to pop with new colors...
    Missouri's ranches (06/29/03)
    While horse trails and campsites can be found throughout Missouri, the ranches listed here have both rental horses and overnight accommodations. At some ranches, most of the visitors bring their own horses. At others, personal horses are prohibited...
    Roping & riding (06/29/03)
    RAYMONDVILLE, Mo. -- For experienced riders and city slickers alike, the antidote for booting up the computer at work just may be saddling up a horse on vacation. Dude ranches may seem more Wild West than Midwest, but Missouri is home to a handful of trail riding ranches with overnight accommodations...
    Taking sports photos require special skills (06/29/03)
    Every parent who has a son or daughter that is an athlete wants a photo of his or her progeny in action on the playing field. Whereas home videos capture the fun, excitement and emotion of a game, a still photograph -- print or digital -- can be shown and shared more easily and more often...
    The scholar and the sage with a biscuit (06/29/03)
    Every family or extended family has its scholar. This is not by election or appointment. It is by conscientious appraisal and acceptance by all others. Next to her dad, granddaughter Lauren is that person in our family. Ever since her rendition, explanation and insight into the story "The Velveteen Rabbit," she has held this exalted position...
    Dad finds it tough to be Mr. Mom (06/29/03)
    It isn't easy being mom. Joni left town for several days last week to attend a hospital conference at Lake of the Ozarks. That left me to take care of the kids without a safety net. But she did have pity on me. She left me plenty of handwritten notes regarding the children's schedules, and envelopes with the money they needed for swimming, the movies and everything else...
    How do dogs get kidney disease? (06/29/03)
    jkoch By Dr. John Koch Question: I recently read in a dog magazine that kidney disease is the second leading cause of death in dogs. Apparently, cancer is No. 1. Could you give a little information about this disease and explain why this disease is to prevalent?...
    Hollywood relives past with wave of flicks from '70s TV (06/29/03)
    LOS ANGELES -- That '70s decade just won't stay buried. Groan if you must, but Hollywood sees dollars in reviving the kitschy television of the 1970s, whose latest big-screen reincarnations include "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle" and the upcoming "S.W.A.T." and "Starsky and Hutch."...
    Evelyn Sanford (06/29/03)
    ANNA, Ill. -- Evelyn Lorene Stroud Sanford, 88, of Middletown, Calif., died Saturday, June 28, 2003, at Sunflower Gardens Assisted Care Facility in Middletown. She was born Oct. 30, 1913, in Hillsboro, Texas, daughter of Oscar and Mattie Beckham Stroud. She and Amos Sanford were married Nov. 13, 1945, in Fort Worth, Texas...
    Frances Woodard (06/29/03)
    Frances Lanell Woodard, 85, of Jackson passed away Friday, June 27, 2003, at her home. She was born July 29, 1917, in Lightfoot, Tenn., daughter of James A. and Mattie B. Griggs. She and Lewis T. Woodard were married Oct. 27, 1934, in Tennessee. Loving survivors include a son, Ron Woodard and wife Glenda of Jackson; five daughters, Alice L. ...
    Teal Languell (06/29/03)
    Teal Jacob Languell of Cape Girardeau died June 28, 2003, at Chateau Girardeau. He was born June 20, 1898, in the Burr community of Ripley County, son of Jacob and Sarah Spencer Languell. Mr. Languell married Jane Kennon on Feb. 5, 1927. She died Sept. 27, 1971. He later married Hazel Ponder, who died Dec. 24, 1985...
    Margaret Waters (06/29/03)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Margaret L. Waters, 77, of Sikeston died Friday, June 27, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. She was born April 8, 1926, in Sikeston, daughter of Hiram David and Wilhemina Walker Lambert. She and Charles R. Waters were married April 3, 1948, in Sikeston. He died Sept. 29, 1992...
    Chalmer Dockins (06/29/03)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Chalmer A. "Chal" Dockins, 86, of Sikeston died Friday, June 27, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. He was born Aug. 28, 1916, in Malden, Mo., son of George Franklin and Cora Mae Ballard Dockins. He and Evelyn McClellan Dockins were married May 15, 1938. She preceded him in death...
    Kyla Enderle (06/29/03)
    Kyla Jo Enderle of Scott City died Wednesday, June 25, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born June 25, 2003, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Kyle Sr. and Barbara Medley Enderle. Survivors include her parents; two brothers, Kyle Enderle Jr. and Kody Enderle; maternal grandmother, Bonnie Baker; paternal grandparents, Melvin and Kathy Enderle; maternal great-grandmother, Juanita Medley; paternal great-grandmother, Inez Owen, all of Scott City...
    Edna Ranson (06/29/03)
    BENTON, Mo. -- Edna Mae Ranson, 84, of Benton died Saturday, June 28, 2003, at Bethesda Southgate Nursing Facility in St. Louis. She was born Sept. 16, 1918, in Barlow, N.D., daughter of Eltjo and Jennie DeLang Buss. She and Leonard Nicholas Ranson were married Oct. 17, 1938, in Fargo, N.D. He died Aug. 27, 1983...
    Kurre Allen (06/29/03)
    Kurre W. Allen, 60, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, June 28, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Fords & Sons Funeral Home.
