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Stories from Sunday, July 27, 2003

Talent firm's search in Cape draws 26 people (07/27/03)
No lights. No cameras. No script. That could come later for a lucky few. Snapshots in hand, 26 children and adults showed up at a Cape Girardeau motel Saturday afternoon for a chance to act in television commercials, model for print ads and possibly get into films...
Maine seeks health care for all residents (07/27/03)
FREEPORT, Maine -- It might seem an unlikely venue for groundbreaking health care reform, this relatively poor, rural state of rocky coasts and quaint harbors, grass-roots politics and rugged individualism. But people here are more practical than ideological. Their health care system was in deep trouble. They got tired of waiting for the federal government to help families with limited incomes get affordable health insurance and senior citizens get affordable prescription drugs...
Man writes holdup note on his resume (07/27/03)
FORT WORTH, Texas -- A bank robber made the ultimate bad career move when he wrote a holdup note -- on the back of his resume. Police used the job-search information to identify the man, who was arrested and charged with robbing a Wells Fargo bank branch on Fort Worth's east side...
Finding true love across the hall at the Chateau (07/27/03)
It was just after Bible study at Chateau Girardeau. Ken Moxey walked his lady friend, Mary Jo Kaempfer, to her apartment. It was right across from his -- they joked that the hallway carpet was worn thin from all the visiting -- but he didn't go home just yet...
Nation briefs (07/27/03)
Thousands mourn family killed in Kenya crash ATLANTA -- Thousands of mourners poured into a memorial service Saturday for 12 family members killed in a Kenyan plane crash last week. Dr. George Brumley, a philanthropist and former head of pediatrics at Emory University, was killed -- along with his wife, three children and their spouses and four grandchildren -- when their plane crashed into Mount Kenya on July 19. Two South African pilots also died in the crash...
50 years later, vets of Korean War recall armistice (07/27/03)
After 16 months of living with the scream of artillery fire, the agonized shouts of fellow soldiers and the promise of death lingering on the perimeter, Staff Sgt. Robert James heard the roar of war go silent. "It was over, just like that," said James, now a 71-year-old retired Cape Girardeau resident. "The company commander told us they had signed an armistice. We were going home."...
armistice box (07/27/03)
OPEN HOUSE TODAY Today the Stars and Stripes Museum in Bloomfield, Mo., is hosting an open house to honor Korean War veterans, widows and their families. The museum will open at 10 a.m. A display relating to the Korean War has been developed, and veterans from the Korean War era are invited to be guests of honor and will receive a badge of recognition...
Fighting the war on two fronts (07/27/03)
The Hussein regime has been ousted, another government soon will rule Iraq. But a Cape Girardeau Xerox salesman counts down the days until he leaves Baghdad. The 24-hour war coverage has ceased, and POW Jessica Lynch has been given a hero's welcome. But a Woodland High School graduate keeps searching for hidden documents and wanted enemies...
His favorite things Former Illinois congressman's museum as col (07/27/03)
WEST FRANKFORT, Ill. -- The doors of the low, gray building behind the Route 37 Motel swing open to a cardboard cutout of Barbara Bush festooned in Christmas ornaments. A few steps away, a wooden display case holds a blurry photograph of Abraham Lincoln's dead body...
Lee's Summit man dies scuba diving at large quarry location (07/27/03)
ORONOGO, Mo. -- A Lee's Summit man died Saturday while scuba diving with a group in a large quarry in southwest Missouri, authorities said. Michael Glasenhardt, 39, did not appear when members of the club he was diving with did a surface check. The group had been underwater for 17 minutes at a depth of about 100 to 120 feet of water in an area of poor visibility at Blue Water Lake and Park Inc., said Jasper County Sheriff's Sgt. Derek Walrod...
Grant will help dental clinic fill hole in its funding (07/27/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Samuel Dednam is not in dentistry for the money. His St. Louis clinic provides the cleanings, fillings and extractions for nursing home residents and other poor clients. Almost all are covered by state Medicaid insurance, which doesn't reimburse the true cost of service...
