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Stories from Wednesday, December 31, 2003

Trex chooses Mississippi site over Cape Girardeau (12/31/03)
The greater Cape Girardeau area narrowly lost out on its bid to become the home of a new manufacturing plant for the nation's largest manufacturer of synthetic decking that would have created hundreds of new jobs. Winchester, Va.-based Trex Co. Inc. has chosen Metro Industrial Park in Olive Branch, Miss., as the site for a $160 million to $240 million manufacturing facility. But Cape Girardeau was the other finalist for the company...
Construction, destruction leave lasting impressions (12/31/03)
It took 20 years for a new bridge to come together. It took 10 minutes for a tornado to rip Jackson apart. The first story was one of construction. Years of lobbying, planning and welding finally paid off when the $100 million Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge opened Dec. 13...
Rivalry brings family to court at tournament (12/31/03)
Regional basketball history was made Tuesday night when the Central Tigers and the Jackson Indians faced off for the first time in the final of the area's premier holiday tournament. The championship of the Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament also crossed a few family lines...
Patriotic key chains remind soldiers of support at home (12/31/03)
When members of the National Guard's 1140th Engineer Battalion leave Southeast Missouri for Fort Riley, Kan., Monday for their deployment, they'll have a little piece of home tucked away in bags or pockets. Two local groups have teamed up to distribute patriotic key chains with personal messages to the 1140th and other troops stationed overseas...
Anti-spam law begins with doubt abounding (12/31/03)
A new federal anti-spam law that takes effect Thursday is aiming to limit the junk e-mail that clutters the in-boxes of millions of Americans, but local Internet providers and users remain doubtful that it will noticeably reduce the spam deluge. "I don't see how it's going to stop it," said Danny Stratton, operations manager of the nonprofit provider Show Me Net, which has about 3,500 Internet customers in Cape Girardeau, Scott and Perry counties. ...
New Year's Eve offers dancing, mysteries, music (12/31/03)
This New Year's Eve has something for just about anyone in Cape Girardeau and Jackson who wants to welcome 2004. Some local businesses and organizations are offering celebrants a chance to dance, eat and even solve a mystery. As usual, many downtown Cape Girardeau venues are featuring live bands, including:...
Landmark restaurant in downtown KC closes down after 78 years (12/31/03)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Italian Gardens, a downtown Kansas City restaurant that had been a favorite of local power brokers and visiting celebrities, has closed after 78 years. A note taped to the door Monday said the restaurant, was "out of business." The management thanked its customers, but listed no reason for the closing...
Antique chandelier crashes to Senate floor (12/31/03)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A 600-pound antique chandelier crashed to the Senate floor Tuesday at the Missouri Capitol, smashing a bench typically used by pages but injuring no one. The accident happened while maintenance workers were electronically lowering and raising the chandelier to check its light bulbs in advance of the Jan. 7 start of the legislative session...
State briefs 12/31/03 (12/31/03)
Property taxes due today in Cape Girardeau, Jackson Today is the last day to pay 2003 property taxes without being assessed interest for delinquent fees. In Cape Girardeau County, property taxes can be paid at the county administrative building at 1 Barton Square in Jackson or at 44 N. ...
FDA announces ephedra ban; consumers urged to quit now (12/31/03)
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration is banning the sale of ephedra early next year, and urged consumers Tuesday to immediately stop using the herbal stimulant that has been linked to 155 deaths and dozens of heart attacks and strokes. It was the government's first-ever ban on a dietary supplement, one that comes eight years after the Food and Drug Administration first began receiving reports that ephedra could be dangerous...
Families of wounded soldiers get plane tickets for visits (12/31/03)
WASHINGTON -- Jo Sissel got some good news for a change Tuesday. Her son Aaron, 22, was killed last month when his convoy was ambushed in Iraq. The Tipton, Iowa, woman has been at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, visiting her son's childhood friend and fellow solider Joe Gottschalk, 24, also from the same town, who was shot in the head during the same ambush...
Truckers to be allowed to drive more, required to rest longer (12/31/03)
WASHINGTON -- Truck drivers will be able to stay on the road for up to 11 straight hours but will have to take at least 10 hours off before they can again get behind the wheel of their rigs, according to new federal regulations taking effect Sunday...
USDA puts ban on downed animals as source of meat (12/31/03)
WASHINGTON -- The Agriculture Department significantly upgraded the country's defenses against mad cow disease Tuesday, banning meat from cows that can't walk or stand on their own and promising to speed up creation of a nationwide animal tracking system...
