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Stories from Sunday, February 22, 2004

State plan to freeze tuition blocked (02/22/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- With one son already in college and another soon to follow, Denise Lincoln of Cape Girardeau says a legislative effort to lock in tuition costs for Missouri residents attending state universities "would be a dream come true."...
Amendments to protect hunting rights on table (02/22/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Fearful that animal rights activists might push for laws that would curtail hunting and fishing in Missouri, some rural lawmakers are seeking constitutional protections for such pastimes. One proposal, sponsored by state Rep. Jim Whorton, D-Trenton, would guarantee in the state constitution's Bill of Rights the prerogative to hunt, fish and harvest game...
Bridge's final touch (02/22/04)
Kitty Rueseler's Christmas present was well worth the wait. "It's pretty wonderful," said the silver-haired matriarch as she stood on the old Mississippi River bridge with her grandchildren and about 100 other guests of the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce...
Musicians compete for points at festival (02/22/04)
There's more to music than the notes. There's a gold cup. Students from Cape Girardeau, Jackson, Dexter, Scott City and Bloomfield came to Southeast Missouri State University on Saturday for the 10th annual National Federation of Music Clubs Junior Festival and the possibility of winning that cup...
After truck troubles, Cape firefighters welcome new engine (02/22/04)
When it rolled into Station No. 1 for the first time, cameras flashed as Cape Girardeau firefighters welcomed the city's new 2004 E-One Cyclone II fire engine. After a two-hour trip from the pick-up site in Collinsville, Ill., firefighter Larry Galloway drove the truck into the station Friday evening, with Capt. Brad Dillow at his side...
World briefs 15A (02/22/04)
Pressure builds against opposition in Georgia TBILISI -- There is an anxious mood in the Georgian capital as the country's new leaders press their anti-corruption campaign. President Mikhail Saakashvili, elected in January, has declared fighting corruption to be his top priority. But fighting corruption brings its own array of worries. Every day brings word of new arrests. The anti-corruption campaign has split Georgian society...
Two plead guilty in fatal carjacking (02/22/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Two of four men accused in a 2002 carjacking attempt that killed an Indiana man traveling with his family have pleaded guilty, days before pending trials for the other two suspects, including the alleged gunman. Cortez Tolen, 19, the driver of the carjackers' vehicle, pleaded guilty Thursday to a reduced charge of second-degree murder in return for a recommended 20-year sentence. Tolen also pleaded guilty to assault and armed criminal action...
Archdiocese and accuser reach deal for $22,500 (02/22/04)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Archdiocese and a 29-year-old man reached a $22,500 settlement this week over claims that a Roman Catholic priest had sexually fondled the alleged victim at a boys home in the 1980s. The settlement, reached in mediation and announced Friday, puts to rest litigation and countercharges among Arthur Andreas of St. Louis; the Rev. Alexander Anderson, pastor at Most Sacred Heart Church in Eureka; and the archdiocese...
Power outage strikes Internet stock trading company (02/22/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Some Internet stock traders with Scottrade accounts experienced brief glitches Friday after a two-minute power outage that affected the company's headquarters in suburban St. Louis, the company's marketing director said. Scottrade, an online brokerage with about 1.1 million accounts, experienced a local power outage at 2:41 p.m. Friday, said spokesman Bruce Morton...
FBI- Man lying about kidnapping (02/22/04)
BANGOR, Maine -- An investment banker accused of making a phone call that triggered the diversion of a Morocco-bound jetliner was charged Friday with making false statements to the FBI. Zubair Ali Ghias told investigators he phoned his family after boarding the plane Thursday to say he had been kidnapped in Chicago by Arabs who forced him to travel to New York and board the plane, according to an FBI affidavit...
Coaching creativity (02/22/04)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- When Debbie Baldwin and Angela Howard were girls, there weren't special theater companies designed to spark children's imaginations. A starlet was on her own. So Baldwin and Howard did what most budding young actresses did in those days. They transformed their parents' garages into stages and agreed to appear in plays written by neighborhood playwrights...