Man who lost father on 9-11 carries on his helping spirit (07/27/03)
PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Rob Fazio has two permanent reminders of his father, who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. One is a credit card, the only physical trace of him ever found. The other is this story: Ronald Fazio Sr. worked on the 99th floor of the south tower, the second to be hit by a hijacked airliner. When the north tower was struck, Ronald Fazio held open a stairwell door and let all his colleagues flee before he did...
Liberal helpings For 20 years, a Philadelphia restaurant has s (07/27/03)
PHILADELPHIA -- A trio of brownstones near the University of Pennsylvania is the home base for a restaurant that its owner says proves social activism and making a living aren't mutually exclusive. For the past 20 years, Judy Wicks has shaped her White Dog Cafe into a gourmet eatery, philanthropic foundation and liberal-minded advocacy organization...
Bush campaign manager sees tough race (07/27/03)
NEW YORK -- Republicans worried that bad news in the economy and Iraq might take a toll on President Bush's solid poll numbers should get to work wooing new voters to help ensure his re-election in a tough battle with the Democrats, Bush's campaign manager told party activists Saturday...
Roman Catholic nuns sentenced to prison for anti-war protest (07/27/03)
By Judith Kohler ~ The Associated Press DENVER -- In October, three nuns vandalized a nuclear missile silo to protest the use of weapons of war. For that act, all three will spend the next several years behind bars. A federal judge on Friday sentenced Jackie Hudson to 2 1/2 years, Ardeth Platte to almost 3 1/2 years and Carol Gilbert to two years and nine months. All three were given three years of supervised probation...
Wildfires burning throughout 12 western states (07/27/03)
WEST GLACIER, Mont. -- Firefighters bulldozed an old road Saturday in an effort to protect the town and the Glacier National Park headquarters complex from a spreading wildfire. West Glacier will be evacuated if the fire moves to within three miles of town, fire information officer Andy Williams said. The town has some 250 permanent residents and grows to about 400 in summer...
Cheney attends ceremony marking anniversary of Korean War armis (07/27/03)
ARLINGTON, Va. -- In a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the Korean War armistice, Vice President Dick Cheney on Saturday laid a wreath of red, white and blue flowers at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery. Retired Marine Gen. Raymond G. Davis, who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his service during the 1950-53 war, helped Cheney place the wreath at the tomb as hundreds of veterans and their loved ones watched in silence. Cheney did not speak...
NY state's tough new smoking law sets off many changes (07/27/03)
ALBANY, N.Y. -- There won't be any more NBA championship cigars in the locker room for New York Knick players, and traditionally smoky stage performances such as "Twelve Angry Men" might become angrier. It's been clear that New York's statewide workplace smoking ban, which took effect Thursday, changes the way bars, restaurants and nightclubs operate...
Q & A on checks 2a (07/27/03)
CHILD TAX CREDIT Q&A How do I find out if I'm eligible? Generally, you're eligible if you claimed the child tax credit on your 2002 tax return and your qualifying child was born after 1986. The IRS will send you a notice of your advance payment amount a few days before your check is mailed...
MCI reportedly being probed for fraud (07/27/03)
NEW YORK -- Federal prosecutors have reportedly opened an investigation into whether long-distance giant MCI defrauded other telephone companies of hundreds of millions of dollars. Investigators are looking into reports that MCI masked long-distance calls as local calls to avoid paying special-access fees to local carriers across the country, The New York Times reported on its Web site Saturday, citing people involved in the probe...
President marks 13th anniversary of disabilities act (07/27/03)
WASHINGTON -- Marking the 13th anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act, President Bush on Saturday said the landmark law, which the Supreme Court has narrowed in recent years, had improved people's lives. The civil rights law, passed with overwhelming bipartisan support in 1990, prohibits on-the-job discrimination against the disabled and mandates access to most public places such as restaurants, stores and businesses. ...
Former aide- Nixon gave Watergate break-in order himself (07/27/03)
WASHINGTON -- Coming forward three decades after Watergate, a former top aide to President Nixon now contends that Nixon ordered the break-in that would lead to his resignation. Jeb Stuart Magruder previously had gone no further than saying that John Mitchell, the former attorney general who was running the Nixon re-election campaign in 1972, approved the plan to break into the Democratic Party headquarters at the Watergate office building near the White House and bug the telephone of the party chairman, Larry O'Brien.. ...
