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Stories from Sunday, July 6, 2003

Day-care accreditation raises level of learning (07/06/03)
Meet Dayton Seabaugh. The blond-haired, blue-eyed 5-year-old can spell his first name, recite the alphabet and add two and two. So can 5-year-old Madison Hendricks. Their vocabulary and other cognitive abilities are similar, as are the preschools where they have learned to develop those skills...
Family tours courthouse jail cell as part of reunion (07/06/03)
Family reunions often include tales of infamous uncles and courageous matriarchs told over a meal of crispy fried chicken and homemade pie, but few are highlighted by a tour of a dungeon. But for those attending the 46th annual reunion for descendants of Clyde Vandivort, walking through the bowels of the Common Pleas Courthouse Saturday morning in Cape Girardeau was a lesson in family history. ...
Nation briefs 10A (07/06/03)
Georgia families gather for return of soldiers FORT STEWART, Ga. -- Family members gathered Saturday night to welcome home 600 soldiers returning from Iraq, toting banners and American flags as they waited. The soldiers' spouses and children gathered early at the Fort Stewart practice field, where the troops were scheduled to arrive by bus...
Internet providers want a say in spam laws (07/06/03)
The debate over how best to crack down on junk e-mail has erupted into brass-knuckle lobbying wars in several state capitals, with some legislators accusing Microsoft Corp. and other Internet providers of sabotaging efforts to craft tough anti-spam laws...
Fireworks blamed for damage at church (07/06/03)
Carelessness during Fourth of July celebrations Friday damaged two Cape Girardeau structures -- a church and a trailer -- which caught fire and suffered minor damage, firefighters said. At least one, if not both, of the small fires were caused by fireworks, battalion chief Steve Niswonger said...
Civil Air Patrol cadets launching rockets and military careers (07/06/03)
The launch pad was in place. The observers were ready. The countdown began. It had all the makings of a successful launch, but rocket U.S.A. exploded over a Shawnee Sports Complex soccer field Saturday, eliciting a fascinated "Whhhhoooooaaaa!" from onlookers. One piece sped to the ground, the other floated down, attached to a parachute...
Field of scenes (07/06/03)
PIEDMONT, Mo. Sitting on lawn chairs in the bed of their black, Dodge pickup, David and Stephanie Oliver and their 3-year-old daughter, Faith, are equipped with blankets, bug spray and a cooler full of Cokes. For them, this is the only way to watch a movie...
New book celebrates a Kansas tradition in words and pictures (07/06/03)
TOPEKA, Kan. -- Robert Marsh and his wife, Marion, put enough miles on their car last year to drive nearly to Baghdad and back. But the Ottawa couple never left Kansas. The Marshes toured the state looking for farm buildings to feature in "Barns of Kansas: A Pictorial History," a book published by The Donning Co. Publishers and sponsored by Kansas Electric Cooperatives Inc...
Dealers find new uses for old objects with character (07/06/03)
LAKE BARRINGTON, Ill. -- Rusty metal is a big hit in today's decor, and it's a real coup when anything old and decrepit is turned into a new, stylish accessory. Take the back of a chair that's lost its seat or has a broken front leg. Attach a planter and paint it, and you have an intriguing piece for your wall, either inside or out...
Kansas state symbol turns 100 (07/06/03)
TOPEKA, Kan. -- They dot the prairies, gold and brown, surviving Plains winters to bloom in the summer. They've been so long associated with Kansas that it was known as "the Sunflower State," long before legislators decided the state needed Helianthus as an official state flower...
Webb City teen ticketed three times for driving mower without l (07/06/03)
WEBB CITY, Mo. -- A 16-year-old Webb City resident has been ticketed three times for driving without a license -- on a riding lawn mower that only goes a few miles per hour. Police chief Don Richardson said Claude "Dooner" Brown has been pulled over each time because of dangerous situations and has been warned about his "driving habits" more than once...
Amish man's auction draws hundreds from across U.S. (07/06/03)
JAMESPORT, Mo. -- To most people, a horse-drawn manure spreader might be at best a piece of nostalgia. For Melvin Graber, an Amish farmer who moved to northwest Missouri's Jamesport area from northwest Ohio 35 years ago, discovering the abandoned item was the start of something big. He gathered up about 350 pieces of old farm equipment, and sold them at an auction...
