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Stories from Sunday, September 28, 2003

Cross' singing in rain pleases festival crowd (09/28/03)
Chilly temperatures and rain only slightly dampened the spirits of those who waited out an hour-long delay to hear what some called "the voice of an angel." An estimated 300 people showed up for Christopher Cross' headline act on the seventh annual City of Roses Music Festival's final day, but about a third of the audience left halfway through the performance when it started to rain...
Smelterville reunion brings old neighbors back together (09/28/03)
The second annual Smelterville reunion Saturday didn't take place in the south Cape Girardeau neighborhood known for poverty and prone to flooding by the Mississippi River. The neighborhood that once existed to the southeast of the Southern Expressway is gone. But the bonds that grew out of living through struggles was enough to bring a few hundred to Arena Park for food and friendship...
Easier riding (09/28/03)
In south Cape Girardeau, where the unemployment rate is highest in the city, many people are too poor to own vehicles, too poor to drive to work. All over town and throughout the county, there are elderly residents who cannot drive but are still healthy enough to get out on their own...
Nation briefs (09/28/03)
Gravano again to be witness, this time for mob NEW YORK-- For years, Salvatore "Sammy the Bull" Gravano was the government's star cooperator against the likes of late mob boss John Gotti. Now, in perhaps the strangest twist in a tortured relationship with prosecutors, Gravano has reinvented himself as a defense witness for a reputed hit man...
KC deseg case officially ends after 26 years (09/28/03)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- After 26 years of costly litigation, the Kansas City School District's $2 billion federal desegregation case ended Friday. Arthur A. Benson II, attorney for the plaintiff schoolchildren, withdrew his appeal of an August ruling that said the district had met all the legal requirements to rid the district of federal court oversight...
Man sentenced to 24 years on marijuana charges (09/28/03)
ST. LOUIS -- A suburban St. Louis man convicted of conspiring to traffic more than 3,000 pounds of marijuana was ordered Friday to spend more than 24 years in federal prison. Cuauhtemoc Gonzalez-Lopez, 31, of Valley Park, Mo., was convicted July 10 of a felony that accused him of possessing marijuana with plans to deal it as part of a conspiracy he led in 2001 and last year...
Town split over proposal for site of new school (09/28/03)
WILLARD, Mo. -- A development plan for a new high school and industrial park has divided this town, prompting petitions, signs in front yards and battles between residents. The fight is over a proposal that would involve Conco Quarries Inc. donating land for the school and business park, if the town agrees to close two roads that divide the current quarry from a future quarry area...
Gideons barred from school district north of St. Louis (09/28/03)
ELSBERRY, Mo. -- A Lincoln County school district said it no longer will allow Gideons International to distribute Bibles to students. The decision from the Elsberry School District came this week after a parent called the St. Louis Post-Dispatch to complain about students returning home with Bibles. The Gideons had been allowed to make a presentation to fifth-graders and later passed out Bibles to students who asked for them...
Geologists seek signs of meteorite strike 300 million years ago (09/28/03)
OSCEOLA, Mo. -- The possibility that a meteorite slammed into a sea that covered much of Missouri 300 million years ago brought more than 100 geologists and students to St. Clair and Hickory counties to look for evidence of the collision. The gathering Friday was a field trip for participants in the Association of Missouri Geologists 50th annual meeting in Springfield...
Officials declare fire at rock pioneer's property arson (09/28/03)
WENTZVILLE, Mo. -- A fire that destroyed a building on legendary musician Chuck Berry's property was intentionally set, Wentzville fire officials said. "Now it's a matter of trying to determine who and why," said Austin Worcester, assistant chief for the Wentzville Fire Protection District...
Missouri city tries propane tank ban to protect utility (09/28/03)
GALLATIN, Mo. -- The northern Missouri city of Gallatin has passed an ordinance banning the installation of propane tanks within city limits, a measure aimed at protecting the city's struggling natural-gas utility. The utility has struggled to generate enough revenue to cover its operating costs and its $35,000 monthly loan payments...
