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Stories from Sunday, January 25, 2004

Father, plumber, soldier (01/25/04)
Jeff Heise, a plumber by trade, sits on his broken-in couch of his unpretentious Cape Girardeau family room, wearing a red and black plaid shirt and a pair of blue jeans. He reaches his left arm around his made-over and slimmer wife Helen and his right arm around his oldest daughter Angela, a junior at Cape Girardeau Central High School...
Catholic schools plan weeklong celebration (01/25/04)
When Imelda Nenninger graduated from the eighth grade at St. Mary School in 1949, there were no computers, science projects or kindergarten classes. There wasn't even European history to learn during many of her years at the school because World War II was raging overseas and the names of countries and capital cities were changing too quickly to keep up with...
Alva Pannell (01/25/04)
MOUND CITY, Ill. -- Alva Mae Pannell, 82, of Olmsted, Ill., died Friday, Jan. 23, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born June 3, 1921, in Union City, Tenn., daughter of James and Kattie Butler Edwards. She and Thomas P. Pannell were married...
Monster truck show geared to big crowd (01/25/04)
Sam Sturges was a Chevrolet garage mechanic in Tucson, Ariz., for 18 years before he began racing monster trucks for a living. "Nobody likes punching a time clock," he said. Besides, there's more money in monster truck shows. Monster truck racing at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau Friday and Saturday nights drew about 7,500 people from as far away as Paducah, Ky., DuQuoin, Ill., and Arkansas...
What's in a name? (01/25/04)
Southeast Missourian Jacob Cooper Roberts already has a name though he won't be born until March. The same is true of Jaren Anthony Rowles, who's expected to arrive in April. Jacob's parents, Dana and Nick Roberts of Cape Girardeau, chose one of the most popular names for boys born in 2003. But the couple plans to call him by his middle name, Cooper...
Oddly enough 1/25/04 (01/25/04)
Man sentenced to yoga classes for slapping wife HOUSTON -- A man convicted of slapping his wife has been sentenced to yoga classes. Judge Larry Standley said yoga should help James Lee Cross with his anger management. Cross was ordered to take the class as part of his yearlong probation. ...
Jetton's outburst highlights change in House (01/25/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Among the many concerns about legislative term limits was that they would erode traditions of decorum and civility in the Missouri Legislature. House Speaker Pro Tem Rod Jetton's heckling of Gov. Bob Holden during the annual State of the State address last week was the latest example supporting that premise...
Two die in Perry County accident (01/25/04)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Two people died Saturday when their car skidded off an icy state road, hit a tree and caught fire, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. The accident on Route T in Perry County killed the driver, Connie S. Gibbar, 49, and Timothy C. Gibbar, 28. Both were from Perryville. A patrol dispatcher said the two were related but could not say how. Both were pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck...
Jokes and justice Law enforcers vie for 'World's Funniest Cop' (01/25/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Consider it a little cop humor. Police officer Michael Mancini, 42, from Santa Cruz, Calif., jokes that if he's being honest, he really doesn't want anyone to die at the end of his shift. What he really wants is to go home for his time off. He kids that's what he was thinking one night when he directed his flashlight into a car at a man slumped over the steering wheel...
Budget fight of 2003 playing out again as parties clash (01/25/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Just as it did last year, the Missouri Legislature's Republican majority opened the 2004 legislative session by telling Missouri's Democratic governor he had better not suggest higher taxes and increased state spending. Once again, Gov. Bob Holden boldly crossed the GOP's line in the sand...
State issues clean air permit for cement plant in Ste. Gen Coun (01/25/04)
ST. LOUIS -- A Swiss-based company has received a draft clean-air permit from the state of Missouri, moving it closer to winning approval to operate the nation's largest cement plant. Holcim Inc. wants to open a quarry and kiln operation on the Mississippi River in Ste. Genevieve County, but environmentalists are concerned the operation will increase air pollution...
