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Stories from Sunday, January 18, 2004

Holden, GOP leaders rush to claim issues (01/18/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- It's a wonder someone didn't get trampled last week as Democratic Gov. Bob Holden and Republican leaders in the legislature rushed to lay claim to issues they hope will appeal to voters. The Great Issues Race began when Holden called on the GOP-led legislature to pass a law banning cross burning...
Briefs 6A (01/18/04)
Three killed in traffic accident in Poplar Bluff POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Three women from Poplar Bluff were killed in a two-car accident near their hometown, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. Christine Huffman, 38; Tiffany Huffman, 21; and Angela Prichard, 21, died in the accident Friday on U.S. ...
Rain to move on, but no snow anytime soon (01/18/04)
The trees branches aren't frosted with white powder or glazed with ice. The grass is still pretty much green. And temperatures haven't been too unsavory. So far this season, Old Man Winter has taken it easy on Southeast Missouri. Most notably, no measurable snow has fallen. And according to the National Weather Service, a few light flurries may be all we can expect to see in the near future...
Tidying up the system (01/18/04)
More than six years after adopting its own "Megan's Law," Missouri remains distantly behind many states in notifying residents of a convicted sex offender's whereabouts. And despite years of taking down names and addresses, authorities still can't say with accuracy how many sex offenders live in any given area...
Josh and Crissy fans get to pet the pup (01/18/04)
The Ghiz family lets people meet the service dog their donations paid for. By Chris Pagano Southeast Missourian One hundred and twenty-five visitors came out to Jackson's South Elementary School cafeteria Saturday morning to meet 9-year-old Josh Ghiz and his family, including Crissy, a 2-year-old service dog...
Josh and Crissy fans get to pet the pup (01/18/04)
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Inmate missing from Farmington correction facility (01/18/04)
FARMINGTON, Mo. -- A search was on Friday night for a convicted rapist who was discovered missing from the Farmington Correctional Center. Nicholas Stillman, 41, was not present for an afternoon inmate count, said the center's superintendent Al Luebbers. Stillman was last seen at 1 p.m. Authorities were looking inside and outside the center, located about 70 miles south of St. Louis...
Missouri candidate says he knows he can't win presidency (01/18/04)
UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. -- Presidential candidate Blake Ashby says he's running a protest campaign and has no chance of winning the White House. In November, the Republican was more optimistic, when he said he never started anything with the intention of losing...
SMSU planning to raise housing fees (01/18/04)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Southwest Missouri State is raising housing fees an average of 8.8 percent, and faculty members are asking for an increase in tuition. The university's board of governors approved the housing fee increase Friday. Students will pay an average of about $375 a year more -- about $4,660 for a regular room and meal plan and about $4,916 for a suite-style room and meal plan...
Officials plan on adding to state's $3.8 billion debt (01/18/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A mental hospital in St. Joseph, a football stadium in St. Louis and a new pump station for sewers in rural town of Milan. They all have at least one thing in common -- it's probably going to take Missouri taxpayers almost a generation to pay them off...
Concealed weapons case ready for Supreme Court (01/18/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Supreme Court will hear arguments Thursday in a case that could finally end the state's long-running debate over concealed weapons. The issue has its origins in the 1870s, when Reconstruction-era violence and the lawlessness of the now legendary James Gang prompted state leaders to take action against concealed guns...
Nation digest 01/18/04 (01/18/04)
Ferry captain to seek legal fees from New York NEW YORK -- The captain of a Staten Island ferry that killed 11 people in October wants the city to pay $250,000 for his legal fees. Michael Gansas filed a notice of claim with the city last week declaring his intent to sue for the money. ...
U.S. to move troops out of S. Korean capital (01/18/04)
HONOLULU -- The United States will move all of its troops out of metropolitan Seoul over the next three years without reducing the total number of forces in South Korea, both countries have agreed. Under a historic plan to end a U.S. presence in the capital dating to the end of the Korean War, about 7,000 U.S. forces and their families will be moved to an expanded facility about 45 miles south of Seoul, U.S. defense official Richard Lawless said...