Foster parent charged with assaulting four children (09/28/03)
LIBERTY, Mo. -- A foster parent has been charged with physically and sexually assaulting four siblings in his care. Clay County prosecutors charged Jacob T. Sipes, 45, of Claycomo, on Friday with three counts of first-degree statutory sodomy, three counts of first-degree child molestation and two counts of child abuse. Bond has been set at $250,000...
Casino makes offer on St. Louis gaming site (09/28/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Isle of Capri Casinos Inc. is offering $50 million to buy a struggling downtown gaming site, a move that could help its case to build a St. Louis County casino. Isle of Capri announced the offer Thursday, a day after city and county officials launched a joint effort to draw a casino company that would build a high-quality gaming site on the St. Louis riverfront and a new casino in south St. Louis County...
Animal group sues ex-leader over land deal (09/28/03)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Members of an animal rescue group allege in a lawsuit that the organization's former president used a donation earmarked for a new shelter building to instead buy property that she owned and had offered to donate. Members of the group Save Animals From Euthanasia Animal Rescue and Sanctuary also allege in the lawsuit filed last week that Denise Downey of Tunas has refused to turn over keys to the rescue group's facility after her Aug. 2 removal from the board...
Man mistakenly free from KC jail (09/28/03)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Jail officials mistakenly released a man charged with 10 counts of first-degree robbery and 10 counts of armed criminal action. Robert L. Williams, 20, was supposed to be in the Jackson County Jail with bond set at $250,000. But he was released Tuesday after a judge ordered the release of another Robert Williams, 35, who was charged with drug possession, jail officials said...
Dedicated doctor (09/28/03)
DREXEL, Mo. -- Dr. Charles Marsh says he's just a country doctor who enjoys caring for his patients. But there's a lot more to the story. For one thing, at 81 he's one of the oldest physicians practicing in the state. For another, he's been here since 1948, and in some cases he's treating the fourth generation of families...
Emde- Shrum (09/28/03)
Rabbits overtaking city park CHICAGO -- Ravenous rabbits are putting a big-time bite on vegetation in Chicago's Grant Park, and city officials are trying to keep the rascally creatures at bay. "We've never counted them, but there's thousands of them," Sloane Nystrom, deputy director of natural resources for the Chicago Park District, said Thursday...
Teen injured in Cold Spring school shooting still critical (09/28/03)
ST. CLOUD, Minn. -- A ventilator breathes for Seth Bartell. Nurses sit by his side day and night, monitoring the effects of the bullet that struck him in the forehead and lodged at the back of his brain. Bartell, 14, was hit when authorities say a fellow student opened fire inside Rocori High School, critically injuring Bartell and killing 17-year-old Aaron Rollins. Bartell's doctor said Friday it is remarkable he survived...
Capitol's mail still irradiated as precaution against anthrax (09/28/03)
LOGAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- That letter to your congressman takes a curious detour these days, a 115-mile road trip to a sprawling industrial park in southern New Jersey. In a ritual that has outlived the anthrax scare that prompted it, 9,000 pounds of mail addressed to congressional offices and federal departments -- letters, petitions, invitations, junk mail, photographs, grant applications, newspaper clippings -- arrive here each day to be exposed to enough radiation to neutralize any germs that might be lurking.. ...
Cheerleading now a varsity sport at University of Maryland (09/28/03)
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Cheerleading is now a varsity sport at the University of Maryland, a move critics say is designed to sidestep federal sex discrimination law. The university and the federal Office of Civil Rights say it is the first instance of a school seeking to use cheerleading scholarships to comply with Title IX, the 1972 law prohibiting sex discrimination by any school that receives federal money...
Acrobat star of 'Singin' in the Rain' dies at 78 (09/28/03)
LOS ANGELES -- Entertainer Donald O'Connor, who combined comedy and acrobatics in the show-stopping "Make 'Em Laugh" number in the classic movie "Singin' in the Rain," died Saturday, his daughter said. He was 78. O'Connor, who had been in declining health in recent years, died of heart failure at a retirement home in Calabasas, his daughter, Alicia O'Connor, told The Associated Press...