Economists - Consumer confidence drop normal (12/31/03)
NEW YORK -- Anxiety about the job market is causing consumer confidence levels to dip, while housing sales also are slowing. But economists aren't worried, saying the pullbacks are a normal kink in the economy's path to recovery. The Conference Board reported Tuesday that its consumer confidence index slipped to 91.3 in December. ...
Beef futures remain in free fall on exchange (12/31/03)
CHICAGO -- Beef prices extended their steep decline Tuesday on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, with key contracts falling the exchange-allowed limit for a fourth consecutive session after early buying interest fizzled. The most-active February live cattle contract ended the trading day down 5 cents at 76.17 cents per pound despite virtually the first buying since mad cow disease emerged in a U.S. cow a week earlier...
U.S. to ring in new year with tight security (12/31/03)
PASADENA, Calif. -- Security will be extra tight at this year's New Year's celebrations around the country, with military helicopters patrolling over the Rose Parade, Times Square and the Las Vegas Strip. "I think the level of security this time around within the United States is absolutely unprecedented," Homeland Security secretary Tom Ridge said on CBS' "The Early Show."...
Alaska's high suicide rate hits natives (12/31/03)
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- When Robert Tokeinna was a teenager and got depressed, his mind turned to thoughts of suicide. It is not an unfamiliar notion in Brevig Mission, an isolated Inupiat Eskimo village of around 300 people on the Bering Strait, about 75 miles from the Russian border. Several of Tokeinna's relatives committed suicide. The most recent was his uncle, who shot himself last year...
Twin Mars rovers set for flood of photos (12/31/03)
PASADENA, Calif. -- Like a couple of camera-packing tourists, two robotic rovers are schlepping enough photographic gear to Mars to keep the folks back home in pictures for years. NASA hopes the first of its twin rovers, Spirit, will begin taking pictures within hours of its landing Saturday. Its sibling, Opportunity, should do the same after its arrival at the Red Planet three weeks later...
Ashcroft bows out of CIA leak probe (12/31/03)
WASHINGTON -- Attorney General John Ashcroft removed himself Tuesday from the investigation into whether the Bush administration leaked a CIA operative's name to a newspaper columnist, and a career federal prosecutor from Chicago was named as special counsel to take over...
People talk 12/31/03 (12/31/03)
Jolie continues role as goodwill ambassador CAIRO, Egypt -- Angelina Jolie visited a Sudanese refugee camp on the outskirts of the Egyptian capital, distributing winter clothes, blankets and toys. The Oscar-winning actress, who was in Egypt as a goodwill ambassador for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, on Monday toured the Kilo Arbaa We Nus camp outside Cairo, the UNHCR said in a statement...
Home-empire wrecker (12/31/03)
NEW YORK -- Martha Stewart's fate -- and the future of the vast empire that has put her name on everything from books and bed linens to garden boots and garlic presses -- may well be in the hands of a lowly brokerage assistant by the name of Douglas Faneuil...
States slice funding for arts as feds raise endowments slightly (12/31/03)
WASHINGTON -- Cash-strapped state governments have slashed funding for theaters, museums and performance groups by nearly one quarter, while federal spending on the arts has edged up slightly. Congress increased funding for the National Endowment for the Arts to $122.5 million, up from $115.7 million, for the fiscal year that began Oct. 1...
Defense Dept. takes action over Halliburton (12/31/03)
WASHINGTON -- The Defense Department is removing the Army Corps of Engineers from overseeing oil imports into Iraq, acting just weeks after Pentagon auditors said Halliburton -- Vice President Dick Cheney's former firm -- may have overcharged taxpayers under the Corps' supervision. The Defense Energy Support Center, which buys fuel for the military throughout the world, will supervise the replacement of Halliburton and the award of a new contract for the imports, the center said Tuesday...
Video of U.S. POWs taken by Iraqi state television, NBC says (12/31/03)
NEW YORK -- Graphic video footage of a badly injured Jessica Lynch and Lori Piestewa, who may have died shortly afterward, was taken by Iraqi state television following the ambush of the soldiers' Army convoy, NBC reported Tuesday night. The video, aired on "NBC Nightly News," shows the two Army privates at the hospital where they were taken following the March 23 ambush of the 507th Maintenance Co...
