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Stories from Sunday, August 17, 2003

Working to keep war bias out of the college classroom (08/17/03)
It's a commonly held notion among conservatives: Liberal professors on liberal campuses instill liberal biases into the heads of impressionable young students. It's a question that has been raised perhaps more frequently since the beginning of the U.S.-led war in Iraq, especially since several Southeast Missouri State University professors can be seen protesting the war each Thursday during weekly vigils on Broadway...
Area horse show helps raise money for diabetes (08/17/03)
Taking care of a horse is pretty tough, 10-year-old Clint Heuer says. Giving himself two shots and four needle pricks each day? That's a piece of cake. Clint is the inspiration behind the eighth annual Midwest Regional Futurity and sixth annual Heartland Jubilee Horse Show that was held Saturday at the Flickerwood Arena in Fruitland...
A quest for peace (08/17/03)
Sit on their couch, and you'll be next to a pillow with the word "peace" on it. Sift through their personal things, and you'll see a ton of T-shirts and buttons they have collected through the years at the countless peace rallies they've attended...
Two dead, one injured in accident (08/17/03)
A Jackson family is having a double funeral home visitation today after a car accident claimed an uncle and nephew. Jeremy Fultz, 20, was driving his 1989 Ford Mustang at 5:30 p.m. Friday when he ran off the interstate outer road four miles north of Jackson and hit a tree, a Missouri State Highway Patrol spokeswoman said. He died at the scene...
Nation briefs 8A (08/17/03)
Zoo closes petting areas because of E. coli PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Zoo closed two petting areas as a precaution Saturday after two children who visited the zoo last month came down with E. coli infections. Zoo officials do not think its Children's Zoo or African farmyard is the source of the infections...
World briefs 14A (08/17/03)
Hambali may have been planning attack on Bush BANGKOK, Thailand -- Hambali, alleged mastermind of al-Qaida's campaign of bombings in Southeast Asia, may have been plotting a terror attack against a Bangkok summit President Bush is due to attend, Thailand's prime minister said Saturday...
Taxpayers' lawsuit puts schools on trial (08/17/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- In 1998, Missouri voters changed the state constitution to allow local school boards to raise property tax levies in certain situations without voter approval. But in a case the Missouri Supreme Court will hear Sept. 4, a group of Morgan County taxpayers claim the provision conflicts with the constitution's revenue-limiting Hancock Amendment...
Congresswoman's behavior has party weighing challenge (08/17/03)
Shortly after midnight on March 21, congressional aides tried to coax Rep. Karen McCarthy toward a government parking garage. Instead, McCarthy turned and charged up the down escalator. She hurled her satchel at an aide, lost her balance and pitched forward, gashing her forehead on the serrated metal of the steps...
Sikeston, Scott County waiting for HUD OK on housing merger (08/17/03)
Standard Democrat SIKESTON, Mo. -- The Scott County and Sikeston housing authorities are waiting to hear from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on a request to merge and reduce the number of Section 8 vouchers. In documents submitted July 15, local authorities officially requested "the merger and a 10 percent reduction in the allocation," according to Bobby K. Henry, executive director of the Sikeston Housing Authority...
Under pressure Constant water problems make life difficult in s (08/17/03)
CLARK, Mo. -- The city park in the small town of Clark looks like it's home to a huge mole. Twin mounds of dirt poke up from the grass between the pavilion and playground. A few dozen feet away, another dirt pile protrudes from the crumpled sidewalk near the front of Clark City Hall...
Anesthesiologist gets suspended sentence for felony drug charg (08/17/03)
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- An anesthesiologist who was found passed out last September in a doctor's lounge at Heartland Regional Medical Center after injecting drugs has been given a suspended sentence. The decision Friday by Buchanan County Circuit Judge Weldon Judah means Eric Jorgensen, 42, has a chance to regain his medical license. After he completes three years of probation, the felony drug charge will be wiped from his criminal record...
Sergeant dies from training incident (08/17/03)
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. -- The Army was investigating the death of a drill sergeant who was injured on a live-fire training range, a post spokesman said Friday. Staff Sgt. Pascual Murillo, 28, of San Antonio, was injured during exercises Thursday night and died Friday morning, said Mike Alley, chief of external communications at Fort Leonard Wood...
