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Nation briefs 10/26/03 (10/26/03)
Four people killed in Idaho bar shooting OLDTOWN, Idaho -- A man fatally shot his ex-girlfriend and three other people in a small-town tavern, then killed himself hours later as sheriff's deputies approached him in his car, authorities said. Friday's shooting at the Stateline Bar apparently stemmed from a dispute between the suspect, Ralph Reeves, 53, and the ex-girlfriend, Tiki Danielle Wiese, 41, of Oldtown...
Danforth Center in St. Louis fighting global hunger, disease (10/26/03)
Since it was founded five years ago, researchers at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis have worked tenaciously to fight global hunger, benefit human nutrition and diminish disease. It's all been done through the concept called life sciences, a program that Southeast Missouri State University is developing for this area through the creation of a new business incubator and 400-acre research park...
Doing lasting good for others drives actions on Make A Differen (10/26/03)
CHRIS PAGANO * cpagano@semissourian.com Make A Difference Day, held yesterday, took place across the nation. Locally, members of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi inserted letters to babies and prepared Little Golden Books with a letter to babies and affixed labels in preparation of distributing the 1,000 books to Saint Francis Medical Center and Southeast Missouri Hospital. By Chris Pagano ~ Southeast Missourian...
333 septic systems in Cape raise challenge (10/26/03)
Beneath manicured, green lawns, a problem is brewing. Sooner or later, all of the septic systems in the city of Cape Girardeau will fail, local health officials say. Most buildings in the city are served by city sewers. But city officials have discovered there are 333 structures that aren't. Most of those structures are residences -- many of them pricey homes with well-landscaped yards on streets like Lakeshore Drive and Sylvan Lane...
Nursing trip topic of radio show (10/26/03)
Dr. Gloria Green, professor of nursing at Southeast Missouri State University, will be the featured guest today on KRCU's "Going Public" radio show. Show hosts Tom Harte and Chris Schnell will interview Green about her trip to West Africa, where she taught nursing skills to residents there...
Bringing science to life (10/26/03)
It's making food more nutritional and abundant. It's searching for cures to life-threatening diseases. It's finding new ways to protect and improve the environment. It's also a rapidly growing industry, creating new businesses and high-paying jobs at a time when they're sorely needed. It's those things and more, a world of scientists, academicians and economic developers working together to improve the human condition...
Three Days Grace, Trapt thrive on angst at concert (10/26/03)
It would probably be safe to wager that almost no one who was at the Show Me Center Friday night returned for Saturday night's show, except for the staff. In a rare two-night back-to-back booking, the Show Me Center organizers had country groups Emerson Drive and Montgomery Gentry on Friday night, while the modern rock of Three Days Grace, Trapt and Nickelback shook the center on Saturday night. About 4,000 people attended, according to the center...
Two injured in Perry Co. accidents (10/26/03)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Two accidents this weekend injured two Perryville residents, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. Jonathan Rodewald, 15, was seriously injured in a one-vehicle accident Saturday and was taken by helicopter to St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, the patrol said. The accident occurred at 1:35 p.m. on U.S. 61, just south of County Road 832, when the car driven by Rodewald spun around and overturned. The driver was ejected, the patrol said...
Jackson rep says he will run again (10/26/03)
State Rep. Scott A. Lipke, R-Jackson, announced Saturday that he will run for re-election in 2004. Lipke is in his first term in the Missouri House of Representatives for the 157th District, representing parts of Cape Girardeau and Perry counties. There had been some speculation that Lipke would run for circuit judge in the 32nd Circuit...
College of the Ozarks grounds planes after anonymous complaint (10/26/03)
POINT LOOKOUT, Mo. -- Eight airplanes used in a college's aviation program won't fly again until administrators are satisfied that an anonymous complaint about inspection records was unfounded. The complaint to the Federal Aviation Administration in late September drew two FAA inspectors from Kansas City to College of the Ozarks, where they studied maintenance records as well as the eight-plane training fleet...
Journals help geologist make more accurate Lewis, Clark map (10/26/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Even 200 years ago, America's most famous explorers knew a magnetic compass doesn't necessarily point north. But in their journey toward the Pacific Ocean, Capt. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark didn't figure out what impact the difference would have on the maps they created...