Ukraine's court clears president for third term (12/31/03)
KIEV, Ukraine -- Ukraine's Constitutional Court on Tuesday ruled that President Leonid Kuchma can run for a third five-year term next year, a move likely to further heat up the already tense political situation in the ex-Soviet republic. Ukraine's first post-Soviet constitution approved in 1996 limits a president to two terms in office. ...
Climbers killed as avalanche sweeps mountain (12/31/03)
WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- An avalanche swept down one of New Zealand's tallest peaks today, killing four climbers and injuring two others, rescuers said. The climbers were swept off the mountainside when the avalanche hit Mount Tasman at about 8:30 a.m., said Gail Adams of Garden City Rescue Helicopter, which sent rescue helicopters...
Philippines to deport Americans suspected of terrorist links (12/31/03)
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines said Tuesday it will deport two American brothers arrested two weeks ago for suspected links to local Muslim militants and al-Qaida-linked charities, one of whom is a former technician at a U.S. nuclear weapons lab...
Leader of Khmer Rouge acknowledges regime to blame for genocide (12/31/03)
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia -- A former Khmer Rouge leader expected to face a U.N. tribunal acknowledged Tuesday there is "no more doubt left" that his regime committed genocide, the first admission of the communist group's collective guilt. Khieu Samphan's surprising statement in an interview with The Associated Press is a major step in the long overdue effort to bring to justice those responsible for the deaths of 1.7 million Cambodians during the ultra-leftist group's 1975-79 rule...
Eleven injured when Israeli helicopter fires missiles at car (12/31/03)
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- An Israeli helicopter fired two missiles at a car carrying militants from the Hamas group late Tuesday, wounding at least 11 people and raising fears of an intensification of Middle East violence. Israel's military issued a statement saying the targets were "senior Hamas terrorists ... actively engaged in planning terror attacks."...
Iran thanks America for earthquake relief (12/31/03)
BAM, Iran -- As survivors of Iran's earthquake scavenged for clothes and jostled for handouts Tuesday, President Mohammad Khatami thanked the United States for aid but played down talk that Washington's contribution would thaw frosty relations. Khatami's remarks came after Secretary of State Colin Powell said he sees a "new attitude" in Iran that could lead to a restoration of ties between the United States and the Islamic republic that President Bush has called part of an "axis of evil."...
Journalist lambasts French reporting on Iraq war (12/31/03)
PARIS -- Reporter Alain Hertoghe's book accused the French press of not being objective in its coverage of the U.S.-led war in Iraq. His newspaper fired him. The book, "La Guerre a Outrances" (The War of Outrages), criticizes the French reporting for continually predicting the war would end badly for the U.S.-led coalition...
German police close streets near hospital (12/31/03)
HAMBURG, Germany -- Police closed streets around a military hospital Tuesday after U.S. authorities warned that Islamic militants planned suicide car bomb attacks against the facility. The intelligence warning from the United States named two alleged suicide attackers from Ansar al-Islam, a group linked to al-Qaida that planned to carry out the attack on the Bundeswehr hospital, said state Interior Minister Dirk Nockemann. ...
Army truckers drive the front lines in Iraq's guerrilla war (12/31/03)
CAMP ANACONDA, Iraq -- Spc. Chanss Carpenter was driving his U.S. Army supply truck when a roadside bomb rocked the cab and fired a chunk of shrapnel through the windshield. Flying metal deflected off his M-16 rifle lying across the dashboard, narrowly missing him...
Asian zoo claims to have captured 48-foot python (12/31/03)
JAKARTA, Indonesia -- Indonesian villagers claim to have captured a python that is almost 49 feet long and weighs nearly 990 pounds, a local official said. If confirmed, it would be the largest snake ever kept in captivity. Hundreds of people have flocked to see the snake at a primitive zoo in Curugsewu village on the country's main island of Java. ...
Royal bull terrier cleared of mauling queen's corgi (12/31/03)
LONDON -- The prime suspect in a royal whodunit has been cleared. Princess Anne's bull terrier Dotty didn't fatally maul a corgi belonging to Queen Elizabeth II shortly before Christmas, Buckingham Palace said Tuesday. Instead, the palace pointed the blame at one of Anne's other terriers, Florence. ...
Johnson sets scoring record in Bell City's fifth-place victory (12/31/03)
Dominitrix Johnson's record-setting performance lifted Bell City to a 55-53 win over Advance to secure fifth place in the Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament on Tuesday at the Show Me Center. Johnson, who came into the tournament averaging 32 points a game, had 19 points against the Hornets, bringing his four-day total to 127. The previous mark of 118 points was held by Jreece Johnson of Scott County Central...