Police charge 18 people in KC prostitution sting (07/06/03)
PLATTE CITY, Mo. -- A Roman Catholic priest and a Clay County sheriff's deputy were among 18 people charged in a Kansas City area prostitution sting. The operation, which occurred in June, focused on escort services and involved 20 law enforcement agencies in Kansas and Missouri -- the largest local sting of its kind. About 100 people were arrested, according to Kansas City police, who coordinated the effort...
Adult-friendly policy starting at KC theater (07/06/03)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- When Jennifer Garretson brought her 3-year-old son to the Cinemark Palace on Kansas City's Country Club Plaza, she was shocked to be turned away. Garretson was one of several parents who hadn't heard that as of the Fourth of July, children under 6 were no longer welcome at the movie theater -- even if they were accompanied by their parents...
Park Service tries to hold together crumbling fort (07/06/03)
FORT WASHINGTON, Md. -- Long before fighter jet overflights, chemical sensors and extra police patrols, homeland security for the nation's capital relied on a brick-walled fort on the Potomac River. Perched on a commanding bluff about 10 miles below Washington, Fort Washington and its thick walls, fortified with cannons, stood ready to take on any enemy ship that might try to sail upriver. ...
ATF- Texas fireworks explosion probably an accident (07/06/03)
DALLAS -- Federal agents finished investigating the scene of a fireworks explosion that killed three employees, and said on Saturday that they believed the blast was not intentional. The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms said it will allow officials in Kilgore, about 115 miles southeast of Dallas, to make a final ruling...
Wildfire threatens more homes (07/06/03)
TUCSON, Ariz. -- A windblown wildfire that already has destroyed more than 300 mountaintop homes pushed into a previously untouched subdivision, burning five cabins and threatening 60 others, a fire official said Saturday. The losses occurred during the night in Willow Canyon, one of three areas in the Santa Catalina Mountains threatened by the 2 1/2-week-old fire that already had blackened 68,000 acres...
Bush says U.S. talks with West African leaders crucial to sendi (07/06/03)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush says he will not accept any outcome that allows Liberian President Charles Taylor, a one-time warlord wanted on war crimes charges, to remain in power in his embattled country. African leaders have asked Bush to decide whether to send American troops to help bring stability to Liberia before he departs Monday for his trip to the continent. The White House gave no indication of a timetable for a presidential decision...
Park service probes museum mishap (07/06/03)
PHILADELPHIA -- The National Park Service is investigating what went wrong at the opening of the National Constitution Center, where a large wood and steel frame tipped over, injuring several. The apparent accident on Friday was being investigated to exclude the chance that sabotage or vandalism were to blame, officials said...
Abuse of mail-order foreign brides prompts effort to oversee in (07/06/03)
Motivated by the murder of a mail-order bride, members of Congress are drafting a bill that would enable foreign women seeking American husbands to learn the criminal background of men courting them through matchmaking agencies. The legislation, expected to be introduced this month in the House and Senate, represents the most serious effort yet to impose federal oversight over a loosely regulated, Internet-based industry...
Receding beach line In sandy Waikiki, a push is on for more san (07/06/03)
HONOLULU -- Millions of tourists have voyaged across the Pacific just to spread their beach towel on a patch of Waikiki's warm, inviting sand. Trouble is, there's not as much of it as there used to be. Waikiki's world-famous white sand beaches have been eroding an average of one foot a year since 1985. And as the shoreline shrinks and reefs fill with the sand moving offshore, many say it's time to protect this key tourist asset...
America fêtes birthday with homecomings, parades (07/06/03)
By David B. Caruso ~ The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA -- The celebrations offered snapshots of the nation at hundred year intervals: Troops coming home from Iraq hugged loved-ones for the first time in months, President Bush marked the centennial of aviation, and Americans feted the birth of their independence 227 years ago...
Bush nets record returns with fund-raising campaign (07/06/03)
LOS ANGELES -- First comes the advance work by White House political adviser Karl Rove, followed by several phone calls and letters from big-time money-raisers known as "pioneers." Then, finally, is the visit from President Bush, who brings along his folksy humor but often leaves before dinner is done...