Democratic candidates spar over Iraq position (01/25/04)
MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Howard Dean sharply questioned John Kerry's judgment on Iraq on Saturday as Democratic presidential rivals raced through a final, frozen weekend of campaigning before New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary. "I would be deeply concerned about that kind of judgment in the White House," said Dean, the one-time front-runner struggling to overcome a reversal that has vaulted Kerry into first place in the New Hampshire polls...
Contractor faulted for letting workers tape together explosives (01/25/04)
WASHINGTON -- Workers dismantling an aging nuclear weapon improperly secured broken pieces of a highly explosive component by taping them together, federal investigators found. An explosion could have occurred, they said. The incident was among several recent safety lapses at the Energy Department's Pantex plant near Amarillo, Texas, noted by the independent Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board. ...
Nation digest 01/25/04 (01/25/04)
Peterson trial postponed for at least a week MODESTO, Calif. -- The Scott Peterson double-murder trial has been postponed for at least a week as the case moves to the San Francisco Bay area and court officials pick a judge. On Friday, Judge Al Girolami set a Feb. ...
Second rover lands on Mars (01/25/04)
PASADENA, Calif. -- NASA's Opportunity rover landed on Mars late Saturday, arriving at the Red Planet exactly three weeks after its identical twin set down, and prompting whoops and cheers of delight from mission scientists. "We're on Mars everybody," Rob Manning, manager of the entry, descent and landing portion of the Mars mission, shouted as fellow scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory burst into wild applause...
People talk (01/25/04)
Man sentenced in Anna Nicole stalking case LOS ANGELES -- An ex-boyfriend of Anna Nicole Smith was sentenced to nearly seven years in prison for making criminal threats against the former Playboy Playmate and attacking her neighbor, officials said. Superior Court Judge Kathryne Stoltz rejected Mark Hatten's motion for a new trial on Friday. ...
One hostage released from Arizona prison tower (01/25/04)
BUCKEYE, Ariz. -- One of two correctional officers held hostage by two inmates for nearly a week climbed down from a prison guard tower to safety Saturday. The guard, a man who was not immediately identified, was being taken to a hospital after his release, said Department of Corrections spokeswoman Cam Hunter. She had no immediate details on his condition but said authorities were encouraged he was able to walk down the ladder on his own...
Ice palace returns to Minnesota (01/25/04)
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Bitter cold hasn't stopped thousands of people from enjoying a fleeting new marvel along St. Paul's downtown riverfront: a towering ice palace stretching an entire city block. Trade unions provided volunteers for the ice cutting from a St. Paul lake to the building of the palace, which is 240 feet long, 75 feet high and is constructed from 27,000 blocks of ice...
Science thriller 'Primer,' rock doc 'DIG!' earn Sundance honors (01/25/04)
PARK CITY, Utah -- The high-tech thriller "Primer," about two get-rich-quick inventors whose time-travel device complicates their lives, won the top dramatic honor at the Sundance Film Festival. Sundance jurors gave the documentary grand prize to "DIG!", director Ondi Timoner's portrait of the friendship and rivalry between musicians Anton Newcombe of the Brian Jonestown Massacre and Courtney Taylor of the Dandy Warhols...
Mars rover Opportunity lands successfully on Mars (01/25/04)
PASADENA, Calif. -- NASA's Opportunity rover landed on Mars late Saturday, arriving at the Red Planet exactly three weeks after its identical twin set down, prompting whoops and cheers of delight from mission scientists who gathered to monitor the touchdown...
Tennessee school honor rolls under fire from privacy concerns (01/25/04)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The school honor roll, a time-honored system for rewarding A-students, has become an apparent source of embarrassment for some underachievers. As a result, all Nashville schools have stopped posting honor rolls, and some are also considering a ban on hanging good work in the hallways -- all at the advice of school attorneys...
U.S. scientists worry bird flu may turn into human epidemic (01/25/04)
With luck, the world will escape the latest outbreak of bird flu with no more than the six human deaths already blamed on it and the loss of millions of chickens. But public health experts worry of a much greater disaster. Their foreboding: A catastrophe they say is among the worst imaginable, a global outbreak of an entirely new form of human flu...