St. Joseph bat tests positive for rabies (08/17/03)
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- A bat found in a St. Joseph home this week has tested positive for rabies. It's the first bat found this year in the city with the disease. St. Joseph Animal Control and Rescue impounded the bat Monday, and also removed from the residence a cat that later was euthanized because it wasn't vaccinated against rabies...
Small town in a big city (08/17/03)
ST. LOUIS -- On a late weekday afternoon, the old men of The Hill gather at the upscale Italia-America Bocce Club, a center of life in what is arguably the last viable ethnic neighborhood in St. Louis. Men in their 80s, most of them boyhood friends, play cards at small tables, joke easily with each other, and play bocce (pronounced BOH-chee), an ancient sport popularized in modern Italy...
Sharpton leads rally against St. Louis rail (08/17/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Although he was wearing a suit and tie this time, Al Sharpton said Saturday that the next time he comes to town he's willing to go to jail. Sharpton led a rally against school closures and the exclusion of minority contractors in expansion of St. Louis' light-rail system, MetroLink...
Remembering Grandma's garden (08/17/03)
P Some seeds don't always produce quality blooms, fruit. . By Deborah Donovan ~ Arlington Heights Daily Herald WOODSTOCK, Ill. -- MaryAnn Underwood dedicates her life to seeds, which does not sound like such a small thing when you consider that they're the beginning of most plant life...
Magnitude-4.0 quake reported near West Plains (08/17/03)
WEST PLAINS, Mo. -- An earthquake with an estimated 4.0 magnitude shook parts of Southeast Missouri early Saturday, but no damage was reported. The earthquake occurred at 12:09 a.m. and was centered about 10 miles northeast of West Plains, said Butch Kinerney, spokesman for the U.S. Geological Survey in Reston, Va...
Distemper strikes dogs, not cats (08/17/03)
-- From wire reports
Fading from Gray (08/17/03)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- If Gov. Gray Davis loses the October recall election, his replacement will have a few weeks at most to prepare to assume command of the nation's most populous state and the world's sixth-largest economy. Unless Davis is replaced by Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante, a fellow Democrat, some experts worry that such an abrupt change of power could lead to rash decisions and disorganization in state government...
Drip irrigation system practical in gardens (08/17/03)
NEW MARKET, Va. -- Here's some thirst-quenching information for gardeners facing stressed-out plants. Drip irrigation isn't just for commercial operators anymore. Extensive drought and tougher water restrictions are forcing homeowners to water more efficiently and more responsibly. In many areas of the nation, there simply isn't enough water to go around...
Montana wildfires threaten electric lines in cities (08/17/03)
HELENA, Mont. -- Wildfires threatened power transmission lines across the state Saturday, and residents of four cities were warned to prepare for the possibility of blackouts. Workers for NorthWestern Energy hauled 95-foot power poles into a burned area that was still smoldering west of Billings to rebuild torched lines linked that caused a brief outage earlier in the week...
New U.S. missile launched in test (08/17/03)
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- A missile was launched Saturday in a test of its flight performance and potential for use as part of a land-based defense system. The prototype, launched from a silo at Vandenberg Air Force Base, is designed to intercept limited long-range ballistic missiles. The Bush administration wants a missile defense system to include rockets based at Vandenberg...
Crowd rallies to back Ten Commandments monument (08/17/03)
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore told thousands of supporters Saturday that he would be guilty of treason if he didn't fight to keep a monument of the Ten Commandments in the rotunda of the state judicial building. Drawing cheers and shouts of "amen" at a rally, Moore said his crusade to keep the 5,300-pound monument was not about bolstering his own political career, as some have claimed...
People talk 9B (08/17/03)
Coleman wants to get California back in shape LOS ANGELES -- "Diff'- rent Strokes" star Gary Coleman says he's running for governor of California without donations, expenses or regrets. "I'm not spending any money, I am not taking any contributions, I am not taking donations," the 35-year-old actor told "The KTLA Morning News" on Thursday...
Bush calls four world leaders to talk about terrorism (08/17/03)
CRAWFORD, Texas -- President Bush on Saturday thanked Thailand's prime minister for his country's help in capturing an alleged al-Qaida mastermind, and promised Indonesia's leader that information from the man's interrogation would be shared. Bush, back here after a two-day California trip, talked with four world leaders Saturday morning, primarily discussing recent advances in the war on terror...
