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Stories from Sunday, August 3, 2003

Cape fires sparked by gas, lightning (08/03/03)
Fire caused damage at two Cape Girardeau homes Saturday -- one the result of a mentally handicapped man playing with gasoline, and the other the effect of lightning that smoldered for 24 hours before moderately damaging the home of an area priest who was out of town...
William Street intersection to get traffic signal, median (08/03/03)
LEIF ROSAS * Associated Press A timekeeper watched the clock with unidentified competitors at right during the final of the extreme sport sauna bathing competition in the town of Heinola, 95 miles east of Helsinki, Finland, on Saturday.By Scott Moyers ~ Southeast Missourian...
Emerson against opening federal farm bill to changes (08/03/03)
Daily Dunklin Democrat KENNETT, Mo. -- U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson says there are a lot of challenges going on in Congress right now. Emerson spoke at a luncheon with the Cotton Producers of Missouri in Kennett on Friday, as part of her annual series of meetings with agricultural producers in her constituency...
Chaffee's German festival keeps on going (08/03/03)
CHRIS PAGANO * semissourian.com Cole Dannenmueller, 18 months old, held tight to his chicken leg while performing an impromptu dance on the vacant dance floor at Chaffee's German Days on Saturday. By Chris Pagano Southeast Missourian...
The road to court? (08/03/03)
A financial tug of war between Jackson and Cape Girardeau County has city and county government officials from all over the state watching. Although the state's attorney general's office has put its weight behind Jackson, the Cape Girardeau County Commission has dug its feet in on its own interpretation of the law...
National briefs 10A (08/03/03)
Transportation Security Administration under fire WASHINGTON -- Some in Congress see the Transportation Security Administration as a bloated, unresponsive agency that is shirking its most important duty: ensuring safe air travel. Lawmakers from both parties were furious this week when they learned the TSA wants to trim roughly 20 percent of the funding for the air marshal program -- $104 million -- to help plug a budget hole...
From troops to teachers (08/03/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Serena Rowan has been an Army drill sergeant, recruiter, sergeant major, and director of personnel, on top of civilian jobs she's held with a phone company and a boys home. She's now settled happily into teaching -- "my calling," she says -- through a re-energized federal program that helps former military personnel find jobs in public education. ...
Dunklin Co. to vote on tax for jail (08/03/03)
Daily Dunklin Democrat KENNETT, Mo. -- Voters in Dunklin County will go to the polls on Tuesday to pass judgment on a half-cent sales tax proposition. If voters approve the tax, the money would be used for a new county jail and judicial complex. A new jail is needed, Sheriff Bob Holder said, because the current county jail is too small, has plumbing problems and outdated wiring and would be expensive to renovate...
Family from St. Louis area visits last of 50 U.S. capitols (08/03/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- After more than a year on the road, the Gall family can boast an accomplishment few others can: the couple and their three sons have visited all 50 state capitols in the United States. The St. Louis area family finished Friday, when Ed and Ginger Gall and their sons -- 13-year-old Samuel, 11-year-old James and 6-year-old Benjamin -- went inside the Missouri State Capitol rotunda in Jefferson City...
Couple says man's body should have been found weeks earlier (08/03/03)
WEST ALTON, Mo. -- A man whose body was found in a submerged car could have been recovered a month sooner, said an Illinois couple who reported the car to an officer weeks ago. The St. Charles County Sheriff's office identified the man whose body was found Friday in West Alton in a waterway near the Mississippi River as Edward Johnson, 50, of the St. Louis suburb of Moline Acres...
Authorities investigating Southern Illinois lodge confiscate ma (08/03/03)
HERRIN, Ill. -- A dozen video poker machines and their contents have been removed from the Elks Lodge in this Southern Illinois town. Undercover agents with the state police and the Illinois Liquor Control Commission raided the lodge Monday. Herrin Elks Exalted Ruler Scott Dillman said the lodge is accused of making cash payments to club members...
Emergence of Chinese aphid raises concerns among farmers (08/03/03)
NEW LONDON, Mo. -- A small winged insect native to China is causing some concern for farmers in northeast Missouri. Soybean aphids were detected in late July by a seed company representative in a field near New London, about 100 miles north of St. Louis, said Alix Carpenter, University of Missouri Extension Service agronomy specialist...