Father of Pakistan's nuke program confined to capital during pr (01/25/04)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- The father of Pakistan's nuclear program, considered a national hero for giving the Islamic world its first atomic bomb, has been confined to the capital as investigators probe whether scientists leaked weapons technology, an acquaintance said Saturday...
Two Palestinian militants killed near Gaza border (01/25/04)
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Israeli soldiers on Saturday shot and killed two Palestinian militants staking out an army position with binoculars along the fortified fence between Gaza and Israel. Members of the Al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, a violent extremist offshoot of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's Fatah movement, said the two men were on an "exploratory mission" to gather intelligence for a future attack...
Opposition slayings in Cambodia carry threatening message Poli (01/25/04)
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia -- A series of slayings of people linked to Cambodia's political opposition, including last week's shooting death of a top union leader, has created an atmosphere of fear, human rights advocates said. Chea Vichea, president of Cambodia's Free Trade Union of Workers and affiliated with the country's main opposition Sam Rainsy Party, was fatally shot Thursday in Phnom Penh...
Iraqi foreign minister wants quick U.N. decision on elections (01/25/04)
DAVOS, Switzerland -- Iraq's foreign minister said Saturday he expects the United Nations to accept a U.S. request to study prospects for elections before America transfers power to the Iraqis and hopes the recommendations can be ready quickly -- within two to three weeks...
Sharon says he'll fight to keep job, but corruption scandal may (01/25/04)
JERUSALEM -- Ariel Sharon's premiership appears to be in serious jeopardy for the first time in three years on the job. Corruption allegations against Sharon had been percolating for years, but last week's indictment of real estate mogul David Appel for allegedly bribing the prime minister with $690,000 has set off a political storm...
Insurgents carry out three fatal strikes in volatile Sunni Tria (01/25/04)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraqi insurgents struck Saturday in the volatile Sunni Triangle west of Baghdad, killing five U.S. soldiers in separate bombings and narrowly missing an American convoy with a blast that killed four Iraqis and wounded about 40 others north of the capital...
Powell- Iraq may not have had arms (01/25/04)
TBLISI, Georgia -- Secretary of State Colin Powell held out the possibility Saturday that prewar Iraq may not have possessed weapons of mass destruction. Powell was asked about comments last week by David Kay, the outgoing leader of a U.S. weapons search team in Iraq, that he did not believe Iraq had large quantities of chemical or biological weapons...
Cheney- 'Direct threats require decisive action' (01/25/04)
DAVOS, Switzerland -- Free nations, working together, must not shy from using force if diplomacy cannot deter terrorism and check the spread of the world's most dangerous weapons, Vice President Dick Cheney told Europe on Saturday. "Direct threats require decisive action," Cheney said in a speech to the World Economic Forum, and he urged European allies to "act with all the urgency that this danger demands."...
Skydivers from 42 countries set mass free-fall record in Bangko (01/25/04)
BANGKOK, Thailand -- In a world record for a mass jump, 672 skydivers from 42 countries leaped from six aircraft over the Thai capital on Saturday, organizers said. At least three jumpers were injured upon landing. The previous mark of 588 skydivers was set in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, in 2000, according an organizer of the event, Herman Landsman, and the Guinness World Records Web site...
Farmington wins conference crown (01/25/04)
Jackson could not defend its SEMO Conference wrestling title as Farmington came away with the crown Saturday at New Madrid. Farmington finished with 337 points to second-place Jackson's 307. Ste. Genevieve finished third with 263.5 points, Central was fourth with 183.5 and Sikeston rounded out the top five with 183...
A tough day for area teams (01/25/04)
Jackson 59, Nerinx Hall 47 Nerinx Hall 8 8 16 15 -- 47 Jackson 16 18 11 14 -- 59 NERINX HALL (47) -- Liz Sharpe-Taylor 16, Casey Kraft 14, Emily Marshall 6, Melissa Heagney 2, Katie Mathews 2, Susan Pelechek 4. FG 18, FT 8-8, F 23 (3-pointers: Sharpe-Taylor 3. Fouled out: none)...
