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Stories from Sunday, January 11, 2004

Cape schools hold auction to clear out old building (01/11/04)
A science table for junior high students can be turned into a grown man's work desk. Several ancient computers can possibly be put together to make a workable one. Metal cabinets that once held student evaluations can safeguard tax returns. And elementary school desks? Well, they're just desks, but at Saturday's Cape Girardeau School District auction, they were going for 12 cents apiece, so some people decided to load up their trucks with them just in case they might ever come in handy...
Volunteers go to dogs, cats at Humane Society (01/11/04)
Jackson Middle School student Chance Breese has been a volunteer at the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri since November, but his memories of helping with the animals go back further. "I used to come here with my mom when I was about 5 and help her clean kennels," the 13-year-old said...
The wild life of Happy Hollow (01/11/04)
Cape Girardeau's new federal courthouse will dress up the landscape near city hall, but it won't touch Happy Hollow, a rugged ravine of scraggly trees, underbrush and algae-covered water that was once a city dump that attracted rats, vagrants and drunks...
Nation briefs 9A (01/11/04)
Bishop's communion ban suggestion causes furor MILWAUKEE -- A Roman Catholic bishop who waded into politics with a decree that lawmakers who support abortion rights can no longer receive Holy Communion has ignited a debate over the separation of church and state. ...
Victims of drug dilution soon to get checks (01/11/04)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Victims of former pharmacist Robert R. Courtney's dilutions of cancer drugs soon will begin receiving restitution checks. Officials of U.S. District Court in Kansas City said Friday the initial batch of checks for cancer patients and their survivors would be written and sent by registered mail in the coming week...
Bush working state hard to keep Missouri in Republican column (01/11/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Dana Loesch waited for hours in stifling heat for a glimpse of the big black limousine. It rolled past in a blur, but she was still delighted. Loesch was no groupie staking out a hot musical act or Hollywood star. The mother of one from Festus rearranged her work schedule on Aug. 26, 2003, just to see President Bush traveling through downtown St. Louis...
Concerns about bats reduce tours of Devil's Icebox cave (01/11/04)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Tours of the Devil's Icebox cave will be limited this summer because of concerns that the number of gray bats that live in the central Missouri cave is declining. Conservation officials hope the restrictions will allow the gray bats to raise their young without disturbance from human visitors to the cave at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park south of Columbia. Tours allow groups of no more than 10 people to paddle, walk, crawl and wade through the underground passages...
Senate vets have last hurrah (01/11/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Once dominating the ranks of the legislature, career lawmakers in recent times have been an endangered species in Missouri. After this year, their kind will be all but extinct. Longtime veterans were swept from the House of Representatives with the 2002 elections when the legislative term limits Missouri voters added to the state constitution in 1992 finally took full effect...
Legislative leaders look to move up (01/11/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- During the entire 20th century, Republicans spent just six years in charge of the Missouri Senate. "Any team can have a bad century," said Senate President Pro Tem Peter Kinder, citing conservative columnist and baseball aficionado George Will's line about the historically hapless Chicago Cubs...
Belleville pilot has short-lived Hollywood experience (01/11/04)
BELLEVILLE, Ill. -- During his two-week experience, Walt Hubert of Belleville learned that there is a lot of "hurry up and wait" in the movie business, but Hollywood also had its perks. "The food was great," Hubert said. "We ate with the big boys. They served breakfast and lunch, and dinner if we were working late. If everyone was busy, they brought around trays of sandwiches. Late at night, they came out and set up a truck with a cappuccino machine."...
State dips into cultural trust fund (01/11/04)
ST. LOUIS -- One less local theater production in Clarksville. Fewer outside musical performances in Mexico. A ballet company with 25 dancers rather than 27 in Kansas City. Missouri appropriated about $3.9 million last fiscal year for arts agencies in the state. This year, the general revenue appropriation was zero. The government dipped into a cultural trust fund to pick up much of the slack. Still, many arts organizations are cutting back and wondering what the future holds...