More than 600 to be transferred from prison (08/03/03)
CAMERON, Mo. -- A temporary arrangement that added hundreds of inmates to the population of a northwest Missouri prison in the mid-1990s is coming to an end. The opening of new prisons elsewhere in Missouri has relieved the medium-security Western Missouri Correctional Center in Cameron of having to house 644 minimum-security inmates, state Corrections director Gary Kempker said Friday...
Illinois lizard has new home at zoo (08/03/03)
CARTERVILLE, Ill. -- Joanna, the 20-pound, 6-foot-long lizard that went on the lam for nearly a month before being captured, will live out her life near the sunny beaches of Miami. Joanna, an Asian water monitor, gained notoriety shortly after she escaped on June 18 from her cage and took refuge in the Lake Moses area near Benton, Ill...
Illinois losing gamblers to cheaper Indiana casinos (08/03/03)
CHICAGO -- Illinois casinos already were losing gamblers to Indiana when new state taxes went into effect last month. Now gamblers say the added costs are giving them an extra push across the Indiana state line. Charles Jackson has gambled at Harrah's in Joliet, Ill., for nearly 10 years, but no longer, he told the Chicago Tribune for its Sunday editions...
Sara Lee hit with fine for ozone violation (08/03/03)
CLAYTON, Mo. -- The Sara Lee Bakery Group has agreed to pay a $5.25 million fine to settle claims that it was responsible for "the largest ever corporate-wide violations" of U.S. ozone preservation laws. The fine, announced last week, is the largest ever in the U.S. for the release of chemicals that damage the earth's protective ozone layer. Sara Lee Corp. is based in Chicago; its Bakery Group is based in the St. Louis suburb Clayton...
Missouri group works to save raced-out thoroughbreds (08/03/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Seabiscuit, the horse that America cheered as an average guy going up against the bluebloods, is galloping across the big screen. Meanwhile, Robin Hurst of Jamestown, Mo., tends to 30 ex-racehorses whose racing careers really were average: They won big, won less, got hurt, won too little to pay their way and then went the way of business associates no longer profitable to the business...
Physicians perform first triple kidney swap operation (08/03/03)
BALTIMORE -- Three kidney donors and the three people who received their organs had an emotional meeting four days after the carefully choreographed transplant surgeries. "We each have a piece of each other inside us," recipient Germaine Allum said through tears at a hospital news conference Friday...
Verizon, unions in talks as strike deadline looms (08/03/03)
WASHINGTON -- Negotiators for Verizon Communications and two unions representing 78,000 phone company workers met with federal mediators Saturday as a midnight strike deadline neared. Service in 12 states in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic as well as the District of Columbia could be affected if workers walk off the job at the nation's largest local phone company...
Bush, Democrats give rival views on state of economy (08/03/03)
WASHINGTON -- A slowly recovering economy should gain momentum now that checks worth as much as $400 per child are heading for the mailboxes of American families, President Bush said Saturday. Democrats responded by accusing him of presiding over the weakest job market since the Great Depression...
Extreme security (08/03/03)
KIMBALL, Neb. -- In an era of rainbow-colored terror warnings, the underground home of Don and Charlene Zwonitzer makes duct tape and plastic sheeting seem like the first little pig's house of straw. The Zwonitzers figure they could hold out a year without having to leave their home in an Atlas E missile silo...
Hippie capitalism keeps Tennessee commune up (08/03/03)
SUMMERTOWN, Tenn. -- Three decades after the golden age of the hippie, about 200 of them are still thriving in a self-supporting commune some three hours east of glitzy Graceland. Known simply as The Farm, the sprawling collective operates, among other things, a midwife service, a soy products company, a mushroom grower and a factory producing personal radiation detectors...
Michigan man charged with defrauding retailers with claim to be (08/03/03)
DETROIT -- It's good to be the prince, but only if you're the real thing. A Michigan man who is not a Saudi prince and not worth $480 million, as he claimed, is accused of defrauding two upscale stores of $29,000 worth of clothing, jewelry and perfume...