Democrats plan painful votes for GOP on Iraq bill (09/28/03)
WASHINGTON -- If Democrats have their way, Senate debate this week on President Bush's $87 billion plan for U.S. operations in Iraq will boil down to garbage trucks, area codes and taxes on the rich. With the political stakes rising for Bush and both parties, the Senate Appropriations Committee plans to write its version of the bill on Tuesday, followed by full Senate debate. The House is not expected to develop its alternative for at least an additional week...
Iran, Iraq and oil politics on table for Bush-Putin session (09/28/03)
WASHINGTON -- Every time President Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet, the difficult disagreements in the Washington-Moscow relationship -- among the most delicate concerning Iraq, Iran and Chechnya -- are pushed into the background. No major public differences were expected Saturday when the two leaders faced reporters after two days of talks in the seclusion of the Camp David, Md., presidential retreat...
National Christian retail chain to open on Sundays (09/28/03)
DALLAS -- In a sign of how much America's traditional day of rest has changed, the nation's largest Christian retail chain will open Sundays starting this weekend. The change at Family Christian Stores' 315 locations in 39 states will make Bibles, Christian music, church supplies and inspirational T-shirts available on "the day that Christians most attend to their spiritual needs," said Dave Browne, president and CEO...
Dean- Determined to balance the budget (09/28/03)
WASHINGTON -- Howard Dean said he would like to balance the budget in his first term even if it means limiting spending on domestic programs dear to Democrats. But if he beats nine other Democrats to capture the nomination and then ousts President Bush, Dean said he might have to keep the budget in the red beyond four years to fund his plan for mass transit, renewable energy, road construction, broadband telecommunications and school building...
Judge who blocked do-not-call registry is on list (09/28/03)
DENVER -- The office phone number of a federal judge who ruled last week that a national do-not-call registry is unconstitutional was among the thousands already on the list. U.S. District Judge Edward Nottingham's number was added in July to the registry, which was designed to block telemarketers' calls...
Sharon Davis offers strength, solace to husband's recall battle (09/28/03)
SAN MATEO, Calif. -- Campaign aides call her "his rock." Petite and impeccably dressed, with a scrupulous memory for facts and detail, Sharon Davis has long been an effective if underutilized ambassador for her husband, Gov. Gray Davis. The recall election has turned the 49-year-old first lady into one of his most visible defenders and boosted her role as his source of emotional strength in this darkest hour of his political life...
Some of Isabel's victims still without power (09/28/03)
RICHMOND, Va. -- Darrell Robinson thought he got hit hard when Hurricane Isabel toppled huge pines and oaks in his back yard, including one that crashed onto his roof. Then a tornado toppled the trees in his front yard five days later. Powerless after both the hurricane and the tornado and facing at least another week in the dark, Robinson and his family have come to expect the hard times and are learning to cope with them, as are thousands of other residents from North Carolina to Maryland...
Cleaning up Isabel's mess isn't easy on Outer Banks (09/28/03)
KITTY HAWK, N.C. -- The piles of smashed deck steps, refrigerators, soggy carpeting and furniture had already reached prodigious heights at homes along the beach road where John Tice Jr. lives. As fast as he could work in a scorching midday sun, Tice added to a massive waste pile on the Outer Banks, tossing out large pieces of lumber and about a dozen screen windows that couldn't hold up to Hurricane Isabel's 100 mph winds...
When with Roma... (09/28/03)
SIBIU, Romania -- It was billed as the Gypsy wedding of the year. But the Saturday ceremony, launching a three-day party, got off to a bad start: The 12-year-old "princess bride" -- daughter of a self-proclaimed king -- stormed out of the church in protest in front of 400 guests...
Mexican government investigates cardinal for money laundering (09/28/03)
MEXICO CITY -- The Mexican government is squabbling with the Roman Catholic church over a money-laundering probe involving Cardinal Juan Sandoval of Guadalajara, one of a handful of clerics who oversee Vatican finances. The affair has drawn in a wealthy friend of Fidel Castro, has renewed allegations of murder and cover-up and raised questions about the role and rights of the church in a changing nation...