Old rail line to get new life as trail (10/26/03)
CARTHAGE, Mo. -- An abandoned railroad line stretching 15 miles in southwest Missouri to the Kansas state line could soon be traveled again. This time, though, it would be by foot and bicycle instead of railcar. Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway has notified the federal Surface Transportation Board that it has entered into an agreement with Joplin Trail Coalition to convert a section of the railroad to a recreational trail...
Hummer H2 becomes the hot ride in limousines (10/26/03)
STRAFFORD, Mo. -- The Hummer H2 -- the hulking, luxurious version of the military's workhorse Humvee -- is enough to garner long, lusty stares on its own. But stretch the sport utility vehicle some 16 feet and add hardwood floors, flatscreen TVs, video game systems, fiberoptic lighting, mirrored ceiling and leather seating for 18 people -- and jaws drop...
Student protests college flag policy (10/26/03)
ST. LOUIS -- A Saint Louis University student wishing to display a U.S. flag on the balcony of his campus apartment is protesting a school policy forbidding the practice. Nicholas Payne, a senior, wrote his congressman, Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, asking him to intervene and keep the university from making him remove the flag. Payne claimed he bought more than 50 U.S. flags following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, keeping one to display on his balcony...
Escaped sexual predator arrested in Florida (10/26/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Katia Stocksdale-Davis knew something wasn't right when her dream husband kept pacing and drawing the blinds in their Florida beach-front home. Then, she started asking questions. "I'd say, 'What, do you have an underground life? Are you a secret spy?'" said Stocksdale-Davis, 44. "I'd play with him and say, 'Dave, quit pacing back and forth. What, were you in prison?'"...
Shelters use caution in cat adoptions near Halloween (10/26/03)
ST. LOUIS -- An animal shelter in St. Charles County wants to find good homes for 15 black cats, but this shelter, like many around the nation, won't allow them to be adopted during the Halloween season. Officials say they're just being careful, but some high-profile cases of cat abuse have made it a common practice for shelters to hold off on some cat adoptions in the days surrounding the holiday...
Pentagon repositioning troops for decades-long war on terror (10/26/03)
WASHINGTON -- Given the chance to talk to the defense secretary, one soldier from the 101st Airborne Division asked what was on the minds of many: When will the worldwide fight against terrorism be over? "I mean, should I get my 3-year-old ready for air assault school?" the soldier asked Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld during an Iraq tour last month...
Halliburton begins 'Defending Our Company' campaign (10/26/03)
WASHINGTON -- The head of Vice President Dick Cheney's former employer, Halliburton, is asking employees to contact newspapers and lawmakers to counter criticism of the company's no-bid contract in Iraq. In an Oct. 17 memo entitled "Defending Our Company," Halliburton's president, Dave Lesar, said he was offended by the criticism but cautioned employees to be positive in their letters...
Smart- Nine-month ordeal wasn't life-altering (10/26/03)
SALT LAKE CITY -- Elizabeth Smart, whose abduction from her bedroom and reunion with her family nine months later captivated the nation, said in her first public interview that she hasn't changed that much from the girl she was before. "I think there's some things different about me, but I think I'm still pretty much the same person," the 15-year-old told NBC's Katie Couric in an interview aired Friday...
Obese toddlers follow parents' fat-food example (10/26/03)
SAN ANTONIO -- Even before their second birthday, many American children are developing the same bad eating habits that plague the nation's adults -- too much fat, sugar and salt and too few fruits and vegetables. A new study of more than 3,000 youngsters found significant numbers of infants and toddlers are downing french fries, pizza, candy and soda...
Victims recall deadly Southern California fires (10/26/03)
LOS ANGELES -- Ten years ago, Ketta Brown looked out her window at flames advancing on her ridgetop home in Laguna Beach. "They were eating trees -- 20-, 30-foot trees," she said. "I watched it come and I remember thinking 'This can't be happening. Somebody has to come and stop this."'...
Circus showcases black performers, urban culture (10/26/03)
OKLAHOMA CITY -- There are no ringmasters with tight white pants and smart red jackets at the UniverSoul Circus. Its ringmistress is a gospel singer disguised in frumpy dresses and a ratty wig, and hip-hop music booms from the navy blue big top tent. Most of its performers are black, and UniverSoul claims to be the nation's only black-owned and black-operated circus...