Lawmakers, groups say House bill shortchanges veterans' health (07/27/03)
WASHINGTON -- Some lawmakers and interest groups are complaining that a $90 billion, House-passed spending bill shortchanges veterans' health-care programs, and say they might do something about it. But supporters of the package for veterans, housing, environment and science programs say they did the best they could under tight budget restrictions. And they indicate more money might be found for veterans by the time Congress sends the bill to President Bush...
Palestinians hail advances in talks with Bush, but Abbas' fate (07/27/03)
WASHINGTON -- In talks with U.S. officials on the "road map" Middle East peace plan, Palestinians say they got much of what they wanted: better relations with Washington, pledges to press Israel on crucial issues, broad U.S. willingness to hear Palestinian grievances...
Once-dirty River Clyde sees return of salmon (07/27/03)
GLASGOW, Scotland -- Running through one of Britain's biggest manufacturing centers, the River Clyde was poisoned for more than a century by the fetid byproducts of industry. The waterway bore the brunt of Glasgow's economic success during the Industrial Revolution and beyond, as pollution and chemicals destroyed its fish and wildlife populations and brewed smells whose memory still makes residents wince...
NYT fabricator plans movie review on peer (07/27/03)
NEW YORK -- Jayson Blair, the former New York Times reporter who resigned amid accusations of plagiarism and fraud, has been commissioned to write an article for Esquire, the magazine said Friday. Blair, who the newspaper said embellished parts of dozens of reports, will review the movie version of the Stephen Glass story, "Shattered Glass," said David Granger, editor in chief of the men's magazine...
Computers changing sound of music (07/27/03)
Bela Fleck picks the banjo for a living, an occupation not typically associated with technological revolutions. But when he decided to abandon traditional recording studios in favor of a computer setup at home, Fleck fell into the vanguard of a trend now transforming the music industry...
Davis recall supporters, potential candidates descend on Sacram (07/27/03)
By Erica Werner ~ The Associated Press SACRAMENTO -- Backers of the drive to oust Gov. Gray Davis had a boisterous celebration at state Capitol on Saturday, as four potential candidates sought to tie up their support in advance of the Oct. 7 recall election...
A legacy of anti-violence (07/27/03)
NEW YORK -- More than 200 people promised on Saturday to continue the anti-urban violence campaign championed by city Councilman James Davis, praising the slain politician for his life and work. "James Davis fought against guns, toy guns, he fought against romanticizing and glorifying violence," said political activist Al Sharpton, who will deliver the eulogy at Davis's funeral Tuesday. ...
Views vary as Americans digest Iraq-related developments (07/27/03)
The changing news from Iraq comes daily: Saddam Hussein's two sons killed. More U.S. soldiers dying. Part of President Bush's State of the Union address questioned. So much has happened recently, Americans across the country say they aren't sure what to think. Did President Bush lie when he said Saddam was uranium-shopping in Africa? Why are soldiers still dying when major combat was declared over in May? And where are the weapons of mass destruction?...
Penn State professor actually on parole for triple murder (07/27/03)
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Last month, Penn State University officials learned something about professor Paul Krueger that wasn't on his resume -- he is on parole for a triple murder committed in Texas nearly 40 years ago. The university knew nothing about Krueger's conviction until late last month, when the Pennsylvania Bureau of Probation and Parole contacted the university, spokesman Bill Mahon said Friday...
U.S. soldiers say they did not abuse Iraqi prisoners (07/27/03)
WASHINGTON -- The military has charged four U.S. soldiers with abusing prisoners of war in Iraq. The soldiers and their families deny the accusations. The four military police from a Pennsylvania-based Army Reserve unit are accused of punching, kicking and breaking bones of prisoners at Camp Bucca, the largest U.S.-run POW camp in Iraq...
People talk (07/27/03)
Rome to honor filmmaker Fellini in fall ROME -- Rome will pay homage to Federico Fellini this fall -- the 10th anniversary of his death -- with exhibits, photo shows, concerts and screenings of clips from his movies. "Romarcord" -- named after Fellini's Oscar-winning "Amarcord" -- will explore the director's relationship with the capital, where he lived for many years and set some of his classics, including 1960's "La Dolce Vita."...