Chinese fishermen save pilots (09/28/03)
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Two Taiwanese air force pilots were rescued by fishermen from Taiwan's archrival, China, after their fighter jet crashed into the sea on Saturday, the military said. The plane -- a locally made Indigenous Defense Fighter -- was based in the southern town of Tainan and was on a routine training mission, the air force said...
Resistance strikes at U.S. 'green zone' (09/28/03)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Guerrillas struck a glancing but bold blow at the heart of the U.S. occupation on Saturday, firing three rockets or grenades at a Baghdad hotel filled with American soldiers and civilians. To the west, in the flashpoint city of Fallujah, U.S. troops killed at least two Iraqi civilians...
Nigeria joins space age through Russian rocket (09/28/03)
LAGOS, Nigeria -- A Nigerian satellite blasted into orbit Saturday aboard a Russian rocket, propelling one of the poorest nations on earth into space for the first time. Millions of Nigerians watched the launch -- at Russia's Plesetsk Cosmodrome -- on live television...
Aftershocks shake up Japan (09/28/03)
URAKAWA, Japan -- Dozens of aftershocks rocked Japan's northern island of Hokkaido on Saturday, keeping residents busy picking up fallen books and sweeping up glass a day after a major earthquake. At least two people were still missing in wake of the magnitude-8 quake, the most powerful worldwide in more than two years. ...
Cambodian parties skip parliament (09/28/03)
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia -- Opposition parties boycotted the inaugural session of Cambodia's parliament Saturday, demanding the prime minister step down. The parliament's 73 members of Prime Minister Hun Sen's Cambodian People's Party attended the swearing-in ceremony. But the new 123-seat National Assembly will not be able to function, or confirm Hun Sen's new government, without at least 87 members...
After sickness, pope meets with Philippines president (09/28/03)
VATICAN CITY -- Pope John Paul II appeared alert and relatively strong Saturday at a meeting with the president of the Philippines, days after illness caused the pontiff to skip his weekly general audience. John Paul, who was attending a Mass later Saturday for two deceased popes, met for 20 minutes with President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and her entourage. Vatican officials helped John Paul to his feet; he shook the president's hand and returned to his seat for the rest of the meeting...
North Korea denounces Rumsfeld as a 'psychopath' (09/28/03)
SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea called U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld a "psychopath" and a "stupid man" on Saturday, denouncing him for predicting that the country's isolated communist regime will one day fall. Speaking before a group of U.S. ...
Three years later, intefadeh goes on (09/28/03)
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Three years after their conflict exploded anew, Israelis and Palestinians are trapped in a cycle of stalled peace initiatives, violence and blame-fixing. Israelis live in fear of the next suicide attack. Palestinians suffer army raids and the humiliation of Israeli roadblocks. And as this latest intefadeh, or uprising, reaches its third anniversary today, with 2,477 dead on the Palestinian side and 860 on the Israeli side, few hold out hope for a change...
Indians' fifth straight loss is first in OVC race (09/28/03)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Samford's Ohio Valley Conference football debut was a smashing success Saturday night. It also smashed Southeast Missouri State University's dismal season into even more of a downward spiral. The Bulldogs stunned the visiting Indians with 14 quick points, built up a 25-point lead early in the second half and held off a late Southeast rally to pull off a 41-31 upset victory in the OVC opener for both squads...
Central keeps streak alive with third Jefferson City title (09/28/03)
Grant Hengst scored four goals in two games as Central won its pool Saturday in the Jefferson City Capital City Classic for the third consecutive year and remained unbeaten. Hengst scored three goals in Central's opening-round win over Helias 4-1. Heath Orr also scored in the game. Calen Wills had two assists. Dean Richardson and Devon Edmonds each had one assist...
KU makes its point, delivers a KO to No. 23 Tigers (09/28/03)
LAWRENCE, Kan. -- First Kansas showed its archrival who had the better team. Then the Jayhawks went about showing Missouri who had more class. As thousands of fans stormed the field Saturday and began tearing down the goalposts following a 35-14 victory over the 23rd-ranked Tigers, Kansas players all made a point to stay clear...