Tropical Storm Erika doesn't fulfill forecasts for hurricane (08/17/03)
BROWNSVILLE, Texas -- Tropical Storm Erika petered out as it made landfall short of hurricane strength Saturday, shaving palm trees and shattering a few car windows but doing little significant damage. The storm struck about 30 miles south of Brownsville, on the edge of the Mexican border city of Matamoros...
Passionate about pickles (08/17/03)
Sour sandwich staple despised by some, loved by many By Jason Straziuso ~ The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA -- As her lunchtime order arrives, Patrice Landers launches into a familiar ritual: She lifts the bun and roots around inside, making sure her burger isn't tainted with one particularly polarizing topping -- pickles...
Low-income seniors get free fruits, veggies at markets (08/17/03)
SWANSEA, S.C. -- Seventy-two-year-old Melba Gleaton arrived at the old gymnasium early, anticipating a crowd eager to get coupons for free fresh fruit and vegetables from farmers' markets across South Carolina. Gleaton sat in the gym waiting, more than an hour before workers started handing out $25 worth of coupons to low-income seniors...
Chronology 9a (08/17/03)
Federal and industry regulators investigating what triggered Thursday's Northeast blackout have narrowed their search to three as yet unspecified transmission lines near Cleveland. What began as a handful of commonplace, summertime "trips" -- brief transmission line shutdowns, usually due to ebbing voltage caused by anything from a bird hitting the lines to a power overload -- set off the biggest outage in U.S. history. Fifty million people lost power in eight states and parts of Canada...
3 Ohio lines get blamed for blackout (08/17/03)
At street fairs, in baseball parks, even on the subway, people reveled in the familiar Saturday as the Midwest and Northeast almost fully recovered from the worst power outage in U.S. history. While cities from New York to Detroit slipped back into the pace of a summer weekend, investigators turned their attention to three transmission lines in Ohio that may have sparked Thursday's blackout...
FirstEnergy scrutinized in blackout investigation (08/17/03)
AKRON, Ohio -- The effort to nail down the source of the massive blackout turned Saturday to northern Ohio, where the power system is operated by FirstEnergy Corp., the nation's fourth-largest investor-owned utility. Akron-based FirstEnergy has 16 power plants and an annual revenue of more than $12 billion, with a service area that stretches from Ohio to New Jersey...
Border Patrol gets wider powers for arrests in Southern Calif. (08/17/03)
SAN DIEGO -- A U.S. Border Patrol official reversed an order barring agents in three Southern California counties from arresting suspected illegal immigrants on city streets. The directive was rescinded Friday by Robert Bonner, commissioner of the Bureau of Customs and Border Patrol...
Blackout threats pinpointed by feds (08/17/03)
WASHINGTON -- Federal regulators two years ago identified at least 15 choke points in the power grid between New England and California, places where congestion can quickly overwhelm electricity transmission lines and cause blackouts. An analysis by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in 2001 found one of the worst problems in the line moving power from upstate New York into metropolitan New York City -- areas hard hit by Thursday's blackout...
Small town wary after sniper-style shootings kill three (08/17/03)
CEDAR GROVE, W.Va. -- Residents cautiously went about their weekend errands in this small Appalachian community Saturday, a day after police confirmed that three shooting deaths within days at area convenience stores could be the work of a single sniper...
Discovery of Civil War-era ship may yield richest cargo ever (08/17/03)
TAMPA, Fla. -- Explorers believe they have found the sunken remains of an 1860s steamer that could yield the richest cargo ever recovered from a shipwreck: thousands of gold coins worth as much as $180 million. The S.S. Republic was carrying 59 passengers and 20,000 $20 gold coins from New York to New Orleans when it sank in a hurricane off Savannah, Ga., on Oct. 25, 1865, according to newspaper accounts and other historical records...
Report- U.S. officials wanted Diana's palace (08/17/03)
LONDON -- British royal officials rejected a request from American diplomats to move the U.S. Embassy in London into Kensington Palace, the former home of Princess Diana, a newspaper reported today. The Sunday Telegraph said American officials approached representatives of Queen Elizabeth II about using the palace because they considered the embassy's current location in Grosvenor Square, Mayfair, to be vulnerable to a terrorist attack...
Dictator Idi Amin dies; fate of remains debated in Uganda (08/17/03)
KAMPALA, Uganda -- For many Ugandans, the death of former dictator Idi Amin on Saturday severed the last link to an era best forgotten: eight years of brutal rule defined by the deaths of up to 300,000 people and the memory of thousands of hastily disposed bodies collecting in Lake Victoria...