Daughter of June Carter Cash found dead in bus (10/26/03)
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- The daughter of late country music singer June Carter Cash was found dead in a parked bus along with a Nashville bluegrass fiddle player, authorities said. Officials said Saturday that carbon monoxide from six propane or kerosene heaters on the bus may have killed the two and that an autopsy was planned. The bodies were found Friday afternoon...
Southern California wildfires destroy more than 200 homes (10/26/03)
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. -- A wildfire leaped through dense housing tracts in the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains on Saturday, destroying more than 200 homes, threatening 1,000 others and forcing thousands of people to flee under a sky thick with smoke and tinged orange-red by flames...
Escaping combat -Presidential candidates right age for Vietnam (10/26/03)
WASHINGTON -- Democrats Wesley Clark and John Kerry are basing their presidential campaigns largely on military service that includes combat in Vietnam -- a distinctive qualification in a race full of candidates who came of age during the war but did not fight...
U.S. Army helicopter attacked in Iraq (10/26/03)
TIKRIT, Iraq -- Guerrillas fired small arms and rocket-propelled grenades at a U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter after it came down Saturday in a field near Tikrit, wounding one soldier and causing the craft to explode in flames and spew a column of black smoke, the U.S. military said...
U.S. Embassy stresses vigilance during Ramadan (10/26/03)
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- The U.S. Embassy in Riyadh said Saturday it continued to receive information that terrorists are planning future operations and urged Americans to be "particularly vigilant" during the holy Islamic fasting month of Ramadan...
Israel destroys Gaza buildings today (10/26/03)
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Israeli forces retaliated today for a deadly attack by militants on a nearby Jewish settlement, blowing up three large, empty buildings in Gaza after evacuating 2,000 Palestinians from their homes. Huge blasts rocked the area for miles around, sending plumes of black smoke and debris into the air. The operation came as tensions rose once again in the three-year Israeli-Palestinian conflict...
33 Russian miners rescued after two days (10/26/03)
NOVOSHAKHTINSK, Russia -- While anxious and weeping relatives waited behind police cordons, rescuers brought to the surface 33 exhausted coal miners who had spent nearly two days trapped deep underground at a southern Russian mine. But the fate of 13 other miners was unknown. Emergency workers were unable to locate their position inside the Zapadnaya mine, where flooding trapped the men about a half-mile down...
Russia's richest tycoon detained, charged (10/26/03)
MOSCOW -- Black-uniformed special forces swept onto the airplane of Russia's wealthiest man Saturday and forced him back to Moscow, where he was ordered jailed on criminal charges -- a dramatic escalation of the politically charged probe into Russia's largest oil company...
Rebels launch attacks as Colombians vote on political reforms (10/26/03)
BOGOTA, Colombia -- Guerrillas attacked an army base, ambushed police and launched other attacks across Colombia on Saturday, killing 13 people, as the nation voted in a referendum seen as a test of President Alvaro Uribe's support. Rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia attacked a base of the army's Sixth Brigade in the western city of Ibague with explosives and gunfire early Saturday, killing one soldier and wounding two...
Earthquakes strike China (10/26/03)
The Associated Press BEIJING -- Two strong earthquakes struck a remote region of northwestern China's desert, killing at least four people and seriously injuring eight others, the government said earlier today. The quakes -- magnitudes 6.1 and 5.8 -- hit Gansu province at 8:41 p.m. and 8:48 p.m. Saturday, the official Xinhua News Agency reported from Lanzhou, the provincial capital. Another 17 people suffered minor injuries, it said...
N. Korea considers U.S. offer of security guarantee (10/26/03)
SEOUL, South Korea -- Brightening prospects for ending a nuclear stalemate, North Korea said Saturday it will consider President Bush's offer of written security assurances in return for dismantling its nuclear weapons program. It was the latest about-face by North Korea, which had called the offer "laughable" and "not worth considering" and has been unclear about its actions and plans during the yearlong dispute over its atomic ambitions...
Tigers run record to 20-0 with 6-0 rout of Warriors (10/26/03)
Grant Hengst scored two goals and assisted on two others to help Central's boys soccer team push its record to 20-0 on Saturday with a 6-0 rout of Fox at Central High School. Central had some trouble putting the ball away early on, but it did not take long for the Tigers potent offense to get rolling. Less than 15 minutes into the first half Calen Wills put the Tigers on the board...