National Do Not Call phone registry opens Monday for states ea (07/06/03)
WASHINGTON -- People in the Eastern United States can fight back against telemarketing calls by making a telephone call of their own Monday when registration begins for the national do-not-call list in their part of the country. The registry has accepted online registrations nationwide and phone sign-ups in states west of the Mississippi River since the free service became available June 27...
Scare tactics Slogans, patrols and checkpoints used to stem dru (07/06/03)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Billboards posted along highways and streets across Indiana warn motorists: "Sobriety Checkpoint Ahead." They certainly look official, but authorities acknowledge there isn't always a checkpoint there. More than anything, they're meant to scare drivers into keeping sober when behind the wheel, said Jerry McCory, director of Indiana's Council on Impaired and Dangerous Driving...
At least 12 hurt in W.Va. when deck collapses during party (07/06/03)
GAULEY BRIDGE, W.Va. -- A deck collapsed at a home during a Fourth of July party, injuring at least 12 people, officials said. As many as 25 people were on the deck when it fell late Friday as the town was putting on a fireworks display, officials said...
War and single-term presidents- A curse on the White House (07/06/03)
Call it the curse of the wartime president. Not a single U.S. president who has led the country into a major war has gone on to serve another full term in the White House. Not James Madison after the War of 1812. Not Woodrow Wilson after World War I...
Frustrated flyers forsaking island trips (07/06/03)
HONOLULU -- For 20 years, John Wert boarded an interisland flight and headed to Kauai for a week's vacation at his timeshare. Not this year. Frustrated with the price of airline tickets within his own state, the high school science teacher will instead fly thousands of miles to the mainland...
Part of stage set falls at museum dedication, injuring several (07/06/03)
By David B. Caruso ~ The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA -- A 15-foot-high frame made of wood and steel collapsed during the July Fourth dedication of the National Constitution Center, slightly injuring the mayor and two other people and narrowly missing Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor...
Odds and ends (07/06/03)
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. -- Unless the judge asks you to speak up, it's best to keep quiet in Lincoln County District Court. Judge John Murphy enforced the court's no-talking rule Tuesday by ordering three men back to jail after they were caught chatting in a jury box while waiting for their cases to be called up...
Shiites lead U.S.-backed Iraqi council (07/06/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Shiite Muslims, long oppressed by Saddam Hussein's Sunni-dominated government, will hold a commanding majority on a political council U.S. authorities will set up this month as a forerunner to a new Iraqi government, The Associated Press has learned...
Fashion offers hope for girls in shantytown (07/06/03)
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- The "City of God" is a neighborhood where enormous pigs wallow in open sewers and alligators sometimes wash up in the clapboard shacks when it rains. Shootouts between drug gangs and police are almost routine. None of that deters fashion photographer Tony Barros in his quest to find the next Gisele Bundchen among the rutted alleys of Rio's most notorious favela, or shantytown...
Estonians win wife-carrying championships (07/06/03)
The Associated Press TAMPERE, Finland -- Leaping over timber and wading through waist-high water, an Estonian couple won the wife-carrying world championships Saturday, for the third straight year. Egle Soll carried Margo Uusorg over the 760-foot course in just over a minute, beating 22 couples from six countries, including Britain, the United States, Ireland and Finland...
Last hot spot for deadly SARS removed from infection list (07/06/03)
HONG KONG -- The World Health Organization removed the last SARS hot spot -- Taiwan -- from its list of infected areas, saying Saturday the illness that killed more than 800 people worldwide has been contained. There are lingering fears the virus could return, but experts said the public health lessons learned from this crisis will help in any future outbreak of infectious disease...
Conflicted India mulls color of beauty (07/06/03)
NEW DELHI, India -- The pharmacy clerk pulls a box of skin lightening cream from a glass cabinet, places it on the counter, and says it's obvious why he sells so much of it. Women want to be beautiful, says Vishnu Kayat, and the key to that is inside the box, which has a series of drawings showing a woman growing pale to the point of near invisibility...
Do or die (07/06/03)
SINGAPORE -- A pair of 29-year-old Iranian twin sisters, joined at the head, underwent brain scans today ahead of a marathon operation that could finally separate them -- or could kill one or both. After a lifetime of compromises on everything from when to wake up each day to what career to pursue, Ladan and Laleh Bijani said they preferred to face the dangers of the surgery -- which could last up to four days -- rather than continue living joined...