Stark reminders Germany's Holocaust memorial takes shape (08/17/03)
BERLIN -- Germany's national Holocaust memorial took shape Saturday after years of delay as its U.S. architect presented the first of 2,700 stark charcoal-gray concrete slabs that will make up the monument near the Brandenburg Gate. Backers expressed relief that the memorial was finally getting under way in earnest on a sandy site in the capital's revived center where the Berlin Wall ran before Germany reunited in 1990...
Chinese military delegation to visit North Korea (08/17/03)
The Associatedf Press SEOUL, South Korea -- A high-level Chinese military delegation will visit North Korea soon, Pyongyang's official news agency said Saturday. Col. Gen. Xu Caihou, director of the general political department of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, will lead the delegation, KCNA said...
Saudi police arrest suspected militants, seize weapons cache (08/17/03)
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- Saudi police arrested at least 11 suspected militants and seized a large weapons cache in southern Jazan province that included rockets and explosive chemicals, newspapers reported Saturday. One paper said as many as 21 people were arrested...
Feeling the heat In visit to retirement home, French prime mini (08/17/03)
PARIS -- With as many as 3,000 people, mostly elderly, killed in France from Europe's withering heat wave, Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin toured a retirement home on Saturday and defended his government's response amid opposition criticism. Raffarain urged the opposition not to exploit the crisis for political ends and called on the public to do a better job looking after the country's elderly...
Chief of big drug gang arrested in Mexico City (08/17/03)
MEXICO CITY -- Mexican troops arrested one of the country's most-wanted drug-traffic suspects, Armando Valencia, along with seven top figures in his ring, officials announced Saturday. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration said Valencia headed one of the top four drug-smuggling operations in Mexico, a key link between Colombian smugglers and the Southwestern U.S. border...
Iran praises closing of dissidents' office by U.S. State Depart (08/17/03)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran conferred rare praise on the United States on Saturday when its foreign minister said the State Department's closure of the offices of Iranian dissidents was a "positive" act. Secretary of State Colin Powell on Friday shut down the Washington offices of the National Council of Resistance of Iran and the Mujahedeen Khalq. The council claims to be an umbrella organization for dissident groups, including the Mujahedeen Khalq...
Saboteurs attack major Iraqi oil pipeline (08/17/03)
TIKRIT, Iraq -- Saboteurs blew up a giant oil pipeline in northern Iraq, halting oil exports to Turkey only days after they resumed and cutting off vital income for an economy in shambles. The new Iraqi police commander vowed on Saturday to pursue the "conspirators" behind the attack...
Canadian emergency system struggles with first test after 9-11 (08/17/03)
OTTAWA -- No power in crucial government offices. Conflicting, erroneous statements by top officials. Telephone information lines crashing. It wasn't a promising performance for a national emergency system weathering its first major test since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks...
Aid groups rush supplies into Liberia as hunger grips capital (08/17/03)
MONROVIA, Liberia -- Humanitarian aid trickled into Liberia's devastated capital by plane and boat Saturday, a welcome relief but not nearly fast enough for residents famished after 70 days of siege. Fighting persisted in the interior, blocking hopes of immediate help for the millions trapped there...
Oklahoma picked No. 1 in AP preseason Top 25 (08/17/03)
It's not hard to figure out why Oklahoma is the preseason No. 1 team in The Associated Press college football poll. All-American defensive tackle Tommie Harris leads a dominating defense that features four of the 36 players on the preseason watch list for top defensive player in the nation...
Pinkel- 'We have a lot of things to do' (08/17/03)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Two weeks before their season opener, the Missouri Tigers spent Saturday trying to work out the kinks. And when Saturday's scrimmage was over, Missouri coach Gary Pinkel wasn't overly impressed. "I thought we were OK," Pinkel said after the mock game that drew a couple hundred fans to Memorial Stadium. ...
Otahkians prepare for first exhibition test today (08/17/03)
Southeast Missouri State University's women's soccer team will get its first taste of live competition when Busch-Hopfinger, an 18-and-under select soccer team from St. Louis, comes to Houck Stadium for an exhibition game at 7 p.m. today. The team has been without head coach Heather Nelson the first week of practice while she pursues her master's degree. Assistant coach Beth Guccione will coach the team tonight and lead the team until Nelson's return Thursday...