New York's smoking ban is a boon for out-of-state bars and rest (08/03/03)
SUGARGROVE, Pa. -- At a bar two miles south of the New York line, Roxann Lang took a drag from her cigarette, exhaled and smiled -- she knew no one was going to tell her to put it out. Like other New York residents who enjoy a smoke with their drink or meal but can't because of that state's new law, Lang, 46, and her husband have decided to trade their Jamestown, N.Y., bar for one in northern Pennsylvania...
Defense lawyers group won't endorse participation in military (08/03/03)
WASHINGTON -- Defense lawyers could not do their utmost to represent terrorism suspects tried before military tribunals and thus cannot ethically participate in any such trials under rules the Pentagon has laid out, the largest organization of criminal defense lawyers said Saturday...
Government suspends rules allowing visa-free entrance (08/03/03)
WASHINGTON -- The government acted Saturday to make American commercial airplanes less vulnerable to terrorists, requiring visas for people from most countries when they travel through the United States from one foreign airport to another. The government suspended two programs that allowed foreigners to stay in U.S. airports without visas while awaiting flights to other countries...
Firefighters halt wildfire's advance on gateway to Glacier (08/03/03)
WEST GLACIER, Mont. -- Firefighters have won the battle to stop a wildfire's advance on this gateway town to Glacier National Park, officials said Saturday. Some of the hundreds of people evacuated because of the fire will be able to return this morning. The Flathead County sheriff's office announced Saturday that it is lifting the evacuation order for West Glacier and two other residential areas outside the park...
Death toll rises in Russia bombing blamed on rebels (08/03/03)
ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia -- Russia's military chief accused commanders of negligent security Saturday as rescuers retrieved bodies from a military hospital near Chechnya that was destroyed by a suicide truck-bomb, killing at least 44. Russian authorities suspected Chechen rebels in the blast and drew a link with 1999 apartment bombings that helped start a second war in the separatist republic...
Hussein brothers buried in Saddam's hometown (08/03/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Leaders of Saddam Hussein's tribe buried the ousted dictator's sons, Odai and Qusai, and a grandson Saturday, their bodies wrapped in Iraqi flags in a sign the family considered them to be martyrs. Shortly afterward there were three remote-controlled bomb explosions targeting passing American convoys and two U.S. soldiers were injured...
China resists world pressure to increase value of currency (08/03/03)
BEIJING -- China, facing growing pressure from the United States, Europe and Japan to raise the value of its national currency, is sending out a somewhat ambiguous response these days: not yet. For nearly a decade, China has firmly fixed its currency in relation to that of the United States at an exchange rate of about 8.28 Chinese yuan, known domestically as the renminbi, or "people's money," to one dollar...
N. Korea calls U.N. nuke talks bad move (08/03/03)
SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea on Saturday warned that any moves to discuss its suspected nuclear weapons programs at the United Nations would "hamstring" efforts for dialogue and be a "prelude to war." The warning came a day after the communist country agreed to multilateral talks over the nuclear standoff. North Korea, fearful the United Nations may impose economic sanctions, has accused the world body of siding with the United States...
Thousands flee Canada's forest fires; no deaths (08/03/03)
TORONTO -- The worst fire season in a half-century in the western province of British Columbia has forced more than 8,500 residents from their homes, officials said Saturday. No deaths were reported. Fires near Kamloops, about 150 miles northeast of Vancouver, forced thousands to evacuate Friday. More evacuation orders on Saturday pushed the evacuee toll to 8,500, the largest number of people displaced by fire in the province in decades...
'The fence is not a political border' (08/03/03)
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon came to Washington last week for his eighth White House visit with the Bush administration. The president is eager to promote the so-called "road map" to peace in the Middle East, which so far has produced a temporary cease-fire on the part of militant Palestinian groups. ...
On the run, Osama stays silent; Saddam prefers verbal barrages (08/03/03)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- The Bush administration's public enemies No. 1 and 2 -- Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden -- have taken a night-and-day approach to life on the lam. The ousted Iraqi dictator has kept up a near-weekly verbal barrage, issuing taped warnings from hiding that have grown more frequent as the U.S. search for him expands. But messages from bin Laden, the elusive terrorist mastermind, have all but stopped...