British use barbed-wire to restrict marching (07/06/03)
PORTADOWN, Northern Ireland -- British army engineers erected barricades of barbed wire and steel Saturday to keep Protestant Orangemen from marching through the main Catholic section of this bitterly divided town. The security buildup to today's disputed march by the Orange Order brotherhood has become a familiar annual event in Northern Ireland, where previous confrontations outside a rural Anglican church have inspired widespread violence...
Report- China detains five Catholic clergy (07/06/03)
BEIJING -- Five clergy members of China's underground Roman Catholic church were detained this week in a city west of Beijing, a U.S.-based religious group said Saturday. The five were detained Tuesday in the city of Baoding when they were they were on their way to visit Rev. Lu Genjun, who was recently released from a labor camp, said the Cardinal Kung Foundation, which is based in Stamford, Conn...
President of Nigeria will go to Liberia for meeting (07/06/03)
MONROVIA, Liberia -- The leader of Nigeria is coming this weekend to personally offer embattled President Charles Talyor temporary asylum as a step toward ending Liberia's civil war, an official said. With international pressure mounting on Taylor to go, Nigerian President Olesugun Obasango will meet with him Sunday at Monrovia's airport, the senior Liberian official said on condition of anonymity...
Russian rock show attacked by two suicide bombers (07/06/03)
MOSCOW -- Two women strapped with explosives blew themselves up at a crowded outdoor rock festival Saturday, killing at least 16 people, officials and media said. The attack revived fears that rebels are intent on bringing the Chechen war to the Russian capital...
Shiites mourn deaths at Pakistani mosque (07/06/03)
QUETTA, Pakistan -- Pakistani authorities raised the possibility Saturday that Taliban fugitives and their al-Qaida allies carried out a massacre of 44 Shiite Muslims at a mosque in this southwest Pakistani town across the border from Afghanistan. The attack on Friday was the first use of a suicide bomber in Pakistan's bitter sectarian conflict between extremist Shiite and Sunni Muslims. ...
Pickleball draws small but devoted following (07/06/03)
A trio of Seattle men invented a recreational sport in 1965 they thought would help bring families together. More than 30 years later, the game of pickleball has not caught on like the recreational sports it was derived from -- tennis, Ping-Pong and badminton -- but it has developed a small following in Cape Girardeau...
Wie's father retracts statement about push (07/06/03)
NORTH PLAINS, Ore. -- Michelle Wie's father retracted claims that Danielle Ammaccapane pushed his 13-year-old daughter, saying Saturday there was no contact during the first round of the U.S. Women's Open. "Michelle just told me that her description of the incident was incorrect," B.J. Wie said. "There was no pushing or physical contact."...
Biffle takes flag at Pepsi 400 (07/06/03)
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Rookie Greg Biffle played the fuel strategy game and won Saturday night in the Pepsi 400 at Daytona International Speedway. Biffle ducked into the pits to top off his gas tank under caution on lap 79 of the 160-lap race. That gave him just enough to make it the rest of the way on one more stop and cost favorites Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Michael Waltrip a shot at another restrictor-plate victory...
Annual All-Star debate Injuries, expanded roster open way for n (07/06/03)
The list of players missing from this season's All-Star game might be just as impressive as the rosters themselves. Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling are hurt. So are Vladimir Guerrero, Mike Piazza, Jeff Kent and Trevor Hoffman. Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine have struggled all season. Sammy Sosa will probably get voted in, although his numbers don't warrant the trip...
Players join fans in difficult chore of picking stars (07/06/03)
NEW YORK -- Mike Mussina was stuck. The New York Yankees ace filled out his ballot for the All-Star game, picking nine AL position players plus a seven-man staff. Still, he was one starting pitcher short. So he wrote down his name. "Was it neat voting for myself? No, it felt kind of dumb," Mussina said. "But I was the last one, and it didn't say you couldn't do it."...
Lunke holds lead after three rounds of U.S. Women's Open (07/06/03)
NORTH PLAINS, Ore. -- The pressure of the U.S. Women's Open was creeping up on Hilary Lunke from all sides Saturday. She made two straight bogeys to fall into a share of the lead, and faced a downhill putt from 10 feet on the par-3 15th to save par. Even more intimidating was seeing Annika Sorenstam post a 4-under 67, leaving her only two strokes behind...