Oliver makes the most of his move to tailback (09/28/03)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Southeast Missouri State University's football team had a surprise weapon in the backfield for Saturday's Ohio Valley Conference opener at Samford. Sophomore Jamel Oliver, the Indians' third-leading receiver this season, played most of the game at tailback. And he had an impressive backfield debut by rushing for 98 yards on 15 carries and scoring two touchdowns in Southeast's 41-31 upset loss...
Banged-up Rams try to get to even against Arizona (09/28/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Given their shaky start and beat-up roster, the Rams sure could use a get-well week. The Arizona Cardinals are not cooperating. After losing their first two games by a combined 80-24, the Cardinals surprised the Green Bay Packers last week. Now, with Arizona surging and the Rams reeling a bit, today's game is looking like more a tossup...
Raiders look and act) their age (09/28/03)
If not for Jon Kitna's proclivity to throw critical interceptions, the Oakland Raiders could be 0-3 and already in oblivion instead of just headed for it. Yes, NFL teams get old fast. There's nobody older than the Raiders, who got blown out in Denver, have five starters over 37, and whose age is clearly showing. How slow did Bill Romanowski look trying to chase down Jake Plummer on Monday night?...
Arizona fullback Hodgins downplays St. Louis return (09/28/03)
TEMPE, Ariz. -- James Hodgins used to block for Marshall Faulk. Now he's doing it for Emmitt Smith. Not bad work, if you can get it. "Wherever I go, I've got a Hall of Famer with me," the Arizona Cardinals fullback said. Hodgins will return today to St. Louis, where he spent his first four NFL seasons before being released for salary cap reasons last year...
Kenseth has to play it safe to win first Winston Cup title (09/28/03)
TALLADEGA, Ala. -- At this point, everyone is racing for second place in Winston Cup. Matt Kenseth has built a commanding lead in the season standings and can afford to play it safe over the final eight races, beginning with today's EA Sports 500 at Talladega Superspeedway...
Pickett injury could give first-round pick a chance (09/28/03)
ST. LOUIS -- On draft day, Rams coach Mike Martz was so excited that defensive tackle Jimmy Kennedy was available that he did a dance at the podium. But just like the team's other first-rounders on the defensive line in recent years, Kennedy has had to learn patience. The 12th overall pick was inactive the first two weeks and saw limited action on special teams last week...
Star-filled U.S. team prepares for unknown in Group A finale (09/28/03)
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Hamm. Foudy. Lilly. Fawcett. Scurry. The United States' biggest stars are playing up to their reputations in the Women's World Cup, reinforcing their status as the team to beat. No one would love to beat them more than their next opponent...
Cards out of the chase, salvage win over Arizona (09/28/03)
PHOENIX -- Edgar Renteria made National League history. Mark Grace probably made his last major league start. Renteria became the first NL shortstop in 18 years to drive in 100 runs as the Cardinals -- eliminated from the NL Central Division title chase with a loss late Friday -- beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 Saturday...
Armour sets record, pads Texas lead (09/28/03)
SAN ANTONIO -- Tommy Armour III tied the PGA Tour 54-hole scoring record Saturday and extended his lead in the Texas Open to six strokes. Armour birdied the last three holes, including a 53-foot putt on 18, to cap a 63 that left him at 21-under 189 after three rounds...
Johnson puts Blues up on Blackhawks in preseason (09/28/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Ryan Johnson scored the tiebreaking goal 22 seconds into the third period and the Blues held on for a 3-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night. Jamal Mayers scored an empty-netter with 2 seconds remaining for the Blues (4-1-1)...
Loss to Samford raises a red flag on Indians' goals (09/28/03)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- For Southeast Missouri State University football fans who entered the season dreaming of the program's first Ohio Valley Conference title and Division I-AA playoff berth, it's now officially time to push the panic button following Saturday's dismal 41-31 loss at Samford...
FanSpeak (09/28/03)
They need a turn THIS IS for the volleyball girls. I read the comment in the paper, and I agree totally that the girls are not getting fair time. The coach is not playing all the girls. I think if they are good enough to make the team then they are good enough to play...