Ex-Central stars among 12 to enter SE's Hall of Fame (10/26/03)
For Kermit "Moose" Meystedt and Curtis Williams, induction into the Southeast Missouri State University Athletic Hall of Fame was extra sweet. That's because Meystedt and Williams were not only able to excel in collegiate athletics, they were able to do it for their home town university...
Racers' hex prevails (10/26/03)
The curse of the Racers lives on for Southeast Missouri State University football. If ever there was a year where it looked like the Indians would be able to finally break their long losing streak against Murray State, this was it. But the struggling Racers rose up from the dead and stunned the host Indians Saturday, scoring a late touchdown and surviving a wild finish to prevail 27-24...
Tigers upstage Raiders' potent offense 62-31 (10/26/03)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Brad Smith outplayed the nation's leading quarterback. Smith ran for 291 yards, only 17 shy of the NCAA record for a quarterback, and a school-record five touchdowns as the Tigers left Texas Tech's top-ranked offense in the dust in a 62-31 victory Saturday...
Rams look to change road luck (10/26/03)
PITTSBURGH -- This may surprise the salary cap wizards and contract lawyers the NFL employs, but Rams quarterback Marc Bulger once worked for the Pittsburgh Steelers without being on their roster. Growing up in Pittsburgh, Bulger regularly attended Steelers games with father Jim, a former Notre Dame quarterback. He also accompanied family friend Teresa Varley to training camp, where the youngster handed out copies of the team newspaper that employs Varley...
Florida claims World Series with 2-0 win in Game 6 (10/26/03)
NEW YORK -- The Josh Beckett gamble turned out to be pure genius. The wild-card Florida Marlins wrapped up their wild ride with a most improbable World Series championship, stunning the New York Yankees 2-0 Saturday night behind the strong right arm and sheer determination of their young MVP...
Trainer claims four races at prestigious Breeders' Cup (10/26/03)
ARCADIA, Calif. -- A guy who wears a Panama hat around the racetrack stole the show at the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships. Trainer Richard Mandella completed the greatest day in racing history when his Pleasantly Perfect swept past the leaders in the stretch and won the $4 million Breeders' Cup Classic on Saturday...
Hall of Fame ceremony was a treat for this sports fan (10/26/03)
As a lifelong sports fan -- maybe fanatic would be a better term -- I have always looked up to and admired top-level athletes. That's why I was like a kid in a candy store Saturday afternoon attending Southeast Missouri State University's second annual Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony...
FanSpeak (10/26/03)
Pride in the Bulldogs NOTRE DAME has been building a volleyball program for several years. This is the first time in the history of the school they have been undefeated in regular season play. It is a shame these girls work so hard and receive little recognition. ...
Fanfare (10/26/03)
Basketball
  • Suspended Rockets forward Eddie Griffin is being investigated by police, who were told the player beat and shot at a woman at his home. No warrant had been issued for Griffin's arrest and police haven't found him, police spokesman Alvin Wright said Saturday...
  • Zonta style (10/26/03)
    Supermodels they were not, but the women -- and a few men -- who sashayed down the catwalks at the Zonta Fashion Show sure looked the part. Walking down the platforms, swinging around in flared skirts worn with leather go-go boots, throwing their shoulders to show off a fur band on a cape or shifting their hips to showcase a silver belt, these women worked the crowd as if modeling were second nature...
    Artistic (10/26/03)
    The Cape Girardeau area has a great deal of talent from which to draw when it comes to home construction, and the house at 2484 Litz Blvd. in Jackson is the perfect example. This home has a number of construction features that speak well of the artistry found locally. The exterior of this custom-built 1 1/2 story home artfully blends traditional brick with native stone. The house also blends Victorian styling with sturdier, arts and crafts touches...
    Dad doubles as mom (10/26/03)
    It's not easy being Mr. Mom day and night. Joni was out of town several days last week for computer training. This meant I had to make sure the kids got dinner, did their homework and didn't stay up too late. It meant I had to get out of bed early three days to wake Becca up for school choir. It meant a major search for matching socks each morning, and packing lunches for Becca and her sister, Bailey...
