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Author holds book signing (01/26/04)
Dolly Dambach of Jackson held a book signing at Grace Cafe Thursday. Her new book, "And That's the Way It Was," captures old-fashioned values of honesty and loyalty, not giving up, doing what you must and the Golden Rule. In 1999, Dambach began writing for the Southeast Missourian's TBY publication. A softbound edition of her poems, "With God's Help," published that year were therapeutic to Dambach after her husband's death in 1998. They just flowed naturally...
Community briefs 01/26/04 (01/26/04)
Marine auxiliary donates to hospital's toy train The Mason O. Yarbrough Marine Corps League Auxiliary recently donated $500 to the toy train at Southeast Missouri Hospital. All Marine wives and significant others are invited to attend Auxiliary meetings at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at VFW Post 3838 in Cape Girardeau...
People's Bank staff carries on after death of president (01/26/04)
An unexpected death changes the face of a family, but it also means significant changes to a small business if that person was in charge. The work doesn't stop and someone else must step into the leadership role. People's Bank of Altenburg and Jackson lost longtime bank president Lew B. Harmon Jr., 67, Jan. 1 to a heart attack. Harmon died at Callaway Community Hospital in Fulton, Mo...
State fails to fund ethanol subsidies (01/26/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- In the 1990s, when the economy was rolling, the state decided to help farmers by setting up a system of tax credits and incentives to turn corn into ethanol. The system helped spur the construction of plants which today produce about 65 million gallons of ethanol per year...
Jackson, Cape discussing fireworks today (01/26/04)
7:30 p.m. Jackson City Hall Update by mayors on status of current projects and issues. Discussion regarding an emergency water system interconnection between the two cities. Discussion regarding Center Junction lighting. Discussion of possible changes to fireworks ordinances...
Ice causes slick roads and outages (01/26/04)
About a quarter-inch of ice frosted the Cape Girardeau area Saturday night and Sunday morning in the region's first major bout of winter weather this year. The ice caused slick roads and power outages in Cape Girardeau and the surrounding area. According to Dan O'Brien with AmerenUE, about 1,100 customers were left without power in Cape Girardeau, mostly on the northwest side of town. ...
Bollinger County seeks higher education classes (01/26/04)
A Bollinger County group that includes superintendents of the county's four school districts wants Southeast Missouri colleges to offer classes locally to make it easier for residents in the rural county to get a higher education. The county doesn't have a college within its borders. Residents have to travel to Mineral Area College in Park Hills, Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff or Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau to take college classes...
Trinity Lutheran returns to German roots for special service (01/26/04)
Trinity Lutheran Church members honored some of the customs practiced by their ancestors at a special traditional service Sunday. "We're doing what they used to do back in the 1800s," said Jeanine Hager, who coordinated the traditional aspects of the special service. "We wanted to celebrate our German heritage."...
State digest 01/26/04 (01/26/04)
Feds study asbestos threat in St. Louis plant ST. LOUIS -- The federal government is studying 28 plants, including one in St. Louis, that used to work with a potentially lethal form of asbestos. The plants were once owned by W.R. Grace and Co. and used to process asbestos-contaminated vermiculite ore from a mine in Libby, Mont., the St. ...
Donation reunites George Washington Carver's birthplace (01/26/04)
DIAMOND, Mo. -- The last 30 acres of George Washington Carver's birthplace have been donated to the National Park Service, after 50 years of efforts to acquire them and reunite the original farmstead. "It is a fantastic thing to see happen," said Scott Bentley, a Park Service superintendent...
Feds crack drug ring that used babies, formula as cover (01/26/04)
CHICAGO -- He knocked on the door of the squalid basement apartment, looking for a young couple. Their baby girl had been stopped at an airport thousands of miles away. The 8-month-old had already traveled to Panama and London five times. The latest trip had ended abruptly with an arrest -- at Heathrow Airport...