Heat freaks sweat it out at Sauna World Championships (08/03/03)
HEINOLA, Finland -- Braving 230-degree heat, a dozen men and women sweated in wooden cubicles Saturday as long as they could stand it, aiming to grab the Sauna World Championship title in southern Finland. With a time of 13 minutes, Belorussian Natalia Trifanova won the Sauna Queen title under the watch of doctors and judges, beating out local favorite Annikki Peltonen...
Saudi columnist dropped by two newspapers for nontraditionali (08/03/03)
CAIRO, Egypt-- A Saudi columnist who has challenged his country's conservative social and political traditions has been dropped by his two Saudi newspapers, the writer says. Hussein Shobokshi said the newspapers gave no reason for their action. Editors for the Arab News and Okaz confirmed they would no longer run Shobokshi's weekly column, but they refused to say why. Okaz is an Arabic language paper, and the Arab News is published in English...
Britain's spy chief plans for retirement next year (08/03/03)
LONDON -- Britain's foreign intelligence chief will retire next year but the government said Saturday his decision was unrelated to the dossiers that allegedly exaggerated the threat posed by Saddam Hussein to justify the war in Iraq. Sir Richard Dearlove will leave his post "on completion of his normal tour of office," the Foreign Office said. "This is in no way connected to events relating to Iraq."...
Liberian leader gives date for resignation (08/03/03)
MONROVIA, Liberia -- Pressured by fellow West African leaders, President Charles Taylor promised Saturday to resign Aug. 11 after the expected arrival of peacekeepers, as his forces stepped up their battle against rebels for Monrovia's port. As fighting surged in the city outside, Taylor -- after meeting with West African envoys -- told reporters at his lavish oceanside executive offices that he would hand over power after a joint session of Liberia's congress next week...
Runners-up reject results in Cambodia (08/03/03)
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia -- The runners-up in Cambodia's general election have rejected its results as unfair, pushing the country closer to new political crisis. Opposition party leader Sam Rainsy, however, said Saturday that King Norodom Sihanouk was willing to help mediate if the contending parties became deadlocked over the question of forming a new government...
Two boats collide in Bahamas Saturday, killing four, injuring 1 (08/03/03)
NASSAU, Bahamas -- A ferry boat and cargo ship collided in Bahamian waters early Saturday, killing four people and injuring 16 as they were traveling to a holiday celebration, officials said. Rescuers ended their search for more victims from the accident, some nine miles southwest of Eleuthera island near the Exuma chain, in the Caribbean archipelago off Florida, local police said...
Two killed in south Beirut car bombing (08/03/03)
BEIRUT, Lebanon -- A bomb exploded in a car south of Beirut on Saturday, killing at least two people in the vehicle and wounding passers-by, security officials said. The explosion occurred on Hadi Nasrallah highway in Beirut's southern suburbs during the morning rush hour, the officials said on condition of anonymity...
Indians go public, meet fans (08/03/03)
Southeast Missouri State University football players and coaches are set to hit the field Monday for the start of fall practices, but for six hours Saturday over 20 players and several coaches signed autographs and chatted with fans at Westfield Shoppingtown West Park...
Coaches establish new rules in wake of Baylor murder (08/03/03)
DALLAS -- In 28 seasons as a college basketball coach, Billy Tubbs never had a rule preventing players from owning guns. He will this fall. At TCU, players must check in so often during the offseason they sometimes complain. Second-year coach Neil Dougherty figures he'll no longer have to explain why he keeps such close tabs...
FanSpeak (08/03/03)
SO CAPE has a drought in athletes making it big in the pros. Who cares? How about a future astronaut, Nobel prize winner or president from that trio of youngsters earning college math credit on Wednesday's front page? Good job guys. Good story, Callie Clark...
Capahas offense silent in opening round (08/03/03)
WICHITA, Kan. -- The Cape Girardeau Craftsman Union Capahas dropped its opener in the National Baseball Congress World Series in Wichita, Kan., Saturday to the Pueblo, Colo., Chieftans 5-0. Capahas (32-7) starter Kyle Perry, a standout at Murray State University, lasted only 4 2/3 innings in the loss. Perry allowed four runs on five hits. Perry struck out seven and walked one...