Texas cemetery offers ecologically friendly burials (01/18/04)
HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- George Russell believes in ashes to ashes, dust to dust. No embalming fluid. No airtight caskets. No steel vaults. That's why he offers a different kind of funeral at his Ethician Family Cemetery -- Texas' first "green cemetery." There, bodies are wrapped in cloth for burial under towering pine and oak trees near Lake Livingston...
Best place to find water on Mars may be out of rover's range (01/18/04)
PASADENA, Calif. -- NASA's Spirit rover traveled 300 million miles to search for evidence that frozen, dry Mars was once a wetter planet capable of supporting life. But scientists now say their best chance for finding that evidence may be out of the robot's range...
FDA - U.S. generics a better bargain than many Canadian drugs (01/18/04)
WASHINGTON -- Americans who buy drugs in Canada in hopes of saving money could pay significantly more for certain medicines than if they had purchased generic versions at home, according to new research by the Food and Drug Administration. Canadian price controls mean that brand-name drugs there can cost as little as half the U.S. price. Those potential savings are enticing increasingly more people to import drugs from Canada even though the practice is illegal and the FDA calls it unsafe...
Democrat rivals crisscross Iowa for last-minute caucus support (01/18/04)
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Democratic rivals swapped last-minute charges of smear tactics Saturday as polls pointed to the closest Iowa caucus finish since the event gained presidential campaign prominence in the 1970s. "I'm in full combat mode," said Howard Dean, delivering a self-appraisal that applied no less to Dick Gephardt, John Kerry and John Edwards as they charged across the state on the race's final weekend...
Bush using address to frame agenda for election (01/18/04)
WASHINGTON -- With the economy growing, the stock market rising and Saddam Hussein in custody, President Bush will frame his re-election agenda in an upbeat State of the Union address, arguing he has made America more prosperous and secure but still can do better...
People talk (01/18/04)
Sutherland's cell phone: Can you hear me now? LOS ANGELES -- Spending so much time on the cell phone isn't easy for Golden Globe nominee Kiefer Sutherland in Fox's drama, "24." Viewers have noticed his character's on-camera phone time. Sutherland explains it's easier for his character to talk on the phone while he's on the run than with somebody else. ...
Bouncing back (01/18/04)
FILLMORE, Calif. -- Many thought the collapse of turn-of-the-century buildings and homes during a 1994 earthquake had doomed tiny Fillmore, a quaint village of old-fashioned shops and mountain scenery that was a Hollywood favorite. But residents took on a spirited "we'll rebuild" attitude, and a decade later the tight-knit agricultural community in Ventura County has been reborn...
Blueberry designated New Jersey's state fruit (01/18/04)
BRICK, N.J. -- The blueberry became the Garden State's state fruit Monday. In a ceremony at Veterans Memorial Elementary School, Gov. James E. McGreevey signed the bill into law. The location was symbolic: A fourth-grade class at the school, noticing New Jersey's lack of a state fruit, nominated the highbush blueberry for the honor and then lobbied lawmakers hard. ...
What became of Billy the Kid? (01/18/04)
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Legend has it that Billy the Kid was gunned down by a sheriff in 1881. But was he? Homer Overton will tell you that the dead man was an unwitting impostor, a drunk shot point-blank in the face by two unlikely chums -- the lawman and the legendary gunfighter himself...
State may get $138 million in federal bill (01/18/04)
WASHINGTON -- One man's pork is a lawmaker's bread and butter. That's how lawmakers responded to criticism from a government watchdog group that analyzed the massive spending bill before Congress. Missouri lawmakers inserted 176 "earmarks" worth $138 million for projects back home in the omnibus spending bill, Taxpayers for Common Sense reported. The bill finances 11 Cabinet-level departments and many other agencies, and it contains more than $10 billion for home-state projects...