Brush fire leads authorities to pot patch (07/27/03)
DUVALL, Wash. -- Firefighters may have smelled something funky as they battled a 10-acre brush fire along a state highway east of Seattle. While using heavy equipment to clear vegetation in the path of the 20-foot flames Monday afternoon, firefighters encountered about 90 six-foot marijuana plants that had been hidden in a blackberry bramble, Eastside Fire and Rescue Fire Chief Lee Soptich said...
Child tax credit checks mix emotions (07/27/03)
For millions of middle-class families, the check is in the mail -- $400, $800, perhaps more -- courtesy of Congress. Parents benefiting from the expanded child tax credit will welcome the cash, but some question the wisdom of such payouts at a time of deficits and cutbacks...
Couple offers 10K for runaway dog (07/27/03)
CINCINNATI -- One little doggie is safely back home and the man who brought it back is a lot richer. Joni Statzer and her husband, Kevin, of suburban Whitewater Township, paid a $10,000 reward to Adam Hoffrogge, who found their runaway dog. The Statzers thought their 1-year-old Parson Russell terrier had been stolen after she wandered away from their home Saturday...
Quakes shake southwestern Turkey (07/27/03)
ISTANBUL, Turkey -- A string of earthquakes shook southwestern Turkey on Saturday, collapsing a mud-brick house and damaging dozens of other homes, officials said. Several people suffered minor injuries in their panicked rush toward safety. The Istanbul-based Kandilli observatory said the strongest quake struck southwestern Denizli province at 11:36 a.m. and had a preliminary magnitude of 5.6...
Iran detains five in death of journalist from Canada (07/27/03)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Authorities detained five Iranian security agents in connection with the death of a journalist from Canada who died in police custody, state-run Tehran radio reported Saturday. The officers were detained a day earlier after "comprehensive investigations" into the death of Zahra Kazemi's on July 10, the report said, quoting a statement from Iran's judiciary...
Three American GIs killed guarding children's hospital (07/27/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- A grenade attack Saturday killed three U.S. soldiers and wounded four as they guarded a children's hospital northeast of Baghdad, scuttling hopes a widespread guerrilla insurgency might lose strength after the deaths of Saddam Hussein's elder sons...
Female intuition- SE will win OVC (07/27/03)
Magazines around the country have weighed in on who they think will win the Ohio Valley Conference football crown this season. Saturday night at the Show Me Center, several area female football fans gave their opinions on Southeast Missouri State University's chances at the third annual Southeast women's football clinic...
Body found in area of Dennehy search too damaged to ID (07/27/03)
WACO, Texas -- A body found at a rock quarry near Baylor University was too decomposed to immediately determine whether it was that of missing basketball player Patrick Dennehy, authorities said Saturday. The body was found by an investigator Friday night in an area not previously searched, but in the general vicinity of where authorities had been looking for the Baylor athlete, said McLennan County Sheriff Larry Lynch. ...
Cape Girardeau waits out a pro dry spell (07/27/03)
Some say it's simply the luck of the draw. Most don't really know what to pinpoint. But the fact remains: Cape Girardeau, population 35,665, has not produced a big-time professional athlete in any major sport in nearly 50 years. In fact, records show Cape Girardeau has turned out big-time professional players only in baseball -- where four Cape Girardeau products have appeared in the major leagues, none after 1954 --among the traditional three major professional sports, including football and basketball.. ...
FanSpeak (07/27/03)
A messed-up situation I ENJOYED Jason Whitlock's commentary on the situation with Ricky Clemons of Mizzou, and the question was asked, "What do you think the future relationship should between Clemons and Mizzou?" To tell you the truth I don't know and I don't care because the situation with athletes is so ridiculous at this point that he's just one in another long line. ...
Athletes in the pros (07/27/03)
A partial list of current or former athletes from the region excluding Cape Girardeau, and from two regional cities of similar size to Cape Girardeau, who have played in either MLB, the NFL, NBA or on the PGA Tour.MLB
  • Charleston:Matt Whiteside (current)...