Rain assists Cape in 8-4 zone victory (08/03/03)
ST. LOUIS -- An assist from Mother Nature -- not that it appeared necessary -- helped Cape Girardeau's Ford & Sons American Legion baseball team win its first Zone 4 Tournament title since 1995. Cape knocked off Festus 8-4 Saturday night in a game that was called after five innings because of persistent heavy rain that left Heine Meine Field not safe for play, according to the umpires. Since five full innings were played, the contest was official and will not be resumed...
Aggassi, Roddick eliminated (08/03/03)
WASHINGTON -- Andre Agassi doesn't let leads like this get away very often. Up one set and a break in the second set to Fernando Gonzalez, Agassi's advantage slipped away Saturday night in a 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5) loss in the semifinals of the Legg Mason Tennis Classic...
Gymnasts, wrestlers steady U.S. (08/03/03)
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- A slow start for U.S. teams at the Pan American Games on Saturday was rescued by women gymnasts and Rulon Gardner and his fellow wrestling Olympians. Gardner, whose upset of the supposedly unbeatable Alexander Karelin in the 2002 Olympics made him a national hero, won his first Pan Ams match 4-0 over Edwin Millet of Puerto Rico. ...
Funny Cide returns to track today at Haskell Invitational (08/03/03)
OCEANPORT, N.J. -- Funny Cide is ready to race again. The popular gelding took eight weeks off after failing to win the Triple Crown with a loss in the Belmont Stakes on June 7, but returns to the track today in the $1 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park...
Bucs christen exhibition season with win in Japan (08/03/03)
By Jim Armstrong ~ The Associated Press TOKYO -- Chris Simms helped make the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' journey to Japan a success. The son of former New York Giants quarterback Phil Simms led a fourth-quarter touchdown drive and threw for 70 yards as the Super Bowl champions beat the New York Jets 30-14 Saturday in the American Bowl, the NFL's exhibition opener...
Bill's boot camp (08/03/03)
By Jaime Aron ~ The Associated Press SAN ANTONIO -- The first bus leaves the Dallas Cowboys' hotel at 5:55 a.m. The last one gets back after 9:30 p.m. Curfew is at 11. On most days, daylight hours are spent inside the Alamodome. Everything is there: meetings, weightlifting, meals and, of course, practices -- two a day, every day, for eight straight days...
Furyk shakes British blues at Buick (08/03/03)
GRAND BLANC, Mich. -- Jim Furyk has bounced back from his abysmal showing at the British Open. The U.S. Open champion made a 48-foot putt for birdie to cap a 7-under 65 and take the lead at the Buick Open on Saturday after three rounds. He is at 17 under, four shots ahead of Tiger Woods...
NASCAR runs dry on milk tradition (08/03/03)
The only disappointment for Bill Elliott when he won the Brickyard 400 last August came in Victory Lane -- when he found out there was no milk to drink. "I kept asking where my milk was," Elliott said. "I thought you got to drink milk when you won there. I guess that's one thing that the open-wheel guys get that we don't."...
Cardinals hang on New York's late rally falls short 10-9 (08/03/03)
NEW YORK -- Jason Isringhausen and the Cardinals cut it close at the end. Isringhausen threw three wild pitches that helped the New York Mets score five runs in the bottom of the ninth inning before the Cardinals held on for a 10-9 victory Saturday...
Hall of Fame to induct class of five (08/03/03)
By Tom Withers ~ The Associated Press CANTON, Ohio -- They starred on NFL Sundays, so it's fitting that's when they will enter the Hall of Fame. For the first time in its 40-year history, the Pro Football Hall of Fame will hold its induction ceremony on a Sunday, honoring the 2003 class of Marcus Allen, Hank Stram, Elvin Bethea, Joe DeLamielleure and James Lofton...
The Mendoza Line-A hitter's manhood is challenged at the .200 m (08/03/03)
Every summer at about this time, a battle is waged by a cadre of struggling hitters trying to push their batting averages past .200 -- baseball's dreaded Mendoza Line. It is not pretty to watch previously productive hitters like Brad Ausmus and Pat Burrell, Royce Clayton and David Bell hovering around the Line this season. Mendoza never was thrilled about living in that neighborhood, either...