Turkey's closer ties with Syria, Iran highlight changing region (01/18/04)
ISTANBUL, Turkey -- Turkey, a predominantly Muslim NATO ally, is aggressively pushing for closer ties with Syria, Iran and Saudi Arabia -- a diplomatic drive that highlights Turkey's changing role as a bridge between the region and the United States...
World digest 01/18/04 (01/18/04)
Submarine retrieves black box from Red Sea CAIRO, Egypt -- A small submarine has retrieved one of the flight data recorders of an Egyptian jet that crashed this month at a Red Sea resort, an official said Saturday. The chief of the search team, Shaker Qilada, said the recorder, commonly known as a black box, contained the technical data of the plane's performance before it crashed Jan. ...
Muslims protest French scarf ban (01/18/04)
PARIS -- Waving the French flag or wearing it as a head scarf, thousands of Muslim women marched Saturday through Paris, the center of a worldwide protest against France's plan to ban veils from public schools. From Baghdad and Beirut to London and Stockholm, protesters condemned the law as an attack on religious freedom. Even in the West Bank city of Nablus and Srinigar in Kashmir, women came out to support French Muslims...
Opposition heckles Pakistan president in televised speech (01/18/04)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- President Gen. Pervez Musharraf recently faced two assassination attempts and launched a historic peace process with nuclear-armed rival India, but opposition lawmakers offered no praise Saturday during his first speech to Parliament, heckling him as a military dictator and demanding he resign...
Gulf banks still focus of terror probe (01/18/04)
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Banks in this financial hub of the Arab world remain a key focus in the investigation into terror funding despite moves to tighten reporting rules, freeze accounts and control informal money transfers, U.S. and Arab officials told The Associated Press...
American military officials report progress with China (01/18/04)
BEIJING -- American officials are calling Gen. Richard Myers' visit to China a sign that military relations between the two countries are recovering. But joint maneuvers by their combat forces are not expected anytime soon because Washington and Beijing remain far too wary of the other...
Bomb puts U.S. death toll in Iraq to 500 (01/18/04)
TIKRIT, Iraq -- A powerful bomb exploded under a U.S. armored vehicle in the cane fields north of Baghdad on Saturday, killing three American soldiers and pushing the U.S. death toll in the Iraq conflict to 500. Reaching that threshold underscores the dangers still facing U.S. forces in Iraq as President Bush's administration prepares to seek help from the United Nations in building a new Iraq, after shunning the world organization for months...
Self-styled Korean 'Schindler' faces charges of blackmailing (01/18/04)
SEOUL, South Korea -- Rim Young Son, a former North Korean army lieutenant, leads a network of activists who help refugees escape the harsh conditions in the isolated communist country and reach freedom in South Korea. The group calls itself "Schindler's Club," comparing its mission of aiding defectors to that of German factory owner Oskar Schindler who saved Jews from Nazi death camps during World War II...
Cultural exchange (01/18/04)
NEW DELHI -- In the northern city of Chandigarh, a father mourned the death of his only son, a U.S. soldier who was the first Indian to die in combat in Iraq. All of India mourned along with the United States over the death of Indian-born astronaut Kalpana Chawla in the Columbia space shuttle disaster last year...
Family reunions (01/18/04)
PRETORIA, South Africa -- Ruling party militants chased the puppy's owners from their farm in Zimbabwe, then turned on the Labrador mix, gouging out its eyes. Bloodied and wounded, the puppy wandered the bush for days before volunteers rescued the dog and airlifted it to safety in neighboring South Africa...
Charleston girls top Delta for title 46-35 (01/18/04)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- The championship of the girls Scott-Mississippi Conference basketball tournament paired the perimeter game of the top-seeded Delta Bobcats against the inside presence of the No. 3 Charleston Blue Jays. In the end it was the inside play of Charleston's 6-foot-plus post players Shytoria Davis and Missy Whitney that decided Saturday's championship game, leading the Blue Jays to a 46-35 victory...