Armstrong finishes seventh in prologue (07/06/03)
PARIS -- The cobblestones of Paris were a burden for Lance Armstrong. The mountains that await may prove more to his liking. Against the majestic backdrop of the Eiffel Tower, Armstrong began his bid for a record-tying fifth straight Tour de France victory by finishing seventh in Saturday's prologue time trial...
Serena defends title with win over Venus (07/06/03)
Serena Williams claims her sixth Grand Slam title with three-set win over her sister. By Steven Wine ~ The Associated Press WIMBLEDON, England -- As Serena Williams waited for her Wimbledon trophy, she chatted and laughed with her big sister. Venus then asked an official to capture the moment with a quick photo...
Walk-off specialist kills Birds (07/06/03)
Gonzalez's slow roller completes comeback, sends Cubs to 6-5 win over Cardinals. By Jason Strait ~ The Associated Press CHICAGO -- Alex Gonzalez got just enough of it. With the bases loaded and the game tied in the ninth, Gonzalez hit a slow grounder that sneaked past a diving Scott Rolen at third. ...
Pujols can handle the snubs, not hitless days (07/06/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Albert Pujols can take getting snubbed by Barry Bonds, and by fans in the All-Star game balloting. What he can't take is 0-fers. Nearing the All-Star break, the Cardinals' star has Triple Crown numbers, leading the majors with a .377 average and ranking among the National League leaders in home runs and RBIs. He was the NL player of the month for May and June, a clear indication of his dominance...
Blame the BCS alliance for ACC's raid on Big East (07/06/03)
By Sally Jenkins ~ The Washington Post A civil war is taking shape in college athletics. On one side is Big Football, and on the other side is what might be called Little Football. A major collision between the factions is coming, with a couple of possible outcomes: Either a genuine reform effort will finally take shape, or the NCAA as we know it will end...
Laila Ali needs more than her father's fast talking (07/06/03)
She definitely has the old man's gift of gab. But this is one time Laila Ali better bring her father's jab, too. And not just because her Aug. 23 fight against trailblazer Christy Martin is personal -- and was even before that nasty little exchange onstage at a news conference Tuesday to promote the bout. The success of women's boxing could hang in the balance...
Sunday FanFare 7/6/03 (07/06/03)
Briefly Baseball
  • The Devil Rays will receive scouting information from the Yokohama Stars under a three-year agreement signed with the Japanese Central League team Saturday. As part of the agreement, which runs through the 2005 season, Yokohama will provide information on all levels of competition throughout Japan, including high school prospects and pro players. In return, the Devil Rays will help Yokohama acquire foreign players to play for the Bay Stars...
  • Area digest 7/6/03 (07/06/03)
    Capahas rebound at Valmeyer tournament The Craftsman Union Capahas rebounded from an opening day loss to Alton (Ill.) by routing Granite City (Ill.) 11-3 Saturday at the Valmeyer tournament. Despite being eliminated from championship contention, the Capahas (24-2) jumped on Granite City for 12 hits, including four runs in the first. The key to the Capahas success was a solid fielding performance behind Murray State ace Kyle Perry...
    Totally awesome, to-the-max 80's (07/06/03)
    A song usually does it. Maybe it's something by Culture Club or Duran Duran or The Pointer Sisters. Just like that, you're back at that house party, sporting a giant hair bow and plastic neon bracelets. You're flirting with a totally awesome boy who's desperately trying to do the moonwalk. You're wondering if a DeLorean really could take you "Back to the Future."...
    New Jersey offers more than gambling or gangsters (07/06/03)
    New Jersey is much more than Atlantic City and the home of the "Sopranos." It's also back roads, farms, antique shops and historic towns, beaches and forests. And there are plenty of Web sites to show you what you're missing. The Morristown National Historical Park -- www.nps.gov/morr/ -- preserves Gen. George Washington's headquarters for the winter of 1779-80, and other sites from the Revolutionary War...