Harvick smashes record, grabs Brickyard 400 pole (08/03/03)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Kevin Harvick is a California boy with no special ties to Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Ryan Newman is a Hoosier with big dreams of winning on his home track. Both wanted the pole for today's Brickyard 400 and both shattered the track record trying to get it in Saturday's qualifying...
Time for Indians to forget hype, get down to business (08/03/03)
Just about everyone -- from national experts to local fans -- expects Southeast Missouri State University to experience plenty of success in football this season. That much we know. But after nearly a full year's worth of hype -- plenty of it generated this summer as all the preseason publications steadily hit the racks -- it's just about time for the Indians to put all the expectations behind them and get down to some serious business...
Sunday FanFare 8/3/03 (08/03/03)
Briefly Baseball
  • Right-hander Dustin Hermanson was called up Saturday from Triple-A Fresno to start the final game of the Giants' series in Cincinnati. The Giants optioned reliever Jeff Urban to Fresno to open a spot for Hermanson, who will pitch tonight...
  • Perfect place to pause Home is suitable for new family or coupl (08/03/03)
    Every family has to have a place to begin and a place to end. Houses can be like capital letters or punctuation marks in the sentences of life. The house at 916 Penny could be a capital letter for a family just beginning their life together or a comma for someone taking a pause in life, or the period -- the final home for a couple looking to downsize after years of raising children...
    Fabulous flip-flops (08/03/03)
    The humble rubber shoe seen nearly everywhere signals summertime By Shawn Hubler ~ Los Angeles Times Before Sarah Michelle Gellar wore white Mellas in her wedding; before pairs of Havaianas turned up, bejeweled, in goodie bags for this year's Oscar nominees -- in short, before this became the Year of the Upmarket Flip-Flop -- there were certain things that were only about the beach...
    How hot is it? Well ... (08/03/03)
    If you're a hillbilly from the Ozarks over yonder, like me, you know it's summer when: You pray for a cloudburst not because the ground is dry and hard but because you're tired of hoeing the garden for the umpteenth time. When I was growing up, we didn't water the garden except when we set out plants. After that, the survival of the tomato plants, pepper plants, cabbage and all the rest was between those plants and the Almighty...
    Tricking a cat into taking pills (08/03/03)
    jkoch By Dr. John Koch Question: My cat has a health condition that requires giving it a pill once each day. I started by giving the pills directly, but that didn't work. Next, I tried mixing the pill with all kinds of different canned foods. ...
    'Futurama' reruns now airing on TBS (08/03/03)
    NEW YORK -- As "Futurama" nears the end of its five-season run on the Fox network, reruns of this animated series are airing on TBS. Earlier this month, that cable network began running "Futurama" at 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, roughly coinciding with a break in what had been nightly repeats of the show on Cartoon Network...
    Jon Stewart at top of political and media satire (08/03/03)
    NEW YORK -- Jon Stewart could barely contain himself. A congressman had publicly called a colleague a "fruitcake" and, since it happened on a Friday night, Stewart couldn't joke about it on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" until three days later...
    Faye Strouts (08/03/03)
    Faye Agnes Strouts, 83, of Union County, Ill., died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2003, at her daughter's home in Union County. She was born Dec. 12, 1919, at Tonica, Ill., daughter of Emil and Mary Alleman Neilsen. She and Jack W. Strouts were married in 1941...
    Vincent Pecaut (08/03/03)
    Vincent S. Pecaut, 93, of Cape Girardeau and formerly of Perryville, Mo., died Thursday, July 31, 2003 at River's Run Healthcare and Rehab Center. He was born May 20, 1910, at Perryville, son of Sebastian and Myrtle Pecaut. He and Alice LaRose were married. She died March 16, 1999...
    Mary Brockmeyer (08/03/03)
    CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Mary Elizabeth Brockmeyer, 83, of Chaffee died Friday, Aug. 1, 2003, at Chaffee Nursing Center. She was born April 15, 1920, in Chaffee, daughter of Elvie and Pearl Bunyard Roney. She and Billy "Porky" Huber were married Sept. 11, 1952, and he died Feb. 19, 1980. She and John Brockmeyer were married July 21, 1981, and he died July 6, 1986...