Sweet relief at OU (01/18/04)
NORMAN, Okla. -- Even with Missouri trailing by 12 points and Oklahoma's fans in a frenzy, Rickey Paulding's confidence never wavered. "I think we just had to take the first blow," Missouri's star guard said. "We took their best shots throughout the game. Then, we had them on their heels and started to get aggressive."...
Digging up the future (01/18/04)
ST. LOUIS -- If there had been a game scheduled Saturday, it would have been postponed by steady rain and 40-degree temperatures. Instead, hundreds of fans attended groundbreaking ceremonies just outside Busch Stadium for the St. Louis Cardinals' new stadium, due to open in 2006. ...
AFC- Patriots' defense braces for Colts (01/18/04)
FOXBORO, Mass -- Edgerrin James slashed off tackle on fourth-and-goal from the 1 with 14 seconds left. Willie McGinest dumped him, and Peyton Manning slapped the turf at the RCA Dome in disgust. Who says one play can't impact a season? Especially when that play gave the Patriots a 38-34 win over the Colts on Nov. 30, setting up today's AFC championship game in windy Foxboro instead of indoors at the RCA Dome...
NFC- Eagles take third crack vs. Panthers (01/18/04)
PHILADELPHIA -- Somehow, with a 13-4 record and on the verge of their third straight NFC championship game, the Philadelphia Eagles have convinced themselves they are not getting enough respect. Yep, the team with the NFL's best record this decade feels underappreciated. Disrespected. Dissed...
Indians face crucial road stretch in conference (01/18/04)
Losing its first two Ohio Valley Conference games at home put an early damper on Southeast Missouri State University's chances of competing for a spot toward the top of the league standings. Fortunately for the Indians, however, they ignored all the grumbling by fans at the Show Me Center following those gut-wrenching defeats to defending champion Austin Peay and expected contender Tennessee Tech -- by a total of six points -- and instead put their nose to the grindstone...
Travel briefs (01/18/04)
Undiscovered travel sites make vacation lists PORTSMOUTH, N.H. -- If you're looking for an exotic yet relatively undiscovered vacation spot this year, the founder of the travel club Hideaways International suggests Anguilla, Belize, Dubai, Grenada, Malta or Panama...
Warm up with a weekend visit to Swedish market (01/18/04)
JOKKMOKK, Sweden -- In the monochrome gloom of the Arctic winter, the intense blues and reds of Sami ceremonial garb glow like the promise that summer will return someday. When Samis, the reindeer-herding indigenous people once known as Lapps, converge on Jokkmokk for the annual winter market, the gray skies and white snow seem to recede, becoming just a background for the finery -- sapphire coats stitched with yellow and orange, caps topped with shimmering crimson plumes...
Dramatic panoramas easy to create digitally (01/18/04)
When I first became serious about photography, in the early '90s, the easiest and best way to make panoramic pictures was to use a professional panoramic camera. Panoramic cameras, made by Fuji, Hasselblad, Linhof, Noblex and others, range in price from less than $1,000 to several thousands of dollars. These camera take wonderful pictures, and many pros still choose them for their assignments and personal work...
Patiently awaiting eagles (01/18/04)
MARION, Ill. -- Amid the corn fields and wetlands of Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge live several creatures that symbolize freedom, independence and strength. American bald eagles are a national symbol that can easily be glimpsed -- if you're patient enough -- during a visit to the refuge...
Documentary explores last years of King's life (01/18/04)
For many, he is frozen in a single, triumphant moment, the stirring cadences of his "I Have a Dream" speech rolling over the crowds gathered at the Lincoln Memorial in the summer of 1963. On the federal holiday honoring his birth, Martin Luther King Jr. is usually remembered as the beloved winner of great civil rights victories...