Govs veto Indians' rally (01/25/04)
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- Austin Peay has built a reputation over the past two seasons as arguably the Ohio Valley Conference's most clutch basketball team, winning one close game after another. The Governors' latest narrow conquest came at the expense of Southeast Missouri State University as they held on for a 54-52 victory in front of 3,679 fans at the Dunn Center Saturday afternoon...
Otahkians claim first at McDonald's meet (01/25/04)
Southeast Missouri State University junior Heather Jenkins set a school record while scoring two first-place finishes and lifting the Otahkians women's track team to a first-place finish in the McDonald's Invitational. The two-day event, hosted by Southern Illinois-Carbondale, concluded Saturday...
Austin Peay nips Otahks at the wire (01/25/04)
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- Southeast Missouri State University's women suffered their fifth straight loss at the hands of Austin Peay since coach B.J. Smith became the Otahkians' coach last season -- and Saturday's setback was no doubt the most frustrating of all...
Blues drop third straight (01/25/04)
ST. LOUIS -- David Oliver had a goal and an assist, and the Dallas Stars completed a home-and-home series of St. Louis by beating the Blues 3-2 Saturday night. Marty Turco stopped 19 shots one night after making 33 saves in Dallas' 2-0 victory. Pavol Demitra had a goal and an assist, and Scott Mellanby also scored for St. Louis, which has lost three straight for the first time since March 7-11, 2002...
The new Panthers (01/25/04)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Rae Carruth was found hiding in the trunk of a Toyota sedan in the parking lot of a Tennessee motel, 500 miles away from the Panthers and the murder charge he faced for his girlfriend's death. Fred Lane's body was discovered just inside the doorway of his Charlotte home, where he was shot to death by his wife...
Sports briefs 1/25/04 (01/25/04)
Baseball Free-agent pitcher Ugueth Urbina was arrested for allegedly firing gunshots into the air in an upscale neighborhood in Caracas, Venezuela. Police arrested Urbina early Friday morning for firing a gun out the passenger window of an SUV, Chacao police chief Leonardo Diaz Paruta said in comments published Saturday in El Nacional newspaper. Urbina finished last season as the closer for the World Series champion Florida Marlins...
Triplett joins Mickelson in first place at Hope Classic (01/25/04)
LA QUINTA, Calif. -- Kirk Triplett shot a 9-under 63 Saturday, remaining bogey-free in the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic and tying Phil Mickelson for the lead at 26 under. Triplett has 24 birdies, an eagle and 47 pars through 72 holes in the 90-hole tournament. Mickelson, making his 2004 debut, shot a 67 at Bermuda Dunes but still saw his two-shot lead evaporate. He won the Hope in 2002...
Paulding finds range, leads MU to victory (01/25/04)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Rickey Paulding's free-throw woes cost Missouri earlier this week in an overtime loss to Texas. There were no misfires this time. Paulding had 19 points and cleared up his problems at the line in a 72-51 victory over Nebraska on Saturday. He was 6-for-12 with five misses in the final four minutes of regulation and overtime against Texas on Tuesday, and 6-for-6 against Nebraska...
Indians will try to forget tough trip to Tennessee (01/25/04)
Forgive Southeast Missouri State University's basketball Indians if they try to forget their two-game Ohio Valley Conference road trip to Tennessee as soon as possible. Close but no cigar was the theme of the trek for the Indians -- and it's been the theme of their OVC season so far...
FanSpeak 1/25/04 (01/25/04)
Hooray for Derek Winans I AM a Derek Winans fan and wanted it to be known that Derek is one of the best college basketball players around. Any person in their right mind watching a SEMO basketball game would see how Derek is always hustling no matter what the score is. ...
List of top children's movies includes some surprises (01/25/04)
NEW YORK -- "Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb," Stanley Kubrick's brilliantly savage satire of the Cold War, seems a strange choice for kids, but a new book lists the black comedy about nuclear war among the top 100 picks for children's movies...
Country complements (01/25/04)
Regardless of style, houses that have been improved through additions or remodeling stay contemporary. The home at 2205 Sherwood in Cape Girardeau is a home that has been well cared for. It sits in an established neighborhood with shady trees and colorful perennials. And its current owners have avoided any dated looks by making updates and improvements...