Tapes reveal coach coaxed players to lie about Dennehy (08/17/03)
WACO, Texas -- Former Baylor basketball coach Dave Bliss tried to cover up alleged NCAA violations by telling assistant coaches and players to lie and say a slain player had been dealing drugs to pay for school, secretly recorded audiotapes reveal. The recordings were made by an assistant coach who turned them over to Baylor and NCAA investigators on Friday. Copies of the tapes were obtained by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram...
SE junior lineman welcomes a healthy start (08/17/03)
Adam Jones was one of Southeast Missouri State University's most productive defensive linemen last year despite playing much of the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Now that the left knee has been surgically repaired, Jones figures his performance also should pick up -- not that it was anything to sneer at a year ago...
Hornish Jr. tops qualifying at Kentucky (08/17/03)
The AssociatedPress SPARTA, Ky. -- Sam Hornish Jr. won his third career pole and first of the season Saturday during qualifying for the Indy Racing League event at Kentucky Speedway. Hornish drove a lap of 219.614 mph for the Belterra Casino Indy 300 to lead the closest starting field by time in IRL history...
Unlikely race heads into the final round (08/17/03)
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- The PGA Championship is known as "Glory's Last Shot," and that's what it was Saturday for Tiger Woods. Now it's the first big chance for Chad Campbell and Shaun Micheel. The final major championship of the season is famous for producing winners who have never captured a Grand Slam event, so perhaps the way the third round at Oak Hill unfolded should have come as no surprise...
Vick faces surgery, will miss 6 weeks (08/17/03)
ATLANTA -- Atlanta Falcons star Michael Vick fractured his right fibula Saturday night during an exhibition game against Baltimore, and team owner Arthur Blank said the quarterback will be sidelined at least six weeks. Blank said Vick wouldn't have surgery. If he's out six weeks, he'll miss the first four games of the regular season, and would return Oct. 5 against Minnesota...
Surprises wait at front of field today in Michigan event (08/17/03)
BROOKLYN, Mich. -- Kevin Lepage looked around the Winston Cup garage area and said, "Man, it's nice to be here." Lepage used to be a regular on the circuit, but he's competed only occasionally since the end of the 2001 season. So it was a bit surprising to see him near the top of the lineup for today's GFS Marketplace 400...
U.S. athletes laden with gold after Pan Am Games (08/17/03)
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- As usual, U.S. athletes have dominated the Pan American Games. They've won more golds than most nations have medals, broken records, and some even have qualified for the Olympics. So what's next? For American athletes in non-Olympic sports such as men's softball, the competitive season ended on a water-soaked field here after losing the gold medal game to Canada. ...
Pujols pushes streak to 30 in Cardinals' loss (08/17/03)
PHILADELPHIA -- Jose Mesa proved he should be the Philadelphia Phillies closer. Mesa got his first save since July 30, and Jim Thome and Mike Lieberthal hit back-to-back homers to spark a four-run sixth inning as the Phillies won their fourth straight on Saturday, 5-4 over the Cardinals...
Thorpe's 60 ties Champions mark (08/17/03)
EAST MEADOW, N.Y. -- Jim Thorpe tied a PGA Champions Tour record with a 10-under-par 60 to take the lead after the second round of the Long Island Classic on Saturday. With 10 birdies, Thorpe matched the record held by Bruce Fleisher, Walter Morgan and Isao Aoki...
Micheel, Campbell both need to keep calm in a major way (08/17/03)
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- He let go of the lead coming down the stretch like it was radioactive. The only other time he was in position to win one that really mattered, it mattered too much to Shaun Micheel. That was 13 months ago and 2 1/2 hours down the road, at the B.C. Open in Endicott. Micheel had played in more than 100 PGA Tours events by then. He had a 3-shot lead heading into the final round and shot 74...
Southeast adds recognition with two more polls (08/17/03)
As Southeast Missouri State University's football team progresses with summer practice, it's hard to believe the much-anticipated season begins in less than two weeks. But as they gear up for their Aug. 28 opener at Division I-A Ohio, the Indians can continue to draw plenty of motivation from their preseason status as one of the nation's premier NCAA Division I-AA squads...
Baylor coach's words shocking, shameful (08/17/03)
Poring over the incredibly revealing transcripts of former Baylor basketball coach Dave Bliss trying to convince players to paint dead teammate Patrick Dennehy as a drug dealer prompted an instantaneous gut reaction -- I wanted to run to the shower...