    HBO documentary looks at travails of being 'Born Rich' (10/26/03)
    LOS ANGELES -- Champagne overflows glasses. Guests glide around wearing vintage 1920s attire -- handsome men in top hats, beautiful women in flapper dresses. Laughter mixes with the sound of Glenn Miller's "In the Mood." It's Jamie Johnson's 21st birthday party and a regular ol' beer bash simply won't do...
    Stable TV schedules may be on way out (10/26/03)
    NEW YORK -- Literary agent Rick Broadhead worked out, took a shower, ate dinner and settled into a chair earlier this month to watch a new episode of his favorite show, "The West Wing." Yet it wasn't on. Less than 24 hours earlier, NBC executives decided to replace it with a "Law & Order" rerun, reasoning "The West Wing" would be crushed in the ratings by a baseball playoff game...
    Josie Hersinger (10/26/03)
    Josie Hersinger, 97, of Chaffee, Mo., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2003, at Chaffee Nursing Center. She was born June 15, 1906, at Bloomfield, Mo., daughter of Edward Marion and Virginia Ellen Christian Vaughn. She and Joel Elwood Hersinger were married Oct. 27, 1933, at Benton, Mo. He died in 1964...
    Elsie Hale (10/26/03)
    Elsie V. Hale, 90, of Cooper City, Fla., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2003, at God's VIP Nursing Home in Davie, Fla. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
    Daniel Ing (10/26/03)
    Daniel Ing, 24, formerly of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Oct. 24, 2003, in Butler, Ind. Arrangements are pending at Lorberg Funeral Chapel.
    Nancy Raneri (10/26/03)
    Nancy Raneri, 43, formerly of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Oct. 24, 2003, in Butler, Ind. Arrangements incomplete at Lorberg Funeral Chapel.
    Mary Livesay (10/26/03)
    ANNA, Ill. -- Mary Ruth Livesay, 71, of Maryland Heights, Mo., formerly of Anna, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2003, at Christian Northeast Hospital in St. Louis. She was born Oct. 23, 1932, at Anna, daughter of Frank and Mamie Martin Eaves. She and Eddie Dale were married Jan. 3, 1953, at Pocahontas, Ark...
    Matthew Bond (10/26/03)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Matthew Lee Bond, 32, of Sikeston died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. He was born Dec. 15, 1970, at Sacramento, Calif., son of Joy and Danny Bond. He graduated from New Madrid County High School in 1990 and had been involved in Special Olympics...
    Carol Glastetter (10/26/03)
    Carol Ann Glastetter, 43, of Scott City died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2003, at her home. She was born Dec. 30, 1959, at Cape Girardeau, daughter of John Zeno and Dorothy Elizabeth Vandeven Glastetter. Carol was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso. She worked for V.I.P. Industries...
    David Williams (10/26/03)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- David Farrell Williams, 53, of Sikeston died Friday, Oct. 24, 2003, at Clearview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Sikeston. He was born March 18, 1950, at Morley, Mo., son of Tillman and Esther Kell Williams. He was an electrician at Sikeston Power Plant. Williams was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints in Sikeston. Williams served in the U.S. Navy, where he obtained the rank of CM-2 construction mechanic...
    Milton Chaudoin (10/26/03)
    TAMMS, Ill. -- Milton M. Chaudoin, 83, of Tamms died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2003, at his home. He was born on Jan. 17, 1920, at Norton, Ill., son of Edgar and Avis Crawford Chaudoin. He owned Tri County Lumber Co. in Tamms. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the Army. He was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge, a member of the VFW Post 3455 in Anna, Ill., and American Legion Post 179 of Villa Ridge, Ill...
    Robin Carroll (10/26/03)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Robin Dawn Carroll, 27, of Perryville died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2003, at St. John's Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis. She was born on Nov. 3, 1975, at Chester, Ill., daughter of Sharon Rabe Dees of Perryville, Mo., and Steve Amschler of Chester, Ill...
    Elsie Koch (10/26/03)
    Elsie Frieda Martha Koch, 89, of New Wells, Mo., died Friday, Oct. 24, 2003, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Dec. 13, 1913, at Farrar, Mo., daughter of Max and Gertrude Muench Fritsche. She and Erwin Koch were married Nov. 6, 1937, at Farrar...