Area digest (09/28/03)
Burton and Kelpe take Vicky Keller 5K titles Sue Burton and Bryan Kelpe were the overall winners Saturday at the fourth annual Vicky Keller 5K run in downtown Cape Girardeau. Kelpe won in 16:53, a minute in front of Keith Cooper. Mark Hosler finished third...
Mountain music (09/28/03)
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Ark. -- The musicians start ambling toward the town square, carrying their guitars, fiddles and dulcimers as the sun dips below the brilliantly colored trees that blanket the Ozark Mountains. Their audience carts lawn chairs and picnic blankets, everyone aiming for a spot close to the Stone County Courthouse...
Subtle and stylish (09/28/03)
Not everything is what it seems on the surface. A good example is the home at 156 Pocahontas in the Indian Springs Subdivision at Jackson. This home may seem to be a typical brick, ranch-style home, but once inside it offers much more. The house is located off Highway 34/72, only minutes from both Jackson and Cape Girardeau. ...
Dogs tolerate nail trimming (09/28/03)
jkoch By Dr. John Koch Question: My dog hates to have his toenails trimmed. I have always taken him to a groomer or to his vet to have this done. I wonder if he would behave better if I trimmed them. Is it difficult to learn how to trim your dog's toenails?...
Family counts on garage sale to clean up (09/28/03)
Thank goodness for two-car garages. Clearly, it's one of the major creations of the 20th century. President Roosevelt may have wanted to put a chicken in every pot, but it's the two-car garage that gave us enough room to hold garage sales so we could keep our personal belongings at a manageable level...
Paul Rustige (09/28/03)
Paul W. Rustige, 86, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center. He was born Nov. 12, 1916, in St. Louis, son of John and Sophie Pott Rustige. He was a former resident of Jefferson County. He was first married to Gertrude Sawyer on Nov. 27, 1938, in St. Louis. She died March 22, 1993. He and Marcella Kanyuck were married March 5, 1995, in Cedar Hill, Mo...
Zelma Yates (09/28/03)
ANNA, Ill. -- Zelma May Yates, 85, of Creal Springs, Ill., and formerly of Anna and Cobden, Ill., died Friday, Sept. 26, 2003, at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion, Ill. She was born April 20, 1918, at Cobden, Ill., daughter of Everett and Martha Smith Caraker. She and Alonzo Yates were married in 1935 at Union Co., Ill...
William Cooper (09/28/03)
William M. "Bill" Cooper, 67, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2003, at his residence. Arrangements are pending with Ford & Sons Funeral Home.
Mary Rice (09/28/03)
Mary Elizabeth Rice, 86, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, June 20, 2003, at the Missouri Veterans Home. She was born June 23, 1916, in Clarkton, Mo., daughter of Arthur Van and Dorothy Dona Dickey Rice. She served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1963, and was stationed overseas in Italy and Germany. She served as auditing supervisor from 1959 to 1963 at Fort Leonard Wood and was mayor of Clarkton for two terms...
Carl Boyd (09/28/03)
ANNA, Ill. -- Carl Walter Boyd, 89, of Anna died Friday, Sept. 26, 2003, in Anna. He was born May 26, 1914, in Anna, son of Homer O. and Minnie Dillow Boyd. He and Dorothy Louise Henley were married April 17, 1937, in Balcom, Ill. He was a deacon of the First Baptist Church in Anna, member of the A-J Rotary Club, former director of Anna State Bank and a former Union County commissioner...
Births 9/28/03 (09/28/03)
Taylor Daughter to Adam Wade Taylor and Jenny Lynn Rawls of Sikeston, Mo., St. Francis Medical Center, 2:01 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003. Name, Sydni Nikole. Weight, 5 pounds 15 ounces. First child. Ms. Rawls is the daughter of Terry and Peggy Rawls of Sikeston. She is employed at the Food Giant Office. Taylor is the son of Rodger and Trecia Taylor of Sikeston. He is a certified nurse assistant at Clearview Nursing Center...
Hartle-Ries (09/28/03)
Natalie Ann Hartle and Mark Robert Ries Jr. exchanged vows July 12, 2003, at First Presbyterian Church in Cape Girardeau. The Rev. Paul Kabo Jr. performed the ceremony. Organist was Chadie Fruehwald of Cape Girardeau. Vocalists were Karen Hartle, sister-in-law of the bride, and Candi Young, both of Bloomfield, Mo...