    A walk at Walden Pond Site lets visitors journey through Thorea (07/06/03)
    WALDEN POND, Mass. -- A walk around Walden Pond can take as long as you need. It was to this peaceful New England lake that a remarkable individual from nearby Concord came to live alone, clearing a spot for a one-room cabin. Henry David Thoreau -- the man who urged us to "simplify, simplify" -- immortalized Walden as the birthplace of the conservation movement...
    Travel briefs (07/06/03)
    Cleveland Botanical Garden reopens CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Botanical Garden will reopen July 15 after being closed for nine months while awaiting completion of a new attraction: The Eleanor Armstrong Smith Glasshouse. The conservatory, with a peaked glass roof, will house two examples of the world's most fragile ecosystems. ...
    Charming and cherished Home has ample flower gardens and plenty (07/06/03)
    One can always tell when they are in a home that has been truly enjoyed and cherished by a family. A house changes according to the needs of the family, and according the styles of the day, yet always retains its original character. The house at 1217 Hildale Circle is an example of a home that has been cherished. ...
    Practice makes perfect for close-up photographs (07/06/03)
    Close-up photographs offer an unusual view of our world, especially when that world is pictured larger than life. Capturing small subjects -- insects, flowers, stamps, coins and so on -- requires careful attention to the technical aspects of photography: focus, lighting, sharpness, depth-of-field, exposure and composition...
    Reading the language of jackets (07/06/03)
    My little, midsized and larger helpers here at the R&R spread flit in and out of my room as silent as butterflies. If I didn't have my eyes open, the only way I could tell they'd come in is by a slight passing breeze. But I like to have my eyes wide open so I can see what jackets the helpers have on that day...
    Computers put dad in a jam (07/06/03)
    Computers don't like me. No sooner than I sit down at the keyboard of our home computer than it freezes up. It refuses to obey my commands. My wife, Joni, says I'm a human virus. "You are what empowers the computer repair business," she tells me...
    Can parvo virus be treated? (07/06/03)
    jkoch By Dr. John Koch Question: I have had several bad experiences with puppies that had parvo. Why is parvo so deadly and is there some key to dealing with it? Answer: Parvo is the name of one of several intestinal viruses. ...
    Latin star Thalia makes her English language debut (07/06/03)
    NEW YORK -- Thalia, already a star among Latin music and television fans, is facing one of the biggest challenges of her career as she tries to transplant her success to American airwaves. Yet ask the Mexican beauty if she's nervous about the "crossover" of her English-language debut, and the 31-year-old singer-actress shrugs with a smile...
    Norman Kelley (07/06/03)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Norman Kelley, 85, of Sikeston died Thursday, July 3, 2003, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. He was born March 4, 1918, at Morrilton, Ark., son of John Henry and Winnie Hubbard Kelley. He and Ola Hill were married Dec. 23, 1939, in Sikeston. He was a member of the Morehouse Church of Christ and a retired farmer...
    Cline Ables (07/06/03)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- William Cline Ables, 87, of Sikeston died July 4, 2003. He was born Jan. 4, 1916, in Oran, Mo., son of Lawrence W. and Etta Pearl Moore Ables. He and Nota Dover were married July 27, 1946. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and an ordained Baptist minister. ...
    Donald Vance (07/06/03)
    Donald Edward Vance, 71, died Thursday, July 3, 2003, at his home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Feb. 16, 1932, at Grenada, Miss., son of William Lee Vance and Lottie Thomas Vance. He and Kathryn Keller were married Nov. 10, 1955, at Marshfield, Mo...
    Kevin Cowan (07/06/03)
    Kevin Clark Cowan, 46, of Biehle, Mo., passed away Saturday, July 5, 2003, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. He was born April 29, 1957, in Cape Girardeau, son of Clark and Betty J. Curry Cowan. He and Kathy Schemel were married June 24, 1978, in Biehle. She survives...
    Sandra Nussbaum (07/06/03)
    Sandra Kay Nussbaum, 50, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, July 3, 2003, at her home. She was born Feb. 19, 1953, in Anna, Ill., daughter of Carl L. and Dorothy Ditteraline Pfaff. She and Ralph Nussbaum were married July 8, 1988, in Cape Girardeau. She worked for five years at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau until illness rendered her unable in September 2002. ...