KC officials urge TB tests at building (02/22/04)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Health officials are encouraging hundreds of workers and visitors of a downtown office building to get tested for tuberculosis after an infectious person spent time there. The Kansas City Health Department estimates about 220 people work in the Traders on Grand office building and said anyone who spent more than eight consecutive hours inside the building between November 2003 and Feb. 13, 2004, should get tested...
Bush uses recess appointment power again to dismay of Democrats (02/22/04)
WASHINGTON -- After three years of watching Senate Democrats block his judicial nominees, President Bush trumped them for the second time this year by installing Alabama Attorney General William Pryor on the federal appeals court. The move infuriated Democrats, who now may be even less likely to cooperate with the White House on getting judicial nominees through the closely divided Senate in an election year...
Election-year politics threaten consensus among governors (02/22/04)
WASHINGTON -- Governors beginning an annual meeting in the capital hope to find common ground on education, health care, roads and other policy issues caught up in the contentious politics of a presidential campaign. Some state leaders on Saturday described that mission as near impossible...
Whale's fans say goodbye (02/22/04)
NEWPORT, Ore. -- Nearly 700 people, some wiping away tears, turned out to bid farewell to Keiko, the killer whale who starred in the popular "Free Willy" movies, and died overseas in December. The crowd gathered Friday at the Oregon Coast Aquarium, where he splashed his way into visitors' hearts from 1996 to 1998...
Arizona gov- Forest fires still a threat (02/22/04)
PHOENIX -- Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano on Saturday accused the Bush administration of mismanaging the federal forests, which she said could lead to "megafires" this summer. Napolitano, in the weekly Democrat radio address, said $760 million intended to pay for brush clearing and forest thinning on federal land won't be given to states before Oct. 1...
San Francisco finds resting place for 1800s-era remains (02/22/04)
SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco has finally found a resting place for the remains of nearly 100 Gold Rush-era residents unearthed three years ago during construction of the Asian Art Museum. Cypress Lawn Memorial Park in Colma, a small city with 17 cemeteries just south of San Francisco, has offered to take the remains of 97 men, women and children who were originally buried in the city's first public cemetery -- now the site of city hall, the museum and the new city library...
Schwarzenegger's first 100 days feature action, fewer results (02/22/04)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- He repealed the car tax hike and revoked legislation allowing illegal immigrants to get driver's licenses, but most of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's first 100 days in office have produced little of the "action, action, action" he promised during the recall campaign...
Iron Range revives to meet demand in China (02/22/04)
MOUNTAIN IRON, Minn. -- Trainloads of iron pellets rumble out of this town, usually on their way to a U.S. steelmaker. But China's exploding steel demand has created a new market for American ore and brought jobs back, at least temporarily, to Minnesota's struggling Iron Range, the center of U.S. iron ore mining...
Bush spaniel Spot put to sleep (02/22/04)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush's dog Spot, the 15-year-old English springer spaniel who had remained eager to please despite increasing health troubles, died on Saturday. Bush and his wife, Laura, went along with a veterinarian's recommendation to put Spotty, as the longtime Bush family pet was known, to sleep, according to White House spokesman Allen Abney. She had suffered a series of strokes recently, he said...
American Cancer Society says no to racy benefit (02/22/04)
ASHTABULA, Ohio -- When the naked truth about Danny Zezzo's fund raiser came out, the American Cancer Society rebuffed the donation. Zezzo had planned to give the proceeds from Friday's International Calendar Men show in this northeast Ohio town to the local cancer society. ...
Deleted and in debt (02/22/04)
Hundreds of computer training schools that sprouted during the dot-com boom have now shut down, leaving frustrated students with big debts and little education. State regulatory oversight of the business is far too lax, while loans to attend such schools have been too easy to obtain -- a recipe for disaster, consumer advocates say...