'King of hobos' dead at 92 (01/11/04)
SHAWNEETOWN, Ill. -- Rudolph W. Phillips, better known as "Rambling Rudy Phillips, King of the Hobos," is dead at age 92. The longtime Shawneetown resident died Friday at Harrisburg Medical Center after an extended illness. Phillips was a hobo for seven years after he ran away from his childhood home in East Prairie, Mo., at age 14...
Man sues over stuttering matter involving radio show (01/11/04)
ST. LOUIS -- A St. Louis man has sued the producers of a syndicated country music radio show, alleging the call-in program would not accept a song dedication for his ex-wife because of his stutter. Robert Tart's lawsuit, filed Jan. 2 in St. Louis Circuit Court, claims that after his repeated calls to the Seattle-based Lia Show last March, a staff member for the program told him, "We don't do the stutter thing."...
Fired Treasury Secretary O'Neill speaks out on the Bush adminis (01/11/04)
WASHINGTON -- Former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill left town without saying a word when he was pushed out of the Cabinet. But now, he's ready to tell his side of the story and perhaps settle a few scores. In O'Neill's version of events, related in a new book, "The Price of Loyalty," President Bush was so disengaged during Cabinet meetings that he was like a "blind man in a roomful of deaf people."...
Full-bodied models gain popularity (01/11/04)
WASHINGTON -- Americans are gaining weight, and health clubs don't want to be left out. People in their ads are gaining weight, too. Clubs are afraid that unless they show less shapely people, the unfit and flabby majority of Americans won't feel at home...
Funeral flub- 'Dead man' turns up in jail (01/11/04)
NEW ORLEANS - When mourners showed up in north Alabama for Finley Christopher Farley's funeral, they were told that the dearly departed had not departed. He was just being detained in a New Orleans jail cell. Farley's parents, Eugene and Marion, made funeral arrangements in Decatur, Ala., for their son after the Orleans Parish coroner told them their son had died in a hotel room. A death notice was put in their local newspaper and a service was set for Thursday...
Fifth-grader faints, others shocked by cadaver arm in school (01/11/04)
PITTSBURGH -- A doctor's idea of show and tell -- opening up a cadaver arm in front of fifth-graders for a lesson in anatomy and art -- caused one student to faint and made others feel sick from the smell of formaldehyde. Some parents complained to a board member at the Fox Chapel Area School District. School officials Thursday said they would look into the matter...
Pentagon auditors altered documents, report says (01/11/04)
WASHINGTON -- Pentagon auditors spent 1,139 hours altering their own files in order to pass an internal review, say investigators who found that the accounting sleuths engaged in just the kind of wasteful activity they are supposed to expose. When the auditors in the New York City office learned well in advance which files a review team would check, they spent the equivalent of more than 47 days doctoring the papers and updating records from several audits, the Defense Department's inspector general concluded. ...
People talk 1/11/04 (01/11/04)
Comedian Brady's show won't be renewed LOS ANGELES -- "The Wayne Brady Show" won't be back for a third season because of low ratings, Buena Vista Television has announced. The syndicated show remains in production and will air through May. The comedian won best talk show host and "The Wayne Brady Show" tied for best talk show with "The View" at last May's Daytime Emmy Awards. ...
Temperatures drop to record lows across Northeast (01/11/04)
BOSTON -- Temperatures dropped well below zero Saturday across the Northeast, making it the coldest day in a decade for some cities and keeping all but the hardiest people indoors. St. Johnsbury, Vt., led the list of records Saturday with a low of 27 below zero, the National Weather Service said...
Europe's weapons haven (01/11/04)
TIRASPOL, Moldova -- The deal involved Europe's biggest Soviet army weapons cache, Russia's prime minister and the leader of a separatist enclave called a gunrunner's haven. As described in a confidential 1998 agreement obtained by The Associated Press, Russia and Trans-Dniester would share profits from the sale of "unnecessary" arms and ammunition chosen from 40,000 tons of material stored in an arms depot in the breakaway region...
Iraqis upset, surprised at Saddam's POW status (01/11/04)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraqi officials expressed fears Saturday that a Pentagon decision to declare Saddam Hussein a prisoner of war will prevent them from putting himon trial. The international Red Cross, however, said POW status does not preclude a war crimes prosecution...