    Wilma Bohnsack (07/06/03)
    ADVANCE, Mo. -- Wilma Lee Bohnsack, 66, of Advance died Saturday, July 5, 2003, at her home. She was born Feb. 10, 1937, in Stoddard County, Mo., daughter of Clarance and Addie Hitt Umfleet. She was retired from Sikeston Health Care and was a member of the Advance First Baptist Church. She and Royal Lee Bohnsack were married Feb. 11, 1956, in Advance...
    Janice Zahlen (07/06/03)
    Janice C. Zahlen, 63, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, June 30, 2003, at her home. She was born March 27, 1939, in St. Paul, Minn., daughter of Frank and Helen Nosal Zahlen. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Cape Girardeau and was employed by the state of Missouri as a counselor and career foster parent...
    Mary Sowers (07/06/03)
    ANNA, Ill. -- Mary M. Sowers, 92, of Anna died Thursday, July 3, 2003, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria, Ill. She was born July 8, 1910, in Elco, Ill., daughter of Peter A. and Sarah Poole Cruse. She and Truman Sowers were married March 3, 1920, and he died June 21, 1965...
    Aria Yamnitz (07/06/03)
    PATTON, Mo. -- Aria A. Yamnitz, 101, of Patton died Saturday, July 5, 2003, at the Farmington Presbyterian Manor. She was born May 8, 1902, in Patton, daughter of John Henry and Hanna Robinson Heitman. She and Ralph E. Yamnitz were married Jan. 28, 1925. He died April 29, 1985. She was a member of the Patton Presbyterian Church...
    Lark Betts Jr. (07/06/03)
    TAMMS, Ill. -- Lark Jackson Betts Jr., 75, of Tamms died Friday, July 4, 2003, at his home. He was born July 8, 1927, in Elco, Ill., son of Lark Jackson and Mary Lillian Schillings Betts Sr. He married Betty Bridges. He was a member of the Elco Baptist Church, served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and retired from the LaCleede Steel Mill in Alton, Ill...
    Births 7/6/03 (07/06/03)
    Lummus Son to Lee and Monica Lummus of Eureka, Mo., St. Luke's Hospital in St. Louis, Wednesday, June 18, 2003. Name, Jeremy James. Weight, 8 pounds 2 ounces. Third child, second son. Mrs. Lummus is the former Monica Hoover, daughter of Wayne and Bev Hoover of Cape Girardeau. She works in human resource management at Jefferson Wells. Lummus is the son of Jim and Linda Lummus of Cape Girardeau. He is corporate controller at Rawlings Sporting Goods Co...
    O'Loughlin-Hill (07/06/03)
    First Baptist Church in Jackson was the setting Jan. 11, 2003, for the wedding of Emily Jane O'Loughlin and Timothy James Hill. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Mike Schreiner of O'Fallon, Mo., cousin of the bride. Organist was Larraine Adams, pianist was Jean Schweain, and soloist was Robyn Hosp, all of Jackson...
    Leake-Anderson (07/06/03)
    Richard and Penny Leake of Decorah, Iowa, announce the engagement of their daughter, Tanya Leake, to Mark Anderson. He is the son of Kevin and Cindy Anderson of Kenosha, Wis., formerly of Cape Girardeau. Leake is a 1999 graduate of Decorah High School, and 2003 graduate of Luther College in Decorah. She is owner of HelpTML, a computer web design and development service based in Decorah...
    Ruesler-Engelen (07/06/03)
    Mr. and Mrs. Keith Ruesler of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Annette Marie Ruesler, to Michael Joseph Engelen. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Engelen of Leopold, Mo. Ruesler is a 1996 graduate of Jackson High School, and received a bachelor of science degree in agriculture business from Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at Co-Op Service Center Inc. in Jackson...
    Warden-Harwell (07/06/03)
    Mick and Aleene Warden of Scott City announce the engagement of their daughter, Britne Kristina Warden, to Neal Roberts Harwell. He is the son of Eddy and Helles Harwell of Little Rock, Ark. Warden is a graduate of Notre Dame High School, and received a bachelor of science degree in occupational therapy from the University of Central Arkansas. She is an occupational therapist with Reliance Rehabilitation in Little Rock...