Former prison chef writes cookbook (02/22/04)
CROCKETT, Texas -- With recipes for "gallows gravy" and "rice rigor mortis," Brian Price's new cookbook brings a touch of dark wit to a subject seldom welcome at the dinner table: death. But it's the taste of Price's humor, not the flavor of his dishes, that is raising questions about "Meals to Die For," a collection of 42 recipes for final meals requested by inmates on Texas' death row...
Nation briefs 9A (02/22/04)
Stewart defense wants some charges dismissed NEW YORK -- The government rested its case against Martha Stewart and her stockbroker, and a judge said she would hear arguments next week on whether some charges in the case should be thrown out. Prosecutors called 21 witnesses over 14 days of testimony, all designed to prove Stewart lied about why she sold 3,928 shares of ImClone Systems stock in December 2001. ...
Haitian president agrees to peace deal; rebels resist (02/22/04)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- President Jean-Bertrand Aristide agreed Saturday to a U.S.-backed peace plan calling for shared power with political opponents, a new prime minister and fresh legislative elections. But Aristide, who gets to remain president, appeared to lay down a condition. He declared he would "not go ahead with any terrorists," referring to rebels who have led a bloody two-week-old uprising that has killed more than 60 people and chased police from dozens of towns...
Iran's dual factions both claim a win (02/22/04)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Islamic hard-liners and reformists both claimed victory in Iran's elections Saturday, with returns showing conservatives ahead in the race for parliament but a reformist boycott limiting voter turnout. Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said the winner of the election was the Iranian nation. He was upbeat about voter turnout, even though it marked a drop from previous elections...
Brazil celebrates with old-style carnival band (02/22/04)
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- After a night of partying, men in wedding dresses, women in nun's habits, and imitation Arab sheiks danced with 40,000 others to traditional sambas on the second day of the world's most famous carnival celebration Saturday...
Role reversal (02/22/04)
Former top North Korean actress builds new life as South Korean bar maid By Sang-Hun Choe ~ The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea -- Before she defected, Joo Sun Young was one of North Korea's rare "Class-One" actresses, handpicked to play the coveted role of the regime leader's wife and "mother" of all North Koreans...
Indian troops use e-mail to fight Muslim militants (02/22/04)
SRINAGAR, India -- For years, Indian troops fighting Muslim separatists in Jammu and Kashmir got tips about a pending attack or a militant hide-out from locals who slipped hand-scribbled notes into innocuous gray boxes scattered around towns. But now that Indian authorities have eased communications restrictions in the disputed region, troops employ the airwaves to solicit information -- and, they say, to save lives...
Red Cross visits Saddam in American custody (02/22/04)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- The international Red Cross visited Saddam Hussein in jail for the first time Saturday, and the ousted dictator wrote a letter to his family that will be delivered once the United States confirms it does not contain any hidden messages to his followers...
Return to the ruins Chechens trickle back to their ruined capit (02/22/04)
GROZNY, Russia -- The muddy road to Chechen President Akhmad Kadyrov's office runs through a war-pulverized factory complex, where a conveyor belt to a long-gone building vaults overhead like an unintended ceremonial arch. "Welcome to Kadyrov's palace -- good luck," says a Russian officer at a checkpoint...
Couple's oven explodes when bullets ignite (02/22/04)
HOWARD, Wis.-- A man and his wife took cover behind a refrigerator when bullets began exploding in their oven, authorities say. Capt. Craig Kohlbeck of the Brown County Sheriff's Department said the husband had put the ammunition and three handguns in the oven before the couple left on a vacation...