    Dr. Walter Hutton (08/03/03)
    Dr. Walter William Hutton, D.O., 79, of Oak Ridge and formerly of Jackson, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2003, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Longtime area residents will remember his former practice located in the home north of the courthouse in Jackson, on the corner of East Washington and North High streets...
    Carol Poole (08/03/03)
    DONGOLA, Ill. -- Carol Poole, 57, of Dongola died Friday, Aug. 1, 2003 at her home. She was born Oct. 2, 1945, at Elgin, Ill., daughter of George Sr. and Norma Hogrewe Van Meter. Poole was employed at Knowels Electronics for 29 years. She attended Salem Lutheran Church...
    Marlies Boettcher (08/03/03)
    Marlies L. Boettcher, 52, of Frohna, Mo., died Friday, Aug. 1, 2003. She was born Sept. 14, 1950, at Kussel, Germany, daughter of Werner Stuppi and Lilli Weber Stuppi Sticht. She and Donald G. Boettcher were married July 11, 1970, in Frohna. Boettcher was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg and a former member of the Altenburg Homemakers Club...
    Johnston-Huffman (08/03/03)
    Deanna K. Johnston and Ian M. Huffman were united in marriage March 22, 2003, at Heartland Banquet Hall in Jackson. Jannis Culberson of Fruitland performed the ceremony. Music was by Dennis Graham, cousin of the bride, and Judy Graham of Fredericktown, Mo...
    Kluesner-Eftink (08/03/03)
    Arica Danelle Kluesner and Joshua Ryan Eftink were married July 27, 2002, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso, Mo. The Rev. Oliver Clavin performed the ceremony. Harpist was Chadie Fruehwald, flutist was Robert Fruehwald, and vocalist was Lori Shaffer, all of Cape Girardeau...
    Hency-Watson (08/03/03)
    Centenary United Methodist Church was the setting Oct. 19, 2002, for the wedding of Laura Kay Hency and Jeremiah A. Watson. Dr. Clayton Smith performed the ceremony. Music was by Twylla James of Cape Girardeau. Parents of the couple are Richard and Sheila Hency, and Greg and Denise Watson, all of Cape Girardeau...
    Klipfel-Bryant (08/03/03)
    CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Laramie Anne Klipfel and Ryan Dustin Bryant were united in marriage April 26, 2003, at Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Oran, Mo. The Rev. John Harth performed the ceremony. Pianist was Randy Dooley and flutist was Shelly Dooley, both of Chaffee. Vocalists were Christy Schlosser and Danny Schlosser of Oran...
    Belongy-Weber (08/03/03)
    Amy Lichele Belongy and Gary Wayne Weber II were married Oct. 26, 2002, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Altenburg, Mo. The Rev. Charles Weber performed the ceremony. Musicians were Mark and Diane Strege of St. Charles, Mo., cousins of the groom. The bride is the daughter of Bill and Sheleigh Belongy of Cape Girardeau, and David and Dorthey Evans of Marion, Ark. The groom is the son of Gary and Pat Weber of Frohna, Mo...
    Anderson-Wilson (08/03/03)
    GLENALLEN, Mo. -- Nichole Dawn Anderson and Jackie Lee Wilson exchanged vows May 10, 2003, at the United Methodist Church in Marble Hill, Mo. The Rev. Michael Kelpe performed the ceremony. Pianist was Beverly Cutsinger of Glenallen, and soloist was James Pomeroy of Ellsinore, Mo...
    Blankenship-Cattoor (08/03/03)
    Shelly Ann Blankenship and Jason Richard Cattoor were married May 3, 2003, at St. Francis Xavier College Church in St. Louis. Music was by the church vocalist and musicians. Eucharistic minister was Tom Cattoor, uncle of the groom. Lectors were Sally Roth of Mahomet, Ill., and Judy Cashion of Festus, Mo., aunts of the groom. Offertory was by Karen Toomey of Yorba Linda, Calif., and Denny Cattoor of Perryville, Mo., godparents of the groom...
    Foster-Mitchell (08/03/03)
    Mary Rutherford of Cape Girardeau and Eastman Foster of Kelso, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Kendra Leigh Foster, to Trevor Ryan Mitchell, both of Athens, Ga. He is the son of Kathy Mitchell of Lilburn, Ga., and Terry Mitchell of Atlanta, Ga...