St. Louis' new archbishop has reputation as conservative (01/26/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Archbishop-elect Raymond Burke, like his predecessor in the St. Louis Archdiocese, Justin Rigali, is a prayerful man who is faithful to the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, archdiocesan leaders said. Their difference in style, however, may be a shock for St. Louis Catholics accustomed since 1994 to Rigali's quiet, behind-the-scenes manner...
Trash dispute has connection to concealed weapons case (01/26/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Perhaps it's fitting: After years of political trash-talking about whether Missourians should be allowed to carry concealed guns, the final decision may indeed emanate from trash. The members of the Missouri Supreme Court -- although using sanitized court lingo -- posed quite a few questions relating to trash while hearing arguments Thursday from attorneys in the concealed guns case...
Front-running Kerry pushes Dean on tax, foreign policy ideas (01/26/04)
NASHUA, N.H. -- John Kerry criticized Howard Dean on Sunday for espousing tax and foreign policies that will "just kill us" at the polls in November as Kerry himself was accused of waffling on the Iraq war. Two days before a hotly contested Democratic presidential primary, Kerry asked Dean to "stop running a negative campaign," even as he suggested that Dean can't get elected. "Between foreign policy and taxes, I think it is a serious problem," the Massachusetts lawmaker said...
Kay says failure to find WMD in Iraq points to intelligence (01/26/04)
WASHINGTON -- U.S. intelligence agencies need to explain why their research indicated Iraq possessed banned weapons before the American-led invasion, says the outgoing top U.S. inspector, who now believes Saddam Hussein had no such arms. "I don't think they exist," David Kay said Sunday. "The fact that we found so far the weapons do not exist -- we've got to deal with that difference and understand why."...
Candidates spar over Iraq in New Hampshire (01/26/04)
CONCORD, 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 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...
Storm drops mix from Kansas to Carolinas (01/26/04)
Winter storms dumped freezing rain, sleet and snow from the Plains to the East Coast on Sunday, making traveling treacherous along ice-slicked roads. At least 14 people died in weather-related car wrecks: four in North Carolina, six in Missouri, two in Nebraska, one in Kansas and one in West Virginia. Dozens of airline flights were delayed or canceled from Missouri to South Carolina, and sporadic power outages were reported...
People jump from windows to flee South Carolina motel fire (01/26/04)
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Fire broke out in a five-story motel early Sunday while guests were asleep, killing six and forcing others to leap from windows or climb down bed sheets to safety, authorities said. At least a dozen people were injured, including at least five being treated Sunday at a burn unit in Augusta, Ga...
Scientists 'flabbergasted' by Mars rover's unusual rock photos (01/26/04)
PASADENA, Calif. -- NASA's Opportunity rover zipped its first pictures of Mars to Earth on Sunday, delighting and puzzling scientists just hours after the spacecraft bounced to a landing. The pictures show a surface smooth and dark red in some places, and strewn with fragmented slabs of light bedrock in others. Bounce marks left by the rover's air bags when it landed were clearly visible...
People talk 1/26 (01/26/04)
Madonna tones it down at French music awards CANNES, France -- Madonna accepted a career award from Britney Spears at a French music awards show this weekend -- but this time, no controversy. Madonna, wearing a demure green polka-dot dress, gave Spears a chaste peck on the cheek as she received the award at NRJ radio station's ceremony Saturday and got a standing ovation. ...
Nation briefs 1/26/04 (01/26/04)
Storm drops wintry mix from Kansas to Carolinas Winter storms dumped freezing rain, sleet and snow from the Plains to the East Coast on Sunday, making traveling treacherous along ice-slicked roads. At least eight people died in weather-related car wrecks: three in Missouri, two in Nebraska, one in Kansas and two in North Carolina. ...
Iraq oil shipments to Turkey could continue any day now (01/26/04)
BABA GURGUR, Iraq -- With security guards now deployed along Iraq's export pipeline to the Mediterranean, crude from one of the country's biggest oil fields could start flowing to overseas markets "in a matter of days," a senior Iraqi oil official told The Associated Press...