Actress Patricia Heaton feels at home as 'Goodbye Girl' (01/18/04)
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Patricia Heaton understands what it's like to be Paula McFadden, aka "The Goodbye Girl." Heaton, the Emmy-winning star of "Everybody Loves Raymond" and a mother of four sons, "lived a lot of what Paula was living" for many years...
Ashton Kutcher vows no pranks for fans (01/18/04)
LOS ANGELES -- Ashton Kutcher knows he's the boy who cried "Punk'd!" -- but he promises that his MTV practical joke show is really and truly finished. Despite the understandable public skepticism, Kutcher says he's NOT playing one of his signature pranks on fans...
Almeda Mayfield (01/18/04)
ST. ANN, Mo. -- Almeda Mayfield, 87, of St. Ann died Friday, Jan. 16, 2004, at DePaul Medical Center in Bridgeton, Mo. She was born July 27, 1916, in the Scopus area, daughter of Bernie E. and Elsie V. Bollinger. She and Addis C. Mayfield were married. He died in 1966...
Ray Davis (01/18/04)
Ray R. Davis, 83, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Jan. 16, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel.
Wanda Carson (01/18/04)
DONGOLA, Ill. -- Wanda Carson, 79, of Dongola died Friday, Jan. 16, 2004, at Union County Hospital in Anna, Ill. She was born Aug. 23, 1924, at Johnston City, Ill., daughter of Theodore Dobb and Hazel Lea Windings Goins. She married Edward Carson Sept. 11, 1940. He died Jan. 21, 1986...
Albert Orr (01/18/04)
Albert Wallace Orr, 80, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Jan. 16, 2004, at Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born March 28, 1923, in Huntington Park, Calif., son of Albert Wallace and Sarah Ludlow Orr. He and Wanda Gough were married Jan. 31, 1997...
Hudson Hopkins (01/18/04)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Hudson "Hoppy" Hopkins, 47, of Jonesboro died Friday, Jan. 16, 2004, in Jonesboro. He was born June 27, 1956, in Eldorado, Ill., son of Donnie and Joe Cathcart Hopkins. He married Julie Aydclott Frye Oct. 9, 1999, in Alto Pass, Ill. He worked at the Marion Federal Prison for approximately 15 years. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the Carroll P. Foster VFW Post 3455 in Anna, Ill...
Doshea Tully (01/18/04)
EDWARDSBURG, Mich. -- Doshea Jacobs Tully, 93, of 16594 US-12, Union, Mich., formerly of McClure, Ill., passed away Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004, at 12:18 a.m., at the home of her daughter, Eileen Miller of Union. Doshea was born Jan. 3, 1911, in McClure, the daughter of the late Hosea and Maude Smith Hooker...
Wilma Wright (01/18/04)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Wilma Irene Wright, 87, of Poplar Bluff, and formerly of rural Jonesboro, Ill., died Friday, Jan. 16, 2004, at Three Rivers Healthcare in Poplar Bluff. She was born May 11, 1916, in Frisbee, Mo, daughter of Luther and Myrtle Smith Arnold. She married Charles E. Wright in 1932. He died Aug. 13, 1977. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Puxico, Mo...
Edna Hill (01/18/04)
ANNA, Ill. -- Edna M. Hill, 81, of Dongola, Ill., died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004, at Parkway Manor in Marion, Ill. She was born May 12, 1922, in Union County, Ill., daughter of Lawrence and Irene Coleman Davis Sr. She was a member of the Campground Cumberland Presbyterian Church, east of Anna, and was retired from the dietary department at Clyde L. Choate Mental Health and Development Center...
Brown-Heuring (01/18/04)
Emily Beth Brown and Brian Anthony Heuring were married Sept. 26, 2003, in Waialua, Oahu, Hawaii. Glen A. Powell performed the ceremony. Parents of the couple are Rodger and Debbie Brown and Gene and Judy Heuring, all of Cape Girardeau. Matron of honor was Amy Hodges, sister of the bride, and bridesmaid was Lisa Brown, sister-in-law of the bride, both of Cape Girardeau...