    Vinson-Landewee (10/26/03)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Mary-Katherine Vinson and Darren Ray Landewee were married July 26, 2003, at Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Oran, Mo. The Rev. John Harth performed the ceremony. Organist was Lanell Lange of Chaffee, Mo., guitarist was Gerald Landewee of Jackson, and vocalists were Chris Scherer of Oran and Gerald Landewee...
    Washburn-Olesen (10/26/03)
    Cape Bible Chapel was the setting July 5, 2003, for the wedding of Jennifer Nicole Washburn and Peter Nathaniel Olesen. Dale Dolence performed the ceremony. Music was by Sean and Rechelle Boulter of Minnetonka, Minn., Larry and Debbie Young of Jackson, and Wendy Petzoldt of Altenburg...
    Aufdenberg-Yamnitz (10/26/03)
    Denise Elizabeth Aufdenberg and Jamie Lynn Yamnitz were married Aug. 2, 2003, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jackson. The Rev. Edward Eftink performed the ceremony. Lector was Dennis James of Leopold, Mo., uncle of the bride. Organist was Wanda Aufdenberg of Jackson and vocalist was Connie Aufdenberg of Cape Girardeau, cousins of the bride...
    Exler-Wybert (10/26/03)
    Stephanie Renee Exler and Jonathan Andrew Wybert were married June 28, 2003, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson. The Rev. David Johnson performed the ceremony. Music was by Caroline Williams of Jackson, and soloist was Mila Lohmeier of Cape Girardeau...
    Kitchens-McLeane (10/26/03)
    Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Kitchens of Salem, Ky., announce the engagement of their daughter, Tara Renee Kitchens, to Matthew Christopher McLeane. He is the son of Anne and Keith House of Marthasville, Mo., and Gary and Nancy McLeane of Cape Girardeau. Kitchens is a 1995 graduate of Livingston Central High School. She received a degree in occupational safety and health from Murray State University in 2000. She is employed by Batesville Casket Co. in Mississippi...
    Fischer-Loenneke (10/26/03)
    Krissy Fischer and Ben Loenneke announce their engagement. She is the daughter of Ken and Ginny Fischer of St. Louis. He is the son of Ron Loenneke and Susan Loenneke of Jackson. Fischer received a degree in business administration from Southeast Missouri State University in May 2000. She is employed at Crestside Heating and Cooling in St. Louis...
    Coleman-McDonald (10/26/03)
    Scott and Lisa Coleman of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Kate Coleman, to Matthew William McDonald of Cedarville, Ohio. He is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Philip McDonald of Rockford, Mich. Coleman graduated from Southwest Baptist University at Bolivar, Mo., in May 2003. She is a banquet coordinator at Cedarville University...
    Dame-Menz (10/26/03)
    CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Dewaine and Dixie Shaffer of Chaffee announce the engagement of their daughter, Karren Faye Dame, to Jason Michael Menz. He is the son of Paul and Evelyn Menz of Cape Girardeau and Joe and Earline Lowes of Benton, Mo. Dame is a 1990 graduate of Chaffee High School. She received a bachelor of science degree from Southeast Missouri State University. She is a nutritionist with Scott County Health Department-WIC Nutrition Services in Sikeston, Mo...
    Slonecker-Sides (10/26/03)
    Dr. and Mrs. Joe Slonecker and Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Constant of Trenton, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Slonecker, to Ty Sides, both of Columbia, Mo. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Sides of Jackson. Slonecker is a graduate of Trenton High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in history from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is a seventh grade teacher at Hallsville Middle School...
    Marrs-Rice (10/26/03)
    Rick and Jan Heuring of Gordonville and Bruce and Kathy Marrs of Fruitland announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Ashley Marrs, to Justin Michael Rice. He is the son of David and Becky Rice of Jackson. Marrs is a 2002 graduate of Jackson High School, and is pursuing a degree in accounting at Southeast Missouri State University...
    McLane- Mason (10/26/03)
    Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. McLane of Oak Ridge announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Darlene McLane, to Jason Ray Mason. He is the son of Barbara Mason of Cape Girardeau, and the late Ernest Mason Jr. McLane is a 1995 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, and a 2000 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University. She is a medical technologist at St. Francis Medical Center...