    O'Loughlin-Brown (08/03/03)
    Timothy Charles and Mary Catherine O'Loughlin of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Rose O'Loughlin, to Roger Q. Brown IV. He is the son of Roger E. and Elizabeth Marie Brown III of Commerce, Mo. O'Loughlin is a 1998 graduate of Notre Dame High School. She is employed at Innovative Orthodontics in Cape Girardeau...
    Fondren-Perkins (08/03/03)
    MORLEY, Mo. -- Ronnie and Cathy Fondren of Blytheville, Ark., announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Cathleen Fondren, to Ryan Lynn Perkins. He is the son of Wayne Perkins of Morley, and Mary Scott of Steele, Mo. Fondren received a bachelor of science degree from Southeast Missouri State University in 2001. She is employed with the Social Security Administration...
    Masengill-King (08/03/03)
    Charles and Terry Masengill of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Charlene Nicole Masengill, to Dustin Ray King, both of Fred, Texas. He is the son of Lindell Ray King of Jackson and Dawn Marie Gordon of Fred. Masengill is a 2001 graduate of Jackson High School...
    Sater- Ludwig (08/03/03)
    Mary Dale Sater of East Prairie announces the engagement of her daughter, Amy Leigh Sater, to Gregory Lynn Ludwig, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Earl and Dorothy Ludwig of Jackson. Sater is also the daughter of the late John Russell Sater...
    Atchley- Evans (08/03/03)
    Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ott of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Angela Atchley, to Matthew Evans, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Evans of Cape Girardeau. A Sept. 13 wedding is planned.
    Kruegers will mark 50th (08/03/03)
    Mr. and Mrs. Harry L. Krueger of Cape Girardeau will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this fall with their family . Krueger and Mary Ruth Welker were married Aug. 8, 1953, at Hanover Lutheran Church, by the Rev. William Whittrock. The groom's brother, the Rev. Roy Krueger of Conover, N.C., gave a sermonette. Their attendants were the late Dorothy Davidson, sister of the bride, and George Andreson...
    Police report 08/03/03 (08/03/03)
    Cape Girardeau Sunday, Aug. 3 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Jacquiline A. Ward, 24, 3814 Carolewood, Cape Girardeau, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of driving while under the influence...
    Fire report 08/03/03 (08/03/03)
    Cape Girardeau Sunday, Aug. 3 Firefighters responded to the following items Friday: At 8:58 p.m., a medical assist at 1020 Bloomfield. At 9:45 p.m., alarm sounding at 533 Morgan Oak. Firefighters responded to the following items Saturday: At 1:59 a.m., a medical assist at Good Hope and Sheridan...
    Out of the past 8/3/03 (08/03/03)
    10 years ago: Aug. 3, 1993 Flood crest predicted for tomorrow at Cape Girardeau has been revised downward to 48.5 feet, according to National Weather Service; yesterday river was 46.8 feet on Cape Girardeau gauge; earlier, crest had been predicted at 49 feet; weather service spokesman says revision was caused by levee breaks north of city...
    The AmeriCorps follies (08/03/03)
    The Wall Street Journal The House adjourned for its summer break without approving a $100 million supplemental to expand AmeriCorps. Mark this down as a rare example of Congress refusing to be railroaded by a media spending campaign. Reporters and other advocates of larger government have been pounding the Bush administration for not adequately funding this Clinton-era "volunteer" program. ...
    We've learned a lot about stopping terrorism (08/03/03)
    The voluminous report on intelligence lapses prior to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C., provides little new light on the failures in communications that became so evident in the days and weeks after the al-Qaida strikes...
    Reports raise questions about driving ability (08/03/03)
    Missouri's program that allows people to file confidential driver condition reports that question the ability and safety of motorists comes as a surprise to most of the state's residents -- except for the nearly 2,300 drivers who have received letters asking them to prove they should be behind the wheel...
    Speak Out A 08/04/03 (08/03/03)
    Neat tribute IF SEMO'S mascot must be changed in name, I too second River Eagles. I thought was very clever and really neat and a tribute to this area. Lest we forget IF I were an Indian, I would want a group to call themselves Indians just to keep my heritage in front of the American people so they will not forget...
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