Saxony improves to perfect 6-0 (12/31/03)
Saxony Lutheran improved to 6-0 in its inaugural varsity boys basketball season with a 67-45 win over Zalma at home. The Crusaders jumped out to a 36-16 hafltime lead behind the 3-point shooting of Trey Maevers and Lauren Lueders. Lueders finished with five 3-pointers and Maevers had three...
Charleston takes out semifinal setback on Rams (12/31/03)
Top-seeded Charleston took out its frustrations on third-seeded Scott City Tuesday night at the Show Me Center after being upended by Jackson the night before. Charleston rolled past Scott City 77-69 to capture the third-place trophy in the Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament...
Jackson defeats Central in the championship game (12/31/03)
In front of a near-capacity crowd Tuesday night at the Show Me Center, the Jackson Indians and Central Tigers gave the fans all they could ask for in a thrilling Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament final which saw the Indians pull off a 63-60 win...
Missouri falls to Belmont at home (12/31/03)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- For the third straight game, No. 23 Missouri fell behind and then rallied only to fall short, losing 71-67 Tuesday night to Belmont of the Atlantic Sun Conference. Missouri (4-4), ranked as high as No. 3 this season, has lost three in a row and four of five. Coach Quin Snyder is 88-53 overall in four seasons at Missouri, but just 13-12 in December...
Independence day - Missouri, Arkansas battle in bowl game (12/31/03)
SHREVEPORT, La. -- When Arkansas coach Houston Nutt watches Missouri on game film, it's almost like watching a mirror image of his own team. The same goes for the Tigers' Gary Pinkel. The participants in the Independence Bowl tonight have loads of similarities. Both teams are 8-4 after 4-0 starts. Both teams were once ranked but no longer. Both teams are among the best rushing teams in the nation, 1 yard apart in production...
Indians look for more than payday at DePaul (12/31/03)
Southeast Missouri State University's first "money" game of the season nearly produced an upset as the Indians led host Arkansas by 10 points at halftime on Dec. 9 before falling short. The Indians (6-3) hope to finish off the job today when they take on DePaul (5-4) in a 3 p.m. New Year's Eve tipoff at Allstate Arena in Chicago...
Otahkians tumble to Kansas St. (12/31/03)
SAN ANTONIO -- Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team dropped its third game in a row as the Otahkians fell to 11th-ranked Kansas State 78-42 in the first game of the Texas-San Antonio New Year's Classic. Southeast (4-6) is still looking for its first win away from from Show Me Center this season...
Pinkel not worried about ill effects from team's long layoff (12/31/03)
SHREVEPORT, La. -- Bowl games always follow long layoffs, so rust is no cause for worry at Missouri. Tigers coach Gary Pinkel vows not to use the time lapse as an excuse after tonight's Independence Bowl against Arkansas, the Tigers' first action since beating Iowa State 45-7 Nov. 29 in the regular-season finale...
Flyers storm past Blues 7-2 (12/31/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Five goals showed why the Flyers stand atop the NHL on the power play. Mark Recchi scored two of Philadelphia's power-play goals, helping the Flyers win for just the second time in 11 games, 7-2 over the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night...
Spurrier steps down as Redskins coach (12/31/03)
WASHINGTON -- Steve Spurrier resigned as coach of the Washington Redskins on Tuesday, ending a failed attempt to bring his Fun 'n' Gun offense to the NFL. "This is a very demanding job," Spurrier said in a statement released by the team. "It's a long grind and I feel that after 20 years as a head coach, there are other things that I need to do."...
Seven U.S. track, field athletes test positive for drugs (12/31/03)
Sprint champion Kelli White and six other American athletes flunked drug tests this summer, the U.S. Olympic Committee announced Tuesday. White and five other track and field athletes tested positive for the banned stimulant modafinil. Hammer thrower John McEwen tested positive for modafinil and the newly discovered steroid THG, and cyclist Adham Sbeih tested positive for the endurance-boosting hormone EPO...
Sports briefs 12/31/03 (12/31/03)
Baseball Free-agent pitcher Mike DeJean agreed to a one-year contract with the Baltimore Orioles. The contract is contingent on the right-hander passing a physical exam next week. DeJean went 5-8 with 19 saves and a 4.68 ERA in 76 games with the Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals last season...
Plants respond to seasonal changes (12/31/03)
This is the time of year when you might wake any morning to find that your garden has disappeared, replaced by an expanse of white fluff, with sleepy, white mounds where low bushes once grew. Each crosspiece of fencing enclosing your garden might be spread with white icing; and white traces might perch precariously atop the thin branches of trees. A blanket of snow definitively shuts down the garden for the season...