Breast-feeding becoming a water-cooler topic in some offices (01/25/04)
NEW YORK -- A decade ago, most business executives -- both male and female -- thought new mothers who chose to continue breast-feeding once they returned to work were doing "a nice thing" -- as long as they didn't talk about it at the office, says Carol Ann Friedman, an international board-certified lactation consultant...
Elmer Crippen (01/25/04)
Elmer Lee Crippen, 79, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004, at Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Feb. 28, 1924, in Cobden, Ill., son of Henry O. and Josie Staggs Crippen. Crippen was a member of the Salvation Army in Cape Girardeau for over 45 years. He served in the Army from 1943 to 1945. He was employed at Granite City Steel...
Willard Douglas (01/25/04)
Willard C. Douglas, 94, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Jan. 23, 2004, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born May 6, 1909, in Illmo, Mo., son of O.C. and Mae Smith Douglas. He and Eva Morgan were married. She preceded him in death. He married Sally Hobbs Aug. 28, 1976...
Leo Burger (01/25/04)
Leo E. Burger, 92, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Monday with parish prayers at 7 p.m. at Lorberg Memorial Funeral Chapel. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Cathedral...
Lila Williams (01/25/04)
Lila O. Williams, 95, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004, at the Monticello House in Jackson. Arrangements are pending at the Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home.
Edith Heath (01/25/04)
Edith Haman Heath, 94, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004, at the Fountainbleau Lodge. She was born July 3, 1909 in Cape Girardeau, daughter of William Christian and Adeline Bennett Haman. She married Walter W. "Chick" Heath at Jonesboro, Ill., on May 22, 1928. He died Jan. 31, 1973...
Norman Baker (01/25/04)
Norman Lee Baker, 72, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, January 24, 2004, at the Missouri Veterans Home. He was born Feb. 11, 1931, in Annapolis, Mo., the son of Leeman P. and Laura Pender Baker. Baker was a pipeliner and was a member of Pipeliners Union No. 798 for 44 years. He served as a paratrooper in the United States Army and was a member of Hobbs Chapel United Methodist Church...
Virginia Lemmink (01/25/04)
BENTON, Mo. -- Virginia May Lemmink, 72, of Benton died Friday, Jan. 23, 2004, at the home of her grandson in Scott City. She was born May 8, 1931, in Portageville, Mo., daughter of Troy Clifton Carr and Ruby May Wren. She and James Robert Lemmink were married Aug. 30, 1947, at Pochahontas, Ark. He died June 21, 1983...
Birth 1/25/04 (01/25/04)
Dameron Daughter to Brian Taylor and Jaclyn Rae Dameron of Jackson, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 10:45 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, 2004. Name, Madalyn Rae. Weight, 8 pounds. First child. Mrs. Dameron is the former Jaclyn Langford, daughter of Ray and Donna Langford of Jackson. She is a civil engineer with city of Cape Girardeau. Dameron is the son of Tom and Cheryl Dameron of Jackson. He is a mechanical engineer with Langford Mechanical and Sheet Metal...
Marrs-Rice (01/25/04)
Erin Ashley Marrs and Justin Michael Rice exchanged vows Dec. 27, 2003, at Smith Avenue Church of God in Sikeston, Mo. Bishop Ira Sandafar performed the ceremony. Organist was Christy Shinn of Gordonville. Soloist was David Rice, father of the groom. A duet was comprised of Justin Tanner of Memphis, Tenn., cousin of the groom, and Judy Tanner of Sikeston, aunt of the groom. Also singing as a group were Kelli Niswonger, Natalie Rafferty, Elizabeth Baugh and Roni Hayden, all of Jackson...
Folmar-Austin (01/25/04)
Micki Folmar and Travis Austin exchanged vows Sept. 6, 2003, at Wilderness Gate Villa in Santa Fe, N.M. The Rev. Grant Hillman of Alameda, Calif., performed the ceremony. Readers were Brian Bloechle of Superior, Colo., and Rudy Horne of Chapel Hill, N.C. A wedding poem was read by Crystal Elfrank of Cape Girardeau, sister of the groom...