Area digest (08/17/03)
Scott Co. stopped short of a World Series shot WILSON, N.C. -- Scott County was stopped a game short of the championship late Friday in the Babe Ruth World Series for 12-and-under softball teams. Scott County, the Midwest Regional champion, lost 9-0 to Southeast Regional champion Jacksonville, Fla., in six innings...
FanSpeak (08/17/03)
What about standings? I HAVEN'T seen any of the wild card standings printed in the paper yet. Can you please print these? Those standings are provided by The Associated Press, and they became available to us for the first time Saturday. They will continue to appear as often as they are provided to us....
Lighter side (08/17/03)
Yankees buy naming rights to Fenway Park The New York Yankees escalated a longtime rivalry with the Boston Red Sox on Monday when the team purchased the naming rights to Boston's Fenway Park. The stadium will now be named The New York Yankees Own Fenway Park...
Compelling composition Tri-level home has distinctive features (08/17/03)
The house at 3914 Carolewood features a compelling design and layout. This tri-level home has distinctive features in both its exterior and interior design. The outside is a combination of vinyl and stone, which gives it a rustic flare. Even the front porch has interesting lines, with a peaked roofline...
Timely harvest means delectable flavor (08/17/03)
All fruits have ways of signaling when they are ripe; they must be harvested at the right moment if they are to taste their best. Not every fruit can be picked under-ripe to ripen indoors. Softening does occur, but such softening in many cases is really the first stage of rotting rather than ripening...
Kansas City's Village West is the state's top tourist draw (08/17/03)
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Six years ago, there were only blueprints and a dream. Now, where a few scattered houses once stood in western Wyandotte County, there's Village West -- the state's top tourist destination. Much of Village West is a monument to the consumption of natural resources -- wildlife at the Cabela's superstore, where you can buy hunting and fishing gear or dine on elk; wood at the Nebraska Furniture Mart, opening this fall; fossil fuels at the speedway; and water at Great Wolf Lodge's indoor-outdoor waterpark, which opened earlier this summer.. ...
Distemper strikes dogs, not cats (08/17/03)
jkoch By Dr. John Koch Question: I understand that the state of Missouri is experiencing an outbreak of distemper in some of its wild animals and there is concern that the disease may spill over into our domestic dog population. What exactly is distemper?...
Family gets 'burned' in Florida (08/17/03)
There's nothing like a summer vacation to Florida to make you appreciate sun blockers and a decent cloud cover. Of course, all the creams in the world won't keep diehard tourists from getting burned. You can tell the tourists from the residents this time of year. The tourists are the ones getting burned and proud of it...
Big names may boost slow country music sales (08/17/03)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- With country music sales down 6 percent from last year, Music Row executives are counting on a spate of late-year releases by blockbuster artists. Alan Jackson, Toby Keith, Martina McBride and Kenny Chesney all plan new albums in time for the holiday shopping season...
UPN tries another remake (08/17/03)
NEW YORK -- UPN and its weblet rival, the WB, have competed on generally equal footing among viewers since both started broadcasting in 1995. But the WB has what UPN has always lacked: an identity. With the help of Will Smith, Eve and two dimwitted guys with mullet haircuts, UPN will try to change that this fall...
Jeffrey Pinkerton (08/17/03)
Jeffrey Lynn Pinkerton, 37, of Jackson died Friday, Aug. 15, 2003, in an automobile accident near Fruitland. His nephew, Jeremy Nelson Fultz, also died in the accident. He was born Feb. 7, 1966, in Cape Girardeau, son of James and Lilly Macke Pinkerton. He and Bobbie Dodson were married May 27, 2000, in Jackson...
Iva Matthews (08/17/03)
Iva Estherline Matthews, 94, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Aug. 15, 2003, at The Lutheran Home. She was born Feb. 24, 1909, in Stoddard County, Mo., daughter of John Albert and Ella Mae Crawford Quick. Survivors include five sons, Danny Matthews and Larry Matthews of St. ...
Charlsie Storz (08/17/03)
PATTON, Mo. -- Charlsie P. Storz, 65, of Patton died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Aug. 18, 1937, at Hahn, Mo., daughter of the Rev. Noah C. and Pauline Brees Deck. She was retired from Tri-County Health as a home health aide...
Harold Mills (08/17/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Harold Gene Mills, 79, of Sikeston died Friday, Aug. 15, 2003, in the emergency room at Missouri Delta Medical Center. He was born Dec. 22, 1923, in Cape Girardeau, son of Fred and Iva Darter Mills. He and Ruby Lois Parks were married July 1, 1975, in Puxico, Mo. She died June 30, 2003...