    Damron-Hopper (06/29/03)
    Jennifer Damron and Scott Hopper were married April 26, 2003, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in DesPeres, Mo. The Rev. Jeremy Shultz performed the ceremony. Gary and Lois Damron of Hannibal, Mo., are parents of the bride. The groom is the son of Don and Carolyn Hopper of Cape Girardeau...
    Detring-Bonfanti (06/29/03)
    Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth Detring of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Rose Detring, to Brian Christopher Bonfanti. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Bonfanti of Chesterfield, Mo. Detring is a 1998 graduate of Jackson High School, and received a bachelor of science degree in business education from Southeast Missouri State University in May...
    Clabaugh-O'Shea (06/29/03)
    David and DeeAnna Clabaugh of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Lee Clabaugh, to William Michael O'Shea Jr., both of Washington, D.C. He is the son of William and Elaine O'Shea of Cape May, N.J. Clabaugh is a 1989 graduate of Jackson High School, and received a bachelor of science degree in secondary education from Southeast Missouri State University in 1993. ...
    Griffin-Phillips (06/29/03)
    Deanna Kay Griffin and Stephen Mark Phillips announce their engagement along with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Griffin of Bonne Terre, Mo., and the Rev. and Mrs. Wayne Phillips of Park Hills, Mo. Griffin, formerly of Kelso, Mo., is a 1990 graduate of Central R-III High School in Park Hills. ...
    James-Hope (06/29/03)
    Mr. and Mrs. Donald James of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Alice Diane James, to Kevin Michael Hope. He is the son of Karen Nabe and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Hope of Jackson. James is a graduate of Central High School, and received a bachelor of science degree in agriculture business from Southeast Missouri State University. She is a registered sales assistant with US Bancorp Investments and Insurance Inc...
    West-Haws (06/29/03)
    Gary and Sharon West of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Marie West, to Richard Haws. He is the son of George and Pat Haws of Charleston, Mo. A July wedding is planned.
    Twidwell-Buchheit (06/29/03)
    Jackie and Tori Twidwell announce the engagement of their mother, Amy Twidwell, to Doug Buchheit, both of Cape Girardeau. Twidwell is the daughter of Sue Krauska of St. Louis, and the late Ken Krauska. Buchheit is the son of Kenny and Rhonda Buchheit of Perryville, Mo...
    Snyder- Schlick (06/29/03)
    Bob and Lisa Kail of Jackson and John and AnnMarie Kreighbaum of Branson, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Beth Snyder, to Michael Lee Schlick Jr., both of Jackson. He is the son of Sandy Schlick and Mike Schlick Sr. of Cape Girardeau...
    Needham-Hulbert (06/29/03)
    Jordan and Joyce Needham of Nixa, Mo., formerly of Gordonville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Julie Ann Needham, to Kevin Michael Hulbert of Nixa. He is the son of Donna and Christopher Smith of Springfield, Mo. Needham received a bachelor of arts degree in education from Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield. She is a first grade teacher with Ozark Public Schools...
    James couple marks 50th (06/29/03)
    Mr. and Mrs. John L. James of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception June 15, 2003, in the Family Life Center at Centenary United Methodist Church. More than 250 guests attended from Cape Girardeau, Scott City, Kelso, Gordonville, Jackson, Burfordville, Whitewater, Crestwood, Rolla, St. Charles, Jonesburg, and DeSoto, Mo., and Garland, Texas...
    Livelys observe 40th anniversary (06/29/03)
    Mr. and Mrs. Gary Lively of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 40th anniversary with a family dinner June 22, 2003, at their home. Lively and Marilyn Toenjes were married June 29, 1963, at St. Peter and Paul Church in Waterloo, Ill. They have six children, Jeffrey Lively, Bradley Lively, Jeanine Tuschhoff and Jodi Lively, all of Cape Girardeau, Scott Lively of St. Louis, and Teresa Smith of Jackson. The Livelys have 10 grandchildren...
    Out of the past 6/29/03 (06/29/03)
    10 years ago: June 29, 1993 High water may shorten distance for Great Steamboat Race from New Orleans to St. Louis, but plans for four-hour stop by Mississippi Queen and Delta Queen steamboats at Cape Girardeau are still on; steamboats will dock from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday as part of annual reenactment of race between Natchez and Robert E. Lee...
    Prescription coverage is needed (06/29/03)
    By Dwight Fine JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- In March, I met with the Southeast Missourian's editorial board about Missouri's budget crisis, the Missouri Hospital Association's concerns about coverage of the uninsured and possible solutions to these problems...
    Limbaugh is asset to Missouri's top court (06/29/03)
    Next Tuesday, the Missouri Supreme Court will have a new chief justice. Ronnie L. White of St. Louis will begin a two-year term as the state's top judicial administrator, a position that rotates among the court's seven judges. Ending his two-year stint as chief justice is Stephen N. ...
    Senate rule change would end deadlock (06/29/03)
    This business of using judicial nominations for political fodder isn't being resolved. Thanks to U.S. Senate rules, the minority party can filibuster the president's choice for any post in the federal judiciary, and it takes 60 votes to stop a filibuster...
    Speak Out A 06/29/03 (06/29/03)
    Do the crime, time IF A police officer did the crime, he should go to jail like anybody else. He is no better than anyone else. Marital concerns I WANT to comment about my wife of 40 years. Suddenly she's turning into a Democrat. She's put out feeders to feed birds and give nuts to squirrels. ...
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