Massey-Lindberg (01/25/04)
Amanda Kaye Massey and Charlie Jonathan Lindberg were married Aug. 16, 2003, at the home of the bride's parents. The Rev. Orvil Wilkerson performed the ceremony. Soloist was Ryan Corn of Scott City. Parents of the couple are Jeff and Tracy Massey of Bloomfield, Mo., and Chuck and Debra Lindberg of Scott City...
Favier-Brewer (01/25/04)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Jamie Marie Favier and Landon Phillip Brewer were married July 26, 2003, at Immanuel Lutheran Church. The Rev. Craig Otto performed the ceremony. Organist was Allyn Steffens, and vocalists were Christie Steffens and Randy Mueller...
Myers-Ostendorf (01/25/04)
Henry C. and Jane Myers of Perryville, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Jane Myers of Cape Girardeau, to Jeffrey Scott Ostendorf. He is the son of Paul and Rosemary Ostendorf of Cape Girardeau. Myers is a 1994 graduate of Perryville High School, and a 2002 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at Wieser Hyundai in Cape Girardeau...
Strack-Goodwin (01/25/04)
Terry and Sharyn Strack of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Strack, to Michael Linn Goodwin. He is the son of Mark and Lisa Goodwin of Jackson. Strack is a 1999 graduate of Jackson High School. She received a bachelor's degree in education at Southeast Missouri State University in 2002. She is a teacher with Jackson School District at the Primary Annex...
Brasher- Davidson (01/25/04)
Terry and Carol Brasher of Poplar Bluff, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Baylor Brasher, to James Paul Davidson, both of Springfield, Mo. He is the son of Kim Davidson of Cape Girardeau and Jamie Davidson of Scott City. Brasher is a 1999 graduate of Twin Rivers High School...
Seabaugh-Reed (01/25/04)
Randy and Cheryl Seabaugh of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelli Renee Seabaugh, to Austin James Reed. He is the son of Steve and Brenda Reed of Jackson. Seabaugh is a 2001 graduate of Jackson High School. She expects to receive a degree in graphic design from Southeast Missouri State University this fall. She is employed at Best Buy...
Lorenz- Johnson (01/25/04)
Dennis and Carol Lorenz of Shawneetown announce the engagement of their daughter, Cindy Kay Lorenz, to Rustin Edwin Johnson. He is the son of Collin and Linda Johnson of Wappapello, Mo. Lorenz is a graduate of Jackson High School. She is employed at Urology Associates Inc...
Roberts- McGill (01/25/04)
Melba and David Taylor and Rob and Tina Roberts, all of Jackson, announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Nichole Roberts, to Patrick Dustin McGill. He is the son of Patrick and Kathleen McGill of Cape Girardeau. Roberts is a 2001 graduate of Jackson High School. She is a phlebotomist at St. Francis Medical Center...
Lowe- Williams (01/25/04)
James and Linda Lowe of Bloomington, Ill., announce the engagement of their daughter, Catherine Lowe, to Jamie Williams. He is the son of James and Glenda Williams of Cape Girardeau. Lowe is a a graduate of JFK High School in St. Louis, and received a bachelor of science from Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at Beneficial Finance in Bloomington...
Barriner- Ruesler (01/25/04)
Kenneth C. and Floraettia A. Barriner of Poplar Bluff, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Christina R. Barriner, to Jason Lee Ruesler. He is the son of Jerry E. and Carol Ann Ruesler of Oak Ridge. Barriner is a 1994 graduate of Poplar Bluff High School. She is employed at Municipal Utilities and City Cable in Poplar Bluff...
Kahler-Roe (01/25/04)
Pamela Kahler of Springfield, Ill., announces the engagement of her daughter, Kristen Kahler, to Scott Roe, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Jerry and Mary Karen Roe of Cape Girardeau. Kahler is a 2000 graduate of Southern Illinois University. She is employed at Finlay Inc. in Cape Girardeau...