  • Former Central pitcher may be next in pro line (07/27/03)
    Talley Haines wants to become the first baseball player raised primarily in Cape Girardeau to reach the major leagues in nearly 50 years. His numbers on the Triple A minor-league level -- which is just one step below the majors --suggest he might not be far off...
    Jackson bodybuilder wins state title (07/27/03)
    Jackson bodybuilder Jeff Renner won the lightweight class of the Mr. Missouri competition held in Springfield, Mo., last weekend. Renner reclaimed the crown he won in 1992, the last time he entered the competition. The event involved more than 100 bodybuilders in three categories...
    No. 5 looks like a lock (07/27/03)
    NANTES, France -- Lance Armstrong climbed the podium to receive a bouquet of flowers and the fresh yellow jersey signifying his overall lead in the Tour de France with just one stage left. Right then, five-time race champion Bernard Hinault leaned over and delivered the accolade Armstrong's been after since he began cycling: "Welcome to the club," the Frenchman said...
    Newman, Johnson remain drivers to beat at Pocono (07/27/03)
    LONG POND, Pa. -- Ryan Newman and Jimmie Johnson got their front-row starting positions with speed and power. They might have to slow down to win today at Pocono Raceway. Newman and Johnson are poster boys for the latest generation of NASCAR drivers, a gathering of cerebral twentysomethings who recognize that success in Winston Cup racing is no longer achieved by simply pushing the gas pedal to the floor...
    Mixed messages (07/27/03)
    A small but telling moment from the Kobe Bryant media frenzy: Earlier this week, Fox Sports Net's Southern California Sports Report told viewers that a Denver radio station had broadcast an unconfirmed report that Bryant had a previous relationship with his accuser in the Eagle County, Colo., rape case...
    It's been tough so far for Rams rookie Farmer (07/27/03)
    MACOMB, Ill. -- Marc Bulger can feel Kirk Farmer's pain. Bulger emerged as a star backup quarterback with the Rams last year, leading the team to six straight victories after Kurt Warner was sidelined by injuries. Before that, though, he was Mike Martz' whipping boy in practice...
    Murray, Carter take spots in Hall today (07/27/03)
    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Outwardly, they couldn't have been more different: Eddie Murray, the silent slugger, and Gary Carter, the nonstop-talking and smiling "Kid." Yet their lives have been almost mirror images: Both were born in the Los Angeles area, just two years apart; both were drafted in the third round; both played for the New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers; and both played on one world champion...
    Hot-hitting Cards duo clears path past Pirates (07/27/03)
    ST. LOUIS -- Tino Martinez is in a good spot these days -- hitting right behind Albert Pujols in St. Louis' lineup. Martinez and Pujols combined for eight hits and six RBI as the Cardinals defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 13-8 Saturday. "It's always fun to hit," Martinez said. "It's a great lineup to hit in to begin with. But hitting behind Albert, you know he's going to be on base all the time."...
    Jacobsen stays atop Hartford leaderboard (07/27/03)
    CROMWELL, Conn. -- Peter Jacobsen fired a 1-under par 69 Saturday and retained a one-stroke lead through three rounds at the Greater Hartford Open with a chance to earn his first PGA Tour win in eight years. The 49-year-old tour veteran protected his second-round lead with aggressive play to outlast a field of younger and longer-hitting players...
    Cape Legion team breaks its district title drought (07/27/03)
    Cape Girardeau's Ford & Sons American Legion baseball team had last won a district championship back in 1995, and the squad talked often about breaking that drought this season. And during the District 14 Tournament that ended Friday in Chaffee, Cape certainly appeared to be a team on a mission...
    Colonel Reb is a fall guy in an attack on history (07/27/03)
    It was just a few days ago when Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Randall Simon took a swing at one of the costumed contestants in the bottom of the seventh Sausage Race at a game in Milwaukee. Hot Italian, the sausage running the outside lane, went down like he (she?) had been clubbed with a corked bat, tripping co-contestant Hot Dog in the process. Both finished out of the money...