U.S. sets up tribunals for Guantanamo prisoners (01/11/04)
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba -- Two years after the first prisoners began arriving at Guantanamo Bay in the wake of Sept. 11, families of detainees are asking how much longer they must wait for their loved ones to be tried or released. As the prison camp marks its second year anniversary today, the United States also faced criticism from foreign governments and human rights groups, questioning why hundreds of terror suspects have been held for so long without charges or legal representation. ...
Fatal clash with protesters draws British, Iraqi police (01/11/04)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- British soldiers and Iraqi police clashed Saturday with armed, stone-throwing protesters in southeastern Iraq, killing six people. U.S. officials acknowledged American soldiers mistakenly killed two Iraqi policemen after they failed to identify themselves to a patrol...
Pope cancels Lenten ceremony (01/11/04)
VATICAN CITY -- In the latest sign of concern over his frail health, Pope John Paul II has canceled his traditional Ash Wednesday service at a Rome basilica, the Vatican said Saturday. For decades, John Paul would open the Catholic church's solemn Lenten period with a ceremony in St. ...
WHO experts search eatery, residences for links to SARS (01/11/04)
BEIJING -- Tracking the origins of China's latest confirmed SARS case, international medical investigators scoured a southern Chinese apartment block in an effort to determine if anything there played a role in the infection. The World Health Organization said today it had no immediate information on a report in one Hong Kong newspaper saying a third suspected case of severe acute respiratory syndrome was being treated in the southern province of Guangdong...
N. Korea shows U.S. its 'nuclear deterrent' (01/11/04)
SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea said Saturday that it showed its "nuclear deterrent" to an unofficial U.S. delegation that visited the disputed Yongbyon nuclear complex, which had been closed to outsiders since the North expelled U.N. inspectors over a year ago...
Jackson puts a halt to two-game skid (01/11/04)
Jackson's boys basketball team was coming off a 28-point loss to district-rival Poplar Bluff, its second straight loss, as it entered Saturday's matchup with Scott City in the Tiger Shootout at Central High School. The Indians, ranked No. 4 in Class 5, took out their frustrations on the Rams, blowing open a close game in the second quarter en route to a 68-52 win...
Tigers finish off perfect week (01/11/04)
CENTRAL 66, LINDBERGH 60 Lindbergh 19 6 11 24 -- 60 Central 13 14 19 20 -- 66 LINDBERGH (60) -- Mike Mohrman 22, Richard Williams 20, Brian Campbell 9, Tyler Kiel 1, Nick Cepicky 2, Chris Geisz 3, Ra'mond Johnson 1. FG 22, FT 9-17, F 20 (3-pointers: Mohrman 4, Williams 3. Fouled out: none)...
Delta overcomes Lance's 53 points to win tournament (01/11/04)
DELTA, Mo. -- Delta's girls basketball team overcame 53 points by top-seeded Twin Rivers' Amanda Lance to win the Delta New Year's Tournament 81-69 on Saturday. "We felt like if we could take away her assists and shut down the other girls we'd have a shot," Delta coach Randy White said...
Missouri captures its first Big 12 win (01/11/04)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Arthur Johnson kept his brain engaged, but he let his body do the heavy lifting. "I just stopped thinking so much," Missouri's senior center said. "I decided to quit worrying, and just play. It wasn't lack of confidence. I was just thinking too much about everything."...
Otahks find the range against Tech (01/11/04)
Southeast Missouri State University's Otahkians finally broke out of their offensive funk Saturday. And it's a good thing because they needed virtually all of their season-high point total to survive a major scare from visiting Tennessee Tech. The Eaglettes rallied from a 17-point deficit with nine minutes left in regulation to force overtime, but the Otahkians controlled the five-minute extra session as they posted a thrilling 102-90 victory...