Plants cheer up dark corners (12/31/03)
The darkest days are upon us, making the darkest rooms that much darker. Let's cheer up those dark rooms with living plants and let's avoid using artificial lights in the process. Artificial light is of limited use, either because plants must be set within just a few inches of them or because they cast an eerie glow over plants and furniture. In either case, darkness might be more hospitable...
Butternut squash, herbs combine for risotto done right (12/31/03)
CONCORD, N.H. -- Festive as they may be, the holidays can leave people feeling more stuffed than an oversized tofu turkey, and hankering for something to lighten the load. But don't mention diet quite yet. There is plenty of time for slimming down later. Instead, for one holiday gathering try a menu focused on a single (preferably light) ingredient offered in a variety of contrasting dishes...
Books aim to pin down food superlatives (12/31/03)
At a historical turning point, a year's end, it's fun to take soundings, compile overviews. Food writers do it, of course, and here are three new books in which they offer their findings. "Best Food Writing 2003" Edited by travel writer Holly Hughes, this book sets a different focus. It's a very portable, entertaining anthology in which the text comes first, with a sprinkling of recipes...
Chinese checkers and sunshine (12/31/03)
There's nothing like a major relocation to make you ask yourself: Where did all this crap come from, and why am I holding onto it? If all goes well, by the time this column hits the paper, The Other Half and I will be unloading our lives in sunny Tampa, Fla. Frankly, the way things have gone to date, I have to wonder whether Wednesday will find us in West Virginia, puzzling over a map with me screaming, "Why don't you ever listen?!?!"...
Merry menus for New Year's festivities (12/31/03)
As the glimmer and shimmer of holiday lights continue to shine bright, we come upon the beginning of a new year. I always find it exciting and interesting to see how different families celebrate the ringing in of the New Year. My brother and his family get together with a group of friends and do their annual scavenger hunt. ...
Shining like the sun (12/31/03)
Quite often, tropical plants that are grown inside houses or offices do not do well. They often survive, but don't thrive. Perhaps one reason for this poor performance is the lack of appropriate light. You can often overcome poor indoor plant growth by placing artificial lights near your plant. If you do use artificial light, there are four things that you need to keep in mind...
Elmer Reisenbichler (12/31/03)
Elmer R. Reisenbichler, 88, of Pocahontas died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
Dorothy Seyer (12/31/03)
Dorothy M. Seyer, 89, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Dec. 29, 2003, at Monticello House in Jackson. She was born Dec. 27, 1914, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of George and Minnie Volz Schrock. She and Edwin W. Seyer were married May 12, 1937, in Cape Girardeau. He died May 4, 1985...
Gertrude Fornkahl (12/31/03)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Gertrude R. Fornkahl, 92, of Perryville died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003, at Perry Oaks Manor. She was born March 27, 1911, to the late Gottliff and Lydia Jacob Hecht. She married Henry C. Fornkahl June 28, 1936. He preceded her in death May 18, 2000...
Ruben Wichern (12/31/03)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Ruben V. Wichern, 76, of Perryville died Monday, Dec. 29, 2003, at Independence Square in Perryville. He was born July 2, 1927, at Menfro, Mo., son of Henry and Martha Cornehlsen Wichern. Wichern was a maintenance worker at St. Louis Community College, retiring in 1991. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and Veterans of Foreign Wars...
Ethel Koelzer (12/31/03)
Ethel R. Koelzer, 87, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Dec. 29, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Feb. 13, 1916, in Illmo, daughter of Henry and Christina Sanders Held. She married George Koelzer, who died Feb. 21, 1956. Mrs. Koelzer was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church...
Braden Taylor (12/31/03)
WETAUG, Ill. -- Braden Andrew Taylor, four months, of Wetaug died Monday, Dec. 29, 2003, at Union County Hospital in Anna, Ill. He was born Aug. 14, 2003, in Carbondale, Ill., son of Todd Michael Taylor and Elizabeth Ann Sandlin. Survivors include his parents; a sister, Azhure Taylor; a brother, Dawson Taylor; paternal grandparents, Judith Mitchell of Ullin, Ill., Marvin Taylor of Decaturville, Tenn.; maternal grandparents, Lori Wright of Wetaug, Lawrence Sandlin of Dongola, Ill.; paternal great-grandmother, Betty Hardy of Decaturville; and maternal great-grandfather, Douglas Wright of Wetaug.. ...