Miller-Essner (01/25/04)
KELSO, Mo. -- Duane and Mary Kay Miller of Waterloo, Ill., announce the engagement of their daughter, Alison Marie Miller, to Nathan Robert Essner. He is the son of Robert and Karla Essner of Kelso. Miller is a 2000 graduate of Gibault High School in Waterloo, and a 2003 graduate of St. Louis University. She is an account executive with Infinity Broadcasting in St. Louis...
Hendrix- Dailey (01/25/04)
SEDGEWICKVILLE, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. Troy Hendrix of Sedgewickville announce the engagement of their daughter, Ginger Hendrix, to Jason Dailey. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Roland Dailey of Oran, Mo. Hendrix is a 1999 graduate of Jackson High School. She expects to receive a degree in animal science from Murray State University in Murray, Ky., in May...
Romine- Lawson (01/25/04)
Ron and Pauline Romine of Rolla, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Michele Romine, to Kevin Lawson, both of Jackson. He is the son of Carolyn Lawson of Sikeston, Mo. Romine is a 1993 graduate of St. James High School, and a 1998 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University. She is general manager at Ruby Tuesday...
Horrell-Best (01/25/04)
Jim and Karen Horrell of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Mindy Horrell, to Terry Best. He is the son of Marvin and Carolyn Best Jr. of Gordonville. Horrell is a 1998 graduate of Jackson High School. She is employed at Schnucks and is an art teacher at Sikeston High School in Sikeston, Mo...
Fire report 1/25/04 (01/25/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded Friday to the following item: At 8:15 p.m., a medical assist at 2537 Bridal Path Court. Firefighters responded Saturday to the following items: At 12:14 a.m., an electrical fire at 1 University Plaza. At 12:15 a.m., a medical assist at Perryville Road and Marietta...
Police report 01/25/04 (01/25/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Derek Steven Gill, 23, of 27 N. Benton, Cape Girardeau, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Arrests...
Out of the past 1/25/04 (01/25/04)
10 years ago: Jan. 25, 1994 Jackson Board of Aldermen got its first look last night at written proposals from two private solid waste management firms to buy or lease city landfill. Horse lovers in Ozarks lament Monday's ruling by U.S. Supreme Court that allows federal government to remove small bands of wild horses from Ozark National Riverways, 140-mile strip of wilderness along Current and Jacks Fork rivers in southern Missouri...
Proud to be an American (01/25/04)
By Lance Hahn In Ron Suskind's new book, "The Price of Loyalty," former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill accuses President Bush of "plotting the invasion of Iraq just days after taking office." And, boy, are the news media relishing the opportunity to bash our president...
School finances (01/25/04)
The Republican leaders of the Missouri Senate, in announcing goals for this year's legislative session, said the aim is to hold funding for education in the next fiscal year, which begins July 1, at the same level as the appropriation this year. Locally, a group of Cape Girardeau residents said they are concerned enough about school finances to seek a state audit...
Jackson school board members deserve a hand (01/25/04)
To the editor: The week of Jan. 25 to 31 has been declared School Board Recognition Week by the Missouri School Boards Association. It is a time for educators and residents to salute those unpaid volunteers who serve public education on behalf of their communities...
You can't protect something that isn't practiced (01/25/04)
To the editor: As I was watching President Bush's State of the Union address, I heard him cover a wide range of policies and social issues. One of these issues was the sanctity of marriage. I thought to myself it must be hard to protect something that isn't practiced...
Jetton showed disrespect, owes Holden apology (01/25/04)
To the editor: I am a conservative Republican and certainly disapprove of the job Gov. Bob Holden has done. However, state Rep. Rod Jetton's action of yelling out during the governor's State of the State address to a joint session of the Missouri Legislature was wrong. Jetton showed a lack of maturity to hold his current office. He should have respect for the governor's office, even if he does not respect the person who hold the office...
Speak Out 01/25/04 (01/25/04)
Audit protest AS PERTAINS to the movement for a state audit of the Cape Girardeau School District, methinks the superintendent doth protest too much. An award winner DAVID LIMBAUGH'S claim that President Bush is overflowing with wisdom should win a national award for off-the-wall humor...
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