Organizational expert Deniece Schofield will give advice (02/22/04)
Fighting with your kids over where they drop their backpacks after school? Arguing with a spouse over who's supposed to sort laundry or pick up the snacks for the school party? To run a household, you need to be organized and efficient. Deniece Schofield learned those lessons the hard way, amid the chaos of running a house that included a husband and five children...
ample offerings (02/22/04)
As someone who writes about houses every week, it's not often that I find a house that seems to have it all. This is that rare rose of a house. Location, style, space, and a great yard ... it's hard to imagine one place that has everything. But that's the case with the home at 2320 Perryville Road...
Salt in a sock is a recipe for earache relief (02/22/04)
NEW YORK -- As a pediatrician for nearly 30 years, Dr. Lillian Beard has, of course, a "tremendous amount of respect" for medicine and the people who practice it. She acknowledges, though, that all the grandparents in the world who give children honey when they have sore throats and cover insect bites with meat tenderizer or baking soda deserve some credence and credibility, too...
Pearl Latham (02/22/04)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Pearl Latham, 92, of Sikeston died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. She was born April 22, 1911, at Blodgett, Mo., daughter of Jack and Elizabeth Harris Welch. She and Marvin Latham were married Feb., 17, 1931, at Morehouse, Mo. He died in 1980...
Irene Stokes (02/22/04)
ANNA, Ill. -- Mrs. Nina Irene Stokes, 91, of Anna died at 3:29 p.m. Friday, Feb, 20, 2004, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 6, 1913, in Dongola, Ill., daughter of Herbert and Erie Dillow. She married Clyde M. Stokes Sr. Sept. 1, 1938, in Poplar Bluff, Mo. He preceded her in death March 2, 1989...
Artelia Borgmann (02/22/04)
Artelia Borgmann, 83, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Feb. 20, 2004, at Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Aug. 10, 1920, in Hornwall, Tenn., to the late Jasper and Eveline Mathis Skelton. The family moved to Missouri, and she attended Friendship School in Portageville, Mo., for eight years...
Judith Gibbar (02/22/04)
McCLURE, Ill. -- Judith Ann (Miller) Gibbar, 58, of McClure died at 6:30 a.m. Friday at the home of her mother in Olive Branch, Ill. She was born May 8, 1945 at Cairo, Ill., the daughter of Sidney Gerald and Ruby Farris Miller. She was married on Oct. 8, 1982, to Leon Gibbar...
Mike Stephens (02/22/04)
James Michael Stephens, 35, of Scott City, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Friday, Feb. 20, 2004, at home. He was born Sept. 16, 1968, at Cape Girardeau, son of James R. and Ruth Ann Hargraves Stephens. Stephens worked for Blattner Steel in Cape Girardeau for two years...
Jerry Ancell (02/22/04)
Jerry "Nordie" Ancell, 63, of Scott City died Friday, Feb. 20, 2004, at his home. He was born Dec. 20, 1940, in Scott County, son of Norval and Gerald Swope Ancell. He and Millie Sue Wolfe Sept. 19, 1959, in Illmo, Mo. He was a retired railroad engineer with Union Pacific Railroad and belonged to the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force...
Elsie Love (02/22/04)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Elsie V. Love, 85, of Rockford, Ill., and formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004, at St. Anne Center in Rockford. She was born July 2, 1918, in Morehouse, Mo., daughter of Thomas and Dimple Jones Sheeter. She and Carlos E. Love were married Aug. 29, 1935, in Morehouse. He died Sept. 1, 1979...
Frank West (02/22/04)
Frank L. West, 70, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Feb. 27 at La Croix United Methodist Church. The Rev. Ron Watts will officiate. Ford and Sons Funeral Home Mount Auburn Chapel is in charge of local arrangements...
Lawanda Stelling (02/22/04)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Lawanda M. Stelling, 54, of Perryville died Friday, Feb. 20, 2004, at Perry Oaks Manor. She was born March 23, 1949, in Perry County to Viola Stelling Schilling. Survivors include her mother; two daughters, Christina Parr of Cape Girardeau and Angela R. ...