Eagles nip the Indians at wire (01/11/04)
Keyon Boyd made only two field goals all game Saturday night -- but his final one proved to be a dagger for Southeast Missouri State University. Boyd, Tennessee Tech's sophomore guard, hit a 15-foot baseline jumper with 0.6 seconds remaining to snuff out a furious Southeast comeback as the Eagles prevailed 71-69 in front of 3,938 fans at the Show Me Center...
Vinatieri sends Patriots past Titans (01/11/04)
FOXBORO, Mass. -- The New England Patriots can handle the cold and snow. They have Adam Vinatieri. The hero of the snowy "Tuck Rule" game and the 2002 Super Bowl kicked a 46-yard field goal with 4:06 left Saturday night to give New England a 17-14 victory over the Tennessee Titans and send the Patriots back to the AFC title game...
Martz decision works in Carolina's favor (01/11/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Mike Martz lost his nerve, and it helped end the St. Louis Rams' season. With St. Louis trailing by three with a first down at Carolina's 15 with 39 seconds to go and one time-out remaining, Martz inexplicably voted for the uncertainty of overtime...
Rams, Panthers both dodge bullets before fatal blow (01/11/04)
ST. LOUIS -- When nerves should be frayed and the ball tough to grip, the Carolina Panthers feel right at home. Even in a dome where visitors hardly ever win. After blowing an 11-point lead in the final 2:39, the Panthers beat the Rams 29-23 in double overtime Saturday on Steve Smith's 69-yard touchdown reception. That capped one of the wildest, most thrilling finishes in NFL history, and sent the sellout crowd home in stunned silence at the Rams' first playoff loss in the deafening dome...
Robinson, other ex-Indian baseball stars to make appearance (01/11/04)
When Southeast Missouri State University's basketball teams play Tennessee State Thursday, there will also be a little baseball in the air at the Show Me Center. Former Southeast standout and current St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Kerry Robinson will be in the house...
Sports briefs 1/11/04 (01/11/04)
Baseball Rafael Palmeiro is returning to Baltimore, where he enjoyed five outstanding seasons before his acrimonious departure in 1998. Palmeiro, 39, agreed to terms with the Orioles on Saturday, accepting a one-year contract with a club option for 2005. The first baseman-designated hitter became a free agent after spending the past five seasons with the Texas Rangers...
Birding draws visitors to Gulf Coast (01/11/04)
MOBILE, Ala. -- Alabama has a wealth of resources in its skies, backyards and beaches: Birds. In an eye-opening analysis, federal wildlife officials found that more money is spent on watching birds and other wildlife in Alabama than is spent on hunting...
Combine travel with learning experiences (01/11/04)
People often combine vacations with advancing their hobbies -- from taking golf lessons to improving photographic techniques or polishing foreign language skills. So, why not combine your travel with a culinary education? Whether or not you've already picked your destination, you can search the Internet for local cooking classes or schools for nonprofessionals, many of which specialize in regional food styles...
Resist the urge to prune as winter weather sets in (01/11/04)
If you have an insatiable urge to tidy up this time of year, go ahead and rake the remaining leaves or cut down stalks of perennial flowers. But don't prune trees, shrubs, or vines. Colder weather and short days have been ushering woody plants into winter by inducing them to cease growth and toughen up. ...
Hats off (01/11/04)
FASHION IS USUALLY all about what's new, but sometimes it's about what keeps you warm. Sock caps, knit caps and even newsboys are making the rounds again as the hot fashion item for the winter season. Whether they don the heads of schoolchildren playing outdoors in the cool weather or college students making fashion statements, knit hats are all the rage in Southeast Missouri...
Fashion bargain-seekers flock to New York designer sample sales (01/11/04)
NEW YORK -- Helen Swerko-Steinberg can't find designer deals like a Victor Costa evening gown at cost in Cape Coral, Fla. So she makes regular trips to New York sample sales in search of high fashion at low prices. Swerko-Steinberg brings her daughter, Caitlin, along to scour the sales. ...
Experts share their tips for growing as a photographer (01/11/04)
Professional photographers need to grow to keep up with the competition, as well as to keep up their interest in photography. Amateurs, too, need to grow. If they don't, they might get into a rut -- taking the same kinds of pictures wherever they go. And when using a digital-imaging program, they might use the same techniques over and over...