Other developments in Iraq on Sunday (01/26/04)
A U.S. helicopter crashed in the Tigris river while searching for a missing soldier on Sunday, and the aircraft's two crew members were missing, the military said. It did not say what caused the crash of the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter, attached to the 101st Airborne Division. The helicopter was searching for a soldier missing when the boat he was in capsized earlier Sunday while on patrol...
Hezbollah, Israel set to exchange prisoners (01/26/04)
BEIRUT, Lebanon -- Israel and Hezbollah will exchange prisoners in a two-stage deal in which the militant Lebanese group promises to obtain information about Israel's most famous missing serviceman and Israel releases Lebanon's longest-held prisoner within three months, the Hezbollah leader said Sunday...
Mexico accepts Peace Corps, U.S. aid (01/26/04)
MEXICO CITY -- Mexico has broken a decades-old tradition of rejecting U.S. aid workers, granting permission for the first group of U.S. Peace Corps volunteers ever to work here. Mindful of national sensitivity over U.S. influence, though, the government plans to keep the group out of public view...
World briefs 1/26/04 (01/26/04)
Break-dancers perform for the pope at Vatican VATICAN CITY -- In an unusual spectacle at the Vatican, Pope John Paul II presided Sunday over a performance of break-dancers who leaped, flipped and spun their bodies to beats from a tinny boom box. The 83-year-old pontiff seemed to approve, waving his hand after each dancer completed a move, then applauding for the entire group. ...
U.S. Congress members welcomed to former pariah state of Libya (01/26/04)
TRIPOLI, Libya -- The sight of the white jet taxiing down the tarmac Sunday -- the first U.S. military plane to touch down in Tripoli since 1969 -- left no doubt that a pariah state was coming in from the cold after renouncing its nuclear weapons program...
Bell City volleyball pair make all-state (01/26/04)
Bell City's run to a Class 1 state volleyball title in the fall has landed it two spots on the Missouri all-state list. Senior setter Whitney Abner and junior hitter Katie Niemczyk both earned first-team honors. Niemczyk had a big state tournament, setting a record for digs in the tournament. In Bell City's three-game championship match, Niemczyk finished with 17 kills and 30 digs. Abner had 32 assists in the final...
SE gymnasts' impressive score falls short against Missouri (01/26/04)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Southeast Missouri State University's gymnastics team turned in an impressive score Sunday but the Otahkians came up short during a dual-meet loss at the University of Missouri. The Tigers posted their second-highest all-time mark of 196.500 to defeat the Otahkians, who scored a season-high 194.300. It was Southeast's 10th-highest score in school history...
Dominance in second half gives Snyder some hope (01/26/04)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Quin Snyder hopes this is the breakthrough he's been waiting for. Missouri, one of the preseason favorites in the Big 12, was in danger of falling below .500 Saturday night against Nebraska. The Tigers missed 14 of their first 17 shots and didn't reach double digits in scoring for almost 13 minutes. They were down by as many as 10 points in the early going...
Houston looking for new image (01/26/04)
HOUSTON -- When all eyes turn to Houston for the Super Bowl, locals hope the world sees past the city's "Urban Cowboy" image and a landscape dotted with chemical plants and refineries. Welcome to a cleaner, friendlier Houston -- complete with smiling volunteers, new sports arenas, a huge new downtown hotel and the first working leg of a light rail mass transit system that, not coincidentally, links a reborn downtown entertainment district with the new football stadium seven miles away...
Pats, Panthers arrive in town (01/26/04)
HOUSTON -- The New England Patriots' latest business trip started late. The AFC champions arrived about one hour late in Houston on Sunday, although nobody was quite sure why. Coach Bill Belichick wasn't even aware the team was not on time. "I understand you've been waiting for a while," Belichick said to reporters at Super Bowl week's first news conference. "How late are we, a minute, five minutes?"...
Mickelson ends drought (01/26/04)
LAQUINTA, Calif. -- Phil Mickelson can hardly wait to tee it up again. Mickelson birdied the first playoff hole to beat Skip Kendall in the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic on Sunday and end an 18-month winless streak. "It's terrific. I can't wait to do it again. I want it next week," said Mickelson, who had dropped from second to 16th in the world rankings. "I just have so much fun when I'm playing well...