Dorothy Fowler (12/31/03)
Dorothy Louise Fowler, 74, of Scott City died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Dec. 8, 1929, at Perkins, Mo., daughter of Lyle and Belle Phegley Newlin. She and Albert John "Jay" Fowler were married Jan. 20, 1956, in St. Louis...
Audrey McLeane (12/31/03)
Audrey C. McLeane, 82, of Valley Park, Mo., died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2003, at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in Town and Country, Mo. She was born Oct. 1, 1921, in St. Louis, daughter of Carl P. and Mae G. Holtrup Gieson. She married G. Roy McLeane, who preceded her in death...
Willie Kelso (12/31/03)
MATTHEWS, Mo. -- Willie Mae Kelso, 83, of Matthews died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003, at Sells Rest Home. She was born April 5, 1920, in Tupelo, Miss., daughter of Otis and Sarah Hall Raper. She and Rebel D. Kelso were married Nov. 27, 1937, in Keiser, Ark. He died April 1, 1993...
Ruth Conley (12/31/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Ruth Conley, 69, formerly of St. Louis, died Saturday, Dec. 27, 2003, at Clearview Nursing Center. She was born March 14, 1934, at Essex, Mo., daughter of James and Estella Allison Stewart. She married Robert L. Conley, who preceded her in death...
Marcia Watson (12/31/03)
JOHNSTON, Iowa -- Marcia J. Watson, 84, of Johnston died Saturday, Dec. 27, 2003, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. She was born in Boone, Iowa. She married Claire Watson, who preceded her in death. Watson was a member of St. Paul Presbyterian Church, and PEO...
Nathan Wibbenmeyer (12/31/03)
Nathan Vincent Wibbenmeyer, 15, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003, at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born May 18, 1988, in Cape Girardeau, the son of Gary Louis and Susan Louise Huber Wibbenmeyer. Nathan was a sophomore at Notre Dame Regional High School, where he was the co-recipient of the Outstanding Freshman Award in May 2003 and the Art Department's Student of the Month for November 2003...
Virginia Finch (12/31/03)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Virginia Finch, 95, of Chaffee died Monday, Dec. 29, 2003, at Chaffee Nursing Center. She was born Feb. 20,1908, at Rockview, Mo., daughter of William J. and Fannie Miller Belk. She and Forrest Finch were married Dec. 24, 1929. He died Oct. 7, 1985...
Births 12/31/03 (12/31/03)
Hubbert Son to Thomas Jay and Nikki Anne Hubbert Jr. of Scott City, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 7:22 a.m. Monday, Dec. 22, 2003. Name, Alex Nicholas Jay. Weight, 7 pounds 6 ounces. Second child, first son. Mrs. Hubbert is the former Nikki Sadler, daughter of Ronnie Sadler and Glenda Sadler of Cape Girardeau. Hubbert is the son of Margie Oxley and Ed Oxley of Morley, Mo...
Cape fire report 12/31/03 (12/31/03)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded Monday to the following item: At 10:56 p.m., medical assist at 614 Sycamore. Firefighters responded Tuesday to the following items: At 1:59 a.m., medical assist at 3122 Themis. At 2:32 a.m., medical assist at 212 S. Lorimier...
Cape police report 12/31/03 (12/31/03)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Kevin F. Wood, 42, of 908 E. Main, Scott City, was arrested Monday on suspicion of an insufficient funds check...
Out of the past 12/31/03 (12/31/03)
10 years ago: Dec. 31, 1993 With disaster after disaster hitting Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois, 1993 turned out to be record-breaking year for American Red Cross; locally, Red Cross flood relief efforts cost more than $1 million. Faulty cable is blamed for early-morning power outage that affected Union Electric customers in parts of northern Cape Girardeau and in Egypt Mills area yesterday; temperatures were in low teens when electricity went off...
Unify school standards (12/31/03)
The Nell Holcomb, Jackson, Advance, Oak Ridge and Oran school districts recently were among 176 districts recognized by the state for "distinction in performance." The award is given annually for academic performance showing consistent improvement...
Speak Out 12/31/03 (12/31/03)
Goose and gander DAVID LIMBAUGH is always fussing about the Bush bashers. What about Limbaugh's Clinton bashing? What's good for the goose is good for the gander. Stories of triumph I THOROUGHLY enjoy the personal touch of the articles in the Southeast Missourian. ...
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