Travel briefs 1/11 (01/11/04)
Ice palace centerpiece of upcoming festival ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The towering palaces of ice that enchanted winter festival-goers in St. Paul for generations are scheduled to return this season for the first time in more than a decade. Organizers of the St. Paul Winter Carnival hope to have a walk-in ice castle ready when the three-week festival opens Jan. 22. The homage to all things wintry will coincide with the NHL All-Star Game events, which will take place in St. Paul on Feb. 7 and 8...
Explaining the origins of shopping culture (01/11/04)
NEW YORK -- The average American planned to spend $835 on holiday purchases this year, according to financial education organization Myvesta's annual survey, and this is the time of year we ask ourselves, "Why?" A lot of cultural forces are at work -- from cartoons whose furry characters are coveted toys to celebrities touting the latest fashions to your office's Secret Santa traditions -- that urge you to get out there and spend, spend, spend. ...
Suitable starting point (01/11/04)
Every story has a beginning. Every family has a start, and the home at 426 Wayne in Jackson is one of those places perfect for a beginning. This brick-and-vinyl split-level home with brown shutters and a matching door with a half-moon window sits invitingly atop a hill...
Would-be moguls vie for Trump job (01/11/04)
NEW YORK -- Donald Trump and reality TV: They deserve each other. Now their time has come. "The Apprentice," where 16 would-be moguls vie for The Donald's favor and "the dream job of a lifetime" as his yearlong protege, opens for business on NBC Thursday at 7:30 p.m. before moving to 7 p.m. Wednesdays...
Anne Heche takes on role as mom in Lifetime movie (01/11/04)
LOS ANGELES -- Anne Heche says growing up in an abusive family gave her a special appreciation for the issues surrounding her role as a drug-addicted mother who neglects her children in the Lifetime movie "Gracie's Choice." "One of the things I've learned," Heche says, "is my story is one of millions ... children who are neglected, abused, treated badly."...
PBS receives grant to launch public affairs cable channel (01/11/04)
NEW YORK -- PBS said Thursday it had received a grant to plan a new cable network for public affairs programming, which it hopes to start early in 2005. Tentatively called PBS Public Square, it will mostly air reruns of PBS programs such as "NewsHour with Jim Lehrer," "NOW with Bill Moyers" and talk shows with Charlie Rose and Tavis Smiley...
Gangsters on the loose in 'Sopranos' new season (01/11/04)
LOS ANGELES -- Mobsters fresh out of prison and on the loose provide the impetus for the fifth season of HBO's drama "The Sopranos," series creator David Chase said. A New Jersey newspaper story about organized crime figures prosecuted in the 1980s inspired him, Chase told the Television Critics Association on Thursday...
Business memo 01/12/04 (01/11/04)
Business counseling sessions available The Small Business Development Center of Southeast Missouri State University will conduct counseling sessions for area small-business people planning business ventures. The counselor, Gil Degenhardt, will be available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce, 1267 N. Mount Auburn in Cape Girardeau. Call 335-3312 for an appointment. The sessions are free...
People on the move 01/12/04 (01/11/04)
New stylist hired at Eugene's Total Care Laura Ruff has joined Eugene's Total Care Salon in Cape Girardeau as a stylist. She is a certified hairdresser and manicurist who graduated from Stage One Hair School in November. Ruff offers an assortment of hairstyling services, from perms and curlings to highlights...
Mary Gladish (01/11/04)
Mary Julia Gladish, 86, of Jackson died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004, at Monticello House. She was born August 22, 1917, in Chicago, Ill., daughter of Carl and Caroline Brosa Doscotch. Gladish worked as a bookkeeper for Draper and Cramer Women's Clothing Store in Chicago, retiring in 1982. She moved to Kennison, Ga., and then to Jackson in 1997...
W.M. Daugherty (01/11/04)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- W.M. "Billy Mac" Daugherty, 71, of Chaffee died Friday, Jan. 9, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Dec. 4, 1932, in Chaffee, son of Claude and Edith Blackwell Daugherty. He and Anita Cowell were married Aug. 11, 1951...