Fulkerson-Ford (01/18/04)
Kara Rae Fulkerson and Keller W. Ford were married June 28, 2003, at Centenary United Methodist Church. The Rev. Clayton Smith performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Ray and Sondra Fulkerson of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of Jerry and Margaret Ford of Cape Girardeau and Robin Fisher of Jackson...
Twidwell-Buchheit (01/18/04)
Amy Lynn Twidwell and Douglas Paul Buchheit were married Aug. 5, 2003, at Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado in Cancun, Mexico. The Rev. J. Friedel performed the ceremony. Parents of the couple are the late Kenneth Krauska, and Sue Krauska of St. Louis, and Kenneth and Rhonda Buchheit of Perryville...
Kenkel-Schlosser (01/18/04)
Julie Susanne Kenkel and Eric Charles Schlosser exchanged vows Sept. 6, 2003, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso, Mo. The Rev. Oliver Clavin performed the ceremony. Organist was Betty Ressel of Kelso. Vocalists were Doug Moore and Shanna Crozier of Scott City...
Sides-Reinbold (01/18/04)
Diane O. Sides of Cape Girardeau and Dr. Gary W. Sides of Festus, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Elizabeth Sides, to George W. "Jake" Reinbold IV. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Reinbold III of Columbia, Mo. Sides is a 1997 graduate of Central High School. ...
McBride-Blattel (01/18/04)
Barry and Susie McBride of Vanduser, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy McBride, to Andrew Blattel. He is the son of Darrel and Joan Blattel of Scott City. McBride is a 1999 graduate of Notre Dame High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Southeast Missouri State University in 2003. She is a marketing and advertising specialist with Ole Hickory Pits in Cape Girardeau...
Gilmer-Curnell (01/18/04)
Mr. and Mrs. John Gilmer of Scott City announce the engagement of their daughter, Patricia Ann Gilmer, to Jeffrey Curnell of Scott City. He is the son of Lilla Curnell and the late Douglas Curnell. Gilmer is a 1983 graduate of Scott City High School, and a 1990 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at Kay Jewelers in Cape Girardeau and Rhodes 101 Stop in Scott City...
Stevens-Braun (01/18/04)
Steve and Linda Stevens of Scott City announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Renee Stevens, to Joshua Stephen Braun. He is the son of John and Donna Braun of Scott City. Stevens is a 2001 graduate of Scott City High School. She is a dental assistant for Dr. Danna Cotner in Cape Girardeau...
Johnson- McDowell (01/18/04)
Michael and Denise Johnson of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristy Raydine Johnson, to Kyle McDowell. He is the son of Ronald McDowell and Mary Lou McDowell of Jackson. Johnson is a graduate of Jackson High School. She is employed at Mid-America Rehab...
Allen- Edwards (01/18/04)
Ron and Jan Allen of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Vickie Lynn Allen, to Jason Alexander Edwards. He is the son of Helen Matthews of Cape Girardeau. Allen is employed at D&K Healthcare Resources Inc. Edwards is employed at Airborne Express...
Ellinghouse-Reser (01/18/04)
Charles and Claire Ellinghouse of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Amber Ellinghouse, to Brandon Reser, both of Springfield, Mo. He is the son of Sheila Liddle of Plano, Texas, and Ron Reser of Battlefield, Mo. Ellinghouse is a graduate of Central High School and Southwest Missouri State University. She is employed at the National Hearing Center...
Daume-Barylski (01/18/04)
Wayne and Rebecca Daume of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Lynn Daume, to Mark Estes Barylski, both of Springfield, Mo. He is the son of Michael Barylski of St. Charles, Mo., and Joyce Barylski of Cape Girardeau. Daume expects to receive a bachelor's degree in marketing from Southwest Missouri State University in May. She is employed at So You Boutique in Springfield...