    Bryant story- Our cynicism is clear, but the truth isn't (07/27/03)
    We don't know anything. We don't know Kobe Bryant, no matter how many commercials or interviews we see. We don't know whether his accuser is a victim or a gold-digger, no matter how many unseemly stories like this one creep into this section of the playground...
    Area digest (07/27/03)
    Capahas split twin bill against Illinois team VALMEYER, Ill. -- The Craftsman Union Capahas split a doubleheader with Valmeyer, Ill., Saturday, winning the opener 6-1 and losing the second game 3-2 in eight innings. In the opener, the Capahas (32-6) received five-hit pitching from Jason Chavez, who improved to 8-0. He struck out eight and walked one...
    A-maze-ing history lesson (07/27/03)
    BLODGETT, Mo. -- Once the watermelons start to ripen, Donnie Beggs works through November harvesting the crops planted among his 1,100-acre farm near Blodgett, Mo. But there's a 12-acre cornfield across the road that goes untouched. And while the melons are his No. 1 source of revenue, it's a small patch of corn that keeps Beggs busy throughout the year...
    Annual vaccinations keep pets healthy (07/27/03)
    jkoch By Dr. John Koch Question: Is it really that necessary to have your pets vaccinated every year? Answer: The best way to insure the quality and quantity of your pet's life is to prevent disease. It is also far less expensive to prevent disease than it is to treat it...
    The editor's mailbag (07/27/03)
    The mailbag is getting cluttered, so here goes:
    Dear editor: Every summer for several years we've had to dodge orange barrels on city streets. This year most of the streets are open, What's the deal? -- Confused Motorist...
    Warning- Don't drive and spill (07/27/03)
    Eating is a major distraction for Americans behind the wheel. So says the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which clearly has an appetite for this kind of issue. Insurance companies likewise are concerned about our mobile eating practices...
    Alternate ending to '28 Days Later' darker than first (07/27/03)
    NEW YORK -- As if a film about a virus that wipes out London and turns its victims into shrieking, blood-spewing zombies weren't bleak enough, "28 Days Later" now has a darker alternate ending. Moviegoers who stay in their seats past the closing credits will see the five-minute coda, which began appearing in theaters Friday. Newspaper ads tout it as "the ending so terrifying, it will haunt you for days!"...
    Tomb raider Lara Croft remains iconic enigma (07/27/03)
    LOS ANGELES -- Lara Croft, the ponytailed adventurer with the bombshell figure and short-shorts strapped with 9 mm handguns, is too busy for love. The aristocratic British brunette's life has inspired six "Tomb Raider" video games and two films starring pouty-lipped actress Angelina Jolie, including the new sequel "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider -- The Cradle of Life." And her likeness has been emblazoned on calendars, comic books and action figures. ...
    Ida Scott (07/27/03)
    ADVANCE, Mo. -- Ida Jean Scott, 60, of Advance died Friday, July 25, 2003, at her home. She was born Dec. 31, 1941, at Advance, Mo. daughter of Vera Knapheide and the late Joseph Tilley. Ida Jean was a 1959 graduate of Advance High School. She graduated in 1962 from Southeast Missouri State University, with a B.S. ...
    George Miller (07/27/03)
    George E. Miller, 87, of Cape Girardeau died on Saturday, July 26, 2003, at Ratliff Care Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
    Marvin Perry Sr. (07/27/03)
    Marvin Johnson Perry Sr., 87, of Centralia, Mo., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Friday, July 25, 2003, at Heritage Hall Nursing Center in Centralia. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
    Bruce Monan (07/27/03)
    MOUND CITY, Ill. -- Bruce C. Monan Sr., 44, of Mound City, Ill., died Saturday, July 26, 2003, at Carbondale Memorial Hospital. He was born July 3, 1959, at Cairo, Ill., son of James Marion and Rubye Clark Monan. Monan was a former employee of the ADM Grain Elevator in Mound City, Ill...
    Renner-Wagoner (07/27/03)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Lindsey Marie Renner and Edward Lawrence Wagoner exchanged vows May 17, 2003, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. The Rev. Kevin Fausz performed the ceremony. Music was by the Kinnison Family of Perryville. Mark and Bonnie Renner are parents of the bride. The groom is the son of Dennis and Frances Wagoner of Chaffee, Mo...