Clark English (02/22/04)
ANNA, Ill. -- Clark A. English, 83, of Marion, formerly of Anna, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004, at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion. He was born Feb. 3, 1921, at Diehlstadt, Mo., son of Joseph and Rose Rollins English. He and Bettye Cash were married Dec. 20, 1942, at Jackson...
Roy Murakami (02/22/04)
Roy Murakami, 70, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2004, at his home. Arrangements are pending at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
McFadden-Trapp (02/22/04)
Wendy Lynn McFadden and Christopher Allen Trapp were married Sept. 24, 2003. Judge Peter Statler performed the ceremony. Parents of the couple are Patrick and Lois McFadden and Don and Debbie Trapp of Cape Girardeau. Maid of honor was Amber Marshall of Jackson, and matron of honor was the bride's mother. Bridesmaids were Tammy Hayward of Cape Girardeau; the groom's mother; and Dawn Marshall of Marquand, Mo., sister of the bride...
Mosby-Kennard (02/22/04)
Tara Michelle Mosby and Gregory Joseph Kennard were married Oct. 18, 2003, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso, Mo. The Rev. Oliver Clavin performed the ceremony. Pianist was Brenda Kuhn of Jackson, and soloist was Claudette Hency of Cape Girardeau. Reader was Emily Vambaketes. Giftbearers were Mike and Kathy Coad, godparents of the groom...
Lyons-Marshall (02/22/04)
Kristine Ann Lyons and Ronald Robert Marshall were married June 21, 2003, at Ratliff's Christmas Tree Farm in Muncie, Ind. Paul DeLashaw performed the ceremony. Soloist was Abby Marshall of Frankenmuth, Mich., sister of the groom. The bride is the daughter of Kathleen Lyons of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of Alan and Sue Marshall of Frankenmuth...
Mize-Hale (02/22/04)
Mr. and Mrs. James Mize of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Anne Mize of Cape Girardeau, to Matthew Lee Hale. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Hale of Millersville. Mize is a 2001 graduate of Jackson High School. She is an instructor at Trend Setters School of Cosmetology Inc. in Cape Girardeau...
Horman- McNeely (02/22/04)
Mr. and Mrs. David McNeely of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their son, Richard Wayne McNeely, to Jessica Nichole Horman. She is the daughter of Susan Horman of Lebanon, Mo. Horman is employed at Monticello House in Jackson. McNeely is employed at Ceramo Co. in Jackson...
Klinge-Eftink (02/22/04)
ORAN, Mo. -- Erin E. Klinge and David J. Eftink announce their engagement. She is the daughter of David and Anne Klinge of St. Louis. Eftink is the son of David J. and Katherine Eftink of Oran. Klinge received a bachelor's degree in secondary and middle school education from Southeast Missouri State University in 2000. She teaches social studies at Rockwood Summit High School in Fenton, Mo...
Lane-Dunham (02/22/04)
Jack and Ellen Lane of Troy, Ill., announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Nicole Lane, to Patrick Sean Dunham, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Bob and Jan Dunham of Cape Girardeau. Lane is a 1997 graduate of Triad High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in education from Southeast Missouri State University in 2002. She is a fourth grade teacher at West Lane Elementary in Jackson...
Booth- Bandermann (02/22/04)
Barry and Marilyn Booth of Marble Hill, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Ashley Booth, to Jason Charles Bandermann. He is the son of Rick and Pam Bandermann of Cape Girardeau. Booth expects to receive a degree in biology from Southeast Missouri State University in May. She is a figure skating instructor in St. Louis...
Dorlac-Schultz (02/22/04)
Barbara Eagle of Cape Girardeau announces the engagement of her daughter, Mary Dorlac, to Mark Schultz II. He is the son of Mark Schultz of Chaffee, Mo., and Delores Schultz of Cape Girardeau. Dorlac is a 1998 graduate of Notre Dame High School, and received a bachelor's degree in social work from Southeast Missouri State University in 2002. She is employed at St. Francis Medical Center...