Burford-Ebersole (09/28/03)
Kathy J. Burford and Ralph R. Ebersole were married April 26, 2003, in a private ceremony at New Orleans Restaurant in Cape Girardeau. Judge David Dolan performed the ceremony. A dinner reception followed the ceremony. The couple hosted a reception June 28 at Sikeston Country Club...
Schott-Cox (09/28/03)
Leslie Anne Schott and Daniel Eugene Cox were married Sept. 6, 2003, at First Assembly of God Church in Jackson. The Rev. Donald Cox performed the ceremony. Vocalist was Susan Romani of Perryville, Mo. Thomas and Marilyn Schott of Jackson are parents of the bride. The groom is the son of Connie Corse of Perryville, and the late Dwayne Cox...
Tanner-Hartle (09/28/03)
Penny Denise Tanner and Shawn David Hartle were married May 31, 2003, at New McKendree United Methodist Church. The Rev. John Rice performed the ceremony. Soloist was Sissy Burnett of Cape Girardeau, and trumpeter was Jennifer Zoellner of Farrar, Mo...
Birk-Lichtenegger (09/28/03)
Immanuel Lutheran Church at Tilsit was the setting May 17, 2003, for the wedding of Michelle Dawn Birk and Brent Garrett Lichtenegger. The Rev. Robert Henrichs performed the ceremony. Organist was Lois Fehrmann of Jackson. Parents of the couple are Brad and Saundra Birk and John and Donna Lichtenegger of Jackson...
Russell-Schmidt (09/28/03)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Michelle Suzanne Russell and Matthew Wayne Schmidt were married May 31, 2003, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Perryville. The Rev. Kevin Fausz performed the ceremony. Soloists and musicians were Tyson Zahner and Erin Darter accompanied by Michelle and Karl Suhr and Kirk and Kyle Miller...
Eckelmann-Harvey (09/28/03)
Amy Lynn Eckelmann and William Seth Harvey were married Aug. 2, 2003, in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Alden Marshall performed the ceremony. Music was provided by Tawny King and Kelly Clarkton. The bride is the daughter of Bill and Shireen Eckelmann of Jackson. The groom is the son of David and Kathy Harvey of Broken Arrow, Okla...
Smith-Pruitt (09/28/03)
Sheila Rae Smith and David Edward Pruitt exchanged vows Sept. 6, 2003, at Halona Point in Honolulu, Hawaii. Richard Richmond performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Robert Price and Velda Price of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of John Pruitt and Ruth Pruitt of Dexter, Mo...
Emde- Shrum (09/28/03)
SEDGEWICKVILLE, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. Larry G. Emde of Sedgewickville announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Emde of Jackson, to Jaycen Shrum. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Shrum of Sedgewickville. Emde is a 2000 graduate of Meadow Heights High School at Patton, Mo. She is employed at Jackson Lube...
Statler-Essner (09/28/03)
PATTON, Mo. -- Ricky and Barbara Statler of Patton announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Louise Statler, to Dustin Michael Essner. He is the son of Andrew and Carla Essner of New Hamburg, Mo. Statler is a 1997 graduate of Meadow Heights High School, and received a bachelor of science degree in agribusiness from Southeast Missouri State University. She s a financial representative with Northwestern Mutual...
Hebron- Goerke (09/28/03)
Larry and Patsy Hebron of Farina, Ill., announce the engagement of their daughter, Katrina Hebron of Cape Girardeau, to Heinz Goerke of Mulheim, Germany. He is the son of Heinz and Erika Goerke of Essen, Germany. Hebron is a service coordinator with Missouri Department of Mental Health...
Ledbetter-Aufdenberg (09/28/03)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Donna Ledbetter and Don Aufdenberg announce their engagement. She is the daughter of Dena and Donald Ledbetter of Ullin, Ill. Aufdenberg is the son of Jackie and Albert Aufdenberg of Jackson. Ledbetter received a bachelor of science degree from Southeast Missouri State University, and a master of science degree in horticulture from Southern Illinois University. She is a horticulture specialist with the University of Missouri Outreach and Extension in Marble Hill...