Glenda Goza (08/17/03)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Glenda Fay Goza, 56, of Dexter, formerly of Jackson, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.
Jeremy Fultz (08/17/03)
Jeremy Nelson Fultz, 20, of Jackson died Friday, Aug. 15, 2003, in an automobile accident near Fruitland. His uncle, Jeffrey Lynn Pinkerton, also died in the accident. He was born April 25, 1983, at Chaffee, Mo. He attended Jackson High School, and previously worked at Ceramo Co. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church...
Francisca Allen (08/17/03)
Francisca A. "Francis" Allen, 74, of Jackson passed away Saturday, Aug. 16, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born April 25, 1929, in San Carlos City, Philippines, daughter of Marciano and Francis Mendoza Alfar. She married John W. Allen. Their union of marriage lasted over half of a century...
Thelma Howard (08/17/03)
Thelma Vivian Howard, 92, of Cape Girardeau passed away Saturday, Aug. 16, 2003, at Ratliff Care Center in Cape Girardeau, where she had lived the past six years. She was born March 28, 1911, in Oriole, Mo., daughter of Charles and Cora Edwards Young. She and Marvin Howard were married Dec. 19, 1931, in Jackson. He passed away July 27, 1960...
Wiedefeld-Lappe (08/17/03)
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jackson was the setting Jan. 4, 2003, for the wedding of Erin Michelle Wiedefeld and Michael Robert Lappe. Msgr. Edward Eftink performed the ceremony. Organist was Geri Beussink of Jackson and soloist was Laura Eftink of Gordonville, cousin of the bride. Mass servers were Andrew and Ashlynne Shrum of Jackson, cousins of the groom...
Bruening-Stock (08/17/03)
Sarah Marie Elizabeth Bruening and Michael Eugene Stock Jr. were married May 24, 2003, at Trinity Lutheran Church. The Rev. Douglas Breite performed the ceremony. Organist was Ruth Boehne of Hoyleton, Ill., aunt of the bride. Vocalists were Jayne Schrader and Dottie Meyr of Cape Girardeau. Brass instrumentalists were Jon Boehne of Hoyleton, cousin of the bride; Rick Wieser, Randy Whitticre and Eric Scott, all of Cape Girardeau...
Williams-Clayton (08/17/03)
Crystal Leigh Williams and Nicholas James Clayton were united in marriage June 11, 2003, on the beach at Sandals Resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The Rev. Ambrose Hinds performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of the late Carla Reynolds of St. Louis, formerly of Whitewater. The groom is the son of Greg and Shirley Clayton of Lincoln, Neb...
Waddell-Johnston (08/17/03)
Kristy Dawn Waddell and Andrew Douglas Johnston were united in marriage June 14, 2003, at St. Mary's Cathedral. The Rev. James Seyer performed the ceremony. Music was by Leann Hendricks and soloist was Lisa Simmons, both of Cape Girardeau. The bride is the daughter of Cherlyn Waddell of Poplar Bluff, Mo. The groom is the son of Steven and Diane Johnston of Cape Girardeau...
Stroup-Price (08/17/03)
John Stroup and Lolita Hayes of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Eileen Stroup, to Roger Lee Price Jr., both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Roger Price Sr. of Cape Girardeau, and the late Carole Bishop-Price. Stroup is a graduate of Haleyville High School in Alabama. She is employed at Knaup Floral in Cape Girardeau...
Haug-Belvin (08/17/03)
Matthew and Frances Haug of Bonne Terre, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Theresa Haug, to Paul Belvin, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Everett Belvin of Sikeston, Mo., and Violet Belvin of East Prairie, Mo. Haug received a bachelor of science degree in education and a master's degree in public administration from Southeast Missouri State University. She is coordinator of orientation and first-year programs at the university...
Popp-White (08/17/03)
Charles and Connie Popp of Huntsville, Ala., announce the engagement of their daughter, Allison Nicole Popp of Alabaster, Ala., to James Stephen White of Helena, Ala. He is the son of Mitch and Linda Gentry of Rainsville, Ala. Mr. Popp is formerly of Cape Girardeau...