    Garners together 60 years (10/26/03)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. Russ Garner of Sikeston celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Oct. 18, 2003, at Shady Acres Church of Christ. Garner and Beulah Dawson were married Oct. 17, 1943, at Benton, Mo. They have lived in Sikeston since 1952...
    Roberts celebrate 40 years (10/26/03)
    BENTON, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. Don Robert of Benton celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with a dinner and dance Sept. 13, 2003, at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Oran, Mo. Hosts were their children and spouses, Andrew and Tammy Gaines and Brad and Kathy Pobst, all of Oran...
    Police report 10/26/03 (10/26/03)
    Cape Girardeau Sunday, Oct. 26 The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Two persons were in custody Friday pending the filing of formal charges of second-degree robbery following an incident at Schnucks, 19 S. Kingshighway...
    Fire report 10/26/03 (10/26/03)
    Cape Girardeau Sunday, Oct. 26 Firefighters responded Friday to the following items: At 1:02 p.m., medical assist at 1744 Cecilia. At 7:17 p.m., illegal burning at Amblewood and Brookshire. At 9 p.m., illegal burning at 1825 Dumais Drive. Firefighters responded Saturday to the following items:...
    Out of the past 10/26/03 (10/26/03)
    10 years ago: Oct. 26, 1993 Sprigg Street Medical Center, which for past year has served almost 3,000 people who previously had limited or no access to medical care, may have to close its doors; Dr. William O.L. Seabaugh, longtime physician who founded facility at 24 N. Sprigg following his retirement from active practice, says clinic doesn't have funds to stay open...
    Right-to-carry constitutional challenge is dubious (10/26/03)
    In the Missouri General Assembly, we debated the right-to-carry concealed weapons for a full decade before overriding Gov. Bob Holden's veto last month. During that decade, right-to-carry enjoyed the support of a lopsided, bipartisan majority. During most of that period, Democrats controlled both houses. ...
    Welcome back, HOG rally (10/26/03)
    Cape Girardeau will once again be the host city for the Missouri Harley Owners Group's annual rally. That's not only good news for the city's tourism and convention boosters, it's also good news for the community. Several thousand owners of Harley-Davidson motorcycles will gather in Cape Girardeau in 2005 for a variety of events. The 2001 gathering here was, by all accounts, a huge success. The city almost got the rally back for 2004 but was narrowly edged out by Springfield, Mo...
    University works its way toward solutions (10/26/03)
    It's getting close to the Nov. 14 meeting when cost-savings cuts at Southeast Missouri State University will be recommended to the board of regents. Because of current state funding levels, university officials say they need to reduce annual expenses by $2.4 million. Under consideration are cuts, restructuring and other efficiencies in both academic and nonacademic programs...
    Let's enjoy all the small things during holidays (10/26/03)
    To the editor: There are days when I feel sad, and there are days when I feel happy to be alive. It may be the middle of October, but I find myself rejoicing to Christmas music and dreaming of the coming holiday season, all the decorations I'll get to put up and all the baking...
    Returning troops not getting good medical treatment (10/26/03)
    To the editor: Veterans returning from Iraq to Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Air Field in Georgia find only one medical doctor to treat 450 soldiers. Some of them are ill. Others have been wounded. This is outrageous. We send our troops into war, and this is how they are treated on their return...
    Efforts to prevent carrying weapons increase dangers (10/26/03)
    To the editor: I cannot understand why so many people are so upset over allowing law-abiding citizens to carry concealed weapons. The ones they need to be concerned about are the thugs carrying weapons illegally. Our governor and other like-minded politicians want to issue executive orders and pass local ordinances against concealed weapons in most public places. Will these orders or ordinances deter a determined individual from shooting up a public building? The answer is obvious...
    Speak Out 10/26/03 (10/26/03)
    Ban leaf burning WHEN YOU step outside in Cape Girardeau, you can tell autumn has arrived. I am not talking about the cooler weather or the changing of leaves. I am talking about the odors that fill the air. Your lungs are filled with the noxious fumes of burning leaves. The city will pick up leaves that you h rake to the roadside. It is time for Cape to outlaw the burning of leaves inside the city limits...
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