Green- Zoellner (01/18/04)
Harold and Mary Green of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Maria Green, to Jeff Zoellner, both of Jackson. He is the son of Sylvester and Rose Zoellner of Perryville, Mo. Green is a graduate of Notre Dame High School. She is employed at Jackson Schools...
Boren-Landgraf (01/18/04)
Steven and Beverly Boren of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Ann Boren, to Clayton Patrick Landgraf, both of Gordonville. He is the son of Jeffery and Deborah Landgraf of Gordonville. Boren is a graduate of Central High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in agriculture from Truman State, and a master of science degree in animal science from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is employed at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Missouri...
Reynolds mark 50 years (01/18/04)
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Reynolds of Whitewater celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house Nov. 29, 2003, at Whitewater United Methodist Church. The event was hosted by their family. Guests attended from Missouri, Kentucky and Illinois. Reynolds and Mildred Lee Proffer were married Nov. 6, 1953, at Old Whitewater Methodist Church by the Rev. Cecil Hurt. Their attendants were Anna Marie Stroder of Sedgewickville, Mo., and the late Jerry Scholz of Scott City...
Feltys are married 65 years (01/18/04)
Mr. and Mrs. Quentin Felty of Millersville celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with a reception Dec. 7, 2003, at Fairview United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Hosts were their children and grandchildren. Guests attended from Springfield, Ill., Millersville, Marble Hill, Ballwin, Wildwood, Fredericktown, Whitewater, St. Louis, Jackson, Oak Ridge and Burfordville...
Police report 1/18/04 (01/18/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests George McSpadden, 41, of 2810 Independence, Cape Girardeau, was arrested Friday on a Cape Girardeau County warrant for probation violation...
Fire report 1/18/04 (01/18/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded Friday to the following items: At 3:34 p.m., alarm at 141 N. Silver Springs Road. At 3:56 p.m., medical assist at 19 N. Water. At 6:49 p.m., alarm at 1225 William. At 8:35 p.m., cleanup at 1113 N. Middle. At 9:47 p.m., natural gas leak at 127 S. Lorimier...
Realistic budgeting (01/18/04)
While Missouri legislators and the governor have struggled in the past two years to make revenue stretch far enough to cover all the demands for spending, this is not the first time soft state revenue has required imaginative budgeting. Perhaps it is the contrast with high-revenue years of the 1990s that make the past two years seem so bleak...
Community backs military families (01/18/04)
To the editor: Thanks to Callie Clark for doing such a wonderful job with the article ("Sentimental journey: Students prepare heartfelt messages for a Scott City man serving in Iraq") about my husband, Don, and my son, Joshua. We appreciate all the support we are receiving from you as well as from Scott City, KFVS, our church, family and people in the community who don't even personally know us. Thanks again...
How far will Scott City go to cut noise? (01/18/04)
To the editor: I see that the train whistles in Scott City are in the paper again. It seems that people need to get a clue that Scott City is on a major route for the railroad industry, hence the main line that goes through the middle of town. It seems to me that would be a significant indication that trains go through town, and with trains there will be noise...
Marriage and contracts aren't alike (01/18/04)
To the editor: How arrogant we are declaring there should or should not be marriage between people of the same sex. Marriage is something that happens between a man and a woman. We may end up changing the word we use for it before this is all over, but it will not change the fact. Neither religion nor government can change it...
Speak Out 01/18/04 (01/18/04)
Providing jobs I GET so fed up listening to these politicians talking on TV about giving tax cuts to the wealthy. They sound like you should give tax cuts to the poor to create new jobs. How many people know of someone who's working for someone poor? How can they afford to hire you? There have to be some people with money and cash flow to hire you to work. Anyone who's working for someone else has got to know this...
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