Rucker-Smith (08/17/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Wade and Ileasher Rucker of Sikeston announce the engagement of their daughter, Nicole Rucker, to Roman Smith. He is the son of Gaynell Mcgull-Smith of St. Louis. Rucker is a 1998 graduate of Sikeston High School, and received a bachelor's degree in nursing from Southeast Missouri State University in 2002. She is a registered nurse at the Lutheran Home...
Welland-Swanner (08/17/03)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- David and Linda Welland of Perryville announce the engagement of their daughter, Mindy Welland, to Don Swanner Jr. of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Donald and Madelene Swanner of Scott City. Welland received a degree in elementary education from Southeast Missouri State University, and is pursuing a master's degree at Webster University. She is a fourth grade teacher with Cape Girardeau Public Schools...
Seabaugh-Gibson (08/17/03)
Jim and Susan Seabaugh of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Jamie Lynn Seabaugh, to Shane Michael Gibson. He is the son of Dennis Gibson and Cassandra Gibson of Cape Girardeau. Seabaugh is a 1998 graduate of Jackson High School. She is a certified pharmacy technician at Wal-Mart Supercenter in Jackson...
House-Pender (08/17/03)
Mike and Cheri House of Gordonville announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristin Denise House, to Brian Eugene Pender. He is the son of Jim and Rhonda Pender of Benton, Mo., and Claire Pender of Scott City. House is a 2001 graduate of Jackson High School, and is pursuing a bachelor of science degree in social work at Southeast Missouri State University...
Essner-Heuring (08/17/03)
NEW HAMBURG, Mo. -- Timothy and Jeanne Essner and Joseph and Margaret Heuring, all of New Hamburg, announce the engagement of their children, Leonna Danielle Essner and Dean Patrick Heuring. Essner is a 1998 graduate of Thomas W. Kelly High School, and received a bachelor's degree in mass communication from Southeast Missouri State University in 2002. She is a reporter for the Standard Democrat in Sikeston, Mo...
Raines-Heslinga (08/17/03)
Shirley Raines and Bruce and Janie Raines of Scott City announce the engagement of their daughter, Holly Michelle Raines, to Ryan David Heslinga of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of George and Kita Heslinga of Dunnellon, Fla. Raines is a 1997 graduate of Scott City High School. She is a 2003 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University, and is pursuing a master's degree in English at the university...
Schaefers married 50 years (08/17/03)
Mr. and Mrs. Carrol Schaefer of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner Aug. 8, 2003, at New Orleans Restaurant. Hosts were their daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Bob James, and granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Terra and Roger Aufdenberg...
Seyers observe 40th event (08/17/03)
Mr. and Mrs. Lester L. Seyer of Oak Ridge celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with a dinner May 3, 2003, at Daisy Coonhunters Club. Hosts were their children and spouses: Karen and Van Volz, Susan and Rusty Moore, Ruth and David Monier, Kenny and Sherry Seyer, Doug Seyer and Jeff Seyer...
Gesells to celebrate 50th (08/17/03)
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Gesell of Norfolk, Neb., will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house Aug. 31, 2003. The event will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church in Norfolk, hosted by their children and families. Gesell and Lucille Dreyer were married July 26, 1953, at Christ Lutheran Church. They are formerly of Jackson...
Fire report 08/17/03 (08/17/03)
Cape Girardeau Sunday, Aug. 17 Firefighters responded to the following call Friday: At 10:41 p.m., a medical assist at 1020 Bloomfield.Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: At 1:54 a.m., a medical assist at 233 N. Ellis At 3:49 a.m., an alarm at 134 West Park Mall...
Police report 08/16/03 (08/17/03)
Cape Girardeau Sunday, Aug. 17 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Melissa Davis, 1009 Bloomfield, Cape Girardeau, was arrested Friday on a Cape Girardeau warrant for contempt of court...
Out of the past 8/17/03 (08/17/03)
10 years ago: Aug. 17, 1993 Annual migration is about to begin; Southeast Missouri State University students will begin moving into campus residence halls Thursday in preparation for start of classes Monday; students will be greeted by number of changes on university campus, perhaps most noticeably the closing of Towers West residence halls and social science building for renovations...
Defense- Changing times, changing needs (08/17/03)
To defend our country in the 21st century (08/17/03)
By Donald Rumsfeld Congress soon will decide whether the Department of Defense has what it needs to support our forces in the 21st century, or whether it remains mired in the systems and processes of the century just past. America's fighting forces are the finest in all the world, but the military is more than the forces fighting on the front lines. ...
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