RIchard Robinette (01/11/04)
Richard G. Robinette, 85, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004, at the Lutheran Home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
James Rankin (01/11/04)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- James E. "Sonny" Rankin, 73, of Perryville died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004, at his home. He was born Oct. 9, 1930, at Claryville, Mo., son of Joseph and Gladys Lesch Rankin. He and Jaunita Sauer were married Nov. 12, 1955. He was a truck driver for Sutterer Oil Company. He was also a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, American Legion Post 133 and the VFW. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War...
Roy Huffman (01/11/04)
Roy Lee Huffman, 58, of Jackson died Friday, Jan. 9, 2004, at home. He was born April 5, 1945, in Fort Madison, Iowa, son of Hazen and Lucille Derr Huffman. He and Cheryl Davis were married Aug. 24, 1972. Huffman served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. He was a general superintendent for Fru-Con Construction Co...
James Farrar (01/11/04)
James Norman Farrar, 63, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Jan. 9, 2004, at his home. He was born May 15, 1940, in Advance, Mo., son of Jimmy Jackson Bowers and Montez Farrar. Farrar moved to Cape Girardeau when he was four years old and lived here ever since. He worked for McDonnell Douglas in St. Louis for 12 years. He worked for Seabaugh Flooring Co. for 12 years and was then self-employed as a hardwood flooring installer until retirement...
Tryon Lindabury (01/11/04)
Tryon Smith "Lindy" Lindabury Sr. passed away Saturday, Dec. 27, 2003, in Missouri City, Texas, at the age of 86 years and three days. He was born Dec. 24, 1917, in Burlington, N.J., son of Glenn Andrew and Gertrude Belle Tryon Lindabury. He married Ruth Mildred Cayse Feb. 16, 1940, in her hometown of St. Louis...
F.M. Scherer (01/11/04)
F.M. Scherer, 82, of Scott City died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Luther Qualls (01/11/04)
NEELYVILLE, Mo. -- Luther C. Qualls, 86, of Doniphan, Mo., died Friday, Jan. 9, 2004, at Three Rivers North Campus in Poplar Bluff, Mo. He was born Oct. 7, 1917, in Kennett, Mo. He and Dorlis Maxine Helms were married March 4, 1969. Qualls was a retired truck driver...
Swinford-Schweain (01/11/04)
Kristin Elisabeth Swinford and Ryan Daniel Schweain were married May 25, 2002, at Second Presbyterian Church in Nashville, Tenn. The Rev. Carter Crenshaw performed the ceremony. Pianist was Beverly Reece of Cape Girardeau, flutist was Jenny Jones, and string musicians were Paul Nelson, Penny Jones, Joe Clem, James Katina and Lynn Nichols. Vocalists were Alisa Girard, Chrissy Conrad and Jerusha Ghazanfani...
Welker-Rhymer (01/11/04)
Charrity Ann Welker and Jeremiah David Rhymer were married March 8, 2003, at Hobbs Chapel United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau. Jim Hoague performed the ceremony. Pianist was Holly Owens of Jackson. Parents of the bride are Robert Welker of Cape Girardeau and Mary Jo Rogers of Scott City. The groom is the son of Charles Rhymer of Cape Girardeau and Patricia Rhymer of McClure, Ill...
Wachter-Peters (01/11/04)
ALTENBURG, Mo. -- Terri Lea Wachter and Jeffrey Carl Peters were married Nov. 8, 2003, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Wells, Mo. The Rev. Rick Patzwitz performed the ceremony. Organist was Sue Ludwig of Jackson. Soloists were Lisa Reitzel and Dean Sawyer of Whitewater...
Hoopingarner-Wilkerson (01/11/04)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Kimberly Ann Hoopingarner and Paul E.D. Wilkerson were married Dec. 29, 2003, at the home of the Rev. E.D. Francis in Jackson. Rev. Francis performed the ceremony. Parents of the bride are Mr. and Mrs. Leo Hoopingarner of Puxico, Mo. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mac Wilkerson of Chaffee...