Golf scores 1/26/04 (01/26/04)
Hope classic Sunday La Quinta, Calif. Purse: $4.5 million PGA West (Palmer Course) Yardage: 6,930; Par: 72 FINAL ROUND x-won on first hole of playoffx-Phil Mickelson $810,000 68-63-64-67-68 -- 330 -30 Skip Kendall $486,000 63-68-68-66-65 -- 330 -30...
Philly won't get over Eagles' loss easily (01/26/04)
I haven't heard many people say they won't watch the Super Bowl this year. It's the Super Bowl, America's championship, the most watched title game in the world. But I know one whole city that won't be watching: Philadelphia. If you think you're depressed about the Rams' loss, Philadelphia is like a football morgue -- where championship hopes go to die...
Sports briefs 1/26/04 (01/26/04)
Baseball Alex Rodriguez was appointed captain of the Texas Rangers Sunday following a tense offseason in which the team nearly dealt the American League MVP to the Boston Red Sox. Rodriguez met for five hours with Rangers owner Tom Hicks, general manager John Hart and manager Buck Showalter to try and put the turbulent offseason behind them...
'Rings' garners four Globes (01/26/04)
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Hobbits ruled the Golden Globes on Sunday as "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" won four trophies including best dramatic film. "Lost in Translation," a story of two lonely Americans who find friendship in a Tokyo hotel, collected three awards, including best comedy film, best comedy actor for Bill Murray and best screenplay for Sofia Coppola, who wrote, produced and directed the film...
Glen Wilkey (01/26/04)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Glen Ray Wilkey, 59, of Sikeston, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2004, in Marble Hill, Mo. He was born June 12, 1944, at Hornersville, Mo., son of the Charles and Blanche Vernor Wilkey. He and Kathy Frankum Kiefer were married on May 9, 1989...
Freda L. Shafer (01/26/04)
VILLA RIDGE, Ill. -- Freda L. Shafer, 89, of Marion, Ill., formerly of Olmsted, Ill., died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2004, at the Heartland Hospital in Marion. She was born Feb. 14, 1914, at Olmsted, daughter of William and Laura Duerckheimer Sauerbrunn...
Marie Jackson (01/26/04)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Marie Jackson, 89, of Olive Branch, Ill., died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Gir-ardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms.
Leo Burger (01/26/04)
Leo E. Burger, 92, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Dec. 28, 1911, in Scott County, Mo., son of Alexander and Clara Georger Burger. He and Florence Hahn were married March 4, 1935, at Immaculate Conception Church in Jackson. She died on Oct. 31, 2000...
Lila Williams (01/26/04)
Lila Opal Williams, 95, of Cape Girardeau, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004, at Monticello House in Jackson. She was born Jan. 12, 1909, at Morley, Mo., daughter of Lawson and Emma Woodward Will-iams. Williams was a second-grade teacher for 43 years who taught for 14 years at Vanduser, Mo., four years at Williamsville, Mo., five years at Benton, Mo., and 20 years at May Greene. She was a SEMO graduate and a member of the First Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau...
Catherine Henry (01/26/04)
BRIDGETON, N.J. -- Catherine Amelia Henry, 86, of Bridgeton, N.J., died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2004, at The Goldfinch House assisted living facility in Bridgeton. She was born April 3, 1917, in Benton, Mo., the daughter of Robert Coope and Amelia E. Steimle Brock. She graduated from Benton High School...
Vivian Menz (01/26/04)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Vivian M. Menz, 75, of Perkins, Mo., died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Gir-ardeau. She was born April 26, 1928, at Powe, Mo., daughter of the late Buster and Carrie Jackson Dortch. She and Robert "Robby" Menz were married Oct. 12, 1942. He died on Nov. 16, 2000...
Timothy Gibbar (01/26/04)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Timothy C. Gibbar, 29, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004. Funeral arrangements are pending at Milller Family Funeral Home.