    Stephens-Pobst (07/27/03)
    First Presbyterian Church in Jackson was the setting March 15, 2003, for the wedding of Brooke Elizabeth Stephens and Christopher William Pobst. The Rev. Carter Frey performed the ceremony. Pianist was Loraine Adams of Jackson. Vocalists were Mr. and Mrs. Robert Averitt of Lexington, Ky., uncle and aunt of the bride...
    Brooks-Cox (07/27/03)
    Michelle Brooks and Spc. Curtis Cox were united in marriage May 24, 2003, at Old McKendree Chapel in Jackson. The Rev. Robert Felker performed the ceremony. Vocalists were the groom, and Mandy Brooks of Jackson, sister of the bride. Parents of the couple are Lisa Brooks and Danny Brooks, and Art Cox and Lisa Cox, all of Jackson...
    Lukefahr-Watkins (07/27/03)
    Sherry Lukefahr and Bruce Watkins were married May 26, 2003, at Moon Palace Resort in Cancun, Mexico. Mrs. Watkins is a graduate of Jackson High School, and attended Metro Business College. She is a deputy auditor with Cape Girardeau County Auditor's Office...
    Roethemeyer-St. John (07/27/03)
    Beth Ann Roethemeyer and Jason Michael St. John were married June 14, 2003, at Emanuel United Church of Christ in Jackson. The Rev. Samuel E. Roethemeyer, father of the bride, performed the ceremony. Organist was Dr. Gary Miller of Cape Girardeau; harpist was Sophie Gathman of Jackson; and violinist was Michelle Maloney of Kokomo, Ind. ...
    Beckley-Goetz (07/27/03)
    CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Kristen Beckley and Kevin Goetz were married June 21, 2003, at First United Methodist Church in Sparta, Ill. The Rev. Tom Corum performed the ceremony. Pianist was Debbie Bernardoni, and vocalists were Beth Sherman and Chad Berendzen...
    Snell-Gibbs (07/27/03)
    William E. Snell and Jan Snell of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Sue Snell, to Christopher Lee Gibbs. He is the son of Bill and Karen Gibbs of Scott City. Snell is a 1998 graduate of Jackson High School. She expects to receive a degree in nursing from Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center in September. She is employed at St. Francis Medical Center...
    Nicholas-Domazlicky (07/27/03)
    Robert and Jane Nicholas of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Nicholas, to Eric Domazlicky, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Dr. Bruce and Ida Domazlicky of Cape Girardeau. Nicholas is a 1998 graduate of Jackson High School, and is a senior at Southeast Missouri State University majoring in art...
    Forneris-McKeon (07/27/03)
    Eileen A. Forneris and Matthew W. McKeon announce their engagement. She is the daughter of Eugene Forneris and Kathleen Forneris of Collinsville, Ill. McKeon is the son of Mr. and Mrs. D. Joseph McKeon of Cape Girardeau. Forneris is a 1989 graduate of Althoff Catholic High School in Belleville, Ill. ...
    Fitzgerald-Bowers (07/27/03)
    Larry Fitzgerald of Sunrise Beach, Mo., and Cathy Fitzgerald of Salisbury, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Dawn Fitzgerald, to Jason Lynn Bowers. He is the son of Mike and Debbie Bowers of Cape Girardeau. Fitzgerald is a 2001 graduate of Salisbury R-IV High School, and is pursuing a bachelor of science degree in nursing and psychology at Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at Southeast Missouri Hospital...
    Aufdenberg-Kearns (07/27/03)
    Richard and Judy Aufdenberg of Burfordville announce the engagement of their daughter, Connie Sue Aufdenberg, to Robert Alan Kearns, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Thomas and Bonnie Kearns Sr. of Poplar Bluff, Mo. Aufdenberg received a bachelor of arts degree in vocal music from Southeast Missouri State University in May. She is a development coach for Drury Inns Inc. Reservation Center...