    Ramey-Bledsoe (07/06/03)
    Steve and Vicki Ramey of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Dawn Ramey, to Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher Brent Bledsoe. He is the son of the late Lloyd and Clara Bledsoe of Olive Branch, Ill. Ramey is a graduate of Jackson High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in child development from Southeast Missouri State University, and is pursuing a certificate in early childhood education. She is employed by Cape Girardeau Public Schools...
    Aufdenberg-Yamnitz (07/06/03)
    Dennis and Liz Aufdenberg of Burfordville announce the engagement of their daughter, Denise Elizabeth Aufdenberg, to Jamie Lynn Yamnitz. He is the son of Terry and Carol Yamnitz of Patton, Mo. Aufdenberg is a 1998 graduate of Jackson High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in agribusiness from Southeast Missouri State University in 2002. She is employed at Fruitland Dressed Meat in Jackson...
    Borgfields mark 50 years (07/06/03)
    Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Borgfield of Jackson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner and reception June 7, 2003, in the fellowship hall at St. John's United Church of Christ. Approximately 100 guests attended from Gordonville, Jackson, Oak Ridge, Ironton, Mo.; Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Illinois. The event was hosted by their children, Karen Vogelsang and Steve and Carol Borgfield; grandchildren, Sara and Ashley Borgfield; and a friend, Linda Goodson...
    Police report 07/06/03 (07/06/03)
    Cape Girardeau Sunday, July 6 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI George Gendron McFall, 42, of 803 Independence, Cape Girardeau, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and failure to drive in a single lane...
    Fire report 07/06/03 (07/06/03)
    Cape Girardeau Sunday, July 6 Firefighters responded Friday to the following items: At 7:33 p.m., medical assist at Themis and Spanish. At 7:54 p.m., medical assist at 2077 Chesapeake. At 8:40 p.m., line arc at 1703 N. West End Blvd. At 9:15 p.m., medical assist at 3257 William...
    Out of the past 7/6/03 (07/06/03)
    10 years ago: July 6, 1993 National Weather Station is still holding to its prediction of 43-foot flood crest on Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau late Friday; although predicted crest is 13 feet above flood stage, downtown floodwall and earthen levee along river will keep river out of much of city's riverfront area; but some residents who live in unprotected areas in Red Star and South Cape Girardeau are preparing to move from their homes...
    One nation under God (07/06/03)
    By Raymond V. Epps Powerful people in America have been working diligently to expel Almighty God from the public forums of this nation. They are going directly counter to the intents, purposes and prayers of our Founding Fathers. Revisionists are working through the courts, universities, law school and even our public schools to rewrite American history...
    Cost-sharing is key to Medicare reforms (07/06/03)
    Federal legislators eager to pass -- before the Fourth of July holiday -- bills that eventually will provide Medicare coverage for prescription drugs were successful. Both the House and the Senate passed differing versions of Medicare-reform legislation late last month...
    Emerson holds out for key vote on drugs (07/06/03)
    When it came to passing a Medicare reform bill -- one that would include coverage of prescription drugs -- in the U.S. House, the deciding vote was cast by U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson of Cape Girardeau after considerable head-knocking with the GOP leadership...
    Thanks, Doc, for the memories and the caring (07/06/03)
    To the editor: Back in the summer of 1978, I was fortunate enough to have been a member of the Cape Girardeau American Legion Post 63 baseball team. But more important was the opportunity to have been mentored by, chewed out by and taught several little life lessons by a wonderfully charismatic and caring man...
    Someone knows who's responsible for Cape graffiti (07/06/03)
    To the editor: Graffiti in Cape Girardeau as well as any other community is an increasing problem since it is very hard to determine who the guilty parties are and thus very hard to prosecute. However, some assumptions can be made in trying to find and identify these people. ...
    Former sports editor recalls lively discussions (07/06/03)
    To the editor: I read with great interest on the Internet about the induction of Gary Rust into the Missouri Newspaper Hall of Fame. Gary probably doesn't remember me, but from 1960 to 1965 I was the sports editor of the Southeast Missourian, and we were fellow members of the Cape Girardeau Jaycees. ...
    Speak Out A 07/06/03 (07/06/03)
    County needs zoning IF YOU have driven Highway 25 between Jackson and Gordonville, you have noticed the tacky businesses popping up everywhere. Now some of these property owners are cutting down trees to put up billboards. I think it is time for Cape Girardeau County to adopt zoning...
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