Taylor Shipley (01/26/04)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Taylor Danial Paige Shipley, 2, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004, at her residence. She was born Dec. 4, 2001, daughter of Omar Daniel and Heather Michelle Chapman Shipley. Survivors include her parents; a brother, Matthew D. Shipley; and a sister, Emily G. Shipley, all of the home...
Connie Gibbar (01/26/04)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Connie Sue Gibbar, 49, of Perryville, Mo., died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004. Funeral arrangements are pending at Miller Family Funeral Home.
John Abercrombie (01/26/04)
TAMMS, Ill. -- John L. Abercrombie, 75, of Tamms, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2004, at Missouri Veteran's Home in Cape Gir-ardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms.
Vernon Chester (01/26/04)
NORFOLK, Va. -- Vernon "Bud" Chester, 82, of Norfolk formerly of Tamms, Ill., and Anna, Ill., died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004, at Ballentine Living Retirement Home in Norfolk. He was born Apr. 8, 1921, in Tamms, son of Harry and Mabel Lingle Chester. He married Bernice Tucker on Dec. 25, 1946. She died Aug. 3, 1996...
Pearl Fox (01/26/04)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Pearl Fox, 76, of Marble Hill, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Gir-ardeau. She was born Feb. 23, 1927, at Hiram, Mo., daughter of Vader and Sally Pig Blocker. She and Otto Fox were married Sept. 23, 1942. He died on April 5, 1985...
Cape fire report 1/26/04 (01/26/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded Saturday to the following items:n At 6:42 p.m., a medical assist at 1625 N. Kingshighway. At 7:22 p.m., a medical assist at 3250 Gordonville Rd. At 11:50 p.m., a still alarm at Independence and Louisiana...
Cape police report 1/26/04 (01/26/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs Stacy Lynn Allred, 26, 11558 Tivoli, St. Louis, was issued a summons Saturday for suspicion of driving while intoxicated and speeding...
Out of the past 1/26/04 (01/26/04)
10 years ago: Jan. 26, 1994 JEFFERSON CITY -- Voters will be asked to amend Missouri Constitution to legalize riverboat gambling, after state Supreme Court said Tuesday that some proposed games are flatly unconstitutional and others are questionable...
Tracking sex offenders (01/26/04)
Six years have passed since Missouri began requiring convicted sexual offenders to register with local sheriff's departments, but in many counties the registry isn't being kept up to date. Missouri's registry law says convicted sex offenders must register with the sheriff's office where they live or move within 10 days of their conviction or release from prison or probation placement...
Medicaid monitoring (01/26/04)
(Sikeston, Mo.) Standard Democrat One small portion of the Medicaid program involves "personal care services" intended to allow 37,000 elderly or disabled Missourians to remain in their own homes rather than move to nursing homes. A new state audit of that program shows that identical services in St. Louis and Kansas City are costing the state twice the amount that is being charged in outstate Missouri. .....
No protest held to keep TV from trivializing effort (01/26/04)
To the editor: The Iraq war is not trivial. In recognition of this, the Southeast Missouri Coalition for Peace and Justice has held weekly protest vigils for some 15 months. As Thursday-evening travelers near the corner of Broadway and West End Boulevard know, we are opposed to the pattern of lies that took this nation into an illegal and immoral war even as we are supportive of and sympathetic to the military personnel serving their country in Iraq and the loved ones left behind...
Charlie Hutson will be missed but not forgotten (01/26/04)
To the editor: As we were unable to be at Charlie Hutson's celebration of life ceremony, we would like to express our condolences to the Hutson family. Charlie was an exceptional man, a leader in his community and a loving and caring man. He will be missed but never forgotten...
Speak Out 01/26/04 (01/26/04)
Republican denial I WATCHED the president's State of the Union speech with a Republican friend. I agreed with parts of it as an independent voter. My friend was offended by the rudeness when Democrats did not stand to applaud the president. I said both parties do that to each other's presidents during State of the Union speeches when they do not agree. My friend said, "Republicans are not that rude." Republicans go into denial when confronted by the truth of their own behavior...
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