Phegleys together 50 years (09/28/03)
Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Phegley of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 29, 2003, with a mass at St. Leo's Catholic Church in Modoc, Ill. Following the mass, their children hosted a dinner and open house in the parish hall. Phegley and Shirley Wiegard were married June 27, 1953, at St. Leo's Church...
Tuckers celebrate 50 years (09/28/03)
Norman and Bessie Crites Tucker of Jackson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 6, 2003, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Cape Girardeau. The Tuckers have four children, Lorrie Davidson and Teresa Mouser of Jackson, Deborah Sandstrom of Vista, Calif., and Norman Tucker Jr. of Lake Morena, Calif...
Myles couple wed 50 years (09/28/03)
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth E. Myles of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 23, 2003, at Moolah Shrine Temple in St. Louis. Hosts were their children, Barbara Myles of St. Louis, Dr. Thomas Myles of Chesterfield, Mo., Stephen Myles and Susan Corbin of Imperial, Mo...
Police report 09/28/03 (09/28/03)
Cape Girardeau Sunday, Sept. 28 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Jason Bates, 22, of 224 N. Park Apt. 1, Cape Girardeau, received a summons for driving while intoxicated Friday in the 2300 block of Broadway...
Fire report 09/28/03 (09/28/03)
Cape Girardeau Sunday, Sept. 28 Firefighters responded Friday to the following items: At 5:19 p.m., a vehicle accident at Percy and Farrar. At 9:19 p.m., a medical assist at 1400 S. West End. Firefighters responded Saturday to the following items: At 12:25 a.m., a medical assist at 123 S. Main...
Out of the past 9/28/03 (09/28/03)
10 years ago: Sept. 28, 1993 With nearly 20 years of experience in various levels of city administration, Doug Leslie is well prepared to take over this week for departing Cape Girardeau assistant city manager Al Stoverink; Leslie, who was hired as city's public works director in 1990, previously was city manager in Nevada, Mo...
Cooperation on energy gave Noranda a fighting chance (09/28/03)
A key success of the legislative session we concluded in May was passage of a bill that allowed the Noranda Aluminum plant to keep its doors open as the Bootheel's largest employer. Noranda employs more than 1,100 of our people in our state's poorest region, mostly in high-paying union jobs where they are represented by the United Steelworkers of America...
U.S. is right to be resolute in Iraq (09/28/03)
Perspective is in order. The United Nations was in Bosnia for eight years before it turned over reconstruction to the European Union. It has been in Kosovo for five years. Post-conflict reconstruction in Germany and Japan took more than a decade. Will reconstruction in Iraq demand U.S. ...
Special prayer, pledge day is appropriate (09/28/03)
Young people's days can be just as rushed as any adults'. And in the middle of it all, they are bombarded with images that encourage them to grow up too fast, dress too provocatively, use foul language and try a litany of other activities to start them on a rocky road to adulthood...
Wellness program is justifiable (09/28/03)
To the editor: In Speak Out on Wednesday, the following question was asked: "Would someone explain to me what the wellness program has to do with the education of students?" Every year ,hundreds of Southeast students in disciplines such as athletic training, exercise science, health promotion, nursing, dietetics, communication disorders and recreation gain valuable skills they will utilize as professionals. ...
Judges not considering will of people (09/28/03)
To the editor: After reading about the two federal judges who decided we cannot have the national no-call list, it is obvious to me that they don't care what millions of us who signed up in favor of this law want. One wonders just what their interest is in this. ...
Speak Out 9/28/03 (09/28/03)
Bring them home SIX WEEKS after insisting the U. S. had "sufficient force to do what is required" in Iraq, the Bush Administration admitted this week more American reservists likely will be sent to the front lines. That announcement contradicts the promise of Joint Chiefs Chairman General Richard Myers who said on Aug. 5, "We're trying to put predictability into the lives of our soldiers, their families and the reservists and their employers." The deceit just goes on and on...
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