Gielow- Sample (02/22/04)
Lori Ann Gielow and Thomas Wayne Sample of Cape Girardeau announce their engagement. She is the daughter of Eugene and Nadine Gielow of Pinckneyville, Ill. Sample is the son of Lester and Margaret Sample of Cape Girardeau. Gielow is CT scan supervisor at Southeast Missouri Hospital...
Purdom-Cromwell (02/22/04)
Marty Purdom of St. Louis announces the engagement of his daughter, Sara Lynne Purdom, to Nathan Cromwell, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Robert Cromwell of Annapolis, Mo., and Chris Griffin of St. Clair, Mo. Purdom is a graduate of Gateway Institute of Technology in St. Louis...
Eakers celebrate 60 years (02/22/04)
Mr. and Mrs. James Eaker celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a reception Dec. 14, 2003, at Lynwood Baptist Church fellowship hall. The event was hosted by their daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Jim Watkins of Overland Park, Kan. Eaker and Mary Alice Daugherty were married Dec. 13, 1943, in Durham, N.C., where he was serving in the U.S. Army...
Nothdurfts mark 50 years (02/22/04)
Donald D. and Laverne Nothdurft of Whitewater were honored with a reception Feb. 14, 2004, at Drury Lodge in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary. Hosts were their children, Kim B. and Martha Nothdurft of Jackson, Tony and David Shipley of Chesterfield, Mo.; grandchildren, Salli and Jeremy Bollinger, Dustin Nothdurft; great-grandson, Lane Bollinger, and Landon and Taryn Shipley...
Fire report 02/22/04 (02/22/04)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded Friday to the following items: At 1:23 p.m., medical assist at 1264 Linden, No. 3. At 2:09 p.m., medical assist at 2146 William. At 4:54 p.m., medical assist at 644 S. Spring, Apt. B. At 8:40 p.m., smoke odor at 224 S. Lorimier...
Police report 02/22/04 (02/22/04)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs Calvin L. Garner, 33, of 318 N. Fountain, Cape Girardeau, received a summons Friday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and speeding...
Out of the past 2/22/04 (02/22/04)
10 years ago: Feb. 22, 1994 FREDERICKTOWN, Mo. -- Legislators, members of Joint Committee on Correction, visited Fredericktown yesterday to view potential site for state prison and discuss facility with city officials; group is visiting number of Eastern Missouri communities that are competing for proposed 1,200-bed, $56 million women's prison...
Lighting beautiful paths (02/22/04)
Definitely in a feel-good mood, the downtown redevelopment organization Old Town Cape held its annual banquet Thursday night. With eye-popping new construction and revitalization projects on the riverfront and in the downtown area, this primarily voluntary organization paused to reflect upon some of its achievements and to give tribute to those dedicated to what they consider "the heart and soul" of the community...
Burdesome tax plan (02/22/04)
State rejiggering of property-tax rates to offset the impact of mandatory every-other-year reassessment sounds like a fair way to equalize the tax burden, but the cost to counties of implementing the plan outweighs the benefit to taxing entities and taxpayers...
Show respect for national anthem (02/22/04)
To the editor: During almost any sporting event the national anthem can be heard. And it should be, for we need to listen to that song and look at the flag that so many men have made the ultimate sacrifice for. Lately, however, I have noticed more and more disrespect towards both. ...
White House ignores scientific data (02/22/04)
To the editor: Making a call that resonates with a public wanting decisions to be informed by the best data and evidence available, politicians and commentators frequently urge the use of sound science in decision-making. From the Bush White House, however, the call is different. ...
Speak Out 02/22/04 (02/22/04)
Use soccer fields SOME THINGS are so important to the community they should not be cut, like the Osage Community Centre. The Shawnee Park soccer fields don't get enough use. You aren't allowed on the fields after practice. I suggest a metal box where you could pay to play on a soccer field. The fields need to be utilized more...
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