Fleitz-Wilson (01/11/04)
Tiffany Marie Fleitz and Aaron Jay Wilson II exchanged vows Dec. 28, 2003, at the home of her parents. The bride is the daughter of Judy and Bob Hodits of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of Wendy and Dean Little of Chaffee, Mo. Maid of honor was Stephanii Groom of St. Louis. Bridesmaid was Teri Fleitz-Pantier of Washington, D.C., sister of the bride...
Freeze-Ramsey (01/11/04)
Mike and Betty Freeze of England, Ark., announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachael Lori Freeze, to Staff Sgt. Matthew Kelly Ramsey. He is the son of Mack and Pat Ramsey of Cape Girardeau. Freeze received a bachelor's degree in biology from Hendrix College in 2001. She is a third year medical student at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine...
Lueder-Hopkins (01/11/04)
Randy and Staci Lueder of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Amber Dianne Lueder, to Petty Officer 3rd Class Lucas Andrew Hopkins. He is the son of David and Theresa Hopkins of Jackson. Lueder is a senior at Jackson High School...
Donahue- Hindman (01/11/04)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Mike Donahue Sr. of Scott City and Theresa Donahue of Poplar Bluff, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Edith Donahue, to Brian Hindman, both of Chaffee. He is the son of Ray and Helen Hindman of Sikeston, Mo. Donahue is a 1992 graduate of Maplewood Richmond Heights High School in Maplewood, Mo...
Pennington-Pillers (01/11/04)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Dorothy Pennington of Sikeston announces the engagement of her daughter, Tonia Renee Pennington, to John William Pillers. He is the son of Patricia A. Pillers of Sparta, Ill., and William D. Pillers of Baldwin, Ill. Pennington is also the daughter of the late Robert N. Pennington...
Hegeman- Donahue (01/11/04)
Debra Renn of Cape Girardeau and Mike Meyer of Scott City announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Anne Hegeman, to Michael Thomas Donahue Jr., both of Scott City. He is the son of Mike Donahue Sr. of Scott City and Theresa Donahue of Poplar Bluff, Mo...
Winschel-Quinn (01/11/04)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Elaine Winschel of Perryville announces the engagement of her daughter, Staci Winschel, to Matt Quinn. He is the son of Larry and Joan Quinn of Cape Girardeau. Winschel is also the daughter of the late Martin Winschel. Winschel is a 2001 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University. She is a teacher at St. Joseph School in Scott City...
Fire report 011104 (01/11/04)
Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday:n Emergency medical service at Hope Street.
  • Emergency medical service at Madison. n Emergency medical service at E. Main.
  • Police report 1/11/04 (01/11/04)
    Fire Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: Emergency medical service at Hope Street. Emergency medical service at Madison. Emergency medical service at E. Main. Police Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt...
    Out of the past 1/11/04 (01/11/04)
    10 years ago: Jan. 11, 1994 Rolane Smith has been appointed officer in charge of Cape Girardeau Post Office; she is in charge of total post office operations until replacement is named for Michael Keefe, who recently transferred to postal operations office at Kansas City...
    Schools go to court (01/11/04)
    As had been anticipated for months, a coalition of nearly half of Missouri's school districts filed a lawsuit last week that claims the legislature has failed to give public schools enough money and distributes funding unfairly. If there are echoes, it's because this new lawsuit sounds much like the lawsuit filed by the Committee for Educational Equality's attorney, Alex Bartlett of Jefferson City, Mo., 13 years ago. ...
    County accountability (01/11/04)
    Years from now, when the current Cape Girardeau County commissioners are no longer around, there will be no official record -- just newspaper stories -- that a plan to follow simple meeting procedures designed to provide accountability for the commission was ever discussed, much less turned down by two of the county's three commissioners...
    Speak Out 01/11/04 (01/11/04)
    The real world I WORK at the Missouri Veterans Home. I did not appreciate my extra holiday given by Gov. Holden on Dec. 26. I am no better than all the other hard-working people in our area who don't get as many holidays as I do in the first place. ...
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