    Hamblin-Cothran (07/27/03)
    Traci Leigh Hamblin and John W. Cothran of Jackson announce their engagement. She is the daughter of Bob and Georgia Stearns of Jackson. Cothran is the son of Lawrence and Shirley Cothran of Cook Station, Mo. Hamblin is a graduate of Jackson High School, and received a bachelor of science degree in recreation from Southeast Missouri State University. She is activity director at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau...
    Seibel-Seabaugh (07/27/03)
    FROHNA, Mo. -- David and Charlotte Seibel of Frohna announce the engagement of their daughter, Dana Nicole Seibel, to Darin David Seabaugh. He is the son of David and Donna Seabaugh of Friedheim. Seibel is a 1997 graduate of Perryville High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Southeast Missouri State University. She is an employment specialist at the university...
    Jones-Pace (07/27/03)
    OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Tammy Clutts of Thebes, Ill., and Bobby Jones of Olive Branch announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Kay Jones, to Franklin J. Pace. He is the son of Frank Pace of Granite City, Ill., and Sherry Kee of Tamms, Ill. Jones is a graduate of Egyptian High School. She is a senior at Southeast Missouri State University, pursuing a bachelor of arts degree. She is employed at Kozy Korner Restaurant...
    Meyr-Perry (07/27/03)
    CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Glen and Corliss Meyr of Chaffee announce the engagement of their daughter, Lori Dawn Meyr, to Daniel Graham Perry, both of St. Louis. He is the son of James and Susan Perry of Jackson. Meyr received a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Southeast Missouri State University. She is a licensed certified public accountant, and is a financial analyst in risk management with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage in St. Louis...
    Besses will celebrate 50th (07/27/03)
    Mr. and Mrs. Lyndell Lee Bess of Cape Girardeau will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house reception Aug. 9 at their home. The event will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Hosts are their son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Sue Bess of Omaha, Neb...
    Fire report 07/27/03 (07/27/03)
    Cape Girardeau Sunday, July 27 Firefighters responded Friday to the following calls: At 4:47 p.m., a medical assist at 402 S. Silver Springs Rd. At 5:25 p.m., a false alarm on the Mississippi River bridge. At 6:53 p.m., a garage fire at 318 N. West End Blvd...
    Police report 07/27/03 (07/27/03)
    Cape Girardeau Sunday, July 27 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs Kenya Kinder of P.O. Box 112, Cape Girardeau, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated at Merriwether and Lorimier...
    Out of the past 7/27/03 (07/27/03)
    10 years ago: July 27, 1993 Failure of Perry County levee south of McBride, Mo., early Sunday morning was disaster for residents who live in that area, but it has proved to be blessing to workers preparing to raise sandbag levee protecting Dutchtown; on Sunday, National Weather Service predicted new flood crest of 48.5 feet at Cape Girardeau, one week from today; breach in Perry County levee caused 1.6 foot drop in river at Cape Girardeau yesterday...
    City seeks ideas for public transportation (07/27/03)
    For several years there has been a growing concern that Cape Girardeau needs to find a way to provide public transportation for workers, shoppers, medical patients, the elderly and others who, for one reason or another, don't own an automobile or don't drive...
    Illinois gives I-66 a big boost (07/27/03)
    After years of being shut out of I-66 discussions, Illinois has become a pivotal player as federal legislators get ready to draft legislation that would set the course of highway construction for the next decade. I-66 is a proposed east-west interstate that would go through Southern Illinois under existing legislation that will expire soon. ...
    Indian nicknames have a proud SEMO tradition (07/27/03)
    To the editor: I just read with disgust your article about scrapping the Indian and Otahkian nicknames for Southeast Missouri State University's athletic teams. Alan Zacharias, vice president of university advancement, says the change is not being made out of political correctness. To that I say, "Hogwash!" This is all about political correctness and bending to the will of others even when we have nothing to be ashamed of...
    Speak Out A 07/27/03 (07/27/03)
    Analyzing Vietnam A CALLER mentioned our defeat in Vietnam. That caller should bear in mind that the military never lost any major engagements in Vietnam. The North Vietnamese never believed they could defeat us on the battlefield. Those high up in the North Vietnamese command would tell you that we were winning when we finally got out. ...
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